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December 14 – January 10

Posted by TNCS on Dec 13, 2019

Monday, December 16 – Wednesday, December 18

  • Exams, 8-12 grades
  • No After School Study Hall (all grades)

Sunday, December 15

  • Deadline for Basketball Players to Order Personalized Shirts (see Athletics, below)

Thursday, December 19

  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Noon Dismissal for Winter Break

Friday, December 20 – Friday, January 3

  • Winter Break, no classes

Monday, January 6

  • Classes resume

Friday, January 10

  • Parents Association Meeting, 8am, Greenwood Commons


Chargers for Exams

Students should remember to bring their laptops and chargers for all of their exams (math may be an exception).

Holiday Celebration

Thursday, December 19 will be our Holiday Celebration! We will eat breakfast together as a community in keeping with the longstanding TNCS tradition. We’ll recognize our winners of the Tacky Sweater Contest (winners get prizes!), and then meet in our houses to have a White Elephant Gift Exchange. Please bring a wrapped gift, $5 or below. Students will then attend their academic classes. Boxes marked with the House names will be in Greenwood Commons if you want to bring the present in early. We can’t wait!!

Parents Association Meeting

Save the date! A Parents Association Meeting will be held on Friday, January 10 at 8am in Greenwood Commons. A reminder email will be sent the week of the meeting, but please mark your calendars now so you can join us. 

Box Tops Announcement

Congratulations to the Upper School who collected the most BoxTops first semester! We will celebrate after Winter Break. As you’re baking over the holidays, don’t forget to clip and bring BoxTops in. We are still able to mail clipped coupons because they haven’t moved to the full electronic submission system yet. Thank you! 

Tech Tip of the Week

Update alert – If you store information on Dashboard post-its, please be aware that Catalina, Mac’s newest OS, does not support Dashboard. If you have information (like passwords) stored in this hidden location, make sure to screen shot them or otherwise document that information prior to updating your operating system. 


After School Study Hall

The last day of ASSH for ALL students was Thursday, December 12th. From December 13th – 18th, there will be no ASSH. Middle School parents of  5th-7th graders, please plan to pick up your child at 3:30pm for dismissal. 

Fitness Bucket of Fun – Coming Soon!

In an effort to help students develop the desire for an active lifestyle outside of PE class, Shannon Elkins, Wellness Coach, has developed the Fitness Bucket of Fun to encourage family fitness and fun. Starting when we return from winter break, a 5th or 6th grade student will be randomly selected each week to take the bucket home on Friday and return it the following Thursday. Click here to learn more!


Congratulations Seniors on Recent College Acceptances! 

  • Jacob Franco, Virginia Wesleyan University & Landmark College 
  • Katie Forbes, Delaware Valley University & University of Lynchburg 
  • Dashiell Dames-Siegel, Randolph-Macon College 
  • Emma Benson, Randolph-Macon College 
  • Morgan Crews, High Point University


Basketball Shirt Order Deadline

The deadline to order personalized (player’s name and number) shooting shirts is Sunday, December 15. Click here to order if interested.

Personal Training and Workout Schedule During Exam Week

Students may venture down to the gym for the “Workout of the Day” with Coach Elkins prior to or after their exam. Workouts are open to all 8th graders, Upper School students, and Faculty. 

  • Monday, December 16, 10:45am – 1:20pm 
  • Tuesday, December 17, 8am – 1:30pm 
  • Wednesday, December 18, 10:45am – 1:20pm 

Athletic Schedules

Daily schedules for each team can be found at Please create a FAN ACCOUNT for your child’s team so you can receive alerts of schedule changes.


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, and a few Fridays, 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, 12:32 – 1:05; Middle School Lunch, 12:03  12:33.  

  • Friday, January 10 – The Boardwalk
  • Friday, January 17 – Carytown Burgers and Fries
  • Friday, January 24 – Pizza lunch benefitting Saber Athletics