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Public Schools Start Online Lunch Payment

Hawaii's public schools are launching a new online lunch payment system starting Monday, 05/07/2018. The state Department of Education is launching EZ-SchoolPay, which allows users to manage and pay for students' meal accounts online and through a mobile app available for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The DOE negotiated a $0.13 convenience fee to pay online. Parents still have the option of paying for school lunches by cash or check at no charge.
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Yearbooks

Deadline was March 27, 2018

At this time all yearbooks have been sold. If you would like to be put on a wait list for extra yearbooks that we may have come in please contact the PCNC at 307-4430.
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May 2018 Eagle Newsletter

Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,

As we enter the month of May, we honor, remember, and recognize all military personnel, culminating with Memorial Day. We have a tremendous respect for all who serve and have served this great country of ours. On behalf of our Nimitz ‘Ohana, we extend a heartfelt “Mahalo” to you for your service and sacrifice.

We also want to recognize our wonderful teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th – May 11th). They have worked tirelessly throughout the school year. We are thankful for their hard work and dedication.

Our annual Volunteer Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:00 am in the school’s cafeteria. We believe parent involvement is vital to the school’s success; so we want to take the time to show our appreciation for our parent volunteers. Thanks to our PCNC, Becky Roberts, for planning this special event.

Please join us for our Curriculum Fair Monday, May 14, 2018 – Friday, May 18, 2018. We encourage you to have lunch with your child during the grade level’s designated date/time and visit our fair in the cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you!

In closing, there are just a few weeks left to what’s been an amazing school year. Thank you for your continuous support with your child’s academic achievement. For those leaving Nimitz, we will miss you and hope for a smooth transition to your new school.

Have a fun and safe summer!

Mahalo,
Marcy Kagami
Principal
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April 2018 Eagle Newsletter

Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,

April marks the nation’s “Month of the Military Child”, a time to honor and celebrate all military-connected children and youth. We have planned a few activities in the upcoming weeks as a way to show support for our military families and recognize our students for their strength, sacrifices, and continued resilience. We want to thank our PCNC, Becky Roberts, for organizing each activity. We hope you can join us for “Eat Lunch with your Child” during your child’s designated lunchtime.

A big mahalo to our students and their families who participated in this year’s Keiki Great Aloha Run and ran on behalf of our school. Nimitz Elementary received $15 for each registered participant to support our physical education program. Thanks to our PE teacher, Todd Matsumoto, for picking up the packets to send home to our families.

We had an incredible turn out at our Family Fun Night! The students had a great time playing games, making crafts, and listening to stories in conjunction with Read Across America. Parents were able to purchase more books at the Book Fair. We appreciate the support of all the teachers and custodial staff who came out to help. We are truly grateful to the PTO for coordinating this wonderful event.

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 the 2nd Graders will be performing at our annual Radford Complex Music Festival. This year’s theme is “Around the World in Song.” We want to thank our music teacher, Nicole Sutorius and 2nd Grade Teachers (April Apana, Kelsey Arakaki, Christy Bongo, Roxanne Kauffman, and Jill Vanek) for preparing our students for this special performance. We are proud of our Eagles!

Mahalo,
Marcy Kagami
Principal
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March 2018 Eagle Newsletter

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.

Mahalo,
Marcy Kagami
Principal
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February 2018 Eagle Newsletter

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!

Mahalo,
Marcy Kagami
Principal
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January 2018 Eagle Newsletter

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!

Mahalo,
Marcy Kagami
Principal
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December 2017 Eagle Newsletter

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!

Mahalo,

Marcy Kagami Principal
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October 2017 Eagle Newsletter

Aloha Nimitz ‘Ohana,
Congratulations to all of our student athletes who participated in the Radford Complex Volleyball Tournament on September 19, 2017. A special thanks 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 showing sportsmanship and eagle pride. They had a perfect record of 6-0!
We just started our Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. I hope you will have a productive meeting with your child’s teacher. Your continued support is appreciated since communication between the home and school is vital to the success of your child.
The safety and welfare of our students and staff are the highest priority at Nimitz Elementary School. Because of this, we will be conducting our Off-Campus Evacuation Drill on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:30 am. All students and staff will be evacuating the campus and gathering at Lynch Field. The entire exercise should be completed within 45 minutes. These practice drills allow us to evaluate our emergency operation plans and improve our response skills.
You are all invited to attend our annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 2:30 – 5:30 pm on our school campus. There will be plenty of fun for everyone with food, games, prizes, bounce houses, cake walk, and a shower power booth! For those who live on Hickam Air Force Base, the Aupaka Gate will be opened from 1:00 - 6:00 pm. 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 Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
Mahalo,
Marcy Kagami
Principal
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