‘Aikane o Nu‘uanu

Nu‘uanu Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization

Please Donate to Our Silent Auction

The Family Fun Night Silent Auction committee is looking for donations that can be listed in the silent auction. Items such as:
• Gift cards / certificates to stores, restaurants, airlines, activities or services
• New toys, games, electronics
• Hotel / Timeshare / VRBO stays
• New jewelry and bags
• Gift baskets and more

All donations can be dropped off at the school roundabout on the following days:
April 22-26 from 7-8 am

Any questions please contact Christella Guzman at ctguzman@hotmail.com. Download flyer with this link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u8WmqD07DDYAEk3oep5put4ORgyME89L/view?usp=sharing

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Get Involved! Nominate Yourself, or a Friend for Next Year’s Aikane Board or Committee

Here's your chance to contribute to Nu‘uanu Elementary! Nominate yourself or a friend for next year's parent-teacher board or a committee and support our students, families and community. Nu‘uanu Elementary and its students thrive with parent participation!

Send in the form below (the second page includes position descriptions for board and committee chairs) by April 15, 2024.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IgrAiApeA_wIiZPV2lXHqwfkRCUmtoHZ/view?usp=sharing

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Welcome Back to School, and Welcome Back to Aikane O Nu‘uanu!

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. Please attend the monthly Aikane Board meetings to see how you can help our school! 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 here 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! 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

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Aikane O Nu‘uanu 2022-2033 Year in Review

Thank you to all the Nuuanu parents, families, teachers, staff and friends for an amazing 202-2023 school year! Thanks to everyone's support, we had a very successful year!


The money raised this year will help to fund a new trailer on campus so that the storage unit in the gym can be emptied and turned into a functioning restroom for our students. It will also be used to purchase an electronic sign board on campus. Funds were also given to support teacher classroom supplies and subsidize field trips.

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Meet Your 2023-2024
Aikane O Nu‘uanu Board

President: Moani Wright-Van Alst
Vice President: Shauna Raboteau
Treasurer: Kristine Lee
Secretary: Nicole Do
Communications: Jen Catanzariti
Fundraising: Tobias Huber
Events: Page Ogata
Family Fun Night: Kahele Naeole / Christella Guzman
Campus Beautification: Deseree O'Neal
Hospitality: Trisha Lum / Tiffany Lizares

If you're interested in volunteering on a committee, please contact pres@nuuanuschool.org

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

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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!

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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.

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Save the Date:
Aikane Spring Movie Night and general membership meeting
Thurs, Apr. 18
(no school on Apr. 19)
5:30pm - 8:00pm
More info to come.

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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.