As a reminder, Nova does not open its doors for student entry until 8:15 each day. Please do not drop students off before 8:15 as they will not be permitted to enter the building (unless registered for Scholar Zone). The school day does not start until 8:40 AM, leaving plenty of time to enter and get settled in the building prior to the start of classes. Thank you for your assistance with this, as we look toward any rainy or cooler weather.
Great Gatherings 2022!
Mark your calendars for 2022 NPTO Great Gatherings Kickoff Party on Saturday, March 12th!
The Lower School will be celebrating Book Week with activities including dressing up as book characters, the first round of the Battle of the Books, and an evening of Harry Potter Zoom Trivia. Stay tuned for more information about these events from Ms. Tousignant.
Academic "Bees" Information!
Spelling Bee - Grades 3-8 Students
Students will be given lists of words to study the week before winter break.
Classroom and school-wide bees will take place in January, date and time TBD.
National History Bee - Grade 4-8 Students
December 3: Deadline for Grades 6-8 students to register for bee. Sign up in the Upper School Office.
Week of December 6: Grades 4-5 (ALL students) and registered School of Logic students take written test.
Week of January 10: Online Regional Qualification test for Top 20 qualifying students.
Week of February 14: School-wide History Bee
National Geographic Geo Bee - Grades 4-8 Students
National Geographic has discontinued their official Geo Bee, which Nova has participated in for the last 10+ years. We are working on finding an alternative and will be in touch with more information. Most likely, it will follow a similar timeline as the above competitions, to take place in January/February.
School of Logic Game Night
The School of Logic Game Night event originally scheduled in November has been rescheduled for Friday, January 21st, 2022 from 6-8pm.
***The Upper School Parent Advisory Get-Together event scheduled for that evening will also be rescheduled.***
Upper School Yearbooks!
The first deadline for submitting photos for inclusion to the Upper School yearbook is coming soon and we still need:
Fall sports photos, especially for 5/6 and 7/8 sports
Ordering your book- to ensure a book for the 21/22 year you'll need to order by Feb 1st. After that date, you will be buying from a limited number of to be printed books as determined by the yearbook advisor - once that number is sold there will be no further opportunity to buy a book. Josten's offers installment plans for any interested buyers.
All students in grades 6-12 are invited to wear a cozy, festive, wintery, or holiday-themed (some might even say "ugly") sweater on Friday, December 17th to help celebrate the last day of school in 2021.
Students that choose not to participate are expected to wear the standard uniform. Uniform bottoms are required for all students, no jeans, sweatpants, or other non-uniform items.
Hot chocolate and treats will be provided for students during Upper School lunches, thanks to the generosity if our Nova PTO.
School of Logic Winter Concert
The School of Logic students will be presenting a choral concert on Tuesday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of beautiful music! Please see the concert information letter for further details.
School of Rhetoric students considering PSEO in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade are highly encouraged to attend the PSEO information meeting on Tuesday, February 8th from 6:00-7:30 in order to learn how to participate in a PSEO program; parents/guardians are also strongly encouraged to attend. If students do not attend the meeting, they and a parent/guardian are required to set up a meeting with the school counselor (David Shuman: email@example.com) prior to March 15th to discuss PSEO program eligibility and expectations.
This informational meeting will cover what PSEO is, how PSEO works with NCA graduation requirements, the PSEO application and intent to enroll processes, and whether or not the PSEO opportunity is an appropriate fit for students.
The Latino Student Group will be hosting a Tamalada (a holiday tamale-making gathering) during house on Thursday, December 16.
If you would like to participate in making tamales, please contact: Evan Odegard <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Alina Ramirez <email@example.com>, or Mr. Conlin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Upper School Parent Advisory Meeting
January 10th from 5-6pm at A-Side Public House on Randolph (location to be confirmed). Any parents of students in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend.
Winter Basketball League Grades K-4
It is with great excitement we are able to introduce our Winter Basketball League here at Nova Classical. The K-1 and 2-4 Winter Basketball Leagues are a great way to get young players to grow their skills and the love of the game. Our K-1 and 2-4 leagues are modeled after other elementary aged leagues that have been very successful other places. The league will be a 3 on 3 league with 4 players to a team (to maximize playing time). Athletes will get 35 minutes of skill instruction and 40 minutes of 3 on 3 league play every session. The emphasis here is on learning the game, learning the skills to be successful, and learning to love the game. Whether you have experience or not, we will work with you to provide a quality experience. The leagues will be directed by John Carrier, our head boys basketball coach at Nova and run by parent volunteers.
Please contact John Carrier at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
The Nova Debate Team has recently completed the Debate State Tournament and is pleased to announce that everyone performed amazingly and Dora Vecoli and Thomas Holliday partnered to qualify for and participate in the first round of the finals.
They did not progress further but in a 150 plus team tournament that was an awesome performance!
The topic for the tournament was whether the benefits of the US regulating cryptocurrency would outweigh the harms, a fun and challenging topic.
3: Lower School Spirit Wear Day 7: NPTO Meeting, 5-6 p.m.-virtual 9: Parent Education-Literacy, 6:30-7:30 p.m.-virtual 13-17: Lower School Book Week 14: School of Logic Choir Concert, 6:30 pm 20-31: NO SCHOOL
10: Upper School Parent Advisory Meeting, 5pm (Offsite) 13: Q2/S1 end 14 & 17: NO SCHOOL
18: Q3 /S2 start 21: SoL Social
Events are posted and revised throughout the year. You can always find the most up-to-date info on Nova's website.