Thursday, Dec. 6 6 Boys Basketball vs. St. Bernards
4:15 pm (MPR)
TAKE NOTE Lost and Found All items in The School’s lost and found will be on racks in the second floor cafe next week. If you’re missing something, please be sure to check. Anything left in the cafe on Friday evening will be donated.
PA Movie Night Canceled
The Dec. 5 PA Movie Night has been canceled and replaced with noted education speaker Derrick Gay on Dec. 12. Please look for notices in March about the next PA Movie Night on Apr. 3, 2013.
Winter Arts and Crafts Sale:
Thursday, Dec. 13, 3:30-6:30 pm
A chance for The School's talented community to share work, and an opportunity to buy local, handmade goods directly from artists during the holiday season. The sale will be held in the art studio on the fifth floor.
Early Registration: Holiday Cubs Camp
Holiday Cubs Camp will be held at Dodge Fitness Center on the Columbia campus Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4! Early bird discount for registering before Dec. 21. Visit the Cubs Camp site for details.
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Penny Harvest Extended Because of high need this year, the Penny Harvest collection deadline has been extended. The last day to bring in pennies is now Wednesday, Dec. 12. The School is doing a tremendous job so far, with almost 60 sacks of pennies.
The School is very eager to do the most we can for those affected by Superstorm Sandy, so please encourage your children to use the extra time to collect from friends, neighbors and families. One great strategy is for children to write a letter to neighbors: Tell them about Penny Harvest and set a date for penny pickup. Deliver the letters, then return a few days later to pick up the pennies. Take photos of the process and we will share them at our end-of-harvest celebration! See a sample letter here to get started.
Reminder: Financial Aid Deadline Dec. 19 The TADS application and accompanying forms are due by Wednesday, Dec. 19. Please see The School's financial aid website for links, forms and all information.
Please plan to attend a Financial Aid workshop if you need help or have any questions. All workshops are held in the Library on the fourth floor:
Thursday, Dec. 6: 8:30-10 am
Thursday, Dec. 6: 6-7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 8: 10-11:30 am
Thursday, Dec. 13: 6-7:30 pm
The third annual TEDxYouth@TheSchool on Nov. 17 was a great success. Attendees heard incredible presentations from a wide range of students, alumni, faculty and guests who embody this year's theme, “Dream Big … Then Do it!”
Grade 8 students Rebecca Marratta and Aidan Ryan co-hosted, and Music Teacher Rachel Klem and The School's Concert Choir kicked off the event with two songs. Speakers included alumni Gabriella Singh ’12 who spoke about her involvement with the Inside Out Project and the belief that art can change the world; and Hannah Sachs ’09, who talked of her travels abroad and the insights she gained into global health and economic issues.
Grade 8 student Rodda John shared how his passion for computer science inspired him to start an after-school student programming club. After School Program instructors Yadira De La Riva and Devin Carthan moved the audience with spoken word performances, and Matt Vorzimer (the “eCussionist”) wowed with an electronic drum solo. Please visit the speakers page on the TEDxYouth@TheSchool website for bios of all speakers.
Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4. If you are not happy with your child’s picture and/or your child was absent on Picture Day, please email Yvelisse Viera, so that your child is on the retake list.
Students who are not happy with their picture must return the entire, undamaged portrait package to the photographer on Retake Day. You may write any suggestions for the photographer on a piece of paper so it shows through the envelope window.
Nutrition and Health Committee The Nutrition and Health Committee will meet Friday, Dec. 7 from 8:15 to 9 am in the Library Conference Room (fourth floor). The meeting will serve two purposes: To learn about the nutrition component of the Wellness curriculum, and to create a mission statement and goal for the committee for this school year. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, please email Dawn Lerman with your suggestions.