TPCS Weekly Update

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Calendar of Events

January 30 ISSMA Vocal/ Piano

February 1 PTF Meeting at 6:30 PM in the Media Center

February 02 Early Childhood Next Step Open House 6:30 PM @ TPCC

February 05 Registration Deadline for After School Clubs

February 05 7th and 8th Grade Social at Sky Zone

February 06 ISSMA Band/Strings

February 09 K-12 Next Step Open House 6:30 PM TPCA

February 09-19 Reuse Heart and Sole Shoe Collection

February 13 The King's Ball 6-9 PM at the Palomino Ballroom

February 15 Last Chance Spring Sports Registration Deadline

February 15- March 1 TPCA 2016-2017 Enrollment Opens

February 15 President’s Day (No School)

February 16 Faculty Professional Development Day-(No School for students)

February 20 ISSMA State Vocal/Piano

February 22 Future of the School Address, 6:30 PM (JK Stevens Commons)

February 24 Spirit Night at Buffalo Wild Wings

February 27 ISSMA State Band/Strings

Spring Sports Registration Deadline Extended!

This is a final reminder that if you plan on participating in a Spring Sport this year, you must be registered to be eligible to participate. Thank you to the many of you who have already registered! We currently have not met our minimum number of participants needed for several of our offerings, including MS & JH Baseball, and Club Softball. If we cannot field teams in those sports, then those seasons will be cancelled. Determination on those sports will be made no later than February 15th. See below for registration information.


REGISTER HERE


The time is now to sign up for the Spring Sports Season! Please click on the link above to get your student-athlete signed up! The deadline to register for our Spring teams has been moved to February 15th.


Returning Users- If you've already registered for a sport in the Fall or Winter, then simply log in, and click on the additional Spring Sport that you are now registering for. You should not have to re-enter all of your information.


New Users- Please go through entire registration process if this is the first sport that you are registering for this year. Physical forms (can be found at http://www.tpcs.org/co-curricular/docsandforms.cfm) can either be attached on the website while registering, or can be turned into the main office.


As a reminder, student athletes must be registered through this program before they are eligible to compete in a practice or contest for our school.


Spring Sports


  • MS/JH Track and Field- Grades 5-8
  • Varsity Track and Field- Grades 9-12
  • Middle School Baseball- Grades 5-6
  • Junior High Baseball- Grades 7-8
  • Varsity Baseball- Grades 9-12
  • Club Softball- Grades 7-12 (may split if numbers allow)
  • Club Tennis-Grades 5-8 (Coed)
  • Club Tennis- Girls Grades 9-12
  • Club Golf- Grades 5-12 (Coed)


For more information, please plan to attend the Spring Sport Parent Meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 6:00 in the JK Stevens Commons.

NEXT STEP Open Houses February 2nd and 9th

It is time for our winter NEXT STEP Open House events for Early Childhood and K-12 programs!


Who should attend & Why:

  • Current TPCS parents to meet your teachers and learn about next year
  • Prospective families who want to learn if Traders Point is the best fit for their family
  • Special info session at 6:30 pm for parents interested in Kindergarten


When & Where:

  • Early Childhood - Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 pm @ Traders Point Christian Church
  • K-12 - Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 pm @ TPCA


What:

  • Talk with teachers at all grade levels
  • Talk with other TPCS parents and students
  • Hear latest updates from Head of School, Ron Evans, in a breakout session
  • Attend info sessions on Financial Aid or High School Guidance/J-Term
  • Check in on our varsity boys home basketball game vs. Bethesda Christian


We sent special invitation postcards home with students in Early Childhood through grade 6 - one to remind you and one to share with a friend. Watch for a separate invitation via email in coming days that you can also forward to others. Contact admissions@tpcs.org to RSVP or if you have any questions.


*Remember that each enrolling student you refer earns you a tuition credit of $150 for Early Childhood and $300 for K-12 (they must list you on their application).

Have You Heard the Big News?

We have a lot of it! Don't miss the Future of the School Address, Monday, February 22 at 6:30 pm. Ron Evans will be sharing details for a lot of exciting changes for Traders Point!

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7th and 8th Grade Social Feb 5th at Sky Zone!!

All TPCA 7th and 8th grade students are invited to a social event at Sky Zone next Friday, February 5.

Who: 7th and 8th Grade TPCA students
What: Social Event at Sky Zone

When: Friday, February 5 (6:00-8:00 PM)

How Much: $21 (plus $2 for Sky Zone socks and money for concessions)

Where: Sky Zone 10080 E. 121St. Ste 182 Fishers, In 46037

Extra Important: *Parents must sign a waiver* (online or at Sky Zone)


http://www.skyzone.com/fishers

TPCA Spring Musical- Shrek!!!!!!

TPCA is THRILLED to partner with CYT Indy to put on a high quality musical production at TPCA for students in 5th-12th grade. The first production will be Shrek!!!!!


CYT will provide all the staffing for this production: a Director, a Technical Coordinator, a Music Director, a Choreographer, a Show Coordinator, a Lighting Designer, a Set Installer and a Sound Engineer. Their staff has many years of experience in putting on a high quality performance. All shows will be in the JK Stevens Commons at TPCA.


Auditions are tentatively scheduled for the evening of March 2 at TPCA. This musical calls for a cast of around 40 TPCA students in many different roles. Rehearsals will be twice a week: Saturdays from 9 AM-2PM and a mid-week rehearsal from 5:30-8:00. Performances are tentatively scheduled for the weekend of May 20th. A complete audition, rehearsal and performance schedule will be shared with you soon.


Auditions:

Each student who auditions will be asked to perform a prepared 1 minute audition song OR monologue of the student's own choosing.


The Song

  • Prepare 16-32 bars/measures from a Broadway musical (1 minute).
  • Choose a song in your vocal range.
  • Do not choose a pop song. Pop music is a different style and does not evoke the same tone as musicals.
  • Do not plan to sing a cappella – be sure to bring your accompaniment CD or iPod, etc.
  • Practice! Practice! Practice! Be memorized and have fun!


The Monologue

  • Prepare and memorize a comedic or light-hearted monologue (up to one minute).
  • Do not hold back in your delivery; this isn’t the time to feel self-conscious. Be big!
  • Project! Be loud enough to be heard.
  • If your monologue calls for movement, feel free to use the space to your advantage.
  • Ask for a chair if you need one.
  • Practice! Practice! Practice! Be memorized and have fun!

Each auditioner will only have the one minute time allotment, so please plan accordingly.

ALSO....CYT is currently putting on a production of Shrek, The Musical at Marian University on February 5th-7th. Click HERE to purchase tickets to get a sneak preview of what's coming to TPCA!

Limited Number of Tickets Left for the Kings Ball-Register Now!

The King's Ball is such an amazing and special event for our dad's (and grandfathers, uncles and friends) and their daughters. This year, we would love to bless other families who are not currently enrolled at TPCA by inviting them to join us and share in this special and fun-filled event. This is a great opportunity to introduce families to our school; therefore, our admissions department would like to sponsor your guests by allowing them to attend the ball with you free of charge.

When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 (6:00-9:00 PM)
Where: Palomino Ballroom, Zionsville

Here is the link for and you and your non-tpca guests to register for the event. You and your guests will need to register separately, so please share this link with them as well.

Register Now for School Clubs!

TPCS is pleased to announce a great lineup of clubs and extension programs this semester! Registration ends Feb 5!

Session II Club Options:

  • Chess
  • Broadway Dance
  • Indy Science Fun
  • ACTS Eagle Arts
  • Bricks 4 Kids
  • Cheering Cherubs
  • 3D Printing & Design
  • Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) --- Drama 1


Click HERE to view the complete club catalog and registration form. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Kraig Cox: KCox@tpcs.org.

Registration for Session II Clubs:
January 25-February 5
Session II Club Dates: February 8- April 22 (10 weeks)

Reuse Heart and Sole Shoe Collection

Do you have old shoes at home that your kids have outgrown? Bring them to TPCA February 9th-19th and drop them off in the shoe collection bins that we will have located in the Eagles Nest and the JK Stevens Commons. Your old shoes will be a blessing to those in need!

The Boone County Solid Waste management District is once again sponsoring our annual REUSE Heart and Sole program. REUSE Heart and Sole is a shoe collection event that allows us to provide shoes to a new pair of feet in Central Indiana! We typically don't think much about our shoes. We outgrow them, wear them out, or change styles without much thought as to what happens when we discard them. the truth is that discarded shoes can take over 200 years to decompose in a landfill which is a shame when there are so many people in need of shoes next door and all over the world! Thanks for your help!

Employment Opportunities at TPCS

Traders Point Christian Schools is always seeking qualified, experienced employees who are passionate about joining us in our mission to challenge and educate students within a framework of a Biblical worldview while leading them to a personal faith and transformed life in Jesus Christ.


Click HERE to view the employment page on our website (tpcs.org) for a complete list of current job openings and job applications.


Before Care Assistant

Click HERE for a detailed job description. All applicants need to be available to work from 6:50 – 8:15 AM, Monday through Friday.

Contact: To apply for the position, qualified applicants should complete the Miscellaneous Support Positions application and return to Kraig Cox: KCox@tpcs.org.


Food Service Worker

1. Tuesday-Thursday 8:30-1:30. Click HERE for a detailed job description.

2. Monday-Friday 8:30-1:30. Click HERE for a detailed job description. (This position qualifies for a tuition discount of 37.5%)


Contact: to apply for the position, applicants should complete the Miscellaneous Support Positions application and return to Mrs. Pat Session, Dining Services Manager: PJones@tpcs.org


2016-2017 High School Social Studies Teacher

Click HERE for a detailed job description.

Contact: to apply for the position, qualified applicants should send a complete Teacher Application, resume and cover letter to Mr. Jason Klingerman, High School Principal: JKlingerman@tpcs.org.


Assistant Track and Field Coach

Click HERE to view the job description.

Contact: For a complete job description, please submit resume and contact information for three references to: Adam Stevenson- Athletic Director- 317-769-2456 Ext: 234 / astevenson@tpcs.org. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 19th.


Substitute Teachers

TPCA is always in need of additional substitute teachers to add to our roster!

To apply for the position, qualified applicants should complete the Substitute Teacher Application and return to Elisabeth Fischer: EFischer@tpcs.org.


7th-8th Cheerleading Coach

Click HERE for a detailed job description.

Contact: To apply for the position, please submit resume and contact information for three references to: Mr. Adam Stevenson- Athletic Director- 317-769-2456 Ext: 254 / astevenson@tpcs.org

School Closings and Delays-Tis' the Season!

In the event of a school closing or delay due to dangerous road conditions this winter, you will be notified via phone call and/or text message through Parent Alert. Parents set their own communication preferences and update their own contact information in Parents Web. Please update your contact information and your Parent Alert contact preferences in Renweb ASAP so we are prepared.


To update your emergency contact information and preferences in Parents Web:

1. Log-in to Parents Web (renweb.com)

2. Click Family Information

2. Click Web Forms

3. Click Family Demographic Form

4. Click Custodial Parent Form

5. Update, if necessary, your contact information

6. Choose your communication preferences (home phone, cell phone, text, etc.) at the bottom of the screen and Save

Golden Eagle Athletics on Display at Buffalo Wild Wings

Have you been to the new Buffalo Wild Wings in Whitestown yet? Next time you go, be sure to look around for all the TPCA Golden Eagles jerseys and helmets on display. Better yet, hang out with all your TPCA friends and raise money for the school by enjoying some wings at BW3's on February 24 for our TPCA Spirit Night! More details to come!

TPCA T-Shirts Still Available

We have TPCA t-shirts from the auction still available for $12 each. They are gray (adult is a little darker gray than the youth), with black letters “TPCA" and white "Traders Point" written across.

If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, please contact Heather Quilhot at hquilhot@tpcs.org.