The New School News

April 24, 2022

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Phenology students visited the Tatnic Hills Preserve in Wells to investigate vernal pools with scientists Caryn Beiter and Susan Bickford from Wells Reserve.

Strategic Plan - Mission and Vision Workshop

Sign up HERE to join us on Saturday, April 30 from 9-2 for our Strategic Plan Kick-off! We are hoping to have a final head count by the end of this week.

    • Who: Open call to the whole TNS community

      • Board

      • Staff

      • Students

      • Parents

      • Alumni

    • What: Mission/Vision workshop

      • Presentation of current TNS Mission & Vision

      • Small breakout groups to reflect on Mission Statement

      • Small breakout groups to reflect on Vision Statement

We need representatives from all of the stakeholder groups in The New School Community to envision what our future should be. Lend your ideas to our Visioning Workshop. Lunch will be provided.

Call for Agenda Items

Our next All School Meeting is Monday, May 2 at 6:00 via Zoom.

We welcome input from all members of our community and are seeking agenda items for the May Meeting.

When submitting an agenda item, please include a brief description of the topic and an estimate of the amount of time you would like to devote to it. Agenda items should be submitted on Fridays before an ASM. Send your Agenda Items to either Christine or Scott.

Administrative Updates

Beginning April 25, families will receive an invitation to set up a login for Blackbaud, our new enrollment, tuition, and student information management system. Please keep an eye on your email and check to make sure it doesn’t end up in your spam folder.

Once your account has been established, you will receive a notification regarding re-enrollment and financial aid for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please contact Susan in the office if you have any questions.

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Model United Nations students visited the State House to learn more about parliamentary procedure. They met with Senator Breen, who told our team about her experiences participating in Model UN as a high school student.

Progress Reports and Conferences

You should have received progress reports via email last week. Advisors and teachers are available for conferences during the week of April 25. Families, if you would like to meet with one or more of your student’s teachers, please reach out to your advisor to schedule a Spring Conference.

Model UN Available for Yard Work

As advertised at last week’s All School Meeting, the Model United Nations Class is available to help you with your spring yardwork. Click here to learn more and reserve your work crew, today!

Volunteers Needed Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday to Fold Fundraising Letters

Scott needs your help with the Spring Appeal. Volunteers will fold newsletters, stuff envelopes, and stick on address labels. Help is MUCH appreciated!

Please, if you have any availability early this week, you can email Scott.

Dates to Remember

Upcoming Dates for Your Calendar
  • April 25: Teacher Day, Spring Conferences, Board of Trustees Meet 6pm
  • April 29: Game Night 5:00-8:00
  • April 30 Strategic Plan Mission and Vision Workshop 9-2 People's Choice Credit Union, Saco Sign Up Here
  • May 2: All School Meeting 6:00 via Zoom
  • May 11-13: Maine Model United Nations Conference USM Gorham
  • May 14: Spring Cleanup Day Sign Up Here
  • May 21: Spring Festival (Volunteer Signup)
  • May 25: Teacher Day
  • May 30 No School Memorial Day
  • May 31: Mandi Donegan Final Senior Round Table
  • June 1: Ian Kruger Final Senior Round Table
  • June 4: "Prom" New School Style
  • June 7: Leap Night
  • June 11: Graduation
  • June 13: ASM and Annual Meeting of the Corporation 6:00
  • June 16: Last Day of School