Month: September 2017

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – September 28, 2017

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. Joseph Chilton Pearce Dear Parents and Guardians, At this point in the academic year, we are well underway in our collaborative efforts to create a classroom community of learners! Mr. Koutsouftikis and I enjoyed seeing such a strong parent turnout for Back […]

International Dot Day

International Dot Day: An update from Art teacher Samantha O’Connor- Knights in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade celebrated international Dot Day as they re-explored The Dot by Peter Reynolds. Knights took a closer look at what it means to have a growth mindset, and then were encouraged to “make their mark” through colorful markers and […]

Nottingham Knight Writer New Focus:  Knights Ahead

For the 2017-18 academic year, Nottingham’s Knight Writer Project will take on a decidedly STEAM like focus. Via further integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, our STEAM focus will be on providing authentic, inquiry-based learning experiences that encourage our Knights to collaborate, experiment, and create solutions to real-life problems. As we incorporate elements of Project Lead The […]

Digital Device Handbook for Families

APS recently released the 2017-2018 Digital Device Handbook for Families and we encourage you to read it and review it with your child. iPads in the 1:1 Student-Issued Program (grades 2 – 5) Students in Grade 2 at each school in the Arlington Public Schools are issued an APS-owned, APS-issued iPad device. As of Spring 2017, […]

Students Get Their Personalized Learning iPad!

Nottingham students in grades 2-5 were recently issued their Personalized Learning iPad by our ITC, Mr. Crouse. These devices are used to supplement personalized instruction in the classroom and students in grades 3-5 take home their device each evening. As you can see in these photos, our students are super excited to begin integrating their […]

Join us for a Community Town Hall Event about Substance Abuse

Join us for a Community Town Hall Event about Substance Abuse Community leaders, healthcare service providers and law enforcement officials will discuss how drugs and the opioid epidemic are affecting our community. Moderated by Jim Handly, NBC4 News.Thursday, October 127-8:30 pmCentral Library (1015 N. Quincy St) Open and free to the public. For more information, click […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – September 13, 2017

The path you are on is the fabric of imagination, but it is kindled with the fires of hopes and dreams… -Michael Delaware Dear Parents and Guardians, Many thanks for your efforts to assist us in helping your child develop and stick to routines that include a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and on […]

Nottingham BTSN Info for Parents

Upon the subject of Education….I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.  -Abraham Lincoln Dear Parents/ Guardians: It has been wonderful, (yet tiring!) keeping up with our Knights these first few days of school! Mr. Koutsouftikis and I have enjoyed experiencing […]

Literacy Instruction Best Practices Presentation

Literacy Instruction Best Practices: The Workshop Model – Presentation Slidedeck – September 5, 2017 Did you miss the presentation by Ms. Jennifer Brown, Reading Specialist/ELA Lead? No worries, you can First Day Parent Presentation and contact her with any questions you may have. She can be reached at