Announcements

4/9/2024- Updates and Reminders


Weekly Reminder: NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


IMPORTANT ACTION NEEDED: Next Year Report Form- As we come to Quarter 4 of the school year, we understand a significant amount of our families may be making preparations to move due to permanent change of station orders. In anticipation of this, and in preparation for the next school year, it is important our administrative staff has the best understanding of the enrollment for next school year. Please fill out this survey regarding your child(ren)'s status for next school year, even if you are planning to come back to Nimitz for SY24-25. If you have multiple children, please fill out this survey for each of your Nimitz ES children.

March Eagles of the Month- We have just added our March Eagles of the Month to the EoM page. Our Eagles of the Month have demonstrated exemplary behavior in the classroom and were recognized in front of their peers on the week of 3/25…Way to SOAR, students!


Nimitz PTO Family Game Night 4/12- Back by popular demand, our Nimitz PTO will be hosting a BINGO Night with double the prizes this time from 6pm to 7:30pm!! We look forward to seeing all our Nimitz Ohana there!  Bring your own dinner refreshments and snacks provided by PTO.  PTO will hold a very short meeting during our game night.


MoMC Clap-In Day (4/15) VOLUNTEER REQUEST- In light of the Month of the Military Child, the Nimitz Elementary PTO will be hosting a clap-in event for our students on 4/15 @ the opening of the school gates. This is a common event that will be done around the state and nation to help signify the resilience of the students in our military community. If you are interested in participating in our clap in click here >>> https://rb.gy/8yjydr


Nimitz PTO Month of the Military Child Contest- We are so proud of all the artist that contributed to the MOMC drawing contest. It was a challenge to pick one winner so we had to choose two! All of the artist portrayed being a military child in their own unique ways. We will be displaying all the artwork throughout the month of April. Congratulations to Mckinley Borresen and Sophia Doyle our two winners for the contest!


Nimitz PTO 

4/3/2024- Updates and Reminders


Weekly Reminder: NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


IMPORTANT ACTION NEEDED: Next Year Report Form- As we come to Quarter 4 of the school year, we understand a significant amount of our families may be making preparations to move due to permanent change of station orders. In anticipation of this, and in preparation for the next school year, it is important our administrative staff has the best understanding of the enrollment for next school year. Please fill out this survey regarding your child(ren)'s status for next school year. If you have multiple children, please fill out this survey for each of your Nimitz ES children. 


Report Cards on 4/5/24- Teachers will be finishing their report cards for Quarter 3 by the end of this week, and they will be distributed by envelope through “student courier” this coming Friday 4/5/24. If you have any questions about them, please reach out to your childʻs respective teacher.


MoMC Clap-In Day (4/15) VOLUNTEER REQUEST- In light of the Month of the Military Child, the Nimitz Elementary PTO will be hosting a clap-in event for our students on 4/15 @ the opening of the school gates. This is a common event that will be done around the state and nation to help signify the resilience of the students in our military community. If you are interested in participating in our clap in click here >>> https://rb.gy/8yjydr


Nimitz Elementary Read-a-Thon- CONGRATULATIONS READERS!! We have hit our earning goal of $5,000 with our 1st ever Read-A-Thon!! As a school, you have read over 13,000 minutes during the month of March! We are so very proud of all of you!! As a reminder, don’t forget to spend your store money that your donations have earned on some fun prizes. You have only 10 days (last day 4/5/24) to use your store money. All prizes ordered will be delivered to the school and distributed to students. If you have any questions please contact erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us.


Kids Heart Challenge THANK YOU- We were just informed by the American Heart Association that our Kids Heart Challenge Fundraiser put Nimitz Elementary in the Top 25 of contributing schools in Hawaii! Some of the funds from the fundraiser will be coming back to Nimitz towards physical education equipment. Great job! 


Nimitz PTO Month of the Military Child Contest- We are so proud of all the artist that contributed to the MOMC drawing contest. It was a challenge to pick one winner so we had to choose two! All of the artist portrayed being a military child in their own unique ways. We will be displaying all the artwork throughout the month of April. Congratulations to Mckinley Borresen and Sophia Doyle our two winners for the contest!


Nimitz PTO 

3/14/2024- Updates and Reminders


Weekly Reminder: NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Kids Heart Challenge (3/15)- Tomorrow, March 15th, our students will be participating in a Jump Rope for Heart Event to support the Kid’s Heart Challenge. For participation, please make sure that your child is wearing secured covered footwear on the day of the Jump Rope for Heart event. Parents will be invited for viewing purposes, but will need to check in at the office prior to joining the students at the backfield. Please see this letter from Mr. Matsumoto, our P.E. Teacher, for more details. 


Spring Break and Holidays- In case you haven’t been keeping track of the calendar, next week will be Spring Break, which means instruction after Friday will not resume until 3/25/24. Also on the week of our return there will be a holiday (Kuhio Day) on Tuesday 3/26, and a holiday on Friday (Good Friday) on 3/29.

Spring Break Reading Bingo- It’s our last Reading Bingo of the SCHOOL YEAR! A purple half-sheet will be sent home with your students sometime this week. Please continue to build your child’s love of reading this spring break! Bingo cards are due to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, March 27th. Students will get a special toy capsule coin, to redeem a prize at their next library class. No prizes for blackout this break. Just in case your child’s bingo card gets misplaced here is a link to print out the bingo card SPRING READING BINGO CARD LINK


Nimitz Elementary Read-a-Thon- Great job Nimitz families! Our Read -A-Thon is off to a great start. Some quick reminders:


Nimitz PTO Month of the Military Child Contest- Calling all artists! Show off your creativity by drawing a picture celebrating being a military child. Entries need to be in by March 15. A winner will have their drawing displayed on the MOMC banner throughout April! Drawing will also be framed for the winner to keep.

https://bit.ly/499zT0l


Nimitz PTO 

3/5/2024- Updates and Reminders

Weekly Reminder: NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Spring Luau/Night Market (3/8)-  This Friday, between 4pm and 8pm, the Nimitz PTO is excited to host a new family event at Nimitz Elementary!  We invite all members of the Nimitz community to our first ever Nimitz PTO Spring Luau and Night Market. There will be 2 Hula Shows, free bounce houses, free games and a free photo booth, door prizes (must be present to win).There will also be some amazing craft and food vendors to explore while you are enjoying this event. Please come to enjoy fun with friends and family at Nimitz Elementary! See this flier for more details.


February Eagles of the Month- We have just added our February Eagles of the Month to the EoM page. Our Eagles of the Month have demonstrated exemplary behavior in the classroom and were recognized in front of their peers on the week of 2/26. . Way to SOAR, students!


LAST CALL on Parent School Quality Survey- This is the last reminder for our parents to participate in The DOE School Quality Survey (SQS). The SQS is a survey that measures parent perceptions of the safety and well-being of your child(ren), parent satisfaction, and involvement/engagement with Nimitz Elementary.  All responses will be kept confidential in order to gather candid information and will be used by schools for continuous improvement purposes.  As a parent/guardian, this is an opportunity for your voice to be heard. Please reference this parent letter (a hardcopy was sent home with each child) which includes an internet link and QR code to access the Parent SQS.


Spring Pictures (3/7) - Spring picture taking is on Thursday, March 7, 2024. You may use this link if you would like to prepay for your pictures. Cash or checks will be accepted on the day of the event made out to the photography company “House of Photography”. Please see additional information listed on the flier that was sent home with your child. Additional fliers are available in the front office if needed. If you have any questions please contact our PCNC at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us.


Nimitz Elementary Read-a-Thon- We have officially kicked off our first ever Nimitz Read-a-Thon, which will run through the entire month of March ending on March 28th. In efforts to challenge our students to read more, family and community members have the opportunity to directly encourage students to read in their downtime throughout the week. Whether you want our students to read 10, maybe 20, or 30 minutes a week, your donation can put a little umph into their literacy goals. We encourage you to sign up and challenge your children to get their reading on! This is a school fundraiser where all monies will go directly back into the school for programs that help support reading on campus, and student based community engagement efforts. Fliers for your child’s individual class were sent home last week. If you have any questions please reach out to our Parent Community Networking Coordinator erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us.

Kids Heart Challenge (3/15)- On Friday, March 15th, our students will be participating in a Jump Rope for Heart Event to support the Kid’s Heart Challenge. For participation, please make sure that your child is wearing secured covered footwear on the day of the Jump Rope for Heart event. Parents will be invited for viewing purposes, but will need to check in at the office prior to joining the students at the backfield. Please see this letter from Mr. Matsumoto, our P.E. Teacher, for more details.

Nimitz PTO Month of the Military Child Contest- Calling all artists! Show off your creativity by drawing a picture celebrating being a military child. Entries need to be in by March 15. Winner will have their drawing displayed on the MOMC banner throughout April! Drawing will also be framed for the winner to keep. Entries can be dropped off in the office beginning March 1. 


Nimitz PTO 

2/29/2024- Updates and Reminders
Weekly Reminder: NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Spring Luau/Night Market (3/8)-  Next week Friday, between 4pm and 8pm, the Nimitz PTO is excited to host a new family event at Nimitz Elementary!  We invite all members of the Nimitz community to our first ever Nimitz PTO Spring Luau and Night Market. There will be 2 Hula Shows, free bounce houses, free games and a free photo booth. There will also be some amazing craft and food vendors to explore while you are enjoying this event. Please come to enjoy fun with friends and family at Nimitz Elementary! See this flier for more details.

AVID Page Update- In Kindergarten, students are learning to count to 100 in a variety of ways. Our students recently collaborated with their families to create an inquiry-based project that celebrates the 100th Day of School. In this project, students had to gather and organize a collection of 100 items, which helped them develop their skills in rote counting, number representation, and one-to-one correspondence. Our Kindergarten students continue to SOAR in their learning! See some pictures of their awesome projects on our Nimitz AVID Page.


Nimitz PTO Original Works Art Project-  Last week a heavy weighted cardstock paper was sent home with your child.  If you would like please have them complete a drawing using the instructions provided.  Later this year you will have the opportunity to purchase items with your child's very own artwork!!  A great present for Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandma as Mother and Fathers day approaches.  Click on this link for instructions.  If you are participating, please have your artwork turned in by this Friday March 1st.

Nimitz Elementary Read-a-Thon- On this Friday, March 1st we will be officially kicking off our first ever Nimitz Read-a-Thon, which will run through the entire month of March ending on March 28th. In efforts to challenge our students to read more, family and community members have the opportunity to directly encourage students to read in their downtime throughout the week. Whether you want our students to read 10, maybe 20, or 30 minutes a week, your donation can put a little umph into their literacy goals. We encourage you to sign up and challenge your children to get their reading on! This is a school fundraiser where all monies will go directly back into the school for programs that help support reading on campus, and student based community engagement efforts. Fliers for your child’s individual class were sent home last week. If you have any questions please reach out to our Parent Community Networking Coordinator erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us.

Spring Pictures (3/7) - Spring Picture taking is on Thursday, March 7, 2024. You may use this link if you would like to prepay for your pictures. Cash or checks will be accepted on the day of the event made out to the photography company “House of Photography”. Please see additional information listed on the flier that was sent home with your child. Additional fliers are available in the front office if needed. If you have any questions please contact Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us.


Kids Heart Challenge (3/15)- On Friday, March 15th, our students will be participating in a Jump Rope for Heart Event to support the Kid’s Heart Challenge. For participation, please make sure that your child is wearing secured covered footwear on the day of the Jump Rope for Heart event. Parents will be invited for viewing purposes, but will need to check in at the office prior to joining the students at the backfield. Please see this letter from Mr. Matsumoto, our P.E. Teacher, for more details.

Yearbooks Sales- Online purchasing of our Nimitz Elementary School Yearbook will end this week Friday, March 1st at 11:59 pm! Please use this link to purchase your 2023-2024 yearbooks. Additional books may be available on a first come first serve basis, please see the front office to be placed on the waitlist for this school year. If you have any questions please contact Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us.


Nimitz PTO 

2/14/2024- Updates and Reminders
NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.

Presidents Day Holiday Reminder (2/19)- Next week Monday is President’s Day, therefore school will be on holiday. Instructional days will resume on 2/20. 


Yearbooks Sales- Online purchasing of our Nimitz Elementary School Yearbook has been reopened. Please use this link to purchase your 2023-2024 yearbooks. 


Kindergarten Registration SY24-25- Kindergarten registration for SY24-25 has officially begun. For information on Kindergarten SY24-25 at Nimitz Elementary, please visit the following links…


Nimitz PTO 

2/8/2024- Updates and Reminders
NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Nimitz PTO Papa John’ s Fundraiser- Dine in with take out on Feb 8th ALL DAY, so order lunch for the shop and dinner for the family and earn Nimitz students and teachers 25% of the profit.  Be sure to mention Nimitz Elementary so we get our credit!!! Order at 4380A LAWEHANA ST Ste A Honolulu, HI 96818 


Institute Day Holiday Reminder (2/12)- This coming Monday, all of our faculty and staff members will be engaged in professional development activities with their respective unions. Instruction will resume on 2/13. 


Valentine's Day Treat Reminder- On Valentine’s Day, we understand many of our students like to come to school with treat bags to distribute. Please be sure to adhere to our treat and celebration policies on page 19 of our Parent/Student Handbook


Bike Safety on JBPHH- In recent days, there was an unfortunate incident involving a vehicle collision with a young elementary aged biker on JBPHH. While we are happy to say this biker is on the mend, our liaisons at JBPHH wanted to remind all of our families about bike safety in our communities. Here are some resources regarding how to bike safely, and drive safely around bikers


SQS Parent Survey Reminder- The DOE School Quality Survey (SQS) is now open for you to take. The SQS is a survey that measures parent perceptions of the safety and well-being of your child(ren), parent satisfaction, and involvement/engagement with Nimitz Elementary.  All responses will be kept confidential in order to gather candid information and will be used by schools for continuous improvement purposes.  As a parent/guardian, this is an opportunity for your voice to be heard. Please reference this parent letter (a hardcopy was sent home with each child) which includes an internet link and QR code to access the Parent SQS.


Kindergarten Registration SY24-25- Kindergarten registration for SY24-25 has officially begun. For information on Kindergarten SY24-25 at Nimitz Elementary, please visit the following links…


Yearbooks Sales- Online purchasing of our Nimitz Elementary School Yearbook has been reopened. Please use this link to purchase your 2023-2024 yearbooks. 


Nimitz PTO 

1/31/2024- Updates and Reminders
NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Kindergarten Registration SY24-25- Kindergarten registration for SY24-25 officially begins on 2/1/24. For information on Kindergarten SY24-25 at Nimitz Elementary, please visit the following links…


Waiver Day Monday (2/5)- Next week Monday will be a Waiver Day for our teachers to focus on professional development in carrying out real world learning experiences for students. There will be no instruction on this day, so please plan accordingly. 


HMCT 101 Dalmatians Play- Some of our very own Nimitz Elementary Students participate in Hawaii Military Community Theater, and will be presenting Disney's 101 Dalmatians. The dates for their play are Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6 pm; Sunday, Feb. 4 at 4 pm; Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6 pm; and Sunday, Feb. 11 at 4 pm. For tickets, visit MYHMCT.com. These students have been working very hard and would love to see you there!


Yearbooks Sales- Online purchasing of our Nimitz Elementary School Yearbook has been reopened. Please use this link to purchase your 2023-2024 yearbooks. 


Nimitz PTO  

1/24/2024- Updates and Reminders

NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.

PTO Family Bingo Night this Friday (1/26)- Please join us for some family fun on January 26th at 6pm. There are prizes to be won and memories to be made!!! Bring your own dinner and let’s eat as Ohana! 


Kids Heart Challenge THANK YOU- We want to thank all of the families that participated in the Kid’s Heart Challenge fundraiser. We were able to raise $ 5,507.83 for the American Heart Association. Thank you for your efforts to decrease heart disease and stroke in America! 


February Waiver Day (2/5/24) Reminder- In Semester 1, we made an adjustment to our school calendar changing a previously scheduled waiver day from February 20th to February 5th. As we are coming closer to the date, we wanted to remind our families about this change.

Semester 2 After School Clubs- Letters notifying students of after school club placements will be sent to home through students today. If you have any questions about said placements, please reach out to our Vice Principal Ms. Lahousse at kasey.lahousse@k12.hi.us


Yearbooks Sales- Online purchasing of our Nimitz Elementary School Yearbook has been reopened. Please use this link to purchase your 2023-2024 yearbooks. 


Nimitz PTO  

1/10/2024- Updates and Reminders

NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Q2 Report Cards- Teachers will be finishing their report cards for Quarter 2 by the end of this week, and they will be distributed by envelope through “student courier” this coming Tuesday 1/16/24. If you have any questions about them, please reach out to your childʻs respective teacher.

AVID Page Update- Our 5th graders worked hard right before break to get their awesome snow globe projects on our AVID wall. Please take some time to check out their awesome work on our AVID Page


December Eagles of the Month- We have just added our December Eagles of the Month to the EoM page. Our Eagles of the Month have demonstrated exemplary behavior in the classroom and were recognized in front of their peers on the week of 12/18. . Way to SOAR, students!

New Counselor for Semester 2- This semester, a new student counselor will be joining the Nimitz Elementary counselor team. Please see this official letter for more information. 


February Waiver Day (2/5/24) Reminder- In Semester 1, we made an adjustment to our school calendar changing a previously schedule waiver day from February 20th to February 5th. As we are coming closer to the date, we wanted to remind our families about this change.

Semester 2 After School Clubs- If your child is interested in attending an after school club for Semester 2, please read this flier. Permission forms will be sent home on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 and can be returned to the front office starting at 7:30 am on Friday, January 19th, 2024. Please reach out to kasey.lahousse@k12.hi.us if you have any questions.

School Quality Survey for Parents-  The DOE School Quality Survey (SQS) is now open for you to take. The SQS is a survey that measures parent perceptions of the safety and well-being of your child(ren), parent satisfaction, and involvement/engagement with Nimitz Elementary.  All responses will be kept confidential in order to gather candid information and will be used by schools for continuous improvement purposes.  As a parent/guardian, this is an opportunity for your voice to be heard. Please reference this parent letter (a hardcopy was sent home with each child) which includes an internet link and QR code to access the Parent SQS.


Yearbooks Sales - Online purchasing of our Nimitz Elementary School Yearbook has been reopened. Please use this link to purchase your 2023-2024 yearbooks. 


Nimitz PTO  

January Newsletter- See all the latest PTO happenings in our monthly newsletter

12/19/2023- Updates and Reminders


NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Holiday Reminders- Thursday 12/21/23, will be our last day of school before Winter Break. Our first day back to school with students will be 1/9/23 due to a professional development waiver day for our teachers on 1/8/23. 


Kona Ice Wednesday (12/20)-  Kona Ice will be setting up shop near the Aupaka Gate tomorrow, after school (@ 2:00pm). If you’d like to expedite purchases with an online order, please go to this order page by Kona Ice


Parent Teacher Conferences SY24-25 Survey- In efforts to plan for SY24-25, special exceptions for the Nimitz ES SY24-25 calendar must be submitted for approval in February 2024. One exception Nimitz Elementary administration is exploring is a modification to the Parent Teacher Conference schedule from a 1.5 week long after school schedule, to a 2 waiver day schedule. If youʻd like to give your input on this possible change, please read and fill out this online form.

Winter Program 12/21- Nimitz Elementary is proud to welcome our families to our annual Winter Program on Thursday 12/21. This yearʻs performance, “The Great Holiday Bake Off” will be a grand performance led by our new music teacher Ms. Charles. Please see this flier and the information below for more details. 


Winter Reading Bingo- This week, students will receive a reading bingo for this Winter Break. It is an optional activity from library class. If students complete 5 activities in a row, they will receive a special prize at their next library class. If students get a black out (all squares), they will be entered to win another prize. Bingo cards must be signed and turned in by Wednesday, January 10th. Please reach out to april.apana@k12.hi.us if you have questions. 


Semester 1 After School Club End Dates- As we come up on the holidays and our Winter Breaks, some of our after school clubs will be coming to a close for the semester. You can see the scheduled end dates here. Please forward questions to your respective club advisor or kasey.lahousse@k12.hi.us


Yearbook Cover Contest - Calling all 4th - 6th grade artists!!! We have extended our yearbook cover contest deadline until January 12, 2024. Please see this flier for more information. 


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

           Use our referral code  Referral Code   CTQY9C1L

12/13/2023- Updates and Reminders


NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Jingle Bell COLOR Fun Run 12/15- This Friday will be our Jingle Bell Color Fun Run! We hope you will join your child to run and get colored for our first ever COLORED version of the run. 


Winter Program 12/21- Nimitz Elementary is proud to welcome our families to our annual Winter Program on Thursday 12/21. This yearʻs performance, “The Great Holiday Bake Off” will be a grand performance led by our new music teacher Ms. Charles. Please see this flier and the information below for more details. 


Winter Reading Bingo- Next week, students will receive a reading bingo for this Winter Break. It is an optional activity from library class. If students complete 5 activities in a row, they will receive a special prize at their next library class. If students get a black out (all squares), they will be entered to win another prize. Bingo cards must be signed and turned in by Wednesday, January 10th. Please reach out to april.apana@k12.hi.us if you have questions. 


Semester 1 After School Club End Dates- As we come up on the holidays and our Winter Breaks, some of our after school clubs will be coming to a close for the semester. You can see the scheduled end dates here. Please forward questions to your respective club advisor or kasey.lahousse@k12.hi.us


Yearbook Sales - Nimitz Elementary’s Yearbook orders will be closing soon. Available online till Friday, December 15, 2023. Cash payments will not be accepted at school. If you have any questions please contact our PCNC Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us


Yearbook Cover Contest - Calling all 4th - 6th grade artists!!! We have extended our yearbook cover contest deadline until January 12, 2024. Please see this flier for more information. 


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

           Use our referral code  Referral Code   CTQY9C1L

12/6/2023- Updates and Reminders


NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Jingle Bell COLOR Fun Run 12/15- Please save the date on your calendars! Our annual Jingle Bell “Color” Fun Run will be held on December 15th. And yes, for those of you who are multi-year families, we’re going to be adding “color” into the run this year to make it extra fun. We are hoping our families can come out to run with their children to celebrate the holidays in a fun fitness fashion. This will also be coordinated with a Nimitz PTO Fundraiser! We hope you support our PTO and your children by registering as a Parent/Guardian at MYBOOSTER.COM. See the instructions on how to register here. Grade levels will be running in shifts as follows. Stand by for more information regarding parent sign in for participation. 


Winter Program 12/21- Nimitz Elementary is proud to welcome our families to our annual Winter Program on Thursday 12/21. This years performance, “The Great Holiday Bake Off” will be a grand performance led by our new music teacher Ms. Charles. Please see this flier and the information below for more details. 

Eagles of the Month (November)- We’ve just turned to December, which means we have just added our November Eagles of the Month to the EoM page. Our Eagles of the Month have demonstrated exemplary behavior in the classroom and were recognized in front of their peers on the week of 11/27. Way to SOAR, students!  


Semester 1 After School Club End Dates- As we come up on the holidays and our Winter Breaks, some of our after school clubs will be coming to a close for the semester. You can see the scheduled end dates here. Please forward questions to your respective club advisor or kasey.lahousse@k12.hi.us


Yearbook Sales - Nimitz Elementary’s Yearbook orders will be closing soon. Available online till Friday, December 15, 2023. Cash payments will not be accepted at school. If you have any questions please contact our PCNC Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us


Yearbook Cover Contest - Calling all 4th - 6th grade artists!!! We have extended our yearbook cover contest deadline until January 12, 2024. Please see this flier for more information. 


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

           Use our referral code  Referral Code   CTQY9C1L

11/29/2023- Updates and Reminders


NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Jingle Bell COLOR Fun Run 12/15- Please save the date on your calendars! Our annual Jingle Bell “Color” Fun Run will be held on December 15th. And yes, for those of you who are multi-year families, we’re going to be adding “color” into the run this year to make it extra fun. We are hoping our families can come out to run with their children to celebrate the holidays in a fun fitness fashion. This will also be coordinated with a Nimitz PTO Fundraiser! We hope you support our PTO and your children by registering as a Parent/Guardian at MYBOOSTER.COM. See the instructions on how to register here


Semester 1 After School Club End Dates- As we come up on the holidays and our Winter Breaks, some of our after school clubs will be coming to a close for the semester. You can see the scheduled end dates here. Please forward questions to your respective club advisor or kasey.lahousse@k12.hi.us


Yearbook Sales - Nimitz Elementary’s Yearbook sales are now open, and available online. Cash payments will not be accepted at school You may also use the QR code on the flier being sent home. If you have any questions please contact our PCNC Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

           Use our referral code  Referral Code   CTQY9C1L

11/21/2023- Updates and Reminders


NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Upcoming Holidays- As a quick reminder, school will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and the day after (11/23 and 11/24). Instruction will resume on 11/27. 


Jingle Bell COLOR Fun Run 12/15- Please save the date on your calendars! Our annual Jingle Bell “Color” Fun Run will be held on December 15th. And yes, for those of you who are multi-year families, we’re going to be adding “color” into the run this year to make it extra fun. We are hoping our families can come out to run with their children to celebrate the holidays in a fun fitness fashion. This will also be coordinated with a Nimitz PTO Fundraiser! We hope you support our PTO and your children by registering as a Parent/Guardian at MYBOOSTER.COM. See the instructions on how to register here


Semester 1 After School Club End Dates- As we come up on the holidays and our Winter Breaks, some of our after school clubs will be coming to a close for the semester. You can see the scheduled end dates here. Please forward questions to your respective club advisor or kasey.lahousse@k12.hi.us


Girls Basketball Team Tryouts- in January, Nimitz Elementary will send a girl’s basketball team to compete with other elementary school teams in a complex wide tournament. The girls basketball team tryouts will be held during the week of November 28, 2023 to December 5, 2023. Tryouts will be held on the basketball court during second recess. Students are required to dress appropriately and wear proper footwear. Students will find out if they made the team after tryouts have been completed. This is the tryout schedule…

Yearbook Sales - Nimitz Elementary’s Yearbook sales are now open, and available online. Cash payments will not be accepted at school You may also use the QR code on the flier being sent home. If you have any questions please contact our PCNC Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us


Canned Food Drive- Thank you Nimitz families for donating to our canned food drive last week! We collected 900 items! All donations were picked up today, and will greatly benefit the Hawaii Food Bank. 


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11/14/2023- Updates and Reminders


NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Eagles of the Month (October)- I am so sorry for the late notice, but we have just added our October Eagles of the Month to the EoM page. Our Eagles of the Month have demonstrated exemplary behavior in the classroom and were recognized in front of their peers on the week of 10/30. Way to SOAR, students!  


Nimitz Fall AVID Showcase 11/15- This Wednesday, we invite all of our families to stick around for our Fall AVID Showcase. After dismissal, once our teachers prepare their rooms, you can come inside to see some of the products your students have created to demonstrate their learning in coordination with a common grade level theme. See more information in this flier.


Nimitz Canned Food Drive 11/15-11/17- This week, the Nimitz student council will be collecting nonperishable food items to donate to the Hawaii Food Bank. Our goal this year is to collect 1,500 food items to donate. Please drop off canned or nonperishable food donations near the cafeteria in the morning from 7:15 - 7:45 am. View our flier for more info: https://bit.ly/NESCanndFoodDrive2023


PTO Meeting and Game Night 11/17- Next week Friday evening, please donʻt only join us for the next Nimitz PTO meeting, but the next fun family event hosted by our PTO! Itʻs PTO Game Night! For this event, your knowledge of music and movies will help get ahead of your competition. If youʻre coming, weʻll see you at 6pm! PTO will provide snacks and BYO Dinner.  


NES AVID Page Update- Our 4th graders have just put up their display on our AVID Wall in the cafeteria. Their design for the cafeteria wall combines Choose Love and an AVID mindset. Gratitude is the quality of being "thankful for." It is expressed by having the readiness to show appreciation and to return gratitude by showing kindness. In honor of the month of November and being thankful for all that we have, the fourth graders created an artistic spiraling mandala focusing on gratitude, with thoughtful words and phrases embedded in interpreting what gratitude meant to them.  We are grateful to have such kind, thoughtful and creative 4th grade students at Nimitz! You can see examples of their work here


Semester 1 After School Club End Dates- As we come up on the holidays and our Winter Breaks, some of our after school clubs will be coming to a close for the semester. You can see the scheduled end dates here. Please forward questions to your respective club advisor or kasey.lahousse@k12.hi.us


Girls Basketball Team Tryouts- in January, Nimitz Elementary will send a girls basketball to compete with other elementary school teams in a complex wide tournament. The girls basketball team tryouts will be held during the week of November 28, 2023 to December 5, 2023. Tryouts will be held on the basketball court during second recess. Students are required to dress appropriately and wear proper footwear. Students will find out if they made the team after tryouts have been completed. This is the tryout schedule…

Yearbook Sales - Nimitz Elementary’s Yearbook sales are now open, and available online. Cash payments will not be accepted at school You may also use the QR code on the flier being sent home. If you have any questions please contact our PCNC Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us


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11/8/2023- Updates and Reminders


Upcoming Holidays- This is a friendly reminder that there will be no school on Friday (11/10, Veterans Day) and on Monday (11/13, Waiver Day). Please plan accordingly. 


Veterans Day Reading Event 11/9 - Tomorrow (11/9), in efforts to recognize the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, we will be inviting active service members and veterans from our community to read Veterans Day stories and speak to our students about the significance of the holiday. Thank you to those of you who volunteered for this experience! 


Nimitz Fall AVID Showcase 11/15- Next week Wednesday, we invite all of our families to stick around for our Fall AVID Showcase. After dismissal, once our teachers prepare their rooms, you can come inside to see some of the products your students have created to demonstrate their learning in coordination with a common grade level theme. See more information in this flier.


PTO Meeting and Game Night 11/17- Next week Friday evening, please donʻt only join us for the next Nimitz PTO meeting, but the next fun family event hosted by our PTO! Itʻs PTO Game Night! For this event, your knowledge of music and movies will help get ahead of your competition. If youʻre coming, weʻll see you at 6pm!

IMPORTANT Waiver Day Change 2/5/24- Prior to SY23-24, a Waiver Day for Radford Complex Schools was planned for Feb. 20, as it was tentative date for a large conference for our local middle school staff. However, we were notified that the date was changed to February 5, 2024. Therefore, in efforts to align our middle school and elementary school sibling days off, we have changed our February 20 Waiver Day to February 5th. We hope this does not cause too much inconvenience. We have updated our school year calendar to reflect this change


Yearbook Sales - Nimitz Elementary’s Yearbook sales are now open, and available online. Cash payments will not be accepted at school You may also use the QR code on the flier being sent home. If you have any questions please contact our PCNC Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us


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11/1/2023- Updates and Reminders


IMPORTANT Waiver Day Change 2/5/23- Prior to SY23-24, a Waiver Day for Radford Complex Schools was planned for Feb. 20, as it was tentative date for a large conference for our local middle school staff. However, we were notified that the date was changed to February 5, 2023. Therefore, in efforts to align our middle school and elementary school sibling days off, we have changed our February 20 Waiver Day to February 5th. We hope this does not cause too much inconvenience. We have updated our school year calendar to reflect this change


Upcoming Emergency Drills- Every year, in accordance with the standards of the Hawaiʻi Department of Education, Nimitz Elementary conducts emergency drills to ensure the safety of our campus. While we have already conducted fire drills and an earthquake drill, the two upcoming drills deal with crisis situations. Therefore we thought it important to give you a heads up. While our shelter in place drill will be relatively brief, simulating an alert status for our campus due to a possible threat in the nearby area, our lockdown and evacuation drill will simulate an emergency during unstructured time which will lead to a campus lockdown and an evacuation to Lynch Field. It is highly recommended our students and staff are dressed comfortably for the lockdown and evacuation drill. These drills will occur on the following dates… 

Yearbook Sales - Nimitz Elementary’s Yearbook sales are now open, and available online. Cash payments will not be accepted at school You may also use the QR code on the flier being sent home. If you have any questions please contact our PCNC Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us


HIDOE Student Perception Survey and Opt-Out Option-  In November, your child (grade 3-6 only) will be asked to complete the Panorama Student Perception Survey. Your child will be asked to respond to topics related to their classroom and whole school experiences. Results from the survey will be used as one form of data for teachers to reflect on as part of the Core Professionalism component of the Educator Effectiveness System. The survey is available for review on the Department website. Individual student answers are confidential and will not be tracked. To maintain confidentiality, online survey responses are transmitted directly to the same survey company for processing. If you would not want your child to participate in this survey, please indicate so by filling out this google form. Opt out submissions for the student perception survey will be due November 2nd, 2023.


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10/25/2023- Updates and Reminders


Fall Festival (10/27)- This year, our fall festival will take place on October 27. 2023 at 3pm-6pm on our Nimitz Elementary Campus. We hope you and ohana can join us for the fun! 


AVID Page Update- Our third graders took great pride in decorating the cafeteria bulletin board with our ghosts. We are focusing on not having a fixed mindset and instead having a growth mindset. We’re striving to achieve goals that we have set for the school year. Students will continue to use AVID strategies to improve their organizational, reading, and writing skills. Our third graders will also continue to GROW and SOAR throughout the school year! See their work at the NES AVID Page


Halloween Festivities- As the Halloween holiday approaches, we’d like to address the typical questions about the holiday. Please see them below…


Yearbook Sales - Nimitz Elementary’s Yearbook sales are now open, and available online. Cash payments will not be accepted at school You may also use the QR code on the flier being sent home. If you have any questions please contact our PCNC Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us


HIDOE Student Perception Survey and Opt-Out Option-  In November, your child (grade 3-6 only) will be asked to complete the Panorama Student Perception Survey. Your child will be asked to respond to topics related to their classroom and whole school experiences. Results from the survey will be used as one form of data for teachers to reflect on as part of the Core Professionalism component of the Educator Effectiveness System. The survey is available for review on the Department website. Individual student answers are confidential and will not be tracked. To maintain confidentiality, online survey responses are transmitted directly to the same survey company for processing. If you would not want your child to participate in this survey, please indicate so by filling out this google form. Opt out submissions for the student perception survey will be due November 2nd, 2023.


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

10/19/2023- Updates and Reminders


Q1 Report Cards (10/23)- Report Cards for Q1 will be coming home manually through student courier on 10/23/23. Please be on the lookout for said document, as we will ask for a signature to document receipt.  


Fall Festival (10/27)- The fall season is almost here, that means it's almost time for our fall festival. Fall Festival is a family fun event, with lots of games, prizes, bouncy houses, food, and more! This year, our fall festival will take place on October 27. 2023 at 3pm-6pm on our Nimitz Elementary Campus. We hope you and ohana can join us for the fun! 


Yearbook Sales - Nimitz Elementary’s Yearbook sales are now open, and available online. Cash payments will not be accepted at school You may also use the QR code on the flier being sent home. If you have any questions please contact our PCNC Erika Rodgers at erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us


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10/10/2023- Updates and Reminders


Fall Break Reading Bingo- This fall break, continue to build your student's reading skills by participating in the fall bingo! It is an optional activity. Students will complete 5 reading activities in a row. Books can be read digitally or with physical books. The bingo sheet (sent home before Fall Break) needs to be signed by an adult parent or guardian and turned in by October 17th to classroom teachers. Students will earn a prize from the library during library class. If you need a fall bingo card please click here


Waiver Day Monday- As a friendly reminder, our Fall Break will last technically through Monday (10/16) as all Radford Complex educators will be having a professional development Waiver Day on the Monday after the break. Instructional days will resume on 10/17. 


Unity Day 10/18- National Bullying Prevention Month is celebrated annually during the month of October. This month focuses on uniting communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness regarding bullying prevention. National Stop Bullying Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday in October. Since October 11th is during fall intersession, many schools and complex areas may choose to acknowledge National Stop Bullying Day on the same day as Unity Day which is Wednesday, October 18, 2023. On Unity Day, we will be recognizing kindness and empathy by wearing the color orange, so we encourage all of our students and staff to wear orange on this day. 


HIDOE Student Perception Survey and Opt-Out Option-  In November, your child (grade 3-6 only) will be asked to complete the Panorama Student Perception Survey. Your child will be asked to respond to topics related to their classroom and whole school experiences. Results from the survey will be used as one form of data for teachers to reflect on as part of the Core Professionalism component of the Educator Effectiveness System. The survey is available for review on the Department website. Individual student answers are confidential and will not be tracked. To maintain confidentiality, online survey responses are transmitted directly to the same survey company for processing. If you would not want your child to participate in this survey, please indicate so by filling out this google form. Opt out submissions for the student perception survey will be due November 2nd, 2023.  


SAVE THE DATE Fall Festival (10/27)- The fall season is almost here, that means it's almost time for our fall festival. Fall Festival is a family fun event, with lots of games, prizes, bouncy houses, food, and more! This year, our fall festival will take place on October 27. 2023 at 3pm-6pm on our Nimitz Elementary Campus. We hope you and ohana can join us for the fun! 


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To avoid too many duplicates, this spreadsheet shows what has already been donated.

10/4/2023- Updates and Reminders


Nimitz PTO Bingo Night 10/6- Our Nimitz PTO would like to invite you to our first Bingo Night of the school year at the Nimitz ES Cafeteria. Doors open at 5:45pm! Come to play some bingo, hang out amongst the ohana, and maybe win some prizes. First game starts at 6:00pm. 


Spirit Day 10/6-  As we are going into a break we will be saying, “Aloha for now.” Therefore, please come to school in your best Aloha fashion on Friday 10/6. Silkies and mu`umu`us are encouraged! 


September Eagle of the Month- Our September Eagle of the Months have been selected! Not only have they been recognized amongst their peers on campus, but you can see them online on our Eagle of the Month page


Upcoming Holidays- As a friendly reminder, our Fall Break starts next week Monday 10/9 and will last technically through Monday (10/16) as all Radford Complex educators will be having a professional development Waiver Day on the Monday after the break. Instructional days will resume on 10/17. 


SAVE THE DATE Fall Festival (10/27)- The fall season is almost here, that means it's almost time for our fall festival. Fall Festival is a family fun event, with lots of games, prizes, bouncy houses, food, and more! This year, our fall festival will take place on October 27. 2023 at 3pm-6pm on our Nimitz Elementary Campus. We hope you and ohana can join us for the fun! 


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

To avoid too many duplicates, this spreadsheet shows what has already been donated.

9/27/2023- Updates and Reminders


Fall Picture Taking (9/28)- This Thursday, September 28, 2023, we will be hosting our Fall picture taking session. We encourage our students to be dressed nicely as their pictures will be included in our yearbook. If you have any questions, please reach out to erika.rodgers@k12.hi.us


Quarter 2 Bus Rate Changes- This is a friendly reminder that bus payments for Quarter 2 will be due by October 9, 2023. The application on eTrition is now open & may be processed from September 19, 2023 - October 31, 2023. A flier with this information was sent home on 9/20/2023 with your child/children. Round Trip $72.00 & One Way $36.00. Questions regarding bus transportation can be directed to cheryl.sasabe@k12.hi.us


Book Fair Thank You- On behalf of the Nimitz Elementary Student Council, thank you Nimitz Ohana for supporting our book fair last week! Proceeds from the Book Fair will go into funding our student council events like the Jingle Bell Fun Run and their Spring Project. 


SAVE THE DATE Fall Festival- The fall season is almost here, that means it's almost time for our fall festival. Fall Festival is a family fun event, with lots of games, prizes, bouncy houses, food, and more! This year, our fall festival will take place on October 27. 2023 at 3pm-6pm on our Nimitz Elementary Campus. We hope you and ohana can join us for the fun! 


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

To avoid too many duplicates, this spreadsheet shows what has already been donated.

9/19/2023- Updates and Reminders


Reminder: NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Kona Ice Wednesday (9/20)- Kona Ice will be setting up shop near the Aupaka Gate tomorrow, after school. If you’d like to expedite purchases with an online order, please go to this order page by Kona Ice. 


After School Program Update- Some After School clubs have begun! Students will be dismissed from their after school programs starting at 3:05pm (M,T,Th,F) and/or 2:05pm (W). Please refer to this document for start dates, club information, and logistics of each club. If your child received a waitlist letter, we will contact you if your child has a different opportunity. For students in grades K-2 they will not be able to walk home on their own. Please make sure you arrange for a sibling and/or guardian pick up. We look forward to offering more opportunities like this in the future. Thank you for your support! 


Nimitz Student Council Book Fair- The student council book fair is this week, in the back of the school cafeteria. Students will be allowed to purchase books with their class on an assigned day, your child’s teacher will let you know when. Students who miss their assigned day will be able to purchase on Friday. Parents are also welcome to purchase books after school with their students on Monday-Thursday. Please view our student flier for more information: https://bit.ly/23scbookfair. If you plan on having your student use the ewallet, please send your child to school with the printed barcode paper. Questions about the Student Council Book Fair can be directed to april.apana@k12.hi.us


Fall Festival Script Presale- Our Fall Festival Mini Carnival will be on October 27th. We have started our script (tickets) presale. Script Presale will be from September 18th- October 4th. Your student received an orange form from their classroom teacher. 


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

To avoid too many duplicates, this spreadsheet shows what has already been donated.

9/13/2023- Updates and Reminders


Reminder: NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Federal Aid Survey Card Distribution- The Hawaii State Department of Education is asking for your assistance in conducting the 2023 Federal Survey at Nimitz Elementary School. The survey is needed to identify federally-connected students and to secure other information required to qualify for impact aid funds under Title VII of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These funds, which we have received since 1950, partially compensate us for local tax loss resulting from tax-free federal installations. By now, you should have received this survey in an envelope from your child. Unfortunately, Nimitz Elementary is NOT utilizing the online form. Please follow the instructions on the survey carefully and return the survey to your child’s teacher in the envelope it came in. If you have multiple children at NES, your multiple submissions will be GREATLY appreciated. If you have not received a Federal Impact Aid Survey Card, please let us know by calling 808-307-4400. 


After School Program Update- After School Program letters were sent home with your child on September 13th. Please pay close attention to the start dates, club information, and logistics of each club. If your child received a waitlist letter, we will contact you if your child has a different opportunity. For students in grades K-2 they will not be able to walk home on their own. Please make sure you arrange for a sibling and/or guardian pick up. We look forward to offering more opportunities like this in the future. Thank you for your support! 


Nimitz Student Council Book Fair- The student council book fair will be held in the back of the school cafeteria on September 18-22. Students will be allowed to purchase books with their class on an assigned day, your child’s teacher will let you know when. Students who miss their assigned day will be able to purchase on Friday. Parents are also welcome to purchase books after school with their students on Monday-Thursday. Please view our student flier for more information: https://bit.ly/23scbookfair. If you plan on having your student use the ewallet, please send your child to school with the printed barcode paper. Questions about the Student Council Book Fair can be directed to april.apana@k12.hi.us


August Eagles of the Month (EoM)- At the end of every month, one student per classroom is recognized for their exemplary behavior, particularly their demonstration of Self Discipline, ‘Ohana, Attitude, and Respect (SOAR). You can see our August EoM group on our Eagles of the Month Page.


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)- The PTO is excited to bring a Silent Auction to this year's Fall Festival. They are working hard to bring in some amazing items for you to all win and we want to sweeten that pot with all of your help!  Each grade level has a special theme that we hope you can all be as excited about as we are!  All proceeds from the Silent Auction come directly back to Nimitz Elementary and the PTO appreciates your support. If you’d like to donate a themed item, please bring it to the front office by 2:15 pm, October 6th, 2023. Please see and/or click on the grade level silent auction themes below. 

9/5/2023- Updates and Reminders


Parent Teacher Conferences Reminder- With our parent teacher conferences beginning tomorrow, dismissal will remain at 1:10pm from September 6th through September 15th. All after school programs, our Aupaka Gate staff, and transportation stakeholders have been notified of this change. Please plan accordingly. 


Reminder: NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


After School Eagle Clubs- We are excited to bring After School Clubs to Nimitz elementary this year! Space is limited for each Eagle Club. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Notification letters and permission slips were sent home with your child on Tuesday, September 5, 2023  and can be returned to the front office beginning at 7:30 am on Friday, September 8, 2023. Permission forms will not be accepted via email or through your child’s homeroom teacher. Students who do not make it into a club will be waitlisted and may have an opportunity to participate if availability arises. If your child K-6 did not come home with a permission form, one can be printed from this link.


Spirit Day (9/8) - In efforts to support our AVID College and Career Readiness initiatives, we encourage our students to dress up in their future attire. What will you be in the future? An astronaut, a firefighter, or a college student at your dream university. Show off what that would look like this Friday! 

8/31/2023- Updates and Reminders


Labor Day Reminder- Labor Day is a HIDOE recognized holiday and will be on 9/4. There will be no instruction that day, and school will resume on Tuesday 9/5. 


Parent Teacher Conferences Reminder- By now you should have received correspondence regarding your parent teacher conference dates and times. In general, please remember that dismissal will be at 1:10pm for all days from September 6th thru September 15th. 


Reminder: NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


After School Eagle Clubs Starting Soon- We are excited to bring After School Clubs to Nimitz elementary this year! The link below provides details about our upcoming Eagle Clubs. Space is limited for each Eagle Club. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Notification letters and permission slips will be sent home with your child on Tuesday, September 5, 2023  and can be returned to the front office beginning at 7:30 am on Friday, September 8, 2023. Permission forms will not be accepted via email or through your child’s homeroom teacher. Students who do not make it into a club will be waitlisted and may have an opportunity to participate if availability arises. Eagle Clubs- Semester 1


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8/22/2023- Updates and Reminders


Last Day for PTC Preferences- Today is the last day to report your Parent Teacher Conference preferences (9/6 to 9/15). Please use this online form to inform your respective teachers about your preferences. More information can be found in previous updates. 


Reminder: NES Absence Reporting System- If you know your child will be absent, it is important you notify us using our absence reporting system. You can report an absence using this link, which is also available on our website and at bit.ly/NESAbsenceReport.


Kona Ice (8/23)- It has been hot recently, and on those walks home from school, you might be thinking about how to cool off. Luckily, at least one Wednesday every month, Kona Ice parks their truck right next to Aupaka Gate. Their first visit will be tomorrow, so if you’d like to make a pre order, please follow the instructions on this link. If not, then please check them out at Aupaka Gate after school tomorrow (8/23). 


Vehicle Placards Reminder- Ensuring the safety of our students during dismissal is important. Particularly in our vehicle line, we want to make sure we are sending the correct students to each vehicle. We are kindly asking parents/guardians who pick up their children in the vehicle line to create a vehicle placard through this online form. This placard can be placed on your dashboard so our staff can easily identify which student should be leaving campus in that vehicle. Once you fill out this form, please allow us at least 48 hours to print the placard and place it in your child's backpack. When the placard makes it home to you, simply follow the instructions and place it on your vehicle's dashboard when picking up your child. 


HIDOE SEL Survey Opt Out (Gr. 3-6)- It is our goal at Nimitz Elementary School to ensure that every student is safe and supported as they transition back to school. We value the input of our students as they are important partners in the work to improve the overall school experience and support their needs. In order to learn more about student experiences, we will be asking for your Grade 3-6 child’s feedback via an online survey run across all Hawaii Department of Education schools at two points this school year: Fall and Spring. The survey will be administered in school and shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete. We are asking that all of our grade 3-6 students participate in the surveys, as their feedback will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how to improve and adapt our school to their needs.The survey content will ask students to self-reflect on their own social emotional learning skills, like self-management and self-efficacy. If you DO NOT wish to have your grade 3-6 child participate, please complete this form.  


Spirit Day Nimitz Shirt or School Colors (8/25)- Spirit days are back! To show school spirit for our Nimitz Eagles, the first spirit day, this Friday August 25th, will be to wear your school shirt (anyone year make or model) or wear our school colors, yellow or blue. 


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)- Our Nimitz PTO is hitting the ground running this school year, and you can meet the board members for SY23-24 at our Meet and Greet. See some updates about events and volunteer opportunities with the PTO below…

8/15/2023- Updates and Reminders


Parent Teacher Conferences- Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Elementary School will be having their annual Parent-Teacher Conferences from Wednesday, September 6, 2023 to Friday, September 15, 2023. All conferences will be scheduled as virtual appointments, but can be modified for in-person visits. This conference is a way to have a conversation about your child's progress and outlook for the year, to learn about the school, and discuss your child’s strengths and weaknesses in various areas.  It’s a chance for you to ask questions, share information, and to work with us in planning for your child.


Upcoming School Holidays- This Friday (8/18), and the following Monday (8/21) will be days with no student instruction. Friday is a State Holiday in recognition of Hawaiʻi Admission Day and Monday is a Waiver Day for teacher and staff professional development on school safety. Please plan accordingly. 


Vehicle Placards- Ensuring the safety of our students during dismissal is important. Particularly in our vehicle line, we want to make sure we are sending the correct students to each vehicle. We are kindly asking parents/guardians who pick up their children in the vehicle line to create a vehicle placard through this online form. This placard can be placed on your dashboard so our staff can easily identify which student should be leaving campus in that vehicle. Once you fill out this form, please allow us at least 48 hours to print the placard and place it in your child's backpack. When the placard makes it home to you, simply follow the instructions and place it on your vehicle's dashboard when picking up your child. 


Grade 5 & 6 Volleyball Tryouts- Our school will be participating in a complex wide volleyball tournament on September 21st. Tryouts for our Grade 5 & 6 team will be held from August 22, 2023 through September 5, 2023. Tryouts will be held on the basketball court during second recess. Students are required to dress appropriately and wear proper footwear. If you have other questions, please reach out to todd.mastumoto@k12.hi.us. The tryout schedule is as follows…


After School Clubs SY23-24- This school year, some of our teachers will be heading after school programs for our students. As this is the first year we are doing this, it is taking time to organize this effort. We are aiming to get these clubs rolling in mid-september. If you are interested in these programs, please see more information here


Kindergarten Schedule Reminders- If you are a family with a Kindergartner, your school year starts on a special schedule. Please see reminders about this schedule below. More information can be found at the designated Kindergarten web page


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)- Our Nimitz PTO is hitting the ground running this school year, and you can meet the board members for SY23-24 at our Meet and Greet. See some updates about events and volunteer opportunities with the PTO below…

8/11/2023- Nimitz ES Lahaina Donation Drive (8/14)


As we come to a close on the first week of school, I send my hopes that you and your children have enjoyed their return to campus. Our teachers and staff have enjoyed seeing their students come back in such excited fashion for another school year. With that said, I write this message to you with a heavy heart knowing that this privilege of a great first week of school could not be enjoyed by our neighbor island community of Lahaina, Maui.

I am sure by now you are aware of the devastation that has befallen Lahaina where families have been displaced, homes and businesses have been destroyed, and lives have been lost. As more footage comes in, we have only learned how much worse the wildfires of recent days have ravaged this historic town.

At the beginning of this school year, I have emphasized to our staff that we are part of a greater community. This community extends not only to the boundaries of Nimitz Elementary School, but across the entire state. As a state of islands, we may seem disconnected, but our strong sense of ʻohana is called upon in times like these. Therefore, I am asking the Nimitz Elementary ʻOhana to help members of our greater community in these trying times.

On Monday 8/14/23, in coordination with HIEMA, we will be collecting donations of toiletries, diapers, formula, toys, clothing, bedding, household goods and non-perishable food. Bottled water donations are discouraged. You may drop off these items throughout the school day, and we will deliver it to a HIEMA designated drop off station at the earliest opportunity.

Your help will be greatly appreciated, not only to the current residents of Lahaina, but from this former resident of Lahaina as well.

Sincerely, 

Corey Allen, Principal

8/7/2023- Updates and Reminders

Welcome Back Reminders for PreK/1-6- With many of our students coming to campus for their first day of SY23-24, we thought of giving some tips and reminders, especially for students joining the Nimitz Ohana for the first time. 


Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC)- Our MFLC Miss Krista is excited to welcome those who are returning back to campus, and to meet all of the new students. Please be on the lookout for the MFLC Consent Form which should come home with your child during the first week of school. If you have already signed a consent form last year you are not required to sign an additional form. Please feel free to call Miss Krista at 808-307-4400 if you have any questions or concerns. 


Kindergarten Schedule Reminders- If you are a family with a Kindergartner, your school year starts on a special schedule. Please see reminders about this schedule below. More information can be found at the designated Kindergarten web page



Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)- Our Nimitz PTO is hitting the ground running this school year, and you can meet the board members for SY23-24 at our Meet and Greet. See some updates about events and volunteer opportunities with the PTO below…

8/2/2023- Updates and Reminders
Meet and Greet for PreK/1-6 Update- This is our final reminder regarding tomorrow’s (8/3) Meet and Greet event with our PreK and Grade 1-6 families between 8am and 9am. Not only is this an opportunity for families to meet their children's teachers, but to also drop off their school supplies, sign up for bus transportation, buy a school shirt, preview our upcoming after school programs, put money on your child's lunch account, join CUB/Girl scouts, and enroll in Kamaaina Kids After School Care. We highly encourage you to come out!


Kindergarten Schedule Reminders- If you are a family with a Kindergartner, your school year starts on a special schedule. Please see reminders about this schedule below. More information can be found at the designated Kindergarten web page


Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)- Our Nimitz PTO is hitting the ground running this school year, and you can meet the board members for SY23-24 at our Meet and Greet. See some updates about events and volunteer opportunities with the PTO below…

7/26/2023- Updates and Reminders
Student Classroom Assignments (PreK and Grades 1-6)- Classroom assignments were sent out by email today (7/26). If you have not received an assignment, please let us know immediately. You can also see your classroom assignment manually by visiting us on campus between 8am and 4pm. 


Kindergarten Schedule Reminders- If you are a family with a Kindergartner, your school year starts on a special schedule. Please see reminders about this schedule below. More information can be found at the designated Kindergarten web page


Meet and Greet for PreK/1-6- While our official day of school is August 8th, we will be opening up the campus for our PreK and Grade 1-6 families between 8am and 9am on August 3rd. Not only is this an opportunity for families to meet their children's teachers, but to also drop off their school supplies, sign up for bus transportation, buy a school shirt, preview our upcoming after school programs, put money on your child's lunch account, join CUB/Girl scouts, and enroll in Kamaaina Kids After School Care. We highly encourage you to come out.

Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)- Our Nimitz PTO is hitting the ground running this school year, and you can meet the board members for SY23-24 at our Meet and Greet. See some updates about events and volunteer opportunities with the PTO below…

7/17/2023- Updates and Reminders
Kindergarten Schedule Reminders- If you are a family with a Kindergartner, your school year starts on a special schedule. Please see reminders about this schedule below. More information can be found at the designated Kindergarten web page


Student Classroom Assignments (Grades 1-6)- We are aiming for student classroom/teacher assignments to be released on July 26th. Assignments will be sent directly to your email addresses, and also displayed outside of the office between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm from then until the first day of school. 


Meet and Greet for PreK/1-6- While our official day of school is August 8th, we will be opening up the campus for our PreK and Grade 1-6 families between 8am and 9am on August 3rd. Not only is this an opportunity for families to meet their children's teachers, but to also drop off their school supplies, sign up for bus transportation, buy a school shirt, preview our upcoming after school programs, put money on your child's lunch account, join CUB/Girl scouts, and enroll in Kamaaina Kids After School Care. We highly encourage you to come out.

Nimitz Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)- Our Nimitz PTO is hitting the ground running this school year, and you can meet the board members for SY23-24 at our Meet and Greet. See some updates about events and volunteer opportunities with the PTO below…