Partners in Education (PiE) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to sustaining the Palo Alto community tradition of extraordinary public education. Nixon uses the funds appropriated through PiE to pay for personnel to support student learning since PTA funds may no longer be used for salaries. PiE asks you for $800 per child, but warmly welcomes donations of any size.
For the 2012-2013 school year, generous donations from parents and community members have allowed PiE to provide about $181,000 for use at Nixon. During this school year, the funds will:
- Pay for almost all of the general classroom aide time, so that all classrooms will get at multiple hours of vital classroom aide time weekly. Aides are an important part of the classroom experience at Nixon
- Fund 100% of the computer lab instructor, Sarah Patanroi, so that all Nixon students can benefit from Nixon’s outstanding computer lab and acquire the skills needed for success in this digital age
- Pay for 100% of the cost of the Spectra Art teachers so that all classrooms benefit from regular art instruction, for multi-dimensional learning, creativity and building confidence
- Fund language translation and tutoring time, so that ALL students, regardless of their first language, can benefit from Nixon’s outstanding teaching and learning community
Unfortunately, our quality public school education is not fully funded by the government. Nixon needs your donations for an education beyond what is possible with government funding.
Nixon includes families from Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, and families from 36 countries. We have a wonderful network of Nixon parents that would be happy to talk with you about the direct impact PiE has on your child’s education. Our effort to translate PiE messages is intended to include families that may be new to our community.
2012-2013 Nixon PIE Liason is.
2012-2013 grade representatives TBD. Please check back soon.
- 1st Grade:
- 2nd Grade:
- 3rd Grade:
- 4th Grade:
- 5th Grade:
Please contact our English Language teacher,, or one of these Nixon parents that can help with translations:
For every child, there’s a reason to give
Please go to www.papie.org to make your donation,
or look for the PiE envelope in the Nixon office.