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Weekly Update: December 1 – 7

Posted by TNCS on Nov 30, 2018

  • Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2

    • SATs
  • Wednesday, December 5

    • Coffee with Scott, 8am, Greenwood Commons
    • READ Art Show & Sale meeting, 3pm, Westbrook House
  • Thursday, December 6

    • 5/6th grade trip to Beth Ahabah Temple
  • Friday, December 7

    • Donation day for chemo treatment gift package service project


Festival of Lights  

Make plans to visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights (runs through January 7) and don’t miss stopping by the Library. Dollhouse exhibitors share houses, rooms, and miniatures – including our very own TNCS parent, Julie Silvester (Lauren, 9th grade). Julie used the exhibit’s art theme to help promote the READ Art Show & Sale in her beautiful room box! Thank you Julie!!  

Wreaths Across America

On Saturday, December 15th student volunteers will visit Arlington National Cemetery to help place wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers. This all-volunteer program is sponsored by Wreaths Across America with the goal of honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Because we only have so many seats on the bus, space is limited. Sign up soon!!! Click here for details. 

Exam Period

Our exam period runs from Thursday, December 13 – Tuesday, December 18. Grades 5-7 will not have exams and will have a normal schedule (with the exception of some math courses). Grades 8-12 will have exams and a special schedule. Click here for the following details: math exam for some 6-7 grade students, modified lunch options for 5-7 grades, and details on the schedule for 8-12 graders. 

Giving Day

As part of our holiday celebration on Wednesday, December 19th, our entire school will pause to take part in a service project to give back to members of our community. This year we will assemble gift packages for patients receiving chemo treatment over the holiday season. If you or your student would like to contribute to this project, monetary donations will be accepted next Friday, December 7th. We will have a booth set up in Founders Hall for donations. All proceeds will go to purchase items that bring chemo patients comfort, such as lip balm, citrus candies, tissues, and adult puzzle books.   

Tech Tip of the Week

Back up your stuff! OneDrive is connected to your school-provided Office 365 account. This is a great place to store a back-up copy of your work, especially items that you have spent a lot of time and effort working to complete. Make dragging your work into your OneDrive the last step in your work process. Login to your Office 365 OneDrive HERE. If you have additional questions, Mrs. DelMonte is happy to assist!


The holidays are approaching, and we know you will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. Shop through, make The New Community School your charity, and support TNCS!

Decoding Dyslexia Virginia Meeting

The December meeting of Decoding Dyslexia will be Monday, December 3 at 7pm at the Bon Air Public Library. The topic will be the PALS assessment that Virginia’s elementary schools use for literacy screening. Click here for details.


Coffee with Scott

Coffee with Scott Kay, Director of Middle School for all Middle School parents will be Wednesday, December 5 at 8am in Greenwood Commons. Click here for more details.


Recent College Acceptances

  • Rachel, Randolph-Macon College 
  • Phil, University of Arizona 
  • Tyler, Lynn University


Winter Sports Details

Click here to view the UPDATED Winter Sports Grid, which includes practice schedule, coaches, and more.

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 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, December 7  The Boardwalk  
  • Friday, December 14 – No Food Truck due to Grade 8-12 Exam Schedule