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Originally delivered on 3/4/2022 1:00 pm

SUBJECT: NFE PTA Newsletter - March 4, 2022

PTA News

Dear Fox Families,

Happy almost-spring fellow Foxes! I hope everyone is getting to enjoy some of thisvawesome spring-like weather.

We are very excited for some of our upcoming events beginning this weekend with the Henrico Arts Festival at Deep Run HS (info below) and Spring Fling in early May.

I can’t wait to see everyone at these fun events!

Would you like to get more involved in school/PTA activities next year? We still have some key positions open for those who have limited time to give as well as for those who want to give a bit more. Feel free to contact me for details and see some of the extended descriptions below!

Kim Apollony

2021-2022 PTA President


Join the PTA Board!

The PTA needs YOU.  There are a few open positions that we're looking to fill with talented people like YOU. Everyone is welcome and it would be pretty cool to get a few men to join the ranks

Does one of these positions appeal to you?  If so, reach out for more information

President:  Do you have dreams of wielding the gavel and helping keep PTA projects and activities on track?  Perhaps you're just a natural born leader.  Prior experience on PTA is helpful but not required. Roughly a 10hr/month commitment.

Treasurer:  Do you balance your accounts to the penny?  Are you excited about finance and spreadsheets?  If so, come along.  You will get a meticulous transition folder from the previous treasurer as well as tips and tricks to ensure your success.  Roughly a 25 hr/month commitment.  We promise you won't be left to flounder.

Spirit Wear:  Looking for 1 person who can be the front end/business side of this as the creative side is all set.  If you're organized and detail oriented, this job is for you.  You work closely with the membership toolkit coordinator to set up sales forms. Roughly a 12 hr/week commitment during the fall and in the spring sales.

Fall Festival:   Need 1 additional person to co-chair this activity.  You will work together to oversee various committees who plan and execute the Fall Festival (2022 known as Spring Fling).  If you've ever been called the hostess with the most-est, sign up!  Your co-chair is awesome and has experience under her belt.  Commitment is about 40 hours over a 3 month time frame.

Gardens & Grounds:  Someone out there has a green thumb and finds happiness in digging in the dirt.  You will join your co-chair and work to keep NFEs curb appeal high.  Not to mention there is that fancy new shed the PTA just funded!  Usually two work days are planned and volunteers join in as many hands make light work. Commitment is about 25 hours/school year.

Membership:  The PTA is strong due to its membership.  Are you the one who can get the party started?  We need someone to generate buzz about joining the PTA .  There is a reporting aspect that requires a little spreadsheet skill, though the data is generated for you!

Workroom:  Have you ever wondered how the teachers get all those handouts copied?  Volunteers are key!  Can you set up a schedule of volunteers who come in on designated days and make grade level copies?  You may even have your own "Office Space" moment while you train folks how to use the copiers.  You will quickly become a staff favorite as you take some paperwork off their hands.  Heavier time commitment in Fall, then spotty time as the year goes on.

Spirit Night Coordinator:  Do you enjoy the nights off of cooking during spirit nights?  If you don't mind reaching out to local businesses to set these up, this job is for you.  Most of the work can be done on your own time from your own desk.  Great role for someone in sales who can use their charisma and charm.

Science/Innovation Fair:  Join your co-chair in organizing this one time event for students.  You get to plan and organize the event that creates a fun family atmosphere while highlighting the STEAM achievements of our bright students.  


Lego League:  Where are our engineers?  This is perfect for you! Who doesn't love Legos (stepping on them notwithstanding)?  You will help recruit teams (k-3 and 4-5) to compete in Lego League (Robotics) competitions.  This is a co-chair position and we're needing someone focused on grades 4-5.


After School Enrichment:  Join your very talented and charismatic co-chair in coordinating exciting afterschool programs (think Bit Cubs, Young Chefs, Ninja etc) for our students to participate in.  YOU and your Co-Chair determine which vendors are made available to the students.  You coordinate parent volunteers to help support the activities.  Time commitment is variable, some done from your home on your own schedule.  Time is required at school in afternoons (1-2x/month)

Yearbook
Time is Running Out!

The booster ad deadline has been extended to March 6th! Please get your submissions in if you wish to have a booster published in this year’s book.  

The last day to order a yearbook is still April 1

Please visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 10385. Questions or comments? Please email Kristen Lorden and Jennifer Huddleston at YearbookNFES@gmail.com

Photos Needed!

Please continue to upload pictures through HJ site and/or app. LAMP pictures, pictures of staff and anything from school is especially needed.

To share, go to hjeshare.com, enter 10385 for NFE, and follow the directions from there OR download the Herff Jones eShare app to share pictures directly from your phone. Check out our website for more information. 

NFE Art on Display!

Visit the Henrico Arts Festival this weekend!  See artwork by NFE students as well as those across the entire county!

Run Club Shirts

If you have a student participating in Run Club with Mr. Napier, they can order their Run Club T-shirt now through Membership ToolKit.

 The deadline for ordering is Monday, March 7th. To order, sign-in to your MTK account, select "my forms/sign-ups", select "Run Club Spring 2022" and place your order! You can email nfespiritwear@gmail.com with any questions.

Spring Fling Coming!

Save the date for the all new NFE Spring Fling on May 6, 2022 at 5pm! More details to come!  

We are looking for volunteers to serve as committee chairs for this event. Go to this sign-up if you are interested in helping out!

Papa John's Gives Back to NFE

Papa John’s Dollars for Dough program feeds your family and supports your school!  Papa John’s donates 20% from every order placed using the code “NFES.”   Use the code online @Papajohns.com and give back to NFE!


Save the date March 29 for Papa John's Pizza Pick-up Spirit Night! More details to come!

School News
Run Club Volunteers Needed

Mr. Napier is looking for parent volunteers to help with Run Club. If you're able to help out, sign up HERE!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

- March 11 - No School

- April 1-10 - Spring Break

MakerSpace Needs Tape!

The MakerSpace could use some more Scotch tape!  If you're able to donate some, simply have your student drop it by the library.  Thank you!

Faculty Faves

Looking for a way to thank your child's teacher?  Check out the NFE Staff Favorite Things list!

Support the Farm Every Time You Shop!
Box Top Rewards

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! 

For those of you have unexpired PAPER Box Tops, you may drop them off in the Box Tops box under the covered porch in front of the school starting Monday, January 10th.

The more families participate, the closer we come to meeting our goal. 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! 

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