Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
Congratulations to our girls and boys basketball teams who participated in the Radford Complex Tournament at Radford High School on January 15 and 28, 2019 respectively. Thank you to our parents who came out to support our athletes. I would like to acknowledge our coaches, Mr. Todd Matsumoto and Mr. Ryan Kam, in preparing the teams for this event. Thank you to our coaches and players for doing an outstanding job representing Nimitz Elementary School!
Starting in the month of February, the teachers will begin preparing our 3rd - 6th graders for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) scheduled in April/May by administering the Interim Assessments in their classes. The SBA will measure not only what students know but how well they can apply their knowledge in real-world situations. If you are interested in assisting with your child’s preparation, there is an online practice test that can be accessed through a link on the Nimitz website or directly through the https://smarterbalanced.alohahsap.org/users/students.stml. Please be on the lookout for the Online Smarter Balanced Assessments and Hawaii State Science Assessments Parent Information Booklet that will be sent home with your grade 3 –6 child(ren) by the end of February.
Here’s an update on our WASC accreditation process. In SY 2015-2016, Nimitz Elementary School received an accreditation rating of six years with a Mid-cycle (One-Day) Visit. Our faculty and staff prepared a Mid-Cycle Progress Report, which analyzes the progress made on the critical areas of need determined by the 2015-2016 WASC Visiting Committee. The WASC committee will review this report in preparation for our Mid-cycle Visit, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful break and is re-energized as we enter the third Quarter.
During the Winter Break, we had 17 new students register at Nimitz. I would like to welcome our incoming 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 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm 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 22 – January 25, 2019. Here’s a sneak preview:
*Tuesday, January 22nd – Pajama/Stuffed Animal Day
*Wednesday, January 23rd – Sports Day
*Thursday, January 24th – Character Day
*Friday, January 25th – Crazy Hair Day
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!
All Hawaii public schools will be open on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and operate on normal class schedules. Federal offices will be closed for the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush. The United States flag and the Hawaii state flag will be flown at half-staff at all state offices, agencies and schools through Dec. 30, 2018.