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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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    PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) MEETING August 27, 2019

    Looking for Parent Volunteers

    with our PTO!

    We are 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 first meeting is Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in our Nelson Cafeteria.  We hope o see you there!


    Our Nelson Knights were thrilled to have The Imagination Machine visit our school on March 22nd.  The Imagination Machine encourage students to explore their imaginations through creative writing. All of our students had the opportunity to write a creative story of their own.  Teachers submitted the writing pieces, and the Imagination Machine selected 10 stories to present at an assembly. The students actually got to see their own stories come to life on stage!  What an amazing way to inspire the love for writing and reading!

    School "Happenings"


    Nelson Elementary is looking to provide families with an opportunity to build literacy in two languages. Parents select the Dual Language Program to stimulate their child’s cognitive, social, and linguistic  development.  It prepares children with advantages to compete for future careers.  Dual Language Education provides children with the skills needed to live and work in a multicultural and global economy.

     What does a Dual Language Program Offer?

    This unique program offers English and Spanish speaking students the opportunity to learn and excel in two languages, English and Spanish.  Students in a Dual Language Program are taught in the 90/10 model.  Students in kindergarten receive 90% of their instruction in Spanish and 10% in English.  Each year, English is gradually increased into the program.  By 5th grade, instructional time will be 50% in English and 50% in Spanish.  Students at this time will develop fluency in both languages.

    If you are interested in the Dual Immersion program and your child will start kindergarten in August 2019, please contact the office as soon as possible..

    Programa de doble inmersión En Español 

    La escuela Nelson se está preparando para ofrecer el programa de DobleInmersión para estimular el desarrollo lingüístico, cognitivo y social de sus hijos.El programa preparará a los alumnos con aventajas para competir en carreras del futuro. Educación en los dos idiomas proveerá las habilidades necesarias para vivir y contribuir  en una economía de varias culturas. 

     Que es los que ofrece el programa de Doble Lenguaje?

    Este extraordinario programa ofrece a estudiantes la oportunidad de aprender y prevalecer en los idiomas de inglés y español.  Los estudiantes en el programa de Doble Lenguaje reciben sus clases basadas en el modelo 90/10.  Los estudiantes del kínder comienzan recibiendo el 90% de su instrucción en español y el 10% en inglés.  De ahí en adelante el idioma de inglés es aumentado gradualmente cada año.  Al llegar al quinto grado, el tiempo de instrucción es ensenado el 50% en inglés y el 50% en español.  Es de esta manera que los estudiantes desarrollan la habilidad de hablar ambos idiomas con fluidez.

    Si tiene interés sobre el programa de Inmersión Doble y su hijo/a entrará at kínder en agosto 2019, favor de llamar a la oficina lo más pronto posible.

    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


               2019 Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Ms. Kasira Ahmad who has just been named Nelson's Teacher of the Year for 2019!  Ms. Ahmad has been teaching here at Nelson for 11 years in Special Education. She has been very involved with our school's Student Council and fun noon time activities for the students, as well as loves to make others feel special by putting together celebrations with the Social Committee.  She has 1 beautiful daughter, age 17, and a wonderful husband as well. In her spare time, she is passionate about running and enjoys participating in marathons as often as she can.  Her favorite food is anything that is spicy and ethnic.  Lexi, one of her 3rd grade students, says,  "Ms. Ahmad as nice, sweet, and always helps us with learning".  We are such lucky Nelson Knights to have Ms. Ahmad as a teacher here!

    upcoming SBAC State testing!

    Our Nelson Knights are ready to show off all that they have learned over the 2018-2019 school year.  State Testing, otherwise known as SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment), take place during the weeks of April 15-May 10, 2019.  We need all students here at school ready to do their best!

    Please make sure your children get a good sleep the night before, eat a healthy breakfast, are here at school on time, and have a positive outlook because they're going to do GREAT!



    Thursdays:  College Spirit Attire

    Fridays:        Nelson School Spirit Shirts

    Superior Students Recognized

    Congratulations to 2nd grader, Mia, 5th grader, Emily, and 6th grader, Mariana for representing Nelson at the School Board Meeting in early October. They were awarded certificates for their character and hard work in school.  They are great role models for all...we proudly recognize these successful Knights!  Congratulations!

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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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