Principals Notes from Nottingham

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – June 9, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, 2017-2018 Staffing Update As shared at this week’s PTA meeting, the end of the academic year is always a fun, frenetic time, with lots of wonderful activities to celebrate the academic and socioemotional growth of our Knights.  Mr. Koutsouftikis and I bid a fond farewell to the following Nottingham colleagues and extend our […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – June 6, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians of Fourth Graders, I hope this letter find you all enjoying the last few days of the school year and the beginning of long, hot summer days. We are close to the end of the academic year and want to ensure that all of our fourth graders continue to find Nottingham a safe, […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – May 15, 2017

In this place we open our minds.  Here, we don’t just learn, we learn how to learn.  Here, we don’t just answer questions, we uncover new questions to ask.  Here, we see opportunity and direction, purpose and reason.  In this place we take the knowledge of the past and mould it into the ideas of […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – May 5, 2017

And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest. —Percy Bysshe Shelley Dear Parents/Guardians: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week –  May 8-12, 2017 Mr. Koutsouftikis and I appreciate the support of our PTA […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – May 3, 2017

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.                                                                                                            Theodore Roosevelt Dear Parents/Guardians, It will be a busy Nottingham filled weekend! I look forward to seeing current and former Knights and their families for our May Fest this Sunday, May 7 – […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – April 27, 2017

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. – Hal Borland Dear Parents/Guardians, Arbor Day 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 […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – April 26, 2017

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.           —Rainer Maria Rilke Dear Parents/Guardians, Have you noticed a decided uptick in the pace of your days? We here at Nottingham certainly have! Our return from break found our teachers hard at work finalizing grades for the third quarter report cards, and meeting […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – April 7, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, It’s been a busy week here at Nottingham! We, (staff and Knights included), are anxiously awaiting the promise of sun and fun with family and friends. The raging winds and rain of yesterday are visible signs that spring showers bring May flowers. We look forward to our staff returning refreshed and committed to […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – March 29, 2017

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.              Madeleine L’Engle Dear Parents/Guardians, Writers’ Night – March 30, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. / Classrooms Join us for an evening designed to celebrate student growth!  Guests and parents/guardians […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – March 24, 2017

A poet dips words into springtime to season her poems with beauty. – Terri Guillemets Dear Parents/Guardians: March Madness I have enjoyed joining Nottingham 4th and 5th graders in their earnest endeavors to read and then vote on their favorite books for the 2017 March Book Madness contest.  Our bracket-style contest started with 16 books, […]