Tuesday, Apr. 9 PA/Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night
Thursday, Apr. 18
PA/Casa Latina Meeting: 8:30 am
Thursday, Apr. 18
Friday, Apr. 19
PA: Book Fair
TAKE NOTE Spring Break Cubs Camp
2013 Spring Break Cubs Camp registration is open! Camp will be held March 18-22 at Dodge Fitness Center on the Columbia campus. Visit the Cubs Camp site for details and to sign up!
Summer Science Classes at Black Rock
Registration is now open for week-long Summer Science Classes at Black Rock Forest for Middle Division students. Almost 20 different classes will be held, from “Surveying Turtles” to an "Adirondack Eco-Adventure." Space is limited; stop by the Communications Office on the second floor to pick up a brochure, or call 845-534-4517 to sign up.
Soccer Spring Break Clinics
The NYC Soccer Academy is committed to training players ages 6-18 in the technical, tactical and athletic aspects of soccer. The Academy will hold Spring Break Clinics March 18-21 and 25-28, 9 am to 2 pm, at the Columbia University Baker Athletics Complex (218th Street and Broadway; limited shuttle from Columbia campus available). Learn more and register at www.nycsocceracademy.com
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It was wonderful to see the astounding diversity, talents, and camaraderie of our students on display at the PA’s Talent Show this past Sunday afternoon. I’d like to thank all families and students who contributed their time and hard work to the show; it truly was a community effort, in every way. If you missed the show or any part of it, you can see all acts on The Tube.
Thank you again to the PA and all families who supported the show. What a great way to kick off our 10th birthday celebrations.
I wish all families a very safe and restful Spring Break.
-- Amani Reed, Head of School
Spring Break A reminder that The School will be closed for Spring Break from March 18 through April 1. We look forward to seeing students back to school on Tuesday, April 2.
Lunch Service to Grades 1 and 2 Details will come after Spring Break, but Grade 2 and Grade 1 families should please plan on the following dates: Lunch service to Grade 2 students will begin on Thursday, April 11; and lunch service to Grade 1 students will begin on Wednesday, April 24. We are pleased and excited to continue our rollout of lunch service to all grades (Kindergarten families, please stay tuned!). Thank you to all for your patience and flexibility this spring!
2013-14 Preliminary Calendar We are finalizing the 2013-14 TSC calendar, and will have a preliminary version ready for families after break. We can confirm now that the first day of school will be Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. We will alert you as soon as the preliminary calendar for the full year is ready and posted.
The New Roar Times The School is very pleased to announce the launch of a new online student newspaper, the New Roar Times. From sports and science coverage, to book reviews (Jon Klassen’s “This Is Not My Hat”), to editorials, the New Roar Times is updated regularly and designed to keep students informed about the school community and what’s happening in it. Be sure to check it out and check it often. Currently produced by a team of about 20 third-grade students, the New Roar Times is looking for student reporters and editors. Grade 3 students should contact advisor Karen Blumberg if they are interested in being involved. And as the publication grows, there will be opportunities for additional grades to be involved. Congratulations to the New Roar Times team!
Pots and Pans Drive We are collecting pots and pans for Riverside Place and Praxis Housing Initiatives, a local organization that offers free household items to families transitioning from homelessness to housing. Our collection box will be in The School lobby, and we will be collecting items through Friday, April 12. We will accept new and gently used pots and pans. Thank you for your help!
-- Lovin’ from the Oven IPW Project
Last Chance! RSVP: K-2 Family Nutrition Education Event Saturday, April 6, 10 am - 12 pm
Please RSVP hereby today, Friday, March 15 to reserve space at this fun and delicious PA/Nutrition Committee event.
Faculty & Staff Appreciation
The PA is halfway to meeting its goal and will continue to collect donations after Spring Break for the April 9 Faculty & Staff Appreciation Party. Please drop off donation envelopes at the Security desk and help the PA show TSC faculty and staff how much they’re appreciated. The PA thanks you!
Poetry Slam: Kickoff to Poetry Month
Thursday, April 4, 3:30 - 5 pm (Library)
To kick off poetry month, The School will host a poetry slam on Thursday, April 4 in the Library. All Middle Division students are invited to participate and perform original work. (Faculty and staff will be performing as well!) Snacks will be served. Please contact your friendly Nadine Renazile or Devin Carthan if you would like to participate or have any questions. And please stay tuned for more poetry month events!
* 10-Year Anniversary Trivia Challenge *
The School at Columbia University is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year! As we gear up for anniversary events this spring and fall, the Lion’s Share will deliver a School trivia question every week or so. We will collect all correct responses and draw one from a hat, and that person will win the week’s prize!
We had a flood of correct responses to last week’s trivia question (What was Mr. Fittinghoff's office on the fourth floor, before it was Mr. Fittinghoff's office?). Mr. Fittinghoff’s office was previously a fitness/workout room for faculty and staff. Congratulations to Jeanine D’Armiento, our winner! Thank you to everyone who participated, and please check back after break for the next trivia question!