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Nido Environmental Sustainability Update


Happy Earth Day! An important part of Nido's mission is inspiring students to be impactful stewards of a rapidly changing world. With this goal, Nido destined funds raised through the 2017 Kermess to develop an environmental sustainability plan that would provide a baseline analysis of Nido's current situation and recommendations for Nido to further its commitment to sustainability in three areas — the campus, the curriculum, and the Nido community.

As previously announced, Nido is working with Traesure, a company dedicated to fostering sustainable use of resources, to help us develop this roadmap. Since November, Traesure has worked with us to gather information from the School and community through focus groups (with faculty, parents, and students), a survey, and data from facilities on the use of resources on campus. We greatly appreciate the participation of everyone who contributed during this initial stage. Traesure has already completed the draft report and will soon be presenting the administration with its final recommendations.

In the meantime, Nido is already taking steps to advance in the area of sustainability:

  • Earth Week in the High School focused on efforts to refuse or reduce single use plastic with daily assemblies focused on various sustainability initiatives.
  • The Middle School will have grade level specific lessons and activities to celebrate Earth Day and engage the students in examining how their own habits could be improved to reduce their impact on the environment and to be conscientious consumers of the Earth's resources.
  • Meetings amongst dedicated faculty are also underway to begin the process of implementing sustainability curriculum more completely from ES up to HS.
  • The cafeteria is stopping use of plastic bags on April 23rd.
  • A new recycling program is planned for 2018-2019.
  • The School's facilities department is considering how to reduce our use of water and energy, as well as the School's waste.

As we look around Nido, we are reminded of the saying that is often discussed with our students "Be the change you wish to see in the world." We must continue to make a meaningful and impactful difference, both individually and collectively, to move us toward a more sustainable School.

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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