MAY 10  & 15, 2017


Aloha Kalama Families,


I am off island and not quite sure if last weeks kNotes reached you, so in this weeks kNotes will be last weeks info and this weeks info all together.  Make sure you read to the end.....lot's of info in these last 2 weeks of school.




To our wonderful Kalama Families and all of your donations you brought in for last weeks Staff Appreciation week. The staff had a great time each day listening for their names to be drawn in our

Raffle.  We put all of our staff’ names in a drawing and every day over morning announcements we would raffle off about 15 gifts/surprises per day.


Thank you for your donations!

Pagan Family

Pascua Family

Kojima Family

Lara Family

Tiara Lucas

Kai Frostad

Cadence Pagan

Kalea Yoshida

Rhonda Barut

We had donations of plates, forks, mugs, mason jars, cooler bags, Kojima G.C’s., Starbuck’s G.C’s,

31 bags, hydroflask, cookies, brownies, rice krispy treats, Chocolate lindt bags, Target G.C.’s and these wonderful refrigerated desserts (I can’t remember the name, but, if you are reading this please send the recipe!)

My apologies to anyone I may have missed.  Everything we received was given back out and all was greatly appreciated!

Thank you Kalama Families, you are the best!





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.





Important Reminder:

iPads and the cord needed to be turned in Tuesday, May 9th to the student's homeroom teacher

STUDENTS - If you still have any of these 2 items you need to return them to the front office now.

There will be a fee if they are not returned.

iPad - $250.00

Charger - $39.00

Thank you to all who have turned in there items already.







Kalama's Qtr. 3 Renaissance list was posted in the Sunday, May 14 Maui News, section C-1.


The Renaissance Banquet is this Wednesday, May 17 at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center.  Check in starts at 6:30.  The program will start at 7:00.



Our summer schedule pick up and payment of fees will be on Wednesday, July 12 from 8:00 - 12:00.   If your son or daughter would like to assist with the uniform sales and earn 4 hours of community service, please email Laura Ujiie, Student Services Coordinator at




This Friday, May 19, we will be collecting school and PE uniforms and shorts from the 8th grade students only.  For every uniform donated, the student will earn a pass for a free dress day during the last week of school.  8th grade students must be in their uniform on May 19.





Please enjoy - Kalama story aired on PBS Hawaii - link to video

Congratulations to Angel Sanchez, Kristine Hirata, and Kristi Jacintho for producing the first ever video to be aired on broadcast TV - PBS Hawai'i Hiki Nō special edition with the theme Mālama Honua - Caring for the earth.


They spent the Presidentʻs Day weekend working on the video, starting at 6am Saturday when the theme was sent to all the teachers. At 7pm Monday night Angel stood up and said - Iʻm done and walked away - fried!! LOL! Hiki Nō sends videos back for an average of 5 revisions to make them broadcast ready. They spent a couple more weekend days doing revisions and here is the result:


A special mahalo to Monica Heller-Hackett, who planted the seed of the recycling idea and is involved in many of these efforts. Thanks also to Zelda Harrell for going out of her way to make learning happen for our students, and to Mr. Shim, Bill, and Brenda for support with access issues.


While this video got public acclaim, other media students have worked hard and learned to tell all kinds of stories this year. One of my most rewarding moments this year was to hear from Kumu Kiani that her 6th grade social studies students who were in media this year were able to help the rest of the class create videos for their final project! Hulō! ;-))



Ms. Adams






Aloha, Kalama 'Ohana from the library,

Kalama has a subscription to Overdrive ebook library especially for students.  All they need is the Kalama Library website and their 10-digit student ID number.  Here's how it works:

Start at and click on Overdrive.  Input your student ID number and you're in!  For some ideas on how to navigate the system, try my Overdrive video on the Kalama Library Vimeo channel:

Here is a list of great books for middle-school-age students for summer reading ideas: 

Happy Reading!


Jody Brown

Kalama Intermediate School Librarian, M.Ed., MLIS







        To celebrate the end of our school year we are planning a carnival for all eligible students.

        We would love to have our parents/guardians there to help out at this extremely fun event.

        We will need your help to....

- Set up

- Run games (ring toss, ping pong toss, skeeball, ticket center, etc)

- Supervise

- Clean up

        FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 from 10:00 - 12:30

Please reply back to this email if you are able to volunteer…mahalo!






YEARBOOKS – only 13 days of school left

Get your yearbook now.  We only have 113 108 95 86 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.






Only 13 days left of school

17  …  6th, 7th & 8th grade Renaissance Banquet

25  …  8th Grade Banquet

26  …  8th Grade Send Off Ceremony

26  …  Last day for students - 2nd semester ends

29  …  Memorial Day

30  …  Last day for teachers









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







Newspaper….. Ms. Lutz - Art teacher

Life Skills

Wish List:

- shaving cream

- paint kit - water colors

- laundry detergent

- dish detergent

- rubber gloves

- Lysol wipes

- baby wipes

- wash clothes

Please label for Ms. Salbedo




Labels for Education & Box Tops!  “Keep those Box Tops & Labels for Education (LFE)  coming.  We are still collecting them..  Thank you to everyone sending them in to school… every bit helps!”






5/15,    Mon 1,2,3,4,5

5/16,    Tue 6,7,1,2

5/17,    Wed 3,4,5,6

5/18,    Thur 7,1,2,3

5/19,    Fri 4,5,6,7








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.









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



Kalama Ukulele Announcing 2018 Disney Land/Knotts Berry Performance

Slated for April 20-25, 2018

Inquire Mr. Uyetake







Majors LL Baseball is looking for players 11-12 years old.  Season is NOW.  Call Lianne at 214-4501.




·         Kula  Community  Meeting

The Kula Community Association will hold its quarterly community meeting at 7pm Wednesday, May 17 at the Kula Community Center .  

6:30-7pm -- Great Refreshments! Chat-Time with your Neighbors.

Community Meeting

How will Kaiser’s take-over of Maui Memorial and Kula Hospital affect your medical care?

Introducing Maui Health System – starting July 1, 2017

Ray Hahn, Senior V-P and Hospital Administrator, and David Ulin, MD, Associate Medical Director, Operations, Pacific Permanente Group will discuss changes to Maui Memorial Medical Center and Kula Hospital and Clinic which will officially be operated and managed by Maui Health System, a Kaiser Foundation Hospitals LLC.

After their presentation they will attempt to answer questions prepared in advance and audience questions about medical procedures, the transition to new management, hospital access for your doctor, costs, insurance, etc.


Hale Makua

Director, Mr. Wesley Lo, will describe Hale Makua services both within their two long-term care facilities and in providing home-health care for many residents of our community.


Rat Lungworm

Lissa Strohecker, Maui Invasive Species Committee. How can we protect our gardens and community from the introduction of a Rat Lungworm infestation?


Closing Comments

KCA Vice-President Dick Mayer





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)

·         The Maui Flag Football League Sign ups have officially begun.  Boys and Girls are invited to join in on the fun every Saturday beginning on June 3rd and ending on July 29th.  Ages 4 to 12th grade.  Please call 280-7513 or email for more information.





There is a Elementary aged Track meet which will be held on June 16, 2017 at War Memorial Field.  The meet will be a Central Maui Parks and Rec event and any questions should be directed to Keoni at 270-7392.  We like to encourage any and all East Maui students to participate in this youth program. This is a free event, the Hershey's Track and Field Games and is designed for the beginner athlete.  





Join the HSPLS Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World" from June 4-July 15th.  All children,      teens and adults can participate.  

Pre-register online beginning May 23rd at

This NEW program lets everyone read and participate from any where, any time and with any smart device!




Offering Music Classes:

Music Family (ages 3 month to 4 years)

Private Lessons (3.5 years to adult)

Upcountry Glee Club (9 years to 15 years)

Get more information or register at:






·        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











Monica Heller-Hackett

Kalama Intermediate – PCNC