Stanford Women’s Volleyball

Come join your Nixon community as we cheer on the Stanford Women’s Volleyball Team!!

Stanford vs. Washington
at Maples Pavilion
Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 PM.

8th grade and under invited to participate in pre-game activities on the court including National Anthem with the team and High Five Starting Line-Up.

Tickets are $7.  Visit http://www.gostanford.com/promo-code and enter promo code: nixonvolleyball.

Questions?  Contact Tracie Crothers.

Walk/Roll/Carpool/Bus to school

For a Greener Planet, Healthier Bodies, and Safer Streets

Join the Nixon community next Wednesday, October 3, for our annual Walk/Roll/Carpool/Bus to school day!

Use this opportunity to kick start a new routine that includes healthy commuting alternatives like walking, bicycling, riding the bus, or carpooling.

Share your walk or ride to school with a neighbor or carpool if you live too far away.  Riding the bus is a green way to school too!

For information on safe routes to school and road safety tips, please go to: www.cityofpaloalto.org/saferoutes.

If you need to drive, please don’t idle – turn off your engine at school!

Help make a difference!

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Parents, PTA need your help! Please consider filling one of these open positions at Nixon.

Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator/Committee

SEL (social and emotional learning) skills are very crucial for a well-rounded and a ‘whole child’ development and growth.

This can be a one-person position or if a few volunteers are interested, it can be a Committee position as well.

Duties:

Ensure that their school site is paying equal attention to and are imparting relevant SEL Skills to all the children in their school (and not just focusing on Academics). Also as part of that, they will be working to help with Parent Engagement and Awareness.

Auditor

The purpose of an audit is to verify that PTA funds are collected and spent as approved by membership. The Auditor determines the accuracy of PTA financial records, ensures that funds are handled in a business-like manner, and makes recommendations for best practices.

Duties:
  • Audit the books and financial records of a PTA to determine their accuracy
  • Present written reports on audits to the board and the association for adoption
  • Forwards copies of adopted audits to council/district PTA as indicated in unit bylaws

“Girls on the Run” Coach

Be a part of this amazing afterschool program for 3rd-5th grade girls! We need parents to become trained as coaches, so this program can continue at Nixon.

Girls on the Run incorporates fitness with lessons to encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. At the end of each three-month session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5K event!

Duties:

-Can be one person, or find a partner(s) and be co-coaches!
-Lead two 90-minute practices after school each week, for 10 weeks March-May
-You will be completely trained on curriculum, and have other parents as helpers

For all details on becoming a coach see this flyer or go to https://www.girlsontherun.org/What-We-Do/3rd-5th-Grade-Program.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact PTA president Matthew Hayes.