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Weekly Update: November 17 – 29

Posted by TNCS on Nov 16, 2018

  • Monday, November 19

    • Chicken Fiesta Fundraiser, 4-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 20

    • Tier 3 Dress Day for All Students
    • Grandparents Day, 9am-noon, Activities Center
    • Senior Speeches, 10:50am, Activities Center
    • Fall Athletic Awards, 2:15pm, Activities Center
  • Wednesday, November 21 – Friday, November 23

    • Thanksgiving Holiday, no classes
  • Monday, November 26

    • Professional Development Day, no classes
  • Tuesday, November 27

    • 10th Grade English trip to the Valentine Museum
  • Friday, November 30

    • MS Drama Performance, 7pm, Greenwood Commons


Chicken Fiesta Supports TNCS!

Grab your friends and family because this Monday, November 19, the Chicken Fiesta located on Broad Street (2311 West Broad Street, across from the Science Museum) is supporting TNCS. Between the hours of 4-8pm, 20% of all sales will go back to the Parents Association. Eat-in or carry-out—remember to mention that you’re there for TNCS. Thank you!

Tier 3 Dress Day Tuesday

Please remember that due to Grandparents & Special Friends Day and the Fall Athletic Awards Assembly, Tuesday is a Tier 3 Dress Day. 

  • Sport coat, dress shirt tucked in, tie, dress pants or khakis, belt, and dress shoes, OR…
  • Dress or skirt (fingertip length or longer) with dress shoes, OR…
  • Blouse and dress slacks with jacket and dress shoes.
  • No flip-flops, clogs, or sneakers.
  • No baseball caps.

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

We are excited to host our first Grandparents & Special Friends Day on Tuesday! The event will include fellowship time, a program on Language Fundamentals, and a student panel on the TNCS experience. Grandparents are invited to stay for Senior Speeches and the Fall Athletic Awards Assembly, as well. Click here for more information.

Fall Athletic Awards Assembly

Tuesday is the Fall Athletic Awards Assembly at 2:15 in the Activities Center. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Overflow parking will be available at Scottish Rite Temple and shuttles will be available.


The last day to purchase raffle tickets is Tuesday, November 20. Don’t miss out!
Virginia Beach Getaway | Tacky Lights Tour + Dinner | READ Night Out!
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Middle School Drama Production

Come one, come all to see the Middle School Production of “The Taming of the Shoe”. In this fun and heartfelt saga, we meet Mary Jane who fell under a shoe curse after running away from home. Come watch as Cinderella, the Godfather Brothers, Georgie-Porgie, and even some elves help her find her way home. Two performances will take place on November 30th in the Julia Ann Greenwood Commons of Founders Hall. The first will be during the school day for the Middle School at 2:30. The second will take place at 7pm for friends, family, and Upper School students. Parents are welcome to attend either performance. We hope to see you there!

Tech Tip of the Week

Technology is a great tool! Sometimes unplugging is great, too. During this week try to put down the phone and keep devices in their bags. With a longer weekend, it is the perfect time to connect with family and enjoy their company. 


The holidays are approaching, and we know you will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. Shop through, make The New Community School your charity, and support TNCS!


10th Grade Field Trip

10th Grade English has a field trip to the Valentine Museum on Tuesday, November 27. They will leave midday and return by dismissal. 

Senior Speeches

TNCS has a long-standing tradition of pausing amidst the chaos of a busy season to learn lessons from our graduating senior class. Each senior will speak to the entire upper school about his/her personal values, beliefs, and life lessons. This is the student’s moment to impart wisdom and to bestow the gift of their experiences to their school community. We would like to invite you to join us at this event to listen to, learn from, and celebrate our seniors. Senior speeches will be from 10:50-11:45am. Please RSVP to

  • Participating Seniors this Semester: Abbott Aiken, Odin Anderson, Emma Bolstad, Paul Crosby, Gabrielle Kube, Ross Miller, Olivia Oley, Noa Simmons, Bo Vandersyde, and Tyler White 

Recent College Acceptances

  • Alex, Randolph College 
  • Emma, University of Mary Washington 
  • Benjamin A., University of Mary Washington

December SAT

Students who are taking the SAT on December 1st and 2nd should be on campus both days no later than 8:15am. Testing will begin soon after. Students should bring the following with them on both days of the test: computer, charger, headphones, #2 pencils, snacks, and water. Students will also need to bring the admission ticket that contains the registration number needed for the test.

College Applications 

The December 1st college application deadline is approaching quickly. SAT and ACT scores should be sent ASAP. It may be necessary to RUSH scores. Scores are sent from College Board It can take up to two weeks for scores to be delivered to schools. Rush delivery can take 2-3 days. See Mrs. Harley for help or use this link for instructions on how to send scores. This link can also be found on the College Counseling Portals Page. 


Winter Sports Details

Click here to view the UPDATED Winter Sports Grid, which includes practice schedule, coaches, and more.

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, November 16 – Carytown Burgers and Fries 
  • Friday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Break 
  • Friday, November 30 – Pizza Lunch benefiting Saber Athletics 
  • Friday, December 14 – No Food Truck due to Grade 8-12 Exam Schedule