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Weekly Update: January 20-26

Posted by TNCS on Jan 19, 2018

  • Monday, January 22

    • Senior privileges begin
  • Wednesday, January 24

    • MS Ski Day permission forms due
    • NHS doughnut sales, before school, Founders Hall


NHS Doughnut Sale

NHS doughnut sales are continuing this Wednesday, before school in the entryway to Founders Hall. Doughnuts are $1 each. 

Great Reading Games

TNCS ranked 15th in the nation last week in the Learning Ally Great Reading Games! Our school earns 100 points for every day that a student reads 25 minutes on a weekday, 50 points for every day a student reads 25 minutes on a weekend, 10 points for every page read, and 1 point for every student that is reading. If we rank in the top 3 schools in the nation on February 23, TNCS will win 3 Chrome books, 3 Beats headphones, a $100 gift card, and 25 prize packs. If we win in our school-size category, we will win 3 tablets, 3 Beats headphones, a $100 gift card, and prize packs. The prizes will be distributed to the top TNCS readers in the upper and middle school. Keep reading, Sabers!!

Best of Virginia

Last year Virginia Living readers voted TNCS one of the top three Independent Schools in Central Virginia. What an honor! Help us keep that status in 2018 by voting again – click here to cast your vote. Voting is open through the end of the day January 28. Question #58 is Best Independent School (and our READ Art Show & Sale is a great answer for #1 Best Annual Charity Event and #2 Best Art Event!).

Animal Club Notecard Sale

The Middle School Animal Club sponsored an art contest with the theme of animal/human connections. Two submissions tied for first place and won the honor of having their art work featured on notecards! Congratulations Oakley and Sesley! All proceeds will benefit the Richmond SPCA. This is a non-profit, no-kill, humane organization dedicated to the principal that every life is precious. The notecards are $10.00 for six cards, three of each design, and envelopes. If you are interested please bring your cash or check (payable to TNCS) in an envelope to Mrs. Riddle. Thank you for helping animals in need of love and care!


MS Ski Day

The TNCS Middle School will go to Massanutten Ski Resort for our annual Ski Day on Friday, February 2. 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 school on or before Wednesday, January 24th. Alternately, the form can be filled out electronically and emailed to 

Reading Games Featured Books of the Week

What’s the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George



College Acceptances

Congratulations to the following seniors who have been accepted to college! 

  • Arianna: Eckerd College 
  • Marshall: Radford University 
  • Thomas: Roanoke College 
  • Madison: Goucher College 
  • Carolyn: Lynchburg College and Longwood University 
  • Acelynn: Marshall University 

Student Life

Dr. Garrett Westlake, Executive Director of VCU’s Da Vinci Center, will serve as the keynote speaker of our Igniting Passions Speaker Series: The Entrepreneurial Spirit. The Igniting Passions Speaker Series will occur once a week for three weeks during the winter season. TNCS has invited local entrepreneurs to speak to our Upper School students about their career. Studies show that in the US 35% of entrepreneurs identified themselves as being dyslexic, compared to only 15% in the general population. The purpose of this speaker series is to introduce them to this field. Our goal is to bring together creative, dynamic, resilient local entrepreneurs to give talks that will foster curiosity and wonder – and perhaps inspire a career choice. Our hope is that these talks promote meaningful conversation and light a spark within our student body.  

Senior Privileges

Our seniors will begin with their special privileges on Monday. They will be allowed to leave at 3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays providing they are on time to school in the mornings. If they have appointments with teachers or are assigned ASSH, they will not be able to leave early. They may also order food and have it delivered for lunch if they desire.   

Reading Games Featured Books of the Week

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson



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.

Food Truck Fridays

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