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.
Going Strong as the Year Rolls Along!
April showers threatened to put the kibosh on the start of Kaiser’s first day of handball tournament action. But, our third and sixth graders persevered through puddles and opening day details – and the tournament is under way! Seventy-four third graders and twenty-five sixth graders played up to three games each to determine court placement for round two. If your fourth or fifth grader is anxious to play, rest assured! Their turns are coming very soon! If you are a cleared volunteer and would like to help on a tournament day, please feel free to contact the front office for details!
Roughly one year ago, our state created a new model for school district funding and accountability. Each district now develops an annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Members of the school community are invited and encouraged to review our district’s goals as well as provide input. On Tuesday after school, all Kaiser parents and guardians are invited to attend a stakeholder meeting. We’ll be in the MPR from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Everyone will have a chance to review our district’s goals, weigh in on them, and see how they connect with our school goals. Please come!
On Saturday, Kaiser staff and families had the chance to support our school and get some exercise at the annual Costa Mesa Community Run. It was great to see Kaiser kiddos zipping along the trail at Fairview Park! Thank you for supporting our school with your participation!
Daily Pilot Cup practice and team selection begins next week. As I look at the school calendar on the website, I can see that team placement for 3rd and 4th grade girls is on Tuesday. 3rd and 4th grade boys’ placement day is Wednesday. The process will repeat itself for 5th and 6th grade girls and boys on Thursday and Friday, respectively. If you have questions related to practice schedules, coaches will be in touch shortly.
State testing is now underway! The district office has provided us with two Chromebook carts to create two temporary testing labs in addition to the two existing computer labs at Kaiser. Each grade level will have its own testing lab. Students will go to their testing labs a couple of times each week for the next month to take the state tests bit by bit.
It’s going to be a great week at Kaiser!
Kaiser School News
Apply Today For Newport-Mesa's Summer Music Academy
The Summer Music Academy is an exciting opportunity for students currently in grades 3-6 to learn how to read music and play an instrument. Instruction will be offered in music reading and playing a wide variety of musical instrumen... Continue
NMUSD is Now Accepting Applications for Wait List for 2015/16 Signature Academies
2015/16 is the first year for the NMUSD Signature Academies. Initial enrollment will be limited to 9th grade students Admission for 10th through 12th grade students will be phased in over the next three years. Academy related... Continue
Extreme Heat Survey/Extremado Calor Encuesta
Dear Newport Mesa Family/Estimada familia de Newport Mesa,
Approximately 40% of classrooms across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District do not have air conditioning. Costs associated with adding air conditioning to those classrooms exceeds $... Continue
It's Pilot Cup Time for all NMUSD 3-6 Grade Students! Register by May 1!
The Daily Pilot Cup youth soccer tournament is back! The Pilot Cup is an enriching and athletic opportunity for children in grades 3-6.
To ensure the tournament is organized in a timely manner, entry fees must be received by no later ... Continue
Apply Today for Newport-Mesa's Summer Engineering Program
The Summer Engineering Program is an exciting opportunity for students in grades K-6 to explore earth science concepts through a series of investigations with an emphasis on engineering, exploration, data collection and interpretation. The in... Continue
Important Information Regarding Kaiser's Lost and Found - Lunch Bags and Lunch Boxes!
We have an overwhelming collection of lost lunch bags and lunch boxes in the Kaiser Lost and Found (in the MPR).
A lot of these bags and boxes contain food and they become very unsanitary when left unrefrige... Continue
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).
Kaiser Battery Recycling Fundraiser - Drop off Batteries in Bucket in School Office - ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT - LAST DAY APRIL 30th!