Weekly Update: September 8-14
Posted by TNCS on Sep 7, 2018
Friday, September 14
- Parents Association Meeting, 8am, Greenwood Commons
- Visitor Management System Scanning for Parents, Before and After the PA Meeting
- 9th Grade Late Night, after school until 11pm
Tech Tip of the Week
Both iPad and laptop screens should be cleaned with a lint free cloth. Never use liquid to clean these surfaces. Water + technology = disaster. Technology should always be powered down before any cleaning! If you have tougher spots that won’t come off with just a cloth, try wiping the surface with a slightly damp cloth on the spots followed by a polish with the lint free cloth. To get a slightly damp cloth dab a paper towel onto another wet paper towel. No liquid should wring out of the cloth used to clean the tough spots on a screen.
Parent Grade Level Gatherings
The Parent Grade Level Gatherings are a great chance to meet other parents in your child’s grade, hear from the Head of School and Division Director, ask questions, and share experiences. We hope you will plan to attend this event – details are below. **Please note the time change—all gatherings now start at 7pm.** RSVP to Virginia McAndrew: firstname.lastname@example.org, 804.266.2494 x2251.
- 5th & 6th Grades: Monday, September 24, 7pm, Fender home, dinner provided
- 7th Grade: Wednesday, September 26, 7pm, Williams home, dinner provided
- 8th Grade: Thursday, September 27, 7pm, Conn home, heavy hors d’oeuvres provided
- 9th Grade: Tuesday, September 25, 7pm, Browne home, heavy hors d’oeuvres provided
- 10th Grade: Thursday, September 20, 7pm, Oley home, dinner provided
- 11th Grade: Tuesday, October 2, 7pm, Dames/Siegel home, dinner provided
- 12th Grade: Thursday, October 18, 7pm, Marcia home, refreshments TBA
8th – 12th Grade Students
If you have a laptop, please check to see if you have the latest operating system – High Sierra. Click here for simple instructions on how to do this.
Has your student excelled in activities outside of school? We would like to recognize them in places such as our monthly e-newsletter (coming soon!) and assemblies! Please email us at email@example.com to let us know, and attach a photo if you have one!
Athletic Schedules & Winter Sports Sign-Ups
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.
Saber Sports will be holding Winter Sports Sign-Ups in mid-September. Students will be encouraged to sign-up for basketball, wrestling, or rock climbing for the winter season (mid-November – mid-February).
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
9th Grade Late Night
Our second annual Ninth Grade Late Night is next week on Friday, September 14th after school until 11pm. Ninth Grade Late Night is a time for students to celebrate the start of their high school years and to bond with new and familiar classmates. We will begin the event by cheering on our Saber athletes at the home volleyball and soccer games. After supporting our student athletes, we’ll gather for a pizza dinner and then start the festivities. Please encourage your ninth grade student to participate! The success of the event depends on the participation of the ninth grade class. We look forward to celebrating the start of the year with your student! Click here for more details. Permission is needed by September 14 via email to Mrs. Beene.
9th– 12th Grade Learning Opportunity
Registration is now open for Richmond Performing Arts Alliance’s Fall Video Production course in the Genworth BrightLights Education Center! During the semester, students learn all aspects of video production from setting up single and multi-camera productions to videography, editing and content distribution. They also have the opportunity to put their skills to use by serving as the crew for live-streamed and recorded events. Tuition for this course is only $150 for students attending private school or home school. Students enrolled in this class can earn .5 independent study credit for the semester class. Please share this with any students you think may be interested. Click here to learn more and register.
College & Career Counseling
There is a presentation about SCAD’s innovative academic programs, art and design career options, and admission requirements on September 15th at 10am at The Westin on West Broad Street. Click here for more details.
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, September 14 – Chick-fil-A: preorders taken until Wednesday, September 12
- Friday, September 21 – Carytown Burgers and Fries
- Friday, September 28 – NHS lunch fundraiser, details coming soon