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Grade 5 Graduation took place on Thursday, May 26 at 8:30 a.m. in the Likelike School Cafeteria.  We celebrated with our departing fifth graders, enjoying a video of their exploits this year, seeing their goals and advice, and watching them get acknowledged by their families.  We will miss you!!

Congratulations to all you students, who received awards, recognition for your service and accomplishments!!!  Mai Ka'i, we thank you for your contributions to making Likelike Elementary a better place.

The Likelike School's May Day was a wonderful time to honor our Hawaiian culture and enjoy the efforts of our students and teachers!!  We even received the blessing of some cooling rain showers. See the video posted below!

We say good-bye to the following teachers and staff members:
Mr. Harvey Nakano - retiring after 29 years at Likelike and a total of 37+ years with the DOE.
Mrs. Cherisse Yamada - going to Kaewai Elementary to work as the Curriculum Coordinator.
Mrs. Charisse Perez - going to teach at Blanche Pope Elementary and to get closer to home.
Ms. Lisa Shimabukuro -  going to teach at Kaimiloa Elementary and to get much closer to home.
Mrs. Jenna Valbuena - going to Kaewai Elementary as a lower elementary curriculum coach.
Mrs. Hinano Aoki - going to teach at Kamehameha School.
Ms. Connie Ma - going to teach at Kalihi Waena.
Ms. Kelli Morihara - moving to Las Vegas to get married and teach.  Best wishes for a happy marriage and career.
Cynthia Lauren - retiring in December to a life in Las Vegas with her husband and to be closer to family.  
Thanks to all of you for helping us at Likelike Elementary. 

Summer ELL classesTitle III Summer Extended Learning Opportunities 
Who:  Kindergarten - Grade 2 NEP students;   
Runs:  Wednesday, June 15 - July 13, 2016 (Wednesday), Monday to Friday from 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Holiday - Monday, July 4 NO SCHOOL

Units: Water, Water, Everywhere
Content Connection- Earth Science - Water Cycle; Social Studies - Geography;  ELA - Friendship & Problem Solving; Writing
Teachers:  Mrs. R. Olipani (Kindergarten) - Room C5
             Mrs. Maria Frances Escalona - Kindergarten &                         Gr. 1 - Room C3
            Mrs. L. Polendey - Gr. 2 - Room C4

Summer School for students entering Gr. K
Focus:  Preparing student for Kindergarten and the school routine.
Dates:  June 13 - July 7  (Monday, July 4 NO SCHOOL)
Times:  8:00 - 12:00 Monday - Thursday
Please return your form to the Likelike School Office as soon as possible.

21st CCLC Summer Enrichment Program
June 13 - July 7, 2016 (Monday - Thursday) 8:00 - 12:00pm  (Monday, July 4 Holiday - No School)
Students in grades K to 4 will have reading, math, and enrichment activities

SBAC State Testing:  We are done!!  Now we wait for all the results.

We will be doing Jump Rope for Heart on Friday, May 20, after May Day. Fundraiser envelopes were due back on May 6.  As in the past, students can earn prizes based on the money they raise. 

Mahalo to Kumu, Monica Won for your aloha and commitment to our Likelike students!  You will be fondly remembered by all of us, who were fortunate enough to work with you.  Thank you to your husband, Mr. Kevin Mulligan, and family for designating donations be made to Likelike Elementary to honor your passing.  We continue to benefit from Monica and her family's kindness. Thanks to Mrs. Won, Monica Won's mom, for dropping off more donations, honoring her!

Aloha 'oe Makua Aulani, our Hawaiiana kumu.  Your time with us was too short.  We will miss you, a hui hou kakou!  Mahalo for preparing the video of the hula dances for each grade level, so they can prepare for our May Day Program on May 20.  

Through a partnership with HPD and muralist John "Prime" Hina, Likelike Elementary has been blessed with 3 murals.  The first mural is of Princess Likelike overlooking the school, the second mural will be a Genealogy mural spanning across the bridge connecting the teachers to the students.  The third and final mural will be a school wide effort creating a mural of an ahupua'a.  The artist behind the work is John "Prime" Hina, he is a well known muralists famous for his work done with 808 Urban, Pow Wow Hawai'i and one of his current pieces of the mural of Queen Lili'uokalani near Hawaii Community College.  Every staff member and student that is a part of Likelike put their mana into the mural.

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Our Goals

We know everyone can learn and it's a life-long thing. At Likelike our entire Ohana works to bring the help we need to learn, mature, and grow mentally, emotionally, and socially just so With DIGNITY we'll meet our high standard goals And exhibit PRIDE in our learner roles Always remembering to display along our way, RESPECT for all, in what we do and say. Dignity, Pride, and Respect!

Who We Are

We are a public school, founded in 1922 to serve the Kalihi-Palama community. Our school is named after Princess Miriam Kekauluo'hi Likelike, born on January 13, 1851.  She was the daughter of High Chief Kapa'akea and the Chiefess Keohokalo'le. more...

Likelike Elementary School Polices and Procedures

Start / Dismissal Times:
School begins at 8:00 am and the tardy bell will ring at 8:05 am. All students who are tardy need to report to the office for a tardy slip. This procedure is to make sure that all students are accounted for at school.
School ends at 2:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 1:00 pm on Wednesdays.
The Hawaii Revised statutes, Sec. 302A-1131, Public Schools;  Attendance, Act 76 of 2014, requires a child who is 5 yrs. of age by July 31 and not yet eighteen on or before December 31, of any school year, to attend either a public or private school unless properly excused from school. more...

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1618 Palama Street Honolulu, HI 96817 Phone: (808) 832-3370 Fax: (808) 832-3374 Principal: Mr. Kelly Bart