Nixon Elementary School

Notables About the Schoolhouse!

Important Dates

DECEMBER


12/17/21 Food Pantry Collection

Nixon Spirit Day - Safety

12/20/21 PTO Sweet Treat Staff Appreciation

12/22/21 School Meeting Release - “Peace”

12/24/21-12/31/21 No School - Winter Break


JANUARY


1/11/22 Kindergarten PTO Enrichment - Force & Motion

2:35-3:35 School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting

1/12/22 11:45 Dismissal - Early Release Day

1/17/22 No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/19/22 School Meeting Release - “Leadership”

1/21/22 Food Pantry Collection

Nixon Spirit Day - Pajama Day

1/25/22 Grade 2 PTO Enrichment - Physical Changes of Matter

Grade 1 PTO Enrichment - Animals in Winter

1/26/22 No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

1/31/22 Grade 1 PTO Enrichment - Light & Color Workshop

Morning Drop Off

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Please do not get out of your car to assist your child when dropping off as it delays the line of cars and can inhibit the flow of traffic.


If your child(ren) can benefit from your support when departing the vehicle, please use the parking lot.


Children should not leave your vehicle until 7:45.


Cars shall remain in one line when departing from the Nixon campus.

Change In Dismissal Time Or Want To Share A Message With The Front Office?

MCAS Schedule Announced

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 take part in MCAS testing each spring. Sudbury has established our testing schedule for March and April 2022.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Monday, April 4, 2022 - Grade 4 ELA

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - Grade 4 ELA


Thursday, April 7, 2022 - Grade 5 ELA

Friday, April 8, 2022 - Grade 5 ELA


Monday, April 11, 2022 - Grade 3 ELA

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - Grade 3 ELA


MATH

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - Grade 5 MATH

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - Grade 5 MATH


Monday, May 2, 2022 - Grade 4 MATH

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - Grade 4 MATH


Monday, May 9, 2022 - Grade 3 MATH

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - Grade 3 MATH


SCIENCE

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Grade 5 SCI

Friday, May 13, 2022 - Grade 5 SCI

Nixon Elementary School - Cultural Discussion Forum Part II

In October, Nixon hosted a community forum where parents and community leaders came together to discuss culture and the experiences of our children at the elementary school level. You are invited to join the continuation of the conversation at the upcoming forums in December*, March, and June. Please look for a date, time and meeting links in upcoming communications.


In preparation for the next Cultural Discussion Forum in January, in and effort to better understand the interests of the Nixon School Community, please fill out the following form.


We have received our panelist interests and appreciate the connection. Our panel will reflect religious leaders of the greater Boston area, parents of Nixon School, and Nixon administration.


Note: *We had planned for a December forum date, scheduling has proved difficult for this month. So, we will now look onto the week of January 3 and January 10, more to come! The March and June planned forums remain planned for 2022.

IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOL HOURS: SCHOOL STARTS AT 7:55 A.M. DOORS OPEN AT 7:45 A.M. SCHOOL DISMISSAL IS 2:25 P.M *Early Release Days Dismiss at 11:45 A.M.

Attendance letters will be sent along to families if their child(ren) has had 5 or more tardy or absences.


The District is committed to working with you to ensure that your child attends school daily.

For informational purposes, the following is a summary of some of the Massachusetts General Laws pertaining to attendance. Additionally, the attendance policies of the Sudbury Public Schools can be found in the Sudbury School Committee Policy JH (Student Absences and Excuses).

School attendance is required by law: Chapter 76, section 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws states that all children between the ages of six and sixteen must attend school. A school district may excuse up to seven (7) full-day sessions or fourteen (14) half-day sessions in any period of six (6) months. In addition to this law, each school may have its own attendance policy with which parents and guardians should be familiar.

An excused absence includes:

  • Documented illness or quarantine

  • Bereavement or serious illness in family

  • Weather so inclement as to endanger the health of this child

  • Religious observances

  • Other exceptional reasons with approval of the school administrator

An unexcused absence includes, but is not limited to:

  • Chronic absences or tardies without medical documentation

  • Truancy

  • Non-emergency family situations

  • Family vacations

With regards to family vacations, please note that with increasing frequency, the District has been receiving requests from families for lengthy excused absences for travel. The District is required to comply with compulsory school attendance laws, as well as applicable District policies, and is unable to excuse extended absences from school for vacations. The District’s protocol is to un-enroll students who are absent from school for extended periods of time (three (3) weeks or more) unless there is documentation of medically-excused absences. This applies for trips for family vacations or other personal reasons.

If trends of tardiness or full day attendance reach the criteria mentioned above, a phone call and/or meeting connection will be made by the Principal or Assistant Principal to find a pathway to support you when having your child(ren) attend school regularly by state standards.


Lincoln Sudbury Regional HS Class of 2022 and Girls Basketball Fundraiser

Christmas Tree Removal 2022

Tired of dragging your Christmas tree to the transfer station? The students of LS would like to help you out! We will come to your home, pick up your Christmas tree from the end of your driveway, and dispose of the tree. We are servicing the Towns of Sudbury only. The trees will be chipped and recycled thanks to Rusty’s Tree Service-“Where they will go out on a limb for you!”

When: Saturday, January 8, 2022

Time: 9am (Please have your tree out!)

Cost: $20 per tree ($10 for senior citizens)

To participate: To sign up for the tree pick up, please use this sign up link by Tuesday, January 4.

To pay: you can leave your money in an envelope or plastic bag taped to your front door! Or, we now have an online option for payment (Online Payment Link)!

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Thompson (Class of 2022 Advisor) at: kathleen_thompson@lsrhs.net.





Happy Holidays!