DISTANCE LEARNING PLANNING
Our incredibly dedicated teachers and instructional administrators have been leveraging everything we know about collaborative, team-based learning in developing a Distance Learning Plan in the event that individual students and staff – or all members of our school-day community – are required to be away from our campuses for extended periods of time.
Our TBS Distance Learning Plan will be prepared by Monday, March 16.
SCHOOL CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT – CAMPUSES WILL CLOSE 6P FRIDAY, MARCH 13
TBS campuses will close at 6:00p on Friday, March 13, transitioning to distance learning on Monday, March 16 for at least three weeks. See our Emergency Response webpage for more detail.
DONATIONS TO UNHOUSED GROUPS DURING COVID-19
We have reached out to our partners who directly support our unhoused neighbors (BOSS, WDDC, Consider the Homeless, and Youth Spirit Artworks) to ask what they need that might be unique during this COVID-19 outbreak. They would love our help and are currently accepting the following items:
large quantities of antibacterial gel (small and large bottles)
Clorox wipes and bleach
You may drop off any of these items at either campus office, or bring them directly to BOSS at 1918 University Avenue, #2A. Stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved in support of our unhoused community. Stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved in support of our unhoused community.
THANK YOU FROM EVERY TBS FACULTY & STAFF MEMBER
All of us extend a very sincere THANK YOU to all of our TBS families for showing appreciation during our March Conference Days. We were beyond delighted by the bevy of treats that you brought in for us to enjoy and particularly enjoyed the lunch sponsored by the Family Association. From all the teachers and staff members on both campuses: thank you for taking the time to show your gratitude and appreciation. We really felt it!
From ECC-5th Teaching Artist Julianne Hughes
“Some people believe artistic ability is gifted to some and not others. I don’t believe that at all. Each of has has the capacity to be creative. As a teacher, I’m privileged to have the opportunity to observe what art skills come easiest for each student, whether it’s writing, building, drawing, storytelling, then guide and support them to understand the art language that they’re uniquely able to express. Experimenting with materials, music, movement, and drama students can develop their art languages and use those to express themselves or an idea.
Art making is an important part of a child’s education because it encourages students to make connections to other disciplines like history, science, math, and language in a way that for can enhance their comprehension. Students practice the processes of learning through artmaking — making mistakes, changing course, problem solving, making a plan, and seeing a project through.”
LOOKING AHEAD CALENDAR
MITCH TALKS COVID-19 WITH SWEET BRIAR CREEK
Since kindergarteners overhear quite a bit about COVID-19 in their daily lives, Head of School Mitch Bostian visited their classroom to offer the facts he knows, dispel some of the non-facts, and take their very important questions!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH ASSEMBLY
Last week’s Black History Month Assembly at the UAC was organized by our AABLAH families and featured student poetry, song, and presentations from students about contributions and experiences of African-Americans in this country. Thank you AABLAH families!
A TRIBUTE TO KATHERINE JOHNSON
Our kindergarten students from Sweet Briar Creek studied American trailblazer and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who recently passed away at 101 years old. They put together this presentation to celebrate her and the indelible impact she made here on earth to share with us at last week’s Black HIstory Month assembly.
TBS campuses CLOSED
through Friday, March 27
followed by a rescheduled Spring Break March 30 through April 4.
Spring Break begins (rescheduled)
FROM THE TBS BLOG
Did you know? Our website features blog posts from TBS teachers and administrators. Check them out!
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