Announcements - Robotics @ Puʻu Kukui - coming soon!
12/7/16 - Applications are now available for our after school Programming and Robotics Program. Through a generous grant from the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) we have been able to purchase resources for an after school programming and robotics program. Students in grades K-5 may apply. We will be hosting 2 free after school sessions. Each session will run for 6 weeks. The first session begins on January 20th and runs until March 3rd. Students will meet on Fridays, after school from 2:15-3:30 in the library. Space is limited to 16 students for each level (K-1, 2-3, and 4-5).
- Kindergarten and first grade students will be working with the Dash and Dot robots
- Second and third grade students will be working with the LEGO WeDo robots.
- Fourth and fifth grade students will be working with the VEX IQ robots.
Students can pick up an application form from the library/computer lab, or the school office. They can ask their teacher to make them a copy of the application form. Or you can download an application from from this site.
If you are interested, please complete an application form and return it to the LIBRARY as soon as you can before we leave for winter break. Space is limited so once the levels are filled, students will be added to a waiting list. Students in the after school program will be notified when we return from winter break.
Our second session will begin after spring break.
In 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.
11/30/16 - The PTSA will be having a Movie Night this Friday (12/2/16). The doors will open at 5:30 and we will be doing a special showing of the original Grinch cartoon and then at 6:15 the main movie will start. We'll be showing Finding Dory. There will be bins in the cafeteria if you'd like to contribute non-perishable to our food drive for the Maui Food Bank. Popcorn and water will be free.
11/15/16 - Come eat at Dominoes and support our ELL program! Wednesday, November 16th from 10:30 am to midnight. Proceeds from pizzas (dine in or take out) will go to our school's ELL program.
10/31/16 - Upcoming school holidays - Tuesday, November 8th (Election Day) and Friday, November 11th (Veteransʻ Day) - The school will be closed.
10/31/16 - Character Day in the Puʻu Kukui School Office.
10/24/16 - Parent - Teacher Conferences begin this week (24th-28th). School will be dismissed this week at 1:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesdayʻs dismissal will be the usual 1:15 dismissal time.
Picture retakes will be Tuesday, October 25th. If your child needs to have his/her picture taken be sure to send them with the Nagamine photo envelope. The office has extras if you need an envelope.
10/18/16/ - Aloha Pu’u Kukui Ohana! The PTSA's annual FUN RUN will be next Friday, October 28th. This is the last week to collect donations. Envelopes need to be turned in by Monday, October 24th in order to qualify for any prizes. The top 6 fundraisers will receive a grand prize! The top three students who have the most sponsors will also receive prizes! We also have fun incentive prizes for students raising $25 and up! Thank you so much for your continued support! More information can be found by visiting the Pu’u Kukui PTSA web site.
10/18/16 - Your Rights under the McKinney-Vento Act (Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001) see the flyer
10/2/16 - Menu change for Thursday, October 6th - Lunch will be a weiner in a roll, tater tots, garden salad, pineapple chunks and a milk.
9/28/16 - To honor all voices of our ʻOhana we are asking parents to complete a simple survey to help us best plan family event nights. Thank you for your participation! PKES Parent Survey 2016.
8/17/16- Bricks4kidz is ready to begin again at Pu'u Kukui Elementary. Trigger your child's imagination and build his/her self-confidence through hands on STEM activities withLEGOs. Sign up at the Bricks4kidz website (click on View Classes). The first session begins on Tuesday, September 6th.
8/01/2016 - EZ Meal Applications Click on the link or visit our office if you need help applying online.
8/01/2016 - Job opportunities
6/2/2016 - 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.
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.
Aloha 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.
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