Kamiloiki Elementary Receives $51k from American Savings Bank

It is hard to believe that just one year ago Kamiloiki Elementary was on the verge of closing. We fought hard to keep a high performing school open in East Honolulu—and won. Fast forward to today. The amazing efforts of the PTSA, students, faculty, and staff of Kamiloiki won them a check for $51k from American Savings Bank! A great gift to help support our students’ education. I commend the level of effort everyone in the Kamiloiki Elementary family puts into a quality education for our keiki.

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Clockwise from Top Left: Congratulating Kamiloiki PTSA President Chandra Satele and Vice President Maria Frutoz who were instrumental in helping win the prize; Student Council members Shayley, Kayli, Casey, Chelsea, and Kamaile with the BIG check!; Congratulating the student body at the check ceremony.

Message from Mark
Aloha Friends, I am happy to report that the budget amendment I supported for Aina Haina Elementary will be released. The funds will provide the following: A new fence at the back of the school adding more security. Plan, design, and construction for a new parking lot on campus. Design and construction to wire the school with broadband internet and to install a wireless internet system. A new public address system in the cafeteria. I also secured funds for Kalani High School. These funds will provide:

The Session

Vice Chair Hashem with Chair Clift Tsuji and Rep. Angus McKelvey listening to testimony at a public hearing by the House Committee on Agriculture.

Rep. Hashem in an interview with a Kaiser High School student on Olelo.

Planning and design for the first phase of a girl's locker room and shower facility per Title IX requirements. Ground and site improvements, new athletic equipment, and other miscellaneous athletic equipment. Security screens and stairwell gates for 10 stairwells to deter vandalism, theft, and trespassing on the second floor classrooms. When I joined the legislature in 2010, it was my goal to work with constituents and fellow legislators to bring improvements to East Honolulu. It is a joy to see our progress together. Mahalo,

Rep. Hashem visiting students in Mr. Nagata’s 8th grade social studies class at Niu Valley Middle School to conduct an exercise on civic engagement.

Volunteers at Kalani High School’s Aloha Aina Earth Day help Rep. Hashem move old electronics.

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Bypass Removal Work: Expect Delays
Beginning in July/August, the City and County of Honolulu will begin removing underground bypass piping as shown on the map. The project is scheduled to end in Jan/Feb 2013. The project will remove 680 feet of sewer pipe that was initially installed in 2005. Many residents may remember the black aboveground bypass piping on Kalanianaole Highway between Puuikena St. and Niuiki Circle. The pipes scheduled to be removed are the underground components of that same emergency project. The piping will be removed to allow easier maintenance of the roads in the future. This projects comes at just the right time as Rep. Hashem worked to have Kalanianaole Highway repaved in 2013. Expect traffic control and pedestrian detouring during the day and evening. For more construction and traffic control information contact Raj Rath at 768-8767.

On Feb. 14, Pastor Timothy Jay Mason gave the invocation on behalf of Rep. Hashem to open the House session for that day.

A student from Hahaione Elem. deabtes Rep. Hashem about extending school during an exercise in the House Gallery.
W. Halemaumau St. Niuiki Cir. Puuikena St.

Contact Information
State Capitol 415 S. Beretania St, Rm 424 Honolulu, HI 96813 Email: rephashem@capitol.hawaii.gov Phone: 808-586-6510 Fax: 808-586-6511

Sending Emails
Thanks to all of you for your correspondence. Your feedback has helped me develop ideas for many of my bills. My office receives 100’s of emails everyday from all around the State and country. Please include your name and address when submitting emails. We want to prioritize our district concerns to ensure they are addressed in a timely manner.

A student from Hahaione Elem. tries to guess which seat Rep. Hashem sits in on the floor.

Upcoming Events for East Honolulu

Representative Mark Jun Hashem Lawmakers Listen
Representative Hashem is organizing a community “talk story” event for all of East Honolulu residents. Tentative guests of Rep. Hashem include: Speaker Calvin Say, Vice Speaker Joey Manahan, and Finance Chair Marcus Oshiro. The purpose is to give updates on the state budget and answer any community concerns and questions.
Where: Aina Haina Elementary When: May 23—6:30-7:30 p.m.

Upcoming classes at Wailupe Elementary
939 Hind Iuka Drive - Honolulu, HI 96821

Register at Kaimuki Adult School
Call 733-8460 or visit kcsa.k12.hi.us

Zumba - $18 (6) 90 minute sessions Wed: 3/21-4/25 12:30-2pm Belly Dance for Fun & Fitness - $16 (8) 60 minute sessions Wed: 4/4-5/23, 2:30-3:30pm Tai Chi for Beginners - $16 Date/time: TBD Yoga - $24 (8) 90 minute sessions Tues: 3/20-5/8 9-10:30am

Kalanianaole Repaving Update
The Hawaii Department of Transportation has recently began a lengthy environmental National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit process. Repaving is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2013. Design and plans will be completed by the end of the year. Rep. Hashem’s office will continue to monitor the progress of this project.

Aloha Aina Earth Day
Start Saving your “junk!”
Rep. Hashem’s office is teaming up with Niu Valley Middle School for a community service project to clean up the neighborhood and keep recyclables from cluttering our landfills. Proceeds will benefit Niu Valley Middle School! Where: Niu Valley Middle When: May 12—More Info to Come!

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