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Winter Break

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Teacher Work Day

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Quarter 3 Begins

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Welcome Back!

Report Cards

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Return envelopes

Recylcing Drive

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Bring us your cans!

G3 Field Trip

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HTY

Martin Luther King Day

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No School

GK Field Trip

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HI Plantation Village

GrK Field Trip

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HTY

Gr1 Drama

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Come and watch!

SBAC ICA Testing

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Be prepared!

PC Day

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President's Day

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Hui Reading Night

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Check it out!

G2 Drama

3

Come and watch!

Hearing Screening

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GrK and G1

G6 Field Trip

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Fort Shafter Bowling

Math Olympiad

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Go team!

Curriculum Fair

10

See what we are doing!

Spring Olympics

11

Go for gold!

GK Open House

12

See you there.

G6 (206) Field Trip

14

Challenger Center

Quarter 3 Ends

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We made it!

Spring Break

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Have a great break!

Good Friday

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Kuhio Day Observed

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Quarter 4 Begins

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Back to school!

 

Momilani Monthly eMessenger

 

 

Computers are everywhere and are involved in so much of our daily lives, but did you know that fewer schools teach computer science today than 10 years ago?  Hawaii currently has 1,216 open computing jobs (4.3 times the average demand rate in Hawaii). The average salary for a computing occupation in HI is $76,268, which is significantly higher than the average salary in the state ($46,230).  In 2013, Hawaii had only 108 computer science graduates, of which only 16% were female. The good news is, we’re on our way to change this!

 

We took part in the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code

 

On Thursday, December 10th at 6pm, Momilani and the extended families came togehter to code, program and solve puzzles. They played with robots like the Dot&Dash, Ozobots, and NXTs! Over 250 people registered to come and participate in this school event! Hui O Momilani, in conjunction with the school’s Technology Integration Specialist, Mr. Shane Asselstine, is sponsoring “Hour of Code - Everyone Can Code!”  for students, parents, and invited legislative and community guests. The purpose of the event is to show how easy it is to start learning how to code.  We will have hands on activities for you to participate in, special guests, and raffle prize drawings.  It is our hope you are able to join us...

 

In November at the 2015 Schools of the Future Conference, Mr. Shane Asselstine was one of two teachers in Hawaii awarded the prestigious Making IT Happen award by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).


According to the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education (HSTE), an affiliate of ISTE:

“The Making IT Happen award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.  Since its inception in 1995 more than 500 educators from around the world have received the award.   The spirit of the Making IT Happen award supports our vision of a world in which all learners thrive, achieve and contribute.”

 

Momilani is fortunate to have Mr. Asselstine as the school’s Technology Integration Specialist.  In addition to his regular duties as the Technology and Curriculum Coordinator, Shane provides a wide range of experiences to the students - from game based learning in Minecraft, to computer science through coding. Shane is also the only Code.org trainer in the state of Hawaii and provides free workshops for educators...

 

The annual Hui O Momilani Costume Ball was held on October 23. Thank you to all the generous donations from: Big City Diner (dessert coupons), Cherry on Top (coupons), Leahi Swim School (swim lessons), Meadow Gold (POG), and Oahu Taekwondo (one month free prize and one week free coupons). Through the generous donation by Sugoi's we were able to purchase more prizes and tattoos. With assistance from First Love Church and Marol Kawada, we had two fun games and a balloon making station. We also had a tattoo station, free nachos, a haunted house and photo booth. You can view the pictures taken at the photo booth on Google drive...

 

 

Craft Night was a success!  There were over 125 student participants. Thank you to Ben Franklin for sponsoring the hardware science labs and craft, Warren Andrade for the Raku pottery, Myra Shindo for the mini photo albums and to Mr. Arakawa for assisting in the “Brush Bots.”


The students had a great time launching their straw rockets, learning about gravity & making character fans with the help of Ben Franklin. Once again the students glazed pottery, however, unfortunately it was not able to be put into the kiln due to weather; Thank you for your patience--they will be arriving shortly...

 

 

The Momilani Hyuga Junior Ambassador Exchange Program began the second phase of the program over the Fall Break in October.  During this portion of the exchange, the Momilani Junior Ambassadors along with three Momilani Chaperones travelled to Japan to take part in a “home-stay” experience with their exchange partners in Japan.  While in Japan, the eleven Momilani Representatives were able to take in various sights and cultural experiences all over Tokyo, Hyuga, and Osaka, while also sharing the “Aloha Spirit” with everyone they encountered abroad.

 

Each of the students stayed with their host families for a week...

   

 

The weather forecast was sunny, with 100% chance of snow on Tuesday, December 1st. The children at Momilani have been enjoying this fun event for the last 15 years due to the generosity of Mr. Verne Santos at B&C Trucking Company and the Hui O Momilani. It’s obvious from their grins they had a spectacular time. Thank you for giving the kids this special occasion in Hawaii!

 

 

On November 2-4, my classmates and I went to Camp Erdman and it was a blast.  There were many fun activities and exciting moments of fun.  It is the best camp I ever stayed at...

 

Read more stories written by students about this experience on the Camp Erdman Page!

 

 

25 students from Grades 3-5 began participation in a "Little Bits Make Big Things Happen" after-school program. Little Bits is an electronic building block program that enables students to apply their creativity and problem-solving skills to engineer a variety of prototypes. Through hands-on engagement, students will learn science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) concepts through the problem solving of identified needs and wants...

 

   

   

 

Breakfast and Lunch Price Increase

  • Student Breakfast = $1.10
  • Student Lunch = $2.50

Kindergarten Registration

Incoming resident Kindergarten, please register your child prior to March 1, 2016.  Please bring child's birth certificate and proof of residence.

 

GE applications are now being accepted until February 29, 2016.

 

Reminder

Students need to make arrangements to be picked up right after school or after tutoring. Do Not have your child(ren) loitering around the school. There is no supervision for these students.

 

Pearl City Lions Club

Hearing Screening

  • March 4, 2016
  • 8:15 am
  • Kindergarten and Grade 1
  • Momilani Cafeteria

Volunteers Needed

We are still looking for Volunteers! Adult Supervisors, just 2 hours of your time from 11:00am- 12:30pm. Schedule when you can help out the school. Easy, Fun and flexible!

 

 

Momilani Students at Schools of the Future!

In early november five students woke up at the crack of dawn to meet Mr. Asselstine at school. They attended the Schools of the Future conference as presenters. These students spent the day teaching teachers about code and MinecraftEdu. They even had some time in the vendor expo where they were able to experience virtual frog disection and learn how the Humane Society uses pets with missing limbs to teach students about acceptance. What a great experience.

 

 

We are a GAFE School!

 

Interested in finding out out more? Stop by the lab and talk to Mr. Asselstine.

 

 

Physical Education

It's marathon time again! Join Momilani and Fit Factory in the 2016 Great Aloha Keiki Run and earn money for our school! Early registration ends on January 22nd so sign up now! REGISTER HERE

 

Character Education

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

Health Education

It has been several years since we have updated our snacks list! This year, we are looking for YOU to find us healthy alternative snacks!

 

Take a look at these wellness snack guidelines, then submit your snack idea here!

  • Calories ≤ 200
  • Total Fat ≤ 8 grams
  • Saturated Fat ≤ 2 grams
  • Trans Fat ZERO
  • Sodium ≤ 200 mg
  • Sugar ≤ 8 grams
  • SUBMIT A SNACK IDEA
   

   

 

Reading and Movie Night!

 

 

Volunteers

Right now, we’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers for a few positions available: Treasurer, Membership Chair, Magazine Drive Chair, Family Fun Night Co-chair. If you think you may be interested, please email Tracie at tracie_romualdo@momilanies.k12.hi.us

 

Missed Registration at Open House? Click below to become a Hui O Momilani Member!

Register

 

 

Bubbies Fundraiser

It was another record year for the Momilani Elementary School Foundation’s Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream Fundraiser. Thanks to the generous support and donations of Momilani’s friends and families, we were able to make a profit of $30,000! This will be used for future projects to help enrich our children’s learning environment at school.


The foundation would like to recognize the top 3 students who had the most ice cream sales:

1st Place - KendelleH - $2,220.00

2nd Place - KylanK - $1,440.00

3rd Place - IkaikaH - $1,100.00

 

They were awarded Pearlridge gift certificates...

 

 

 

Next Hui O Momilani Meeting:

  • Tuesday, January 26
  • 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

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Next SCC Meeting:

  • TBD
  • 7:00 am
  • Momilani School Library
   

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