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.

Pūʻōhala School UNIFORMS are AVAILABLE for purchase. Colors: Charcoal, Kelly Green, and Sand. Sizes: Youth XS-L; Adult S-L. Price is $6.00 per shirt.
A limited amount of 4T shirts in green or charcoal will be available and will be special ordered if supplies run out.
SY 2016-17 Pūʻōhala Elementary School will be moving to full implementation of school uniforms.

  • DO NOT ALTER UNIFORM SHIRTS!!! DO NOT CUT THEM UP, TIE THEM UP, ETC.!! You may only alter if the length is too long, bit it must be hemmed and sewn. Not just cut!! Please pass the word. Otherwise, new shirts will need to be purchased.

    Meal Services: Starting JUNE 13, 2016 parents will be able to complete the Free and Reduce- priced meal applications for school year 2016 - 2017 online EZMEALAPP.COM 
    QUICK NOTE: WE RECEIVE OUR TITLE I STATUS THROUGH OUR PERCENTAGE OF FREE/REDUCED QUALIFYING STUDENTS. THIS ALLOWS US TO HAVE ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDS TO HELP OUR SCHOOL. This past year, it allowed for another teacher position, reducing class size and funded a PE Part-Time Teacher and Tutors for intervention in reading and math.
    Mahalo for your kōkua!

Click here for the Official DOE 2016-17 School Calendar
The 2016-2017 updated school supply list for English/HLIP

Save these Date!
Special Movie Night and Tree Sales PTA meeting on Thursday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. under blacktop. Our first movie night will be on Friday, September 2. Christmas Tree sale kick-off will be Tuesday, October 4 during POPS Assembly. The sale will continue until Friday, October 28th. Stay tuned for more details and forms. Fun Fair will be on Friday, November, 18 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Parent/ʻOhana Volunteers needed! Questions or concerns? Call or text at 808-227-1176 or email

Curious about PTA? Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the 1st Thursday of every month on the blacktop **Bring your Keiki**

Stay tuned for a PTA web page. If unable to make meetings... please consider joining by paying for yearly membership. Only $10. This pays for the insurance needed for after-school events. Click here for 2016-2017 membership form. Donations are also welcome! Mahalo for your kōkua!

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

Principal Pa‘akaula

Our po‘okumu attended Pū‘ōhala as a child. Makala Paʻakaula 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!

•Student Council meets Mondays at 2:15-3:30 p.m. -C10
• Wed. Aug. 24: Cub Scout recruitment during lunch in Cafe
• Wed. Aug. 24: SCC mtg 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the library
•Thurs. Aug. 25: PTA mtg to plan Movie Night under blacktop at 5:30 p.m.
•Tues. Aug. 30: Smile! Fall Picture Taking.
•Wed. Aug. 31: Forms due for Grandparents' Day/La Kupuna Lunch orders.
•The Wellness theme for September is Sodium. Take the quiz, read a love letter, and Get Moving!
•Fri. Sept. 2: POPS Assembly at 1:30 p.m.Cafe
•Fri. Sept. 2: PTA Movie Night! 4 p.m. to done under blacktop.
•Fri. Sept. 2: CPAC showcasing our Pūʻōhala 5th graders at Ben Parker Cafe 7 p.m.
•Mon. Sept. 5: No School - Labor Day
•Wed. Sept. 7: Federal Survey Cards distributed
•Fri. Sept. 9: La Kupuna Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
•Wed. Sept. 21: Hui Mākua meeting 5:30-7 p.m.

Volunteers Needed!

Please Kōkua and share some of your energy and time to help beautify our campus. Weeding and whacking (hillside) needed! Check in at the office or contact Damian McPherson 305-5900.

SAVE THIS DATE! Saturday, October 15, 2016: Permablitz Māla(garden) Work Day at Pūʻōhala Campus. Bring your labeled garden tools... family and friends... potluck and snacks to share... water bottle!
Wear covered shoes, hat and lots of sunscreen.
Things to bring- LABELED tools like: wheelbarrows, shovels, trowels, oʻo, picks, 5-gallon buckets, gloves. We will be working to help our campus trees & gardens!

The Māla/Garden Initiative web page is a work in progress. We have information posted on the Bulletin Board located by the office door.

Boxtops for Education & Board Games!

Please send them with your keiki or drop them off at the office. The board games (like checkers, chess, Pictionary, Life, Monopoly, Scrabble, Boggle, etc) will be used in the morning while keiki wait in the Cafe.



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.