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A peek at last week here at Kalama

The picture above is Kai Lenny, an all-around waterman who came to present to some of our students.  His positive outlook and genuine enthusiasm for life led to a great message for our students.  He is a wonderful role model for our students and I'm glad that Ms. Brown was able to organize a student presentation with him.  

Another great presentation took place in Ms. Montalvo's room for our 8th Graders.  

The University of Hawaii had come over to present to our kids about college.  They did a cool activity called True Colors, which took students through a character personality test to help them look into different options for careers and college majors.

A peek at this week here at Kalama
~Our 4.0 luncheons continue this week with 7th grade on Tuesday.

~Also on Tuesday is the Annual Band Concert at the MACC.  If you are able to attend, please do.  This is a great concert and the kids absolutely love taking the stage at Castle Theater.  

~Mid-Quarter grades from teachers are due on Wednesday, so parents be sure to look for these mid quarter progress reports coming in the mail next week.

~On Thursday, we have a group of students (accompanied by Ms. Adams) who are flying off to Oahu because they have been nominated for the 'Olelo Youth Exchange Video Awards.  

  We wish them luck!

~On Friday evening, the Ukulele Band will playing at Fourth Friday in Kihei.        


If your 6th or 7th grade child will not be returning to Kalama next year please let the office know.

If your 8th grade child will not be attending Kekaulike High School next year please let the office also know.


Parent/ Guardians, PLEASE ask your child if they have any flyers in their backpacks for you.

We have 2 flyers we are sending out this week.

∙        Purple flyer– Middle Years flyer that has some great information on there.

∙        White flyer – Volunteers Needed for our last day of school “Carnival” 10:00-12:30

∙        ATTACHMENT from Vice Principal Mr. Jones – Intervention Notice to Parents & Guardians….. Intervention Notice to Parent - Google Docs.pdf  


If you child is planning on playing Fall High School Sports in 9th grade, please be sure to make an appointment with their doctor NOW for a sports physical as they will not be able to actively participate without one.  Time slots fill up very fast in the summer.

You must bring a sports physical form with you to the Dr.’s office.

∙        Make sure to print this physical form and bring to your doctors appt.

Click on or copy and paste this link

∙        You may also pick up the physical form at the King Kekaulike Front office.

∙        Student may pick up physical form at Kalama Front office.


JV Cross Country

Cross Country

JV Football


JVG Volleyball

G Volleyball


Air Rifelry

JV & Vars Cheerleading


WHEN  …  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

WHERE  … King Kanehameha Waikapu Ballroom

COST  …  $43.00 cash only

DEADLINE  …  Must return forms and money no later them MAY 2, 2017 by 2pm.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Montalvo at 573-8735 or



A letter was included with the report cards, to all 6th graders, informing that a physical will be required of all seventh graders for the 2017-18 school year.  We just discovered that there was supposed to be a form attached with the letter that did not make it into the report card envelope.  

Form-14 DOE Student Health Record.  

Copies of the form will be available at the office.  Or parents may also download the form at: 



     *Renaissance Reminder

    The Qtr. 3 community service form & Renaissance Banquet response & payment are due this Friday, April 28.

     For the Maui Food Bank, students may bring 12 can goods or dry items for one hour of service.  

Questions, please call Laura Ujiie, Student Services Coordinator at 573-8757 or email: 


The Renaissance Banquet will be held on Wednesday, May 17.  Banquet letters have been given to the eligible students by their homeroom teacher.  

Banquet responses & payments are due on Friday, April 28.  To remain eligible for the banquet, students must also complete one hour of service for

Quarter 3 by Friday, April 28.  Questions, please call Laura Ujiie, Student Services Coordinator at 573-8757 or email:


   PHONE BOOK RECYCLING CONTEST    click on this   phone book recycling contest flyer 


∙        Students – bring your old phone  books to your homeroom from April 20 - May 10

∙        The grade that brings in the most phone books gets a FREE DRESS day

∙        The homeroom that brings in the most phone books gets a pizza party

PLEASE recycle your old phone books, so, they don’t end up in the dump.

Kalama School will then take recycled phone books to recycling company.

KALAMA UNIFORM DESIGN CONTEST – click on this   uniform design contest flyer

Do to a technical difficulty the uniform design contest will end Thursday, April 27 at 2pm.

Please reply back to this email if you cannot get the uniform design flyer.


Aloha Kalama 'Ohana,

Thank you so much to those families who have already returned their overdue library books. As the end of the school year approaches, please remember to keep those library books coming in.  

There are many ways to find great books over the summer, one of which is to use Kalama's Overdrive ebook subscription.  I made a short video to explain how to use it, available at, the Kalama Library Vimeo channel.   If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call Mrs. Brown at or 573-8752.  


Mrs. Brown


May 6 – Beach Clean Up – Kahului Harbor

May 12-13 – Salt Water Tournament


     Has a mixer with King Kekaulike here at Kalama in the library, after school on May 15th.  Everyone is welcome. Please join us.


April 28   Friday - Kihei 4th Friday 7:00-7:45 PM Meet at Main Stage

      Ukulele Performance

Kihei 4th Friday

Kalama Ukulele 6-8

April 28, 7:00- 7:45 PM

Main Stage

Roads close at 5:45 PM. Give yourselves enough time to  

get to the main stage by 6:30 PM.

Bring ukulele

Black and white shirts dark long pants

covered foot wear

      Questions 870-5863

May 9  Tuesday - Aloha Concert  Kalama Cafe  ( 6:30 dinner) 7 00 :9:00 PM.  

Mandatory for all students. Grades 6-8


Kalama School Community Council is accepting nominations for the 2017-18 school year.  We are in need of 2 parent representation members and a community rep. member. Please submit your name to the front office or reply back to this email if you are interested.
School Community Councils are forums for exchanging ideas about how to improve student achievement among the school’s stakeholders: principals, teachers, school staff, parents, students, and community members. They help craft the school's Academic Plan and Financial Plan, which establish the goals and programs for the school, and the available resources.  They meet once a month for an hour at the school.



Get your yearbook now.  We only have 113 108 left for purchase and this is the time of year where they will sell out fast.  

You may purchase your yearbook at the front office.  $30.00 cash only.




25  …  Kalama Concert Band – MACC Concert – 6:30pm

28  …  Kihei 4th Friday 7:00-7:45 PM Meet at Main Stage – Kalama Ukulele


6  …  Beach Clean Up – Kahului Harbor – Kalama Fishing Club

9  …  Ukulele Aloha Concert  Kalama Cafe  ( 6:30 dinner) 7 00 :9:00 PM.  Mandatory for all students. Grades 6-8

12-13  …  Salt Water Tournament – Kalama Fishing Club

11-14  …  Kalama Concert Band to Oahu

17  …  Renaissance Banquet

26  …  8th Grade Send Off Ceremony

26  …  Last day for students - 2nd semester ends

29  …  Memorial Day

30  …  Last day for teachers



High School Musical!

Fri-Sun, April 28-30 in Cafe!

Come check out Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, & the rest of the East High Wildcats in Kekaulike Drama's Spring production of Disney's High School Musical.  Yes, the made-for-TV movie that became a world-wide phenomenon is coming!  Put it on your calendar now!!! It will be the last time we produce a musical in our challenged, yet beloved, cafetorium, as next year we'll be performing in the new performing arts center!

   Shows are April 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30. Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Students $6, Adults $8.  Tickets are available at the door, which opens a half hour before show times. Or, tickets may be purchased in advance if Kekaulike students come to room F-103 during school hours, beginning April 7th.


Please visit your elementary school office to pick up packet information during office hours.

∙        Child must be born between August 1, 2011 and July 31, 2012

∙        Child must be registered by his/her legal parent or guardian.

∙        Original Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate is required  at the time of registration.

∙        Proof of Residence. Bring documents such as an electric, telephone, able bill, or housing rental agreement.

∙        Child must have a physical examination and a TB Clearance within 12 months of starting school. A child cannot enter school without a current physical exam, TB Clearance, and a completed immunization record on an Original DOE Form (form 14).


(below Not sponsored by the DOE) 

● “Powerful Tools for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” starts Fri, April 28, 2017:

 If you’re a grandparent raising grandchildren, please join them!  Their Free 6-week workshop series, "Powerful Tools for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren" gives tools for grandparents who are primary caregivers for grandchildren.  Free classes for grandparents are held weekly on Thursdays from 5-7pm. Begins April 28, 2017!!  While grandparents get some time off in the classroom, their program also includes supervised 4H activities for grandchildren of all ages.  See their brochure at

    FACT: Growing numbers of children in the USA are living with a grandparent.  7.7 million children were living with a grandparent in the United States in 2011.  Grandparents who assume the primary caregiving role for their grandchildren have higher risks of decreasing physical and mental health.  Register by phone at (808) 269-7396 or email at

∙        FREE WORKSHOP for Families and Providers Caring for Children with Emotional or Behavioral Challenges

Please reply back to this email if you would like the flyer.

∙        American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)! 

Upcountry AYSO Region 818

∙        For Boys & Girls Born in 2012 or earlier

∙        Register Online  (No walk-in registration) by going to their  Upcountry AYSO Region 818 Website & click REGISTER NOW.

∙        Early bird registration ends APRIL 30th.

∙        Detailed program information available on website.

∙        The American Youth Soccer Organization is a volunteer, non-profit program dedicated to providing children with a positive sports experience in a fun, safe, & fair environment. Volunteer Coaches & referees are offered training clinics to assist in developing your child's knowledge of soccer & sportsmanship.

∙        AYSO is not sponsored by the Dept. of Education.

∙        ALU LIKE, Inc.

Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program (NHSSAP) - Funding is for tuition scholarship awards to qualified students who will attend any Hawai'i DOE or select private summer schools in 2017.  Please come to the office for more information and pick up application.  Deadline is:  May 19, 2017

∙        YBEAM - Get Your MoJo On!

Learn Mobile Video Journalism ʻMoJoʻ!!

Learn to produce short video stories, through interviews and news narration on an iPod Touch!

Get MoJo Certified!

LIMITED TO 6 Youth Each Section!

FREE! Ages 11-18 years

Summer Section One

June 5 - June 26  
Monday & Thursday @ 10am-1pm
+Saturday July 1st @ 8am-4pm

Summer Section Two

June 5 - June 26

  Monday & Thursday @ 2pm-5pm
+Saturday July 8th @ 8am-4pm

YBEAM | Akaku Maui Community Media | 871-5554 ||

● Rat Lungworm Disease: 

Dr. Mark Nishimoto from our Health Dept. says there’s information on the Rat Lungworm Disease on the website. They’ll be setting up a Facebook page shortly that will be a forum to update the community. For more info go to


We have a teacher moving to Maui for next school year from Kauai and would like a rental upcountry, preferably a 1-bedroom or 2, about $1400 per month.  She plans on arriving the last week of May.  Please contact Lehua Singh (Kalama Teacher) if you have any information about a rental.




Monday—Friday 2pm-4pm


Must be 17 years or older

Please call or go to the office if you are interested



$9.25/hour - Up to 19 hrs. a week

Please call or go to the office if you are interested

Also Needed:

Paraprofessional  Subs, PTT's,  Part time

Hawaiian Studies Teacher and

PCNC for 2017-2018 school year

Please call or go to Pukalani School office for more information


Monica Heller-Hackett

Kalama Intermediate – PCNC

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