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HEADS' LETTER: Feb. 7, 2019

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REMINDER: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th: NOON DISMISSAL/TEACHER IN-SERVICE

If you need Extended Day for Friday, Feb. 15, please remember to:

  1. send a lunch and
  2. reserve a space...unless you have already purchased the yearly plan!

MONDAY, FEB. 18: PRESIDENT'S DAY, SCHOOL HOLIDAY. School resumes Tuesday, Feb. 19.

PLAN AHEAD: NEW LUNCH SESSION III BEGINS MONDAY, FEB. 25

SIGNING UP NOW WILL ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION for your child's lunch program!

  • The Session III lunch form is in your Thursday folder and online.
  • This is a reminder to complete the lunch form to make a smooth transition to Session III by signing up online before Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.
  • The last day of lunch for Session II is Friday, Feb. 22. Lunches include fresh vegetables, fruit, and a healthy drink.
  • For those who signed up in August for the WIN-WIN program, you can smile. You are already paid up. We just need you to fill out the form for lunch choices!

Daily walk-ups are $6.50. If your child would like to purchase lunch for the day, please remember that you have these options:

  • Cash, check, or pre-loaded funds on your EZ School Lunch account is used for walk-up meals.
  • If you think your child will want to order lunch as a walk-up at any time during the rest of this school year, the easiest payment method is to fund your account online.
  • You may load any amount onto your student's account to be used in place of cash.

THE WIZARD OF OZ is HERE this WEEKEND for 4 SHOWS!!

Just in time to celebrate the movie's 80th Anniversary, CSA - Corbett Prep's Community School of the Arts presents its winter production, The Wizard of Oz, the Young Performer's Edition designed for family entertainment in the Corbett Prep Farish Center!!!

The show runs Friday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 10 and is directed by Julie Nelson and Jarrett W. Koski! Prepare to be entertained by 84 actors in grades K-5, who have been rehearsing since September to bring you laughs and inspiration. Performances are

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.
  • 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 from cast members or the office. Tickets are available on the day of performances for $15. We look forward to seeing you "Somewhere Over the Rainbow!"

CORBETT PREP SPELLING BEE SHINES LIGHT ON STUDENT EFFORT AND GRIT!

First there were 97 competitors in the school-wide Spelling Bee, with 7 students becoming the finalists after many rounds of competition. The final spell-off was held Monday, Feb. 4 in Gatlin Hall with first grade through eighth grade in attendance to support their classmates.

This year's contestants came to SPELL! After months of practice our 7 finalists are to be congratulated for their stamina, resilience, perseverance, and love of language as they embraced the challenge of spelling multi-syllabic words that would test the best of us!!

The winner, after 29 rounds, became the Corbett Prep representative in the Regional Spelling Bee that will take place in Haines City this Friday, Feb. 8. This year's winner and spelling champion and our school representative is 7th grader Brennan Fargher.

The top spellers from the Corbett Prep school-wide Spelling Bee all deserve a standing ovation!

  • 3rd Grade Navigator Ankita Dutta
  • 6th Grader Keegan Clamp
  • 7th Graders Alexander Cardona, Michaela Clayton, Brennan Fargher, Ricky Gonzalez
  • 8th Grader Meredith Rothstein

A HUGE TRIBUTE with oceans of GRATITUDE to Mrs. Kim Rostick and Mrs. Vickii Johnson for planning, organizing, and implementing a very professional Spelling Bee process, modeled after the SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC!

SPORTS UPDATE: CORBETT PREP WRESTLING SUCCESS!

By Coach Dan Kava

On Saturday, Feb. 2 the Corbett Prep Wrestling Team competed in the Florida West Coast League ending tournament for this season!

Our wrestlers won a total of 6 matchups against seven other schools! The members who represented our team so proudly were Jack Carey, Chloe Powers, Cameron Samuel, Cooper Antalek, and Fischer Antalek. Three of our wrestlers earned medals for placing in the top of their weight class: Jack Carey- 3rd place, Chloe Powers- 3rd place, Cooper Antalek- 2nd place. Coach Kava and Coach Armando were very impressed by the team's performance and excited about another successful season!

COMING SOON: CORBETT PREP FIELD DAY 2019

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 12:30 – 2:15 PM

AN AWESOME VOLUNTEER TRADITION!

The Physical Education Department is excited to present the Annual Field Day Extravaganza to be held on the Corbett Prep Middle School Buchanan Sports Field. It is a school-wide event that is a very special day for parents, grandparents, and students. PreK4 through 8th grade are paired as "buddies" as they participate together in 33 cooperative and fun-filled activities.

Field Day is always a success because of the parent volunteers who help supervise the stations. It takes a huge number to make it work and the tremendous turnout each year ensures a wonderful experience for our children.

Volunteers, please sign up and select your Field Day Station at http://signup.com/go/BpTraQx

Headmaster of the Day FEB. 11

JOIN US for the MONDAY MORNING ASSEMBLY AT 8:05 a.m. where we will WELCOME HEADMASTER OF THE DAY...HEADMASTER/DR. STEVEN COX.

Thespians, sports, Spelling and Geography Bees and more to be recognized!

PARENT FACULTY ASSOCIATION (PFA) NEWS

BY PFA President Kaly Srinivas

BIG EVENT: COMING SOON!

OUR DREAM IS FOR EVERY PARENT TO JOIN THE BIG EVENT EVENING! IT'S AWESOME!

THE NEXT BIG EVENT PLANNING MEETING IS THIS FRIDAY, FEB. 8. Join our lively group of parents and faculty working to make this the best Big Event yet! Grab your FREE coffee or tea compliments of the PFA, then head up to the 2nd floor of the East Side Office at 8:05 a.m.

BIG EVENT CLASS PICTURE DAY IS NEXT WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13! Make sure your child/children are in school this day to be included in the ONLY CLASS PICTURE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR available for purchase at the BIG EVENT. Class Picture Chair Jemelle Tola is asking that if your child has a tie-dye Corbett Prep shirt, please have them wear it on picture day! It'll be groovy, baby!

NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN IN AND:

  1. SPONSOR THE BIG EVENT! You have until Feb. 15 to submit your logo for the fence banner that hangs proudly on Orange Grove Drive.
  2. BUY SWEEPSTAKES TICKETS! Who needs a parking space? All of us! Who deserves to go on a vacation? All of our dedicated faculty and staff!
  3. BUY BIG EVENT TICKETS! This party needs our people. We're talking to YOU Corbett Prep! Get your tickets TODAY.

FINALLY - WHAT TO WEAR? IS OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION! Our theme this year is 1960's. Some will dress for 2019 in dressy casual for a nice night out. Others will dress in the MOD fashion of the decade, while others will wear BEATNIK clothes, and some might opt to portray the latter part of the decade and dress as a HIPPIE. You will see a little bit of everything at the Big Event! But we all need to come to the BIG EVENT to see it!

FOR ALL THINGS BIG EVENT VISIT us online!

JOIN US FOR PFA PARENT APPRECIATION COFFEE: Totally New Idea

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

Maui Wowi will be setting up beverage stations on both sides of our campus serving coffee, hot chocolate, & hot tea. A big thank you from your PFA for all your contributions this year.

Upcoming Events:

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – SATURDAY, FEB. 23. Support our Fine Arts Department by attending the Pancake Breakfast. All funds raised will be used to purchase theater curtains & staging.

PFA GENERAL MEETING – WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13. Join us for the monthly PFA meeting to share & discuss ideas about upcoming events, class room happenings & celebrations.

PROUD MOMENTS SOAR

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

We are proud of our very own Corbett Prep parent Ladale Lloyd for bringing Black History Month to the greater community through his amazing artistic talent. Ladale is the father of 7th grader Alex Lloyd and his two Corbett Prep grads.

Ladale Lloyd is the featured artist for Black History Month at the Robert W. Saunders Library in Tampa. Paintings from his Unstolen Dignity series are on display throughout February. The artist reception is March 5. Unstolen Dignity recognizes the contributions of African slaves through oil portraits that reaffirm their dignity. Congratulations Ladale!

FROM YALE'S RULER II TO THE FOUR PILLARS OF MINDFULNESS

by Marla Vildostegui and Jennifer Jones

For the last three years, Corbett Prep has partnered with the Yale University Center for Social Emotional Intelligence to implement RULER I and pilot RULER II. Our students have benefitted greatly from this partnership. Last year with the success of the program and training, the Contentment Foundation was established to launch RULER II worldwide under the name The Four Pillars of Well-Being! For the last 9 months, the Contentment Foundation brought together a team from all over the world to transform the training that we experienced in person to an on-line platform.

The great news is that Corbett Prep became the first school in the world to launch the Contentment Foundation's Four Pillars of Wellbeing Online Platform, giving us access to scientifically backed training and programs that has the potential to improve the performance and wellbeing of our entire school!! The First Pillar is Mindfulness which most of our students can teach us now! This information can also be found in an Educational Journal Research report.

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, our Corbett Prep Four Pillars Team eagerly gathered bright and early at 6:50 in the morning to connect via Zoom Meeting with two members of the Contentment Foundation's Bali team, Dr. Dan Cordaro, CEO and co-founder of the Contentment Foundation, and Dipesh Bhardwaj, Chief Technology Officer and creator of the platform. At that time, they connected with us to officially launch this amazing online platform. Once again, this allowed Corbett Prep to be the first school in the world with access to the full body of the Contentment Foundation's work online.

You can learn more about what the platform offers and see Corbett Prep featured by visiting the Contentment Foundation's newly designed website. You can also expect that we will proudly be sharing our success with others as a private school with a public purpose!

CAMP IDS: 7 WEEKS BEGINNING JUNE 10, 2019

At CAMP IDS we are looking forward to hosting campers from all around the Tampa Bay area beginning Monday, June 10, 2019, 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 will be ready within the week. Please look for the information in next week's Thursday folder and online. The brochures will also be 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 Co- Directors Carmyn Samuel and Stephen Shoe if you have questions at (813) 961-3087.

SO MANY EXCITING THINGS TO SHARE!

Join "Dr. Joyce," our headmaster, for an informative and fun EDU-TALK on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 8:05 a.m. Breakfast will be awaiting your arrival in the Grand Room!

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