Important Dates for the Kaiser Community

Sun, Jun 9 1:47am

Hi All- I hope your summer is off to a wonderful start! Although school is out, the School Board is very much is session and they are moving quickly toward a vote to finalize their proposals regarding ... [More]

Important Event coming up this Saturday (Jun 8)

Wed, Jun 5 6:17pm

All,   There will be a town hall meeting at Claremont Middle School on Saturday, June 8 from 10 am to 1 pm, organized by Director Jody London and Councilmember Dan Kalb,  ostensibly "to restart the co ... [More]

SAVE THE DATES-6/8, 6/19 and 6/26

Wed, Jun 5 5:42pm

  Dear Kaiser School Families, Alumni, and Families of Alumni,   Thank you for all of your support with our struggle to keep Kaiser school open and at its current location. See the email below from ab ... [More]

Giving Back to Ms. Leonardo

Wed, Jun 5 11:55am

Dear Kaiser Community,   A beautiful heartfelt appeal from Ms. Leonardo’s daughter, kindly read and consider giving a donation.   I am Bonnie's daughter and I am trying to figure out the best way to r ... [More]

Robo-call transcript. Final week of school

Mon, May 27 1:10pm

Below is a transcript of the robo-call that will go out around 5 PM this evening. ~~~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   I want to thank you for an exceptional school year and share with you ... [More]

Video and photos from recent events.

Mon, May 27 11:31am

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   I'm excited to share a link to an exceptional video from our recent Orff music performance and photos from our field day.    To respect the privacy of other familie ... [More]

Help for Field Day-Tomorrow 5/24/19

Thu, May 23 8:54pm

Hello Kaiser families,   Are you available to come and help with Field Day tomorrow, Friday, May 24?   We'd appreciate your time and help! There will be many fun activities going on and it would be ni ... [More]

Thanks Prescott Circus!

Mon, May 20 5:40pm

Hello Kaiser Families.   We had a very special assembly today.   I've already received a couple of emails from families whose children came home very excited about it and wanted to know more.   Today ... [More]

Donation Match Campaign This Week!

Sun, May 19 9:25am

Hello Kaiser Family, We have an anonymous donor who has generously offered to match up to $1000 of donations this week to our wonderful school. As you know, funds raised through the PTA go directly to ... [More]

Kaiser Alive picnic TONIGHT! (transcript from this afternoon's robocall)

Fri, May 17 1:43pm

Below is a transcript from the robocall sent this afternoon. ~~~~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema. I'm calling to confirm that indeed the Kaiser Ali ... [More]

OEA Open House on School Closures - tomorrow May 17

Thu, May 16 4:55pm

All,   OEA are hosting an open house at Oakland High School (1023 MacArthur Blvd) at 6pm tomorrow. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet and hear from other schools threatened with closure. Th ... [More]

Kaiser Closure Meetings/Updates

Thu, May 16 8:24am

Hello Kaiser Family, The Oakland Board of Education is moving forward with their proposal to close Kaiser and merge our school with Sankofa. We continue to advocate for them to look at the data and to ... [More]

Transcript of this afternoon's robo-call: Rainy week details.

Tue, May 14 3:10pm

The following is a transcript of a robo call that will go out between 4:00 - 5:00 PM tonight.   ~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Community.   You have likely noticed that we are expecting some unseasonably wet ... [More]

Field Day POSTPONED to next Friday, May 24

Tue, May 14 9:50am

Hello Kaiser Families:   The weather forecast is calling for a 100% chance of rain tomorrow.... certainly not ideal conditions for a Field Day.   We are postponing Field Day and rescheduling it for ne ... [More]

Oakland Public Library summer youth programs

Mon, May 13 11:27am

Thanks to Erica Siskind, from the Rockridge branch of Oakland Public Libraries, who shared info about OPL's summer programs with all students at Kaiser this morning!   Please look out for info coming ... [More]

Transcript of tonight's robo-call

Sun, May 12 8:38am

Here's a transcript of a robo-call that will be sent this evening... important dates included. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Good Evening Kaiser Elementary Community.   This is your principal Dennis Guikema. ... [More]

Important Event - NSV Conference Tomorrow

Tue, May 7

The NewSchools Venture Fund (NSVF) will hold its annual conference in Oakland. NSVF — funded by billionaire donors, including the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune; former Enron trader John Arnold; and Fa ... [More]

Kaiser Elementary staffing changes for 2019-20

Thu, May 2 3:36pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   One of the most impactful elements of Kaiser Elementary is the tremendous dedication of our teachers and staff.   Kaiser staff are deeply rooted in our school, and ... [More]

Spring Carnival Kudos!

Mon, Apr 29 2:16pm

Hello Kaiser Community.    I want to give a GIANT thanks to everyone who attended the Spring Carnival Saturday and my deepest gratitude to the many family members who volunteered to make this fun even ... [More]

Transcript of tonight's "robo call" regarding Spring Carnival & SBAC

Fri, Apr 26 2:17pm

Families of current Kaiser students will be getting a robo-call this evening.   Below is a transcript. ~~~~~~~~~~ Hello Kaiser Families:   This is your principal Dennis Guikema.   I hope to see you al ... [More]

Spring Carnival this Saturday!!!

Tue, Apr 23 6:13pm

Hi Kaiser Community, We look forward to seeing everyone at Kaiser's Spring Carnival this Saturday, April 27th! Just a reminder that we could always use more volunteers, please contact Alicia Johnson a ... [More]

Career Fair THANKS!

Mon, Apr 22 11:01am

Hello Kaiser Families.   I want to give a GIANT thanks to the Kaiser family members who participated in today's Career Fair and to Ms. Bailey and Ms. Haruyama for doing such a stellar job of recruitin ... [More]

Mrs. Jackson’s Summer Educational Therapy Program

Tue, Apr 16 10:18pm

The Educational Therapy program is divided into 4 sections: reading, writing, brain games and neuro-integration (BAL-A-VIS-X) program. Optional: is the RightEye program Please see attached flyer for a ... [More]

After School Enrichment-Lego Engineering

Tue, Apr 16 2:55pm

Dear Kaiser Families,   Reaching out one more time to see if we can get more sign ups for the Lego Engineering class.  They have 7 students enrolled currently and would like at least 3 more and up to ... [More]

Annual PTA Board Election General Meeting tomorrow 4.11

Wed, Apr 10 9:17pm

 Thursday, April 11th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm @ Kaiser Elementary (Multipurpose Room) We need a good turnout at this meeting to elect our new board. Please come, dinner will be served and though child ... [More]

After School Enrichment

Tue, Apr 9 2:32pm

Hello Kaiser Families, Again, it is not too late to sign up for an After School Enrichment class.  Lego Engineering is looking for 5 more students to enroll in the class.  Class will be held this Thur ... [More]

Congrats to Kaiser parent, Saru Jayaraman, 2019 SF Chronicle Visionary of the Year!

Tue, Apr 9 6:30am

Hello Kasier Community.   I am proud and inspired by the work of Saru Jayaraman, the parent of two Kaiser students.   She was recently recognized by the SF Chronicle, and a panel that includes the may ... [More]

After School Enrichment Classes-Not Too Late

Mon, Apr 8 8:18am

Hello Kaiser Families, It is not too late to sign up your kids to an After School Enrichment class.  Oakland Youth Chorus has a lot of room and may actually close if they do not get more enrollment.  ... [More]

SSC meeting this Wednesday at 4 pm in the school library

Sun, Apr 7 3:28pm

Hey all-    There will be a School Site Council (SSC) this Wednesday at 4 pm in the library.   Agenda attached   Thanks   Mike Louden SSC Chair

Family Support for Kaiser Stays!

Sun, Apr 7 12:54pm

Good Afternoon Kaiser School community,    We, the teachers of Kaiser School, would like to appreciate all the hard work that the Kaiser Advocacy Committee and its supporters have been doing around th ... [More]

Cpllection of toiletries for the homeless by Girl Scout Junior troop 33591

Fri, Apr 5 10:11am

Hello all-    Girl Scout Junior troop 33591 is collecting toiletries such as toothbrushes, deodorant and shampoo for the homeless. Please donate unopened toiletries in the bin next to the office. No c ... [More]

Last library day for this school year will be April 26th in order to accommodate SBAC testing and library maintenance.

Fri, Apr 5 10:06am

Hello all-   The library will be closing on April 26th in order to accommodate SBAC testing and library maintenance.  The 26th will be the last day to check out books. We will continue to take book re ... [More]

Dad's Club Movie Night

Thu, Apr 4 11:26pm

Dad's Club Movie Night @ Kaiser!!! Friday, April 12th at 6:30 pm til 9:30 pm in the multipurpose room. Movie and food included for $35 (+$10 for additional sibling). Children should come with sleeping ... [More]

Thursday After School Enrichment-Spring Session

Thu, Apr 4 8:07am

Dear Kaiser Families, The Spring session continues today with the start of Smart Art, Ceramics, Lego Engineer, 3 O'Clock Rock, and African Dance.  There is plenty of space for these classes if you hav ... [More]

Sarah Science Toyology

Wed, Apr 3 10:40am

Dear Kaiser Families, The after school enrichment class Toyology(held on Fridays) is also under-enrolled at the moment and they would like a few more sign ups as well.  Below is a link to a video of s ... [More]

Spring After School Enrichment Classes Has Begun

Wed, Apr 3 7:49am

Dear Kaiser Families, The Spring After School Enrichment classes continue today with the start of Chess, Smart Art, and Origami.  Fabric Arts(will start next Wednesday).  Again, it is not too late to ... [More]

Lego Class by Play-Well

Wed, Apr 3 7:39am

Dear Kaiser Families,   The After School class, LEGO by Play-Well, that runs on Thursdays, has low enrollment and they need at least another four students to keep the class open.  If you have not yet ... [More]

March perfect attendance awards going home today!

Tue, Apr 2 1:47pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   Kaiser Elementary is proud of our record of excellent attendance.   This is a foundation for learning and the tremendous achievements of our kiddos.      Today I presented stu ... [More]

Spring After School Enrichment Starts Today

Tue, Apr 2 9:09am

Dear Kaiser Families,   Spring After school enrichment classes begin this week.  Today's classes are Chorus, Hip Hop, and Piano. It is not too late to sign up. Please check with the individual classes ... [More]

Spring Carnival & Science Fair 2019

Mon, Apr 1 9:12pm

Our Spring Carnival & Science Fair is fast approaching on Saturday, April 27th from 11 am to 2:30 pm. We are excited to spend the day outside, having fun with our Kaiser Community. The day will includ ... [More]

2 parent perspectives of the OUSD enrollment process

Mon, Apr 1 7:51pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break!     Over the break two parent perspectives were published about the OUSD enrollment process from parents who ultimately chose and ... [More]

Happy Spring Break + Kaiser Alive. Transcript of today's robocall

Fri, Mar 22 11:10am

The following  robocall will go out this evening.   Here's a transcript..... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   I am calling to wish you all a great Spring Break.   Of course the ... [More]

Last Week of Winter After School Enrichment

Mon, Mar 18 2:29pm

Dear Kaiser Families, The after school enrichment classes resume this week.  However, this is the last week of the Winter session.  The new spring session begins the week we get back from Spring Break ... [More]

Nominations for the 2019..20 PTA Board

Sun, Mar 17 10:37pm

The nominating committee has chosen the following candidates to stand for the Board election on April 11. Thank you to everyone who was willing to serve on next year's board.   Kaiser PTA Exec. Board ... [More]

Snack Sales Resume Tomorrow, March 14, 2019

Wed, Mar 13 3:14pm

Hello everyone,   This is just a reminder that the snack sales will resume tomorrow, March 14, 2019. Send your child with a couple dollars to support the Thursday snack sales.    Thank you! The Kaiser Teachers

Spring After School Enrichment Flyers

Wed, Mar 13 12:39pm

Dear Kaiser Parents, The Spring session of After School Enrichment flyers are here.  Please check your child's backpack for the flyers.  Registration is now open and classes begin the week of April 1s ... [More]


Tue, Mar 12 10:32pm

Kaiser Community we need you to come out tomorrow night to the Oakland Board of Education meeting. We need you to come out strong in support of Kaiser  through our physical presence and speaking durin ... [More]

The Community of Schools, Citywide Plan is on the agenda for the BoE This Wednesday, 3/13 (agenda item S, Unfinished Business)

Mon, Mar 11 10:00pm

Hey all-   It turns out that the school closure, merger plan of OUSD's is on the Board of Education agenda this Wednesday, March 13th. I will be there around 5:45 (SSC Meeting that night). It would be ... [More]

No After School Enrichment This Week

Sun, Mar 10 9:37pm

Dear Kaiser Families,   A reminder that there will be NO After School Enrichment classes this week due to Minimum Days starting Tuesday and Parent Conferences.  The only exception is Piano.  Piano wil ... [More]

SSC Meeting this Wednesday, 3/13 at 4 pm in the library

Sun, Mar 10 7:04pm

  There will be a School Site Council meeting this Wednesday from 4 til 5 pm in the school library.  Attached is the agenda.     Thanks   Mike Louden 

Volunteering at the Auction

Fri, Mar 8 4:44pm

Many have asked about volunteering tomorrow at the auction. I am including the link for jobs available. Even if they are filled, the more the merrier! We will set up from 11am-2pm at the Veterans Buil ... [More]

Kaiser Auction TOMORROW

Fri, Mar 8 7:16am

The day is almost here! We need ALL of our community to show up tomorrow for Kaiser! Some items include -A staycation raffle to the Claremont Hotel - Disneyland tickets - Your own parking space at Kai ... [More]

End of marking period (3/8). Minimum days (3/12-15). Report cards (3/19)

Thu, Mar 7 9:15am

Hello Kaiser Families:   Tomorrow (Friday, March 8) is the end of our 2nd Marking Period.... hard to believe we are 2/3 of the way through our school year already!   Next week Tuesday-Friday (March 12 ... [More]

Appreciations to Families and Community

Wed, Mar 6 2:50pm

Dear Kaiser School Families & Community,  As you know, the tentative agreement between OUSD and OEA was ratified on Sunday and we are glad to be back to work with the students we missed so much.  Thro ... [More]

Update on March March 6th BOE Reschedule

Tue, Mar 5 10:08pm

Dear Kaiser Community,   You may have seen the Pink Panther today that encouraged everyone to come out and protest the closure/merger of Kaiser at the BOE meeting tomorrow night. However, since the st ... [More]

All student absences during strike will automatically be changed to "excused". No further action needed to verify these absences from families.

Tue, Mar 5 2:52pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   I want to thank you all for being so supportive of Kaiser and Oakland teachers, our school, and all Oakland's kids and schools during the teacher strike.  It was a ... [More]

Still in Search of PTA Leaders

Mon, Mar 4 6:05pm

Good Evening,   We are still in search of community members willing to serve on the 2019-2020 PTA Board.   Anyone interested in serving on the board can reply to this post or contact a member of the N ... [More]

Volunteer to Lead our PTA: New Position Open Executive VP

Sun, Mar 3 9:05pm

Kaiser Community,  In addition to the positions listed below, Executive Vice President an open position.  If you are interested in serving on the board as Executive Vice President, please contact any ... [More]

Strike over. All back tomorrow morning.

Sun, Mar 3 7:51pm

Here's a transcript of a robocall send this evening.   `~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema.   I’m calling to confirm that the Oakland teacher strike ... [More]

A Message from Kaiser Teachers and the OEA

Sat, Mar 2 7:14pm

The members of the Oakland Education Association — the teachers, counselors, nurses, psychologists, librarians, speech pathologists, social workers, teacher substitutes and other support staff of the ... [More]

Strike is over! See you MONDAY!

Fri, Mar 1 2:24pm

Here is a transcript of the robocall that was sent this afternoon. ~~~~~~~~ Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema.   I am very pleased to call with the news that t ... [More]

Striking Now (Friday 3/1 11:00am) at La Esquelita school

Fri, Mar 1 11:08am

please come join families and teachers at La Esquelita, 314 east 10th st. Thanks Mike Louden

We are striking in front of La Esquelita Now! (Friday, 3/1, 10 am)

Fri, Mar 1 10:00am

Hey all-   The teachers and families are striking in front of La Esquelita right now. Please join us to make sure there is no "business as usual" for the OUSD Board of Education until the contract is ... [More]

OUSD will NOT punish students for missing school during teachers' strike

Fri, Mar 1 8:44am

Hello Kaiser Community:   Sarah Issacs, our PTA VP, sent out the message below on Konstella last night.   I want to echo this message.  It is both the district's position and my promise that students ... [More]

OUSD will NOT punish students for missing school during teachers' strike

Fri, Mar 1 2:08am

Hello Kaiser Families - We understand that a number of you received robo-calls from OUSD alerting you that your student was absent from school and must provide a note to excuse the absence. We are not ... [More]

Auction Fast Approaching

Thu, Feb 28 4:46pm

Hi Kaiser Families, Our 44th Annual Auction is fast approaching. Saturday, March 9th, 6pm-10pm at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Piedmont. A few things: 1. This is an ADULTS ONLY event. We underst ... [More]

Afternoon Kaiser picketing cancelled for this week.

Thu, Feb 28 3:51pm

Afternoon picketing at Kaiser canceled for foreseeable future. Morning picketing still in effect

Strike will continue tomorrow: Friday, March 1.

Thu, Feb 28 2:59pm

This is a transcript of the robocall that went out this afternoon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema.    I am calling to let you know that the ... [More]

CANCELED: Tonight's BOE Meeting (2/27)

Wed, Feb 27 4:51pm

Hello All!   Tonight's board meeting HAS BEEN CANCELED!   Thank you to all who went down to La Esqualita and held the line!!!    

Teacher strike to continue tomorrow: Thur, 2/28

Wed, Feb 27 3:06pm

This is a transcript of a robocall sent this afternoon. ~~~~~~~~~ Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema.    I am calling to let you know that the Oakland Teacher S ... [More]

Today, Wed 2/27 Block Party at Sankofa

Wed, Feb 27 10:53am

Hello!   The Kaiser teachers hope any available families can come out today, Wednesday, to Sankofa at 581 61st Street to protest ALL school closures. Please come out if  you can. The Kaiser teachers a ... [More]

Strike continues tomorrow (Wed, 2/27)

Tue, Feb 26 6:18pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   I sent a robo call earlier this evening letting you know that the Oakland Teacher Strike will continue tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 27.   Both sides remain at the barga ... [More]

Tues 2/26-Teacher Message

Mon, Feb 25 6:00pm

Hello families,   We are thankful for the ongoing support and hopeful an agreement will be reached soon. Our bargaining team is feeling the positive energy from the community! Thank you!   Please join ... [More]

Teacher strike to continue tomorrow, Tuesday.

Mon, Feb 25 3:36pm

Below is a transcript of a RoboCall sent this afternoon. ~~~~~~ Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema, with a brief update on the teacher strike.   I received noti ... [More]

44th Annual Auction

Mon, Feb 25 11:02am

Hello Kaiser Family, So much is going on right now surrounding our school and I am so proud of how our community has come together! Our 44th Annual Auction is fast approaching. It’s less than 2 weeks ... [More]

TWO Opportunities for BOE Engagement This Week

Sun, Feb 24 6:06pm

Hello Kaiser School Community!   Looking for an opportunity to engage with the Board of Education and the Superintendent after Thursday's meeting?  Well, you have two opportunities to do so this week! ... [More]

OEA Message about continuing strike

Sun, Feb 24 4:38pm

Dear Families,   Thank you for all of your support! Thousands of families joined our picket lines and rallies last week. By our count, over 97% of parents chose to keep their children home from school ... [More]

Strike will continue into Monday.

Sun, Feb 24 2:34pm

Here is a transcript of the robocall sent this afternoon. ~~~~~~~~`   Hello Kaiser Elementary Families.   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema.   I’m calling with an update on the teacher strike.    ... [More]

Picketing Cancelled for This Afternoon

Fri, Feb 22 2:28pm

Kaiser Community,   Because this afternoon's march is going late, Kaiser teachers will not be on the picket lines this afternoon.   I'm sure the teachers appreciate all of  your support and you can lo ... [More]

CANCELLED: Tonight’s Board Meeting

Fri, Feb 22 9:50am

Heads up to all that the board meeting for this evening has been cancelled. There are still three meetings next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I’ll send out another announcementI about that ... [More]

Teachers will be at Sankofa this morning, not Manzanita

Fri, Feb 22 8:11am

Hey All-   The teachers will be at Sankofa Academy, Not Manzanita.

The Longer the picket line, the shorter the strike! Picketing schedule for Thursday and Friday

Wed, Feb 20 9:35pm

Hey all-   Picketing Schedule as folows   Thursday 2/21- 6:45 to 10:00 am Picket lines at Kaiser. Teachers Bailey, Hunter and Haruyama  will be picketing at the Sankofa campus   11:30 am Rally at City ... [More]

Strike Solidarity Schools, current list

Wed, Feb 20 4:13pm

Hey All-    Attached is a list of the current Solidarity Schools that will be open during the strike. More are expected to be opened as the strike progresses so check with the teachers on the picket l ... [More]

Childcare Options during Strike

Wed, Feb 20 3:29pm

Hi everyone! Are you in need of childcare during the strike? Below, please find a flyer from Axe Gym, in Oakland, that is offering drop in care between the hours of 8:30 and 5. We are a huge fan of th ... [More]

Survey Update - Please Read

Wed, Feb 20 2:59pm

Hello All,   I wanted to thank all of you who have participated in the Kaiser community survey regarding OUSD's proposed merger with Sankofa. As of right now, 154 of you have completed this which is h ... [More]

Reminder: California Healthy Kids Survey

Tue, Feb 19 6:46pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   Thanks to the 80 Kaiser family members who already completed the California Healthy Kids Survey with only 1 ask!  :-)    I'm hoping that the state and district hears from ALL ... [More]

Strike Clarification and Thank You!

Tue, Feb 19 1:48pm

Hello Kaiser families,   Thank you for all your support during this difficult time. We, the teachers, want to thank you. We’d also like to clarify and share a few thoughts.   There will be NO added da ... [More]

2019-20 Kaiser PTA Board Nominations.

Tue, Feb 19 9:20am

Kaiser Families (Especially K-3),   The nominating committee is in search of folks interested in serving on the PTA Executive Board.  We have a number of open positions that must be filled in order fo ... [More]

Oakland principals support Oakland teachers and demand better state funding for California Schools.

Mon, Feb 18 8:07pm

Here is a link (and copied below the text) of an Op-Ed published today on EdSource, signed by 75 Oakland principals, including me, supporting Oakland teachers and demanding an increase in state fundin ... [More]

Family info for the strike from OUSD

Sun, Feb 17 9:14pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   OUSD has asked me to share the attached information with Kaiser families regarding the upcoming strike, which will begin Thursday.   Please feel free to email me directly (at ... [More]

Teacher strike begins Thursday. Important information

Sat, Feb 16 6:57pm

Below is a transcript of a robocall that was made this evening. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Good evening Kaiser Elementary families:   This is your principal  Dennis Guikema. In a news conference this afternoon ... [More]

Teachers' Strike Begins Feb 21

Sat, Feb 16 4:32pm

As many of you know, on February 4, 2019 the Oakland Education Association (OEA) announced that 95% of teachers have voted to authorize a teachers’ strike in support of the heath of OUSD schools. Thei ... [More]

Upcoming engagement with OUSD officials + link to PPT deck from 1/24

Mon, Feb 11 2:19pm

Hello Kaiser Elementary Families:   There are two upcoming opportunities to engage with OUSD leadership about the proposed move of Kaiser to the Sankofa site.      This Friday (February 15), District ... [More]

Kaiser Outreach Survey

Mon, Feb 11 12:45pm

Hello Kaiser Families,   As part of our assessment of and reaction to OUSD's plans to merge Kaiser with Sankofa for the 2020/20201 Academic year, we would really like to hear your reaction to this pro ... [More]

Spirit Wear Correction

Mon, Feb 11 11:17am

My apologies. We only have T-SHIRTS on sale this week! $10 Kids T-Shirts $15 Adult T-Shirts Thank you!

Spirit Wear On Sale This Week!

Mon, Feb 11 11:17am

It’s time to show our school spirit! T-shirts in adult and child sizes will be on sale this week starting this afternoon in front of the school. New design! All sizes available.   $10 youth t-shirt $1 ... [More]

Important survey for ALL Kaiser Elementary families

Mon, Feb 11 10:00am

Hello Kaiser Families.   Each year families, staff, and students 5th grade and older at all OUSD schools, and schools across the state, take the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS).    I would love ... [More]

Wine Cellar/Auction Annoucements

Sun, Feb 10 5:27pm

We will be collecting bottles of wine tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday morning at drop off at the corner of South Hill Ct. and Hiller for our auction wine cellar. This is one of our most popular items. ... [More]

School Site Council meeting this Wednesday Feb. 13 At 4 pm in the school library

Sun, Feb 10 4:10pm

SSC Meeting this Wed. at 4 pm in the library All are welcome   Agenda Attached   Thanks Mike Louden SSC Chair


Wed, Feb 6 12:08pm

The OUSD School Board meets this evening at 5:30pm. We would like to see a large Kaiser presence there. Please make a sign that can sit in your lap as the Board meets. We need to be loud and make sure ... [More]

Helping a Kaiser Elementary family in a very difficult time.

Wed, Feb 6 10:38am

Hello Kaiser Community.   On January 31st the home of a Kaiser Elementary 3rd grader and his family was completely destroyed by fire.   Fortunately, the family was able to safely get out of the home.  ... [More]

Thank you Kaiser Families

Wed, Feb 6 9:47am

Hello families,   Kaiser teachers wanted to be sure to say thank you to the families that were able to attend the rally at City Hall yesterday, Tuesday. Our struggle continues, and with your support a ... [More]

Congratulations to Ms. Hunter's class. 1st Place MLK Oratorical Fest!

Tue, Feb 5 6:15pm

  Hello Kaiser Families:   I hope you will join me in congratulating the students in Ms. Hunter's 3rd grade.  They took home the BLUE RIBBONS in the 2019 MLK Oratorical Festival today!    Several othe ... [More]

Shirt Sales

Mon, Feb 4 9:41pm

A supply of newly designed Kaiser shirts will be available early next week. In the mean time, a limited supply of adult and kid tshirts and kid sweatshirts with the old design will be on sale tomorrow ... [More]

Support Kaiser Teachers at OEA RALLY - Tuesday 2/5

Mon, Feb 4 8:26pm

Information provided by Kristin Glass - thanks Kristin! Please join fellow Kaiser Community Members as we raise our voices in support of our teachers, our school, and our KIDS at the OEA's rally and c ... [More]

Update on Possible Teacher Strike

Sun, Feb 3 10:02pm

Kaiser Community, On Friday, February 1st, OEA (Oakland Education Association)  teachers wrapped up four days of voting on a strike authorization proposal and the results will be on announced on Monda ... [More]

KPIX News Story on 11 PM News.

Tue, Jan 29 7:46pm

KPIX interviewed a couple of parents and a teacher to get their reaction to the news that OUSD plans to close Kaiser. The interviews should air on the 11 PM news.   Jim


Sat, Jan 26 4:07pm

Hello Kaiser Community, Thank you to everyone who turned out for Thursday’s PTA meeting. It was wonderful to see such an incredible turn-out of current and former Kaiser families and friends, as well ... [More]

Important PTA Meeting Tomorrow, (Th) With OUSD District Reps

Wed, Jan 23 4:15pm

Representatives from OUSD met with the teachers today during our professional development. We were informed that there is a plan to move Kaiser Elementary to another site in the 2020-21 school year. T ... [More]

Transcript of tonight's "robo call"

Fri, Jan 18 10:25am

I've recorded a "robo call" that will go out between 6 - 7 PM this evening.   Below is the transcript, FYI.   ~~~~~`   Helo Kaiser Families:   This is your principal, Dennis Guikema.  I want to wish y ... [More]

3 O'clock Rock Class

Tue, Jan 15 1:56pm

Dear Kaiser Families,   There was a mistake regarding the ASE class 3 O'clock Rock.  The class is offered on Thursdays and not Wednesday as I had mention.  If you would like to join the class, please ... [More]

3 O'Clock Rock Class

Mon, Jan 14 11:43am

Dear Kaiser Families, We have an enrichment class that is rock music base on Wednesday called 3 O'clock Rock taught by Billy.  He has no sign ups at the moment and is looking for students to sign up.  ... [More]

ASE Classes for Friday

Fri, Jan 11 2:24pm

Dear Kaiser Families, ASE classes that begin today, Friday 1/11/19 are: Toyology and Kids 'N Dance(Theater).  IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP!  Please double check with the individual class for availabi ... [More]

MLK Oratorical 2019 at Kaiser Elementary

Fri, Jan 11 8:15am

Kaiser Elementary-MLK Oratorical 2019   Does your child enjoy public speaking? Does your child have a message to convey to an audience about social justice, kindness, character building, equality, or ... [More]

ASE Thursday Classes

Thu, Jan 10 10:04am

Dear Kaiser Families, ASE classes that begin today, Thursday 1/10/19 are: Ceramics, Smart Art(K-2nd), African Dance, Lego Engineering, and 3 O'clock Rock.  IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP! Check for ava ... [More]

After School Enrichment

Wed, Jan 9 7:35am

Dear Kaiser Families, After School Enrichment classes that begin today are: Chess, Art(3rd-5th grade), Origami, and Fabric Arts.  Please call or email the classes for availability, but it is not too l ... [More]

After School Enrichment Sign-ups!

Tue, Jan 8 10:40am

Dear Kaiser Parents, Chorus and Hip Hop begin today.  If you did not get a chance to sign up, it is not too late.  Also, Origami class (on Wednesday) is looking for at least 3 more students to sign up ... [More]

Community volunteer opportunity. MLK Day (1/21/19)

Tue, Jan 8 7:41am

Hello Kaiser Community.   As you know, the area that Kaiser Elementary is located is an area of high fire risk.   While the fire season is finally over this year, fire safety is year around.   On Mart ... [More]

AUCTION Volunteers Needed

Mon, Jan 7 12:22pm

Dear Kaiser Families,   Welcome back!!! Please read this important message regarding our 44thannual PTA auction.    Every year, our annual auction is Kaiser’s biggest fundraiser. The money raised help ... [More]

School Site Council meeting this Wed. (1/9/19) from 4 to 5 pm in the library. Agenda attched

Sun, Jan 6 12:44pm

Hey all-   There is an SSC meeting this Wed. (1/9/2019) from 4 to 5 pm in the school library.  All are very welcome, it would be great to hear your point of view about school programs and finances.  A ... [More]

Sign up now for the After School Enrichment classes

Sat, Jan 5 1:08pm

Dear Kaiser Parents,   Happy New Year! Another quick reminder that the After School Enrichment  classes begin this coming week. Please make sure to sign up before the class begins. Also, a quick note ... [More]

Seeking nominations for Personnel Committee

Sun, Dec 30 6:50pm

Happy New Year Kaiser Families!   Although we do not have any confirmed vacancies for next year, and Kaiser is fortunate to have one of the highest staff retention rates in Oakland, it is important we ... [More]

Reminder: Tomorrow (Fri) Sideshow Kitchen donates 20% to Kaiser Elementary!

Thu, Dec 20 2:44pm

Hello Kaiser Families:   I look forward to seeing you tomorrow (Friday, 12/21) at Sideshow Kitchen in North Oakland.   From 5 - 8 PM they will generously be donating 20% of all food and beverage sales ... [More]

Winter '19 After School Enrichment

Thu, Dec 20 7:47am

Dear Kaiser Families, Happy Holidays!  Just another quick reminder to sign up your child(ren) to the new Winter Session of  After School Enrichment classes.   Classes begin the week we get back from W ... [More]

Kaiser Night @ Warriors vs. Cavs - Tickets Still Available

Tue, Dec 18 10:29am

Hello families,    Kaiser Night with the Warriors will be on Friday, April 5th at 7:30pm at Oracle Arena where they will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second last game for the Warriors in Oa ... [More]

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


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]


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]


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]


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.   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]