Finalsite Academy

December 19, 2013

Welcome to this week's Little Hoot. As always, for a more comprehensive listing of school activities, go to the school calendar. For sports, please see the athletics calendar. For an archive of previous Little Hoots, go to

This Week's News

A Great Way to Celebrate the "Owlidays"!
There were opportunities to make presents for friends and family, delicious and healthy snacks, festive entertainment, and some special visitors at yesterday's Owliday Workshop. Thank you to the Parent Teacher Association for once again providing such a wonderful and creative community event.

Vacation Enrichment – Like Summer Camp in the Winter!
Although we know many families may be heading off somewhere during winter break, Owl's Nest and Enrichment Coordinator Kristen Gunther has planned a series of events and activities during school vacation to accommodate those who will remain in the area and are looking for some fun things to do. First up: the programs on Monday, December 23 – holiday crafts with Guilford Art Center, baking with our own Fran Douglas, and soccer programs with Victory Soccer.

The TCS Ski and Snowboard Club: A report from the slopes
Ski and Snowboard Club coordinator Bob Hubbard reports that Mount Southington is open and conditions are great. He looks forward to a terrific season with The Country School Ski and Snowboard Club – open to students in Grades 5-8.

Celebrating the Season: Time for the annual Holiday Program
Join us tomorrow for the Holiday Program as students from PreSchool through Grade 8 share music and other activities to celebrate the season. As has become tradition, TCS faculty also have a special surprise in store – stay tuned!

Help Us Spread the Word

As you enjoy your winter break, please help us spread the word about The Country School. We are proud of our students, teachers, and alumni, and we want everyone else to know about them, too. Feel free to tell your friends and neighbors about our next Open House - Sunday, January 26, from 1-3 p.m. Thank you for your help - and thank you for being part of our very special community.

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for News About:

The first "real" snowfall
Making Gingerbread Houses in MacLane House
3rd Grade's Connecticut History Museum 
Photos from the Week of Levity 
4th Graders participating in the Hour of Code
Our amazing alumni
And more...

This Week's Throwback Thursday


Auld Lang Zyne - the way the Holiday Program has ended, with Reading Buddies hand in hand - for years and years.


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