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HEADS' LETTER: May 18, 2017

YOU ARE INVITED TO A COFFEE TALK

Coffee Talk with "DR. JOYCE"

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Place: Grand Room (training center over Kindergarten)

Time: 8:05 a.m. with light breakfast.

Updates include Yale Mindfulness results from Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Vildostegui; IB Program update from Mrs. Wenzel and Ms. Ralph; updates on Parent Survey -- open questions and discussions in Coffee Talk format!

WARRIORS' PRIDE CHORUS CAPTURES HEARTS ONCE AGAIN

AT THE BOOK FAIR AT BARNES AND NOBLE

We can always count on the Warriors' Pride Chorus (Fourth and Fifth Graders) to dazzle their audiences. They did it again last night at Primary Night at the Corbett Prep Book Fair at Barnes and Noble. Their sound, smiles and spectacular energy once again delighted the audience and filled the book store with beautiful music. Mr. LeBlanc, as the proud director, recognized his Fifth Graders as he thanked them for their hard work and transitioned them to even more great opportunities in the Corbett Prep Middle School.

Fourth Graders were also recognized and charged to prepare to become the next leaders of the chorus for the 2017-18 school year. Warriors' Pride Chorus, we thank you for always bringing smiles and joy to all of us privileged to hear you sing.

BARRELS OF GRATITUDE TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE SUPPORTING THE BOOK FAIR! The Corbett Prep Book Fair runs through May 22! When you purchase at the Barnes and Noble on Dale Mabry, please let them know that your purchase is through Corbett Prep, and then we are all winners! Thanks so much to all.

UPPER PRIMARY ROCKS THE HALF-MILE

In preparation to "move on up" to Intermediate Division, the Upper Primary Team ran the half-mile on April 10.

With much excitement and 100 percent effort, all students completed this run with pride! We are proud of all our amazing runners! Parents may see Coach Folen for their child's time. Results are as follows for the top four boys and girls spots for all of Upper Primary Division:

Boys: 1st Place – Eric Walker, Jr. (3:21); 2nd Place – Max Stamler (3:29); 3rd Place – Gavin Hood (3:33); 4th Place – Tyler Conklin (3:37)

Girls: 1st Place - Keira Shaulis (3:39); 2nd Place – Aria Sneary (3:41); 3rd Place – Sadie Rowlson (3:56); 4th Place – Abbey Yokum (3:58)

DUKE TIP STUDENTS HONORED for ACADEMIC SUCCESS

By Mrs. Strickland

The Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) is an opportunity for our students to go above and beyond academically. The students who qualify for the program are given the opportunity to take the High School Level College Entrance Test. These students give a Saturday of their time to go to a local high school and sit for either the College SAT or the College ACT.

On May 15, we recognized the students who participated in the 2017 Duke University TIP 7th Grade Talent Search during the Monday Morning Meeting. Students who participated are as follows:

Evan Alexander, Wyatt Bedke, Gabriela Caldeira, Gracyn Custin, Brie de Leon, Chase Edwards, Dina Fakhar, Max Fuller, Kate Healy, Maya Judd, Ryan Kissel, Connor McKinney, Zoe Mosser, Madigan Reens, Carlos Rivera, Baisler Sayre, Alex Smith, Patrick Smith, and Logan Sorensen.

We also honored the students who qualified for state recognition. The honorees have earned this award by scoring approximately at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or the SAT. They were invited to a special recognition ceremony held at the University of South Florida. Students who qualified for state recognition are as follows:

Brie de Leon, Kate Healy, Ryan Kissel, Patrick Smith, and Logan Sorensen.

Congratulations to all our Duke TIP participants. Corbett Prep is very proud to honor such dedicated students.

FULL STEAM AHEAD

Fourth graders present their electronic music composition

STEAM specialist Mr. John Palmer reports that the 4th Grade Special Exploration and Enrichment group presented the world premiere of their electronic music composition Baloney Mustard Anthem at the Monday Morning Meeting on Monday, May 15. The students in the group have been exploring the Shape of Sound, an exploration also offered at Corbett Prep's CAMP IDS this summer. In this exploration, they worked with synthesized sound, organized the hardware modules, designed their own sounds, used a sequencer to control beat, pitch and repeat, and then combined the three elements of bass, rhythm, and lead to build a single short piece. It was AMAZING and very well received by the whole school.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Full of opportunities!

The CSA Summer Catalog is online and included in today's Thursday Folder. Summer is a wonderful time for new students to take up one of the arts, and we always encourage our continuing students to move ahead by studying during the summer. We are offering class lessons in piano, a two-week Summer Dance Intensive, private and pair lessons in all musical instruments, and voice, acting, art, and dance. Private and pair lessons are scheduled between June and August to accommodate summer camps and vacations. Please contact Tom McColley to schedule lesson times or with questions at tmccolley@corbettprep.com.

The CSA Dance and Musical Theater Recital is this Saturday, May 20, at 2 p.m. in the Farish Center. This program features a fabulous variety of dance styles and all of our CSA dancers. All performers have a dress rehearsal on Friday, May 19, right after school.

CSA presents the Emilia Sargent Studio in recital this Sunday at 4:00 p.m., in the Farish Center. Come and enjoy a wonderful mix of classics and show tunes.

The CSA Spring Music Recitals and Art Show were held on Monday and Tuesday nights. Congratulations to our wonderful performers and their families.

PFA NEWS

By PFA President Tammie McFarland

CORBETT PREP'S VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION ASSEMBLY AND BRUNCH – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

What can I say...WOW! At the Monday Morning Meeting, the faculty and students put on a show that displayed the love and appreciation they have for us, their Corbett Prep Parent Volunteers. There was dancing, singing, cheering and even a human bridge in Salute of our Volunteers. Most of all – there was an abundance of smiles and laughter during the meeting following the Monday Morning Assembly! And of course, Chef Garret provided a delicious & wonderful brunch that was completely satisfying and tasty to us all!

Parents, this has truly been an amazing year. With all of your support, together we successfully supported the students, Faculty, Teachers & Staff by raising over $250,000 this year. This was accomplished through the many fundraising events: Golf, Big Event, Athletic Boosters, Fine Arts Boosters, Movie Madness Day, Art to Remember, Color Run, Father & Daughter Dance, Teacher Appreciation, and much, much more! A special thanks goes to the PFA Executive Team for always being "ABOVE THE BAR" with their display of dedication and support of our school. Our Team of PFA Executive Team Members:

Raegan Rodriguez, Fundraising Chair; Laureen Mocsari, RPC Chair; Kassidy McCowan, Fine Arts Boosters; Shane Fletcher, Dads' Club Co-Chair; Blythe Sobel, Treasurer; Jocie Fletcher, Community Outreach Co-Chair; Carolyn Aulicino, Big Event Chair; Karin Ladis, Community Outreach Co-Chair; Nick Borosh, Golf Co-Chair; Justin Rowlson, Golf Co-Chair; and Danielle McClendon, Booster Chair.

Thank you to the heartbeat of our PFA, our "on the ground" team of fabulous RPCs, led by RPC Chair Laureen Mocsari:

Primary: Eric Walker Sr., Michelle Blume, Kelly Yokum, Desiree Smith, Seema Bhalani, Jocie Fletcher, Ami Modh, and Megan McKinney.

Intermediate: Kassidy McCowan, Neha Shah, Rob Henning, Cathy Coppage (Bingham), Kathy Beachy (Sneary), Andrea Rowlson, Nicole Schirk, Martha Fleming, Gwen Kozlowski, Lauren Lipschutz, Sarah Snecinski, Margaret Pressner (Attias), Angela Estacion (Lewis), Brooke Henning, Tejal Patel, Lisa Relin, and Deepali Damle.

Middle School: Sheila Scott, Beth Keen, Leslie Healy, April McDonald, Blythe Sobel, Connie Dorton, and Lorelei Spataro.

THANK YOU to all of the Committee Chairs for Golf & Big Event. Thank you to all of you who helped with Pancake Breakfast, Box Tops, Warriors' Pride Chorus, Movie Madness, Team Parents, Book Fair, Library, Fall Festival, Fun Run, Middle School Musical Theatre, and all of our other wonderful activities and events. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteer each week to do Thursday Folders! All volunteers are truly appreciated!

PROUD MOMENTS SOAR

TO OUR CORBETT PREP FAMILIES, PLEASE SHARE SPECIAL MOMENTS THAT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY WITH YOU BY EMAILING info@corbettprep.com

TALLULAH NOUSS (ALUMNA: CLASS OF 2016): Congratulations to Tallulah for winning the Broadway Star of the Future Outstanding Supporting Performer with her role as Little Red in Berkeley High School's production of Into The Woods! This is one of 37 regional programs across America that participates in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards known as The Jimmy Awards, presented by the Broadway League Foundation in New York City! The Straz will host (tickets $15) the Awards Showcase on Sunday, June 4 at 2 p.m.

HEADMASTER OF THE DAY LILLY DORTON LEADS A POWERFUL MONDAY MORNING ASSEMBLY

Headmaster of the Day Lilly Dorton wowed the entire school during the Monday Morning Meeting as she welcomed volunteers, introduced the speakers who honored students' academic excellence, sports achievements, and community service above and beyond as well as presided over a musical theatre performance and a cheerleading demonstration that showcased their talent as a team. One of the great parts of the assembly was how each division and/or grade level honored our parent volunteers.

A special part of the morning is when all headmasters for the year joined Headmaster Lilly to honor birthdays for May - Emily Wahba, Noah Palso, and Ethan Palso.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROMOTES MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD!

The Upper Primary Division has just completed their 9th annual "Read to Feed" pay-it-forward program for Heifer International. For every night our students read, money was donated to make a difference in the world. This year the money from the Brilliant Bugs, Cool Cats, and Mighty Monkeys combined to raise a total of $1,172, and with a donation of $700 from one of our generous Upper Primary parents, Upper Primary donated a grand total of $1,872.

The money collected will go toward purchasing livestock and basic human needs and support for an international needy family or community. The Upper Primary students voted on which livestock, basic human needs and support they wanted to purchase for others. Once a family or community receives any of our donations, they share or pass on the gift to others, making this a true example of "paying it forward." This year our students read enough to purchase a goat, a sheep, three hives of bees, two fresh water drinking wells, as well as enough to send three girls to school for a year. To find out more about Heifer and other children around the world whose families have participated in Heifer projects, please go to www.HeiferEducation.org. Congratulations to the Brilliant Bugs, Cool Cats, and Mighty Monkeys for modeling great teamwork in all that you do together.

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