The Little Hoot - December 7, 2017


Download the free The Little Hoot app in the Apple Store created by John A, '18.

In case you missed it last night, click on the image above for a taste of "Fruitcake," TCS-style. Encore performance next Friday's Holiday Concert at 9 a.m.


Serving the Common Good
In this season of giving, the Country School community is living the school mission by working collaboratively and serving the common good. In addition to filling the can van with non-perishable food items for local soup kitchens and food pantries, Country School families have donated hundreds of winter clothing items to refugee families and raised more than $1,200 for the hurricane recovery effort on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Read more about how TCS helps at home and abroad.


The Court of Levity proclaims the following for next week:

Monday - Holiday Spirit Day
Tuesday - Mystery Day - Dress up and others guess your theme for the day

Wednesday - Sports Day
Thursday - Pajama Day
Friday - Dress up for the Holiday Concert


Can Van Update - We're almost there!


We are heading into the final stretch! The Can Van ends on Monday. 

Present totals:

  • 1,365 items of food with a goal of 2,000 items
  • $167.71


There will be another collection afternoon at Robert's Food Center next Tuesday. Then next Thursday, members from the Shoreline Soup Kitchen will visit campus to collect their portion of the collection. Seventh Graders will take the rest to Community Dining Room that afternoon where they will get a tour of the facility.


Grade-level assignments


  • 8th Grade: beef, chicken, and vegetable stock--cans or cubes
  • 7th Grade: cans of tuna fish
  • 6th Grade: protein soup (chicken or turkey noodle, beef barley, lentil, etc.)
  • 5th grade: olive oil
  • 4th Grade: jars or cans of gravy
  • 3rd Grade: bags or boxes of stuffing
  • 2nd Grade: jars of salsa
  • 1st Grade: boxed macaroni & cheese
  • Kindergarten: boxed mashed potatoes
  • PreK and PreSchool: dessert-sized paper plates

Please take note - Children need permission slips and we would love your help too! 


Adult Volunteer

Children's Permission/Participation Slip


A bottle of red, a bottle of white, It all depends upon your appetite


As we Come Together during the holiday season, please consider donating a bottle of wine to the TCS Spring Auction Wine Pull.


We will gladly and thankfully collect your donation at the Holiday Program next Friday.


Simply bring a bottle of wine (minimum $20 value) to the collection table set up in the rear of DeFrancis Gymnasium and an auction gala committee member will collect it.


Questions or Care to Help? Contact Adrienne Sharon.


Yearbooks Dedication Pages for Graduates - due by December 15


8th Grade Parents, If you would like to have a recognition page or part of a page with a message for your soon-to-be graduate, (sometimes even grandparents like to do this), please use the above link. On that page you will see a link to build your child's recognition page. 


The holidays are approaching. As you find yourself shopping for gifts, decorations, and more, shop at so The Country School can increase its AmazonSmile donations which benefit our Annual Fund.


Young Actors' Workshop Winter 2018

January 3 - March 7
Wednesday Afternoons 3:30 - 5 p.m.

For students in Grades 2-5, with a minimum enrollment of 5.


Students in this class will explore performance with a focus on Character and Story. They will engage in improv games to liberate their creativity, delve into scene study to hone their understanding of text, and discover their Authentic Artist's Voice as they perform for their peers! Working as an ensemble, each participant will walk away from this course with a renewed sense of confidence which can applied to all aspects of life. Class will culminate in an informal performance.


Learn More and/or Register


Save the Date! Come Together Spring Gala


Saturday, April 28 from 6:30 - 10 p.m. at Centerbrook Architects


Purchase tickets, donate items, learn more!

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM


The Country School

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