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January 15, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope the transition back to school has been smooth for your keiki at Mililani Waena this week! And, I hope you were able to spend some quality time with your family during break. We had a great first semester and are looking forward to the second semester.
In preparation for our second semester, I begin to think of all that is coming up. We will start our after school tutoring and homework club for our grade 3 to 5 students. In April, these students will take the statewide Smarter Balanced Assessment to measure their reading and math proficiency. During this time, we encourage you to schedule all appointments after your child’s test so they won’t have to make up the test. Our teachers pay close attention to the social/emotional aspect of our students in addition to their academic focus. Although we challenge our young students to excel academically, some of them are not ready emotionally; they struggle even though they have the mental capacity for the academics. So, I ask parents to pay attention to what your keiki shares with you at home. I also ask that they get adequate amount of sleep and start the day with a nutritious breakfast. In May we will be saying good luck to our 5th graders as they move on to the middle school.
Thank you for showing courtesy while drivingand patience during morning drop-off and after school pick up. Please do not allow your child to exitthe car while in the drive through lane. Safety is a major part of having our school be a great place to learn. Please also remember to sign in at the office before entering campus during school operational times.
Thank you for your cooperation on these matters.
Thank you for being a contributing member of the Mililani Waena Ohana.
Troy Tamura, Principal

Our Mission

Mililani Waena's mission is to improve student achievement by meeting our school-wide needs. Recognizing that students learn in a caring environment, we promote the TRRFCC (Trustworthy, Respectful, Responsible, Fair, Caring, Citizenship) character traits.


Inspire students to become successful citizens who contribute to a global society.

Our Beliefs

TRRFCC traits promote success.
Learning occurs at various rates and through different styles.
Learning events should be connected to life experiences.
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Recent News

Latest Family Bulletin Available Online Featured Photo

Latest Family Bulletin Available Online

Take a look at highlights from quarter 2 in the Family Bulletin. The bulletin includes video, photo, and brief descriptions of Waena happenings. Click on this announcement header to access the link.
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A+ After School Program Fee

The monthly enrollment fee for the A+ After-School Program has increased to $120 per month per child. Applicants can inquire about financial assistance based upon income level. A+ sign up packets are available in the office.
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2018-2019 School Calendar

The first day of school is Monday, August 6th. Please find all important school dates on this calendar.
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Be Cool and Keep Our School Safe

Firearms such as BB guns, air guns, Nerf guns, and paintball guns are strictly prohibited in school and do not belong in your child's backpack, on the school bus, and/or any other school-related activities Should your child bring a firearm to school, he/she will be removed from attending school for not less than one calendar year. Only by the Superintendent's review on a case-by-case basis, can the length of this dismissal be modified. To read the Chapter 19 policy on discipline, go to this link:
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Download the Mililani Waena App!

You can now download our school app in the Apple and Android App stores. Access the latest school news and check up on class assignments and photos.
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Waena Wednesdays!

Every Wednesday, show your Menehune Pride by wearing a Waena t-shirt or RED. T-shirts can be purchased in the front office for $10.