Family friendly happy hour and dinner next Friday!

Thu, Dec 13 8:53am

Hello Kaiser Families.   My friends at SideShow Kitchen in N Oakland are generously donating 20% of all sales to Kaiser Elementary next Friday (Dec 21.)   SideShow is kid (and adult) friendly.   They ... [More]

Screen Time

Wed, Dec 12 1:40pm

Hello families,   Here is information on a study about the effects of screen time on our children. I'm forwarding it along because I think that many parents share this concern. It is definitely releva ... [More]

Carpool needed for a Kaiser family. Fruitvale/Laurel neighborhood

Tue, Dec 11 7:27pm

Hello Kaiser Families.   A Kaiser family is in need of support with carpooling.   If you live in the Fruitvale/Laurel area and could help out one day a week or more, please contact Ms. Haruyama (amy.h ... [More]

Gift for Adventure Time Staff

Tue, Dec 11 1:03pm

Hi Adventure Time Parents- as a sign of appreciation and thanks for the Adventure Time staff I am hosting the 2nd annual Kaiser Adventure Time Staff (KATS 2018) PayPal pool for holiday donations to di ... [More]

Sports Basement supports Kaiser Elementary

Sun, Dec 9 11:07am

Hello Kaiser Community.   Sports Basement has been a very generous supporter of Kaiser Elementary, as well as other schools and non-profits across the Bay Area.   For a $25 lifetime fee, you can becom ... [More]

California Dashboard and Kaiser

Thu, Dec 6 4:28pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   "The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) released the updated version of the California School Dashboard on December 6, ... [More]

After School Enrichment School Winter Session '19

Mon, Dec 3 10:46am

Dear Kaiser Families, Just three weeks left of the Fall After School Enrichment Classes.  The New Winter session will begin right after Winter break.  The After School Enrichment flyers will be coming ... [More]

POSTPONED! Dad's Club Movie Night This Friday POSTPONED!

Wed, Nov 28 7:16pm

Hello Kaiser,   Unfortunately we will have to postpone the Dad's Club Movie Night.  We will post an update when a new date has been set.   Thank you,    Kaiser Dad's Club

Head lice heads up

Tue, Nov 27 10:32pm

Hello Kaiser Families.   None of us like to think about it, but head lice is a common occurrence in all elementary schools.     Recently there have been a couple cases we know if in kindergarten, howe ... [More]

School Pictures: Last chance retakes

Mon, Nov 26 8:40pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   We realize that some families and students did not get the message about recent school picture "retakes."   This Friday, there will be another photo retake opportun ... [More]

Thanks to Kaiser Elementary neighbors and volunteers for their important fire safety work!

Sat, Nov 24 12:14pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   I hope that all of you had a joyful time with your family over this week's break.   As we reflect on all the things we are grateful for, I want to share a special a ... [More]

Outdoor spigot to be replaced due to trace amounts of lead.

Sat, Nov 24 10:25am

Dear Kaiser Community,   As you know, the health and well-being of students and staff is our top priority. With that in mind, District staff has been testing all faucets and fountains on school campus ... [More]

Following the OUSD "Community of Schools" conversation

Fri, Nov 16 11:16am

Hello Kaiser Community.   This week a public discussion began about long range plans and potential big shifts in our school district.   I encourage all Kaiser families to follow this closely, and to u ... [More]

Kaiser community & sharing resources over the long weekend

Thu, Nov 15 9:31pm

Kaiser Families,   As you all know, the fires in northern California has caused OUSD and districts across Alameda and Contra Costa Counties to close schools due to the unhealthy air quality. I encoura ... [More]

Transcript of robo-call: School Closed 11/16 + official message from district

Thu, Nov 15 3:04pm

Below is a transcript of the robo call just sent...   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema, with an urgent notice.   Oakland Unified School Di ... [More]

URGENT: No school for Kaiser and all OUSD schools tomorrow (Friday, 11/16) due to poor air quality

Thu, Nov 15 2:09pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   I will follow up with more details, but want you to know right away, that it has just been announced that due to poor air quality, classes are canceled and schools are closed ... [More]

Keeping kids safe w/ bad air quality

Thu, Nov 15 8:18am

Hello Kaiser Families:   I am saddened, as I am sure we all are, by the devastating impact of the Camp Fire and other fires that are burning in California.  Many in our school community have loved one ... [More]

No After School Ceramics 11/15

Wed, Nov 14 9:20pm

Dear Kaiser Parents,   A reminder that there will be no After School Ceramics class Thursday 11/15. Dana, the instructor, will be out of town. Please plan accordingly.  Class will resume after the Tha ... [More]

40th Annual MLK Jr. Oratorical Fest 2019

Tue, Nov 13 9:07pm

Hi Families, If you would like your child to participate in the Oratorical Festival, please let your child's teacher know.  Your child's teacher has packets available to give to you.  Please make sure ... [More]

One Warm Coat and Toy Drive at Kaiser

Mon, Nov 12 9:36pm

The Daisy, Brownie and Junior troops based at Kaiser Elementary will be hosting the annual One Warm Coat and Toy Drive. Please place new or gently used coats, sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, scarves, ... [More]

SSC Meeting this Wednesday, November 14th at 4pm in the school library

Sun, Nov 11 6:23pm

Hello Kaiser Family-   There will be a School Site Council (SSC) meeting this Wednesday, October 14th at 4pm in the school library. We will be discussing the implementation of the current school year ... [More]

Celebrating perfect attendance!

Sat, Nov 10 9:42pm

Hello Kaiser Families.   I am very proud of how strong attendance is at Kaiser Elementary.   83% of our students have been in school 95-100% of the first 1/3 of our school year!   Only 3 students have ... [More]

Spring Auction Volunteers Needed

Fri, Nov 9 6:59am

The Kaiser Elementary Spring Auction Needs You!   Our biggest fundraiser of the year is fast approaching and we need your help make this event the biggest and best it has ever been. The following volu ... [More]

Walk-a-thon WINNERS!

Tue, Nov 6 11:57am

One final follow-up from last month's amazingly successful 42nd Annual Kaiser Elementary Walk-a-thon....   The total amount raised for Kaiser Elementary is $49,110!!!     And our winners are......   K ... [More]

It's 8:00am - Do YOU know where your child's green hoodie is?

Fri, Nov 2 8:13am

Lost & Found Collection Reminder:   All lost and found items (located on the rack right outside the multipurpose room) will be picked up and donated on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 6th.    Pleas ... [More]

Responding to hate and violence. Building a school of caring and kindness

Wed, Oct 31 10:14am

Hello Kaiser Community.   OUSD's superintendent Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell sent an email to the Oakland community last night that opened with this sober reflection on incidents of hate and violence in ... [More]

Volunteers needed for neighborhood fire safety project: THIS Saturday

Tue, Oct 30 11:55am

Hi Kaiser Families:   A local group will be doing a fire safety project THIS Saturday on the hillside West of Kaiser Elementary.   Volunteers from our school community are encouraged to attend.   More ... [More]

Coffee and Conversation

Fri, Oct 26 10:24pm

Join fellow parents and teachers for coffee and conversation! The topic of conversation includes the upcoming mid-term elections. Bring questions, insights and your sample ballot on Friday, November 2 ... [More]

More energy efficient and better quality lighting coming to Kaiser!

Fri, Oct 26 2:55pm

Hello Families:   Kaiser Elementary will soon have more efficient and better quality lighting.   Read on for more details.   What:  All of the lights on campus are going to be replaced with more energ ... [More]

Money found on campus

Thu, Oct 25 2:38pm

Hi Kaiser Family:   I'm sorry that none of us won the Mega Millions jackpot.   But one person did loose some money on our campus.   If it was you, let us know approximately when, how much, and where i ... [More]

Family Pride Day!

Tue, Oct 23 4:22pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   Have you noticed that Tuesdays are extra colorful at Kaiser?    For years, Tuesdays have been "Family Pride Day" when many staff wear rainbow colored clothes or acc ... [More]

An appreciation: SF Opera Guild, Mr. Neat, Tane Ross, & 5th grade students

Tue, Oct 23 2:52pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   Yesterday Kaiser continued our tradition of welcoming the San Francisco Opera Guild to our campus.   With the support of twelve 5th graders from Mr. Neat's  class ( ... [More]

Calling family volunteers to help spread the word about Kaiser Elementary to future Kaiser families

Mon, Oct 22 5:50pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   The open enrollment season for OUSD is just around the corner.   This is an especially important time for our 5th grade families preparing for middle school and for families o ... [More]

Our condolences to the Russell family

Mon, Oct 22 1:53pm

Kaiser Community.   It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of Alicia Lew-Russell.   Alicia was the mother of a Kaiser 3rd grader and has been a vibrant part of our school community ... [More]

We Did It!

Mon, Oct 15 12:22pm

We did it, everyone! We FAR surpassed our goal of raising $35,000 for Kaiser Elementary School. We are currently at $43,506 and still climbing!    Not only did we beat our fundraising goal by almost $ ... [More]

See you TOMORROW at our Walk-a-thon!

Fri, Oct 12 3:44pm

Tomorrow, Saturday October 13th, is Kaiser Elementary's 42nd Annual Walk-a-thon!   Where: Kaiser Elementary School When: 10am-3pm What: Walking/Running Laps, Games, Bubbles, Dad's Club BBQ, SnoCones, ... [More]

Our Walk-a-thon is this weekend - final push to meet our goal!

Wed, Oct 10 10:56am

Hi Kaiser Panthers -  We've got just TWO more days to meet our Walk-a-thon fundraising goal of $35,000, and we are just 60% of the way there! Now is the time to make those donations!   Go to https://k ... [More]

UC Berkeley-Science and Engineering Carnival-Oct. 27, 2018

Tue, Oct 9 7:57am

Hello!   On Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10 AM - 1 PM at Berkeley's Anna Head Alumnae Hall, UC Berkeley Society of Women Engineers will be hosting its annual Engineering Day, a free halloween theme ... [More]

SSC Meeting this Wednesday, October 10, in the library

Sun, Oct 7 3:53pm

There is An SSC meeting this Wednesday October 10th in the school library. We will be discussing the outcome of last years goals from the 2017/2018 SPSA (Single Plan for Student Achievement). It will ... [More]

First Fridays: University Day at Kaiser Elementary!

Wed, Oct 3 8:24pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   This Friday, Kaiser will start a new tradition!   This Friday, and every first Friday of the month, Kaiser staff will wear t-shirts and other gear from our universi ... [More]

Chinook Book Fundraiser Winners

Tue, Oct 2 8:27pm

As advertised, the individual/family that sold the most Chinook books would be entered into a drawing for prizes. The winners are: * Sports Basement Gift Card - Schnetz Family * Lawrence Hall of Scien ... [More]

transcript of today's robocall

Tue, Oct 2 9:42am

Hi Kaiser Families:   A robo-call will be going out this evening.   Here is a transcript of what it will say....   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   This is your principal, Dennis G ... [More]

After School Enrichment Classes Canceled for the Week of 10/8

Tue, Oct 2 7:53am

Dear Kaiser Parents, Due to Parent Conferences and Minimum days all next week(10/8-10/12), there will be NO AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES.  Please plan accordingly.  Classes will resume the followin ... [More]

Only Two More Weeks to Meet Our Goal!

Mon, Oct 1 11:23am

We're just TWO short weeks away from Kaiser Elementary's 42nd Annual Walk-a-thon and still need to raise $25,480 (as of this morning)!    NOW is the TIME to make your donation and to ask friends, fami ... [More]

Chinook Book Final Sales

Sun, Sep 30 2:36pm

THANKS TO ALL WHO PURCHASED CHINOOKS BOOKS! THE LAST OF THE ORDERS WILL BE FULFILLED ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 1ST. PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND.    

Walk-a-thon Pizza Party Winner!

Thu, Sep 27 2:36pm

Thank you to all of the families who turned in their Walk-a-thon permission slips! It came down to the wire between Ms.Yang and Ms.Rebecca, and it was the Kindergarten class of Ms.Rebecca by less than ... [More]

False fire alarm & kudos to your kiddos!

Thu, Sep 27 11:56am

Hi Kaiser Families:   At about 11:45 AM this morning we had a false fire alarm caused by something that got a bit over cooked in a staff microwave.   I am very proud of your children and our whole sch ... [More]

KAISER FAMILIES CHINOOK BOOK INFO!

Tue, Sep 25 9:47pm

*** KAISER FAMILIES***   SHOP WEEKLY AT GRAND LAKE OR JACK LONDON FARMER MARKETS? There’s a Chinook book coupon for that!   IS YOUR FAMILY OR GOOD FRIENDS GLUTEN FREE? There’s a Chinook book coupon fo ... [More]

Walk-a-thon Update!

Mon, Sep 24 8:42pm

Happy Monday Kaiser Families!  Thank you to those of you who have started to fundraise for Kaiser Elementary's 42nd Annual Walk-a-thon! We are THREE weeks away from the event and still need to raise $ ... [More]

Lice

Mon, Sep 24 11:51am

Hi Kaiser Families:   Over the weekend, we got notice from two families in two different grade levels that their children were treated for lice.   We appreciate them reaching out.   Typically, in this ... [More]

Chinook books on sale for one more week!

Thu, Sep 20 9:14pm

Kaiser families,   One more week to buy your Chinook book/app book card ! Check out the copy in the school office, behind the counter. If you would like a loaner copy to show friends or neighbors, ple ... [More]

Kaiser Elementary's 42nd Annual Walk-a-thon

Wed, Sep 19 9:06pm

Dear Families -    We're kicking off our fundraising efforts for Kaiser Elementary's 42nd Annual Walk-a-thon!  An informational packet was sent home with your children  which contains a letter with mo ... [More]

Enrichment Classes-Minimum days

Sun, Sep 16 11:01pm

Dear Kaiser Parents,   This week are all Minimum Days.  All  After School Enrichment classes will begin when school lets  out at 1:30 PM.  Please plan accordingly.  If the after school class is an hou ... [More]

RoboCall transcript: Minimum Day Reminder. 9/17-21

Sat, Sep 15 8:32pm

Below is a transcript of a RoboCall that will be sent the morning of 9/26. ~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema, with a reminder that there is minimum ... [More]

BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE

Wed, Sep 12 12:17pm

This Friday, September 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm!!! $5 per child with parent $15 per child for drop-off Snacks $1 Glowsticks $1   Come out and enjoy a fun evening with the Kaiser Community!

School Site Council Meeting Wednesday, September 12 at 4 pm in the school Library

Fri, Sep 7 11:33am

Hello Kaiser Families-   We will be holding our first School Site Council (SSC) meeting this coming Wednesday form 4 pm til 5:00ish  in the school library . At this meeting we will be discussing the i ... [More]

No African Dance Thursday September 6th

Tue, Sep 4 2:57pm

Dear Parents, There will be NO African Dance class this coming Thursday September 6th.  Pope, the instructor, had to fly out of State last minute.  Class will resume next Thursday September 13th.  Ple ... [More]

After School Enrichment Classes

Fri, Aug 31 3:01pm

Hello Parents, The After School Enrichment classes have started off really well.  It is STILL NOT TOO LATE to sign up.   Please reach out to the individual class your child is interested in for more i ... [More]

Transcript of today's robo-call

Tue, Aug 28 2:22pm

If you would rather read my type, than hear my voice... here you go.  :-)   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Transcript of 8/28/18 robocall   ~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Families.   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema.   Ar ... [More]

After School Enrichment Classes

Fri, Aug 24 2:37pm

Dear Parents,   Just a reminder that the Fall '18 After School Enrichment classes begin next Monday.  If you have not yet signed up for a class, it is not too late.  Please reach out to the class you ... [More]

Thank you and volunteer opportunities at Kaiser

Thu, Aug 23 10:26pm

Dear Kaiser,   A big thank you to all the families able to attend the 1st PTA meeting of the year! As many of you know we're looking for volunteers to support the events and programs that provide reso ... [More]

Today's robo-call transcript

Thu, Aug 23 2:30pm

Here is a link to my robo-call transcript from today.   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fpelq-wfoA8sOpc4R9RcKHpNS1gM3n5M4bvdH7ZYNgI/edit?usp=sharing   Thanks,   ~ Dennis

Are you a SUPER volunteer!

Wed, Aug 22 4:48pm

Hi Kaiser Families:   So many of you have already been "cleared" by Oakland Public Education Fund with the max volunteer clearance.  If you see someone around campus with a special badge from OPEF, be ... [More]

After School Enrichment Classes Fall '18

Fri, Aug 17 12:33pm

Kaiser's After School Enrichment Classes are back! Classes begin the week of August 27th.  Enjoy a varitey of classes such as Chess, Legos, African Dance, etc.  Class flyers are now posted on the Kais ... [More]

What it means to serve on the School Site Council (SSC)

Thu, Aug 16 1:07pm

The SSC ensures that community members have a voice in establishing programs and processes at our school. In our case, the council is comprised of 3 classroom teachers, the principal, 1 staff member a ... [More]

Seeking SSC nominations for 2018-19.

Thu, Aug 16 10:43am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families   At least five "parents or community members" should serve on Kaiser's School Site Council (SSC).  This group has an important role in making budget decisions, drafti ... [More]

Transcript of tonight's "robo call" regarding tomorrow's 1st day of school.

Sun, Aug 12 5:36pm

Below is a transcript of the robo-call sent to all Kaiser Elementary families regarding our first day of school.   ~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema ... [More]

Introducing Jourdan Oliver!

Fri, Aug 3 4:58pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   I just sent a message with detailed info about registration, but I forgot to put a call out for volunteers.   If you are able to help with one or more of the registration days ... [More]

important: Registration information and forms

Fri, Aug 3 4:11pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   Please click the link to a memo regarding dates and times for this year's registration.   Please remember that registration is mandatory.   The memo includes links to most of ... [More]