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Originally delivered on 3/8/2019 9:02 am

SUBJECT: News from the Farm - March 8, 2019






Hi, Fox Families! 


I hope you will take a look at the various volunteer opportunities that are available and sign up if you are able to spare some time. You can find all of the sign ups on Membership Toolkit. Your help in our school is very much appreciated!  


Let the countdown to spring break begin!  


Be kind, 
Deb Harper 
PTA President


PTA Membership Cards are here!


Beginning this Monday, March 11, you may pick up your PTA membership card(s) in the front office at your convenience. They will be filed alphabetically in a file box on the table where you sign in. Once you pick it up, please follow the instructions on the card to activate it and to take advantage of various discount offers. Thank you again for your support in helping us reach 100% membership for the 2nd year in a row! 

Molly Snow, Membership Chair 

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Calendar Update! 

The May PTA Board Meeting and Drum Performance will now be held on May 28, 2019. This is a change!


We are looking forward to an author visit from Michelle Nelson-Schmidt on March 18! She will visit with all grade levels and her message will include the concepts of following your dreams, trying new things, friendship, self-confidence, bullying, literacy, and art.
To learn more, check out her website.



From the Cafeteria...

Kristie Bernier was drawn as the February Volunteer of the Month and receives a handmade Fox apron. Thank you, Kristie! 

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.


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.

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



Library Update

Thank you so much to all the families who donated supplies to our MakerSpace! The students are loving all the new items and we have a great stash put away to replenish the MakerSpace for the next couple of months.
It was also so much fun to see all the Dr. Seuss outfits in celebration of Read Across America Day! The kids looked great and we had a really fun day. I am very grateful to work with such a generous and supportive community!  
Ms. Young

Are you ready to Jump Rope for Heart?

NFES is once again participating in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart Program! The event will be held in the NFES gym on Thursday, March 21 from 2:15-3:15 pm. Remember to send in a note if your child plans to stay after school to participate! For more details or to volunteer to help that afternoon, please contact Mrs. Sweeney.

NFES Celebrates Read Across America Day

We celebrated Read Across America Day last Friday by wearing red, white and black, wearing mismatched/crazy socks or dressing as a favorite Dr. Seuss character. Our fabulous NFES faculty had some fun in honor of Dr. Seuss too!



Beginning next week, each Wednesday in March will be a themed dress up day. Our Foxes are encouraged to participate! The schedule is:

March 13 - Favorite College/Sports Team

March 20 - 80's/Neon Day

March 27 - Hawaiian Day


The Henrico Citizen is looking for nominations for its annual Top Teachers Issue! Nominations will be accepted throughout the month of March. Check out additional information on their website!



Have you checked out the graph on the back of March's Box Top Collection Sheet? Ms. Burris' class is in the lead but there is still time to catch up! Keep clipping and remember to turn in this month's collection sheet by March 29





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.


Choose NFES PTA each time you shop!

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


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