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.
270 ‘A‘apueo Parkway
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 email@example.com 572-3226.
Annual Scholastic Book Fair at Kamehameha Schools Maui – November, 16, 17, 20 & 21
Each year the PTSO sponsors the Annual Scholastic Book Fair held in November. Under the direction of the Book Fair Co-Chairs, Nāmāhana Dining Hall is transformed into an awesome Book Fair. Teachers bring their classrooms into the Fair to preview the books and prepare a wish list which they share with their parents. On a designated day, students shop at the Book Fair. Teachers create a wish list too and their families have an opportunity to purchase a book for the classroom library. A student poster contest invites students to share their talents and possibly win a prize. On Friday evening there is are activities with crafts and snacks. Each grade level hosts a craft table and students have a great time.
Thurs, Nov 16, 8am-3:30pm, Preview
Friday, Nov 17, 8am-7:30pm, Sales and Evening Activity
Monday, Nov 20, 8am-3:30, Sales
Tuesday, Nov 21, 8am-2pm, Sales & Break Down
We need parent kōkua - Volunteer sign up link: http://signup.com/go/hVQsrmA
Hoʻolauleʻa — Saturday April 21, 2018 — 9 am to 2 pm
The Hoʻolauleʻa an ʻohana Upcountry event that is free and open to the public offering great entertainment, food, Silent Auction, Country Store, local vendors, Blue & White Rummage, Hawaiian demonstrations, games and crafts. Proceeds of the event fund Hoʻolauleʻa Grants and post high KSM ʻAʻapueo Scholarships. The annual K-12 fundraiser is organized under the direction of the Hoʻolauleʻa Steering Committee which is comprised of the PTSO Executive Board, sophomore event chair and KSM Parent Community Coordinator coordinating each grade level’s kuleana (responsibility).
President Tanya Quitazol is employed in the Department of the Corporation Counsel for Maui County. Memorable experiences, planning successful Project Graduation 2006 and 2012! Tanya hopes to lead the organization to increase parent participation, to support the school, and to be transparent so parents understand the organizations policies and decisions.
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 Assistant 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."
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 a Clinical Supervisor in a home visiting program and I also carry the hate of Clinical Specialist and Hawaiian Cultural Specialist. I have been a supervisor for over 3 years and was recently given the 2 additional roles as our program transitions. One of my memorable Kamehameha experiences was celebrating my daughter Leiana’s KSM ’18 Rite of Passage with our beloved Poʻo Kula Lee Ann DeLima. Her speech and the ceremony were very moving and literally chicken skin! I serve on the PTSO Board to give back and to support the mission and values of KSM in raising up strong leaders of tomorrow.
Parent Representatives: Sienna Yoshida and Summer Enfield-Carlos
Sienna Yoshida is a Financial Advisor. She loves all of her Kamehameha experiences especially the grade 5 Economic Fair, and the 2017 Ho’olaule’a Country Store. She hopes to bring our families together and give them a sense of 'ohana and pride within Kamehameha Maui--also to promote school spirit!!
Summer Enfield-Carlos is a Secretary for the County of Maui. A memorable Kamehameha experience was my 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. I hope to keep families involved with school happenings and create 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 Manager of Ilima Shell and Maui Crisps. I serve on the board so I know more about what is going on in school and to see what we have to look forward to as the years to come. Also, to bring new ideas and voice my opinions to make our school the best that we can for our keiki. "A memorable event for me was when I first stepped foot on campus bringing my son to Kindergarten how friendly and welcoming the staff were. I'm so glad that I have two of my children here now."
Parent Representatives: Kim Tanaka and Desiree Abernathy
Kim Tanaka is the TA Vice Principal at Kīhei Elementary School, previously a teacher at Pu’u Kukui for 4 years. A memorable experience for her was Hoʻolauleʻa 2017 because it was fun and rewarding to build relationships with all of the other class of 2025 parents who came out to help. "It feels good to give back to KSM, even if just for one day. This school year, I hope to be an even better representative and bring our class of 2025 ‘ohana even closer together. I am excited to work with my partner Desiree to coordinate a memorable ‘Aha Puka at the end of this 5th grade year for our keiki. I look forward to helping our awesome PTSO in our big events such as Open House, Book Fair and Hoʻolauleʻa. It's going to be the best year yet!"
Desiree Abernathy works as the office manager for Tri Star Restaurant Group (Nick’s Fish Market Maui, Sarento’s on the Beach, Son’z Steakhouse and Manoli’s Pizza Company); also handles HR/payroll, accounts receivable and is the assistant to the owner, Aaron. 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 Ho’olaule’a 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 and complete our task and enjoy each other and the journey. I enjoy being informed and knowing what's happening and how I can help out. I hope I can continue to bring our KSM ohana together and grow relationships with one another."
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.
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, meet and work with wonderful people throughout the school year. In my role, I would like to increase parent involvement, and be able to provide opportunities that parents can help in small ways that will 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 experience, Graduation 2016! Being a part of a Ho'olaule'a Committee is always rewarding because you get to see the end result which people usually always enjoy. I serve to help my daughter's class and the parents that serve. I hope to accomplish getting information out there and helping with all their activities in order to have a great senior year and grad night.
Michelle Bustillos is a cosmetologist and proprietor of Love My Do. A memorable experience for her was watching the seniors enjoy their last school memory at Project Graduation 2017. Michelle truly believes in giving back especially for the gift the Princess has bestowed on my son. She hopes to contribute to the transparency, accountability and continuity of the PTSO. There is so much to learn and share. Board work can be frustrating but if people share their knowledge and the executive board operates with transparency it makes it easier for all!