Newsletter December 2017

Newsletter December 2017

Aloha Kaohao Families, Staff and Community,

You ALL should be very proud of your charter school! If you were here for morning assembly on Thursday, you were in for a treat!

We were fortunate to schedule a visit with DOE Superintendent Dr. Kishioto, Senator Laura Thielen, and Representative Chris Lee, Charter School champions Sione Thompson and Jeanine Souki along with our Governing Board Members.

I am sharing with you what Representative Chris Lee had to say about your little school.

“What you guys have done together is incredible! Lanikai, now Ka’ohao, is one of those examples around the state that’s done more with less and we want to give you guys more resources, we want to give you guys what you need.

BUT what you guys have done has proven to be a model for zero waste,  for composting, for recycling, for doing what you guys do responsibly to protect our environment AND to produce a better result, better education, and frankly a better community, not only in this school, but in Kailua. That’s something really special because there are very few other schools that have stepped up to accomplish what you guys are doing on regular basis every single day here.
That is something that the entire state is looking at when we  talk with our colleagues, Senator Thielen, me, and everybody else down at the state capitol and think, what kind of resources should we be giving our schools? What kind of good food from our farms locally can we provide to you guys?
This is the model that everyone looks to!
It is this school. You guys are are leaders! So keep it up!”

Please take three minutes of your busy day to help Kaohao secure funding for improvements. Click on the link below and participate in the Safe Routes to School survey.

Below is your December PDF waiting to be opened. CLICK an find out about our awesome students at school, how much was raised at Jump Rope For Heart and meet those kind Rotarians who came to gave free vision screening to students in grades one through three.

Remember we are still asking for food drive items until December 8.

Still looking for the perfect Holiday gift? Why not Vintage Auction tickets? Help the school, enjoy a night out with friends, free food, live music… sounds like a great gift!

“KSO (Ka’ohao School Ohana), our PTA or parent group will be looking for new board members for 2018-2019 school year! President, Vice President 1 and 2, Membership Head and Treasurer will be finishing their two-year term so contact Kara Spheeris at with any questions or interest.

Also, thank you to those who attended our KSO meeting last Thursday. We encourage all families to attend to hear latest school updates and offer ideas and suggestions. Next meeting THURSDAY, FEB 8 at 6pm!”
Please be safe, be merry and Happy Holidays!
Aloha Kaohao,
Espie Chapman