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Originally delivered on 1/19/2022 1:48 pm

SUBJECT: January 19th

Welcome 2022!

The PTO is back in full swing at the start of the new year! We have lots of new events and initiatives. Please consider signing up to volunteer to help as our small group of dedicated volunteers are spread thin! 

We are all in this together as we brave another cold winter during a global pandemic. Now, more than ever we should rally together to ensure our kids make lasting memories during their six short years of elementary school. Please join us and share your ideas!

Statement of Strategic Plan

Dear Nixon PTO members:

Your co-chairs have been working on initiatives to build better connections with the staff at Nixon School; our slogan being “Help us put the T back in PTO!”. We have Talented staff, Terrific teachers and Thoughtful administrators and it’s our mission to support them in the best way we can. We have found that it’s challenging for staff to attend our PTO meetings and it’s also difficult for them to connect with PTO volunteers amongst their demanding workloads. 

Staff Liaison

We will be creating a new PTO role. During the second half of this school year (January - June 2022) Tash Ross will act as a Staff Liaison and develop this new role. She will work on forming better and more frequent connections with staff. 

Join the Executive Board as Interim Co-Chair

While Tash turns her attention to this new role, we would like to invite an Interim Co-chair to join our team January through June 2022. We will be looking for someone who is:

  • Dedicated to the PTO mission

  • Willing to actively learn the role of co-chair by leading new initiatives

  • Attend monthly meetings with Nixon Principals and District Superintendent

  • Plan to run for co-chair (two year term) in the spring 2022 election 

The elected co-chair position entails frequent oversight of the overall mission and management of the essential operations of a non-profit organization. The elected co-chair time commitment is heavily dependent on our volunteer base but ranges between 3-15 hours per week. Some of the duties are:

  • Communicating effectively with volunteers and school/district employees by attending planning meetings, producing newsletters to inform the community, answering and addressing member questions and concerns, and hosting PTO member meetings

  • Managing general operations of a non-profit to include maintaining annual insurance coverage, maintaining website and email forwarding host services, and ensuring compliance with accounting and tax requirements in partnership with the co-treasurers

  • Partnering on special projects or new initiatives and collaborating on district initiatives as they arise

If you are interested in this volunteer position as Interim Co-chair, please email

Sweet Treat Appreciation Event

The Nixon Staff enjoyed hundreds of sweet treats provided by our community donations before winter break. Thank you to all who contributed to this sweet appreciation event!

Yearbook Pictures

Got any great photos of your kids at school events? Please help us to make a wonderful yearbook by uploading your photos! 

Go to:

Enter user id if prompted: 416755970

5th Graders - Upload your pictures of your student in their class shirts!

Go to:

Enter user id if prompted: 416755970

Upcoming Events!
January 21st - Food Pantry Collection

Please send in your non-perishable food donations in a separate bag to school on the morning of January 21st. Thank you!

January 21st - Pajama Day

Wear your favorite pajamas to school to show your Nixon Spirit!

January 23rd - Sudbury Camp Fair

Check out all the options for summer camp 2022!

Lincoln Sudbury High School 11AM-2PM

January 26th - Nixon Eats at Franco's Trattoria

Order from Franco's Trattoria at 365 Boston Post Road on January 26th. Mention "Nixon Eats" and 10% of your order will go towards amazing programs at Nixon School. 

ORDER Franco's Trattoria

Amazing combo: Grab a pizza and enjoy a family evening of BINGO! 

January 26th - Virtual BINGO

Get cozy in your pajamas and join us for a fun evening of BINGO with amazing prizes! Each participant will take home a game kit including a bag of popcorn and jelly beans to enjoy while playing, along with six bingo cards and tokens. Winners will get to select their prizes immediately and will receive them the following school day. 

Register to play!

Perform in our Virtual Talent Show!

Open to all Nixon Students and Staff, this year's virtual show will showcase the amazing talents of our community! You can dance, lip sync, sing, play an instrument, tell a joke, do a magic trick, play a sport, or do art, whatever you want to showcase. All performances will be pre-recorded and released to the Nixon Community for viewing. Participation is FREE!

Click HERE to read more and sign up to participate!

February 4th - 5th Grade Trivia Night

Calling all 5th Graders to register for this special class event!

Register to play!

PTO Meeting

We have made changes to our PTO Meeting schedule in hopes to accommodate various schedules. Mark your calendars!

Thursday, February 10th at 3:00PM

Thursday, March 10th at 3:00PM

Thursday, April 7th at 7:30PM

Thursday, May 12th at 7:30PM

Thursday, June 9th at 7:30PM

Volunteers Needed
March Kindness Month

Help us to plan and execute a school-wide initiative focused on kindness for the month of March!

Click here to volunteer!


~Thank you to Candice Dai & Annie Magee for the wonderful Sweet Treat Appreciation event!

~Thank you to Sue Ciaffoni & Sheila O'Brien for a wonderful Square 1 Art Fundraiser! 

~Thank you to the volunteers who repaired our Little Library in front of Nixon School. Originally built by Boy Scout Griffin Williams, the library was recently outfitted with a new roof and coat of paint. 

~A HUGE Thank you to our Enrichment Team! You all have faced challenges head on and have done so much leg work to ensure our programs are engaging yet safe. You are stars of the PTO: Ann Mores, Amy Hansen, Erin Tansey, Hillary Van Voorhies, Holly Borah, Jenny DiPierro, Dahiana Jamail, Liz Fox, Maddy Gothie, Danielle Stackpole & Michele Gangi. 

~A HUGE Thank you to our Room Parents who coordinated wonderful classroom initiatives and appreciation gifts using the donations from families before winter recess: Ann Gilmore, Joan Raynor, Amanda Raymond, Debbie Vanagas, Karyn Jones, Kristen Clark, Paula Wang, Mona Reese, Michele Gangi, Kyla Ruane, Maddy Gothie, Brooke Thomson, Jackie Barry, Dawn Wessman, Laurie Caliri, Colleen Mazin, Maggie Wilson, Rana Eletriby, Jen DiModica, Vona Hill, Dyna Ashe, Angela Daniels, Sue Ciaffoni, & Katie Champagne.

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