Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
Congratulations to all of our Grade 3-6 students who participated in the annual Radford Complex Speech Festival on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Aliamanu Middle School. Our students did a great job with their presentations. We are so proud of you! A special thanks to Mrs. Darci Muromoto and Mrs. Jessica Osborne for taking the lead in coordinating the Speech Festival, along with the rest of our Grade 3-6 teachers, who helped prepare our students for this event.
There was a big turnout for our McTeacher’s Night on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Many of our families came by, enjoyed a meal at McDonald’s, and had fun in the play area. We appreciate our awesome PCNC, Becky Roberts, who took care of all the details and made sure everything ran smoothly.
We want to thank our parents for their support of Achieve3000 by ensuring their child (ren) in Grades 2-6 completes at least one article per week at home. According to the most current Achieve3000 report, 87% of our students are using Achieve3000 outside of school hours. Research on adolescent literacy suggests that the amount of reading students do after-school hours is an accurate predicator of their in-school academic achievement.
The Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) testing window for Grades 3-6 will be from Monday, April 23 – Friday, May 4, 2018. More information will be sent home with your child.
As we come to the end of 3rd Quarter, I want to thank you for your participation and support in our many school activities. Have a fun and safe Spring Break. We will see you back on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana, February 2018
Congratulations to our girls’ and boys’ basketball teams who participated in the Radford Complex Tournament at Radford High School on January 19 and 29, 2018 respectively. Thank you to our parents who came out to support their daughter/son. I would like to acknowledge our coaches, Mr. Todd Matsumoto and Mr. Ryan Kam for preparing the teams for this event. Thank you to our coaches and players for doing an outstanding job representing Nimitz Elementary School.
Starting the month of February, the teachers will begin preparing our 3rd - 6th graders for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) scheduled for 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 alohahsap.org/SMARTERBALANCED/students/.
Please join us for our McTeacher’s Night coming up on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the McDonalds located at the Moanalua Shopping Center. Hope to see you there!
Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana, January 2018
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful break and reenergized as we enter the 3rd Quarter.
During the Winter Break, we had a few 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), Becky Roberts, at 307-4400 or stop by the PCNC office 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 Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm. We hope to see you there! To contact the PTO, please email Nimitzpto17@gmail.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 26, 2018. Here’s a sneak preview:
*Monday, January 22nd – Pajama Day
*Tuesday, January 23rd – Crazy Hair Day
*Wednesday, January 24th – Mix Match Day
*Thursday, January 25th – Sports Day
*Friday, January 26th – Fancy Friday
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!