TPCA Nifty News
April 30, 2015
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So what can we expect from them? I have some ideas, but I expect them to exceed my expectations! In the meantime, we will be planning how we can help their classmates and even their teachers as we deploy Google Apps for Education and the Chromebooks during the upcoming school year.
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TPCA Grad Receives Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor
Preschool: Mom Spa, Fun Days, Singing & More
As the 2014-2015 school year winds down, our preschool breaks into a flat out sprint to the finish line! If picturing a four-year-old trying to paint their mom's finger nails during Mom Spa Day doesn't make you smile, nothing will. Here's a schedule of their upcoming events.
May 7th -Mom Spa Day for Fours Mrs. Stamper's class
May 8th -Mom Spa Day for Fours Mrs. Lavender's class
May 13th -Family Fun Day, PDO from 9:15 to 11:15am
-Parent Fun Day, Twos with Mrs. Bernhardt's class from 9:00 to 11:30am
May14th- Parent Fun Day, Twos with Mrs. Bernhardt class 9:00to 11:30am
-Parent Fun Day, Twos with Mrs. McCollum's class at 9:15-11:15am
May19th- Closing Program for 3s (Mrs. Remender and Mrs. Evans ) classes @ 6:00 PM
-Closing Program for 3s+(AM and PM) classes @ 7:15 PM
May20th - Last days of class for PDO, (M/W) Twos, Threes Plus, Mrs. Lavender's Fours.
-Closing Program for 4s (Mrs. Lavender's) class @ 6:00 PM
-Closing Program for 4s (Mrs. Stamper's) class @ 7:15 PM
May 21st- Last days of class for (T/TH) Twos, Threes, Fours (Stamper), Fours Plus.-Closing Program for Fours Plus @ 6:00 PM
Joint HS/2nd Grade Purdue U Field Trip
On April 23 High school biology students from Traders Point paired up with second graders for a field trip to the Purdue School of Entomology (otherwise known as the “Bug Bowl”) to study the life cycles of insects and plants. Afterwards, they "made like a tree to leaf" and munched lunch at Columbian Park where they branched out to play together on the huge playground and toured the zoo. Everyone blossomed as they learned together took root to make new friends. Best field trip of the year!
Top Students Inducted to National Honor Society
Traders Point Christian Academy inducted 13 new members into the National Honor Society (NHS) on April 13. In case you didn't know, since 1921 NHS has been the nation's premier organization to recognize outstanding high school students. (To learn more visit the NHS website). Outstanding students in grades 11 and 12 are nominated by staff, and then must submit an application which is reviewed by staff. Selected students are notified and participate in a time-honored ceremony to formally become members of the NHS.
Check out the photo above. Impressive group, yes? Seniors and current members Myriam Rangel and Hannah Harris (front, left) helped lead the ceremony. New members included juniors Elle Remender, Hannah Lee, Delaney Krueger and Katie Harris, as well as seniors Ann Powell and Jacy Hill. Pictured in back row: Principal Jason Klingerman with new members juniors Gabe Schaffer, Bennett Sayre, Isaiah Mears, Ethan Kanzler, Luke Hughes, Dustin Broyles, and Alexander Perry, joined by Head of School Ron Evans.
Odds & Ends: Scholarships & Retirement
2015 Retirement party: just a reminder that we've got a few cherished teachers that will be retiring from full-time teaching at the end of the school year. These ladies have more combined years of teaching than I know how to count and have ministered to and loved hundreds of students. You and every former student of theirs are invited to celebrate their service at a reception on May 12th from 4 pm - 6 pm at TPCA. Spread the word so current and former students and families can join in. Honorees are: Ann Bernhardt (preschool), Emily Shreve (kindergarten), Debi Huskins (1st grade), Paula Fisher (4th grade), Gail Powell (secondary Choir). We used "full-time" for a reason - some of these ladies may show up this fall in a part-time roll, continuing to serve our students!
Chef for the Day - Ella Nordhoff
3rd grade visits Conner Prarie
The "I Love to Read Challenge" classroom winners - Mrs. Lehr's Kindergarten - at the Indiana state ceremonies