Tuesday, Jan. 28 Grade 8 HSP Family Meeting, 5:30 pm
Thursday, Jan. 30 5C & 5D Dance/Music Curriculum Share, 8:15 am
PA/Neurodiversity Support Group, 8:30 am
Grade 7 HSP Family Meeting, 5:30 pm
Friday, Jan. 31 5A & 5B Dance/Music Curriculum Share, 8:15 am
Saturday, Feb. 8 Science Expo at The School, 1-4 pm
Games Next Week
Tuesday, Jan. 21, Gr. 6 Boys Basketball v. St. Bernard’s, 4 pm (away)
Gr. 5 Boys Basketball v. Mandell, 4:15 pm (MPR)
Wednesday, Jan. 22 Fencing v. Grace Church, 4 pm (away)
Gr. ⅞ Girls Basketball v Brearley, 4 pm (away)
Gr. 6 Girls Basketball v. St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s, 4:15 pm
Gr. 6 Boys Basketball v. St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s, 5:15 pm
Thursday, Jan. 23 Gr. 6 Girls Basketball v. Town School, 4:15 pm (MPR)
Saturday, Jan. 25 Gr. 5 & 6 Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Bernard’s (away)
Join Columbia Athletics tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 18 from 3 to 4:15 pm for the Faculty/Staff Festival, a special FREE pre-game event for families! Enjoy free food and beverages, interactive games for children, and appearances by Columbia’s cheerleaders, dance team, pep band, and Roar-ee the Lion mascot. The first 200 fans at the festival will receive a free Columbia scarf!
The festival will take place before the University basketball doubleheader (Women’s Basketball at 4:30 pm, and Men’s Basketball at 7 pm) against Cornell University, in the University (Blue) Gymnasium on the 2nd Floor of Dodge Fitness Center on Columbia’s campus. All TSC families are invited to attend! Please be sure to bring your TSC ID!
All attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets to the basketball games immediately following the festival. Tickets are just $15 and include both games!
You won’t want to miss this great campus event for the family!
Wallach Art Gallery Family Programming The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery on the Columbia University campus is offering free family programming with its exhibition “Goddess, Heroine, Beast: Anna Hyatt Huntington’s New York Sculpture, 1902-1936,” by reservation only! The exhibit is on view Jan. 22 through March 15, and CU Art History and School of the Arts MFA students are on hand to lead tours and Family Day activities. Please contact Deborah Cullen, Director and Chief Curator, with any questions or to make reservations. The gallery is located on the 8th Floor of Schermerhorn Hall (1190 Amsterdam Ave.). Enjoy!
MLK Day on Monday
The PA’s Kaleidoscope thanks everyone who has RSVP'd for MLK Morning of Service at The School, those who have volunteered, and those who are baking. The event, from 9 am to 12 pm on this Monday, Jan. 20, will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with music and dance performances by Harlem's renowned dance theater group Forces of Nature, community service activities, inter-generational shares, a meditation and quiet reflection room, and art-making workshops.
There will also be a bake sale, the proceeds from which will be donated to neighborhood community efforts; a professional clothing drive to a local clothing closet for people in need (no casual attire/no children's wear, please contribute only items appropriate for interviews and office wear); and a dry goods collection (please bring dry goods for donation to the event), which the group will march to a local food pantry in honor of the civil rights movement and Dr. King.
This event is at capacity and the PA regrets that RSVP's are no longer being accepted. However, some attendees may leave after the first show ends at 10:30 am, and this would allow new attendees to enter the building before the second performance. If you would still like to attend, but are not currently on the RSVP list, please be advised that additional admission will depend on some guests leaving, and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Photo ID is required to enter The School and all children must be accompanied by an adult, except for the pre-established group of Middle Division student volunteers who will be supervised by Mr. Colten.
For families that have RSVP’d and who like to bake, this is your chance! Please bake your favorite nut-free cookies, treats, cakes or breads to be sold at the MLK Day event. Please SIGN UP HERE if you are on the RSVP list and are baking something! Don’t forget!
ASP Showcase Next Week At the close of each semester, After School Program instructors and students showcase their work through displays and performances. Fall 2013 Tuesday-Saturday classes will present their showcases next week Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 21-24. Detailed schedules and locations can be found here. We hope you can join us next week to cheer on the students’ accomplishments!
2014 Geography Bee a Success! On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 75 students in Grades 4 through 8 competed in The School’s annual Geography Bee. They did an amazing job answering challenging geography questions provided by the National Geographic Society. There were several exciting tie-breaking rounds to determine the winner of the Bee!
Congratulations to Grade 4 student Daniel Shneider for winning the school-level competition. Daniel received a medal and a map, and he will now take a written qualifying test to be one of 100 participants in the New York State Geography Bee, held this year in Albany on Friday, April 4. Good luck, Daniel!
Congratulations also to Minerva Johar, top Grade 8 student; Milan Haiman, top Grade 7 student; Renato De Angelis, top Grade 6 student; and Theo Schiminovich, top Grade 5 student, who each received a game to help them continue learning about the world.
From left, Geography Bee winners Daniel Shneider (Grade 4), Renato De Angelis (Gr. 6), Milan Haiman (Gr. 7), and Theo Schiminovich (Gr. 5). Minerva Johar (Gr. 8) is not pictured.
PA Call for Volunteers for Rafi’s Run 2014! Planning Committee Meeting: Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:30-8 am (South Dining Room)
The PA is very pleased to announce that Rafi's Run (a 5K walk/run) is scheduled to take place the morning of Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Riverside Park. Please save the date and visit the organization's website to learn more! (www.rafisrun.com)
New to the school? Rafi of Rafi's Run is a first-grader at TSC who has Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare genetic disorder. The run is held to benefit DebRA of America and research for EB. Learn more and sign up at rafisrun.com!
Want to be a part of the committee planning the event? The PA needs TSC community members to help organize teams; participate on the day of the event in many ways; sign up to run and/or fundraise; or just be part of the cheering crowd. Join the planning committee for its first meeting next Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 am in the South Dining Room (subsequent meetings will be held in the afternoons).
Adults interested in volunteering for this year's Science Expo please contact Kristen Lasky, or come to a short Volunteer Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 8:15-8:45 am, in the South Dining Room (enter from the hallway where the nurses’ office is) to find out how you can help.
Members of the Dance Ensemble perform a piece inspired by their field trip to Garth Fagan Dance.