TAA News

January 17, 2021

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Please see each section for more information on:

  • NO SCHOOL Monday, January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Thurs, Jan 21st NOON DISMISSAL & Conference
  • NWEA MAP Testing
  • Great, easy ways to raise funds for TAA
  • Don't forget our Family Health Pledge
  • Coat, gloves, and snow gear needed, weather is here!
  • Oakland County Health FREE Hotline
  • Staff Contact Information

God's Word to Encourage

" 'Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.' " John 14:1 KJV

NO SCHOOL - Monday - MLK Jr Day

Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr Day, there is no school. There are many online events to celebrate the amazing life of Dr King. Here are just a few...


Children and Youth Program on Monday, January 18 from 9-11 am (EST). This event is open to all K-12 students as an opportunity to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. MLK Children & Youth '21 Flyer (1).pdf You can learn more about the event on their website and register to attend (note, there is also an art contest for students to submit artwork from now until March.) When you register, you will be sent a zoom link to participate: https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/mlk-children-and-youth/home


The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is having a virtual Keynote Speech and Presentation, but will also offer some in-person events at the museum on MLK Day. More information available here: https://www.thewright.org/events/person-events-mlk-day-wright


EMU has a number of events planned for Jan 15-18, including musical performances, academic conference sessions, a keynote speech and panel discussion. All can be accessed virtually. Some events require preregistration: https://www.emich.edu/mlk/schedule/index.php


WSU has taken their signature Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute virtual, with featured guest Caroline Randall Williams, an award-winning poet, author, activist and scholar. For more information, please visit this link: https://events.wayne.edu/2021/01/18/rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-tribute-2021-87979/#.X-n1LWOGGrI.link


OCC celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will a convocation featuring keynote speaker Dr. Rita Fields. Dr. Fields serves as the Chief Talent & Strategy Officer for Lighthouse Michigan. CEO of both 313 Industries, Inc. and Copper Phoenix Consulting, LLC and is a sought-after speaker for both her expertise in workplace culture and her transparent commitment to sharing her story of struggle and resilience. To register, please visit this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-convocation-tickets-133663000633?aff

Dr. King’s legacy blesses us each day, and we encourage all students, staff and TAA families to continue the fight for racial justice and equality and continue to reach out and serve others.

Thurs, Jan 21st NOON Dismissal - Conferences

This Thursday is a NOON Dismissal. However, we are rescheduling Parent/Teacher conferences to be after our NWEA MAP Testing. We feel postponing the conferences until after the second round of online testing will be the best way to use our meeting time to inform you of your child's growth over time. We are still going to have a noon dismissal this week to allow teachers time to close out their grades and plan for the 2nd semester.

Our online testing week is scheduled for January 25-29th. During the first weeks of February, parents who wish to have conferences can email teachers directly to set up Zoom meetings. Report cards and MAP NWEA reports will be placed in parent mailboxes early February.

If you have any question, please let us know.

NWEA Testing week January 25-29

Our second online testing week is next week, January 25th-January 29th. It is important that students are rested and fed a healthy breakfast so they are ready to do their best.

NWEA MAP Growth is the new recommended standardized assessment program. MAP Growth measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s responses, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance.

Box Tops for Education, AmazonSmile, and TAA Food Store

There are many little ways you can help raise funds for TAA.

  1. Download the Box Tops for Education app! No more cutting out box tops and forgetting where you placed them. All you have to do is download the app, register it to benefit Troy Adventist Academy, take pictures of your grocery receipts. It is that easy! Here is a quick video to help you get started.
  2. Shop on AmazonSmile If you already use Amazon for your shopping needs. Please start using AmazonSmile, register it to benefit Troy Adventist Academy, and .5% of your eligible purchases will benefit our school.
  3. Shop at our TAA Food Store We have a great Vegetarian food store right in our school. Mrs. Avila runs this amazon little store to help benefit TAA. So if you need anything, please let us know. If you have never checked out this store, please do. Proceeds from sales goes to help keep tuition costs down.

If you have any questions about any of these great ways to benefit TAA, please ask Mrs. Moore. Also, you can share all of these ideas with your family and friends. Anyone, anywhere can do these simple things and register the benefits to go to TAA. Thank you!!!

Hot Lunch

February hot lunch menus will be going out in parent mailboxes next week. Please turn in menus as soon as possible.

Thank you, Mrs. Moore

Family Health Pledge

As we continue to successfully embark on face-to-face learning. Please remember to adhere to the family health pledge elements that each family committed to when opting for face-to-face learning.

Family Health Pledge:

Take your child's temperature each day and monitor for symptoms.

Help keep our building safe by having your child stay home with ANY of the 5 symptoms:
  1. Fever
  2. sore throat/cough
  3. nausea/vomiting
  4. loss of taste/smell
  5. diarrhea

Students, play your part by maintaining 6ft distance and wearing a clean mask properly each day.

When we all work together we can keep each other safe and stay in face-to-face instruction for as long as possible.

Winter gear for Recess Time


It is important for students to be outside in the fresh air when it’s not too wet. Teachers will make this decision each school day before recess, so please make sure your child is sent with his/her WINTER COAT, gloves, boots, and snow pants. It can be very windy sometimes on the playground. We want everyone to be warm and stay healthy. Thank you for your help.

FREE Oakland County Health Hotline

The Oakland County Health Division has partnered with Beaumont Health to provide a telephone screening hotline to assist parents/ guardians in pre-screening and identifying potential illness in students prior to entering a school building. "Safe for School" Hotline staff can help answer questions about COVID-19 symptoms, the need for testing, and what circumstances are considered high-risk when sending a child into school.

The hotline is available at 248-551-4242 from 5 a.m.- 8 a.m. Monday-Friday from now through Dec. 30. Callers will speak to Beaumont health care professionals who can provide guidance and any recommendations necessary.

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Special Prayer Request

Please continue to pray for our beloved Miss Pat.

Thank you for your prayers. God hears and answers. If you have a prayer request please email Mrs. Moore and her students will hold special prayer for you (silent requests welcomed too).

TAA Staff Contact Information

Best Way to Contact Teachers

We take pride in giving students our full attention, so we may not always answer the school phone or our cell phones. Please text us if you have any information you need to relay to us during the school day. In an emergency, please text and call our cell phones. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Thank you for your patience!

Mrs. Denise Moore, Principal/5th-8th grades

Miss Bethany Stevens, K-4th grades

Mrs Rosemary Avila, Part-time teacher/AideMs Ginny, Latch-Key Supervisor
  • 248-217-0946

Ms Loribeth Salciccioli, Treasurer/Extraordinaire

  • 810-730-2818
  • taatpatcook@gmail.com
  • Please keep using the above email for now. This is still the email to send Zelle payments for tuition and to contact Loribeth. We will let you know when this email changes. Thank you.

TUITION (see 2020-21 Payment Plan) Statements go out to parents on the 10th of each Month. Payments are due on the 1st of following Month. Unless other arrangements have been made with the School Treasurer. Our Treasurer is Pat Cook, please call or email her if you have any questions or concerns.