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Momilani Scholastic Book Fair

It’s time once again! The Momilani Scholastic Book Fair is coming around this week! Join us on the evening of Celebrate Reading Night on December 6th as we open the sale up from 1pm-8pm. Parents, come hang out with us at the fair while your child watches the movie! We will have a sneak peek for all of the children that week so they will be geared up and ready to help the school library with fundraising as well as find some fantastic books to read! We will also be open the following Monday, December 9th and Tuesday, December 10th. Come buy some great stocking stuffers and gifts!

See you then!

HONOLULU Family Magazine’s 2020 Cover Kids

Please click the image to vote for Momilani 1st Grade student Brennon Hashimoto for this year's Honolulu Magazine Keiki Cover Kid.

Thanksgiving Momilani Teachers 2019

"What Thanksgiving Means to Us"

A Thanksgiving slideshow from the Momilani Staff.

As we all transition into a very busy holiday season, we as a staff discussed what we felt was most important to us during the Thanksgiving holiday. We were inspired to make this slideshow to share our hearts with the Momilani 'Ohana to let everyone know what Thanksgiving means to us. May you all find joy this coming holiday season, and may you all be reminded of what you're thankful for this year.

Happy Holidays!

Support our school by shopping at Foodland!

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Momilani Hoops Academy is an after school basketball program where students are introduced to the games essential fundamental skills. Momilani Hoops Academy provides students of all grade levels and skill sets the opportunity to engage in individual and collaborative learning within the confines of the game of basketball.

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Click here for the Hoops Academy Google Site

Student Articles

Dave’s Ice Cream

By: Micah Ynigues

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The considerable Ohana who participated, were the one, the only, Momilani Elementary School! Today we are going to talk about the Dave’s Ice Cream Fundraiser. We had our annual ice cream fundraiser from October 4th through November 8th. Pick up was on November 24th. Cream fundraiser. The coolest purpose for this fundraiser was to raise money for the school!

Fun Fact: Did you know that our school raised about $29,585 for our annual Dave’s Ice Cream fundraiser.

Another Fact about Dave’s Ice Cream fundraiser: Hey did you know that there was a total of about 270 participants that participated in the Dave’s Ice Cream fundraiser?

Final Fun Fact about Dave’s Ice Cream fundraiser is if the amount of pints sold.

Have you seen the people who were involved in this fundraiser?

Tyler Wee quoted “It's an interesting experience that helps both the schools and the kids.”

Audrey Shin quoted “I like the variety of flavors they have and their ice cream is pretty good too. ”

Drum roll, please.

The Winners of the Dave’s Ice Cream fundraiser are

Kaley Yamashiro 1st - 228 pints

Tyler Wee 6th - 122 pints

Katelyn Sunouchi 2nd - 110 pints

Provided below is the link for Dave’s Ice Cream and Dave’s Ice Cream Flavors

Dave’s Ice Cream

The Momilani ES Recycling Drive

By: Tera Cypriano

Reduce, reuse, recycle the three R’s. These are very important for the wellbeing of our planet, and our drive focuses on these three very important actions.

Do you use cans or plastic bottles? Do you know where some of them go? They go to the ocean or somewhere where it can cause harm to the wild life. Reusing, reducing, and recycling is very valuable to learn.These are very important actions to do for our planet. Our drive focuses on these three very necessary actions.

This year, Momilani’s MAD (Make a Difference) team have once again decided to do a Recycling Drive. Thursday, November 7, 2019, we took what normally people would have just trashed, and help organize the bottles/cans. As one of our MAD team members, Cate Tamasaka, said “I’m happy that Momilani has a Recycling Drive to help our planet to renew our supplies.”

Just as many articles have said “If we don’t take action and help recycle then soon our Earth will be ruined.” When we don't recycle, reduce, and reuse, we destroy Earth’s natural habitats and resources. As for right now, our earth cannot handle with the current rate of our destruction. By failing to reuse what we already have, we'll end up in a dreadful situation of running out of resources. Since the invention of plastic – from oil – it's gotten everywhere, overfilling landfills because it doesn't decay and filling the oceans with debris that harms and even kills marine life. This is one reason why the people of our Earth we must do everything in our power to save our Earth.

Since many people are lazy or don’t like to recycle, soon the amount of solid waste will practically double by the year 2025, up from 3.5 million tons per day to 6 million tons per day, before leveling off sometime after that year. This will be pretty horrible to our ecosystem. If we don’t recycle these plastic bottles or cans , it will become our reality.

This is why people of this great planet are doing what we can to help, and we hope you will help too. So, you can help by recycling all plastic bottles.

Next recycling drive will be on Jan. 9, 2020.


By: Jiah Ramon

On Thursday, November 8th, 2019, people all across the US are going to give thanks, and stuff themselves until they barf

On Thursday, November twenty-eighth, 2019, people all across the US are going to give thanks, and stuff themselves until they barf. Yes, it’s Thanksgiving! Tens of thousands of people will be eating turkey and pumpkin pie to celebrate the pilgrims’ first successful feast, made by a friendship between the Native Americans and pilgrims.

Fun Fact: On October 3rd, 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday.

On Thursday, November twenty-eighth, 1621, 398 years ago, the pilgrims had a feast, the first time they had an opportunity to fill their stomachs. Why? They had knowledge of how to farm and grow things, because of the Native American’s help. A year before this, the pilgrims landed and didn’t know what to do. They had come from Britain on a ship called the Mayflower and were hungry and tired. Everything was unfamiliar, so the pilgrims didn’t know how to get food or water.

Fun Fact: Turkey wasn’t on the original Thanksgiving menu.

One year later, the Wampanoag, a Native American tribe, decided to help the pilgrims. A Native American man named Squanto acted as the interpreter and translator. They taught the Americans tips to survive, like how to smoke and dry native meats. Another tip they gave was how to plant corn, beans, and squash. The Native Americans fertilized the crops with fish, and used powdered tobacco as insect repellent. During the next months, the Pilgrims, working with the Native Americans flourished. They had a huge feast to celebrate and gave thanks to the Native Americans. Thanksgiving was created.

Fun Fact: There are 4 towns in America named Turkey. They are in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina.

Do you need some ideas to spruce up your Thanksgiving? You could...

  • Make a thankful tree, and every day leading up the Thanksgiving, pin a paper to the tree. On the paper, write something you are thankful for.
  • Need some Thanksgiving meals ideas? Click/tap here.
  • Want some Thanksgiving decorations? Click/tap here.

Since the pilgrims and Native Americans had their harvest feast, Thanksgiving has changed in a lot of ways. For instance, did you know that one of the first NFL games, between Princeton and Yale, was played Thanksgiving, 1920? So now, every year on Thanksgiving, an NFL game is played. But in many ways, it stays the same. People still stuff themselves and give thanks. This year, you might eat and play, but don’t forget to give thanks for all that you are given..

Costume Ball

By: Arissa Takara

Boo! Did I scare you? Well anyways, if you didn’t go to the Costume Ball, you should really come next year. We had a blast over there, and we all know that the costume ball most favorite is the haunted house!

Boo! Did I scare you? Anyways, if you didn’t go to the Costume Ball, you should really come next year. We had a blast over there, and we know you’ll have a blast too.

At this little spook festival, we had a spooky game known as the “Zombie Bean Bag Toss.” All the prizes were glowing and excited the young ones. The “Eyeball Drop” was really popular because everyone can do it and they gave out a light stick. Some other things that were there were “Wheel of Horrors”, a photo booth(that cost $1), and free ice cream from Kenny Tsuru, a sixth grader’s parents.

At the Costume Ball, we had our speakers playing music outside of the Cafeteria. These songs lead up to “ME!” by Taylor Swift(our song for this year), and some of the parents were helping the students learn the dances before this spooky night. At the parking lot outside of the cafeteria, kids were eating, talking, and just having a blast before it ended at 8:00pm.

On the left-side of the cafeteria was the location of the haunted house. Some 5th and 6th graders, who volunteered to help with the parents, spooked anyone who dared to crossover. The volunteers were split into two groups, one were the guides and the other were the people scaring. Both the students and parents had a great time(either scaring or being scared).

“In the Haunted House, the people working there did an amazing job scaring me”- Eva Romualdo.

“This is my last year at Momilani, and I’m proud of the Costume Ball and really wish to go again.” - Audery Shin.

So I hoped you enjoyed, and wish you all can come to Momilani’s Costume Ball next year.

Complex Basketball Tournament

By: Jake O.

Edited by: Aisea S.

Dribble, Dribble, and SWISH! That’s the sound of a basketball that just scored us closer to winning! Momilani is competing with other schools in the complex area for 1 reigning champion! The tournament is coming up and we have to win!

This year, the Complex Tournament will be hosted at the Pearl City High School Gymnasium on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Players, parents and coaches can start arriving as soon as 7:30 am. To the first part of the tournament is played as round robin. Then the 2nd half is played as play-offs.

This year’s 5th grade team has high hopes for taking 1st place. Momilani 5th Grade Eagles will be one of many teams competing. The whole 5th grade team ready and determined from weeks of practice prior to the tournament. They seem pretty confident in their chances!

“I feel pretty good about this tournament because we have a good team!” - Moses Silva-Pasion

After the 5th grade games, the 6th grade tournament will begin shortly after to be exact, 30 minutes. This is 6th grade’s second year of doing this now, so they are really pumped up and ready for this tournament! They also have been practicing for some time now. They’ve been practicing dribbling, passing, shooting, and concentrating on their shots. This years team seems to also be confident in their skills.

In the tournament, it will be just like practice” - Jalen Matsuura

So wish us luck and root for us at the tournament!

For information visit these websites!

Basketball - All You Need to Know

Pearl City Complex Basketball - Tournaments

Notices from our School 'Ohana

Meal Prices:

  • Breakfast: $1.10
  • Reduced Breakfast: $0.30
  • Lunch: $2.50
  • Reduced Lunch: $0.40
  • Milk Only: $0.75

Free and Reduced Meals


Online Lunch Payments

Power of Attorney Notice

PTSO Officers for SY 2019-2020

  • President - Kaci de la Cruz
  • Vice President - Alicia Shin
  • Treasurer - Mel Mungfa Chung
  • Secretary - Lenni Oh

PTSO Pizza Night

  • Date: Check the Master Calendar for the monthly dates.

PTSO Pizza Cards

Be sure to purchase your PTSO Pizza Cards for $10 and get 50% off any regular menu priced pizza. You have until August 29th to purchase your cards! All proceeds go toward funding PTSO events throughout the year. Mahalo for your support! Any questions, please email

The Momilani School Community Council (SCC) represents a group within the Momilani Community committed to the interests of the school. Our group is made up of individuals from the school’s administrators, teachers, staff, parents, students and community members. We meet quarterly at the library to discuss what’s going on at the school such as the Financial and Academic Plans, student achievement, student leadership reports and Spring Olympics. We also participate in an end of the year evaluation and conduct nominations and elections for the following next year board members. We are looking forward to another exciting educational year at Momilani Elementary School!

If you are interested in helping out or becoming a representative, please contact Kahala Ninomiya at

Medication Storage

If a student needs to store/carry medication for Sever allergy, Asthma, or daily meds for ADHD etc. in school during this school year, please go to the office to get form(SH36) . Fill out the form and get approved. This form must be renewed yearly.

NO medications are allowed in school without this form.

Peanut/Nut Free School

Please remember that at Momilani we have students with severe allergies to nuts, so we are a nut free school!

Wellness Guidelines

Take a look at these wellness snack guidelines, then submit your snack idea here!

  • Calories ≤ 200
  • Total Fat ≤ 35% of total calories
  • Saturated Fat ≤ 10% of total calories
  • Trans Fat ZERO grams
  • Sodium ≤ 200 mg
  • Sugar ≤ 35% of total weight of item
  • Smart Foods Planner
  • Wellness Guidelines

Notices from the Office

You may also contact this person for questions or concerns relating to non-discrimination and anti-harassment at your school:


Equity Specialist (Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area)HIDOE Civil Rights Compliance Office

Contact Information:

(808) 629-9114

(revised 4/30/18)

Mailing Address:

Office of the Superintendent – Leeward District Office (Annex)

Attn: Shari A. Dela Cuadra

94-521 Farrington Highway

Waipahu, HI 96797


February 27, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are committed to safeguarding the physical and emotional well-being of our students. As such, we want to inform you of the latest series of online challenges targeting youth and teens called The Momo Challenge.

It is essentially "played" over a digital social media platform, where contact is initiated by searching for a phone...