Lost & Found (and free items) available for pick up until Tuesday, June 30

Fri, Jun 26 4:13pm

Hello Families:   The move from Kaiser to Sankofa is complete and in the process I moved the Lost and Found items to the area in front of the Multi Purpose Building.   There are also some remaining ba ... [More]

Sankofa United Up-dates: a message from our Community Schools Manager, Erica Macklin

Wed, Jun 17 9:50am

Hello Kaiser Families:     In the 2020-21 school year, Sankofa United will use TalkingPoints for family communications.   This app has become a quick favorite of other school communities.   Until this ... [More]

A Message from Hilary Jackson

Tue, May 26 9:00pm

Hilary Jackson began as a parent at Kaiser and once we learned of her incredible skills, we were fortunate enough to have her become an integral staff member.  Her main focus was working with students ... [More]

Kaiser Alive Winners

Tue, May 26 11:33am

Hello Kaiser Students and Families, Thank you to those students that participated in the Kaiser Alive 2020 :Shelter in Place Quarantine Edition.  This year was obviously way different, but thank you f ... [More]

Kaiser's Legacy

Mon, May 25 10:07am

Dear Kaiser Community,   It is with a heavy heart that we must say good-bye to each other and to the school at this time.  Although we are still working to get an Executive Order from the Governor tha ... [More]

EXTENDED (by request) Teacher/Staff and Adventure Time Appreciation Funds!

Sun, May 24 2:33pm

Hey All!  As the dust has settled from the week, I have heard from a few folks that did not get to contribute to the Teacher/Staff and Adventure Time Appreciation Funds and still want to. So we create ... [More]

Important: Dates & times for pick up & drop off of materials from Kaiser Elementary

Fri, May 22 2:45pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   The week ahead will be bitter-sweet.    We celebrate the promotion of our 5th graders to middle school and others advancing a grade.  Despite a year of epic hurdles ... [More]

Kaiser Alive Books DUE Tonight!

Fri, May 22 10:03am

Hello Kaiser Students and Families, For those of you who are participating in the Kaiser Alive Contest, your digital books are due tonight.  Please email them to me at oscar.campos@ousd.org by 8 PM to ... [More]

Flipgrid Password

Thu, May 21 8:14pm

Hi everyone,   Sorry, I neglected to include the Flipgrid password in the message I posted earlier. Here it is:   Kaiser20!   Best, Ms. Hunter

LAST CHANCE Teacher/Staff Appreciation

Thu, May 21 7:57pm

Hello Kaiser families, LAST CHANCE to celebrate and support our teachers, staff and Adventure Time professionals with an end-of-year gift. The clock runs out Friday, May 22nd at midnight! Please contr ... [More]

Thank You Volunteers!

Thu, May 21 6:54pm

Dear Kaiser Volunteers,   Thank you for all that you do. In normal circumstances we'd be thanking you for driving on field trips, helping in the classrooms, sitting on the PTA board, volunteering for ... [More]

Principal message: Important dates & info for pick up and drop off of materials next week.

Mon, May 18 8:01am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:     I hope this message finds you all well.      I want to appreciate you all for continuing to support your children with distance learning as this school year winds ... [More]

"Assembly" Monday at 1. :-)

Sat, May 16 7:51am

Hello Kaiser Families.    We have a fun opportunity for kids in all grades at Kaiser to be part of a special virtual live "assembly" this Monday at 1 PM.   The "Eco Hero" program focuses on things kid ... [More]

Faculty/Staff (and Adventure Time) Appreciation Plans

Fri, May 15 12:18am

Hello Kaiser families, I am writing to share the details for our end-of-the-year teacher/staff and Adventure Time appreciation efforts. You can participate many different ways. (Please note, if you pl ... [More]

5-11-20 Principal up-date

Mon, May 11 6:51am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.   I hope this message finds you all well.  Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and Friday was designated across the district as a “Wellness Day” for all staff.   ... [More]

Spirit Week pt 2- Fancy Friday

Fri, May 8 10:26am

Dear Kaiser Families, Happy Fancy Friday! Since we have been in our pajamas for 2 months now, lets show off our threads.  Get into your fanciest dress, tuxedos, power suits and show us how stylish you ... [More]

Spirit Week pt 2- Thursday #tbt

Thu, May 7 10:01am

Hello Kaiser Families, Spirit week continues today with Throw-back Thursday #tbt.  Dress up from a different era or share a baby picture.  Please email the pictures to oscar.campos@ousd.org.  You can ... [More]

Spirit Day pt 2- Wednesday

Wed, May 6 11:06am

Hello Kaiser Families, Spirit Week continues today with Halloween Wednesday.  Break out those Halloween costumes and scare us.  Can't wit to see those pics.  Please email to oscar.campos@ousd.org  Tha ... [More]

Public Health Officials Join Parents, Students and Teachers in Calling for Executive Action to Pause Permanent School Closures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tue, May 5 6:27pm

Dear Kaiser Community,    One dozen public health doctors and professionals, together with over 100 parents, students and teachers have signed a letter calling on Governor Newsom to issue an Executive ... [More]

5-5-20 Principal up-date

Tue, May 5 1:32pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   I hope this message finds you all well.   Last week was a very busy week for me with some major deadlines.  It feels good to be back in regular communication with K ... [More]

Spirit Week pt 2- Tuesday

Tue, May 5 10:32am

Kaiser Families, Spirit week continues today(Tuesday) with CRAZY SOCK day.  Wear your funkiest pair of socks you own.  If you don't have any "crazy socks", then you can decorate them in your own creat ... [More]

Spirit Week Starts Today!

Mon, May 4 9:57am

Hello Kaiser Families, May the fourth be with you!  Today we start Spirit Week with Star Wars day!  Dress up as a your favorite Star Wars character.  If you don't have a Star Wars costume,  you can dr ... [More]

National Teacher/School Staff Appreciation Week

Mon, May 4 2:19am

Good morning  Kaiser community- I just want to remind everyone that this is teacher/[school staff] appreciation week across the United States. As you all know, our already amazing faculty and staff ha ... [More]

Kaiser Spirit Week Pt 2- May 4th-8th

Fri, May 1 10:44am

Dear Kaiser Families, Happy Friday!  And Happy New month.   Next week is Spirit Week again.  I hope you all can participate.  Below are the themes for the week.  I will remind you daily and you can se ... [More]

KAISER ALIVE! Shelter-in-Place Edition (DUE: May 22, 2020)

Fri, May 1 2:59am

Hello Kaiser Families,  Although we are sorry to share that we had to cancel the KAISER ALIVE! Picnic (for now), that won't stop us from having fun!!  Instead we present the KAISER ALIVE Shelter-in-Pl ... [More]

Kaiser Spirit Week PT. 2

Tue, Apr 28 1:52pm

Hello Kaiser Families, We will be having another spirit week next week.  I will post the themes soon and hoping that many of the students will participate.  I also hope everyone is doing well and stay ... [More]

4-24-20 Principal Message

Fri, Apr 24 4:05pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   I continue to be moved by our community’s response to this unprecedented challenge.  Here are some recent numbers of meals, technology and learning resources distri ... [More]

4-22-20 Kaiser Elementary Principal Update

Wed, Apr 22 10:59am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   Happy Earth Day! In Monday’s message, I shared some great Earth Day resources that I hope your family has been able to check out.   Today, I want to focus on wellne ... [More]

Tech Exchange Drop Off Event-April 23 from 11am-2pm

Tue, Apr 21 12:38pm

Do  you have a laptop or device you'd like to donate to an Oakland student?   Tech Exchange is taking laptops and devices THIS THURSDAY, April 23, from 11am-2pm.  Please see link for more information. ... [More]

4-20-20 Kaiser Elementary principal up-date

Mon, Apr 20 6:53am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   I hope that this message finds you well as we enter another week of shelter in place.  I’ve spoken to many of you, and this experience is resoundingly hard. Yet you ... [More]

RSVP for this very important meeting re the future of Kaiser School on April 30th

Sat, Apr 18 11:01am

We encourage all those who live in the Kaiser neighborhood to attend or if you care about the future of the Kaiser property.  Let's remember, public schools are our schools! __________________________ ... [More]

4-17-20 Kaiser Elementary Principal Up-date

Fri, Apr 17 3:21pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   I hope that you and your families are well.  In our weekly staff meeting on Wednesday we brainstormed how we can best connect our kids to the fabulous resources our ... [More]

4-15-20 Kaiser Elementary principal update.

Wed, Apr 15 8:41am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   Over the past couple weeks, I have asked you for feedback on a survey form about how we are doing in service to you in these unprecedented times.   I want to thank ... [More]

4-13-20 Principal up-date

Mon, Apr 13 7:47am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   I hope that you and your family are well.   I miss you all! I also hope that you are finding routines that work for you and your kids, keeping learning balanced wit ... [More]

Accessing your child's 2nd marking period report card.

Mon, Apr 13 6:51am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   Our second of three marking periods of the 2019-20 school year ended Friday, March 13, which also happened to be the last day that school was in session before the ... [More]

4/11/20 Principal message

Sat, Apr 11 2:51pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   I am struck by how different our lives have all become in a very short time.   How they differ is also very different, person to person, family to family.   We are all experie ... [More]

Community Letter from Kaiser Teachers-4/8/2020

Wed, Apr 8 10:01pm

Dear Kaiser Families,    Tomorrow (Thursday), many of you will be making a major decision on where to send your children to school in 2020-2021. We know this is a difficult time for many, and we want ... [More]

4/8/20 Principal Guikema message

Wed, Apr 8 3:51pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   It was good to see many of you today at our Chromebook distribution.   I appreciate everyone being so mindful of safety protocols. Special thanks to Tanika Brown fo ... [More]

4-6-20 Principal Message

Tue, Apr 7 6:45am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   We return from Spring Break to the daunting reality that we will be finishing the school year with distance learning.   This is a situation no one would have wanted ... [More]

Wednesday Chromebook distribution. Robo-call transcript.

Sat, Apr 4 1:18pm

Below is the transcript of a robo-call sent Saturday, April 4, 2020.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   We were all saddened with th ... [More]

Kaiser Elementary & OUSD schools closed through end of year.

Wed, Apr 1 10:23pm

Hello Kaiser Community:   It is with a very heavy heart that I share with you the news that school will stay closed through the end of the school year. This brings up a lot of questions and a lot of e ... [More]

4-1-20 Principal Spring Break check in

Wed, Apr 1 6:18am

Hello Kaiser Families:   I hope that this message finds you and your family well.  Although we are on “Spring Break” I want to check in to say, “hi”, and to see if there are any urgent needs you or yo ... [More]

Spirit Day- Pajama Day Pics

Fri, Mar 27 10:48pm

Dear Kaiser Families, Pajama day pics are posted on the Kaiser Elementary Family Resource page under the Spirit Week tab.  Thank you to all the families who participated in Spirit Week.  It was awesom ... [More]

Pajama Day!!

Fri, Mar 27 12:05pm

Dear Kaiser Families, It's PAJAMA DAY!!! Send in those pics to oscar.campos@ousd.org . At the end of the day I will post them in the Family Resource Page.  Make this the biggest Spirit Day yet!  Teach ... [More]

Spirit Day- Thursday

Thu, Mar 26 11:29pm

Dear Kaiser Families, The Spirit Day pictures for Thursday are posted on the Kaiser Elementary Family Resource page. Enjoy! Friday will be Pajama day.  And Happy Spring Break. Thank you!

Spirit Day- Thursday

Thu, Mar 26 9:41am

Hello Kaiser Families, Today is Sports/Jersey day.  Wear your favorite team's shirt/jersey and send those pics to  oscar.campos@ousd.org Please check yesterday's pics via your teacher's online google ... [More]

3-25-20 Kaiser Elementary Principal message

Wed, Mar 25 7:23pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   As you know from my earlier message today, and messages from OUSD, Kaiser and other Bay Area schools will remain closed through May 1.   We are scheduled to reopen ... [More]

OUSD and Bay Area school closures extended to May 1

Wed, Mar 25 11:17am

Hello Kaiser Community.   It was announced minutes ago that OUSD and other Bay Area districts will be extending COVID-19 related school closures through May 1.     Here is a statement from OUSD. Here ... [More]

Spirit Day Wednesday

Wed, Mar 25 9:50am

Hello Kaiser Families, Today's spirit day is Dress like an Old Person Day(in honor of the generation that is most at risk) or  a picture of you  with your elderly loved ones. Can't wait to see those p ... [More]

Spirit Day Tuesday

Tue, Mar 24 8:47pm

Hello Kaiser Families, Cray Hair Day/School Colors Pics.  Enjoy!

3-24-20 Principal message

Tue, Mar 24 6:00pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   As of now, there is no official word about whether school will be back in session after Spring Break.   This decision will likely be guided by state or national lev ... [More]

Tuesday-Crazy Hair Day/School Colors Day

Tue, Mar 24 9:32am

Kaiser Families, Just a reminder that today is crazy hair day and school colors day.  Send in those pics to  oscar.campos@ousd.org  Thank you!

Spirit Day Monday: Super Hero Day Pictures

Mon, Mar 23 8:14pm

Kaiser Families, Here are the Super Hero pictures that were sent today from some of the students.  Enjoy!

3-23-20 Principal message

Mon, Mar 23 6:05pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   As we enter our second week of these unprecedented times, I want to say how much I respect and appreciate you all!   Thanks for staying connected to learning and to ... [More]

1st Day of Spirit Week- Super Hero Day

Mon, Mar 23 11:50am

Kaiser Families, Remember that today is the first day of SPIRIT WEEK!  It is Super Hero Day (in honor of the hospital worker, first responders, grocery employees,  and all other essential personnel).  ... [More]

Kaiser Spirit Week

Sun, Mar 22 7:04pm

Hello Kaiser Families, I hope you are all doing well.  I miss all the students and the  entire Kaiser community.  As we continue this unprecedented event, I was hoping we can uplift each other by havi ... [More]

3-20-20 Kaiser Elem Principal Check-In

Fri, Mar 20 7:34pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   Well, this is the end of a week like no other.   I have so much respect and gratitude for you ALL as we have all been navigating new challenges the best we can.   W ... [More]

3-19-20 Kaiser Elementary principal check in.

Thu, Mar 19 3:46pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   Kaiser’s Orff music teacher has put together a treasure trove of music resources and videos for our kids.   Check it out! I recommend weaving these into your children’s daily ... [More]

3-18-20 Kaiser Elementary Principal up-date

Wed, Mar 18 6:33pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   Each day that we would otherwise be in school, but are out as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus, I will be reaching out to you with a Konstella mes ... [More]

3-17-20 Kaiser Elementary principal up-date

Tue, Mar 17 3:47pm

Happy St. Patricks’ Day Kaiser families.   I hope you and your families are adjusting to these different times.   I want to say, again, if you have any needs, or if you have anything you can offer in ... [More]

3-16-20 Kaiser Elementary up-date

Mon, Mar 16 3:43pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   I will be reaching out to you frequently with updates and a “hello”.   I am also going to be recording a series of brief YouTube videos to keep connected to our kid ... [More]

Robo-call transcript. 3/15 update.

Sun, Mar 15 3:27pm

Below is the transcript of a robo-call going home tonight, Sunday, 3/15/20.   ~~~~~~ Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema.   As you know, as a precaution to help ... [More]

Kaiser Elementary & all OUSD schools closed through Spring Break: Robo-call transcript

Fri, Mar 13 11:13am

Below is the transcript of a robocall that I sent to Kaiser Elementary families earlier today. ~ Dennis Guikema, Principal ~~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   OUSD announced this morning t ... [More]

Robo-call transcript: cononavirus safety precautions & enrollment info

Thu, Mar 12 5:48pm

Below is a transcript of the robo-call message sent this evening.... ~~~~~~~~~` Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema, with an important two-part announcement: an ... [More]

New Friday After School Enrichment Class

Thu, Mar 12 2:10pm

Hello Kaiser Families, The NEW After School Enrichment class from Mr. Wise- Songwriting and Storytelling needs more enrollment to run.  Please email ASAP if interested!  It is not too late.  SIGN UP N ... [More]

Thursdays ASE Classes

Thu, Mar 12 8:27am

Hello Kaiser Families, Today's ASE classes are African Dance(K-2; 3-3:45, & 3-5;3:45-4:30), Ceramics, Legos, and 3 O'clock Rock.  It may not be too late to sign up.  Please check in with each individu ... [More]

Keeping our community safe

Tue, Mar 10 8:00am

Hello Kaiser Families:   As you know, our Kaiser school wide expectations are to be Safe, Mindful, and Responsible.   I want to give kudos to our kiddos and our staff for prioritizing safety.   Our mo ... [More]

Tuesday After School Enrichment-Spring 2020

Mon, Mar 9 9:38pm

Dear Kaiser Families, Tuesday is Choir, Tennis, and Yoga.  Choir has very low enrollment and could use more sign ups. If you are interested, please contact the class.  It is not too late!  Tennis at 4 ... [More]

Spring After School Enrichment Begins

Sun, Mar 8 8:53pm

Knock Konck! - Who's there? Spring! - Spring who?! Spring After School Enrichment Classes 2020! Have you signed up your child(ren) to any of the cool ASE classes yet? Classes begin this week. Please s ... [More]

School Site Council meeting, Wednesday, March 11, 4 PM

Fri, Mar 6 2:49pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   Our March School Site Council (SSC) meeting will be on March 11 at 4 PM at Sankofa Elementary.   This meeting will be in conjunction with Sankofa's SSC meeting.   Please see ... [More]

Spring After School Enrichment 2020

Thu, Mar 5 9:39am

Hello Kaiser Families, How are sign-ups going?  ORIGAMI class needs about 5 more enrollment sign ups, otherwise,  it may possibly cancel the class.  So, if you have not yet signed up, please do so as ... [More]

Coronavirus and hygiene up-date

Wed, Mar 4 9:42pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Community :   This evening OUSD sent out a very informative memo about recent developments with the coronavirus and preventative measures that are being taken.   The memo also ... [More]

Opportunity to Support Schools and Communities First TOMORROW (3/4)

Tue, Mar 3 6:05pm

Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 4) is an Oakland-wide day of action for signature collection for the Schools and Communities First ballot measure. Volunteers will be in front Kaiser before school (starting ... [More]

How to talk to kids about Corona Virus

Tue, Mar 3 7:00am

Hi Kaiser Families.   A fellow Kaiser family member shared a great resource with me about how to talk to your kids about the Corona Virus.   Check out the link below for both a 3-minute radio piece an ... [More]

Spring After School Enrichment 2020

Mon, Mar 2 2:50pm

Dear Kaiser Families, We are now in  SIGN-UP Mode for the Spring After School Enrichment classes which begins next week.  **The only classes happening this week are Piano and Musical Theater.  Tennis ... [More]

Naming announcement.

Mon, Mar 2 7:25am

Hello Community.   Our Design Team is excited to share with you the name of the merged Kaiser-Sankofa: Sankofa United Elementary School.     In the process of creating this name we solicited ideas fro ... [More]

Minimum Day 1:30 dismissal this week Tuesday - Friday.... and more news of the week.

Sat, Feb 29 8:57am

Happy Leap Day Kaiser Families!   Minimum Days Tuesday - Friday: As a reminder, this week Tuesday - Friday, we will have minimum day dismissal at 1:30 PM to make possible teacher-family conferences.  ... [More]

Spring After School Enrichment 2020

Wed, Feb 26 7:40am

Dear Kaiser Families, Another reminder that this is the last week of Winter ASE classes(except for Musical Theater. They run through May).  There will be a one week break for parent conferences and th ... [More]

Reminder: visit and volunteer guidleines

Tue, Feb 25 9:50am

Hello Kaiser Families:   To help maintain a safe and disruption-free learning environment, we are resending our visitor and volunteer guidelines below.   Thanks!      ~ Dennis Guikema   Kaiser Element ... [More]

Last day to share your thoughts on a new name for Kaiser-Sankofa

Mon, Feb 24 11:54am

Hello Kaiser Community.   Today is the last day to vote for a name for Kaiser-Sankofa.   As a reminder, ideas were shared by students in lessons at both schools and by adults at our first Design Team ... [More]

After School Enrichment Classes- Spring Session 2020

Fri, Feb 21 5:43pm

Dear Kaiser Families, Next week is the last week of the Winter After School Enrichment classes.  The new Spring session will begin the week of March 9th.  Flyers will be coming home next week and alth ... [More]

School Board Highlights-2/12/2020

Thu, Feb 20 4:05pm

Dear Kaiser Community,   At the 2/12 School Board meeting, 4 of the 7 School Board members (London, Harris, Hinton-Hodge and Yee) expressed their desire to expedite the Blueprint for Quality Schools a ... [More]

Got art supplies?

Tue, Feb 18 9:17am

GOT ART SUPPLIES?   Ms. Virtue would like to do an exciting art project with the students at the end of the month involving mobiles. It is inspired by the work of Alexander Calder.   In order to achie ... [More]

Reminder: Design Team "report back" this Wednesday @ 6 PM @ Sankofa

Mon, Feb 17 6:16pm

REMINDER:   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   The Design Team for the merged Kaiser-Sanofa has been working well and hard to prepare for 2020-21.   Input from our last “report back” helped to inform ... [More]

School Site Council (SSC) meeting Wednesday, February 19, 4 PM @ Kaiser Elementary Library

Fri, Feb 14 2:38pm

All Kaiser family members are welcome to our  School Site Council (SSC) Meeting   Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:00 - 5:00 PM Kaiser Elementary Library   The SSC develops and monitors the implementati ... [More]

Design Team: Report Back 2/19 + notes from recent retreat.

Fri, Feb 14 1:37pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   The Design Team for the merged Kaiser-Sanofa has been working well and hard to prepare for the next school year.   Input from our last “report back” helped to infor ... [More]

SSC canceled this week. Rescheduled, Wed 2/19/20

Mon, Feb 10 3:31pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   The School Site Council (SSC) meeting for this week has been canceled.   This has been rescheduled for next week Wednesday, February 19.   Please see attached flier for detai ... [More]

Reminder: Community building events this weekend

Mon, Feb 10 1:10pm

Hello Kaiser Community.     I'm sending this quick reminder of two community building and fun activities this weekend.   Friday, 6 PM, Family Valentine's Day Dance (sponsored by The Warriors!) @ Sanko ... [More]

Design Team meeting notes from 1-22-20

Fri, Feb 7 8:56am

Hello Kaiser Community.   It was pointed out to me this week that the Design Team notes from Jan 22 were never sent out to the community.  I want to apologize for this and am attaching them here.     ... [More]

Cornonavirus update from County Heath and Education

Tue, Feb 4 4:54pm

Hello Kaiser Families.   Attached is an update from Alameda County Health and Education offices with similar information to that in a robo-call that went out this afternoon from OUSD.      ~ Dennis Guikema

Family Valentine's Day Dance [attachment included]

Tue, Feb 4 1:09pm

[The attachment didn't attach the first time... 2nd try....]   Hello Kaiser Families:   The Sankofa PTA is hosting a family Valentine's Day dance and has invited Kaiser students and families to attend ... [More]

Family Valentine's Day Dance

Tue, Feb 4 1:03pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   The Sankofa PTA is hosting a family Valentine's Day dance and has invited Kaiser students and families to attend!   This event is sponsored by Glenn Robinson III of the Golden ... [More]

More detailed information about the Before and After School Programs at Kaiser-Sankofa for 2020-21

Mon, Feb 3 6:30pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   As families weigh their options for next year, a concern we heard from many was about the accessibility, scope and cost of after and before school programs.   Thanks to all wh ... [More]

Being ready for flu season

Thu, Jan 30 1:41pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   Flu season is expected to hit hard this year.   Here is a link to  a helpful flier from OUSD health services with ideas of things we can teach our children and actions we can ... [More]

We are the dream. An HBO documentary about the MLK Oratorical

Wed, Jan 29 10:31am

Hello Kaiser Families:   Each year Kaiser students participate in the MLK Oratorical Fest.   Yesterday was our site competition when students bravely presented in front of a panel of judges.   Some of ... [More]

Reminder & last chance: important survey about before/after school options for 2020-21 at Kaiser-Sankofa

Mon, Jan 27 10:49am

Hello Kaiser Families;   Last week I sent a message about a survey for BACR (Bay Area Community Resources) the after school provider at Sankofa.   They will continue to provide this service next year ... [More]


Sat, Jan 25 3:05pm

Hello Kaiser Community:   It has been a very busy week at Kaiser.   I want to thank everyone who came out to one or more of the following events in the past 7 days: PTA Board meeting  PTA General meet ... [More]

OUSD 2020 Census Poster Contest

Wed, Jan 22 8:31am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   OUSD is sponsoring a poster contest to promote the 2020 census.   Details are in the flier attached.   Posters can be sent directly to the email on the flier or can ... [More]

After School Enrichment- TENNIS

Tue, Jan 21 9:12am

Kaiser Families, Rain is expected sometime today and if your child takes TENNIS, class will still be held.  The class will move indoors where they will work on team building, sportsmanship, and tennis ... [More]

Before/After school program interest survey. 2020-21 Kaiser-Sankofa

Tue, Jan 21 8:18am

Hello Kaiser Families:   If your child will be attending Kaiser-Sankofa next year (or you are undecided and considering this option), please take a moment to click the link below and complete this int ... [More]

Oakland Not For Sale Update by Parents & Teachers (Thursday, 6/23 at 6:00pm before PTA Meeting)

Mon, Jan 20 5:44pm

Dear Kaiser Community,   The Parents and Teachers from Oakland Not For Sale will be providing a short update in the multi-purpose room on Thursday, 1/23/2020 at 6:00pm.    The PTA meeting is scheduled ... [More]

The Time is Now-Call! Email!

Fri, Jan 17 10:19pm

Recently, Assemblymember Rob Bonta mediated conversations about school closures between Oakland Not For Sale (ONFS) and OUSD. The goal of ONFS is to stop school closures, including the closing of Kais ... [More]

2 social events... THIS Saturday and 2/15/19

Thu, Jan 16 11:53am

Hello Kaiser Families:   There are Kaiser-Sankofa and  North Oakland schools social events come up, the first being THIS Saturday.   Details from the organizers are copied below.   Hope to see you the ... [More]

Receipts for 2019 PTA Donations

Wed, Jan 15 7:43pm

Hello Kaiser Community,   If you gave a cash donation to the PTA in 2019 and would like a letter receipt for your taxes/records, please contact Ariana Lightner.  Just send an email to treasurer@kaiser ... [More]

Jan 16. Kaiser Sankofa Budget and Staffing info session

Sat, Jan 11 5:19pm

Kaiser-Sankofa Community Information Session: Budget and Staffing January 16 6:00-7:30pm Sankofa Auditorium 581 61st St, Oakland, CA 94609 Please join us to hear from OUSD leaders about budget and sta ... [More]

Thornhill Tour

Wed, Jan 8 10:08am

Hello Kaiser Community.   Thornhill Elementary has scheduled an info session and tour for Kaiser families who are considering Thornhill as an option.   A flier with details is attached.   ~ Dennis Guikema

Enrollment window and tour reminder

Tue, Jan 7 10:11am

[Corrected link to the Kaiser-Sankofa tours included.]   Happy New Year, Kaiser Families.   We are a month away from the end of the first enrollment window for OUSD.   It is very important that all cu ... [More]

Notes from 12/16/19 Design Team Report Back

Mon, Dec 30 2:24pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   I want to thank those from the Kaiser and Sankofa communities who came out December 16th, in the heart of the busy holiday season, to listen to and share thoughts with the Ka ... [More]

January 8 School Site Council Meeting notice

Fri, Dec 27 8:44am

All Kaiser family members are welcome to our School Site Council (SSC) Meeting.   Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:00 - 5:00 PM Kaiser Elementary Library   The SSC develops and monitors the implementation ... [More]

Running for a Better Oakland (RBO) winter/spring season approaches

Fri, Dec 20 3:44pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   Each Fall and Spring season, many Kaiser students have participated in an exciting program called "Running for a Better Oakland" or RBO.   They have mentor led fun running pra ... [More]

Winter ASE

Fri, Dec 20 8:21am

Dear Kaiser Families, Happy Holidays!  Just wanted to promote the Toyology class again as they are still under enrolled and it is also not too late to sign up for this class.  Toyology is held Fridays ... [More]

REMINDER Holiday Thank-You for our amazing AT staff

Tue, Dec 17 4:01pm

Adventure Time Parents- Just a reminder that, as a sign of appreciation and thanks for the Adventure Time staff, Matt Broz (dad of Dashiell Tannembaum-Broz) is organizing the 3nd annual Kaiser Adventu ... [More]

Winter ASE

Tue, Dec 17 7:57am

Hello Kaiser Families, The After School Enrichment classes began last week, but there are a few classes that can still use more enrollment.  CHORUS, TOYOLOGY, and MUSICAL THEATER.    Chorus is held on ... [More]

Design Team meeting notes and reminder about tonight's "report out"

Mon, Dec 16 11:07am

Hello Kaiser Community.   After each Design Team meeting we will be sharing notes and a summary of the meeting.   Here is a link to the notes and summary of our last meeting, Dec 10.   Also, remember ... [More]

correct link for RSVP: Monday's Design Team Report Back.

Sun, Dec 15 9:16pm

The previous message had an incorrect link for RSVP.   Please click HERE for the correct RSVP link.      ~~~~~~~~~~~ Reminder:   Sankofa-Kaiser Design Team Report Back Monday, December 16 5:30-7:00pm ... [More]

Design Team Report Out reminder and request to RSVP (This Monday)

Sun, Dec 15 8:56pm

Reminder:   Sankofa-Kaiser Design Team Report Back Monday, December 16 5:30-7:00pm Sankofa Auditorium 581 61st St, Oakland, CA 94609   Please join us to learn about the work the Design Team has been d ... [More]

Addressing custodial concerns

Sun, Dec 15 10:22am

Hello 2nd grade families:   I want to appreciate those who have reached out with concerns about custodial issues at Kaiser Elementary.  Please allow me to catch you up on the situation and the steps t ... [More]

Music Lessons with Kaiser's very own Mr. Eli--Flyer Attached

Fri, Dec 13 1:03pm

Mr. Eli's Private and Small Group Lessons Information  Flyer is attached. 

Kudos! California School Dashboard live this week

Fri, Dec 13 10:21am

Hello Kaiser Community.   The "California Dashboard" went live this week. This highlights the significant academic growth Kaiser continues to have.  The root causes of this are many and ALL staff,  fa ... [More]

After School Enrichment for Friday

Fri, Dec 13 8:27am

Hello Kaiser Families, ASE start week continues today with Sarah's Science Toyology.  Jazz Band and Musical Theater will also be on Fridays, but Jazz will start next Friday and Musical Theater will be ... [More]

new OUSD middle school website

Thu, Dec 12 9:02am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.   OUSD has launched a new middle school website that is super informative and worth a look, whether you have a 5th grader rising to middle school year or just want t ... [More]

Adventure Time and School Performance Nights

Thu, Dec 12 8:25am

Dear Kaiser Adventure Time Families, Just a friendly reminder that Adventure Time closes at 6:00 PM even on school performance nights.  Please pick up at your scheduled time or by 6:00 .  Thank you.   ... [More]

After School Enrichment for Thursday

Thu, Dec 12 8:19am

Dear Kaiser Families, Winter ASE classes start week continues today with Ceramics, 3 O'Clock Rock, African Dance, and Legos.  It is not too late to sign up.  Please contact each individual class for a ... [More]

After School Enrichment-Wednesday

Wed, Dec 11 8:55am

Hello Kaiser Families, After School Enrichment classes today are Chess, Fabric Arts, and Origami.  If you are still interested, please contact the individual class for more information.  Thank you!    ... [More]

Winter After School Enrichment Classes

Mon, Dec 9 5:39pm

Dear Kaiser Families, Winter ASE started today with Piano.  Tomorrow, Chorus and Tennis begin.  Yoga will also be on Tuesday, but it will be delayed until next week 12/17.  Again, if you are taking Yo ... [More]

Design Team Meeting Notes & Summary + reminder of "report out"

Mon, Dec 9 2:41pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   The Kaiser-Sankofa Design Team meets 2x each month.  After each meeting we will send the school communities a summary and notes.   Here is a link to the notes from last week' ... [More]

Robo-call transcript: Music performance reminder

Mon, Dec 9 9:55am

Below is a transcript of a robo-call that will go out this evening. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema.  I sent a message home via Konstella last ... [More]

December Events (reminders and overview)

Sun, Dec 8 7:52am

Hello Kaiser Community:   The weeks leading up to our winter break are busy.   Below is an overview of up-coming school events.  Our Winter Music Performances are long standing traditions with near 10 ... [More]

Kaiser-Sankofa Info Session tomorrow, 9 AM

Fri, Dec 6 9:36am

Hello Kaiser Community.   We are expecting a big turnout at tomorrow morning’s Information Session and Tour at Sankofa, Saturday, December 7, at 9:00 AM.   If you are interested in coming, please RSVP ... [More]

OUSD Enrollment meeting @ Kaiser: 12/17.

Fri, Dec 6 8:22am

Hello Kaiser Families.   OUSD is holding an enrollment meeting for Kaiser families to discuss the enrollment process, explain how the opportunity ticket works, and answer any questions.   Enrollment M ... [More]

Winter After School Enrichment Starts Soon!

Thu, Dec 5 2:47pm

Hello Kaiser Families, Just another reminder that Winter ASE classes begin next week.  Please register ahead of time to ensure your child(ren) get into the class they want.  A few classes are getting ... [More]

Car break-ins this morning @ Kaiser Elementary

Thu, Dec 5 1:40pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.   This morning, at approximately 10 AM, two staff members cars were broken into on the Kaiser Elementary campus.   The cars were parked near the dumpsters on the SE ... [More]

New After School Program pick up option!

Wed, Dec 4 2:55pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   With both Adventure Time and Studio One still having waitlists for their after school programs, some families have experienced a significant inconvenience.   I'm happy to anno ... [More]

After School Enrichment Winter Session Starts the week of December 9th

Mon, Dec 2 5:09pm

Hello Kaiser Families, Just another reminder that the New Winter session of the After School Enrichment programs start next week***.  This is a good time to sign up before classes fill up.  All the sa ... [More]

Fund Our Schools! Schools and Communities First Act Info Night

Fri, Nov 29 9:08am

California public schools are severely underfunded and many struggle due to lack of resources. California currently ranks 39th in the nation in per-pupil spending and has the largest number of student ... [More]

Happy Thanksgiving: Important 2020-21 info and more.

Tue, Nov 26 2:41pm

You can also read the message below on a Google Doc here. ~~~~~~~~ Happy Thanksgiving Kaiser Elementary Families!   I hope that you are all enjoying this special week with family and friends.   I’m do ... [More]

Gender Expansive Family Workshop

Fri, Nov 22 4:28pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   Please see the attached flier for information about a "Raising Gender Expansive Children and Teens" workshop help by the Gender Spectrum organization.     Thanks for making K ... [More]

After School Enrichment Winter Session

Fri, Nov 22 7:55am

Hello Kaiser Families, Today is the last day of the Fall  session of After School Enrichment classes(except for Musical Theater which ends in December).  It has been a great Fall session and looking f ... [More]

Kaiser NOT impacted by power outages and WILL be open all week.

Tue, Nov 19 1:09pm

Below is a transcript of a robo-call that will go out this evening. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Community.   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema.   I’m calling to let you know that Kaiser E ... [More]

After School Enrichment Flyers

Mon, Nov 18 2:56pm

Dear Kaiser Families, After School Enrichment flyers will be handed out tomorrow, Tuesday 11-19-19.  Sorry for the delay.  Any questions/concerns please contact Mr. Oscar at A.T.

Last Week of Fall After School Enrichment Classes

Mon, Nov 18 9:16am

Dear Kaiser Families, This week is the last week of the Fall After School Enrichment classes(the only exception is Musical Theater as they end in December).  The new Winter session will begin the week ... [More]

Help Give Back this Holiday Season with Kaiser Girl Scouts

Sun, Nov 17 11:52pm

One Warm Coat The Kaiser Daisy troop is coordinating the annual One Warm Coat drive!  You can learn more about about the organization by clicking here:https://www.onewarmcoat.org Please consider donat ... [More]

Minor incident on campus

Thu, Nov 14 11:15am

Hello Kaiser Families:   It is rare that emergency services are called to campus, and any time they are, I inform families.     Today at AM recess a kinder student's knee got stuck in between bars in ... [More]

Kaiser Families Playdate Sunday

Tue, Nov 12 7:55pm

Hello Kaiser Community,   A few  parents who are exploring the new Kaiser/Sankofa school will be hosting a playdate for Kaiser families who would like to join the discussion. Please come if you are cu ... [More]

Keeping Kaiser "Safe, Mindful, and Responsible".

Mon, Nov 11 11:24am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   Providing a safe space for all students at Kaiser is our number one priority. Clear expectations, well-established Socio-Emotional Learning practices, and strong fa ... [More]

Enrollment and Design updates.

Mon, Nov 11 11:17am

Hello Kaiser Community.   As a reminder, the enrollment window for OUSD is currently open (through February 7.)   More info is at www.ousd.org/enroll.     The first info tour for families interested i ... [More]

An update about our after school provider and plans for the future.

Fri, Nov 8 3:56pm

Dear Kaiser Elementary Community:   I am writing to share an update about our current after school provider as well as the proposed service provider for next year.   I met Wednesday morning with Neil ... [More]

Reminder: No School Monday, Nov. 11

Fri, Nov 8 12:51pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   As a reminder, Kaiser and all OUSD schools are not in session this Monday, November 11, in honor of Veteran's Day.    Have a great weekend.  See you Tuesday!   ~ Dennis Guike ... [More]

School Site Council (SSC) meeting, Nov. 13. 4 PM

Fri, Nov 8 12:40pm

All Kaiser family members are welcome to our  School Site Council (SSC) Meeting   Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:00 - 5:00 PM Kaiser Elementary Library   The SSC develops and monitors the implementati ... [More]

Design Team report out

Fri, Nov 8 11:51am

Hello Kaiser Community.   The Kaiser-Sankofa Design Team had its first meeting Tuesday and will be meeting again next Tuesday.   We have promised a full report out and opportunities to engage after ea ... [More]

Good Eggs Fundraiser Continues!

Thu, Nov 7 2:17pm

Help our school earn an extra $50 this week! We'll unlock this bonus if 3 new customers join our fundraiser by 11/10. To join, visit schools.goodeggs.com, enter our code “panthers” and place your orde ... [More]

UPDATED: Confidential Enrollment Questionnaire from Teachers

Thu, Nov 7 7:20am

Dear Kaiser Families,    With the OUSD enrollment window opening Monday, November 4 (ends February 7), the Kaiser teachers would like to urge all families grades K through 4 to please join our communi ... [More]

Important News about AT

Wed, Nov 6 3:22pm

    Hello Kaiser Community,   We are devastated to pass on this information that we just learned. Our beloved Adventure Time staff will not be going to Sankofa. This was a concern from the beginning o ... [More]

Support Kaiser when shopping at Sports Basement

Wed, Nov 6 9:04am

Hello Kaiser Families:   Sports Basement has a program that many of you are already signed up for.   For a 1 time $25 fee, you can become a "Basementeer".   This opens the door to 10% off most purchas ... [More]

Movie night this Friday at Sankofa

Tue, Nov 5 1:36pm

Sankofa families have invited Kaiser kids to join in on  a movie night THIS Friday at Sankofa.   The move will start at 6 PM.   The movie is free and food and drinks will be available for purchase.  T ... [More]

Public Thanks

Mon, Nov 4 3:33pm

    The Kaiser community wanted to be sure to publicly acknowledge and appreciate the members of our community that were brutally attacked and then arrested by Oakland Police, School Police, and Distr ... [More]

Design Team members announced.

Mon, Nov 4 11:25am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.   I want to thank Kaiser community members who have been engaging in the design process for next year’s Kaiser-Sankofa merger.  A special appreciation goes out to th ... [More]

Kaiser-Sankofa 2020-21 tours.

Mon, Nov 4 9:25am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This weekend I sent detailed information to all Kaiser families about the enrollment process.  You can find a link to that message here.   During the enrollment win ... [More]

Important 2020-21 Enrollment Information for ALL families

Sun, Nov 3 4:16pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   The enrollment window for OUSD opens this Monday, November 4.   I will be sharing info via Konstella and the Pink Panther about all options.   There is a lot in thi ... [More]

Information and Resources

Sat, Nov 2 10:39am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Family!   At the end of a long week, the PTA Board wanted to recap some important information, and resources for navigating the next few months and beyond.   As you are aware, ... [More]

Shoo the Flu rescheduled to Nov 7. Picture make up day Nov. 4.

Thu, Oct 31 3:07pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families;     Shoo the Flu, free flu vaccine shots for students and school staff, was originally scheduled for this Monday.   Due to the power outage, it has been rescheduled f ... [More]

Reminder: 1:30 PM dismissal THIS Friday and next.

Thu, Oct 31 2:50pm

Below is a transcript of a robo-call that will go home this evening.   ~~~ Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema, with a reminder that tomorrow, November 1st, is a ... [More]

Teachers Response to Mr. Guikema's Message

Wed, Oct 30 2:22pm

A Response to Mr. Guikema's Message   Yesterday our principal sent out a statement regarding the events at last Wednesday's school board meeting. This statement is also in the Pink Panther. We feel it ... [More]

After School Enrichment Thursday and Friday

Wed, Oct 30 12:28pm

Dear Kaiser Families, This Thursday(tomorrow), Halloween 10/31/19,  there WILL STILL be After School Enrichment classes.  If you are planning on taking your child(ren) home after the parade, please le ... [More]

Kaiser Elementary IS open tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 30

Tue, Oct 29 4:08pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.   School will be in session for Kaiser Elementary tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 30.   PG&E has announced that the area around Kaiser Elementary is not expected to loose ... [More]

Revision to earlier message

Tue, Oct 29 2:10pm

  Hello Kaiser Community.   After reflection and speaking to some Kaiser teachers, I have made some edits to the first paragraph of the email that I sent out earlier today.  This revised version will ... [More]

Response to Wednesday's Board meeting, and other updates

Tue, Oct 29 9:34am

Hello Kaiser Community.   Due to school being closed yesterday, the Pink Panther  newsletter will be going home tomorrow, not today.   My principal message includes a statement in response to the viol ... [More]

School is IN tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/29

Mon, Oct 28 6:40pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.    I'm very happy to report that the power is back on at Kaiser Elementary and it has been confirmed that school WILL be in session tomorrow, October 29.   See you t ... [More]

Still waiting for confirmation that Kaiser Elementary will be open tomorrow

Mon, Oct 28 3:35pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   The district is still waiting for confirmation from PG & E that would determine if Kaiser Elementary will be open tomorrow.  (Power was restored to our site around 3PM this af ... [More]

Design Team updates and ballot

Mon, Oct 28 2:58pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   Thank you to the families who came to the Design Team Launch last week.  Those in attendance received this handout, which I encourage all who want to know more to read.  It i ... [More]

No Adventure Time

Sun, Oct 27 9:09pm

Dear Kaiser Families, There will be no Adventure Time tomorrow 10/28/19 due to the power outage.  Apologies for the inconvenience.  See you on Tuesday.    Adventure Time Staff 

OEA Vigil Against School Closures and Police Violence

Sun, Oct 27 4:41pm

Hello Kaiser Families, Please read the important message below from Kaiser's OEA Site Rep, Mr. Neat: _____ Good Evening,   On Wednesday, October 23 OUSD police shoved Ms. Amy Haruyama to the ground wi ... [More]

No school Monday, Oct 28, for Kaiser Elementary (PG&E power outage)

Sun, Oct 27 3:09pm

Below is a transcript of a robo-call that was sent around 3 PM today.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Community.   This is your principal Dennis Guikema.   PG&E shut power off to the Kaiser ... [More]

Possible Power Outage impacting Kaiser

Fri, Oct 25 1:35pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   PG&E has announced possible power outages due to high wind and fire risk this weekend.   While Kaiser Elementary was not on the list of possible schools closed by similar con ... [More]

Dental and Physical Forms

Wed, Oct 23 3:55pm

Hello Kaiser Community.   Please join me in appreciating Guadalupe Padilla, our office manager, for all she does.   This week she is sending out, via teachers in student backpacks, 190 physical and de ... [More]

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]