Habilitat Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Aloha Families,

This year, we have partnered with a local nonprofit to assist us with our fundraising efforts for the school. If your family is able to, we hope you will order your Christmas tree or wreath from Habilitat.  KMS PTO will receive a portion of the proceeds for each sale. Ordering is done online and tree pickup will occur at specified locations on Saturday, Dec. 5th.  You can be reassured that the staff will be following strict CDC guidelines. Please contact us with questions and thank you for your consideration!

Order online at HawaiiChristmasTrees.com/shop

Kona Ice Fundraiser – 9/18/2020

Kona Ice Flyer

Hi KMS Families! What better way to beat the heat than to participate in the schools first fundraiser for the year! Kona Ice has modified their way of business to keep everyone safe and cool this summer. They will be driving around town and will personally make Kona Ice deliveries to your place of residence! If you are interested in ordering, go to https://kmspto.org/konaice and follow the steps below! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the KMS PTO. Thank you for your support!

  1. Enter Zip code
  2. Select Delivery
  3. Enter Delivery Address (including City and State) and click “Confirm Address” (Max Delivery Distance from KMS is 5 miles)
  4. Select “Schedule for another day”
  5. Select “Fri, Sep 18”
  6. Select “2:00 PM – Kaimuki Middle School”
  7. Click “Continue”
  8. Place your order ($15 minimum plus there is a $1 convenience fee)
  9. Checkout with a credit card
  10. Receive email confirmation and wait for your order on Fri., Sep 18 between 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Welcome to the new 2020-2021 School Year!

Hello!

The KMS PTO would like to welcome you all back to the new 2020-2021 school year! We hope that you’ve been healthy and somewhat sane during the “longest Spring Break ever…” It has been approximately 5 months (and counting) since your child has set foot in a classroom to learn!

We’d like to thank the KMS teachers and staff for putting in time and determining the best course of action to reach out and teach our KMS kids! They have spent many hours researching and implementing the tools for our children to learn. Thank you so much!

The KMS PTO will be conducting their monthly meeting via Zoom today at 5pm. If you are interested in attending our meeting, please contact us and we’ll provide the Zoom link info to you via email.

Thank you!

80th Anniversary KMS T-shirt orders

We hope that this post finds you and your family well. Given the current circumstances of the COVID situation, we would like to offer order refunds to any families that may have changed their mind. Please reach out to us on the Contact Us page, provide us with your order number and your refund request and we will process the refund as soon as possible.

To those who are eagerly awaiting their orders, we are also looking into shipping/delivering the orders out to families based upon your billing address since school will not be in session until May (at the earliest). If you would like your items to be shipped/delivered elsewhere, please Contact Us and provide us with your new shipping address.

We still have a number of shirts and hoodies available and if you are interested in ordering, please visit our store.

Please take care, stay safe, and let’s flatten the curve.

Taste of Kaimuki cancellation

Dear Kaimuki Middle School Ohana,

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread in the US, many educational institutions are cancelling extracurricular activities to prevent the spread of the virus. As of this letter, Hawaii has confirmed two cases of the COVID-19 infection on Oahu and KMS PTO is taking precautionary health measures to protect our Ohana and the community, by cancelling the Taste of Kaimuki Middle School event scheduled for Friday, March 27.  Our decision to cancel this event was made after careful evaluation of the current COVID-19 situation and actions that would need to be in place to reduce the risk of transmission.  Based on these considerations, we recognized that we would not be able to provide an event that guaranteed the safety of our Ohana, community members and food vendors, entertainers and volunteers. 

We would like to send a big MAHALO to the KMS families and staff who were so generous and enthusiastic about answering the call to help with donations of ideas, time, beverages, equipment, supplies and funds to make this event a success.  As we continue to monitor the situation, please know that we are continuously brainstorming ways to make up for this event by providing other opportunities to celebrate the great things about KMS. With regards to the drinks that were donated, we would like to let you know they will be used to benefit the students at KMS.  However, if you would prefer that we return your donation, please contact us at kmspto.org/contact-us, to make arrangements to  pick-up from the school. To those who have generously loaned us your coolers, please stop by the front office between 7:30AM – 4:00PM during spring break to pick up your item.

In celebration of KMS’s 80th anniversary, we created a commemorative shirt and hoodie that will be available to the KMS Ohana and community.  You may purchase these items at the KMS PTO Store, kmspto.org/store.  First distribution of shirts and hoodies is expected on Friday, March 27.  We are happy to let you know that the shirts and hoodies have been approved to wear to school on any day of the week, but only have limited quantities, so order yours today!  The profits from the sales of the shirts and hoodies will be used to support programs and events at KMS.

We thank you for your support and understanding.  Please feel free to contact us via email at kmspto.org/contact-us, if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions. 

Be safe and stay well! 

Mahalo for your time and support,

KMS PTO Board

Thank you for your drink donations!

The generosity shown by our KMS ‘Ohana is overwhelming! The KMS PTO and KMS school faculty/staff want to thank you so much for the donations that “poured” in Tuesday and today! We can’t thank you enough!

Any guesses as to how many drinks we have on hand?

If you missed out on your chance to donate drinks, don’t worry! Within the next week, we will have an online sign up sheet to look for volunteers to assist us with setup, manning, and breakdown of the “Taste of Kaimuki” event which will take place on Friday, Mar. 27th!

Thank you again and have a great week!

Flashback Friday!

KIS Pioneers and KMS Voyagers sign
Prior to the Kaimuki Middle School being known as the Voyagers, Kaimuki Intermediate School were the Pioneers
KMS Alma Mater
Anyone knows how to sing the Alma Mater?
Picture of young Frank Fernandes
A tall, dashing young man in the 3rd row learns the ropes prior to becoming our current school principal! Looking sharp, Mr. Fernandes!

Drink Donations Please!

Last year marked Kaimuki Middle’s 80th Anniversary! To celebrate this event, the school and PTO will be putting on “A Taste of Kaimuki” event on Friday, Mar. 27th from 3:00PM – 7:00PM.  This event will feature food and entertainment in a festive atmosphere. We are finalizing the list of vendors, but they do include Square Barrels, Oahu Grill, Ono Seafood and many more….We are also selling specially printed shirts for this occasion.

Along with the celebration, we are making it a small fundraiser.  The vendors are being charged a flat fee and we are requesting drink donations so that we can sell them at the event.  The profits from the event will help fund school events and programs.

If you are able to help, please go to Sign-Up Genius and specify what drinks you’d be able to donate:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040948A5A729A7FB6-taste

Drink donation drop-off will take place on Tuesday, Mar. 3 and Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 7:00AM – 8:00AM.  When you drop off your child, there will be volunteers on hand to assist with picking up the donations from your vehicle. If you aren’t able to drop off during those dates, please reach out to us here: https://kmspto.org/contact-us/

Thank you for your support and consideration!