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Nelson School PTO News – Nov & Dec events

Nelson PTO imageThe PTO would like to thank everyone who participated in our Cookout/BBQ in September. The turnout was amazing; we had approximately 100 people. The sun was out and the day was beautiful.

Upcoming events
November 4th from 8-11am Pancake Breakfast put on by the 4/5th grade class. Stop by to support them and enjoy a wonderful breakfast. The money earned through the pancake breakfast is put towards a 5th grade class trip; these kids have been earning & saving for this trip since they started at Nelson School.

No school- November 10th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th (Thanksgiving Break)

November 16th 5-6pm PTO meeting at the school
December 7th 5-6pm PTO meeting at the school

December-the PTO is planning a child care evening so Parents can enjoy a night of child-free shopping. Last year being the first year we had over 40 children sign up. Notice will come home around Thanksgiving

December 22-Jan 1 No school winter break

Clothing Swap-As you are cleaning out the kids closets and preparing for winter clothing, the school will be having a clothing swap on Nov 30 and Dec 1 so save that clothing that is in good condition and send it in.

As the Holidays are approaching and toys are being sorted through save those good toys for the children’s auction in April 2018. The PTO will be focused on the Auction right away in January. We will be looking for all kinds of donations and support.
Thanks again
The PTO

Nelson’s Colonial-Style Kitchen Garden

Our Colonial Kitchen Garden behind the libraryTo celebrate Nelson’s 250th anniversary in 2017 the Agricultural Commission designed and planted a typical New England colonial kitchen dooryard garden surrounding our town library.

In 17th Century New England, colonists from England built raised, rectangular gardens just outside the home. Intensely cultivated and narrow enough to be tended from either side, the beds were filled with plants used for medicine, food and seasoning. Each plant was valued for its usefulness, not its beauty. Brought by seed or sprout from the Old World, many flowers and herbs endure in the garden today, such as Nasturtium and Calendula.

Many of the plantings in our colonial gardens are the same as would have been planted here in Nelson centuries ago.
Nelson-Colonial-Garden
PDF offered to you with the permission of the Nelson Agricultural Commission.
Download this pdf to learn more about our Kitchen Garden.

You can visit this garden at any time – enjoy revisiting it throughout the changing seasons.

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