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Weekly Update: March 3 – 9

Posted by TNCS on Mar 2, 2018

  • Saturday, March 3

    • Middle School Dance, 7-10pm, Greenwood Commons
  • Monday, March 5

    • Student Art Exhibit begins at Stir Crazy Cafe
  • Wednesday, March 7

    • READ Art Show & Sale meeting, 4pm, Westbrook House
    • Deadline for Upper School to sign up for the NHS sponsored lunch on 3/14
  • Thursday, March 8

    • Professional Development Day, no classes
  • Friday, March 9

    • Progress Review, no classes


Student Art Exhibit

Starting on Monday, March 5 some of our talented art students will have their artwork on display at Stir Crazy Cafe. Be sure to stop by and enjoy their talent! The show will remain on display through March 28, and there will be a reception on Wednesday, March 14 from 5:30-7:30. We hope to see you there!

READ Art Show & Sale – Volunteers Needed!

It’s almost time for the Parents Association’s annual fundraiser – the READ Art Show & Sale! 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!

Battle of the Books

Congratulations, Sabers! The New Community School ranked 12th in the nation in The Great Reading Games that ended February 23rd. Keep reading to help your Field Day Teams compete in the Battle of the Books on March 23rd! 

Decoding Dyslexia Monthly Meeting

The March meeting of Decoding Dyslexia Virginia will be Monday, March 5, 7-8:30pm at the Bon Air Public Library, Room A. (9103 Rattlesnake Road, N. Chesterfield). Find out how Decoding Dyslexia is expanding throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, nationally with support for U.S. military families, and internationally to Japan. Time will also be available for dyslexia support and resource inquiries. Anyone interested is invited to attend.


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

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Scared Stiff by Willo Davis Roberts



E-Learning For Thursday and Friday

Students should check Portals and their TNCS email for information on e-learning assignments during the Professional Development days, Thursday & Friday, March 8-9. 

NHS Sponsored Lunch

NHS is sponsoring a special lunch on Wednesday, March 14 for the upper school. Students need to sign up no later than this Wednesday (March 7) so we have a correct count for the caterer. It’s a cheese steak sandwich lunch – individual sandwiches are available as well as combos (which add chips and a drink).

Meet Our New College and Career Counselor

Congratulations to Kim Harley, current TNCS Middle School Math Teacher, who will be the College and Career Counselor starting this summer. We are excited to welcome her to this role for our Upper School students. Kim has a BLA in Elementary Education from the University of Richmond and is currently back on the UR campus pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. Before joining the faculty at TNCS, Kim taught in Chesterfield County and at St. Christopher’s School. She also brings to this position 12 years of corporate experience in banking and human resources.

Mrs. Harley, College and Career Counselor

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

Marley & Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan
Out of the Darkness 
by Ashley Hope Perez



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. 

  • 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