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Originally delivered on 12/20/2019 8:30 am

SUBJECT: News from the Farm - December 20, 2019


Notes from Mrs. Metzger

Fox Families,

It is so hard to believe that winter break is upon us. From the NFES faculty and staff we want to wish you all a Happy Holidays! I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends and find time to relax and reenergize as we gear up for the second half of the school year. Just as a reminder, our staff will also be enjoying this break with family and friends. Therefore, our building will be closed from Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3. I wish you all safe travels and we look forward to seeing all of our foxes back in the building on Monday, January 6th

Happy Holidays!

Mrs. Metzger


Please be on the lookout for our 2020-21 PTA board and committee chair interest form that will come home with your child in early January. We would love to have you volunteer to serve on the PTA!  

Warm wishes for a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!  


Join the PTA!

We are SO CLOSE! We only need 21 more members to reach our goal of 100% PTA Membership! It’s quick and easy on Membership Toolkit, only $6 per person and supports our AMAZING NFE PTA programs. If you (or your spouse) have not joined, please JOIN TODAY! Contact Dana Hennesey with any questions.

Winter ASE Registration Ends Soon!

Registration for Winter ASE classes will end on Sunday, December 22, 2019. If you have been thinking of registering your child, now is the time! Some classes need a few more students to meet the required minimum...Hip Hop, Cooking (grades 3-5), and both age groups of Board Games. Register online today using your Membership Toolkit account!

  Questions? Please contact our After School Enrichment committee.


Thank you from the Hospitality Committee!

The Hospitality Committee would like to thank our Farm families for their generous contributions to the monthly teacher luncheons. We want to express a special thank you to David Nicholson and EXP Realty for sponsoring the main course for the December lunch. We look forward to your continued support in the new year and hope you have a very happy holiday season!

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 Fox Fund

This is your last chance to get that final year end tax donation by contributing to the Fox Fund! Contributions may be made online using your Membership Toolkit account.



Faculty Favorite Things

Looking for some favorites of your child's teacher or other faculty member? The 2019-20 Faculty Favorite Things List, is now posted on the Membership Toolkit home page under "Links."


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.
Be a part of this unique opportunity that distinguishes Nuckols Farm's legacy. There will 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 News
Congratulations to 5th grader Peyten C., the winner of our Recycling Poster Design Contest and a Foxtastic prize! His awesome art will be featured on recycling posters around the school during family events. Stay tuned in January for the next Recycling Club contest. Remember to recycle, reduce and reuse during winter break!
Happy Holidays,
The Recycling Committee 


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.



Call for 5th Grade Pictures!

Parents of 5th graders, we are looking for a baby OR  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