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SBAC Testing

5-15

Grades 3-6

Field Trip

6

Grade 1

Field Trip

7

Grade 2

Family Fun Night

15

Hui O Momilani Event

Charles King Visit

18

Grade K

Field Trip

19

Grade 6

SCC Meeting

20

Quarter 4

Field Trip

22

Student Service Groups

Memorial Day

25

No School

Water Play Day

27

School Wide Event

Drama Performance

28

Grade 3

Complex Track Meet

29

Cheer our team on!

Book Fair

26-29

Check it out!

Book Fair

1

Check it out!

Assembly

2

School Wide Event

Field Trip

3

School Wide Event

End of 4th Quarter

3

Last day for students

Report Cards

3

Have a safe summer!

End of SY 2014-15

4

Last day for teachers

STREAMing Camp

8-29

Summer Program

Begin SY 2015-16

23

Teachers report

Begin SY 2015-16

29

Students report (Gr1-6)

Begin SY 2015-16

30

Students report (GrK)

 

Momilani Monthly Newsletter

May eMessenger

 

During the following month, the SBAC, or Smarter Balanced testing will be held for grades 3-6. Information regarding the testing was sent home earlier this year. There will be 4 consecutive days of testing for Math, and then following  the week after, 4 consecutive days of testing for Reading.


According to the Hawaii DOE:

Hawaii is among 21 member states (plus the U.S. Virgin Islands) leading a Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium that developed a new assessment system to measure whether students are meeting the Common Core​​ for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA), and are on-track for college and career readiness.

 

 

In preparation for the 2015 Memorial Day Service on May 25th at Punchbowl Cemetery, our school is participating with all public schools in the "Sew A Lei For Memorial Day" project. The goal is to make enough lei for more than 50,000 graves of men and women whose service to our country will always be remembered. This is an opportunity for our students to express our aloha to those whose lives were devoted to defending and preserving our national freedom. Every participant is rewarded with the joy of giving, a showing their gratitude and respect for the men and women of our armed forces. As a bonus, the City & County of Honolulu has once again secured great incentive prizes for schools that bring in the most lei.

 

On April 2nd, the Kindergarten classes performed their first drama, “Earthworms Make America Great,” not once, but twice! This was no small feat for these youngsters who worked very hard on memorizing so many songs and motions.

 

“Earthworms Make America Great,” combined eight great songs with a bit of fun, fact-filled storytelling in this celebration of earthworms.  In addition to details about the importance of our wriggling friends (aeration, soil nutrients, composting), the audience got to meet The Little Earthworm That Could, an eight-foot Australian worm, and earthworms who "love to dance."  Our little kindergarteners did an awesome job singing, dancing and educating their audience on facts about earthworms.  Family, friends and teachers were impressed and so proud of them.

 

 

This summer, Momilani will offer a STREAMing (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) summer program led by Mr. Garrett Arakawa. The dates will be from Monday, June 8th until Monday, June 29th, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost for this program is $95 and is open to students from grade K-5. Registration is limited. If your child(ren) did not receive the information packet, or for more information, please see Mr. Arakawa or Lenora at the school office.

 

 

 

"The Moral of the story..." is something that we have all heard at one time or another.  And no stories do that better than the famous Aesop's Fables.

 

On April 30, the 2nd graders at Momilani Elementary dove right into some favorite fables that we have all heard; such as the Tortoise and the Hare, the Dog and the Bone, the Lion and the Mouse, and much more!  Not only did the 2nd graders act out those fables, they also told some personal stories about how they applied the morals to their own lives.  With their awesome costumes and wonderful singing, the 2nd graders were able to share many morals and lessons to the students at Momilani Elementary and to their family and friends.

   

 

During the week of April 13 - 17th, Momilani was able to hold its annual 'Spirit Week.’  It was a week filled with daily fun themes that allowed students to dress up and show their school spirit and pride!  Not only were the students able to dress, up, many of the Momilani Staff were also buzzing with school spirit as they dressed up alongside their students.  This year's themes ranged from Disney apparel day (students dressed up as their favorite Disney characters, with some surprising Disney Princesses paying our school a visit), to Crazy Hair Day, where students were able to show and express their own individuality by making their hair into whatever they felt like!

 

 

We are so proud to announce that Momilani Elementary had not one, but two winners for the 2015 Brown Bags to Stardom statewide finals held on April 25th at Neal Blaisdell Center. Tamryn Yamamoto (6th Grade) took 2nd place for the Solo Female Vocalist category, and ReinaT (6th Grade) and DevinT (6th Grade) took 1st place in the Musical Group category. If you see any of these kids around, give them a big “high-five!” Congratulations to all the contestants overall for working so hard!

 

 

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. International Peace Poem Project ceremony is held each year in April.  This is the 16th year of this project. Our third graders have been entering this contest for the past 5 years.  This contest is unique in that, the judges pick a first place winner in each classroom from each school.  Each student had to write their own poem on “What peace means to me”.  Congratulations to Skye Sloan and Allyson Tamayose for winning first place in their respective homerooms.  A ceremony was held on Saturday, April 11th at the Mission Memorial Auditorium.  Skye and Allyson’s family, Mrs. Higa, and Mrs. Uyesato attended this special ceremony. The winners read their poem on stage and received a congratulatory certificate. Thank you to Melinda Gohn, Peace Poem Project coordinator for volunteering her time every year for this worthwhile project.

   

   

 

School Calendar 2015-2016

 

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

 

 

Did You Know?

The average iPhone app uses about 400,000 lines of code. This quarter the Momilani Students have written just over 309,000 lines of code.

 

Coding @ Momilani

This quarter, grades 3-6 started working on the Code Studio Courses. These courses are made available by Code.org. They provide students an opportunity to explore this aspect of computer science.

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Momilani Students at the Google Summit

Over the spring break two students presented wth Mr. Asselstine at the Google Summit Hawaii on how MinecraftEdu and Google Apps are being meshed into the technology lab.

 

 

Physical Education

On May 29th, the Momilani Elementary Track Team will participate in the annual Pearl City Complex Track Meet at Pearl City High School. We invite you to COME OUT and CHEER ON Momilani’s 5th and 6th grade students as they compete against other Pearl City elementary school students.

NOTE: Due to rain, the meet was moved from May 8th to May 29th.

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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

Surprisingly, a vast number of people only brush in the morning. Unfortunately, this habit will likely lead to cavities and gum disease. Caries, or tooth decay, or cavities, are largely a result of food and plaque particles left on teeth over a long period of time. If you leave all the food debris and plaque (sticky mass of bacterial biofilm) from the day on your teeth while you sleep, it gives the bacteria in our mouths more time to “eat.”

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

   

   

 

Last Hui meeting of the school year and Appreciation Dinner!

 

  • When: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:30pm
  • Where: Cafeteria
  • Who: All Committee Chairpersons, Co-Chairs, Committee members, teachers, staff, & anyone who would like to join us!

We will have a short meeting to have an overview of FFN and the 2014-2015 school year and touch on preparing for the Open House in July and planning for next school year. Dinner will be provided.

 

Please indicate if you will be attending by emailing Tracie:

tracie_romualdo@momilanies.k12.hi.us

 

Pizza Night

  • Papa John's Pizza Night
  • Monday. May 18th, 2015

Online Magazine/Gift Purchases

 

 

Officers:

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

 

 

SCC Nominations

As a School Community Council member, you can contribute to the education of students in your school. Education is a partnership involving parents, students, school staff, the Board of Education, business, and the community. Your involvement in the council gives you the opportunity to strengthen that partnership, and to be part of a dedicated team working to ensure a high quality and accountable education system for the children of Hawaii. Your participation can make a difference!

Pearl City Family Fun Day

  • Where: Pearl City HS
  • When: Saturday, May 23, 2015
  • Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Eat The Street! Over 40 trucks!
  • Why: Unify the Pearl City Community
  • FLYER

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!
  • FLYER

 

Next Hui O Momilani Meeting:

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • 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:

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
  • 7:00 am
  • Momilani School Library
   

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