The Hickman NEST (Nurturing and Encouraging Students Together) is a 100% volunteer and 100% non-profit organization of parents, teachers, and community members who help support the education of ALL children at Hickman Elementary School through fundraising. The money raised is used to fill gaps between what public funding provides and the excellent education we all want for our children.

In the past, the NEST has raised funds to provide a wide range of educational enrichment programs, including a school-wide music program, a school-wide art program, Safety Patrol uniforms, equipment, classroom software, and SO much more. Hickman Elementary would NOT be the school it is today without the past financial support and participation from the families within the NEST. 

Our goal this year is to continue providing art, music, and educational software for all students, AND to support additional budget for safety and student and teacher recognition. You are an important part of the Hickman family and together we can reach our goal of raising $50,000 in support of our Hickman students. We also understand the challenges facing our Hickman families. Please make a donation only if you are able to do so. There is absolutely no obligation, and your donation is completely voluntary.

We anticipate having some great fundraisers this year, including online book fairs, the online holiday store, and the APEX fun-run in the Spring. Another easy way to support Hickman is by signing up with Amazon Smile-The Hickman Nest - Nurturing & Encouraging Students Together.

Parents and community members can also support our students' academic development by volunteering for NEST events. Volunteers are essential to a strong NEST, so please give your time generously!

We hope you'll consider becoming a member and/or supporting The Hickman NEST.

The NEST would like to hear from you! If you would be interested in working on projects that benefit all the students at Hickman Elementary, please be sure to fill out a current volunteer form from the office. Contact the NEST via email [email protected] if you have any questions.

The NEST meets the second Thursday of each month (with the exception of Nov.) @ 7pm via zoom. We hope you’ll join us!



President: Ashley Agustin

Vice President: Jill Dumbauld Nery

Secretary: Margaret Dooley-Sammuli

Treasurer: Cheri Chandler

Volunteer Chair: Vacant

Communications Chair: Consuelo Portela

Newsletter: Vacant

(New board members are voted in each spring)

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