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Originally delivered on 5/24/2019 8:31 am

SUBJECT: News from the Farm - May 24, 2019


Notes from Mrs. Metzger


Fox Families – 

It is hard to believe that May is coming to an end! As this school year comes to a close, there are many exciting events and activities that will be taking place at The Farm. Please mark your calendar with the following information: 

  • Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day, School is closed
  • Tuesday, May 28 – PTA Meeting and DRUM Performance at 7 pm
  • Wednesday, May 29 – Kindergarten Meet and Treat – If you have a rising kindergartener, please plan to join us for this event. We will spend a short time together discussing what your child will experience next year as a kindergartener at Nuckols Farm. You will then have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the building with your student, meet the kindergarten teachers, and visit the classrooms. The final stop will be on the playground for a tasty treat! We hope you can join us.
  • Friday, May 31 – Field Day! Please keep in mind that our good neighbors, Virginia Women’s Center, do not have extra parking during business hours for our school patrons. Kindly do not park in their parking lot. 

Also, if you plan to submit class placement input on the 2019-20 school year, please remember that is due on Friday, May 31. I hope that you and your family have a safe, fun, and memorable Memorial Day weekend! 

Crystal Metzger



Hi Fox Families,

As we count down the last days of school, I would like to thank you, on behalf of the PTA, for a fantastic school year. This was a year of transition for our school and I am so proud of how seamless welcoming Mrs. Metzger has been! It has been my absolute pleasure to serve as the PTA President and to see first hand how much kindness has filled the school year. I have been lucky to be a part of such an amazing school community for the past six years.  

I hope you will make plans to join us on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 pm for the last PTA meeting of the year. The DRUM performance will follow a brief PTA meeting and installation of the 2019/20 executive board members.  

In case you haven’t heard the exciting news, Mr. Moodie was recently selected as the Heart of Henrico!  This is a very well deserved honor. Please join me in congratulating him (there will be a video coming soon from HCPS)!

Your new PTA board is absolutely amazing and I am so excited to see what the upcoming school year holds for you all!  

In kindness, 

Deb Harper
2018/19 PTA President

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Mark your Calendar!

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


Finish your Back to School Shopping before June 21!

Make back-to-school supply shopping easy this fall by ordering supply kits with everything your young fox will need for next year. Click here for details, and use code 93997 for NFES. Place your order by June 21, and your items will be waiting for you at Open House in August!


NFES Receives County PTA Awards


Mrs. Metzger and PTA board members Deb Harper, Carrie Schaeffer and Becca Kutz attended the Henrico County Council of PTAs Annual Banquet this week where NFES’s Volunteer of the Year Stephanie Weber was honored with other county volunteers. NFES also received other awards including recognition for achieving 100% PTA membership, thanks to the hard work of Molly Snow. NFES was the only school to receive this 100% membership recognition!





News from the Cafeteria

Congratulations to Suzanne Heller whose name was drawn as the Cafeteria Volunteer of the Month for April. She will receive a handmade fox material apron. Thank you to all of our cafeteria volunteers for their service!

If you have been wondering what volunteering in the cafeteria is like, we still have some open shifts through the end of the school year. Sign up now (get instructions here), or contact Sue Boling with any questions. 

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



Call for Field Day Volunteers!

Field Day volunteers are needed, especially in the afternoon time slot, 11:35-1:35 pm, for the K-2 Buddy Centers! Volunteers are also needed in the afternoon for grades 3-5 Tug of War and Team Activities. Please email Mrs. Sweeney if you are able to volunteer. This year's Field Day is scheduled for May 31, 2019 (rain date June 3). 


Recycling Club to hold Preview Day

On Tuesday, June 4, third graders are invited to "try out" our Recycling Club as part of our Third Grade Preview Day. Flyers will be sent home to third grade families next week with more information on how to sign up. 
The Recycling Committee would like to recognize our volunteer of the quarter, Mrs. Deb Harper. She has been a consistent recycling volunteer and has played an integral part in requesting a gravel pathway for adult recycling volunteers to easily transport bins, obtaining additional adult recycling volunteers and requesting our school mascot for recycling events. Mrs. Harper will receive a gift card in appreciation for her dedication to recycling!

Missing Something?

Be sure to check the Lost & Found (located in the clinic) before the end of the school year. The collection is growing daily! All remaining items will be donated on June 14.



Updated Immunization Record Required for Middle School

The State of Virginia requires all students who are entering 6th grade and at least 11 years old to receive a Tdap booster prior to the first day of school. It is the parent's responsibility to provide this record to your child’s registrar or school nurse once completed. If you have not already done so, please bring your shot record in to Mrs. Vallei or Mrs. Whitescarver before the end of the school year. Thank you!


5th Grade Awards Assembly to be Held in June

5th grade parents, take note! The 5th grade awards assembly will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:30 am.


Don’t stop clipping Box Tops over the summer! A summer collection sheet will be sent home in early June. Thank you for all of your support in collecting Box Tops throughout the year!





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.


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