Weekly Update: February 16 – 22
Posted by TNCS on Feb 15, 2019
Saturday, February 16
- Richmond Invitational VEX Turning Point Tournament, hosted at TNCS
Monday, February 18
- President’s Day, no classes
Thursday, February 21
- Presentation for Seniors by The VCU Writing Center, 11:45, Baker House
- SCAD Rep on campus
- Jostens Rep on campus to collect orders, 3pm, Greenwood Commons
Friday, February 22
- Winter Athletic Awards Assembly, 2:15, Activities Center
Thank you from the PA!
Thank you to everyone who made the luncheon on Friday for our faculty and staff so wonderful. The snacks, treats and soups were delicious and much appreciated! If you left a crock-pot or serving dish, please pick them up by Ms. Robinson’s desk in Massey on Tuesday morning. If you have questions, email Virginia McAndrew.
Robotics Tournament Hosted at TNCS
TNCS will be hosting the first Richmond Invitational VEX Turning Point Tournament on Saturday, February 16. We’ll be here all day, so come on out and cheer on “Error Code,” our Saber Robotics Team!
READ Art Show & Sale: Volunteers
The 11th annual READ Art Show & Sale is March 22-23! READ showcases work by regional artists and was voted Best Art Event and Best Annual Charity Event in Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of Virginia 2018. It takes all week to set up the event, which starts Friday, March 22 with a ticketed opening reception, and is open free on Saturday, March 23. This is the Parents Association’s big fundraiser and they rely on parents to help make it happen. Click here to view a Sign Up Genius for the week of READ to see how you can help! There some items to be donated, and plenty of volunteer jobs throughout the week. Thank you in advance for your help with this event! Be on the lookout for your invitation in the mail soon! Contact April Eddleton with questions.
The TNCS Summer Programs brochure is live and registration is open! Classes are held from June 17 – July 12. Click here to see this year’s brochure. Register early and save!
Tech Tip of the Week
Did you know Siri, as well as the search feature on your iPad and/or laptop, could do conversions? Need to know how many cups are in that 16oz bag of cheese? Just ask ‘how many cups in 16 oz?’ It will also convert money. This conversion trick works on iPhones, iPads, and Mac laptops!
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Tech Requirements 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.
Great Reading Games
Congratulations to Eric Connor who won the Great Reading Games prize drawing this week. He won a $25 Mastercard gift card for reading 20 minutes a day for 5 days on Learning Ally. He was one of five students in the middle school who qualified for the drawing. Students who read 20 minutes for 5 days between Friday, February 8, and Friday, February 15, are eligible for the next $25 gift card drawing. The winner will be announced on Tuesday. There will be one more prize drawing as the Learning Ally Great Reading Games draws to a close on February 22. Students are encouraged to support their Battle of the Books team by reading from the competition book list. Read on, Sabers!
Student Spotlight: Drew Meyer
Fifth Grader Drew Meyer is a member of the Wintergreen Freeride Ski team. Last weekend he competed in the USASA (United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association) Appalachian Series Snow Cross Race at Massanutten. There were 50-60 competitors spread across varying age groups. Drew came in second place in his age group. Way to go Drew!
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Jostens Orders for Seniors Due Thursday
Seniors and Parents – Our Jostens representative will return to campus on Thursday, February 21 at 3pm in Greenwood Commons to collect orders for graduation supplies. Seniors must order a cap and gown, but graduation announcements are not required. Senior parents are welcome to join these meetings! Additional details regarding the ordering process will also be emailed to senior parents. Questions? Please contact Laura Fields.
Senior Lunch Presentation by VCU
Attention Seniors! The VCU Writing Center will be giving a presentation to all seniors on February 21 at 11:45 in Baker House. Bring a packed lunch to this event.
Black History Month Film Series
Our Black History Month Film Series has gone great so far. Our next movie will be on Tuesday, and we will see I am Ali.
Recent College Acceptances
- Ben M., Randolph-Macon College
- Odin Anderson, Coastal Carolina University
- Ben N., Newberry College and Roanoke College
Many colleges have application deadlines on March 1st and 15th! Seniors are encouraged to complete college applications, send SAT/ACT scores, and request official transcripts to be sent, if needed. Seniors should check the website for a specific college’s application deadlines and allow time to submit the application and supporting documentation. Seniors who still need to apply to colleges or meet with Mrs. Harley should schedule an appointment during 2nd, 3rd, Break, Lunch, 6th, 7th, Advisory, or Extra Help.
SCAD College Rep Visit
On February 21st, the Assistant Director of Admission at SCAD, Steve Douglas, will be on campus. Steve will share information pertaining to SCAD’s academic programs with all Upper School students in grades 9-11 during a brief assembly and afterwards he will be in Morris Hall, Room 103, for a Q&A session. Click here to learn more about the 40+ academic programs that SCAD has to offer.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources for Seniors
Click on this link for scholarship and financial aid resources for seniors. This information has also been emailed to senior parents.
Information for Juniors
Click on this link for important information for juniors about recent student activities happening in Junior Seminar, SAT testing dates and procedures, and more! This information has also been emailed to junior parents.
Spring Sports Details
Click here for a list of Spring sports offerings, coaches, and practice information.
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.
- Friday, February 22 – Pizza Lunch benefiting TNCS Athletics
- Friday, March 1 – The Boardwalk
- Friday, March 8 – Chick Fil-A (students will need to sign up for their order, using the on-campus sign-up sheets, no later than Wednesday, March 6)
- Friday, March 15 – Spring Break – No Classes
- Friday, March 22 – Cheesesteak Lunch sponsored by NHS
- Friday, March 29 – Carytown Burgers and Fries