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Originally delivered on 9/8/2021 2:07 pm

SUBJECT: Welcome Parents & Nixon Staff

Welcome back!

The Nixon Parent Teacher Organization welcomes you to the start of the 2021-2022 school year! The first three days of classes were so great and we are happy to have the Kindergarteners joining our school building this week. 

We have so many wonderful ideas for events and initiatives that build community and make lasting memories for our kids! We need your help to carry out this mission so please take a look at our Volunteer Central webpage to see how you can get involved!

If you are new to Nixon, please make sure you register as a PTO member so you don't miss out on our communications. If you are already registered, please make sure to log in and update your profile to include your student's new teacher!

PTO Meeting September 9th

All are welcome to join as we talk about upcoming events, appreciation initiatives and school spirit!

7:30 PM

Click HERE to join our ZOOM meeting. 

What we do makes a difference...

The PTO is a non-profit organization comprised of parents, teachers and school administrators who work together to provide our Nixon community with fun, memorable educational and social experiences. Our goal is to support connections between families and school. The PTO is run by 100% volunteer time using funds raised by its members. Our strength and ability to achieve this comes from the collaboration of dedicated volunteers, who bring various talents, backgrounds, experiences and ideas to the table.  

Upcoming Events!
September 10th - Outdoor Movie Night

5th Grade ONLY event

Check your email for information about movie selection and event specifics. Email with questions.

September 24th - Food Pantry Collection

Our Nixon community takes pride in the fact that we make significant contributions to our local food pantry and, in doing so, help so many families in need. Our first collection will be Friday, September 24th. Please send your non-perishable food donations into school with your student. 

For more information you can visit the Sudbury Community Food Pantry webpage HERE.

September 25th - Suds & Crafts

Pull into Nixon School parking lot and get your car washed by the Nixon 5th Graders. Purchase a fun craft while you wait. Proceeds support 5th grade events!

September 28th - Back to School Night

Please see communications from the Nixon Front Office regarding specifics for this event! PARENT TIP: It's a good idea to arrange for babysitters in advance for this event!

October 2nd & 3rd - Hoot Hunt

Team up with your family and friends to find Hoot on the beautiful woodland trails of Sudbury! Find all 5 locations and win a prize!

Click here to learn more and register to participate!

October 16th - Fall Festival

Please join us for our brand new Fall Festival! Outdoor games, pumpkin decorating, cake walk, scarecrow building and so much more!!! Bring the whole family. Event tickets available soon!

Visit our Volunteer Central page to sign up to join our planning committee. 

Rain date October 23rd

Volunteers Needed
Educational Enrichment

This is the most important aspect of what the PTO does. We budget $25,000 towards bringing wonderful, enriching, curriculum-based programs into our school. We need parent volunteers to help coordinate with grade-level teachers.


Kindergarten Coordinators

4th Grade Coordinators

5th Grade Coordinators

Click here to volunteer!

Spirit Committee

Help us to plan five school spirit boosting activities for our students and staff to coincide with the five core value spirit days scheduled throughout the year. 

Click here to volunteer!

Social Fundraising Committee

This is the fun stuff! Join us while we plan a brand new event! We want to throw the most epic Fall Festival for our families and need volunteers to help. 

Our first planning meeting is:

Monday, September 13th 7:30PM via ZOOM

Click here to volunteer!

Nixon Shops

Help us connect with shops who wish to partner with the PTO for a mutually beneficial fundraising campaign. Just a few easy phone calls here and there, and we will do the rest! 

Click here to volunteer!

Nixon Eats

Nixon Eats is a great excuse to eat out on a weeknight! Help us connect with local restaurants who wish to schedule a fundraising night with us! Talk with the manager, set a date, and that's it!

Click here to volunteer!

Here's what the PTO has been up to...
Outdoor Yoga Class Fundraiser

17 parents and students joined us for a wonderful evening at Nixon and learned some fun yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. If you would like to see more events like this scheduled throughout the year, please email us at

Staff Lunch

The PTO was pleased to provide a Welcome Back lunch and cake to all staff as they worked hard to prepare for the first day of school.

Please help us continue to provide amazing Appreciation initiatives to our Nixon Staff by donating directly to Teacher & Staff Appreciation. 

Click here to donate today!

New-to-Nixon Welcome

Our PTO volunteers welcomed families who are new to our school out at the playground! Each new student was given a fun Nixon Frisbee as a gift from the Principal's office!

Kindergarten Playdate

Our PTO volunteers welcomed Kindergarteners to the Nixon playground to meet some new friends before the first day of school. 

Kindergarten Welcome Days

The PTO was so please to help the Kindergarten teachers welcome their students into the classroom and take a tour of their new school on September 1st, 2nd & 3rd. We had so much fun doing some school spirit crafts with our new friends. 

School Beautification

The PTO sets aside a small budget to make our school look nice! We planted some new plants near the front door and added a fun owl sculpture to welcome students into the building. 

Boohoo Wahoo Breakfast Social

PTO volunteers provided some support and encouragement after K parents dropped off their Kindergartener on their first day of school. Doughnuts and coffee can often make you feel a little bit better!

Help us continue our mission by donating to our non-profit organization
Donate today

~Thank you to Jacqueline Alfonso-Barry for organizing our Outdoor Yoga Class fundraising event. This was a wonderful new event for our community!

~Thank you to Kathryn Liddle for helping to clean and organize our PTO storage areas. This is a big job and certainly not the most fun volunteering experience; we really appreciate you!

~Thank you to Yu & Luke Huang, Lyn Wilson, Christina Dennis, Joan Raynor, Rana Esmat, Kathryn Liddle, Katie Champagne & Tash Ross for helping welcome all our new families and sell Nixon Gear at our Welcome events!

~Thank you to Lyn Wilson for getting our Nixon Gear inventory ready. Our Nixon Gear store will be re-opening soon!

~Thank you to Kathryn Liddle & Katie Champagne for hosting our Boohoo Wahoo Breakfast Social for K parents. 

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