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Pomaika'i Elementary School

Pomaika'i Elementary School

We are currently working on our new website. A mass email will be sent out letting you know when our new and improved website will be up and running...stay tuned!!!

logoOur Vision and Mission - See our Vision


"Learning is a journey for all ~ Students, Teachers, Administrators,
Parents and Community Members. Each person plays a critical role."



At Pomaika'i School we are committed to helping all of our children learn so that they will:

  • Exhibit creative and critical thinking.
  • Read with comprehension, write clearly, and compute accurately.
  • Utilize technology as a learning tool ethically and competently.
  • Practice stewardship in relation to the land and each other.
  • Develop self-esteem, pride, and respect for themselves and others.
  • Understand the value of education and the need for lifelong learning.

To that end we believe that:

  • The child is the generative heart of the school.
  • We are all here to learn.
  • The arts support the whole child by engaging a variety of intelligences, learning styles, experiences and backgrounds.
  • Learners have opportunities to acquire knowledge and express understanding in and through the Arts.
  • All members of the school community strive to achieve a balance between intellectual and social, emotional, and physical well-being.
  • The school supports the cultivation and appreciation of each child’s unique identity.

Important Dates to Remember:

August 3, 2013 - Kindergarten Orientation Picnic (10am-12pm)

August 5, 2013 - First day of school for grades 1-5

August 5-9, 2013 - Kindergarten Assessments
(Please follow the schedule that was given to you at the time of registration)

August 9, 2013 - Kindergarten Parent Orientation-NO Students

August 16, 2013 - No School-Statehood Day

August 28, 2013 - Open House (Gr. K-2)
5:30pm           Dinner, 6:15-7:00pm      Classroom Visits

August 29, 2013 - Open House (Gr. 3-5)
5:30pm           Dinner, 6:15-7:00pm          Classroom Visits

September 2, 2013 - No School-Labor Day

September 30, 2013 - Last day of 1st Quarter

October 4, 2013 - PTSA Fun Run

October 7-11, 2013 - No School-Fall Break

October 17, 2013 - No School-Teacher Institute Day


Check out student projects from 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12!

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Accelerated Reader Home Connect

To see your child's AR progress, click the Home Connect link above. You will need your letter from your child's teacher with information about Home Connect. Click on AR BookFinder to help your child choose an appropriate level book.

KidBiz Tip of the Month

Would you like to help your child become a better reader? Students in grades 2-5 at Pomaikai Elementary are using KidBiz to help with their reading skills. This is a web-based application that gives children a chance to read, think about and respond to questions on a variety of non-fiction articles. For tips on how you can promote reading at home, check out the KidBiz monthly newsletters.
November Newsletternew

September Newsletter
July Newsletter


Would you be ready for a tsunami?
See tips from our 4th graders in Mrs. Sakuma's class.

Wednesday Scheduled Release Time teacher trainingThis year, we'll be continuing to dismiss all students at 12:20 p.m. (new time) on Wednesdays. Teachers will be using Wednesday afternoons to participate in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to develop curriculum and common assessments. 21st Century Articulation, Professional Development, and Staff Meetings will also take place on Wednesday afternoons.

See our Bell Schedule

Apply for free and reduced lunch online -
The Doe Food Service Branch now has a new web-based site that will provide families with the option to submit applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefts online. Online applications and step by step directions are available at:
http://ezmealapp.com (you can also access this site via the DOE website: http://doe.k12.hi.us/foodservice/freeandreducedpricemeals.htm)

On September 17, 2013, students that were on free/reduced status AND did not turn in a 2013-2014 application will be put on paid status.

eScrip - Register your Safeway card online and everytime you shop, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Pomaikai Elementary School.

Student Registration RequirementsKindergarten early registration has closed. If you are new to our school, please bring all required documents (original birth certificate/proof of residency/shot records) to our school main office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You need to live in our school district in order to register. <details>

  • Children with birth dates from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 are eligible to register.
  • You must reside in the Maui Lani Subdivision (excluding Sandhill Estates).
  • Original Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate (Filed with State of birth. Certificate with footprints is NOT an official document)
  • Proof of Residency - Utility statement with name and physical address, (P.O. Box addresses are NOT acceptable), or a Notarized Residence Verification form must be completed
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance - must be completed within one year before entering school
  • Health Card (Form 14) completed - to include a physical examination completed within one year before entering school and all required immunizations have been met OR a signed statement or appointment card from your child's doctor.

You need to reside within our school boundaries, if not you will need to register and submit a Geographic Exception (GE) form to your child's home school. If the GE is approved, then you will start the registration process at Pomaikai Elementary School.

Please note the new DOE Kindergarten cut off dates.

New Meal Prices Kindergarten Orientation PicnicSchool Meal Prices Effective Sept. 1, 2011. Cash only - visitors please pay for lunch in the school office. Items marked with an * are effective September 1st.

Lunch Price Grid: Includes number of lunch days for each month and a calculation of lunch and breakfast prices for the month.

Regular student breakfast is $1.00
Reduced price student breakfast is $0.30
Second and subsequent student breakfasts are $2.20 *
Adult breakfast is $2.20 *

Regular student lunch is $2.25*
Reduced price student lunch is $0.40.
Second student entree is $1.85
Second and subsequent student lunch is $5.00 *
Adult lunch is $5.00 *

School UniformsPomaika'i Elementary has a School Uniform Policy. tshirt Please take time to read through and become familiar with our policy and student dress code.

All students need to wear either a long or short sleeved blue or green school tee shirt. <download short-sleeved order form>

We will also be selling long sleeved shirts, hooded jackets, and polo shirts until we run out of them. Adult sizes only. These can be purchased in the school office.

School Community CouncilSCCOur School Community Council (SCC) welcomes your input regarding Pomaika'i Elementary. The SCC meets monthly.<details>

Join the PTSADo you want to help support Pomaika'i Elementary? You can join the PTSA by completing and turning in a Membership Form (this is an Adobe PDF document). Our next PTSA meeting will be on <date to be determined> <details>

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