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Announcements - 7 Habits Night - February 22nd, Garden Work Day - February 24th

2/21/18 - Garden Work Day, Saturday, February 24 - Volunteers Needed
There will be a garden work day on Saturday, February 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and help is needed.  This is a fun and fantastic way to help our school and community!  Please e-mail, or fill out a Garden Work Day volunteer form in the office by Thursday, February 22 if you can help.  Mahalo!

2/21/18 - Join us for 7 Habits `Ohana Leadership Night - Thursday February 22nd at 6pm in the Cafeteria
This is a chance for families and friends to see PKES keiki shine in various leadership roles. Members of the Choir, Cheerleaders, Drama Club, Student Lighthouse Team and others will share presentations for our upcoming Leadership Day.  Students who will be performing will receive more detailed information about arrival time, clothing etc.  All are welcome and encouraged  to attend.  It is a night you don’t want to miss!

2/7/18 - Spirit Week to Take Place February 12-16. Show your Pueo Pride by dressing up for Sprit Week, taking place from February 12th - 16th!
Monday, Feb. 12 - Crazy Hair / Wig Day
Tuesday, Feb. 13 - Career / Professional Dress Day
Wednesday, Feb. 14 - Hearts and Valentine’s Colors 
(Red, White, Pink & Purple)
Thursday, Feb. 15 - NO SCHOOL
Friday, Feb. 16 - Culture Day (wear clothes that represent your culture)

movie night2/7/18 - PTSA Movie Night - Friday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria 
Please join the PTSA for Fun, Friends & Family at Movie Night on Friday,  February 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Please bring blankets, low-backed chairs, pillows, etc., snacks, dinner and water (if you like).  Free popcorn will be provided.  Bottled water will be available for $1 and snacks for $.25-$1.00 will be available.  All proceeds go to the PTSA and back to the school.  We look forward to seeing you there!

2/7/18 - Kindergarten Registration Now Open!
Your child will need to be 5 years old by 7/31/2018 (born by 7/31/2013) to register for Kindergarten.  Please bring in child's birth certificate, proof of residence, TB clearance, Student Health Form (from doctor) and photo ID of person registering the student (parent/guardian) to register.

Friday, February 2nd is Student Led Conferences Day. There is no school for students. Parents, please check information that was sent home for your conference time and for more information about our Student Led Conferences.

Monday, January 15th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day so there is no school on that day.

School begins again on Monday, January 8, 2018.

7 Habits9/4/17 - The 7 Habits for Parents guide(linked below) is based on the timeless principles found in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me. It shares easy-to-understand ideas and activities, and a reading list to help you teach and model powerful 7 Habits principles to your children at home. Please take a look!
7 Habits for Parents Guidebook | 7 Habits Parent Survey

8/28/17-Open House Tuesday, 8/29 for grades 3-5 and Thursday, 8/31 for grades K-2

8/28/17 - Are you interested in being an Educational Assistant? <See details>

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.

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>

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

8/01/2016 - Job opportunities

"Annual Notification of Privacy Rights" - "Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; and 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit"

"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.