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4/17/14 - Friday, April 18th is Good Friday Holiday and there will be no school. Monday, April 21st is a PD day for teachers. No students are to report to school on Monday.

4/16/14 - We are in the process of installing surveillance cameras on our campus. All video tapes will be erased or written over within 10 calendar days of the recording unless an incident is recorded that involves the violation of law or of Chapter 8-19, Hawaii Administrative Rules. Cameras will only be used for school monitoring and safety and will be installed in public places on campus where there is no expectation of privacy.

4/9/14 - Congratulations to our program design contest winners (for our 'Ohana Day celebration)!!
1st place - Marley (K-Tanaka)
2nd place - Garrett (1-Clapper)
3rd place - Maddison (4-Haban)
4th place - Aliyah (3-Kokx)

4/9/14 - The teacher request period has closed. We are no longer able to take parent requests for specific teachers for the 2014-2015 school year.

3/31/14 - Just a reminder that Friday, April 18th is Good Friday, and school will be closed. Monday, April 21st is a PD day for teachers. There will be no school for students on Monday, April 21st.

3/24/14 - Just a reminder that Wednesday is Kuhio Day - the school will be closed.

3/14/14 - Spring break begins! We'll see all students back on Monday, March 24th. Our school office will be open during Spring Break.

3/10/14 - The  Pu'u Kukui Elementary School PTSA is excited about the Panda Express Fundraiser on Thursday, March 13th from 11am - 8pm. The PTSA will receive a portion of the sales when the attached flyer is shown (hard copy or on smart phone). You can dine-in, take-out or order catering at the Panda Express location near Wal-Mart.  Please share this with co-workers, friends, and family.

See you there!

3/10/14 - LOST & FOUND ITEMS - Please claim your child's lost/found items by Friday 3/21/14 at the front office. Any unclaimed items will be donated at the end of Spring Break. Thank you!

2/28/14 - Class requests (for specific teachers) are being accepted from now until March 31st. Please note that requests are not guarantees that a student will be placed with a specific teacher. Parents making a request will need to include the reason for the request. Written requests may be dropped off at the school office or e-mailed to: our registrar (rose_ann_motooka@notes.k12.hi.us)

Proposed teaching staff for 2014-2015

School Uniform Results are in!
Thank you to all who participated in our school uniform survey. Detailed Results of our survey. new information


2/12/2014- Registration for 2014-2015 - The registration window has opened and will remain open until 3/1/2014. Any interested parent/guardian can come to our Main office Monday-Friday from 1pm-3pm. Students registering for Kindergarten MUST be 5 on or before 7/31/14. We need an ORIGINAL Birth Certificate to verify their age and legal name. The following items are also required to register your child: Proof of residence (Major Utility Bill, Rent or Mortgage Receipt), Health Form 14, Current TB test and a completed registration packet. Incoming Kindergarteners will need to sign up for a 45 minute assessment. You can set your assessment date/time when you complete and turn in your registration packet.

Checkists to help you prepare for registration: (pdf documents)

Geographical Exception Applications (GEs) are also being accepted. If you have a desire to attend our school but DO NOT live in our district you should obtain a GE Application and registration packet from your home school. You must complete your home school's registration packet before applying for the GE. Once you complete the GE application you need to turn it in to your home school along with one self addressed stamped envelope. Your home school will register your child and forward the GE to us for processing. ALL GE applications will be reviewed by our Principal in the first week of March. A decision will be made shortly thereafter. Parents will receive their copy (approved or denied) by mail.

2/4/2014 - Uniforms? The Pu`u Kukui School Community Council (SCC) has begun exploration of school uniforms for students.  The school uniform would be a t-shirt sold at an approximate cost of $7.00/shirt.  Waivers would be available for children whose parents have religious and/or other reasons for not wearing a school uniform.  A creative schedule would be an alternative to mandating wear at all times. (e.g. uniforms M-Th choices on F, uniforms for field trips only, etc.)

The SCC process for implementing school uniforms would require the submission of a waiver in March, 2014, to allow for a policy that is not a current requirement of our State Department of Education to be implemented.  This would mean that any policy adopted would not begin until the 2014-2015 school year at the earliest.

We are currently seeking your input prior to adopting a policy.  We are hoping to get input from each student (1), family (1), and staff member (1) as well as our community.
Please complete our online survey by 2-21-14.

Uniform Policies in Elementary Schools - a review of the research (pdf download)


The Pu'u Kukui Elementary School Community Council (Pu'u Kukui SCC) has as its purpose to promote a school and community partnership at Pu'u Kukui Elementary School. To achieve its mission, the Pu'u Kukui SCC has scheduled a Community Meeting to obtain input and to learn about community priorities or concerns regarding Pu'u Kukui Elementary School.

Currently there are three (3) topics on which input is being sought from the community as follows: 1) Should there be School Uniforms for Pu'u Kukui Students, 2) Concerns about School Safety, and 3) Should there be a Pu'u Kukui Student Acknowledgment/Recognition (Pueo of the Month) program. Other topics may also be raised for the SCC to address.

The community meeting will be held at the Pu'u Kukui Elementary School Cafeteria on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 6pm.

1/6/2014 - Welcome back to school! We will be continuing with recess after lunch.

We no longer have computers set up in the office for EZ meal applications, however you can still apply online at: http://ezmealapp.com

Habits of Happy Kids

"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 http://ferpa.k12.hi.us."

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