Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17
ERB Testing (Grades 3-8)
Tuesday, May 14
Grade 7 Parent Meeting: 5:45 pm
Upcoming Games Tuesday, Apr. 30
5/6 Girls Lacrosse vs. Chapin and Nightingale: 4 pm (Fields 60 and 61, Randall’s Island)
Wednesday, May 1
5/6/7/8 Track & Field Meet: 3 pm (Ichan Stadium, Randall’s Island)
Thursday, May 2 5/6 Boys Lacrosse vs. FDA: 5:15 pm (Field 91, Randall’s Island)
TAKE NOTE 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 discounts are available for registration prior to May 1. Camps are open to everyone!
Summer Science Classes at Black Rock Registration is filling for week-long Summer Science Classes at Black Rock Forest for Middle Division students. Almost 20 different classes will be held. Stop by the Communications Office on the second floor to pick up a brochure, or call 845-534-4517 to sign up!
Columbia Sounds Family Series
Members of the Columbia University Orchestra will present “Peter and the Wolf” on Tuesday, Apr. 30 at 5 pm at Miller Theatre at Columbia University (116th Street and Broadway). Children will be invited to mingle with the musicians and instruments following the performance. Admission is free.
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A reminder: If your family's contact information changes in any way, please send the updated information to student affairs coordinator Yvelisse Viera. Keep us informed, so we can keep you informed!
Poetry Month Poetry Month at TSC is a time when the entire community comes together in celebration of poetry. Children and adults alike look forward to reading their poems over the school loudspeaker, and the community looks forward to the morning ritual. Alas, our poetic mornings will end next Tuesday, but we sincerely hope poetry will continue to live and grow in the hearts of our community!
The librarians wish to thank all who participated to make April a rich and enticing month!
Grade 8 Social Action Project: Sneaker Drive Do you have extra sneakers? Well, you're in luck! The Heart and Sole Collection Agency (THASCA) is the place for you. Grade 8 students Luke Bolster, Jacob Grunebaum, and Ben Schneier are collecting gently used sneakers, and with your help we can better the lives of many people. These shoes can give kids and adults a sense of well-being, as well as protect them from cold and infections. Please help us, and donate your extra shoes to THASCA. Collection boxes are in The School’s Lobby, near the water fountains, and on the second floor in the Main Cafe. Donations will be accepted until Friday, May 10. Thank you!
PA-Faculty Author Event: Tuesday, April 30 The PA and faculty hope to see many families this Tuesday, April 30 at 5:45 pm for a presentation by and discussion with Ellen D. B. Riggle and Sharon S. Rostosky, both faculty members of the University of Kentucky and co-authors of the book, “A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being.”
The authors will share their fascinating research on identity, and also a current study on parenting. This event replaces the PA-Faculty evening event listed on the printed TSC calendar for May 1. Childcare will be provided; please sign up here.
Grade 8 Musical: “Beauty and the Beast” Please join us at the National Black Theatre of Harlem (125th Street and 5th Avenue) on Wednesday, May 1 or Thursday, May 2 for the eighth-grade musical! The performances begin at 7 pm and admission is free. This year, our talented students bring French townspeople and castle creatures to life in “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”
The Great Mathematician Expo! The Great Mathematician Expo (GMP) will take place Friday, May 3 from 2 to 3:15 pm in the MPR. All are welcome to attend!
In addition, there will be a Grade 7 curriculum share featuring art, English, music, science, social studies and Spanish.
This is a great, fun event, and we look forward to welcoming families!
Speaking of math ...
3rd Annual Math Colloquium a Success! On Wednesday, April 17, almost all Grade 6 students voluntarily spent time after school presenting and participating in student-run workshops at the annual Math Colloquium. Mathematical applications such as beauty, taste, the speed of light, binary numbers, cryptography, fantasy basketball, infinity, and many other topics were looked at in 20 different workshops. Below are reports from Grade 6 participants:
“The Math Colloquium is a fun, inspiring and integrative project. It enables students in the sixth grade to work on a math-relative project with mild assistance from a teacher, and once they make their discoveries other sixth-graders can learn and enhance the work. When I went to the Math Colloquium I saw math ranging from angles of an arabesque, to finding out the speed of light with marshmallows.” —Inge Hughes
“You could see that the presenters worked really hard to make their presentations the best they could be. Sixth-graders spent so many AcE periods on their presentations, and even got together outside of school to work! I also thought that the turnout was pretty impressive. Almost every sixth-grader and many teachers came after school on a weekday to be there. The Math Colloquium was a day to remember!” —Bryley Williams
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.
Parting ShotOne of dozens of beautiful geometric reductive prints made by Grade 6 students in Art. See them all on The Gallery.