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Nelson Elementary School

Hacienda La Puente USD

  • 330 North California Avenue, La Puente, CA 91744 • 626.933.1840 

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    SPOTLIGHT ON...

    Mrs. Rupert

    Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Rupert

    Mrs. Margaret Rupert has been teaching for 15 years in our district and 20 years directing and teaching preschool before that. She has 3 beautiful daughters and 4 grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting her grandchildren in Minnesota and Maryland. She and her husband enjoy driving up the California coast and exploring nature and sometimes even camping with their two golden retrievers. Mrs. Rupert proudly stated, "Students with Special Needs are a big  part of me. I have an autistic grandson, but it started even before that. My love of being witness to the students' growth, fills my spirit with joy".  We are such lucky Nelson Knights to have Mrs. Rupert as a teacher here!

    School "Happenings"

    Upcoming Events

    Red Ribbon Week...a Success for All!

    Nelson celebrated Red Ribbon Week, October 22-26, 2018, in style participating in daily themes throughout the week.  From crazy hair, to backwards day, to "squeezing" drugs out of your life (yellow theme), students and staff alike dressed up to show their support and SAY NO TO DRUGS!

    Squeezing drugs out of our lives !
     

     

     

    Science Olympiad Ready to Soar

    Science Olympiad is Ready for the Gold

    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 are ready to show off their "stuff" in the spring!  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 the big event...the Annual Science Olympiad being held at Occidental College on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Gold?  Silver? Bronze?  We know that no matter the outcome, our students will always be GOLD!

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

    Science Olympiad 2019

    Leadership

    Teachers as Facilitators of Mathematical Learning!

    We are so proud of our teachers, Ms. Chou, Mrs. Conde, Mrs. Oyakawa, and Mrs. Peck for being a part of the DNA Math Summer Academy for 4 years in a row.  They spent weeks of their summer break engaging in training in mathematics to come back to Nelson and lead our staff into meaningful mathematics experiences for our students.  We look forward to making our students become real world problem solvers and critical thinkers through terrific hands-on math activities.

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    HO HO HO HOLIDAY SHOW!

    Our Holiday Program is coming to town...STARRING:

    • Classes from Ms. Rupert, Mrs. Conde, Mr. Hernandez, Ms.  Chou, Mrs. Rodriguez, Mrs. Diaz, and Mr. Helmich
      • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
    • Classes from Mrs. Pung, Ms. Shaffer, Mrs. Esparza, Ms. Garrido, Ms. Stanzione, Ms. Oyakawa, and Mr. Park
      • Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

    Come join us for some holiday fun in our Nelson Cafeteria...come one, come all!

     

    SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS

    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.

     

    Fast Facts

    Schools

    32

    Expense per Student

    $11,022

    SCAR's

    Enrollment

    18,000

    District Area

    11.5 Sq Miles

    Superintendent

    Cynthia Parulan-Colfer

    Employees

    1,700

    District Score

    7

    Governing Board