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Originally delivered on 5/14/2021 3:01 pm

SUBJECT: NFE PTA Newsletter - May 14, 2021




Hi, Fox Families-

As we transition to next year’s PTA Board, this will be my last message as PTA President. While this year was like no other, I feel incredibly grateful to be part of a strong school community that persevered despite many new challenges.

I would like to thank all of the incredible PTA Board volunteers for their time and commitment to Nuckols Farm as well as their patience as we navigated unique times. I would also like to thank the NFE administration, faculty, and staff…you all are truly amazing!

To those students and families leaving the Farm, new successes undoubtedly await. Best wishes!

It has been an honor to serve as PTA President. I hope you all enjoy a safe and relaxing summer!

Carrie Settar

2020-21 PTA President


Congratulations Orielle Hall!

Congratulations to NFE 4th grader Orielle Hall for her National Award of Excellence for the literature entry she submitted to the 2020-2021 PTA Reflections program, I Matter Because.  The National PTA received nearly 900 submissions from the 44 State PTA programs, and Orielle’s interpretation and creativity was recognized at the national level!  Her award will include a Young Artist Scholarship, silver medallion, and Award of Excellence certificate. 

Orielle's artist statement reads, “My creation is a poem laid out on the page to look like a drop of water.  I used drops of water to create an image of all those drops making a storm.  This relates to the theme I Matter because we are all like drops and if we work together we can make a storm.” To read Orielle's award-winning entry, click HERE.

We are so proud of Orielle!  Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishment in this year’s PTA Reflections program!

Next year's Reflections theme: "I Will Change the World By..."


     Five Guys Spirit Night!

5 Guys Spirit Day is next Wednesday, May 19!
Visit 5 Guys in the Wegman's shopping center any time that day and they will generously donate 20% of their sales back to the PTA!


            Garden Update

All garden pavers that were purchased this year have been installed in the NFE Garden.

Thank you to Dean Johnson of James River Nurseries for your support!


  Financial Volunteer Needed

The PTA Treasurer is looking for a volunteer with a financial background to perform a mandatory review of the PTA's finances.  This is typically done in July or August and takes about 2 hours.  

If you're able to help, please contact Michelle Lipawsky.


        School Supply Kit Sale

School supply kits for the 2021/22 school year will be available to order soon.  The sale will run from May 31 - June 25.

More details to come!



               Photos Needed!

Parents of 5th Graders!

The teachers would like to do a slideshow of the 5th grade students as part of their end of the year celebration.   Parents may submit photos of their 5th graders to this album.  Pictures can include ones taken over the past year or ones that reflect your child at any point during their time at Nuckols Farm.  If you have any questions, please let me know.   

Questions? Contact Cathy Nerheim


     5th Grade Luau, June 11

Save the date!

The 5th Grade Luau is happening this year as a parent-sponsored event. It will be held outdoors at the Fox Hall Gazebo, next to the Club House on June 11 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm (rain date 6/17). 


For more information and to RSVP for your child, contact Kristina Weimer


Pocahontas Middle Spirit Wear Sale


Got a rising Pocahontas 6th grader?  Hawk spirit wear is currently on sale!  Click HERE to order.  You will be emailed when items are ready for porch pick-up.



Thank you Ms. Logwood!

May 12 was National School Nurse Day! We send our thanks to Ms. Logwood for taking care of our foxes and helping to ensure that the NFE community stays healthy!


Last Day of School Change

HCPS will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the end of slavery. The last day of school will, therefore, be Thursday, June 17 (full day).



- For any virtual students, we have placed a collection box outside of the front door of NFE. It is a plastic gray box clearly labeled as belonging to Boxtops.

- For any in-person student, clipped box tops can be turned to your teacher in a plastic Ziplock bag or we have included a blank collection sheet that can be printed off or feel free to tape clipped box tops to any sheet of paper.

- If you haven't done so already, please download and try the BTE App and encourage family and friends to as well. It's free and easy to use. Please select Nuckols Farm Elementary so that our school can receive credit on scanned submissions. This can be done all year long...even during the SUMMER! 

The more families participate, the closer we come to meeting our goal in spite of the pandemic. Thank you for your efforts in supporting our school by participating in the Box Tops for Education Program. Together, we all can make a difference in the community and for our school! 
BTE coordinators 

Visit AmazonSmile and choose Nuckols Farm Elementary PTA as your charitable organization. Contact Karen Szobota, Business Rewards Coordinator, with any questions.


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


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. 



Send your artist for Art Camp through AR Workshop Richmond!  Register HERE and use the promo code NUCKOLS.  



Nuckols Farm Elementary PTA
12351 Graham Meadows Dr
Richmond, VA 23233