Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Suspect and Vehicle Description Training

Hello Parents,
Officer Walters from the Wahiawa Community Police Unit will come to our school on January 30th to do a presentation on how to give an accurate suspect and vehicle description.  He will also touch on stranger safety.  The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Please join us for this very informative presentation.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Canned Food Drive - Thursday, December 19

Our Canned Food Drive ends this Thursday, December 19. Today, Kim Bartenstein from the Hawaii Food Bank spoke to our students during lunch. Mrs. Bartenstein explained to our students that there is a great need for canned goods and how our donations help those less fortunate.Students also saw a short video that showed where the cans we donate go and how they eventually get to those in need. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Volunteers for Parent Watch

Last week Thursday we held our information meeting regarding our Parent Watch Program at Mililani 'Ike Elementary.  We are starting our watch this week.  Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time and services.  We want to make the Parent Watch Program sustainable as possible but that is reliant on how many volunteers sign up.  If you or anyone that you know is interested in volunteering please contact our PCNC at our school.

Box Tops/Campbell's Labels Contest

Hi Parents,

Our Box Tops/Campbell's labels contest is starting!  All money raised will be used towards our school.  The top 2 classes will each receive a $50 Wal-Mart gift card.  Please collect any Box Tops or Campbell's labels and turn them in to your child's class by Friday, January 31.  Flyers with more information will be sent home.

Thank you for all of your support

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thank You Parents!!!

Hello Parents,
Thank you for meeting with us on Monday night to share your ideas in helping our school maintain a safe environment for our students.  We can always count on our community to offer their support whenever needed. We appreciate your continuing support and look forward to partnering with you in future endeavors.  Thank you for also expressing to Officer Walters from the District 2 Community Police Team your desire for more police presence at our school.  As you may have recently noticed, HPD has made their presence known near and on our campus in support of our school and community.  Although there is an increase in police presence, we want to reiterate our message that our school is a safe place for our students and staff.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Crossing Guard

Mililani 'Ike is looking for a crossing guard to help students cross our streets safely.  The crossing guard would be needed before and after school.  If you or anyone you know is interested in this position or would like more information please call our front office at 626-2980.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Afternoon Pick Up - After 2:30pm will be at Office

As we continue to work together to keep all students safe at school, we ask for your support.  Our students and staff have demonstrated they know the procedures and what to do in times of emergencies.  We are proud of the two students who took care of each other by staying in pairs and also immediately notifying a staff member when they witnessed the suspicious vehicle.  Our staff is constantly monitoring and aware of activities on campus.  Mililani 'Ike Elementary is a safe learning environment.

We are asking for your assistance in picking up your children promptly after school if they are not in our A+ program.  Many students are found playing on campus or waiting either in front of our office or at our back gate on Kuaoa Street.  We do not have supervision for the students after school.  Staff members monitor the pick up locations at the front of our office and the back gate until 2:30pm (1:00pm on Wednesdays).

Please be sure to make arrangements for all children to be picked up by 2:30pm (1:00pm on Wednesdays).  Any students remaining unattended at 2:30pm will be escorted to the office and a phone call will be made to parents.

Please speak to your child about the arrangements for after school to be sure everyone is clear on the plan for pick up.  If your child is still on campus after 2:30pm please report to the office to pick him/her up.  All children who participate in any of our after school groups will be asked to come to the office if they are not picked up promptly.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Vigilance - Student Safety

We are asking for the support of all families and community members.  Today at about 12:30pm a suspicious vehicle was observed taking pictures of our office and cafeteria.  Two students witnessed the car as it stopped.  The driver noticed the two students, drove further up the drive way, opened the driver's door and stood with arms up to the students.  The students turned away as a staff member came into the area.  The car drove off.

A police report was filed.  We are working closely with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) to investigate this situation.  A request was submitted to the Wahiawa patrol division for frequent monitoring of our campus. 

In school we have reviewed our procedures to ensure the continued safety of all students and staff.  Teachers and counselors will be reviewing safety actions (Stranger Safety) with all students.  Students will be reminded never to talk to strangers.  If approached by a stranger, run away, yell for help, and make loud noises to get the attention of others (such as yelling, "This is not my Daddy!  This is not my Mommy!").  Run to the nearest building or staff member to get help.  Tell the staff member what happened.

Please review Stranger Safety tips with your child at home.  If you notice any suspicious vehicles or activities, please call the police, 911.  We are asking for everyone's cooperation to continue to monitor Mililani 'Ike Elementary and keep it a safe place for all students to learn.

Traffic Safety - Thank you for your Support!

Thank you very much for your support with our request for assistance with the traffic concerns around our school during drop off and pick up times.  We noticed a decrease in the number of vehicles that are double parking on Kuaoa Street and creating unsafe situations for our students.  In the last week we noticed cars are following traffic rules and posted signs.

Please continue to assist us in keeping all students safe as the arrive and leave our campus.  We appreciate your patience as you wait along the curb for your child to arrive safely at your car.  Please continue to discuss traffic safety with your child at home.  Remind your child to use the crosswalks and to stay on the sidewalks when waiting.

Recreation Center 7 Parking Lot

For our families who utilize the parking lot at Recreation Center 7:

The parking lot for Recreation Center 7 will be closed for sealing and striping on Monday, December 9th  – Thursday, December 12th. It is scheduled to reopen at 2:00pm on December 12th.  This schedule may changed due to weather. 

Please make proper arrangements during this time to ensure a safe drop of and pick up of your child.

Friday, November 15, 2013

College and Career Week

Dear Parents or Guardians,

Next week (November 18 – 22, 2013) is College and Career Week at Mililani ‘Ike!  We have a fun filled, exciting week full of events to promote College and Career Readiness to all of our students.

1.       We encourage all students and faculty members to wear a shirt       representing their favorite college.
Mon 11/18
Tue 11/19
Wed 11/20
Thur 11/21
Fri 11/22
Alma Mater
Any college
‘Ike shirt
Any college
Any college

2.       View the bulletin board in the cafeteria to see what colleges/universities     our faculty has graduated from.

3.        Career Week guest speaker for parents – Dr. Cedric Lorenzo.
           Wednesday evening 6:30pm in our cafeteria.  Please join us for an                     inspiring presentation by a proud public school product.

4.       We have a variety of guest speakers talking with our students about their   careers and education.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

College and Career Parent Presentation

Aloha Mililani 'Ike parents!  Please join us as we host Dr. Cedric Lorenzo as our College and Career Week guest speaker for parents.  Dr. Lorenzo is a proud product of the Hawaii public school system.  He is now one of the top surgeons in the nation specializing in minimally invasive surgical and endoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.  
When:  Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
Where:  Mililani 'Ike Cafeteria

Shoeboxes for the Homeless

Mililani 'Ike Students showed they care by donating 380 shoeboxes filled with useful items for homeless children and their families. Student Council Members and other student volunteers, helped to collect and organize the boxes before being picked up for distribution. Thank you to all who participated in this Mililani Complex service project!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Parent Nominations for Kindergarten

The Parent Nomination process for the Mililani 'Ike Academically Gifted and Talented Program for students presently enrolled in Kindergarten is coming to a close.  Forms are still available at the school office, but must be submitted and received at the school's office no later than 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Make-up Picture Taking

On November 13, we will be having our make-up picture taking session with Life Touch.  If you are unsatisfied with your child's first pictures that they received please return your child's packet to school with them on November 13.  Make sure that all of the pictures from your packet are included.  Please indicate on your packet what you did not like about your child's pictures so that Life Touch can correct the problem.   Your child will be given an opportunity to take a new picture and receive a new packet at no cost.

If your child did not have the opportunity to take pictures with us in September, please pick up a picture order form from the front office.  Send the order form including payment with your child on November 13.  If you have any questions please call Ian Tanita at 626-2980.

Parking Available at Rec 7

Hello Parents,
Parking is very limited at 'Ike given the size of our school.  The Mililani Town Association will allow parents to park at Rec 7 (across from 'Ike parking lot) for morning and afternoon pickup and drop offs in hopes of providing parents and visitors more available parking.  Please feel free to utilize this option if parking is an issue on the street.

After School Traffic Notice

Hello Parents,
We have had numerous complaints from our community regarding the safety of our students when they are being picked up on Kuaoa Street and Lehiwa Drive.  Because vehicles are either double or illegally parked on the main road, it is making it difficult for regular traffic to pass.  Students are also seen going in and out of traffic trying to get to their designated vehicle creating an unsafe situation.  The Honolulu Police Department will be monitoring these areas to ensure that our streets surrounding our campus are safe for our students.  In the process they have informed us that they will be giving citations to illegally parked cars.  Please help us keep our students safe by parking in legally parked areas and making sure that your children are arriving to their designated vehicle in a safe manner.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

MS4 Public Awareness

Aloha Parents and Students,

This Public Service Announcement is in conjunction with the Department of Education's MS4 (Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) requirement.  We ask that everyone practice safe environmental practices at home to protect our streams and drainage channels that lead to the ocean.

How can you help at home?  We stress the following activities:

1. Use commercial car washes that treat or recycle wastewater.
2. Use enough of a cleaning product to get the job done; use low phosphate or phosphate-free detergents if possible.
3. Use plain water when washing your car on a city street or wash your car on a grassy area.
4. Use a spray gun with flow restriction or a bucket and sponge to reduce runoff and save water.

For more information, click the following: Car Washing Tips For Residents

Thank you.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mililani Complex Cross Country Meet

On Wednesday, October 30, Mililani 'Ike students participated in the annual Mililani Complex Cross Country Meet.    The even was held at Mililani Middle School.  All students demonstrated sportsmanship and perseverance as they competed in the various groups.  Our Cross Country Team came in Second Place in the overall scoring.  A huge thank you to Mr. Hokama for working with our Cross Country team to ensure all students were prepared for a fun and safe run.  Congratulations Mililani 'Ike Cross Country Team!  We are proud of your efforts!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fall Parade 2013

Mililani 'Ike Elementary school held it's annual Fall Parade today! Here are a few pictures and a short video with highlights from the event! Enjoy!
Click here to view or download the video in Google Drive.

Click here to link to our Podcast page to view.

Admin Team (Blue Man Group)

IRA Group (The Fox - song)

Grade 3 - Jelly Beans!

Students enjoying the Fall parade

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Make a Difference Day 2013

For the second year, Mililani 'Ike Student Council and their families represented our school and participated in Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Principal Ajifu, Vice-Principal Tanita and Vice-Principal Wong also joined in for our morning of community service! Mililani Town Association partnered with HPD to organize the event which promoted safe driving. Our students made posters and waved enthusiastically to share this important message with our community.

Mililani 'Ike's Robotics Team

This weekend the 'Ike Robotics Team, Pueo Techtonics, competed in the First Lego League Qualifying Competition at Mililani High School.  They competed against nine (9) other elementary and middle schools.  The team demonstrated their knowledge through their presentation and robots' performance on the various tasks.  They are selected as an alternate for the State Competition.  Great job 'Ike Robotics!

Reading is Fun!

Thank you to our military partners, the 84th Engineering Battalion, who read to our students during their lunch periods.  The students enjoyed the stories of All Around the Islands, Stellaluna, and Seven Silly Eaters.  Thank you 84th Engineering Battalion!  The students had a wonderful time with the special event.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mililani 'Ike GT Program - Parent Nominations for Kindergarten

Parent Nomination forms for the Mililani 'Ike Academically Gifted and Talented Program for students presently enrolled in Kindergarten will be available at the school office from Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - Wednesday, November 13, 2013.  Nomination forms must be submitted and received at the school's office no later than 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Early Dismissal - Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will begin tomorrow, October 23, and continue until Friday, November 1, 2013.  Students will be dismissed at 12:45pm on Wednesday (regular Wednesday dismissal time) and at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Please make appropriate arrangements for your child to be picked up on these early dismissal days.

If you are not able to make your scheduled Parent Teacher Conference time, please contact your child's teacher to reschedule or the front office.

On Monday, November 4, we will return to our regular dismissal time of 2:05pm.

School Community Council (SCC) October Newsletter

The Mililani 'Ike Elementary School Community Council meets once a month, usually the first Thursday of the month, at 6:30pm.  Please click on the link below to view the October 2013 Newsletter.

SCC October Newsletter

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Safety Updates

Thank you to all of our families for the instant response to address our safety message.  Mililani 'Ike Elementary continues to work with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) in investigating the situations involving the two vehicles who were taking pictures on our campus.  We submitted a request to HPD asking for more surveillance around our school as a precaution.

Our teachers are leading discussions with the students in the classrooms on general safety precautions and what to do when approached by strangers.  Please continue to speak to your child at home.  Safety is an ongoing area where children require reminders and instruction.

We are also looking to create a parent watch group.  It would constitute parents volunteering to monitor the front and back drop off/pick up areas of our campus in the morning (7:30am - 8:00am) and after school (2:00pm - 2:30pm).  If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Mrs. Janel Uemori at 626-0940 extension 236.

Thank you again for your continued partnership in your child's education!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mililani High School Homecoming Parade

On Friday, September 27, the Mililani 'Ike Student Council and HYPE participated in the Mililani High School Homecoming Parade.  All of the students were excited to show their school spirit and support our complex schools.  Thank you Mrs. Gaston and Mrs. Seatriz for providing this special opportunity for our students!

Parent Lunches

Thank you for all of your support.  We had much success with our Parent Lunches!  Our cafeteria was filled with cheerful chatter during each lunch session as our students enjoyed the company of their special guest.
Thank you to Janel, our PCNC, and her parent volunteers for organizing things and making the event run smoothly.
We appreciate all of your continued support.  We hope you enjoyed the day with your child.  Our cafeteria is filled to capacity on regular lunch days and that makes these days where we can invite our families for a school lunch precious.

Change in Friday's Lunch Menu

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be changing our lunch menu for Friday, October 4.  We will be serving Shoyu Hot Dog with Rice instead of Shoyu Chicken.
Thank you.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Keep Off Slopes and Hills

Hello Parents,
At our beautiful campus we have many hills and slopes that are on the edge of the Mililani 'Ike property.  Recently there have been many students that have been playing on the hills and running down them as well.  We do not want anyone to get hurt so please remind your children to keep off the hills to ensure that all students are safe on our school campus.

Thank you for your time and consideration to this matter

Ian Tanita
Vice Principal

Parking Stalls

We have noticed that some parents have been parking their cars in the vacant area near the exit of our parking lot.  This area was previously occupied by our recycling bin.  When parents park in this area, children have been witnessed crossing on-coming traffic when traveling from their car to school grounds.  This poses a risk to our students' safety and well-being.  In addition, some vehicles that have been parking there are impeding traffic because their vehicles are too large to fit in the open area.  To rectify the safety concerns related to this issue, this area will now be turned into parallel parking stalls for staff use only.  For safety of all students, please do not use these stalls.

Thank you,

Ian Tanita
Vice Principal

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Requesting Vigilance

In the last week, two reports of suspicious activity have been reported at Mililani 'Ike.  Middle aged men were seen taking pictures of our school's campus.  When approached, the driver of the car sped off in both situations.  Police reports were filed and they are assisting in following up in both cases.

Please speak to your children about safety.  Remind them not to talk to or approach any strangers.  If an unknown person tries to speak or come up to them while at school, they should run away and seek assistance from school personnel.  If they are walking off campus,  yell for help and get to a safe, crowded location.

If you see any suspicious activity at our school, please call 911 and notify the office.  Working together we will ensure the safety of all students and staff of Mililani 'Ike Elementary.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Leave Kendamas at Home

Please remind your children that toys are a contraband at school.  We noticed students are bringing the kendama toy to school.  For the safety of all students, please keep these toys at home.  The kendama is a wooden toy with a string connecting a wooden ball.  The students try to get the ball into the cup or point.  Swinging the wooden ball is a safety concern and the kendama toy is a distraction in school.  Students will be reminded to leave all toys at home.  Any contraband item will be confiscated and parents will be notified to pick up the item.

Thank you for your understanding and support in keeping Mililani 'Ike a safe place for learning.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Reminders about student safety

Hi Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

As a reminder, please review with your child safety tips while walking to and from school  The key tips are: 1) Don't talk to strangers; 2) Don't get into a car with a stranger; 3) Walk with a friend to and from school; 4) Be aware of your surroundings; 5) Report any suspicious activities.

Student safety is a major concern at Mililani 'Ike Elementary and we ask that your child is picked up on time.

Thank you.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Grade 1 Parent Lunch

Thank you to all of our parents/families for attending the Grade 1 Parent Activity Day and our first Parent Lunch for this school year!  The classrooms were filled with excitement in applying reading and math strategies.  The day concluded with our cafeteria full of laughter and families enjoying our nutricious school lunch.  Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hello 'Ike Parents,
Here is the picture taking schedule for your child listed by room number.

Tuesday, September 10           Thursday, September 12                      Friday September 13
D103      D114                          E210       E206                                    E208        E111       
D104      E103                           E211      TB7                                      E209        E112
D105      E104                           E212       TB8                                     E109        TB1
D106      E201                           D107       TB9                                     E203        TB2
D111      E202                           D108       TB10                                   E204        TB3
D112      TB6                            D109        E105                                  E207          TB4
D113                                         E205        E106                                                     TB5
                                                  E107        E108

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Farrell's Free Sundae

Farrell's restaurant is providing Mililani 'Ike with a new incentive to read at home.  Your child will be given an incentive where if they read 5 books in one month they can earn a free sundae at Farrell's restaurant located in Pearlridge Shopping Center.  Your child will be coming home with a reading slip to document what books they have read.  Once your child has finished and documented their books for the month, your child needs to get your signature and the signature of their teacher to verify that they read the listed books.  The coupon can then be presented at Farrell's to receive their free sundae.  Be on the look out for this cool incentive.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Online: Free or Reduced Lunch Meal Application

Aloha 'Ike Parents,

If you feel your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch meals, please fill out the application form that was in the school packet.  For faster service, you also have the option of going online at EZMEALAPP.COM

Annual Notification of Privacy Rights

 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

"Help Your Keiki Brochure"

Mililani 'Ike Parents,

As a support to parents, a Help Your Keiki brochure is now posted on our blog.  The brochure offers many helpful tips such as information to turn to if you feel your child is in need of emotional or behavior support, information about keiki symptoms and information about treatment.  Please click on the link to access the brochure: Help Your Keiki 

If these concerns are affecting your child's progress in school, please contact a school counselor or our students services coordinator at 626-0940 extension 232.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Welcome to SY 213-2014

Welcome Back to school!  We hope you had a enjoyable and restful summer vacation.  I am Lynne Ajifu, Mililani 'Ike's Principal.  I was fortunate to begin my administrator career at Mililani 'Ike Elementary School in 2008 as a Vice Principal.  Last year I was given the opportunity to be the acting principal of Solomon Elementary School located on Schofield Barracks.  I've learned a lot and am excited to be back at Mililani 'Ike Elementary School.  Working together, we'll have a great school year!

All of the teachers have worked hard in preparing for another successful school year.  We will be focusing on utilizing technology into curriculuar areas, training students to utilize self assessment practices, and continuing to develop our partnership you, our families.  Please communicate with your child's teacher and participate in educational activities.  Together, we'll ensure your child's progress.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013



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