TPCA Nifty News Summer Edition

June 11,2015

K-6 School Supplies: Order Kits NOW-no Shopping Later

Traders Point is once again pleased to offer complete school supply kits for grades K - 6 through Classkit.com. Order online by July 15th (late fee after that date) and have your child's school supplies delivered and on their desk for the 1st day of school August 11th! These are high quality supplies that fill the lists developed by Traders Point teachers. You even get pre-printed name labels to use on supplies for easy identification.


Why would you NOT buy a Classkit?


  • you LOVE to fight for that last package of markers at Target
  • you have three hours on a beautiful Saturday in July to watch your child labor over which folder to buy
  • you like spending too much money for supplies
  • you enjoy the thrill of the hunt for...pencils at Wal-mart, paper at Target, calculator at Office Depot, lunch box at Costco.....where did the day go?


If you decide you want to see the full list, look in Resources on Renweb or go to the TPCA website under Academics to find lists for grades K - 6 (the 7th-12th grades lists are coming soon).

We Need Preschool Assistant Teachers

Do you love preschool children...and do they love you? (It's best if the love-fest goes both ways!) Our preschool is growing and classes are basically filled. That's great and it means we need more teachers. So...check out the full job description on our website under Employment Opportunities. All of our openings are listed, so you may as well check them all out while you are there. You just never know.....

Forward, HO in School Development Plans

After months of study (demographic, feasibility, parent survey and financial modeling)...at their June meeting, the Traders Point Christian Academy Board of Directors approved plans to move forward with the school growth project!


In order to continue our development toward being an exemplary school, we know that we need the best people, the right tools and the most conducive environment for quality education. Watch for more details over the coming months and continue to pray that God's plans are clear for Traders Point.

1 Broken Appliance = a Video Game

We've got such AMAZING Summer Camps coming up - I just have to point out a couple of them.


Camp Invention (July 6-10), a nationally-acclaimed program for grades 1 - 6, is an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Racing Carts, video game and mega-tower construction and entrepreneurship are all part of this great camp led by our own Ms. Marowelli. Register for Camp Invention here.


During the weeks of July 13-17 & 20-24 campers can be among the first to test-drive Traders Point's new 3D Printers in the 3D Design & Printing camp. Students entering grades three through twelve will learn how to use 3D Printing to turn their ideas into innovation! Register Early and Save! On-Line Registration: www.1stMakerSpace.com


Many other camps are coming up - theater, dance, football, basketball and volleyball. Check them out at our website and sign-up today!

Golf Outing July 13 - FORE

It's summer, it's warm and sunny, so that means it's time for the 5th Annual Golden Eagles Golf Outing! Plan to have a great day Monday, July 13th at our back-yard neighbors, The Golf Club of Indiana. Shot-gun start at noon. Whether you are a duffer or a handi-capper this is a great day of fun, fellowship and supporting Traders Point. And...this is a great way to introduce your friends to the academy. For $125 per golfer/$500 per foursome you get greens fees, cart, golf shirt, range balls, lunch, prizes and dinner. Seriously!


If this all wasn't cool and groovy enough, you can sign your business up to be one of our very special sponsors and get great goodies like registrations and promotion. You win and we win! To sponsor, CLICK HERE. For more information contact Kraig Cox.

The BIGGEST Event of the Year - PTF Annual Auction

What is the PTF Annual Auction? It is our school’s largest fundraiser of the year...a night filled with food, fun and fellowship! We have a silent auction (think baskets, gift cards, classroom projects) and a live auction (think vacation packages, sports memorabilia, extraordinary experiences) as well as dinner, of course!


So, how can you, as a TPCA family, be involved? Here are some ways you can help NOW:

● Mark your calendar and plan to attend our annual event.

● Do you or someone you know have a timeshare, condo, or vacation home that you could donate a week (or weekend) of to be auctioned off?

● Does your company have items that they would donate to be auctioned? Service time, landscaping, accounting services, etc.

● Do your friends work for companies that might be willing to donate? Ask them or pass along our email to

them, tpca.auction@gmail.com. We would be happy to contact them!

● Are you creative and could give us some ideas for auction pieces , either for the live or silent auction?

● Do you have suggestions of people or businesses with whom the auction team could follow up? Send them to tpca.auction@gmail.com .


The auction team is also looking for a great team of volunteers to help us prepare for this evening. Many hands make light work and we need many, many hands to make this auction a great experience for everyone. Here are just a few areas where we will need volunteers (think service hours for the 2015-2016 school year!):


Summer Volunteers - We need to get our donation request letter out to local businesses and possibly pick up donations

- Help make phone calls to past donors

Fall Volunteers - Continue to solicit donations by contacting business or people by phone or in person, pick up donations at various establishments and/or homes and then deliver to school

- Help with donation intake

- Lots of other ways to help as we get back to school

Apprentice Adventures Coordinator – This person will contact previous donors and new people to donate for a “Day with …” (local tv celebrities, doctor/vet/dentist, fire fighter, etc., this list could be endless!)


If you have any questions or would like to signup to volunteer, please contact the Auction Team at tpca.auction@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you on November 13!


Iva Caldwell, auction chair

Courtney Worl, auction co-chair

Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremonies Recap

May 31st graduation ceremonies for our Class of 2015 were filled with emotion and inspiriation. Grads, family and friends enjoyed a "sweet" pre-ceremony reception of goodies catered by our Chef Matt Krueger.


Dr. Lars Rascoe, President of Boys II Men and a member of the Traders Point Christian Academy Board of Directors, delivered the keynote address. In his remarks, Dr. Rascoe challenged graduates to persevere, understanding that they are capable of far greater accomplishments than they can imagine.

Student Council President and grad, Peter Sanders, was the class valedictorian. In his address, Peter, who attended Traders from preschool through twelfth grade, encouraged his classmates to continue growing in mind and heart and challenged school faculty and staff to keep pouring into students’ lives as they did for him.


Hannah Harris, who attended Traders Point from kindergarten through high school, was the class salutatorian and recipient of the prestigious TPCA Board of Directors Scholarship. The scholarship award is based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, leadership and spiritual development. Students must also write an essay noting how they plan to use their gifts to impact the world for Christ. Harris’ essay described the impact Traders Point has had on her life.


“I have attended Traders Point Christian Academy for thirteen years,” she said. “Countless hours have been spent investing into several elementary and preschool classes, as well as the choir department, drama department, spring musicals, student council, dance committee, volleyball team, and mentoring younger students. The decision to attend TPCA High school four years ago was, without a doubt, the best decision I have made.”


Traders Point graduation ceremony tradition includes reading aloud many personal comments shared by faculty and staff about each graduate as their name is announced. As they cross the stage, graduates greet and thank each of their teachers. Graduates will be attending a number of colleges this fall, such as Butler University, Taylor University, Grace College, Grand Canyon University, Murray State and University of Southern Indiana. Traders Point continues their 100% high school graduation and 100% college admission rates.

Summer Tutor List - Corrected

Summer is a time when families may want to have their kids work with a tutor to beef up some skills. We recently shared a list of available tutors but have an addition. Here's the full list again for your reading enjoyment. If you are not needing a tutor this summer, would you pray with us for those students who will be working that God blesses their efforts to grow? Thanks so much!


Summer 2015 Tutoring

Wendy Blair

Subjects: Reading and Math

Grade Level: Preschool-4th Grade

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Contact: 317-753-2573, wblair@tpcs.org


Jamey Day

Subject: All Subjects

Grade Level: Students entering grades 4 and 5

Location: TPCA

Contact: jday@tpcs.org or 317-241-0337


Natalie Gross

Subjects: All

Grade Level: Students entering grades K-4

Location: Zionsville Library/ Monday-Friday

Cost: $30/hr

Contact information: 765-639-6486; nkgross3@gmail.com


Beth Herr

Subject: Math and Reading

Grade Level: Students entering grade 3 and up.

Location: Flexible

Times and Days: Flexible

Cost: $30

Contact: bherr@tpcs.org


Elaine Leonard

Subject: Math

Grade Level: All

Location: Pike Library Tues, Wed OR Thurs at TPCA

Cost: $25/hr

Flexible hours to be determined with parent

Contact: Cell 317-531-2351, Call or text


Lisa Thomas Mais

Subject/ Grade Level:

· Reading and Writing Intervention: Grades K-8

· Math Intervention : Grades K-4

30 and 60 minute blocks available

M, T, W mornings

Location: TPCA

Cost: $30 for 1 session/week or $50 for 2 sessions/week

Contact: lmais@tpcs.org/ 317-378-0555


Mendy Morrison

Subject: Math

Grade Level: All

$40-50/hr Group Rates available.

Contact: mmorrison@tpcs.org

Not so Educational Beach Pun of the Month

Said Dory to Nemo: I can’t tell which are fans and which are just groupers.

Rapid Reminders (things we really want you to remember)

  • 6th - 12th Student Orientation - Monday, August 10 @ noon
  • New Family Orientation - to be announced
  • K - 5 Back to School Night - Monday, August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • K - 12 1st day of school 2015-2016 - Tuesday, August 11
  • Early Childhood Parent Meeting - Tuesday, August 11 @ 6:30 pm
  • Early Childhood student/parent partial classes - Wed/Thurs August 12 & 13