TPCA Weekly Update

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Important Upcoming Events

December 15: Elementary and Middle School Christmas Program (K-6) 6:00 PM @ TPCC
December 15: Band Program (grades 4-12) 7:30 PM @TPCC
December 16: Christmas Lunch Feast
December 16-17: Early Childhood Christmas Programs
December 18: Finals Feast
December 18-19: Secondary Finals
December 19: Happy HALL-idays 8:45 AM
December 22-January 4: Christmas Break / No School

More details and information on each event below!

K-6 Choir and 4th-12th Band Christmas Programs- Tonight!

The TPCA K-6 Christmas Program and the Band Program are both on December 15 in the Traders Point Christian Church Worship Center.


The K-6 Christmas program will begin at 6:00 PM. Students need to report to their teacher by 5:50 in the TPCC Worship Center. Students are to wear nice clothes – no sweat pants, jeans or t-shirts with large graphics. Girls may wear slacks, skirts or dresses as long as the dresses are near knee length or longer. If you have any questions regarding the K-6 Christmas program, please contact Mrs. Carol Evans cjevans@tpcs.org.


The band program will begin at 7:30, but students should arrive at 7:00 and should wear their Band and Strings uniforms. If you have any questions regarding the band program, please contact Mr. Nathan Perry nperry@tpcs.org.


If you come across the bridge on 334 (Whitestown Parkway), remember that it will be Christmas season and the traffic is extremely heavy on the bridge. Please allow extra travel time or consider an alternate route to the school building. The programs will begin promptly at 6:00 and 7:30.

Christmas Lunch on December 16

Chef Matt's delicious traditional Christmas lunch is TOMORROW Tuesday, December 16th! If you plan on joining us for lunch, have your child notify his/her teacher Tuesday morning when the teacher takes lunch count. See you there!

Christmas Lunch Menu

  • Pot Roast
  • Potato Au Gratin
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Diced Pears with Craisins
  • Dinner Roll
  • Peppermint Brownie

Early Childhood Christmas Programs

Our Early Childhood classes have been working very hard to prepare for their Christmas Programs! Your child's teacher will be in contact with you on the details of the classroom programs. You are in for a treat!!


3s Programs: Tuesday, December 16 @ 8:45- 9:15

3s+ Programs: Wednesday, December 17 @ 8:45- 9:15

4s Program: Wednesday, December 17 @ 10:15-10:45
4s+ Programs: Wednesday, December 17 @ 1:00- 1:30

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Monica Hartman, MHartman@tpcs.org

Happy Hall-idays

Happy Hall-idays is a Christ-centered Christmas event for our K-12 students. Students, parents and staff will gather in the hallways for a special time of Christmas Carols and a reading of the Christmas Story from Luke to focus our hearts on the true meaning of Christmas. This year, plan to join us on December 19 at 8:45 AM. See you there!

Updates From Student Council President, Peter Sanders

Are you ready for some finals? The semester’s end is drawing near, and that means finals are right around the corner. The high school parents and staff, along with the high school Student Council, are providing a few opportunities to brighten the finals experience.

Finals Feast Thursday, December 18

First, the annual celebration of Finals Feast will be taking place Thursday morning (December 18th) at 7:45. We encourage all high school students to arrive before school begins and join the parents and staff for some holiday cheer. Finals Feast will be in the cafeteria Thursday morning from 7:45 to 8:20. We could still use a few more volunteers to feed the crowd that day. If you are able to help, please sign up HERE.

HS Ice Skating Trip Friday, December 19

Next, after finals are over, the high school will be ice skating on Friday after school. We will leave the campus at 2:30 and should return before 5:00. We will be skating at the Carmel Ice Skadium. Cost is $10.25 ($7.25 admittance fee and $3.00 skate rental fee). Concessions are available at the venue. TPCA will be providing transportation. Students are encouraged to sport their favorite Christmas apparel. Hope to see you all there!

Secondary Finals Schedule

Click HERE to view the secondary (7th-12th) finals schedule. It has also been posted on Parents Web under Resource Documents.

Final Deadline to Order 2014-2015 Yearbooks!

Don't get left out in the cold. Order your yearbook today!


The final deadline to order your yearbook is February 2, 2015.


Go to www.jostens.com

Click on: Yearbooks

Click on: Your Yearbook

Enter: Traders Point Christian Academy

Select your yearbook package


Easy to do! Your won't want to miss the history of TPCA 2014 - 2015!

Lost and Found Items Will Be Donated on December 19

Is your child missing his/her coat, hat, shoes, gloves, or lunch box? We have lots of items in Lost and Found. The last day to check lost and found for your missing items is Thursday, December 18. On Friday, December 19, all items in lost and found will be donated to a charitable organization.

Also, parents, did you loose your glasses or your keys? We have a wide variety of unclaimed adult and children's glasses at the front desk, along with a set of car keys. We'd love to know how you got home the day you left them here ;-)

Again, all items will be donated on December 19, so please come and claim your lost items before then!

Save the Date: Spring Hill Camp at TPCA June 8-12, 2015!!!

SAVE THE DATE! It may be Christmas time, but it's not to early to start thinking about your child's summer plans! We are thrilled to announce that TPCA will be hosting a Spring Hill week-long day camp June 8-12, 2014 for students who have completed K-4th grades. If you are interested in learning more, there is a short promotional video below. Registration will open
SpringHill Day Camps 2014 | Promo Video

Gift Cards Needed for Staff Appreciation Days

The PTF is in need of several $25.00 gift cards for our staff appreciation. Once a month the TPCA staff is shown much love with a nice luncheon and our PTF draws the names of 8 to 10 lucky people on staff to receive a gift card. These can be from anywhere! In the past we have received cards from restaurants, car washes, various stores and many more. Please show your appreciation and love by getting a gift card and dropping it by the front desk anytime with a note stating it is for PTF Staff Appreciation Committee.

Lunch Program Update

TPCA just had our first review of the lunchroom by the State of Indiana in conjunction with the National School Lunch Program. They noted that milk is considered part of the lunch and must be included in the price, not sold as a separate item, as we have been doing up to this point. From now on, lunches are now $3.65 and includes the meal and one milk. This is not a price change, but a change in procedure.

Join us for the Varsity Boys' Basketball home games this season to cheer on your Golden Eagles!

The Varsity Boys' Basketball Team would like to invite you to bring your Golden Eagle Pride to their home games this season!! Come dressed in your purple and gold and cheer them on to another victory with all of your TPCA friends and family!!

  • Friday, 12/19 at 7:30 vs. Union-Dugger High School
  • Saturday, 1/31 at 7:30 vs. Arlington High School
  • Wednesday, 2/4 at 7:30 vs. Indianapolis Northwest Home School
  • Friday, 2/6 at 7:30 vs. Herron High School
  • Friday 2/13 at 7:30 vs. T.C. Howe Community High School
  • Saturday, 2/14 at 5:30 vs. Horizon Christian School

SGO Giving - and Receiving – Opportunity

Did you know that a gift to our SGO Scholarship fund entitles you to 50% - 85% off your gift (depending on your tax bracket)! This applies to both individuals AND businesses!

Every year Indiana allocates $7.5 million in tax credits for SGOs to offer individuals and businesses as an INCENTIVE to fund scholarships. This allows Indiana to GIVE YOU BACK 50% OF YOUR GIFT! However, this is not all. A gift to Traders Point Christian Academy’s SGO Scholarship fund entitles you to a 50% state tax credit PLUS federal deduction.* (See example.) This makes up the remaining potential savings.


This is a “no-brainer” for those with tax liability, giving you the opportunity to give a substantial gift to the school and even pay less than you owe already for state taxes. For example, let’s say you owe the state $1,500. If you give a gift for $3,000 (double what you owe), you receive $1,500 back in state tax CREDIT. Your out of pocket is STILL only $1,500, but TPCA gets your $3,000 gift! It doesn’t cost you a penny more; in fact, with the additional federal deduction*, you will ultimately pay less than $1,500 because you gave! With this opportunity, you owe less in taxes and the students in our school receive an education that will impact them for eternity!


True Cost Example:

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Another Fun Service Opportunity: Concession Stand Workers!

Still looking to fulfill your volunteer credits? Have a passion for serving others? Then sign up today to work our concession stand for our basketball games this Winter. We are looking for two adults to work each session, which is typically two back to back games. If you are interested sign up below:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e49a5ab238-201420152

TPCA Employment Opportunities

  • 2015-2016 Secondary Teachers: Due to planned growth for the 2015-2016 school year and beyond, TPCA is now accepting applications for all secondary (7th-12th) teaching positions. It is an exciting time to join our faculty and partner with us in ministry as we fulfill our vision to "prepare and equip students to reach their highest individual potential and impact the world for Christ."
  • Immediate Opening: K-6 Media Teacher

For additional information and application instructions for these and other open positions at TPCA, please click HERE to view our employment page.

SCRIP- Shop to Earn Cash Back for Tuition!

Don't forget to use your Scrip card orders for Christmas! Our last two orders before Christmas will be placed Monday, December 8th and Monday, December 15th. With scrip fundraising, families can easily earn cash for tuition for their own children (80%) and for the school (20%) while they shop.


Scrip is simple. Order gift cards, e-cards, reloadable or printable certificates for many places at which you shop, dine and play already and a percentage of what you spend comes right back to you as a credit on your student account. Simply use scrip gift cards for everyday purchases, and earn a rebate on each one at no additional cost.


Scrip is much easier than in the past. Families will purchase all orders online – no checks, no submitting order forms to the school -- and your cards/certificates are available either instantly for print, redemption on your Smartphone, or as reloadable gift cards. For more information, visit the Scrip website at www.shopwithscrip.com.


To sign up you will need our Traders Point enrollment code. However, we are unable to publicly publish our enrollment code for security reasons. Please email tpcascrip@gmail.com for this code and further directions.


We pray this will be a blessing to all of our Traders Point families!

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Important News … We’re Starting FRESH!

The Marsh Fresh Ideas for Education program has been in existence for over nine years. During that time thousands of shoppers have registered their Fresh IDEA, OMalia’s CouponPLUS and MainStreet Market Reward$ card and many of those cards have been lost, shoppers have moved away and children have moved on to other schools or graduated.


In order for the program to more accurately and fairly represent the efforts of active schools Marsh is requiring all card holders re-enroll for the 2014-2015 program in order to continue to earn credit for Traders Point Christian Academy. Card holders may begin enrolling & re-enrolling their cards to support our school now. The link is http://www.freshideasforeducation.com/cards/ Our school code is: 28886.

Each time you shop with your Fresh Ideas Card you earn points for Traders Point. We use these points to order equipment and supplies at the end of the year. It is a convenient and simple way to support our school. Thank you for taking a minute to sign up!



So far we have had only 15 shoppers sign up. It's quick and easy – just click on the link, enter your Fresh Ideas card number, and indicate Traders Point. Thank you!

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Christmas Gift Ideas-TPCA logo on Land's End Clothing

Did you know that you can order clothing and other items from retailer Lands’ End online and have our TPCA logo added to the item? Polos, sweaters, shirts – most items are available for logo embroidery. Right now you can add the logo for FREE. Visit the Lands’ End website to check out deals and the free logo offer for a limited time.