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January 10, 2013

Welcome to this week's Little Hoot. For upcoming events, consult the 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

Seen on Campus ...

The snow may be melting away, but it has been a treat to see the creative ways students have put it to use. The "Snow Dog" below is the work of 1st Graders. Wow!

Click here for more of the Year in Pictures

 This Week's News


Going Global: Conversations about STEAM
The Country School finds itself part of a global conversation about STEAM - with an "A." A new blog by Head of School Laurie Bottiger.
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Parent Voices: Bodies in Motion - The Benefit of Play
Yesterday after school, an amazing tangle of TCS boys zoomed around the playground in a state of utter joy. The boys, ranging in age from 6 to 12 years, laughed, shouted, climbed, and were thrilled by the company of one another. A new Parent Voices blog by Leah Booth P '20, a speech-language pathologist at Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center.
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Open House This Weekend
Invite your friends to discover education that lasts a lifetime during The Country School's Winter Open House this Sunday, January 13, from 1-3:30 p.m.

A Warm Welcome to a New Member of the TCS Family
In last week's Little Hoot, Admission Director Claire Kinkade Dunn had an article entitled "What's New in the Admission Office." Well, as of a few days ago, there is something REALLY new.
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Our Own Beth Coyne is Person of the Week
She may be the "Belle of the Ball," but she's also The Country School's belle (or one of them, anyway)! Read about Beth Coyne, co-chair of the Scranton Library's Winter Wonder Ball, in The Source, where she's this week's Person of the Week. Click here to read the article.

And here is an excerpt (its content is not likely to surprise anyone here):  "I think education is exciting, and I think all the changes we're seeing in education we're seeing in libraries too," she points out. "A lot of people will say, 'Do we really need books? Let's push technology,' but kids really need a combination of both. I think a big part of what good libraries like Scranton offer is education." 

 Announcements and Reminders

Parent Association Meeting - Join Us!
All parents and guardians are invited to join us for the next Parent Association meeting on Tuesday, January 15, at 8:30 a.m. in the Farmhouse. Help us redefine who we are, the work we do, and how we can best support TCS. To learn more about the Parent Association, visit the PA pages on the website (click here) or read PA Leader Katy Armenia's blog, Yours in Service (click here).

From the Athletic Office

Boys' Basketball Tournament this Weekend
Athletic Director Chris Wallack issues this reminder: the boys' basketball team plays in the Mooreland Hill basketball tournament this weekend in Kensington. The first game is at 9:20 a.m. Please arrive at 8:50 a.m. Click here for the schedule. Go TCS!

A Thank You
Mr. Wallack also wanted to convey the following message: Thank you to everyone for your kind gifts over the holidays. My list of present givers was accidentally thrown out, so thank you to all.

Ski and Snowboard Club Information
The bus for the TCS Ski and Snowboard Club will depart TCS at 3:15 p.m. and return at approximately 8 p.m. on the following days: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/8, 2/15. Note: The program will not run on Feb. 1.

Order Your Copy of the 2012-2013 Country School Yearbook
TCS is using a new on-line ordering system this year, and we need to have a complete count of orders by the end of February.

Community Dining Room
TCS will serve dinner at The Community Dining Room next on January 15. This time around, organizers are looking for student/adult teams from the 6th and 3rd Grades. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Johnson ( or Teresa Sullivan ( 

Parent Conference Day Enrichment and Owl's Nest Opportunities
February 1 is a Parent Conference Day, and TCS is once again pleased to offer Owl's Nest and enrichment activities. Please sign up by January 17. Click here for information and registration materials.

January Lunch Order Forms Now Available

Click here for menus and to order lunch. 
Still Trying to Reach 500!
We're getting there, but we're still trying to reach 500 likes on the TCS Facebook page! Help us reach our goal! Click here to get to the page and then click the "Like" button. Thank you! 

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