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Welcome to Mrs. Watanabe's

Kindergarten class!


This is an exciting time and I’m looking forward to the upcoming year!!


As your child’s Kindergarten teacher, I would like to share a little information about myself. This will be my 12th year teaching here at Mililani Waena Elementary School. I received my teaching degree from the University of Portland. I absolutely loved my experience living and teaching in Portland, Oregon for four years but nothing beats being home in Hawaii! I enjoy going to the beach, eating and most of all spending time with my family and friends.


I would like to thank you for your support as we work together to support your child’s education. Please let me know if ever you have any questions or concerns regarding your child. I am always here to talk and my email address is You may also communicate with me through your child’s HAT (Homework Assignment Tablet). Please keep in mind that I may not always respond to your notes right away, but I will try my best to address your questions and concerns as soon as I can.


Here are some Kindergarten reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has shoes/clothing that they can put on and take off.  This will help them when they need to use the restroom.  Sometimes they have “accidents” because they cannot undo buttons or belts.
  • You may send a small healthy snack and water bottle for recess.  Please make sure they are both labeled with your child’s name.


Thank you again for your support and I look forward to working with you and your child. We will be learning A LOT this school year from reading and writing, to math, to plants and animals and so much more! This is going to be an exciting and successful year!



Mrs. Watanabe


Some of Mrs. Watanabe’s Favorites:

Color: green

Animal:  monkey and humpback whale

Book:  Love You Forever, Sleeping Beauty

Movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Count of Monte Cristo, Never Been Kissed, Pride and Prejudice, Interview with the Vampire, The Princess Bride, The Sound of Music 

TV Show:  Friends

Food:  I’m a foodie so I love all kinds of food! 



Recent Posts

Fun Fair "To Waena and Beyond" is coming up on Nov. 16 from 4:30-7:30pm.  Check out our Kindergarten Announcement page to see our Fun Fair commercial!  Come support our Kinder Booth!  We'll be selling waffle hotdogs, chips, kettle corn and water balloon yo-yos!  We'll also be setting up a basketball game with fun prizes!  

Army's Golden Knights Presentation

Today we went to Mililani High School to watch the Golden Knight's amazing parachute presentation!