Moanalua Elementary School PTO
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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!

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 .


Online Summer Reading

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SummerReadDid you know that the MES Library has books online for kids to read for free for summer reading and throughout the year?

You can check out these library resources by clicking on this link and following the instructions.

Moanalua Elementary School E-books

Thanks to Librarian Lori Tonaki for this helpful information!
Here’s the Moanalua Elementary School Supply List for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.

Although summer has just begun, it’s never too early to look out for those school supply sales! Please remember to LABEL EACH ITEM with your child’s name.

Click here for the MES School Supply List

Click here for the MES Kindergarten Supply List

Click here for the MES SY 2014-2015 Calendar

As a reminder: Class lists will be posted on the MES Library Building on Friday, August 1, 2014.

First day of school will be on Monday, August 4, 2014.

Congratulations to the 6th Grade Class for the successful completion of Elementary School!  Thanks to the hardworking 6thgrade teachers and to our parents of the Promotion Ceremony Committee for a successful, beautiful ceremony!

Special thanks to our committee chairpersons:

Stephanie Helbush, Leis & Teacher Gifts
Leslie Isaacs, Photo Booth
Set Up & Decorations:  Melanie Samiano and Melissa Samiano-Bulosan
Registration, Program and Parking:  Pi’ilani Kaaloa
Fundraising:  Cheryl Palacio
Video Presentation and Photos:  Dennis Arakaki, John Fielding and Moku Kaaloa
Teacher Liaison:  Bonnie Hamilton

And, thanks to our committee members:  Lynn Muneno, Lei Fukumura, Lyanne Figart, Jackie Garcia, Karen Garcia, Jessica Acob, Marissa Chung, Gwen Inouye, Russell Inouye, Colleen Isa, Al Isa, Ty Helbush, Delia Bulusan, Joyce Banas, Jona Palalay, Stephan Guillermo, Roman Bulosan, Joel Bulusan, Val Sugawa, Wendy Tomita, Aolani Yamasato-Gragas, Kristina Lee, Tino Palacio, Tara McCollum, Corie Fujita, Christy Sasano, Syna Matsudo, Brian Matsudo, Cheri Ginoza, Ben Barcel, Dale Uyesu-Barcelona, Eloree Amian, Jane Orias, Kalani Chung, Lisa Kapehe, Maria Gomez, Ross Tilitile, Wendy Shiroma.

Thanks also to the school office for their support, to the custodial staff for helping us set up and take down the tables, and to Principal Aaron Okumura, and Vice Principal Carol Mann-Molay for their valued assistance.

We thank all the families who provided fresh cut flowers and foliage to help decorate the stage and the many helping hands who helped us set up and clean up after the event.  We also thank all of the families who helped support this event through their participation and donations to the various fundraisers.  We appreciate all of your support to make this special day memorable for our 6th graders.

If you are a 6th grade parent looking for the video/photo link to the video presentation and the photos from the field trip and did not get the website link information at the ceremony, please email the committee at  This email address will be active up through June 15.

Thanks to all that helped, again!  We wish you all a fun summer!

From the Co-Chairpersons of the Promotion Ceremony Committee, Ella Tilitile and Gail Chang