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STEAM ExploratoryAnnouncements - There is no school for students on Monday, February 1st.

1/29/16 - Flyers have been sent home for our first family STEAM Exploratory night. It will be for families (and siblings) of students in grades 3, 4, and 5 and it will be held on Thursday, February 18th in our school cafeteria. Volunteers from BOEING will be assisting with hands-on STEAM activities. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 3rd if you are planning to attend. There is no cost for this event. Popcorn and water will be free. <flyer>

Monday, February 1, 2016 is a Planning and Collaboration Day for all Pu'u Kukui teachers. There will be no school for students on Monday, February 1st.

1/4/16 - Students return to school on Thursday, January 7th!

Bricks4kidz1/4/16 - Bricks4kidz is coming to Pu'u Kukui Elementary. Trigger your child'simagination 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.

pizza1/4/16 - The Flatbread Company in Pa'ia is hosting a fundraiser for the Pu'u Kukui PTSA on Tuesday, January 12th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Pizzas can be purchased for both dine-in and take-out. A portion from all pizzas sold between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. will be donated to the PTSA for our new playground, so please tell your friends and family as well. Take a break from cookign and help support the Pu'u Kukui PTSA!!

The Flatbread Company is located at 89 Hana Highway in Pa'ia and can be reached at 808-579-8989 or online at: Pizzas can be ordered online, as well!! Thank you for your support.

bow12/16/15 - Thursday, December 17th will be a "no uniform" day at Pu'u Kukui. Students are encouraged to wear something red to show holiday spirit. Winter break begins on Friday, December 18th and students will return to school on Thursday, January 7th. Teachers will have a planning and collaboration day on January 6th, but there will be no school for students.

12/14/15 - Bricks4kidz is coming to Pu'u Kukui Elementary. Trigger your child'simagination and build his/her self-confidence through hands on STEM activities with LEGOs. 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.

12/14/15 - Thank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday Food Drive.

12/4/15 - HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE - Pu'u Kukui Elementary is happy to support the Maui Food Bank with their annual Holiday Food Drive. Our Food Drive will kick off at our PTSA Movie Night, December 4th. Please bring a food donation for this worthy cause. Collection bins will be placed at the cafeteria entry doors.

Food Bank collection bins will be moved to the main office and the cafeteria for the week of Monday, December 6 through Monday, December 14. If you would like to make a drive-by donation, our Student Lighthouse Team will be receiving curbside donations all week at the office drop-off zone. Look for students with the yellow vests! All food donations benefit individuals and families in need in our community.

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11/30/15 - MOVIE NIGHT at Pu'u Kukui Elementary - Friday, December 4th in the Pu'u Kukui Cafeteria. Please join the PTSA and our PKES 'ohana for a night of family fun to watch Rise of the Guardians. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Movie starts at 6:00 p.m. The PTSA will be selling popcorn, treats and water. We hope to see you there!

11/6/15 - The Pu'u Kukui Elementary School PTSA would like to give a huge thank you to our PKES 'ohana for raising money for our 2nd Annual Fun Run Fundraiser. We raised $38,000! The money will go toward building a playground for our students and other programs and activities for our school. We appreciate the hard work, dedication and generosity of our keiki, parents, teachers, family and friends who raised and donated money, coordinated the run and volunteered the day of the event. We are proud of our wonderful school community!

Habits of Happy Kids10/23/15 - Reminder - Picture retakes are Tuesday, October 27th.

10/23/15 - Reminder - Parent/Teacher conferences begin on Monday, October 26th. School will be dismissed at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

10/21/15 - Letter for parents of students in Mrs. Migita's Kindergarten Class.

10/21/15 - The 2nd annual Pu'u Kukui Elementary School PTSA Fun Run is Friday, October 30th. This year the PTSA is raising money to build a playground for our students.

Fundraising envelopes are due on Monday, October 26th. Please have your child turn their envelope in to their teacher. To qualify for incentive prizes, envelopes must be received by 1:00 pm on Monday.

10/20/15 - FLU CLINIC - This Friday, October 23rd, between 8:00 and 10:30 am, at Pu'u Kukui Elementary School, for students who have completed and returned their flu packets.

10/20/15 - Menu revisions - please check the menu (in the left sidebar) for changes in the menu on October 21st and 23rd.

10/16/15 - PTSA Meeting - There will be a PTSA meeting on Monday, October 19th at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the teacher workroom to the left of the school library. There will be a Fun Run meeting directly after the general meeting, for anyone who would like to be involved.

10/13/15 - Panda Express Fundraiser!
Wednesday, October 14th from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm - Panda Express by Walmart.

Please grab lunch or dinner and help the Pu'u Kukui Elementary School PTSA raise money to send a group from the Lighthouse Team to a 7 Habits conference on the mainland.

Please show this flyer when you purchase your order. Thank you for your support.

Kona Ice is back! We'll be selling Kona Ice behind the cafeteria again on Thursdays immediately after school.

10/12/15-Welcome back from break! There is no school on Tuesday, October 13th due to Teacher Institute Day.

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.

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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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