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Waikīkī School Parent Bulletin - April 26, 2023

Join us for an Enriching Day at the Honolulu Zoo - May 6, 2023

Waikīkī School in partnership with the Honolulu Zoological Society have designed and developed enrichment items for the animals at the Honolulu Zoo. Students spent the year meeting with Zoo staff learning how they care for the animals, and coming up with ways to help enrich the animals’ lives. They built puzzle boxes for the primates, a popcorn feeder for the elephants, a back scratcher for the cow, nest boxes for the Golden Lion Tamarins, a meerkat interactive termite mound, as well as sloth and porcupine feeders.

Students drew up plans, experimented with materials and made numerous revisions. In addition to working with their classroom teachers at Waikīkī School, the 5th graders were given the opportunity to work with seniors in Punahou’s engineering department. These Punahou students acted as mentors, helping to revise plans and providing expertise, as well as fabricating some of the materials for the project. A partnership within a partnership. Kids working together to improve the lives of animals.

On May 6, 2023 at 10:00am the public is invited to visit the Zoo to see the animals interact with these items. In addition, there will be paper mache enrichment items placed throughout to provide a fun filled day for many of the animals. Everyone is encouraged to enter the Zoo when it opens at 10:00, pay admissions and walk around to see all the fun the animals are having with their new toys.

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks that were preordered will be going home with your child before the end of the school year. Please make sure your lunch accounts are in the positive and all library book fines are paid. There may be a delay if your child has any outstanding obligations. for lunch balances and questions, please call Aunty Kim at the school office at (808) 971-6900, or email kim@waikikischool.org. For library books and fines, please call Fran at the school office at (808) 971-6900, or email franceshigashi@waikikischool.org. Limited quantities are available for purchase for $30.00.

Congratulations Safe Routes to School Art Contest Winners!

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A+ Afterschool Registration for 2023-24 School Year

Aloha Families,

Great news! We just received our hard copy A+ After School Parent Packets, which includes the registration forms for the 2023-24 school year.

Registration packets can be picked up during A+ hours starting today from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm (M, T, TH, F) and 1:30-5:30 pm (W).

SPACE IS LIMITED due to staffing. The ratio in A+ is 20 students to 1 staff.

Once you have your hardcopy A+ After School Parent Packet in hand, kindly fill out the registration forms starting Thursday, 4/27/23. All supporting documents will need to be turned in to be considered complete.



Thursday, 4/27 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Friday, 4/28 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Monday, 5/1 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 5/2 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, 5/3 2:00 - 5:00 pm

You will need to have the following portions completed:

  • Registration Form
  • Student/Family Information
  • Initial Registration Agreements
  • A+ Emergency Form (if you have more than one child, you must fill out one per child)
  • Employment information
  • Copy of current paystubs - one months worth - black out SS#
  • If applying for subsidized monthly fee (free A+), be sure to follow the instructions in the packet.
  • Attach a postdated check payable to Waikiki School A+ for $120 for August (you are welcome to pay for more than one month or in full).

Failing to turn in completed forms with all documents will affect your chance of getting in A+.

With appreciation,

Tammie Kaleikini,

A+ Director

Waikiki School Spirit Day this Friday!

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Plant Sale

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Waikiki School PTO CPK Fundraiser - May 8, 2023

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Upcoming Calendar

April 28 - Spirit Day (Hero/Idol Day)

May 5 - May Day Schoolwide Performance

May 6 - Enrichment Presentation at the Honolulu Zoo

May 8 - CPK Kahala Fundraiser

May 17 - EL Coffee Talk 7 am

May 24 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 8:30 am for families of 5th Grade Students

May 26 - Last Day for Students