2019 Nixon Art Night

Winnie The Pooh artwork from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/22518066871482155/

Friday, February 8, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This year again, Art Night will feature interactive art stations and a gallery of student artwork.

Join Us for a very hands-on exploration of drawing techniques, various art forms from around the world, and to marvel at students’ artwork on display in the gallery. 5th grade will be selling pizza.

Submit your art! Students K-5 may submit ANY piece of art created at home, at school, or in any art class created in the last year.

The years’ optional theme is “In my dreams”. Share an artwork inspired by one of your favorite dreams!

Please label the piece(s) clearly with student name and current classroom, and leave at the front office in the designated box by Wednesday, February 6th. If you wish to mount the piece yourself, please do not use glass.

Please RSVP to help us plan for pizza and supplies… click here.

Interested in volunteering for this event? We need volunteers to set up, take down, and at the art stations (no artistic skills required).

If you are interested, please contact Kat Barnett, Aude Gabory, Cindy Zou or Maggie Reyes or sign up on the attached UPtoUs page:

Stanford Basketball & National Girls/Women in Sports

Clip art of a basketball

Our friends over at Stanford Athletics would like to invite our Nixon community to the Stanford Women’s Basketball game on Saturday, February 2, 2019 against UC Berkeley, with tipoff at 4 pm.

It’s National Girls & Women in Sports Day so Stanford has an amazing ticket package which includes a pre-game panel event with various women Stanford athletes (past and current), meet and greet with Stanford teams on concourse, mini basketball hoop, giveaways/activities. Tickets start at $15! 

To purchase tickets: Visit gostanford.com/promo-code and enter: NGWSD5.

For more info click here and learn more details about the inspiring women athlete pregame panel.

Message from your favorite librarian!

I hope you have heard about PAUSD’s exciting new partnership with the Palo Alto City Library.

This year PAUSD will be piloting the new Student Assets Card, which will allow your students’ ID to be used as a Palo Alto City Library Card. Your student will have access to all of the amazing databases, resources, and books offered through the city library while at school or home.

There several links to homework help, language learning, reading and science databases all specifically for K-5 elementary students such as:

Brainfuse: Online homework and study tools such as flashcard maker and writing lab

Biography In Context: More than 650,000 biographical entries from all time periods and areas of study

California Missions:  eBook collection

Mango Languages: Includes 70 languages, for ages 6 and up

Bookflix: Read and watch storybooks paired with related non-fiction

Tumblebook Library: Animated picture books with reading comprehension quizzes/educational games

Science in Context: Explore science topics, science fair project ideas and science news.

Your child’s assets card will be going home with Monday’s homework:

  • 4th and 5th graders have already registered their cards.
  • K-3 grade students will need to register their accounts at home.

If you are having trouble logging in, you may have opted out of this program during your Infinite Campus yearly update. Please fill out the opt-inform and return it to Mrs. Lajeunesse.

Please note that books checked out at Nixon will still need to be returned to Nixon and those checked out at PACL will need to be returned to your local branches.

Happy Reading!