AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (ASA) SESSION VI
Begins Monday, April 30 and ends Friday, May 25
- Session VI, the last session of the year for After School Activities, will have four weeks through the month of May!
- We are offering more than 20 different options from Monday through Friday. You can enroll online for ASA Session VI and either registering for an account or logging into your current one.
- 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.
- If you prefer, you may register your child by completing the sign-up sheet from the After School Activities brochure in your Thursday folder and returning it to the office.
The current Session V ends on Friday, April 27, 2018.
BON VOYAGE: ANNUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL NEW HORIZONS WEEK
AMAZING OFF-SITE LEARNING EXPERIENCES THAT LAST A LIFE TIME!!
New Horizons Week has served as an annual tradition for more than 30 years, creating a plethora of opportunities that embrace highly engaging activities that produce lifelong memories that make a difference! The excitement is increasing as the days get closer. All students will be responsible for a project that combines creativity, critical thinking, inquiry and a deep understanding of the purpose of their experiences.
Sixth Grade is off to the Circle F Dude Ranch for lessons in respecting and caring for the environment, participating in team-building activities, and actively engaging in outdoor education endeavors.
Seventh Grade is off to Wolfcreek, which is a Junior Outward Bound program.
Eighth Grade is heading for Washington and Philadelphia with the Close-up Program to live "History Alive" with their classmates and students from all over the United States.
Sending wishes to all teachers and students for a productive, fun and deeply meaningful trip!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to WARRIORS' PRIDE CHORUS
From Mr. LeBlanc:
Our 59 students in Warriors' Pride Chorus gave a fantastic performance of Seussical Kids. 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 were awe-inspiring for all four performances and for both talented casts! It was a pleasure for me to work with our hardworking and talented fourth and fifth graders and their very supportive and proud families!
PREK4 BEACH BUDDIES & KINDERGARTEN FROGS
From Early Primary Division Leader, Marla Vildostegui
While exploring how our environment may be affected by the choices of people during our unit of inquiry "Sharing the Planet: Environmental Choices," on Friday, April 6, the Beach Buddies and Kindergarten Frogs visited Sweetwater Organic Community Farm.
Students had the opportunity to investigate our impact on plants and their ecosystems, along with the contributions other living things make to our lives.
While at Sweetwater Farm, students were able to investigate the compost area, greenhouse, water well, chicken coop, and herb garden. Students also planted their own seeds in a biodegradable pot that they made onsite. A highlight was having the chance to taste a small salad provided from crops harvested around the farm! It was a great day of adventure and learning for all!
FCIS Central Florida Diversity Practitioners
From Middle School Social Studies Teacher and Diversity Coordinator, Adrian Barnes:
On Saturday, April 7, seven Corbett Prep 8th Grade students were given the opportunity to be leaders in the community. FCIS Central Florida Diversity Practitioners held the first ever Student Diversity Leadership Conference at Academy of the Holy Names. The conference was full of opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through discussion that included several themes relating to compassion, diversity, and unity. The students spent a half day with students from all over Tampa Bay speaking about ways they can lead the charge on being more globally minded in all aspects of life, specifically relating to those tough discussions about diversity and unity.
The Corbett Prep team consisted of: Wyatt Bedke, Kyle Fanelli, Maxwell Fuller, Nevin Hatfield, Tyler Jones, John Panzarella, and Patrick Smith. These middle schoolers are eager to share their new-found knowledge with their peers at Corbett Prep. Kudos to these 8th Grade leaders for stepping forward on a Saturday!
MATH CONTINUES TO BE RELEVANT and AMAZING
From Middle School Math Teacher, John Scott:
Our 8th Grade Geometry students are using the concepts they have learned in math to measure the circumference of the earth. The ancient method of measurement once conducted by Eratosthenes around 200BCE uses similar triangles and the properties of parallel lines to estimate the circumference of the Earth.
Mr. Palmer, STEAM Specialist, coordinated with a school in Atlanta so both schools could measure the angles of the sun on a given day. These results were used in our calculations, and we were able to estimate the circumference of the earth within 4 percent of the actual length, an impressive accomplishment for our Middle School students!
MILE RUN CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 COMING TO CORBETT PREP
The PE team has been working very hard to support and encourage student fitness. The students have two chances to qualify during the year for the opportunity to run in the Mile Run Championship. This event has become an annual tradition that is now entering its 9th year. We have honored these elite runners by having the entire student body attend this exciting competition. All parents are invited to come out and cheer these student athletes.
This year's event will be on the Middle School field on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 beginning at 9.45 a.m. For a complete list of all the runners, please look for an email coming out next week.
PFA, WE LOVE YOU!
PARENTS, YOU HONORED US THIS WEEK AS SUPER HEROES!!
WE ARE ALL GRATEFUL FOR YOUR LOVE AND SPECIAL ATTENTION TO OUR EVERY NEED!
WE ALL ENJOY YOUR CHILDREN AND ARE PROUD TO SHARE THEM WITH YOU!!
AT CORBETT PREP, WE ARE ALL SUPER HEROES AS WE WORK TO STRIVE FOR: SUPER EVERYTHING, EVERYDAY!!!
PROUD MOMENTS SOAR
TO OUR CORBETT PREP FAMILIES, PLEASE SHARE SPECIAL MOMENTS SO THAT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY WITH YOU by EMAILING email@example.com
NOA FRIEDMAN (ALUM, CLASS OF 2014): Congratulations on the distinction of being named Blake High School Valedictorian for Class of 2018.
JULIANA JUAREZ (8TH GRADE) will have her artwork displayed in the statewide student Surrealist Art Exhibit at the Dali Museum this summer. The annual art exhibit, which runs from May 19-August 26, features work from Middle and High School students that reflect the ideas and techniques of Dali and other surrealist artists. For the exhibit, students were invited to showcase their interpretations of "the Marvelous, the Fantastic and the Grotesque" and push the limits of reality in their submissions.
Surrealists sought to challenge traditional standards of art and explore dreams and unconsciousness. They called the new art that resulted "the Marvelous, the Fantastic and the Grotesque." Marvelous looked at the idea that strange is beautiful; Fantastic referred to unusual and surprising; and Grotesque examined the opposite of classical beauty.
JACK SOBEL (ALUM, CLASS OF 2015): Congratulations to Jack Sobel who was elected President of the Blake High School National Honors Society! Bravo to Jack for going above and beyond in taking the leadership of this important organization.
Please look for more information in your Thursday folder ENCLOSURES or online...Thank you!
SAVE THE DATE: ATHLETIC AWARDS NIGHT
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 – GATLIN HALL, 6:30 p.m.
WHO: All fourth through eighth grade STUDENTS who participated in sports at Corbett Prep during the 2017-18 school year and their PARENTS.
WHAT: This is our annual Athletic Awards Night. Please plan to join us on THURSDAY, MAY 17, at 6:30 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, Wrestling, and Track & Field
SPRING: Baseball, Softball, Tennis, & Flag Football
For more information, watch for an insert in the May 3rd Heads' Letter!
CAMP IDS...7 WEEKS BEGINNING JUNE 11, 2018
- At CAMP IDS we are looking forward to hosting campers from all around the Tampa Bay area beginning Monday, June 11, 2018, with seven weeks of a variety of options, guaranteed to dazzle our campers!
- Our summer camp, which is staffed by Corbett Prep's dynamic counselors, provides extraordinary experiences in Technology, Sports, Arts, Academics, Recreation, and Field Trips in an exciting, fun, and supportive environment.
- The Brochure and Registration form are online and brochures are also available in both the East and West Side offices. We are looking forward to seeing your children and your neighbors at CAMP IDS this summer.
- Please feel free to contact our Camp Directors, Carmyn Samuel and Stephen Shoe if you have questions at (813) 961-3087.
Some camps are already full! If you need help registering for a specific camp, please let the office know! Thank you.