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Weekly Update: February 10-16

Posted by TNCS on Feb 9, 2018


  • Sunday, February 11

    • Europe Trip Meeting, 7pm, Greenwood Commons
  • Wednesday, February 14

    • Parents Association meeting, 8am, Greenwood Commons
  • Thursday, February 15

    • MS Houlagan’s Rest Volunteer Permission Slips Due
  • Friday, February 16

    • Professional Development Day, no classes
    • Parents Association hosts faculty/staff lunch
    • Senior Job Shadow Day
  • Monday, February 19

    • President’s Day, no classes


Parents Association Meeting – Rescheduled Date

The Parents Association meeting that was cancelled due to weather has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 14 at 8am in Greenwood Commons. All parents are invited to attend. 

Meet Our New Director of Middle School

Congratulations are due to Scott Kay, current TNCS LF teacher. Mr. Kay will be the Director of Middle School starting this summer. We are excited to welcome him to this role and the TNCS Administration. Scott has a background with strong middle school experience as a teacher, coach, and leader. He graduated from VCU with a BA in History Education, and received a postgraduate certificate from ODU in special education, and a master’s degree in education from Averett University. Scott spent his 12 years prior to TNCS teaching in Hanover County as a special education teacher as well as coaching boys and girls tennis.

Upcoming Meetings for Europe Trip Summer 2018!

You will soon receive forms that need to be completed and some notarized. We also will have a representative from World Strides skype with us in either March or April to answer any questions or address concerns. 

We have 3 important meetings planned to go over essential information about the trip, get to know each other better, and learn more about the countries we will be visiting. We will enjoy some fun activities related to our travel and share food that relates to each country. The meetings will be on Sunday evenings in Greenwood Commons from 7-8pm. Parents and students are invited to attend.

  • February 11: Italy; please bring a copy of your passport. 
  • March 18: France 
  • April 22: Spain 

Mark your calendars and plan to be there for information, food and fun! Questions? Contact Mrs. Noble or Ms. Latta.


Reading Games and the Richmond Flying Squirrels

The Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball team wants to help encourage Middle School students to read for our Learning Ally Great Reading Games and Battle of the Books! The Squirrels will give a free baseball ticket to their April 18 game (with fireworks!) to every student who reads 8 books between February 1 and March 30. Students can earn a free ticket by having a parent sign off that they read each of the 8 books on a special Squirrels bookmark. We will give the bookmarks out next week. When a student has read 8 books, they will turn the bookmark in to Mrs. Petzer to receive a free baseball ticket. Keep Reading, Sabers! 

Reading Games Featured Book of the Week

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Volunteer Opportunity

On Saturday, February 17th, from 9:45am-1pm, Middle School students will be volunteering to help Houlagan’s Rest Dog Shelter at Stony Point Fashion Park. Students will have the opportunity to participate in their “Hike A Houlagan” program by walking dogs around the mall. This program builds confidence for dogs who need to reconnect with people and will allow our students to have the opportunity to bond with the needy animals. It is not an obedience class, it is simply leash-walking a rescue dog. Visit their website to learn more: 

Click here for the permission slip and Houlagan’s Rest required forms. In order to participate, students should turn in all of these forms to Mrs. Clelland or Mrs. Harley. All forms must be turned in by February 15. There is limited space on the bus, so students also have the option to meet our group at Stony Point Fashion Park. Contact Mrs. Harley with any questions.


Senior Seminar – Job Shadow

The majority of our seniors will participate in our job shadow program on Friday, February 16th. We believe that job shadow experiences can: 

  • Provide students with an opportunity to explore career fields 
  • Inspire a career choice 
  • Help them choose a major 
  • Teach them important life skills 

This year our seniors are shadowing professionals in a diverse range of fields including: architecture and design, hair styling, elementary education, occupational therapy, sports communications, and others.  

Assignments Over Long Weekend

Students should check Portals for assignments over the four-day weekend, February 16-19. 

Reading Games Featured Books of the Week

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Homeless Bird 
by Gloria Whelan


Athletic Schedules

Game schedules and scores can be found on


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.

  • Note: There will be no Jason’s option on Thursday, February 8. Instead we will have The Boardwalk Food Truck.

Food Truck Fridays

Join us for our Food Truck Fridays! Upper School Lunch, 11:53 – 12:26; Middle School Lunch, 12:33  1:06.

  • February 16 – Professional Development Day, no classes
  • February 23 – Pizza Day – Proceeds benefit Saber Athletics