Parent Information Night
May 21, 2019

Aloha Parents of 5th Grade Students:
You are cordially invited to attend the Parent Information Night for incoming 6th grade families on Tuesday, May 21st from 6-7 PM in the Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria. The LIS faculty and staff look forward to meeting with you and answering any questions or concerns you may have about the start of middle school. If you would like more information, please call the Lahaina Intermediate School office at 662-3965.

Proposed Changes to Hawaii Administrative Rule Tile 8 Chapter 27
April 19, 2019
This is to inform you that a public hearing on proposed changes to Hawaii Administrative Rule Title 8 Chapter 27 relating to transportation will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the Ali’i Conference Room at the Queen Liliuokalani Campus (3633 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu).  Parking is available in the front lot, the entrance is located on Koko Head Avenue.  Please utilize visitor stalls fronting the Administration Building (building next to flagpole).  In accordance with Board of Education Administrative Rules, this is going to be the only hearing held on this matter.

A public notice providing details of the hearing was published in the Star Advertiser, the Maui News, the Garden Island, the Hawaii Tribune Herald and the West Hawaii Today on Friday, April 19, 2019.

The most substantive change to the rule is to modify the free bus criterion for students who attend schools that participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program.  The current rule allows all students at CEP schools to receive free bus service by virtue of their free lunch status.  The new criteria would require students at CEP schools to qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in order to receive free bus service.

Please note that soft copies of the revised administrative rule will be posted on the Board of Education website: boe.hawaii.gov

Parent Social Media Awareness
February 27, 2019
What are your kids doing on their phones? The Maui Police Department and Department of Education are hosting a discussion about internet safety and social media awareness on Wednesday, February 27, from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Maui High School Library. If you're interested in learning about . . .
  • how you can protect your children from online predators,
  • what the dark web is,
  • what to look for on your kids phone,
  • how to navigate on social media,
then join us for a presentation by National School Resource Officer of the year Marvin Tevaga. Refreshments will be provided. Please register on https://socialmediaawareness.eventbrite.com by February 22nd.

Important Message for Parents Regarding Your Child's Safety
February 5, 2019
A letter is being sent home with your child today regarding an incident that occurred before school on Monday, February 4, 2019.  Two students (one Lahaina Intermediate student and one Princess Nahiʻenaʻena student) were approached by an adult male on Lahainaluna Road between 7:15 a.m. and 7:40 a.m.  The adult male reportedly asked one of the students if they wanted a ride and grabbed the student in a possible abduction attempt.  A nearby witness yelled at the adult male, who then fled the scene in a dark colored four-door sedan and both students got away safely.  The incident was reported to school officials today by the Maui Police Department and the incident is being investigated.  This is an ongoing investigation, therefore if anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Maui Police Department at 244-6400. 

The safety of your children is of utmost importance.  We are sending this letter to you as a precaution and to encourage you to continue to speak to your child regarding measures to stay safe as they walk to and from campus.  As an added precaution, please reinforce the following "stranger danger" safety measures with your child:
  • Stay away from strangers, do not talk to or take anything from them.
  • Don't go anywhere with someone you don't know.
  • Stay more than an arm's reach away from strangers.  If a stranger approaches you, seek help immediately from a trusted adult. 
  • Use the buddy system; avoid walking anywhere alone.
  • If a stranger grabs you, do whatever it takes to stop the stranger, yell for help. 
  • Report any suspicious activity to a trusted adult. 
  • Be alert of your surroundings and let others know where you will be and what time you will return. 
We appreciate your help as we work together to keep all of our students safe.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our administration at (808) 662-4020. Click here to view the official letter from Principal Winkie.

Substitute Teacher Training Course
January 31, 2019
Interested in becoming a substitute teacher? McKinley Community School for Adults is offering 30-hour substitute teacher courses starting February 19, 2019. Participants must register by February 15, 2019. Tuition is $70. If you are a substitute teacher needing recertification, a 4-hour re-certification course will be offered on February 13, 2019. Registration deadline for the re-certification course is February 11, 2019. Tuition is $40. Applicants must register and pay for the course in person at McKinley community School, Maui Campus Business Office located at 179 Kaʻahumanu Avenue in Kahului between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm.  All payments must be made with cash or money order. Daily wage rates for substitute teachers are listed below.  

Class Definition Daily Rate
Class III A Hawaii-licensed teacher or a substitute teacher who completed a State-Approved Teacher Education Program $172.39
Class II Substitute teachers who possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college $159.49
For more information about the 30-hour substitute teacher course, please visit this link.

**Candidates interested in substituting for our Hawaiian Immersion program should contact McKinley Community School for Adults directly. 

Important Message for Parents from the Hawaii State Department of Health
January 8, 2019
Protect your child’s health against serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases. The effectiveness of childhood vaccines can decrease over time. Preteens and teens are also at risk for different disease as they get older.

Protect the health of your preteen or teen with four (4) important vaccines recommended by the DOH DOCD: Take your child to his/her primary care provider to receive these vaccines. For more information, click here.

Information For All PNE Staff And Substitutes Teachers
November 26, 2018
All Princess Nahienaena Elementary School staff members and substitutes must enroll into the Hawaii Information Portal, the DOE's new payroll system, by December 14, 2018 using a DOE network.  Staff members and substitute teachers, please visit this link to read more about the Hawaii Information Portal, view the Hawaii Pay Direct Deposit Enrollment video, complete the online Hawaii Self Service Direct Deposit training course, and print the Direct Deposit worksheet.

Any staff members or substitute teachers who do not have access to a computer on a DOE network will be provided access. To schedule use of a computer at Princess Nahienaena Elementary please contact our main office, (808) 662-4020.

Welcome Back To School!!!

August 1, 2018
Aloha, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our students and families joining us at Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. Our goal is to create a student-focused learning environment that supports choice, purposeful engagement and authentic learning experiences.

On Friday, August 3, school uniforms will be on sale in the school cafeteria from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. While you are on campus, please stop by the school office to pick up bus application forms and/or to deposit funds into your child's meal account.

The first day of school for students in Grades 1 to 5 is Monday, August 6, 2018. However, kindergarten students will begin at a later date in order to accommodate kindergarten testing and parent meetings (Please refer to the calendar that was provided during kindergarten registration).

During this coming school year, new curriculum materials will be implemented in reading, science and mathematics. Enhanced Core Reading Instruction, a foundational reading skills program, will be introduced in Grades K-2; STEMscopes, a science curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, will be utilized in Grades 3-5; and Eureka Math will be launched across the grade levels as either the primary or supplementary mathematics program.

Finally, please join me in welcoming the following teachers new to our school this year.

Elizabeth Bowen (3rd); Kristen Cabatic (K); Michelle Crandall (EL);
Jeanette Crane (K); Claire Dobson (Counselor); Alexis Endicott(5th);
Adam Gray (FSC); Natalie Hoffert (3rd); Megan Lindquist (K); Malia
Melemai (HLIP); Jennifer Nye (4th); Elizabeth Smith (CC); and Suzanne
Walters (Counselor).

We look forward to working together with you as we "strive for excellence" and do what is best for students!

A Hui Hou,

Rebecca Winkie, PhD

Click here for PDF version

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Parent News:
Parent News Letter
Interested in learning strategies that may increase your child's academic success? Parents Make The Difference news letters are research based news letters that focus on school success topics. Click here for this month's news letter. 
Ongoing Events:
Gotcha Store
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Have you been a model student lately? If you have, the Gotcha store is open on Tuesdays & Thursdays for Kindergarten thru second grade; and on Thursdays for third grade thru fifth grade.
Fresh Fruits & Veggies Program
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
Got Fruit? Stop by the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program cart during morning recess and try our fresh fruit or vegetable of the day. Tuesday's fruit or vegetable is for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Wednesday's Fruit or vegetable is for everyone. Thursday's fruit or vegetable is 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Remember to finish your food before going to the playground and throw your rubbish in the rubbish can. 
Annual Notification of Privacy Rights
Know your privacy rights as they apply to 1) student record information; 2) directory information; 3) surveys and other information collection; and 4) military recruitment information. For more information on your privacy rights, the laws that protect them, and how to exercise your rights, contact your school administrator or visit http://bit.ly/FERPAHI.
Highly Qualified Teacher Notification
August 2018
As a parent/gauardian of a Hawaii Department of Education student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and the educational assistant(s) who instruct your child. To learn how you can get information about teacher qualifications at Princess Nahienaena click here.
Family/Community Partnership Policy 101-14
Amended June 21, 2016 
The Board of Education recognizes that a child's education is a responsibility shared by the school and the family during the entire period the child spends in school. To learn more about how schools and parents must work together to educate all students effectively click here.
HIDOE Technology Acceptable Use Guidelines
The use of HIDOE-owned digital devices, network, and internet services is a privilege, not a right. It is the responsibility of the students and Parents to ensure that HIDOE-owned digital devices, network, and internet services are used in accordance with HIDOE's technology responsible use guidelines (TRUG). To download HIDOE's TRUG click here. Parents and guardians should review the guidelines with their child. Upon completion of reviewing the guidelines, both the parent and the child should sign the agreement form provided to your child by their teacher. Signed agreement forms should be returned to your child's teacher so they may begin using HIDOE owned technology devices. If a duplicate form is needed, click here.
HIDOE Student Publication, Audio, Video Release Form
In order to protect student's rights to privacy as outlined by FERPA and PPRA, parents/guardians are being asked to give the Hawaii DOE permission to create or use digital or print media of student's name, voice, likeness or images. A Student Publication/Audio/Video Release form was provided to your child at the beginning of the school year. If a duplicate form is needed, click here.