‘Aikane o Nu‘uanu
Nu‘uanu Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization
Thurs., Nov. 21
‘Aikane Board Meeting
5:30 p.m., Nu‘uanu Elementary School cafeteria
Thurs., Nov. 28-29
2020 Family Fun Night Planning Kick Off! 11/14, 5:30 p.m.
Family Fun Night is Nu‘uanu Elementary School’s biggest fundraiser of the year! It will be held on Friday, May 8 from 2:30-8 p.m and features games, food, bounce houses, a country store, silent auction, plant booth, crafts, and lots of fun! All proceeds raised from the event go to ‘Aikane O Nu‘uanu and are used to pay for things like air conditioning, new computers, helping off-set field trip costs, reimbursing teachers, supporting school clubs and more. Our focus this year is to raise enough money to install air conditioner in each and every classroom.
We Need YOU!!!
We need help from families to volunteer their time to lead or be a member of a FFN committee. Since this is our biggest event there are a lot of opportunities to help – big and small. Committees include: games, silent auction, volunteers, country store, parking, logistics, prizes, just to name a few.
Family Fun Night FAQs
• Do I need to attend all of the meetings? No. We understand you can’t attend all the meetings and as long as we have open communications, attending each meeting is not necessary.
• How much time will this take? Honestly this is dependent on how much time you can give and what role you are willing to serve. We have committees who have about 1-4 hours of work every month and others that don’t have much to do until the month before and then there’s a lot to do. What I can say is that every little bit helps. If you can only give 30 minutes a month to help, that is 30 minutes more help than we had before.
I hope to see you at our kick off meeting on Thursday, 11/14, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. If you can’t attend but want to help, or if you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me at 295-7122.
Working Together to Help Our Students
I’m excited to announce that we just kicked off our “Cool Nu‘uanu School” campaign. This fundraising campaign is aimed at creating an optimal learning experiencing by raising funds to install air conditioning units in all our classrooms. We set an ambitious goal to raise $50,000 this year. It sounds like a lot but when you break it down, that’s only $140 per student!
Why is this so important?
- There are 358 students and 45 staff at Nu‘uanu Elementary School
- 14 more classrooms need AC units
- Temperatures peaked at 91 degrees in August!
- Even now in these “cooler” months, temperatures are ranging between 85 and 88 degrees
- According to a Harvard study, temperatures over 80 degrees impacts student concentration and learning
How You Can Help
Donate money and/or participate in any of our fundraiser campaigns listed below.
Thank you for your support and let’s #CoolNuuanuSchool.
Dave and Buster’s
Dave & Buster’s Fall Fundraiser: November 1-20
Get ready to power up your salesmanship skills. This year’s fall fundraiser will be to sell $10 or $20 Dave & Buster’s Power cards.
50% of all sales will benefit each student and help to: subsidize field trip expenses, replace broken TVs in classrooms, support school projects and school clubs, purchase air conditioning, and more. Plus, each card gets an additional 22% chips, there’s no activation fee and it will never expire.
Download the order form here.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Fund Me
Donate to ‘Aikane O Nu’uanu through our new Go Fund Me account. Use this link to donate today or go to www.gofundme.com and search for Aikane O Nu‘uanu. All the money raised on this platform will be specifically earmarked for air conditioning. Help us spread the word with your family, friends, and surrounding community by sharing the link on your social media accounts.
Use AmazonSmile for your online shopping!
Don’t forget to use AmazonSmile for all your Amazon orders. This is FREE money for Aikane O Nu‘uanu! 0.5% of your purchases goes to our school, so remember to sign in through this AmazonSmile link and choose Aikane O Nu‘uanu as your charity of choice.
Android Users: An AmazonSmile app is now available in your store.
Apple Users: While AmazonSmile doesn’t have an app, you can still add a shortcut to your phone's home screen.
1. Go to www.smile.amazon.com in your phone’s browser and log into your Amazon account.
2. Tap the share icon at the bottom of the window.
3. Tap Add to Home Screen, and then tap Add.
4. Tap the new icon on your home screen to return at any time to smile.amazon.com
5. Make sure to designate Aikane O Nu‘uanu Inc. as your charity of choice
Shopping on the regular Amazon app or site will not benefit ‘Aikane O Nu‘uanu.
Meet your 2019-2020 ‘Aikane o Nu‘uanu board!
Standing from left:
Alyssa Fung (Social Media), Ferozah MacKenzie (Recording Secretary), Kristine Lee (Treasurer), Jennifer Noblado (Corresponding Secretary), Robyn Fujioka (Business Manager)
Sitting from left:
Holly Miskella (2nd VP), Moani Wright-Van Alst (President), Leslie Chinn (1st VP), Jen Catanzariti (Communications), Lori Yamada (PCNC)
Tanya Florin (Campus Beautification), Tobias Huber (Fall Fundraiser), Trisha Nakayama (Technology), Dayle Hoopai (Early Arrival Program), Edna Padayhag-Lin (Hospitality), Gary Hashimoto (Boy Scouts), Crystal Kapua (Cub Scouts), Clinton Wong (Girl Scouts)
Connect with us by emailing email@example.com and find us on Facebook and Instagram.
Welcome to ‘Aikane o Nu‘uanu (AON), Nu‘uanu Elementary School‘s Parent Teacher Organization. We are an all-volunteer organization comprised of parents, teachers, staff, and the Principal of Nu‘uanu Elementary whose main function is to provide support to Nu‘uanu Elementary School, and to create and maintain the spirit of “ohana” within our school community.
Our organization is made up of 6 officers, 30+ committee chairpersons, and lots of parent volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to be updated on activities and events via AON's email broadcast service, please send an email message to email@example.com with “Please Subscribe” in the subject line, and include your name, your child(ren)’s name(s) as well as grade level(s) in the message body.
In addition, we hold monthly board meetings on the third Thursday of each month, at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 15. Hope to see you there!
It's not too late to sign up for the Early Arrival Program for grades K-5. The program runs from 6:30 a.m. – 7:55 a.m. daily, excluding holidays and waiver days. Applications are in the main office. Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
A PLUS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Through a partnership with the DOE, the YMCA of Honolulu provides inexpensive after school care for Nu‘uanu Elementary School from end-of-school until 5:30 p.m. Applications are in the main office.
Little Veterinarian School
Contact: Sue Bigelow (808) 639-7572
Sports Jam Grades - K-3
Contact: David Sur (808) 383-1134
Deadline to register: Aug. 16, 2019
Click here for flyer.
Mokichi Okada Association (MOA) Art for Kids
Contact: Roy Otaguro (808) 222-2031
Bricks 4 Kids Grades - K-4
Contact: Dawn Sur (808) 255-5522
Deadline to register: August 20, 2019
Click here for flyer.