News and Announcements

Testing For Grade 4 - February 27

Kahala Elementary School's 4th Grade has been randomly selected to complete The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment. NAEP was first administered in 1969 and is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing. Standard administration practices are implemented to provide a common measure of student achievement. Teachers, principals, parents, policymakers, and researchers all use NAEP results to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in the United States. The results of NAEP are released as The Nation’s Report Card, and are available for the nation, states, and in some cases, urban districts on their website. NAEP is a congressionally mandated project administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).​

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Keiki Carnival 2019!! January 25 - 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

We are so excited about the upcoming Keiki Carnival and have been busy preparing to make it a memorable event. We have many exciting activities planned, from bounce houses and waterslides to a petting zoo and slime-making station. We will also have lots of delicious food vendors including Teapresso, Panda Express, Jersey Mikes, and Papa John's to name a few.
Packets were sent home with students in Friday folders last week. Suggested donation is $50 per family and proceeds to benefit the Kahal PTO and the American Heart Association Hawaii.
Please follow the link below to sign-up to volunteer for this event. This is our biggest and most popular event and we need each family to sign up for one one-hour volunteer time slot. This will ensure we have all the help we need and that everyone will have some time to enjoy the carnival with their families.
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Welcome New Staff Member

This semester, we welcomed our newest staff member, Mrs. Nicole Yamada. She has taken over for Ms. Chun, who is on maternity leave.
Last year, Mrs. Yamada worked at our neighboring school, Waialae Elementary. She has also worked at Voyager School. Mrs. Yamada is excited to be at Kahala and looks forward to getting to know her grade 1 students and families, as well as the rest of our Kahala school community. Please be sure to welcome Mrs. Yamada to Kahala when you are near B building!

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Winter Break is Here!

Friday, December 21 will be the last day of the second quarter. Students and teachers will be on winter break and return for classes on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The school office will remain open daily from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Students can still access their iXL, KidBiz, and Imagine Learning accounts during the break, and everyone is encouraged to start on their third quarter AR goal.

While on vacation, we also encourage everyone to enjoy some outdoor time - ride your bikes, go whale watching, hike up the Koko Head trail! We look forward to the new year and all the new adventures we will share together in 2019!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

In 1968, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). This law requires all K-12 schools to be inspected to identify any asbestos-containing building materials. The law further requires the development of a management plan based on the findings of the inspection. The plan outlines our intent in controlling the potential for exposure to asbestos fibers in our school. According to section 763.84 of the AHERA Act, our school is carefully inspected every six months for hazardous materials. This inspection has been completed and our school is free of any friable materials. The inspection is another means of assuring the public that Kahala Elementary School has a commitment to provide a safe environment for all members of our school community.
A copy of each school’s management plan is on file at the Honolulu District Office at 4967 Kilauea Avenue. A copy of our individual school plan is on file in our Administrative Office. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call Principal Gardner at 733-8455.
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Kaimuki Christmas Parade - Thursday, December 6

Join us as we participate in the Kaimuki Business Professional Association's 2018 Christmas Parade. The parade will go east on Waialae Avenue from Chaminade to Koko Head Avenue. Featuring over 50 units and over 2,000 marchers, dancers, walkers, floats and things! Meet in quadrant two by 5:30 p.m. All students must be accompanied by an adult.
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6th Annual Science Showcase, December 12

Kahala School’s Annual Science Showcase is SIX this year! Selected students in grades K-2 and all students in grades 3-5 will present their projects to parents and guests. Class, individual, and group projects will be on display and open to our entire Kahala ‘ohana. More details coming soon!
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Thanksgiving Can Food Drive Nov 1-20

Our Student Council is sponsoring aThanksgiving Can Food Drive. Please bring in non-perishables items to homerooms by November 20th.

The Hawaii Food Bank will pick up our donations and provide them to needy families on Oahu!!
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