February 11, 2016
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This Week's News
60th Anniversary MacLane Poetry Finals
Tomorrow 8:30 a.m.
Begin your day with poetry recited by 25 5th-8th Grade students. Selections include poems by Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins, Wilfred Owen, and more.
Judges include: John Burt '71; Gus Dangremond '06; Daniel Hartsoe '05, Kim Hastings P' 11, '14, '14; Ellen Madere P '01, '03; Alden Murphy P '02, '02; and former Head of School Bill Powers.
The MacLane Poetry Recitation, begun by The Country School's first headmaster, David T. MacLane in 1957, is the school's longest-standing tradition.
On the occasion the 60th anniversary, Mr. Fixx wanted to showcase the greatest number of finalists ever. As a result, the following 25 students will recite tomorrow:
|5th Grade ||6th Grade || 7th Grade ||8th Grade |
John Andrew W-Z.
|Catherine A. |
|Jane G. |
| Alex C. |
All students are expected to dress up for this TCS tradition.
Most Likely to Succeed was a Huge Success!
Over 200 members of our TCS community and neighboring towns attended the screening of Most Likely to Succeed. A special thank you to panelists Tom Scarice, Superintendent of Madison Public Schools; Douglas Lyons, Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools; and Laura Pappano, award-winning journalist.
In case you were unable to attend but are interested in the message, copies of the book Most Likely to Succeed are available for $28.71. See Cindy Richar in the Farmhouse.
Community Dining Room
Interested in joining us next Tuesday, February 16?
Contact Suzanne Sliker or Stephanie Johnson
For the month of February, TEDxTheCountrySchool will be hosting mini workshops focused on the power of words, empathy, storytelling, and community. Each workshop is unique, and offers different activities for students and families to participate in. Our first workshop, held last week, celebrated Black History Month with books, poetry, art, and music by African American artists, a community discussion board, and more!
Future workshops include: Word Games (Feb. 17) and SPINDRIFT paint by numbers mural (Feb. 24), which will be displayed at our April 23 TEDx conference!
Sign up by sending an email to email@example.com or simply show up! We hope to see you there!
Owl's Nest - Presidents' Day and Conference Day
On Presidents' Day, Monday, February 15, and Conference Day, Friday, February 19, we will offer regular Owl's Nest care from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will also offer drop-in Owl's Nest free of charge during the duration of your family's conference. Register here.
Bingo for Books - Friday, February 26
Please share your gently used, young adult & children's books
. Donations may be placed in the milk crates
by the front doors in each of the main Houses. We will be collecting the books February 10-24
. Interested in joining the fun? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are still far from reaching our goal of $3,500
Donations may be placed online or given to Nurse Fucci. To learn more, go to www.heart.org/jump.
Box Tops for Education
The Gold Team is closing in on the Blue Team... Keep clipping and collecting!