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									            Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Elementary School
              520 Main Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
               Phone 421-4165     December 8, 2008

                           November Eagles of the Month
Congratulations to the follow students who were chosen Eagles of the Month for November:
Vincent Gatlin (K-102)       Brooke Lynn Rodrigues (K-103)      Jenna Phiboonphanuvat (1-111)
Megan Stevens (1-112)        Marcus Bueno (2-109)               James Matautia (2-119)
Tehya Courtney (2-114)       Nicole Veeder (3-217)              Kalyssia Ray (3-218)
Kanani Naweli (4-213)        Payton Sinibaldi (4-211)           Mey Perea (5-201)
Taeja Mason (5-202)          Cody Germer (5-202)                Elizabeth Gessling (5-202)
Bryan Ronk (5-113)           Majah Taoa (6-209)                 Miguel Then (6-207)

                                          Achieve 3000
Parents, teachers, and students must work together to guarantee the successful academic growth of every
Kid Biz (Grades 2-5) and Teen Biz (Grade 6) provide the ideal forum for enhancing communication and
extended learning into the home environment. This web-based solution offers parents an opportunity to
work with their child to help them improve their reading comprehension, writing proficiency, and
vocabulary development.

The Achieve 3000 program contains 1000+ current events articles. Each article is customized to match
your child’s reading level and comes with a variety of fun activities to improve your child’s
comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills. As his/her reading level improves, Achieve 3000 will
increase the level of difficulty so he/she remains challenged and interested.

During the Christmas Break, please encourage your child to read at least 2 articles per week.
   1. Log on to the website ( or (;
   2. Type in your child’s user name and password;
   3. Read the article of the day, or past articles;
   4. Do the activity questions;
   5. Have your child go back to the article to find the answer before responding to each question; We
       are encouraging each child to get at least 85% correct on his/her first try;
   6. Answer the thought question;
   7. Vote in the poll;
   8. Explore other Kidbiz/Teenbiz features, including other articles, the Stock Market game, puzzles,
       jokes and more!!!

Every child in grades 2 through 6 uses this program in his/her classroom. Now, you can also share in
the fun at home, or anywhere a computer is connected to the Internet. We hope you enjoy exploring
Kidbiz/Teenbiz with your child.

                                        Loving Solutions
Radford Complex will be offering the Loving Solutions (Parent Project Jr) parent workshop which is a
parent’s guide to raising strong-willed children, 5-10 years of age. These series of workshops offer
effective prevention and intervention techniques to address issues such as temper tantrums, failing
grades, and disrespectfulness. Seven units are covered over a period of 6 weeks which includes a
special ADHD session. The workshops will be held on Fridays, 8:30-11:30 am, starting January 30,
2009 through March 6, 2009. The first meeting will be held at Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School.
Free childcare is provided. The class is $20 to cover the cost of the workbook. Payments are due on the
1st day of the workshop and receipts will be issued at that time.

To receive a registration form, please contact Cheryl Sato, Complex Resource Teacher at 421-4259 no
later than Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
                                       Yearbook Pre-Sale
You can reserve your 2008-2009 yearbook now. Cost is $15 for the presale (regular price will be $19).
If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, please return payment in an envelope along with your
child’s and his/her teacher’s name written on the envelope. Return the envelope to your child’s teacher.
Make checks payable to Nimitz Elementary School. Yearbooks will be distributed in June 2009.

                   Nimitz Elementary School’s Christmas Activities
      Young Shoppers Club Holiday Store
          o Holiday shopping store at Nimitz Elementary School
          o December 8 to 12 in room 214
          o Children will have the opportunity to pick out their inexpensive high quality gifts
             for family and friends during school hours
          o Parent volunteers will be able to assist your child
          o Most gifts are priced under $5

      Pictures With Santa
           o Family night of fun
           o Wednesday, December 10, 2008
           o 5:30pm to 7:30pm, in the school’s cafeteria
           o Joyous music, holiday make-and-take ornaments, yummy refreshments, pictures
              with Santa

      Jingle Bell Fun Run
           o Thursday, December 18, 2008, at the school’s back playground field
           o Parents are welcomed to participate as spectators or runners
           o Wear lots of Christmas colors and lots of bells
           o Running schedule:            8:15 Pre-School and Kindergarten
                                          8:35 Grades 1 and 2
                                          9:00 Grades 3 and 4
                                          9:30 Grades 5 and 6

      Annual Christmas Program-“Christmas is Sharing”
          o Friday, December 19, 2008
          o 8:30am in the school’s cafeteria
          o Bring your video cameras
          o The program should last about 1 hour
          o All students will be performing a Christmas musical number with their grade level
          o The PTO will be selling Jamba Juice and water prior to the program

      Reminders
          o Students will be dismissed at 11:00am on Friday, December 19, 2008
          o Winter Break will be from Monday, December 22, 2008 to Tuesday, January 13,
          o School will resume on Wednesday, January 14, 2009

      Any items in the Lost and Found box not claimed by Thursday, December 18, 2008 will
       be donated to Goodwill. Please remind your children to look in the Lost and Found box
       located in the back of the cafeteria if they have lost or misplaced any clothes (jackets,
       sweaters, etc.), lunch boxes, books, etc.

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