WELCOME KAISER KNIGHTS!
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.” In addition to our dedicated staff and bright students, Kaiser also is surrounded by a community of families that care deeply about the academic and life success of our students.
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 21stcentury global citizens.
So Much Excellent News at Kaiser!
For those of you who read the Principal’s Message that went out Friday, please forgive this addition! However, I think you’ll find the new and improved version worth reading!
A couple of months ago, we submitted an application to be considered for the state’s highest school distinction. What used to be called the California Distinguished Schools program has been renamed the California Gold Ribbon Schools program. Our application emphasized our school wide efforts in the area of reading and included special recognition for our PFO’s continued support of treasured programs such as Accelerated Reader to help our students become great readers. When you’re on campus, you might notice the students who can’t put down their books!
We received word today that our school’s application “received an exceptionally high score” on the application and will be receiving the award of Gold Ribbon School in May in Anaheim. Most schools require a follow-up visit to validate the application. Although we looked forward to “showing off” Kaiser to guests, our application was considered strong and descriptive enough not to require a visit.
WAHOO! Kaiser will officially be declared a GOLD RIBBON SCHOOL by the California Department of Education!
Thank you to all the amazing teachers, staff members, families, and STUDENTS who led us to this wonderful moment. I’d like to offer special thanks to Mrs. Kristin Heeschen who was instrumental in writing our application.
We knew we were special. Now, the secret’s out for the world to know!
p.s. The first Principal’s Message posted earlier today was about our new Twitter account! You can follow us @KaiserKnights! We’ll repeat that message next week!
Kaiser School News
The application window for the 2016-17 school year at Davis Magnet School will be open on-line February 15 through March 15. Please check the Davis Magnet School website for more information and to apply.
School tours are scheduled for the second Friday of every month beginning at 9:00 a.m. New and interested parents and family members are welcome to attend. There is no need to make a reservation for the tour, simply arrive at the Davis Magnet School front office by 9:00 a.m. on the assigned tour dates. Specific dates are posted on the calendar of our school website.
Are you a parent who wants your incoming kindergartener to be a student at Davis Magnet School next year? Then you will want to attend our annual Kindergarten Round-Up scheduled for Wednesday, February 3 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet the principal, Mrs. Flores, along with the current kindergarten teachers. You will learn important information about our school and helpful tips from the teachers on how you can best prepare your child to have a successful transition into kindergarten at Davis Magnet School. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the MPR, located in the front of school, and then continue with a brief tour of the kindergarten classrooms and playground area. We look forward to meeting you
Please call the front office at 714-424-7930 if you have any questions.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Parent School Choice Transfers for 2016-2017 Begins January 15, 2016
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District. Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.
The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2016-2017 school year begins January 15, 2016 and closes on March 15, 2016. Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers.
A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2016.
Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa Peticiones para Cambiarse de Escuela para el Año Escolar 2016-2017
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tiene disponible la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela dentro del Distrito para los estudiantes que residen en el Distrito. Dependiendo del cupo, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el distrito podrá solicitar que se cambie a su niño de la escuela de su vecindario. El periodo de inscripciones abiertas para la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela para el año escolar 2016-2017 comenzará el 15 de enero de 2016 y terminará el 15 de marzo de 2016. Sólo se podrán llenar los formularios de petición por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers. Se llevará a cabo una lotería para determinar el rango de prioridad de las peticiones. Se notificará a los padres acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo de 2016.
October is the month to begin the process for GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) testing for 3rd – 6th grade students. Teachers are looking at the students’ behaviors and working to determine if they are able to see evidence of gifted characteristics with any of the students in their classroom. For a list of these GATE characteristics, please go the http://web.nmusd.us and then click on Programs and scroll to GATE.
ALL 3rd graders are eligible for GATE testing if the parents give permission. For a 4th – 6th grader to qualify for testing, the student must first be recommended by their teacher or their parent. See your child’s teacher about requesting testing. Keep in mind however, that to proceed with testing, the student must meet the following guidelines:
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Congratulations, Miss Kwan! Kaiser's Teacher of the Year!
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Alkaline Battery Recycling Program Fundraiser- 2015/2016
Kaiser Elementary School is participating in the Costa Mesa Sanitary District's Alkaline Battery Recycling Program Fundraiser. The school that collects the most batteries (in pounds) will receive $1,000.
We are collecting alkaline batteries only (N, AAAA, AAA, AA, C, D, 9 volt). There is a battery collection container on the counter in the School Office. If you drop off 9 volt batteries, please place a piece of tape on the metal terminals before placing them in the collection container.
The last day to collect batteries is Friday, April 1, 2016.
Kaiser's Common Core Corner
School Events Calendar
Websites for Home Use
Reflex Math: Click here for Reflex Math. Each teacher has their own log-in and the student uses their student password.
Renaissance Learning ( Accelerated Math ): Click here then use six-digit student ID and birthday for password. Also, you can check your student's AR progress at this site.
Typing Club: https://nmusd.typingclub.com Use six-digit student ID and birthday for password.
Lexia: http://www.lexialearning.com - Use same username and password as they do at school.
SWUN Math: To use the Swun website at home, please go to www.swunmath.com. Click on Students. To practice math facts, select BTBF. To download Swun homework pages and watch videos, select Resources. You will be prompted to enter a Class Name. Simply enter nmusd immediately followed by your child's grade level (example: nmusd3).
Student Login for Swun Math Video & Homework Access: Click here for instructions.
State Test Training Test Site: http://caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html On the "Please Sign In" page, click on "Sign In." NO ID number or other information is necessary. On the "Is This You?" page, choose the grade level and select "yes." On the "Your Tests" page, you will see 3 options for math and another 3 for language arts: Training Test, Practice Test, and Performance Task (see descriptions of these below). Choose the one you'd like to try, and off you go!