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Heads' Letter

HEADS' LETTER: Jan. 14, 2021

Boosterthon Fun Run Brings Joy and Smiles to Students!

Yesterday, Jan. 13, was our third annual Boosterthon Fun Run. The run saw our school using our school divisions to safely follow protocols while enjoying a day of fun and school spirit.

The classes were all placed on individual tracks enjoying the opportunity to walk, jog, run and dance to the music. The final run of the day was the Middle School run. Students enjoyed a color run with a rainbow of colors being tossed into the air!

The Athletic Department appreciates the support of our students and parents and looks forward to sharing the results of the run in an upcoming Heads' Letter.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES are Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29 – these are school-free days while Teachers meet and update parents on student progress.

All conferences will take place via Zoom as we did in September.

Conference sign ups will be available through the Parent Portal starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. Log in to the Parent Portal, click on Parent/Teacher Conferences and sign up all of your children.

MEETING WITH SPECIALS: All of our Specials will also be available to meet for conferences. Please use the Parent Portal to sign up for conferences with individual Specials Teachers. It is the same pathway as families will be using to sign up with classroom Teachers.

Our goal is always to connect with 100 percent of our families!

MAP Growth Testing

It's time for Winter MAP Growth Testing.

MAP, which stands for Measure of Academic Progress, is an innovative assessment for measuring achievement in growth in math, reading, language usage and science. It provides teachers with accurate and actionable information to help target instruction for each student.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade will take MAP tests from Tuesday, Jan. 19 to Friday, Jan. 22.

Parents of remote learners, your teachers will be offering options on how remote students may participate.

REMINDERS: Key Dates

Monday, Jan. 18 – DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. NATIONAL HOLIDAY: On Monday, we join America in celebrating the exemplary legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This holiday is always an excellent opportunity to have family discussions with our children about tolerance, holding tight to dreams that seek to make a difference, cherishing the importance of human rights, and valuing the U.S. gift of freedom for all. This day has also evolved into a national commitment to service.

Wednesday, Jan. 27 – NOON DISMISSAL: Teacher In-service and conference preparation, half-day for students. Extended Day is available for this half day.

Thursday, Jan. 28 & Friday, Jan. 29 – PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Parents, be sure to check in with teachers to sign up for conferences. Our goal is always to reach 100% participation!

Monday, Feb. 1 – RE-ENROLLMENT CONTRACTS DUE for 2021-22: Re-enrollment information arrived last week by mail and email. If you need assistance, please call the Admissions Office at 813-961-3087. Thank you to all of our early birds who have already turned their contracts in to the Admissions Office. We hope you are enjoying the ease of our online re-enrollment.

Ice Cream Sign Up!

Help support the Corbett Prep Class of 2021 by purchasing ice cream for your child for the second half of the school year. Profits raised help fund 8th grade graduation festivities. It's a SWEET deal for everyone!

Ice cream is $2 each and will be served during lunch. This ice cream sign up will run January through May 2021. Elementary students receive ice cream on Tuesdays, and Middle School receives it on Thursdays.

East Side (Elementary) Tuesday Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 and 5/11.

West Side (Middle) Thursday Dates: 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 and 5/13.

Sign up online by MONDAY, JAN. 18, through your parent portal!

EAST SIDE ICE CREAM STARTS TUESDAY, JAN. 19. WEST SIDE ICE CREAM STARTS THURSDAY, JAN. 21!

Middle School Thespian News

Corbett Prep learned this week that our Thespian Troupe's mainstage production of Yo, Vikings! was selected to be showcased at the State Thespian Festival!

This is a first for Corbett Prep. This is a phenomenal achievement, and everyone involved deserves to feel immense pride in this accomplishment!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST AND CREW OF YO, VIKINGS!

Earlier this school year, our one-act, the Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, was also selected to compete at the State Festival. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST AND CREW OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM!

Our play featuring our remote learners, The Mystery of Custodia, earned a special award as "The Masters of Comedy" at the Florida Theatre Conference this fall. Eighth graders Saniyya and Ava were also honored as part of the All-Star Cast. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST AND CREW OF THE MYSTERY OF CUSTODIA!

With our individual thespian competition events, there is also much to celebrate. Corbett Prep students competed in sin 39 Individual Events at the Regional Festival, and all received excellent or superior ratings.

In addition, there are Top Honors given for the event that earns the highest score in each room. Troupe 88622 earned 5 Top Honors!

  • Scene Writing-Henry (8th grade) -The Cast List
  • Duet Acting-Diego & Ronak (8th Grade)-The Body
  • Duet Acting-Ava & Milannia (8th Grade)-Gutenberg the Musical
  • Ensemble Acting-Julia, Aarini, & Reva (8th Grade)-Roommates
  • Publicity Design-Walter (6th Grade)- Yo, Vikings!

Twelve of our IE submissions will represent Corbett Prep in the state competition in March. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS WHO COMPETED IN INDIVIDUAL EVENTS!

CAMP IDS: Save the Date!

We're preparing for six weeks of a spectacular summer!

Join us for CAMP IDS 2021, June 14-July 23. We'll be offering weekly sessions of half- and full-day camps. Watch for the brochure coming out in early spring!

PFA Update

By PFA President Lauren Lipschutz

Mark your calendar for our first PFA meeting of 2021 on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom! PFA is a great way to get to know other parents and stay up to date on everything happening at Corbett Prep!

Share the Gift of a Corbett Prep Education

Share the gift of a Corbett Prep education with your friends and family! Invite them to join our special, interactive LIVE Virtual Open House on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8:30 a.m.

From wherever they are, prospective parents who register for this Zoom session will meet Head of School Nick Rodriguez and other school leaders, "tour" both sides of our beautiful campus, view classrooms, our visual art and music rooms, the STEAM-inspired Tomlin App Lab, and more! They will learn about the child-centered philosophy and the research behind the brain-based teaching strategies that have made Corbett Prep the leader in PreK3-8th grade private, independent school education in Tampa for 52 years!

Want to share this special opportunity with your friends and family?

  • Send them a personal invitation!
  • Ask them to register online or to call us at (813) 961-3087.
  • Provide us their contact information. You can email us at admissions@corbettprep.com or call (813) 961-3087, and we will reach out to them with a personal invitation on your behalf!

We hear from families every single day who come to us because of YOU, and we thank each of you who have already shared the extraordinary experience of a Corbett Prep education with parents looking for the best for their children!

Our parents have always been Corbett Prep's greatest resource in admissions, and we especially appreciate your support as #ONECOMMUNITY in sharing our new and exciting virtual open house event on Jan. 21!