PO‘IPU — Roy Klindt is a parent of Kalaheo School students and has arranged for a fundraising concert by Barry Flanagan and Ron Kuala‘au, better known as Hapa, a Hawaiian music duo, Saturday at the Kaua‘i Christian Fellowship in Po‘ipu starting at 7 p.m.
“I am a parent at Kalaheo School,” Klindt said in a letter on Kalaheo School stationery.
“I am not part of the PTSA, nor a paid faculty teacher, but my children are the third generation of kids who has attended our wonderful school. When time permits, I try to help my school by holding a fundraiser of some sort. This year, we are fortunate enough to have Hapa perform in Po‘ipu to support us.”
Klindt, who has hosted Kalaheo School fundraising events previously, said earlier fundraisers have helped the school acquire an updated sound system for the cafeteria to benefit the Sunshine Express, the school’s band, and the performing arts program which recently concluded its “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” program.
“We were also able to fill our teacher supply room with Xerox ink cartridges, construction paper, staples, pens, paper clips, glue and other items which teachers often purchase out of their own pockets,” he said.
In addition to the concert, attendees are asked to bring any of the following items to the concert to help fill the supply rooms: EXPO colored set of pens from Costco, Ipoint electric pencil sharpener from Costco, three-ring heavy duty sheet protectors, set of colored Ultra Fine permanent Sharpees, and any value gift cards from Walmart, Kmart or Costco.
These items will earn eligibility to door prizes which will be announced during the concert intermission.
“The funds which we will generate will be used to fill our teacher supply rooms as well as other things the school needs for its classrooms,” Klindt said. “We all know that public schools in Hawai‘i have been affected adversely by our economy and teacher have had to take mandatory pay cuts. What people do not realize is that teachers actually purchase items with their own income for their classrooms as well as mandatory school supplies for children who cannot afford them.”
Klindt said that is the primary reason for coordinating the concert — to show appreciation for all teachers do for his children, and the island.
Tickets for the Saturday event are available by visiting www.kalaheoschool.com or at the Kalaheo Coffee Co., Studio 203 located next to the Tip Top Cafe in Lihu‘e, the Kalaheo School office, The Wine Shop in Koloa or at Nukumoi Surf Shop in Po‘ipu.
Tickets are $30 in advance, or $40 at the door.
Visit www.hapap.com, or call 245-2077 for more information.
• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.