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Originally delivered on 3/18/2022 1:00 pm

SUBJECT: NFE PTA Newsletter - March 18, 2022

PTA News
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)

Order Field Day Tees Next Week!

Field day t-shirts will be on sale next week for one week only, March 21 - 28. They will be sent home the week of Field Day (April 29). Order through Membership Toolkit, don't miss out!

NFE Pirate Math Night!

ARGHHH!

Calling all Fox Pirates! NFE students are being called to join us Thursday, April 21 from 6:00-6:30 for a pre-ordered, Marco's Pizza Family Picnic and then a pirate-themed night of games and giggles from 6:30-7:30. We are partnering again with Mathnasium of Short Pump to bring you our 3rd annual NFES Math Night! Join us for a screen-free night of games, family time, and an exciting way to reconnect with each other and our talented staff.  More details to come, and listen for updates from your students as we will have some morning announcement craziness to help get them pumped for our Pirate Night. 

--The first 150 children to register will receive a free goodie bag to enhance their pirate math skills for the evening.  

--Classroom Prize- The class with the most students attending Pirate Night will receive a pirate treasure box full of goodies for the entire class

--Individual Prizes- One student in attendance from each grade will be chosen at random to receive a fun prize as thanks for joining us! Each child will submit their completed "treasure map" from the evening and submit at the back of the gym for their chance to win.

Sign-ups for volunteers will be sent this week, and our registration Google Form will be sent home next week, so jump on it to enjoy everything we have to offer as we celebrate coming together with family and friends at our first of many ways to gather!

Reflections Contest - District Winners

Congratulations to our NFE Reflections District winners!  We are so proud of our students and their amazing, hard work!  

Nakshatra Pillai

Dance Intermediate - Outstanding Interpretation – 1st place District

Andrew Wilson

Literature Intermediate – Award of Excellence – 2nd place District

Haven Johnson

Music Composition Intermediate - Outstanding Interpretation – 1st place District

Divit Gangrade

Photography Intermediate - Outstanding Interpretation - 1st place District

The Spring Fling is Coming!

Save the date for the NFE Spring Fling on May 6, 2022 from 5 to 7:30 p.m!

A HUGE thank you to the sponsors who have pledged to support this event!

5th Grade Luau

Attention 5th Grade Families! Our 5th Grade Luau will be held this year on Friday, June 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please save the date and look for additional information, including how to purchase tickets, after Spring Break!

Yearbook
Time is Running Out!

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. 

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 28 - Last day to order Field Day t-shirts

- March 29 - Papa John's Pick-up Spirit Night

- April 1 - Last day to order Yearbook

- April 1-10 - Spring Break

April 21 - Pirate Math Night

- April 23 - Atlantic Union Bank 10K Mini

- April 29 - Field Day

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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