KSO (parent/teacher organization)

About the Kaʻōhao School ‘Ohana (KSO)

The Ka’ohao School ‘Ohana is an organization that was founded in 2012 for charitable and educational purposes with the following objectives: to support Ka’ōhao School in its efforts to educate its students by promoting volunteerism and parental involvement; to build a partnering atmosphere and enhance communications between school staff, the Governing Board, parents, students and the surrounding community; to promote programs that result in excellence and achievement at the individual and school level; to raise funds to provide for the above.

We invite you to join us in making this year the most creative and best year yet!

It has been a challenging time for all of us, and we need community now more than ever.  The KSO aims to bring connection, fun, and opportunity to our keiki and our amazing teachers and staff.  There are lots of ways to support the KSO.  Please fill out our form or reach out to find out more.
2022-2023 KSO Community Meetings
We welcome all Ka’ohao Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, and Staff – Please join us!
Wednesday, September 14th, 6:00pm
December: TBD
March: TBD
2022-2024 KSO Board Members

Please email inquiries to ksoshannon@gmail.com or ksomembership@gmail.com, and we can forward your email to the relevant person. Mahalo.

POSITIONS (2-year Terms):

  • President: Shannon Yarber
  • Vice-President: Shannon Helchinger
  • Treasurer: Amy Brislin
  • Secretary: Hayley Peña
  • Room Parent Coordinator: Kristina McCall
  • Auction Chair: Mariana Potts
  • Activities Director: Natasha Skoberla
  • Events Manager: Danijela Hembal
  • Membership Director: Adele Johnson
In Recent Years, the KSO has Provided:
    • Shade Structure Covering the Basketball Court
    • Outdoor Stage
    • Funding for our Papa ‘Ike Hawai’I Instructor
    • A/C Installation in All Classrooms
    • Updated Technology for Classroom Enrichment
    • Shade Tents and Greenhouse for Garden
    • Shade Umbrellas for Lunch Seating
    • Speakers for PE Lessons
    • Self Defense Classes for Students
    • Programmable Robots for STEM Learning
    • Support of Student Council, Jr. Police Officer & Teacher Appreciation Programs
    • 100’s of Classroom Volunteer Hours to Enhance Instruction & Support Teachers
    • Assistance in School-wide Family Fun Events to Promote Reading, Math, Science, Fitness, and Fun
    • Coordination of the Campus Campout, Fall Carnival, Annual Ka’ōhao School Fundraiser, and Teacher Appreciation Week

We look forward to a great year and welcome your support and feedback!