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Originally delivered on 2/22/2019 8:31 am

SUBJECT: News from the Farm - February 22, 2019




I hope you all had a chance to come enjoy the amazing science fair projects our young scientists had on display. I was blown away by their creativity! Seems February has been a great month for our Foxes! Looking forward to seeing you at Boomerang for our spirit event next week. Stay healthy!

In kindness,

Deb Harper

What a successful Science Fair!

Thank you to all of our Scientists that participated in this year's Science Fair! What a wonderful showing of skills, interest, creativity, planning, execution and more! Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped check-in projects, to parents and teachers for supporting our Foxes and to the Science Fair co-chairs, Laura Powell and Alison Bernier, for their time spent making this year's Fair a success! 

If you did not take your science project with you last night, please stop by the school to pick up your project by Tuesday, February 26 at 2:30 pm. Thank you!







We had a great Valentine's Day lunch last Thursday! The faculty and staff loved the pizza party and they were grateful for the generous NFES parents who donated school supplies. Many teachers were low on items and were excited to be able to restock! Thank you to our PTA Hospitality Chairs who organized the yummy lunch and to those who sent in items!


Our next spirit event will be held this Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Boomerang Air Sports. Check out the flyer for more information. Hope to see you there!

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One Position Left! 

The PTA nominating committee is looking for a Cafeteria coordinator to create, distribute and manage the schedule for cafeteria volunteers for the 2019-20 school year. This position may be filled by 2 volunteers and the coordinator is not expected to regularly cover available shifts. Contact Laurie Nicholson with any questions!


Yearbook Photos needed

 Did you take pictures at the Science Fair?Remember to share your photos of school events for possible inclusion in our yearbook! Go to, enter 10385 for NFE, and follow the directions from there OR download the Herff Jones eShare app to share pictures directly from your phone. 


On Tuesday evening, Henrico County Council of PTAs celebrated Reflections artists from around the county. We were so excited that NFES was represented in 9 different categories, and received recognition in four specific categories. Jordyn D., Heath W., Delaney S., Aditya B., Luke S., Andrew B., Jenny D., Claire S., and Sierra C. proudly represented NFES at the ceremony. Aditya B., Luke S., Andrew B., and Jenny D. also received an Award of Merit for their creativity and hard work. Congratulations to all of these Foxes! Please read on for more details about next year's program, including the 2019-20 theme! 





Call for Nominations

Do you know a volunteer who has gone above and beyond this year? Nominations are being accepted for the 2018-19 NFES Volunteer of the Year. Please send nominations with details as to why your nominee deserves the honor to Becca Kutz by March 10th.


Recycling Volunteers Needed

The Recycling Committee is always looking for additional adult volunteers to assist with recycling on varied Tuesday mornings--you may be our next volunteer of the quarter! Please sign up on Membership Toolkit or contact Allegra Simmons.


Volunteer in 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 12:00-1:00 pm. Schedule yourself on a minimal basis or sign up for weekly shifts. Sign up now (get instructions here), or contact Sue Boling.

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



Our NFES Lego League Jr. team, coached by Tom and Jenny Scott, is preparing for their first LEGO EXPO Convention on March 2 at Deep Run High School! The “Apollo-Clipse Team” includes members Daniyal B., Royce P., Luke S., and Alex T. This season, they have been building a moon base, building upon core values, and learning about “Mission Moon.” Best of luck to “The Apollo-Clipse Team”!


News from the Art Room

Some wonderful artwork was on display at our Chick-fil-A Spirit Night at the end of January. Congratulations to these awesome artists!

The art room is looking for 1 liter clear plastic bottles (like from seltzer water or soda). Please send in any extras you may have or contact Mrs. de Nijs with questions. 



Can you solve the Rubik's Cube?

If your child is interested in solving the Rubik’s Cube, or in improving his or her speed in solving the cube, or in besting everyone else at solving the cube, please read on… 

We are preparing for the Regional Rubik’s Cube Competition! NFES will have a team of 8 students and 2 alternates to take to the Competition. If your child is interested in being a part of our team, we will have practices on Tuesday, February 26; Thursday, February 28; and Tuesday, March 5 from 2:15-3:00 pm in Mr. Wasserman’s classroom (A-3).

Students may come to 1 or all 3 of these practices in order to be timed, to practice, and to have fun! Bring an official Rubik’s cube with the Rubik’s logo. No speed cubes allowed.  

        The 10 fastest students, as timed by March 5, will be on the the NFES Team! Those selected will be invited to the Team Practices from 2:15-3:00 pm on the following Fridays: March 15 and March 22.

       The students on the NFES Team must be able to attend the Regional Competition on Thursday, March 28 from 4:00-6:30 pm at Holman Middle School.  Contact Mr. Wasserman with any questions. 

Donate MakerSpace Supplies!

NFES students are loving the addition of MakerSpace in the library! Supplies for the space are running low so if you have any of the following items that you no longer need, we would appreciate you dropping them off in the main office or sending them to school with your child:

Paper plates – plain or animal shapes or decorative
Drawing paper and/or construction paper
Popsicle sticks
Colorful/designed duct tape
Cards and envelopes
Pom pom balls

Thank you for you support!


NFES is hiring a part-time cafeteria monitor! Anyone interested should contact the school directly to speak with Mrs. Metzger.



Want an easy way to make donations to NFES every time you shop online at Amazon? Simply bookmark and use it EVERY time you shop on Amazon.  They donate 0.5% of the purchase price of every item you buy from Amazon through AmazonSmile!  We received $130 last quarter and we can surely do even better than that this quarter!





Kroger Community Rewards

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.


Keep up the great clipping! Please note that the next Box Tops expiration date of 3/1/19 is approaching. Send in any with that date as soon as possible. Remember, every little Box Top counts!

We are excited to join Publix Partners! With Publix Partners, NFES earns cash as you shop. Register your family for a account, then simply select Nuckols Farm under “My Settings” and ”My Publix Partner/Select a School”. Contact Karen Szobota with questions. 


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