Weekly Update: March 2 – 8
Posted by TNCS on Mar 1, 2019
Saturday, March 2
- Regional History Day
- MS Dance
Monday, March 4 – Friday March 8
- Innovation Week
- Junior/Senior Internships
Wednesday, March 6
- Last day to sign up for Friday’s Chick-fil-A lunch
- READ Art Show & Sale Meeting, 4pm, Westbrook House
- Student Art Exhibit, 5:30-7:30pm, Stir Crazy Cafe
Student Art Exhibit
Starting on Wednesday, March 6 some of our talented art students will have their artwork on display at Stir Crazy Cafe. There will be an opening reception on March 6 from 5:30-7:30pm – we hope to see you there! The show will remain on display through March 29. Be sure to stop by and enjoy their talent! Click here for a list of participating students.
Supporting Mr. Kay
Several people have asked how they can continue to support Scott Kay and his family. Friends of Mr. Kay are raffling off a week’s stay at a private beach house in Nags Head, North Carolina. The money raised will provide some additional comfort and support to the Kay family as Scott begins treatment in the coming weeks. The house is located at 42222 West Breeze Way, Nags Head, sleeps 10, and the week can be mutually agreed upon between the winner and the owner. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by seeing Mrs. Fields in Massey Hall. The winning ticket will be drawn on March 30. Click here for more details on the house.
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
Do you have a library card? Does your student? If not, consider going to your local library to sign up for this handy tool. Today’s libraries maintain e-book collections which include Audio Books! These can be checked out, by any patrons for FREE with a valid library card! The “Libby” app [available in the App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft] allows you to search the collection. You can even set the file format in preferences for Audiobooks to limit your search. Happy reading!
Decoding Dyslexia Meeting
The next meeting of Decoding Dyslexia Virginia will be Monday, March 4, 7pm at the Bon Air Public Library (map). DDVA invites TNCS parents to attend. This month’s topic is Helpful Tips – bring your recommendations to share! Best IEP strategies, best apps, tutors, conferences, etc.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Tech Requirements for Rising 8th Graders
Reminder: Current 7th grade students will need a Macbook Pro or Air for the 2019-2020 school year at TNCS. Please see the Technology Specifications on our website for more details and direct questions to Jessica DelMonte.
During the week of March 4th, your student 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 4th-March 8th), 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. Spring sport schedules can be found at tncsathletics.org.
- 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 and project specific materials as appropriate.
- If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Julie Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Reading Games
- Congratulations to Thomas Byford, this week’s winner of the Great Reading Games prize drawing for a $25 Mastercard gift card! Thomas was one of seven students who read for 20 minutes for 5 days last week. The games officially ended last Friday. Our school ranked 23rd in our middle school bracket. Stay tuned for information about a celebration, recognition, and rewards for student participation in the games!
- Congratulations to our Final Top 30 High Scoring Readers in the Great Reading Games. Student scores were calculated based on the number of days they read at 20 minutes and the number of pages they read since January 7. Click here for the Top 30.
- Next Wednesday during break, students who read more than 300 pages during the Great Reading Games will be recognized for their impressive reading commitment with cake, snacks, and refreshments in Greenwood Commons. In addition, students who read more than 500 pages during the Great Reading Games will be recognized at the party and receive a $5 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Click here for a list of students who read more than 300 and more than 500 pages.
Middle School Dance
The Middle School dance is this Saturday, March 2nd from 7-10pm. Students are welcome to arrive between 7:00 and 7:30, and leave no earlier than 9:30. All normal school rules apply. The theme is 80’s, and students are welcome to dress in this attire or wear other school-appropriate clothing of their choice. The cost is free to students, but they are encouraged to bring in a donation to support a TNCS scholarship fund in honor of Mr. L.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Recent College Acceptances
- Abbott, West Virginia University
- Benjamin A., Virginia Tech
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
UPDATED MARCH 1: 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 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