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The Classical School Blog, Week of November 30

IMPORTANT DATES

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:

 

 

A Message from Joe Fana, Principal of The Classical School

As we enter in to the Christmas season, I wanted to share with you about the meaning of Advent, which starts this Sunday.  Advent is defined as the arrival of something.  As believers, we recognize Advent as the coming of Christ.  In many churches around the world, a candle is lit each week leading up to Christmas to symbolize his arrival.

The first candle symbolizes the prophesy of Christ’s coming in the Old Testament.  As early as Genesis 3:15 we see the foretelling of Christ as the One who would conquer sin and death.  We also see Isaiah 7:14 where “the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”  Let us find hope this Christmas that God our Father keeps His promises – as He did for the coming of our Savior.

 

NEWS TO NOTE

Thanksgiving Feast

We had a great time at our annual Thanksgiving Feast! The Lower School students and teachers did a wonderful job presenting the program, and we want to thank all of the parents who helped make it another great event!

TCS students presented at the Thanksgiving Feast. TCS students presented at the Thanksgiving Feast. TCS students presented at the Thanksgiving Feast. TCS students presented at the Thanksgiving Feast. TCS students presented at the Thanksgiving Feast. TCS students presented at the Thanksgiving Feast. TCS students presented at the Thanksgiving Feast.

 

World History

Students in Mrs. Shipley’s World History Honors classes learned to appreciate the perseverance of Michelangelo as he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He painted most the chapel ceiling while lying on his back on a high scaffold. To simulate this, students used the area underneath their desks to represent the ceiling. They had two sample parts of the ceiling (the face of God and the hands of God and Adam) to try and sketch on blank pieces of paper that were taped under the desks. While the students did not have paint dripping onto their faces as Michelangelo did, they did discover how hard drawing might have been in this position. It was a hands-on way to wrap up the Italian Renaissance Unit and also to appreciate the physical sacrifices some artists made to satisfy their patrons during that period.

TCS students in World History simulate painting as Michelangelo did. TCS students in World History simulate painting as Michelangelo did. TCS students in World History simulate painting as Michelangelo did. TCS students in World History simulate painting as Michelangelo did. TCS students in World History simulate painting as Michelangelo did.

 

REMINDERS

Cold Weather Policy

Our policy for coldweather dress is as follows:

 

School uniform and school-approved outerwear must be worn on campus at all times. During extreme cold weather, the school will notify students and parents of Spirit Wear dress. Girls may not wear sweat pants, warm ups, etc. under skirts.

 

Please do not assume it’s a coldweather dress day;  You will be notified by the school the evening before if you are permitted to wear Spirit Wear on a non-Spirit Wear school day.  

Parent Volunteers

If you are interested in signing up for various volunteer opportunities, please click here. We are so grateful for all of our volunteers!

Field Trips

Information for TCS field trips can be found here. All students and parents are welcome, but some have limited space.

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