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Kermess 2017

The entire Nido community is invited to Kermess, our largest event of the year, on Saturday, November 18, 11:00am - 4:30pm.

Kermess celebrates the diversity of the Nido community, which is currently comprised of 47 different nationalities. It is an international festival in which these various countries are represented, and it provides an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the cultures, traditions, and cuisine of each place. Participating countries will have their own stand where they will offer typical food and drink, as well as demonstrating their culture and traditions. In total, Kermess typically draws more than 4,000 attendees from inside and outside our school community.

KERMESS 2017 PROCEEDS

Enhancing the Learning Environment

The 2017 Kermess funds raised will be allocated toward improving the learning environment both for our students and as a school community. Half of the funds will be designated to develop and begin the implementation of a Nido sustainability plan in 2018. The other half will help to fund new classroom furniture and upgrades for the students in grades PK-5 that adapts to fit different learning and teaching styles and enhances their classroom environment.

Going Green

Each year we aim for Kermess to be more sustainable. This year, we encourage all parents and students who attend to bring their own plate, cup, and utensils (fork and spoon). Those who support the school and our environment in this effort will receive a discounted entrance ticket for $3.500. Adults who do not bring their own plate, cup, and utensils will pay $5.000 and receive one reusable set for the day. Students who do not bring their own set, or adults who lose their set, will be able to purchase one for $1.500 at the food ticket cashier.

There will be two washing stations located at Kermess staffed by student volunteers who are supporting a more environmentally-friendly Nido.


Bigger than ever!

This year Kermess will expand to the Middle School Plaza! The food ticket cashier will be located by the ES Media Center entrance, and the stage and several popular food stands will be in the Middle School Plaza. Please bring a blanket to enjoy a picnic with your delicious snacks in front of the show!


Kermess Tombola

Previously one of most popular Kermess stands, the tombola is making a come back for 2017 and we are looking for prizes of all sizes. The tombola is a raffle style game in which everyone who plays gets a prize. The proceeds of the tombola will go towards Nido's financial aid program. Financial aid is provided to Nido students whose families need help covering the cost of tuition, ensuring there are no barriers to a Nido education.

It's not too late to make a contribution to the stall! We will be accepting prizes of all sizes up until a few days before Kermess. However, if you plan to bring something in, please let us know by Friday, November 10 so that we can make sure you are recognized in the Tombola thank you banner.

If you have something you would like to contribute to the tombola, please contact Emma Shires (eshires@nido.cl) for more information.


THANK YOU TO OUR KERMESS SPONSORS!

Clinica Las Condes

ENGIE Latin America

Hacienda Santa Martina

Jumbo

RML Group Mining Services

School of Rock

Scotiabank

Sodexo

Valle Escondido

Ward Van Lines

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High School Principal Announcement

Nido recently conducted a worldwide search to select a High School Principal for the 2018-2019 academic year and is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kate McKenna to the position of High School Principal beginning in July 2018.

Financial Aid for 2018-2019

We are pleased to announce the application period for Nido's financial aid program is now open for families wishing to apply for the 2018-2019 school year.

Headmaster Transition

The Board of Directors at the International School Nido de Aguilas has announced that Dr. Ralph Maurer will be departing Nido with his family in December 2017, and Assistant Headmaster and High School Principal David Perry will become Acting Headmaster.

Nido Featured by WIDA

Nido was the focus school of the month in WIDA's November newsletter. Several faculty members at Nido have actively participated in WIDA research for developing new tools to further guide instruction and assessment with early learners in international settings.

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This week will feature two events showcasing a semester's work from several Drama classes.

Chamber Music Fest 2017

Nido de Aguilas to pleased to present the 2nd annual Chamber Music Fest on November 21 and 22.

Light Up the Night 2017

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NPA Staff Appreciation Lunch

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Outdoor Education in the EYS

Throughout the year the EYS has different learning opportunities that allow students and teachers to utilize the back hills of Nido's campus to extend the learning to the outdoors.

Kermess 2017

The entire Nido community is invited to Kermess, our largest event of the year, on Saturday, November 18, 11:00am - 4:30pm.


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