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Summary Daily Bulletin for Thursday, October 30, 2014

G 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.

A ua ho‘opiha iā ia i ka ‘uhane o ke Akua, i ke akamai, a i ka na‘auao, a i ka ‘ike, a i ke ‘ano o nā hana a pau. And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts. Exodus 35:31

E lawe i ke a‘o a mālama, a e ‘oi mau ka na‘auao. (He who takes his teachings and applies them increases his knowledge.)

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 following Maika‘i Award Recipients: Daphnee Ilae, Olivia Sakys, Nalani Klopfenstein, Trever Casabar and Isaiah Shizuru of Grade 7; Natalie Akiona, Sunni Chow, Brad Souza and Kenrich Fong of Grade 8.


Mana’o from this morning’s wehena

I want to share the mana’o from this morning’s wehena. Mr. Palani Williams (7th grade exploratory teacher in visual art) shared a most poignant and meaningful message for us to start off the week. My wish is that we can all reinforce his good words.

Did you know Princess Pauahi was a samurai? Not in the sense that she wore armor and swung a sword, but the way she lived her life in service of others. The term samurai, in Japanese and Chinese, means “those who serve”. The samurai lived by a code called Bushido. The following are the virtues of a samurai:
• Rectitude or Righteousness (Gi)(Pono): living a life pleasing to God
• Courage (Yu)(Koa): not only physical but moral – do the right thing in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal or discouragement
• Benevolence or Charity (Jin)(Aloha): giving of help to those in need
• Respect (Rei)(Ho’ihi)
• Honesty (Makoto)(Ku’I’o): embodies attributes such as integrity and truthfulness along with the absence of lying, cheating, and theft.
• Honor (Meiyo)
• Loyalty (Chugi): Faithfulness in a person, group, country or cause.
• Filial Piety: Be good to your parents, take care of your parents, and conduct yourself so as to bring a good name to your parents and ancestors
• Wisdom: Think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense
In 1990 I was a 21 year old Sergaent of a mortar platoon. I found myself in the desert of Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. We were about to start the ground war and invade Iraq. I thought I was going to die. I remember praying to God to bless me and the men I commanded. I made a promise to God at that time that if He would bring me and my men home safely, I would dedicate the rest of my life to making a difference to others. God held up his end of the promise, and ever since then I have been doing my best to hold up mine. That is the reason why I am a teacher, coach, club advisor, father, mentor and Police Officer.
My challenge to you everyday this week is to exemplify the samurai virtues, the Hawaiian virtues that Princess Pauahi lived by and wanted all of us to live by. Live a life pleasing to God, do the right thing, help others, be respectful, don’t lie, be good to your parents, and act in a way to bring honor to your family.

Source: Pua Kaai | 27 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am HST

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 two things that you may do on the two days during the lunch recess period.

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

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

October 28 – Card Decorating.  Mahalo! to our parents who helped us prep the pumpkins for carving tomorrow.  DSC08105DSC08074DSC08117

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