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Originally delivered on 12/14/2018 8:31 am

SUBJECT: News from the Farm - December 14, 2018


Notes from Mrs. Metzger


From our Nuckols Farm family to yours, Happy Holidays!

The Nuckols Farm Staff




Hi families! Please be on the lookout for our 2019-20 PTA board and committee chair interest form to come home with your child in early January. We would love to have you volunteer to serve on the PTA!  

I hope you are all looking forward to a relaxing break with family and friends! Warm wishes for a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!  

Deb Harper 

ASE Registration Opens Tomorrow


Registration for Winter After School Enrichment Classes will open online through Membership Toolkit tomorrow, December 15, at 8:00 am. Classes will be offered on Tuesdays or Thursdays, January 8 - February 14 from 2:15-3:15 pm. Registration will close on Saturday, December 22. Check out the flyer for more information and class descriptions or contact Kristy Elliott or Ella Danilovich with questions.

No Upcoming Events



Save the Date

Calling All Scientists! It is that time of year again to be thinking about our annual Science Fair! The Science Fair will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and Thursday, February 21, 2019. It is open to all children grades K-5. More information will come home in folders before Winter break! 


 Order a Yearbook TODAY!

The last day to order a yearbook is today, December 14. No extra copies will be ordered. Log onto Membership Toolkit to place your order before it is too late!


So close!

Only 1 more PTA membership is needed to reach our goal of 100%! Join online through Membership Toolkit. We can meet this goal! 



Just in time for the holidays!


Interested in learning more about some favorites of your child's teacher or other faculty member? A pdf file of Faculty Favorite Things has been added to the homepage in 2 places: as a link under the "About" tab and under "Links" on the right-hand side rail at the bottom of the homepage. Just be sure you are logged in to MTK to access the pdf. There is also a hard copy available in the main office.



News from the Cafeteria

Cafeteria volunteers are needed to help students at lunch by passing out supplies and opening food packages. Shifts are 11:10 am–12:10 pm and 12:00 pm-1:00 pm on weekdays. Schedule yourself on a minimal basis or sign up for weekly shifts. Sign up now (get instructions here), or contact Sue Boling.


Volunteers Needed

January will be here soon! Have you signed up to volunteer in the library or to help with recycling? Sign up through your Membership Toolkit account.

For a complete list of volunteer opportunities on the Farm, be sure to check out the Volunteer Handbook . Questions? Contact Becca Kutz.



A new school learning garden is coming soon! The new garden is designed to allow all grade levels to learn and grow both academically and as a school community. The new garden beds will be surrounded by engraved 4” x 8” pavers (see photo example). We hope you will help us launch this project by purchasing a paver or two for your favorite fox! Orders for the original installation are due by TODAY, December 14, 2018. Click here for more information or to place an order.


Sign Up for Elks Free Throw Contest

NFES will participate in the Elks “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw Contest again this year. The competition is open to students who will be at least 8 years old by April 1, 2019. Sign up in the gym or contact Ms. Sweeney for information.



So far, we have earned approximately $600 for the 2018-2019 school year just by clipping Box Tops! Keep up the good work and remember to ask friends, neighbors and family to clip for you. December/January collections sheets will be arrive home shortly, thanks for attaching non-expired Box Tops. Check out the graph on the back to see how your class is doing! Remember, the class with the MOST Box Tops by the end of school year will earn a special treat!

In order for NFES to continue earning money from the Kroger Community Rewards Program, all participants must re-enroll this year! Check out the registration instructions or contact Karen Szobota with questions.


With Publix Partners, NFES earns cash as you shop. Register your family for a account, then select Nuckols Farm under "My Settings" and "My Publix Partner/Select a School." Contact Karen Szobota with questions


Visit AmazonSmile and choose Nuckols Farm Elementary PTA as your charitable organization. Contact Karen Szobota, Business Rewards Coordinator.


Need a quick meal idea? Order online from J. Rocco's Pizza (select Nuckols Farm in the fundraising tab), or order online from Papa John’s (use code NFES). Both options benefit NFES and are valid all year!


Nuckols Farm Elementary PTA
12351 Graham Meadows Dr
Richmond, VA 23233