Donate Items Toward Pono Points
By Erin Raguindin, Kaunakakai School Counselor
Kaunakakai Elementary School has had a Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions (PBIS) program since 2002. This program promotes positive behavior by teaching school-wide expectations and rewarding students for following those expectations. At Kaunakakai School, students are expected to show Kuleana (Responsibility), Laulima (Working Together), and Ho`ihi (Respect) in all settings and are given a pono point if they are “caught being good.”
Once a month, students can redeem their pono points for items that are bought or donated. If you are looking to clean out your house and want to donate new or used items, you may bring them to the Kaunakakai School Office. We take household items, dishes, candles, stuffed animals, ornaments, soaps and shampoos (for all of you travelers with too many mini bottles of lotions and shampoos), picture frames, toys, books, anything that is appropriate for children ages 3-12. We’ve even had students using their pono points to buy gift items for their older siblings or parents!
If you have any questions you can call Erin Raguindin at 553-1730. We’d like to thank parents, staff members, and recently a community member who have donated items to our pono point store.