PTSO sponsors all-school social


Photo by Riann Fujihara

Families and friends lay out their blankets and chairs for the all-school movie night hosted by the PTSO. The event took place outside Keʻeaumokupāpaʻiaheahe on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Kamehameha Schools Maui’s Parent-Teacher-Student ‘Ohana sponsored an all school social on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, outside of Keʻeaumokupāpaʻiaheahe dining hall.

“It’s great, it’s fun, it’s family time! It’s so good for the kids and socializing,” junior parent Cindy Garcia said.

Prior to the event, PTSO board representatives from each class formed a committee to select a movie and plan the other activities. The board also donated the funds to purchase Zippy’s chili and rice bowls for dinner.

“As a PTSO board, one of our goals was creating ‘ohana and unity among the campuses. We had three different things that we were working on, and that was communication, unity, and giving back to the community,” PTSO secretary Kaulana Silifaiva said. Silifaiva’s son is senior Noa Moikeha-Silifaiva, and this will be her last year on the PTSO board. 

The event started at 5:30 p.m. with a raffle and free carnival games, such as soda ring toss, bean bag toss, and a fishing game. Representatives from each class sold popcorn, cotton candy, glow sticks and other items. All of the money the representatives made will go to their own class funds. 

The Hawaiian club Ola Nā Iwi was also there to host the carnival games for the kids. 

“I’m here with my club, Ola Nā Iwi, and we’re working for a grant that PTSO gave to us for our trip to Canada, to go to [the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education] for a project that we did,” junior Ariana Hurdle said.

As the carnival games came to a close, many families and friends were scattered along the edge of the quad with blankets and chairs. Although the weather was a bit cold, everyone seemed to have come prepared.

The night ended with the showing of the movie Queen of Katwe, which started at 6:30 p.m. After the movie began, it started to rain, so the movie was moved into Keʻeaumokupāpaʻiaheahe.

In the end, PTSO showed their support for the school’s students and their families by sponsoring a event that brought students of all ages and their families together for a movie night filled with lots of fun, laughter, and games.