Aloha and welcome to `Aikahi Elementary School's website. We are located in Kailua, Hawai'i. Our school services children from Kindergarten through Grade 6 and has a population of approximately 475 students.
Our school focuses on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Our standards-based academic curriculum and instructional design supports the development of critical thinking and communication skills that are necessary for the students to become college and career ready as they transition to intermediate school.
`Aikahi is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering the whole child for lifelong success.
`Aikahi's 'Ohana provides an engaging, collaborative community where respect and purposeful learning flourish.
Jump Rope for Heart Update
Thank you to everyone who donated to our American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser. Our school raised over $6,500 this year, and almost reached our goal of $7,000! Prizes for the top fundraisers will be distributed during the week of the Jump Rope for Heart Event on June 1st. If you would still like to donate, you can do it online by clicking here.
School Meal Price Increase
Starting July 1, 2015 the price of school meals will increase. Please click here for the new prices.
Help 'Aikahi Fight Hunger!
'Aikahi will be collecting donations for the Hawai'i Foodbank. Please make checks payable to Hawai'i Foodbank and drop it off at the front office, care of Mr. Wong. Non-perishable food may be dropped off at your child's classroom or the PCNC office. Deadline for donations is Thursday, April 30th at 8:00 am. Click here for flyer.
Our PCNC, Robyn Nagli, is currently working to put our 2014-15 yearbook together. For information on how you can help submit photos, or how to purchase a yearbook, click here.
Summer School Information
Summer School will be at Enchanted Lake Elementary School from June 19 - July 17. For more information, check out this flyer.
New Lunch Money Information
There is a new secure "mailbox" in the front office to make lunch account payments in on the "lower" counter portion (above where the Box Top bin is). The file attachment will be posted in both the office and cafe (as well as the website). FYI to everyone, all payments must be dropped in this mailbox: the office will not accept payments over the counter from anyone (staff or student). All accounts will be credited within 24 hours (payments will be collected using a two person verification process) and student receipts will be distributed through teacher boxes for your delivery to them. Cash and checks are accepted and should be placed in the envelope(s) provided. Envelopes have line items for name, number, class, amount, etc.
Lost and Found
Please label all articles belonging to your child(ren). This includes personal school supplies, lunch containers, wallets, and articles of clothing. This will help the rightful owners in claiming their property. Parents and children should check the lost and found box when they have misplaced an article. Items not claimed are donated quarterly.
● The Lost and Found for large items such as clothing and footwear is located outside of the Office. *(Lunch boxes are placed in a separate area outside the cafeteria bathrooms).
● Small or valuable items, such as watches, wallets, glasses, or money will be held inside of the Office.
● Personal electronics or other valuables should not be brought to school and may be subject to confiscation. `Aikahi School will not be liable for any lost or missing personal items.
Was Your Child Born in 2010?
IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN!!!
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION BEGINS February 2, 2015
Registration Hours: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Registration for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year will be held from February 2- February 13, 2015. We encourage you to register at this time to allow our staff sufficient time to prepare for your child. Children who will be five years old by July 31, 2015 may enroll in kindergarten. To enroll a child for the first time in Hawaii's public schools, parents must present proof of their residential address, the child's original birth certificate, and required health and immunization records. For more information on registration requirements, go to: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org or on our homepage at: http://aikahischool.weebly.com/registration.html.
Protect Our Oceans
When it rains, pollution such as litter, pesticides and household chemicals eventually end up in the ocean. This effects all of us because water is essential for life here in Hawai'i and we spend a lot of time playing in the ocean or eating seafood from the ocean. As a community, we can work together to make sure that our water resources are protected. Our school has a storm water management plan that is available for review at the front office. It is part of the federal government's effort to keep our streams and oceans clean and eliminate pollution discharge.
Message from Mr. Wong & the JPOs
The JPOs and I will be sharing a message with our school's community including a reminder of our playground's safety rules. We have had several injuries this year, including 3 broken bones. Many of the school's safety rules are consistently disregarded when Aikahi staff is not present (mainly after school).
Kailua Revised Tsunami Evacuation Map
Please check the City's Website www.oahudem.org click the link on the website and you will find:
1) Maps for the new Extreme Tsunami evacuation zone.
2) A list of informational meetings conducted by City Officials throughout Oahu's Coastal Communities.
Keeping `Aikahi School’s environment safe for our students and community is a priority! Please be mindful of adhering to safe driving practices as you commute to and from school.
Slow down! You are driving in a school zone. Adhere to the speed limits on all streets, roads and places.
Make a complete stop at a STOP sign.
Yield to pedestrians, as they walk across the street.
Show your Aloha to community members as we share the roads and sidewalks with them.
For detailed information on the upcoming events at our school, click here.
Apr 6 - May 15 - SBA Testing Gr. 3-6
May 15 - Last day to AR test, all library books due
May 15 - Last day for Computer and Library classes
May 18-22 - Scholastic Book Fair
May 25 - Memorial Day (no school)
May 29 - May Day/Fun Fair
June 1 - Jump Rope for Heart
June 1 - 4th Quarter STAR Party
June 2- Awards Assembly
June 3 - Last Day for Students
Smarter Balanced Assessment Parent Resources
If you missed the SBA parent night, see the handouts below.
For more information about the Smarter Balanced Assessment, see Academic Coach, Trisha Kim or visit the Hawaii DOE website.
To see what the new state assessment looks like, click here to see the SBA practice test.
The testing window for students in grades 3-6 is April 6 - May 15.