Principals Notes from Nottingham

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – November 15, 2016

A collection of good books, with a soul to it in the shape of a librarian, becomes a vitalized power among the impulses by which the world goes on to improvement.    – Justin Winsor Announcing Nottingham’s 2017 Teacher of the Year Dear Parents/Guardians, It is my pleasure to announce Nottingham’s selection for our 2017 Teacher […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – November 7, 2016

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.  – Dan Lipinski Dear Parents/Guardians, Fall Social and Auction – Thank Yous! Extending our […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – October 27, 2016

Right education should help the student, not only to develop his capacities, but to understand his own highest interest. – J. Krishnamurti Dear Parents/Guardians, Institute for Educational Leadership: Global Education Policy Fellowship Program As some of you may be aware, I wanted to share the good news that I will be travelling to India as a […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – October 26, 2016

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees. – Faith Baldwin Dear Parents/Guardians, Nottingham was a sea of colors last week as our Knights and their teachers joined Dr. McCormac, Mr. Koutsouftikis and me as we participated in wearing Character Counts colors representing our Character Pillars. I enjoyed sharing in […]

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 […]