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A MESSAGE FROM EYS PRINCIPAL COTA

The 2017-2018 academic year brought about a few changes for the EYS. We welcomed Grade 1 into our division and we received a new name, Early Years School instead of ECC (Early Childhood Center). The students physically, mentally, and emotionally changed, sometimes right before our eyes.

The PK students arrived to the EYS wide-eyed and uncertain of what to expect as they began their educational journey. They learned about their own bodies and emotions at the beginning of the year to expanding to learning about the neighborhood around them. The smiles, laughter, tears, and unstoppable spoken words have shown the growth that happened within PK this year.

Students in K1 began the year, most of them with some familiarity of Nido, yet faced with new teachers and classmates. They gained more body awareness amongst themselves and their peers. They sang, explored, counted, learned new vocabulary, and expanded their views that the world is bigger than just their own bubble. I am always amazed at how much physical growth takes place in the years from 4 to 5...especially those legs they just keep stretching out!

Moving up to the second floor, the K2 students expanded their minds, as they became writers, readers, and mathematicians. They explored and discovered new concepts from their own inquiry, or prompted by their teachers, and peers. The inquisitive nature of the K2 students was contagious, as you saw through the Earth Protectors Project.

Welcoming Grade 1 into the EYS has been a fulfilling experience for the students, teachers, and community. The students made giant leaps with their academic abilities, as they became fluent readers, authors that published written works, and explored number sense to greater depths. They improved the playground by designing, creating and implementing their designs after a thorough process that included parents.

These are simply a few highlights of the past year. As I consistently say, parents, we could not do what we do without the support you all give us in the EYS. The commitment and involvement from you all has been noticed and appreciated!

I wish the best of luck to all the families that are departing Nido. Grade 1 families, I wish you well as you transition into the ES. Mr. James and Mr. Penhollow and all the Grade 2 teachers are eagerly awaiting your entry into the Elementary School. The rest of you, I look forward to welcoming you back for the 2018-2019 academic year! Enjoy your winter vacations!


MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR NIDO PARENTS

Nido de Aguilas is pleased to offer again the highly popular 8-Week Mindfulness Workshop for parents with Ms. Lina Paumgarten.

FIESTA HUASA | SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Join us at our annual Fiesta Huasa event Saturday, September 1st, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nido baseball field.

WELCOME BACK FROM HS PRINCIPAL MCKENNA

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I love the start of school. It brings with it a new sense of possibility, excitement, and challenge.

WELCOME BACK FROM MS PRINCIPAL SHAWE

I trust that your child enjoyed the winter break – traveling, reading (I hope!), sleeping a bit later – and that she/he returned home today excited about the start of the new school year.

WELCOME BACK FROM ES PRINCIPAL JAMES

I hope your vacations were restorative and included plenty of family time and positive memories. One of my favorite parts about a new school year, is hearing all of the stories from students as I walk the playground and through classrooms.

WELCOME BACK FROM EYS PRINCIPAL COTA

One of my favorite aspects of working within the Early Years School (EYS) is being able welcome the new and returning students to the EYS. It is such a joy to see the excitement and sometimes the apprehensive looks upon their faces as they enter their classrooms filled with new friends, teachers and environments.

WELCOME BACK FROM ATHLETICS

At Nido, Athletics plays an important role in our community and especially in our student athletes' lives. We offer structured, organized sports and ongoing physical activities.

WELCOME BACK FROM THE ARTS

The Fine Arts Building Office would like to extend our welcome for the 2018-2019 school year. We'd like to invite you to the artistic activities we have scheduled throughout the year in hopes of counting with your presence as its the motivation and drive for our young artists.

NIDO ADULT SOCCER ACADEMY

Are you a Nido parent, alumni, or staff who loves to play soccer, but doesn't have a way to play? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays evenings beginning August 13 for the Nido Adult Soccer Academy.

A MESSAGE FROM HS PRINCIPAL PETIT

I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with your students during this year, most recently as the Interim Principal of the High School.

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