Principals Notes from Nottingham

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – Sept. 20

Dear Parents and Guardians, It was wonderful to see such a packed house on BTSN! Mr. Koutsouftikis and I enjoyed seeing the many creative ways teachers encouraged you to leave a motivational note for your child. This reiterates to them that you have seen their learning environment and can validate their learning opportunities. Many thanks […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – Sept. 20 – Lockdown DRILL

Dear Parents/Guardians:  In coordination with the Arlington County Police Department, we have just successfully concluded our first of four district-mandated lockdown drills for the 2016-2017 school year. In past years we have only been required to have two lockdown drills per school year. We will have one more drill with the ACPD and two drills […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – Sept 13th

Creativity is especially expressed in the ability to make connections, to make associations, to turn things around and express them in a new way.  – Tim Hansen Dear Parents/Guardians: It’s been a busy start to our second week of school here at Nottingham!  This morning I facilitated a Data Team meeting with Mr. Koutsouftikis and a […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – September 7th

Dear Parents and Guardians, Mr. Koutsouftikis and I have been working with Transportation to resolve the transportation issues that many of our Knights and their families encountered yesterday.  We have been working internally with staff to clarify dismissal routines for all children including bus riders. Additional staff will be on hand to assist us at […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham

Dear Parents/Guardians, Thursday, September 1st Annual Open House and “A Knight to Remember” Open House. Mr. Koutsouftikis and I look forward to seeing all Nottingham families at our annual Open House to be held on: Thursday, September 1st – Members of the Nottingham Community of Learners will have a chance to visit their new classroom and […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – Back to School

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.                                                                                                        __ Michelangelo Dear Parents/Guardians, Regarding:  Patrol Belt Pick Up Information and Launch into Literacy Information 2016 – 2017 School Year Patrol Belt Pick Up Ms. Matthews, Nottingham’s Patrol Sponsor, asks that parents/guardians remind their 5th grade children to visit the main office […]

Library Open House – August 5th

Dear Parents and Guardians, A message from Ms. Koehler, Nottingham’s Library Assistant:   Please join me for our third Nottingham library open house of the summer:  Friday, August 5th – 5:30-7:00 p.m. Come by to exchange your books for new ones and update me on your summer reading. I’d love to hear which books your […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – Library Hours

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.  – Helen Keller, The Story of My Life Read for the Win: Off to a Great Start!  Please join Mrs. Koehler […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – Mid Summer Updates

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. – Jorge Luis Borges Dear Parents/Guardians, Here’s hoping you and yours are enjoying a somewhat slower pace to the cadence of your days!  Mr. Koutsouftikis and I have commented that things sure seem quiet around here. He has been able to reconnect with […]