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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. We have many students returning to campus, a class of freshmen joining our high school, and a group of new students arriving for the first time to Nido. It is an ideal time for us to strengthen our community by capitalizing upon the positive energy that a new school year brings. With that in mind, I encourage each of our high school families to take a moment to reflect on Nido's core values—engagement, ingenuity, adaptability, generosity, and happiness. Here are some questions, centered upon these values, that I encourage your family to discuss together before we start the new semester:

  • How do you plan to get involved in the community this semester?
  • What new classes are you eager to explore? What ideas are you considering researching?
  • What is a challenge you faced last year; how did you overcome it?
  • Which people and causes do you care about? How do you plan to help them?
  • What makes you happy right now? What positive words would you use to describe yourself?

As we prepare for the start of school, I have been asking myself some of these very same questions. I plan to set some intentions and work to champion our school's values. I hope your family will join me.

Perhaps I am especially excited about the 2018-2019 school year because it will be my first year serving as your High School Principal. My family just moved to Santiago from Shanghai, China (with a stop in Portland, Oregon for a few weeks of summer). We have already received such a warm welcome from the community—it is clear that Nido is a special place! I look forward to meeting each of you in the coming semester. Please take the time to introduce yourself to me when you see me on campus, or contact me if you want to learn more about our high school program.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Kate McKenna

High School Principal

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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