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Weekly Update: April 28 – May 4

Posted by TNCS on Apr 27, 2018

  • Tuesday, May 1

    • NHS Sponsored Cheesesteak Lunch (preorders taken)
  • Wednesday, May 2

    • Preorders due for Friday’s Chick-fil-A lunch
    • Battle of the Books celebratory trip to Windy Hill Sports Complex
    • AP History Field Trip
  • Thursday, May 3

    • Upper School Drama Production, 7pm, Activities Center, $10
  • Friday, May 4

    • Upper School Drama Production, 7pm, Activities Center, $10
  • Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6

    • Junior Class SAT, 9:15am, Founders Hall


Coffee With Nancy  

The final Coffee with Nancy for the year is coming up on Friday, May 11. We have also invited new parents for the 2018-19 school year. This will be a great time for you to share about your transition to TNCS and for them to ask you questions. The 2018-19 Division Directors – Scott Kay, MS, and Adam Rothschild, US – will also be in attendance. Please RSVP to April Eddleton.

Battle of the Books Trip

The winning Battle of the Books team will be taking their celebratory trip to Windy Hill on Wednesday afternoon, May 2nd. Please contact Ms. Petzer with any questions.

Upper School Drama Production

You’re Invited! On May 3rd and 4th, the Upper School Drama Class will put on its production of Les Misérables. The show starts at 7pm both nights, and tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. We hope to see you there! 

State History Day

TNCS had a great showing at State History Day last Saturday. Congratulations to all of our state contestants! Special Congratulations go to the Dunkirk team (Abbott Aiken, Paul Crosby, Douglas Kurtz, Ben Marcia, and Cole Myers). Not only did their documentary place third in Virginia, but it received a special prize from the Naval Order of the United States for the Outstanding Project in Maritime History – and that prize came with a $200 cash award! 

Mindful Parenting Conference

The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and the Chrysalis Institute present the 2nd annual Mindful Parenting Conference on Saturday, June 9 at Collegiate School. With 4 keynote speakers (Sherry Klauer, Chris Raina, Ph.D., Grace and David Gallagher), and more than 15 highly regarded and accomplished experts in fields of parenting, mindfulness, behavioral psychology and research, yoga, family dynamics and stress reduction, this event will provide tools to implement immediately for a more harmonious household. Click here for more details and to register

Sports Physicals

We are offering the Spring Sports physicals after school on Wednesday, May 9th. All TNCS students are required to have a physical exam after May 1, 2018 to participate in 2018-2019 TNCS Saber sports season. Click here for full details and required paperwork. Please bring completed forms with you on May 9th or drop them off at Mrs. Chambers’ cottage. Please note the medical history form is required for Dr. Reece to complete the physical exam. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Gobble or Rhonda Chambers. 


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!


Athletic Schedules

Game schedules and scores can be found on 


Upcoming field trips

The AP History class is going to visit the Virginia Museum of History and Culture on Wednesday, May 2nd to view their WWI Centennial Exhibit as part of our AP exam review. On Tuesday, May 15th all the juniors and seniors are traveling to Washington for their annual history field trip. Click here for the Washington Trip permission form and details.

Junior Class SAT

On Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th, TNCS will offer the SAT to juniors who have signed up. The test will take place in Founders Hall, and will begin at 9:15am both days. Students should arrive on campus no later than 9am. Once the test has begun, students will not be allowed to enter the room if they arrive after the test has begun. Students will need to bring a #2 pencil, approved calculator, computer, charger, headphones, snacks, and water. Please note that the start time is later than usual; many of the juniors are involved in the drama production taking place the evening before the SAT, and the later start time is intended to give those students rest before taking the exam. Please contact Ms. Latta if you have any questions. 

Sophomore PSAT Scores

Sophomores who took the diagnostic PSAT on Saturday, April 21st received their scores and feedback on Friday, April 27th. Ms. Latta will email score reports to families this week. Please contact her if you have any questions. 

Class Ring Orders for 10th and 11th Graders

Jostens will be on campus Wednesday, May 2 at 3pm in Greenwood Commons to share information on how to order class rings! Our representative will bring samples and catalogs that outline all of the customizable options and ordering process. Parents are welcome to attend.

Jostens will return on Wednesday, May 9 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. 

Please visit the Jostens website to check out the many ring options and submit orders. Contact Mrs. Fields with any questions about ordering class rings. 

College Counseling

You are almost done with your college application process! By now, many of you have heard back from some of the schools you applied to. Please keep in mind the upcoming deadlines to commit to a school. Most colleges ask that you confirm your decision to attend and send a deposit and any necessary documentation by May 1st. If you do not do this, you may risk losing your spot at a school. 

Once you make your decision and commit to a college or university, please be sure to let the other schools that you are turning them down. This opens up a spot for another student who may be on a waiting list for that school, and it lets you end your connection with a college without burning any bridges for the future. 

If you are considering committing to a larger college or university, please keep in mind that requests for housing might be available sooner than the May 1st deadline. Committing to a larger school sooner than May 1st might open up more housing opportunities for you. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Latta 

Summer Innovation Program

The STARTSHIP Summer Innovation Program is a 6 week program that helps students grades 10-12 become better problem solvers and more effective communicators! Students will also build confidence in presenting themselves and their ideas. These skills are invaluable to starting college and launching a career. For more information, visit their website.


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, May 4 – Chick-fil-A (pre-orders required by Wednesday, May 2)
  • Friday, May 11 – Carytown Burgers and Fries
  • Friday, May 18 – End of Year Celebration Trips
  • Friday, May 25 –  The Boardwalk