Wisdom of the GeeseLooking overhead while on the seventh grade field trip to Frost Valley, I was reminded of a unique phenomenon that occurs each fall and spring. Much to the chagrin of many golf clubs, the Canada Goose annually flies in formation north, or south, depending on the seasonal change. Regardless of the direction, it is clear that their tell-tale V formation is deliberate and used almost exclusively by every flock travelling long distances. The first question is: why? After a little research I learned the following things about “goose” travel.
The seventh grade trip to Frost Valley and the Howe Caverns was a great success. We had fun walking through the caverns and seeing such calcite formations as Chinese Pagoda, pipe organ, bride's altar, and the turtle. The last section was especially narrow and opened high above our heads. The tour culminated with a sluicing activity after which everyone's pockets were filled with a wide variety of interesting gems.
On Friday, the school gathered to watch the Middle School students perform an impressive range of talents--from a cello solo to hula hooping to the Macarena! Students like Lana Utley wowed the audience with her rendition of “The Sound of Music” after Ava Desiderio demonstrated her graceful ballet skills. Some MS students wrote and performed their own skits while other played instruments, sang songs, or showed off impressive dance moves! It was a great success and the Middle School had a great time performing. We would like to thank all of the teachers who helped during rehearsals and during the performance. Click here for the photo gallery where the new slideshow is posted!
April 14 we will hold our annual benefit event to raise funds for our great school and it is promising to be a really fun event!
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Our spring events are coming fast and furious! Once again Barbara Kashevaroff and Glenda Coughlin will chair the TPS Classic to raise funds for tuition assistance at TPS.
If you are a golfer or have a business and want to get in on the great publicity a golf sponsorship offers, please click here to take a look at the sponsorship and foursome opportunities available for the 2012 TPS Classic at The Tuxedo Club Golf Course on Monday, May 21. If you would like to sponsor, golf, or have any questions about the outing, please contact Ellen Calves.
This Saturday, April 7, the entire school campus will receive an application of a safe and non-toxic product that will treat the fields, lawns and all grassy areas for the elimination and prevention of ticks. This product is environmentally- friendly, safe for playing fields, and has been approved by the Department of Environmental Conservation. We will be using the same contractor that preformed last year’s application but we chose an earlier date this spring to be more proactive in our approach. We ask that you do not use our fields this weekend while the product is being applied.
Wednesday 4/4, 9am-11am - Admissions Open HouseThursday 4/5, 8:30am, Activities Room - Parents' Association MeetingFriday 4/6 - NO SCHOOLMonday 4/9 - NO SCHOOLWednesday 4/11, 7pm - Conversations in RocklandSaturday 4/14 TPS Benefit: Click here to purchase your tickets
The Parents' Association Meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, 4/5, at 8:30am in the Activities Room. We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you will still be able to join us for this month's meeting to discuss Parenting Children in 21st Century: Kids and Technology. Cell Phones, iPods, Droids, iPads, Facebook, WiFi, Texting, Face Time... the list goes on and on. What should parents know as they raise children in this world of ever-changing technology and online social media? Matt Heard, Assistant Head of School and teachers who deal with students of all ages will lead this discussion to educate parents and provide insight into the social worlds of our children. We hope you will join us to discuss this important topic.
The TPS Fathers’ Club Outdoor Spring Event has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 22 from 12-2pm. Please mark your calendar to come to TPS for a hike, bike, or walk at TPS.
Tuxedo Park School and The Tuxedo Club have a deep history and long standing relationship. Once again this year, Tuxedo Park School families have the opportunity to experience the exceptional professionals, facilities, and programs this summer at the Tuxedo Club through the Tuxedo Club Camp, Junior Golf Academy, and Junior Racquets Academy.
The Tuxedo Park School Adventure Program is a weeklong day camp for TPS students, fourth grade and up, and is organized by Jeff Feinberg, Maddie McManus, and Morgan May. Click here for the application. The program runs from June 18th to June 22nd, and focuses on promoting exciting outdoor opportunities.
New dates have been added for the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver AED Certification Course. The four hour course will be given on two Saturdays in April from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to Middle and Upper School students, grades 6-9. Click here for the flyer/registration form. Class size is limited and spaces will be filled in the order permission slips are received. I will be opening this course to parents of TPS students and members of the Tuxedo community if space permits. I will also be glad to accommodate a group of six at a specific date of your choice. Please email me or call me with any questions. --Dana Deraney
The American Strings Quartet will perform at 6pm on April 28 at the Pink House with a cost of $30 including a reception to follow the performance. Seating is limited so interested attendees are encouraged to book early. Tickets can be purchased at 845-351-3473 or at email@example.com.
We will finish the Spelling Bee on Earth Day, Friday, April 20. Please read next week's Menuscript to find out what time of day it will take place; we are working on the Earth Day schedule, which will also include the Geography Bee. It will be a very busy day! --Lori Esmond Calderon
April 7th is the next fused glass workshop for adults and children. This can be taken as a one-time class to make simple projects, or used as an ongoing opportunity to delve into the many artistic possibilities of fused glass. Fused glass could be compared to quilting or applique (with heat). Colored glass is pieced together to form patterns or abstract motifs, both complex and simple. Alternatively, like applique, it can be an image on its own. The class will meet from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm on Saturday and it includes a potluck lunch. The cost is $60.00 per person. To register email Megan Sweeney.
On the heels of a fabulous trip to Turkey and Greece, EF Tours is offering TPS a discount of $75 dollar per traveler for early enrollment to our 2013 Spring Break trip to Vienna, Venice, and Paris. The trip now includes an extension to the Loire Valley.