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Monday, May 24, 2010

June Project Grad Meeting NEW TIME!

Thursday June 10th, 6:30pm, Student Activity Center. We'll be closing the books on Project Grad 2010.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Project Grad 2010 is History!

Mahalo to All for a successful, beautiful, memorable Project Grad!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

PG Sat. AM Handlers Needed

A few parents are needed to help on Saturday Morning 6:00 am at the Kapaa High School Gym with Mrs. Keawe. You will need to assist with the deboarding of students from the buses, making sure they get their personal items, buses are cleared of all rubbish, left/forgotten items on the buses...

...and most of all that a designated adult picks them up at the gym. NO PROJECT GRAD ATTENDEE IS ALLOWED TO DRIVE AWAY FROM GYM IN A VEHICLE!!!

Please send your name, contact number to fmksilva@hotmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support, Felina MK Silva - Project Graduation Co-Chair

PG REVISED Start Time Thu Set-Up

Anyone who has been planning to assist in the decoration of the site on Thursday May 20th. The time has changed to 5:30 pm. Mahalo!

PG Loaders/Unloaders Needed Thu May 20 8:30 & 9:30 am

We will be moving our event materials/props/decor from our prep area on campus to the site on Thursday morning. We could use some extra hands for loading up at school...and them to unload them at the site. Any help with even a portion will be appreciated :)

Date: Thursday May 20th

Loading: 8:30 am at the Student Center, KHS Campus

Unloading: 9:30 am at the site.

If you are able to help please respond via email to fmksilva@hotmail.com

Friday, May 14, 2010

Commencement Ceremony: Final Call for Volunteers

Please find this forwarded message from Kapaa HS Administration and Parents Organizing the Commencement Ceremony.
Friday, May 21, 2010, Kapa'a New Park Stadium
7:00 a.m. - until pau
***An extra ticket for the graduation ceremony will be given to volunteers who stay 7:00am until the end of set up.
Here's What We're Doing:
  • Setting up chairs and barricades
  • Putting up alphabet signs,
  • Decorating stage and entrances
  • Cleaning up stage (same night after ceremony)
  • Final clean up Saturday @ 9-10 am
Here's What We Need:
  • Old rags and buckets to wipe chairs clean
  • Tropical flowers and greenery
  • White, sturdy plumerias (with little bit yellow in middle, loose)
  • Long Ti leaf and crown flower leis for stage decorations
  • Banana Stumps, green ti leaves
  • Sledge Hammers to pound in stakes for barricades
  • Rakes, clippers, scissors, machetes, ladders, rope and
  • string for the finishing touches!
  • *** Duct tape and zip ties will be provided.***
See you there, Tobbi Tuttle & Wendy Hustad, Senior Parent Volunteers

4th Quarter Sponsorships & News

All Staff Appreciation Lunch: Our annual All Staff Appreciation Lunch under the direction of PTSA and SCC member Robert Perdue was a smash if we don’t say so ourselves. The lunch coincided with Senior Project Presentation Day, and there were dozens of community members on campus for the day. A big Mahalo to Aunty Debbie and the Cafeteria team for their support and assistance; and to the student and parent volunteers who came out to help with prep, set-up, serving and clean-up.
Project Grad: Of course, at this point in the year, the buzz here at the PTSA is Project Grad, Project Grad, Project Grad! Our Project Grad Committee is in overdrive. There has been good turn-out of volunteers so far. Felina Silva is putting the final touches on the volunteer schedules, set-up for Project Grad will have all hands on deck starting Thursday before Commencement, so it will be full steam ahead. We hope Project Grad will be a stellar celebration, and a lasting and cherished memory for all.
In closing, once again, we would like to acknowledge all our members, our eScrip supporters, and our active volunteers. The collective contributions, support and efforts we make matters. It makes a difference for the young men and women, the coaches, the faculty and administration of Kapaa High.

Best wishes to all the graduating seniors, and for the rest of us, you’ll be hearing from us soon. Have a save, wonderful summer!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Next Meeting, Monday May 17th, 6:30pm SAC

6:30 pm in the Student Activity Center.

Welcome to parents and guardians of incoming freshmen and transfer students!

The Student Activity Center (SAC) is room 7 in the Student Center which is the green building across from the gym, upper campus. Park in either the paved or unpaved area.

(FYI: On school days, there is no parking on the paved area- it's a bus loading zone.)

Kapaa High PTSA membership is open to all.

Help Needed Friday May 21st:Final Grad Day Set-Up

Message from Kapaa High Administration and Commencement Ceremony Volunteer Organizers: If you are free the morning of Friday May 21st, please come help. This is a huge day for parents of seniors. Your help at this crunch time will provide parents of seniors relief so they can enjoy more of graduation day with their graduate and family. Let's help each other out! Set-up starts at 7:30am on Graduation Friday morning at the Kapaa New Town Park Stadium.

The Final Stretch of 2009-10 SY

Spring is here, the Plumeria will soon be in full bloom providing us with all the flowers for May Day and Graduation Lei. With Spring Break behind us, all eyes are on the 9th, 10th, 11th and especially the 12th graders. Seniors need to pace themselves as the complete their academics, prepare for their Senior Project Presentations, and start Graduation Ceremony practices. Flurries of scholarship applications, transcript requests will soon end, and final business with their counselors' is being conducted.

All Staff Appreciation Lunch, April Meeting

We are getting ready for the Annual All Staff Appreciation Lunch and the well-oil gears of Project Grad on full steam ahead. The All Staff Appreciation Lunch coincides with Senior Project Presentation Day - April 20th. Volunteers can show up to the Monday April 19th PTSA meeting at the Cafeteria. We will all be pitching in on the lunch prep and having our April monthly meeting.

Spring Sports have just gone into game season. We are psyched about the new Softball Stadium for Kapaa HS Campus and look forward to wonderful home games. Good luck to all the Warrior athletes. Congratulations to the SEVEN Warrior Teams who cinched KIF Titles this Year- SO FAR!!! (That's 7 out of 9 Titles)

3rd Quarter Sponsorships Events, Milestones

Aloha Everyone! The Q3 Mid-quarter mark has passed, and in the first rushed weeks of the year we continued our support of several worthwhile causes. First was our annnual financial assistance and participation in the EKDPET Family Summit. The East Kauai Drug Prevention Education Team produces and stages Family Summit here on Kapaa High School campus with the support of Principal Gilmore Youn, help from student clubs, the Parent Community Network Center and countless numbers of volunteers. Our very own Project Grad Committee was there among more than 50 other family strengenthing, non-profit organizations spreading the word about the PTSA and PG2010.

We also provided financial support to Project Grad for their Valentine's Spaghetti Fundraiser which helped cover basic production costs for the event.

The Kapaa High School Boys Varsity Coach, Kevin Cram, paid us a welcomed visit to request a donation to help defray travel expenses for the team's return to the Division II State Championships in Oahu. We were glad to oblige and are thankful to all our members and eScrip subscribers for their continued support which makes these ongoing sponshorships possible.

Congratulations to the FIVE Warrior Teams who cinched KIF Titles this Year- SO FAR!!!

Check back with us soon as the rest of 3rd quarter promises to be busy. If you are interested in becoming more active in the PTSA in any capacity, would like to make a donation, become a supporter, join the PTSA, or have any questions, please contact us or join us at our next meeting.

2nd Semester Highlights

Here are a few second semester highlights: The SCC Community Meeting and BBQ the first week back (mentioned above), The Annual District Science Fair hosted by the Math and Science Departments in January, Family Summit in February, and Teacher Appreciation Day on April 20th, which coincides with Senior Project Presentations. Also, nominations/reccommendations for vacancies on the PTSA and the SCC will accepted. For more on the SCC, elections please visit the our SCC page.

2nd Quarter Sponsorships

First semester is well on it's way and the development of furloughs and a school year that will end earlier than usual (Last day of school is May 26) are making May feel like it's coming that much faster. There is more than a lot to do between now and then, and so, guess we all just have to keep focused and keep at it.

Recent PTSA sponsorships include financial support for the freshman anti-drug assembly hosted by the Significant Adult program which featured Malia Tokioka ofHome Help & Healing Kauai, a faith based substance treatment program. The assembly was coordinated by Doris Morikoka-Fulks and Harriet Watanabe, Student Activity Coordinator, with help from the Parent Community Network Center.

We're proud to provide financial support for The Tradewind Newspaper. The archives for The Tradewind date back to 1944 making this year's run the 65th volume. This year's Faculty Advisor for The Tradewind is Ms. Beth Sette, Language Arts, who is new to Kapaa HS. Welcome and kudos to Ms. Sette!

Winter sports are gearing up and we wish all the teams the very best. We hope some teams will be coming to us soon looking for that "PTSA help" we often provide... money needed to go off-island to compete at tournaments and championships. Have Fun and Train Hard. Spread the Warrior Pride!

1st Quarter Sponsorships

We proudly co-sponsored the Senior Project T-Shirt Design Competition with The Kapaa Alumni Foundation. The Foundation's generous $700 donation toward the cost of the t-shirts was instrumental. This year the T-Shirts were produced by students in CTE classes. Senior Project is a required for graduation and counts towards a half credit.

Students are enjoying Five New Picnic Tables on Campus thanks to Kapaa HS student, Eagle Scout Stephen Greenleaf. The PTSA awarded seven hundred dollars towards materials for the project. Mahalo and congratulations to Mr. Greenleaf for his example of excellence in community service and leadership.

First Quarter PTSA Milestones: Back to School BBQ and PTSA/Project Grad attendance at the Counseling Department's Back to School Night.

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Kapaa High PTSA

Next Meeting, Monday May 17th, 6:30pm SAC

6:30 pm in the Student Activity Center.
Welcome to parents and guardians of incoming freshmen and transfer students!

The Student Activity Center (SAC) is room 7 in the Student Center which is the green building across from the gym, upper campus. Park in either the paved or unpaved area.

(FYI: On school days, there is no parking on the paved area- it's a bus loading zone.)

Kapaa High PTSA membership is open to all.