Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – February 27, 2018

Learners are active participants in setting goals, planning learning paths, tracking progress, and determining how learning will be demonstrated. At any given time, learning objectives, content, methods, and pacing are likely to vary from learner to learner as they pursue proficiency aligned to established standards. A fully personalized environment moves beyond both differentiation and individualization.
-Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning – J. Rickabaugh


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are looking forward to seeing you for Parent-Teacher Conferences this Thursday and Friday. A friendly reminder that Thursday, March 1st is an early release day and our Knights will be dismissed at 1:26.

Mr. Koutsouftikis and I look forward to seeing you at our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm in the Library. Below is an excerpt from our PTA President, Stacy Rosenthal:

Does your child struggle with reading or writing? Do you want help for your child, but do not know what questions to ask? Maybe your child is receiving an intervention that does not seem to be effective? Or is your child receiving effective reading instruction/intervention that other children should have access to?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us at the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, March 6 @ 7:00pm.
We will devote the first 45 minutes to learning more about the special education identification process/cycle, available reading interventions, including early interventions, dyslexia support and/or other learning disability supports available at Nottingham
and throughout APS.

Carlette Bryan – Special Education Coordinator, Lori Silver – English Language Arts (ELA) Department Acting Supervisor, and Donna McConnell – ELA Elementary Reading Specialist will present on these topics followed by a question and answer session. Reminder, there is babysitting available at all our PTA meetings.

Thank you for being a partner in your child’s education.

Mary Beth Pelosky
Marybeth.pelosky@apsva.us
@NTMPrincipal @NTMKnightsAPS