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HEADS' LETTER: Oct. 21, 2021

New Menu Options and Ordering Open for Trimester 2 Lunches

The Trimester 2 lunch menu is now available for ordering on HotLunch! We have added a few new options on the menu and even added an extra Breakfast Day! As always, the hot meal of the day will include fresh vegetables, freshly cut fruit and a drink. To place an order for Trimester 2, please complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to your HotLunch account.
  2. Click "Order" and then "New Order."
  3. Click the blue "Order" button next to the student for whom you would like to order.
  4. Click the blue "Order" button next to "Lunch Menu for Trimester 2." From here you can scroll through all the Trimester 2 lunch options (click the arrows on top of the calendar to change the month).
  5. Click "Update and Pay" when you are finished!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in making the lunch program a success so far! We look forward to keeping our students happy and healthy one meal at a time!

Three Chances to See the Stunning "Lion King Kids!"

Our Middle School Thespian Troupe 88622 (Woot Woot!) is gearing up for their SECOND show of the season! After a successful run of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, these amazing young people are ready to produce their second show of the season. Troupe 88622 will present the family friendly musical The Lion King Kids next week.

Adapted from the successful Disney film, we follow the young lion cub Simba as he learns about life in the savanna, friendship and what it takes to be king. With amazing puppetry, stunning costumes and props, beautiful music and a touching story, this show is one you will definitely want to see.

There will be three opportunities to view this show in person at Corbett Prep.

  • 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27
  • 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 (understudy cast)
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28

All guests regardless of vaccination status are required to wear a mask during the performance. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

Looking for an online option? There are live streaming tickets available for all performances.

Buy tickets

School-Free Day: Nov. 5

School will be closed to students on Friday, Nov. 5 as our entire faculty attends the Florida Council of Independent Schools Annual Convention (FCIS) via Zoom. We like to give all faculty members the opportunity to attend different sessions and hear the key speakers and keynotes that are devoted to teachers and classroom instruction. FCIS is our state accrediting organization. School resumes for students on Monday, Nov. 8.

Halloween is Coming!

Corbett Prep's annual Halloween festivities are returning this year with some adjustments to ensure everyone has a safe and fun day on Friday, Oct. 29! Classrooms are planning their celebrations and will include opportunities for students to show off their costumes. Some of the activities parents may attend include

  • Middle School costume contest in the morning
  • Intermediate division (grades 3-5) Oktoberfest celebration between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – each class will have an hour for the festivities
  • PreK3 parade at 11 a.m.
  • Primary parade for PreK4-2nd grade at 1:30 p.m.

Additional information about activities, schedules, food and volunteer needs will come from your teachers and/or Classroom Ambassadors.

Please be mindful that costumes should be school-appropriate and respectful, and that scary masks and accessories are to be left at home.

Contentment Foundation Families App Update

We recently shared that the Contentment Foundation Families App would be available for you very soon. The developers of the App are busy making a few more back-end changes and have assured us it will be available to Corbett Prep parents shortly. As soon as we know more we will be in touch about how to download and access the app.

What is this Families App all about? Your child has been learning how to cultivate personal wellbeing using the Four Pillars of Wellbeing Curriculum. The Contentment Families App is designed to support you in making science-based improvements to your own personal wellbeing. The practices in this app are powerful and will help you to develop closer, more meaningful connections as a family. This will allow you to experience and engage with the same concepts your own children practice in the classroom.

Intermediate Launches Physics Lesson

Third, fourth and fifth graders lined up behind mega-sized catapults to launch pumpkins into the air this week. Students learned in the Tomlin Family Application Lab how the variables of angle, mass and the length of a catapult can affect how far objects will fly. Then they launched 3-different size pumpkins and measured the distance, changing the variables to make the pumpkins fly farther. Watch this video to see the fun the students had during this engaging math and science lesson!

Dress Code "Winter Wear" Available!

The cooler mornings we've had this week are a great reminder to place your orders now for cold-weather dress code clothing! B&B Sports has several new items, including long-sleeved shirts in cotton and wicking material as well as hoodies and sweatshirts. Many also feature the new Corbett Prep Warriors athletics or spirit logos. All comply with the dress code! This ordering window lasts until Oct. 27, and it will take about two more weeks after that date to be decorated and sent to Corbett Prep. We will notify you when your items are ready to pick up at school! Please understand that the apparel industry is facing supply challenges and some items may be backordered or delayed. You will be notified if that is the case for your order.

M.O.R.E. Model Component of the Week: Fist to Five

The M.O.R.E. Model (Multiple Options for Results in Education) has stood the test of time at Corbett Prep. Teachers use the Fist to Five M.O.R.E. Model strategy for quickly gauging consensus or checking for understanding during a lesson or meeting. The teacher makes a statement and then asks everyone to show their level of agreement with the statement by holding up a number of fingers. Five fingers indicates wild enthusiasm and complete understanding, while a clenched fist may mean vehement opposition or lots of help needed for understanding.

Parent-Faculty Association (PFA) News

By PFA President Lauren Lipschutz

PFA Community Outreach to "Fill the Holiday Barrels" runs from Oct. 14-Dec. 9! This year is Metropolitan Ministries' 25th year serving families during the holiday season. Metropolitan Ministries expects more than 18,000 families to come to the holiday tent for help with Thanksgiving and/ or Christmas this year. The families come for both food and gifts.

This year, we will be filling holiday barrels to provide Metropolitan Ministries families with much needed food and gifts. Barrels will be placed at both the elementary and middle schools to gather donations. One barrel will be for non-perishable food items and the other will be for children/ teen gifts.

Non-perishable food items include

  • Canned goods: soups, vegetables, fruit, beans, yams, gravy mix
  • Boxed foods: stuffing, rice, pasta, cookies, potatoes, cereal, oatmeal, cake mix, dessert mixes

Toys are needed for these age groups:

  • Age 0-2 (toddlers)
  • Ages 10-12 (girls/ boys)
  • Ages 13-17 (girls/ boys)

For more information, please contact Jocie Fletcher at (813) 293-2716 and Karin Ladis at (813) 785-2500. Thank you!