Momilani Elementary School

Where students are caring, responsible, and self-directed learners who positively contribute to society.

Weekly Announcements

2024 Pearl City High School Spring Craft Fair - May 4, 2024

April 8, 2024

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

The Pearl City High School Project Grad 2025 Team has asked us to share the news that on Saturday, May 4, 2024, there will be a Spring Craft Fair at the Pearl City High School  Cafeteria.  

It will be a great opprtunity to shop for items to help you celebrate our Mothers, Teachers, and Graduates.  

For more information about the event, please contact the Project Grad Team at the email listed in the flyer above.  

Thank you for helping us to partner with our friends and neighbors up at Pearl City High School.  

Mahalo for your support and we hope to see you there!  


The Momilani Staff

2024 Momilani Family Fun Night Information Flyers - Friday, April 26, 2024

March 25, 2024

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Here are two informational flyers for this year's upcoming Family Fun Night.  

2024 Family Fun Night Info 1
2024 Family Fun Night Info 2

23-24 Updated Momilani Attendance Policies

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Our school administration has reviewed and updated our school's attendance policy.  Please review the documents below to view the updated policies.

Please note that maintaining consistent attendance is critical for ensuring that each students receives the best possible education at school.  We truly appreciate your support and understanding for the importance of ensuring that every child misses as few days of school as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the updated policies, please contact our administration or office staff.

Mahalo again for your support as we near the end of another great school year.  


The Momilani Staff

Momilani Attendance Policy

Momilani Updated Attendance Policy SY 2023-2024.pdf

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Momilani Attendance Procedures

Momilani Elementary School Attendance Procedures.docx

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Momilani Extended Absence Notification

Momilani Elementary School Extended Absence Notification.docx

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Choose Love & SEL UPdates

Choose Love Movement Logo

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana!  We're excited to introduce the Choose Love (Choose Aloha) Movement at Momilani Elementary School!

Choose Love For Schools™ teaches skills and concepts that are grounded in and support Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), addressing the 5 Core Competencies as defined by CASEL (Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making Skills). SEL has decades of research validating its tremendous and positive impact on students' social and emotional well-being as well as on academic and personal success.

For more detailed information and classroom examples of the Choose Love Movement in and around the Momilani campus, please check out the Choose Love page on our website.  Check back often to this section of the website for updates about our school's Social Emotional Learning Curriculum using the Choose Love Movement.

Click Here to go to the Choose Love Page

Media Club Student Articles

2024 Grade K Drama Performance - Biomes: Plants and Animals in Their Habitat

Written By:  Sophia K., Katelynn S., & Arianny M.

On April 2, 2024, the kindergarten class performed Biomes: Animals and Plants in Their Habitat, their first ever drama performance!

The Momilani Kindergarteners performed Biomes, which is about how different species of animals escaped from the zoo to find their biome. Sure, these animal heroes are cute, but looks aren’t everything in a world of distinct and tough environments. To survive (and be able to sing all their catchy songs), they’ll have to learn about desert, forest, grassland, freshwater, tundra, and marine areas for which they are especially adapted.  Jersaia S. wants to share more about his character, so here he is! “I had a really good time because I was a cobra and they are cool!” Amazing job Jersaia! What a cute cobra you were. 

The reason for drama performances is to expose students to the arts of theater. It also helps students find what they are good at. Want to know more about why the arts of theater are so amazing! These productions would not be possible without our great school staff, parents, students, and the AMAZING Ms. Winpenny. Thank you for all of your support!

Biomes are a great complement to these students' life science curriculum and a fabulous way for students to learn about animal and plant habitats. This show can be used to improve reading, vocabulary, reading comprehension, performance and music skills, class camaraderie and teamwork, and numerous social skills. All while enabling these Kindergarteners to be part of a truly fun and creative experience they will never forget! Kindergarten Kylie M. would like to share her experience of her very first drama performance. “It was really fun because I danced a lot and sang a lot, but I was nervous to perform in front of the whole school.”  Good job Kylie, you did amazing!

Kindergarten did amazing for their first drama performance. Good job, Kindergarten! 

School Wide Field Trip with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

Article Written By: Herbi A., Sasha H.S. and Colbie H.

Have you ever dreamed about going on a field trip with your siblings and friends? Well now you can because Momilani Elementary has gone on a school wide field trip. On March 11th 2024, Momilani Elementary School students had a school wide field trip to the beach! 

We helped a volunteer group called the “Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii” and as a school, we all helped make our home and our beaches a better and cleaner place! We go on these field trips to ONE, bond and TWO, clean the beach 400 times faster. 

We are thankful that our principal Mr.Arakawa has given us an opportunity to make our "Moku" (land division) on our island a better place by helping out with cleaning. We did so many fun activities and helped clean the beaches. We even have some inspiring words from our handsome Principal Mr. Arakawa and our spectacular art teacher Mrs. Lee. 

Mr. Arakawa said, “I think it was a great opportunity to help with the issue concerning our world today and I am happy our students could come together to remove microplastics from the beach.  Hopefully our students can leave Momilani with disposition and commitment to help others. ”

Mrs. Lee said, “It was special getting to see the whole school come together to have fun and take care of our coastlines!”

We all should work together when problems like these come into our world and we all should show compassion for our planet and keep it safe even though the problem is big or small we should always come together and show love to one another being able to help our community. 

2024 Grade 3 Drama Performance - The Environmental Show 

Article Written by:  Arianny M., Nathan S., & Samson P.

On Thursday, February 22, 2024. Our Momilani 3rd graders have performed their drama performance titled “The Environmental Show”. They have amazed everyone with their hardworking play!

The Environmental Show was about three kids called the energy wasters in which they started littering in the forest and elsewhere. This made the trash and litter come to life to show them a lesson. So, the energy wasters go through a series of scenes on learning how to prevent and save the environment from trash and waste. The performance was really fun and educational and there were a lot of cool characters and costumes such as the refrigerators, the cars, the bananas, water bottles, and so much more! But, there was one particular group that stood out the most, was the R group. This group played an important role in the story as they represented reduce, reuse, and recycle!

Akemi Valenzona, one of the performers from the third grade, said “I think my drama performance was good because we had so much fun putting drama costumes on.” One of the sixth graders in the audience, Amaziah Williams, said “I thought it was really inspirational on how to help the environment”.

After all that has been said and done, I think that the third graders did an amazing job this year! And we are really looking forward to seeing what the other grade who haven’t performed yet can do!

Grade 3 students rocking out on stage during their performance
Grade 3 students singing about saving our environment
Grade 3 students singing about recycling, reducing, and repurposing

Grade 4 Grandparents Day Luncheon

Article Written by: Colbie H.

Assisted by: Brooklyn M. and Brianna A.

Do you love your grandparents? Well, at Momilani Elementary School every grade gets a chance to have a grandparents day. This time of year it is 4th grade’s turn, and during this grandparents day the 4th graders ate lunch with their loved ones.

On February 28, 2024, the 4th graders had lunch with their grandparents at the Momilani Cafeteria. Every grade gets a chance to do a grandparents day at different times of the year. They each eat with their grandparents while Mr. Rabacal, our music teacher, plays songs. Later, the children get called to come on stage.

When the 4th graders went on stage they sang Wind Beneath My Wings & One Love. “It was a great opportunity to show appreciation to our grandparents,” said Savannah.

In Conclusion, you should always appreciate your grandparents, because they will not always be around to help you or spoil you. You should use every chance you get to show appreciation and love.

News & Notices Portal (Archives of Past Articles)

Archive Links: The links below will take you to the pages on the Momilani Website for the archives of past news updates, bulletins, and notices.  

New Updates
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Notices from the Momilani Office
Notices from our Momilani Ohana

Health Care Corner

Please check here often for updates, notices, and flyers from the Hawaii Dept of Ed for any updated information regarding COVID-19 and other health requirements for the school year.  You can also visit the HIDOE website for more up-to-date information:  Hawaii Dept of Ed COVID-19 Updates

SY 2023-2024 Departmen of Health - Isolation and Exposure Guidance for K-12 Schools


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Notice of 7th Grade Health Requirements

Prepare your child for 7th grade.pdf

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Prepare for 7th Grade - Get Vaccinated

Notice of 7th grade school health requirements.pdf

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HI Dept of Ed Health Hotline

HIDOE Telehealth Hotline.pdf

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2023 Daily Wellness Check

2022 Return to School Work and Daily Wellness Check.pdf

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Annual Legal Notices

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination and its translations 

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Exhibit A and B - Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination and Anti Harassment_ Statement.pdf

HIDOE Equity Specialist Contact

You may also contact this person for questions or concerns relating to non-discrimination and anti-harassment at your school:  Shari Dela Cuadra, Equity Specialist, Phone: (808) 629-9114

Mailing Address: 601 Kamokila Boulevard Room 588, Kapolei, HI 96707

Notice of Language Assistance

If you have difficulty understanding English, you have the right to receive language assistance at no cost to you. Please see the attached documents for more information.

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Attachment 1_Notice_Language_Assistance.pdf

Continuous Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and its schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, and religion. Please direct inquiries regarding HIDOE non-discrimination policies as follows:

Civil Rights Compliance Branch, Hawaii State Department of Education, P.O. Box 2360 Honolulu, HI 96804 

Phone: 808-586-3322