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.
The Gold Ribbon that Surrounds Kaiser
All of Kaiser’s Twitter followers saw the photo from last Thursday when a representative from Orange County Department of Education delivered the first public memorialization of Kaiser’s state distinction as a Gold Ribbon school. We earned this recognition because of what we did that led to success last year on the state tests. While there will be official events where we will receive plaques and certificates, the real celebration deserves to be right here.
It is because of our teachers constantly going the extra mile, parents volunteering, and school organizations contributing that we are in the limelight today. In addition to the site resources that we earmark to support emerging readers and math fact memorization, you, through PFO support of Accelerated Reader and Math are key members of the team! You also continue the work by ensuring that your youngsters get the sleep they need, read nightly, and complete their homework. We know there’s a team behind every successful student.
While we are basking in the glow of Kaiser’s Gold Ribbon award, I am reminded of the state test that brought us to this well-deserved place. This year’s testing began on April 25th. We organize the schedule so that testing does not consume students’ lives. Instead, we take a couple of hours each week for about a month with each class to complete the tests. Since the exams are online, the practice you've been doing at home (and that we also are doing at school) helps students feel comfortable. They are able concentrate on the test questions instead of the computer.
Thank you in advance for all you've done to get us here! You can continue to help with test practice by going to CAASPP.org. You can stay dialed into little tidbits of joy and learning at Kaiser by following us on Twitter at @kaiserknights. The Gold Ribbon connects us all in the best possible way!
What a Great Looking Group!
Saturday morning began with the Costa Mesa Community Run. Then, at eleven o’clock, sixth graders Sophie and Renee were recognized as essay contest winners by VFW Post 9557. Mr. De Vusser also was recognized as the Post’s Teacher of the Year. Everyone was dressed up and looked great in the photos that went out on Kaiser’s Twitter feed.
Then, Saturday evening’s Masquerade arrived! There was music and magic. There was dining and dancing! There was a silent auction and a drawing for wonderful prizes! Being poolside at the Ayres Hotel felt simultaneously fun and elegant. Dinner was delicious but couldn't be topped by the amazing dessert treats provided by Sensitive Sweets (owned by a Kaiser family). Folks had fun with the theme by donning masks that ranged from fancy to adorable. Guys and gals dressed up in date night togs made the Foundation’s big fundraiser a swank event.
Thank you to our KWSF parents who put in countless hours planning and preparing a fantastic evening to raise the funds for our STEM enrichment program. Thank you to everyone who attended and bought tickets to the drawing as well! A great looking group is making equally great things happen for all of Kaiser’s students! You are a key to what makes our school such a treasure!
Now, we are off to the first week of state testing! More on that another time!
You can always follow Kaiser on Twitter @kaiserknights!
Have a marvelous week!
Kaiser School News
Newport-Mesa Unified School District received a request to name the Costa Mesa High School (CMHS) athletic field the "Edgar C. Baume Field" or "Ed Baume Field" in honor of Mr. Edgar Baume, who was an active supporter of CMHS football and baseball.
Please click here for more information and to take a brief survey regarding this naming request. The survey will be available for public input until May 11, 2016.
Dear NMUSD Parent, Guardian, or Community Member:
Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, the state of California created a new model for school district funding and accountability. As a result, each district develops an annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans. The plan describes the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.
We would like to invite you to provide your feedback on the 2015-2016 LCAP Actions and Services through a short online survey.
You may also review all of the district’s LCAP documents on our dedicated webpage at http://web.nmusd.us/lcap
If you have questions or would like to provide additional input, please send an email to email@example.com
Estimado padre, tutor, o miembro de la Comunidad de NMUSD:
A partir del año escolar 2013-2014, el estado de California ha creado un nuevo modelo de financiación de distrito escolar y la rendición de cuentas. Como resultado, cada distrito desarrolla un Plan de Rendición de Cuentas y Control Local (LCAP por sus siglas en ingles). Cada distrito escolar debe involucrar a los padres, educadores, empleados y la comunidad para establecer estos planes. El plan describe la visión general del distrito escolar para los estudiantes, las metas anuales y las acciones específicas del distrito tomará para alcanzar la visión y los objetivos. El LCAP debe centrarse en ocho áreas identificadas como prioridades del estado. Los planes también mostrarán la manera como se usará el presupuesto del distrito para ayudar a lograr las metas y cada año se evaluará si las estrategias del plan han mejorado los resultados
Nos gustaría invitarlos a que aporten sus comentarios sobre las acciones 2015-2016 LCAP y servicios a través de una breve encuesta en línea.
También puede revisar todos los documentos LCAP del distrito en nuestra página de internet, http://web.nmusd.us/lcap
It’s that time to prepare for the new school year to come. Fulfill school entry and immunization requirements by obtaining your Preschool, Kindergarten and First grade physical exam at no cost*
Please see attached flyer for details.
Additional information regarding school health requirements is available on the Health Services Website.
* Eligibility Criteria Applies
There is still time to apply for either of the two Neport-Mesa Unified School District Language Immersion programs, Mandarin (College Park Elementary) or Spanish (Whittier Elementary). If you are interested in taking advantage of one of these unique programs for your child, please click on the link below to find the informational brochure as well as the online application. Be sure to look under “Elementary Programs”.
Dual language programs are the most impressive forms of education being offered in the United States, and there is a significant increase in demand for these programs throughout the country.
Summary of research:
Todavía hay tiempo para solicitar cualquiera de los dos programas de Inmersión del Districto Escolar de Newport-Mesa, mandarín (Primaria College Park) o español (Primaria Whittier). Si usted está interesado(a) en tomar ventaja de uno de estos programas únicos para su hijo(a), por favor oprima el enlace de abajo para encontrar el folleto informativo, así como la aplicación. Asegúrese de buscar en "Elementary Programs” (Programas Primaria).
Programas de lenguaje dual son las formas más impresionantes de la educación que se ofrecen en los Estados Unidos, y hay un aumento significativo en la demanda de estos programas en todo el país.
Resumen de investigación:
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:
Congratulations, Miss Kwan! Kaiser's Teacher of the Year!
Kaiser Garden Club
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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!
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: Russell Lee-Sung, Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041