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  • Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework.

  • Make sure the materials your child needs, such as paper, pencils  are available.

  • Establish a set time each day for doing homework. Don't let your child leave homework until just before bedtime. 

  • Be positive about homework.

  • Let your child take a short break if she is having trouble keeping her mind on an assignment.

  • Reward progress in homework.
    If your child has been successful in homework completion and is working hard, celebrate that success with a special event.



Dorothy Hickson



Dear Parents,

    Welcome to third grade at Kaiser!  I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child the first week of school. Please plan to attend Back to School Night on Thursday, September 5th. My presentation will begin at 5:30.  At this meeting I will review my goals, curriculum, homework plan, and discipline polices. 

    Please check your child's backpack daily the first week of school for important paperwork and reminders. The official homework packet will be sent home the second week of school. Each week there will be news and reminders listed at the bottom of the homework cover sheet. 

   Many classroom supplies will be provided for the students. The Kaiser office has posted a list of suggested school supplies for each grade level on the PFO website. Often parents and students will ask, "What do I need to bring to school?"  You don't need to bring anything to school, because all supplies will be provided.  However, many students like to bring a few things of their own.  If you would like to bring some of your own things,  here is a list of items to bring and a few things to leave at home:


I will provide:

A pencil box


Red pens

Work folder


Homework Folder


A glue stick

A highlighter

black dry erase marker


You may bring:

A pair of personal earbud headphones for our Chromebooks

Colored Pencils

Reusable water bottle

An extra 4 pack of skinny dry erase markers (black please) (Expo brand preferred)

An extra glue stick


Child sized scissors

A wide ruled spiral notebook


I also welcome donations of:

Colored copy paper

Colored card stock

Black dry erase markers- Expo (skinny)

Black dry erase markers -Expo (large)

Ticonderoga # 2 pencils


Wet Ones hand wipes

Bottles of hand sanitizer (large size)

Prizes for our prize box (school supplies, small toys, art supplies etc.)


Please have the following available at home for homework:

Wide ruled notebook paper (1 package should be enough)





Please leave the following at home:

Mini staplers

Toys and toy-like supplies

Oversized pencils/erasers

3 ring binders



If you need to contact me, please feel free to send me an e-mail. Thank you for your support and cooperation. I am looking forward to a great year!


                                                                Mrs. Hickson 



Fun Facts about Mrs. Hickson:

*I have two wonderful daughters named Abby and Samantha.

*My husband is a 6th grade teacher in Lake Forest.

*I love to hike, swim, read, go to the beach and spend time with my family.

*I grew up in Huntington Beach, and I have 9 siblings.

*I have taught 3rd grade at Kaiser for the past 20 years.




Classroom Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering in our classroom please visit the Kaiser School home page for more information. All volunteers must fill out paperwork and be cleared before working in the classroom. I will have a sign up sheet out at Back to School Night.  I would love to have you help out!