In an effort for continued growth and improvement, Nelson
Elementary is focusing on the following areas:
School Culture: Nelson will be adopting the Positivity
Project beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. In addition
to our focus on Character Counts!, Nelson Elementary will directly instruct
students in character traits that build a positive and inclusive community, and
celebrate those practices.
Acceptance and Understanding of All: Nelson
Elementary promotes inclusivity through collaborative mentoring in the PALS
program, Reading Buddies across grade levels, and multicultural assemblies
throughout the year.
Digital Citizenship: Nelson is a Common Sense
Media School and provides weekly technology instruction in the areas of
cyber-safety, cyber-validation, and cyber-citizenship for grades 1 – 6.
Technology lessons includes keyboarding and basic computing skills so that all
students are able to access learning through technology.
Student Relationships: Students are provided
many opportunities to develop relationships outside of their classrooms and
develop leadership skills through Student Council, Leadership, service clubs,
and service responsibilities. Students learn that anyone can be a role
model and leader by accepting the responsibility to do so. Staff Development: Staff development is ongoing with monthly classes focused on learning needs of all students, instructional practices to meet those needs, and cultural awareness. The 20-21 school year will bring additional staff development with the implementation of the Positivity Project. Resources used in classrooms and the LMC reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Nelson Community.