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Weekly Update: November 2 – 8

Posted by TNCS on Oct 31, 2019

Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3

  • SATs

Tuesday, November 5

  • Costa Rica Meeting, 6pm, Greenwood Commons

Wednesday, November 6

  • School Picture Make-up Day
  • READ Art Show & Sale Committee Meeting, 2:30pm, Westbrook House


Time to Submit Your Box Tops for Education

Box Tops submission deadline is November 15! Please submit all clipped BoxTops by November 15—collection jars can be found in the student kitchen in Founders Hall. Reminder: the clipped BoxTops are being phased out. Learn more about the new process here 

Travel Opportunity

Students who will be enrolled in grades 9-12 at TNCS during the 2020-2021 school year have an exciting opportunity to travel to Costa Rica this summer! The trip will take place June 7-13, 2020 and will focus on the biodiversity of this unique region. Kyle Foulger, TNCS Science Department Chair, will lead this trip. An informational parent meeting about this opportunity is scheduled for November 5th at 6pm in Greenwood Commons. For more information, e-mail 

PA Raffle

The PA Raffle is open—purchase your tickets for a chance to win! 

Raffle packets have gone home* and tickets are available for purchase, either online or through in-person sales. The packages this year are great — you don’t want to miss out!  

*all tickets not sold must be returned to TNCS. If your family does not intend on selling or doesn’t sell all 15, please return them. 

Free Tickets to Craft + Design

A TNCS parent has generously gifted our school complimentary tickets to attend the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s annual Craft + Design. These tickets are good for admission on Saturday, November 23 or Sunday, November 24. Please stop by Massey Hall to pick up tickets. For more information about the event, please click here.

Saber Closet

Thank you to all of those who came and shopped the Saber Closet sale this past Wednesday! Despite the dreary weather, it was a great time and families found some great finds. 

Stella & Dot

The PA raised $800 with the Stella & Dot sale this past fall. Thank you to those who shopped and our stylist, Kelly Cox, who came and hosted our trunk show.  

Progress Scores

Where do you see your child’s progress scores? As teachers post assessments, Standards: Live Report generates a real time report tracking a student’s progress. Don’t see any scores? Just use the Select Marking Period dropdown menu to move to the previous quarter and review the last report. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Tech Tip of the Week

Did you know that teens spend an average of 7 hours and 22 minutes a day on a screen? This doesn’t include time doing schoolwork. Head to Common Sense Media to see this and other interesting results from The Common Sense Census: Media use by Tweens and Teens 2019. Common Sense Media has a wealth of valuable resources for parents, students, and educators. It is well worth the time to check them out. 


College Representatives

Each week, college representatives are visiting TNCS. Seniors, juniors, and sophomores are encouraged to attend the information sessions during Extra Help. A schedule of visits can be found on our websiteClick here for a list of questions to ask college tour guides when touring colleges on your own.

SAT Dates for Seniors

The next SAT testing dates are December 7th and 8th. Students should register by November 8 using their College Board accounts. The SAT registration fee is $49.50. Students are welcome to see Mrs. Harley, in Morris Hall-Room 103, for registration help but they will need to bring a credit card for payment. Upcoming SAT dates are:

  • December 7-8 – register by November 8
  • March 14  



Seniors interested in taking the ACT should see Mrs. Harley prior to registering. The next ACT date is December 14 – register by November 8. Visit for test dates.  

Junior Class College Trip

The Junior Class College Trip is coming soon! Students will visit Longwood University, Lynchburg University, and Virginia Tech. Juniors will depart TNCS after school on Monday, November 11 and returning the evening of November 13. Final details have been emailed to parents. Juniors will meet for an overview with Mrs. Harley next week. Parents can access the permission slip here.

PSAT Scores

PSAT scores will be released in early December. Students will analyze their individual score reports in Junior Seminar. Juniors will have the opportunity to use customized SAT practice through their linked College Board and Khan Academy accounts. 

SAT for Juniors 

Juniors may take the SAT in December, March, and/or May. Juniors currently in Junior Seminar will register in class for the December SAT.  Parents of students who are not currently in Junior Seminar but would like to take the December SAT should email Mrs. Harley about the registration process.  


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, and a few Fridays, 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, 12:03  12:33.