December 2016 4th Grade Musical


On December 15th, 2016, the 4th graders at Elgin Elementary School helped spread holiday cheer, by performing a musical for their parents and fellow students; just in time for the holidays.

The performers surprised the audience with a modern style of Christmas carols, leaving behind the more traditional carols you may be used to. This change is welcomed, however, as these songs were a refreshing change to the songs we’ve all heard a hundred times, year after year.



Pearl Harbor Remembrance

On December 7th, 1941, over 75 years ago, the Pearl Harbor Naval Base ,located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, was the site of a vicious surprise attack by the Empire of Japan on the United States Naval Fleet stationed there at the time.

On that infamous day, 2,043 lost their lives and 1,178 were wounded. This event effectively forced the United States to enter the Second World War, which would last until 1945 with the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Today, the attack and the souls it took with it are remembered by many. Take the time out the day to recognize and reflect on the events that transpired on that day, and draw lessons from the event.

The Ballots are In…

On Tuesday, November 8th, Americans across the nation voted in the Presidential Election. Soon after, the results were in, and Americans decided to elect Republican Nominee ,and prominent businessman, Donald Trump.

No matter whether you are happy with the results or not, we need to welcome our next president. We may not need to agree with his policies, but we need to show him the dignity and respect that the president deserves. A house divided againest itself cannot stand.

PSA: Picking Up Your Trash

Everyday, we as students are given the responsibility to look after and care for our schools facilities.

When we fail to uphold our end of the bargain, the cleanliness of our school begins to decline, and it can be a distraction to students, faculty, and visitors we come to our school.

The next time you have to throw something away, make sure to put it in an appropriate place, like a trashcan. Not the floor. It’s easier than you think.

With your cooperation, we can continue to have a productive and healthy school.

PSA: Halloween Safety

Halloween season is in full swing! With Halloween coming up, here at The Nest, we find it necessary to remind you of the possible dangers of Halloween.

Keeping your children safe on Halloween should be a priority! Make sure your children are safe from danger. Ensure your children are traveling in groups – not alone. If you are not walking with your child, make sure they have a way to communicate with you, such as by phone.

If you are walking in a dark area, make sure you have something to light your way, such as a flashlight. Also, make sure your child doesn’t enter a stranger’s home.

One of the most important things to do this Halloween is check your children’s candy. Candy and other treats can be easily tampered with. A major sign is rewrapped candy. If you find anything dangerous about your Halloween Candy, contact the local authorities.¬† Read more

A Quarter Way There….

The first quarter is over, and it’s now time to rest. But this isn’t about the break. This is a reminder that our ¬†journey is just starting. We’ve already had lots of fun this year, and there is plenty more to come.

We need to look back and recognize our mistakes and prevent them from happening in the future. We still have plenty ways to go, and enough time to improve as a student. Maybe you need to improve your grades. Maybe you want to be nicer to others. Whatever it maybe, we all have ways to improve.

This year is just starting. We’ve only finished the first chapter.

Have a fun break, and stay safe.


PSA: Get Your Annual Flu Vaccine


It’s that time of the year again! From October to May, the flu is most prominent. Most doctors and health care professionals recommend getting a flu vaccine to protect yourself against the flu.

Each flu season, millions contract the illness, and thousands are hospitalized because of it. Getting a shot is the best defense against the flu. If you want to be flu free all year, then the flu shot is your best option. What may feel like a few moments of pain may result in long-term protection against the illness.

The shot takes about 2 weeks to activate, but it can protect you for up to six months. You can get the flu shot at your local medical facility.