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Originally delivered on 2/7/2020 9:02 am

SUBJECT: News from the Farm - February 7, 2020


Notes from Mrs. Metzger



Fox Families,

Happy February! Thank you so much for your support at our recent Chick-fil-A Spirit Night. I am excited to report that this year’s event was a greater success than last year! NFES will be receiving a check for $656 which will be used toward the purchase of a 3-D printer. We are grateful for our partnership with Chick-fil-A Short Pump and their support of Nuckols Farm.


Upcoming Dates:

February 11 – PTA / 1st Grade Performance @ 7 pm

February 12 – 100th Day of School

February 13 – Mellow Mushroom Spirit Night

February 17 – Half Day for Students – Dismissal begins at 11:05 am

February 18 – HCPS Reflections Ceremony @ Hungary Creek Middle School @ 6:30 pm

February 19 – Boomerang Spirit Night


In partnership,

Crystal Metzger, Principal 



Hi NFE Fox Families!
February is National Random Acts of Kindness Month. Nothing warms my heart more than seeing kindness in action on the Farm every time I’m there. Whether it’s lending a friend a pencil, offering a seat to a classmate at lunch, or speaking a friendly word to someone who’s having a hard day, I see kindness everywhere at NFE. But it’s always a good reminder that no act of kindness is too small or insignificant and kindness is always possible. So, this month, please encourage your foxes to give some thought to how they can spread kindness to those around them!
2019/20 PTA President

PTA Membership Update

We only need 16 more members to reach our goal of 100% PTA membership and it’s not too late to join! We will do one more raffle for a gift card for anyone who joins between now and February 15th so JOIN NOW! It is quick and easy to join on Membership Toolkit. Thank you so much to those who have already joined.


Call for Lego League Coaches!

We are looking for coaches for this awesome program! FIRST LEGO League, Jr. is a STEM-based program that introduces students to building and engineering concepts through the use of LEGOs and later, robotics. Coaches are needed for a Junior Lego League (1st-3rd) and also for a Robotics team (4th-5th). Coaches will be trained and receive assistance lining up interested students.

Check out the Lego League website for more information. Please email Jenny Scott, Lego League Coordinator, with any questions.

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 Mark your calendar!

February is a busy month on the Farm. Be sure to note upcoming dates by checking out the Membership Toolkit calendar as well as the Nuckols Farm Elementary school website!




Pictures needed

Please share pictures of your favorite NFES moments and memories for the 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. 


Cafeteria volunteers are needed each school day for the first shift (11:00 am-12:05 pm) or the second shift (12:05-1:10 pm)Sign up to volunteer through Membership Toolkit or contact Scott Minkoff with any questions.


Recycling Club News
Congratulations to Henny Ponce, our December Volunteer of the Month, and to Sarah Feinstein, our January Volunteer of the Month! The Recycling Club appreciates your support!
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.



Library News

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.



Thank you, Mrs. Crockett!


This week was National School Counseling Week! We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Crockett as our school counselor. Thank you for all that you do for our Foxes!


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, please read on…

We’re preparing for the Regional Rubik’s Cube Competition! Nuckols Farm 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 the NFES team, we will have the following practices: Monday, Feb. 10, Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 2:15-3:00 pm in Mr. Wasserman’s classroom.

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

The 10 fastest students, as timed by February 21, 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: February 28 and March 6.

The students on the NFES Team must be able to attend the Regional Competition on Wednesday, March 11 from 4:00-6:30 at Holman Middle School.  Contact Mr. Wasserman with any questions.


Author to Visit NFES 1st/2nd Graders

Author and illustrator Angela Dominguez is coming to Nuckols Farm Elementary School on Tuesday, February 25 to speak to our 1st and 2nd grade students! We are offering the opportunity to purchase an autographed book for your child through bbgb, our local children’s bookshop.

Order online to pay with a credit card at We are receiving a 15% discount on the books. When ordering online, use coupon code nfes15. At checkout, choose school delivery, then select Nuckols Farm Elementary School and indicate your child's name, teacher and to whom the book(s) should be signed. Please place your order by Tuesday, February 11, 2020. You may call bbgb with any questions at 804.353.5675.


SCA Pajama Drive


The SCA is sponsoring a Pajama Drive during the week of February 10-14, partnering with the Virginia chapter of the Pajama Program to collect new pajamas for children in need. Donated pajamas must be brand new and must be complete sets or nightgowns. Sizes can be newborn to adult but pajamas in children's sizes must be manufactured as pajamas.

Also, students are encouraged to wear pajamas to school on Monday, February 17.

Thank you for your support!




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