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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to Kalaheo School! On behalf of the faculty and staff I want to share how excited everyone is to have the kids back in school. Summer is a great time for camping, going to the beach, visiting friends and family on vacation and free time to learn and explore new things, but here school gets boring after a while without the children. They are the heartbeat of our school and the only reason we exist.
There were a lot of improvements to our campus while you were away. Kato Gym received a new roof and will have rain gutters installed; B building was also fitted with a new roof and a lot of termite damage repair. Portables P-2 and P-3 have a new covered porch and the walkway from the library to A building has a new roof as well. The conversion to solar power is moving along. The final punch list is being completed and we are hoping to turn over to solar power soon. Thank you for your patience these past few years during the continuous construction improvement projects. Soon our grass will be back and our campus will be in top shape again.

This year we will miss two of Kalaheo's favorite teachers. Mrs. Shimazu moved to California to work in the family pharmacy business. She taught 3rd and 4th grade for ten years and she was a favorite of many of our students and families. We wish the Shimazu family a fond Aloha and blessings in their new life. We also said Aloha to long time legendary 3rd grade teacher Mr. Hashimoto. He retired after 32 years of service to Hawaii's children (8 years on Molokai and 24 years here at Kalaheo) We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with these outstanding educators. Adele Silva, another long time fixture of Kalaheo School's front office retired this summer. We will miss her expertise and ohana spirit greatly. Also, long time member of the Kalaheo Ohana, Evelyn Ozaki retired, except she is unable to stay away. After a six month hiatus, she returned back to us on a part time basis.

 Please thank all of these Kalaheo School servants when you see them. Mahalo for sending your children to Kalaheo School. We are honored to partner with you in their development through formal education. Let's make this one of the best years ever!

Sincerely, Erik Burkman
Erik Burkman
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Joy Shishido

Laura Onaka
Adele Silva
Bruce Herbig

Jodi Nitta-Goo
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Carrie Yamauchi

Anna Parreno
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Annette Barreira
Cherie Amulacion
Mellie Fostanes
Rebecca Morris
Evelyn Ozaki
Darren Curammeng
Gaetano Vasta

Laulea Smythe
David Yukimura
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Heidi Kaohi
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Marie Terry-Bivens
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Davin Yamase
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Suzanne Kashiwaeda
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Annette Barreira
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Tami Riley
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Lucinda Lyons-Teter
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Josie Parongao
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Caitlin Bessett
Roy Mastuyma
Sherry Matias

Thomas Muraoka
Teodorico Leanio Jr.
Leah Fernandez
Pacita Nad

Rosita Fune
Brandy Itamura
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Kenichi Shimogawa
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Louise Santos

Andrea Kawamura
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Anna Rita
Eileen Vidinha

Barbara Nakato
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