Principals Notes from Nottingham

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – October 20, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians, Earthquake Drill Completed At 10:00 a.m., over 500 students, staff, and visitors “ducked, covered, and held on” during a brief earthquake drill at Nottingham.  Students were asked to go underneath desks or tables and grab the legs to protect themselves in the event of an earthquake.  All APS schools are expected to conduct […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – October 17, 2016

falling leaves hide the path so quietly –John Bailey, Autumn Dear Parents/Guardians: The Third Grade Principal’s Chat is scheduled for tomorrow morning, October 18 – 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. in the library. Kudos and thanks to our PTA and especially to the parents/ guardians who donated and cooked for the Chili lunch for our recent […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham –  October 5, 2016

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.                                            ― Henry Beston Dear Parents/Guardians, It has been a busy day here at Nottingham! Thank you for a strong showing and whole family efforts to encourage your child to participate in our International Bike and […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – Sept. 27

Curiosity is at the heart of learning– and a healthy curiosity depends on questioning. Learning to ask and answer questions moves children beyond themselves; they become able not only to consider what they know or think, but to seek out the knowledge and opinions of others. To do this, children need to know how to […]

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 […]