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Originally delivered on 12/16/2020 2:42 pm

SUBJECT: December 16th

Let's learn from the best, our teachers and staff, who are displaying such grit as they power through, making each day meaningful for our students. 

Enjoy the snow tomorrow!

Save the Date!

Our next PTO meeting is January 6th at 6:30 PM!

Spirit Days: Safety

Wear your Nixon Gear and your Spirit Day Bracelet on

Monday, December 21st 

Tuesday, December 22nd 

Winter Wonderland Gift Bags

Our Appreciation Team assembled 75 gift bags for Teachers and Staff. The bags included:

Custom Designed Cookies

Hand Sanitizer, Hand Lotion & Lip Balm

Hot Chocolate K-cups, Candy & Snacks

Scratch Ticket (Cross your fingers someone will win big!)

and most importantly, appreciation notes from Nixon students. 

Thank you to all who donated to Teacher & Staff Appreciation!

Teacher Spotlight

Meet Ms. Caldwell, our wonderful Health and Physical Education Teacher at Nixon! We know her to be modest, to say the least, but please, please, please let the PTO brag about how lucky we are to have her! 

FUN FACT: One day when she was in Kindergarten, she marched home and announced to her parents that she was going to be a Physical Education Teacher just like her teacher Mr. Copperswaithe!

She has a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from UMASS Amherst and went on to get a Masters of Science from Central Washington University. Did you know that in school she played Varsity Racketball (among many other sports)?

Ms. Caldwell has taught all over, including Vermont, Washington and Massachusetts. She says that when she taught in Vermont she spent the whole winter outside snowshoeing, alpine and cross country skiing, ice skating, sledding and building snow forts! SO MUCH FUN! She told us there was even a rope tow for alpine skiing down the hill across the street from the school. How awesome is that?

Ms. Caldwell says her teaching philosophy is:

  " Empowering students with skills, knowledge, habits, confidence, and competence to be physically active and make healthy choices now, and for the rest of their lives." 

Ms. Caldwell has gathered so much diverse experience in health and physical education by working at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and even being the Owner and Director of her own Outdoor Adventure Camp in Nantucket. She was the last president of the Vermont Association for Health, Physical Education and Dance (now called SHAPE Vermont: Society of Health and Physical Educators). And she was recently elected Vice President of Physical Education by the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Congratulations Ms. Caldwell! 

We have all seen how she is so creative and enthusiastic as she overcomes the challenges of teaching physical education remotely to all our children (even-though some days it feels like our kids will jump through the floor!). She is such a wonderful role model to all members of our community, expressing such a positive attitude and supportive personality. So, the next time you see her, please extend a Thank You for the hard work she does. 


If you ordered Nixon Gear, your order will be available for pick-up:

Wednesday, December 23rd

9:00 - 11:00 AM in the school cafeteria

Use the exterior cafeteria door to enter (NOT the main entrance). 

Your items will be in a paper bag, labeled with your name. 


Wednesday, December 23rd

3:00 - 5:00 PM on the school front apron

Drive up to the circle and someone will help you retrieve your order.

Tie-Dye Sweatshirts are on BACKORDER and will NOT be available until January. 

Teachers & Staff: We will be happy to send your items through the Front Office for you!

Food Pantry Collection

Bring in your food pantry items:

Wednesday, December 16th for remote students

Thursday, December 17th for Cohort A & C

Friday, December 18th for Cohort B & C

We need CLUB host 


Your volunteer commitment would be:

  • 30-45 minutes
  • Once per week for three weeks 
  • You pick the day and time
  • Log on from your home computer to welcome everyone and monitor for appropriate language and behavior

Go to Get Involved - Volunteer to show your interest. 

Sudbury Public Schools Preschool Program

SPS Preschool is now enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please email to indicate your interest in next year's program.

Teacher Wish List

Surprise a Teacher with an anonymous gift from their wish list!

With the new learning environment, teachers may need some extra supplies to make learning at a distance fun and engaging! It's easy to shop and purchase an item from our Amazon Nixon Teacher Wish List. Items will be delivered right to the school. 

Many classrooms need headphones, or special tilting laptop desks, or other unique supplies that they have never needed before! 

Room Parents are also welcome to purchase items as a gift from the entire class!

Click on the LOGO to see details and start shopping!

Teacher & Staff Appreciation

This year we really want to make sure our teachers, administrators and staff know how much we care! We have created a way to donate directly to Teacher & Staff Appreciation initiatives. All donations made here will go towards meals, goodie bags and THANK YOU events.

Click the apple to DONATE TODAY!


~Thank you to Angela Daniels and Katie Knightly for putting together this months appreciation gift.

~Thank you to all the families who purchased items off of the Nixon Amazon Wish List. The items go directly to the classrooms and benefit so many of the students. 

~Thank you for your donations in support of Teacher & Staff Appreciation, allowing us to give all 75 staff members Gift Bags on December 15th.