Month: October 2016

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – October 26, 2016

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees. – Faith Baldwin Dear Parents/Guardians, Nottingham was a sea of colors last week as our Knights and their teachers joined Dr. McCormac, Mr. Koutsouftikis and me as we participated in wearing Character Counts colors representing our Character Pillars. I enjoyed sharing in […]

The Knight Writer

The Exemplary Project finished circulating through grades 2 through 5 to explain the new digital Knight Writer.  Our Knights enthusiastically responded about the opportunity to publish their work online throughout the year.  The first edition is forthcoming.  Discussing this new initiative was a terrific way to celebrate the National Day on Writing.  Write on!

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – October 20, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians, Earthquake Drill Completed At 10:00 a.m., over 500 students, staff, and visitors “ducked, covered, and held on” during a brief earthquake drill at Nottingham.  Students were asked to go underneath desks or tables and grab the legs to protect themselves in the event of an earthquake.  All APS schools are expected to conduct […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – October 17, 2016

falling leaves hide the path so quietly –John Bailey, Autumn Dear Parents/Guardians: The Third Grade Principal’s Chat is scheduled for tomorrow morning, October 18 – 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. in the library. Kudos and thanks to our PTA and especially to the parents/ guardians who donated and cooked for the Chili lunch for our recent […]

New to Nottingham?

Below are some important links for new families: Click here for registration forms and information Nottingham PTA: Sign up for the NES PTA Newsletter APS School Talk and Principal’s Notes:  If you have already registered for Kindergarten and provided an email address on the registration form, you will receive APS School Talk Messages and Principal’s Notes from Ms. […]

The Nottingham Writing Exemplary Project

The Nottingham Writing Exemplary Project marries rigorous curriculum work with student engagement.  This year is more critical than ever with Arlington County rolling out a new writing curriculum, The Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop.  The Exemplary Project provides professional development to Nottingham’s talented staff.  However, student work is the Exemplary Project’s lifeblood.  Thoughtful exercises motivate student writing, […]

National Day on Writing is next Thursday, October 20th!

Students will be celebrating the National Day of Writing through a variety of activities, such as participating the Writing Quest, drafting an entry for the PTA Reflections Contest, as well as creative teacher ideas.  The day emphasizes the joy and importance of writing.  Watch this video by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) member Deanna Mascle.  […]

National Day on Writing

National Day on Writing is next Thursday, October 20th!  Students will be celebrating the day through a variety of activities, such as participating the Writing Quest, drafting an entry for the PTA Reflections Contest, as well as creative teacher ideas.  The day emphasizes the joy and importance of writing.  Watch this video by the National […]

October 3/October 10

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Respond to the following prompt,  “What do I do when I notice one Knight being mean to another Knight on purpose?”   I would stand up for that friend who someone was being to, even if I did not really know them.  That is part of being a good friend, part […]

September 26

September 22nd was the first day of fall.  Make a list of five things you associate with fall. Weather.  I think that fall is the perfect weather. Halloween.  Halloween is my favorite holiday.  We always set up a haunted house. Thanksgiving.  I love eating all the yummy food and I am very thankful. Family.  During […]