Welcome to Nicasio School!


May 29: SCHOOL CLOSED - Memorial Day Observance

May 30-31: Gr. 6/7/8 Overnight Field Trip - Sacramento

June 1: Board Meeting 5pm

June 5: Gr. K/1/2 Field Trip - Stinson Beach

June 7: "Moving Up Day" 8:40a-12p

June 7 Kindergarten Completion Ceremony 9am

June 7: Kite Day (Gr. K-5) & Field Day (Gr. 6-8) 12:20-1:30p

June 8: Early (12pm NOON) Dismissal - All Grades (K-8)

June 8: Gr. 8 Graduation Ceremony 6pm


Show "Cougar Spirit" on Wednesdays! (Dress in Red or Cougar Wear)

Core Curriculum 3/4/5 Classroom


The 3/4/5 classroom is made up of three grade levels throughout most of the day. However, for language arts and math, the 5th graders move up to the middle school where two-grade-level groups are formed: 5th/6th combination and 7th/8th combination. In other subjects, such as history, science and P.E., student s work in three-grade-level configurations. Instruction and assessments are differentiated based on grade level and individual student needs.

Language Arts
Reading Wonders (2014) McGraw-Hill, Grades K-6
Writing Pathways by Lucy Calkins (2014) Heinemann, Grades K-8

My Math (2014) McGraw-Hill, Grades K-5

History-Social Science
Scott Foresman Social Studies, California, Grades K-5

FOSS Science (Grades K-5) is hands-on, providing Nicasio's elementary students with authentic, engaging learning experiences.

Grades 3/4/5 Combined (three-year rotation): (Rotation 1) Structures of Life; Sun, Moon & Stars; Matter & Energy; (Rotation 2) Environments; Solid Earth; Magmetism & Electriciy; (Rotation 3) Living Systems; Water Planet; Mixtures & Solutions

Physical Education/Health
Students in grades 3/4/5 participate in physical education and health/nutrition classes together. Students meet with a P.E. specialist, funded through Nicasio School Foundation, twice a week in addition to having PE with a core teacher at least once per week. Most activities and sports take place outside, but Nicasio School's multi-purpose room provides an excellent indoor space when needed. Each spring, students in 5th grade join 6th graders for a one-week puberty education program.

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