February 9, 2016

2016-2017 Reenrollment Opens February 15th

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Online reenrollment for 2016-2017 will open on Monday, February 15, 2016. Submit the reenrollment packet by March 1, 2016 (That means up until midnight on February 29th). Note that fees will increase on March 1 by $50 per student, so make sure to submit before that date.

Watch for your emailed link to a 2016-2017 packet for each Traders Point student in your family. You will access a reenrollment packet for each child in your family through your RenWeb parent account. Note that returning students do not complete a new application. Your reenrollment packet is much simpler to complete than an application.

You will pay book fees online when you submit each child's reenrollment packet. Contact Toni Kanzler, Director of Admissions, before February 29th if you need to discuss book fee payment options. Refer to an earlier email that provided 2016-2017 Tuition & Fees (also available on our website at Tuition & Fees).

We will begin placing newly admitted students in classes on March 1, 2016. Returning students may submit their online reenrollment packets on or after March 1st - we want all of our students at Traders this fall. However, students reenrolling on or after March 1 will be placed in classes only if openings are available and the fee goes up by $50.

PK Goes International

Recently Mrs. Lavender's Pre-K class studied "Children Around the World". They began their lesson on Monday by learning about what town, state & country we live in on the map. Mrs. Na, our grades 7-12 Choir teacher, came over to the preschool on Tuesday to tell us about her home country of Korea. Her daughter, Elise, wore a beautiful traditional Korean dress & Mrs. Na sang a beautiful song in Korean. Then they taught us how to sing " Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" in Korean.

On Thursday, Yining's mother Mrs. Nelson shared with the children about growing up in Singapore. Yining wore the official costume of Singapore, which is a fusion of Malaysian, Chinese, Indian & many other cultures. She brought each student a traditional red packet, filled with coins & candy, which children get at midnight on the Chinese New Year. We sampled foods from around the world, such as mango, papaya, star fruit, dates, sushi, Irish biscuits, chips & salsa, Indian Jaipur vegetables & naan and Chinese egg tarts.

Children learned that even though we all have different color skin, eyes & hair, God made us special & loves us all because we are all His children.

Open House Wrap Up

This month we hosted very successful NEXT STEP Open House events! Our Early Childhood event on Feb 2nd was well attended and many families learned more about TPCS for the first time or as a preview to this fall. Our classes this year are nearly at capacity and we anticipate full classes for next year, too.

Our K-12 event this week was equally exciting as we had 22 new families (with 40 potential students) visiting along with 25 of our current families who were checking everything out for this fall. Many of the new families were looking at Kindergarten and 9th grade. There was great excitement about our academic growth initiatives, warm relationships with students and parents and our facility growth plans for high school.

Nearly every new family who attended did so because of the wonderful things YOU say to them about Traders Point. Thank you for inviting your friends, for attending and for sharing your TPCS experience with others.

Can You Spell W-I-N-N-E-R?

Traders Point has some A-M-A-Z-I-N-G spellers in our midst! On January 23rd our class and grade level Spelling Bee winners competed at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Bloomington.

Advancing to the spell-off at Lighthouse for 5th-8th graders: Rene Hubble and Jackson Woehr (both grade 6), Allie Lance and Emma Sweeney (both grade 7).

Jackson placed 3rd in the 5-8th grade Spell Off, qualifying to advance to the Regional Bee on Friday, March 18 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marian, Indiana.

More S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R TPCS spellers and their placement:

1st grade - Collin Wood 1st place

2nd grade - Caitlin LaFata 4th place

3rd grade - Camden Stockwell 2nd place

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S to all students who competed in our school-wide Spelling Bee, to our winners who competed at Lighthouse Christian and placed so well, and especially to Jackson as he prepares for the Regional competition in March. WAY TO GO TPCS GOLDEN EAGLES!

Pink Hair - Count Those Eagles

Have you seen the media Center walls COVERED in purple and gold paper eagles? All of grades K-8 are working toward reaching the goal of reading 875,000 minutes during our Reading Challenge. Each time they complete a book they write their name and book Title on an eagle and place it on the Media center wall. Since fall, as of this week they had read over 1,300 books!! All of the classes are working really hard and having some friendly competition between classrooms to see who can read more.

Each week when the students come to library, they rush to share with Mrs. Herr, our Media Center Specialist) how many minutes they've reached. They are very excited about it! As if that's not enough fun, if they reach the goal of 875,000 minutes, Mrs. Herr will dye her hair pink for a week.

Don't Be Blue - get a yearbook by March 1

Did you know that our fabulous annual yearbook is fully designed, photographed and edited by our OWN high school students?

Did you know that every year there are folks BEGGING for a yearbook for their student in late May because they did not order one by March 1 and their child is crying buckets of tears because they have no yearbook to get classmates and teachers to sign on the last day of school?

Did you know that we DO NOT ORDER EXTRAS?

So...don't be blue! Prevent your child's tears and give joy to all by BUYING YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY, or at least before March 1.

Quote of the Day

We are halfway to Spring Break! It's a long haul between Christmas and Spring. Be refreshed by God's Word.

"But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
they walk and don’t lag behind."

Isaiah 40:31 (msg)

Rapid Reminders (things we really want you to remember)

  • Future of the School address by Ron Evans - Monday, Feb 22
  • Winter Break (no students) - Feb 15-16
  • 6th grade Bump Days - Feb 24
  • 5th grade Bump Days - Feb 26 Mrs. Wilcoxen
  • Current Student Enrollment for 2016-17 - Feb 15 - Mar 1 (midnight Feb 29)
  • Remember...Future of the School address by Ron Evans - Monday, Feb 22
  • King's Ball - Saturday, Feb 13
  • Accepting Applications for 2016-17 new students in all grades
  • Blood Drive - Feb 22 in TPCS gym 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Future of the School address by Ron Evans (did we already say that?) - Monday, Feb 22
  • 7th grade Bump Day - March 11