October 2019 Newsletter

posted Oct 1, 2019, 2:10 PM by Leila Bajarin

Our October 2019 Newsletter is ready! Students have received a hard copy to bring home, but you may also view it here on our website. Simply click on the "Monthly Newsletters" section of our website and enjoy! 

PTA Fall Fundraiser PICK UP - Wednesday, October 2

posted Oct 1, 2019, 1:43 PM by Leila Bajarin

August Parent Workshop & Activity Session

posted Aug 22, 2019, 4:28 PM by Leila Bajarin

To sign up, fill out and return the bright pink flyer that was sent home with your child,
OR click on the link provided below:

August 2019 Newsletter

posted Aug 15, 2019, 3:34 PM by Leila Bajarin

Our August 2019 Newsletter is finally ready! Students have received a hard copy to bring home, but you may also view it here on our website. Simply click on the "Monthly Newsletters" section of our website and enjoy!

Mark Your Calendars!

posted Aug 12, 2019, 3:05 PM by Leila Bajarin

*Date and/or Times are subject to change. 

PTA Fall Fundraiser

posted Aug 12, 2019, 1:51 PM by Leila Bajarin   [ updated Aug 12, 2019, 1:55 PM ]


Kalihi Waena Elementary School PTA will be holding our Annual Fall Fundraiser and has undertaken the selling of Real Food's Vienna CINNAMON BREAD, HOT DOG MANAPUA, CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, and Pacific Sausage's GIANT PORTUGUESE SAUSAGE from August 15th to September 6th.  All proceeds will go directly to support Kalihi Waena School and students. Your child will be bringing home fundraiser tickets on Thursday, August 15, 2019. We are asking for your support and assistance in selling the fundraiser tickets. 

The sausage is a fully cooked 14-ounce Giant Portuguese Sausage, large enough to feed the entire family. Each manapua ticket entitles the purchaser to a bag of 4 Hot Dog Manapua. Each cookie ticket entitles the purchaser to a 12-ounce bag of Chocolate Chip Cookies. The bread is a large 1-pound, 2-ounce loaf of delicious Cinnamon Bread. It is perfect for freezing or can be eaten right away! Each of these products sells for $7.50. Together, we can make our fundraising project a great success! 

Please return all unsold tickets or ticket sale money by Friday, September 6, 2019. For more information, please contact the Kalihi Waena PTA through our school office at 832-3210.  

PRIZES!!!    PRIZES!!!        PRIZES!!!
  • All who sell 10 tickets (one entry for every 10 tickets sold- in any combination of tickets) will be entered in a drawing for an XBOX ONE GAME SYSTEM or an IPAD or a $300 CASH AWARD!
  • The overall top selling student will receive an XBOX ONE GAME SYSTEM or an IPAD or a $300 CASH AWARD!
  • The top two selling homerooms will each have a party!

THANK YOU in advance for your participation and support!

"Stop Flu At School" Vaccination Consent Forms DUE AUG. 23, 2019!

posted Aug 12, 2019, 1:03 PM by Leila Bajarin

  • Kalihi Waena's STOP FLU AT SCHOOL Vaccination Clinic will be on Friday, November 15, 2019.
  • Consent forms to participate in this FREE clinic must be turned in to our school office by  AUGUST 23, 2019

For the 2019–20 influenza season, Stop Flu at School influenza vaccination clinics will be offered to all elementary and intermediate public schools in Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii Counties.  The program will also be available to a selected number of eligible public schools on Oahu. Because of purchasing restrictions, only flu shots will be offered though the SFAS program this year.

Translated Consent Form Packets are available in the following languages:
Online Consent Form is accessible here: Follow the instructions on the site to access, fill out, digitally sign, and print the form to turn it into school. Parent/guardian need to submit only one consent form. If you turn in a consent form distributed by schools, do not fill out an online consent form. 

*Parents, if you fill out the consent form online, please be sure to PRINT the form and TURN IT IN TO THE OFFICE by August 23. If you do not print and turn in a form with your consent, your child will not be included in the head count and will not be able to participate in our clinic on November 15th. If you have any questions, please call our school office at 808-832-3210.

Open House 2019

posted Aug 5, 2019, 3:56 PM by Leila Bajarin

Grade 1 - 5
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
8:00 - 9:45 am

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Lunch: Free & Reduced Applications, On-Line Links, Meal Prices & more!

posted Aug 5, 2019, 3:47 PM by Leila Bajarin   [ updated Aug 5, 2019, 3:49 PM ]

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

All students are eligible to apply for free or reduced meal benefits. Students who had meal benefits previously must re-apply for the current school year. Meal applications need to be completed only in black ink and need to be submitted to the school office for processing. For a quicker response, parents may also submit their applications on-line at If the application is approved, meal benefits will be valid only for the current school year. However, if the application is not approved, students can re-apply at any time. Questions regarding meal benefits can be addressed at the school office. 

*Please do not submit a paper application if an on-line application is submitted.

Helpful tips for applying on-line:

1. Type hawaii in Search for District, then "DOE -  Honolulu, Central, ..." will pop up. Click on it.


2. Step 1: Application information - Enter phone number and email is recommended in case we need to contact you. For Benefit Type, if you are applying with SNAP or TANF, please refer to #7 below. If you are not, just leave it as None and go to Next.

  • If email address is entered for Application Information, a notification letter will be sent by email. Please check your junk/spam mail tray also.

3. Step 2: Child Household Members:

  • Student must be enrolled in a DOE school (excludes charter schools) for an application to be processed.
  • Enter the student legal names. Entering birth dates is recommended to help the system to match. 
  • For non-DOE (charter or private) students, click "No" for Student. College students should be added to Adult Household Members (Step 4)

4. Step 3: Child Income

        If applicable, enter the total income of all Child Household. If child has no income, leave STEP 4 blank and go to Next.


5. Step 4: Adult Household Members:

        For each adult with income, enter:    a. Gross earnings (before taxes or deductions), and

                                                                          b. how often the amount entered is received.

        For adult without income, just click on Save after entering First Name, (middle initial) and Last Name.


6. Step 5: Electronic Signature - It has to be done by an adult in the household.

7. If applying with SNAP or TANF case number:

            a. Select SNAP or TANF in STEP 1: Application information, under Benefit Type, and enter valid case number.

            b. After listing the student(s) in STEP 2: Child Household Members, the application will skip to Step 5: Electronic Signature. Adult must sign.

8. A confirmation number appears when the application is submitted. Write down this number for future reference. 

9. Once the application is processed (up to 10 working days), the notification letter will be sent home either by email or school.

ezSchoolPay is also available! Go to or install an app.

With ezSchoolPay, you can:

  • Make online payments. (There is a minimal fee when making online payments)
  • Monitor account balances (set low balance alerts)
  • Monitor student's buying history

There is no cost to set up or monitor the student's account.

School Breakfast & Lunch Payments

School breakfast & lunch payments are accepted only at the school office. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in paying two weeks (10 days) in advance. Prices are subject to change. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

 Reduced Price Second Meal/Adult
 $ 1.10  $  .30  $ 2.40
 Lunch $ 2.50$  .40 $ 5.50 
 Extra Milk $  .75 $  .75 $  .75

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