MESPTO New Officer Nominations

w1 We are excited to announce 2 nominee’s for vacant PTO officer positions.

Suzanne Tsuhako for office of Treasurer.

Randon Blackmon for the office of Secretary.

Congratulations on your nominations and best wishes at the general membership meeting elections Wednesday 8/6/2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Join Us at the PTO General Membership Meeting – Aug 6th

w1PTO Meet and Greet/General Membership Meeting
August 6, 2014 (Wednesday)
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
Location: MES Library

Please join us for the MES PTO Meet and Greet/General Membership Meeting on Wednesday August 6, 2014 in the MES Library from 5:30 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m.  Come and meet our current PTO officers, board members, and committee chairpersons.   Register to become or renew your PTO membership.  Members exercise your right and elect new officers.    Volunteer and sign up for fulfilling committee’s that will enrich you children’s experience at Moanalua Elementary School. 

Refreshments will be served for attendees of the PTO event thus we will need an accurate headcount so please email Maddie Ledda at to RSVP.


New Benches from 6th Grade Class Fronting School Mural

Hardworking PTO Campus Beautification Committee’s chairperson Gracie Proute has been busy this summer with setting up four new concrete benches under the calabash tree fronting the school office. 

The benches are meant for students and families to enjoy the shade of the tree and view of the school’s 130th Anniversary Mural.  They have been placed with care around the tree at a distance recommended by the DOE arborist to protect the root system of the tree.  We thank the MES 2014 6th Grade students, parents and teachers for working hard to provide funds for this, their final class gift to the school and, of course, to Gracie Proute for bringing the benches from an idea to a reality. 

We would also like to thank Bob and Victor from Concrete Creations of Hawaii for helping to deliver and install the benches and later providing extra securement.  And, thanks to the people from Pacific Sign and Graphics for their help in making and delivering the dedication plaque in record time.

Special thanks to MES parent Roy Manuel for his quick action under short notice for much-needed manpower for installation and extra securing of the benches this week and also, to MES parents Val Sugawa and Gail Chang for their assistance and support. 

Much appreciation, also, goes to Moanalua Lions Alan and Jennifer Shintani who took time during their busy schedules to offer their expertise and valued advice on this project.

Finally, we would like to thank former principal Aaron Okumura and new principal Lynda Sadaoka for their encouragement during the planning and completion of this Campus Beautification project. 

Thanks to everyone’s contributions and support, the MES family will be enjoying this new seating area for many years to come!

Annual Lion’s Breakfast – Sat, Sept 27th

What: Annual Lion’s Island Style Breakfast / Plant Sale
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Where: Moanalua Middle School
Time: 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $7.00
Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, rice, cornbread, juice or coffee
Entertainment: to be provided by Moanalua Middle School



This annual breakfast will help support the Lion’s annual Ho’opono Christmas lunch for the visually impaired in December and various other service projects.  The proceeds will also help support various other community groups including…the boy scouts, cub scouts and the MoHS Leo club.  This is the major fundraiser for the Moanalua Lion’s club.  The Moanalua Lions kindly ask for your support!  We will also collect used eye glasses, so please bring your used eye glasses to the breakfast.

If you live in the Moanalua Gardens, Moanalua Valley or Salt Lake areas, the Lions/scouts will be going door to door selling tickets or if they missed you and you wish to purchase tickets, please contact Kathy at 225-8046 or via email .