December 5

On March 8, 1965, Dr. King spoke about courage and said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Dr. King urged all of us to feel passionate about freedom and justice—when we feel strongly, we must speak up and not remain silent.Using this quote from Dr. King, describe […]

Welcome New Knights!

At Nottingham Elementary we value the uniqueness of the individual and believe in responding to the needs of each child.  Together with the home and community, Nottingham staff provides rich opportunities for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth.  We are a Responsive Classroom (CARES) school.

The Nottingham Writing Exemplary Project

The Nottingham Writing Exemplary Project marries rigorous curriculum work with student engagement.  This year is more critical than ever with Arlington County rolling out a new writing curriculum, The Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop.  The Exemplary Project provides professional development to Nottingham’s talented staff.  However, student work is the Exemplary Project’s lifeblood.  Thoughtful exercises motivate student writing, […]

National Day on Writing is next Thursday, October 20th!

Students will be celebrating the National Day of Writing through a variety of activities, such as participating the Writing Quest, drafting an entry for the PTA Reflections Contest, as well as creative teacher ideas.  The day emphasizes the joy and importance of writing.  Watch this video by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) member Deanna Mascle.  […]

A Knight to Remember: October 5th from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

We hope you will join us for this opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet your child’s new classmates. Please plan to pack a picnic dinner for the whole family and bring your blanket, lawn chairs, and favorite lawn games for some good old-fashioned fun!

Writing Quest – February 29th/March 7th

We are celebrating National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day, on Wednesday, March 2nd.  If you could read with anyone in America, who would it be with, and why? Example: I would read with New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady.  Tom Brady analyzes other football team’s game plays, so I think […]