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Weekly Update: May 12-18

Posted by TNCS on May 11, 2018


  • Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12

    • AP History Exam
  • Monday, May 14

    • Professional Development Day, no classes
  • Tuesday, May 15

    • 11th and 12th Grade Trip to Washington
    • US Lake Monacan Trip Permission Due
  • Thursday, May 17

    • 5th and 6th GradeVirginia Beach Trip Permission Due
    • Spring Athletic Awards Assembly, 2:15, Activities Center *Tier 3 for all students
    • Last day for MS After School Study Hall


End of Year Events – Tier 3

With the end of the school year comes several events that require all students to wear Tier 3 dress. It has been a while since we have had a warm-weather Tier 3 day so please be sure your child has appropriate clothes. Below are the upcoming Tier 3 days, as well as reminders of Tier 3 requirements.

  • Upcoming Tier 3 Dress Days – For All Students:
    • Thursday, May 17: Spring Athletic Awards Assembly
    • Friday, May 25: Academic Awards Assembly
    • Tuesday, June 5: Graduation
  • Tier 3 Requirements (Handbook, Page 20):
    • Males: Sport coat, dress shirt tucked in, tie, dress pants or khakis, belt, and dress shoes. No baseball caps.
    • Females: Dress or skirt (fingertip length or longer), or blouse and slacks. Dress shoes. Flip-flops, clogs, and sneakers are inappropriate.
    • On days of formal occasions, students are expected to arrive to school dressed for the event and remain so dressed for the duration of the school day. Students should not expect to change clothes for the event during the school day.

Athletic Awards Assembly

The spring Athletic Awards Assembly is this Thursday, May 17 at 2:15 in the Gym. Come help us honor our Saber athletes! Please note this is a Tier 3 day for all students.

Student Spotlight: Charlie and Calder

  • Did you know that there is a Pi World Ranking List? Participants must be able to recite a minimum of 20 digits of Pi and be witnessed by 2 adults. There are currently 1,399 people ranked on the list, with our own Charlie Cuttino ranked at 448! Charlie recited 166 digits of Pi in one minute and 16 seconds. Very impressive!
  • Congratulations to Calder and his teammates at the Deep Run Hunt Chapter of the United States Pony Club’s Regional Pony Club Tetrathalon. A Tetrathalon tests 4 phases: riding, running, swimming, and target shooting. It was originally designed as military training for cavalry to simulate the challenges a soldier might encounter while escaping through enemy territory. Calder is now qualified to compete in the USPC Championships in July, and the team also won the overall Horse Management award. Way to go! 

Mindful Parenting Conference

The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and the Chrysalis Institute present the 2nd annual Mindful Parenting Conference on Saturday, June 9 at Collegiate School. With 4 keynote speakers (Sherry Klauer, Chris Raina, Ph.D., Grace and David Gallagher), and more than 15 highly regarded and accomplished experts in fields of parenting, mindfulness, behavioral psychology and research, yoga, family dynamics and stress reduction, this event will provide tools to implement immediately for a more harmonious household. Click here for more details and to register

Summer Online PE

Each summer, several TNCS students take an online PE class in order to make up credits missed due to illness or injury or free up time in their schedule. The class they usually take is called Fitness Fundamentals 1; it is offered through Carone Fitness. The students take the accelerated version, which is an 8 week course (link to register). Contact Ms. Morris with questions about the class. Please give them Mr. Rothschild’s email ( as the school contact, to make sure that the school receives grades and credits. You don’t need to register until a week or so before you want your child to begin the class.

Summer Programs

The TNCS Summer Programs brochure is live and registration is open! This year’s program includes a new lineup for the Middle School Afternoon Exploratory, Middle School and Upper School Programming, and Verbal and Math PSAT/SAT prep courses. Click here to see this year’s brochureRegister early and save!

Athletic Schedules

Game schedules and scores can be found on 


5/6 Grade Field Trip

The fifth and sixth grade students will be visiting the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Center in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, May 22. A letter and permission slip was distributed in science class with the details of the trip. Permission slips are due by Thursday, May 17 and should be given to Mrs. Taylor. 

After School Study Hall

The last day of After School Study Hall for middle school students will be Thursday, May 17th. Nightly homework for content courses will still be assigned, but any missing work or necessary appointments for exam preparations will be handled by the student and teacher on a case-by-case basis. Please make arrangements to pick up your child at 3:30 starting Monday, May 21st.


11th & 12th Grade Trip to Washington DC

The juniors and seniors will spend Tuesday, May 15th in Washington. The 11th grade history students are visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Smithsonian American History Museum; the seniors will spend the day at the Newseum. The juniors who are not in 11th grade history are visiting the Hirshhorn Gallery and the Smithsonian American History Museum. Please contact Ms. Morris or Mr. Carmichael with any questions.  

Year-End Celebration Trip

Friday, May 18 is our annual celebratory trip to Lake Monacan. If you have not yet turned in your permission form, please do so today! We will leave shortly after morning arrival and return to campus at approximately 5:30.

Summer Innovation Program

The STARTSHIP Summer Innovation Program is a 6 week program that helps students grades 10-12 become better problem solvers and more effective communicators! Students will also build confidence in presenting themselves and their ideas. These skills are invaluable to starting college and launching a career. For more information, visit their website.


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.  

  • Friday, May 18 – End of Year Celebration Trips
  • Friday, May 25 –  The Boardwalk