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

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"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."

Notice of non-discrimination and anti-harassment

Online Meal applications - available 7/15/2016

PKES Wellness Policy
Family Handbook

May Breakfast/Lunch Menu
School Cafe online
Schoolyear 16-17 Calendar
Schoolyear 17-18 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
"My Choice Mondays" - To address Monday absence concerns, a change has been made to our student uniform policy. Our free-dress day is moved from Friday to Monday. Now, "My Choice Mondays" will be the one day each week students may wear clothes other than school uniforms. Tuesdays-Fridays the uniform policy will be in effect. For more information Visit the Family Handbook available here on our school website. This will be enforced starting the week of August 22nd. - Thank you,
Vice Principal Dillon


If you'd like to order Pu'u Kukui T-shirts they're available at Automatic T-Shirt Printing.
<Student order form>


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

SCC Website
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Preschool Supplies-rev. 5/17
Kindergarten Supplies-rev. 5/17
Grade 1 Supply List-rev. 5/17
Grade 2 Supply List-rev. 5/17
Grade 3 Supply List-rev. 5/17
Grade 4 Supply List-rev. 5/17
Grade 5 Supply List-rev. 5/17


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Announcements - Hōʻike - May 24th - Aloha Kekahi I Kekahi (Love One Another)

5/23/2017 - Hōʻike Updates- Join us on Wednesday, May 24th for our 4th Hōʻike Day. <see details> Students will be performing on our playfield. The celebration will begin at 8:30. Parking is limited on campus, and there is parking available at the Wailuku Elementary Park. <see parking map>

T-shirts for next year will be on sale. You can check the lost and found for any lost items. Students may be released after the program is completed.

Early release - If you sent in your request by Friday, May 10th, you can proceed to your childʻs classroom to pick her/him up. The person designated on your request must pick up your child. Photo ID is required. If you did NOT send in a request by May 10th, please proceed to the office after the completion of the program. Photo ID will be required.

Lei Contest5/11/2017 - Lei Making Contest - We will be having a lei making contest. All lei must be hand-made by students and delivered to school (along with a lei entry form) on Monday, May 22nd by 8:00 a.m. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in the following categories: K-2 Natural, K-2 Artificial, 3-5 Natural and 3-5 Artificial. Download the flier for more information.

Barnes & Noble5/11/2017 - Barnes and Noble Bookfair - Monday, May 15th through Friday, May 19th. The library will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you'd like to go online and purchase books you can go to: and use the Bookfair ID#: 12150942 and all profits will go to our school.

5/10/2017 - The PTSA is sponsoring a Movie Night this Friday, May 12th. They will be showing Moana. Doors open at movie night5:30 and the movie will begin at 6:15. Popcorn will be free. Water and other snacks will be available for purchase.

5/3/2017 - Dominoʻs Fundraiser (10:00 a.m. to midnight). Thank you to everyone who participated.

4/28/17 - Domino's Fundraiser for Puʻu Kukui Elementary School on Wednesday, May 3rd from 10:00 am to midnight @ Maui Lani Domino's (by Safeway). No need to show a flyer when purchasing. Your meal can be dine-in, carry-out or delivery.

4/28/17 - Puʻu Kukui is participating in the Phone Book Recycling Drive again this year. We will receive a cash prize for participating and one school will win a grand prize. The drive runs fromnot until May 30th. There will be a bin in the Main Office to collect old phone books. Please donate your old phone books!

4/7/17 - Our new playground equipment will be open for use beginning on Monday, April 10th. Be sure to follow safety rules when using this equipment.

Playground_Rules_2017 from Debi Tisdell on Vimeo.

Habits of Happy Kids5-17-17 - At Puʻu Kukui we strive to help our students develop leadership qualities that will lead to success in their future relationships and careers. We use the 7 Habits Leader in Me program as the foundation because it's based on timeless principles of effectiveness. Puʻu Kukui parents are encouraged to learn the habits too! We believe students will achieve their highest level of success if we develop strong home school connections. Join us for a series of parent sessions on Wednesday nights in September (6th, 13th and 20th). For more information, please email the school's Leadership Coordinator, Kristen Stafford @

3/29/17 - Thank you to everyone who assisted with our Leadership Day!

12/16/16 - There have been several cases of the mumps in our complex area schools. Please read the following memo for more information. <Mumps Information>

bricks4kidzIn addition to our after school Programming and Robotics program, Bricks4Kidz will also be offering their after school program on Wednesdays beginning on January 11th. The focus for the next Bricks4Kidz session will be Pirates Quest. For more information see the Bricks4Kidz flyer.

Bricks4Kidz flyer

10/18/16 - Your Rights under the McKinney-Vento Act (Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001) see the flyer

8/01/2016 - Online Meal Applications Click on the link or visit our office if you need help applying online.

8/01/2016 - Job opportunities

8/1/16 -
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!

I am humbled and honored to serve as our school principal.

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.

Our website is a communication tool you cn use to find current information about our 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.