Hawaii State PTSA Annual Convention

The HI PTSA is holding its 92nd!! annual convention and Reflections Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 13, 2019 on Oahu at the Ala Moana Hotel. This is a great opportunity to learn from other PT(S)As and make new connections that can help move the local PTSA forward. If you think you might to attend, please send us a note if you might additionally be willing to represent the KCS PTSA at the event. Contact us at aloha@kcsohana.org.

To get the details, download the flyer and registration packet here as a .pdf file: Hawaii PTSA Convention Details 

Teachers’ Luncheons: Volunteers Needed

The teacher support committee is starting off strong with plans for teacher’s luncheons at Kihei Charter now underway. Signup for the February luncheon here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c48aaa929a6fc1-teacher

The luncheons will be held in the 2nd floor conference room and we are looking for two parents to set up and greet teachers. If you would like to donate food, it can be dropped off on campus before 10 AM the day of the luncheon. The list of needed items is listed on the signup page above.

If you would like more information about either luncheon, contact Mrs. McCracken at jmccracken{at}kiheicharter.org.

PTSA Meeting at Kalama Park : Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 PM

We are having a “later” meeting next week – 5PM at the usual spot at Kalama Park, in the pavilion next to the play ground. On the agenda:

  • Update on PTSA application status
  • Report on Jan.15 KCS School Board meeting
  • Update on Teacher support committee
  • Collecting dues ($10 per member, cash or check made out to HPTSA)

Hope to see you there!

Initial PTSA Board Elected

At the last general meeting, we elected our first set of officers, who will serve for the remainder of the school year, and they are:

  • Morgan Andaluz, Secretary
  • Kimberlee Baldridge, Treasurer
  • Frank Flores, Vice President
  • John Starmer, President

Thank you all for taking on the (bureaucratic) leadership responsibility for the group.

As a reminder, we are building an organization that will be as “flat” as possible and everyone that wants to realize that they have the opportunity to lead.

We will only be successful if our members are willing to lead on topics they are interested in as committee or project leaders. If you have something you are passionate about, come to a meeting and pitch the idea!

PTSA Meeting at Kalama Park : Thursday, Dec. 20 at 4 PM

Our next PTSA meeting will be at the usual spot; the pavillion next to the the playground at Kalama Park.  Join us this Thursday (Dec. 20) at 4 PM.

On the Agenda:

  • discuss and ratify bylaws (we will be working of this Hawaii PTSA template)
  • (possibly) elect our association officers (at a minimum President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer)(Look for job descriptions here)
  • decide on a bank to open an account with
  • consider forming a safety and fundraising committee and initial assignments
  • Mrs. McKraken will present on her proposal to form a teachers support group/committee.
  • start collecting membership dues
  • discuss membership due levels.

As you can tell, a fair bit of important stuff that will move us down the path to getting “official.”  Please join us if you’d like to volunteer as a committee lead or, even better, one of the official board members.

🍦TODAY Kihei Charter School Ice Cream Social🍦

The KCS Ice Cream Social is on for tonight from 5-6:30 PM. We are still looking for parents to help serve the ice cream and be at the PTSA table to help parents with signing up.

Remember that 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 school clubs and teams.

We have now accounted for ice cream, paper products and several scoops.  We still need help with the following:

4 ice cream scoops
Volunteers to serve icecream (students can help)
If you can help out, please email aloha@kcsohana.org so we can add you to the list.

We hope to see you there!!

More on starting up KCS PTSA as a Hawaii State PTSA local unit.

We are currently going down the path of becoming a local unit of the Hawaii State PTSA. General details about the benefit of this status and the application process can be found here: https://www.hawaiistateptsa.org/local-unit-requirements.html

A copy of the standard Hawaii PTSA bylaw template is available on the above page and can be downloaded directly as a Microsoft Word document here: https://www.hawaiistateptsa.org/uploads/8/8/1/6/8816023/hsptsa_local_unit_bylaws_template.docx

We will need to decide on any changes that our group would like to add to the bylaws and pass the final bylaws by a 2/3 vote.

We will need to sign up a minimum of 15 members and will need to elect a board as part of the application process.  The base cost for dues is $9.25 per person (not per family). Note that we also need to cover, at a minimum $100 for insurance and $30 for incorporation filing fees. We should discuss whether to incorporate this into our membership dues or cover this in another manner.

More details to come… and please join us at the meeting at Kalama Park this evening at 5 PM at the Pavillion by the playground.


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 aloha@kcsohana.org 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!