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23-24 School News Updates

2024 Keiki Rainbow Run - Sat. April 20, 2024

March 25, 2024

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Come join us for the 2024 Keiki Raibnow Run on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Kaka'ako Waterfront Park.

The Rainbow Run is an untimed 1.4 mile course designed for kids and their families to participate in a fun outdoor event.   

To register for the event, please visit the Keiki Rainbow Run website, or scan the QR Code on the flyer below.  (Please register under the school listing for Momilani.)

Click here to visit the Keiki Rainbow Run Website

For every child that registers for the event, the Rainbow run will donate half of the registration fees back to Momilani to help support our P.E. and Health Programs at school.  

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.  

We hope you can join us at this fun keiki run event.  


The Momilani Staff

2024 Save The Date - Keiki Rainbow Run (1).pdf

Momilani Team Kokua Recycling Drive - Thursday, November 2, 2023

Oct. 26, 2023

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

The Momilani Team Kokua will be having our first Recycling Drive of the school year on Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in the Momilani Parking Lot. 

Please support our school and our community by bringing in your cans and plastic bottles to be recycled.  Please NO glass bottles.  

As a courtesy to our students who will be handling the recyclables, please rinse out the containers so that the students will not have to worry about the left over liquids in the containers that are recycled. 

Please bag your items for the students to handle as well, but please note that some of the items might be rebagged by the students.  

Mahalo for your support!  


The Momilani Staff and Team Kokua 

Recycling Drive Poster.pdf

2023 Momilani Halloween Ball at the Momilani Cafeteria - Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 

Oct. 17, 2023

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

We're excited for the long awaited return of our annual Momilani Halloween Costume Ball hosted by the Hui O Momilani on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Momilani Cafeteria.

We hope everyone was able to submit their order for wristbands and bento by the Oct. 17th due date.

Please call the Momilani Office, or contact the Hui O Momilani for more information regarding questions about the event. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at this year's Halloween Ball!


The Momilani Staff

2023 Momilani Halloween Ball Flyer.pdf

SY 23-24 Momilani T-Shirt Order

2023 Momilani Shirt Order Kula Threads.pdf

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SY 23-24 Momilani School Supply List

SY 23-24 Momilani School Supply List.pdf

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22-23 School News Updates (Archive)

2023 Momilani Presentations of Learning - May 18, 2023

May 11, 2023

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana, 

We're pleased to announce our First Annual MES Presentations of Learning, which will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Presentations of Learning will be highlighting the projects, deep learning, and successes of our students. 

As grade levels may be doing it differently, please look our for communication from your grade level teachers. 

Here is a tentative schedule the event:

Mahalo and we hope to see you there! 

*Student participation is expected. But please await for communication from your grade level teachers on times and schedules. 

Spring Olympics 2023 - Mahalo for your support!

April 18, 2023

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Please see the attached Thank You letter from the Momilani School Community Council regarding the successful Spring Olympics that was held in March of this school year.  

As a school community, we are truly grateful for the continuous and generous support of the Momilani 'Ohana, and we acknowledge that we wouldn't be able to accomplish as much as we do without everyone's support and Aloha. 

We look forward to many more exciting and successful events to come in the near future.  

With Aloha,

The Momilani School Community Council

Spring Olympics 2023 - Thank You Letter.pdf

Momilani Family Fun Night - Friday, May 5, 2023

April 18, 2023 

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana, 

The Annual Momilani Family Fun Night is finally back!  It's been a few years since we were last able to hold our annual event, so we're really excited for the return of our Family Fun Night.

This year, the event will be held on the Momilani Campus and will be an event full of activities, food, and fun! 

Please plan to join us on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. here at Momilani Elementary School.  

The Hui O Momilani will be sharing more details about this great event soon, so please save the date and be ready for an awesome night.  

We hope to see you all at the return of our Family Fun Night on May 5th! 

Mahalo for your support!  

2023 Momilani Family Fun Night Flyer.pdf

2023 Momilani Family Literacy Night

Mar. 8, 2023

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, Momilani Elementary School will be hosting a virtual Family Literacy Night to share read aloud strategies and literacy activities to make learning and reading fun. 

To register for the event, please return the bottom portion of the blue flyer that was sent home with each student recently.  

There will be two sessions available for this event, so please be sure to specify the grade for each student who would like to attend the event.  You will receive more information regarding the details of how to log into the event closer to the date.

For more information regarding the Family Literacy Night, please contact our Literature Resource Teacher, Mrs. Nishihara at 808-307-5800.

We hope you will be able to join us for this new and exciting event sponsored by Read to Me International and the Pearl City Complex Area.  

Thanks for your support!  Hope to see you there!

2023 Momilani Family Literacy Night Flyer

22-23 Momilani Yearbook Sale

Feb. 10, 2023

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

We excited to announce that the 2022-2023 Momilani Yearbook is now available for pre-orders.  Don't miss out on owning a copy of the amazing yearbook designed by the Momilani Media Club. 

To order a copy of the yearbook, please click on the link below, or scan the QR Code on the flyer to be taken to the yearbook ordering website.

Click here to purchase the 22-23 Momilani Yearbook

The cost of the yearbook will be $19.59 and will be delivered directly to Momilani Elementary School and will be distributed to the students at the end of the school year.  

The deadline to place your orders will be on Monday, March 13, 2023, so don't delay and order your yearbook now!  

Mahalo to Mrs. Hasegawa-McOuat and the Momilani Media Club for their continued efforts and hard work to produce an excellent yearbook for our school 'ohana again this year.  

For more information, please contact Mrs. Hasegawa-McOuat at 808-307-5800. 


2022 Momilani Yearbook Sales Flyer

2023 Spirit Week - Monday, February 27 - Friday, March 3, 2023

22-23 Spirit Week Poster 1.pdf

2023 Recycling Drive - Fri. Jan. 6, 2023

Dec. 13, 2022

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

To start the New Year, we will be having a Recycling Drive at Momilani Elementary School on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

The location will be on the Mauka Side (High School Side) of the Momilani Parking Lot.

Please bring plastic bottles and aluminum cans only.  No Glass Bottles, Please!

For more information, please contact the school office.  

Mahalo for your support and Happy Holidays! 

2022 Momilani Recycling Drive Flyer 1.pdf

2022 Snow Day - Monday, Dec. 12, 2022

Dec. 8, 2022

Aloha everyone,

The weather forecast for Monday, Dec. 12 calls for SNOW! Our Meteorologist (weather expert) friends predict that Momilani Elementary will get a massive cold front which will dump a huge amount of “mysterious” white stuff on our campus! Be ready to have some fun! 

So…Get your snow gear out and be ready to have a blizzard of a time! If you will be braving this “mysterious white stuff,” please be prepared! The following will be necessary to have a most enjoyable “SNOW”-LOHA send off for the Winter Break!

Please see the attached flyer for more information about what to bring to school for the Snow Day and for information about the Grade level schedule. 

For more information regarding the 2022 Snow Day, please contact our school staff. 

Have a great week!  

2022 SNOW DAY Info - Dec. 12, 2022

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2022 Pearl City Christmas Parade - Sunday, Dec. 3, 2022

Nov. 29, 2022

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Christmas is just around the corner and we're happy to announce that the Annual Pearl City Christmas Parade is back!  

The 2022 Pearl City Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2022 and will start at 4:00 p.m. at Momilani Elementary School and end at the Pearl City Shopping Center.  

This year, Momilani will have three service teams marching in the parade, so please come out and support our school and community by watching the parade. 

If you have any questions about the parade, please contact Mr. Barry Villamil at

We hope to see you at the parade this weekend!  

Aloha and Happy Holidays!

2022 Pearl City Christmas Parade Flyer

Pearl City Christmas Toys for Tots Donation Drive

Nov. 21, 2022

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

The Pearl City Shopping Center, Pearl City Foundation and the Pearl City Lions are hosting a Christmas Toy Donation Drive-By event to benefit the Toys for Tots organization.

If your family is interested, you can make a child’s Christmas memorable by donating new, unwrapped toys and/or monetary donations payable to Toys for Tots.

There will be a donation box placed outside of the Momilani Office for your convenience. 

The official toy drive event will be held at the Momilani Community Center on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  For more information, please  see the attached flyer.  

To make a monetary donation to the Toy Drive, please download a copy of the Donation Form by clicking on the following link: 

Click here for the Toys For Tots Donation Form

Mahalo for your support!  Happy Holidays!  

2022 Toys for Tots Donation Flyer.pdf

November Food Drive Supporting the Hawaii Food Bank - Nov. 14-18, 2022

Nov 2022 Food Drive Flyer 2.pdf
Nov 2022 Food Drive Flyer 1.pdf

Leeward Community College Discovery Fair - Saturday, November 5, 2022

Oct. 31, 2022

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

The Leeward Community College will be holding a Discovery Fair at the Leeward Community College Campus on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Admission and Parking will be free at this event, and there will be many hands-on educational activities for the whole family to participate in.

Please come to join the fun to Discover, Explore, and Create at the Discovery Fair. 

For more information, please visit the Leeward Community College website at:  

Mahalo for your support.  Have a great week! 


The Momilani Staff

2022 Discovery Fair Flyer.pdf

Say, “No!” to Drugs and Bullying Week! - Oct. 24-28, 2022

Oct. 17, 2022

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

We’re excited to announce Momilani’s Say, “No!” to Drugs and Bullying Week!  Both National Red Ribbon Week and Bullying Prevention Month happen in October.  

The theme for Red Ribbon Week is “Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.™” It demonstrates how all of us must do our individual parts to keep our communities safe, healthy and drug-free. 

The theme for Bullying Prevention Month is “Reach out.” Whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, let’s reach out and show each other the support we need. Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk. Reach out to someone you know is being bullied. 

During the week of October 24-28, 2022, we will be having dress-up days to show our awareness and have fun as a school!

2022 Say, _No!_ to Drugs and Bullying Week Poster.pdf

2022 Scholastic Book Fair - Mon. Sept 26 - Fri. Sept 30

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana, 

The Momilani Scholastic Book Fair is finally back in person in the library!  Please come by the Momilani Library during the Book Fair Hours to stock up on some great reads!  The Book Fair will be held during the following days:  Monday, September 26, 2022 through Friday, September 30, 2022.  

The Book Fair will be open after school only from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Come visit the Book Fair in person to purchase books on the spot, or take a look and order books online at Scholastic's website:  Simply search for our school to begin shopping from their online inventory.

Please remember that all purchases made at the Momilani Scholastic Book Fair will help our school get new books for our library.  Also, please note that the Momilani Book Fair will be able to accept cash or credit cards only.  

If you have any questions regarding the 2022 Momilani Scholastic Book Fair, please contact our school's office.  Mahalo for your support!  We hope to see you at the Book Fair! 


The Momilani Staff

Come to the Momilani Scholastic Book Fair

2022-2023 Parent Teacher Conferences

Sept 2, 2022

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana, 

The 2022-2023 School Year Parent Teacher Conferences begin Friday, September 2, 2022.  The PT Conferences will continue through Friday, September 9, 2022.  

Every day during conferences, school will end at 1:00 p.m.  Conferences are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Please make all necessary arrangements to have your child picked up at the appropriate time when school ends.  Please do not leave students unattended after school prior to their conference appointment time. 

The Momilani Campus will be open to parents beginning at 1:10 p.m.  Please wait until your assigned appointment time before coming onto the Momilani Campus.  Parents are welcomed to park in the Momilani Staff parking lot or on Hookiekie St for the duration of the conference. 

If you have any questions or cannot make it to your assigned appointment time, please contact the Momilani Front Office, or your child's teacher to let them know.  All students who miss their conference will be expected to reschedule a conference with their teacher at a later date. 

Mahalo for your support at home for a great start to the 2022-2023 school year.  We hope you will enjoy getting to meet with your child's teacher at the conferences this year.  Have a great week!  


The Momilani Staff

Opening School Year 2022-2023 Principal's Message

August 2, 2022

Aloha and Welcome Back to School! 

Please see the attached letter from our Principal, Mr. Arakawa for the Opening of School Year Message.

We look forward to another great school year with you all!  

Thank you for your continuous support for our school!  Have a great year!

Momilani School Supply List - SY 2022-2023

June 16, 2022 

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

We hope your summer break is great so far. We miss everyone and can't wait for the new school year to begin in August.

For the families who are getting an early start to their Back to School Shopping, please see the attached School Supply List.

If you have any questions regarding the items listed, please contact our school office for more information.  

Take care and see you all in August!

Supply List SY 2022-2023

Please click on the document in the top corner to view the letter in a separate window.  Mahalo!

21-22 School News Updates (Archive)

2022 Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge

2022 Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge - Monday, May 2 - Sunday, May 8

Friday, April 29, 2022

Aloha everyone! 

The Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge is a FREE, week-long activity for Hawai‘i students (preschool to 6th grade) on all islands.  On Monday, May 2, 2022, each Momilani Student will receive a copy of the Wellness Challenge Scorecard.  Students and their families will challenge themselves to complete at least 10 scorecard activities to earn a fitness headband. 

The scorecard includes 12 healthy behaviors that families can incorporate all year round.  Momilani Elementary School will participate in the Wellness Challenge from Monday, May 2, 2022 through Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Starting Monday, May 2, 2022, students should check off completed activities on their Challenge scorecard, sign the pledge, and return the Challenge Scorecard to their homeroom teacher or the Momilani Office by Monday, May 9, 2022. 

For more information about the Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge, please visit to find Challenge tips and ideas; Additional family members can also download a Challenge scorecard online. Submit photos of your family completing the Challenge for a chance to win a variety of great prizes! 

This event is hosted by a coalition of partners including Hawai‘i Afterschool Alliance, Blue Zones Project, the Hawai‘i Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Hawai‘i 5210, UH College of Education, Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, Healthy Eating Active Living, and Kaho‘omiki, with support from the Hawai‘i State Department of Education and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health’s Start Living Healthy at School campaign.

Family Literacy Night 2022 - Wed. April 27, 2022

March 8, 2022

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Save the date!  On Wednesday, April 27, 2022 come join us for an evening of fun!  It will be a Virtual Literacy Event featuring a read-aloud by a special guest and activities that will give parents strategies for helping their children become strong readers, and activities that will make reading fun! 

Each registered family will receive an activity pack and a FREE book for their child!  Submit the google form by Friday, April 22nd!  This event is limited to the first 100 students per session who register.

Family Literacy Registration Link

If you have any questions, please email our Literacy Resource teacher, Mrs. Wakahiro. 

We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting new event!  Have a great week!

Momilani 2022 - Family Literacy Night Flyer Registration Form

Please scan the QR Code above using the camera on your cellphone to register for this event.

Teacher Institute Day - Monday, Feb. 7, 2022

Feb. 6, 2022

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Just a friendly reminder that there will be no school on Monday, February 7, 2022 for Teacher Institute Day.  

Teacher Institute Day is a day organized and negotiated by the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) to allow teachers to gather to discuss important issues in schools and to collaborate with other teachers about various topics in education. 

While there will not be any teachers on campus, the school office will be open for business during the normal operating hours.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office staff.  Mahalo for  your understanding and support!  

21-22 Yearbook Orders & Photo Request 

Feb. 2, 2022

Aloha Families of Momilani,

The Media Crew is hard at work trying to create lasting memories for this 2021-2022 school year. Yearbooks will be $15 +tax this year. Please look at the flyer for more information. Your child's yearbook will be delivered to their classroom sometime during the last week of school.

Do you have any pictures you took for school related events like field trips, Halloween contest, trunk or treat, Hui 'O Momilani's gingerbread house kit making, etc. 

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hasegawa-McOuat.


Momilani Meda Crew

Momilani Yearbook Orders 21-22.pdf

Blessing of New Cafeteria Outdoor Area by Kupuna Pang

Dec. 6, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

On Monday, December 6, 2021, the newly finished outdoor seating area of the Momilani Cafeteria was given a traditional Hawaiian Blessing by our beloved Kupuna Pang.  

The outdoor seating was named as the "Eagles Landing" and is a gated and covered area to be used as an extension to the cafeteria.  Last week, students from multiple grade levels began using the outdoor area as their assigned area to eat their lunch. 

The blessing was observed by the 6th Grade Class, accompanied by Mrs. Yasui and Mr. Nieva, who recited the Momilani Chant for Kupuna Pang. 

We are grateful to have the additional area for use by our students, and we appreciate Kupuna Pang coming down to the Momilani Campus on a rainy morning to bless our new area.  

Kupuna Pang and Mrs. Yasui, Hawaiian Blessing
Grade 6 Class with Kupuna Pang, Blessing of cafeteria outdoor area

2021 Pearl City Shopping Center Christmas Toy Donation Drive-By

Nov. 17, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

The Pearl City Shopping Center, Pearl City Foundation and the Pearl City Lions are hosting a Christmas Toy Donation Drive-By event to benefit the Toys for Tots organization!  

The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Momilani Community Center from 9:00am- 12:00pm. 

To help make a child’s Christmas memorable this year, you can donate a new unwrapped toy and/or a monetary donation payable to Toys for Tots.

For more information, please see the documents via the links below, or contact Mr. Barry Villamil by email at

We are grateful to be able to support our Pearl City Community friends for their efforts to spread Aloha to everyone this holiday season.  

Mahalo for your support! 

Click here for the PC Christmas Toy Drive Info Letter

Click here for the PC Christmas Toy Drive Info Flyer

2021 Pearl City Christmas Toy Donation Drive

Momilani Alumni News - 2021 National Junior Honor Society Inductees (PCHIS)

Oct. 28, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Today, Mr. Arakawa was able to attend a ceremony for five Momilani Alumni students who were recognized and inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at Pearl City Highlands Intermediate School.

We are very proud that these students have continued their educational journey to strive for excellence in their demonstration of values in scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.  

Please join us in congratulating these students for an amazing accomplishment to be inducted into this great organization.

We hope that this news will help to encourage and motivate our current students to strive for similar goals in the near future.  Mahalo for your support!

Mr. Arakawa with 5 Momilani Alumni Junior Honor Society Inductees
Mahalo to the Momilani 'Ohana Veterans

Veterans Day Appreciation Google Form - Responses Due Nov. 5, 2021

Oct. 28, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana, 

Veterans Day is on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, and although we can't have our traditional assembly this year, we would like to show our appreciation to the military veterans, as well as first-responders and healthcare workers in our Momilani families by creating a slideshow that recognizes them! 

If you have a family member who you would like to recognize this Veterans Day, please click on the link below to provide information about the honoree. 

We will be preparing a short video montage that will recognize and honor those who have served and continue to serve our great nation.  

Please click on the link below and submit a response by Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. 

If you have any questions, please contact your student's teacher or the Momilani Office. 

Mahalo for your support!  

2021 Red Ribbon Week & Bullying Prevention Month: Oct. 25 - Oct. 29

Oct. 25, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana, 

This week is Red Ribbon Week and Oct is Bullying Prevention Month.  Please see the attached flyer for information about the daily themes for the week.  

Mahalo for your support and helping to spread the themes of: "Drug-Free Looks Like Me!" & "I'll Be There For You.

Have a great week! 

Red Ribbon Week 2021 Poster.pdf

2021 Student Travel Guidelines Flowchart

Oct. 8, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

We hope you all are ready for a great Fall Break from Oct. 9, 2021 - Oct. 17, 2021.  If you plan to travel over the break, please remember to follow the guidelines and protocols for returning to school when you return from your trip. 

Mrs. Williams has helped to prepare and share a simple guideline flowchart that will help you understand the steps to take in order to return to school safely at the start of the 2nd Quarter.  

Please note that these guidelines are subject to change, so please check back often for any updates regarding the requirements from both the Dept. of Health and the Dept. of Education.

Mahalo for your support and understanding.  Have a great Fall Break!

2021 Travel Guidance For Students Flowchart v.1.0.pdf

Momilani Virtual Scholastic Book Fair: Sept. 27 - Oct. 10

2021 Momilani Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Sept. 27, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

The 2021 Virtual Scholastic Book Fair is now online!  Please click on the following link to be taken to the Scholastic Book Fair website.  

Scholastic Book Fair Link

Make sure to Create an Account, so that your purchases can be tied to the Momilani Elementary School Library. 

Don't forget that the Momiani Library will receive 25% of all purchases back to help support our collection of book at school.

For more information about the Book Fair, please contact our school library specialist, Mrs. Shimokihara for more information.

Mahalo for your support!  Have fun shopping at the Book Fair! 

Mahalo - Pearl City Lions Club Donation

PC Lions Club Representatives & Donation Check

August 30, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, representatives from the Pearl City Lions Club visited the Momilani school campus to deliver a surprise donation check to Mr. Arakawa. 

The letter accompanying their check stated that their Board wanted to give schools the "flexibility to identify students with specific needs and purchase items and/or activities for him/her."  They also expressed their appreciation and support for Momilani Elementary School during these difficult times.

Mr. Arakawa would like to express his heartfelt appreciation for the generous gift and for the continuous support for our school and students.  Plans for the donated funds are yet to be determined, but will indeed help the Momilani students who are in need. 

Mahalo PC Lions Club!

Coming Soon - Momilani Virtual Scholastic Book Fair 2021

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Sept 27 through Oct 10

Sept 14, 2021

Hey Momilani 'Ohana!

It's almost time for the Scholastic Book Fair!  Again this year, the book fair will be virtually online for your convenience and safety.  Please remember that when you shop at the Scholastic Book Fair, Momilani will receive 25% back in school rewards for all purchases, so this is the perfect time to expand your home library!

The book fair will run from September 27th through October 10th, and you can  simply click on the link below to start shopping!  Please feel free to preview the Book Fair site prior to the start date for more information about this year's Book Fair.  Thank you for continuing to support Momilani's library!

Book Fair Link Starting Sept 27, 2021:  Momilani Virtual Scholastic Book Fair Link

If you have any questions, please contact our school library assistant, Mrs. Keli Shimokihara.

2021-2022 A+ Program Parent Handbook 

July 14, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Please see the attached document for the 2021-2022 school year A+ Parent Handbook. 

If you have any questions regarding the information listed in the handbook, please contact the A+ Coordinator, or the Momilani Front Office.

Mahalo and see you in August!

APlusHandbook 2021-2022.pdf

HIDOE Memo - Highly Qualified Teacher Info

July 14, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Please see the attached letter from Mr. Arakawa regarding a reminder notice from the Department of Education.  

If you have any questions, please contact our school office at 307-5800. 

Mahalo for your understanding and support!  

See you all in August! 

Kidz Kare - Morning Care 2021-2022 Registration

June 29, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Please see the attached pdf form for the 2021-2022 school year registration form for the Kidz Kare Morning Care Program.  

If you have any questions regarding the Morning Care Program, please contact Renee Morikawa at 808-220-6485.

Mahalo for your support and see you in August!  

Kidz Kare Morning Care 2021-2022 Registration.pdf

Welcome Mrs. Sesepasara-Willilams, Momilani's new Assistant Principal

July 14, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

We would like to welcome to our Momilani Staff, Mrs. Sesepasara-Williams as our new Assistant Principal.  We are excited to begin a new chapter at Momilani Elementary School this year, with exciting new staffing changes. 

Please see the following message from Mrs. Sesepasara-Williams:

Aloha and welcome to a new and exciting school year! My name is Mrs. Sesepasara-Williams, the new Assistant Principal here at Momilani Elementary. I am excited to start this journey with all of you. A little bit about myself, I have been with the Hawaii Department of Education since 2003. I received my Bachelors in Education from the University of Arizona in 2001 and my Masters in Education from Chaminade in 2005. I have worked in the elementary field for 17 years both as a teacher and Curriculum Coordinator before moving to administration. I spent last year as a Vice Principal at Moanalua High School and am happy to return to the elementary field. 

My philosophy in regards to the education of our keiki is this: I truly believe that our purpose as educators is to empower students to take charge of their own learning and that the delivery of it should be innovative and come from a place of compassion and empathy. We must actively involve our families and communities to work together as a collective to provide our students with a quality education as well as social-emotional support that will guide our students to reach their individual potential. Empowering our keiki to take charge and responsibility for their own learning and futures will result in providing them with the necessary life skills that will help them succeed regardless of their background or the path they decide to take after high school. If we work together, we can fulfill the school’s vision, “Momilani Elementary students are caring, responsible, and self-directed learners who positively contribute to society.”

2021-2022 Momilani School Supply List

July 14, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Please see the attached pdf document for the 2021-2022 Momilani School Supply List.  

If you have any questions regarding the supply list, please contact the school office.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and enjoy your back to school shopping! 

MES Supply List SY 2021-2022.pdf

2021-2022 Momilani School Calendar

July 14, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Please see the attached pdf document for the 2021-2022 Momilani School Calendar.  

Please note that the calendar is subject to change and is updated as of July 2, 2021.  

If you have any questions regarding the school calendar, please contact the school office.  

Mahalo for your support!

2021-2022 Momilani Calendar Update.pdf

20-21 School News Updates (Archive)

2021 Grade 6 Virtual Awards Presentation

Congratulations to the Momilani 6th Grade Class of 2021

May 28, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Congratulations to the 6th Grade students for successfully completing their educational journey at Momilani.  We proudly applaud and congratulate their promotion to Middle School, and wish them well as they begin the next chapter of their educational adventure.

On Thursday, May 27th, the 6th Grade teachers hosted a virtual awards presentation in the Momilani cafeteria for the students.  Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, no guests were allowed to attend the ceremony.  However, through the use of our Google accounts, we were able to present the event live on a Google Meet, and were able to record the event for future viewing. 

If you would like to view the 6th Grade Award Presentation, please click on the link below.  Thank you for your support, and congratulations again to the Momilani 6th Grade Class of 2021!

Awards Presentation Video Link:

Click here for the Awards Presentation video link

Grade 1 Virtual Drama Performance - Leap Day

Grade 1 Drama Performance - Leap Day

May 24, 2021

Aloha Momilani 'Ohana,

Leap Day happens once every four years. On Leap Day, Father Time, Mother Nature, their assistants, the clocks, and the days of the week have an amazing party! However, the days of the week are very unhappy because they want Father Time to make an extra day to add to the week. When Mother Nature hears this, she becomes furious at Father Time and threatens to fire him if he doesn't make the days happy again. Meanwhile, Tuesday starts to have friendship issues with Friday, making her think that she needs to change herself so that others will like her better. 

Please join our 1st Grade students as they bring this drama to life in Momilani Elementary School's first ever virtual drama performance, and see how grit, perseverance, and true friendship play vital roles when faced with obstacles and challenges. 

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show as you take a virtual trip to Father Time's house in the 1st Grade drama performance, Leap Day!

Click Here for the video link:

Leap Day Video Link

Mahalo - 2021 Spring Olympics & Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge

Thank you for supporting the 2021 Spring Olympics

May 17, 2021

Aloha Momilani Ohana,

We wanted to thank everyone who was able to participate in the 2021 Momilani Spring Olympics / Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge this year!  Although we had many obstacles and challenges to face this school year, we were amazed at the amount of students who were able to participate in this school wide event.

Overall, we had close to 300 students participate in the Wellness Challenge, and over 700 family members who joined the students in their weeklong challenge. 

We would also like to thank everyone for their heartfelt generosity this year which helped us to raise close to $23,000 in donations!  Your generosity will help to support Momilani in many different ways. 

Hopefully, the Wellness Challenge Finishers Masks will arrive soon.  We will distribute the masks to the students prior to the end of the school year.  

Thank you again for your support and generosity this year.  We hope you enjoyed the Spring Olympics /Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge this year.  Take care and keep up your wellness!

2021 Spring Olympics - Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge - May 1 - 8, 2021

2021 Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge Logo

April 26, 2021

It’s GO TIME!  Our annual Spring Olympics / Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge 2021 is finally here!  Due to Covid guidelines for social distancing we are doing a Virtual Wellness Challenge this year.  This week starting April 26, in-person learning students will receive an envelope and letter from their teacher explaining the Spring Olympics / Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge.  Full Distance learners will be able to download the forms at the bottom of this post.

Students, along with their family, should try to challenge themselves to all 11 activities on the scorecard.  Please take time this week to plan your activities and complete them NEXT WEEK from MAY 1- 8.  Fill out the Challenge Scorecard, keep track of your activities, and sign the pledge. Momilani student challengers who complete 7 or more activities on their scorecard will receive a free face mask from the Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge Team!  

Please return the form to your child’s teacher if they are in-person, or via the google form if they are distance learners, by MONDAY, MAY 10th, 2021.  All students that complete the challenge will receive a keiki mask, but we MUST receive a completed form by MAY 10th.

We are also raising money for our annual Spring Olympics fundraiser.  In years past, at the end of the 3rd quarter, we would hold this annual school wide fundraising event to help promote health and wellness on campus, and to raise funds for various programs. This year, our goal is to raise $25,000. These funds will be used to support student learning in the areas of Project Based Learning, STEAM Curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), Covid safety supplies, our Drama program, and Scientific Inquiry. 

Keiki Wellness Challenge Final.mp4

Please help by asking friends and family to sponsor your child in this event with a flat donation.  Your child will be able to participate regardless of donation, but we are asking for your help in doing what you can to help sponsor them. In-person learners can return their cash or check donations in their completed filled out envelopes. Checks should be made out to MOMILANI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Distance learners may drop off their donations at the Momilani front office, or mail in their donations to:

Momilani Elementary School

RE: Spring Olympics

2130 Hookiekie Street

Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Please help us reach our goal by asking friends and family to support your child in the Spring Olympics. Any questions, please email Kahala Ninomiya. We appreciate your support! 

If you would like to download a .pdf copy of the Challenge Scorecard, please open the attached document below.  (Form is fillable on your computer using Adobe Reader.) 

KRWC Scorecard - Form Fillable.pdf
Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge is coming soon May 1, 2021
Students can receive prizes for entering the Keiki Wellness Challenge

COMING SOON - Spring Olympics / Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge - May 1-8, 2021

March 29, 2021

Every year in the 4th Quarter, we have our annual Spring Olympics, which is a schoolwide fundraising event to help promote health and wellness on campus, and to raise funds for various school programs.  

This school year, in order to follow the Covid guidelines for social distancing, we will be partnering with the Keiki Rainbow Run 'Ohana who have organized a Virtual Wellness Challenge this year.  

Our Spring Olympics fundraiser will focus on raising funds to help support our Drama Program, STEAM Curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), and Safety Supplies (Covid related). 

Please stay tuned for more information to come in the coming weeks regarding our new exciting Spring Olympics Keiki Rainbow Wellness Challenge.  We look forward to getting our whole Momilani 'Ohana involved in this amazing event! 

Momilani Yearbook Order & Photo Request

Order your yearbook

March 9, 2021

Aloha Momilani Families, 

Thank you for giving your input about purchasing a yearbook this school year.  The Media Crew will try their best to put forth a stellar yearbook.  Please go to the website listed on the flyer and type in the flyer code to purchase a yearbook. 

If you would like to share any pictures for the yearbook of your child working on school projects or learning online, please send them to the Momilani Media Club. (This includes pictures of any events hosted by the Hui O' Momilani, like Craft Night.) 

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hasegawa-McOuat.

We thank you for your support,

Media Crew


Momilani Virtual Scholastic Book Fair #2

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair #2, Mar 15 - Mar 28

March 8, 2021

Aloha everyone!  From March 15, 2021 - March 28, 2021, Momilani will be having our second Virtual Scholastic Book Fair online.  

Please visit the virtual book fair to purchase books to expand your home library.  A portion of the sales will help Momilani's library.  Purchases over $25 will receive Free Shipping to your home!  

Shop at the online Scholastic Book Fair here:  Momilani Book Fair Link

Please contact our Momilani Librarian, Mrs. Shimokihara for more information.

Honolulu Board of Realtors - Tech for Teachers

Momilani Teacher presented with tech tools from the HBR

Mar. 5, 2021

On March 3, 2021, Ms. Shannon Heaven, President of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, visited Momilani Elementary School to deliver technology gifts of Aloha to five teachers who applied for tech items from the Tech for Teachers program in 2020. 

Mrs. Yasui (Gr. 6), Mrs. Wakahiro (Res.), Mr. Omine (Gr. 2), Mr. Uchino (Res.), and Mrs. Uchino (Gr.2) all received over $100 worth of technology tools ranging from computer monitors, to document cameras and wireless headphone to help them with their online instruction.  

Mrs. Yasui stated: "I was really surprised with the gift, I thought we weren't going to get it, and it was a very nice surprise for us all."  

Our Momilani School 'Ohana would like to thank the Honolulu Board of Realtors for partnering with our school and for supporting our teachers with much needed technology tools for instruction.  For more information about the programs they offer, please visit their website. 

Honolulu Board of Realtors Link

Kreative Kolors DL Picture Taking Schedule - Thurs. Feb. 25, 2021.pdf

Distance Learning Students - School Picture Schedule

Feb. 10, 2021

Aloha Momilani Distance Learning 'Ohana,

The Picture Taking Day for all Distance Learning Students will be on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Please see the attached schedule for the Alphabetical Picture Taking Appointment Time based on your last name.

For more information and for payments, please visit the Kreative Kolors website.

Kreative Kolors Website Link

If you have any questions, please contact your homeroom teacher for more information.

Stay tuned for more information and updates to come.

Picture Day Updates - New Update 1/26

Picture Day is Jan 28 and Jan 29

Jan. 26, 2021

Aloha everyone!  Picture day is coming soon!  Please see the following updates:

The picture dates for students on campus are Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29. 

The date for students on Distance Learning is now Thursday, Feb. 25.

Make-up picture day will also be on Thurs. Feb. 25 as well.

Unfortunately, due to social distancing protocol, this was the earliest date we were able to schedule for the "DL" students.  A full schedule will be forthcoming.  

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Mahalo for your patience and support! 

School Picture Day - Jan. 28 & 29

Jan. 15, 2021

It's almost time for our students to finally take their school pictures for the 2020-2021 school year.  The tentative dates for the Picture Days will be on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29.  

Our normal school photography company, Kreative Kolors, will be working out the details for the schedule and picture taking logistics for both the Face to Face Students, as well as the Distance Learning Students, so please visit their website at the link below for more information.

Kreative Kolors Website Link

Stay tuned for additional information to come.  Mahalo for your patience and support! 

2020 MLK Peace Poem Winner 

Jan. 15, 2021

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Mr. Arakawa presented an award from Governor David Ige to 4th grade student Camrynn N. for placing first in the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Poem Contest and receiving the top honor in the contest of the Golden Circle Award.

The Peace Poem Project had begun in 1996 under the vision of Melinda Gohn, the peace poem coordinator, and has been an ongoing project to add lines to the International Peace Poem.

We congratulate Camrynn for her efforts in writing an award winning poem about peace. 

For more information about the International Peace Poem, please visit their website:  Peace Poem Project Link

1st Place Award Student Camrynn N with Mr. Arakawa

Book Fair Wrap Up Message from Mrs. Wee

Dec. 8, 2020

Aloha Momilani Ohana,

Thank you to the many parents and family members who participated in the first ever, Momilani Library Online Scholastic Book Fair!  Total sales exceeded over $2000 in books for your children!  Thanks to you, the Momilani library will be receiving $500 to help with the purchase of new books through Scholastic dollars.

Please keep a lookout for another Book Fair coming your way once more sometime next spring!


Mrs. Wee

Thanks for supporting the Book Fair!

2020 Aloha Harvest F.O.O.D. Distribution - Nov. 14 & Dec. 5

Aloha Harvest F.O.O.D Distribution November 14, 2020

Oct. 27, 2020

The Pearl City Community Association and the Aiea Community Association are hosting two food distribution dates for the F.O.O.D. Aloha Harvest Food Distribution.

Families interested in signing up and registering to receive an Ohana Pack can visit the following links:

Links to register:

For more information, please email:

Feed Our Ohana Day 2020 Food Distribution

Momilani Virtual Scholastic Book Fair: Nov. 16 - Nov. 29

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Nov. 16, 2020 

The online book fair is now open online and will continue through Sunday, November 29, 2020.  

Shop at the online Scholastic Book Fair here:  Momilani Book Fair Link

Please contact our Momilani Librarian, Mrs. Ann Wee for more information about the exciting event going on now.  

Video - Mrs. Cats Book Fair

2020 Red Ribbon Week - Mon. Oct. 26 - Fri. Oct. 30

Red Ribbon Week 2020 Poster (1).pdf

Oct. 21, 2020

The 2020 Red Ribbon Week will begin on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 and go through Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.  The theme for this year's Red Ribbon Week is "Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug-Free."

Please see the attached flyer for information on the activity for each day of the week. 

Please contact your teachers for more information.

2020 Red Ribbon Week & Bullying Prevention Month Flyer

Mahalo to everyone for showing their support virtually for the Red Ribbon Week campaign this year! 

Hawaii Dept of Health PSA - Safe Halloween

PSA - Avoid High-Risk Halloween Activities.mp4

Oct. 27, 2020

This Halloween, the Hawai‘i Department of Health recommends celebrating with your household members at home and avoiding traditional door-to-door trick or treating where treats are handed to children or children take candy from a shared bucket. 

These are high-risk activities as they can result in close contact and crowding among people outside your household.

Please watch the short PSA video to learn more about how to avoid high risk Halloween activities.

For more information, please visit the Hawaii Dept. of Health Website:

Hawaii Dept of Health Website

Social Distance Stay Six Feet Apart this Halloween
Wear a mask this Halloween

LCC Online Discovery Fair - Nov. 1-8

Leeward Community College Discovery Fair 2020

Oct. 27, 2020

The Leeward Community College is celebrating the 30th year of the Discovery Fair this year from November 1-8, 2020.  

Due to the COVID-19 situation, they will be holding the free fair online this year through videos created by their talented faculty and staff. 

These videos will feature over 20 hands-on and fun educational activities that can easily be performed at home! 

View the list of our amazing videos at:

Leeward CC Discovery Fair Videos

(The videos will be accessible starting November 1, 2020.)

For more information, visit the Leeward Community College Website:

Leeward CC Discover Fair Website

Leeward Community College Discovery Fair 2020

Mahalo - Senator Harimoto School Supply Drive Donation

Senator Harimoto School Supply Drive Donation Check Presentation

Oct. 15, 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Momilani was gifted $900.00 from the first annual Senator Breene Harimoto School Supply Drive.  Earlier, this school received much needed school and cleaning supplies from the event.

Senator Harimoto's wife, Cheryl, was here to present the check along with "The Team!"

Momilani is grateful for these gifts and will be designating funds for each of the grade levels and library to use towards supporting school needs.

Additional "Thank yous" can be sent to:

Pearl City Foundation

P.O. Box 114

Pearl City, Hawaii 96782

Senator Harimoto and his caring, community focused service carries on!

With a grateful heart,

Mrs. Higa


Q1 Report Card & Federal Survey Card Pickup - Oct 16

2020 Federal Impact Aid Survey Flyer.pdf

Oct. 12, 2020

Quarter 1 Report Card & Federal Impact Survey Card will be available for pickup on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Pickup will be at the Momilani Front Office from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For each family, Momilani will be providing a stamped envelope to return the signed Report Card Page 4, and completed Federal Survey Card back to Momilani by mail.  

Please see the flyer above for more information about the 2020 Federal Impact Survey.

For more information, please contact the Momilani Office Staff.

Mahalo - Senator Breene Harimoto School Supply Fund Drive Donations 

Huge thanks go out to the many of Pearl City organizations for their generous donations from the Senator Breene Harimoto School Supply Fund Drive on September 26, 2020. 

We greatly appreciate the support and encouragement during these challenging times.  These supplies will truly help our Momilani Ohana this school year.  Mahalo nui loa! 

Mahalo nui loa to:

New Box Tops for Education App - Scan your receipts

Image of instructions for how to use the new BoxTop for Education App on a mobile phone.

Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online.

Mr. Nishihara's New Page - The Counselor is In

August 26, 2020

Aloha from Mr. Nishihara!

I've been working very hard on a new page on our website that I would like our whole school to get involved in this school year.  Please join my Google Classroom to see the lesson that I assigned to everyone.  

Also, please check out my page on the Momilani Website under "School Life" for more information and resources that I will be sharing.

We miss you all and hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.  Please take care and remember to "Keep your face always toward the sunshine..."

Mask donation to Momilani

An anonymous donor recently donated over 150 masks for our Momilani Ohana.  The donor knew that some families might have some difficulties in acquiring masks for their keiki, so they decided to choose Momilani as the beneficiary of their generous donation. 

Mahalo for your kindness and generosity!