Weekly Update: February 23 – March 1
Posted by TNCS on Feb 22, 2019
Thursday, February 21
- Loving shown for Upper School students, 3-5pm, Greenwood Commons
READ Art Show & Sale: Volunteers Needed
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
Middle school parents, do you get frustrated because your child often isn’t on the iPad App that they should be using to complete their work? Guided Access is a feature that enables you to lock the iPad on the app you select. Click here for a quick video that explains how to activate this feature.
Please remember teachers sometimes use Guided Access, too. Let’s agree to remember the last step of using Guided Access is turning it off. This will allow for both parents and teachers to use this feature. To turn off Guided Access:
- Triple click the home button
- Put in your code
- Go back to Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access >
- Toggle off the Guided Access button (from green back to grey).
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
During the week of March 4th, Middle School students will participate in an exciting opportunity known as Innovation Week. Be on the lookout for more specific details, but here are a few quick key points for your future planning:
- During Innovation week (March 5-8), we will have a typical school day. Students should arrive by 7:55am and will be dismissed at 3:30pm. There will be no After School Study Hall this week. If your student is not participating in a Spring sport, please plan to pick up your child at 3:30pm.
- Weekly lunch opportunities will remain the same. Please make sure that your student signs up for Pizza Monday, Jason’s Deli on Tuesday-Thursday, and Chick-fil-A on Friday. Students can also pack lunches.
- Your child should still bring a backpack full of their educational technology resources.
- If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Julie Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th and 6th Grade Innovation Week
During the week of March 4th, 5th and 6th graders will be participating in Innovation Week. We are really excited to present them with this experience. For one week, we will put our regular schedule aside to explore themes of collaborative and cross-curricular problem solving, creativity, and community. In order to complete the first phase of this project, we need help from 5th and 6th grade parents! Would you be willing to share your trash with us? The students will build machines from recycled materials, so we will need a TON! Click here for more information and a list of helpful items.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Innovation Week is just a week away! We are so excited to see all of the projects the 9th and 10th grade students have chosen. This week, they will be meeting with their “pod groups” to determine supply needs and to begin planning!
The juniors and seniors are making final preparations for their internships! They will be interning with community members during Innovation Week.
Black History Month Film Series
Our final Black History Month Film Series movie will be shown on Thursday at 3pm. The movie will be Loving, the story of the Virginia couple whose legal battle won the right for interracial couples to marry. The movie will finish around 5pm. Thanks to all of the students who have come to see our movies this month!
Recent College Acceptances
- Morgan, Penn State University
Many colleges have application deadlines on March 1st and 15th! 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. Seniors should notify any college to which they have been accepted but are not planning to attend.
SCAD Information Session
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will be hosting a general information session on Saturday, March 2nd at 10am at The Jefferson Hotel. Click here to register.
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.
Information for Sophomores
Click on this link for important information on updating testing in time to apply for accommodations for PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests. This information has also been emailed to sophomore parents.
Spring Sports Details
Click here for an UPDATED list of Spring sports offerings, coaches, and practice information. Please note changes to the golf schedules.
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, 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