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Weekly Update: October 7-13

Posted by TNCS on Oct 7, 2017

  • Monday, October 9

    • Columbus Day holiday, no classes
  • Tuesday, October 10

    • College Rep visit from Roanoke College
    • 5th/6th Grade Parent Gathering, 7pm, Greenwood Commons
  • Wednesday, October 11

    • Representative from Randolph-Macon College on campus, Extra Help
    • READ Art Show & Sale Meeting, 4pm, Westbrook House (1623 Westbrook Ave)
    • 10th Grade Parent Gathering, 7pm, Greenwood Commons
  • Friday, October 13

    • Noon Dismissal
  • Saturday, October 14

    • PSATs


Grade Level Parent Gatherings

Grade level parent gatherings are a great way to get to know other parents in your child’s grade, hear from Nancy Foy and Division Directors, Eric Gobble or Carolyn Tisdale and Adam Rothschild, and ask questions. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this gathering – click here to RSVP. All will take place on campus in Greenwood Commons. Light refreshments will be served.

  • 5th/6th Grades: Tuesday, October 10, 7pm
  • 10th Grade: Wednesday, October 11, 7pm

READ Art Show & Sale

The 10th Annual READ Art Show & Sale is the Parents Association’s annual fundraiser and will take place on March 23-24, 2018. The event features 80+ local & regional artists selling their work in support of TNCS. Last year the event raised $80,000! There is a ticketed reception Friday night and then open to the public on Saturday. We need many hands to make this happen and will be asking for parent volunteers during the event and the week leading up to it. But the planning starts now! If you are interested in helping throughout the year with the planning and logistics of READ consider attending the first planning meeting: Wednesday, October 11, 4pm in Westbrook House. If you cannot attend due to the 10th grade parent gathering or other conflicts but would like to hear more, please contact April Eddleton. 

Student Life

We are thrilled to announce that Dean Bragonier, the Founder of NoticeAbility, will be speaking to both our MS and US Students at Friday’s assembly. NoticeAbility is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build their self-esteem. They incorporate the neuroscience of dyslexia, the best practices of special education, and the technology of Silicon Valley to construct learning curricula and teacher training programs for global distribution. Click here to learn more.

Friday Noon Dismissal

Reminder: Friday, October 13 will be a 12:00 dismissal. There will be no After School Study Hall provided that day. 

Simulation: Experience Dyslexia  

Join us on October 18th from 6-8pm as we host a simulation designed to help you experience the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia and related learning differences encounter daily with reading, writing, and spelling. This simulation helps parents, teachers, and other professionals actually feel what it‘s like to have a reading or processing problem. Free and open to the public. Space is limited – RSVP to info@tncs.org  

Coffee with Nancy

Mark your calendar for the next Coffee with Nancy on Thursday, October 26 at 8am in Greenwood Commons. We will welcome a representative from Side by Side (formerly ROSMY), an organization dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish. There will be time to hear from Side by Side, as well as ask questions. Students will also hear from Side by Side the following day. To learn more visit sidebysideva.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.

  • October 13 – 12:00 Dismissal, no lunch
  • October 20 – No Classes, Progress Review
  • October 27 – Carytown Burgers and Fries


PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors

Juniors will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT on Saturday, October 14th. The test will begin at 8:30am, so students will need to arrive on campus no later than 8:15am. To cover test administration costs, a fee of $36 will be charged to student accounts. Click here to access the permission form. Please return the form as soon as possible. Ms. Latta will hold pre-administration meetings during Extra Help leading up to the test where students will receive information on what to bring and expect during the test. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Latta at CLatta@TNCS.org 

College Rep Visit

This week, Olivia McGuckin from Randolph-Macon College will visit TNCS during Extra Help on Wednesday, October 11th. Any interested juniors and seniors should plan on coming to Ms. Latta’s room during Extra Help on this date. 

Upcoming college representatives include: 

  • October 18 – Longwood University 
  • October 23 – University of Mary Washington 
  • October 25 – Shenandoah University 
  • October 30 – Radford University 
  • November 1 – Ferrum College 

Stay tuned for more colleges to be added to the list. 

10th Grade Parent Gathering

The 10th Grade Parents Gathering will be Wednesday, October 11 from 7-9 pm in Founders Hall. Light refreshments will be served. If you have not already, please click here to RSVP.





Graduation Supply Orders

Seniors and Parents – Jostens, our Graduation Supply Company, will be meeting with our Seniors on Thursday, October 12, at 3pm in Greenwood Commons to learn about ordering caps, gowns and graduation announcements. During this meeting, students will be given order forms.   

Our Jostens Representative will return to campus on Thursday, October 19 at 3pm in Greenwood Commons to collect orders. Seniors must plan to order a cap and gown, but graduation announcements are not required.   

Senior parents are welcome to join these meetings! Additional details regarding the ordering process will also be sent to senior parents by email. Graduation day is only 240 days away!  


Athletic Schedules

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