Principal’s Message – April 23rd, 2019

Hello Kaiser Community:

April is one of the busiest and most exciting times of the year. This Pink Panther is chock full of important dates and information.

This week, all kindergarten through fourth grade families should get an email from OUSD enrollment office asking you to confirm your plans to return next year. This is the first year this process will be done electronically. Most of the beginning of the year registration will also be available electronically, saving your family a lot of time and allowing our staff to focus on learning (not pushing papers) on our first days of school. Speaking of next year, the 2019-20 academic calendar is included in this edition of the Pink Panther. Please put important school dates in your personal calendars, and please be sure to plan family vacations and travel during school vacations. The first day of classes is Monday, August 12th.

I am looking forward to seeing you all at Saturday’s Spring Carnival! This is a tremendously fun event. We are inviting new Kaiser families to join us as well, so be on the lookout for new faces and help me welcome them to the Kaiser community. Be sure to check out the Science Fair projects on display in the main building, as well.

Don’t forget that our there is still time for our kiddos to complete activities in the Kaiser Alive booklets. They are due back on May 1st. Our Kaiser Alive picnic will be Friday evening, May 17th, at Lake Temescal.

We celebrate our children’s music talent and hours of practice on May 14th, with a Kindergarten through 3rd grade open house, followed by the Orff music performance, beginning at 6 PM. On May 22nd, our 4th and 5th graders have their turn to shine. They have been preparing for this for months, and your presence means the world to them!

I want to close with a word about safety. At Kaiser we talk every day about being “safe, mindful, and responsible.” Lately I have noticed an increase in the number of children who are dropped off before our 8:30 AM supervision begins. Unless your child is in Adventure Time, please be sure to stay with them if you arrive before 8:30. Another important safety concern is safe play at recess. I have recently visited all of our classrooms to discuss this with students. I hope you will take a minute to have a conversation at home about why it is so important to not play rough at school.

I look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming events!
~ Dennis Guikema, Principal