Weekly Update: January 12-18
Posted by TNCS on Jan 11, 2019
Tuesday, January 15
- Students should sign up for spring sports by Tuesday
Friday, January 18
- Progress Review, no classes
Monday, January 21
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no classes
Battle of the Books
TNCS Sabers met Friday in combined Upper and Middle School teams to prepare for the Battle of the Books competition on March 29. They chose team names, created team banners, and planned their strategy for reading the competition books. Click the following links to check out the competition book list and book reviews: Middle School / Upper School. All of the books are available on audio on the Learning Ally app. Parents are encouraged to listen along and discuss the books with their students.
Support the PA by shopping at Publix
Giving is easy! Publix shoppers can sign up for a Publix.com account and then click Select a School on the My Settings page to choose TNCS. When checking out in the store simply enter your phone number and Publix will give back to TNCS.
Westminster Canterbury Richmond, a retirement community located on the City’s Northside right around the corner from TNCS, is looking for volunteers in numerous capacities. Visit the volunteer page of their website for opportunities and to complete an application. If you have questions, please contact Kathy H. Morton in their Volunteer Resource Development Office at 804-261-5201.
Tech Tip of the Week
Word items mysteriously disappear…. has this happened to you? You open Word, click on Recent, and scroll to a document you were working on only to be told: “This document is either deleted or not currently accessible.” If you look at the file path [that’s the tiny print below the document’s name] and see the words “Outlook Temp” at the far end, there is an issue. When you open a document, especially one sent to you as an email attachment, and sometimes downloads, the first thing you want to do is SAVE the document to your desktop or other folder on your computer. The thing you DON’T want to do is Command S – this will “Save” your work in a folder that is Temporary (that is what the “Temp” refers to). “SAVE AS” is always your best option.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Be on the lookout for an email from Scott Kay with upcoming Middle School news.
Middle School Ski Day
The TNCS Middle School will go to Massanutten Ski Resort for our annual Ski Day on Friday, February 1. This annual trip is a lot of fun and will be well supervised by TNCS faculty. We will continue to offer tubing as well. This is a great alternative to skiing/snowboarding, especially for those who don’t know how to ski. The tubing area will be well supervised by teachers. This trip is optional; however, if your child does not attend the trip, they should stay home that day. There will be no alternative activities on campus.
The permission form contains more information and must be returned to the school on or before Wednesday, January 23rd. Alternately, the form can be filled out electronically and emailed to Jason Carmichael. If you have questions, please direct them to Mr. Carmichael. Thank you!
Learning Ally Great Reading Games
Middle School students started the Learning Ally Great Reading Games strong this week. They listened to 4,943 pages on audio books on the Learning Ally app and pushed our school to an 8th place ranking in our school bracket. Middle School students who read at least 20 minutes a day for 5 days between Friday, January 11 and Friday, January 18 will be entered in a random drawing for a $25 Visa gift card. Students are encouraged to read books to support their Battle of the Books team.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Be on the lookout for an email from Adam Rothschild with upcoming Upper School news.
Upper School Ski Trip
The TNCS Upper School will go to Massanutten Ski Resort for our annual Ski Day on Friday, January 25. This annual trip is a lot of fun and will be well supervised by TNCS faculty. We will continue to offer tubing as well. This is a great alternative to skiing/snowboarding, especially for those who don’t know how to ski. The tubing area will be well supervised by teachers. This trip is optional; however, if your child does not attend the trip, they should stay home that day. There will be no alternative activities on campus.
The permission form contains more information and must be returned to the school office on or before Wednesday, January 16th. Alternately, the form can be filled out electronically and emailed to Jason Carmichael. If you have questions, please direct them to Mr. Carmichael.
Recent College Acceptances
- Benjamin A., George Mason University
- Gabrielle, Campbell University
Upcoming College Application Deadlines
Just a reminder that many colleges have deadlines approaching quickly. Seniors are encouraged to complete college applications, send SAT/ACT scores, and request official transcripts to be sent, if needed. Seniors who still need to apply to colleges, should schedule a meeting with Mrs. Harley as soon as possible. She is available during 2nd, 3rd, Lunch, 6th, 7th, Advisory, and Extra Help. Below is a list of a few of the upcoming deadlines:
- January 15th – VCU, George Mason, James Madison University, Virginia Tech
- February 1st – ODU, Radford, Mary Washington, Christopher Newport
- March 1st – Randolph-Macon
- March 15th – Roanoke, High Point, Juniata, Southern Methodist
Seniors should check the website for a specific college’s application deadline and allow time to submit the application and required supporting documentation.
Students who have been accepted to a college that they plan on attending should contact the college and accept the offer. Students should decline offers from colleges that they are not planning to attend.
Seniors should complete this survey of their college application status. Completion of this survey will serve as a request for Mrs. Harley to send mid-year transcripts to all the colleges to which students have applied. This form will also be emailed to seniors and parents who are encouraged to complete it with their students as soon as possible.
Outside Learning Opportunity
The Richmond Performing Arts Alliance will be offering a Video Production Class that runs Wednesdays from February 6th to May 8th. Students have the ability to earn .5 credits for independent study in this course. For more information and registration visit RPAA’s website.
Spring Sports Sign-ups
Spring sign-ups for Saber Sports have begun. There are several offerings for students in both divisions. We’re asking students to make their decision by Tuesday so that preparations can be made for the spring sports season.
- Middle School offerings – baseball, 5K training team, golf, tennis, girls soccer
- Upper School offerings – boys volleyball, girls soccer, 5K training team, golf, tennis
- There is also a Tuesday/Thursday fitness and yoga group for 8th – 12th graders
Sign-up sheets for MS are next to the pizza sign-up sheets by the athletic office. US sheets are by the water fountains on the first floor of Founders Hall.
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, January 18 – Progress Review: No Classes
- Friday, January 25 – Pizza Lunch benefiting TNCS Athletics
- Friday, February 1 – Carytown Burgers and Fries
- Friday, February 8 – The Boardwalk
- Friday, February 15 – Professional Development: No Classes
- Friday, February 22 – Pizza Lunch benefiting TNCS Athletics