Aloha Nimitz 'Ohana,
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful break and is re-energized as we enter the 3rd Quarter.
During the Winter Break, we had 6 students register at Nimitz. I would like to welcome our new families to the school. We look forward to partnering with you and encourage your active participation. If you are interested in volunteering, you may contact our Parent-Community Networking Coordinator (PCNC), Norma Sosa at 307-4400 or stop by the PCNC room located in the cafeteria.
Are you looking for a way to get involved at our school? I encourage you to join our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), which meets once a month in the cafeteria. They are always looking for more support and volunteers. The next meeting is on Thursday, January 16, 2019 at 4:00pm in the cafeteria. We hope to see you there! To contact the PTO, please feel free to email email@example.com.
I would like to acknowledge our Student Council advisors, Mrs. Sheri Honnaka and Mr. Todd Matsumoto along with our hardworking Student Council for planning our upcoming "Spirit Week" to be held during the week of January 27 - January 30, 2020. Here is a sneak preview:
Monday, January 27th - Pajama/Stuffed Animal Day
Tuesday, January 28th - Character Day
Wednesday, January 29th - Crazy Hair Day
Thursday, January 30th - Sports/Jersey Day
Friday, January 31st - Waiver Day/No School
Be on the look out for the flyer with more information. This will be a fun-filled week as our students get to show their school spirit and school pride!
Marcy Kagami, Principal
Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
With 99% of our student population being military dependent, I would like to
acknowledge our families for their dedication and service in protecting our country’s freedoms. On Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Hickam Honor Guard joined our Nimitz Safety Patrol at the flag pole for a brief Veteran’s Day Flag Ceremony as we honored and saluted all American Veterans for their service and sacrifice.
Our faculty and staff appreciate your support in this year’s Fall Festival, which was a huge success! A big mahalo to our coordinator, Mrs. Sheri Honnaka, and our Fall
Festival Committee, who put in many hours planning for this event. We couldn’t have done it without our PTO officers and the many parent/student volunteers who assisted us with the food booths and games. Thanks to our families for their generous donation of cookies, cakes, pies, etc. for the Cake Walk.
Last year, students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 10 took the Smarter Balanced
assessments that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Based on the SY 2018-2019 results, Nimitz Elementary School continues to make progress despite having a transient population. The results include data on student proficiency in reading, math, and science (4th grade only); student growth in reading and math; chronic absenteeism; and achievement gap. Our students in grades 3-6, received 72% in reading proficiency, 67% in math proficiency, and 65% in science proficiency (4th grade only). The state’s scores were 54%, 49%, and 58% respectively. For Chronic Absenteeism, Nimitz has one of the lowest rates with 4% compared to the state’s average of 13%. Thank you, parents, for ensuring that our students are in school on a daily basis.
Nimitz Elementary teachers and staff are dedicated to helping our students succeed. We have high expectations, which are in line with the State Strategic Plan and the Strive HI Performance System. NES is committed to “continuous improvement” and strives daily towards student learning and achievement.
Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Radford Complex Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. A special thanks goes out to our PE teacher, Todd Matsumoto, for taking the time to work with our volleyball team, as well as, our STEM teachers, Chris Arquero and Reid Kishimoto, for their assistance during practices. The students did a wonderful job showing sportsmanship and eagle pride. They had a record of 3-3.
We started our Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. I trust your conference has been helpful as you get an update on how your child has been progressing during the 1st Quarter. Your continued support is appreciated since communication between home and school is vital to the success of your child(ren).
Please help me welcome our new upper grade counselor, Caleigh Moats, to Nimitz Elementary. Mrs. Moats is a military spouse and was recently employed at the USO on Schofield, working with families as a military transition specialist. We are excited to have her join our Nimitz ‘Ohana. Mrs. Moats looks forward to working with our faculty, staff, students, and parents. We also want to thank our SSC, Jason Wong, for stepping in and taking on the extra role as the upper grade counselor for the past two months.
You are all invited to attend our annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 2:30 – 5:30 pm on our school campus. There will be plenty of fun for everyone with food, games, prizes, bounce houses, a cake walk, and a shower power booth! 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 Monday, October 14, 2019.
Marcy Kagami, Principal