Please note updates:

Parent Homework Survey

posted Nov 9, 2017, 4:04 PM by Jamie Dela Cruz   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 4:05 PM ]

Aloha mai e Kakou,
We need your input. Please share your thoughts on Homework here: https://goo.gl/forms/RXHngrZepyaxkVxV2
Mahalo in advance for your insights.

Parking

posted Oct 24, 2017, 3:08 PM by Kaelepulu Elementary

Just a friendly reminder

Please DO NOT PARK IN ANY STALLS, as these are reserved for our staff. If you are walking your child to class, please park on the street. We have two "visitor" parking stalls which you may park in; they are the first two stalls nearest the MPR as you are entering the parking lot. If those stalls are taken, please park on the street. Handicap parking is located on the side of the MPR for those with a placard who will be walking their children to class.

Ka`elepulu Garden

posted Oct 13, 2017, 2:56 PM by Jamie Dela Cruz

Event this weekend:  It is always good to give back to the community so there is a unique opportunity this weekend on Saturday, 14 Oct from 9-1 to help clear, restore and replant the surrounding areas and lo'i of the Ulupo Heiau and Kawainui Fishpond located in the back of the Windward YMCA.  Let me know if anyone is interested!  Here is more info: 

2017 Fun Faire

posted Aug 23, 2017, 1:48 PM by Jamie Dela Cruz

Aloha Ka`elepulu Ohana!

The annual Ka`elepulu Community Fun Fair is coming this Saturday from 11am-7pm! We hope you will all join us, and invite your family, friends and neighbors.  We truly want this to be a day for our Community to come together, enjoy each other and all that we have planned!  It will be a fun-filled day with a multitude of games for the kids, including bouncy houses, many carnival games and even a ninja warrior course!  We will have a variety of food trucks to entertain your taste buds. There will be vendor booths so you can do a little shopping while the kids play games. Bring your blanket to enjoy the live entertainment all day! All the proceeds go to the Ka`elepulu PTSA which supports the Art, Music and PE programs at Ka`elepulu, as well as other events including Field Day in May.

The Student Council will have a booth selling baked goods and drinks (sodas, juice boxes, water bottles).  We need your help to stock them with supplies to be able to run their booth all day!  Please bring any donation of drinks or baked goods (individually bagged/wrapped) to school Friday morning at drop-off, Friday afternoon at pick-up or by 8am Saturday morning.  We are also in need of tents, tables and generators. Any of these items can be dropped off as well. PTSA members will be at the curb during drop-off and pick-up to collect your donations. 

We still need volunteers to help run games throughout the Fun Fair.  Come watch the excitement on the kids' faces while they try their best to toss that bean bag through the ladybug dots or pick that lucky duck with the star! Please contact Nicolle Grimes (Nicole_Grimes/KAELEPULU/HIDOE@notes.k12.hi.us) to volunteer.  The slots are in 2 hour increments.

Thank you in advance for your support of the 2017 Ka`elepulu Community Fun Fair! 

Ka`elepulu PTSA 

Be Pono 2018

posted Jul 26, 2017, 3:20 PM by Jamie Dela Cruz

Will your class capture the Flag?

Windward Sunrise Rotary Club Brightens our World (Map)

posted Jul 21, 2017, 6:02 PM by Jamie Dela Cruz

Windward Sunrise Rotary Club worked with PTSA to graciously rejuvenate our courtyard map. PTSA organized the event, the paint was donated, and the volunteers put brush to paint to brighten our world map. Mahalo for bringing our map back to pristine condition.


Volunteers from Sunrise Rotary: Jerome Ching, Sam Bello, Murray Visser, Dawn Ravelo, David and Lucianna and Micayla Herrmann. 
PTSA: Erica Kaneshiro, Sara Ironhill, and Keri Lim

Summer Blooms: Garden grows with KUPU

posted Jun 23, 2017, 2:46 PM by Jamie Dela Cruz

Volunteers refresh Ladybugs' Garden
Back : Parent Volunteer Heather Marshman, Kawai Santiago, Emily Cristobal, Malia Aiello, Parent Volunteer Lindsey Whitcomb
Front: Paige Hamada, Chris Erazo, Lily Feliciano, Weston Souza


If you would like to volunteer to help our students in their learning about sustainability (through working in the garden), please contact Lindsey Whitcomb or Heather Marshman.

Last PTSA Announcement from President Lim for 2016-2017

posted May 23, 2017, 4:38 PM by Jamie Dela Cruz   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 12:54 PM ]

May 23, 2017
Aloha Ka'elepulu!  

We've made it to the last week of school, and officially the last PTSA email of the year!  :)  

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24th is the PTSA Hosted Water Day following the morning Field Day.  There is no lunch service tomorrow so please remember to bring a home lunch for your child(ren) unless your class has made alternate plans.  The kids will be on the field for most of the day, so please have the
m bring swimsuits, a towel, SUNSCREEN and a hat if possible (their red p4c hats are great!).  Also please have them bring their water bottles.  We will have extra water bottles available as well.  For field day, please send your child to school in running shoes for the morning activities.

Water day will start immediately after lunch and there will be two large slides for the kids to enjoy.  There will be adult supervision the entire time, so your child is will be safe and watched the entire time.  If you have any questions regarding tomorrow's activities, please feel free to call Keri at 808-387-4355 anytime, and
remember school is on a Friday schedule tomorrow.

If parents are free for the day and can help out with either set up of field day or clean up of water day or helping supervise the kids, please let us know.  Set up will start around 8am, and clean up will start around 1:30pm.  If you are helping with set-up, please see Mrs. Teramura in the morning.  
Also, as we plan for next year, we wanted to let you know that we have exciting new opportunities for the kids!  

We will be offering two after school enrichment programs for the fall semester. These tuition-based programs will most likely be from 2:30 - 3:30 for 12 weeks. There will be more information and an opportunity to sign-up at the Back to School night and the first week of school on August 4th, 5pm in the MPR. Unfortunately, space will be limited as we test these new enrichment programs at our school, so if your child(ren) is interested, please sign-up as soon as the programs are launched.

One program will be KidzArt, a nationally recognized art program.  We would like to get your feedback on the selection of the 2nd class.  Please email back to kaelepuluptsa@gmail.com with the following information:

1) Are you interested in an after school enrichment program?  If so, how old is your student(s)?
2) Would you prefer:
    1. Bricks4kidz - a program that teaches students the principles of engineering and architecture using Legos
    2. Martial Arts (MAC) - a program where students will learn ITF Taekwondo, respect, control, and teamwork

Everyone will receive more detailed information about these exciting opportunities once school is back in session. 

Thank you for your feedback, and for another successful year!  If you would also like to help plan on Fun Fair (on August 26), please also let Keri know.  We'll be meeting a few times over the summer, and can use all the help you can give!  

Have a great summer - congratulations 

Through the eyes of...Zelah!

posted May 22, 2017, 1:26 PM by Jamie Dela Cruz

Congratulations to Zelah Okuhata whose drawing was selected to be published in the 2018 Through the Eyes of Children Calendar sponsored by HawaiiUSA. Your hard work has been recognized! 

Profile in Courage

posted Apr 24, 2017, 10:22 AM by Jamie Dela Cruz


Aloha mai e Kakou,
On May 7, 2017 former President Obama will be receiving the Profile in Courage Award given annually by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. He will be delivering a speech built around the theme of what courage means in today's world.  We are hoping this speech will be televised and we think our students will really enjoy hearing him speak on the topic of courage! Keep an eye out for possible air times. 

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