Friday, May 13th, from 4:30 – 7:30/8 pm, on the Kindergarten Playground and Lawn.

Please join us for cultural booths with hands-on activities from around the world (4:30-6 pm) the delicious international pot luck buffet (5-6:30 pm), and delightful entertainment (6:30-7:30 pm) from our own Nixon community. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share — we can’t do this part without you! Sign up at We anticipate this year’s event will be every bit as exciting as last year’s, so please come!

We need Volunteers for tasks of all sizes! Please sign up at If you can dedicate some time in the morning of the 13th, or two or more hours in the evening, please email Rachel directly at Thank you!

New Nixon PTA Board

Please see below for a list of PTA roles and the volunteers who will be serving during the 2016-2017 school year:

President: Ruchi Goyal
Executive VP: Matthew Hayes
Secretary: Emily Wessler
Treasurer: Maggie Tan
Fundraising VP: Fiona Ashley
Student Programs VP: Tracie Crothers
Family Programs VP: Amy Ogawa
Communications VP: Mary Anne Kochenderfer
Financial Secretary: Shannon Plowey
Auditor: Paul Martin
Parliamentarian: Audrey Gold
Historian: Jen Salcman



What is International Night?

A great opportunity for Nixon families to celebrate the diversity of our school community. On school grounds, our kids get to visit engaging table displays that highlight many different countries. They watch entertaining performances, and sample traditional food.

How does it happen?

With your help! Parents and children collaborate to either…

  1. create a display table about their country of origin or culture, or
  2. perform, or
  3. contribute food to the potluck (visit ), or
  4. volunteer (visit — note, the O is the letter O, not zero), or
  5. simply arrive at the event with an eagerness to learn about a culture different from your own

Want kids to learn more about your particular country of origin or culture? Sign up to make a “Booth,” an informational table you create! Lots of advice available, including photos; just ask!

Email Kimiko at to add your name. Limited space still available, so email now.

Does your child belong to a cultural group that can perform a song, dance, or show in front of a very appreciative audience? Sign up now, and start practicing. Email Rachel at Limited space still available, so email now.

Help us to understand we are part of a bigger world
Hope to see you Friday, May 13th!

Open House

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Please join us for Nixon School’s Open House on Tuesday, March 29 between 6:00 and 7:15 pm. Our classrooms will have examples of student work on display. Our intention is to showcase typical examples of student learning. Some of these will be work in progress while others will be summative pieces. Your child will be able to lead you on a tour of his/her classroom.

We are adding something new this year to our Open House. Our 4th and 5th graders as well as the 3rd grade singing club will be performing in two music concerts. The first one will be from 6:00 to 6:30 pm and the second will be from 6:40 to 7:10 pm. Parents and students attending the concerts are asked to remain for the entire 30 minutes, rather than getting up leaving or arriving part way through the concerts. Families attending the first concert will have time to visit classrooms after the concert and those attending the second concert will have time to visit classrooms before the concert begins. Our music teachers will give their students directions about when to arrive in order to get set up and be ready to perform on time. Please try and plan your visit accordingly.

Come join the celebration of learning!