Please browse through this website to obtain information that would be helpful to you. Should you have any questions or if you would like to visit the campus and classrooms, please contact the office at 305-5900.

Time to Nominate for PTA Board! Please consider volunteering or encourage a parent to run! Fill out the online form at Deadline is May

Summer School InfoHLIP Summer School is available at Pūʻōhala School! ALL STUDENTS MAY APPLY. Hawaiian language background is NOT required. SC Candidates Info
Student Council Candidates needed for sy 2016-17! Turn in items on Mon. May 9 by 3 p.m. in room C10 (students in grades 2 to 5)
SS Financial Aid
May 20 is the deadline for HLIP Summer School financial aid.
Culture Day
Culture Day Parent Info
Donations etc. Form
Early Release Form

20, 2016. Mahalo! Stay tuned for more info about PTA Movie night. Also mark your calendar for PTA Budget meeting and Elections -Thursday, May 26: at 5:30 p.m. blacktop

Curious about PTA? Here is a FAQ sheet and list of dedicated Board members. Stay tuned for a PTA web page. If unable to make meetings... please consider joining

bypaying for yearly membership. Only $10. This pays for the insurance needed for after-school events.

Hui Mākua meets the 3rd Wednesdays of the month (except holidays) after SCC Coffee Hour at 5:30 p.m. Visit the new Hui Mākua web page.

The school supply list for English/HLIP is posted.

Check the Meal Services link for the new prices for sy2015-2016. Students need to have money in their account before purchasing their meals. Negative balances will be receiving a phone call from our office staff. Prompt payment and advanced payment are greatly appreciated! Mahalo.
Also, please obtain an application for free and reduced meals if your income status has changed.

Click here for the Official DOE 2016-17 School Calendar

Principal Makala Pa‘akaula

Our po‘okumu attended Pū‘ōhala as a child. She is the product of Castle Complex schools with a son at Castle High and another at Kahuku High and Intermediate. She worked for the DOE prior to our school. Po‘okumu Makala views her principalship as a chance to give back to the community, provide leadership that makes a difference and make student-centered decisions.
“I believe in the ripple effect and now I have greater impact on how far the ripples travel. It’s my kuleana.”

Our principal/po‘okumu plans to
•Bring cohesion among school programs including special education, HLIP and general education to intensify the focus on preparing students for productive, well-rounded and upstanding citizenship
•Engage students in higher levels of problem solving so they are equipped to resolve issues in the future.

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Upcoming Events

Bring in Flower Donations, etc. and help decorate the blacktop for Culture Day after school Thursday, May 5
PTA meeting in Cafe at 5:30 p.m. Help plan Movie Night!
Culture Day Friday, May 6 -also Request for Donations/Volunteer and Early Release Forms
•School Ends 1:15 pm Fri. May 6
•Extension! Student Council Candidates needed for sy 2016-17! Turn in items on Mon. May 9 by 3 p.m. in room C10 (students in grades 2 to 5)
Hoʻokipa i ke kula Kaiapuni ʻo Paʻia Thursday, May 12 (all HLIP)
4th Quarter Celebration for grades 3-6 in the Library Friday, May 13
Fieldtrip: Oʻahualua Circle Island Tour: Huakaʻi Aloha ʻĀina HLIP papa 4-6 (C9 & C11) May 16-20
SCC Coffee Hour Wed. May 18 at 4:30 p.m. and Papa Mākua at 5:30 p.m. in the Library
PTA Board Nominations! Deadline Friday, May 20
•Deadline to Apply is May 20 for Hawaiian Language Immersion Summer School Financial Aid. Register for Summer School by May 31.
•Movie Night with Mexican Food Truck and other yummy snacks for sale on Friday, May 20

Mahalo for your help!

Thank you to all ʻohana, community, staff and students for contributing, toiling, witnessing the transformation of our campus. We had an auspicious day on January 29th with schoolwide gardening, assembly and special ceremony. Click here to view contest winners and the program. The Māla/Garden Initiative web page is a work in progress. Stay tuned for facebook photos, program, and acknowledgements.
We have information posted on the Bulletin Board located by the office door. Please read the latest news, kuleana, and volunteer opportunities!

Check Facebook for Photos

Photos, such as McTeachers Night, are available for viewing on our school facebook page. Click on photo albums.

Boxtops for Education

Please send them with your keiki or drop them off at the office. We are raising money for the Technology Initiative; every child has daily access to a wireless device (e.g. chrome books, mini iPads...) Mahalo!



What We Believe
  • Huli ka lima i lalo -Add your hands to the growth of the māla

    'Ōlelo No'eau

  • Pūpūkahi i holomua -Unite to move forward - work together to make great progress

    'Ōlelo No'eau

  • Students are ready to learn. School and classroom success is built on the 5 R's : respect, responsibility, relationships, resilience and resourcefulness.