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HEADS' LETTER: April 27, 2017

After-School Activities New Session

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (ASA) SESSION VI begins Monday, May 1 and ends Wednesday, May 31

Session VI, the last session of the year for After School Activities, will have four classes through the month of May!

We are offering 22 different options from Monday through Friday. You will be able to enroll online for ASA Session VI by simply following this link,, to set up your account.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you will receive an email confirmation with a temporary password which you will use to log in. You may change your password once you have logged in.

The current Session V ends this Friday, April 28, 2017.



"It is now beyond question that students who exercise regularly have better nourished brains and higher achievement." ~ Dr. Spencer Kagan, Brain Friendly Teaching

"In perhaps the most comprehensive review of the effect of exercise on the brain, researchers concluded that exercise promoted brain growth and brain function in many ways, including the stimulation of new neural connections and growth of new neurons in the hippocampus, the structure critical for learning and memory." ~ Dr. Spencer Kagan, Brain Friendly Teaching

The PE team has been working very hard to improve student fitness throughout the year. The students have two chances to qualify during the year for the opportunity to run in the prestigious Mile-Run Championship here at Corbett Prep. Students qualify for the Mile-Run Championship by running a specific time. The qualifying times are listed below:

  • Intermediate Boys (grades 3-5) 7 minutes and 15 seconds or under
  • Intermediate Girls (grades 3-5) 8 minutes and 15 seconds or under
  • Middle School Boys (grades 6-8) under 7 minutes
  • Middle School Girls (grades 6-8) under 8 minutes

This year's Mile-Run Championship will be on the Buchanan Sports Field at Middle School on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 9:51 am. Congratulations to all Corbett Prep students who participated in the mile run and to those who qualified for the Championship this year! All students and parents are invited to come out for support and to cheer for these elite runners as they once again make history for Corbett Prep! Remember that it is all about best effort (trying to go beyond what you think you can do)! See you there!

Yours in Good Health,

Corbett Prep PE Team


"Right Before Your Eyes," the 71 students in Warriors' Pride Chorus gave a "fantasmarific" performance of James and the Giant Peach Jr. These fourth and fifth graders created an impressive two days of performances that soared beyond words of excellence. The joy, smiles and laughter that emanated from the stage to the audience was awe-inspiring for all four performances and for both talented casts! It was a pleasure for Mr. LeBlanc to work with our hardworking and talented Fourth and Fifth Graders. View the albums for the Green and Purple casts on the Corbett Prep Facebook page!


GO FLY A KITE by Dr. Julie Omodio-Griess

The Beach Buddies were able to explore the effects of wind during their Kite Day last Thursday, April 20, 2017, on the Middle School Buchanan Sports Field. This was a culminating lesson for the IB unit Where we are in Time and Place: Weather Patterns, which demonstrated the concept of wind and which objects would fly or fall in the wind. It was a great day of exploring and running with the wind!

Annual Spring Fine Arts Week


THIS IS A REMINDER THAT OUR SPRING CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS INCLUDES two daytime options to see performances in Gatlin Hall. The two performances are 1 p.m. Thursday, May 11 and 9 a.m. Friday, May 12.

WE OFFER TWO PERFORMANCES so that parents can choose to be part of the audience for either the afternoon or morning performance.

ALL STUDENTS PERFORM BOTH DAYS and all students are represented in the Art Exhibit in the Farish Center.

THE ART EXHIBIT OPENS ON MONDAY, MAY 8 AND RUNS THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 12. It will be great if you plan ahead to leave enough time to tour the art exhibit after either of the performances.

You can count on the art exhibit and performances to bring another gigantic dose of joy and pride for your child and all of the Corbett Prep talent.


Do you have an idea for a birthday party? You can bring it to life here at Corbett Prep! Working with party coordinator, Michelle Hill, you can choose from party themes that have already been implemented or design your own party. Parties can be scheduled during the school year and the Summer. Sports themes such as Mat Ball are also possible to execute. Parties include two hours of supervised fun in a secure area and are planned so that you can relax and enjoy yourself during the event. If you are interested in booking a date for your next birthday party, contact Michelle Hill at





Monday, May 15, 2017, immediately following the Volunteer Appreciation Assembly at 8:05 a.m., all volunteers for 2016 -2017 are welcome if you:

Helped in the classroom, assisted with a cookout, assisted with an event, or helped in any way...large or small...we want you to join us!!!

All volunteers are acknowledged and appreciated.

Please come and join us for a wonderful recognition celebration by the Corbett Prep Faculty and Students, followed by an enjoyable brunch!

COME! See old friends and make new ones.

Have fun! We look forward to seeing you there. ALL PARENTS, ALWAYS WELCOME!

WE NEED YOU! Looking for a way to help out in the classroom? Are you interested in becoming an RPC? Perhaps you have an excellent fundraising idea? Or maybe you have the time to help work on a project during your lunch hour if materials are sent home with your child? If the answer is yes ... Well, We NEED YOU! We would like to know what volunteer opportunities you may be interested in for the year 2017-18. Additional school-wide volunteer opportunities will come out in the Annual PFA Volunteer Handbook.

Click on the link and choose the committee/activities that interest you.

THURSDAY'S DEADLINE: CORBETT PREP ANNUAL COLLECTION FOR THE SPRING OF TAMPA BAY: All proceeds will benefit The Spring of Tampa Bay. We will be collecting items through Friday, April 28. Please Donate! The mission of The Spring of Tampa Bay is to prevent domestic violence, protect victims & promote change in lives, families & communities. Founded in 1997, The Spring is the certified Domestic Violence Center serving Hillsborough County & the first in the United States to have an accredited onsite school. Thank you for your kindness and generosity! For additional information please see the form or contact Jocie Fletcher (813) 293-2716 or Karin Ladis (813) 785-2500 with any questions.

Community School of the Arts

CSA PRESENTS: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!!!

This hilarious show follows J. Pierrepont Finch as he climbs the ladder of success in the World Wide Wicket Company ... without really trying. Sounds like he needed to have a Corbett Prep education! This Tony Award-winning show features a phenomenal High School cast of actors from all over the Tampa Bay community. Many performers are Corbett Prep alumni (Adam Sardouk, Emma Friedman, Noa Friedman, Olivia Sargent, Catie Clark, Alex Kinsley, Jack Sobel, and Tyler Hostler-Mathis). The shows are:

  • Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m.

Pre-purchased tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any cast member or by making a reservation with Dawn Bronson in the front office. Tickets are $15 at the door.



Corbett Prep Warriors Cheerleaders are Platinum 1st Place Middle School Division National Champions! Our competitive team defended our National Title for the second year in a row this weekend! They "hit zero," meaning zero deductions! They fought with determination and dedication to attain this awesome achievement! Coach Rivera and Coach Thomas were filled with pride as they watched their talented girls hit every stunt and wow the judges! Congratulations mighty Warriors!


THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 in GATLIN HALL, 6 pm

WHO: All Fourth through Eighth Grade STUDENTS who participated in sports at Corbett Prep during the 2016-17 school year and their PARENTS.

WHAT: This is our annual Athletic Awards Night. Please plan to join us on THURSDAY, MAY 18, at 6 p.m. in Gatlin Hall. We will announce each athlete's participation in each sport, and celebrate with a light dessert and beverage after the awards ceremony. This is a time to celebrate sports and our athletes with our coaches, teammates, families, and friends.

DRESS: WEAR appropriate school attire in order to be honored. All athletes will be called up on stage. All students are expected to honor the Corbett Prep dress code.

FALL: Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country

WINTER: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Track & Field

SPRING: Baseball, Softball, Tennis, our new CSS (Community School of Sports) Flag Football Team

For more information see the Athletic Awards Night form coming next week.

The Corbett Prep Coaching Staff

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