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Weekly Update: January 13-19

Posted by TNCS on Jan 12, 2018

  • Monday, January 15

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes
  • Tuesday, January 16

    • Progress Review, no classes
  • Friday, January 19

    • Upper School Ski Day


No School Monday and Tuesday

There will be no classes on Monday and Tuesday, January 15-16. Monday the 15th is Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and Tuesday the 16th is Progress Review. 

NHS Doughnut Sale

NHS is going to sell doughnuts before school once a week. They will start this coming Thursday, January 18 and thereafter doughnut day will be Wednesday. They will be selling in Founders Hall and doughnuts will be $1 each. 

Animal Club Notecard Sale

The Middle School Animal Club sponsored an art contest with the theme of animal/human connections. Two submissions tied for first place and won the honor of having their art work featured on notecards! Congratulations Oakley and Sesley! All proceeds will benefit the Richmond SPCA. This is a non-profit, no-kill, humane organization dedicated to the principal that every life is precious. The notecards are $10.00 for six cards, three of each design, and envelopes. If you are interested please bring your cash or check (payable to TNCS) in an envelope to Mrs. Riddle. Thank you for helping animals in need of love and care!

Great Reading Games Has Begun

Brrrr! It’s cold outside. What better time to curl up inside with a good book? The Learning Ally Great Reading Games began this past Monday. Our school will be competing against schools like ours throughout the country to read the most books from now until February 23. The featured Middle School book last week was A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. This week the featured Middle School books are John Christopher’s The White Mountains (Tripods Series #1) and Matt Christopher’s Ice Magic.

Coinciding with the Great Reading Games is our own TNCS Battle of the Books! It is the perfect time for students to start reading for our TNCS Battle of the Books tournament on March 23rd. On that day, Field Day teams will compete to see who can answer the most trivia questions about selected books from our TNCS booklist. Students will eat good food, discuss their books, and practice quizzing each other to prepare for the tournament at a book breakfast coming up in a few weeks. Learning Ally will award special prizes to schools and students that read the most books during the contest. New Community also will award the Battle of the Books Champion Field Day Team with an afternoon away from school at the Windy Hill Sports Complex in the spring. Encourage your students to get reading now!



This past Friday, the Middle School welcomed a few new students during the Assembly and then broke up into their advisory groups to evaluate their fall goals. During next Friday’s assembly, the Middle School Student Advisory Board will give their annual presentation of the Honor Code! We are thankful to the SAB members for leading in such a great and positive way.


Ski Trip

The TNCS Upper School will go to Massanutten Ski Resort for our annual Ski Day on Friday, January 19. This annual trip is a lot of fun and will be well supervised by TNCS faculty. If your child is not attending the trip they should stay home that day. There will be no alternative activities on campus. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Carmichael.

Speaker Series and Goal-Setting

On Friday, Upper School students selected sessions to see in our upcoming Speaker Series, which will feature local entrepreneurs in various fields sharing about their entrepreneurial journey in a talk-show interview format. They also assessed their exam-week experience and set goals for the second semester with their advisor. 

English Field Trip

This Wednesday, English 12 students will travel to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach to see the American Shakespeare Center’s touring production of Macbeth. Please turn in your permission slip to Ms. Butterworth or Mrs. Orsini if you haven’t alreadyWe will leave school at 8:10 and return at approximately 3pm. Students should bring lunch and a snack. Normal dress code applies. 


Weight Room Upgrades

Thanks to a generous donor our weight room has new equipment and an all new layout. Stop by and check it out!


Athletic Schedules

Game schedules and scores can be found on


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.

Food Truck Fridays

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