PTSA Meeting – Nov.26, 5 PM at Kalama Park

We’ll be meeting at the same place this coming Monday, in the Kalama Park pavillion next to the play ground. Note this meeting is a bit later than our first meeting.

On the agenda are:

  • details about helping out with the PTSA table at the ice cream social (need some volunteers) and the “Giving Tree” idea
  • the teacher’s support group
  • an update on the PTSA application (the paperwork  has arrived!!)
  • discussion of setting up a meeting with the police and County Council Member Kelly King to discuss the Piilani Highway crossing

?Kihei Charter School Ice Cream Social?

The KCS Ice Cream Social is on and we will have a KCS PTSA table at the event. Here are the details from Ellen Federoff, KCHS Dean of Campus Life:

You are cordially invited to attend the KCS Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, November 28,  from 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Come join us as we showcase our student clubs and athletic clubs and teams. Meet the students and teachers who will be offering these after school clubs. Learn about our athletic teams. Come catch some of our school spirit as we settle into our new building with ice cream and `ohana.

There is no entry fee to the event. Everyone is welcome. We only ask for a suggested donation of $3 per student and $5 per adult. Tickets may be purchased at the door.  All proceeds will go towards funding our school clubs and teams.

We are looking for help with the social as well.  The ice cream is being taken care of, but we need help with the following supplies:

 7 ice cream scoops
If you can help out, please email with the items you’d like to supply.

We hope to see you there!!

Fundraiser – Thanksgiving Imu

Kihei Charter School is again having a Thanksgiving imu (earth oven). This year is is at the VFW at 2110 Ulunui in Kihei.

Drop off is Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 4-7 PM
Pickup is Thursday Nov. 22 from 8-10 AM

There is a $25 per pan donation.

If you have not done this before, get your turkey done up in a foil pan, wrap the whole thing with foil, drop that into another pan. Don’t forget to put your name on it (sharpie markers work well).

When you pickup, remember the pans will be hot and sandy/dusty.  An old towel or box is a good idea to get your cooked turkey home!

KCS Ohana Community Planting Day

A message from Leslie Baldridge

“Mark your calendars for KCS Ohana community planting day!

Saturday, November 17th,  from 8-11am at the school campus.
If you have any of these items bring them along:
Planting trowels, scissors for cutting jute mat, gloves, wheelbarrow.
If you do not have these items no problem we will have some tools to share.

RSVP’s greatly appreciated –

See you on Saturday!”

First Organization Meeting Outcomes


Thanks to everyone that was able to attend our first meeting at Kalama Park last week.  There was good discussion among the group. I really appreciate HS Principal Michael Stubbs presenting some of the concerns of the administration and school in general.

I’ve tried to capture my takeaways from the meeting on this collaborative etherpad:  Feel free to add your input on this if I missed or misinterpreted the discussion. (Shoot me a note at if you have any issues accessing this) This is a temporary home for meeting minutes, but a great way to get group input. I’m working on a place to permanently memorialize our meeting summaries.

Thank you again for helping build community at KCS!

– John

Join us for our First Meeting at Kalama Park – November 8

Please join us for an initial organizational discussion at Kalama Park on Thursday, November 8 in the pavilion next to the playground. We’ll start gathering there after school and will start the “official” business by 3:30 PM and finish up by 4:30 PM.

{{ Note that we are currently in “Work In Progress” mode.  This is just a first effort to connect and feel our peoples interests, commitment and desires.  Expect future meeting times and locations to change as we get a better sense for the needs of our community. Mahalo! }}

On the Agenda:

  • Timeline for getting the organization organized.
  • Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) or Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). (What’s the difference? Read this article: PTO vs PTA)
  • Review the great suggestions submitted on our anonymous survey form.

If you haven’t added your comments to the survey or if you can’t make our initial meeting, please consider doing so before the meeting >>here<<.

Look forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

Welcome to the Home of the KCS PTSA

Aloha fellow KCS Parents, Teachers, and Students-

Now that we are moving on to the new campus and can expect a more stable and less variable schedule for everyone, we are looking to kick start the formation of a Parent/ Teacher/ Student organization that have been in the works since the end of last year.

We are planning an initial meeting in early November. Because we have not had a Parent/Teacher organization for a few years now, we are really starting from scratch. These initial meetings will be important in defining how we structure this group and what our initial goals will be. If having functioning PTSA is important to you, please do join us!

If you’d like to be kept in the loop, consider signing up here:

Sign up to receive KCS Ohana email updates.

Please note that signing up here will only get you connected with KCS Ohana email updates. We will never share your information with third parties.

If you have any initial questions or wish to jump right in and get involved, you can contact us by email at aloha(at)

Mahalo nui loa-

KCS Ohana volunteers