Welcome to the 2013-2014 School year, Kitayama Families! Please take a moment to read our principal's newsletter here. School begins August 28th, and we're all looking forward to welcoming new faces into our classrooms and hallways! Classroom assignments will be posted both at the school and online by 6pm on August 26th. To view the online roster, you will need a user name and password, which will be provided by phone message by August 26th.

Tom Kitayama Elementary School Supply List 2013-2014 Read More… »»

Even as the 2012-2013 school year draws to a close, some fun events are still ahead!

Field Day Tuesday 8:00am-10:00am

Field Day is Tuesday, June 11. Students will be invited to join in fun activities around the school, including duck races, bounce houses and face painting! Read More… »»

Come and join us for our Multi-Cultural Potluck night on Friday, March 22nd. The night is always a great opportunity to visit with families from Kitayama, eat some delicious food, enjoy entertainment and participate in our annual Silent Auction. We look forward to seeing you all there!


Families or community members that bring a dish to the event will be entered into a raffle for a prize! Prizes include: $50 jewelry certificate, bags of coffee, free Jamba Juice certificates, Legoland discounts and more! Read More… »»

Tom Kitayama Elementary School


1959 Sunsprite Drive, Union City, CA 94587-1995 (510)475-3982

January 24, 2013

Dear Kitayama Families,

At our School Site Council and PTA meetings last week, we talked about the school safety plan, in light of the
horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut this past December. In particular, we discussed concerns parents and Read More… »»

Please note the calendar change: Lifetouch Spring Pictures will be taken on February 13 instead of February 6.

Learn about the new standards! Common Core Parent Awareness Meeting: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Cesar Chavez Middle School Forum 6:30pm -7:30pm

Bring the flyer from your child's Thursday folder to Chili's at Union Landing, 32120 Dyer St, Union City from 12pm (right after the Modified Day) to 9pm, and Chili's will donate 20% of the sales to Kitayama!

Family Math Night is just around the corner!  It will be on Wednesday, January 30th from 6-7.  This is a free evening for parents and families to come learn about math! As we have done in the past, we will focus on the varied math strands for all grades-- a family hands on math night.  Spanish translation for the evening will be provided, as will childcare.

Tragedies like the one that struck Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday December 14, can affect the lives of adults and children even thousands of miles away.  Children can struggle with events like this in ways that are both visible and imperceptible to those around them.  Attached is a list of suggestions and reminders for parents and teachers from the National Association of School Psychologists designed to help children cope with disasters of this nature.
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