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2017-18 School Year


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The CHANGE for CHANGE CAMPAIGN quickly raised over $1,800 before our own hurricane. The jars remained full when we returned and will be going to the bank to be counted and most likely will double what we collected prior to last week. The jars are still in the classroom, and all change will continue to be added to the totals. We will continue emptying the jars as soon as they fill, so they will hopefully fill again. We will tally how much each class has collected and send donations to the American Red Cross. If we all "make change" together, we can show those in need how much we care.

Corbett Prep will reopen to students on Thursday, Sept. 14! Faculty and staff will return on Wednesday, Sept. 13 to assess next steps and prepare for classes to resume Thursday. Back-to-School Night for Middle School will be rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

Buses are ready to go, electricity is on, and technology will be up and running by Thursday morning. We look forward to two terrific, productive and inspiring days of learning!

The recent and ongoing tragedy that Hurricane Harvey has brought to southeastern Texas is a reminder to all of us about how quickly our lives can change forever. We all are looking for ways to support our friends on the opposite side of the gulf.

If you have change in a jar, in your car, the bottom of your purse, or anywhere else that change tends to gather, send it to school with your child to put in the class jar for Change for Texas. We will be emptying the jars as soon as they fill so they will hopefully fill again. After we have had time for the jars to do their job, we will tally how much each class has collected and send it to the American Red Cross so that they can help those in need. If we all make change together, we can show those in need how much we care.

This week has been an amazing beginning, filled with our Annual WOW moments, lessons on the uniqueness of an eclipse, and a royal welcome for our students to launch the first day of school for 2017-18!

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in the continental United States for the first time in more than 90 years. A total eclipse is when the sun is completely hidden by the moon, the sky becomes dark, and the sun's faint atmosphere (corona) becomes visible — looking like a beautiful halo. In Tampa, the moon will block 85 percent of the sun at 2:49 p.m.

Due to the overlap of dismissal with the timing around the eclipse, we will delay dismissal to 3:15 p.m. on Monday only. Extended day will also begin at 3:15 p.m.

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