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!
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