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Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child

KES News Release

On Friday, Dec. 12, Kaunakakai Elementary School (KES) held its annual Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child event.  This event is held on campus in the evening and is an opportunity for Kaunakakai School students to come and experience a night of fun and holiday cheer while their parents have free time to enjoy themselves and strengthen their relationships!

We had more than 115 children participate in the event this year where they made Recycled-Paper pencil holders to give as Christmas gifts to their parents, created Origami star Christmas decorations, decorated delicious holiday-themed cupcakes, ate dinner and watched a movie.

Each year, we partner with the Molokai High School LEO Club and Interval House AmeriCorps groups to ensure the event is a hit amongst the students. Thank you to LEO Club President Edel Mae Alvarez, LEO Club Advisors Julia DeGeorge and Malia Lee for spearheading the pencil holder craft! Thank you to Siri Anderson and AmeriCorps crew for coordinating the origami crafts! We also would not be able to do this event without our dedicated staff that helped with set up/clean up, and volunteered during the event.

This year’s event was paid for with money from the Charity Walk that is held in May of each year.

If you have questions about this event or would like to learn more about how you can help support events like these, please contact our PCNC, Jennifer Whitted at 553.1730 or Jennifer_whitted@notes.k12.hi.us.


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