Principals Notes from Nottingham

Assistant Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – March 21, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, This morning we completed our annual tornado drill required by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Our Knights did a great job getting into a duck and cover position along an interior wall away from windows and remaining quiet so they could hear directions from their teacher.  The drill took less than five minutes.  We […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – March 13, 2017

One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day.                   Susan Orlean Dear Parents/Guardians, Mr. Koutsouftikis and I join everyone in eagerly awaiting the likely possibility of a snow day!  During this afternoon’s Principal’s Reading Group, I solicited Snow Day Advice from my fifth […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – March 9, 2017

Regarding:  Curb and Sidewalk Repair Work on N. Ohio Street Dear Parents/Guardians, I wanted to bring your attention to the fact that curb and sidewalk repair has begun on N. Ohio Street as of this morning. Today the contractors started their work early even though Nottingham Administration had been assured they wouldn’t begin until 9:30 […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – February 27, 2017

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – February 22, 2017

Digital media enables us to build more stages for our kids to express themselves. – Marco Torres Dear Parents/Guardians, Parent/Teacher Conferences:  March 2nd and 3rd A friendly reminder that Nottingham’s staff looks forward to seeing you for the upcoming spring conferences. Thursday, March 2 – Conferences will begin at 1:45 p.m. and end at 4:10 […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – February 21, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, As I am sure many of you are aware, there was an incident in the Nottingham neighborhood that resulted in a loss of life over the weekend. We are not discussing the incident with students, but we are monitoring those who live in the immediate neighborhood who are aware of what happened to […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – February 17, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, I am happy to report, via notification by Washington Gas personnel as well as APS Plumbing Supervisor, Mr. McLoughlin, that the necessary work on the gas leak has been completed.   There will be no impact on dismissal. Farm to School Maple Avenue Market of Vienna, Virginia brought “Farm to School” to the Nottingham […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham II – February 7, 2017

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde Dear Parents/Guardians, Thank you so very much to those of you who donate your time and energy in partnering with us and our PTA to ensure that Nottingham is a fun, safe place for […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham I – February 7, 2017

Regarding:  Sewer Work in the Nottingham Neighborhood Dear Parents/Guardians, Thank you for your concerns regarding the work that is currently in progress off of Little Falls Road. I wanted to assure that you that Nottingham’s front office staff had been in touch with the Sagress Construction Corporation who has been contracted out to repair the […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – January 30, 2017

Next to ignorance of the grammar of one’s native language, nothing betrays want of information so soon as ignorance in matters of geography, without which it is almost impossible to carry on conversation long on any general subject.                    William Playfair Dear Parents/Guardians, National Geographic / GeoBee Kudos and thanks to Nottingham Social Studies Lead Teacher, […]