Knights of Note

Nicole Gustafson, 2017 Teacher of the Year

Nottingham’s selection for our 2017 Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Nicole Gustafson, Nottingham’s librarian. To us, her colleagues here at Nottingham, she embodies the highest ideals of being a cherished educator: a love of children, a passion for her Library Media Services content and a challenging, creative approach to instilling a love for reading in our Knights.  […]

The Nottingham Shakespeare Players: Macbeth

On Thursday, May 18th, The Nottingham Shakespeare Players performed William Shakespeare’s Macbeth before a packed house of family, friends and theater fans.  Months of preparation and hard work paid off as the 29 member 5th grade cast gave an outstanding performance of this tragic tale complete with ambition, murder, blood, madness, cackling witches and even […]

Arlington Arbor Day Ceremony 2017

by Mary Beth Pelosky, Nottingham Prinicipal Earlier this spring we received notification that Nottingham was selected for the honor of being chosen as the elementary school site for the annual Arlington Arbor Day ceremony. During my remarks at this morning’s ceremony, in which Nottingham Knights were the fortunate recipients of two new Oak trees, I […]

2nd Annual Discovery/Nottingham Friendship 5k

Congratulations to all who participated in the Discovery/Nottingham 5K March 25, 2017 brought a sea of red to the neighborhood for the 2nd Annual Discovery/Nottingham Friendship 5k.  The race was enthusiastically completed by 250 runners and walkers.  It was a great day for a race and there were lots of smiling parents, teachers, students, and […]

World Languages Day – March 8, 2017

FLES Performance:An update from Sra. McKenzie: Nottingham Knights made us proud! Only in their third year since FLES was implemented at Nottingham, our Knights did a great job at reciting poetry, performing a skit, and singing a song for the World Languages Day at the Arlington Career Center on Wednesday, March 8. Second graders Emery, […]

Odyssey of the Mind Results are In!

Ms. Moore, Third Grade Mountaineers teacher, reported on the Nottingham Knights experience in the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind NOVA East Regional Competition on March 4, 2017: “Our five teams had a great time. The team that participated in Problem One (Catch Us if You Can), placed 10th in their division.   The other four teams did Problem Five (Superhero Cliffhanger).  One […]

Knights Caught Being Kind Feb 6th -17th

Students at Nottingham Elementary were “caught being kind.” Students and staff filled out circles when they saw someone doing something kind from Feb. 6 through Feb. 17. If you are at Nottingham, stop by the library. You can see all the circles on the windows and wall.   There has been a lot of kindness shown […]

Food Bus Initiative Coming to Nottingham

Thanks to Nottingham PTA members, Mimi Shah and Rachel Riley for researching and getting Nottingham up and running to participate in this worthwhile cause. The Food Bus is an Arlington-based program with over 40 schools participating across the country.  This public charity designs, implements and maintains systems by which unused/unopened food leftover from elementary school […]

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day – February 8

Please join Mr. Koutsouftikis and Ms. Pelosky, along with our school Safety and Wellness Coordinator, PE teacher Mike Giusto, in recognizing the efforts of our school safety crossing guards.  Thank you for continuing to model for your children and encouraging them to follow our crossing guards’ directions in the mornings!   Mr. Stuckie – Little Falls […]

National School Counseling Week!

Thank you, Dr. McCormac! National School Counseling Week 2017, “School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential,” will be celebrated from Feb. 6-10, 2017, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping […]

National Geographic GeoBee Winners

Kudos and thanks to Nottingham Social Studies Lead Teacher, Mrs. Meden who enthusiastically planned and  facilitated Nottingham’s 2017 GeoBee held earlier this week!   The Bee, an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, was designed to inspire and reward fourth through eighth grade students’ curiosity about the world. Each year, thousands of schools across […]

“Celebrate Kindness: No Name-Calling Week” January 17 -19, 2017

 From Fiction to Reality No Name-Calling Week was inspired by the popular young adult novel entitled The Misfits by author James Howe. The book tells the story of four best friends trying to survive the seventh grade in the face of all too frequent taunts based on their weight, height, intelligence, and etc. The friends create a […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Contest Winners

Congratulations to Nottingham’s Winners! Twenty-four entries were chosen out of more than 1,000 submissions in this year’s contest. Topic Dr. King was a brilliant and brave leader. His truth, dedication and commitment resonated with people across our nation and throughout the world. Today, his fearless dedication to equality and peaceful progress continue to inspire and […]

Winter Concert

Nottingham’s 5th Grade Band and Strings Ensembles performed on Wednesday, December 14 with the 4th and 5th Grade Chorus. The Band and Strings demonstrated several marches as well as a song from the Medieval period. The audience was entertained by the Chorus’ waltz about Coffee and danced to the hit song “Holiday Road” from National Lampoon’s Christmas Adventure. […]

UnSelfie – Continuing the Discussion

Unselfie by Michele Borba Come Discuss the Empathy Advantage 9 Empathy Habits January 18 – 7:00-8:00 p.m. – In the Nottingham Library TestImonials: Read this book. It will change your kids’ lives! A game-changing guide showing why nurturing empathy in our children isn’t optional-it’s essential. Unselfie Parent Guide We will continue to post resources on this topic […]

Thanks for a Successful Treats for Troops!

Our Student Council Association, SCA, sponsored our annual Treats for Troops campaign.  Starting on November 1st, Knights were asked to bring in leftover Halloween candy to donate for our US troops/service members, serving both here and abroad.  Knights were also encouraged to create cards thanking service members for their efforts.  There were bins ready for students to donate their candy and […]

PTA Reflections Contest Winners

Theme: “What Is Your Story?” Congratulations to our Nottingham Reflections Contest Honorees!  Save the date for Friday, December 2, for a breakfast reception from 8:15-8:45 am in the library where all the Reflections participants will be honored.  All artists, along with their families (including younger siblings!) are encouraged to attend! Thank you to all the student participants […]

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run participated in the fall 5k in Arlington/Rosslyn on a blustery and cold Sunday, November 20th!

Dr. McCormac – 2015 VSCA Elementary School Counselor of the Year

Nottingham Elementary School counselor Dr. Mary Beth McCormac was named the Virginia 2015 Elementary School Counselor of the Year. The award honors professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for students and was presented by the Virginia School Counselor Association. A school counselor in Arlington County since 1990, McCormac has worked tirelessly to improve […]