Notes from Nottingham – May 22, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” -Gertrude Stein

SOL Testing Window Information -Parents/ Guardians of Knights in Grades 3-5 Update
We have completed almost all of the Reading SOL assessment. The first week went very smoothly. As a reminder the balance of the SOL’s are as follows:
– Friday, May 25: 4th Grade VA Studies
– Tuesday, May 29: 5th Grade Math, Part 1
– Wednesday, May 30: 3rd Grade Math, Part 1 & 2, (AND) 5th Grade Math, Part 2
– Monday, June 4: 4th Grade Math, Part 1
– Tuesday, June 5: 4th Grade Math, Part 2
– Wednesday, June 6: 5th Grade Science
We will be in touch with parent/guardians regarding retakes for students who do not pass their SOL and receive a score between 375 and 399. When possible, all tests will be given in the morning.

Nottingham Shakespeare Festival
The Nottingham Shakespeare Festival was once again a resounding success. Our 5th grade Knights gave flawless performances in two of the bard’s classic romantic comedies, The Merry Wives of Windsor and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, much to the delight of the packed house. Our talented actors skillfully rendered the interwoven plotlines in each story and kept the audience in stitches, particularly one 5th grade parent who shall remain nameless. The action however, was as much physical as it was verbal, with several characters involved in raucous tussles on stage ably demonstrating the actors ability to handle slapstick humor as well and making it vividly clear that love does indeed hurt.

Upcoming dates to remember
Wednesday 5/23 Kindergarten Field Trip
Monday 5/28 Memorial Day Holiday – no school
Thursday 5/31-6/1 5th Graders-Outdoor Lab
Friday 6/1 K-2nd Field Day
Wednesday 6/6 Early Release – 1:26
Friday 6/7 3-5 Field Day
Wednesday 6/13 Early Release – 1:26
Tuesday 6/19 Promotion – Williamsburg Middle School 5:30
Wednesday 6/20 Last day of school and Early Release 1:26

Constance Skelton
Acting Principal