Back to School Picnic

180px-Yogi_Bear-1Please join us for the annual Nixon Back To School Picnic on Tuesday September 16 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. You can purchase your dinner from one of the following food trucks: Mexican, Korean, Barbecue, or Sushi or you may bring your own picnic from home. The PTA will be selling pizza also. The fifth grade will be selling desserts and drinks. It will be a fun evening with entertainment provided by DJ Curtis. Please bring the whole family and enjoy the fun evening!

LICE ISN’T NICE

Parent Education: Lice

Wed. Sept 10th 8 am – 9 am in the Nixon Library

Lice is a common problem. Chances are every Nixon class will receive multiple notices about exposure to lice during this school year. It is possible your child may get lice. Please don’t panic or feel embarrassed. Julie Wissink and Aimee Rodden are medical professionals and Nixon parents. They will teach you how to identify lice and how to treat it. Parents, nannies and other caregivers are encouraged to come learn about it now so that you will know what to do when you receive a notice. District rules prevent parent volunteers from doing class room checks so it is more important than ever that everyone knows what to do in order to prevent the problem from spreading.

http://pausd.org/parents/services/health/PAUSDLiceProtocol.shtml

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

with PTA General Meeting

Join us for Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 2nd.  

Come to Nixon to meet your children’s teachers and Nixon staff, learn about curriculum, and meet other parents.

5:50 – 6:00 pm:  Brief General PTA meeting to approve 2014-15 budget & calendar.  Copies of the budget and calendar are available in the Nixon office for review.

6:00 – 6:45 pm: Grades K-2

6:45 – 7:15 pm: All grades in theater to meet the staff

7:15 – 8:00 pm: Grades 3-5

Traffic Safety Volunteers Needed

crossing-pedestrianNixon Needs Traffic Safety Volunteers to Keep Children Safe and Drop-Off Smooth

We have had a substantially retracted but dedicated set of traffic safety volunteers for over a year. We have not been able to optimally cover the front and back crosswalks. Ideally we need 2 volunteers on Stanford Ave and 1-2 on Tolman each morningbut we typically have only one on each side and some days are left unattended. Our traffic volunteers are a big reason drop off is safe and smooth and the traffic on Stanford and Tolman is manageable, so please consider this a serious plea for new parents to come forth. Volunteers can share duties that consist of arriving at school around 7:45-50, helping families safely use the crosswalks, and helping automobiles efficiently enter the drop off zone until about 8:00-8:05. This is a flexible position, and requires as little commitment as one morning a week for these 15-20 minutes. It’s a great way to give back to your community, and you get to wear the cool orange vests! Please contact Tim Assimes if you are interested.