Congratulations to the MES Robotics Team Blue!


CONGRATULATIONS!!! To the MES Robotics Team Blue “Blue Nindriods”. On Saturday December 3rd, they competed in First LEGO League Hawaii State Finals at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Out of a field of 42 competitors from schools all over the State Team Blue distinguished themselves by winning the award for “Best Mechanical Design”.

Thank you to both Team Blue and Team Silver for many hours of designing, programming and testing. Big “Mahalo’s” to our MES Robotics Coaches Merri Wada-Tanji, Tiffany Chinen, Matrix Dumlao, and Moses Silva.  Their instruction, guidance, patience, and perseverance have molded our robotics team members into experience tech savvy goal driven students.  Thank you to MES PCNC Suzie Okamura for her support and encouragement and to Brittany Kanetake & Lori Arai-Shiraishi. Special thank you to Principal Lynda Galera and the MES administration for their continued support of the MES Robotics program through the years.  Extended Thank you the MESPTO-STEM Enrichment programs for donating 2 additional LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Kits.  Last but not least, “Mahalo’s” to the Team Blue & Team Silver families for their support throughout the 2016 LEGO Robotics season.


Join us for the Next PTO Meeting, 12/7


PTO Board Meeting
Date: December 7, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: MES Library

Please join us for a PTO Board meeting on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in the MES Library.  The board meeting will start at 5:30 p.m.

A lite dinner will be provided with refreshments.  Please RSVP/email to Nadine Kiyonaga if you are attending the PTO board meeting.  She will need an accurate headcount for dinner:

Don’t Forget to Use Amazon Smile for your Holiday Shopping!

If you shop at Amazon this holiday season or during the year, please consider using the Amazon Smile program (click on the link on  our homepage or the image below).


You shop. Amazon gives.

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Moanalua Elementary School PTO whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Thank you for your support and happy shopping!

Help Needed for Sat 11/19 Fun Fair Clean Up


Don’t forget that our Fun Fair is today from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. We hope you have a blast!

We need your help to make the Fun Fair a complete success. We are short on manpower for our post Fun Fair cleanup on Saturday morning. More volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 19, from 8:00am-11:00am for general campus clean-up.  Please report to Darryl Kanayama. Thank you for volunteering your time!