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January 12, 2012

Welcome to this week's Little Hoot. For a complete calendar listing, go to the school calendar. For a listing of athletic events, go to the athletics calendar.

This Week's News

Archimedes Flies to 4th Grade, Along with the Courage Journal
During All School Meeting, Archimedes, the stuffed Country School mascot, “flew” to 4th Grade to recognize that class’s recycling efforts.

Time for Poetry: Preparing for the MacLane Poetry Recitation
It’s January and so, at TCS, the conversation inevitably turns to poetry. Next month, The Country School will celebrate the school’s oldest tradition, the annual Lois MacLane Poetry Recitation.

New on the Website: The STEM blog
As The Country School seeks to advance 21st Century skills, including STEM, global awareness, and Design Thinking, we are pleased to introduce a new blog page about STEM efforts, both at The Country School and elsewhere.

TCS Welcomes Members of Lakota Nation
The Country School was proud to welcome members of the Lakota Nation to campus today for a traditional performance of Lakota music and dance. Students were also excited to collect art supplies for children at Lakota schools.
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Mark Your Calendars

Financial Aid Applications Due Tomorrow, January 13

The deadline for financial aid applications is Jan. 13. Forms should be uploaded directly to SSS (School and Student Services by NAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools; click here). If you have questions, feel free to contact

TCS Night at the Community Dining Room - Tuesday, January 17 for families with children in Grades 4 and 6

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your Room Parent to sign up.

Admission Open House Sunday, January 22 

Tell Your Friends! TCS will hold its next Open House on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 1-3 p.m.

Volunteer! If you or your TCS student (current or former) would like to join us as we introduce our community to prospective families, please email


facebookHelp us spread the word. If you are on Facebook, “share” our Open House announcement on your wall and/or send it to friends who might be interested. Click here for The Country School Facebook page.


Join us for the 100 Days Report - January 26, 6 p.m.

Down the Road ... 

TCS Spring Event at Water's Edge - April 28, 2012. Watch for more details.

The First Annual TCS Golf Classic at the New Haven Country Club - June 25, 2012 


It Takes a Village to Advance TCS! Many thanks to our wonderful Class Ambassadors:

Katherine Pacholyk - PreSchool
Jennifer Indeck - PreK and Kindergarten
Sandy Broadus - Grade 1
Jane Gresham - Grade 2
Katy Armenia - Grade 3y
Cathy Golden - Grade 4
Liz Meyer-Gadon - Grade 5
Chris Zane - Grade 6
Jennifer Chobor - Grade 7
Peyton Patterson - Grade 8 Campaign Chair

TCS is in the News!

Read recent stories about The Country School in the media. Click here.

Community News

Leah Booth, Kindergarten Parent, to Speak at Guilford Library
Tips and Tricks- Parents of multiples can use to foster their children's independence
Come see how visual strategies can help!
Speaker: Leah Booth M.A., CCC-SLP Speech & Language Psychologist at Yale Child Study Center
When: January 24 at 6:30pm
Where: Guilford Free Library
RSVP: 203-453-8282
Sponsored by: The Shoreline Parents of Multiples Group, Friends of the Scranton Library Madison and the Guilford Free Library. 

Jonathan Rothberg P '13, '15 Featured in Hartford Courant
TCS parent Jonathan Rothberg was profiled recently about his efforts to map the human genome quickly and cost-effectively, a development which could speed up disease research and make "personalized health care much more accessible," according to the Courant. Click here to read full story. 

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