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Weekly Update: March 10-16

Posted by TNCS on Mar 9, 2018

  • Saturday, March 10 – Sunday, March 11

    • SATs
  • Wednesday, March 14

    • READ Art Show & Sale meeting, 4pm, Westbrook House
    • Student Art Exhibit Reception, 5:30-7:30pm, Stir Crazy Cafe
  • Thursday, March 15

    • Junior Class Field Trip to the American Shakespeare Center


Student Art Exhibit

Join us for a reception for the Student Art Exhibit at Stir Crazy Cafe on Wednesday, March 14 from 5:30-7:30pm. We hope to see you there! The exhibit will continue through March 28.

Student-Led Conferences

Be on the lookout for an email including links to signups for Student-Led Conferences, to be held Wednesday, March 21. These conferences bring students, parents, and advisors together so the student can share the many ways they have grown this year. 

READ Art Show & Sale – Volunteers Needed!

The Parents Association’s annual fundraiser – the READ Art Show & Sale – is just 2 weeks away! This the is PA’s major fundraiser when we welcome our TNCS family as well as community guests to campus. It takes many hands to pull off this event and there are several volunteer opportunities available. Click to here to view the Sign Up Genius to see where you may be able to help. If you are unable to volunteer for a shift or all the slots are filled you can still help by bringing guests to the reception! This is a great opportunity to introduce friends, family, and co-workers to TNCS and give them a chance to support the school. All proceeds go directly back to TNCS. Feel free to contact April Eddleton with any questions about READ.

  • Friday, March 23 – Opening Reception, 7-9pm
  • Saturday, March 24 – Open Free, 10am-4pm
    • Select artwork marked down starting at 2pm

Canned Food Drive

Each year the TNCS chapter of NHS conducts a canned food drive to benefit the Central Virginia Food Bank. This year the drive will occur throughout the month of March. Students should bring their contributions to the Greenwood Commons in Founders Hall. We are running a contest to see which division – middle or upper – can bring in the most food, so students should put the food in the box for their division. The Food Bank needs non-perishable food in non-glass containers. NHS thanks you for your support! 

Summer Programs

The TNCS Summer Programs brochure is live and registration is open! This year’s program includes a new lineup for the Middle School Afternoon Exploratory, Middle School and Upper School Programming, and Verbal and Math PSAT/SAT prep courses. Click here to see this year’s brochureRegister early and save!

Upcoming Meetings for Europe Trip Summer 2018

We have 2 important meetings planned to go over essential information about the trip, get to know each other better, and learn more about the countries we will be visiting. We will enjoy some fun activities related to our travel and share food that relates to each country. The meetings will be on Sunday evenings in Greenwood Commons from 7-8pm. Parents and students are invited to attend. 

  • March 18: France 
    • In this meeting, our trip coordinator from World Strides will be available to share important information with us and answer questions through Skype. 
  • April 22: Spain  

Mark your calendars and plan to be there for information, food and fun! Questions? Contact Mrs. Noble or Ms. Latta. 

Learning Ally’s Great Reading Games Results

Congratulations, Sabers! TNCS placed 10th in the nation in number of pages read in Learning Ally’s the Great Reading Games. Together our Sabers read 80,719 pages! Overall, students in 1,210 schools read 7 million pages in 7 weeks.

We are so proud of our students for all the pages they read on Learning Ally during the Great Reading Games (keep reading for our March 23rd Battle of the Books!). All of our students reading together made this 10th place ranking possible. We could not have accomplished so much without everyone’s participation! Congratulations to our top readers in the following lists:

Top 25 TNCS readers. These students will be recognized for their efforts during our March 23 Battle of the Books competition and will receive prize packs from Learning Ally. In descending order by most pages:
1. Jack Feldpausch  2. Reid Hogeland  3. Maggie Davis   4. Anthony Vitale   5. Owen McGregor   6. Matthew Centofanti   7. Thomas Byford   8. Hannah Smith   9. Zalika Thaler   10. Megan Bolin   11. Kate Dunlap   12. Mitch Ault   13. Julie Conn   14. Olivia Taylor   15. Wes Dishner   16. Luke Williams   17. Adam Edward Basseches-Holm   18. Alex Grasser   19. Greta Berling   20. Jacob Hanes   21. Jacob Jackson   22. Halle Vargas   23. Andrew Marshall   24. Eric Conner   25. Sam Fender

The following honorable mentions (no additional prizes) go out to those students were the top readers within their school division.

Upper School   1. Kate Dunlap   2. Olivia Taylor   3. Kaitlyn Winder   4. Wilson McDowell   5. Abbott Aiken   6. Wyatt Arnold   7. Michael Murphy   8. Tara Sahni   9. Christa Ferrell   10. Mackenzie Hoffman   11. Chris Nelms   12. Hallie Perry   13. Austin Tres   14. Ella Youngblood   15. Gabrielle Kube   16. Jack Benedetti   17. Phil Wood   18. Mavrick Royall   19. Sydni Friend   20. Patrick Cozens

Middle School   1. Jack Feldpausch   2. Reid Hogeland    3. Maggie Davis   4. Anthony Vitale   5. Owen McGregor   6. Matthew Centofanti   7. Thomas Byford   8. Hannah Smith   9. Zalika Thaler   10. Megan Bolin   11. Mitch Ault   12. Julie Conn   13. Wes Dishner   14. Luke Williams   15. Adam Edward Basseches-Holm   16. Alex Grasser   17. Greta Berling   18. Jacob Hanes   19. Jacob Jackson   20. Halle Vargas 




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 their LF teacher 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

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder




Junior Class Field Trip

This Thursday the juniors will be traveling to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton to see a performance of Hamlet. Please contact Mrs. Orsini for details.  

Regional History Day

The Upper School will be sending 13 students to represent TNCS at regional History Day on Saturday March 24th at John Tyler Community College’s Midlothian campus. Ross M. and Olivia T. will be performing their original play, “Prohibition Breeds Corruption”, and we will have three documentaries, “Patton” by Chris N., “Dunkirk” by Abbott A., Paul C., Douglas K., Ben M., and Cole M., and “Prohibition” by Emma B., Rachel G., Ben. N., Olivia O., and Phil W. 

Important upcoming dates regarding College Counseling at TNCS 

  • The Sophomore Parent Meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 11th in Greenwood Commons at 8am. *This is a time change from the original meeting. The meeting will cover topics such as college counseling at TNCS, updating testing for College Board and college accommodations, and how the college search process works for students with learning differences.
  • The Junior College trip will be on Thursday, April 12th and Friday April 13th. Ms. Latta will be sending out further communication regarding the trip this week. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact her at clatta@tncs.org or 804.266.2494 x2265.
  • College night will take place on Thursday, April 19th from 7-9pm at Collegiate. This night is a great opportunity for sophomores and juniors interested in learning more about colleges. Sophomores may use this opportunity to start learning about college options, while juniors may use this opportunity to have more focused conversations with college representatives from around the country.
  • The diagnostic PSAT for sophomores will take place on Saturday, April 21st at 8:30am and will be over by noon.
  • The junior class will take the May SAT on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th. Juniors will register for the SAT in Junior Seminar in March.

Reading Games Featured Books of the Week

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
by Langan Paul



Spring Saber Sports

Click here to view the Spring Athletic offerings and practice details.

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.

Food Truck Fridays

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