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2023-2024 AES NEWS

Weekly Update 4/8-4/12

Attitude of Gratitude

Aloha AES Ohana,

 

Thank you for your incredible spirit during Spirit Week! Your enthusiasm, creativity, and participation made the week unforgettable. Your dedication to our school community is inspiring. A big mahalo to our Student Council and Mrs. Yokoyama for all their hard work. Let's carry this unity and pride forward throughout the year. Together, we'll continue making our school a vibrant place. Here's to many more memorable events ahead! Mahalo!

2023-2024 Yearbook Ordering Form

This year, yearbook ordering will only be done online. The cost is $12.00.

Order Online 


The last date to order is April 26, 2024.

Friendly Reminders​​

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

  • Please remember to deposit money into your child’s lunch account.

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

May 8 - school ends at 2:15pm

May 10 - May Day Celebration, school ends at 1:00pm

May 29 - school ends at 2:15pm

May 30 - school ends at 1pm (last day for students)

Kindness Quote

“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”

—Kevin Heath

Weekly Update 4/1-4/5

Attitude of Gratitude

Aloha AES Ohana,

 

We are excited to announce that Spirit Week starts tomorrow, April 1, and runs through April 5. This week will be full of fun activities, themed dress-up days, and exciting events to showcase our school spirit!

 

Let’s have the most memorable spirit week with our faculty, family and friends! Mahalo!

 

Here is a preview of our Spirit Week activities:

 

MondayRainbow day. Dress up in a solid color and draw on the sidewalks with chalk

 

Tuesday - Twosday, also known as twin day. Dress up matching with a twin and draw pictures using the number '2'

 

Wednesday - Black and Red day. Wear black and red colors and we will be playing checkers during recess

 

Thursday - Pajama day. Dress up in your comfy pajamas and the student council will read stories to the younger students. 

 

Friday - Ali‘iolani day.  Wear your Ali‘iolani shirt and take a trivia quiz about Ali‘iolani. 

 

Go Ali‘is!

Friendly Reminders​​

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

April 1-5 - Spirit Week

May 8 - school ends at 2:15pm

May 10 - May Day Celebration

May 29 - school ends at 2:15pm

May 30 - school ends at 1pm (last day for students)

Kindness Quote

“Kindness is having a generous heart and having a selfless personality.” —Random Acts of Kindness

Weekly Update 3/25-3/29

Attitude of Gratitude

Aloha AES Ohana,

 

I hope you are having a rejuvenating Spring Break and geared up for the final stretch of the year. I want to extend a sincere thank you to each one of you for your dedication and effort over the past months in preparation for our recent WASC visitation. Following our debrief session with the visiting committee last week, it's clear that our school is making significant strides. Their positive feedback underscores the value of every individual within our school community and emphasizes our collective impact in nurturing and supporting our students. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to our keiki!

 

Congratulations! Our STEM event last week for our upper grades was a huge success. A special mahalo goes out to our dedicated volunteers who generously invested their time to teach our keiki the valuable lessons of the Engineering Design Thinking process. 

 

A special thanks goes out to:

 

The Limtiaco Consulting Group - Grade 3 Catpults

R. M. Towill - Grade 4 Rube Goldberg Machines

SJ Construction Consulting and Yogi Kwong Engineers- Grade 5 Bridges

 

A huge Mahalo to the STEM committee, our classroom teachers, and Mrs. Yokoyama for coordinating our STEM event. 

 

In the spotlight this week, the Department of Education highlighted our outstanding educators in Hawaii's Legislature. We're thrilled to share that our very own Laurie Chang received recognition in both the Senate and House of Representatives for her Teacher of the Year nomination. Additionally, our Robotics club, led by Mr. Tawata, proudly displayed their skills and inventive spirit by showcasing their work on repurposing electronic waste at the State Capitol. Way to go Ali'is!

 

Thank you everyone for all your support! Let’s have a victorious 4th quarter!

Friendly Reminders​​

  • 3/26 and 3/29- No School for Students (Prince Kuhio Day and Good Friday)

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

March 26, Prince Kuhio Day, No School

March 29, Good Friday Holiday, No School

April 1-5 - Spirit Week

Kindness Quote

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves” —James Matthew Barrie

Weekly Update 3/11-3/15

Attitude of Gratitude

Aloha AES Ohana,

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to each of you who joined us last week to celebrate STEM Day alongside your youngster students. The classrooms were filled with joy and laughter, reflecting the beautiful moments shared during this event. We are grateful for your continuous support.

A special acknowledgment goes out to our dedicated volunteers and who generously invested their time in imparting valuable lessons of the Engineering Design Thinking process to our students.

 

A big Mahalo to:

-Brown and Caldwell for their engaging Wind-powered cars activity with Kindergarten students.

-Community Planning and Engineering, Inc. for the captivating Boats project with Grade 1.

-City and County of Honolulu, Department of Environmental Services for the inspiring Towers challenge with Grade 2.

 

Lastly, thank you to the STEM committee, our classroom teachers, and Mrs. Yokoyama for their meticulous event coordination.

 

Mahalo for being an integral part of our school community! 

Friendly Reminders​​

  • 3/11 - No School for Students

  • 3/15 - Grades 3-5 STEM Day, 8:30-9:50am

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

  • 5th grade parents/families - Geographic Exception ends on March 1, 2024

  • 3/18 - 3/22 Spring Break, No School

  • 3/26 and 3/29 - No School (Kuhio Day and Good Friday)

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

March 11, Professional Development Day for teachers, No School for students

March 15, 2024 Grades 3-5 STEM Day, 8:30am-9:50am

March 18-22, Spring Break No School

March 26, Prince Kuhio Day, No School

March 29, Good Friday Holiday, No School

Kindness Quote

Be the change you wish to see in the world.—Mahatma Gandhi

Weekly Update 3/04-3/08

Attitude of Gratitude

A heartfelt thank you to all those who participated in our Campus Beautification event last Saturday. Together, we revitalized the school garden on 7th Ave., applied fresh yellow stripes across the campus, tended to the overgrown grass on 6th Ave., and cleared away an abundance of grass and leaves. A special appreciation goes out to our wonderful students, parents, teachers, and staff for their tremendous support on that day!

Friendly Reminders​​

  • 3/7 - McTeacher Night, 4pm-7pm (all proceeds made from McTeacher Night will go towards the Special Education Department)

  • 3/8 - Grades K-2 STEM Day, 8:30-9:50am

  • 3/15 - Grades 3-5 STEM Day, 8:30-9:50am

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

  • 5th grade parents/families - Geographic Exception ends on March 1, 2024

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

March 8, 2024 Grades K-2 STEM Day, 8:30am-9:50am

March 15, 2024 Grades 3-5 STEM Day, 8:30am-9:50am

March 18-22, Spring Break No School

Kindness Quote

“Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.”—Kirpal Singh

Weekly Update 2/26-3/01

Attitude of Gratitude

A special thanks to our students, parents, teachers, and staff who joined us for Family Reading Night last Friday! The turnout was fantastic, and the support from our Kaimuki community was truly remarkable. A heartfelt mahalo to DJ Chris, HPD, HFD, Mrs. Przygodzinski, Mr. & Mrs. Yamada for generously volunteering to read to our keiki. Thank you for your unwavering support!

Friendly Reminders​​

  • 2/27 - 5th Grade CPK Fundraiser (see flyer for details)

  • 3/2 - Campus Beautification Day (see flyer for more details)

  • 3/8 - Grades K-2 STEM Day, 8:30-9:50am

  • 3/15 - Grades 3-5 STEM Day, 8:30-9:50am

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

  • 5th grade parents/families - Geographic Exception ends on March 1, 2024

Campus Beautification​​

Saturday, March 2, 2024, 8am-12pm

Aloha AES Ohana, please join us for our first campus beautification of the school year. See flyer for more information.

 

Hard copy forms will be sent home this week. Please be on the lookout for them. Mahalo for your support!

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

March 2, Campus Beautification, 8:00am - 12pm

March 8, 2024 Grades K-2 STEM Day, 8:30am-9:50am

March 15, 2024 Grades 3-5 STEM Day, 8:30am-9:50am

March 18-22, Spring Break No School

Kindness Quote

"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."  —Henry James

Weekly Update 2/19-2/23

Attitude of Gratitude

 Mahalo, Mrs. Chang, and everyone who helped to set up our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair! The library looks fantastic with the various displays and posters. We are excited to see the student's faces when they see the library. They absolutely will love it! Please have the most beautiful week!

Friendly Reminders​​

  • 2/19/24 - No School (Holiday - President's Day)

  • 2/20-23 - Scholastic Book Fair (please contact your homeroom teacher for more information)

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

  • 5th grade parents/families - Geographic Exception ends on March 1, 2024

Campus Beautification​​

Saturday, March 2, 2024, 8am-12pm

Aloha AES Ohana, please join us for our first campus beautification of the school year. See flyer for more information.

 

Hard copy forms will be sent home this week. Please be on the lookout for them. Mahalo for your support!

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

February 19, President's Day - Holiday, No School

February 20-23, Scholastic Book Fair

February 23, Ali‘iolani Family Reading Night, 5:30 - 7:30pm

March 2, Campus Beautification, 8:00am - 12pm

Kindness Quote

"IF YOU WANT OTHERS TO BE HAPPY, PRACTICE COMPASSION. IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY, PRACTICE COMPASSION." —Dalai Lama

Weekly Update 2/12-2/16

Attitude of Gratitude

A huge mahalo to everyone for participating in last week’s Souper Bowl! Seeing the teams go back and forth in the donation counts was fun. Congratulations to the 49ers who won the 2024 Souper Bowl contest with 669 canned donations. We collected a total of 1229 canned foods that will be donated to the Hawaii Food Bank. Thank you to our Student Council for counting the canned goods each day last week. Mahalo AES Ohana, for all your support!

Friendly Reminders​​

  • 2/12/24 - No School - Teacher Institute Day

  • 2/20-23 - Scholastic Book Fair (more information coming soon)

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

  • 5th grade parents/families - Geographic Exception ends on March 1, 2024

Ali‘iolani Souper Bowl​​

February 5 - February 9, 2024

  • The AES Student Council would like to invite everyone to participate in an upcoming canned food drive - The Souper Bowl

  • Donate your canned foods to your favorite team (Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers). The team with the most canned foods will win the Souper Bowl contest.

  • View flyer for more information

Mahalo for your support!

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

February 12, Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students

February 19, President's Day - Holiday, No School

February 23, Ali‘iolani Family Reading Night, 5:30 - 7:30pm

March 2, Campus Beautification, 8:00am - 12pm

Kindness Quote

"Always be a little kinder than necessary."  - James M. Barrie

Weekly Update 2/5-2/9

Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you everyone for participating in last week's fun and enjoyable Kindness Week! A special mahalo to Mrs. Yokoyama and the Student Council for coordinating the weekly event and organizing our Souper Bowl Contest!! May the best team win!!

Friendly Reminders​​

  • 2/9 - 8:30am - Chinese Lion Dance by the Wah Chun Cultural Arts (students and faculty only - Mahalo)

  • 2/20-23 - Scholastic Book Fair (more information coming soon)

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

  • 5th grade parents/families - Geographic Exception ends on March 1, 2024

Ali‘iolani Souper Bowl​​

February 5 - February 9, 2024

  • The AES Student Council would like to invite everyone to participate in an upcoming canned food drive - The Souper Bowl

  • Donate your canned foods to your favorite team (Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers). The team with the most canned foods will win the Souper Bowl contest.

  • View flyer for more information

Mahalo for your support!

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

February 12, Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students

February 19, President's Day - Holiday, No School

February 23, Ali‘iolani Family Reading Night, 5:30 - 7:30pm

March 2, Campus Beautification, 8:00am - 12pm

Kindness Quote

"How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!" —George Elliston

Weekly Update 1/29-2/2

Attitude of Gratitude

A huge mahalo to our amazing teachers and staff for going above and beyond to offer our students after school tutoring and clubs. It's these after school activities that make Ali‘iolani a unique and wonderful place for our students.

Friendly Reminders​​

  • January 29, Professional Development Day for Teachers - No School

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

  • 5th grade parents/families - Geographic Exception ends on March 1, 2024

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

January 29 - Professional Development Day for Teachers - No School

February 12, Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students

February 19, President's Day - Holiday, No School

February 23, Ali‘iolani Family Reading Night, 5:30 - 7:30pm

March 2, Campus Beautification, 8:00am - 12pm

Kindness Quote

"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change." —Bob Kerrey

Weekly Update 1/22-1/26

Attitude of Gratitude

We extend a heartfelt mahalo to our dedicated teachers and staff for their outstanding efforts in providing after-school tutoring and engaging extracurricular activities for our students.

 

In the coming week, please keep an eye out for forms that will be sent home, detailing the exciting after-school opportunities available for your child. We encourage your active participation and look forward to your child's involvement in these enriching experiences.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Friendly Reminders​​

Kindness Week - January 22 to January 26

  • Monday (Gratitude Monday):

    • Wear purple and encourage your child to write a thank-you note to someone special.

  • Tuesday (Kokua Tuesday):

    • Wear red and encourage your child to lend a helping hand to someone in need.

  • Wednesday (Malama Wednesday):

    • Wear green and inspire your child to give a note of encouragement to a friend or teacher.

  • Thursday (Sunshine Thursday):

    • Wear yellow and challenge your child to brighten the day by smiling at 10 people they don't know.​​​​​

  • Friday (Aloha Friday):

    • Wear aloha attire and help your child spread kindness by giving compliments to others.​

Here is a flyer for more information.

  • Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

  • 5th grade parents/families - Geographic Exception ends on March 1, 2024

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

January 29 - Professional Development Day for Teachers - No School

February 12, Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students

February 19, President's Day - Holiday, No School

February 23, Ali‘iolani Family Reading Night, 5:30 - 7:30pm

March 2, Campus Beautification, 8:00am - 12pm

Kindness Quote

Kindness is extending yourself in a way that uplifts another human being” Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

Weekly Update 1/15-1/19

Attitude of Gratitude

I want to express my gratitude for ensuring a safe return to school last week. The students seamlessly transitioned back into their studies, making a strong start to the second semester.

As we look ahead to the remainder of the year, our primary focus will be on preparing our students for the Smarter Balanced State Assessments. Additionally, we are committed to addressing each student's individual learning needs in the areas of math, reading, and science.

Your ongoing support is truly appreciated. Mahalo for being an integral part of our school community.

Friendly Reminders​​

  1. Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

  2. 5th grade parents/families - Geographic Exception ends on March 1, 2024

A+ After School Updates

• As of 1/11/24, there are no students left on the waitlist. The YMCA has hired additional personnel to accommodate all of our students.

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

January 29 - Professional Development Day for Teachers - No School

February 12, Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students

February 19, President's Day - Holiday, No School

February 23, Ali‘iolani Family Reading Night, 5:30 - 7:30pm

March 2, Campus Beautification, 8:00am - 12pm

Kindness Quote

KINDNESS IS DOING WHAT YOU CAN, WHERE YOU ARE, WITH WHAT YOU HAVE." Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

Weekly Update 1/08-1/12

Attitude of Gratitude

Happy New Year, AES Ohana!

 

Welcome back to another year of dynamic growth, learning, and success! We are excited to partner with you in nurturing your child’s potential and look forward to creating a year of inspiring moments and joy! Mahalo for all your support!

Friendly Reminders​​

  1. January 8th - Students return from the break

  2. January 15th (Monday) - Holiday, No School

  3. Kindergarden Registration has opened - please register your child at the school office

A+ After School Updates

•There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

January 8 - Students return from the break

January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No school

January 29 - Professional Development Day for Teachers - No School

February 12, Teacher Institute Day - No School for Students

February 19, President's Day - Holiday, No School

Kindness Quote

“Make Kindness the Norm” - Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

Weekly Update 12/18-12/22

Attitude of Gratitude

A special thanks goes out to Friends of Ali‘iolani for hosting a wonderful Gingerbread house event! Many families eagerly anticipated the year-end gathering, and the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves crafting their Gingerbread houses. Mahalo to the families who joined us and for helping us clean up afterwards.

 

Wishing you a truly enjoyable Winter break and Happy New Year with your loved ones. We look forward to seeing you on January 8th!

Friendly Reminders

  1. December 20 - School ends at 2:15pm

  2. December 21 - School ends at 1:00pm

  3. December 22 to January 5 - No School (Winter Break)

  4. January 8th - Students return from the break

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

December 20 - School ends at 2:15pm

December 21 - School ends at 1:00pm

December 22 to Jan 5 - No School (Winter Break)

January 8 - Students return from the break

January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No school

January 29 - Professional Development Day for Teachers - No School

Kindness Quote

“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world”—Harold Kushner

Weekly Update 12/11-12/15

Attitude of Gratitude

Congratulations to our Girls’ Robotics Team for placing 5th in this year’s State Robotics Tournament held at Waialua High School and 3rd place in the innovation science project! A big mahalo to our Robotics teacher, Mr. Tawata, for his dedication and hard work with our students. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our students, families, and friends who took part in the Kaimuki Christmas Parade this past week. We had a great turn out and lots of fun handing out candy. Mahalo for coming out!

Friendly Reminders

  1. December 20 - School ends at 2:15pm

  2. December 21 - School ends at 1:00pm

  3. December 22 to January 5 - No School (Winter Break)

Winter Gingerbread House Update Posted on December 7 

 

On behalf of the FOA,

Thank you for submitting your Gingerbread House forms to your teachers.

Unfortunately, we have reached maximum capacity for the event and will no longer accept request forms. The FOA will soon send a confirmation form to families who made the acceptance list.

Mahalo for your support!

Winter Gingerbread House Information Flyer

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

December 15 - Winter Gingerbread House Making sponsored by FOA, 5:30pm

December 20 - School ends at 2:15pm

December 21 - School ends at 1:00pm

December 22 to Jan 5 - No School (Winter Break)

Kindness Quote

“Kindness is choosing love over hate, light over darkness, compassion over judgment." (Random Acts of Kindness)

Weekly Update 12/4-12/8

Attitude of Gratitude

A special thanks to the Friends of Ali‘iolani, teachers, students, and parents for a successful Craft Fair yesterday! Despite the wet grounds and mud, the community came together for a wonderful event. Thank you, everyone for your continued support of our school events. Please have a fantastic week! Mahalo!

Friendly Reminders

  1. Kaimuki Christmas Parade, Thursday, 12/7 (meet at 5pm)

  2. Winter Gingerbread House Event, Friday, 12/15 (5:30pm)

Kaimuki Christmas Parade, Thursday, 12/7

Aloha AES Ohana,

 

The Friends of Ali‘iolani Board invites all students and parents to join us for the upcoming Kaimuki Christmas Parade. 

 

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023

Time: Parade starts at 6:00pm

Participants meet on the lawn of Chaminade University by 5:00pm. No parking at Chaminade University

 

- Participating students have to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

- Please wear purple school t-shirt and covered shoes to participate in the parade

- Feel free to wear/bring Christmas accessories/decorations

- Feel free to bring candy. Additional candy to give away will be provided by the Board. 

- A mandatory waiver form will be provided to all participants that show up to participate in the parade.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact FOA President, Doris Lam.

Winter Gingerbread House Event, Friday, 12/15

(Sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

Date: Friday, December 15, 2023

Time: 5:30pm - 7pm

Where: Ali‘iolani Cafeteria

 

Space is limited to the first 50 families that sign up.

Winter Gingerbread House Information Flyer

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

December 15 - Winter Gingerbread House Making sponsored by FOA, 5:30pm

December 20 - School ends at 2:15pm

December 21 - School ends at 1:00pm

December 22 to Jan 5 - No School (Winter Break)

Kindness Quote

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness"—Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Weekly Update 11/27-12/1

Attitude of Gratitude

Mahalo Ali‘iolani to our Technology committee for a memorable Turkey Trot this past week! Our students ran to their heart’s content and enjoyed playing in the bubbles and cheering on their classmates. Thank you to our Friends of Ali‘iolani parent organization for providing our students with a yummy shaved ice treat from Kona Shaved Ice - making it a cool treat after a hot running day.

Friendly Reminders

  1. The Lion's Club Vision Screening Forms are due on Monday, 11/20 (For Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade)

  2. FOA needs your help with volunteers for the December 2nd Craft Fair.

3rd Grade Recycling and Fundraiser 12/1/23

​Our third-grade students are excited to host a booth at the craft fair this Saturday and eager to collect your recyclables, specifically aluminum cans and plastic water bottles.

Additionally, the students will be selling pictures, stickers, and plants.

 

"Let's care for the Earth together"

Ali‘iolani Craft Fair on December 2nd

(Sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

If you would like to volunteer for the upcoming craft fair in December, please sign up using the link below.

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact FOA president Doris Lam. Mahalo!

Craft Fair Volunteer Sign Up

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

November 27 - Lion's Club Vision Screening

December 2 - Ali‘iolani Craft Day (sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

December 15 - Winter Gingerbread House Making sponsored by FOA, 5:30pm

December 20 - School ends at 2:15pm

December 21 - School ends at 1:00pm

December 22 to Jan 5 - No School (Winter Break)

Kindness Quote

“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.”

—Frank A. Clark

Weekly Update 11/20-11/24

Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you, AES Ohana, for all your donations for our Technology and A/C maintenance drive! We will use the funds to upgrade our technology throughout campus and repair our air conditioners to keep our students cool and comfortable. Mahalo!

Friendly Reminders

  1. The Lion's Club Vision Screening Forms are due on Monday, 11/20 (For Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade)

  2. Turkey Trot this Tuesday from 8:30am-11:00am (please join us)

  3. Wednesday, 11/22 - Ali‘iolani will be practicing our Mass Evacuation Drill from 8:45-9:30am.

  4. FOA needs your help with volunteers for the December 2nd Craft Fair.

  5. 11/25, Saturday - Keep it Kaimuki Community Event

Turkey Trot designated seating areas for AES Ohana

  • To ensure all of our students are safe throughout the activity, please stay in the assigned areas.

  • Please review the map for the designated seating sections for our AES families. Sections are marked in the color red.

  • Should you have any questions, please contact our school office.

  • View the seating map

Ali‘iolani Craft Fair on December 2nd

(Sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

If you would like to volunteer for the upcoming craft fair in December, please sign up using the link below.

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact FOA president Doris Lam. Mahalo!

Craft Fair Volunteer Sign Up

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

November 22 - Turkey Trot for Technology 8:30-11am

November 25 - Keep it Kaimuki event

November 27 - Lion's Club Vision Screening

December 2 - Ali‘iolani Craft Day (sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

December 15 - Winter Gingerbread House Making sponsored by FOA, 5:30pm

Kindness Quote

“Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.” – Amelia Barr

Weekly Update 11/13-11/17

Attitude of Gratitude

A big mahalo to our Friends of Ali‘iolani for sponsoring this past Saturday’s craft fair! Many people stopped by, and the 3rd-grade students had a blast with their recycling and fundraiser. Please join us next month for an even bigger and exciting craft fair event! Thank you parents for all your support!

Friendly Reminders

  1. FOA needs your help with volunteers for the December 2nd Craft Fair.

  2. 11/25, Saturday - Keep it Kaimuki Community Event

Ali‘iolani Craft Fair on December 2nd

(Sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

If you would like to volunteer for the upcoming craft fair in December, please sign up using the link below.

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact FOA president Doris Lam. Mahalo!

Craft Fair Volunteer Sign Up

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

November 14 - Lion's Hearing Screening

November 25 - Keep it Kaimuki event

December 2 - Ali‘iolani Craft Day (sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

Kindness Quote

“Always be a little kinder than necessary." - James M. Barrie

Weekly Update 11/6-11/10

Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you, AES families, for a successful week of parent-teacher conferences. We hope you had a wonderful experience and dialogue with your child's teacher on how we can support your child's education, progress, and development. Please have a restful weekend. Mahalo.

Friendly Reminders

  1. October 30–November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

    • 11/6 - Monday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

  2. Friday, November 10th - Veteran's Day Holiday (No School)

Ali‘iolani Craft Fair on December 2nd

(Sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

If you would like to volunteer for the upcoming craft fair in December, please sign up using the link below.

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact FOA president Doris Lam. Mahalo!

Craft Fair Volunteer Sign Up

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 14 - Lion's Hearing Screening

November 25 - Keep it Kaimuki event

December 2 - Ali‘iolani Craft Day (sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

Kindness Quote

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." Phyllis Diller

Weekly Update 10/30-11/3

Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you, AES families, for coming out to our Trunk or Treat event Friday night! There were many smiling faces and laughter. A Big Mahalo to the Friends of Ali‘iolani, AES teachers, staff and parents, and the Lion's Club for making it a memorable evening! Thank you!

Friendly Reminders

  1. October 30–November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

    • 10/30 - Monday: Dismissal at 1:15pm​

    • 10/31 - Tuesday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/1 - Wednesday: Dismissal at 12:30pm

    • 11/2 - Thursday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/3 - Friday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/6 - Monday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

Ali‘iolani Craft Fair on November 4th and December 2nd

(Sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

If you would like to volunteer for any of the two upcoming craft fairs at Ali‘iolani. Please sign up using the link below.

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact FOA president Doris Lam. Mahalo!

Craft Fair Volunteer Sign Up

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

October 30-November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 4 - Ali‘iolani Craft Day (sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

November 25 - Keep it Kaimuki event

December 2 - Ali‘iolani Craft Day (sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

Kindness Quote

“Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows." Robert Green Ingersoll

Weekly Update 10/23-10/27

Attitude of Gratitude

Mahalo AES families for all your support with returning the Federal Survey Cards. We received 100% of the Federal Survey Cards for all of our students. Thank you!

Friendly Reminders

  1. October 30–November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

    • 10/30 - Monday: Dismissal at 1:15pm​

    • 10/31 - Tuesday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/1 - Wednesday: Dismissal at 12:30pm

    • 11/2 - Thursday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/3 - Friday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/6 - Monday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

10/27/23 Friday, Trunk or Treat Event (Sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

The upcoming Trunk or Treat Event is fast approaching. Anyone interested in volunteering or would like to participate and decorate your car for this event, please sign up using the Genius QR code below:

See flyer for more information and QR code

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

October 27 - Trunk or Treat, 5:30pm

October 30-November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 4 - AES Craft Day (sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

Kindness Quote

“If you see someone without a smile, give them yours." Dolly Parton

Weekly Update 10/16-10/20

Attitude of Gratitude

Aloha students, I hope you had a fantastic fall break with your family and friends. I want to extend my appreciation for all your hard work and dedication in the first quarter, and I encourage you to continue giving it your very best at school. Let’s embark on an exceptional second quarter together!

Friendly Reminders

  1. Please turn in your Federal Survey Cards as soon as possible. We are targeting a goal of 100% completion and enrollment return.

  2. After school clubs will start after fall break. Please ask your homeroom teacher for more information.

  3. October 30–November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

    • 10/30 - Monday: Dismissal at 1:15pm​

    • 10/31 - Tuesday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/1 - Wednesday: Dismissal at 12:30pm

    • 11/2 - Thursday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/3 - Friday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/6 - Monday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

October 27 - Trunk or Treat, 5:30pm

October 30-November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 4 - AES Craft Day (sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

Kindness Quote

“Never look down on anyone unless you’re helping them up” Jesse Jackson

Weekly Update 10/9-10/13

Attitude of Gratitude

Mahalo AES Ohana for a fantastic 1st Quarter!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Movie Night last Friday! It was a wonderful celebration to close out the quarter. Mahalo.

Friendly Reminders

  1. Please turn in your Federal Survey Cards as soon as possible. We are targeting a goal of 100% completion and enrollment return.

  2. After school clubs will start after fall break. Please ask your homeroom teacher for more information.

  3. October 30–November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

    • 10/30 - Monday: Dismissal at 1:15pm​

    • 10/31 - Tuesday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/1 - Wednesday: Dismissal at 12:30pm

    • 11/2 - Thursday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/3 - Friday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

    • 11/6 - Monday: Dismissal at 1:15pm

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

October 9-13 - Fall Break (no school)

October 27 - Trunk or Treat, 5:30pm

October 30-November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 4 - AES Craft Day (sponsored by the Friends of Ali‘iolani)

Kindness Quote

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” - John Templeton

Weekly Update 10/2-10/6

Attitude of Gratitude

Congratulations to Mrs. Laurie Chang for being selected as the Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt complex area Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Chang will be joining other honorees at the Governor’s Washington place in October.

Thank you to all of our AES families for your support with completing the Free and Reduced Lunch applications. We did it! We are eligible for additional federal funds next school year. Mahalo!

Friendly Reminders

  1. Please turn in your Federal Survey Cards as soon as possible. We are targeting a goal of 100% completion and enrollment return.

  2. Flu Shot Clinic - Tuesday, 10/3 (by Times). From 8:30 am – 10:30 am (for students and AES staff)

  3. Please remember to deposit money into your child’s lunch account.

  4. AES Movie Night at 5:30 pm - please return the movie form to your teacher if you plan on joining us.

  5. After school clubs will start after fall break. Please ask your homeroom teacher for more information.

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

October 3 - Flu Shot Clinic (by Times)

October 6 - AES Movie Night, 5:30pm

October 9-13 - Fall Break (no school)

October 30-November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Kindness Quote

“One drop of kindness is all it takes to fill a heart with love” Unknown

Weekly Update 9/25-9/29

Attitude of Gratitude

Congratulations to Mrs. Laurie Chang for being selected as the Kaimuki-McKinley-Roosevelt complex area Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Chang will be joining other honorees at the Governor’s Washington place in October.

Thank you to all of the AES families and friends for participating in the Lahaina book drive to support the children of Lahaina. We appreciate everyone’s support. Mahalo!

Friendly Reminders

  1. Please turn in your Federal Survey Cards as soon as possible. We are targeting a goal of 100% completion and enrollment return.

  2. Flu Shot Clinic - Tuesday, 10/3 (by Times). From 8:30 am – 10:30 am (for students and AES staff)

  3. Please remember to deposit money into your child’s lunch account.

  4. The Goodwill Donation Pod will be permanently removed on 9/29, Friday. Goodwill donations to our school site will not be accepted thereafter.

  5.   The Sustainable Coastlines Community Clean-up Event is this Saturday at 3:00 pm, please register online if you would like to participate.

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

September 30 - Saturday Community Event by Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

October 3 - Flu Shot Clinic (by Times)

October 6 - AES Movie Night, 5:30pm

October 9-13 - Fall Break (no school)

October 30-November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Kindness Quote

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weekly Update 9/18-9/22

Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you AES office staff for helping our families and school community!

Mahalo for your continued support

Aloha AES Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to all of you who completed the Free and Reduced Meal Application. If you have not, please consider completing an application, even if you do not think you qualify. As a reminder, if there has been any change in your household (new family members or income changes) you can reapply at any time during the school year. 

 

As a Title I school, Ali'iolani Elementary School receives federal funding which supports our students by funding programs that may not be covered by our annual budget. This includes academic subscriptions that support student learning, curriculum materials, family learning activities, Seesaw, and after-school tutoring. 

 

As of today, we are in danger of losing our status for the next school year.  We are hoping that everyone completes the application by the due date of September 19th, and it will help us to retain Title I funding and continue to provide these awesome programs and academic supports for all of our students. You may complete the application online at www.ezmealapp.com

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 808-733-4750.

 

Mahalo for your consideration. 

Ali‘iolani Elementary School

Friendly Reminders

• No School Monday, 9/18 - AES PD Day for Teachers

• Please turn in your Federal Survey Cards as soon as possible. We are targeting a goal of 100% completion and enrollment return.

• Ali'iolani School is sponsoring a book drive to benefit the children of Lahaina.  If you wish to participate, please send donations of NEW books to school.  Drop off is at the office or library.  Last day to donate is September 21.  Mahalo!

• Flu Shot Clinic - Tuesday, 10/3 (by Times). From 8:30am - 10:30am (for students and AES staff)

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

September 18 - no school for students: Ali‘iolani Professional Development Day

September 30 - Saturday Community Event by Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

October 3 - Flu Shot Clinic (by Times)

October 6 - AES Movie Night, 5:30pm

October 9-13 - Fall Break (no school)

October 30-November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Kindness Quote

“Kindness is the universal language that can be spoken by everyone" Unknown

Weekly Update 9/11-9/15

Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you Mrs. Chang for making our school picture taking schedule for this upcoming Wednesday!

Friendly Reminders

• Please turn in your Federal Survey Cards as soon as possible. We are targeting a goal of 100% completion and enrollment return.

 

  1. Friendly reminder that Wednesday, September 13 is picture taking day!  Credit card pre-orders can be done online at www.houseofphoto.com or send the order form with your child on picture day to order with cash or check.  Please email Laurie Chang by Tuesday morning (9/12) if you have any questions or need a new order form.  Mahalo!

  2. Ali'iolani School is sponsoring a book drive to benefit the children of Lahaina.  If you wish to participate, please send donations of NEW books to school.  Drop off is at the office or library.  Last day to donate is September 21.  Mahalo!

  3. Please turn in the 2023-24 Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications.

 

Health and Wellness Snack policy for birthday celebrations and goody bags updated

  • We have updated our health and wellness snack policy to provide clearer guidance on what is allowed on campus for birthday celebrations.

  • Please disregard the guidelines on pg. 12 in the student planner.

  • This will be the updated snack policy for birthday celebrations and goody bags moving forward

    • Prepackaged store bought.

    • No eggs, soy, milk, dairy,tree nuts, peanuts, & shellfish.

    • 200 calories or less.

    • **For class goody bags, please consult with your teacher 3 days prior.**

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

September 13 - picture taking day

September 18 - Ali‘iolani Professional Development Day - no school for students

September 30 - Saturday Community Event by Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

October 9-13 - Fall Break (no school)

October 30-November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Kindness Quote

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours." -Dolly Parton

Weekly Update 9/5-9/8

Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you to our special teachers - Mr. Kim, Mr. Tawata, Ms. Chang, and Ms. Verdadero- for providing our students a well-rounded curriculum experience in Physical Education, Computer Science, STEM, and the Arts.

Friendly Reminders

• No School on Monday, 9/4, Labor Day

Sept 7, picture taking flyers will be distributed and sent home to with students

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted (11 students as of 8/29/23)

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

September 4 - no school: Labor Day Holiday

September 13 - picture taking day

September 18 - Ali‘iolani Professional Development Day - no school for students

September 30 - Saturday Community Event by Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

October 9-13 - Fall Break (no school)

October 30-November 6 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Kindness Quote

“We don’t have to agree on anything to be kind to one another”. Author unknown

Weekly Update 8/29-9/01

Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you, AES ohana for continuing to turn in our beginning of the year forms to your child's teacher.

Friendly Reminders

• Please remember to deposit money into your child's meal accounts.

Also, remember to turn in the beginning of the year forms to your teachers (meal application, MVA, Tech form, and others).

• To help our Kindergarteners with learning the different colors, students and staff members will be wearing the following colored shirts on these days:

     • 8/29 to 8/30: Tuesday - Purple, Wednesday - Rainbow (multi-colored)

     • Please join us if your child would like to participate

Updated School Menu for August

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

August 28 - Professional Development Day - no school for students

September 4 - Labor Day - no school

September 18 - Ali‘iolani Professional Development Day - no school for students

Kindness Quote

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weekly Update 8/21-8/25

Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you, AES parents and families for your kokua, support, and cooperation with the drop-off and pick-up procedures. Please have a fantastic 3-day weekend!

Friendly Reminders

• Please pack a water bottle for your child everyday.

• Continue to label your child's belongings, we have several unclaimed items in the office.

• School ends at 2:15pm M/Tu/Th/F, Wednesdays at 1:00pm. Students that are not picked up by 2:30pm and 1:15pm (on Wed.) will be escorted to the office.

• Remember to deposit money into your child's meal accounts.

• Lastly, remember to turn in the beginning of the year forms to your teachers (meal application, MVA, Tech form, and others).

• To help our Kindergarteners with learning the different colors, students and staff members will be wearing the following colored shirts on these days:

     • 8/21 to 8/25: Monday - Red, Tuesday - Orange, Wednesday - Yellow, Thursday - Green, Friday - Blue

     • 8/29 to 8/30: Tuesday - Purple, Wednesday - Rainbow (multi-colored)

     • Please join us if your child would like to participate

Visitor Parking for AES Families

Starting Monday, 8/14, please do not park in the teachers’ parking stalls next to the cafeteria or parking stalls marked as “Staff”. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flyer (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Hazel Health Services

• Hazel Health is a contracted service provider through the Hawaii Department of Education to support youth in need of mental health support.

• There is no cost to you and paid for by the State of Hawaii.

• Here is a link to their flyer for more information.

Dates to Remember

August 18 - Statehood Day Holiday - No School

August 28 - Professional Development Day - no school for students

September 4 - Labor Day - no school

September 18 - Ali‘iolani Professional Development Day - no school for students

Kindness Quote

"It takes courage to be kind." -Maya Angelou

Weekly Update 8/14-8/17

Attitude of Gratitude

Mahalo AES parents and families for attending our open house this week, we appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules. Thank you.

First Two Weeks of School 8/7-8/17

• During the first two weeks of school, AES parents are allowed to walk their children to their classrooms and must leave campus by 8:05am.

• Students that are assigned to a 2nd floor classroom can be escorted to the building stairwell and dropped off there.

Friendly Reminders

• Please pack a water bottle for your child everyday. PE starts next week.

• Label your child’s belongings, we have several unclaimed water bottles at the office.

• School ends at 2:15 pm M/Tu/Th/F, Wednesdays at 1:00pm. Students that are not picked up by 2:30 pm and 1:15 pm (on Wed.) will be escorted to the office.

• Remember to deposit money into your child’s meal accounts.

• Lastly, remember to turn in the beginning of the year forms to your teachers (meal application, MVA, Tech form, and others).

Visitor Parking for AES Families

Starting Monday, 8/14, please do not park in the teachers’ parking stalls next to the cafeteria or parking stalls marked as “Staff”. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Drop off/Pick up

• 6th Avenue - Kindergarten and 1st Grade

• 7th Avenue - 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

A+ After School Updates

• There are a number of our AES students still waitlisted

• YMCA is short staff and looking to hire

• Here is the YMCA flier (approved by Honolulu Dist. Office)

Dates to Remember

August 18 - Statehood Day Holiday - No School

August 28 - Professional Development Day - no school for students

Kindness Quote

"KINDNESS - is a gift everyone can afford to give." -Unknown

Weekly Update 8/7-8/11

Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you to the AES faculty and staff for making our first days back to school so special!

First Two Weeks of School 8/7-8/17

• During the first two weeks of school, AES parents are allowed to walk their children to their classrooms and must leave campus by 8:05am.

• Students that are assigned to a 2nd floor classroom can be escorted to the building stairwell and dropped off there.

Open House Dates

Aug 7 - 8:00-8:20 Gr 1 in the library first

Aug 8 - 8:00-8:20 Gr 2 in the library first (F204 & F205)

Aug 9 - 8:00-8:20 Gr 3 in the library first (A201 & A202)

Aug 9 - 8:30-9:45 Gr K orientation in the cafeteria

Aug 10 - 8:00-8:20 Gr 4 in the library first (A203 & A204)

Aug 11 - 8:00-8:20 Gr 5 in the library first (A205 & A206)

There will also be a virtual component in case you can't make it to campus on your respective day(s).

• Grade 1 - 5 parents will report to the library at 8am for our Open House Welcome and Announcements.

• Kindergarten parents will report to the cafeteria at 8:30am.

Visitor Parking for AES Families

• Visitor Parking is limited. We have only a few parking stalls at 6th Ave. However, AES families will be permitted to park in the staff parking lots on 6th and 7th Avenues during open house week. Please drive safely.

• After 8/14, Monday, please do not park in the teachers' parking stalls next to the cafeteria or parking stalls marked as "Staff". Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Drop off/Pick up

• 6th Avenue - Kindergarten and 1st Grade

• 7th Avenue - 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Dates to Remember

August 1 - First day for Teachers

August 7 - First day of school for students (except for Kindergarten)

August 7-11 Open House - see above

August 18 - Statehood Day Holiday - No School

August 28 - Professional Development Day - no school for students

Kindness Quote

"People, Passion, Purpose" - Superintendent Keith Hayashi

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