Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
Congratulations to all of our student athletes who participated in the Radford Complex Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. A special thanks goes out 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 demonstrating sportsmanship and eagle pride. They had a record of 4-2!
We just started our Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. I hope you will have a productive meeting with your child(ren)’s teacher(s). Your continued support is appreciated since communication between home and school is vital to the success of your child(ren).
You are all invited to attend our annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 19, 2018 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! For those who live in Earhart Village Community, the Aupaka Gate will be opened from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and will re-open from 5:00 – 5:45 pm. Mark this on your calendar. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!
We would like to bid a fond aloha to our Parent Community Network Coordinator (PCNC), Mrs. Becky Roberts, who will be leaving soon to be closer to her family. “Miss Becky” has done an outstanding job as our PCNC, and we thank you for your service and dedication to Nimitz Elementary. You will be missed! We are fortunate to have Mrs. Norma Sosa to take her place when we return from Fall Break. Mrs. Sosa has been shadowing Miss Becky for a few weeks to ensure a smooth transition into her new position.
As we come to the end of our 1st Quarter, I want to thank you for your active involvement and support our many school activities/events. Have a safe and enjoyable Fall Break! We will see you back on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
Welcome to the opening of what promises to be a wonderful school year! It was nice to see so many families during our Meet and Greet Day on Thursday, August 2, 2018. The faculty and staff put in many hours to prepare for the start of the new school year, and I want to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our students.
This year, we will continue to implement our statewide reading program called Reading Wonders, as well as, Go Math!, which are both aligned with our Common Core State Standards. The school will be incorporating AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) strategies to help our students learn to write, inquire, collaborate, organize, and read (WICOR).
We’re excited about our schoolwide positive behavior intervention system starting this school year. Our goal is to practice the following four values so that we can “SOAR” to success:
*Self-discipline (Managing impulses)
*Open mind (Flexible thinking, Empathy)
*Attitude (Growth mindset, Positive approach, Personal responsibility)
*Respect (Authority, Campus, Your peers, Yourself)
The behavior matrix was introduced at our Welcome Back Assembly to all of our students, and further discussion took place in each classroom. The matrix has been posted around the school campus and in classrooms as a visual reminder of our behavior expectations.
We would like to welcome a couple of new faces to Nimitz Elementary. Mrs. Carey DeBeaux is a Grade 4 General Education teacher, and Mrs. Shannon Wellbaum is a Grades 3/4 Special Education teacher. They come to us with a wealth of experience, and we are excited to have them as part of our school community.
Our calendar of events offers many opportunities for you to be actively involved at Nimitz, such as our Parent-Teacher Conferences, Fall Festival, Book Fairs, Winter Program, Jingle Bell Fun Run, and grade level activities, just to name a few.
Please join us in striving to make this school year a rewarding, enriching, and successful one as we continue our journey to “Kulia i ka Nu’u” (Rise to the Summit).
Marcy Kagami, Principal
PLEASE NOTE: If you have a Kindergarten student attending our school and received an 08/02/2018 Meet & Greet postcard, then please disregard. Meet & Greet is only for Grades 1-6.
Due to the construction happening on campus, please note that the Administration Building will be closed. The Office personnel will be temporarily placed in Room 106. Hours are 7:30am - 4:00pm. Registration is from 8:30am - 2:00pm. Please call 808-307-4400. Our fax number is 808-421-4170.