Each school year we have many applicants for limited openings. Therefore, we have a lottery system for those students who apply.
Applications are due to the office by Friday, March 15, in order to be considered in the lottery. Applications received after the deadline will be put on a waitlist on a first come, first served basis.
You may download the form below, or, new this year, the form may be filled out and submitted digitally.
IF YOU INTEND TO SUBMIT A DIGITAL COPY: In order to electronically fill out and sign the form, you will need Acrobat or the Acrobat Reader. Download the file and then open it in your Acrobat-compatible application. Adobe Reader can be downloaded here.
Mahalo nui again to Hoʻokuaʻāina (Michele and Dean Wilhelm, and ‘Ohana) for providing an opportunity to put kalo back in our homes. Beginning Thursday, August 30 and every other Thursday thereafter, fresh poi and kalo paa will be available for sale at Ka Lae after school.
2lbs Fresh Poi – $12
1lb Kalo Paa -$10 (cooked, cleaned and chunked)
Raw kalo at $3 per pound (Raw kalo must be ordered in advance)
If you would like to purchase, please send your haumana with cash on Thursday. You may also write a check payable to Hoʻokuaʻāina. All sales go towards supporting their mentoring programs for youth. To learn more about Hoʻokuaʻāina, you can visit www.hookuaaina.org.
All students entering the 7th grade must have a “well-child visit” (aka Physical exam) prior to the start of the school year. Parents/Guardians must take the Form 14 (attached) below to their physician and have it returned to our office. This enrollment requirement needs to be tracked.
This year’s school fees are $100.00 for a single student, or $75.00 per student if your family has more than one student enrolled this year.
You may pay in person at the office, or you may use the PayPal buttons below.
If you are paying for more than one student, please pay for each student’s fees individually – e kala mai – but this helps with record-keeping and the reason follows:
Please keep your receipt # from PayPal, and, after payment, click this link to record the payment for each student (once again, one form/one receipt number per student).The page will open in a new tab.
Hālau Kū Māna has been fortunate to be a beneficiary of the Mana Mele/Mana Maoli program. Many of us were fortunate enough to see the premiere of Mana Meleʻs second video (featuring many of our keiki) during Kona Nui Nights at Ward Center recently.
Mana Mele has been kind enough to send us this release copy to share with our ‘ōhana. The official release date of the video is Monday, September 25, 2017, at 8:08 AM. After that time, please share the link and video with as many people as possible, as it helps to keep the program in the public eye and it is just amazing in and of itself.
I maika‘i ke kalo i ka ‘ōhā. "The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces."
The keiki who are fortunate enough to attend Hālau Kū Māna and graduate become part of something much greater than themselves. We are proud of the small part we play in creating agents of change for Hawai'iʻs future, and custodians of mai nā kūpuna mai.
We canʻt do this alone. Charter schools start the year with a fraction of the per-student funding that a traditional DOE institution does. There are a number of ways we compensate for this shortfall, but the single most important source of funding is you.
Click here to read Po'o Kumuʻs letter on this topic. More than ever we need the help of parents, neighbors, partners, and those who believe in this model.