Middle School Workshops: Home Hackers

Part of our goal with the 7th & 8th grade workshops is to expose our students to a variety of topics that are outside of our expertise or outside of a typical school curriculum. We started with computer programming! This fall, we invited Home Hacker Camp to the school (https://homehackercamp.com) to teach our students the basics of computer programming through robots. This fantastic program typically operates summer camps (be sure to check their summer 2019 schedule on their website), but we were fortunate enough to have Francie Black run a 5 week program just for our 7th & 8th graders.

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Holiday Party

Thanks to all of you parents for your continuous support and participation we were able to pull off yet another successful fundraiser. We reached our goal before we even got to the party and the money and tickets kept pouring in. I believe it is time to raise the bar for next year. We earned a total of $ 3,020

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Adventures in Boston

Last week our 7th & 8th grade class headed to Boston, MA, on our first “Adventure Trip.” It took a lot of planning (thankfully, TNCA mom Bridget Felix took on that task), a lot of work in fundraising, and a lot of time spent in cars, buses, trains, and planes, but our trip was a complete success in all the ways that we had hoped.

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Colonial Day

Colonial Day was a huge hit this year. It has been 4 years since we did this last and the kindergarteners are now 4th graders and the 4th graders are now 8th graders. As you can imagine, they all took in more this time around being 4 years older. Full of costumes and authentic activities, our little campus transformed right back into colonial times.

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Meet Ellyn Lurey

We are excited to introduce the newest member of the TNCA family, Ellyn Lurey! Ms. Ellyn will join Ms Kara as a Team Teacher in our 1st-2nd grade classroom. We've been getting to know Ellyn the last two weeks as we've been preparing for the 2018-19 school year, and we are sure that our students and families will appreciate her humor and her enthusiasm for kids and teaching as much as we do.

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New Building

Anyone who has been near the campus of The New Classical Academy in the last two years knows of big promises to come. What we mean, of course, is the promise of growth. Promise of room to grow,  room to welcome more students and more opportunities, and room to become the place we've dreamt of for years. The New Classical Academy will never be a large school, because by growing too much we lose part of what we have set out to do. Your children come to school to be noticed and acknowledged by both teacher and peers. If we lose sight of that we lose sight of what we are at TNCA. 

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Last day of school and Graduation

As usual we ended the 2017-2018 school year with a bang. The weather cooperated for the annual black trash bag dish soap slip and slide fun, ice water bucket musical chairs, shaving cream fights, hair dying, popsicle eating and teacher vs dodge ball. None of these events disappointed and I believe the kids won dodge ball this year- much to the dismay of Mr. Andy who waits all year for this chance. Our new teachers this year tried to opted out with a polite "dodge ball isn't really my thing" but I think would all agree that they are "in it to win it " for next year.

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Kid's Fair 2018!

On Saturday May 19th we gathered at the Thirsty Monk warehouse and put on the best Kid Fair to date, of course it was only the 2nd one.  After weeks of nothing but rainy days, the clouds parted and the sun shown bright.  We had close to 200 new faces who came together as a community, learned of new local companies, shared food and drink, played, danced, learned to build, knit, hammer, climb and craft.

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Pirate Day!

“Pirate Day” was a day for nothing but imaginative play. During the week we learn in class all about the history of the Age of Piracy - the causes and effects, the role of Caribbean geography in piracy, the scientific advances in navigation and ship-building, and the exciting stories of trickery and thievery.

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