Weekly Update: September 14 – 20
Posted by TNCS on Sep 13, 2019
Monday, September 16
- 8th Grade Parent Gathering, 7pm, Sandler home
Tuesday, September 17
- 9th Grade Parent Gathering, 7pm, Corcoran home
Wednesday, September 18
- 5th & 6th Grade Parent Gathering, 7pm, Weisleder home
Friday, September 20
- Parents Association Meeting, 8am, Greenwood Commons
Stella & Dot Fundraiser
You can still shop the Stella & Dot sale online! Orders can be placed through September 24! Online ordering: https://www.stelladot.com/ts/25984
Parents Association Meeting
Please join the Parents Association Board for the first meeting of the year on Friday, September 20 – all parents are welcome! We will hear an update from the PA Board, Dr. Scott Bray, our new Director of Teaching, Learning, and Research will have a brief presentation, and there will be some time with Nancy Foy, our Head of School. The meeting starts at 8am in Greenwood Commons and ends at 9am.
Parent Grade Level Gatherings
Grade Level Gatherings start on Monday! If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to Virginia McAndrew. Be sure to identify what gathering you’re planning to attend!
- 5th and 6th grade: Wednesday, September 18, 7pm
- 7th grade: Tuesday, September 24, 7pm
- 8th grade: Monday, September 16, 7pm
- 9th grade: Tuesday, September 17, 7pm
- 10th grade: Tuesday, October 1, 7pm
- 11th grade: Monday, September 23, 7pm
- 12th grade: Monday, September 30, 7pm
Tech Tip of the Week
Has your device stopped performing a typical function like printing or saving? Don’t forget that restarting your device is an important part of keeping it in good working order. You should plan to perform a restart weekly. Make sure you quit all open programs and log out of your user profile before you restart!
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
Ninth Grade Permission Needed
9th grade parents: Please check your email for a permission form for the Integrated Science field trip on September 20, and another for Ninth Grade Late Night, to be held Friday, October 4.
College & Career Counseling
College representatives will be visiting TNCS in the next few weeks. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to attend the information sessions held 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 November 2nd and 3rd. Students should register by October 3rd 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. SAT dates are:
- October 5-6 – late Registration deadline: September 24th
- November 2-3 – register by October 3
- December 7-8 – register by November 8
Seniors who are taking the SAT on October 5 and 6 should be on campus both days no later than 8:15am. Testing will begin soon after in Room 103 of Morris Hall. Students should bring the following with them on both days of the test: computer CHARGER, headphones, approved calculator, #2 pencils, snacks, and water. Students will also need to bring the admission ticket that contains the registration number needed for the test.
Seniors interested in taking the ACT should see Mrs. Harley prior to registering. Visit act.org for the test schedule.
College Planning for Juniors
Click here for a College Planning Information packet to help you get started with the process.
PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors
On Saturday, October 19, we will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT to TNCS juniors. The PSAT/NMSQT is a practice-version of the SAT, the College Board’s admissions test. Testing will begin at 8:30am. Without accommodations, the test takes about three hours. Many students have the accommodation of extended time, so they may be at school for four or more hours.
Visit collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice for PSAT practice resources.
While the PSAT/NMSQT is not required, we have found that it is useful both for diagnostic purposes and to help students become accustomed to the types of tests they will encounter as they explore the college admissions experience. To cover the cost of test administration, the school will charge a $25 fee.
Please email Mrs. Harley by September 16 to indicate whether your student will or will not be taking the PSAT/NMSQT on October 19, so we can get an accurate headcount of test takers. This email will also grant permission for your account to be billed for the fee.
Junior Class College Trip
The Junior Class College Trip will be in November. We will visit Longwood University, Lynchburg University, and Virginia Tech. The juniors will be departing TNCS after school on Monday, November 11 and returning the evening of November 13.
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.