TASPA-JANUARY WEEKLY UPDATES

January 23 - January 27, 2023

Dear TASPA Community,

We hope you had an enjoyable weekend. Parents, please read on for all the information your child/children will need for successful learning this week.


Thank you,


TASPA Family

TASPA Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Our Mission: To utilize arts integration to develop creative and critical thinkers equipped with the ability to reach full potential in a positive, safe and nurturing learning environment.



Our Vision: To enhance the quality of life for all students and develop creative learners by providing a deeper understanding of all subjects through arts integration.


TASPA Core Values:

  • Respect
  • Creativity
  • Effective Communication
  • Perseverance
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking


TASPA Core Values:

Respect * Creativity * Effective Communication * Perseverance * Collaboration *Critical Thinking

A Day of Service

Our Kindergarten and second grade students spent time shaping our school community by cleaning our playground and creating treat bags for Emergency medical personnel. Thank you TASPA STARS for showing the importance of doing for others.
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We are so thankful for our TCS Board Members!

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PreK Registration- PreK Registration Early Pre-K Registration opens January 15 and closes at 10:00am on March 1st. The Pre-K lottery is March 3rd at 8:30am at the central office.

Apply Here for PreK Registration:

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Please scan the QR code above or click on the link of your preference below

Specialty School applications for the 2023-24 school year will be accepted through Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by 3pm. Apply here today: https://tcs-specialty-program.lfdmypick.com/application/2.



TASPA auditions are available for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. If your child is already enrolled in our middle school, there is no need to reapply.


Please contact our couselor, Mrs. Wilson for more information at 205-759-3564

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  • TASPA 8th graders who DO NOT intend to attend the Tuscaloosa Fine Arts Academy will need to complete an opt-out form.
  • TASPA 8th graders who do plan to attend TFAA SHOULD NOT apply as they will automatically be rolled over.

The application will close on the last school day of January at 3 p.m. and is available at https://tcs-specialty-program.lfdmypick.com/application/2 where families can also access the program guidelines.


Please contact our counselor, Mrs. Wilson for more information @ 205-759-3564

TASPA Award Winning Stars!

We would like to congratulate all of our K-8 students who received certificates for Core Values, Perfect Attendance, All A's and A/B Honor Roll, STAR Student & Arts Awards for the 1st semester of the 2022-2023 school year. We would also like to thank all of our families and friends who came out to support our TASPA Stars.


We also would like to thank our teachers who go above and beyond with making sure that our students are successful in the classroom each and everyday.

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This Upcoming Week

Congratulations!!!

Tuscaloosa Sixth Graders Create Inspired Artworks in ‘Patterns of Creativity’

(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Paul R Jones Museum is pleased to announce Patterns of Creativity, the annual collaborative exhibition with area school students, the UA Department of Art and Art History and the museum. This year’s show features artwork by sixth grade students at The Alberta School of Performing Arts (TASPA) and artwork from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama. The exhibition opens Monday, January 23, 2023. A reception for the artists will be held during downtown Tuscaloosa’s First Friday Art Walk, February 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and the show will run through February 24, 2023.
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Attendance Matters

Parents,


It is critical that students attend school every day. If your child is going to be absent, please send a note. Please note that you have 5 parent excuses per year. Once those are used, a doctor's note will be required. If that is not provided, they will count as unexcused absences.

If you have any questions about attendance, check-ins, and/or tardies, please contact our front office at 205-759-3564.


Just a reminder our school day begins at 7:55 and concludes at 2:40. If your child arrives to school after 7:55 a.m., a parent, guardian, or whoever brought the child to school MUST sign them in at the front office.


Thank you for your support.

TASPA Arrival and Dismissal- Updates

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Parents will no longer be allowed to drop off in the parking lot during morning arrival or park to pick students in the afternoon


Parents, we need your help in making our dismissal process SAFE and QUICK. If your child is a car rider, you must pick him/her up through the carpool line. We will not allow parents to walk up and pick up students assigned as car riders. To help us get you in and out of the carpool lane quickly, please remember your carpool tag. Complete the car tag with the name (first and last) and grade level of each child riding with you and place the tag on your dash near the windshield (on the passenger side) upon arriving on campus. We appreciate your assistance in keeping our TASPA Stars safe! BOTH LANES ARE OPEN FOR MORNING DROP OFF AND AFTERNOON PICK UP.


THANK YOU,


TASPA ADMINISTRATION

Extended Day News

Our Extended Day program will start back on Monday, January 9, 2023. Parents if your child is a part of our extended day program please be sure that there is a plan in place for them to be picked up from school by normal pick-up time.


Parents, please note that the extended day time is 3:15-5:30 p.m. Any students picked up after 5:30 p.m., parents you will be charged a $10 late fee starting January 9, 2023. This fee will be due at the time of pick-up.

Office Hours

Our front office hours are from 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please ring the bell at the front door for assistance and be sure to present your I.D. when you are signing in to visit or check out your child.


If you have questions or need assistance please contact your child's teacher or our school leaders: Chenale Taylor-Maye, Principal-cmtaylor@tusc.k12.al.us and/or Pressly Albritton, Assistant Principal-palbritton@tusc.k12.al.us

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Our PTA is Here to Support You!


Please stay connected to our PTA by following them on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Alberta-School-of-Performing-Arts-PTA-100842384656128/



Use this link to pay your PTA membership dues and manage your account: https://taspa.memberhub.store/.

RELATIONSHIPS ARE IMPORTANT HERE AT TASPA

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Even from a distance, the relationships must be established before highly effective learning can take place. We need to have a strong rapport with each student we serve. Our student's parents must be connected to the classrooms with regular and ongoing communication. Parents, please feel free to reach out to our administration, faculty, and/or staff with any questions you may have. Our number one priority here at TASPA is to be sure your child's needs are being met when it pertains to a safe & nurturing learning environment.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Taylor-Maye