Your Abridged TSA Newsletter, March 3rd, 2016

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Mark Your Calendar

MS = middle school, HS = high school

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Also, check the website regularly for calendar updates: TSA Calendar


Sun 6 4th Annual Free Family Arts Day at The Sharon Academy, from noon – 4:00 pm, For more information visit:
Wed 9 Last Ski/Snowboard Wed. at Suicide 6 – Also last TSA Wednesday dismissal at 12:30pm
Thurs 10 Freshman and Sophomore Parent and Student Information Session – Life After TSA – 6:30pm 
Sun 13 Daylight Savings Time Begins – clocks turned ahead 1 hour 
Mon 14 TSA Middle School Circus Interim Begins 
Wed 16 1:00pm Dismissal starts again for all Wednesday’s – for the rest of the school year
Fri 18 TSA Middle School 2nd Trimester Ends
Mon 21 TSA HS Junior Exhibition Presentation Date
Thurs 24 TSA Cafe Night at HS – 6:30 pm
Fri 25 No School – TSA HS Only – Teacher In-service
Fri 25 The TSA MS Circus is Coming! The Sharon Academy (TSA) Middle School Circus Carnival starts at 6:00 pm, Circus starts at 7:00 pm.
Sat 26 The TSA MS Circus is Coming!  The Sharon Academy (TSA) Middle School Circus Carnival starts at 4:00 pm, Circus starts at 5:00.
Mon 28 No School – TSA MS Only – Teacher In-service
Tues 29 Face-to-Face, Heart-to-Heart, with featured speaker: Author Jo Knowles, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.


Upcoming Events

Governors Institute Applications Due:  The TSA deadline to apply to GIV is tomorrow, March 4th. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at or visit

Join TSA for our 4th Annual Free Family Arts Day.
 Perfect for all ages. There’s something fun for everyone. Sunday, March 6th, Noon – 4:00, at The Sharon Academy High School. TSA will host talented local artists leading creative, hands-on workshops. From stilt walking to beading, facepainting, printmaking and more! More details on workshops are available on our website: All workshops are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Student and parent volunteers are still needed for the TSA Arts Day, to help with set up, concessions, greeters and clean up. Please contact Dave Eastman if you are available to help:

Last Ski and Snowboard afternoon at Suicide 6 on Wednesday, March 9th.

1:00pm dismissal resumes Wednesday, March 16th.


TSA Information Session for Freshman and Sophomore students and parents. Join us for this free workshop: “Preparing for College and Life After TSA”, on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 pm.  

  • How can I help my student prepare for life after high school?
  • Should my student be participating in special courses at TSA or outside of TSA in order to prepare for life after high school?
  • What does TSA do to encourage my student to think about life after TSA?
This one hour workshop will answer these questions and more. Join us!  For more information contact, Ellen Bagnato, Director of College and Career Advising, at:

Junior Exhibition Presentation D
ate:  Monday, March 21. 
For more information, please contact Maria Piasecki at:

FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH & SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH – The Circus is Coming!
  The Sharon Academy (TSA) Middle School Circus is back for another two performances filled with family-friendly, rollicking good fun! For the tenth consecutive year, TSA middle school students will be performing their hilarious, student-created circus that consistently draws huge crowds. Both performances will be held at The Sharon Academy High School on Route 14 in Sharon:

•       Friday, March 25th, Carnival starts at 6:00 pm, Circus starts at 7:00 pm.
•       Saturday, March 26th, Carnival starts at 4:00 pm, Circus starts at 5:00 pm.

$3 admission.  Light refreshments will be available for purchase.  Fun for the whole family.  

TUESDAY, MARCH 29th – Face-to-Face, Heart-to-Heart, “Read Between the Lines”  Driving Conversation and Connection with Youth Through Literature, Featured Speaker: Author Jo Knowles. 
On Tuesday, March 29th from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm, The Sharon Academy High School will be hosting a free event for parents, students, teachers and community members! For the first TSA FACE-TO-FACE, HEART-TO-HEART Speaker Night of the year, we have invited Jo Knowles, acclaimed author of six novels, including Living With Jackie Chan, See You At Harry’s, Pearl, Jumping Off Swings, and Lessons from a Dead Girl.  During this event, Jo will be discussing her newest book, Read Between the Lines as well as the power that literature has in giving a voice to adolescents and the struggles they face. We will follow her talk with a panel discussion that will include students, parents and TSA staff. Please bring your parents, children, and neighbors for a night of stimulating and important conversations.  Location: TSA High School, Moore Hall For more information, please contact Kate Sensenich at:


More TSA News Next Week!