You "Otter" Know: January Wrap-Up

Parent Newsletter Vol. 7

From the Principal

February Day of Giving:

February 13th, 2020 all of NExA will participate in a day of giving instead of celebrating Valentine's Day. Instead of receiving love through Valentine's Day cards, our students will give love and build empathy by giving back to our community.

We as a school feel so lucky to be supported and embraced by the city of Hayden these past three years. So, instead of having Valentine's Day parties, each grade level will participate in a grade-level service activity. These activities will make our community a better place by celebrating the great people of Hayden and help our students give love to the people who share their love with us daily.

Parent Connection

RSVP: February 12 - Strategies for Early Readers: Helping Your Child Read at Home

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 8-8:30am

9650 North Government Way

Hayden, ID

Adults and kids come and learn strategies to help decode words.

Each student can pick one new book.

Students will have books to read with parents and take a book to keep. Families will learn fun strategies such as Flipping the sound, Eagle Eye, Skippy Frog.

As always coffee and morning treats are provided. Hot Cocoa will be available this month!

You can RSVP HERE!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

District Information


In order to make certain all our students receive appropriate educational supports, Coeur d’Alene School District 271 conducts a mid-year residency verification. Residency is defined as where your family sleeps at night. Has your residency changed since September 4, 2019? If yes AND if any of the following statements are true for your family, please contact your school counselor or the Coeur d’Alene School District McKinney-Vento Liaison, James Curb at 208-664-8241 ext. 10061 or for more information about educational services that may be available to your student(s) and family.

  • We are doubled up with friends, grandparents, or other family due to economic conditions.

  • We are living in a motel/hotel because other housing is unattainable.

  • We are living in a domestic violence shelter.

  • We are living in transitional housing.

  • We are sleeping in public places or abandoned buildings.

  • We are living in a car, trailer or campground.

  • We are living in a home for pregnant or unwed mothers without another place in which to live.

  • I am a student not in the physical custody of my parents or guardian.

From the Office


1.29- District Spelling Bee 3-5th CDA Inn 5pm

1.31- Report Cards Go Home

2.14- No School

2.17- No School

Please remember to send extra clothes to school with your child in case they get wet. Thank you for helping us keep our students warm and dry.


The Idaho Public Television PBS KIDS Writers Contest begins in January each year and ends with the announcement of winners on or about May 1. To enter the contest students may submit entries to Idaho Public Television, 1455 N Orchard St, Boise, ID 83706. All entries must be mailed or received by the third Saturday of March to be eligible. Please find the entry form and details and attach one with each student's entry.

From The Nurses Office

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Welcome to 2020 NExA PTA

- Triple Play: April 24th. The price increased from $16/person to $18/person - however with the increase comes access to everything, whereas before you had to pay an extra $5 for the ropes course. We are a little worried about the increase for NExA families, however, those who attend will get more value for their money.

-Boundary Rezoning Committee is in full swing. Last spring when the Board determined NExA would move to the new school site, they promised grandfathering and transportation for current students living in the current NExA zone.

Standing Rules Update:

A motion was made and approved to change our Standing Rules to hold General PTA Meetings every other month - which means the last two meetings of the year will be in March and May. Meetings will remain the 2nd Tuesday of the designated month at 3:45.

Spirit wear:

Winter spirit wear order form is open January 29th-February 12th. You can order online too!

2019-2020 NEXA PTA

President: Jessica Gaby

Vice President: Janelle Murphy

Secretary: Vanessa Staudacher

Treasurer: Elise Smith