‘Aikane o Nu‘uanu

Nu‘uanu Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization

Congratulations to Nu‘uanu Elementary School for being recognized as one of only three Hawai‘i public schools to achieve the U.S. Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon School status.

According to the USDOE website, Nu‘uanu achievement was categorized as an "Exemplary High Performing School," meaning it was among the state's highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.

Thank you to Principal Uemae, all of the wonderful teachers, amazing staff and supportive parents for helping to make Nu‘uanu Elementary a place where students are "learners for life"! Go nene!

----------

Volunteer Today!

For ‘Aikane O Nu‘uanu to be effective and truly representative of the school, it’s essential to have family involvement from as many families as possible. Many working parents feel that they can’t be included because they can’t attend every meeting but there are endless possibilities in ways you can help.

We always need parent-family support. We have several committees that need help such as Family Fun Night, fundraising, events, and much more. If you can give 5 hours of your time a month or only 30 minutes, we’ll take it. Currently we are looking for volunteers for the following committees:

❏ Family Fun Night
❏ Events Committee Members
❏ Campus Beautification Co-Chair
❏ Fundraising Committee Members

If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more about these committees, email pres@nuuanuschool.org.

----------

Calling All Parents Interested in Scouts!

We're looking to see if families are interested in having a Cub Scout Pack at Nu‘uanu Elementary School this year. If so, we need families who will lead the Nu‘uanu Scouts Chapter and be den parents, and kids to join! Contact pres@nuuanuschool.org if you're interested. If you have additional questions, you can also call Billy Rayl at (808) 896-0895.

----------

Welcome Families!

Aikane O Nu‘uanu would like to welcome all new and returning students and families back to school!

What is Aikane O Nu‘uanu?

Aikane O Nu‘uanu was founded in 1975 and is your parent-teacher organization. Our mission is to foster a spirit of ‘ohana between students, their families, staff and our community so that together, we can make every Nu‘uanu Elementary School student’s pursuit of lifelong learning a reality.

What do we do?

Through membership dues and fundraising efforts, we help to enrich our student’s learning environment by purchasing necessary items such as air conditioning, new classroom furniture, a new playground, TVs, computers and supplies, and providing field trip subsidies, just to name a few things. We also foster a spirit of ‘ohana and aim to create life-long memories by hosting family-friendly events such as Family Fun Night to bring our community together.

We need you!

For ‘Aikane O Nu‘uanu to be effective and truly representative of the school, it’s essential to have family involvement from as many families as possible. Many working parents feel that they can’t be included because they can’t attend every meeting but there are endless possibilities in ways you can help.

1. Volunteer. We always need parent-family support. We have several committees that need help such as Family Fun Night, fundraising, events, and much more. If you can give 5 hours of your time a month or only 30 minutes, we’ll take it. If you’re interested in learning more, email me at pres@nuuanuschool.org.

2. Become a member. Join ‘Aikane O Nu‘uanu today by filling out the membership form in your student’s welcome back to school packet, via SignUpGenius, or online at nuuanuschool.org.

3. Donate and/or Fundraise. All your donations goes back to directly support the school.

The only way we can be successful and accomplish our mission is with the help of YOU!

2021–2022 Recap

You may be wondering just exactly what we do and what we accomplished last year? Well, I’m proud to tell you that we did quite a lot to be proud of especially in the middle of a pandemic.

  • Raised nearly $68,000 from our regal foods and just dance nuuanu fundraisers and Family Fun Night. All the funds will be used on school improvement projects such as

o A new playground

o New classroom furniture

o Classroom air conditioning

o Technology upgrades

o May day video

o 5th grade graduation

o Teacher classroom supply reimbursements

  • Showed our teachers and staff just how much we appreciate them with snacks and signs

  • Hosted 10 in person or virtual events

  • Held two campus beautification events

  • Brought back Family Fun Night

Contact Us

If you have suggestions, questions or comments, please contact me at pres@nuuanuschool.org.

Mahalo and I look forward to meeting you in person soon,

Moani

----------

Meet your 2022-2023 Aikane O Nu‘uanu Board!

President: Moani Wright-Van Alst
Vice President: Shauna Raboteau
Treasurer: Kristine Lee
Secretary: Jen Noblado
Communications: Jen Catanzariti
Fundraising: Tobias Huber
Events: Page Ogata
Campus Beautification: Blaine Onishi

*Note: We are still looking for Family Fun Night and Hospitality Chairs. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact pres@nuuanuschool.org

Connect with us by emailing communications@nuuanuschool.org and find us on Facebook and Instagram.


_______________

Campus Beautification
Sat, Oct 15
9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register with this link.
_______________

Virtual Aikane o Nu‘uanu
Board Meeting
Thurs, Oct 20
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Register with this link.
_______________

Pumpkin Carving + Costume Parade
Fri, Oct 21
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Register with this link.
_______________

Fall Break
Oct 3 - 7
_______________

Regal Foods Fundraiser
Sales start: Nov 1
Sales end: Nov 18
Pick-up Day: Dec 10
_______________

Holiday Trolley Ride
Fri, Dec 2
More information to come.
_______________

Before School Program (provided by the YMCA)

The YMCA - Nu‘uanu will be running their Before School Program at Nu‘uanu Elementary School for academic year 2022-23.

Families who are interested in signing up their student for the Before School Care program should contact the Nu‘uanu YMCA at (808) 678-4296 or visit https://www.ymcahonolulu.org/youth-programs/before-and-after-school-program

A+ After School Program (provided by the YMCA)

Through a partnership with the Department of Education, the YMCA of Honolulu also provides the A+ after school care for Nuuanu Elementary School. Please contact the Nu‘uanu YMCA at (808) 678-4296 or visit https://www.ymcahonolulu.org/youth-programs/before-and-after-school-program

*Both programs are first come, first served and fill up quickly.