Crossties: April 5, 2013 • Volume: 2012-13, Issue 28


Don't Miss Aladdin Jr. Next Weekend

The North Cross School music and drama departments will present Disney's Aladdin Junior on April 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Fishburn Auditorium.  Director of Choirs for North Cross School, Andrew Miller, is directing the Disney musical. The fifty member cast is composed of students from North Cross School's lower, middle, and upper schools. You won't want to miss it!

Headmaster's Coffee this Tuesday

You are invited to attend Dr. Proctor's second, and last, Headmaster Coffee for the year. Please join us on Tuesday, April 9, at 12 PM in Hancock Library (please note the location has changed and is different than what you will see on the school calendar). Dr. Proctor will be addressing current issues at the school and discussing educational trends around the country. We hope to see you there.

Big Flea and Field Day Order Forms Online Now

Big Flea and the Olde-Tyme Family Fair is right around the corner and will be here before you know it. Mark your calendars, gather your donations, and get your order forms in.
Click here to download order forms.
If you are able, please consider volunteering to help with this important fundraising event and please also consider making donations that can be sold at Big Flea. If you would like to help please contact Jennifer Burtch at

Save the Date:
Leadership Reception - May 16

Please save the date for the Annual Leadership Reception on Thursday, May 16, at the home of Ellie and Chris Proctor. This reception is to thank those who have contributed $1,000 or more to the 2012-13 Annual Fund. Invitations will be sent out in the next few weeks.  

Please know any and all contributions to the annual fund are greatly appreciated and needed, as we are still $68,000 away from our goal.  If you still wish to make a donation to the 2012-13 Annual Fund please click here.


NCS Upper School Spanish Teacher receives Scholarship for Summer Study in Costa Rica

Upper School Spanish teacher, Nitza Fernandez-Plaski, was awarded a scholarship for a two-week summer study program at the Costa Rica Spanish Institute (COSI). The prestigious award was given through the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP-VA). This is the first year the award has been given. Señora Plaski will also be attending a conference next Saturday, April 13, at the Center for Liberal Arts in Charlottesville to receive her certificate in person.  Â¡Felicidades! Señora Plaski!

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NCS in the News

Click the image above to view a story that ran this week on WSLS Channel 10 about our upper school students tutoring local refugees. 

Classroom Corner

On March 26, the lower school students celebrated their first official Spanish Day at the "Festival del Español"! The entire day was dedicated to celebrating the Spanish language and culture. They performed  dances such as the Salsa and Tango, ate ethnic food, and dressed in traditional outfits. 

Click here to see a video of the fourth grade students and their parents enjoying the festivities. 

Website Tip of the Week

The Middle School Test Calendar, already familiar to many of the Eaton Hall parents, is relaunching on the North Cross website.  This calendar displays all of the upcoming quizzes, tests, and projects so that Middle School parents will now find it easier than ever to stay on top of their children's busy academic schedule. The calendar is updated daily and can be accessed via the link below:

Only 55 Days until Summer

Sign up now for North Cross School Summer Programs. Click the image above to download the 2013 Summer Programs Catalog and application. 

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