TASPA Weekly Updates
TASPA'S MISSION, VISION, & COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
Our Mission: To utilize arts integration to develop creative and critical thinkers equipped with the ability to reach their 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.
It is Our Collective Responsibility to:
Provide all learners equitable access to an arts-enriched standards-based curriculum.
Ensure a positive, safe, and nurturing learning environment.
Foster each child’s unique abilities and talents.
Promote academic, artistic, and social/emotional growth through arts integration.
Cultivate balance and value of academics and the arts to lead to success in life and careers.
TASPA Core Values:
Respect * Creativity * Effective Communication * Perseverance * Collaboration *Critical Thinking
2022-2023 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GOALS AND STRATEGIES
OUR WEEK: APRIL 24-28
- April 24- SPE Districts AWARDS Show- Central Office 3:30 p.m.
- April 25-Join US!! Family and Friends for PreK-5 Literacy & Math Night- 4:30-5:30 p.m.
- April 24-May 5- K-5 SneakerBall Ticket Sales Start-$8
- April 27-29- James and The Giant Peach- 6p.m. 5$ cash at the door
- April 28- PBIS Celebration- Put a Freeze on Disruptive Behavior
Looking Ahead May 1-5
- May 1-12- Reading & Math AIMSWEB SCREENER -K-3
- May1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week!!- Let's celebrate our teachers, they deserve it!!
May 4- Middle School- Spring Choir Concert- 6:00 p.m.
May 5- Middle School-Jr. Thespian Induction Ceremony -9:00 a.m.
May 6-PREK-5 SneakerBall-5 p.m.-7p.m.- $8-Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 11, 2023
SAVE THE DATE-MAY 6, 2023-5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.-PreK-5 SneakerBall
Memories last forever! Don't forget to ORDER YOUR 2022-2023 YEAR BOOK
Pre-Sale- $30 March 29-April 30
Reg. Price-$35- May 1-10
Order forms will be sent home by classroom teachers
April- National Library Month
We Have A Winner!!!
LET's get READy to READ!!!
For the month of April we have a class reading challenge! The class with the most minutes on MyON and the class with the most books read on SORA will celebrate with a "NACHO AVERAGE READERS" Party. This party will consist of NACHO Cheese and Chips for students.
SHOUT OUT TO OUR 4TH GRADE CLASS!!! THE ENTIRE GRADE LEVEL READ OVER 80,000 MINUTES ON MYON AND WILL BE CELEBRATING WITH NACHO CHEESE AND CHIPS ON FRIDAY,APRIL 28, 2023
The top 7th grader/8th grader was Leah Hawkins in Mr. Worley's homeroom. Leah read 9 books.
Spot light of the week goes to...
TASPA'S Middle Masquerade Ball was Beautiful!
Attendance Matters!- PERFECT ATTENDANCE IS EVEN BETTER!
Thank you parents for trusting us with your children and ensuring they are at school each and every day!
Thank you to all of our parents, families, friends and community stakeholders who support us each and everyday with being sure students are successful!!
Kindergarten registration time! Registration begins Monday, March 20, 2023
Do you have a child who will be in kindergarten during the 2023-24 school year? If so, it's time to register for kindergarten!
To enroll a student for kindergarten in the Tuscaloosa City Schools, the following is needed:
- Proof of birth/birth certificate
- Students must be 5 years on or before September 1 to enter kindergarten.
- Proofs of residence: Copy of lease or mortgage in parent's name; Copy of 2 current utility bills in the parent's name
- State of Alabama Current Immunization Form (Blue Card)
All documents must show the address of the physical residence and name of the parent or custodian. P.O. boxes are not acceptable.
For more info or to start the registration process, go to: https://www.tuscaloosacityschools.com/enrollment
Important dates regarding April & May Extended Day
-There will be no extended day on Tuesday April 25th due to math and literacy night at 4:30, we hope to see you there.
-There will be no extended day on Monday, May 1st due to the end of the year faculty meeting for all staff.
-The last day of extended day will be Friday, May 19th. There will be no extended day the last week of school, May 22nd through 25th.
-ALL EXTENDED DAY BALANCES ARE DUE ON MAY 25TH.
TASPA WILL NOT TOLERATE BULLYING
Please let your child/children know that if they experience bullying or their peers being bullied please report it immediately.
Students are expected to come to school each and everyday to learn and feel safe and secure.
If you feel that your child is being bullied please do not hesitate to reach out to the administration, Mrs. Taylor-Maye or Mr. Albritton.
Parents please note that if students are found to be bullying others they will receive the highest consequence based on the TCS code of conduct.
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.
The Tuscaloosa City Schools district goal is 95% or above for the average daily attendance rate.
Let's increase our numbers by ensuring that ALL students are in school each and everyday!
Arrival and Dismissal Updates
Parents will no longer be allowed to drop off in the parking lot during morning arrival or park to pick students in the afternoon
Let's work together ensure our dismissal process remains 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.
TASPA Office Hours
Our front office hours are from 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please ring the bell at the front door for assistance.
If you have questions or need assistance please contact your child's teacher or our school leaders: Chenale Taylor-Maye Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org and , Assistant Principal-Pressly Albritton- email@example.com
RELATIONSHIPS ARE IMPORTANT HERE AT TASPA
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.
2023-2024 School Calendar
The Tuscaloosa City School Board approved the calendar for the 2023-24 year, after receiving input from parents and employees.
The first day of school for students will begin on Aug. 9, 2023.
To see a copy of the 2023-24 calendar, go to https://www.tuscaloosacityschools.com/calendar#calendar7130/20230125/month