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HEADS' LETTER: Dec. 13, 2018

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CORBETT PREP FAMILIES AND FRIENDS,

May This Season of Giving, Loving, Compassion, and Joy Bring You an Abundance of Happiness!

With great gratitude always,
Your Corbett Prep Teachers, Staff, and Board of Trustees


Looking Forward to an Amazing and Wonderful 2019!

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH COMPETITIVE TEAM! WAY TO GO!

By John Scott, Math Coach

Corbett Prep students represented their school in the Mu Alpha Winter Invitational Math Competition with pride and passion. The competition was a huge success with Nitya Padmanabhan finishing in third place and Alex Cardona placing second. The seventh-grade team, with the help of fifth grader William Goddard, also brought home a trophy with a second-place team finish. Sixth graders Ben Smith and Andrew Kozlowski were fierce competitors in the sixth-grade division. The smallest team was powerful against 14 school competitors!! Congratulations to a great team!

COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK OF CODE!

Students across the Corbett Prep campus have been busy participating in Computer Science Education Week, a program that challenges students around the world to code for at least an hour. Technology teachers and leaders, Mr. Tim Mimbs (middle school) and Mrs. Madonna Davis (elementary), have been busy stretching our students' young minds by completing months of coding through various platforms and in multiple coding languages.

Kindergarten through 5th grade use a platform called Kodable, a program written specifically to educate kids about computer science. As students navigate through various Kodable worlds, they learn computational thinking, programming concepts, problem-solving skills, sequencing, and much more. In the Middle School, students have been learning to code in popular programming languages JavaScript, Swift, and Python. Coding drives entire units of learning in grades 6-8, giving students opportunities to go above and beyond utilizing an important life skill in the 21st Century.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FINE ARTS TEAM!

WINTER FINE ARTS WAS SPECTACULAR! Our Teachers successfully help every child to shine! Through singing, dancing, acting and instrumentals, the stage in Gatlin Hall becomes pure joy, leaving the audience amazed at the diversity and talent on stage. Total gratitude and barrels of kudos go to Michael LeBlanc, Tom McColley and Janice Carlin (music and instrumentals); Seth Travaglino, Julie Nelson (drama and musical theater); Wendy DiCarlo and Jeanne Rivera (dance); and Debbie Kerr, Jim Vyverberg and Jill Campisciano (art). The students were charged with bringing joy to the audience... and they did it with class! Thank you, parents, for being a great and appreciative audience!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO HEADMASTER OF THE DAY!

Headmaster Dr. Carlos Pasquotto led our Monday Morning Meeting brilliantly! The entire assembly was totally engaged and enthusiastically embraced Headmaster Dr. Pasquotto, as he introduced the Student Council, Math Competition, Thespian performance, a preview of Elf Jr., Boosterthon results, and announced his plans for leading the rest of the day! Parents Chuck and Jessica Pasquotto along with their family and friends in attendance, were all so proud of him. You can capture the excitement on our Facebook page video and photo album. Please like us and share! There are two more Headmasters before our Big Event on March 8, when the next Headmasters will emerge!

LET'S SUPPORT OUR ANNIE!

Please help us show our support for Corbett Prep 8th grader Annie Sardouk! Annie has been nominated for 2018 local Best Actress in a Musical by Broadway World for her performance in the title role of Annie last summer. Her first role as Annie was with the Warrior's Pride Chorus in 5th grade!! To help, please follow the link and add your email address to begin voting. Cast a vote for each category or choose "no nominee" and then continue to the next question. The Best Actress category is Question #14. For your vote to count you must continue to the end and submit.

Thank you for supporting our Corbett students as they explore their passions both on and off campus!

SCRIP Program

Calling ALL last-minute shoppers: You still have time to place your SCRIP order for delivery by Wednesday, Dec. 19. SCRIP is a fancy word for "gift cards". The program is a convenient way for you to complete your shopping and to benefit our school in the form of a rebate (we receive a percentage of every card you purchase) while you receive 100 percentage of the face value. It's a WIN-WIN for everyone involved!

In addition to the convenience, you have a huge list of over 750 retailers (store fronts, restaurants, online companies, theme parks, airlines, hotels, entertainment, etc.) to choose from. Simply place your order on the attached form, include your payment and submit it to the Business Office or contact dharvey@corbettprep.com. We will notify you when your order arrives.

PARENT FACULTY ASSOCIATION (PFA) NEWS

By PFA President Kaly Srinivas

Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent: Thank you to all those that have signed up for this volunteering opportunity. Corbett Prep was given 80 spots this year and we are proud to say that all of these spots have been filled. This will be a great way for us to model to our kids about being part of and supporting the community.

A Great Holiday Gift Idea... Children's Gasparilla Parade: The Children's Gasparilla Parade is fast approaching; we still have walking spots available for PFA purchase. Please use this link to purchase your walking spot tickets. The flyer online and in your Thursday Folder has more information about this great event!

JANUARY PFA Calendar

  • Big Event Planning Meeting – Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 8:05 a.m., second floor of the office.
  • PFA General Meeting – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, 8:05 a.m., Grand Room
  • Children's Gasparilla Parade – Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 (see link and attached flyer)
  • Student-Faculty Sports Challenge – Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 - dinner and fun for all!!

BIG EVENT TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Save the date of March 8!

  • The Big Event Groovy Gala is an evening with drinks, dinner, music, dancing and auctions... at a new location - ARMATURE WORKS!
  • Tickets are on sale now for $150/person. Sponsorships are also available and begin at $225/person.
  • Get your tickets today online.

A new PFA opportunity... Family Racing Event... Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 from 1-4 p.m.

Drone Flights, Team Relay Racing and tons of fun... A great opportunity for families to have fun racing cars while supporting our school at the same time. Everyone 8 or older is invited to race... Daniels Hobbies will provide the race trucks for use. Five percent of purchases made at the hobby store will be donated to Corbett Prep. For more details, visit the Corbett Prep PFA Facebook group.

GIVE A CAN... IF YOU CAN...

ANNUAL STUDENT COUNCIL MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE COLLECTIONS DEC. 10-17

Feeding Tampa Bay will feed thousands of struggling families this holiday season and Corbett Prep can help! The drive will run from Monday, Dec. 10 through Monday, Dec. 17.

Corbett Preparatory School is again partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay for our annual holiday food drive. The Middle School Student Council is sponsoring this drive and has set a schoolwide goal of collecting 1,000 pounds of food during the drive. We can easily reach this goal if we remember "Give a can, if you can!"

All students, PreK3 through 8th Grade are encouraged to bring canned or dry boxed foods item to school during the food drive.

Please be sure to donate boxes and metal cans, as they are more durable and less likely to break.

Look for the white Feeding Tampa Bay boxes that will be set out in classes and throughout campus!

Let's get into the Corbett Prep spirit of giving for the Holidays and fill up our "FEEDING TAMPA BAY" boxes! With appreciation, your Middle School Student Council!!

REMINDER THIS WEEKEND IN THE FARISH CENTER:

CSA PRESENTS the musical Elf, Jr!

CSA - Corbett Prep's Community School of the Arts - presents its winter production, Elf, Jr. This modern-day holiday classic is based on the 2003 hit movie.

Show dates are Friday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 16, and it is directed by Jarrett W. Koski and Julie Nelson!

  • Prepare to be entertained by actors in 6th through 8th grade, who have been rehearsing since September to bring you laughs and inspiration.
  • Featuring singing, acting and dancing, Elf, Jr is a musical that will put you in the holiday spirit and will definitely be enjoyed by the whole family!
  • Performances are Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., Dec. 15 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
  • Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 from cast members or the office. Tickets are available on the day of performances for $15.

WINTER BREAK DRAMA WORKSHOP

For 2nd through 5th grade:

Are you needing some extra shopping time or something fun for your child to do while you are working? We have a fun and exciting opportunity for you coming in December!

Mrs. Julie Nelson & Mr. Jarrett Koski will be offering a special Drama Workshop on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost for the Workshop is $40 per student.

  • Space is limited so please register with the link below as soon as possible!
  • Due to the limited space, there is a zero cancellation policy.
  • Register at https://corbettprep.campmanagement.com/campers. Click on "Holiday Drama Workshop."

Please feel free to email Julie Nelson if you have any questions.

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