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Congratulations to Mrs. Sumida
Mrs. Sumida, our school librarian was awarded the SLJ Buzz Award, sponsored by Brain Hive. It recognizes K–12 school library programs that are developing innovative new ways to raise awareness of reading by bringing students digital learning activities that increase reading, improve engagement, spark social interaction, and inspire a lifelong love of reading to help kids reach their full potential.
Mrs. Sumida's library program demonstrated a use of digital content to increase reading engagement in digital and print formats and improve literacy and learning. Mrs. Sumida's library program received a $1,000 cash award, plus $1,500 in Brain Hive Bucks® for use during the 2014–15 school year. Mrs. Sumida also received a trip to the 2014 SLJ Leadership Summit in St. Paul, Minnesota, as a guest of Brain Hive, and her winning program is profiled in the December 2014 issue of School Library Journal (
WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU MRS. SUMIDA! Thank you for nurturing our keiki!
Congratulations to Mr. Chang 
Mr. Chang, our music teacher, has been selected by the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to receive twenty ukuleles! This donation was made possible through the generosity of Sprint Hawaii. Mr. Chang has demonstrated dedication to helping our music program and our students achieve their highest potential. Thank you for your dedication Mr. Chang!
Good Idea Grants
Congratulations to Mrs. Palermo!!! She applied for, and received Good Ideas Grants for her classroom. Mrs. Palermo received two grants. 
Pearl Harbor Elementary School
Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Mizufuka-Oda - Curriculum Coordinator
Past Honorees:
Ms. Gibson - Curriculum Coordinator
Mrs. Sumida - Librarian
Mrs. Tokioka - Student Services Coordinator
Mrs. Kadota - Grade 3
Mrs. Smalley - Grade 4
Mrs. Okano - GT/Curriculum Coordinator
Mrs. Wong - Special Education
Mrs. Palermo - Grade 1
Mr. Chang -  Music
Ms. Kido -  Grade 4
Mrs. W. Kam - ELL
Mrs. Kelly - Technology
Ms. Nakagawara - Grade 2

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