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.
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.
Yellow Ribbon Day Information
Attention Military Aikahi Families! Yellow Ribbon Day is fast approaching and we need your input. Thank you! Click here for more information.
Reading Night -- all grades welcome -- Friday, March 6 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. See flyer for more information.
Kailua Intermediate School Transition Night
Wondering what to expect in Intermediate School? Parents for Public Schools Hawai'i and Kailua Intermediate School are hosting a Transition to Intermediate School Night on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6 -7:30 pm. For more information, see flyer.
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.
Career Day Volunteers Needed
'Aikahi's Career Day is coming up on Tuesday, March 3 and Mr. Malina (counselor) is looking for volunteer presenters. If you would be willing to come and speak with the students about your career, please let Mr. Malina know or fill out the flyer (click here) and send it in with your child.
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.