January 2022 Newsletter

Term 2021-2022 | Issue 4 | January 2022

Steve Says

It’s been a while since we’ve had a real winter with a good amount of snow and many below-freezing days. Snow lovers have found the white winter refreshing, but the cold temperatures mean having to spend more time indoors, which translates to less exercise and socialization for us all. And of course the days are shorter with less exposure to sunlight, making it tougher to stay upbeat. Point is, we all need to take extra care to stay active and stay connected with others. 

Thankfully our student government has kept things cheerful with a great Lunar New Year party, and rumor has it that a winter dance is in the works. It’s nice, too, to be back to our regular schedule, with morning meeting every day, community time every other Wednesday and free time during lunch and ET. Notwithstanding the masks and gentle nudges to leave a little more distance between one another, it feels like we’re slowly moving toward normalcy. It’s a good feeling.

Even in the midst of cold weather and a stubborn pandemic, our students are to be congratulated on their work this first semester. I’m seeing a lot of good growth, which is what we’re all about. There’s nothing quite so gratifying as watching a young person blossom before your eyes. Here’s to a positive second semester and warmer months ahead. 

In Exciting College News…

In Exciting College News…

As promised, more acceptances are coming in for this year’s seniors. Here’s the list so far:

Christopher Newport University
College of Charleston
George Mason University
Goucher College
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Hood College
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Juniata College
Longwood University
Macalester College
Massachusetts School of Art & Design
McDaniel College
Ohio University
Old Dominion University
Penn State University
Randolph-Macon College
Roanoke College
Rosemont College
Rowan University
Salisbury University
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Sweet Briar College
University of Arizona
University of Buffalo
University of Cincinnati
University of Mary Washington
University of Oklahoma
VCU Arts
Wells College
Wittenberg University

A Thank You from the Students

We’d personally like to thank end of year donors for once again helping the teachers and students make this school year a great one.

More donors supported us through the end of year campaign than ever before, and because of you, we’ve raised over $15,000!

These funds will help support the ever-evolving needs of students and their teachers, no matter the situation that we’re facing. You were able to make a difference in the learning of students.

This money will have a real impact on the educational careers of students, and improve the ability of teachers to provide them with a top-notch learning experience. It will also be immensely helpful as we continue to deal with the pandemic and the ever-changing world we live in.

We greatly appreciate your generosity and the community spirit you showed in joining together to give.

Your donation to The New School Fund has been an invaluable contribution to our growth as a community.

Thank you!

Sarosh (Class of 2022), Meg (Class of 2024), Jamie (Class of 2023), Sumner (Class of 2022), Alyson (Class of 2023), and Will (Class of 2023)

Happy New Year!

We were able to celebrate the Lunar New Year on Tuesday, February 1st, with delicious snacks, games, riddles, and arts and crafts!

A New School Year: 2018-2019 Edition

Haven’t seen the inaugural edition of The New School’s annual magazine, A New School Year: 2018-2019? Now’s Your chance! You can access the magazine via the link below or under the Community menu of https://www.newschoolva.org/.


The goal of this magazine is to give you a glimpse into what happens during a year at The New School. The articles included were written by students, teachers, staff, current parents, and alumni parents. The front and back covers of the print version were designed by 2019-2020 New School Development & Marketing Graphic Design Intern, Surya Punjabi, Class of 2020.


Happenings at The New School

Quarter 3 is off to a great start! In addition to celebrating the Lunar New Year, we were able to reinstate Community Time and clubs, and enjoy lunch deliveries from Yay Lunch!

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: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-1288652

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: https://newschoolva.causenetwork.com/

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 receipts@boxtops4education.com. 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 www.harristeeter.com 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: https://bit.ly/newschooldealaid

Thank you for your support!

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

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 nandreano@newschoolva.org with any questions.

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!

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