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The California Department of Education (CDE) awarded Kaiser Elementary with the California Gold Ribbon Award, in recognition of their outstanding educational programs and practices that contribute to closing the achievement gap.


Kaiser Elementary uniquely serves students in grades three through six and was selected as a Gold Ribbon School for their success implementing their Read All Day (RAD) Program. The RAD program includes various tiers of instruction, grounded on new state standards, student assessments to determine the tier of instruction that best suits each student’s need, and creating a community culture of reading.


The RAD program has resulted in a 24 percent increase in student reading proficiency. Based on 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium data, English learners exceed state averages by nine percent, socio-economically disadvantaged students exceed state averages by 11 percent and special education students exceed state standards by 18 percent.




Kaiser Elementary School is the home of the Kaiser Knights – noble in thought, word, and deed. Our mission is to build a community of life-long learners who consistently demonstrate Common sense, Accountability, Respect, and that Everyone matters (C.A.R.E.). As a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (P.B.I.S.) Silver Level school, our students, staff, and families are united in providing Kaiser students with a foundation for success as students and young people in an ever-changing world.


You will find that our expectations are high and that they are matched by our support in achieving them. It is our intention that when Kaiser students move up to intermediate and high school, they will be powerful thinkers with a strong knowledge base, skill set, sense of creativity, and commitment to community. In other words, Kaiser Knights are 21st century global citizens who C.A.R.E.! As we progress through the year, you can anticipate hearing and seeing more and more evidence of C.A.R.E. at Kaiser! When on campus, be sure to take a peek at our C.A.R.E. tree mural on the back of the library!


By the Numbers


I was looking at the calendar the other day and was reminded of how quickly the school year flies by us!


Check out some calendar numbers coming up:


1:  The number of hours we turned back our clocks last weekend - end of Daylight Savings Time

5:  Parent-Teacher-Student Conference Week and the Book Faire begin today, 11/5

6:  Election Day is Tuesday, 11/6

6:  The number of no-school days in November

6:  The number of no-school days in December

5:  The number of no-school days in January

5:  The number of no-school days in February

1,000:  The number of non-perishable food items we hope to obtain for veterans in need by Friday, 11/9


Oh! There’s more! Every now and again, we will return to Kaiser-by-the-Numbers. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you at conferences this week and to receiving loads of non-perishable food items (that require little or no heat to prepare) for needy veterans!


May all our Kaiser families be healthy and seize every opportunity to have your students at school, on time, every possible day.


Thank you, Kaiser families, for all you do to keep our school’s legacy of care and generosity so vibrant!

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2130 Santa Ana Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Office:  949-515-6950
Attendance:  949-515-6852
Fax:  949-515-6851


Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm


Dr. Deborah Granger
Assistant Principal:
Mrs. Teri Lyn Schad
Administrative Assistant:
Mrs. Kathy Dugan

School Events Calendar

Today: 11/14/18
7:45 AM Student Council Meeting
11:55 AM 4th Grade - Awards Assembly (in front of 4th Grade)
1:15 PM Flag Deck #3
1:45 PM PFO Afterschool Enrichment Class - Clay Club (RM:P10) (FUP #154686)
1:45 PM PFO Afterschool Enrichment Class - Coding (RM:26) (FUP #154690)
1:45 PM PFO Afterschool Enrichment Class - Lacrosse (Kaiser Field) (FUP #154689)
2:00 PM PFO - Family Photo Night (FUP #154688) (set up at 12:30 pm)
2:00 PM PFO Afterschool Enrichment Class - Yoga (RM:MPR) (FUP #154687)
6:00 PM Parenting with Love and Logic - A Neuroscience Perspective
6:30 PM Cub Scout Pack 108 Parent Meeting (FUP #153602)

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The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent. Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so. Compliance Officer Contact Information: Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041