FOR OUR PARENTS & GUARDIANS

Welcome Hahaione Families!

This page is your resource for our most commonly asked questions by our parents and guardians. Any time you have a question about our school please contact Denise Murai (PCNC) our Parent-Community Liaison by email at dmurai@hes.k12.hi.us. She's primarily here to help YOU and to get you the answers you need.

Contact Denise Murai if you,

  • Have a question and don’t know who to ask

  • Want to request or suggest a workshop activity and/or event

  • Want to volunteer at the school

She also serves to create and strengthen supportive partnerships between the home, school and community that help to support our students' learning.

eNotes Messages

eNotes for July 21, 2021


PTSA Special Event - Virtual Q & A with Principal Goo: Questions due by 3:00 p.m. July 29th

Principal Goo will meet with our families via Zoom in a virtual Q & A session on Monday, August 2nd at 6:15 p.m. Please submit questions for Principal Goo on this simple Google form by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 29th. This allows our families to receive the most answers possible during the virtual event and allow time for additional clarification or questions.

Special Start of School Virtual Q & A with Principal Goo on Monday, August 2nd at 6:15 p.m.

Join the Virtual Event via Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6025853159?pwd=V3hPRFJDTVg5dnFsdThiN09mKzJ3QT09

Meeting ID: 602 585 3159

Passcode: IBHAWKSFLY

One tap mobile

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Dial by your location

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Meeting ID: 602 585 3159

Passcode: 5427881585

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcBpXBBefC


Registration is Now Open: Early Morning Care at Hahaione Elementary by Kamaaina Kids

Please download the PDF registration form to register your children for early morning care.

2021-2022 Kamaaina Kids Registration.pdf


Free 2021-2022 School Meals for All Students

In a recent news release from the State of Hawaii Department of Education, all students enrolled in Hawaii's 257 public schools will receive free breakfast and lunch meals for the entirety of the upcoming school year. If you have already deposited funds into your child's EZMealApp school meal account, you may leave it for use for the following school year. If you would like to have the fund refunded to you, please use the attached School Meal Account Refund Request form below.

School Meal Account Refund Request.pdf

Learn more about the nationwide School Meals waiver at
https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SY2021-Free-School-Meals.aspx


Sign Up to be a Member of our Hahaione PTSA

We invite you be a part of our fabulous PTSA by becoming a member. Join our students and families, and faculty and staff in the wonderful activities.

https://sites.google.com/view/hahaioneptsa2/donate/ptsa-membership


Calendar Reminders

• July 29 (Thurs) - Deadline to submit questions for Virtual Q & A session with Principal Goo

• July 30 (Fri) - Class Lists posted on campus at our Literacy Center from 10:00 a.m.

• August 2 (Mon) - Virtual Q & A with Principal Goo, 6:15 p.m.

• August 4 (Wed) - Students First Day of School

• August 20 (Fri) - Holiday: Statehood Day - school offices closed

• September 6 (Mon) - Holiday: Labor Day - school offices closed

• October 11-15 - Fall Recess - no classes for students

• October 29 (Fri) & November 1 (Mon) - Parent-Teacher conferences; no classes for students


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eNotes for July 19, 2021


Calendar Reminders

• July 29 (Thurs) - Deadline to submit questions for Virtual Q & A session with Principal Goo

• July 30 (Fri) - Class Lists posted on campus at our Literacy Center from 10:00 a.m.

• August 2 (Mon) - Virtual Q & A with Principal Goo, 6:15 p.m.

• August 4 (Wed) - Students First Day of School

• August 20 (Fri) - Holiday: Statehood Day - school offices closed

• September 6 (Mon) - Holiday: Labor Day - school offices closed

• October 11-15 - Fall Recess - no classes for students

• October 29 (Fri) & November 1 (Mon) - Parent-Teacher conferences; no classes for students


Q & A with Principal Goo: Questions due July 29th 3PM & Monday, Aug. 2nd @ 6:15 PM

Principal Goo has kindly agreed to meet with families for a Questions and Answers session on Monday, Aug. 2nd. Please submit your questions for Principal Goo on this form by Thursday, July 29th by 3 PM. We will continue to meet via Zoom until further notice.

Virtual Q & A Session with Principal Goo via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6025853159?pwd=V3hPRFJDTVg5dnFsdThiN09mKzJ3QT09

Meeting ID: 602 585 3159

Passcode: IBHAWKSFLY

One tap mobile

+13462487799,,6025853159#,,,,*5427881585# US (Houston)

+16699006833,,6025853159#,,,,*5427881585# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 602 585 3159

Passcode: 5427881585

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcBpXBBefC


Let's Get Ready for School Checklist

We've added all of the information and links you need to get started with your child's school year to our home page at https://www.hahaionees.org/. It includes:

• Class List posting information

School Calendar

School Supply List

School Shirts

• School Meals information [new] - all school meals are free for this school year, please see our Principal's Letter to Families

- If you have not yet purchased meal credits, no further action is needed.

- If you have already added funds to your child's meal account, you may either choose to leave the funds in the account for use next school year - or - your may request a refund using this Meal Account Refund Request form.


Mask Wearing Requirement at Hahaione Elementary

While the CDC has lifted the mandate on masks for those who are vaccinated, our current guidance from the Hawaii State Department of Education remains at masks being mandatory at all Hawaii public school. Therefore we ask for your cooperation and assistance in helping us all to keep our children in the safest environment possible by continuing to wear a mask while on campus and preparing your child(ren) to wear their mask in the upcoming school year.


Early Morning Care: Final Details Pending

We do plan to offer early morning child care this school year to complement the after-school care program. Details for early morning care are being finalized and we will be sharing that as soon is everything is ready for sign-ups.


Hahaione PTSA Strong!

We invite you be a part of our fabulous PTSA by becoming a member. Join our students and families, and faculty and staff in the wonderful activities. Sign up to become a member at https://sites.google.com/view/hahaioneptsa2/donate/ptsa-membership


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eNotes for July 14, 2021


Calendar Reminders

• July 30 (Fri) - Class Lists Posted at our School Campus at Literacy Center

• August 2 (Mon) - PSTA Virtual Meeting & Principal's Forum at 6:15 p.m.

• August 4 (Wed) - Students First Day of School

Early Morning & After-School Care

We will be offering both this upcoming school year. Information and details forthcoming.

School Supply List for 2021-22 School Year

Our updated school supply list is located on our school website and attached here for your convenience.

School Supply List on our website at https://www.hahaionees.org/#h.foknbdjpqqsx


Hahaione Elementary School Calendar for 2021-22 School Year

We've added our Parent-Teacher Conference dates to our school calendar.

This updated calendar is on our website at https://www.hahaionees.org/#h.m7b1kdtzefr2


2021-2022 Free & Reduce Price Meal Applications

Beginning July 15, 2021 online applications are open at https://ezmealapp.com

More information about the program and the application process in this attachment.
21-22 Go Online for Faster Results.pdf

Community Resources Related to COVID-19

Hahaione PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)

There are many ways you may be a partner in your child's education by being involved in many ways at Hahaione Elementary School!

Parent partnerships are vital at our school. In the classroom or throughout the school, you can help in the following ways . . .

  • Attend Open House, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and other educational events

  • Provide resources for the classroom

  • Book Fair assistance

  • Career sharing

  • Copy Cat Club - Make copies, laminate class/school items

  • IB Exhibition resource assistance - 5th grade

  • Field trip chaperones

  • Fundraising

  • Parent advisors for Student Council or JPOs

  • Room Parents - Assist teachers, other classroom parents, PTSA

  • Tutoring - Help individual students or small groups

  • School Community Council - Be a parent representative

  • PTSA activities such as Fun Run, Fun Fair, Ohana nights, etc.

  • and more!

We welcome and appreciate our many parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at the school, please download the form here for more information about volunteer opportunities and the procedures to begin helping your child and our school!

Communication with the School

School Email Newsletter - Parents / Guardians will automatically receive an email subscription to our school weekly email newsletter if they provided an email address in their child's registration form. If you do not currently receive our email communications from our Parent-Community Liaison, Denise Murai, you may ask to be added by sending her an email request at dmurai@hes.k12.hi.us -- you may add as many home or business email addresses as you like and grandparents may be added too!

A+ After-School Care

The A+ after-school care program provides latchkey children with the conducive learning environment for completing homework, developing social skills, and developing physical agility through games, music, and crafts.

The A+ Program provides after-school childcare on regular school days, beginning after school until 5:30 p.m. The program will not operate when school is closed, including school vacation periods, holidays, and Teacher Institute Day.

A+ is NOT an instructional program. It is an after-school care program for which participants are charged a monthly fee.

A+ Program Fees are charged on a monthly basis and will be paid on or postmarked before the first school day of each month. Cash will be accepted, however, checks are preferred. Checks should be made payable to: "A+ Program - Hahai'one Elementary School" and may be mailed to our school (595 Pepeekeo St., Hon., HI 96825). Please be sure to write "Attn: A+ Program" on your envelope. Payments may also be made in person and delivered directly to the A+ Site Coordinator.

The A+ Program fee for the 2021-2022 school year is $120.00 per month, per child. If you are interested in the A+ Program at Haha'ione Elementary School, please review the A+ Parent Handbook. Application forms are available in the A+ Parent Handbook or you may pick up an application at the Haha'ione School Office.