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Weekly Update: February 17 – 23

Posted by TNCS on Feb 16, 2018

  • Monday, February 19

    • President’s Day, no classes
  • Friday, February 23

    • Winter Athletic Awards Assembly, 2:15, Activities Center, Tier 3 for all students


Athletic Awards Assembly

Our Athletic Awards Assembly will be held Friday, February 23 from 2:15 – 3:30 in the Gym. Parents are invited! This is a Tier 3 day for all students. Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook for guidelines for Tier 3 dress. 

School Calendar

The 2018-19 School Calendar is now available. Click here to view the PDF. 

Great Reading Games

Great job! We have moved into 10th place in the Great Reading Games! Keep reading Sabers, let’s stay in the top 10! We also won a surprise prize for reading the most pages from Aidan Colvin’s book Looking for Heroes! Way to go!

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is coming! Field Day teams will compete in this school competition. Middle school and upper school book lists are available now. 


Postponed: Houlagan’s Rest Service Day

The Houlagan’s Rest Dog Shelter Service Day has been postponed due to heavy rain in the forecast. We will reschedule the trip for another time. If your child has not yet turned in his/her packet, please have them turn it in to Mrs. Clelland or Mrs. Harley on Tuesday. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Reading Games and the Richmond Flying Squirrels

The Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball team wants to help encourage Middle School students to read for our Learning Ally Great Reading Games and Battle of the Books! The Squirrels will give a free baseball ticket to their April 18 game (with fireworks!) to every student who reads 8 books between February 1 and March 30. Students can earn a free ticket by having a parent sign off that they read each of the 8 books on a special Squirrels bookmark. We will give the bookmarks out next week. When a student has read 8 books, they will turn the bookmark in to Mrs. Petzer to receive a free baseball ticket. Keep Reading, Sabers! 

Reading Games Featured Book of the Week

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry



College Acceptances

Congratulations to the following seniors on their acceptance to college! 

  • Madison: La Salle University and Rutgers-Camden University 
  • Jordan: George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University 
  • Arianna: College of Charleston 
  • Will: Randolph-Macon College 

College Counseling for Sophomores

Sophomore Parents: Please take note of the important upcoming dates regarding college counseling at TNCS. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Latta 

  • Wednesday, April 11
    • A sophomore parent meeting will be on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:30pm in Greenwood Commons. This meeting will cover important information regarding college counseling at TNCS.
  • Thursday, April 19
    • Collegiate will host a college night on Thursday, April 19 from 7-9pm. The college night will feature many colleges from around the country and can be a great opportunity for families to begin exploring college options.  
  • Saturday, April 21
    • The sophomore class will take a diagnostic PSAT on Saturday, April 21. This test will last between 2-3 hours, and only cover the reading and writing portion of the PSAT. 

Student Spotlight

Carolyn was selected as the Honoree from The New Community School for the 51st Annual Brotherhood Sisterhood Youth Award sponsored by The Interfaith Community of Greater Richmond. She was honored at a dinner reception on Thursday, February 15th. Carolyn is an active member of the TNCS student community, serving in National Honor Society and on sports teams. She is a fantastic friend to her classmates. Congratulations Carolyn!    

Reading Games Featured Books of the Week

The Pearl by John Steinbeck
The Time Machine 
by H.G. Wells



Athletic Awards Assembly

Our Athletic Awards Assembly will be held Friday, February 23 from 2:15 – 3:30 in the Gym. Parents are invited! This is a Tier 3 day for all students. Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook for guidelines for Tier 3 dress. 

Athletic Schedules

Game schedules and scores can be found on www.tncsathletics.org.


Pizza Mondays

Mondays are pizza days for lunch at TNCS, to benefit the athletic department. Slices of cheese and pepperoni pizza from Domino’s are available. Students place their order on sheets posted on campus. Pizza is $1.50/slice. Drinks are also available for $1.00. Both are billed to the student’s account. Cash is not accepted.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help serve pizza on Mondays from 11:45am – 1:15. Click here to sign up to help!

Jason’s Deli Lunch Options Tuesday – Thursday

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays students are able to purchase in advance lunches from Jason’s Deli. Orders are submitted online by noon the day before delivery. Click here for the order form, which can also be found via a link at the top of the school’s homepage.

  • Note: There will be no Jason’s option on Thursday, February 8. Instead we will have The Boardwalk Food Truck.

Food Truck Fridays

Join us for our Food Truck Fridays! Upper School Lunch, 11:53 – 12:26; Middle School Lunch, 12:33  1:06.

  • February 23 – Pizza Day – Proceeds benefit Saber Athletics 
  • Friday, March 2 – The Boardwalk 
  • Friday, March 9 – Progress Review, no classes 
  • Friday, March 16 – TBD 
  • Friday, March 23 – Carytown Burgers and Fries 
  • Friday, March 30 – Good Friday, noon dismissal