Saturday April 21, 2018 — 9 am to 3 pm
Hoʻolauleʻa 2018 is the Kamehameha Schools Maui’s 14th annual celebration hosted on the beautiful grounds of the high school campus with views of Central Maui. The April 21st event is an Upcountry family event that offers ‘ono food and food trucks, Hawaiian music and dance, Hawaiian cultural demonstrations that will show you how to prepare poi, pound kapa and an opportunity to try your hand at traditional Hawaiian games. Keiki can participate in fun games and make take home crafts. Shop for quality gifts for mother’s day, graduation and birthdays at the Silent Auction and browse the numerous local vendors that offer art, jewelry, jams and jellies, apparel and other must-have items. The Country Store will feature plants, flowers, and other home grown and handmade items. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the awesome Blue and White Rummage! Count on it, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Don’t miss this annual event that is FREE, open to the public and has lots of free parking! (808) 572-3100
To participate in class or club fundraisers, or at Ho‘olaule‘a, parents must be food certified by completing the on-line Food Safety and Sanitation Training located on the Forms and Resources page. The on-line training is a brief 10 minutes inclusive of a post test. Upon completion you will be food certified and this certification is valid for seven years. Should you need to check on the status of your certification or for questions., please contact Mandy Sensano/Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org 572-3226.
Postponed from Jan. 20, 2018. Movie: "Wonderful" Rated PG. Bring your blankets, low back chairs, and dress warmly. Refreshments will be sold. This is a FREE event and all KSM families are invited to attend. Please RSVP http://tinyurl.com/ptsomovie
Free Popcorn Bar w/RSVP ticket
Free Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream w/ RSVP ticket
$2.00 Hot Dogs (Proceeds will go to Women Helping Women)
President Tanya Quitazol is employed at the Department of the Corporation Counsel for Maui County. Two very memorable experiences for her were the successful planning and implementation of Project Graduation for the class of 2006 and the class of 2012! Tanya’s leadership goals are to support the school, to increase parent participation, and to share the organizations’ policies and decisions with the KSM ‘ohana.
Vice President Renee Segundo works in the County of Maui’s Planning Department as a Land Use and Building Plans Examiner. A memorable experience was Ho’olaule’a 2017 serving as a Silent Auction Co-Chair. Our committee took on the challenge to introduce online bidding. Silent Auction was very successful, we received good feedback from everyone, and we exceeded all of our goals. I serve to give back to Pauahi for all that she has given to our children. To be more involved in the planning and decision making for events, grants that PTSO sponsors. To provide assistance and support to our PTSO President and I hope that the 2017-2018 Board can make a difference.
Secretary Jessica Cambra is a legal secretary with Carlsmith Ball LLP. She hopes to effectively assist with open communication and share information with all parents that are interested in their child’s activities and future.
Treasurer Wendy Nobriga works for Maui County as an Administrative Officer in the Prosecutor’s Office. Wendy experiences memorable events whenever her daughter Jaelynn ’18 performs with the Hawaiian Ensemble. As Treasurer Wendy works to deliver efficient financial services to PTSO grade level reps and be a supporting member of the PTSO Executive Board.
Parent Representatives: Stina Kiili and Lia Tuitele
Stina Kiili is a brand new parent at Kamehameha Schools Maui and is also new to the PTSO serving as a Kindergarten parent rep. She hopes to be of service to the school, teachers, and keiki by being an involved parent. "Open House was a wonderful experience for our family. We really enjoyed getting to know August's teachers, visiting the classrooms and being able to watch August in his classroom."
Lia Tuitele is makuahine to 6 keiki with 5 currently attending all 3 KS Maui campuses. As one of this year’s Kindergarten representatives, Lia is comfortable wearing many hats: soccer mom chauffeur, substitute teacher, class of 2026 PTSO rep of previous years, and 2016 Hoʻolauleʻa Logo Co-Chair.
Parent Representatives: Melanie Cook and Jennifer Fukumoto
Melanie Cook serves as a Staff Services Assistant for the County of Maui. She enjoys helping with excursions and assisting the students at the pool. She hopes that her active participation on the Board will allow her daughter to have the best school experience.
Jennifer Fukumoto is employed as a realtor and distributor. Her goal as grade level rep is to serve her school, to set a good example and to bond with parents and staff. "I enjoyed working at the uniform recycling event and bonding with the other parents."
Parent Representatives: Leinell Coloma-Nahooikaika and Kahiwa Macanas
Leinell Coloma-Nahooikaika is employed as a Clinical Specialist and Hawaiian Cultural Specialist in a home visiting program. A memorable KSM experience – celebrating her daughter Leiana’s KSM ’18 Rite of Passage with our beloved Poʻo Kula Lee Ann DeLima. Po’o Kula’s speech and the ceremony were very moving and I literally got chicken skin! I serve on the PTSO Board to give back and to support the mission and values of KSM in raising up strong Hawaiian leaders for the future.
Kahiwa Macanas serves as a VCM Specialist with Child and Family Services strengthening ‘ohana and fostering the healthy development of keiki. Memorable KSM experiences – daughter Kealaula's first day at Kindergarten and her speaking part at the Founder's Day program. I serve on the PTSO Board to stay connected and informed about KSM and I will keep the 2028 ‘ohana connected. We are a close class and everyone helps each other. We are #haumanastrong. Class of 2028, You ROCK!!
Parent Representatives: Sienna Yoshida and Summer Enfield-Carlos
Sienna Yoshida is a Financial Advisor. Memorable Kamehameha experiences: the grade 5 Economic Fair and the 2017 Ho’olaule’a Country Store. As a representative on the Board she hopes to bring our families together, promote school spirit and give them a sense of 'ohana and pride within Kamehameha Maui ‘ohana.
Summer Enfield-Carlos is a Secretary for the County of Maui. A memorable Kamehameha experience was her daughter Lexianne’s New Invitee Orientation in 2014 when Po`o Kula DeLima welcomed all the students and `ohana to KSM. The children were so excited to start their educational journey and families got to meet each other and play a few icebreakers. In my role on the Board I hope to keep families involved with school happenings and create opportunities for friendships outside of the classroom.
Parent Representatives: Darnell Akima and Beth Apo
Darnell Akima is employed at the Maui Medical Group with accounts payable and at Walgreens as a part-time pharmacy tech. "Founders day is always memorable. It’s a great reminder of Ke Ali’i Pauahi’s love and sacrifice. There’s always something different each year that fills my heart with tears of joy! I serve on the PTSO board so I can be informed and give back. My hope is to keep our class ‘ohana informed, and work together as a whole for the benefit of our keiki."
Beth Apo manages Ilima Shell and Maui Crisps a family owned business. "A memorable event for me was delivering my son to Kindergarten and experiencing the friendly and welcoming reception from the staff. I'm so glad that I have two of my children at KSM now." I serve on the board to gain more knowledge about the school, to bring new ideas and to voice my opinions to make our school the best that it can be for our keiki.
Parent Representatives: Kim Tanaka and Desiree Abernathy
Kim Tanaka currently serves as Vice Principal at Kīhei Elementary School, (previously at Pu’u Kukui for 4 years). A memorable KSM experience for me was Hoʻolauleʻa 2017. It was fun and rewarding to build relationships with all of the parents who came out to help. As a Board member I hope to bring our class of 2025 ‘ohana even closer together and I’m excited to work with my partner Desiree to coordinate a memorable ‘Aha Puka our 5th grade keiki. It's going to be the best year yet!"
Desiree Abernathy works as the office manager for the Tri Star Restaurant Group that includes Nick’s Fish Market Maui, Sarento’s on the Beach, Son’z Steakhouse and Manoli’s Pizza Company. A memorable experience was attending her first May Day program in 2015 (Sofia was in the third grade). "It was such a wonderful feeling seeing all the keiki dressed so beautifully, watching their dances and hearing them sing so beautifully together. You could feel all the work and love put into that day. Brings tears of joy to my eyes when I think about it. On a school wide level - to do my part in helping to make the entire Kamehameha experience memorable for both the students and their ‘ohana. On a 5th grade level - to encourage more bonding amongst parents and students; to gain more parent support for all our keiki through events, outings and socials for their last year of elementary school and beyond."
Parent Representatives: Sarita Tranilla and U’ilani Walker-Baricuatro
Sarita Tranilla is employed at Costco Wholesale as the Business Delivery Finalizer. "I really enjoyed my daughter's 5th grade 'Aha Puka & Step-Up event last year. We decorated Nāmāhana and transformed it into a Jungle with a safari jeep and all! After the 'Aha Puka ceremony we surprised the keiki with a luncheon and we gave out silly awards, played a breakout game to unlock their gifts, and ended with a dance! The kids all had a blast! I serve to give back to the school that gives my daughter such great opportunities and to be an involved parent. I hope to inspire other parents to get involved."
U’ilani Walker-Baricuatro is a stay-at-home mom and a Thirty-One Gifts independent consultant. "One of my most memorable Kamehameha memories was the presentation of the kāhili at the Rite of Passage for my daughter Kamahie, KSM ‘19. As a member of the PTSO Board I hope to help build the bond of class of 2024 for all families."
Parent Representatives: Kelli Kiesel and Kristy Pang
Kelli Kiesel is a fitness instructor and trainer. A memorable Kamehameha experience was her daughter Takara's '21 Rite of Passage. "I serve on the Board to stay involved and to help where I can."
Kristy Pang is a teacher and sites Homecoming as a memorable Kamehameha experience. She hopes to establish a better understanding of how class funds are used and learn how the PTSO works within the school.
Parent Representatives: Sharolyn Pali and Ulu Vitcovich
Sharolyn Pali is an English teacher at KSM Middle School. A memorable experience for her was co-chairing Ho’olaule’a 2011 Entertainment with her son Tuimana KSM '12. As a Student Co-Chair Tuimana was responsible for securing the Hoʻolauleʻa Entertainment line-up. "I serve on the PTSO Board because I enjoy people and the opportunity to provide service alongside others. I hope to open the lines of communication as a class representative and reach out to all families within our grade level as well as build relationships with others."
Ulu Vitcovich is a financial instructor with 101 Financial. "Ho’olaule’a 2017 was a memorable Kamehameha experience. It was not an easy task to get organized but thanks to our awesome KSM ‘22 ohana we were able to pull together, complete our task and enjoy each other. I enjoy being informed, knowing what's happening and helping out. Bringing the KSM ‘ohana together and growing relationships is my goal."
Parent Representatives: Erin Rodrigues and Marilyn Stupplebeen
Erin Rodrigues is an Educational Assistant at Makawao Elementary Schools and Assistant Cheer Coach at King Kekaulike High School. Daughter Brynn’s ’16 Rite of Passage was a very memorable Kamehameha experience. "I serve to keep our class updated and to stay involved with my child's academics throughout her years here. I plan to assist families, students, and staff through the upcoming years."
Marilyn Stupplebeen is an administrative assistant with Dowling Co, Inc. Memorable Kamehameha events include her daughter Sofia’s ’16 Rite of Passage and daughter Sara’s May Ho’ike performance. Marilyn aims to keep the Class of 2021 ‘ohana informed through newsletters, emails, social media and in person. We hope to build a stronger bond with parents and increase ‘ohana involvement in school events.
Parent Representatives: Jamie Palakiko and Dane Sadang
Jamie Palakiko serves as the Student Activities Coordinator for Kamehameha Maui’s Middle and Elementary School Campus. A memorable experience was planning and implementing Project Graduation 2014. Her goal this year is to build a stronger bond for the class of 2020 and to get parents excited to host Ho’olaule’a 2018.
Dane Sadang is employed at the Hyatt Regency Maui as an Engineering Coordinator. A memorable experience for her was developing pilina with the class of 2020 during the class sleepover. Her goal as PTSO rep is to motivate parents and students to become more involved in all school activities.
Parent Representatives: Charla Helm and Miki Kubo
Charla Helm works at KSM as an Administrative Coordinator for grades 9 and 10. A most memorable Kamehameha experience was the all school huaka’i to Honolua to welcome the Hōkūleʻa. "I serve on the PTSO board to stay informed about our school and meet and work with wonderful people throughout the school year. In my role, I would like to increase parent involvement, and provide additional opportunities for parents to make a difference."
Miki Kubo A memorable Kamehameha memory is making friends with parents when volunteering with class and Hoʻolauleʻa activities. "My goal this year is to communicate with our class families to keep them updated."
Parent Representatives: Tammy Akina and Michelle Bustillos
Tammy Akina is a test coordinator at Waiheʻe Elementary School. Most memorable Kamehameha experiences: Graduation 2016 for her older daughter, and being a part of a Ho'olaule'a Committee - always rewarding because you experience the event from the initial planning to a successful event day. I serve on the Board to kōkua my daughter’s class ‘ohana so they are informed, have successful senior activities throughout the senior year and end with a memorable Project Graduation.
Michelle Bustillos is a cosmetologist and proprietor of Love My Do. A memorable experience, last year’s seniors enjoying Project Graduation 2017. Michelle is thankful for her son’s gift of education at KSM and is giving back through service on the Board. Board work can be frustrating but if people share their knowledge and the executive board operates with transparency it makes it easier for all!
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Aloha e nā makua o Kamehameha Maui!
Building strong positive relationships with our keiki and ‘ohana is fundamental to our kula. We practice Hawaiian values of aloha, mālama and kuleana to support these positive relationships. We take the time to develop relationships with each keiki, ‘ohana and staff members work together for the benefit of our students.
An active parent is an informed parent, so we hope you visit our Kamehameha Maui Parent Information site often to get the information you need.