School Partnerships

Dole Plantation

We have a partnership with Dole Plantation. They often include our school in fundraising ideas. They support our summer pre K program by allowing our school to have our annual Bake sale at their Dole Plantation Family Fun Day.


The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is comprised of representatives from the community and the school. Below is a list of the current representatives for the 2008-2009 school year.

Helemano Parent Teacher Ohana Board Members:
Christine Beck- President, HMR Representative
Celeste Cabanit- Vice President and Parent Facilitator
Leigh Padilla- Secretary, Whitmore Rep
Donna Hatzenbuhler- Treasurer, Staff Rep
Cheryl Iwasaki Chun- Teacher Rep
Emma Thomas- NCTAMS Rep

The PTO Ohana serves as a fundraising organization for the school. Some of the PTO funded/supported projects for the school year are:

• Classroom Student incentives
• Parent Involvement Activities
• Super Hornet Assemblies
• Playground Equipment/Upkeep
• School Shirt Subsidy
• HTY Play Admissions for every student
• Field Trip bus fare for every student
• Classroom Supplies
• PE Supplies
• JPO Incentives

Monthly meetings are held the 1st Monday of every month at 1:00pm in the school office. If interested in attending any of the PTO meetings, please contact the school office at 622-6336.

Military Partnerships

Helemano School is fortunate to have military partnerships with both the Army and the Navy who take an active interest in our school, maintain communication with school administration, and promote positive relationships between their unit and our school. These military partnerships have provided help with fundraising activities, student council activities, and campus beautification projects. Soldiers and sailors visit classrooms and work with lower grade students on Project Self-Esteem and run with students during the annual school-wide Fun Run. They also host an annual Santa's Village excursion for grades K-2. The Army has also invited students for a military field trip to their military installation and unit area, while Helemano students write letters to their troops in Iraq. NCTAMS PAC arranges activities and facility use for the Moving Up day for fifth graders, assist in evacuation safety drills, and has hosted Helemano School’s first Fun Run on their base.



The Joint Venture Education Forum is a cooperative effort between the Department of Defense and the Hawaii State Department of Education that focuses on the needs of military children in Hawaii's schools. The funds are used for structural improvements, educational materials, and other expenses. JVEF is comprised of public school educators, and leaders from military commands, government, community and business. Helemano was fortunate to receive funds to purchase computers and printers for our computer lab/mobile lab. It’s contributions totaled more than $60,000. Click here to visit the JVEF website. Click here to view the JVEF brochure.

Navy Readers


Helemano is fortunate to have a group of navy personnel who volunteer to read aloud stories to students in kindergarten and first grade. Each classroom is assigned a navy reader who visits the class once a week for about 20 minutes to read several books to the students. Students look forward to and enjoy the time with their navy reader.

Military Personnel Volunteers

We are extremely fortunate to have volunteers from the Army (2-35 Infantry Division-Schofield) and Navy (NCTMAS) branches helping at our school. Each year, they help to make our Fun Run a successful event. Students enjoy having them around the lap track encouraging them to keep running and them mark their lap cards. Both armed services also volunteer to help our school with different activities and service projects.

Community Partnerships

Lion's Club

The Lion's Club has done a school supply drive in Wahiawa for a few years and divides the collection between all the Wahiawa schools.

Rotary Club

This year we also received back packs, filled with supplies, from the Rotary Club of Wahiawa-Waialua.

Whitmore Seniors



Leilehua High School Partnerships

Lettermen's Club

The Lettermen's Club is for Leilehua High School student-athletes. The members of this club came to our school to help us with Kids Voting. They helped our track team prepare for the complex cross country track tournament.

Leadership Club

LHSSA is Leilehua High School student government. This leadership club is headed by Darcy Yukumoto. The members of this club came to our school to help us with Kids Voting.