Principal’s Notes from Nottingham – January 30, 2017

Next to ignorance of the grammar of one’s native language, nothing betrays want of information so soon as ignorance in matters of geography, without which it is almost impossible to carry on conversation long on any general subject.                   

William Playfair


Dear Parents/Guardians,

National Geographic / GeoBee

National Geographic GeoBee LogoKudos and thanks to Nottingham Social Studies Lead Teacher, Mrs. Meden who enthusiastically planned and  facilitated Nottingham’s 2017 GeoBee held earlier this week!   The Bee, an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, was designed to inspire and reward fourth through eighth grade students’ curiosity about the world. Each year, thousands of schools across the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee, competing for college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion!

Here at Nottingham, Knights in fourth and fifth grade were given an opportunity to participate in the initial rounds of questioning.  Congratulations to our top ten Knights who made it to the final round of our school wide competition. Ask the adults present, they sure were put through some rigorous, challenging Geography questions, courtesy of the National Geographic Bee.

Congratulations are in order to:

  • Karin A.,
  • Parker B.,
  • Kelly C.,
  • Eric C.,
  • Grant C.,
  • Callan H.,
  • Matthew H,
  • Meredith L., and
  • Taylor S.

Special Congratulations to John V. who will serve as  our 2016-17 Nottingham GeoBee Champion!  John will now go on to complete an online qualifying test for the Virginia State Geography Bee.  Good Luck John,  your fellow Knights are all behind you!


Chinese New Year 

Events & News – Confucius Institute

Lunar New YearHappy Year of the Rooster! If you and your family are looking for some fun, engaging, educational ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year, please see the following links.

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

Mary Beth Pelosky

Marybeth.pelosky@apsva.us