2020 September “The Middle Years”

Aliamanu Families, 
The goal of “The Middle Years” Newsletter is to provide busy parents with practical ideas that promote school success via parental involvement.

Here are some important, middle-of-the-month reminders for you.

We’ve wrapped up the first quarter of the school year!

Report cards will be mailed to your home address the week of October 19th.

Our next virtual Principal’s Coffee Hour will take place on Tuesday, October 27th at 9am.

Join us as Cherie Teraoka, one of our school’s curriculum coordinators, gives a quick overview of the online platforms that our students are using this year. Mr. Hetrick will be available, too, to answer any general questions about our school. Sign up for this event here, so we can plan for you! 

Our PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization)  is hosting an ONLINE Scholastic Book Fair October 19th-November 1st.

It’s never been easier to browse our selections–there are books galore for the ENTIRE family!

Let your voice be heard!

The Hawaii Department of Education is currently seeking feedback from parents about first quarter learning experiences during the 2020-2021 school year. This feedback is essential as we continue to assess progress, identify areas where additional supports are needed, and coordinate resources. This survey is anonymous, and takes about 5 minutes to complete.

The FEDERAL IMPACT AID SURVEY will take place online this year through Infinite Campus.

You should have received log-in information from our school. If you have not, please contact our registrar at bonnie.yoshida@k12.hi.us, and she can assist you. The Federal Impact Aid program provides funding to partially reimburse school districts that lose revenue (income, sales or property taxes) due to the presence of tax-free federal properties. This reimbursement helps make up for some of the cost of educating students whose parents live or work on federal properties. The receipt of Impact Aid allows our school to provide a higher level of service for all students than would otherwise be possible.  

Mark your calendars for LACY VEACH DAY, on October 24th!

Do your kids dream of reaching for the stars? The University of Hawaii at Manoa honors our VERY OWN astronaut with a day of  STEM exploration that is open to all! This year, the event will be virtual–just 90 minutes– with speakers from both in and outside Hawaii. Participants can also experience mini workshops, demonstrations, and mini keynotes, and participate in the Galaxy Treasure Hunt through questions and answers posed by STEM professionals throughout Hawaii. Participants will also be able to apply for one of 50 STEM kits provided by Hardware Science and be invited to several live virtual field trips and laboratory workshops to be hosted in November in December. No registration is required.

That’s it for now! Don’t forget…We have an open door policy at AMS. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s ever anything we can do for YOU!

Alecia Morgan
Parent Community Network Center
Aliamanu Middle School

Free Grab-and-Go meals program

Launching at 203 public schools this fall

The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) Grab-and-Go School Meals Program will be launching at 203 public schools during the second quarter starting Monday, October 12, 2020, through Friday, December 18, 2020. This program will provide free meals to children ages 18 and younger. The meals are available to children regardless of whether or not they are enrolled at the distribution site, are public school students, or eligible for the free or reduced lunch program.

The distribution of lunches will be at lunchtime only. Pick-ups will include one lunch for the day and one breakfast for the following day per child. Please contact the distribution site’s office for meal servicing times. Meals at schools not listed will be distributed during the school’s regular serving schedules and pricing rates. The closest distribution sites to Aliamanu Middle school are listed below:

  • Aiea El. 
  • Aiea High 
  • Aiea Inter. 
  • Makalapa El. 
  • Pearl Harbor El.
  • Pearl Ridge El. 
  • Salt Lake El. 
  • Scott El.
  • Webling El.

Meals can be picked up without children present, but parents and guardians must provide one of the following verification documents:

  • An official letter or email from the school listing child(ren) enrolled
  • Recent student report card(s)
  • Attendance record(s) from parent portals of school websites
  • Birth certificate(s) of child(ren)
  • Student ID card(s)
  • Driver’s permit(s)/license(s) for high school students
  • State-issued ID of the student

Social distancing is required, and face masks are to be worn at all times when on campus. Please contact distribution sites for their specific pick-up requirements. Attached is the link to the Flyer with additional information. 

Grab-and-Go Flyer Link

AMS Kahoot! Trivia WINNERS

Aloha AMS Panthers, 

We are happy to announce the top 3 winners of our trivia competition, with Kiara Navarro Diaz earning 1st place, Riley Thomas earning 2nd place, and Kaimana Guerrero earning third place, not to mention our honorable mentions, Jasmine Sullivan in 4th, and Kate Nash in 5th. But before you head off to fall break, maybe sharpen your trivia skills a little by participating in the 3 open rounds for fun, and you might be able to get first in your next trivia. We hope you had fun and thanks for participating, have a great fall break.

AMS Kahoot Trivia Challenge