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Announcements - Panda Express Fundraiser to support our school choir - Thursday, December 14th, 2nd Annual Winter Jubilee - Friday, December 15th - 5:30-8:30 pm in the cafeteria, Winter break is from December 22nd to January 5th.

12/11/17 - The PTSA will be hosting its 2nd annual Winter Jubilee on Friday, December 15th at 5:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. To make this fun, family event a success, we need your help. We are asking for donations of arts and crafts supplies. If you are able to contribute, it would be appreciated and you can drop off supplies in the designated box in the office. Baked goods are also needed. Please consider baking an ono treat for our Winter Jubilee bake sale. Please wrap each item individually, consider providing a card with a list of ingredients (to help those with allergies), deliver all baked items to the cafeteria between 2-5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 15th, only bring disposable serving trays, etc. Mahalo for your support!

12/10/17 - Our next Panda Express Fundraiser will be on Thursday, December 14th, between 10:00 am and 9:00 pm at the Panda Express at Pakaula and Dairy Road, in Kahului. If you're going into the store to order be sure to take your paper or digital version of the flyer. If you're ordering online you'll need to enter 240757 in the promo code box during online checkout.

11/13/17 - We have our school spelling bee for grades 3-5 on Friday, December 1st. Click here for more information.

11/13/17 - Please support our PE program by visiting Dominos on Wednesday, November 15th. Dine-in or Carry-out or schedule a delivery between 10:30 a.m. and midnight and a portion of the sales will be donated to our school's PE program. <flyer>

10/27/17 - Spirit Week - October 30-Nov. 3rd. Here's the schedule:

Remember to put 1st things 1st this week. Students not participating in spirit week should wear their school uniform t-shirt.

10/23/17 - School photos will be taken on Wednesday and Thursday, October 25th and 26th. Students scheduled for photos do not need to wear a school uniform on their photo day. Parents check your student's photo envelope for photo date. Please make sure you've indicated YES on the Video release form if you want your child's photo in the yearbook.

10/23/17 - Panda Express Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 25th. Enjoy lunch out with your child after early release this Wednesday.  A 20% portion of Panda Express sales (online and in-store orders) at the Pakaula St. location on Wednesday, October 25 will be donated to support Leadership Day!  Paper flyer (was sent home) or a copy on phone must be shown in order to be eligible for the fundraiser.  See code for online orders in the flyer. Panda Express is located at 55 Pakaula St., Kahului, HI, 96732.  Mahalo, Panda Express, for supporting Pu'u Kukui Elementary School!! <print flyer>

10/18/17 - Vicki White the Science Lady will be on our campus on Friday, October 27th. She will be doing 2 assemblies in the morning with our students, and then she will be doing a Family Science (edutainment) night with "Science Mania" in the evening. Doors will open at 5:30. The event begins at 6:00 and will end at 7:00. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be held in our cafeteria.

10/18/17 - RAP #4 - our final RAP session has been postponed and will be on November 7th in the cafeteria from 5:15-7:45. Come and see how much fun reading can be! It's FUN and it's FREE!
-Rediscover the joy of being read to
-Enjoy the company of family, friends and other members of our community!
-Free snack and Pizza dinner
-No book reports, no tests, no questions
-Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!!!

10/18/17 - October 23-27th is Parent Teacher Conference week. School will be dismissed each day at 12:30 each day, so that teachers and parents are able to meet for conferences. Report cards will be distributed during your child's scheduled conference time. Please be prompt when coming to conferences.

10/2/17 - RAP is here! (Read Aloud Program) Our third program is Tuesday, October 3rd at 5:15 in the Pu'u Kukui Cafeteria. Come and see how much fun reading can be! It's FUN and it's FREE!
-Rediscover the joy of being read to
-Enjoy the company of family, friends and other members of our community!
-Free snack and Pizza dinner
-No book reports, no tests, no questions
-Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!!!

RAP Schedule 5:15-7:45 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:
-August 22nd
-September 12th
-October 3rd
-October 24th

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.