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.
One of my favorite parts of summer is seeing Kaiser spring back to life when the teachers return. Although many teachers were waiting at the gates the moment it was possible to start preparing for the new school year, their return is now official! As we prepare for our best year ever, our wonderful teachers are creating wonderful learning spaces within their classroom walls. It’s hard to know who is more excited about the first day of school – parents, students, or us!
Students will bring home LOTS of information the first week of school including PFO membership and Kaiser-Woodland Schools Foundation pledge drive support requests. These two parent organizations move mountains on behalf of our students. PFO focuses on arts, enrichment, and technology while our foundation emphasizes science and engineering. Please take the time to wade through the information – our school is a busy community with wonderful opportunities for students and families. We don’t want anyone to miss out!
After delivering your students to their classrooms on Tuesday, please be sure to stop by the Multipurpose Room (MPR) after 8:35 for the PFO Parent Coffee. It’s a wonderful way to (re)connect with parents and find out about the MANY opportunities available to you at Kaiser. New parents also are warmly invited to a new parent orientation at 9:15. We will meet outside the MPR. If you’d like to become more familiar with our school, expectations, the curriculum, etc., please join us!
Back to School Night will take place on Thursday, September 4th from 6:00 - 8:15 PM. Please be sure to save the date! This is your opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, learn about classroom goals and expectations, purchase Kaiser spirit gear and book fair items, and learn about the enrichment opportunities provided by our PFO and KWSF.
Kaiser welcomes new faculty and staff this year! When you come to the front office, you’ll see pictures of Mrs. Tangney (school psychologist), Mrs. Brock (nurse), Mrs. Sparks-Dittman (health assistant), Mr. Salvino (PE teacher), Mrs. Hansen (music teacher), Ms. Foster (4th grade teacher), Mr. DuVusser (5th grade teacher), Mrs. Metcalf (5th grade teacher), Mrs. Robertson (classroom aide)…and more to come! We are thrilled to have an AMAZING and positive staff here to serve our students. Our “newbies” join an existing staff, which is recognized for its commitment to students and their learning.
On behalf of the Kaiser staff, we thank you, our Kaiser families, for the community of care that surrounds our little spot on the planet. Thank you in advance for the support you will provide to your students to ensure their success throughout the school year. Whether it’s reading or working through homework assignments, your contributions make a tremendous difference. You are a cornerstone of our school and its success.
On behalf of the entire staff at Kaiser, we welcome all new and returning Kaiser Knights! See you bright and early on Tuesday!
Helpful School Day Information!
Kaiser Elementary School looks forward to welcoming its new and returning students to the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, September 2nd. To help make the transition from summer and previous school experiences, we at Kaiser would like to share some logistics of the school day.
Breakfast: Our daily breakfast program begins at 8:10 am. Participating students will be directed to the campus entrance gate closest to the cafeteria. On warm, sunny days students eat breakfast and lunch in the large outdoor lunch area with the red canopy. When it turns cold and rainy, meals will be indoors.
Arrival Time and Traveling to Class: The school day begins at 8:35 am. We open the school gates at 8:20 am and ring a bell at 8:32 am, which lets students know that it is time to proceed to class. Between 8:10 and 8:32, students may eat breakfast and/or play in designated areas.
End of the School Day: On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the school day at Kaiser ends at 3:10 pm. On Wednesdays, the school day ends at 1:40 pm so teachers may participate in professional development and planning sessions.
Dropping off and Picking up from School: Because the Kaiser campus is so large, there are multiple entrances/exits available for student use in the morning and afternoon. Parents who drop off and pick up children from school are strongly encouraged to determine a consistent meeting place. Students are dismissed directly from their classrooms at the end of the school day so they may proceed to the most convenient exit.
For those using the main entrance or the entrance nearest the 4th grade wing, you can support a smooth and safe drop off/pick up by following these simple guidelines:
1. Enter the drop off/pick up area by creating a single line of vehicles alongside the campus buildings. Protect students from having to cross in front of other vehicles to come to you.
2. Enter the drop off/pick up area by making a right turn into the driveway from Santa Ana. Left turns into the parking area create significant traffic blockages.
3. If you need to exit your vehicle, park in a parking spot. Do not leave your vehicle while it is in line.
4. When exiting the parking area, please proceed especially slowly and carefully.
First Week of School: Parents are welcome to accompany their students onto campus during the first week. If you have a child in the breakfast program, you may sit with your child at the lunch area. If you arrive before the 8:32 bell, you can help show your youngster where the designated play/waiting area is (you’ll see the wide yellow lines separating the classroom areas from the play areas painted onto the blacktop). Then, when the readiness bell rings at 8:32, you are welcome to walk your child to his/her classroom door. Normally, we close and lock the gates as soon as the school day begins at 8:35 am to ensure student safety.
At that time, anyone entering the campus must come through the school office. However, during the first week of school, we will keep the gates open for a few extra minutes to provide parents time to leave campus after dropping off their students.
If you have any questions about school logistics, please be sure to contact the Kaiser Elementary School office at 949/515-6950.
Kaiser School News
Back to School Night - Thursday, 9/4! (Early Out at 1:40 pm)
See attached flier.
Board Approves 2014/15 District Priorities
The N-MUSD Board of Education approved the District's 2014/15 Priorities on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. The priorities can be accessed via the district's website at: www.nmusd.us or via the attachments. Continue
Notice of Public Hearing - September 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. - Proposed Solar Photovoltaic Project
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
September 9, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Office
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Government Code section 4217.10 et seq. that the New... Continue
Student Registration Begins - Monday, 8/18 through Friday, 8/29!
Student Registration paperwork for the 2014/2015 school year has been mailed to all returning students and to all Woodland incoming 3rd grade students. You must return the paperwork before we can assign your child a classroom:
First Day of School!
PFO Parent Welcome Back Coffee (MPR) - 8:35 am
Principal New Parent Orientation and School Tour (MPR) - 9:15 am
PFO Welcome Back Staff Breakfast!
Back to School Night!