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by creating a safe, positive, and respectful learning ‘ohana
where we BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, and LEAD.

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EZ Meal applications - available 7/15/2016

PKES Wellness Policy

Family Handbook new

August Breakfast/Lunch Menu
Schoolyear 16-17 Calendar
Non-instructional Days
Pu'u Kukui on District Map
A+ Registration (2013-14)
EZMeal Application
Department of Health Notice

(letter from Mr. Okamoto)

Pueo Pride

Dresscode & Uniform Policy


If you'd like to order Pu'u Kukui T-shirts they're now available at Automatic T-Shirt Printing.
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We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to graphic designers Jessica and Jennifer Matsumoto, of Matsumoto Studio, who so generously donated their time in creating our school shirt and school logo design.


To share the history of Pu`u Kukui - Kumu Lahela (our Kindergarten teacher, Dawn Augustin) has prepared a brief history for our `ohana. Brief History of Pu`u Kukui

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Preschool Supplies-rev. 6/16
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Grade 1 Supply List-rev. 5/16
Grade 2 Supply List-rev. 7/16
Grade 3 Supply List-rev. 6/16
Grade 4 Supply List-rev. 5/16
Grade 5 Supply List-rev. 5/16


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Announcements - School begins for all students on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

7/29/2016 - PTSA Kindergarten Play Date! If your child is a kindergartner at PKES this year, please join the PTSA on Sunday, July 31, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for a chance to meet new friends and tour the school. The Kindergarten teachers will be there to help the PTSA welcome our newest students. There will be student-led school tours, a friend scavenger hunt and a bounce house. We hope to see you there! Please email the PTSA with any questions -

6/21/2016 - EZ Meal Applications will open on July 15, 2016. Click on the link in the left sidebar. Or visit our office if you need help applying online.

6/7/16 - Automatic T-shirt Printing will be selling uniforms in the school office on
July 28, 2016 from 9-12 p.m.
July 29, 2016 from 9-4 p.m.

Proactive Pueo Day (lunch payments, bus payments, A+ sign ups)
July 29, 2016 from 9-4 p.m. with school supply drop off between 2:45-3:45 p.m.

7/10/2016 - Job opportunities

6Campus Plants/2/2016 - Our 4th graders and our video/photography club worked this year to research and document the different plants that we have on our campus. Many are native, while others were introduced by the early Polynesians. The links below will take you to examples of their work.

Mystery Plant Game - Can you guess the plant from the clues that are given?
Spring Video Class - using the Picturing Science Process
Step into our Gardens - this is a movie slideshow featuring some of our favorite campus plants.

5/20/16 - Our Hōʻike will be Wednesday, May 25th. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be no offsite parking available and parking on campus is limited. We recommend that you carpool, walk, or have alternate parking plans. The Main entrance and cafeteria entrance gates will open at 7:00 a.m. Please see the links below for more information about where parking will be available and where your child will be seated during the performance.
Seating information
Parking Map
Parking Guidelines
Hōʻike Bulletin

5/20/16 - We have a limited number of extra yearbooks for sale in the school office on a first come first served basis. Cost will be $15.00.

BookFair5/20/16 - Thank you to everyone who supported our bookfair. You can still purchase books online until 5/25/2016 and apply your purchases to our school. Thank you Barnes & Noble, Crissy Hamilton, and Tessa Jones for a wonderful bookfair!

5/10/16 - Please join us for our Bookfair! Barnes & Noble will be on campus from Monday, May 16th to Friday, May 20th to host a bookfair for our school. The library will be open for shopping from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Proceeds from the bookfair will go to our school Library Media Center. If you are not able to come to the bookfair you can go online to: to shop. Use the school bookfair ID of 11861069 when you place your order (24 hours a day between 5/16/2016 and 5/25/2016. Thanks for your support!

RSVP5/4/16 - Our Hōʻike will be on Wednesday, May 25th at 8:30 a.m. If you are an invited guest and you're planning on attending, please click on the RSVP button (to the right) to complete your RSVP form by May 11th. If you are attending as an invited guest or as a parent and want to order lunch you will need to complete the RSVP form, indicate that you want lunch and bring your payment to the school by 4 pm on May 12th.

4/25/16 - Menu changes this week:

Wednesday, 4/27/16
Cheeseburger, Potato Rounds, Orange Wedges and Milk

Thursday, 4/28/16
Teri Chicken on Saimin Noodles, Egg Roll, Tossed Salad, Apple Wedges and Milk

3/16/16 - Thank you to everyone who helped and/or attended our Leadership Day! Have a wonderful Spring Break. School begins again on Tuesday, March 29th.

Bricks4kidz3/30/16 - Bricks4kidz is in full swing at Pu'u Kukui Elementary. Trigger your child's imagination and build his/her self-confidence through hands on STEM activities withLEGOs. Every Wednesday (beginning January 6th) at Pu'u Kukui Elementary we'll be having sessions for students in grades K-5. Sign up at the Bricks4kidz website (click on View Classes). For more information go to the website or download the Bricks4kidz flyer.

Habits of Happy Kids3/5/15 -
Checks now accepted! Pu`u Kukui School has begun accepting personal and business checks for payment. (Note: The Department of Education shall assess and collect an additional service charge of $25.00 for any dishonored (bad) check in accordance with Chapter 40-35.5 H.R.S.) Pu`u Kukui School will also maintaina list of individuals and organizations that have presented dishonored (bad) checks for payment. Check writing privileges will be suspended. Reinstatement of check writing privileges would be subject to administrator's approval.

Message from Mr. Okamoto

Mr. OkamotoAloha and welcome to Pu`u Kukui Elementary School!

Pu`u Kukui Elementary was named after the summit of the West Maui Mountains and can be defined as "hill of enlightenment."  Our goal is to create an environment where learning for all is of priority.

You are now an official Pu`u Kukui `Ohana (family) member.  Welcome to our family!  We will do our best to keep you informed, working together to assist your child to exceed their potential.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions or concerns.

This website will be used as a communication tool where you can find information about the school.

Successful children have families that make education a priority and participate in the school in some way.  If you are interested in getting involved in our school community, please let us know.  There are many ways to get involved.

Please click on the contact link on the website if you have any questions or need assistance.  We look forward to developing a positive relationship with you and hope to see you soon!


Chad Okamoto
Pu`u Kukui Elementary School     

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"Parental Right to Request Teacher Qualifications" - "As a parent/guardian of a Hawaii Department of Education student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and the educational assistant(s) who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and educational assistant(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request." Please contact our school office (727-3000) if you need the following information:

1. Whether the teacher has met licensing criteria and has earned the designation of Highly Qualified for the grade levels and subject areas in which he/she teaches.
2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
3. The teacherʻs college major, whether the teacher has any advancdd degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees; and
4. Whether any teachersʻ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.