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Nueva Family Community Service Day: Coastal Clean-Up Team Collects 120 Pounds of Trash
Louise Schultze
Six Nueva community members and the 120 pounds of trash they collected with the Pacifica Beach Coalition

Last month, Nueva partnered with Pacifica Beach Coalition 15 to help clean up Montara Beach.  It was a beautiful and educational day! Seeing the collection of plastic straws, paper cups, metal shards, broken glass, cigarette butts, fishing lines and tackle, bottle caps, and shreds of clothing reminded us to spread the word about being mindful of the products we use and their proper disposal.  

We had nearly 30 volunteers, representing students and families from all three divisions at Nueva. Together, we cleaned up 120 pounds of trash and 76 pounds of recyclables!

Thank you to Rusty Gaillard for organizing this effort, as well as Kathie Heap, Kolby Heap, and Kim Overton for leading the Nueva Clean Up Team at the beach. It was a great day to meet new friends and families in the community, and to give back to the larger community and the Earth. We hope more students and families will join us for the next Nueva Family Community Service Day in the Spring!

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#NuevaTogether: Nueva Steps Up to Support One Another and Greater Community

Ask a student, teacher, or parent what makes Nueva so special and, more often than not, the answer you will hear is “The community.” This community has demonstrated in ways great and small what it means to come together during a time of great need to support one another, as well as the greater community around us.

Alegria Barclay

Coming together as a community is critical in combating any kind of discrimination, particularly when it arises from fear and ignorance. As Asian American activist groups began to respond to this current manifestation of racism, I focused on new ways I could stand up for my community, against ignorant or hateful acts targeting Asian Americans.

Remote Learning Roundtable: The World Post Covid-19

In honor of Earth Day 2020, Alegria Barclay, Aron Walker, Patrick Berger, and Tanja Srebotnjak organized a roundtable: “The World Post Covid-19: Opportunities for Social Justice and Environmental Resilience.”

Nueva’s Spring Break Classes Beat Boredom

This year’s spring break presented unusual challenges for families across the nation and around the world, as parents simultaneously juggled working from home and homeschooling their children. The Nueva community hit the reset button as well, and quickly put a plan in place to offer a first-ever spring break program.

Teaching Art During Remote Learning

Art is one of the disciplines that most heavily relies on materials. Nueva art teachers, faced with this challenge, have created engaging art projects for our students to work on in this new learning environment.