Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
We hosted our annual Career Day on November 2-3, 2017 which helped to promote college, career, and citizenship readiness and incorporated the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) philosophy where our students can develop the skills, character, and knowledge they will need to be successful in their post-secondary endeavors.
Thank you to our upper grade counselor, Mr. Tomasu, for taking the lead in coordinating the Career Day. Also thank you to our PCNC and parent volunteers who helped to contact potential speakers and to those who came out to assist us with our guests. A special “thank you” goes out to our parents, who gave of their time to present at the Career Day.
We had a great turn out for “Olaf’s Winter Wonderland” Holiday Family Fun Night - Reading with Santa on Friday, December 1, 2017 with 331 students and parents in attendance. There were holiday crafts, storytelling, a photo booth with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and refreshments for the entire family. We want to thank our PCNC, Mrs. Becky Roberts, for planning this event and our teachers for helping with the set-up and at the craft tables. This event was free due to the generous support of our PTO.
Please join us on Friday, December 15, 2017 for our annual Jingle Bell Fun Run as we promote physical fitness along with school spirit. Don’t forget to wear holiday colors and lots of bells.
Due to the overwhelming attendance of our Winter Program, we will have two performances on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. This will allow ample seating in the cafeteria as well as parking in the back field. Please attend the show that is assigned to your child’s grade so that we can evenly divide the attendance. All grade levels will be performing in both shows.
On behalf of our Nimitz Elementary School Faculty and Staff, we want to wish your family a joyful holiday season and a prosperous 2018!
Marcy Kagami Principal
Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
Congratulations to all of our student athletes who participated in the Radford Complex Volleyball Tournament on September 19, 2017. A special thanks to our PE teacher, Mr. Todd Matsumoto for taking the time to work with our boys and girls volleyball team. The students did a wonderful job showing sportsmanship and eagle pride. They had a perfect record of 6-0!
We just started our Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. I hope you will have a productive meeting with your child’s teacher. Your continued support is appreciated since communication between the home and school is vital to the success of your child.
The safety and welfare of our students and staff are the highest priority at Nimitz Elementary School. Because of this, we will be conducting our Off-Campus Evacuation Drill on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:30 am. All students and staff will be evacuating the campus and gathering at Lynch Field. The entire exercise should be completed within 45 minutes. These practice drills allow us to evaluate our emergency operation plans and improve our response skills.
You are all invited to attend our annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 2:30 – 5:30 pm on our school campus. There will be plenty of fun for everyone with food, games, prizes, bounce houses, cake walk, and a shower power booth! For those who live on Hickam Air Force Base, the Aupaka Gate will be opened from 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Mark this on your calendar. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!
As we come to the end of our 1st Quarter, I want to thank you for your active involvement and support with our many school activities/events. Have a safe and enjoyable Fall Break. We will see you back on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
During spring 2017, students in grades 3-8 and 11 took the Smarter Balanced Assessments in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics. The test results measure the academic goals laid out in the Hawaii Common Core Standards.
The Smarter Balanced Assessments put more emphasis on writing, problem-solving, and critical thinking - skills that students need in the real world - and provide a snapshot of their child’s academic progress towards college and career readiness.
Your child’s teacher will be sharing the Smarter Balanced Assessments results during Parent-Teacher Conferences, which are scheduled from September 27, 2017 – October 5, 2017. We want to thank our parents for their cooperation and support in making sure our students were rested, provided breakfast, and brought to school on time during those two weeks of testing.
Our annual Fall Festival is coming up on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm. So please mark your calendar! More information will be sent home with your child in a couple of weeks. This is an event you don’t want to miss!