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School Picture Taking Day – August 15

Aloha mai kākou,

School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, August 15th.  Information and picture packet order forms will also be sent home via your student (copy of the envelope is attached).  All students will be photographed individually, and as a group, even if you don’t wish to purchase any portrait packages as their pictures will be used for their school ID.

Sixth graders are asked to dress in aloha attire for picture taking.  Please be sure to refer to the 2018-2019 Student Parent Handbook for guidelines on appropriate aloha attire:  https://blogs.ksbe.edu/kes/files/2018/03/2018-2019-ES-Parent-and-Student-Handbook.pdf  All other students should wear their school uniforms.

If you are ordering pictures, please be sure that on picture taking day:

  1. Your child has their picture envelope completely filled out
  2. The exact amount for the portrait package is enclosed in the picture envelope
  3. Your child has the picture envelope with them on picture day

Make-ups and retakes will be taken on Friday, August 31st.  More information regarding retake day will be sent out as we get closer to that date.

Mahalo – KES Office

Picture Taking Envelope

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2018-2019 School Year Information

Aloha mai kakou,

The following 2018-2019 School Year Information is now available at the link:  blogs.ksbe.edu/kes/forms/:

  • School Calendars
  • Parent and Student Handbook
  • School Supply List
  • Open House/Orientation Dates
  • Breakfast Program Information
  • Required Summer Reading Requirements for entering Grade 5 & 6 students
  • Summer Reading for entering Grade 1-6 students
  • Links to other department information

We hope that you will find this information helpful as you prepare for the start of the upcoming school year.  Have a wonderful rest of your summer and we’ll see you on Monday, August 6th.

Mahalo – KES Office

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I mua e nā kumu!

Kamehameha Schools treasures its teachers, and starting on Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7 through 11 – communities throughout O‘ahu will know just how much!

Select KS Kapālama school busses have been fitted with banners with the keiki message: “Mahalo e nā kumu for putting us first!”

KS and its community partners teamed up on the banner project to thank our kumu for the meaningful work they do to mold the next generation of learners and leaders.

Mahalo nui loa to the KS Kapālama Operations Support team for their kōkua and guidance to make this project possible.

I mua e nā kumu!

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College and Career Fair

Keiki enjoyed visiting our KES College and Career Fair on Thursday, April 12th.  Grade 1-5 classes rotated through different presenters inside and outside of our Ke`eaumoku Gym.  We were grateful to have a range of presenters (alumni, parents and community members) who shared their profession and educational experience with our students.  Mahalo nui loa to all our presenters!

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ʻO Pepeluali Ka Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi & Remembrances of Princess Keʻelikōlani – Wear ‘ula’ula (red) on 9 o Pepeluali

Aloha mai e nā mākua a me nā ʻohana,

ʻO Pepeluali Ka Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi!  February is Hawaiian Language Month and we will be focusing on three basic questions that everyone at Kamehameha Elementary School will be striving to use.  Kūlia i ka nuʻu! (Please review the attachment about Ka Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi 2018 for more details.)

ʻO ka lā 9 o Pepeluali i ka makahiki 1826 ka lā hānau o Ke Aliʻi Keʻelikōlani.  February 9, 1826 is the birthdate of Princess Keʻelikōlani.  Known for her insistence of the use of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and practice of her culture during the changing times of the 19th century, she remains as an excellent example of kūpaʻa for our lāhui Hawaiʻi in these changing times.

Both great-granddaughters of Kamehameha, Keʻelikōlani and Pauahi share Kaʻōleiokū, the first-born son of Kamehameha, as a grandfather.  Their mothers were children of Kaʻōleiokū and Princess Bernice Pauahi was named after Keʻelikōlani’s mother Kalani Pauahi.  Through her will, Ruth Keʻelikōlani left all of her waiwai to her kaikaina i aloha nui ʻia, Bernice Pauahi Bishop, who then used that waiwai to found the Kamehameha Schools.  (Please see Remembrances of Keʻelikōlani attachment for more information.)

Today the Koleke ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (College of Hawaiian Language) of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is named Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani.  On Friday, February 9, 2018, we are asking KES haumāna to wear ʻulaʻula (red shirt/blouse/t-shirt) with their uniform bottoms to visually recall Keʻelikōlani’s leadership through ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and cultural practice and to remember her pilina with Pauahi because we are nā pua lei a Pauahi.

E ola ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi!

Poʻo Kumu Ronnie Kopp a me KES Staff

‘O Pepeluali Ka Mahina ‘Olelo Hawai’i 2018

Remembrances of Princess Ke’elikolani

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KES ornaments adorn D.C. Christmas tree

 

KS Kapālama ES ornaments adorn D.C. Xmas tree

The Hawai‘i Christmas Tree in D.C. (Source: Ben Lee/Instagram)

Na haumāna of Kamehameha Schools Kapalāma Elementary School were selected by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation to create ornaments to adorn a Hawai‘i Christmas tree as part of the White House’s “Christmas Tree Experience: America Celebrates.”

Their artful ornaments illustrat the beauty and rich culture of Hawai‘i and include everything from hula noho and honu, to the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a.

Ho‘omaika‘i to our student artists and the exemplary attributes they displayed of our E Ola Learner Outcomes. Hats off  also to our elementary school Visual Arts Team: Kathy Chock, Wendy Larrow, and Tammy Aea.

 

 

The KSK ES Ornament Artists

Mahalo to our participating students for sharing their creativity and dedication with the project:

Grade 6:
Tanaya Ale, Mackenzy Beppu, Carly Cruz, Kelliann Cruz, Kadence Fergerstrom, Stella Imada, Raevyn Kalili, Breeana Kawatomari, Nahe Koanui, Eastlynn Lane, Tyren Lawe, Grace Martinez, Cameron McGough, Mamo Nite, Sammy Nourrie, Mele Peaua, Ocean Palelei, Taylor Ryan, Kili Salvador, Taitea Sunaoka, Mahina Tahere

Grade 5:
Makai Barr, Seth Chang, Chloe Imada, Bailey Ishii, Elai Iwanaga, Mikayla Kakaio, Blake Nakatsukasa, Jaxen Nishimura, Shanti Ng, Carly Paet, Nalei Shannon, Trevor Tanoura

Grade 4:
Tabitha Ryan

Grade 3:
Pilialoha Carlson, Dayton dela Cruz-Espina, Hilinai Holt, Lygia Kaaihue-Kawaa, Kodi Kwan, Mikayla Santilena, Emilee Torres

Grade 1:
Slayter Ishii

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KES represents Hawai’i in the 2017 National Christmas Tree Experience: America Celebrates display in Washington, DC!

Aloha e KES ‘Ohana,

We wanted to share that Kamehameha Elementary School Kapälama campus had the privilege of being selected, by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, as the representative of the State of Hawai‘i at the 2017 National Christmas Tree Experience: America Celebrates display in Washington, DC!

This marks the 95th year of this national holiday tradition. The National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is scheduled for November 30th (broadcast shown on the Hallmark Channel on December 4th) with the trees on display through the month of December.   You can also view information regarding the display at:  http://thenationaltree.org/lighting-ceremony/watch-the-lighting/ (not yet updated with 2017 school ornament information).

We were tasked to create twelve ornaments that specifically represent our state.  We are so very proud of our haumāna and the exemplary attributes they displayed of our E Ola learner outcomes. They are the creators of the stories of Hawai‘i and its culture to be shared throughout the nation.  It was truly a kākou effort with the support of our dedicated Visual Arts Team: Kathy Chock, Wendy Larrow and Tammy Aea.

We wanted to thank the many students for their dedication and creativity (Hawaii Christmas Ornaments_Photos):

Grade 6:  Tanaya Ale, Mackenzy Beppu, Carly Cruz, Kelliann Cruz, Kadence Fergerstrom,  Stella Imada, Raevyn Kalili, Breeana Kawatomari, Nahe Koanui, Eastlynn Lane, Tyren Lawe, Grace Martinez, Cameron McGough, Mamo Nite, Sammy Nourrie, Mele Peaua, Ocean Palelei, Taylor Ryan, Kili Salvador, Taitea Sunaoka,  Mahina Tahere

Grade 5:  Makai Barr, Seth Chang, Chloe Imada, Bailey Ishii, Elai Iwanaga, Mikayla Kakaio, Blake Nakatsukasa, Jaxen Nishimura, Shanti Ng, Carly Paet, Nalei Shannon, Trevor Tanoura

Grade 4:  Tabitha Ryan

Grade 3:  Pilialoha Carlson, Dayton dela Cruz-Espina, Hilinai Holt, Lygia Kaaihue-Kawaa, Kodi Kwan, Mikayla Santilena, Emilee Torres

Grade 1:  Slayter Ishii

The spirit of Aloha is the gift we share at this holiday season.

Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou!

Kumu, Nā Alaka‘i, a me Nā Limahana o ke Kula Ha‘aha‘a ‘o Kamehameha ma Kapālama  

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2nd Semester After School Enrichment Classes Sign Up Now Open

Registration for second semester afterschool classes is currently available.  Visit our KES website at KES Blog- Afterschool classes to view individual class program information.  All registration forms and payments are due directly to the instructor.  Classes will begin the week of January 22nd (with the exception of our Hip Hop class).

Information on second semester Gr. 3-4 afterschool Robotics can be found at the following link:  http://tinyurl.com/KESRobo3rd4th2018

CSAL Boys Volleyball (Grade 4-6) starts up on February 5 – March 2.  Tryouts will be scheduled for mid-January and more information will be shared when students return from Christmas Break.  Please contact Mr. Ryder Maeda at rymaeda@ksbe.edu or 842-3368 if you are interested in coaching.

Mahalo,

KES Office

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Halloween @ KES

Look who visited our Kula Haʻahaʻa today for 👻 Halloween 🎃!

Have a safe Halloween! 🎃

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2017-2018 School Year Information Available

Aloha parents,

We hope you are having a wonderful summer with your keiki 🙂  For your convenience, we have uploaded the documents you may need for the start of the 2017-2018 school year (i.e. school calendar, supply lists, summer reading assignments, etc) at the parents tab on the top right hand corner.

Just hover over the parents tab (don’t click), select forms and this will take you to a wealth of information for the coming school year.

Mahalo – KES Office

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