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December 13, 2012

Welcome to this week's Little Hoot. For upcoming events, see calendar at right. For  a more comprehensive listing of school activities, go to the school calendar. For a complete listing of athletic events, see athletics calendar

This Week's News

A STEAM Curriculum: What does it look like?
Experts say as many as 65 percent of today's grade school children will work in jobs that have yet to be invented, and so educators are calling for a curriculum that helps develop innovative, flexible, creative people. But what does that curriculum look like? Families of TCS 2nd Graders may have had a preview the other day.

Wise Guys Participate in State Tournament
Congratulations to the Wise Guys Robotics Team for making their first ever-appearance in a state robotics tournament! The TCS team was just one of 48 teams across Connecticut to make it to states, competing last weekend at Central Connecticut State University.

Owliday Craft Workshop - Kicking off the Holiday Season
The DeFrancis Gymnasium was bustling with excitement and creative energy last Friday as the community came together for the first-ever Owliday Craft Workshop.

A Week of Levity
If you've noticed a few interesting outfits and unusual hairstyles on TCS students (and some faculty) of late, there is, in fact, a reason. TCS kicked off the Week of Levity yesterday with Crazier by the Dozens Day.
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Student of the Week - Julia J., 7th Grade
This week's Student of the Week enjoys doing science labs, Outdoor Ed, and soccer. She knows how to be creative and "take off toward the finish line." Read about the latest Student of the Week, Julia J., a 7th Grader.

News from the Office of Admission

Financial Aid 
Director of Admission Claire Kinkade Dunn reminds parents who are interested in financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year to visit and fill out all required information before January 11, 2013.  Please email Claire at with questions.

Open House - January 13 1-3:30 p.m.
Tell your friends about our Winter Open House - or you can direct them to The Admission Office also welcomes volunteers interested in giving tours, greeting families, etc. If interested, please contact

Siblings Welcome! 
Each year, TCS is delighted to welcome siblings of currently enrolled students to join us at TCS. If you are a current parent and are considering enrolling another child, there is no need to wait to submit your application. Questions? Please contact

News Briefs

Tonight is the Annual Winter Concert for Grades 4-8
Students are expected to arrive at 6:30 p.m.; with a 7 p.m. start time for the concert. This is a dress up occasion and we look forward to a beautiful evening.


Join Us Next Wednesday for the TCS Holiday Program
This school-wide celebration starts at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 and is expected to run approximately two hours. Family and friends are encouraged to attend as students of all ages share performances. This is a half-day of school, with dismissal following the concert.

Intramural Basketball for Students in Grades 3, 4, 5
Learn and play basketball with TCS coach Chris Wallack. The intramural program starts after winter break. Click here for details and to register.

Just in time for the Holidays!
Several TCS SpiritWear items can now be purchased right on campus. Click here to access an order form for hats, shirts, scarves, and more. These items make perfect holiday gifts! And, of course, you can always order TCS items at Lands' End. (Go to for details.)

Holiday Piano Recital
Five current students and one alumnus will participate in a Holiday Piano Recital on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Guilford Community Center. Performers include Ashwin D'Cunha (TCS  '12 ), Viraj D., Jane G., Connor L., Maddie O. and Paul S. All are welcome to attend and enjoy festive holiday music in different styles and arrangements, as solos and duets are performed.  Any questions, please contact Emily Phillips at or call 203-453-9410.

Don't Forget to "Like" Us!
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