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Hokulani Elementary is a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School Awardee

Hokulani has again been named as 1 of only 3 schools in Honolulu to have received the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for 2022. We have previously received this award back in 2005, and 2012. However, with our recent changes and the pandemic, receiving this award this year has an extra special meaning. A huge thank you to everyone that make Hokulani what it is - a place where our ohana are dedicated to building a strong foundation that fosters a love of learning that inspires everyone to reach their highest potential in an ever-changing world!

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 297 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona made the announcement during his Road to Success Back to School bus tour.

National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models of effective school practices for state and district educators and other schools throughout the nation. A National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing a school’s entryway or on a flagpole is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.

Picture Make-up Day 📸

Quick Reminder - Picture Make-up day will be on Friday October 21, 2022.

If you have any questions please contact your child's class teacher or the school office.

Thank you!

Aikāne O Hōkūlani

Please see below a message from Aikāne O Hōkūlani -

Hi, my name is Katie and I have sent three kids to Hokulani because it is a great school.
However, schools stay great because of parental involvement. Joining the
Aikāne O Hōkūlani board is the most important way to help the school. It is the FUNDRAISING committee for the school and pays for many things:
1. New classroom desks
2. Hawaiian music program
3. Creative drama teacher
4. Gardens throughout campus
5. Grade 5 Farewell program
6. Assistance with playground costs
7. Assistance with building our new library
8. Assistance with class laptop purchases
9. The Hokulani School website

We are involved in most projects within the school and need your help. We are in search of multiple leadership roles and ad-hoc volunteers to help during special school events. Currently, we have 3 parents and myself and would appreciate any help you can offer.

Sincerely,
Katie Echiverri
(808) 778-6388

Federal Impact Aid Survey

The Federal Impact Aid Program Survey is designed to assist local school districts who have lost revenue due to Federal properties exemption from local property taxes.

In Hawai‘i, Federal Impact Aid helps offset costs for school materials and resources, substitute teachers, student transportation, school utilities such as electricity, and other services at schools statewide. All students and schools benefit from Impact Aid.

The Federal Impact Aid Program Survey will be sent home today with your child. Please complete, sign, and return the survey cards to your child's teacher by Friday, September 9, 2022.

Thank you!

Student-Led Conferences

Hello Hokulani Families,
Please note - the wrong dates for Student-Led Conferences were posted on the calendar.
They have now been updated and can be found in the Events section on the school website. The correct dates are -
Monday November 7,
Wednesday November 9,
Thursday November 10

More information and Schedules will be shared with families closer to the date.
Thank you!
Thank you

Updated COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Hello Hokulani Families,
Here is a Letter from the Superintendent Keith T. Hayashi regarding updates to the COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines.

Included are links to:
- COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for 2022-23 (bit.ly/HIDOEC19Guidance);
- Guidance for K12 Schools (bit.ly/DOHSchoolGuidance).

Thank you for your ongoing support in helping us keep Hokulani safe and healthy!

Welcome Back!

Dear Hokulani Families,
On behalf of the Hokulani Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the School Year 2022 - 2023! We are looking forward to again another productive partnership with you all to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.

Attached is the school's August Meal Menu.

Museum of Art (MOA) Art Poster Contest

Well done to all the Hokulani students turned in such beautiful pictures for the Museum of Art (MOA) Art Poster Contest.

Here are some of our students whose artwork was recognized:
From Kindergarten - Amarah B., Marius B., Jayden L., Kairi S., William T.
From Grade 2 - Xian Y.
From Grade 4 - Venessa C., Aria D., Sophia K., Stella T.
And from Grade 5 - Grifynn E., Shiho C., Lola N., Steven O., Indigo Z.

Congratulations Grifynn for being awarded Best Of Art Show, and Indigo for being awarded Honolulu Mayor's Award. Grifynn and Indigo’s artwork will be sent to Japan. Japan?! Yes, JAPAN!, and will be part of the Honolulu Nagaoka Sister City Art Exchange MOA exhibition in Nagaoka! The Best of Show piece will be entered into the International MOA Children’s Painting Exhibition in Atami.

Congratulations again to all the students who took part!

School T-Shirt Design Contest and Fundraiser

The votes have been tallied and Aria D. has designed the winning t-shirt! Congratulations, Aria! Aria and our 2 runner-ups, Vera W. and Xianyou H. will receive gift cards and a free shirt, courtesy of Aikane.

T-shirt sales are now set to begin through our parent group Aikane O` Hokulani. With only a few weeks left in school, the ordering window will be quick. Sales will run through May 13th. Funds raised will go back to students through Aikane.

If you are interested in purchasing a school t-shirt, 'click' the title or visit the link below.

https://forms.gle/qx3gkZFc59kSbUn78
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