Oct 242014

Good morn­ing!

FYI, there is a cor­rec­tion that needs to be made on the pre­vi­ous CPK (Cal­i­for­nia Piz­za Kitchen) Fundrais­er Fly­er that was post­ed on Oct. 15th:

The Fundrais­er Fly­er is only good at the KAHALA loca­tion. All oth­er loca­tions will NOT be par­tic­i­pat­ing.

The new fly­er is below and we apol­o­gize for the error.  We are hop­ing that your fam­i­ly still plan on going to CPK (dine-in or take out) on Tues­day, 10/28 to sup­port the Liholi­ho Lauli­ma PTA!  If you do, please remem­ber to bring the fly­er with you!

On Mon­day, 11/10, there will be a free CPR & AED Aware­ness Class that will be held at Waialae School Din­ing Hall.  If you are inter­est­ed in attend­ing, please turn in the fly­er below by Wed., 10/29.

Thank you!

CPK2014      2014CPRClass

Oct 162014


Below you will find the 2014 Ward FOG brochure.  The event will take place on Fri­day, Nov. 7 — Sun­day, Nov. 9.  The order form will be post­ed online very soon and can also be found in your child’s fold­er some­time in the near future.  Pass­ports are only $10 and 100% of the pro­ceeds go back to the PTA, which ben­e­fits your child’s edu­ca­tion.

If you have any ques­tions, please feel free to con­tact us.…thank you!

Ward Fes­ti­val of Giv­ing 2014 Brochure

Oct 152014


The Liholi­ho Lauli­ma PTA will be hav­ing a fundrais­er at Cal­i­for­nia Piz­za Kitchen (CPK).  Print out the fly­er below and bring it in to CPK on Tues­day, Oct. 28, 2014 (all day) and the PTA will receive 20% of your pro­ceeds whether your eat-in or take-out!  You may share the fly­er below will all of your fam­i­ly and friends, how­ev­er, please refrain from dis­trib­ut­ing this fly­er in or near the Kaha­la CPK restau­rant.

Ward Ware­house and Cen­ter will be hold­ing their Fes­ti­val of Giv­ing (FOG) event on Fri., Nov. 9 — Sun., Nov. 11.  By pur­chas­ing a pass­port for $10, you are enti­tled to dis­counts at par­tic­i­pat­ing mer­chants, PTA will receive 100% of the pro­ceeds, and you can start hol­i­day shop­ping ear­ly!

Ward Pass­port pur­chase infor­ma­tion will be post­ed and/or sent home with your child lat­er this week or next week.  When we receive a list of the par­tic­i­pat­ing mer­chants this year, we will also post it online.  Here is a brochure from LAST YEAR.

Should you have any ques­tions, please feel free to con­tact us.



Sep 302014

Below you will find October’s Lunch menu.

Don’t for­get that today is the last day to “Give Alo­ha” at Food­land!  Every lit­tle bit helps the school!  We’ll announce the final total after the results have been tal­lied, hope­ful­ly by the mid­dle of next month.

Also, thank you to every­one who signed up for movie night!  We have a larg­er crowd than antic­i­pat­ed, but we should be able to fit com­fort­ably and snug­ly in the audi­to­ri­um.  Please make room for your neigh­bors and if you do bring chairs, please set them up by the walls of the cafe­te­ria so you don’t obstruct the views of the fam­i­lies behind you.  Thank you and if you signed up for Movie Night, we’ll see you on Fri­day night!


Sep 262014

Thank you to all the par­ents who have con­tributed to Foodland’s Give Alo­ha pro­gram so far!  If you still haven’t made your con­tri­bu­tion, you can do so until Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 30 and des­ig­nate Liholi­ho Ele­men­tary as your school of choice for your dona­tion.  You need your Mai’ka’i card when mak­ing your dona­tion (Max­i­mum $249/card).  Food­land and West­ern Union will match a per­cent­age of all pro­ceeds.  All mon­ey donat­ed goes toward the PTA and sup­ports our school, teach­ers, and stu­dents.  Ask for a dupli­cate receipt and sub­mit it along with our Direct Dona­tion fly­er to your child’s teacher!  Thank you!

Thank you also to all the stu­dents and par­ents that showed up at the Kona Shave Ice truck yes­ter­day.  We heard that the lines were long and that it was a per­fect day for an ice cold shave ice.  This fundrais­er will be repeat­ed some­time next month, please be on the look­out for a fly­er in your child’s fold­er or for a post on the web­site!

You will also notice that we have October’s newslet­ter in this post.  Thank you Cheryl for your hard work in this month’s issue! Enjoy your week­end and Kinder­garten par­ents, don’t for­get about the Kinder­garten Fam­i­ly Gath­er­ing tonight!



Sep 222014

It’s anoth­er excit­ing new year at Liholi­ho Ele­men­tary, and we have a new oppor­tu­ni­ty to present to you.  We real­ize that many fam­i­lies are busy and don’t have time to fundraise through­out the year. If you would rather donate direct­ly to the school up front rather than par­tic­i­pate in oth­er fundrais­ers, you can do that here. Mak­ing your dona­tion through Give Alo­ha is even bet­ter, as Food­land match­es a per­cent­age of it.

Monies donat­ed to the PTA goes direct­ly back to the school.  Thank you very much for your con­sid­er­a­tion and please feel free to con­tact us if you should have any ques­tions!



Sep 052014

Please con­sid­er par­tic­i­pat­ing in this event!  The mon­ey (plus an addi­tion­al per­cent­age matched by Food­land and West­ern Union) comes back to Liholi­ho for teach­ers’ salaries and school equip­ment!  Thank you!


What is the Give Alo­ha Pro­gram?

Give Alo­ha is a dona­tion pro­gram that ben­e­fits schools of choice. Dur­ing the month of Sep­tem­ber, when you shop at Food­land you can donate to Liholi­ho. West­ern Union and Food­land will match part of every dona­tion.

Why make a Give Alo­ha dona­tion to Liholi­ho school?

Donate through Give Alo­ha to Liholi­ho to retain cur­rent teach­ers, staff, and pro­grams, and pro­vide your child(ren) with good edu­ca­tion and safe­ty. If every Liholi­ho fam­i­ly donates $100 (max­i­mum of $249 for each Maika‘i card hold­er account) in Sep­tem­ber when shop­ping at Food­land, we will be able to raise enough funds in 2014–15 to pay for:

  • Part time teach­ers, which allows for small­er class sizes
  • KIDBIZ 3000 lit­er­a­cy pro­gram, which has helped raise read­ing test scores at Liholi­ho
  • Lunch­room Super­vi­sors
  • Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion, and Music pro­grams and teach­ers

When Can I Donate?

You can donate to Liholi­ho any time you are shop­ping at Food­land between Sep­tem­ber 1st — 30th, 2014!

How do I par­tic­i­pate?

Present your Maika‘i Card at any Food­land check­out or cus­tomer ser­vice desk and tell the cashier that you would like to make a dona­tion (cash, check, charge or deb­it card) of up to $249 to Liholi­ho Ele­men­tary School, Orga­ni­za­tion Code #77919. If you don’t have a Maika‘i card, sim­ply give your phone num­ber to the cashier, who will process your dona­tion and arrange to have one pro­vid­ed for you lat­er.

ASK THE CASHIER TO GIVE YOU TWO RECEIPTS that will include the amount you donat­ed to Liholi­ho School. Keep the orig­i­nal receipt for tax deduc­tion pur­pos­es and attach the oth­er copy of the receipt to the class dona­tion form. The class dona­tion forms will be sent home on Sep­tem­ber 1st. Your child and your child’s class will get cred­it for every receipt attached when the form is returned to the home­room teacher.

Am I the only per­son who can make dona­tions on behalf of our fam­i­ly?

No, your rel­a­tives, friends, or neigh­bors can also donate to Liholi­ho School when they shop at Food­land. They should give you the copy of their receipt, which you can attach to your child’s class dona­tion form and have your child get cred­it for the dona­tion.

May 162014

Thank you to every­one who attend­ed the PTA Gen­er­al Mem­ber­ship Meet­ing yes­ter­day.

A big thank you and maha­lo goes out to our exit­ing board mem­bers, thank you very much for your ser­vice and all you have done for the school!
Ken Aronowitz (Fundrais­ing)
Mira­sol Domin­go (Decem­ber GMM)
Ayu­mi Yamane and Kamalani Wehrsig (Fundrais­ing)
Lind­say Robi­son (Teacher Rep.)
Melis­sa Toy­ooka (Spe­cial Activ­i­ties)
Allie Sato (Pres­i­dent)

We would also like to wel­come the fol­low­ing peo­ple to their new PTA Board posi­tions!
Shay­na Kusumo­to and Alan Aloiau (Inter­im Co-Pres­i­dents)
Arlene Liao (Inter­im Mem­ber­ship)
Liane Kon­do (Inter­im Secretary/Donations)
Scott and Staci Yoshi­hara (Decem­ber GMM)
Jen­ny Sung (Spe­cial Activ­i­ties)
Sachi Mat­sushi­ta (Hos­pi­tal­i­ty)
Lisa Darcey (Teacher Rep)

We also have the fol­low­ing peo­ple run­ning for offi­cer posi­tions.
Shel­by Oza­ki (Trea­sur­er)
Ko Kuro­da (Fundrais­ing)
Kristy Tong (Fundrais­ing)

If you are a PTA mem­ber, a bal­lot should have been sent home to you to vote in new mem­bers to the PTA Board as well as approve the upcom­ing year’s bud­get! If you haven’t received it, please let us know!

We also hoped that you enjoyed the Gr. 2 play (Aesop’s Fables)! Weren’t they just awe­some? Thank you to the Gr. 2 teach­ers (Kawa­mu­ra, Lopes, and Yee) for spend­ing extra time prac­tic­ing, cos­tume design­ing, and help­ing all the Gr. 2 stu­dents look great!

Two more weeks until sum­mer!

Apr 142014

Good morn­ing!

Yesterday’s race con­di­tions were wet and windy, how­ev­er, that didn’t deter the 12 Team Liholi­ho run­ners from par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Hapalua Race (half-marathon).

Thank­ful­ly at the end of the race, warm malasadas and cool shave ice were a wel­come treat!  We would like to thank the run­ners below for par­tic­i­pat­ing in this year’s event and for rais­ing over $700 for the Liholi­ho Lauli­ma PTA! Yay!

Daphne Gasi­los
Brandie Vea
Ayu­mi Yamane
Esther Roberts
Krista Lit­tle­ton
Michael Perez
Christy Valle­dor
Bryan Luke
Moana Yost
Shel­by Oza­ki
Amy Assel­baye
Lawrence So

A big ALOHA and MAHALO goes out to all the run­ners and pledgers/financial sup­port­ers for this event! We could not have done this with­out you! Thank you very much and we hope to do this again next year!

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