Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Elementary School 520 Main Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818 Phone 421-4165 June 1, 2009 Last Day of School for Students The last day of school for students for this school year is Monday, June 8, 2009. Students will be dismissed from school at 11:00 am. The gates on Hickam Air Force Base will be open from 11:00 to 12:30. Class List Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 The class lists for the new school year will be posted on the cafeteria windows on Monday July 21, 2008 after 10:00 am. The class lists will remain on the windows until the students’ first day of school on Friday, July 31, 2009. Please come down to the school to find out who your child’s new teacher will be and what classroom they will be in. Back to School Fair on July 29-30, 2009 Nimitz Elementary School will be having a Back to School Fair on Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. At the Fair, parents will be able to take care of their child’s back to school needs: purchase pre-payment lunch tickets; complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Applications; complete the Pre-Paid Bus Applications; Register for the A+ After School Program; Sign up to be volunteer parents. Meet and Greet Day-July 30, 2009 On Thursday, July 30, from 7:30 to 8:45 am, parents and students are invited to meet and greet their new teachers in their new classrooms. School supplies for the new school year may be dropped off at this time. Please mark this date down on your calendar. First Day of School-Friday, July 31, 2009 The students’ first day of school for next school year is Friday, July 31, 2009. It will be a full day of school for students. Lunch will be served. School will start at 7:55 am and end at 2:05 pm. Kindergarten parents will attend an orientation session on Friday, July 31 from 8:30 am to 10:45 am in the school cafeteria. Kindergarten students will attend a modified schedule from Monday, August 3 to Monday, August 10. Kindergarten students will be on the regular school schedule starting Tuesday, August 11, 2009. Lost and Found Please have your children check the Lost and Found area if they have misplaced anything (sweaters, lunch boxes, jackets, etc.) Any unclaimed items left after June 5 will be donated to Goodwill. Outstanding Loans Please have your children pay any outstanding loans that they might have. The report cards of students with outstanding loans will be held in the office and will not be sent home with the students. Parents can pick up the report card in the office. New Student Summer Registration Registration for new students will continue during the summer. Parents will need to bring the following items to complete the registration: proof of residency; proof of child’s identity (original birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate, etc.); tuberculosis clearance. A PPD (Mantoux) skin test with date given, date read, results, and doctor’s signature is required. The tuberculin skin test must be performed in the United States; physical examination with results written on Form 14. The physical exam must be completed within one year of school entry; immunization record. Each student must have an up-to-date immunization record to include the varicella vaccination or certificate of actual chicken pox verified by a doctor. Please inform your neighbors and families moving into your neighborhood of the summer registration schedule. Registration is from Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Call the school office at 421-4165 if you have any questions. Help Wanted!!! Help Wanted!!! Help Wanted!!! Crossing Guard Needed for Next School Year Pay: $12.00 + an hour Hours: Mon; Tues; Thurs; Fri; 7:00am to 8:00am, 2:00pm to 3:00pm Wed; 7:00am to 8:00am, 1:00pm to 2:00pm Crossing Guard will need to pass an eye and hearing test If interested, please call the office at 421-4165 Will need to attend training during the summer Eagles of the Month Congratulations to the following students who were chosen Eagle of the Month for April: Ariana Prichard (PS-117) Gabrielle Emmens (PS-117) Andrew Naslund (K-103) Jenna-Lynn Phillips (K-103) Jada Mays (1-111) Daniel McCarthy (1-112) Frances Lefaoseu (2-119) Renee Myers (3-218) Punipuao Seei (4-213) Parker Little (4-213) Braden Cain (4-211) Shailee Poe (5-201) Jonah Vasquez (5-202) Alexis Delveau (5-202) Al Stephens (5-113) Segan Trunick (6-209) Radford Complex Track Meet Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 participated in the Radford Complex Track Meet. Overall, Nimitz Elementary School took 7 first place awards, 3 second place awards, and 6 third place awards. Congratulations to all of the participants: Grade 4, 5 Grade 6 50 Meter Dash: Girls Payton Sinibaldi Seanna Libby Boys Jayden Jackson (1st) Keoni Lee (3rd) 100 Meter Dash: Girls Kylie Leong Alyssa McChesney Boys Dylan Collette Miguel Then (1st) 200 Meter Dash: Girls Kahealani Kuresa Courtney Penn (1st) Boys Juan Pluguez Mark Bruce (1st) 400 Meter Dash Girls Alexis Delveau Mia Redfern (2nd) Boys Jonah Vasquez (3rd) Taren Mcilwain (1st) 600 Meter Dash Girls Galen Gardner (1st) Cynthia Pluguez Boys Trey Corrales (3rd) Marques Bottorf 4 x 100 Meter Relay Girls Jamillah Rahman Miquela Goodson Kristin Robey Kennedy Johnson Hannah Nicholson Marika Daovan Daraka Wilson Miranda Horner Boys Daenah Pressley Marques Bottorf Joey Lopez Temiti Stefaniak Thomas Tapia Kyle Layrisson Jonathan Ramirez Taren Mcilwain 4 x 100 Meter Mixed Relay Palaie Gaoteote Keoni Lee (3rd) Niaomi Trueblood Seanna Libby (3rd) Domenique Pressley Amir Gatlin-Colon (3rd) Caitlin Taylor Mapanao Alyssa McChesney (3rd) 4 x 200 Girls Relay Kristina Poe Savannah Jackson Kylee Colby Carly Pena Jeanine Guasch Haileigh Frese Shailee Poe Kimberly Gustafson-Choe 4 x 200 Boys Relay Thomas McNutt Damian Dumlao (2nd) Braden Cain Azia Seei (2nd) Alex Coleman Majah Taoa (2nd) Brian Gaines Trevor Buchanan (2nd) 4 x 200 Mixed Relay Jonah Vasquez (2nd) Mark Bruce (1st) Alexis Delveau (2nd) Mia Redfern (1st) Trey Corrales (2nd) Miguel Then (1st) Galen Gardner (2nd) Courtney Penn (1st) 800 Meter Girls Relay Maraiah Griffin (3rd) Marika Daovan Breanna Owens (3rd) Miranda Horner Elizabeth Gessling (3rd) Kim Gustafson-Choe Sabrina Inovejas (3rd) Carly Pena 800 Meter Boys Relay Collin Owens Noah Green (3rd) Blake Salvador Warren Harris (3rd) Casey Kuwada Amir Gatlin-Colon (3rd) Zachary Blair Trevor Buchanan (3rd) Summer Reading Program-Achieve 3000 Parents, teachers, and students must work together to guarantee the successful academic growth of every student. 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 Summer Break, please encourage your child to read at least 2 articles per week. 1. Log on to the website (www.kidbiz3000.com) or (www.teenbiz3000.com); or (web.kidbiz3000.com) or (webteenbiz3000.com); 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. Deployed Parent-Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu recognizes how hard it can be on a family to have a parent deployed, and so started a program for children with a deployed parent earlier this year. They match each child with a mentor and the group spends time together once a month on a Saturday doing different activities, some outings are Hawaiian cultural events, art projects with a teacher from the Honolulu Academy of Arts, hikes, learning ukuleles, etc. Many of the “Big Brothers” or “Big Sisters” are from the Hickam Air Force Base Medical Group, but there are others as well. The “Little Brothers” and “Little Sisters” will get the opportunity to spend time with an adult outside of the family for added support and friendship, but also get the opportunity to gain new experiences. Parents will need to drop off their children at Nimitz Elementary School for us to meet up before going on to our activity. Each mentor is screened thoroughly. “Matches” are also welcome to spend time together outside of the one time a month meeting. Children whose parents have recently returned from deployment or will be returning soon are still welcome to join. Please contact the school’s counselor, Darla Thomas, for an application if you are interested and someone will be contacting you. You can also call Karen Poggi at Big Brothers Big Sisters at 695-4601.