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The end of the school year is always a memorable time.  We get to celebrate our successes, reflect on the challenges that we faced throughout the year, and begin to set goals for the next school year. The summer break is a great time when we can “recharge” our systems, both physically and mentally, so that we can dig deeper in our thinking and continue to travel along the wonderful journey of learning.


This mini “brochure” is a small reminder list for you to post on your bulletin board, refrigerator, or other visible place at home so that you will always know what you can work on over the summer break.

Brochure Link


We wish you all a restful break and look forward to the many exciting education adventures in the new school year to come.


With Aloha,

Mrs. Doreen Higa & Mr. Garrett Arakawa

Bill Ogilvie, 68, passed away on May 14th at his home in Honolulu. He was a beloved drama teacher and director for Momilani Elementary School, as well as a stage and film actor. Mr. Olgilvie had been teaching/directing drama at Momilani since 2008.  During his years at our school, the Kindergarten through sixth grade productions he directed utilized many of the Bad Wolf Press Drama Scripts, as well as a few of his own production adaptations such as, "Eco Wolf and the 3 Big Bad Pigs," and "The Kapok Tree".  Other memorable productions that he had directed included, Aesop’s Fables Deluxe, Seussical, The Legend of the Laughing Gecko, Honk Jr., Fiddler on the Roof, and many others. So many of us here at Momilani have been touched, taught, and mentored by him in some way through his gift of the Performing Arts.

He is survived by his wife, Ann, daughter, Julia, and mother. A private service will be held at a later date. Donations in Mr. Olgilvie’s name may be made to the Friends of Kennedy Theatre, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Diamond Head Theatre, Manoa Valley Theatre, or Kumu Kahua Theatre.



On, April 29th at 2:27pm, Carol Hasegawa McOuat gave birth to a 21 inch, 7.66lb healthy baby boy! Baby Colin and mom are doing well and resting at home.


Congratulations to the McOuat family!



Momilani students were able to beat the heat on Wednesday, May 27th at the annual Momilani Water Play Day.  Students from Kindergarten through 6th Grade were able to cool off during the event at the upper field, and many of the staff members could also be seen splashing around and having fun with the Momilani Keiki.  After working so hard in our classes all year long, this annual event was a big treat for the students.  One student could be heard shouting after coming down one of the slides that, “Water Play Day is AWESOME!” which was a definite sign that this year’s event was another success.  A huge “Mahalo!” goes out to the Honolulu Fire Department Fire Fighters from the Waiau Station for bring two of their awesome fire trucks down to our school to help us “hose down” the students and to help make our “Super Water Slides” the star attraction at our annual event.



“STEAM Corps Assemble!”  The Grade 3 students put on another great drama performance for our school at the Momilani cafeteria on Thursday, May 28, 2015.  This production was Mr. Uchino’s sixth original drama and was based around a Science and Character Development Theme.  Here is a brief synopsis for the performance:


“An elite group of Science Specialists called the STEAM Corps have overtaken the Momilani Cafeteria as their temporary home base in search of the source of a surge in negative energy.  Facing opposition from the Queen of EVOL and her gang of servants, the STEAM Corps Squads do their best to use their skills in following the Scientific Process to test out the results of their Human Experiment.”




School Calendar 2015-2016


Summer Office Hours

7:30 am to 4:00 pm


School Supply List

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Meal Prices:

On April 7th, the Education Board announced that it approved a school meal price increase due to labor contract increases and higher food costs. The last increase of this kind was in 2011. Student lunch and breakfast prices will increase by 25 cents and 10 cents, respectively, next school year. Reduced-price meals will remain unchanged at 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch. Students who qualify for free meals also will not be impacted.

For more information CLICK HERE



Summer Coding Fun

Looking to do something this summer? Take a look at some of these great sites for some ideas!


There are some exciting new section on the website this summer. Check out the Infinity Play Lab

Infinity Play Lab Link


Momilani Students at the KSEdTech Hana Pono Conference

June 9-10 @ Neal Blaisdell Center


School is out and summer begins, but four students from Momilani will be working with Mr. Asselstine to present this years projects to educators!

Conference LINK



Physical Education

Congrats Momilani Track Team on a 2nd place finish at the Complex Area Track Meet held on May 29, 2015!


Thinking about a vacation this summer? Make it an Active Vacation! Read more about Active Vacations here at

Active Vacations Link


Character Education

Throughout the year there will be several reflections in the form of MGAGE andHeartitudes! Check out the blog for more information!

DOE Anti-Bullying Work


Health Education

A great way to teach kids about healthy eating is to include them in the buying and cooking of food for the family! Check out this article and see how you can incorporate this into your summer activities!

Cooking with School-Age Kids Link


Take a look at the links below to find healthy alternative ideas for snack and birthdays!




Family Fun Night was a HUGE success! There was a lot of great comments I've heard and it was all because of those of you who took the time to help out, thank you!!!


Please send an email to Tracie_romualdo@momilanies.k12.hi if you would like to take part in planning for next year's event.

Thank you to everyone who attended and helping the Hui support school activities such as our wonderful drama program. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Have a great summer and looking forward to new adventures at Family Fun Night 2016!


We've heard a lot of great compliments and it was all because of all you who took the time to help out, thank you!!!

Kristy Kono
FFN 2015 Chairperson




President - Paul St. Ledger
Vice President - Lisa Tamura
Treasurer - Vivian Yasunaga
Secretary - Lillian Takamura


Board of Directors:
Teresa Oshiro
Ariel Pascual
George Seabolt
Cliff Tamashiro
Kevin Tamura



Super Hero Bon Dance

Hawaii State Public Library System and the Friends of the Library of Hawaii present:

Super Hero Bon Dance @ the Library!

  • Where: Hawaii State Library, The Great lawn
  • When: Saturday, June 6, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • See flyer below for more information!


Next Hui O Momilani Meeting:

  • TBD
  • 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Momilani School Cafeteria

Click the button to learn more!


Next Foundation Meeting:

  • TBD
  • 4:30 pm
  • In front of the office

Click the button to learn more!


Next SCC Meeting:

  • TBD
  • 7:00 am
  • Momilani School Library

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