Principals Notes from Nottingham

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – January 25, 2017

Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination. Bryant H. McGill Dear Parents/ Guardians: I hope that you and your family enjoyed the opportunity for increased family time over the three day Inaugural weekend.  Historically, a presidential inauguration presents parents with ripe opportunities to speak with their children about current […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – January 13, 2017

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Strength to Love, 1963. Dear Parents/Guardians, Nottingham Book Discussion – January 18 (7-8 p.m.) / Nottingham Library Members of the Nottingham School Counseling program are sponsoring a book discussion on the […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – January 6, 2017

A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. Tom Stoppard Dear Parents/Guardians, Attendance Thank you for your efforts to keep our Community of Learners healthy and happy this winter season! As you are aware, this is the time of year when winter takes a toll on school attendance. […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – January 6, 2017

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all. Dorothy Day Dear Parents/Guardians, Happy New Year to you and yours! I hope you enjoyed a slower pace to your days, and the gift […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – December 20, 2016

Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter.  Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Dear Parents/Guardians, Winter Concert Update Mr. Koutsouftikis shared with me that it was a full house last Wednesday evening for our annual Winter […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – December 14, 2016

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.                        G. K. Chesterton Dear Parents/Guardians, Judging by the holiday festivities taking place in our nation’s capital, we know December is here, and that winter vacation is impending.  Please join Mr. Koutsouftikis for tonight’s Choral and […]

Volunteers Encouraged and Appreciated

Thank you for your interest and commitment to the well being of the Nottingham learning community. A parent/guardian’s love and involvement in their child’s education is the best kind of investment: invaluable. Children love to see their parents/guardians at school. It clearly illustrates for them the importance of the home/school connection. Please consider joining forces […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – December 1, 2016

Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.      – Peter F. Drucker Dear Parents/Guardians, Plans for members of the Nottingham Community of Learners to integrate Hour of Code Activities are underway. National Computer Science Week, […]

 Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – November 22, 2016

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.             – W.T. Purkiser Dear Parents/Guardians, I know that many of you will be travelling this week and I wanted to wish you and yours a restful Thanksgiving holiday break. Mr. Koutsouftikis and I, along with our […]

Assistant Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – November 22, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians: In coordination with the Arlington County Police Department, we have just concluded our third of four state-mandated lockdown drills for the 2016-2017 school year.  Our procedures have been developed with the assistance and guidance of police and public safety officials.  Like all other safety drills such as fire, tornado, earthquake and bus safety […]