Monday, Oct. 28
Grade 3 Field Trip to Inwood Hill Park
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Grade 2 Field Trip to American Folk Art Museum
New Families Orientation Group, 8:30 am (North Dining Room)
Financial Aid Workshop, 8:30-10 am
Winter Athletics Meeting, 5:30 pm (Library)
Wednesday, Oct. 30 Grade 3 Field Trip to New York Transit Museum
Middle Division Trip to Black Rock
Let's go Lions! Games Next Week Monday, Oct. 28
Gr. 5/6 Girls Soccer v. Rodeph Sholom, 4 pm (away)
Gr. 7/8 Boys Soccer v. St. Ann’s, 4:15 pm (away)
Gr. 7/8 Girls Soccer v. Dalton, 4:15 pm (Randall’s Island, Field 54)
Gr. 5/6 Boys Soccer v. Rodeph Sholom, 5 pm (away)
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Cross Country Meet, 4 pm (Van Cortlandt)
Thursday, Oct. 31
Gr 7/8 Girls Volleyball v. Dalton, 4 pm (away)
TAKE NOTE Girls Science Day!
Registration is open for Girls Science Day 2013, a day-long program (9 am to 4 pm) for middle school girls on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Columbia University! Participants will rotate in groups through hands-on experiment stations, each designed and led by graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from Columbia University science departments. This event is FREE and includes lunch and a t-shirt!
Early Registration: Holiday Cubs Camp Holiday Cubs Camp will be held at Dodge Fitness Center on Columbia University's campus Dec. 26, 27, 30 and Jan. 2, 3! Early bird discount for registering before Dec. 21. Visit the Cubs Camp site for details.
2014-15 Admissions Inquiry Forms Available - Final Week! The School’s admissions inquiry form for the 2014-15 school year is available online until the end of this month, Oct. 31, 2013. Families residing in Public School Districts 3 and 5, and families from the University who would like to apply for 2014-15, may find and submit the form on The School’s website!
Penny Harvest Kickoff!
Today students launched The School’s annual Penny Harvest with an assembly! We discovered the incredible powers of philanthropy, and learned how we can change the world.
Did you know there is more than $2 billion worth of unused pennies in homes across the U.S.?
Many people wonder what to do with those jars full of pennies gathering dust. The answer? Give them to young people during the Penny Harvest!
Every November for the last 15 years, students and their families have worked together to collect pennies door to door in their neighborhoods.
This collection is just the beginning. When a school fills 25 canvas sacks of pennies, they are awarded a Philanthropy Roundtable. A roundtable is where student leaders meet weekly for several months to research community needs and decide how to allocate Penny Harvest funds -- usually $1,000 -- to community service projects and charitable organizations.
Not a single penny collected by students is used for overhead, operations or any other purpose. All collected pennies are given back to the students to use to meet community needs as they see fit.
Your child has a great opportunity to make a difference. So do you.
With the Penny Harvest, every penny counts and every person counts. Please work together with your child to collect pennies -- your support will make the Penny Harvest a success. The process is easy. The results are meaningful. And the need is there. Together, we can make a difference. On behalf of the students, people, families and organizations that have been touched by the Penny Harvest, we thank you.
Now through December 2, students may bring pennies to their classroom for our collection. Nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars can help out too.
Please support and join your children in this fantastic community-building activity! And follow the adventures of @PennyMannn on Twitter!
Winter Athletics Season Gearing Up
The winter season is coming up and practices will start the week of November 4!
The following teams will meet in the MPR at 3:45 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 6:
Gr. 7 Boys’ Basketball
Gr. 8 Boys’ Basketball
Gr. 7/8 Girls’ Basketball
Gr. 5-8 Fencing
Gr. 7/8 Squash
The following teams will meet in the MPR at 3:45 pm on Thursday, Nov. 7:
Gr. 5 Girls’ Basketball
Gr. 6 Girls’ Basketball
Gr. 5 Boys’ Basketball
Gr. 6 Boys’ Basketball
All calendars can be found on the Athletics website. Each team has its own page with its own schedule.
Additionally, there will be an Athletics informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 pm in the Library, for any families new to the program. Please feel free to attend and ask any questions you may have! We look forward to a great season!
The School will host the fourth annual TEDxYouth@TheSchool on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10:30 am to 3 pm. The event is open to TSC students in Grades 5-8, all TSC alumni, parents, faculty, and guests. It will be held in the MPR at The School, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The theme this year is "The Spark!" and a terrific lineup of speakers has been gathered to inspire and empower our community to make a difference in the world. Among the (growing) list of presenters are current Grade 4 student Hope Dworkin, and co-hosts Inbar Pe'er and Claire Keenan-Kurgan from The School's Middle Division Student Government.
Contact Karen Blumberg, Middle Division Educational Technologist, with any questions. We hope to see many members of our community there!
Mr. G's Problem of the Week
Attention all Middle Division students! Do you ever feel like you deserve a prize after finishing a math problem? Well, here's your chance! Mr. Guastavino's Problem of the Week is open to all Middle Division students. Every Monday, Mr. G will post a new, challenging math problem on the Middle Division bulletin boards (near the elevators). Students who submit a correct solution by Friday of that week, showing all of their work or explaining their thinking, are eligible to receive a prize from Mr. G. Only one prize will be given each week, so be sure to provide a complete solution and explanation!
The following students have already won fabulous prizes, just for doing math!
Casa Latina Read-Aloud Tomorrow! Please join Casa Latina as they hold their first Read-Aloud of the year tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 26 from 12 to 2 pm at The School! The theme is Fall Festival. All families are welcome!
Halloween Reminder While we do not celebrate Halloween or permit costumes at The School, there will be a special autumnal snack on Thursday, Oct. 31. Also, please be sure to see the Security & Safety bulletin board on the stairwell landing between floors 1 and 2 for important October safety tips!
Mystery Composer Challenge If you guessed Clara Schumann as the answer to Mystery Composer Challenge #2, you are correct! Below are the clues to Clara’s identity from last week. Be sure to play next week, when a new challenge is announced. It’ll just take a minuet of your time!
Who am I? - German-born composer
- Born 1819, died 1896
- Compositions include “Mazurka, Op.6, No. 5,” “Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 16,” and “Four Polonaises, Op. 1”
- Proclaimed a child prodigy throughout Europe
- Husband, Robert, was also a composer
- Gave concerts, toured, and continued to compose while raising eight children
- Performed for just over six decades
I am … Clara Schumann!
Garden Tour Grade 5 students went on a field trip to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx on Thursday, Oct. 24. See more photos from the day on The Gallery.