‘Aikane o Nu‘uanu

Nu‘uanu Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization

Thur., Oct. 17

‘Aikane Board Meeting

5:30 p.m., Nu‘uanu Elementary School cafeteria

Wed., Oct. 23

Unity Day

Wear something orange to school to unite against bullying.

Fri., Oct. 25

General Membership Meeting & Pumpkin Carving

5:30 p.m., Nu‘uanu Elementary School cafeteria

Mon., Oct. 28- Fri., Nov. 8

Parent / Teacher Conferences

**School ends 1 hour earlier on these days.**

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.


Where does your money go?

In addition to air conditioning, money raised through fundraisers support your students in a variety of ways. Last year, Aikane O Nu‘uanu installed air conditioning units in the 5th grade classrooms, subsidized the cost of field trips to keep it reasonable for families, purchased student planners, funded May Day and part of 5th grade graduation, funded teachers supplies, STEM projects, and activities and events for students at the school. Additionally, Aikane O Nu‘uanu operates the Early morning care and summer school program and sponsors Nu’uanu Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops.

Dave and Buster’s

Dave & Buster’s Fall Fundraiser: November 1-15

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.

Get your pre-orders ready and be on the look out for the flyer in your student’s folder.

Questions? Email fundraising@nuuanuschool.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.

Alternative Fundraising (Cash/check donations)

This is by far the best way to support our school. 100% of your donation goes straight to our kids! Cash/check donations are tax-deductible – a receipt will be provided for cash/check donations of $250 or more upon request. Some companies match their employees’ donations to registered non-profits. If yours does, let us know! To donate, either place your donation in an envelope addressed to Aikane O Nu‘uanu and drop it off in the school office or contact pres@nuuanuschool.org.

Boon Supply Fundraiser Still on!

You can still order Boon Supply items online only until 12/31. Click link below.


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)

Not pictured:

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 info@nuuanuschool.org and find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Welcome, Families!

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 info@nuuanuschool.org.

If you’d like to be updated on activities and events via AON's email broadcast service, please send an email message to info@nuuanuschool.org 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!

Before School

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 daylehoopai@yahoo.com

After School


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.