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Summary Daily Bulletin for Friday, October 24, 2014

Panina C Day

7th Grade Bishop Memorial Chapel Services on 10/24 and 11/21. 8th Grade Bishop Memorial Chapel Services on 10/17, 11/14, and 12/5.

E hele na‘auao ‘oukou ma mua o ka po‘e ma waho, e mālama pono ana i ka manawa. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:5

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Founders Day rehearsals begin this month. General reminders: bags will be stored in the team space, students will bring their SAB to rehearsal and sit in Keawe seating, students will be released in time to retrieve belongings before dismissal. Contact Kumu Porreca if you have any questions.

Note: Rehearsals are held in Keawe during Block 5. Rehearsal schedule: 10/14 - Olona, 10/16 - Koa, 10/21 - Grade 8, 10/23 - Lehua, 10/28 - Olona, 10/30 - Grade 8. Contact Kumu Porreca if you have questions about this.

Congratulations to the winners of our guessing game contest-Sean Ferreira, Teiana Gonsalves,Marika Higgins, Alina Mauai, and Kimokeo Tefan. The actual amount was 1861 M&M's! The winners of our photo and sketch contest are Kenney Chan, Chloe Chinen, Jennifer Kop, Kahiau Lam Ho, and Danielle Tuscher. Please pick up your prizes by this Friday. Thank you all for participating!


Fall Into the Fall Spirit – Activities to Benefit the Palolo Chinese Home

ChrysanthemumLet’s bring in the Fall Spirit by decorating pumpkin and cards to benefit the residents of the Palolo Chinese Home.  There are three things that you may do on the three days during the lunch recess period.

All activities will be held at the Student Activities Center (SAC), Keliimaikai 106 hallway area. 

October 28 (Tues) E – Day     Decorate Cards and Receive a TREAT - No registration necessary to participate
October 29 (Wed) F – Day       Carve a Pumpkin - Must have a team of four students and register online
October 30 (Thurs) G – Day
    Decorate an Ornamental Pumpkin - No registration necessary to participate

When registering online, must use KS email address and do NOT expect an email confirmation immediately.  Multiple registrations will be deleted.  Make sure that you are registering for YOUR grade level recess!

Pumpkin Carving link


Source: KMS Student Activities | 20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am HST

Meet the Class Parents

Aloha kākou! And welcome back to an exciting school year of parent volunteerism. We hope that you can participate our upcoming events. Our class parents, Trini Nelson-7th Grade and Rodney and Reshel Arias-8th, will be seeking your kōkua.

TriniTrini Nelson   ctrhawaii@yahoo.com

 I am humbled to be working with parents that will be rolling up their sleeves, jumping in and sharing of their time and talents for our nā `opio. My husband Glin, my daughter “Kaleʻa” and I reside from the west side, Wai`anae.   I am presently a Kumu with Keiki O Ka ʻĀina Learning Centers and my husband is an HFD firefighter. When we are not busy being “Verbs” we love grabbing our water toys, paddle boards, surfboards, and kayak were off to the healing ocean waters of Pokaʻi Bay and ending our day watching spectacular and one of a kind sunsets! . Mahalo for believing in yourself that you DO make a difference!


Rodney and Reshel Arias Arias


 Our families are awesome, always willing to lend a hand to our children’s events!  It’s a new school year, full of many more volunteer opportunities for parents.  Please fill out this year’s “Got Time” form.  As the events come up, we’ll contact you to check on your availability.  Also, remember to turn in your Parent Alumni Relations Volunteer form to get cleared to volunteer.


Source: KMS Student Activities | 2 Oct 2014 | 4:37 pm HST

Middle Years – October 2014

Aloha! This monthʻs Middle Years is now available.
Middle Years – October 2014

Source: Kapālama Middle School | 30 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am HST

College and Career Fair (Jan 9, 2015) – Looking for Presenters

On January 9, 2015, KMS will hold its bi-annual College and Career Fair.  We are seeking presenters for this outdoor exhibition style fair.  If you would like to participate, please complete the form and return to the student activities office, Keliimaikai 106, or email to gavannat@ksbe.edu

2015 KMS College & Career Fair Presenter Form

Source: KMS Student Activities | 24 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm HST

More on Monster/Energy Drinks

The following was shared by our Life Skills kumu, Mr. Omo:

Energy drinks are not the same as sports drinks. They are popular, but they are not designed to rehydrate athletes during activity and should not be used in such circumstances. There is no regulatory control over energy drinks, thus their content and purity cannot be ensured.

Energy drinks may contain ingredients that are not listed on the label and they may be banned by the state athletic association.

Fruit juices with greater than 8% carbohydrate content can result in a bloated feeling and abdominal cramping.

Higher levels of caffeine does not further improve performance. In fact the larger the dose of caffeine the more at risk you are for the adverse effects of caffeine, which include increased heart rate, headaches, disrupted sleep,jitteriness, nausea, irritability and gastrointestinal distress and most concerning, dehydration.

I’ve shared this information with the students and I hope that this will help to stop these drinks from coming to our campus.  Additionally, I hope this information will help your child to make healthier choices on which beverages to consume.

Mahalo for your support,

Mr. Atabay

Source: Kyle Atabay | 4 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm HST

Monster/Energy drinks at school…


Recently, a team of teachers inquired about our policy on Monster drinks because they noticed some of their students who brought the drinks to school, some consuming as many as two in a short period. Although we have no policy that speaks directly to Monster drinks, inquiry with my VP cohorts across the KS system informs me that they too have dealt with it, some campuses have banned it all together, and many of them attack it from the perspective of a health issue that needs to be controlled. In general, similar sentiments of concern were shared amongst my peers and it was agreed upon that high energy/”Monster” drinks have no nutritional value, and contain stimulants that could be considered harmful in the long run to a child’s development.  Additionally, labels should always be read carefully to see if alcohol is part of its ingredients. A quick google search of Monster drinks will show you many different reports, articles, and stories of the dangers of these types of energy drinks, especially to adolescent students.

I am asking that students refrain from bringing these types of drinks to school simply out of concern for their health. These drinks are also not cheap so if your child is asking you to purchase them, please don’t. I am asking our teachers and staff to immediately confiscate these drinks if they are seen and to bring them to the main office. The drink may be retrieved by the student’s parent if you so choose.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at my office, 842-8447.


Mr. Atabay

Source: Kyle Atabay | 3 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm HST