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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Fun

This will be the last Highlights for the year.  Have a happy safe summer and we will see you back in school August 7.

Those of you moving; We wish you the best of luck in your new school.
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Community Events

May 25     Foster Care Training at the Hawaiian Humane Society on 2700 Waialae Ave. from 6pm - 7pm for FREE.  Learn how you can join the foster care program to help save thousands of orphaned animals. Pre-registration required. 808- 356-2222 or

May 29     Lantern Floating at Ala Moana Park at Magic Island end from 6:30pm - 7:30pm for FREE. More than 7000 lanterns will float down the beach in memory of those who have passed. or 808-942-1848

May 30     Wahiawa Public Library hosts family movie night at 5:30pm. 808-622-6345

May 31     Mililani Public Library kicks off its summer reading program with a screening of The LEGO Movie from 2pm - 4:30pm. 808-627-7470

May 31 Knitting Club meets from 6pm - 7pm at Wahiawa Public Library. 808-622-6345

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday at Pearlridge Center Downtown Center Court is Comic Jam. Meet and talk story with local artists from 1pm - 4pm.

Summer reading Program at the Hawaii State Public Library.  Preregister online beginning May 23 at  Then come to the library beginning the week of June 4th to receive your mystery sign-up bonus, while supplies last.  Read and participate from anywhere, any time and with any smart device!  Free rewards and programs and activities and prize drawings.

June 3 from 10am - 1pm at the Hawaii State Library come build LEGO Hawaii at the Summer Reading Kick-Off. Create your favorite Hawai'i landmark at the free event.

Hawaii Pacific University - College of Extended and Interdisciplinary Education. Offers classes in Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension, Love of Reading, Textbook Skills, Speed Reading.

City and County of Honolulu offer Super Fun Programs at over 60 sites across Oahu. June 7 - July 21 8:30am - 2pm. Open to children who have completed kindergarten but not yet entered the 7th grade.  visit

Friends of the Public Library of Hawai'i. Many summer reading incentive programs at various branches.

Camp Kama'aina Kids offer day camp programs with swimming, sailing, weekly excursions, simple science, dancing and more.  For children in grades K - 8. register online at

YMCA of Honolulu offers day camps, summer school programs, swim lessons and specialty camps featuring hands on learning in sports, art, cooking and more for kids ages 6 - 13.  Also available Camp Erdman weeklong overnight camp adventure for kids age 7 - 17. Kids can hike, surf, play sports, swim, ride horses, get creative with art and gain confidence on a high ropes course.
808-531-9622 or

Soccer Summer Camp at Central Oahu Regional Park May 30 - June 2 from 9am - 3pm.  All boys and girls age 6 - 14 are welcome.  Wear proper soccer attire including cleats, shin guards, ball, water bottle and sack lunch.  I got Skills Oahu Summer camp is for all players who want to improve their soccer skills.  Cost is $225. which includes camp T shirt. Sign up now or call 808-389-6210

Friday, May 19, 2017

Author Visit & Field Day Finale

A wonderful opportunity happening Monday, May 22 from 2:20 - 3pm, an author is sharing her work. The DKIES Library welcomes author, Amira Shea!. Ms. Shea's books have captured the attention of our pre-K thru grade 1 students and we know you and your family will enjoy them too.  Ms. Shea will read her stories, answer your questions & even sell her books at a discounted price.

Toddlers and siblings are welcome.  Pick up your child after school Monday & make your way to the library.   We hope to see you there!

Field Day Notes
Many thanks to the generous parents that donated water bottles and rolls of tin foil!!!.  This really helped out.  Want to thank those that donated pop up canopies. They were great for sunny field day yesterday and they gathered crowds when the skies opened up this afternoon.  Canopies that were not picked up after school today are in J3 drying out.  You can get them on Monday.  Hope the kindergarteners and 1st graders had fun today for hour and half before the rain.  If only we could control the weather, sigh.  Last, thanks to the parents that came out to help and have fun with their kids.  

Medications in Health Room 
Parents need to come pick up their child's medication from the health room. No meds will be stored over the summer break. For medication in school year 2017/18 a new request needs to be filled out.

5/20 - 5/26

A limited number of yearbooks remain!  Only $25. You can pick them up at the PTO office (P15 - behind E4) before or after school.  
Have you moved but would still like a book?  Shipping is $6.45.  Email Christine at to arrange logistics.
As long as books remain, we will also sell them at Tuesday's Awards ceremony, Super Eagle assembly and the 5th grade graduation.  But only if any yearbooks remain

There are 2 Award Assemblies next week.
If your child is honored on May 23, you received a white letter, it is in the cafeteria and there are 3 different times depending on grade.  If your child is being honored on May 25 you received blue folded invitation, it is in the covered playcourt and starts at 8:30am.

School Events

Mon. May 22             School starts at 7:55am every day – Be on time or get tardy slip from office

Tues. May 23             Awards Assembly in the cafeteria
 Grades 4 & 5 - 8:15-8:45
Grades 2 & 3 - 9:00-9:30
Grades K & 1 - 9:45-10:15

Wed. May 24             School is out on 1:10 on Wednesdays

Thurs. May 25               Super Eagle Assembly 8:30 – 9:30 in covered playcourt

Fri. May 26                5th Grade Graduation at 8:30 in the cafeteria

                                    Last Day of school ends at 2:10 for all students 

Community Events

Sat. May 20     Friends of Mililani Public Library Sale.  Mililani Public library from 9am - 3pm.  Find bargains on books, cd's and DVD's  808-627-7470

Sat. May 20    Horse Show and Country Fair at the Waimanalo Polo Field from 9am - 2pm for FREE.  Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii presents its annual fair with games, food and craft vendors, pony rides, tack sale, a bounce house and more.

Sat & Sun May 20 & 21     New Baby Expo at the Blaisdell Center from 10am - 5pm. admission is $5.50. The 20th annual New Baby Expo is a one stop shop for play, fun, education and shopping for essential and unique items for babies and toddlers with more than 150 exhibitors.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

5/12 - 5/19

Yearbooks are in!! You can pick up pre ordered yearbooks at the PTO room, P15 before and after school.  Limited numbers of yearbooks available for purchase for $25.00, Get them before they run out. (cash or check)

Field Days - parents are invited to attend and participate in stations with their children.  Parents that want to volunteer  for the entire 2 hours should come to the back field 30 minutes before that grade levels time for instructions and maps.  Seeking donations of TP rolls or tin foil, wax paper or saran wrap and any kind of partial rolls of tape.  Also cases of water bottles. All can be brought to the front office any time.  Also if we can borrow your pop up canopy for both days, you can bring to front office any time and pick up from the back field Friday afternoon.  Thank for your support

School Events

Fri. May 12                2ndGrade Field Trip to Hawai’i Theater for Youth
                                    1stGrade Field Trip to Japanese Cultural Center for some classes
                                    5thGrade Field Trip to Dave & Buster’s

                                    Last Day to Shop the Book Fair in the Library

Mon. May 15             1st Grade Field Trip to Japanese Cultural Center for some classes
                 Donations of clothes are accepted by Student Council outside the cafeteria from 1pm - 2pm.  All donations go to United Cerebral Palsy

Tues. May 16             Book Swap & Jamba Juice afterschool at the cafeteria
                                                Bring a book and swap for another. Jamba smoothies $5.00

      Donations of clothes are accepted by Student Council outside the cafeteria from 1pm - 2pm.  All donations go to United Cerebral Palsy

Wed. May 17           School is out every Wednesday at 1:10

Thurs. May 18                       Field Day for 4th & 5th grade 9:30 – 11:30 and 2nd & 3rd grade 12 - 2
Boxtop Labels will be  picked up from classrooms, but turn them in anytime

Fri. May 19                Field Day for kindergarten and 1st grade 11:15am – 1:15pm

Community Events

May 13     Mililani Orchid Club presents its annual Mother's Day Orchid Display from 8am - 2pm in the Mililani Mauka Elementary School cafeteria.  Admission if free although donations are welcome. Browse orchids, gift baskets, orchid plants and a country store.  Call 286-8577

May 13     Second Saturday at the UH Urban Garden Center from 8:30am - 11:30am. Free admission but $5 for workshop. Learn more about fruit fly control in a special workshop. Plus browse a plant and seed exchange, get advice from master gardeners, tour the center, see displays by Honolulu Rose Society and more. Pre-Registration for class recommended. 453-6050

May 15     Mililani Public Library hosts a free Microsoft Word class for adults from 6pm - 7pm. Participants will learn how to create documents, edit text, save files and more. Pre-registration in person is required. call 627-7470

Thursday, May 4, 2017

5/5 - 5/12

Stock up on summer reading books at our spring Book Fair!  
May 8-12, 7:30-3:00  in the library
Families are welcome to shop with their child's class.  (sign in at the office first)
Check with your child's teacher or view the schedule here:
Can't make it to the book fair?  You can shop online! until May 19.  All purchases benefit our school.  Thank you for your support!

Lost & Found
Many found items to the right of the stage that must be claimed. including Clothes, lunch items, personal items.  Everything will be donated at the end of the school year.

Fourth grade students of Daniel K Inouye Elementary recently participated in the clearing of invasive plants and planting of native plants at Kahuku Point on the property of Turtle Bay Resort. This amazing area is home to endangered and threatened, seals, turtles, seabirds and plants. The staff and students of DKIES and their families are invited to a follow-up field day. Come see what our students accomplished and expand the restoration area!
                                                      This climate adaptation service learning project is sponsored by NOAA, Turtle Bay Foundation, North Shore Community Land Trust and Youth Service Hawaii. When: May 13th 9am-12noon (Sign in from 8:30am)  Please RSVP for important information

School Events

Fri. May 5                  Happy Boys Day and Happy Cinco De Mayo

Book Fair in the Library all week long. 7:30am – 3:00pm this week only

Mon. May 8               Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Tues. May 9               3rd Grade Field Trip to Hokulani Imaginarium

Wed. May 10              School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. May 11                       1st Grade Field Trip to Japanese Cultural Center for some classes

Fri. May 12                2nd Grade Field Trip to Hawai’i Theater for Youth
                                    1st Grade Field Trip to Japanese Cultural Center for some classes
                                    5th Grade Field Trip to Dave & Buster’s

                                    Last Day to Shop the Book Fair in the Library

Community Events

Fri. May 5     Wahiawa Botanical Garden will teach you to make ti leaf lei from 9am - noon.  Completed lei will be placed on grave sites at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for Memorial Day. Pre-registration required. Call 522-7066

Fri. May 5     First Friday at HISAM.  6pm - 9pm for FREE at Hawaii State Art Museum galleries open late for the public.. 586-9959

May 5, 6, 7     Mothers Day Crafts and food expo $5. admission and $4 military and senior citizens. Fri. 4pm - 9pm, Sat. 10am - 8pm 7 sun. 10am - 5pm. Awesome work by 200 vendors. Ono Island treats and live entertainment..

May 6 - 7     HawaiiBook &Music Festival from 10am - 5pm for FREE.  Frank Fasi Civic Grounds (area around Honolulu Hale) the 12th Annual Festival features plenty of best selling authors, new writers, musical entertainment and more. Over 140 events at 10 pavilions.Students in grades 3-6 might want to attend the Nene Ceremony, Saturday at 1:30 inside the Mission Memorial Auditorium at the festival.  The Nene is the State Award for Literature, chosen by students in grades 4-6.  Local author Audra Furuichi will talk about her comic book series, Nemu Nemu and give a free book to each child who attends the 45 minute ceremony.  The general public is allowed inside at 1:15.  Mrs. Colte hopes to see you there!

Sat. May 6     Pineapple Festival at Wahiawa District Park from 10am - 4pm.  Parade goes up California Ave. starts at Ka'ala Elementary at 9am and ends at park by 10.  Country Store, vendors, food, handcrafters, entertainment, keiki activities, T shirts at the park.

Sat. May 6     Parade of Farms: North Shore at the Waialua Sugar Mill from 9am - 4pm. 9am - 12:30 is farmers market. Take tours to see the behind the scenes of local farms or stay by the mill and enjoy informational booths, food and more.

Sat. May 6     May Day at Waimea Valley starts at 10am for free. Featuring live music, hula performances, cultural artisans, local vendors. Enter the May Day Lei contest between 8 - 9:30am.

Sat. May 6     Hawaii Small Business Fair at Leeward Community College, Education Building, 7:30am - 1pm for FREE. Learn more about how to run your small business with seminars on topics ranging from  websites, social media, marketing, business plans, financing and more. Pre-registration required

Mon. May 8     Wahiawa Botanical Garden offers Garden World Tour for keiki and their parents from 10am - 11am.  This free tour highlights plants from Asia. Other activities include a nature walk, crafts and more. Bring walking shoes, insect repellent, rain gear and drinking water. Pre-registration is required, call 522-7066