Annual Scholastic Book Fair at Kamehameha Schools Maui – November, 20-22
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 poster contest invites students to share their talents and possibly win a prize. On Friday evening there are activities with crafts and snacks. Each grade level hosts a craft table and students have a great time.
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm,
‘Ohana Night (Friday) 5:30 – 7:30 pm Food Crafts, Fun!
We need parent volunteers to help us host this event. Please signup now! Mahalo! - Volunteer sign up link: https://signup.com/go/yDfiuLk
March 7, 9 am to 3pm High School Campus.
President 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.
Vice President Leinell Coloma-Nahooikaika Program Coordinator and Substance Abuse Educator for a nonprofit adolescent program. Proud mother of 3, Kale’a (KSM 2028), Tyson (KSM 2025) and Leiana (KSM 2018 Graduate). Served as Papa 2028 social chair, 2018 Ho’olaule’a scrip chair, and Papa 2028 PTSO rep for 3 years. A memorable KSM experience – celebrating my daughter Leiana’s KSM ’18 Rite of Passage with our beloved Poʻo Kula Lee Ann DeLima. Poʻo Kula’s speech and the ceremony were very moving and I literally got chicken skin! I serve because I enjoy the friendships and valuable work of our school’s PTSO. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunities and cultural experience offered my children at KSM.
Secretary Nicole Pagan "I have served as Secretary in the past and it was very rewarding. I've always felt it is so important to be as involved as you can in your child's school and educational experience. It allows me to stay more informed of what's happening, to meet and work with other like-minded parents and I truly enjoy helping out! I'm grateful for the wonderful opportunities Kamehameha provides its haumāna, and I'm very excited about what this school year will bring!"
Treasurer U’ilani Walker-Baricuatro is a stay at home mom from Lahaina loves being involved. She has made a lot of good friends while volunteering and looks forward to making more. "Pauahiʻs gift to Hawaiian children has inspired me to volunteer more with KSMC PTSO because without her we wouldnʻt be here."
Parent Representatives: Roselani Aiwohi and Angelique Rogat
Roselani Aiwohi "I chose to serve on the PTSO committee a second year because during my first year on the committee I felt very welcomed and overall, I really enjoyed the experience. When I saw that my son's Kindergarten class was in need of reps, I thought I would be able to help since I served the year before. I have many interests and usually can't seem to keep still as I like to dabble in different things. The one interest that is ongoing is to love and support my 4 children."
Angelique Rogat is the proud mother of Kaimana (26), Beau (5) and Waimea (3). For the last 20 years she has worked as a drafter/office manager at an engineering firm in the private sector. In her spare time she enjoys staying active, spending time and traveling with her family, crafts and playing Mah Jong. She looks forward and is excited to embark on this new journey as a new member of the Kamehameha Maui PTSO, building friendships with the Class of ’32 and the PTSO Ohana. "Overall just being more involved in my child’s school."
Parent Representatives: Tawnya Balmoja and Malia Baker
Tawnya Balmoja is an active parent to an only child, Jade, a busy bee as a care taker to her elderly parent, all the while trying to complete her second and third degree in Medical Assisting and Medical Billing Coding. She runs what feels like a mini farm where everyone demands attention with 11 birds, a chicken, 4 dogs and a bunny. With the hustle and bustle of mom-duties, being busy with school, appointments, hula, gymnastics, and work, she enjoys those quiet moments after a long exhausting day, catching a breath and sneaking in cuddles/hugs/kisses from loved ones on the couch watching movies as well as those family outings - camping and hiking. She’s excited to be a part of this journey again as this is her second year in a row to serve on the PTSO board. She hopes to serve and give back to the KSM ‘ohana and to have an overall memorable experience throughout the year.
Malia Baker "This is my first year as a PTSO representative. I am Mother of DOE student Ava Baker c/o 2030, and KSM student Sophia Baker c/o 2031. I have always enjoyed volunteering and being involved with my children’s education. My goal as a parent has always been to instill a love for learning, and I do that by both example and participating in their education. I currently work at Maui Memorial Medical Center as an Emergency nurse. I am excited about this upcoming school year."
Parent Representatives: Stina Kiili and Naomi Krieg
Stina Kiili is a return PTSO rep and has also served as Ho’olaule’a rep for Class of 2030. She is a loving wife and mother of 2 young boys. She is a photographer/videographer and can usually be found behind a lens chasing her boys around the island. Stina enjoys spending time with family and staying active in the community. She looks forward to serving as PTSO representative.
Naomi Krieg Aloha! I had the privilege of representing the class of 2026 at Hoʻolauleʻa 2019. I am excited to serve the class of 2030 as one of the PTSO representatives. I am a registered nurse at Maui Memorial Medical Center and it’s an honor to help Maui’s community. I love spending time with my husband and kids and you can find us at the beach or ʻIao on our days off. Thank you for the opportunity to serve the class of 2030!
Parent Representatives: Davalynn Ahuna, Matthew Prentiss and Alisha Rego
Davalynn Ahuna "From the very first day of kindergarten, my son Johnny has expressed his love and excitement to attend Kamehameha Schools Maui. It is truly a privilege that my son is able to gain an education through the talented kumu here at KSM. I admire the hard work and effort put forth by each kumu, and appreciate the guidance and support in helping to raise my little one. My son's growth and happiness is an important reason I have made it my kuleana to do what I can to give back each year. This year, I have the honor of representing the 3rd grade class as a first time PTSO representative. I know there is a lot for me to learn and I am excited to be a part of it!"
Matthew Prentiss is always interested in helping out. "Our son loves the school and I want him and all haumāna to have a great year!"
Alisha Rego is an Operations Assistant for Island Plant Company. "This is my second year serving as a PTSO representative for my son's class. I really enjoy learning the KSM process and being able to communicate all the information to our class parents. Can't wait for another amazing year and all the opportunities our kids will have."
Parent Representatives: Wendi Kuon and Emily Vida
Wendi Kuon "I believe in being involved and giving back as much as I can. I’m currently going to school at UH West O’ahu through the Distance Education program, and I will be graduating with a double major in General Public Administration and Health Care Administration in May of next year. Then I will be going for my Masters in Library Science at UH Manoa also through the Distance Education program. I am a firm believer in going for what you want no matter how old you are or the obstacles in your way. Determination and perseverance are my motto!"
Parent Representatives: Angel Sardine and Kasey Gouveia
Angel Sardine is a loving wife to Kapālama Alumni and Hawaiian musician, Anthony Sr "Keaka" and mother of 4 children; 3 boys (Anthony Jr- KSM elementary 5th grade, Quinn- KSM elementary 3rd grade, Noah- 1st grade) and 1 girl (Alena- Preschool). "This is the last year of elementary for my eldest son, and it marks a milestone that is bitter sweet. As an 'ohana, we've been blessed to be apart of KSM, with the amazing nā kumu and staff, not only because it's enriched the life of our keiki through education, encouraging them to achieve their very best, instilling the importance of values, and exposure to learning and living their Hawaiian culture, but also because of the many memories we've made at all of the family events that are held every year to connect, learn, and have a good time! As a first year PTSO rep, I am excited to step into an active role of serving the haumāna and 'ohana and working to ensure that this last year of elementary is fun, successful, and memorable for all Papa 'Elima!"
Kasey Gouveia is a stay at home mom of 5. In the past I have served as a PTSO rep and as a book fair chair. She has 2 children who are KSM students. When she's not busy shuttling kids to school, volleyball and Girl Scouts, Kasey and her family are active parishioners of St Joseph’s Church. "My main reason for being a PTSO rep is because I would like to give back to our school who has given my children so much opportunities. I am very grateful! I hope to keep all of our parents informed and involved. And make this last year in elementary a memorable one!"
Parent Representatives: Karey Kapoi, Corinne Peterson and Roselani Aiwohi
Karey Kapoi "We are fortunate to have an engaged class of parents and keiki, and we all try to do our part to support their growth at Kamehameha Maui."
Corinne Peterson is a parent of 1 KSM elementary student and 1 KSM middle schooler. This is her third year serving on the PTSO board. Additionally, she has volunteered several times to manage the social chair for KSM 2026 and Ho’olaule’a. She is excited to work with other parents on helping the class of 2026 haumāna in the 2019-2020 school year. She works as a first grade teacher at Carden Academy and enjoys spending time with her ʻohana.
Roselani Aiwohi is a parent of 2 KSM elementary students and 1 Kamehameha Preschool student. She is new to the PTSO but has served as Hoʻolauleʻa chair before. She is a teacher at Baldwin High School and enjoys supporting her keiki and their activities. Rosie looks forward to serving the "Class of 2026" during their last year as elementary students.
Parent Representatives: Mariah Mossman and Brenda Braun
Mariah Mossman is a first time representative for the PTSO class of 2025. She is also the mom of a student in the class of 2027. She is excited for the opportunity to participate in the educational experience of her children. “They grow up so quickly, I’m taking every chance I can to be beside my kids as they navigate through these important years of their lives.”
Brenda Braun is a returning class representative from the class of 2025 who is ready to support the school and community that has afforded both of her KS students so many opportunities. "In supporting PTSO, we can ensure that PTSO funds and programs will continue to be available for the generations to follow."
Parent Representatives: Jasmine Kekiwi and Dave Takahama
Jasmine Kekiwi is part of a loving ʻOhana of 5! She is married to her high school sweetheart and is a parent to two KSM haumāna (Kanekoa; Papa Makaloa and Kālelemauli; Papa ʻEkolu) and has one child in DOE (Piʻimauna; grade 5). She is serving as a first year PTSO rep to help the 8th grade class stay connected and to be more involved in her sons last year of Middle School. She is currently employed with KSM Preschool at Paukūkalo and is continuing her education in Early Childhood Education with UH West Oahu. "When not working and taking all keiki to sports we enjoy spending time together at the beach, hiking, gardening, learning, exploring….."
Dave Takahama has worked at Haiku School for the past 4 years and is currently employed in the KSM High School Science department. He is an assistant coach with the KSM Judo team. Outside of the KSM ʻOhana, he volunteers as Regional Commissioner of Upcountry AYSO soccer, and also coaches a club soccer team; and is an Assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 100 from Kula.
Parent Representatives: Danielle Haney, Kelli Kiesel and Sienna Yoshida
Danielle Haney "My name is Dani Haney. I have two boys. Both are at KS Maui. Richard is a junior and Jack is a freshman. I am the office manager at Holy Innocents Preschool in Lāhainā. I love to read, hike, paddle and play volleyball. As a family, we enjoy bike riding, camping, wakeboarding, snow skiing, playing cards and hanging with family."
Kelli Kiesel "This will be my 4th year being a part of PTSO. It's a way to give back and stay connected with the school. I'm a mother of 3, 2 attend KSM. I have worked in the fitness industry for over 15 years and love traveling."
Sienna Yoshida has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. She currently specializes in retirement planning and focuses on working with pre-retirees and retirees. Her greatest pride comes from helping local families retire confidently. Sienna is a KSK graduate, active KS Alumni Association member and has served previously on the PTSO Board representing her younger son’s class. Her 2 boys Buster and Sonny are enrolled in KSM grade 4 and 8.
Parent Representatives: Sharolyn Pali and Kuulei Mashino
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."
Kuulei Mashino is a returning parent to KSM, (Kees Mashino, KSM ’06) and Jai Mashino, c/o 2022, enjoys spending time with family, and being a part of school community and volunteering. Is a part of c/o 2022 social committee, and has served as a chair for Country Store in 2016, Non-food chair in 2017, and current Poʻo for 2018 Hoʻolauleʻa. Would like to continue to be of service to our school by serving as PTSO representative.
Parent Representatives: Erin Rodrigues and Stacy Pang
Erin Rodrigues "I am all about our youth and teens of today. I am here to keep our haumana safe, happy, to keep them in communication with their makua. Or even keep the makua in communication with their Keiki. I have built great friendships with our PTSO over the past years and its such a blessing to be a part of this wonderful school and Pauahi's Legacy, to give back to our keiki. I love being a part of the PTSO. My goal this year is to get more information to the parents and our keiki. I would like to welcome aboard my new partner in crime Stacey Pang, she and I have had relationships with one another since our keiki's were in Kindergarten. We look forward to serving the Class of 2021."
Stacy Pang "I am serving because I want to give back to our KSM community. Our ‘ohana has benefitted so much from Pauahi’s legacy and volunteering is a small way to show our appreciation. I’ve enjoyed serving in various capacities which include class rep for C/O 2017 (Bailey Dagupion) and C/O 2021 (Savannah Rose Dagupion), Class Social Chair, PTSO Secretary, PTSO Grant Committee, Senior Lūʻau Co-Chair, Project Graduation Committee, Ho’olaule’a Grade Level Co-Chair, and Ho’olaule’a Silent Auction Co-Chair. I’m excited to work with this year’s PTSO group! Outside of work and school, I love spending time with my family, hiking, planting stuff and relaxing with coffee and a good book!"
Parent Representatives: Jamie Palakiko and Dana Hamasaki
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.
Dana Hamasaki is a successful wife of an inspiring husband (Coach Cy), a mother of 4 amazing children (Destiny ‘17, CJ ‘20, Sienna & Mylee), a children’s ministry leader, and co-laborer in the growing family business. Life is always very exciting as Dana continues to look for opportunities to be a blessing to others and to “pay it forward” what has been graciously given to her. Through serving as a PTSO rep for the c/o 2020, Dana hopes to contribute new and fresh ideas while staying true to the Hawaiian and Christian values instilled in our children; and honoring the legacy and mission of Kamehameha Schools. She defines success as helping others to see, to believe, and to achieve!
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. 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.
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