Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17
ERB Testing (Grades 3-8)
Tuesday, May 14
Grade 7 Parent Meeting: 5:45 pm
Friday, May 17 Grade 1 Bake Sale: 2:30 pm
PA/Casa Latina Game Night: 5:45 pm
Monday, May 27
NO SCHOOL Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28
NO SCHOOL Faculty Report-Writing Day
Tuesday, June 3 Athletics Ceremony: 5:30 pm
Wednesday, June 4 Lion Awards: 5 pm
Upcoming Games Monday, May 6 7/8 Track & Field Meet (Qualifiers): 3 pm (Icahn Stadium, Randall’s Island)
7/8 Girls Lacrosse vs. Sacred Heart: 4:15 pm (away)
Tuesday, May 7
7/8 Boys Lacrosse vs. Fieldston: 4:15 pm (Baker Field)
Thursday, May 9
5/6 Girls Lacrosse Tournament: 4 pm (away; Kantor Field)
7/8 Girls Lacrosse vs. Fieldston: 4:15 pm (Field TBA, Randall’s Island)
7/8 Boys Lacrosse vs. FDA: 5 pm (away; Field 83, Randall’s Island)
TAKE NOTE Summer at Black Rock
Register by May 25! Registration is filling quickly for week-long Summer Science Classes at Black Rock Forest for Middle Division students. Organizers urge all families to register by May 25! Information on the programs, including course descriptions and schedule information, can be found at www.blackrockforest.org, or call 845-534-4517. Or stop by the Communications Office on the second floor to pick up a brochure!
Summer Sports Camps at Columbia The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education at Columbia University announces the 2013 Sports and Cubs Camps summer season. Head and assistant coaches lead camps for children ages 6-18 in baseball, boys and girls basketball, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, and volleyball during the months of June, July, and August.
In addition, Roar-ee’s Cubs Camp is back for nine fun-filled weeks at Dodge Physical Fitness Center and Baker Athletics Field. Cubs Camp is a day camp for children ages 6-12 that features sports, games, and arts & crafts. Weekly sessions run from June 10 to August 9, and camps are open to everyone!
Musical Serenades Concert On Monday, May 6 at 7 pm, the Music Education Program at Columbia University Teachers College will host a “Musical Serenades” concert, and Kindergarten teacher Emily Alpern Fisch will be performing! She will sing “Children Will Listen” from the musical Into the Woods, and “Someone Else’s Story” from Chess. Ms. Fisch will open the concert right at 7 pm, so any children who come won’t have to stay up late to hear her. The concert is free, and will be in Room 435 at Horace Mann Hall at Teachers College (525 W. 120th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.)
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Bravo to "Beauty and the Beast"!An annual tradition since 2007, this year's Grade 8 musical "Beauty and the Beast, Jr." was a smashing success. From music direction to student performances, from sets and costumes to choreography, the production is a tremendous amount of work, cooperation and collaboration. It was enjoyed by a full house at both performances this week at the National Black Theatre of Harlem. Ovations for all involved, including the amazing faculty team!
Jenn Dare, Director
David Gordon, Rehearsal Accompanist/Drums
Kathleen Hill, Choreographer
Rachel Klem, Music Director
Yoshiko Maruiwa, Set Designer
Katelin O'Hare, Set Designer
Sheila O'Shea, Costume Designer
Emily Sticco, Assistant Director/Flute
Middle Division Dance: May Magic! The School is excited to present the final Middle Division dance of the year on Friday, May 10 from 6 to 8 pm in the MPR. This dance is open to all TSC Middle Division students and is a wonderful time for socializing and fun. Your child should bring home a permission slip for you to sign, and please indicate how your child is getting home after the dance. The permission slip can also be downloaded here. Slips need to be turned in by Wednesday, May 8.
As a safety precaution, students should arrive at the dance no later than 6:15 pm. If they arrive later than that, The School will call families to verify they are aware of their child’s whereabouts.
This is a great tradition for Middle Division students and we look forward to a fun evening.
Grade 8 Social Action Project: Slam Jam Series My name is Eve De Muheto, and for my eighth-grade social action project (SAP), I am hosting a basketball game series to raise awareness about children who are presented with athletic opportunities but may be unable to pursue them.
On Wednesday, May 8, from 3:45 to 5:45 pm, there will be a basketball clinic in the MPR for students in Grades 5-8. They will be on a team coached by my eighth-grade peers. Through Penny Harvest channels, donations will be made to Team Scan, an organization that supports student-athletes.
Everyone is welcome to play, but there are a limited number of spots per grade. There will be signup sheets and more details in the Main Cafe on Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7 from 7:45-8:10 am. Please feel free to contact me or my SAP advisor with any questions regarding the Slam Jam Series:
PA/Casa Latina Spring Game Night Come join Casa Latina for a night of fun and games on Friday, May 17 from 5:45 to 7:45 pm on the second floor. Please RSVP hereto help prepare for this exciting event. Volunteers are welcome, or just bring something tasty to share! Game Night is open to all TSC families.
PA Executive Board: We Want You! Want to get to know other families at The School? Want to have a say in how to enhance and support The School community? Interested in volunteering a few hours each month to benefit the students, families, faculty and staff of The School? Now is your chance to get involved! The PA Nominating Committee is soliciting candidates for 2013-14 PA Executive Board positions. If you are interested, please email PA@theschool.columbia.edu.
Kaleidoscope Leaders Needed Kaleidoscope—a PA group dedicated to supporting, advancing and celebrating The School’s diversity—is conducting an open call for committed, passionate people to join the current leadership team. Leaders reflect on the diversity of TSC and contribute to enriching the community. New leaders are expected to attend all Kaleidoscope planning meetings and participate in the programming of annual events, such as Culture Night and the MLK Morning of Service; and attend and help facilitate monthly Kaleidoscope meetings. If you are interested, please email Lida Rubenstein before Monday, May 13.
Athletics Ceremony: Monday, June 3 Save the date! The School at Columbia University’s 2012-13 Athletics Ceremony, honoring all TSC teams from throughout the year, will be held on Monday, June 3 from 5:30 to 7 pm in the MPR. All are welcome to attend this special program to recognize The School’s accomplished student-athletes.
Lion Awards: Tuesday, June 4 The 2012-13 Lion Awards are also upon us! The ceremony, honoring all participants in TSC clubs and teams outside of athletics, will take place Tuesday, June 4 from 5 to 6 pm in the MPR. Students will present, sharing news of their group’s events, achievements, and awards throughout the year. All TSC families are welcome!
Great Mathematicians DelightThe Great Mathematicians Project (GMP) is an independent inquiry project in which Grade 7 students examine the careers of famous mathematicians, theorists and scientists, and write research papers about them. Then, at the annual expo, students assume the identity of the person they researched, and present their project to the TSC community.
The history of mathematical study was represented at the 2013 Expo today—from the great Pythagoras, to the fascinating Sophie Germain, to the brilliant John Nash, to current heavyweights Bill Gates and Larry Page. Students crowded around displays, solved associated math problems and activities, and, in the case of Milton Hershey’s display (he of Hershey Chocolate Company fame), took away a little sweet. It was a fun and great way to end the week for all; see more photos on The Gallery.