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Principal’s Message

September 2019



Dear Manana Families,



Thank you to all the families who attended our Open House Night on August 1!  We have become very efficient at meeting/greeting teachers, dropping off school supplies, taking care of lunch accounts/school t-shirts and becoming Manana Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) members!  =)


Please notify your child’s teacher or our office staff of any changes in your address/contact information.  Also, if you did not receive our “mass-messaging” reminder (telephone call/text/email) about the Open House, that could mean that the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) either does not have your current information, or the information in the database is incorrect.  At Manana, we use the mass-messaging service VERY sparingly, so it is important to have your current (and accurate) contact information in case of an emergency situation.


Under Hawaii’s law, all persons of school age are required to attend the school in the geographic area in which they reside.  Any student(s) attending Manana Elementary who are not residing in the geographic area (and do not have an approved Geographic Exception) will be RELEASED to their “home school”.


Our neighbors who live on Kumano Street asked me to REMIND all Manana families of the following before and after school:  Vehicles should not be blocking any residential driveway, nor should any vehicle be parked IN a residents’ driveway.  PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of our neighbors, or they will be left with no choice but to file complaints against the school with the Pearl City Neighborhood Board / the City, and/or call the Honolulu Police Department (HPD).  Our neighbors are always looking out for our students, so in return, let’s take care of our neighbors.


I also want to inform/remind families that the Shigeo Ushiro Manana Neighborhood Park (adjacent to our school) is a Honolulu City and County park.  We have permits to use the park fields for school-related activities only.  If children are going to the park playground during “non-school hours”, they are NOT being supervised by anyone, and that can be problematic and dangerous.  I am EXPECTING that all of our students will demonstrate the Manana 3 WEs (in the community) because our neighbors and Manana community members are always looking out for them.  Unfortunately, “stranger danger” stories seem to be appearing in the news across the state more and more frequently these days.  We work hard to create and maintain a safe school community, so we cannot become complacent.


Speaking of “non-school hours”, there should be NO TRESPASSING anywhere on our campus during non-school days/hours. The community members who have contracts to rent our facilities during non-school days/hours are REQUIRED to call HPD and report any trespassing/suspicious activity.  Unfortunately, we get hit with Criminal Property Damage, as well as other illegal activity during non-school days/hours.  We work with the HPD (Pearl City Station) Community Policing Team, and that has helps to reduce the frequency of trespassing/illegal activity on our campus.  I have also asked our neighbors closest to the school to call 911 and report ALL suspicious activity immediately. But in many cases, the activity is happening when neighbors are eating dinner or already asleep.  Your understanding and help in this matter is greatly appreciated.


Finally, I try to start (and end) each school year by posting our Vision / Mission and Beliefs statements:


Our Vision:

Manana School is a professional, positive, and caring environment where student needs are met by addressing the whole child.


Our Mission

Manana staff will provide standards-based instruction integrated with the General Learner Outcomes to empower students to become safe, respectful and responsible members of our increasingly global society.


Our Beliefs:

Students learn at various rates and in various ways.

Learning experiences should be meaningfully connected to oneself and applied to life.

Personal accountability is important to success.



Aloha,


Bryan Loo

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Manana Elementary school

1147 Kumano Street   Pearl City, Hawaii   96782

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