Capital Campaign Progress

Your donation in any amount will help us reach our goal of 100% participation in our Capital Campaign! Stop by the office before the end of November and help us reach our goal. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. Receive a small jar of honey from Big Island Bees as a thank you gift.capital-campaign-honey-2

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Breakfast Success!

DSC_0070On Monday, August 18, Kona Pacific made history by becoming the first public school in Hawai‘i to offer universal breakfast in the classroom to all students, regardless of their ability to pay.

Our pioneering work in school nutrition was featured on the home page of West Hawaii Today, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and Honolulu Civil Beat.

Executive Director Chris Hecht was interviewed about Breakfast on Hawaii Public Radio’s Town Square and The Conversation.

DSC_0218 We are pleased and honored to serve our community in this way, and we are so grateful to all who joined us for this momentous occasion: Senator Jill Tokuda, Charter School Commission Executive Director Tom Hutton, and Hawai’i Public Charter Schools Network Executive Director Lynn Finnegan helped us to serve the first breakfast!

In addition, we were honored to welcome Representative Nicole Lowen, Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law andEconomic Justice Deputy Director Gavin Thornton, Lydia Clemens, Andrea McTamaney, and Dawn Zierk from Hawaii Community Foundation, Joy Barua from Kaiser Permanente, Ross Wilson, Jr. from Current Events, Christine Bean, and Maureen Datta from Adaptations, Inc.

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Upcoming Potluck & Educational Presentation

Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 30th here at the Kona Pacific Public Charter School Campus for our January Community Potluck and Educational Presentation by International speaker Tim Burns.

We will gather to bless the meal at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m.

This month we are very honored to have Tim Burns, a longtime educator, author, and presenter who will share “The Amazing Brain: A Work in Progress.” Please see the flyer below for more information about the topic and Mr. Burns’ background. For a downloadable flyer that you can print, post and share, click here: Jan event

We hope to see you there!

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Powered by the sun at Kona Pacific!

Thanks to an incredibly generous donation to our school, as of Friday, January 25, Kona Pacific Public Charter School is 100% solar powered!

On Friday, we welcomed our generous benefactors to thank them.  The children cheered and were so excited when we shared the news that we are now powered by the sun!

In addition to the generous donors of the system, we are grateful to PA Harris Electric.  Following our solar power celebration, we enjoyed a very lovely multicultural assembly.  Mr. Weis told a moving story about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., several classes shared performances, and the children loved singing with musician Dustin Thomas. It was certainly one of the most moving assemblies this year.  Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.