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WELCOME to our school website

Pū‘ōhala has a long history of academic excellence and strong community values. The teachers are amongst the finest in the district, and we have boasted two Teacher of the Year State finalists. The staff members are nurturing and supportive to all students as we strive to live our vision statement:

Pū‘ōhala Elementary School will be a place where all students experience success in a positive, safe and challenging learning environment.

Pū‘ōhala is a unique learning community where English and Hawaiian Immersion programs thrive side-by-side in an atmosphere of challenging curriculum and engaging teaching strategies. The small population allows the staff to know and care about each and every child that attends school on this campus.

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 233-5660.


Official Hawai‛i DOE School Calendar 2014-2015 in pdf
Hawai‛i DOE Website

Click here for the New and Improved School Bus Transportation initiatives for school year 2014-2015!
Official Parent Notification Letter for School Bus Route Changes

Click here for the Castle Redesign Initiative 2nd Semester Update on facebook

School Supply List for English Program in pdf
School Supply List for Hawaiian Language Immersion Program in pdf

How can returning a completed ‘Free/Reduced Lunch’ for be of benefit to your child/student and our School?
f your family qualifies, Pū‘ōhala and other public schools qualify for Title I money from our Federal Government to be used for student needs such as text books and needed supplies. Students can benefit individually by receiving:

· Free or reduced lunch/breakfast;
· Free transportation fee for school bus;
· Advance Placement Exam reduction in cost;
· SAT: Two waivers (College Admissions Test worth $45.00 per test) one each for your junior and senior year;
· ACT Plus Writing: Two waivers (College Admissions Test worth $47.00 per test) one each for your junior and senior year;
· Some colleges/universities provide waivers for free application with proof student took SAT/ACT Test using a waiver; and
· NCAA Clearinghouse: free cost ($65.00) of registration.

Apply online at https://ezmealapp.com/ApplicationScreen.aspx
Your child's free or reduced meal status remains confidential. Forms are distributed the first day of school and are also available at the front office during the school year if there is a change in your economic status.

August Events
Welcome Back Celebration/Open House sy2014-2015 on Friday, August 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Students return to school on Monday, August 4. (new school/bell schedule)
Friday, August 15: No School: Admissions/Statehood Day


Special Events!
Message from Christine Kauahikaua, Pū‘ōhala Wellness Committee Parent Spokeswoman:
"Want to eat healthy? Want it to be convenient? Want to support our school? Sign up now for a subscription - Fresh Local Produce delivered right to Pū‘ōhala! $25 per bag includes local, seasonal produce from some of the best farms here on O‘ahu and the Big Island.
**Order by August 15th** to receive bi-weekly delivery to Pū‘ōhala School starting Thursday, Aug.21 “Drive-thru” pick up from 2-2:30 pm "Walk in" pick up in cafeteria 2:30-5:30 pm
Sign up online and select “Puohala Elementary School” as your pick up location.
$5 from the sale of each veggie bag supports ‘ohana and haumana in learning more about health & sustainability - field trips, gardening, healthy cooking demos and more!
I have a special promo code for you if you sign up before August 15!! Inbox me, Christine Kauahikaua."

Stay tuned: Fun Fair on Friday, September 19 from 1 to 7 p.m. on our school campus. Please volunteer to assist this major PTA fundraiser for our keiki and kumu. Ono Hawaiian food plates will be $10 each.


Mahalo to our PTA for the egg-citing Easter Hunt!


Click here to View our HLIP keiki and kumu perform for Hawai'i nei on Hawii News Now Sunrise



School Vision and Mission
Pū‘ōhala Elementary School will be a place where all students experience success in a positive, safe, and challenging learning environment.

Our mission is to develop each student academically, socially, physically, and emotionally to reach his/her fullest potential as contributing members of society.

School Location (Map)

Policies and Procedures
Our School Handbook in web form.

Ka Leo O Pū‘ōhala
Our School Newsletter in color!

Ka Leo 6

Strive HI Overview

The Strive HI Performance System, approved by the U.S. Department of Education in May 2013, replaces the federal No Child Left Behind law with a system better designed to meet the needs of Hawaii’s students, educators and schools.


News from our PTA / Papa Mākua
Join the PTA! It's easy... just a click away for the Membership Form. The yearly dues are tax deductible. Donations are welcome, too! Your kokua is greatly appreciated. For more information about the PTA and Papa Mākua, click on the stars  starstar

Click here for 2013
McTeacher Night at McDonalds
and Imu Fundraiser photos


The Student Council sy2014-2015

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Anuhea Smith
Vice President:
Candace Cummings
Nu‘uanu Ho‘okano-Pelekai
Jamie Cummings
Miss Sam Peters
Kumu Kaikaina Kekua

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for more info about our school!


Spirit Week

See if you can discern which photos match with which day: Neon, Black, Mix/Match, Red Carpet and 60's/70's Day.
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