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Nelson Elementary School

Hacienda La Puente USD

  • 330 North California Avenue, La Puente, CA 91744 • 626.933.8401 

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    parents workshop "understanding stress" November 12th at 5:30 p.m.

    Parent Workshops and Opportunities for Parent Volunteers!

    The HLPUSD Adult School will be providing a Parent Workshop, in the Nelson Elementary Cafeteria, on November 12, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on "Understanding Stress".  We welcome our wonderful parents to attend!

    We are also looking for some amazing PARENT volunteers who would like to be a part of our PTO.  Our PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization and meets to plan, help with fundraisers, volunteer for events, and put together some terrific gatherings here at Nelson.

    Our PTO's next meeting will be in mid November in our Nelson Cafeteria (date to be determined).  We hope to see you there!

    The National Theater for Children's "AQUA LEAGUE" Water Conservation VISITATION:

    Our Nelson Knights were thrilled to have The National Theater for Children visit our school on October 18th.  They performed "The Aqua League" with our TK-6 grade students to teach them about the uses of water, the journey that water takes and the water cycle, the tools we use to get water, and how to save and protect our water. Several of our students had the opportunity to perform in front of their peers with the actors regarding the water cycle and it's importance. What an fun and creative way to inspire our students to conserve and respect water and learn some great science "stuff" as well!

    November School "happenings"



    There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veteran's Day.



    What a great way to celebrate our students' achievements at Nelson Elementary!  We proudly announce our academic and character achievement assemblies taking place in November 2019:

    Grades TK-2:   November 21, 2019

    Grades 3-5:      November 22, 2019



    Thanksgiving Break will take place November 25-29, 2019.  School will resume on Monday, December 2, 2019.


    Squeezing drugs out of our lives !

    Science Olympiad     takes home the        bronze

    Science Olympiad Takes Home the Bronze

    We are so proud of our future scientists and engineers here at Nelson.  Under the leadership of Mrs. Oyakawa and Mrs. Diaz, these fine Olympiads really showed off their stuff at the annual Science Olympiad event at Occidental College in Los Angeles on March 2, 2019!  Seventeen students, grades 4-6, were selected by application, to be a part of this amazing team.  They meet with their coaches twice a week to research, collaborate, design, learn, and prepare for this big event...They scored with high marks and earned a BRONZE medal...(our students will always be GOLD to us)!

    For more information about the actual event that took place, click on the link below.  Congratulations to our Nelson Olympians...some of Nelson's finest!

    Science Olympiad 2019

     Student COuncil Ready for action!

               2019-2020 Student Council       Officers and Representatives Selected
            Congratulations to the spectacular students from the 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades, who have been selected as the 2019-2020 Student Council Officers and Representatives.  Under the teacher guidance of Ms. Ahmad and Mr. Park, these young leaders have lots of fun and exciting activities planned for the school year.  Some of the activities presently taking place are Red Ribbon Week and spirit days,  with some other wonderful service projects coming up such as: Kids' Heart Challenge, Pennies for Patients, and a canned food drive.  These students are exemplary student role models and really have committed to "stepping up to the plate" to lead our Knights' student body into an unforgettable school year.  GO KNIGHTS!


    early release day october 30, 2019!

    There will be an EARLY RELEASE DAY on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, for report card preparation.  All students will be getting out at 1:05 p.m. Please make sure to arrange to have your child picked up on time.  Thank you! 



    Thursdays:  College Spirit Attire

    Fridays:        Nelson School Spirit Shirts

    This is a great time to pre-purchase the 2019-2020 Nelson Knight Yearbook!  The theme of this year's yearbook is "Nelson Knights...Behind the Scenes".  Yearbooks are on sale for $15 until December 20, 2019 and then the price goes up!  Reserve your copy now...What a great memory for years to come!

    Come join us on Thursday,  January 30, 2020 at the Hacienda Height Pizza Co.  ALL DAY LONG, a portion of your purchase, when you mention Nelson Elementary", will go toward our school for field trips, assemblies, activities, books, etc.  Share this information with your neighbors, friends, and family!  Remember, just mention NELSON!  Not available for store, take out, and phone order only.

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    About Nelson

    At Nelson Elementary TK-6 School,  we are committed to building a learning community of responsible citizens who have a passion for learning through an integrated curriculum. Education is partnership among parents, students, staff, and our neighboring community. We are committed to providing a safe, respectful and academically rigorous environment. Students will learn through inquiring and collaboration, with the use of innovative strategies and technology to demonstrate mastery. We will celebrate as a community, take pride in our successes, and continue to achieve to be our best.


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