September 2021 Newsletter

Term 2021-2022 | Issue 1 | September 2021

Steve Says

Dear Students, Parents, and Friends,

Reflecting on our first month of school, the word that comes to mind is gratitude. It is simply a gift to be wholly together as a community — to learn collectively and enjoy one another’s company and good humor each day. 

I see a lot of smiling faces as I walk around the campus and pop into classes. I see the volleyball team practicing and playing games; I see the stage lights on and students rehearsing scenes; I see science experiments; I see pickup basketball games during lunch; I see student art going up on the walls; I see the student government forming and starting to plan events; and I see teachers and students socializing and working together.

I suppose what I’m trying to say is: we’re off to a happy and wonderful start this year!   


In Exciting College News

It’s college application season! If you are looking for updates on college fairs and meetings, or simply checking out possible summer programs or scholarship opportunities, make sure to visit the Student Portal and look at our College Info Page!

Introducing the 2021-2022 Interns!

We’re excited to introduce the 2021-2022 team of Development & Marketing Interns!

These 13 New School students (two aren’t pictured) will contribute to the fundraising and communications activities of the school by working on writing, graphic design, event planning, and photography. 

Five are returning interns while eight are brand new to the team – including the first ever middle schoolers!

We can’t wait to share all of their hard work this year. They are definitely going to have a big impact!

Most Nurturing Private School 2021

The New School won Luxlife Magazine’s “Most Nurturing Private School 2021” award! We are so excited to be included in their inaugural “Private Education Awards” programme. 

You can see our spotlight on their website here:

And you can find the announcement press release here:

Find Us on Facebook and Instagram!

Follow us on Facebook at @NSNVA and on our re-launched Instagram page at @thenewschoolva

You’ll see photos from classes, events, performances, and more as well as updates about the school and event invitations. Be sure to check us out!

Virtual Gallery Walk

Our New School artists are off to a great start this quarter under the tutelage of Nataliya! 

New School Bonus Programs

Here are six easy ways to support The New School while you shop, and have a big impact for students and teachers:

AmazonSmile works with your existing Prime account and donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases when you select The New School as your charity:

Through CauseNetwork, some of your favorite online stores will donate a portion of every purchase you make to The New School.  You can sign up at:

Download the BoxTops app to start scanning your grocery store receipts to automatically find and add products to our earnings online. This video shows you how to scan and submit your receipts.

If you do your grocery shopping online, you can submit your email receipts from select retailers. All you have to do is create a BoxTops account and forward your email receipt to Visit this site to learn more.

Traditional Box Tops clips may continue to be found on many products. You can still clip them and send them to the school until they expire.

Through Harris Teeter’s “Together in Education” program, when you buy HT brand items, a percentage of those purchase dollars goes back to The New School. This includes purchases made at HT pharmacies.

Go to to link your VIC card today. VIC cards need to be relinked each school year.

New School TIE Code: 5713

At Office Depot, when you provide our school ID at checkout, The New School will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies. You can even link an existing rewards card to the school.

Just provide our school ID at checkout, in store and online: 70103652

Save money and donate to The New School at the same time by shopping through DealAid. Through our DealAid link, you’ll find coupons to use at your favorite online retailers. When you use a coupon, money is donated to The New School. Shop through this link to support the school today:

Thank you for your support!

If you have any questions about these programs, contact our Director of Development & Community Engagement, Noelle Andreano, at

Increase the Impact of Your Donation

Many corporations offer matching gift programs for employees and their families. This is a great opportunity to increase your gift in support of The New School. You can check with your employer’s human resources department to find out if they offer matching gifts.  This information can also often be found in the list of benefits provided to you by your employer.  Please let us know what you need from us in order to process a match through your organization.  

Contact our Director of Development & Community Engagement, Noelle Andreano, at with any questions.

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