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Notice of non-discrimination and anti-harassment

EZ Meal application
EZ Meal applications - available 7/15/2016

PKES Wellness Policy
Family Handbook

December Breakfast/Lunch Menu
Schoolyear 16-17 Calendar
Non-instructional Days
Pu'u Kukui on District Map
A+ Registration (2013-14)
EZMeal Application
Department of Health Notice

(letter from Mr. Okamoto)

Pueo Pride

Dresscode & Uniform Policy
"My Choice Mondays" - To address Monday absence concerns, a change has been made to our student uniform policy. Our free-dress day is moved from Friday to Monday. Now, "My Choice Mondays" will be the one day each week students may wear clothes other than school uniforms. Tuesdays-Fridays the uniform policy will be in effect. For more information Visit the Family Handbook available here on our school website. This will be enforced starting the week of August 22nd. - Thank you,
Vice Principal Dillon


If you'd like to order Pu'u Kukui T-shirts they're now available at Automatic T-Shirt Printing.
<Student order form>

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We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to graphic designers Jessica and Jennifer Matsumoto, of Matsumoto Studio, who so generously donated their time in creating our school shirt and school logo design.


To share the history of Pu`u Kukui - Kumu Lahela (our Kindergarten teacher, Dawn Augustin) has prepared a brief history for our `ohana. Brief History of Pu`u Kukui

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Preschool Supplies-rev. 6/16
Kindergarten Supplies-rev. 5/16
Grade 1 Supply List-rev. 5/16
Grade 2 Supply List-rev. 7/16
Grade 3 Supply List-rev. 6/16
Grade 4 Supply List-rev. 5/16
Grade 5 Supply List-rev. 5/16


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Announcements - Robotics @ Puʻu Kukui - coming soon!

Robotics12/7/16 - 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).

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.

Download application form

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.

bricks4kidzIn 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.

Bricks4Kidz flyer

Movie Night11/30/16 - 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.

Character Day

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.Fun Run

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.

Bricks4kidz8/17/16- 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

Campus Plants6/2/2016 - 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.

Habits of Happy Kids8/1/16 -
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.

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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"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.