Weekly Update: January 18 – 24
Posted by TNCS on Jan 17, 2020
Saturday, January 18
- Robotics Tournament, John Tyler Community College, Chester Campus
Monday, January 20
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no classes
Tuesday, January 21
- Progress Review – no classes
Wednesday, January 22
- 8th Graders Shadow Upper School Students
Call for volunteers!
Who: Energetic, creative, outgoing parent volunteers needed for the 2020 TNCS fall raffle committee. Can volunteer in several areas:
- Call upon businesses for donations
- Marketing and promotion
- Logistics (stuffing packets, tracking, etc.)
- Student involvement
Work will be done throughout the remainder of this school year and over the summer. Should be turnkey to replicate the popular raffle items offered in fall 2019. Businesses were very happy and eager to donate to TNCS because we have not asked them for previous donations. We are hoping to add one or two new packages next year to include a trip. Also looking to add exciting prizes for students to encourage competition among the houses. Please email Virginia McAndrew in the Development Office to sign up; she will connect you with the right PA Board members. It will be lots of fun and a great way to meet other TNCS parents! No experience necessary and can be done on your own time!
8th Graders Shadowing Upper School Students
On Wednesday afternoon, our 8th graders will shadow an Upper School student. They will visit two classes and have some time to talk about their experience in the TNCS Upper School. Then, 8th graders will have the opportunity to debrief the experience with their advisor. Through this experience, we hope that our 8th graders will learn what to expect in Upper School and spend the remainder of the 8th grade year developing habits that will help them be successful.
Tech Tip of the Week: Navigating a Digital Life
Browser hijackers are a real thing for students and teachers. Please make sure you pay careful attention when you search. If your browser suddenly changes its look, a hijacker may have grabbed your browser. The following urls have been associated with known browser hijacks: searchbaron.com, searchitnow.com, search.com.offer, com.xyz.abc, searchplusnow.com, myshopcoupon, and anysearch. Some hijackers realize the fake ‘Google’ page has become recognizable, so they have switched to a fake ‘Bing’ search page. Watch and if you see any changes in your search engine that you didn’t initiate proceed with caution. If you see any of the urls listed above come and see Mrs. DelMonte as soon as you can. Stay cyber safe Sabers!
The TNCS Middle School will go to Massanutten Ski Resort for our annual Ski Day on Friday, February 7. More information can be found here. 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 must be returned to the school on or before Wednesday, January 29. Alternately, the form can be filled out electronically and emailed to email@example.com.
The TNCS Upper School will go to Massanutten Ski Resort for our annual Ski Day on Friday, January 31. More information can be found here. 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 must be returned to the school on or before Wednesday, January 22. Alternately, the form can be filled out electronically and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Robotics Team is competing in the RVA VEX VRC Tower Takeover Tournament this Saturday at John Tyler Community College’s Chester campus. Good luck, Team Error Code!
Recent College Acceptances
Congratulations Seniors on College Acceptances!
- Matthew Geovannello, Ferrum College
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, and a few Fridays, 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, 12:03 – 12:33.
- Friday, January 24 – Pizza lunch benefitting Saber Athletics
- Friday, January 31 – Carytown Burgers and Fries
- Friday, February 7 – The Boardwalk
- Friday, February 14 – Professional Development Day – No Classes
- Friday, February 21 – Pizza Lunch benefitting Saber Athletics
- Friday, February 28 – The Boardwalk