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Originally delivered on 3/6/2020 8:30 am

SUBJECT: News from the Farm - March 6, 2020


Notes from Mrs. Metzger



Fox Families,

Our recent Fox Fest was a HUGE success! Congratulations to all of our Fox Choice Award Winners. We are so proud of each of you for spreading kindness throughout our school. Also, thank you to everyone who donated pajamas to the Pajama Project. This year, NFES donated 397 pair of new pajamas to this worthy cause.  Your donation has helped to create a cozy bedtime and peaceful night of sleep for many families. 

Last night’s Papa John’s Teacher Delivery Night was a great success. Our staff delivered 253 orders in just 2 ½ hours! It was exciting to be greeted by so many smiling faces at each door. I am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community. We cannot thank you enough for your support of Nuckols Farm!


Upcoming Events:

March 10 – PTA Meeting / 4th Grade Performs @ 7 pm

March 27 – Spring Pictures

March 30 – End of Nine Weeks – Student Half Day – Dismissal at 11:05 am

April 1 – 3 – Spring Enrichment

April 3 – Crazy Hair Day / Fox Fest


In partnership, 

Crystal Metzger


Dear Fox Families, 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who ordered through the Papa John's Fundraiser, to Amy Lawson for organizing the event, and to our amazing staff for delivering smiles to many little Fox faces! The event was a huge success thanks to our NFE community. 

2019/20 PTA President 

Regional Reflections Awards

We are so excited to announce the following Regional Reflections Awards received by some very talented Foxes:

Ellie P. received the Award of Excellence for Primary Music Composition while Jenny D. received Outstanding Interpretation for Intermediate Literature!

Jenny's work was forwarded to the Virginia State Reflections Competition and it was also announced that she received an Award of Excellence, second place in the entire state!

Congratulations to both of our incredible Regional winners and to all of our incredible NFES participants this year. Way to go!


The Innovation Fair is coming soon!

Save the date! Our Innovation Fair is going to be held on April 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Each grade and class will be showing off projects and demonstrations showcasing our children’s creativity and classroom learnings! All families are invited and encouraged to come, and food trucks will be available for all to enjoy dinner. More details to follow in the coming weeks!


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.

No Upcoming Events


 Half Day of School!

 March 30, 2020 is a half day of school. Students will be dismissed at 11:05 am.




Pictures needed

Please share pictures of your favorite NFES moments like last night's Papa John's Teacher Delivery Night 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. 



We need your help!

Do you have a bit of time to spare? NFES could use your help! Sign up to volunteer in the cafeteria, in the library, or with our Recycling Club using your Membership Toolkit account. Your time spent on the Farm is appreciated!


Cafeteria Volunteer of the Month 

Congratulations to Kristie Bernier, our most recent Cafeteria Volunteer of the Month!

Kristie has spent countless hours volunteering in the cafeteria. Thank you, Kristie!

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



News from the Art Room

Congratulations to Katie M. for having her artwork in the General Assembly Art Show!

The Henrico Arts Festival is coming up on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Deep Run High School. Please stop by to see the beautiful artwork at the Nuckols Farm display as well as a variety of artwork from all the Henrico Schools. There will also be several free arts and crafts activities for kids to do. Hope to see you there!



Luau tickets on sale now!

The 5th Grade Luau is scheduled for June 5, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm and tickets are available to purchase now through Membership Toolkit! With the price of a ticket, your child will receive a special Luau t-shirt. Please remember to choose your child's t-shirt size. You MUST purchase a ticket in order to attend the Luau and receive a shirt!
Questions? Please contact Kristie Bernier or Denise Davis.



Box Tops


Please continue to send in clipped box tops with your student and scan receipts for eligible items! 
Thank you for helping our school meet our goal! 

Contact Dena Wentz or Rebecca Cabonor with questions.



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.



Shop AmazonSmile!

Amazon donates to NFES when you shop at AmazonSmile - the same Amazon products, prices, and service you know. Visit AmazonSmile and choose Nuckols Farm Elementary PTA as your charitable organization.


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