Friday, October 14, 2022
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Message From Ms. Riddle
Hello Lion Families!
I am so excited to continue to support and add onto the great things that have been happening thus far at TLA during the TLA 2022-2023 school year. Spirit week was fun from start to finish! It was great to see our spirit week grow in magnitude via events, participation, and overall spirit. The combo pep rally and staff vs. teacher volleyball game was an ABSOLUTE hit! Please check out our Facebook page as well as a few highlight pics below to see the TLA spirit unfold.
Literacy night is just around the corner! K4-3rd grade families are asked to join us on Wednesday, October 26, from 5-6 pm for fun stories, quick crafts, and tasty treats. Each grade level will be showcasing a special book to explore and families will have a chance to enjoy two different themes within the hour. Bring a slightly used book to exchange for a different book. We hope to see you there!
Fall Dress-up Day will be Thursday, October 27. Scholars may come dressed up in their costume of choice for the entire day. Mask may be worn during morning assembly, recess, and during our end of day parade. Face paint is permitted, however no blood, weapons, or overtly scary costumes will be allowed.
Spirit Week Was FUN! 🦁
Staff vs. Scholars Volley Ball Game
Field Trips This Week
UW Milwaukee Grade 9th, 10th Grade Scholars
Thursday, October 20⋅8:30am – 12:15pm
This week in Animal Science, Silver, the chicken came to visit! High School animal science is collaborating with Ms. Samuelson's 4K to study the development and growth of chickens. They have been incubating eggs that were donated by Ms. Wilson's farm. On Tuesday scholars candled the eggs to determine how many of the eggs were fertile. It looks like we will have six or seven chicks in about twelve days!
Shout out to the Physical Science Module 1 “A” Team: Yashmilet C., Madison F., Olivia F., Theresa N., Saraphine S., Gavin S.!
Middle School is Growing to Great
We have kicked off a new era in middle school! We are “Growing to Great” with increased scholar recognition and support. Starting Monday, middle school scholars will have daily grade-level assemblies, compete for positive class points, celebrate infraction-free Fridays, and work their way towards earning a bowling trip in late November. In addition, to support our progress towards rigorous academics, character development, career exploration, we will be instituting silent lunches to coincide with infractions.
Monthly Virtue - Cooperation
Career Chat with Mrs. Benisch
Scholars in 4K and 1st grade participated in a virtual presentation “If I Were a Lineworker.” Two lineworkers from WE Engeries read a story, showed off their safety gear and answered questions.
Twenty 10th grade scholars attended a job fair at the Stateline Boys and Girls Club. Leading up to the fair scholars drafted their first resumes to give to employers at the fair. Next up is preparing for interviews.
Scholars in Welding, Med Term, and Animal Science are earning both high school and college credit while taking dual credit courses at TLA. These college level courses help prepare scholars for post-secondary education and saves them money down the road when they are in college.
Hendricks CareerTek kicked off their Fall 2022 After School Programs last week. November registration opens Saturday, October 15th. 6-9th grade scholars interested in Healhtcare, Trades, and Technology should consider participating. Register at https://hendrickscareertek.org/events/
Want to learn more about college admissions? Xello scholars and families are invited to attend this free webinar live on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00 pm. Register now at this link.
In Other News...
There are many paid orders from parents/staff that have not been picked up. These would be orders for either PE Uniforms or Spiritwear. Wright World Sports has contacted the buyers, but some orders have not been picked up yet. If you placed an order, please contact Wright World Sports to arrange your pickup.
- Wright World Sports
- 2885 Bartells Drive
- Beloit, WI 53511
Scholars will have the opportunity to enter the Great Pumpkin Contest once again this year. Entry forms will be available Monday, October 17th. They will be sent home with elementary scholars, whereas middle and high school scholars should stop in the library to get theirs. Contestants must "decorate" their paper pumpkin with a favorite book character or an image from their favorite book. Entries must be submitted by the end of the day on Thursday, October 27th. Staff will vote for their favorites in each grade category and results will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 1. All guidelines are included on the form. Winners will receive a prize for their creative efforts!
Grade Categories: K4 - 1st graders 2nd - 3rd graders
6th - 8th graders 9th - 10th graders
Make48 Inventor Competition is being hosted at TLA November 4-6th. We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping set up, during the event, and tear down. If you are interested please complete our volunteer application.
Athletic Update with Mr. Clothier
Upcoming Athletic Events
Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 JV Volleyball Home vs. One City Academy
Thursday, October 20th, MS Volleyball Tournament @ St. Andrews
- Friday, October 21st MS Volleyball Tournament @ St. Andrews
- Saturday, October 22nd MS Volleyball Tournament @ St. Andrews
- Monday, October 24th TLA Cheer Camp
- Tuesday, October 25th TLA Cheer Camp
Winter Sports are just around the corner. Any scholars interested in participating in Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheer, or Wrestling need to complete the following.
Attend a Athletic Code of Conduct Meeting
Complete the four required athletic forms in skyward
A current physical form. Turn in to TLA Office.
Pay athletic fees. $25 per season.
Mr. Clothier will be hosting the last Athletic Code of Conduct meeting during Parent/Teacher conferences. Parents and scholars with questions or concerns regarding athletics are encouraged to attend.
Start Dates for Winter Athletics:
- MS Boys Basketball - Oct 31, 2022
- HS Boys Basketball - Nov 14, 2022
- HS Girls Basketball - Nov 14, 2022
- HS Wrestling - Nov 14, 2022
- HS Cheer - Nov 14, 2022
- MS Cheer - November 14th, 2022
- MS Wrestling - January 2nd, 2022
- MS Girls Basketball - January 2nd, 2022
TLA Athletic Calendar
- You may also receive notifications when there are schedule additions or changes by downloading the Rschool app.
Please contact Athletic Director, Mr. Clothier, 608-690-5100 or email@example.com.