Elementary Climate Survey
Calling all parents of elementary students!
Llamando a todos los padres de los estudiantes de primaria!
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.
And the Fun Begins!
Reflecting on this weekend and looking ahead provides a great reminder about where we are in the school year. We have reached the culmination point!
Although chilly breezes tormented our hair at Orange County Math Field Day, Kaiser’s inaugural 4th and 5th grade competitors performed admirably answering questions about square roots, numbers of beans in jars, percentages of students in different classes, interesting shapes, and more. They came home with swag bags and swagger in their steps. I was so proud of them! They will be recognized at the May 27th Flag Deck.
The Carnival was a tremendous success! I would have loved to see the pile of corn cobs after it was all consumed! Painted faces, blue mouths, parents jockeying for the best position to put in those last key bids on silent auction items, kids bouncing and spinning, and Mr. Africano taped to the wall all are part of my personal collection of memories from the big day. To all who attended as well as all who worked so hard to put on the carnival, thank you!
Our fifth graders will take the California Standards Test in science on Friday. This annual state test is a measure of what students have learned in science. We look forward to seeing all our fifth graders here Friday morning to get this state exam out of the way. Fifth graders also had an opportunity recently to participate in the Exchange Club’s Armed Services Day Art Contest. Kaiser student art decorated Castaways Park during this weekend’s special event honoring all the branches of the Armed Forces. Contest winners will be announced on May 27th at the Flag Deck. We especially thank the Altshuler family for bringing this opportunity to Kaiser students.
The handball tournament continues this week as fourth graders work toward the finals. Fifth graders will be signing up beginning Monday. Over 150 students have participated in this year’s competition so far.
It feels as though we are on the downhill side of the rollercoaster right now – things are moving quickly after lots of hard work and preparation. Thank you for all your support as we do our best to provide all Kaiser students with an excellent education! Have a wonderful week!
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Kaiser Math Field Day
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Websites for Home Use
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!
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).