Stacey Bello

Principal's monthly Message


September 2019


"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are

something to DO, something to LOVE, and something to HOPE FOR."

~ Joseph Addison

Aloha e Keaukaha Families!


What a great opening of the school year it has been thus far! Students have successfully transitioned back to school and are getting into the swing of things. 

Open House was amazing! Our final count indicates that we had almost 1,000 individuals in attendance. Wow!! Mahalo for joining us as we celebrate and highlight all that your children have done in the past month of school. They are always so excited to show you their projects and for you to meet their fabulous teachers. Again, MAHALO for joining us!

The month of September will be a pretty busy one. Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

        September 2 - No School: Labor Day Holiday

        September 5 - Lockdown Drill

        September 6 - Hui Wala'au- Principal Talk Story Session

        September 6 - Book Swap @ Recess

        September 6 - Student Council Elections

        September 13 - Fire Drill

        September 17 - Off-Campus Evacuation Drill

        September 20 - Picture Taking Day: SMILE Day!!

        September 24 - 'Ohana Night: Reading, Writing & Math Night

We hope you can join us for our first ’OHANA NIGHT of the year on September 24.. The focus of the evening will be to support you as you work with your children in the areas of Reading, Writing and Math! Our Math, Reading and Writing Committees will take the lead that night and share some information and great strategies for you to use when helping your child. It will be a great night of learning! Oh yes and the best part, all students who attend the ’Ohana Night will receive a bonus of 25 HERO points and will be one step closer to reaching ULTIMATE hero status! Whoohoo!


Keaukaha will hold several safety drills this month. Please refer to our 'Ohana Handbook Emergency Drill section for more information. Drills this month include a Lockdown, Fire, and an Off-Campus Evacuation. Please speak with your children about always being safe, following all directions, and remaining calm during any emergency situations.   


MAHALO NUI for your continued support as we start off the new year! Have a great month of September!!

Be Strong, Be Proud, Be Pono!


A Hui Hou,


Kumu Stacey Bello



August 2019


Aloha e Keaukaha Families!


WELCOME BACK..........

to another exciting school year at Keaukaha Elementary School! 


We open our first day of school with our traditional PIKO ceremony. Students will come together first thing in the morning as a whole school. At that time, we will have our oldest boy and oldest girl cut the “PIKO” (a lei woven together by our staff) to welcome in the brand new school year. When done, students will return to their classrooms to begin a brand new year with their new teacher and classmates. How exciting!!


This year may be the final year that Keaukaha Elementary can participate in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) under the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. CEP allows all of our students, regardless of their socio-economic status, to have one free breakfast and one free lunch daily. Again, ALL students at Keaukaha Elementary are able to eat breakfast and lunch for FREE everyday! this year. We will keep you posted on the status of this program as the year moves along. 


Please mark your calendar for our annual Wehena Kula - Open House. It is scheduled for August 28, Wednesday and more information will be sent home with our students. I hope all of you are able to join us and allow your children to show you all the wonderful things they’ve done since the first day of school. :) They are always so PROUD to have you visit their classrooms and meet their AWESOME teacher!.

I am so thankful to have you in our lives! MAHALO for being such an important part of our work here at Keaukaha! We absolutely need you as our partners in your child’s education journey. Your children are OUR children and we will aloha & malama them every single day!!

"Success comes by choice, not by chance."

~ Author Unknown

I'm looking forward to another amazing year together!!

Be Strong, Be Proud, Be Pono!


A Hui Hou,


Kumu Stacey Bello



Hoping everyone has a FUN, RELAXING & SAFE summer!!!

Students return to school on Monday, August 5, 2019!

We can't wait for everyone to return!!

See you all soon! :)


Be Strong, Be Proud, Be Pono!


A Hui Hou,


Kumu Stacey Bello


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