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HEADS' LETTER: Nov. 8, 2018

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UPPER PRIMARY TRAVELS for A HISTORY LESSON

By Mr. Ted Richter

On Monday Nov. 5, the Upper Primary Division students and their teachers traveled to downtown Tampa to visit the Tampa History Center. Our current International Baccalaureate unit of inquiry, "Immigration", focuses on the indigenous people of our country and the immigration of Europeans. This trip provided a local exploration into the past with the Seminole tribe and the arrival of Europeans and Cubans to Florida and the bay area.

During our 90-minute guided tour, students learned about people, ideas, and events that have helped shape our region and state. The Brilliant Bugs, Cool Cats and Mighty Monkeys had an amazing time connecting classroom learning to the actual experience at the Tampa History Museum, which we recommend to everyone. What a great experience for all of us! After the docents' informative and fun tours, all of the students ENJOYED lunch on the steps of the museum.

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!

By Coach Kathy Folen and Coach Dan Kava

Corbett Prep continues to dominate Cross Country by earning 1st place in the Florida West Coast League! Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Team: Yazan Abasaeed, Lawson Chastain, Brennan Fargher, Ricardo Gonzalez, Matthew Jones, Jackson Reens, and Santiago Romero. Also, congratulations to the following runners who qualified individually for the State Championship Race: Chloe Powers, Brennan Fargher, Ricky Gonzalez, and Santiago Romero!

  • Congratulations to the JV Girls Team for a 2nd place victory in the Florida Westcoast League-- Peyton Aydelotte, Camryn Clamp, Dalia Halawani, Kyra Patel, Aria Beachy, and Olivia Tola.
  • This year XC participated in 9 Meets, three above and beyond the FWCL Meets in the the league! Our boys and girls represented Corbett Prep proudly at Mary Help of Christians Center, CDS and at Lecanto, FL., as great practice race for the states on Oct. 26 and 27 at Holloway Park.
  • Another 1st for Corbett Prep, we had three runners who ran in the State Championship Elementary Race Friday night, Oct. 26 at Holloway Park. Congratulations to Dillon Doss, Nyjil Lucas, and Colin Fargher who were all in the top 35 percent of their age group from the state of Florida!
  • And finally, we had an awesome group of 5th through 8th grade runners compete in the Middle School State Championship Race (Brennan Fargher, Ricky Gonzalez, and Santiago Romero), and the Open Race (Mateo Brink, Lawson Chastain, William Goddard, and Cameron Samuel), at Holloway Park in Lakeland on Oct. 27.

This winning 2018 team made Coach Folen and Coach Kava proud by honoring their sport throughout the season!

GRANDPARENTS and GRANDFRIENDS DAY

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21

FIRST: GRANDPARENTS DAY IS FOR BOTH GRANDPARENTS and SPECIAL "GRANDFRIENDS".

SECOND: This day is for all students at Corbett Prep, with or without their own personal guests. Everyone prepares in music, dance, and their classrooms for weeks for this special performance and the guest visits to classrooms.

THIRD: This is a special opportunity for students to give service to others by their smiles, deeds, and community spirit. This is also a wonderful time to unite the generations with joy and appreciation for all!

FOURTH: We truly hope and expect our students to be at school to do their part. This is a day for every student to shine!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR CORBETT PREP GREEN POLO SHIRTS. THE WARRIORS' PRIDE CHORUS, BEGINNING BAND, AND THE SPIRIT OF IDS WEAR THEIR WHITE POLO SHIRTS. Thank you for allowing every student to contribute.

AN ABUNDANCE of OPPORTUNITIES

IT'S ALL ABOUT KIDS!

PARENTS: PLEASE REFER TO THE COLD WEATHER SPIRIT WEAR BROCHURE IN YOUR THURSDAY FOLDER! We sent it last week by email, and it is also found on our website where you can order spirit wear for cooler and even colder weather! Thank you.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS: PLEASE CHECK LAST WEEK'S INSERTS FOR MARCH SCHOOL TRIPS TO SPAIN, AND NOW GERMANY HAS BEEN ADDED WITH MR. POWERS! For questions, please email Senora Alejandra Izquierdo.

ASA: SESSION III AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES BEGINS THE WEEK OF NOV. 12.

The second session of After School Activities ends Thursday, Nov. 8, and the third session begins Tuesday, Nov. 13.

  • Please visit the website to download the brochure or enroll online.
  • Be sure to sign up early in order to reserve your spot in your chosen activity. The options provide an array of great extensions in learning and brain-friendly experiences to grow both the right and left sides of the brain.
  • Thank you to those who have already signed up!

CSA: COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, TRIMESTER 2

The CSA Trimester 2 Catalog is included in your Thursday Folder today and available to download. New and returning students can register through the Corbett Prep website on the Community School of the Arts page. Online registration will be open soon. We welcome students from the community and invite you to share this information with friends and family.

Trimester 1 lessons and classes continue through next week. Trimester 2 will begin on Monday, Nov. 26. Makeup lessons for private and pair lessons can be scheduled on Nov. 19 and 20.

Please mark your calendars for upcoming CSA performances of Elf. The show runs from Friday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 16 and will be a great way to usher in the holidays.

CSS: COMMUNITY SCHOOL for SPORTS

3 on 3 Basketball is a high energy and fast paced game in which players of all skill levels have the opportunity to execute leadership and communication skills and foster independence through self-coaching. CSS has hosted 3x3 basketball tournaments for the community for the past 4 school years. It's great fun for the whole family.

Download the flyer or for more information email CSS Director Carmyn Samuel or call 813-961-3087, ext. 312.

PARENT FACULTY ASSOCIATION NEWS

BY PFA PRESIDENT Kaly Srinivas

The holiday season is upon us and the following events will give us the opportunity to reflect, share our gratitude and roll up our sleeves and volunteer for a good cause:

Grandparents Day and Grandfriends Day – Nov. 21. An opportunity to celebrate and share our gratitude with Grandparents and Grandfriends. You will be receiving more information from your classroom teachers and the RPCs in the coming days.

METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES HOLIDAY TENT: Our PFA Community Outreach team has put together a great opportunity for Corbett Prep families to volunteer. Please download the flyer for more information about volunteering at Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent. Because of the overwhelming response last year, Corbett Prep families will have two different time options to choose from to volunteer on Dec. 21, 2018. Please be sure to see more detailed information in your Thursday folder and you can also sign up using this link.

Upcoming Events:

PFA General Meeting – The next PFA General meeting will be held on Dec. 12. This will be our annual holiday potluck event with an "Ugly Sweater Contest."

PROUD MOMENTS SOAR

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

CORBETT PREP WAS PROUD AND HONORED TO BE A SPONSOR OF THE INDIA FESTIVAL 2018 HELD AT THE FAIRGROUNDS THIS PAST WEEKEND!

Congratulations to Minaxi and Dr. C.J. Patel for their continued leadership for the India Festival, which was shared with their talented and beautiful daughters and our Corbett Prep alumni, Suhani Patel and Chandni Patel. It was great seeing so many of our families participating and enjoying India Festival 2018!

It was also great sharing the sponsor stage with Kim Rogers from Reeves Import Motorcars, mother of three terrific Corbett Prep alumni, and with Jim Conlin, Corbett Prep Board of Trustees President and father of two alumni who represented Raymond James as an India Festival sponsor.

REMINDERS REPRINTED FROM NOV. 1, 2018

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2018: PROFESSIONAL STUDY DAY for TEACHERS and A SCHOOL-FREE DAY FOR STUDENTS.

Corbett Prep Teachers will be studying together for in-service day on Friday, November 9 in the Olympic tradition of the "best getting better." School resumes on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2018 is a SCHOOL HOLIDAY to HONOR NATIONAL VETERANS DAY!

At every Monday Morning Meeting we take time to recognize the blessings of living in a free country regardless of our race, religion, ethnic background, gender, and/or country of origin. Our veterans and current U.S. service men and women have helped to ensure the freedom we enjoy in the United States of America today. This is also a good time for family discussion. And, it is a perfect time to thank a veteran or someone in the military and civil services for ensuring the freedom we enjoy in this great nation.

ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE: TUESDAY, NOV. 13 at 8:30 a.m.

HELP US "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. This is where many of us were inspired and educated about the reasons that Corbett Prep is such a special place for students each and every day.

The Open House will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 8:30 a.m. in the Grand Room.

Please remember that if you have friends or family 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 even set up a visit for a personal tour.

REMINDER: THE CURRENT LUNCH SESSION ENDS TODAY, NOV. 8 ... SESSION II BEGINS ON TUESDAY, NOV. 13.

Chef Chris wants to remind everyone to make a smooth lunch transition to Session II by signing up before Tuesday, Nov. 13. The last day of lunch for Session I is Thursday, Nov. 8.

Please see lunch menu and information online. The form is available in the office and/or on our website.

  • 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!
  • Lunches always include fresh vegetables, fruit, and healthy drinks.
  • You save on lunch costs when you order the Full Purchase Plan Option. Daily walk-ups are $6.50.

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