Social-Emotional Learning at Corbett Prep
Corbett Prep uses two research-based wellness programs to strengthen students' emotional intelligence, social connections and their ability to navigate the academic environment. Please follow the link for important information from Wellbeing Specialist Jen Jones and RULER Program Administrator Marla LeBlanc about RULER and the Four Pillars of Wellbeing. All Corbett Prep families have access to wellness resources through the Contentment Families App. Parents should have received an email invitation to the app, which can be downloaded for Apple and Android. If you need the invitation to be sent again or need support getting started with the App, please reach out to Mrs. Jones.
Remember: Sept. 14 is a Noon Dismissal!
Our first noon dismissal of the school year is Wednesday, Sept. 14 for faculty professional development. Extended Day will be available until 6 p.m. If you are on our annual or semi-annual Extended Day plan, half days are already included. If you need to reserve Extended Day for the 14th only, please register your child in advance on the Parent Portal. The cost for the single day is $15, and all students attending are required to bring a lunch. Other dates to know:
- Mon., Sept. 12: Peacock Classic Golf Tournament
- Tues., Sept. 13: Galapagos Island trip meeting at 6 p.m. in Middle School
- Wed., Sept. 14: Noon dismissal; faculty in-service
- Fri., Sept. 16: PFA coffee meeting
- Wed., Oct. 5: Noon dismissal; faculty in-service
- Thurs., Oct. 6 to Fri., Oct. 7: Parent-Teacher Conferences; school closed for students
Awesome Experiences in the Fall Auction
Want to travel overseas? Watch the Bucs play the Saints from the 50-yard line? Enjoy a fishing charter with our Head of School? Or do you dream of attending every Corbett Prep event without worrying about parking? Anyone can bid in the Fall Auction and have a chance to win these experiences! You will need to register on the event website, but you only pay if you purchase an item! The auction includes trips to Belize and Tuscany as well as several special occasions right here at Corbett Prep, such as reserved parking spots, a cocktail hour at the Tomlin Family Application Lab and an opportunity to be "Ms. Dawn" for the day in the East Side Office! The auction will close on Sept. 12, the day of our Peacock Classic Golf Tournament.Start Bidding!
Corbett Prep needs your help at the Peacock Classic on Monday, Sept. 12! We have opportunities for early risers and afternoon volunteers as well as helpers with eagle eyes to spot holes in one at Plantation Palms Golf Club. See available volunteer spots on our SignUp page, and please consider registering for one of the options. Everything you do helps the PFA and Corbett Prep! We welcome anything you can do! Please contact our golf committee if you have questions.
Save the Date: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Our first Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place next month on Oct. 6 and 7. Students will have a half day on Wed., Oct. 5 and then have off on Thursday and Friday so teachers can conduct conferences. Parent-Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity to check in with your child's teachers and learn about their progress, where they might need support and what they will be learning this year. We will share information closer to the dates about how to sign up and reserve your spot!
Embark on a Global Adventure
Corbett Prep students currently in 5th-8th grade are invited to join our study tour of Madrid this summer! This global learning opportunity gives students the chance to build international connections by spending time in Spain. From June 1-12, Corbett Prep students will attend Colegios Ramón y Cajal and engage with Spanish students. They will tour historic sites in the region and work on their language skills as they stay with a local family from our host school. The trip strengthens the relationships we will form with Colegios Ramón y Cajal this year, when several students from the Madrid school visit Corbett Prep from Jan. 7-27. Corbett Prep's trip to Spain costs $3,000 and is all inclusive. And new this year – parents are welcome! Parents who want to attend would pay $2,500, which covers air fare and excursions, and they would make their own hotel arrangements while students remain with host families.
You can now purchase space for an ad in the 2022-23 Corbett Prep Yearbook! Shopping early allows our yearbook staff to reserve the pages we need for the ads. It's a great way to preserve memories of your child's time at Corbett Prep, especially for members of our Class of 2023! You can also buy an ad to showcase your local business. Visit Balfour.com to select the ad size and make your purchase. Click the link to Shop My School and type in "Corbett Preparatory School" to see the options. You can return later to upload your photos and create the design.
Tonight: 8th Grade High School Meeting
Eighth grade parents, we hope to see you at our High School Information Night tonight! This meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in Bellini Gym, will equip your family with everything you need to know as you begin the high school application process. Administrators will share public and private high school options and review the application process, including testing information and deadlines. Our eighth graders have already heard from representatives of several high schools this week with more scheduled to come. We look forward to seeing our Class of 2023 parents tonight!
Parent-Faculty Association (PFA) News
Parent-Faculty Association volunteers have organized class coffees for the upcoming week, and all parents are invited to the first PFA meeting after dropoff on Friday, Sept. 16!
- Sept. 9: Brilliant Bugs parent coffee, Farish deck
- Sept. 14: Cool Cats parent coffee, Farish deck
- Sept. 14: 5th Grade cookout
- Sept. 15: Mighty Monkeys parent coffee, Farish deck
- Sept. 16: All parents invited for PFA
Stop by and say hi!