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Announcements - Our first day back for students will be August 8th.

8/7/17 - Our teachers are the best! They successfully "Broke-Out" of their first BreakoutEDU game where they learned about the new ISTE Standards for Teachers


6/26/2017 - Our first day back for students will be August 8th. All teachers have a planning and collaboration day on August 7th. Check the announcements below for special opening activities and events.

Proactive Pueo Day - August 4th - An optional day provided for our families to prepare for the start of school. Please look carefully at the times listed below for the various activities. Families are invited to stop by to:
- bus applications/payments (in the office, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
- lunch deposits/free & reduced lunch applications (in the office, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
- lost or damaged book fees (in the office, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
-purchase uniforms (in the office, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
-drop off supplies and meet your teacher for first - fifth grade students (in classrooms, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)
-join the PTSA and meet our PCNC coordinator, Aislinn Clevenger (in the office, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
-register for A+ after school program (1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. checks or credit cards only)

play dateKindergarten Play Date - Sunday, August 6th - Puʻu Kukui School and the Puʻu Kukui PTSA will be hosting a Kindergarten Play Date to welcome all incoming Kindergarten students and their families.
-2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
-meet Kindergarten teachers and school staff
-meet new families and friends
-tour the school campus
-brief introduction of the 7 Habits
-learn about the PTSA
-Friend Scavenger Hunt
-Bounce House

Kindergarten Schedule
August 8-10th - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Assessment and Observation Days (by appointment)
August 11th - Kindergarten Parent Orientation and Supply Drop Off (no students)
Kindergartners will begin coming to school on August 14th following a staggered schedule, with all students coming for their first full day on August 21st.

A+ Registration for 2017-2018
There will be registration only during these dates and times.
Puʻu Kukui Elementary - Pueo Day, August 4th from 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Maui Family YMCA - Thursday, July 13th and 14th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Maui Family YMCA - Sunday, July 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If applying for Subsidy, please bring a copy of a June 2017 month's worth of pay stubs or current income tax return, with accompanying W-2s, from each parent listed on the child's registration form. If you are self-employed you are required to bring a copy of your GE tax license and one of the following: voided company check with personal and business name (printed), a copy of your most current Tax Return, including Schedule C.

Please note: You must pay the appropriate fees during registration. Please bring your checkbook, credit card, or debit card (cash is not accepted). You must have your child pre-registered before your child attends his/her first day of A+. A+ is a Latch Key program, which means if the child is living with you, you must be employed, attending school, engaged in a job training program, or working as an employee of the A+ program during the hours of the program. Any questions/concerns - please contact Cheyenne Branch @ 727-3030 at the Puʻu Kukui A+ site or Brian Kawamoto @ the Maui Family YMCA 242-9007.

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.