Principal’s Message – March 3, 2020

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:

It is hard to believe that we are nearly two-thirds of the way through this school year: next Friday our 2nd marking period ends. This time of year we have one foot in the present, making the most of every moment of our school year, while having another in the future, planning for the year ahead. This conference week is a perfect time to reflect on your child’s learning to-date. What can we celebrate? What areas of academic or socio-emotional growth do we want to focus on? What additional challenges, enrichments, or interventions would be best?
One thing we consistently reflect on at Kaiser is safety. This week we focus on two specific areas:

  • Our Kinder, 1st and 2nd graders had a dynamic “Pedestrian Safety Rodeo” Monday, hosted by Safe Routes to Schools.
  • We reminded all students the importance of good hygiene, specifically washing hands with soap and water after using the restroom and sneezing into their sleeves.

This Pink Panther is coming to you on “Super Tuesday” election day. I want to commend all of you who went to the polls today or mailed in your ballots. I also want to let you know about Schools and Communities First, a ballot measure qualifying for the polls in November 2020 which is estimated to bring up to $12 Billion dollars a year of new revenue for schools and community services by requiring the reassessment of business property every 3 years. It is estimated that SCF would generate between $592 and $716 million for Alameda County with millions of additional dollars coming annually to OUSD. Oakland Education Association and other community partners have created to keep you informed about this important measure.

In closing, I want to appreciate Kaiser teachers, staff and the army of volunteers who make our school great!
~ Dennis Guikema, Principal