Volunteer opportunity for those in the "tech sector"

Tue, Oct 22 2:12pm

Hello Kaiser Families.   On December 9th and 10th our 4th and 5th grade students will be participating in an "Hour of Code".   This is a great opportunity for those with tech interests and/or careers ... [More]

OUSD School Board Meeting

Mon, Oct 21 7:55pm

Hello Kaiser Family, The OUSD School Board will meet this Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30pm at La Escuelita Education Center (1050 2nd Ave., Oakland). They continue to discuss important issues that affe ... [More]

Reminder: Design Team Info session (Wednesday) and BBQ (Saturday)

Sat, Oct 19 2:30pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   As a reminder, there are two events coming up in the next week regarding next year's merge of Kaiser and Sankofa.   Wednesday, Oct. 23, 5:30-6:30 there will be an Information ... [More]

Walk-a-thon Kudos!

Fri, Oct 18 2:38pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   I want to echo the kudos that our PTA President, Sarah Isaacs, shared in this week's Pink Panther to our fabulous walk-a-thon leaders.  Alicia Johnson, Cara Longpre, Meryl Ph ... [More]

Design Team Information.

Sun, Oct 13 5:27pm

Dear Kaiser Elementary Families,   [A link to this message in a Google Doc is here.]   Starting this month, the Sankofa and Kaiser communities will launch the design process for joining together as on ... [More]

Sankofa movie night tonight

Fri, Oct 11 9:44am

Sankofa families have invited Kaiser students to a free movie night this evening!   At the Sankofa Elementary Auditorium (581 61st St., at the corner of Shattuck) Today (Friday, Oct. 11) at 6 PM. Movi ... [More]

Adventure Time Phone

Thu, Oct 10 2:52pm

Dear Adventure Time Kaiser Families, Wanted to inform you that the Adventure Time  direct phone line here at Kaiser is down at the moment, Thursday 10/10/19.  We noticed that the line was down around ... [More]

Kaiser Elementary WILL be open tomorrow

Wed, Oct 9 1:51pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.      Kaiser Elementary has not been impacted by power outages and WILL be open tomorrow.   Below is a transcript of a robocall that will go this evening.   Also, her ... [More]

Good Eggs Fundraiser Week 2

Tue, Oct 8 1:51pm

Hello Kaiser Family,   Our Good Eggs fundraiser continues! If 8 families shop with our code this week, we'll win Brainiac Kids yogurt to pass out at school. Brainiac Kids was developed by two Bay Area ... [More]

Potential Power Outage.

Tue, Oct 8 1:17pm

Hello Kaiser Community.      PG&E have announced that they may be doing proactive power outages that could impact Kaiser.   At this time, school has NOT been canceled for any day this week.   If there ... [More]

Attached letter from enrollment office

Mon, Oct 7 11:43am

Hello Kaiser Families:   A lot of important decisions are going to be made by the OUSD Board of Education soon that impact Kaiser families and families across Oakland.   Attached is a letter from OUSD ... [More]

Wow: Walk-a-thon numbers and winners!

Sun, Oct 6 12:03pm

Kaiser Families -   Wow! What an amazing Walk-a-thon we had yesterday!  Thank you to everyone who showed up, donated money, asked friends and family to donate, walked lap after lap, enjoyed a Dad's Cl ... [More]

Robo-call transcript: Community Conversation

Fri, Oct 4 4:02pm

Here is a transcript from the robo-call going home this evening. ~~~~~~~~ Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This is Randee Aydin, Kaiser parent and PTA Board member.   I’m calling to invite you to a ... [More]

Details for Walk-a-thon TOMORROW at 10am

Fri, Oct 4 1:15pm

Happy Friday Kaiser Families!    TOMORROW is our 43rd Annual Walk-a-thon at Kaiser Elementary! We are so excited to spend the day together walking, playing, eating and celebrating our Community.  Regi ... [More]


Fri, Oct 4 9:20am

Dear Kaiser Families, Next week, October 7-11, there will be NO AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES** due to PARENT CONFERENCES.  It is also a MINIMUM WEEK and school will let out at 1:30.  With it being ... [More]

Monday Kaiser Community Conversation. Please RSVP

Thu, Oct 3 3:18pm

The Kaiser Elementary PTA invites parents, caregivers, faculty and staff to join a facilitated community conversation.   Date: Monday, October 7 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Kaiser Multi-Purpose Build ... [More]

It's the final push for our Walk-a-thon!

Thu, Oct 3 10:44am

Hi Kaiser Community -  We are just TWO days away from our 43rd Annual Walk-a-thon but still less than half way to our fundraising goal! https://kaiser.walkstarter.org/   Now is the time to make that d ... [More]

Good Eggs Fundraiser starts TODAY!

Tue, Oct 1 5:48pm

Hi Kaiser Family,   Our Good Eggs Fall fundraiser starts TODAY (Oct. 1) and runs through November 30th.    To sign up, visit: schools.goodeggs.com. Enter School Code: panthers Then Shop! Share our sch ... [More]

And the pizza party winner is...........

Mon, Sep 30 11:20am

Ms. Hunter's Third Grade class, with 73.9% permission slips returned!    It was a tight race, with a tie in first grade with 73.7% of students returning their permission slips for our 43rd Annual Walk ... [More]

Walkathon Info, Book Donations

Mon, Sep 30 10:51am

Kaiser families--the Walk-A-Thon is quickly approaching and we are looking for gently used book donations to give out as prizes to our best walkers. If you have any books for K-5th graders you are rea ... [More]

School Site Council (SSC) rescheduled for THIS Wednesday

Mon, Sep 30 10:40am

Hello Kaiser Community:   Our School Site Council (SSC) "Establishment Meeting" last week did not have a quorum and has been rescheduled for THIS Wednesday at 4 PM.   The SSC is an important body that ... [More]

Good Eggs Fundraiser Oct 1-Nov 30th

Thu, Sep 26 11:11am

Hello Kaiser Family,   Beginning October 1st, our school will be running a fundraiser in coordination with Good Eggs, an organic grocery delivery service. Here's how it works.   Go to schools.goodeggs ... [More]

Transcript of tonight's robo-call

Tue, Sep 24 4:23pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.    This is your principal, Dennis Guikema, with a quick message about some important dates coming up.   THIS Friday, September 27, Kaiser and all Oakland Unified scho ... [More]

Do it today: Make a donation to help meet our Walk-a-thon goal!

Mon, Sep 23 1:14pm

Hi Kaiser Community -  We are just TWO short weeks away from our 43rd Annual Walk-a-thon and we need your help to meet our ambitious $40,000 goal!    Can you make your donation today?  https://kaiser. ... [More]

SSC Meeting this Wednesday

Mon, Sep 23 9:18am

All Kaiser family members are welcome to our  School Site Council (SSC) Establishment Meeting   Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:00 - 6:00 PM Kaiser Elementary Library   The SSC develops and monitors t ... [More]

Clarification about media reports about Monday's lunch

Tue, Sep 17 4:29pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.   You may have seen news coverage about a delay in lunch service that impacted some students yesterday.   I am disappointed by the inaccuracy of media reports and wa ... [More]

Start fundraising for our 43rd Annual Walk-a-thon!

Mon, Sep 16 3:58pm

Hi Parents and Caregivers -   Coming up in three short weeks is Kaiser Elementary’s 43rd Annual Walk-a-thon, which will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.   This event is one of ... [More]

The day after the OUSD board vote.

Thu, Sep 12 2:53pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Community:   Last night the Oakland School Board voted for Kaiser to merge with Sankofa Elementary on the Sankofa campus (map).   The road leading to this decision has been ver ... [More]

Good morning, Kaiser Community

Wed, Sep 11 4:28am

I wanted to take a moment to reach out to everyone, as we approach the School Board’s vote on the proposed Kaiser/Sankofa merger this evening. As we know, tensions are running high as we have experien ... [More]

OUSD School Board Meeting Wednesday at La Escuelita!!

Mon, Sep 9 9:40pm

Hi All: Several people have emailed me that the first notification received about the school board meeting mistakenly defaulted to taking place at Kaiser.    I am writing to confirm that the OUSD Boar ... [More]

quick up-date on an incident

Thu, Sep 5 3:51pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary.   On Wednesday, September 4, a truck owned by OUSD and driven by an OUSD employee drove and temporarily parked in the area between portables and the main building.    When ins ... [More]

CORRECTION: Oakland Pride is SUNDAY, not Saturday.

Thu, Sep 5 9:38am

Hi Kaiser Community:   I mistakenly said that Oakland Pride is Saturday... opppss... It is actually this SUNDAY.     The meet-up time and location for the OUSD contingent were correct:   gather at 14t ... [More]

Running for a Better Oakland starts this Saturday! Principal's run club continues every Wednesday noon in Sept-Oct.

Thu, Sep 5 7:36am

Hello Kaiser Families:   Our first Principal's Run Club was a tremendous success!   Over 100 kiddos, during both our K-2 and 3-5 noon recesses joined me in our weekly fun run.    Joan Buhler (resource ... [More]

Oakland Pride this Weekend!

Thu, Sep 5 7:21am

Hello Kaiser Families:   This Saturday is Oakland's Pride.   Oakland Unified School District welcomes all students, families and staff to join the OUSD contingent in the parade.   Wear your Kaiser shi ... [More]

Link to Video of Kaiser BOE Presentation and Important Info

Tue, Sep 3 5:18pm

Hello Kaiser Community!   We had an amazing turn out of family, friends, and supporters at the Wednesday, 8/28 Board of Education meeting! Thank you to everyone who came out.  It was inspiring to see ... [More]

Minimum day dismissal all week: 1:30 Office closed at 2 PM this week.

Tue, Sep 3 10:09am

Hello Kaiser Community:   As a reminder, this week classes dismiss at 1:30 PM each day for F&P testing.   Also, our office will be closed at 2 PM to allow Ms. Padilla an opportunity to do some importa ... [More]

After School Enrichment

Mon, Sep 2 10:18pm

Hello Kaiser Families,  The After School Enrichment classes WILL be happening this week during early dismissal. Classes will start at the 1:30 dismissal time. The second tennis class on Tuesday will b ... [More]

Principals Run Club and Running for a Better Oakland (RBO) start this week!

Mon, Sep 2 7:38am

Principal’s Run Club!   This Fall, Kaiser Elementary principal, Dennis Guikema, will be leading a special fun and healthy project.   In September and October, every Wednesday at lunch recess, students ... [More]

A message from Sharon Virtue, Kaiser's new art teacher

Sat, Aug 31 4:25pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   It has been wonderful welcoming Sharon Virtue to the Kaiser community and seeing her dive right into supporting our children's learning, development, and creativity.   Please ... [More]

After School Enrichment-Friday

Fri, Aug 30 7:50am

Hello Kaiser Families, After School Enrichment classes continue today, Friday, with MUSICAL THEATER, JAZZ, and TOYOLOGY(under enrolled) check out their link: https://youtu.be/PpCxydSZiYU  It is not to ... [More]

Toyolgy on Fridays

Thu, Aug 29 5:22pm

Hello Kaiser Families, Below is a link of the After School class, TOYOLOGY, being offered here at Kaiser on Fridays.  Their class is under enrolled at the moment, so check out their YouTube link to se ... [More]

After School Enrichment Classes-Thursday

Thu, Aug 29 8:10am

Hello Kaiser Families, After School Enrichment classes continues today(Thursday) with CERAMICS, 3 O'CLOCK ROCK, LEGO ENGINEERING(Class FULL), and AFRICAN DANCE!  IT is not too late to join some of the ... [More]

OUSD Board Meeting TONIGHT

Wed, Aug 28 2:18pm

Hello Kaiser Family, The OUSD School Board will meet tonight to discuss and hear the first read of their proposal to close Kaiser. Kaiser will be presenting promptly at 5:30pm followed by public comme ... [More]

After School Enrichment Classes

Wed, Aug 28 1:23pm

Hello Kaiser Families, The After School Enrichment classes have started of well.  Today's(Wednesday) classes are Chess, Origami, and Fabric Arts.  There is still room if you are interested in enrollin ... [More]

Some quick notes about a great day at Kaiser Elementary!

Mon, Aug 26 5:34pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   Every day at Kaiser presents countless special moments and opportunities to learn.   Today there were a few extra special things I want to quickly shout out.   This morning wa ... [More]

After School Enrichment This Week

Mon, Aug 26 9:54am

Hello Kaiser Families, The Fall session of the After School Enrichment classes begin today with PIANO(class is full).  Followed by tomorrow with CHORUS, YOGA, PIANO, and TENNIS(also full).  If you hav ... [More]

Important up-coming dates. No School 9/2. 1:30 min day dismissal 9/3-6

Sat, Aug 24 12:04pm

Below is a transcript of a robo-call that will go out this evening. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   Thanks for a GREAT first two weeks of school.   I am really proud of our chil ... [More]

Letter from OUSD regarding proposal to merge Kaiser and Sankofa

Fri, Aug 23 6:58pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   Attached is a letter (also linked here) from Yvette Renteria detailing the proposal that Superintendent Johnson-Tramell will present to the school board next Wednesday.   Mon ... [More]

After School Enrichment to Begin

Fri, Aug 23 4:15pm

Dear Kaiser Families, Have you signed up for any After School Enrichment Classes yet?  They begin this upcoming week 8/26/19.  Look through the packet that was sent home last week for information or l ... [More]

Forwarded messaged regarding OUSD meeting for Kaiser families. Monday, August 26

Tue, Aug 20 9:38pm

I'm forwarding the following message at the request of OUSD's Deputy Chief of Innovation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Dear Kaiser families,   On Monday [Aug 26] at 6:00pm you are invited to a co ... [More]

ASE Lego Engineering

Tue, Aug 20 2:59pm

Hello Kaiser Families,  I was just made aware that the Lego Engineering class is taking Kindergartners.  Their flyer  indicates 1-5 grade, but they are taking Kinders.  If you are interested for your ... [More]

After School Enrichment Classes Fall 2019

Tue, Aug 20 10:16am

Hello Kaiser Families, Once again I am here to remind you about signing up for the After School Enrichment Classes.  Do not wait until the last minute.  Classes are filling up.  Some classes have no s ... [More]

Back to School Night THIS Wednesday, 6 PM

Mon, Aug 19 1:28pm

The following is a transcript of a robo-call that will go out this evening. ~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   Congratulations on a great first week of school!      This week Wednesday, Augus ... [More]

Help us find a computer teacher!

Sat, Aug 17 10:05pm

Hello Kaiser community.   Our computer teacher, Mr. O'Hearn, will not be returning to Kaiser this year.   We are looking for a person who loves teaching and understands technology to fill this positio ... [More]

Canvassing this Weekend

Fri, Aug 16 4:22pm

We will be canvassing the Kaiser neighborhood this weekend. We can use all the help we can get. We will meet at Kaiser at 8:45am, break into groups then head out. We will return around noon for a pizz ... [More]

Kaiser After School Enrichment Classes

Fri, Aug 16 12:13pm

Dear Kaiser Families, Yet another reminder to sign up for the Fall 2019 After School Enrichment classes which begin the week of August 26th.  Sign up for the very new classes: Tennis(few spots left fo ... [More]

Action Required: Join Your Student's/Child(ren)'s Classroom(s) on Konstella

Tue, Aug 13 8:23pm

The 2019-2020 school year classrooms have now been created on Konstella. If you have not done so already, please take a moment to "join" you student/child(ren)'s classrooms(s).  1) Navigate to the upp ... [More]

After School Enrichment Classes Fall 2019

Mon, Aug 12 10:18pm

Dear Kaiser Parents,   Another reminder that the Fall 2019 After School Enrichment classes will begin the week of August 26th. Enrollment is open for all classes. Please log on to the school website t ... [More]

Adventure Time before & after school care waitlist

Thu, Aug 8 10:40am

Hello Kaiser Community.   I was surprised to discover yesterday that Adventure Time is currently full and has a waitlist due to staffing shortage.   I have assurance from their regional director that ... [More]