Weekly Update: September 7 – 13
Posted by TNCS on Sep 6, 2019
Tuesday, September 10
- Stella & Dot Fundraiser, 2:30-6:30pm, Activities Center lobby
Thursday, September 12
- Parents Night, 6:30pm, Activities Center
Friday, September 13
- Faculty Professional Development Day, no classes
Stella & Dot Fundraiser
You are invited to a Stella & Dot Fundraiser to benefit TNCS! Stop by the gym lobby on Tuesday, September 10 from 2:30-6:30pm and shop before carpool, during sports practices, or while you cheer on our soccer and volleyball Sabers! Can’t make it on September 10? You can order – starting now – online! Orders placed now and through the event – by using the link following – will count for the TNCS fundraiser. Online ordering:
Remember that Parents Night is Thursday, September 12, beginning in the Gym promptly at 6:30pm. You will have the opportunity to follow your child’s daily schedule and hear from each of their teachers. All parents are asked to park across the street at Scottish Rite Temple. We will conclude the evening by 9pm. Wear comfortable shoes!
All after school activities (After School Study Hall and Athletic Practices) are cancelled that day. Please pick up your child at 3:30pm so that you may attend Parent’s Night at 6:30pm.
Parent Grade Level Gatherings
At the start of each school year, we hold Parent Grade Level Gatherings for each grade. You should have received an email about those last week. Dates and times are below, individual class invitations will start going out today. 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 *please note date change!
Tech Tip of the Week
Welcome back to school!!! During the first few weeks we are super busy assisting our new students, 8th graders, and students with new equipment. There are many items to check off of our list like: installing security certificates on iPads and laptops, installing/accessing campus printers, and downloading and activating our Microsoft Office Suite. Please check in with your student and see if they are able to perform the following on their device:
- Search the internet
- Print to a school printer
- 8th & up – install their Office 365 suite of applications
- Access their installed Office applications
If they can’t perform any of these items, please encourage them to see Mrs. DelMonte in Morris 100 for assistance.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
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.
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:
- November 2-3 – register by October 3
- December 7-8 – register by November 8
Students 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 for registration instructions. Visit act.org for the test schedule.
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. When given under timed conditions, the test takes three hours. Our students will have additional time if needed, so they may be at school for four or more hours.
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 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. Juniors will be departing TNCS after school on Monday, November 11 and returning the evening of November 13. Plans are being finalized and will be communicated soon.
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, September 13 – No Classes: Professional Development Day
- Friday, September 20 – The Boardwalk
- Friday, September 27 – Carytown Burgers and Fries
- Friday, October 4 – The Boardwalk
- Friday, October 11 – No Classes: Progress Review
- Friday, October 18 – No Classes: Professional Development
- Friday, October 25 – Carytown Burgers and Fries