July MGCA Monthly Meeting - Zoom

posted Jul 2, 2020, 2:17 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Due to COVID-19, we are not holding in-person meetings at the middle school. 

If you would like to join our virtual meeting, you are welcome to join us at out Zoom meeting: 

Topic: MGCA Board Meeting
Time: Jul 7, 2020 07:00 PM Hawaii

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 858 6757 8142
Password: 000451

Friday - Sept 20 - MMS PTO invites all to a Community Event

posted Sep 11, 2019, 1:01 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated Sep 11, 2019, 1:02 PM ]

When: September 20th - FRIDAY
Where: Moanalua Middle School
What:  Fellowship - Community Event
Who:  EVERYONE is invited

MGCA Annual Easter Egg Hunt

posted Mar 27, 2019, 6:55 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Come and join us for our annual MGCA Easter Egg Hunt. 
When:  April 6, Saturday - 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Where:  Moanalua Elementary School 

Please come and join in the fun as we celebrate Easter and community.  We will also be announcing the Winner for the Trip to Las Vegas.  ALL paid MGCA members are eligible to with this AWESOME prize, so make sure you've paid your annual membership of $12. We'll have age group Easter Egg hunts as well as a Kupuna hunt as well.  Come and join the fun. Prizes and games for the keiki!

2018-2019 MGCA Board Installation Dinner

posted May 13, 2018, 11:09 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

When: Sunday, June 10th 
Where: Moanalua Middle School
What: 2018-2019 Installation of Board members as well as a presentation of scholarship awards
Why:  To come and enjoy entertainment, good food, and good fun & fellowship!

Tickets are on sale now for $5.00 presale for MGCA members and $10 for non-members and at the door sales.  Deadline to purchase tickets is June 1st (Friday).

Contact MGCA President Kenny @ 808-393-3114 for tickets

MES & MMS - Aloha Aina Day - Saturday, May 12th

posted May 9, 2018, 12:33 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Moanalua Elementary:

Craft & Food Vendors

3rd Grade’s Keiki Swap Meet
(Big Brothers/Big Sisters Cash for Clothes)

Fresh Produce

Regal Fundraiser Distribution Shred-It
(FREE for 1st box, $5 each for 2nd box or more)

Moanalua Middle Recycling Drop-Off

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Join us to reduce, reuse, and recycle!  Scrap metal, electronics, all types of batteries, & household items.

FREE ADMISSION, open to the general public!

Visit www.moanaluapto.org for an updated list prior to the event or contact alohaaina@moanaluapto.org for more information.


Sponsored by MES PTO, Moanalua Elementary, PTSA, Moanalua Middle School, 

 and Kokua Hawaii Foundation

Saturday - March 17th Easter Event @ Moanalua Elementary School

posted Mar 11, 2018, 1:54 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

Come to our annual Easter Event at the Moanalua Elementary School.  Festivities start at 9:00 am and will go until Noon.  Fun for everyone from our keiki to our kupuna.  Come and enjoy the fellowship of your Moanalua Gardens neighbors.

Happy Easter!

Primary Urban Center Watershed Management Plan Community Meetings

posted Mar 11, 2018, 1:42 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated Mar 11, 2018, 1:44 AM ]

On behalf of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply and the City’s Department of Planning and Permitting, please join us for our second round of community meetings for the Primary Urban Center Watershed Management Plan. We will be discussing current water use throughout urban Honolulu as well as projected future uses of water in the year 2040 and 2100.


Here’s how you can participate in the planning process for this Plan:


  1. Join us for one or more of these community meetings. Each meeting will cover the same material. All meetings are from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. An information presentation will be provided, followed by comments and questions.  


Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 7 p.m.

ʻAiea Elementary School


Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ala Wai Elementary School


Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Kapālama Elementary School


  1. Bring a friend, family, or colleague with you to one or more of the meeting dates listed above.
  2. Forward this email to your mailing list.


We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these community meetings!


14th Annual Kina'ole Awards Banquet and Silent Auction

posted Feb 5, 2018, 10:23 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated Feb 5, 2018, 10:57 PM ]

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 
Where: Honolulu Country Club 
Time:  Silent Auction - 5:30PM Dinner Banquet - 7:00PM 

     Join us for a moonlit night in Moanalua as we honor professional achievement and service giving at the 14th Annual Kina‘ole Awards. Our 2018 honorees are outstanding individuals whose performance exemplifies the attribute of kina‘ole, based on their professional accomplishments and community leadership. 

     Our annual gala includes a dinner and silent auction, with proceeds providing supplementary funds for equipment, supplies and campus programs. In 2017, the PTSA was able to provide post-high school scholarships, teacher and staff appreciation gifts, student breakfast on the school’s unique ACT Testing day, training for MeneMAC students, sponsorship for the school’s excellent May Day assembly (by the Polynesian Dance Club) and travel assistance for the various student clubs and organizations representing Hawaii in national competition on the mainland. 

     Since opening our doors in 1972, Moanalua High School continues to be recognized nationally as one of the most successful public school programs in Hawai‘i. Our success is built around a committed group of educators, community leaders, parents, students, and volunteers-at-large, whose energy inspires each generation of students to dream big and reach high in the spirit of kina‘ole.

      About the Menehune Kina‘ole Award 

     Hawaiian lore attributes many great deeds to the legendary Menehune, including the building of fishponds, roads, temples and other magnificent structures over the course of a single, miraculous moonlit night. From our first graduating class in 1975, Moanalua High School, like its nickname, has built an impressive tradition of excellence and service to the community in a short period of time. 

     To celebrate the accomplishments of its graduates, and to express our gratitude to community supporters and friends, Moanalua High School established the “Menehune Kina‘ole Award”. The concept of Kina‘ole is best described as “flawlessness” and this award honors one who has done the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason – the first time.

     The Honorees 

     Our 2018 honorees epitomize the spirit of Kina’ole as they continue to do the “right thing”, at the “right time”, for the “right reason” in the “right way.” Coming from very diverse backgrounds, each honoree has traveled unique journeys to achieve excellence, often in the face of adversity. But while their journeys have been so different, they all share and embody one essential thing, the spirit of Kina’ole. Their lifelong commitment to service is indicative of why they are so deserving of the Kina’ole Award. It is our privilege to recognize each of these recipients for perpetuating the spirit of Kina’ole in all that they do. 

Dr. Cristina Rathyen attended Marrietta College in Ohio and then graduated from the University of Hawaii. She continued to earn her Ph.D. from UH Manoa in 2006. Dr. “Rath”, as she is affectionately known to Moanalua students, began her teaching career in Japan in 1983 as an English Instructor. Dr. Rathyen was an award-winning educator and yearbook advisor at Moanalua High School for twenty-two years from 1990 to 2012. She was Moanalua Teacher of the Year in 1999 and she received the prestigious Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Award in 2003. She was also the very first teacher from the Moanalua Complex to attain the highest achievement and distinction as “National Board Certified Teacher” – blazing the trail for many teachers at Moanalua and Hawaii. The Star-Bulletin (predecessor to the Star-Advertiser) recognized her many talents and selected her as a columnist for “The Goddess Speaks”. Top education expert, Dr. Anne Davies, was so inspired by Cris that she says, “I wish every student had a chance to learn with Cris Rathyen. She engages learners in significant ways.” 

Devin Nakasone is a 1991 graduate of Moanalua High School. When he was eleven years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia and had to undergo chemotherapy and a slew of medical treatment. Fortunately, after close to four years of treatment, Devin was cancer free. His unique story of overcoming adversity and his commitment to “giving back” and serving others is inspirational. Devin is the President and Founder of the non-profit group, “Prayers on Wings” and the author of a children’s book, Luckie Duckie, used for the Rubber Duckie Project to help children to communicate and cope with hardship and adversity. He is a public speaker for schools (most recently at Salt Lake Elementary School and Aliamanu Elementary School) and other community groups. His community service has been featured by many media sources including MidWeek and Hawaii News Now. In 2013, Devin was honored nationally as the United States Jaycees selected Devin for the “2013 Ten Outstanding Young American Honorees.” 

William “Battery Bill” Ogawa is President of Battery Bill, one of the most successful, long-lasting, and community-minded businesses in Hawaii with three locations including an office near Moanalua High School in Mapunapuna. A proud graduate of Roosevelt High School, he attended the University of Hawaii College of Business Administration and Long Beach City College. Bill was a Sales Manager at Servco in the 1980’s before creating Battery Bill in 1988. Bill serves as the Director of the Moanalua Gardens Community Association and is the President of the Hawaii Pacific Tennis Foundation. His wife, May, was a longtime volunteer for Moanalua High and their son, Cory, is a proud graduate of Moanalua High School, Class of 2009.

Your kokua in supporting and honoring our community leaders, you may make a silent auction donation.  Please contact Andrea Iwamoto at mohs.kinaole@gmail.com or 808-221-7448 if you have any questions or need to schedule a pickup on Oahu.

2017 MGCA New Board Installation Event and Dinner

posted May 24, 2017, 12:32 PM by Moanalua Garden Community Association   [ updated May 28, 2017, 11:24 AM ]

When:  Sunday, June 11, 2017
Where:  Moanalua Middle School Cafeteria
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Pick up of take out meals: 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Tickets: $5.00 pre-sale and $10.00 for non-members and Door Price
DEADLINE for presale tickets: June 6, 2017 at June Monthly MGCA meeting.
Email us at mymgca@gmail.com for tickets.

Door Prizes/Desserts are welcome and appreciated!

This is an annual event where the nominees 2017-2018 Moanalua Gardens Community Association board of directors will begin their service in our community.

2017-2018 Nominees are:

Kenny Simmons - President

Lane Takahashi - Vice-President

Shunji Adachi - Treasurer

Lisa Jones - Secretary

Aaron Ling Johanson - Director

Clayton Tom - Director

Bill Ogawa - Director

Collette Anderson - Director

Bryan Ito - Director

Donna Mercado Kim - Director

Carl Takata - Director

Pat Yuen - Director

Christopher Agena - Director

Toddi Nakagawa - Director

A big mahalo nui to these individuals who put themselves out there to support and make Moanalua Gardens the best it can be.  We thank them for their time and dedication.  Please come out and support your new board and fellowship of our community we call Moanalua Gardens.

Moanalua Elementary School 6th grade Promotion - Need Tropical Greenery

posted May 3, 2017, 12:15 AM by Moanalua Garden Community Association

We know many of us in Moanalua Gardens have these beautiful plants in our yards.  The Elementary School is promoting the 6th grade class on May 24th, so they need your help decorating the stage for this annual event.  They are looking for all tropical flowers and ti leaf.
Donations will be gladly accepten on 5/22 & 5/23 from 7am-8am and 3pm-5pm behind the cafeteria.  
Mahalo nui for your support!
Forward any questions to mymgca@gmail.com

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