The Little Hoot - March 1, 2018


The week in photos - Take a peek!


  • MacLane Finalists: 1st Place Winner 6th Grader Alexander B. who recited "The Bridge" by C. Dale Young, 2nd Place Winner 6th Grader Christopher Child with Pablo Neruda's "Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market," and 3rd Place Winner 5th Grader Will M. with Robert Frost's "Out, Out. 
  • 5th Graders taking advantage of a warm afternoon
  • 8th Graders sharing their Makey Makey projects
  • Girls' basketball and more

New TEDxTheCountrySchool - this Saturday!


8:30-11:30 am.

  • Breakfast and organized activities will be held during the event.
  • TCS students get in free.
  • Advanced tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15.
  • Purchase tickets


Our impressive speakers include

  • Fahima Ali, an advocate for women's and girls' rights
  • Robert Ballard, renowned explorer and founder of the RMS Titanic
  • John Fixx, Head of School at TCS
  • Theresa Govert, community activist and founder of Together We Rise
  • Ari Mannan '03, founder of bosWell, a digital health startup
  • Marina Sachs '07, artist and educator
  • Matthew Siracusa, CEO of WEWOOL, a local business that provides socks for the homeless
  • Anders Waldo, a student at UConn

Last call for old electronics!
Bring them to the Farmhouse tomorrow.

Kids will disassemble them at TEDx.


Sentimental Storage for Sale!


As their Legacy Gift of appreciation to the teachers and The Country School, this year's 8th Grade and their parents are donating a new boys' locker room!  The project is exciting and is occurring over March vacation, a month from now.


We have 66 existing lockers that we are selling as keepsakes and as garage and basement storage on a first-come, first-served basis. The lockers are each approximately 12" wide by 18" deep by 36" tall and come stacked two lockers high and two or three lockers wide. 


Each set of four lockers is being sold for $40, and each set of 6 lockers is being sold for $60, with discounting if someone from our school community wants to purchase a block of the lockers. Note that the revenue contribution helps offset the price of the new lockers.


Students and alumni remember their locker number many years later, and so we will need to parcel the lockers out, again, first-come, first-served. The lockers are available for pick-up all day Friday, March 9. 


With thanks to this year's 8th Grade families, come and get 'em! Feel free to email with questions and/or to reserve your locker(s)!


Owl's Nest March Break Sign Up

We will have an Owl's Nest program the week of March 12 - 16 (our first week of break) from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Use this form to register by tomorrow so we can plan for the proper staffing. We need a minimum of five students per day to the run the program.


Lost and Found


Lost and Found clothing will be in the dungeon until March break at which point we will donate the items. Please come down and take a look.


Gala Tickets & Free Churros - March 29


March 29 is the last day to purchase Gala tickets at $50 each. The price jumps on April 1 to $75 each until we reach capacity at Centerbrook Architects.

Don't miss out on the fun at the Gala on April 28 or on a free churro after school on March 29 when Taco Pacifico, who will be providing food at the Gala, will be offering a free churro to each student.

Purchase tickets.


From Laura Fucci (aka Nice Nurse)

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for your very generous donations. During our RED dress down day, we collected over $350.00 to send to the Heart Association in memory of Tony Capaccio. The outcome was even more than expected and I'm looking forward to sharing this news with his wife, Joann. Once again, many thanks for your thoughtfulness.


Grandparents' OR Special Friends' Day


Mark your calendars for May 11. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact


Box Tops for Education


The BLUE Team has a slight lead at 1113 with the GOLD Team close behind at 985!


We will continue our BLUE / GOLD contest through the remainder of the school year, so keep clipping and collecting! Thank You!



Available for purchase online or complete this form and return it to the Business Office. Thank you.

Thursday - March 1, 2018
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
DeFrancis Gymnasium
Friday - March 2, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
DeFrancis Gymnasium
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Duffy Didiuk STEAM Lab
3:20 PM - 4:30 PM
DeFrancis Gymnasium
Saturday - March 3, 2018
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
DeFrancis Gymnasium
Monday - March 5, 2018
Tuesday - March 6, 2018
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
DeFrancis Gymnasium


The Country School

341 Opening Hill Road • Madison, CT 06443 • (203) 421-3113


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