2018 Manoa A.P.T. Board
The Manoa School Association of Parents & Teachers (APT) is a volunteer organization consisting of parents, teachers, and staff members of Manoa School. It works with the school to provide supplemental programs, equipment, and funds -above and beyond those available from the Department of Education - to enhance the educational opportunities for the students of Manoa School.
A version of the APT was organized in 1928, after a "Mother's Club" was started in 1902. One of the reasons Manoa Elementary School remains successful is our long tradition of partnership between parent, child and teacher. It is important for all of us to work together.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday (dates may change) of each month in the school library, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community concerns are one of the agenda items. We welcome any parent or community member to the meeting. Discussion on what activities to support take place at the monthly APT meetings.
The Board of Directors consists of fourteen (14) voting members including the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, the School Principal, Faculty Representatives, and seven At-Large members.
Several committees are directed by the Board to coordinate the various APT activities and projects. The efforts of the volunteers participating on these committees are essential to the APT contributions to our school and community. We encourage parents to participate by joining the APT, volunteering at school and our special events, and helping us raise funds so we can continue to provide for programs and services at Manoa School.
It is the dedicated and spirited support from our APT members that makes the difference in the quality of education for our children, both with time and money. Mahalo to our hard-working parents, faculty, staff and friends of Manoa School.
Funds raised support programs such as:
Technology has become a vital part of everyday life. Money raised will go toward buying new computers for the technology lab as well as computers and smart boards for the individual classrooms.
Donations provide funding for a full-time Physical Education teacher and Swimming Safety Lessons for the 4th & 5th grade levels.
For over 30 years, Manoa Elementary has participated in the Otemon Friendship Exchange Program. Selected students experience life as a Japanese student and participate in a home stay.
As a small token of our appreciation, an annual Teachers Appreciation Lunch & Volunteer Breakfast is held. Everyone goes home with a small gift.
We welcome any suggestions, questions, comments, etc!