World Kindness Day coincides with #GratiTUdESDAY and today we celebrate the power of community. Lilly, an NBS student, was inspired to help City of Promise, a nonprofit in the Charlottesville area dedicated to supporting children in under-resourced neighborhoods from cradle to career. Lilly started a shoe drive at North Branch, asking families to donate new […]
After making paper boats, Wednesday group grabbed their coats and rain boots for a trek into the woods. They identified some interesting plants and creatures before finally reaching the creek. Krista and Edie found a way to retrieve the boats so no trash was left behind, before the boats could touch water. With a suitable […]
On this GratiTUdESDAY, the teachers appreciate all who signed up for parent-teachers conferences and the parents who provided a delicious and nutritious lunch for the staff!
The fun began at noon with Nursery’s Parade of Costumes. In the afternoon, the school-age children were able to move from station to station with their Book Buddies, choosing from a full slate of fun: Face painting! Nail painting! Cookie decorating! mask making! Fortune telling! Pin the tail on the dragon! Storytelling! Guess the monster’s […]
We love dragons at NBS! This one’s name is Dash, and he is inviting you to the Dragon Dash Family Challenge on November 3, 9:30-11:30. There will be fun activities for all ages, including climbing the rock wall on the Friend Ship, all-ages obstacle course, scavenger hunt through the woods for dragon footprints, dragon eggs, […]
The NBS students and teachers are excited to dive into these wonderful books given to us by the Nelson Memorial Library for the Nelson Reads program. In early 2019, our choices will join with those of other students in Nelson County to choose the Nelson Reads Book of the Year. Some of the stories are […]
One of our favorite days, for staff and students alike, is Grandparents’ Day! The whole school is bubbling with excitement as we welcome students’ visiting family members and give them a sampling of North Branch life. Some even got to try out the new play structure! Take a look at some pictures from the day.
GratiTUdESDAY greetings from the Chesapeake Bay! Many thanks to the teachers, parents, donors, and staff at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for making this early October trip to Smith Island possible for our Middle Schoolers! The lessons they learned will be with them for a lifetime.