Weekly Update: October 12 – 18
Posted by TNCS on Oct 11, 2019
Monday, October 14
- Columbus Day, no classes
Wednesday, October 16
- 8th Grade Field Trip
- Jostens Rep on Campus, 3pm, Greenwood Commons
- READ Art Show & Sale Meeting, 4:30pm, Westbrook House
Thursday, October 17
- Juniata College Rep on Campus, Extra Help
- Boardwalk Food Truck on Campus During Home Athletic Games
Friday, October 18
- Faculty Professional Development, no classes
READ Art Show & Sale
We are starting to plan for the 12th annual READ Art Show & Sale, which will take place March 27-28, 2020! This event is the Parents Association’s largest fundraiser and is a great community-wide event. It takes many hands to pull it off and the PA needs as many parents as possible to pitch in. The committee meets regularly in the months prior to READ securing artists, planning the reception, securing sponsors, and more. If you are interested in learning more about helping on the committee, please join us on Wednesday at 4:30 in Westbrook House! Meeting notices will be posted here in the Weekly and all parents are welcome to attend. Please also mark your calendar for the week of March 23-29. We will send out a Sign Up Genius in early 2020 with lots of ways you can support READ! New to TNCS and don’t know much about READ? Click here to learn more!
Tech Tip of the Week
Catalina, the latest OSx for Mac, is now appearing in the App Store. As of right now, we haven’t field tested yet. We will send word once we have verified our field test was successful. Please hold off on updating for a while. If you have questions, reach out to Mrs. DelMonte.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
8th Grade Field Trip
The 8th grade is going on a field trip to Agecroft Hall and Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Wednesday October 16th. Be sure to pack snacks, a water bottle and a lunch!
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Jostens Rep on Campus
Jostens, our graduation supply company, will be meeting with our seniors on Wednesday, October 16 at 3pm in Greenwood Commons to learn about ordering caps, gowns and graduation announcements. During this meeting, students will be given order forms.
Our Jostens representative will return to campus on Wednesday, October 23 at 3pm in Greenwood Commons to collect orders. Seniors must plan to order a cap and gown, but graduation announcements are optional.
Senior parents are welcome to join these meetings! Additional details regarding the ordering process will also be sent to senior parents by email. Graduation day is only 233 days away!
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 website. Click 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:
- November 2-3 – late registration deadline: October 22
- 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 act.org for test dates.
PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors
On Saturday, October 19th, we will administer the PSAT/NMSQT on campus to TNCS juniors. Students should be on campus by 8:15. Testing will begin at 8:30 upstairs in Founders Hall. Room assignments will be posted on the doors. Students should bring a computer charger, headphones, #2 pencils, snacks, and water. Testing could last until 1pm or later for students who use all the extended time accommodation.
Visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice for PSAT practice resources.
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. Details are being finalized and permission slips will be emailed to parents soon.
Saber Sports Sign-ups
Sign ups for Saber Sports will happen next week. All students will be given a sign up sheet with our winter and spring Saber Sports teams, and will be able to check the box(es) of the sports in which they wish to participate. Once sign-ups are complete, we will finalize our staffing and scheduling, then publish team-by-team logistical information. Here is a description of our winter and spring Saber Sports offerings for you to discuss with your student prior to sign ups. Each sport listed must have enough students sign up for the sport/team to “make.” TNCS is a member of the VISAA (Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association). The sports and activities TNCS sponsors are based on VISAA recognition, available resources, student/staff interest, and available competition. Students interested in competing in sports not offered at TNCS are encouraged to join local recreational leagues (e.g., boys volleyball leagues at RVC, girls softball leagues through Little League).
Food Truck During Thursday’s Home Games
The Boardwalk food truck will be on campus Thursday, October 17 during our home games. Please consider staying for dinner and watching the contests that will be going on. We’re hoping the truck finds coming in the evenings is worth their while. Adding hot food concessions to our game day atmosphere is fun!
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, 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.
- Friday, October 18 – No Classes: Professional Development
- Friday, October 25 – Carytown Burgers and Fries
- Friday, November 1 – No Classes: Conference Day
- Friday, November 8 – The Boardwalk
- Friday, November 15 – Carytown Burgers and Fries
- Friday, November 22 – The Boardwalk
- Friday, November 29 – No Classes: Thanksgiving Break