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Originally delivered on 12/6/2019 9:30 pm

SUBJECT: News from the Farm - December 6, 2019



What a wonderful fall we’ve had on the Farm! I want to thank everyone in the NFE Community for volunteering your time, contributing to the Fox Fund, and participating in PTA events. We could not be successful without your steadfast support. 
A huge thank you goes out to Mrs. de Nijs for the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Her hard work and dedication helped earn over $3,000 for the PTA!
I wish each of you a restful and joy-filled Winter Break!


Yearbook Sales to Close Soon!

LAST CALL! Yearbook orders will close on December 14. Don't miss out! Please be sure to place your order on Membership Toolkit by DECEMBER 14. NO EXTRA COPIES ARE ORDERED AND NO ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE.
Thank you for sharing photos of your favorite foxes on the Farm! Please continue to submit photos of school events throughout the year. Sharing is easy on our yearbook company's secure web site (enter 10385 for NFES), or share directly from your phone using the free Herff Jones eShare app.
Questions? Contact Janet Bachelder or Kristin Farrar.

Winter ASE Registration 

Registration for Winter ASE classes will begin on Membership Toolkit on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Classes will be offered on either Tuesdays or Thursdays from January 14 - February 18, 2020 OR January 16 - February 20, 2020 with potential make up dates of February 25 or February 27. Classes include Cooking, Hip Hop, Ninja Zone, Computer Programming, and more!

  Questions? Please contact our After School Enrichment committee.


Ways and Means News

Barnes and Noble Book Fair Final Sales/New Information for Next Year’s Book Fair

Thank you again to all of the families that supported the Book Fair! The overall sales amount for the event day and online purchases was $6,063.72! The school received a Barnes and Noble gift card in the amount of $870.72 which will help Ms. Young purchase more new books for our library! Next year, we can increase this amount even more as we can receive credit on all purchases using our Book Fair ID at any Barnes and Noble nationwide.

Fox Fund

If you haven’t already donated to the Fox Fund, we encourage you to consider adding it to your year-end tax free donation list! We haven’t reached our goal of 100% participation from all families so please help us move closer to that goal so we can continue to provide outstanding programs for our students.

Thank you again to all of the families who have already contributed!

No Upcoming Events


 Monday, December 9, 2019 is a half day of school. Students will be dismissed at 11:05 am.



Faculty Favorite Things

Looking for some favorites of your child's teacher or other faculty member? The 2019 Faculty Favorite Things List, is now posted on the Membership Toolkit home page under "Links."


Reflections Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of our participants for the 2019-2020 NFES PTA Reflections Contest. The results are in and we have 11 projects moving forward to the Henrico County Council of PTA's competition. Congratulations to:

Primary Dance Choreography:  Carrigan G.
Intermediate Dance Choreography:  Violet A.
Primary Film Projection: Dev S.
Primary Literature:  Lydia V.
Intermediate Literature:  Jenny D.
Primary Music Composition:  Eleanore P.
Intermediate Music Composition: Rylan G.
Primary Photography:  Abigail G.
Intermediate Photography:  Luke S.
Primary Visual Arts:  Wyatt D.
Intermediate Visual Arts:  Logan M.

These projects are being judged by area experts and the results will be revealed on February 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM at Hungry Creek Middle School. All families of NFES winners are invited to join us that evening for the ceremony! Thanks again to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing how our amazing students will change the world by taking a "Look Within."

Paver News

Family, faculty, and community members are invited to order one or more pavers, due by Friday, January 17 to have your paver installed by the end of the school year.
Imagine years from now, your children returning to Nuckols Farm to share their childhood memories with their own children for a sweet tour down memory lane and showing them the engraved brick with their family name in the Fox Garden. It is a permanent reminder that your child is part of the past, present, and future of a school we hold so dear.

So don't delay! Be a part of this unique opportunity that distinguishes Nuckols Farm's legacy. There will also be a display in the front office for anyone needing to see a sample. Check out Membership Toolkit for more information or to order online using your account (under "my forms")!


Volunteer in the Cafeteria!
Cafeteria volunteers are needed each week to hand out supplies and to assist students with opening packages. Sign up to volunteer through Membership Toolkit or contact Scott Minkoff.



Recycling Club 
The Recycling Committee is looking for parent volunteers to help with recycling duties on Tuesday mornings from 7:15-8:00. Sign up on Membership Toolkit or for more information, contact Allegra Simmons.
Congratulations to our Recycling Volunteers of the Month: Ted McKinney (October) and Kim Griffin (November). We appreciate your help!


Volunteer in the Library! 

Library volunteers are needed to shelve books, to help with class activities in the library and to assist children in finding books. Shifts are flexible! Sign up to volunteer on Membership Toolkit. Contact Cathy Nerheim, Library Coordinator, if you have questions.

Interested in other volunteer opportunities on the Farm? For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, check out the Volunteer Handbook . Questions? Contact Anne Kush.



SCA Clean Up Day

A big thank you to our Student Council Association! They had a clean-up day on the Farm in November. They also planted daffodil and tulip bulbs. Thanks again to these Foxes for their hard work!


Our Lady of Hope Art Show 


A recent art show was held at Our Lady of Hope showcasing many pieces of artwork by some talented Foxes. Congratulations to all of the participants!



Call for 5th Grade Pictures!

Parents of 5th graders, we are looking for a baby AND  a preschool picture of your child to include in the yearbook!

Please submit your photos by January 31, 2020. Use the Herff Jones app or the website ( Enter code 10385 for Nuckols Farm Elementary. Complete the required fields including: 

1. The name of your student's teacher (INSTEAD OF GRADE)

2.  The first and last name of your child

3.  In the description field, please type “5th grade yearbook picture”

Questions? Email



Did you know?


Amazon donates to NFES when you shop at AmazonSmile - the same Amazon products, prices, & service you know. 


Simply visit and choose Nuckols Farm Elementary PTA as your charitable organization.


Contact Karen Szobota with questions. Thanks for your support!

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. 


Kroger Rewards

Visit Kroger's Community Rewards web site to register your Kroger Plus card after checking out the registration instructions.



Have you downloaded the Box Top app?

The NEW and improved Box Tops mobile app is here. Check out the way to earn 10 cents for each Box Top here! Contact Dena Wentz or Rebecca Cabonor 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