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HEADS' LETTER: Oct. 10, 2019

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JOIN US "UNDER THE SEA" AS JUNIOR THESPIAN TROUPE 88622 PRESENTS "THE LITTLE MERMAID JR."

Forty-two Corbett Prep Middle School students have been working since the start of school on this Disney classic. Ariel has always dreamed of a life beyond the sea...what will she sacrifice to realize her dreams?

3 CHANCES TO SEE this family-friendly show directed by Seth Travaglino:

  • Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 and 7 p.m.
  • Tickets are $10 for adult and $5 for students.
  • There are also reserved front row seats available for $25.
  • Tickets will be available online through Eventbrite or at the door.

CORBETT PREP PRESS & DONOR REPORT ARRIVED!

CHECK YOUR THURSDAY FOLDER!

CORBETT PREP PRESS is hot off the press! This one is very special capturing our 50th anniversary, honoring our daily amazing experiences and celebrating our generous community and donors in the Donor Report section!!!

The annual Corbett Prep Press & Donor Report is our educational publication that we share with educators locally and around the world who are interested in learning more about the Corbett Prep M.O.R.E. Model.

We also share this with prospective families. And of course, the Press is also for you, our wonderful families, to look back on some of the amazing and many highlights from last year.

If you would like to share this publication with others, please let us know.

REMINDER: ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE, TUESDAY, OCT. 15

"SHARE THE GIFT OF A CORBETT PREP EDUCATION"

Thank you ahead of time for sharing the GIFT of a Corbett Prep EDUCATION with your friends and family by informing them of our upcoming Admissions Open House.

Open House will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8:30 a.m. 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.

EDU-TALK AND TOUR with "Dr. Joyce"

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8:15 a.m. in the Grand Room

Dr. Swarzman will share information and take you in and out of classrooms to see live learning. Always bring your questions or just come and enjoy staying current and up to date!

Join her in the Grand Room on the second floor above kindergarten at 8:15 a.m. with breakfast awaiting your arrival. It's always a terrific way to connect with other parents and stay informed!

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS, OCT. 6-27 from COLEGIO RAMON Y CAJAL, MADRID, SPAIN

By Alejandra Izquierdo

Bienvenidos amigos de España! Students and teachers from Colegios Ramon y Cajal were welcomed last Sunday night with open arms, smiles and excitement. Once again, the Corbett Preparatory School of IDS community has the honor to host visitors from Madrid, Spain. Twelve students from 4th grade through 8th grade and their teachers will be here for another opportunity of making meaningful international connections.

We have so much gratitude for this rich experience. We invite you to apply to join us as we return to their school in March with our Corbett Prep students!

SCHOOL PICTURES

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 (PreK3 THROUGH 8TH GRADES)

  • These pictures are such special memories year after year!
  • Please remember the school dress code will be adhered to for all pictures.
  • These pictures will be in the 2019–20 Yearbook.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BUTTERFLY GARDEN CLUB

By Harry Powers, Middle School Science

This year the Butterfly Garden Club has changed its name to the Garden Club and taken on new challenges.

Students are busy with the upkeep of our established aquaponics and butterfly gardens while looking to add indigenous plants that attract pollinators. Students have learned that because indigenous plants are adapted to local environmental conditions, they require far less water, saving time, money, and – perhaps the most valuable natural resource – water. In addition to providing vital habitat for birds, many other species of wildlife benefits as well. Students now know that pollinators are vital to maintaining healthy ecosystems, they are essential for plant reproduction and produce genetic diversity in the plants they pollinate.

ATHLETICS

By Coach Rob Heller, Athletic Director

  • Soccer: Both Corbett Prep soccer teams are off to tremendous starts with both the Purple Team and Green Team remaining undefeated in the Florida West Coast League!!
  • Volleyball: Our Corbett Prep volleyball teams continue their winning ways with the Purple Team, Green Team, and Silver Teams defeating rivals last week. It's so awesome to see the improvement and teamwork!
  • Cross Country: Our cross-country teams continue to dominate the Florida West Coast League meets with both the Boys' and Girls' Teams currently on top of the standings. Monday, Sept. 30 was the qualifier for the State Meet and all of our teams ran well. Results are pending, as we await the word on individual and team qualifiers.

AS ALWAYS, WE SEND A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR FAMILIES FOR HONORING PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE DAYS!

Our teachers are always so grateful for the opportunity to meet with so many parents during the marathon days of conferences. Last week provided that opportunity. Connecting with our parents creates the team that focuses totally on the success of each Corbett Prep student. Some teachers were even able to brag about meeting with 100 percent of their families.

A big bravo also goes to the Middle School for continuing an amazing system to move parents from one subject to another to be able to meet successfully with their multiple teachers. It's quite a unique experience. The energy and high-level connections made were truly admirable and created pride on all sides!

PFA NEWS

By PFA President Kaly Srinivas

FALL FESTIVAL: What a treat...Thank you, Fall Festival Committee, for the best Fall Festival event. Bonnie Kornblith, Brooke Brink, Mark Krumin and Allison Rogers started planning for this event in April, and their hard work paid off. Every stakeholder – children, parents, vendors and volunteers walked away with smiles on their faces – this was a result of the committee's hard work, planning and a well-executed plan. We also want to thank Chef Chris who helped coordinate the purchase of some of the food items and the donations from Sacred Pepper. Our facilities team also deserves a mention here in coordinating the setup with vendors.

Thank you to all Corbett Prep families who showed up, bought food tickets and supported the event. Check out the photos on Facebook!

FALL SOCIAL DINNER: Calling all parents to join us for an adult-only evening that includes dinner, dancing, fun activities, signature cocktails, photo booth, caricatures, etc. There will be a live auction of some amazing trips, experiences and dinner excursions. Come support your PFA in making this an exciting and successful fundraising event to remember.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 this year. In addition to supporting our various technology platforms, funds raised will help buy Smartboards for classrooms or a cart of Chromebooks to support an entire classroom.

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT YOUR PFA IN ACHIEVING THIS FUNDRAISING GOAL?

  1. Purchase your dinner tickets ($75) or became a patron sponsor ($100)
  2. Buy Parking Spot Raffle tickets – 1 for $50 and 3 for $100
  3. Helicopter Ball Drop – an exciting 50/50 opportunity. Yes, a helicopter will drop a basket of balls from the air at the Fall Social, and the ball closest to the pin will be the winner. Ten balls for $100, 3 balls for $50 and 1 ball for $20.
  4. Sign up to volunteer at the tournament or dinner using the link - https://signup.com/go/kFTXXnk

8th GRADE FUNDRAISER...A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY for 1st through 8th Grades. There will be a S.T.E.A.M. Arc.Kid.Tecture Fundraiser camp for 1st - 8th grades. This is an 8th grade fundraiser to support the Class of 2020 graduation gift. Lunch will be provided. Please see the attached flyer or check your Thursday folder for more information.

25th Annual Golf Tournament

Corbett Prep's annual golf tournament takes place Monday, Oct. 14 at Avila Golf & Country Club. Registration and breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. with the shotgun start at 9 a.m. Individual golfers are $250 each, and foursomes are $1,000.

The Fall Social is from 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 also at Avila. There will be dinner, dancing, an open bar, parking sweepstakes and live and silent auctions. Cost is $75 per person (golfers receive 1 Fall Social ticket with their registration). All friends and families of Corbett Prep are welcome!

To purchase tickets, please visit https://corbettprep.ejoinme.org/peacockclassic

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