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Principal’s Message 2015-16

Welcome to Nelson Elementary School’s Website. We are so excited about the changes, and new learning that we all will experience this year and for the next few years. With the new technology we have comes opportunities for students to access new unimaginable learning.

Nelson School will have three computer labs; Lab #1 is a large lab with 34 desktops. Lab #2 is a smaller lab with 25 desktops to be utilized by TK, kindergarten and first grade students. Lab #3 is a mobile, laptop lab that can be utilized by students in a stable location, or the laptops can be loaded onto a cart and taken to a classroom for student use.

We will also have two iPod carts to be shared amongst students for use during classroom centers and for research and classroom projects.

In addition to our use of technology for instruction, we will also provide Individual Learning Plans for students who are struggling with reading or math, and incorporate intervention to support these students’ growth toward grade level standards.

We also provide enrichment opportunities for our more advanced students, giving them the opportunity to incorporate website creation, newspaper publishing and creative projects using technology based programs.

In addition to new instructional experiences, we also have incorporated more healthy lifestyle experiences in our curriculum as we work with Presbyterian Hospital incorporating our Healthy Los Nietos theme.
We have added more student recognition opportunities for meeting goals set for attendance, reading, math and sight words. You should visit our website as we post the outcomes for these exciting student recognition celebrations.

We look forward to these new learning experiences for our staff and students. You are welcome to come and join our journey.

Marla Duncan