Weekly Update: May 25 – 31
Posted by TNCS on May 24, 2019
Monday, May 27
- Memorial Day, no classes
Tuesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 30
- Grades 5-7: Regular Schedule
- Grades 8-12: Exams – Special Schedule
Friday, May 31
- Grades 5-7: No Classes
- Grade 8: Moving Up Ceremony, 10:30am, Activities Center, Tier 3 Dress
- Grades 9-12: Exams – Special Schedule
8-12th Grade Exam Schedules
Students and parents of 8th – 12th grade students have an exam schedule in their email inboxes. Exams begin this Tuesday and run through Friday. Please consult your schedule carefully, as your student may not have all of their exams at the same time of day. Please contact Mr. Rothschild with questions.
Dress for Classes/Exams This Week
All students are allowed to wear Tier 1 attire for classes and exams next week, with the following exceptions:
- Tier 3 Attire – 8th grade students who will be presenting science projects on Tuesday, May 28
- Tier 3 Attire – 8th Grade Students for Moving Up Ceremony on Friday, May 31
Lost & Found
Lost & Found will be placed on the Green on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28 & 29. Please take the opportunity to look for any items your student may have misplaced.
Office 365 Subscription
Are you graduating or not returning to TNCS next year? We will certainly miss you! Don’t forget that your TNCS Office 365 subscription (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, OneNote, OneDrive) will be deactivated over the summer. You can get a free student Office 365 subscription, and you can also use Pages (Word), Keynote (PowerPoint), and Numbers (Excel) to open your documents when you hold down the control button and click on the document.
Successful Year for NHS
The 2018-19 National Honor Society members just concluded a successful year. Our chapter donated 479 pounds of food to the Central Virginia Food Bank, delivered valentine’s to every member of school, sold more than 200 cheesesteaks at lunch, held five successful bake sales, and raised over $1,200. At our last meeting of the year, members presented several worthy charities and voted to donate the funds raised this year to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond. Thank you to all who took part in our events this year!
Periodically, students need to recharge their laptops and iPads. We happily loan them chargers of all sorts to get them through the day. Unfortunately, we are missing a lot of these loaned charging cords. If you happen to notice any extra cords around your house and wouldn’t mind returning it to school, it would be most appreciated. Thanks for checking!
Sign up for TNCS Summer Programs! Classes are held from June 17 – July 12. Click here to see this year’s brochure. Summer Programs are not just open to TNCS students. If you know someone from another area school who could benefit please share with them!
There are still a few spots left in SAT Math Prep, SAT Verbal Prep and College Essay Workshop, as well as Middle School classes: Fractions & Decimals Review, Preparation for Algebra, and Reading On Your Own. Sign up today!
Tech Tip of the Week: Steer Clear of PUPs
There are many programs purporting to assist you in speeding up your laptop and ‘cleaning’ it of unwanted malware, adware, viruses, etc. Unfortunately, they don’t really live up to the hype. There are so many versions of this ‘software’ because of a reputation for being PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs). Click here to learn more about avoiding these risks.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
No More After School Study Hall
There will be no After School Study Hall on Tuesday, May 28th or Thursday, May 30th. Please plan to pick up your child at 3:30 on May 28th and May 30th.
8th Grade Science
8th grade science students need to be in Tier 3 dress for their final exam presentations on Tuesday. They may change into normal (Tier 2) dress upon the completion of their science presentations.
Jason’s Deli Lunch Options Tuesday – Thursday
Jason’s Deli will be available to order for Middle School students this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 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.
Friday, May 31
Reminder: Grades 5-7 do not have school on Friday, May 31st. Students are encouraged to attend the 8th grade moving up ceremony from 10:30-11:30am. This is a Tier 3 dress event.
Macbook for Rising 8th Graders
Reminder: Current 7th grade students will need a Macbook Pro or Air as an 8th grader in the 2019-2020 school year at TNCS. Please see the Technology Specifications on our website for more details and direct questions to Jessica DelMonte.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Senior Parents – Please review these Graduation Details with your senior. Graduation is only 9 days away!
Sign Ups for Fall Sports Happening Now
Sign up sheets for fall Saber Sports went up last week. Based on these sign ups, we will hire coaches, make practice schedules, buy uniforms, and schedule games. MS sheets are outside the athletic office. US sheets are in Founders Hall. The practice start date is listed on the sheet for each team. US sports start August 12. MS sports start August 20. We are also investigating the possibility of an 8-man football team (grades 8-12), which would start August 5. Students have been urged to check the date before they commit and sign up. Students who do not sign up and do not make the start of practice may not have a roster spot this fall. Our goal in Saber Sports is to provide each student with the best possible experience. To do this, we need accurate sign ups to ensure accurate planning. Please encourage your child to accurately reflect their intentions on the sign-up sheets by the end of the day on Tuesday.
Sign up sheets include:
- Coed cross country
- Girls volleyball
- Boys soccer
- 8-man football
- Developmental golf
Summer and Fall Athletics
- Saber Strong Summer Program for rising 8-12th grade students is back this summer! These offerings include a focus on physical development, injury prevention, basketball and volleyball skill work, and an opportunity to build strong team relationships. Click the link below for more details.
- Fall athletic practices begin August 12 for Upper School and August 20 for Middle School. Click the link below for more details.
- Click here for more details on both summer and fall athletics.