Finalsite Academy

October 10, 2013

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This Week's News 

Hot off the Press – TCS on TV
We've always known it was a pretty cool place, but The Country School will be a featured "Cool School" as part of WFSB's Cool School program. Next Wednesday, film crews from WFSB will be on campus filming various aspects of the TCS program.

Rave Reviews and Gratitude:
Minds in Motion
Minds were in motion all over campus last weekend, as The Country School welcomed more than 250 visitors for Minds in Motion, a program offered through the Connecticut Association for the Gifted.

Pam Glasser Named Admission Director; New CFO and Comptroller Announced
Congratulations to Pam Glasser on being named Director of Admission. A longtime Country School educator and administrator, Pam has a deep understanding of and appreciation for all that The Country School experience can mean to a prospective family.

Columbus Day Enrichment – Invite Your Friends
We are pleased to announce that Monday's enrichment offerings are open to friends of enrolled students. If your child has friends or relatives who would like to join us for the day, participating in the Bushy Hill Outdoor Adventure activity or Guilford Art Center program, please share the registration link to Monday's program.

Delivering a Slam Dunk!
Appealing to fellow TCS athletes, both current and former, an 8th Grader is leading an effort to purchase new basketball uniforms. "As I enter my final year at The Country School, I want to leave a gift showing my gratitude for my experience," Oliver Z. writes.

Casting Call: If you're comfortable on stage, the Robotics Team wants you!
Yes, it helps if you like programming, but the Robotics Team also needs actors and actresses – and maybe a good script writer and/or videographer. For the forthcoming robotics league competition, the TCS Robotics Team will need to create and present a skit based on a natural disaster scenario.

A Way With Words:
The Student of the Week
Livi R. says her favorite subject is writing, because she loves to create stories. "This may sound odd," she adds, "but I also love to write essays and papers." Meet the Student of the Week.


The Roost Columbus Day Sale
The Roost, the school store, will be having a special $5 sale tomorrow. If it's raining, the sale will be in the Roost (located across from the Health Office); if the weather's nice, watch for the sale in the Courtyard. Among the items to be had for $5 are: winter caps and scarves, long-sleeved nylon shirts, long-sleeved cotton shirts, and shorts. Don't miss it! 

Spread the Word!
Please let your friends know about Robotics Night on the 23rd and Open House on November 3. 

Cultural Arts at TCS
Join us for the next event on October 30 - Karim Nagi and Arab Music and Culture. Learn more about our performer at For a video of student participation during our last Cultural Arts event (Bollywood-style dancing), click here.

Flu Clinic 
The VNA will be offering a flu cinic on campus on October 22, from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Please note that this is for adults only. For registration details, click here. For more information, please contact Laura Fucci, school nurse, at

Introducing a New Little Hoot Feature - Throwback Thursday!

According to the website, Throwback Thursday is “the name of a weekly post theme that social media users participate in as part of a very general ‘throwback’ activity for posting content." On Thursdays, "people usually post photos on sites like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook that are from the past. Photos can be from years ago or from just a few days ago. There aren't really any limitations, and it really just gives people an excuse to post more,” the website says.

So here’s our first Throwback Thursday posting. Anyone recognize this guy? We found the photo in the Farmhouse archives. Below the photo is the following (presumably tongue-in-cheek) caption: Fresh from his world tour with the Eagles, 1982.


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