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Weekly Update: January 5 – 11

Posted by TNCS on Jan 4, 2019

  • Thursday, January 10

    • READ Art Show & Sale Meeting, 4pm, Westbrook House
  • Friday, January 11

    • Parents Association Meeting, 2:30pm, Greenwood Commons


New Students

We would like to welcome our new students to the TNCS family. We have five new students who started with us second semester. Two are joining our Middle School. Anthony Chandler has joined our 6th grade class. He is coming to us from the Light of the World Academy in Montross, Virginia. Joining our 7th grade class is Jackson Vines coming from St. Edward’s in Richmond. We have three students who started in our Upper School. Chloe Myers is in 9th grade and she has traveled from Texas where she attended Argyle High School, and Jeff Hodell, also in 9th grade, is joining us from Thomas Dale High School in Chesterfield. Theo Frankel is joining our 10th grade class. He last attended Maggie Walker Governor’s School in Richmond. Please give a warm welcome to our newest students and their families. They are all wonderful additions to our TNCS family. 

Parents Association Meeting

All parents are invited to attend the open Parents Association meeting next Friday. Please note the time, as we are trying different times this year. We hope you will join us! 

  • When: January 11, 2:30pm
  • Where: Greenwood Commons 
  • Who: Open to all parents

Tech Tip of the Week

Happy New Year! The beginning of the 2nd semester of school is a great time to get organized. Scoop all of your 1st semester work into a 1st semester folder and start fresh with 2nd semester folders. You can also put a copy in your OneDrive cloud for safe keeping. Don’t throw things away, you may not know when you will need them again. Wouldn’t it be nice to begin a ‘new’ semester with fresh folders? Below is just one suggestion of how to organize your school work.



MacBooks for Rising 8th Graders

Friendly reminder for current 7th grade parents – TNCS students entering the 8th grade in the fall of 2019 are required to have a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro laptop. Minimum requirements:

  • Storage: 256 GB
  • Processor: at least 1.6 GHz dual-core
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Operating System: High Sierra or higher 

Contact Jessica DelMonte if you have any questions. 


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.   

Recent College Acceptances

  • Morgan, Old Dominion University 
  • Noa, Randolph College
  • Ross, Randolph-Macon College
  • Alex, High Point University
  • Cole, George Mason University
  • Douglas, Randolph-Macon College
  • Gabrielle, High Point University
  • Rachel, Christopher Newport University 
  • Abbott, Radford University

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 If you have questions, please direct them to


Athletic Schedules

Daily schedules for each team can be found at Please create a FAN ACCOUNT for your child’s team so you can receive alerts of schedule changes.   


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, 12:32 – 1:05; Middle School Lunch, 11:58  12:31.  

  • Friday, January 11 – Carytown Burgers and Fries 
  • 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