Nixon School - Family Check In
Week of October 10, 2021
- Week of October 18th - NES Focus: Safe and Peaceful School Week / District Focus: School Violence Awareness Week
- October 18 - October 28 PTA Husky Scavenger Hunt
- October 19 - October 22 - Early Dismissal (1:40 PM) for Parent / Teacher Conferences
- October 19 @ 7 PM - PTA Meeting @ Nixon School
- Week of October 25th - NES Focus: Healthy Choices / District Focus: Red Ribbon Week
- Week of October 25th - PTA Scholastic Book Fair
- October 29 - Weather Permitting: Halloween Parade (2:15 PM)
Safe and Peaceful School Week 2021
Next week we will be recognizing and promoting the importance of having a Safe and Peaceful School from Monday October 18th through Friday October 22nd.
To do this, students and staff are encouraged to wear whatever it is that they are most comfortable in, such as sweat pants, jeans, or a cozy shirt on Monday October 18th and Friday October 22nd.
We will also be sharing messages throughout the week that promote ways to be safe. Please be sure to follow our dress code.
Also, please take this opportunity to talk with your children about the importance of not only making safe choices for themselves, but also being safe with others. In addition, please remind them to tell a trusted adult if they or someone they know is not safe. Let’s all keep being safe and have a great week!
Special Message from Mrs. Leonard, School Nurse
Hi Nixon Families!
We are fully into cold/flu/allergy season, and Covid is still working it's way through the community. The district has protocols and safeguards in place to help us protect each other from in-school transmissions of these viruses. I appreciate you reaching out to me if your child isn't feeling well. Together we can determine if a Covid test is needed or just a visit to the doctor to make sure your child can be in school.
Your child will need a covid test to come back to school if they have the following:
At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny nose;
At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, or new taste disorder.
Nixon is committed to keeping the students, faculty and staff as healthy as possible, so if your child isn't feeling well, keep them home until they feel better. A cold virus can spread very quickly even with safe guards in place!
Please do not hesitate to call or email with questions and thank you in advance.
Title 1 Parent Academy - Success!
Thank you to everyone who attended our first Title 1 Parent Academy!
Participants had an opportunity to make calming jars, particpate in mindful activities, explore fidgets, and learn about healthy eating and lifestyle choices! Thank you for organizing a great event, Mrs. McInnes, Title 1 Parent Academy Co-Coordinator.
Not to mention... participants left with quite the goody bag... Roxbury sling bag, two calming jars, fidget, and yogurt parfait! And while the Roxbury Yoga Mats are on back order, they will be delivered to families who participated when they arrive. Not to mention a free dinner was served!
Getting Ready for Halloween!
In our efforts to ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween, the following information is being provided to help guide Halloween shopping. More information regarding Halloween festivities will be forthcoming:
- Please do NOT send in goodie bags or treats for your child to distribute to his/her classmates.
- Costume rules that MUST be followed:
- Arrive at school in his/her costume. Staff will NOT be able to help children get dressed in their costumes.
- Face Mask (for Covid-19 purposes) MUST be worn.
- ABSOLUTELY NO Face Paint or Make up can be worn on the face!!!!! If your child comes to school with their face painted, they will need to wash it off at school.
- No props should come to school (i.e. baskets, toy weapons/swords, etc).
- Your child should be able to INDEPENDENTLY get in and out of his/her costume to go to the bathroom.
- When selecting costumes, I would ask that consideration be given for the age range of our students (Kindergarten - Grade 4). Please refrain from any costumes that have the potential to scare our youngest students.
- NOTE: Students should be able to sit down in their costumes. As a result, the costumes that have motors to inflate them are not a good option for school, but would perfect for your Saturday trick or treating expeditions.
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.