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Welcome Back from HS Principal Petit

Dear Student and Parents,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and restful summer. As usual, we stayed busy over the break here at Nido. In addition to the Nido Summer Camp for younger children, many High School students from Nido and other schools around Chile were engaged in special topics in the arts and sciences at our second annual Nido Summer Institute. Buildings and Grounds crew made many internal improvements in preparation for the start of semester two. Additionally, for the second year, our National Plan Director Paz Nalegach hosted a weeklong institute for teachers of English from public schools in Chile to learn from Nido teachers the Nido Way. The program was well received and was featured by the Ministry of Education. Finally, College acceptances have been rolling in for many of our seniors, and the preliminary reports are fantastic! Overall a great summer!

This semester looks to be an exciting one. As a school we will be kicking off the semester with review of our summer community read by Isabel Allende, "My Invented Country". We will be conducting an all-school assembly that will include presentations from students and teachers. Additionally, the book will be an integral part of our in-class activities in the first weeks of school. It is expected that all students have read the book, either the Spanish or the English version, in support of our community's initiative to have a shared intellectual experience.

In the high school we ended last semester by saying goodbye to Dr. Ralph Maurer's wife Meg Butler who worked as a Grade Nine Social Studies teacher. To start this semester we would like to welcome Ms. Valentina Infante who will be replacing Ms. Butler. Additionally we are happy to be having Ms. Georgina Rodgers joining our High School team as she will be replacing Ms. Shannon Stringer who will be out on maternity leave.

In closing, I want to mention that our Admissions Office is very busy as the applicant pool continues to grow. Once again we will be welcoming several new families to our community who participated in our orientation program. The interest in Nido is a result of Nido's great reputation as well as our excellent faculty and facilities, and the warmth and spirit of our community. Students will begin on Monday the 19th at 7:45am in the theater for our opening assembly.

Looking forward to a great second semester!

Warm regards,

Paul Petit

Interim High School Principal


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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