Finalsite Academy

February 13, 2014

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 www.thecountryschool.org/littlehoot.

This Week's News

More Great Recitations this Week; MacLane Finals Postponed
The Country School enjoyed some more wonderful poetry recitations this week. Unfortunately, the long-anticipated MacLane Finals, originally scheduled for February 14, had to be postponed one week due to weather. The finals will now take place on February 21.

Here's To You, Oklahoma: Oklahoma, OK!
Be sure to join us on February 22 at 7 p.m. and/or February 23 at 2 p.m. for this year's Middle School musical - Oklahoma! The Country School performed Oklahoma in 2007, and it was so much more than OK.

Ten Country School Students Head to Southern Regionals
It's been a busy couple of weeks for Middle School students. In addition to the poetry recitation, basketball games, preparation for Oklahoma, the Math Counts competition, and preparing for the Science Olympiad, 10 Middle School students will soon participate in the Southern Regional Music Festival.

Known for Her Passion and Perseverance: Meet this week's Student of the Week
An accomplished horseback rider and student-athlete at The Country School, 8th Grader Susu M. says she loves that "TCS challenges students inside the classroom and out."

BINGO Night is Back - and this time it has a new twist!
Join us on February 27 for this year's BINGO Night. Always a family favorite, BINGO 2014 has a new element: BINGO for Books! Brought to us by the PTA, BINGO Night gets underway at 5:30 p.m
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Alumni News

Inspired by Her Teacher – A Note from an Alumna
We recently heard from a member of the Class of 1968 who found us through The Country School website. We thank Robin Jackson '68 for reaching out and allowing us to share her words about Tom West, former TCS teacher and Headmaster.

Alumnus Shows Paintings at Yale
When Antone Konst '02 sent out invitations to Condensed Matter, Yale School of Art's 2014 Painting M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, one of the invitations he sent was to his former Country School art teacher, David Acheson.
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News Briefs

RJ Julia and TCS - Jennifer Senior on February 26 
Join us at RJ Julia on February 26, 7 p.m. for the first  in the Country School/RJ Julia Parenting Speaker Series. Jennifer Senior, the author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, has been all over the news recently - from The New York Times to NPR. Visit The Country School Facebook page for links to articles and videos about her new book. Click here for a form to pre-order All Joy and No Fun.


Reminder about Conference Day Enrichment
Registration is open for Conference Day enrichment on February 28. Please see Enrichment Coordinator Kristen Gunther if you have questions.  You may find all the relevant information at www.thecountryschool.org/enrichment.


BINGO for Books - February 27

 


Benefit Concert - February 28


Vista Visitors Performance
Vista visitors joined us at The Country School to participate in IDEA Day (click here.) Members of the Vista Arts Center will perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on February 28, March 1, and March 2. Click here for information.


Visit the TCS Page on Facebook 

for News About and Photos of:

TCS at the State Indoor Track Meet 
Third Grade Mom's Tea 
Kindergarten's Eric Carle and Community Exploration
More Poetry
A Reading Buddies Design Challenges
More Oklahoma - Then and Now
Where in the World Are These Ducks? - a Kindergarten project 
Learning to Think Outside the Box
And more ... 

This Week's Throwback Thursday

A newspaper clipping from a MacLane Poetry Recitation of yore (1969, we think)

  


 

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday - February 13, 2014
    Science Olympiad Meeting
    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    Basketball Varsity Boys vs. IDS (Home)
    4:00 PM
    Friday - February 14, 2014
    MacLane Poetry Recitation Finals - Postponed to February 21
    10:00 AM
    SSAT Prep Course
    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    Monday - February 17, 2014
    President's Day - No School
    Tuesday - February 18, 2014
    Community Dining Room
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Wednesday - February 19, 2014
    Lower School Meeting
    8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
    Science Olympiad Meeting
    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    Thursday - February 20, 2014
    5th Grade Etiquette Luncheon
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Kindergarten Field Trip
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Science Olympiad Meeting
    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    Board of Trustee Meeting
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Friday - February 21, 2014
    MacLane Poetry Recitation Finals
    8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    All School Meeting
    8:40 AM to 9:00 AM
    SNOW DATE: 5th Grade Etiquette Luncheon
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Saturday - February 22, 2014
    ISEE Testing
    8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    TCS Musical: Oklahoma
    7:00 PM
    Sunday - February 23, 2014
    TCS Musical: Oklahoma
    2:00 PM
    Tuesday - February 25, 2014
    National Latin Exam
    8th Grade Parent Coffee (1st option)
    8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
    8th Grade Parent Coffee (2nd option)
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Wednesday - February 26, 2014
    National Spanish Exam: Practice Exam for 7th and 8th Graders
    Lower School Meeting
    8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
    Science Olympiad Meeting
    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    Thursday - February 27, 2014
    National French Exam
    SNOW DATE: 8th grade parent coffee (1st option)
    8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
    Science Olympiad Meeting
    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    Bingo Night
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    SNOW DATE: 8th grade parent coffee (2nd option)
    6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Friday - February 28, 2014
    Trimester 2 Ends
    Conference Day - No School for Students
    8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Benefit Concert in Support of a TCS Family
    7:00 PM
  • Monday - March 3, 2014
    National Spanish Exam: Practice Exam for 8th Graders
    8th Grade Exams
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Tuesday - March 4, 2014
    National Spanish Exam for 8th Graders
    8th Grade Exams
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Cultural Arts: Ginga Brasiliera
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Wednesday - March 5, 2014
    National Spanish Exam for 8th Graders
    National Spanish Exam: Practice Exam for 7th Graders
    8th Grade Exams
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Lower School Meeting
    8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
    Science Olympiad Meeting
    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    Thursday - March 6, 2014
    National Spanish Exam for 7th Graders
    SNOWDATE: Cultural Arts featuring Ginga Brasiliera
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Science Olympiad Meeting
    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    SSAT Prep Course
    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    Friday - March 7, 2014
    National Spanish Exam for 7th Graders
    Monday - March 10, 2014
    Spring Recess - No School


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