Principal’s Message – April 9th, 2019


Hello Kaiser Community:

Imagine, for a minute, what Kaiser Elementary would be like without the volunteer service from families and community. There would be a tremendous void if volunteers stopped running the library, helping in classrooms, driving on field trips, supporting snack sales, organizing events and fundraisers, and taking on important roles in our PTA and SSC.

This week we pause for a minute and ask our army of volunteers to take a deep breath and allow us to treat YOU. If you have volunteered in ANY capacity this year (and almost all of you have!) I hope you can join us for our annual “Volunteer Tea” on Wednesday, April 10th at 2 PM in the library.

I want to give an additional shout out to all who are advocating for quality public education in California. It is unacceptable that we rank 41st in the nation in per pupil spending and 48th in pupil to staff ratio. I encourage you to check out http://www.fullandfairfunding.org/ to find out more.

On a personal note, I will be riding my bike 109 miles from Oakland to Sacramento later this month, along with hundreds of other participants of Ride 4 a Reason, to demand equitable funding for our schools. If I look a little tired the following Monday, you know why.

There is a lot of learning, music, and celebration in our final seven weeks of school. Please make a note of the dates that are highlighted in this Pink Panther newsletter. In the coming weeks our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be taking the annual SBAC assessments; all students will display their musical talents at evening performances; the hall will be filled with science fair projects; students will be exposed to dozens of career possibilities; and we have both the Spring Carnival and the Kaiser Alive picnic to celebrate!

Onward to a strong finish to this school year!

~ Dennis Guikema, Principal