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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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9/2/15 - The Pu'u Kukui Elementary School PTSA will be hosting a fundraiser at Panda Express (near Walmart) on Wednesday, September 9th from 2-8pm. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Lighthouse Team's attendance at a 7 Habits Conference and school site visit on the mainland this fall. Show this flier either as a hard copy or on your phone when you order. Please share this with friends, family and co-workers to spread the word! <flyer>

Grow Some Good8/31/15 - Thank you to everyone who joined us for our school garden work day. We had a wonderful turnout of volunteers and we got a great start on our garden. See the video of our work day (by Macaleigh Hendricks - AKAKU Reporter)

8/27/15 - GROW SOME GOOD - Join us as we begin working on our school garden. We'll be meeting in our garden area (by the play court) this Saturday, August 29th from 8:30-11:30. Help us dig into our new garden space as we build our outdoor gardening classroom.

There will be projects and tasks for every age and ability including: mulch and soil moving, garden sign painting, compost system installation, seed planting in pots and many other fun and important tasks!

Please wear closed toe shoes, wear sunscreen and sunhat. If you can, please bring tools, or a wheelbarrow. Gloves, water and light snacks will be house

8/24/15 - Open House is this week. On Tuesday August 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. please join us in the school cafeteria for our 3-5 Open House. On Thursday, August 27th, please join us from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for our K-2 Open House.

8/19/15 - There is no school this Friday, August 21st due to Statehood Day.

8/19/15 - Lunch Menu adjustments:

On Monday, August 24 Lunch will be:
Fish nuggets,rice, rainbow salad,baked beans,fruit juice and milk

On Tuesday, August 25 Lunch will be:
Cheeseburger, potato rounds, apple wedges and milk Habits of Happy Kids

8/3/15 - Kindergarten Parent Orientation Meeting will be on August 4th at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Class lists will be posted and from 9:00-10:00 parents will meet with teachers and help set up school supplies.

7/21/15 - The Pu’u Kukui PTSA invites all incoming Kindergarteners to a special play date. This will give the keiki and their ohanas a chance to get familiar with the school and meet some new friends before school starts.

Games and refreshments will be provided. We hope you can join us for this fun event. There is limited parking available by the office and additional parking behind the school and near the cafeteria.

 Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 Pu’u Kukui – Kindergarten playground (by the office)

7/14/15 - Do you know someone looking for a part-time job? We are seeking dependable Adult Supervisors to monitor students during recess and lunch. Some experience working with children is required. Adult Supervisor shifts are Mon-Fri from 9:30 AM-10:00 AM and 10:45 AM-12:30 PM. Pay is $8/hour. For information and an application, please contact our vice principal, Mr. Dillon, at 727-3000 or just drop by the Main Office during business hours.

7/9/15 - PUEO DAY - Thursday, July 23, 2015 - Get ready for the school year.

7/9/15 - Kindergarten Parent Orientation Meeting will be on August 4th at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Class lists will be posted and from 9:00-10:00 parents will meet with teachers and help set up school supplies.

7/9/15 - We are now accepting payments for meals and bus. Please stop by the school office between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m to make payments.

6/22/15 - Have a safe and happy summer. School begins on July 23rd for teachers and all students will report back on July 30th.

6/22/15 - Breakfast/Lunch Menu for first two days of school
Thursday - July 30
Breakfast: Apricot halves, yogurt w/granola, cranberries and milk
Lunch: Weiner in a roll, potato rounds, baked beans, veggie sticks, apple wedges and milk

Friday - July 31
Breakfast: Mixed fruits, Portuguese sausage, rice, fruit juice and milk
Lunch: Roast turkey with gravy, whipped potatoes, steamed vegetables, orange wedges, a whole wheat roll and milk.

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5/13/2015 - STEAM at Pu'u Kukui. Click on the image to the left to see how we worked with Energy this year.


3/5/15 - 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.

1/7/15- Parking and Traffic Changes:Lighthouse
- The three parking stalls nearest the main office have been marked for "Visitors" only. They are intended for short-term visitors to conduct business in the Main Office and elsewhere on campus. Parent volunteers and staff may not park in these stalls. Unmarked stalls are open to all.
- There has been one accident and many near-misses in the parking lot during student drop-off and pick-up. For safety, heed all traffic rules. Specifically, there is no parking or unloading along the red curbs or at the rear of campus.
- Please stay patient as you wait in your car for your child. Do not pass or cut in front of loading cars, even if they are in a red zone or if they fail to pull as far forward as possible.
Thanks for keeping Pu`u Kukui a safe place! (from Mr. Dillon - VP)

Beginning in July we will have a computer set up in the office for EZ meal applications. You can also apply on your own at:

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.