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HEADS' LETTER: March 14, 2019
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SPRING BREAK BEGINS for Students THURSDAY, March 14

SCHOOL RESUMES AFTER SPRING BREAK ON MONDAY, MARCH 25!

Teachers will be here on Thursday and Friday for in-service to prepare for an amazing Trimester 3! We are all looking forward to another few hours with Dr. Susannah Richards on Thursday morning. Bravo and gratitude to all of the parents who joined us for Tuesday's in-service to learn from Dr. Richards. She is a wealth of information and so passionate about sharing the excitement that comes with a plethora of options to ensure that a love of literacy permeates throughout the school.

TO ALL OF OUR FAMILIES: We wish you a WONDERFUL Spring Break filled with lots of reasons for creating gratitude, whether you are on a "go-cation" or a "stay-cation." Enjoy welcoming a beautiful time of the year!

MATIFIC FEVER ONCE AGAIN!

MATIFIC WAS TERRIFIC AS OUR STUDENTS COMPETED IN MATHEMATICS THROUGHOUT CORBETT PREP.

By Linda Wenzel, Fifth Grade Teacher & Director of Studies and Telma Largent, Teacher and Coordinator of Mathematics PreK3 through Eighth grade.

Congratulations to all our students who took the time to create the energy and enthusiasm to bring Corbett Prep into fourth place in the entire country. We are super, ultra-proud of all our students. All our students who worked from home or from school exhibited GRIT – "a personality trait possessed by individuals who demonstrate passion and perseverance toward a goal despite being confronted by significant obstacles and distractions. Those who possess grit, can self-regulate and postpone their need for positive reinforcement while working diligently on a task." And indeed, the grit level was off the charts evident throughout the school.

The competition ran from March 3-5. Students worked to earn stars. Each star they earned mattered. We maintained individual students and classes on the Matific national leaderboard during the entire competition. Both individuals and the entire school deserve to be proud of their accomplishments!

NATIONAL RESULTS:

Individuals:

6th Grade: Rohan Patel: Second place

William Goddard: Fourth place

5th Grade: Tyler Garrison: Second place

GianLuca Pasquotto: Fourth place

Addison Marsh: Fifth place

Anna Snecinski: Sixth place

Soferri Bennett: Eighth place

4th Grade: Nishant Shah: Second place

Kyra Patel: Fourth place

3rd Grade: Rian Patel: First place

Abigail Yokum: Fourth place

Megan Newton: Fifth place

2nd Grade: Talan Patel: Third place

Anshul Shah: Fourth place

1st Grade: Charles Yokum: Fourth place

Sam Leto: Ninth place

Schools:

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS: Fourth Place in the nation.

Classes:

All 6th Grade classes worked together to secure two spots on the leaderboard: Fourth and Tenth place in the nation.

All 5th Grade classes worked together to secure two spots on the leaderboard: First and Fourth place in the nation.

4th Grade: Seventh place in the nation

3rd Grade: Second place in the nation

2nd Grade: Fourth place in the nation

1st Grade: Third place in the nation

PEOPLE FAIR 2019

A 20 YEAR MIDDLE SCHOOL TRADITION...RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE

From Walt Disney to Mother Teresa to Jackie Robinson, history's greatest figures walked the halls of Corbett Prep on Thursday, March 7 for the annual People Fair! Congratulations to the Corbett Prep Sixth Graders for a superb job sharing their knowledge with younger grades in awe of these talented middle schoolers, as well as a very appreciative parent and grandparent audience.

Students chose a person in history who has made a positive impact on the world. They then researched and prepared a presentation about their chosen person and his/her legacy. The People Fair is a cross-curricular project that integrates research skills in History/Individuals and Societies, communication and writing skills in Language and Literature, and layout and technology skills in Technology/Design. The students also incorporated the IB (International Baccalaureate) Learner Profiles by explaining which of the 10 profiles their historical figure represented, citing examples from their research.

The past truly came alive as Sixth Graders stood with presence to deliver stellar performances highlighting the outstanding achievements of these great men and women. BRAVO to the entire Sixth Grade class for their outstanding academic and personal achievements.

A special thanks to the Sixth Grade Teachers, Mr. Adrian Barnes, Ms. Cristina Ferrone, Mr. Tim Mimbs and Mr. Seth Travaglino for providing coaching and support to the students as they researched, prepared display boards, and memorized monologues for their performance. Enjoy the photos on Facebook!

VOTE CORBETT PREP "BEST OF THE BEST" PRIVATE SCHOOL IN TAMPA!

The Tampa Bay Times "Best of the Best" campaign is happening now! We did it before, we can do it again together!!

Show your school spirit by voting Corbett Prep the "Best Private School" and "Best Preschool" in Tampa.

Contest runs through Sunday, April 7 with the "Best of the Best" awards announced in the Times on Sunday, June 9.

Everyone can vote once day per category.

How do I vote and show my Corbett Prep spirit?

  1. Visit www.tampabay.com/best
  2. Choose category Best Private School (Grade/middle) and Best Preschool
  3. Write in Corbett Preparatory School of IDS (it will populate once you begin!)
  4. Submit a vote for Corbett Prep every day until April 7
  5. Ask your friends to vote – share the link!

Thank you for being a part of the Corbett Prep community and sharing the gift of a Corbett Prep education with all of Tampa Bay!

PARENT FACULTY ASSOCIATION (PFA) NEWS

BY PFA PRESIDENT Kaly Srinivas

BIG EVENT 2019

THE GROOVY GALA SOARED WITH EXCITEMENT

PEACE, LOVE AND THANKS FROM THE BIG EVENT CO-CHAIRS CAROLYN AULICINO AND KRISTINE HAWLEY REENS:

Corbett Prep - thank you from the bottom of our fun, friend, and fundraising hearts! Can you dig it?

We partied like it was 1968 for the best cause - our kids! We have heard from many people that it was the best Big Event yet! We are super grateful - but let us let you in on a little secret - you say that every year!

You helped us make the best even better! We have MANY people to thank for the success of this night - sponsors, donors, committee chairs, office staff, RPCs and all of YOU!

Our planning committee with Shari Levine, Stephanie Jones, Kristin Butts, Brooke Henning, Christy Voelker, Susan Fredricks, Chris Tarpley, and Dr. Stephanie Carey who worked weekly to plan this extraordinary event. Please look for our detailed report following spring break with all volunteers named with pride and gratitude, along with the total dollars raised!

GUESS WHAT? The Big Event is still going! Look for the Big Event BUY NOW Post Sale following Spring Break!

  • The Big Event Buy Now Post Sale will be held from Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. to Wednesday, April 2 at 11 p.m.
  • All bid-free items and sign ups with open spaces will be available for immediate purchase.
  • Look for an email following Spring Break with sale details.

The 2019 Corbett Prep Kids Classic Golf Tournament planning committee has already started to plan, and they want it to be the best ever!

Please support their energy and volunteer time on behalf of our students by completing the golf survey that will be sent to you by email! It's short and will be very helpful to our planning efforts.

REMEMBER to PLEASE JOIN US for the NEXT PFA GENERAL MEETING ON

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019...8:10 a.m.

GRAND ROOM

BREAKFAST AWAITS YOUR ARRIVAL!

ODYSSEY OF THE MIND COMPETITION: SUCCESS the FIRST TRY!

CORBETT PREP CREATIVITY SHINES AT THE BUCCANEER BAY ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TOURNAMENT:

KUDO'S TO LEAD OM COACHES SUZANNE LEVY AND CONNIE JONES!

On Saturday March 2, two Corbett Prep teams proudly represented our school at the Buccaneer Bay Odyssey of the Mind (OM) tournament held at Bloomingdale High School. With over 100 teams competing, representing six counties, the Buccaneer Bay tournament was a celebration of months of hard work on developing teamwork skills and nurturing creativity, with all teams presenting a long-term problem solution and taking on a spontaneous problem challenge. Corbett's two teams showcased engineering, creative writing, performance, set design, costuming, fine arts, quick-thinking problem solving and teamwork throughout the day.

Corbett Prep's teams made our school very proud and had tremendous results. The Division I team (elementary division), conquered a Classic problem centered around the works of Leonardo Di Vinci, finishing in third place overall in their division and earning bronze medals. This team was comprised of 3rd and 4th Grade students Emerson Freundt, Walter Levy, Samantha Reed, Nishant Shah, and Aria Sneary, and was coached by Connie Jones, Kathy Sneary-Beachy, and Suzanne Meiners-Levy. The Division II team (middle school), solved a performance problem, centered around a tale of comedic conflict, and finished in first place overall, earning gold medals and the honor of moving on to the State competition to be held on Saturday, April 4 at UCF. This team is comprised of 6th Graders Wade Jones, Andy Kozlowski, Henry Levy, JJ Shorts, Milannia Travaglino, and Sophia Winsbro, and is coached by Nell Abram and Suzanne Meiners-Levy.

Interested in learning more about OM? We would love to grow on our inaugural year and field more teams next season. We need you - both students and parent volunteer coaches - in order to realize that vision. The State competition in Orlando on April 4 at the UCF Student Union is free and open to the public and a great glimpse into what OM is all about. Alternatively, feel free to reach out to our School Coordinator Connie Jones at mopatjones@gmail.com to express your interest. Coach training will be offered in August and September, with 2019-20 teams forming early in the school year.

LOOK FOR OUR NEXT HEADS' LETTER ON MARCH 28, FOR NEWS ABOUT:

  • PI DAY (3.14) IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL!
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE ALL OVER TAMPA BAY.
  • REPORT CARDS IN THE NEXT THURSDAY FOLDER.
  • OUR TEACHERS TRAINING IN BHUTAN for the FOUR PILLARS OF WELL-BEING AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
  • THE RETURN OF OUR EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO GERMANY!
  • EAST SIDE TRIPS TO HIGHLIGHT and DEEPEN THE UNDERSTANDING OF OUR INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE UNITS.
  • AND OF COURSE SO MUCH MORE!!