Oct 082014

Hi everyone,

We hope that your children are enjoying their Fall Intersession.

I’d like to thank Corene F. (parent) for bringing up the question about the PTA Reflections Contest rules.  John Shiroma, our Reflections committee chairperson, will send out flyer with more information will be going out next week Thursday (I believe) when school resumes.

In the meantime, if you are interested in the rules and theme of the contest, you can find it here:


Thank you!

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 242014

The Liholiho Laulima PTA is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring a movie night on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014! This will be a great way to celebrate the end of the 1st quarter of school and kickoff the start of Fall Break!  Due to the size of the cafetorium, the event will be limited to the first 100 students and immediate family members to respond. You can print out the PDF below and send it in to your child’s teacher or wait for the hard copy to come home in tomorrow’s Thursday Folder. The deadline is Monday, Sep. 29th.

We have also included a flyer that details steps in reducing Water Pollution as discussed by Ms. Sachi Matsushita at Open House night.  Since we are the only state surrounded by water, please take the necessary steps to prevent pollutants from entering our precious water.  Thank you!


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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 122014

Good morning,

Yesterday’s folder should have contained a Parent/Teacher Conference form. Please sign up for your top 3 dates to meet with your child’s teacher to go over your child’s 1st Quarter performance and return the form by Wednesday, 9/17/2014.

Another flyer that went out was notification that the milk price will be increasing on 10/1/2014 from $0.50 to $0.60.   Thank you and have a great weekend!



Sep 112014

Hi everyone,

Here is the September issue of the Liholiho newsletter. Thank you to Khristy A., Sheri M., and Shayna K. for their hard work in getting this newsletter out!

Also thank you to all the Gr. Pre-K – 2 families that came out yesterday for the Open House!  We hope you enjoyed visiting your child’s classroom and their great teachers!

One more note is that the PTA membership forms are due tomorrow (9/12/2014) to count towards your child’s classroom pizza party!  The class with the most PTA memberships will win a pizza party!  You can download your PTA membership form here!

Thank you!


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.

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