Nixon School - Family Check In

Week of August 23, 2021

Week at a Glance:

  • Monday, August 30 - Staff ONLY, Professional Development Day
  • Tuesday, August 31 - Staff ONLY, Professional Development Day
  • Wednesday, September 1 - First Day of School for Students (8:50 AM - 3:20 PM)
  • Monday, Septmeber 6 - School CLOSED (Labor Day)
  • Tuesday, September 7 - School CLOSED (Rosh Hashana)

Open House

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House on Thursday! It was wonderful to see families enjoying the hallways of Nixon School again! A huge shout out to our custodial crew - Ms. Sue, Ms. Denise, Ms. Anna, and Mr. Ronnie, as well as our lead secretary - Ms. Casola, for all that they did to help ensure that our school is clean and organized for the new school year.

Teacher & Bus Assignments

Please be sure to complete all of the required beginning of the year paperwork in Genesis by Tuesday night! Once you do this, your child's teacher and bus assignment will be "unlocked" in your Genesis Parent Portal. Ensuring that your child is equipped with this information prior to coming to school on Wednesday will help them to feel "in the know" and calm first day jitters!


As per Governor's orders, all staff and students MUST wear masks in the school setting. As weather permits, snack will be held outdoors. If it is indoors, masks will be removed for the 10 minute snack break. Masks do not have to be worn for outdoor physical activity (ie. recess, Physical Education).

Welcome to New Staff

  • Welcome / New Staff :

    • Kelsey Sobestanovich - Second Grade Teacher

    • Taylor McLaughlin - Third Grade Teacher

    • Lydia Anthony - Music Education Teacher

    • Kimberly Loftis - Kindergarten Leave Replacement Teacher for Mrs. Scales (recommendation for appointment to be on August 30, 2021 BOE agenda)

    • Colleen Murphy - Second Grade Leave Replacement Teacher for Mrs. Echevarria (recommendation for appointment to be on August 30, 2021 BOE agenda)

    • Dina Calabro - Art Leave Replacement Teacher (recommendation for appointment to be on August 30, 2021 BOE agenda)

    • Lauren Matullo - Permanent Substitute Teacher (recommendation for appointment to be on August 30, 2021 BOE agenda)

    • Jennifer Batsch & Amanda Wyckoff - Title 1 Paraprofessional (AW - recommendation for appointment to be on August 30, 2021BOE agenda)

Breakfast & Lunch:

ALL students are eligible to receive a FREE school breakfast and lunch each day this school year. If your child would like the school breakfast or lunch, they simply need to inform their teacher upon arrival each day.

If your child has a food allergy, you can visit this link for more information on how to set up a safe Maschio's school breakfast/lunch meal plan for your child.

Beginning September 8, 2021, post lunch snacks/treats can be purchased in the cafeteria. These treats (i.e. chips, ice cream, etc) are NOT FREE! Cash should be sent with your child if they intend to purchase OR you can place money on your child's SchoolBucks account. See this link for more info.

Breakfast will be served in the classrooms and lunch will be served in the cafeteria.

Best Buddies - New NES Program!

As we look to the new school year, we will launch a new opportunity for our students entering fourth grade... Best Buddies! The focus of this opportunity will be on service learning within our specialized programs for K-2 students. Best Buddies is set to occur once per week during a recess period. Depending upon the level of student interest, we may have to create a rotating schedule. Special thanks to Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Perez and Mr. Sciancalepore for sharing an overview of the Best Buddies program with our third graders at the end of June! We look forward to seeing friendships flourish through Best Buddies.

Know Someone at NES Who Has Filled a Bucket? Fill Out our Bucket Filler Form and we will recognize that individual (student or staff member) during Morning Announcements.