TAKE NOTE Spring Break Cubs Camp: Early Registration Discount!
2013 Spring Break Cubs Camp registration is open! Camp will be held March 18-22 at Dodge Fitness Center on the Columbia campus. Early bird discount for registering before March 12. 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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Sunday: Daylight Saving Time, Rafi’s Run and Talent Show! The School and PA hope to see many families at Rafi’s Run this Sunday morning, and at the Talent Show at Miller Theatre this Sunday afternoon. Please see the PA Update sent yesterday to families for all details about participation and schedule, for both events.
And an important reminder: Daylight saving time begins at 2 am on Sunday, March 10. Don’t forget to “spring forward” and set your clocks one hour ahead before going to bed on Saturday!
See you Sunday!
IPW Next Week, March 11-15! Integrated Projects Week, or IPW, begins this Monday, March 11 and culminates in the IPW Showcase on Friday afternoon, March 15!
Letters describing your child’s project, and how you may need to prepare him or her for the week, will be coming home today. Copies were also emailed to families this afternoon.
Please note: Unless noted in your IPW letter, lunch service during IPW is the same as it is now. That is, if your child is currently served lunch at school (Grades 3-8), your child will continue to be served lunch during IPW. If your child currently brings lunch to school (Grades K-2), your child should continue to bring lunch during IPW.
A last IPW note: There will be no Middle Division study hall during IPW.
Please plan to join us for the showcase on Friday afternoon, March 15 to celebrate our students’ week of work! Details to come next week. And be sure to follow students’ projects on Twitter @The_School, #IPW2013.
Debate Team Sweep The School’s Debate Team came, saw and roared at the Metropolitan Debate League Competition this past Saturday, March 2, taking first and second place team honors (a team record!). Several students took home individual speaking honors as well, including Inbar Pe'er (Grade 7), who received the Best Speaker Award, the debate’s highest honor. The School congratulates all debaters! I'is not too late for new students to join the club; please contact Devin Carthan for more information.
Onto the GeoBee State Finals Congratulations to Grade 5 student Renato De Angelis, who has qualified to represent The School at the state level of the National Geographic Bee in Albany on April 5!
This is the fourth TSC student to advance to the state finals, in six years of running the GeoBee at The School. Wow!
One winner from the Albany competition will advance to the national level in Washington, D.C. in May. Good luck to Renato!
Grade 8 Musical, Important Date Change A reminder: In The School’s printed wall calendar, the dates for the Grade 8 musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” are listed as April 24 and 25. These dates have changed! The new dates are Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2.
K-2 Family Nutrition Education Event: Saturday, April 6 The PA invites all Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 families to a special nutrition education event, “My Plate: Making Food Choices for Your Family,” on Saturday, April 6 from 10 am to noon in the Main Cafe at The School.
The event is an opportunity to learn about My Plate, the new food guide pyramid; sample fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins; learn tasty new recipes; and craft a healthy, balanced virtual meal. To provide an informative and enjoyable environment, a one adult to one child ratio is encouraged. Please RSVP here, before Friday, March 15, to reserve space for this event.
If you have any questions, please contact Kara Siegel. Future “My Plate” events will be geared to Intermediate and Middle Division families, as well.
* 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 didn’t mean to stump readers last week, but stump them we did! Here are the facts about The School’s Public Safety team:
Anthony Carthan has a daughter pursuing a master’s degree.
Paul Chevannes has a son in college.
Carlos Estevez has a daughter at The School.
Warren Glover has a son who runs track.
And now, for this week’s question:
What was Mr. Fittinghoff's office on the fourth floor, before it was Mr. Fittinghoff's office?