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

Veggie soupMaple Avenue Market of Vienna, Virginia brought “Farm to School” to the Nottingham lunchroom today. I joined several Knights as they enjoyed a tasty beet soup (ingredients:  beets, apples, onion, celery, garlic, olive oil, cumin, bay leaves, lemon juice and salt and pepper).  Special thanks to Alison Teres and Jennel Markowski, chairs of the Nottingham Food Allergy Committee, for coordinating worthwhile activities such as “Farm to School.”  Mr. Koutsouftikis and I agree with Mrs. Markowski who states that:

Having all children navigate new foods with confidence is a worthwhile goal, including those in our community with allergies!  We encourage self-advocacy and empowered self-reliance for food safety.  With the soup server being well-equipped with all potential allergens, this can facilitate a confident interaction between server and consumer! What a great opportunity to help kids with food allergies make a safe choice independently!

I wish everyone an enjoyable Presidents’ Day holiday weekend and thank you for being a partner in your child’s education.

Mary Beth Pelosky