Nixon Elementary Weekly Update

May 17, 2021

Starting to Look Ahead...

Hello Nixon Families!

We are starting to look ahead to the completion of the 2020-21 school year, so please take a few minutes to read through these reminders.

In Person Reminders:

Masks: For our in person learners, please make sure you continue to send your child with a mask to school. The district will be collaborating with Linn County Public Health to make decisions based on new updates from the CDC. At this point in time, we will continue to expect learners and staff to wear masks, but will have an update on Wednesday May 19--be sure to check your email!

Beginning of the Day Drop Off: This is a friendly reminder that learners cannot come to school before 8:30 daily. We have started to see an uptick in friends arriving to school too early, and we do not have supervision until 8:30. We have found, left unattended, our learners have been getting a little rowdy in the mornings, which makes coming in to start our day more difficult. Please do NOT drop off your children or have them walk over to Nixon until after 8:30 am. Thank you for your support with this!

Remote Learners:

Device Collection: We will be collecting, cleaning, and storing our laptop devices. The only learners keeping their devices are our outgoing 5th graders who will take these devices with them to middle school. This includes Hot Spots that you may have borrowed earlier this year for all families!

Remote Families: If you have any materials that belong to the school, specifically text books, please plan to drop those off with your child's device on either June 4 or June 7th.

All Learners:

5th Grade Celebration: This year we will be celebrating our 5th graders as they move onto middle school with a celebration on May 27th. We will have a virtual assembly for parents and classrooms to join. We will have our annual 5th grade slideshow followed by our awards/recognition starting around 2:45pm. We hope families our of 5th graders will join us for this event--a link will be coming soon!

Nixon PTA: We are looking for new members for our Nixon PTA for the 2021-22 school year. If you are interested in making a positive impact on our learners and Nixon community, we would love for you to join! We will be holding a virtual informational meeting in the upcoming weeks. We hope you'll consider attending to learn more about how the Nixon PTA supports our school.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 18: Camp Tanager Trip (Cochran, Gallaway, Harmer, Havlik)
  • May 20: Camp Tanager Trip (Whiltow 2nd, Hunstad, Gabriel, and Casey Toll)
  • May 31: Memorial Day (No School)
  • June 3: Field Day
  • June 4: Last day of school!
  • June 4 & 7: Remote Learners turn in their computers, power cords, and any materials that belong to the school.

Have a fantastic week!

Jeni Goebel, Principal

Nixon Elementary

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Dancin' Our Way Through May

Learners earned over 15,000 Bobcat Points on Thursday May 13, so we celebrated on Friday with a school wide dance party. Bobcat Points are earned by showing our Bobcat expectations of being: Respectful, Responsible, Safe & Part of the Team. Way to go everyone! Keep up the great work!
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