Weekly Update: April 27 – May 3
Posted by TNCS on Apr 26, 2019
Tuesday, April 30
- Last Day for the NHS Food Drive
Thursday, May 2
- Box Tops Due
- Athletic Physicals Administered on Campus, 4-6pm
- Upper School Drama Performance, 7pm, Activities Center, $5
Friday, May 3
- Jostens on campus to collect 10th and 11th grade class ring orders, 3pm, Greenwood Commons
- Upper School Drama Performance, 7pm, Activities Center, $5
The Upper School Drama Production is Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3. The show, two one act performances, will start with “The Case of Alex Hansen”, where we will see a teenager on trial for a crime he doesn’t remember committing. Then, the stage will transform into the play “Everything But” where we will enjoy what happens when a cast of actors decide not to put on a production. One drama and one comedy. The show will start at 7pm in the Activities Center both nights. Tickets are $5 at the door. We hope to see you there!
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.
NHS Food Drive Wrapping Up
The last day of the NHS Canned Food Drive is Tuesday! If you have items to contribute be sure to get them in! 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 this year. Remember the division with the most receives a treat from the Parents Association!
Sign up for TNCS Summer Programs! Classes are held from June 17 – July 12. Click here to see this year’s brochure.
Tech Tip of the Week: Bee-Aware Sabers!
Flash is necessary to make some websites functional; it always seems like it needs an update, too. Did you know scammers are using this to their advantage? When you are browsing, be careful of unexpected pop-ups claiming you need to update your Adobe Flash. These are realistic looking sites that take advantage of the user’s angst to have websites perform the way they are supposed to perform. If installed, the fake Adobe Flash Player can come with many not-so-friendly surprises: adware, malware, data trackers, or worse. Solution – treat any Adobe update pop-ups as fake, close them carefully, and consider the site you are on and if you really need to be there. Once you are clear of the phony update, you can work to see if your Flash Player really does need updating. If you go to your Mac’s System Preferences, you will see that the Flash Player has its own icon all the way on the bottom row. Once clicked, it will lead you to any necessary updates for your player.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Macbook for Rising 8th Graders
Reminder: Current 7th grade students will need a Macbook Pro or Air for the 2019-2020 school year at TNCS. Please see the Technology Specifications on our website for more details and direct questions to Jessica DelMonte.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Year-End Celebration Trip
The permission form for our annual year-end celebration trip to Lake Monocan is in your email! You can also find it here. Our trip is on Friday, May 17, with a rain date of Monday, May 20. Please return the permission form promptly so we can get an accurate count for food.
Jostens: Class Rings for Sophomores and Juniors
Jostens will return on Friday, May 3 at 3pm in Greenwood Commons to answer questions and collect class ring orders from sophomores and juniors. 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 Founders 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.
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.