Principals Notes from Nottingham

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – April 7, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, It’s been a busy week here at Nottingham! We, (staff and Knights included), are anxiously awaiting the promise of sun and fun with family and friends. The raging winds and rain of yesterday are visible signs that spring showers bring May flowers. We look forward to our staff returning refreshed and committed to […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – March 29, 2017

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.              Madeleine L’Engle Dear Parents/Guardians, Writers’ Night – March 30, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. / Classrooms Join us for an evening designed to celebrate student growth!  Guests and parents/guardians […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – March 24, 2017

A poet dips words into springtime to season her poems with beauty. – Terri Guillemets Dear Parents/Guardians: March Madness I have enjoyed joining Nottingham 4th and 5th graders in their earnest endeavors to read and then vote on their favorite books for the 2017 March Book Madness contest.  Our bracket-style contest started with 16 books, […]

Assistant Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – March 21, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, This morning we completed our annual tornado drill required by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Our Knights did a great job getting into a duck and cover position along an interior wall away from windows and remaining quiet so they could hear directions from their teacher.  The drill took less than five minutes.  We […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – March 13, 2017

One of the very best reasons for having children is to be reminded of the incomparable joys of a snow day.                   Susan Orlean Dear Parents/Guardians, Mr. Koutsouftikis and I join everyone in eagerly awaiting the likely possibility of a snow day!  During this afternoon’s Principal’s Reading Group, I solicited Snow Day Advice from my fifth […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – March 9, 2017

Regarding:  Curb and Sidewalk Repair Work on N. Ohio Street Dear Parents/Guardians, I wanted to bring your attention to the fact that curb and sidewalk repair has begun on N. Ohio Street as of this morning. Today the contractors started their work early even though Nottingham Administration had been assured they wouldn’t begin until 9:30 […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – February 27, 2017

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – February 22, 2017

Digital media enables us to build more stages for our kids to express themselves. – Marco Torres Dear Parents/Guardians, Parent/Teacher Conferences:  March 2nd and 3rd A friendly reminder that Nottingham’s staff looks forward to seeing you for the upcoming spring conferences. Thursday, March 2 – Conferences will begin at 1:45 p.m. and end at 4:10 […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – February 21, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, As I am sure many of you are aware, there was an incident in the Nottingham neighborhood that resulted in a loss of life over the weekend. We are not discussing the incident with students, but we are monitoring those who live in the immediate neighborhood who are aware of what happened to […]

Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – February 17, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, I am happy to report, via notification by Washington Gas personnel as well as APS Plumbing Supervisor, Mr. McLoughlin, that the necessary work on the gas leak has been completed.   There will be no impact on dismissal. Farm to School Maple Avenue Market of Vienna, Virginia brought “Farm to School” to the Nottingham […]