Principals Notes from Nottingham

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – June 14, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, Reminder of Early Release Dates – Dismissal Time:  1:26 p.m. It is a busy week here at Nottingham as we continue to celebrate student growth and the realizations of their hopes and dreams.  I wanted to remind you that next week the following days are early release: Wednesday, June 21 Friday, June 23 […]

Strep Throat Alert – June 13, 2017

Dear Nottingham Parents/Guardians, Thank you for assisting us in keeping Nottingham a healthy school environment. Due to the recent outbreak of multiple cases of strep throat at Nottingham, below is a letter from the Department of Human Services giving guidelines to follow to minimize any additional spread. Several cases of Strep Throat have recently been […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham II – June 9, 2017

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.   Anthony J. D’Angelo Dear Parents/Guardians, Another busy, beautiful day in June can only mean that we are winding down the school year!  This week’s Publishing Parties at our primary levels as well as several mathematically based post SOL learning opportunities (including […]

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 […]