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The Nokesville School has a new permanent phone number -- 571.781.3040
Kumon Bristow
Upcoming Events
Today
- PTO Chili Bingo Night
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2/8/2016
2/9/2016
Repeating Event - Girl's Running Club
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
2/11/2016
Repeating Event - Yearbook Club Meeting
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2/15/2016
PWCS News

PWCS News

 
Divisionwide Announcements
The PWCS School Age Child Care, or SACC, program will be closed on March 1, as will all schools.
School Announcements and News
Elementary/ Middle Encore Schedule
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.
2/1 2/2 2/3 2/4 2/5
Teacher
Workday
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Day 1
The Nokesville School PTO would like to remind you of our upcoming Chili/ Bingo Night
 Saturday, February 6, from 5-8pm in the cafeteria. Doors will open at 4:30pm.  Chili will be available for $5/ person.  Each player will receive a bingo card and additional cards will be available for purchase for $1.  Don't forget to bring your own bingo dabbers or markers. 
The PTO will be supplying prizes!  If you are able to donate either cornbread or dessert, please sign up thru our Sign-Up Genius link below.  You may also RSVP for the event thru this address.  RSVP's are not required, but are greatly appreciated!!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4aaca92da6fa7-chili
TNS Spirit Wear will also be available for purchase.
As always, feel free to email the PTO at  thenokesvilleschoolpto@gmail.com with any questions.
Middle Schooler for A Day

This year The Nokesville School is embarking on a wonderful opportunity to provide a positive transition experience for students from elementary school to middle school.  We are taking advantage of the kindergarten to 8th grade environment and will provide an opportunity for 5th grade students to experience “A day in the life of a middle schooler.”

This special event will take place during the week of February 16-19, 2016.  Each 5th grade class will be assigned a day where the students will be partnered with a 6th grade mentor.  Here is the scheduled day that your child will be a “Middle Schooler” for the day:

 

·         Tuesday, February, 16, 2016Miss Belcher’s class

·         Wednesday, February 17, 2016Mrs. Stawchansky’s class

·         Thursday, February 18, 2016Mrs. Davidson’s class

·         Friday, February 19, 2016Mrs. McDannell’s class

 

Click here for additional information.
Menu Changes Due to Snowdays
The cafeteria menus have been adjusted due to the missed days of school. 
Click here to view the lunch menus for February 2nd to February 12th.
Winter Break Reading Challenge
Congratulations to the students who participated in the optional Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Winter Break Reading Challenge.  TNS had 253 students successfully complete the challenge.  Students will be celebrating with hot cocoa and marshmallow treats on Thursday January 28th.  
TNS would like to thank Duck Donuts, Starbucks at Harris Teeter, and Chick Fil-A Bristow for their donations to make this event possible
Yearbook Sales
Yearbooks can be ordered online or with the order form here. Go to http://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and enter code 1515516 for The Nokesville School.
Middle/Elementary Encore Schedule
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.
2/8 2/9 2/10 2/11 2/12
Day 2 Day 3 Day 1 Day 2
Day 3
Welcome Back 2016
               Click the link!
 
Welcome Back 2016: The Track to the Future

 
School of Excellence

The School of Excellence title is the highest recognition awarded to a school by the Prince William County School Board. The title, "School of Excellence," is earned by schools demonstrating high levels of performance, including meeting federal Annual Measurable Objectives, achieving full state accreditation, and successfully meeting PWCS Strategic Plan-based measures.
This distinction is based on each school’s performance data for the 2014-15 school year. The finish
 line that marks success moves each year, ensuring that schools never rest with their last accomplishments. In all, 29 elementary schools, both traditional schools (1-8), two high schools, and The Nokesville School (K-8) earned the honor this year.
Partnership with BDHS

"Looking for a babysitter so you can go shopping without the kids or have a nice dinner out?  The Nokesville K8 is partnering with Brentsville District High School!   Click the  'Partnership With Brentsville' button today to learn about the final babysitting date sponsored by the Junior Class on Saturday, February 13 from 5pm to 9pm!"   We appreciate your partnership.

Smart Phone Donations
Ready for a phone upgrade? If so, please consider donating your old phone to The Nokesville School! Our students can use them for internet access during class! 
Clearly, it's important for everyone to wipe clean their old smartphones or mobile devices before giving them away, selling them, or disposing of them in some other way. You do not want to leave any of your personal or business data on it.

Instructions for what to do to remove all your information from an iPhone before disposal can be found on Apple’s website: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201351.
Recommendations for how to clean your android device can be found here: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-wipe-android-phone-or-tablet/
Once you are confident that the personal data that was on your smartphone cannot be resurrected please send the phone, battery and charger to the Nokesville K-8 School with your student. They can bring it Mrs. Swartz in Room 138. 
September Box Tops Total
Box Tops for Education - Tally Sheet    

Wow!  Click here to see what your Box Tops have  earned for our classrooms!                    
     Thanks so much and please keep sending them in!

              
Blackboard Announcements

If you are NOT receiving email blasts (Blackboard Announcements) from 'The Nokesville School', please check your Spam and then add us to your contact list.  Send us an email and we will add your email address to our distribution list. Over 75 percent of our families receive information, updates and important announcements from The Nokesville School. We'd like to make it 100 percent!

Contact Carol Pfeifle at pfeiflca@pwcs.edu

Middle School on the Move

Middle School Parents,
We are so excited about the Middle School Moves (MSM) program! MSM gives middle school students the last 10 minutes of the lunch period to use exercise equipment or walk in the auxiliary gym. This is a great way to provide active time for the middle school students who no longer have recess to get their blood flowing. Walking, exercising or participating in an activity for 10 minutes after lunch can give them the boost they need to keep their brains engaged for the remainder of the day. 
We need to have two volunteers each day to help monitor the cafeteria and the auxiliary gym between 11 and 12. The target start date will be October 1. Having volunteers who are available the same day each week would be ideal (similar to elementary school book room), but we need all hands on deck. Please email me (sonyajacob@verizon.net) if you can volunteer once a week, once a month or once in a while, with specifics on your availability. We will continue to refine a schedule, and potentially post it on a signup website so we can fill gaps. 
We do not have to limit the activities to exercise equipment and walking the gym. It would be wonderful to make other activities and programs available. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in leading a special game or fitness program please reach out to me (kick ball, Zumba, yoga, etc.). 
We cannot have this program without volunteers. Please consider giving your time to provide this experience to our children.

Kind Regards,
 Sonya Jacob 

Calling All Photographers! Pictures Needed!
Do you have some great pictures to share? Would you like to see them in the yearbook? Just upload your photos to community.lifetouch.com and you may get them published in the yearbook! Nokesville's CODE = MGKIFA Just create a login and put your pictures in the folder! Watch to see if they are in the yearbook!
Celebrate with a Book Club

We are very pleased to announce the Celebrate with a Book Club CBC) for the 2015-2016 school year. The mission of the CBC is to provide you an opportunity to honor your child's accomplishments and recognitions, as well as to help the library build its collection. Through generous donations we will be able to buy additional books for The Nokesville School library. For more information click here.

Cafeteria News

Bounce into Breakfast

Every Monday, students buying breakfast at  school can enter a chance to win a sports ball. 
The cafeteria is now doing Grab and Go breakfast. The kids come in, get their breakfast and take it back to class. They get the choice of hot or cold breakfast. So, come on in.

2015-2016 Parent & Student Handbook
Official Facebook Page
We now have an official Facebook Page for The Nokesville School! You can find the page here: ​https://www.facebook.com/Thenokesvilleschool and get school updates throughout the year. 
Enrichment Matters
This year The Nokesville School will be offering after school enrichment classes for students from K-8, and for all interest areas.  We have partnered with the local company, Enrichment Matters, to provide a comprehensive, well organized program.  Many of our other after school activities will continue as they have in the past, and those sponsors will send out information once we return to school.
The Nokesville School is proud to announce its partnership with Enrichment Matters to offer a dedicated website and ONLINE registration and payment process for our enrichment program!
The Nokesville School Enrichment website www.enrichmentmatters.com/Nokesville will give YOU access to enrichment information when YOU need it! Watch your email for registration reminders. Visit the SCHOOL Enrichment website TODAY to:
  • View the entire catalog of offerings by day of the week or grade
  • Read detailed descriptions and important class information for all of the exciting class offerings for the 2015-2016 school year
  • Get answers to your most popular FAQs
  • Register AND pay for your enrichment classes online
For more information, please contact the Nokesville Enrichment Coordinator, Michelle Cribbs at cribbscrowd@gmail.com
Inclement Weather
When inclement weather causes hazardous road conditions, schools may open late, close early, or close for the entire day depending upon the severity of the weather. These decisions are made based on Division-wide conditions and weather forecasts, and are focused on ensuring safety.  
 For information on how to get weather messages please select the Closings and Emergencies link to the left where you will find useful links as well as other information. 
                  
TNS Dress Code - What to Wear!
Click the link to view - TNS Dress Code - What Not to Wear!
Parents/guardians may be called to bring appropriate clothing for students whose clothing does not adhere to the dress code. Gym clothes or loaner shirts and sweatpants may be provided to those students determined to wear inappropriate clothing to school. Additional disciplinary action may also be taken by the administration for repeat offenders following The Nokesville School's Behavior Matrix. Thank you for your support of The Nokesville School as we strive to create a productive learning environment for all of our students.

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