Goodwill donation drive Saturday 10/19

Nixon’s 5th grade class has teamed up with Goodwill to raise funds for 5th grade promotion events. Bring your donations to Nixon on Saturday, 10/19 from 9 AM to 3 PM, and help us fill the truck!

Goodwill accepts gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, small household items, toys, games, puzzles, books, movies and music, E waste, small electronics at their drives. All items should be under 50 pounds.

Donated goods are sold in area Goodwill stores and online with more than 91% of revenue earned going back into the mission to provide job training and other great programs for people and families in our community.

You get to give items a “second life” and keep them out of landfills – it’s a win-win! So, clean out your basements, organize your garages, and straighten your closets. It’s time to bring your treasures to the donation drive. The more you bring the more good you do!

Download the flyer for more info:

California Wild Assembly

Next week, Nixon will host its 1st Awesome Assembly of the year. This is an exciting event with some surprise guests (hint: they may have spikes, feathers and fur!). See below for a description of what your child will experience, please note the Assembly is during school hours and for students only. 

Thanks to the Nixon PTA for sponsoring the assemblies!

Date: Monday, Sept 16
Assembly: California Wild

WildMind educational programs will bring science and environmental literacy alive next Monday! Our students will learn to think like scientists, appreciate our connectivity with animals, the environment and each other, while having fun learning science!

There will be intriguing animals who will spark our students’ curiosity and increase their knowledge of California’s wonderful natural history. Students will gain insights into the secret lives of the intelligent and ecologically important animals that live around us.

This program is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  

2019 Family Science Night

Family Science Night logo, designed by a former student

Friday, April 12, 5:30-7:30PM

Nixon Family Science Night is right around the corner — please plan to come and support your Nixon student scientists! In addition to students’ projects, there will be exhibits from Gunn Robotics and Science Alliance. Remember.

Family Science Night is not a competition but a time to share and celebrate science with family and friends!

Need ideas? Check out these resources:

For information about Science Night, click here.

For more information about doing your project and preparing your poster:

If you have questions, or would like to help with Family Science Night, please contact Jeanne, Elizabeth, Devi, or Juliet.

See you at Science Night!