9/1/22 Letter from Principal Suster - Pokemon Cards

September 1, 2022

Aloha Pearl City Elementary Parents and Guardians, 

Near the end of last school year and the beginning of this school year the staff has noticed more students bringing Pokemon cards to school. At first it was let go and there weren’t too many issues between students, but now I am hearing more and more issues in regard to Pokemon cards. Ultimately, I don’t feel bringing Pokemon cards to school is appropriate. Pokemon cards are used in a game where students can win each other's Pokemon cards. This has caused problems as most adults on campus are not familiar with how the game works. There have also been issues with trading on campus and one party not being happy with the trade.  Finally, in a few incidents, there have been reports of Pokemon cards being stolen.  

Beginning on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Pokemon cards will not be allowed in school. Any student caught playing, trading or possessing Pokemon cards will have the cards confiscated and parents will need to pick them up from the front office. Please talk with your child if they do have Pokemon cards and please remind them to keep the cards at home. Also remind your child about other things they may try to bring to school instead. In our student handbook we have a list of items that are not allowed in school. A good thing to tell them is if you are not going to use it for school then please don’t bring it to school. 


Thank you for your continued support of Pearl City Elementary School. Should you have

any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please feel free to contact me at

(808) 307-5410.




James Suster

TA Principal

Pearl City Elementary School