Heads' Letter - Weekly & Archives
Wednesday will be a "Great" and "Grand" Day! We are all looking forward to welcoming Grandparents and Grandfriends!
On Wed., Nov 27, the program begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Grandparents and Grandfriends, please report to Gatlin Hall. Doors open at 8:05 a.m. Following the program, Grandparents and Grandfriends will visit the classrooms for a wonderful reception hosted by all Corbett Prep students, CAs, and parent volunteers. All students will have a chance to greet our guests, learn the protocol for being a host/hostess, and gain comfort and skill in meeting and greeting new people while spreading joy!
Thanks to one of our wonderful alumni parents, Jan Baskin, our 8th grade was the only middle school to ever be invited to a city summit like Connect and Propel led by Dr. David Cooperrider. Dr. Cooperrider is considered the world's leading expert on whole system change using a framework called Appreciative Inquiry.
For three days, our 8th graders interacted with around 600 leaders of all ages and experiences from the Tampa area at the Convention Center. Their speaking skills, confidence, poise and ability to comfortably interact with others received accolades by many, including our mayor. The summit was designed to create work groups of individuals from all sectors to work together to bring their hopes for Tampa's future into fruition and build a bright and exemplary future for the Tampa Bay area.
Our next Admissions Open House is at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Parents, we invite you to share the gift of a Corbett Prep education with your friends and family by informing them of our upcoming Admissions Open House. Please remember that if you have friends whom you would like us to contact, call Maribel Garrett, Director of Admissions, and/or Dawn Bronson, Admissions Assistant, at (813) 961-3087. They will be sure to personally invite them to the Open House or to visit Corbett Prep for a personal tour.
Once again, our Middle School students spent a morning of community service on Wednesday, Oct. 16, where they experienced the joy of giving to others in a variety of venues. We are so proud of how they represent our school, themselves and their families while demonstrating character traits that will serve them positively throughout their lives! Community Service Day is a valued tradition at Corbett Prep.
Chef Chris wants to remind everyone to make a smooth lunch transition to Trimester 2 by signing up before Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The last day of lunch for Trimester 1 is Friday, November 15. As a reminder, our lunches include fresh vegetables, fruit and healthy drinks. The Catering Department is also proud to add two important changes to our lunch program thanks to the input from a number of our families.
- Meat Free Monday: Beginning Nov. 18, we will be serving vegetarian meals on Mondays! Meat Free Monday has become a popular trend in the food service industry and is a great way to encourage our students to make healthy decisions at the beginning of each week. Salads and bagged lunches will still be available on Mondays.
- New Produce Plan: We are now using a local company that allows the opportunity to enjoy a greater variety of fresh, locally sourced fruits and vegetables. For the daily vegetable, we serve what is currently at peak flavor in the harvest and available from local growers throughout the season. This will help us provide a more varied selection of fruits and vegetables to help expand our student's culinary vocabulary!