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The Hopkinson Hukilau 2018

What is it all about?

Q: What is the Hopkinson Hukilau ?

A: It is Hopkinson’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year it will take place at Old Ranch Country Club on

May 4, 2018. This ADULT evening features a silent auction, live auction, opportunity drawings, dinner and


Q: Who organizes the Hukilau?

A: The event is sponsored by the Friends of Hopkinson (FOH). More specifically, dozens of Hopkinson parent volunteers begin working together months in advance to make this incredible evening a success. Contact the Hukilau Committee Chairpersons to see how you can help – –

Allison Isle, and/or

Ryan-Marie Preuss,

Q: Who attends the Hukilau?

A: Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of students along with Staff, Faculty, and any other individuals invested in the education provided by Hopkinson Elementary School.

Q: My family or friends would like to donate, or I know a business that would like to donate to the Hukilau.

Who should I contact?

A: Wonderful – we need auction items to make the evening a success! NO donation is too small. Please contact the Business Committee Chairperson – Lisa Pahl,

Q: Why should I go to the Hukilau?

A: Though Hopkinson Elementary is a publicly supported institution, generous contributions are critical to keep our school thriving. Supporting Hukilau allows Mrs. Garcia to address the ongoing, immediate needs of the school.

Also, it’s a great way to connect with friends and other school families in a casual atmosphere.

Q: How does FOH spend the money raised at the Hukilau?

A: The money raised this evening is vital to our school and has/will provide for: Media Center Teacher and Aide, School-wide classroom furniture, Staff Development Days, on-going Facility and Technology Improvements, Scholarships for Outdoor Science School, iPads & iPad carts, Chromebooks & Dell computer carts, workroom copy machine, the Accelerated Reading program, SMART boards, Lunch Benches, iPad Lab furniture, Media Center Tables, grade level grants and more.

Q: What happens if we don’t have the Hukilau?

A: Unfortunately, the funds received by the state do not cover the staff, technology, resources and many

supplemental programs offered at Hopkinson. Without the money raised the night of the Hukilau, The Friends of Hopkinson board, parents, teachers and our principal, Mrs. Garcia, will have to make tough decisions about what

programs the FOH can afford to support.

Q: I don’t know very many people at Hopkinson yet. Will I have fun at the Hukilau?

A: You will have a great time; it’s a great place to meet other parents and family members. The Hukilau team will do their very best to seat guests with other parents who have children in the same classroom or grade level. Everything is planned so that parents can have the best experience possible. A night out, without the kids, is a treat in itself!

Q: Unfortunately, I cannot make it that night, is there some other way I can help?

A: Yes! You can donate a small or large item to auction at the Hukilau, or become a monetary sponsor.

We also welcome any volunteers willing to donate their time to the planning process. Please contact the Hukilau Committee Chairpersons for more information.