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.
An Early Spring at Kaiser
In addition to the lovely, warm weather we enjoyed just before Presidents’ Week, we may be looking at some rain just in time for our return to school! And, with Spring, comes new energy and excitement. Kaiser thespians are filled with the excitement that comes with “tech week” and the performances later this week of this year’s musical production, Peter Pan, Jr.
While we have less than half a school year remaining, it is an extremely important half! State testing will begin toward the end of March – punctual and regular attendance, plenty of sleep, and good nutrition all are key ways parents and families can help their students be their best. I invite you to check out the practice and training tests to get a sense of what the state tests look like and to provide additional, at-home exposure for your students. You can access the practice tests at https://login3.cloud1.tds.airast.org/student/V84/Pages/LoginShell.aspx?c=California_PT. Simply click on the “sign in” button. When you reach the next web page, select a grade level. Then, select a test. The “Training Tests” are a little shorter than the “Practice Tests.” “Performance Tasks” are the longer activities. During the actual state test, the Performance Tasks will include a 30-minute classroom activity followed by the online test component. You will see that there is a fair amount of reading and writing along with computer skills ranging from “clicking and dragging” to drawing shapes, and highlighting. Practicing these at home will augment our efforts at school and allow your student to feel comfortable and confident when testing time comes around.
To keep school exciting and engaging as we continue this year’s journey, students can look forward to the running club and the math club. Information on these opportunities, available to all Kaiser students, will be coming home shortly.
In the meantime, have a wonderful week and enjoy the show!
Kaiser School News
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Websites for Home Use
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).
Kaiser Battery Recycling Fundraiser - Drop off Batteries in Bucket in School Office - ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT - LAST DAY APRIL 3RD!