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April 19, 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

TCS Website is One Year Old
It was a year ago this week that the new TCS website was launched. On its one-year anniversary, we take a moment to salute the donors who made the new site possible.
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Students Quadruple Fundraising Goal
When they planned TCS Rides for Cancer, 7th Graders set a fund-raising goal of $1,000 to benefit the Smilow Cancer Hospital. When all was said and done, they had quadrupled their goal, raising $4,000 for cancer research.

Moon Quest: STEAM in Action
In early February, 3rd Graders embarked on a multi-faced study of the moon, a project that incorporated science, technology, engineering, art, music, poetry, and more.

TCS Students Present at State Capitol
A team of Country School students and their teacher will head to Hartford on May 2 to address the state Legislature about how they use technology to support learning.

Theme Days: Animals Around the World
Students in PreSchool through Grade 4 are celebrating Theme Days this week, a special TCS tradition designed to allow younger students to participate in hands-on activities specifically focused on a designated theme.
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A New Little Hoot Feature:
The Head's Blog

A Vibrant Community of Learners and Volunteers: Introducing the Head's Blog
Campus has been buzzing with activity in recent weeks – not just in the classroom, where students are engaged in exciting, hands-on discovery, but in our conference rooms, courtyard, and other meeting spaces.
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Don't Miss Out on the Fun!
Purchase Your Tickets for the Farmhouse Reserve Celebration 
at Water's Edge Resort and Spa - April 28 

Support STEAM at TCS
Click here to purchase your tickets!

Summer at TCS
Thank you to everyone who has signed up for "Summer Fun and Learning" at The Country School. Click here for more information and to register for some of our exciting summer programs. And please spread the word - let your friends know about Summer 2012 at TCS!

 A Letter from a Student
For my Bat Mitzvah project I am doing a project on childhood hunger in America. I will be helping an organization called "Share our Strengths". There will be a bake sale on Friday after school in the courtyard, and people are welcome to bring in baked goods to help the cause.
Thank you,
Anabella C., Grade 6 (announcing her project at Lower School meeting)

Thank You, Blazer Raiser Organizers and Participants!
Your efforts raised $200 for TCS. A particular thanks to Kathleen Zane and Teresa Sullivan for all their help. 


Mark Your Calendars

Secondary School Fair - April 26
Explore your high school options at the 10th Annual Secondary School Fair. Representatives from than 20 schools from Connecticut and surrounding areas will be at  TCS on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. for the Secondary School Fair. For more information, contact Deb Williams ( Watch the Little Hoot for more news about participants. 

Spring Tour and Explore Days
The Office of Admission will be hosting Spring Tour and Explore days Wednesdays and Fridays through the month of May (May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 ,23, 25, 30). On Thursday, May 17, come and meet Albert Einstein and some of the other historical and/or notable figures who will be at our 3rd Grade Biography fair. Questions? Contact Admission Director Claire Kinkade at Invite your friends! Click here to download a flier that you can share.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Invitations have been mailed to Grandparents and Special Friends Day. If you have questions or if you are a new parent and have not yet submitted your guest list, feel free to contact your Room Parent or Parent Association Team Leader Cathy Golden at


 TCS Book Swap: Bring in Your Books through May 7; Book Swap on May 16


Thank you to everyone who has already dropped off books. Questions? Contact library media specialist Beth Coyne:

Eighth Grade Science IRP Symposium - May 9, 8:30 a.m.
Join us in the DeFrancis Gymnasium for a display of 8th Grade science projects and presentations. Always a highlight of the year, our young scientists are sure to wow you with their insights and expertise, not to mention their abilities in presenting the work that they have done. Click here to read about some past independent research projects.

TCS Has Got Talent! May 9, 2 p.m.
Join us for a special TCS Talent Show. Spearheaded by some industrious 6th Graders, this show is sure to discover some hidden talents. 2 p.m.- 3 p.m., DeFrancis Gymnasium. TCS has discovered some major talents in the past. Click here to see a few videos of alumni performers.

Celebration of the Arts - May 9, 6 p.m.
Discover more talents during the spring Celebration of the Arts event starting at 6 p.m. This special evening event - designed for the whole school - will feature student band and chorus performances as well as an art show featuring student artwork, PreSchool through Grade 8. Prepare to be blown away.... Click here for a preview.

A Community Thank You - May 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join other members of the community in a big thank you party. TCS has a celebration to thank all of our supporters. For students and parents. Watch the Little Hoot for more details. 

Alumni News

Alum Writes About the Prince of Wales
Sam Dangremond '01 reports on a dinner with His Royal Highness Prince of Wales in the May issue of Town & Country. Sam, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, has also worked for New York Magazine.

Parent News

Looking for something to do this weekend?
TCS Mom Liz Meyer Gadon is helping to organize Run for the Music to benefit the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Kids run for free! Click here for more information.

Helping Out Victims of Tornadoes: Ruthanna Terreri P'14 and Hope Water
Read about her efforts in Madison Patch; click here.

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