Weekly Update: April 20-26
Posted by TNCS on Apr 19, 2019
Monday, April 22
- No classes
Wednesday, April 24
- Middle School Science Celebration, Tier 3 Dress for grades 5-7
Thursday, April 25
- Parents Association Meeting, 8am, Greenwood Commons
- NHS Sponsored Bake Sale
Friday, April 26
- Jostens on campus for 10th and 11th grades for class ring orders, 3pm, Greenwood Commons
Parents Association Meeting
All parents are invited to the Parents Association meeting on Thursday, April 25 at 8am in Greenwood Commons. This is the last PA meeting of the year. We hope you can join us.
Food Drive and Bake Sale
NHS is sponsoring a food drive through April 30th. They will also be holding a Bake Sale on Thursday. Instead of cash, baked goods can be purchased with canned food donations. The Houses will compete to see who can bring in the most items. The winning House will be awarded with ice cream sundaes. All donations will be given to Feed More. Most wanted items include: peanut butter, canned tuna and chicken, tomato products, low sodium canned vegetables, beans, cereal, whole grain pasta and rice, granola bars.
BoxTops due May 2!
If you’re collecting BoxTops, please turn them in. The final count will be May 3. We have already raised over $200 for the PA this year. Remember the division with the most receives a treat from the PA!
Sports Physicals Administered On Campus
TNCS athletic physicals are required for all students prior to participation on any Saber Sports team. As a service to our families, Dr. Steven Reece is coming to TNCS on Thursday, May 2nd from 4pm-6pm, to perform athletic physicals. Please take advantage of this convenient opportunity! Detail highlights are below. Click here for full details.
- A completed physical dated May 1, 2019 or later is REQUIRED!
- Athletic forms
- The physical is good for all athletics for the entire school year.
- No appointment or pre-registration is necessary.
- Cost is $25 and will be charged to the student’s account.
Sign up for TNCS Summer Programs! Classes are held from June 17 – July 12. Click here to see this year’s brochure.
Project-Based Learning is a new course for rising 5th – 8th grade students. Projects will integrate science and mathematical themes with those in the humanities and arts to ensure that students can focus on their strengths.
Tech Tip of the Week: The Phish & Pharm Report
Information is power. Protecting our personal information is more important than ever. Pharming is the practice of redirecting traffic from legitimate websites through the installation of a file on a device or a legitimate site’s DNS server. ‘Pharmers’ will redirect traffic to a copy-cat site to grab user login credentials. This is more complex than phishing and doesn’t happen as frequently but is still good to know about – information is power.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Middle School Science Celebration
Students in 5th -7th grades will present their projects to judges in the morning on Wednesday, April 24. This is a tier 3 dress day for grades 5-7. Families are invited to join us for an open house that afternoon from 3-4pm in Founders Hall. You will be able to talk to students in 5th-7th grades about their science projects and view featured STEAM projects. Parking is available at Scottish Rite Temple.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Jostens: Class Rings
Jostens will be on campus Friday, April 26 at 3pm in the Greenwood Commons to share information with sophomores and juniors on how to order class rings! Our representative will bring samples and catalogs that outline all of the customizable options and the ordering process. Parents are welcome!
Jostens will return on Friday, May 3 at 3pm in Greenwood Commons to answer questions and collect class ring orders. Parents are welcome to stop by and meet with our Jostens’ rep.
Seniors: Committing to a College
Seniors should be aware of the deadlines to commit to a school. Most colleges require a commitment to attend, a deposit, and any necessary documentation by May 1st. Seniors are reminded to notify Mrs. Harley once they have made their final decision. Once seniors commit to a school, they should notify the other colleges to which they were accepted that they will not be attending.
Seniors are encouraged to meet with Mrs. Harley if they would like help with notifying colleges or making a transition plan for entering college in the fall. Mrs. Harley will also be available some this summer to meet with seniors.
SAT for Juniors
Juniors will take the SAT at TNCS on May 4th and 5th. Students should report to Morris Hall no later than 8:15am. Students should bring the following with them on both days of the test: computer, charger, headphones, #2 pencils, snacks, and water. They will also need to bring the admission ticket that contains the registration number needed for the test.
Links of Interest
- Randolph-Macon College Open House for sophomores and juniors.
- Blueprint Pre-College Summer Programs for students entering grades 9-12.
- Syracuse University Summer College for High School students.
- Landmark College offers summer programs to assist a wide range of students with learning differences, including middle school students, high school students, graduating high school seniors, and students enrolled at colleges around the country. There is also an online option for rising high school juniors and seniors.
- Beacon College – Summer for Success Program offers a 3-week immersion experience for rising high school Juniors & Seniors who learn differently.
Congratulations Golf Team!
Congratulations to the varsity golf team, which is ranked #5 in the latest state poll. This is the highest ranking any TNCS team has achieved in VISAA (Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association) Division 3. With a strong finish to the regular season, our golfers could be the first team in school history to make it to the state championships. Senior Odin Anderson is currently the #2 ranked player in Division 3. GO SABERS!
Daily schedules for each team can be found at www.tncsathletics.org. Please create a FAN ACCOUNT for your child’s team so you can receive alerts of schedule changes.
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, 12:32 – 1:05; Middle School Lunch, 11:58 – 12:31.