Friday, December 15 Regular School Day

Friday, December 15 is a regular school day.  A student Christmas Lunch will be served in the long house at noon.  School will be dismissed at 2:15.

School will resume on Tuesday, January 2.

Below is a letter containing information about the Christmas Lunch.

Dear Parents and Community Members,

Christmas is upon us, a time of joyful celebration and reflection for the many blessings we have received here at the Nixyaawii Community School (NCS). We are currently organizing a Christmas lunch for the students, parents and staff here at NCS.  The Christmas lunch will be held on December 15th at 12:00pm. I am writing today to ask you to consider making a monetary, grocery gift card or a food item donation to support the NCS Christmas lunch.

Food Items:

Two Turkeys – 32 lbs whole turkeys

Canned Vegetables (Green Beans, Refried Beans, Black Beans, Corn, Sweet Potatoes, White Potatoes, Squash, Greens, etc.)

Boxed Potatoes and Rice (Mashed, Scalloped, White – Brown – Yellow Rice, Boxes or Bags)

Boxed Pasta Mixes (Macaroni, Mac-n-Cheese)

Boxed or Bagged Stuffing Mixes (Cornbread, Herb, Plain, Bags/Boxes)

Bags of Flour, Cornmeal, Biscuit mixes (Wheat, All-Purpose, White)

Boxes of Baking Goods (Cake Mixes, Brownies, Pie makings)

Cans of Gravy (Turkey, Chicken)

Dessert Readymade holiday pies

*Please limit your donations to specific items for a Christmas meal.

Drop-off Dates & Times:

  • Holiday Food Drop-off (at NCS)

December 11-14, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Drop-off Instructions:

  • Gift cards, cash donations or checks should be mailed or delivered to the attention of Nixyaawii Community School, 73300 July Grounds Ln, Pendleton, OR 97801 . Cash donations or gift cards brought to the NCS need to be given directly to Carrie Phinney. If you would like a receipt for your donation, please ask Carrie Phinney, NCS Staff member. *Donations made to NCS are tax deductible.
  • Package non-perishable food items in boxes if possible.

All funds received will go directly to support the NCS Christmas lunch. Thank you in advance for your support. If you have additional questions, please contact Noah Enright or Michelle Van Pelt at 541-429-7908. Happy Holidays.

Thank you,

Noah Enright

NCS Student Council Public Relations Director