TPCA Weekly Update

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Calendar of Events

September 29- Author James Phelan visits 5th-8th Grade Students
September 30- Parent Coffee 8:30 AM in the JK Stevens Commons -for current and prospective parents
October 06-07- Early Childhood Pictures with Lifetouch

October 08-09- 6th-12th Midterms

October 09- Quarter 1 Ends
October 12-13- 5th Grade Bradford Woods
October 12-16- 5th-8th and 10th grade Creating Positive Relationships (CPR +)
October 12-16- K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences (evenings/after school)
October 12: PTF Meeting at 6:30 in the Media Center
October 13- Dad's Club Meeting 6:30 PM in the Media Center
October 14- K-12 picture retakes
October 16- Teal for Tooley Night at Home Football Game

October 19-23- Fall Break/ No School

October 27- Winter Sport Parent Meeting 6:00-6:45

October 27- K-12 Parent Info Night 6:30-8:30 TPCA

Support Mrs. Tooley- Teal for Tooley on October 16!

To order your shirt, please click HERE.
Then, wear your shirt on October 16 to school and to the Varsity home football game on October 16 in support of Mrs. Tooley!
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Author James Phelan to visit TPCA September 29!

TPCA has the unique opportunity to hear from author James Phelan on September 29th from 2:15-3:l5 pm during a convocation for all 5th -8th grades students. Australian-born Phelan is the author 25 published works, many of which are written for this age group, including his action thriller series entitled The Last 13. He is currently one of Usborne books best-selling Young Adult authors. Phelan will discuss his journey from being a very young writer to his many books published today.

Phelan speaks at both public and Christian schools across the country and around the world; he spent a week in Indiana this past spring and students responded very well to his engaging presentation. What a great opportunity for our students hear directly from a successful, published author!

Please be aware that TPCA does not endorse all statements and opinions contained on Phelan's website. However, this is an opportunity for us to be salt and light in all areas of our world, and hearing from a published author is an opportunity we do not want to pass up!

Want to purchase the first book in the series?

We will have copies of the first book in the The Last 13 series for sale on the day of Mr. Phelan's visit! If your child would like to order a copy, please send $6 to school on Tuesday September 29. Order forms will also be available. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Beth Herr for more information: BHerr@tpcs.org.

To view a flyer with more information on his visit, please click HERE.

TPCA Class of 2016 Graduation on June 5, 2016

Update your calendars! The TPCA Class of 2016 graduation date has been changed to June 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM at Traders Point Christian Church.

To view an updated academic calendar with the correct graduation date, please click HERE. It can also be found on our website at tpcs.org. Then click Quicklinks>2015-2016 Academic Calendar.

Reception for Mrs. Mais on Wednesday, September 30

Please join us for a farewell reception honoring Ms. Mais and her service to TPCA students, families, and staff on Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00 PM in the JK Stevens Commons.


As many of you know, Ms. Mais is getting married and the couple will soon be moving to southern Indiana to begin their new life together. Mrs. Mais is a passionate educator who has been an integral part of RTI (Response to Student Intervention) , PLC (Professional Learning Communities), and our scheduling process. With her leadership and passion for literacy she has helped raise thousands of dollars for the Academy through our many book fairs. She has been a strong advocate and devoted mentor for hundreds of TPCA students, and has served as an unofficial counselor for both students as well as staff. She will be greatly missed, but we rejoice and celebrate with her as she begins this new and exciting chapter of her life.

Traders Point Christian Academy Ranks As #1 Indiana School in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

We've done it again!

TPCA has reason to celebrate because its students read more than 267,586 minutes this summer, earning the title as the number one Indiana school in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. The school will be listed in the 2016 Scholastic Book of World Records and will receive a special personalized plaque to commemorate the students’ summer reading achievements. This summer, children from across all 50 states and 28 countries read 286,611,349 million minutes in Scholastic’s 9th annual summer reading program.


This free, global summer reading program, created by Scholastic and powered by Energizer®, encourages children worldwide to “Power Up & Read” and to log the minutes they spend reading in order to unlock 12 original stories written by favorite children’s authors and earn digital rewards for reading milestones. The program aims to avoid the effects of the “summer slide” – the learning losses which can occur when school is not in session.


Congratulations to all of our summer readers for their hard work and accomplishment!

TPCA Monthly Board Reports

Did you know that the TPCA monthly Board reports are posted on Parents Web for you to view under Resources?

Click HERE to view the August Report.
Click HERE to view the September Report.

Creating Positive Relationships PLUS Oct 12-16

Attention Parents of Students in Grades 5-10:

TPCA is proud to partner with an organization called Creating Positive Relationships to provide BIBLICALLY and ABSTINENCE BASED (CPR +) sex education to our students.

CPR curriculum is utilized in many public and private schools, including Zionsville. However, the curriculum used in our school (CPR +)differs from that used in the public schools (CPR) because of its biblical and abstinence-based perspective.

CPR + curriculum will be taught to students in 5th-8th grade, and 10th grade and new to TPCA upperclassmen during the week of of October 12-16. Parents will soon be sent a link to preview the content that will be taught to their students that week. Each grade level receives separate, grade-level appropriate instruction. Below is a brief overview of what will be covered at each grade level:


5th graders will have a one-day, one-hour session (boys and girls split) to learn about their body changes only (males learn about males, females about females).


6-8th graders will receive 5 days of instruction during one period each day. These grade levels discuss more about relationships, boundaries, and what God has to say about sex before and within marriage.


10th grade, and any new to TPCA upperclassmen will receive 5 days of instruction during one period each day and will expand on the topics discussed in 6th-8th grades.


If you have any questions, please contact Julie Harris, School Counselor: JLHarris@tpcs.org.

Celebrate Science Indiana on Saturday, October 3

Hey all Traders Point Science enthusiasts! Here is a terrific, fun event for you on October 3rd. Celebrate Science Indiana, Indiana’s Premier Science Festival, is a free public event that demonstrates the importance of studying science and the joy of discovery, the economic value of science, and its significance to society. For all age groups and for individuals from all walks of life, science impacts our daily lives, and the event aims to encourage young Hoosiers to pursue exciting, rewarding careers in science.

Celebrate Science Indiana features interactive events and activities, and, whenever possible, it will provide take-home information, activities, or innovative ideas for further investigation. Prominent participants at the event include local and national science-based industries and businesses, federal agencies, educational institutions, and public institutions that have a major emphasis on science or science education, such as the Indiana State Museum and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

For 2015, the annual Celebrate Science Indiana will be held in Indianapolis at the Indiana State Fairgrounds<http://www.in.gov/statefair/fairgrounds/directions.html> from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 3rd. While there is no cost to attend the event, the Fairgrounds does charge $5.00 per vehicle for parking.

Who: The annual Celebrate Science Indiana event is open to the public
What: Interactive science exhibits
Where: Indianapolis State Fairgrounds<http://www.in.gov/statefair/fairgrounds/directions.html>, Blue Ribbon Pavilion
When: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
You can see full details on the Celebrate Science Indiana website: http://www.celebratescienceindiana.org/

Snacks Now Available for Purchase in After Care

We are pleased to announce that we will now be serving snacks to any children that utilize our After Care services. Beginning Monday, September 28th, our After Care staff will be selling some great healthy snack choices for just $.50 each. Students will not need any money to purchase their snack items, as all items selected will be charged to your family account. If there is a limit that you would like your child to stay within, please forward that amount to Mr. Cox at kcox@tpcs.org. Please note, that without any notification, we will limit each student to $1.50 per day. Please see below for some of the choices that your children will have:


  • Fresh fruit
  • Chex mix
  • Sun Chips
  • Cheezits
  • String Cheese
  • Applesauce
  • Pop Tarts
  • Nature Valley Bars
  • Cheese Puffs
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Yogurt


And more!


We hope this new service will be a blessing to you and your children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Cox.

Substitute Teachers Needed!

Traders Point Christian Academy has an EXCELLENT team of substitute teachers, but we are always looking for more! We are especially in need of substitutes who would be willing to sub in our 6th-12th grade classrooms. We admit that we might be biased, but we think our students are pretty AWESOME and that you will love spending the day with them in the classroom. Our teachers leave behind detailed lesson plans and instructions for you to follow. You do not need to be content-area expert to substitute teach in areas such as Math, Science, and English, so don't let that intimidate you. Our teachers will leave you everything you need to have a successful day in the classroom in their absence.

If you would like to apply for a position as a substitute teacher, please fill out the substitute application HERE and return to Elisabeth Fischer: EFischer@tpcs.org.

Parent Coffee September 30

Parents, please join us on Wednesday, September 30 at 8:30 AM in the JK Stevens Commons for the first Parent Coffee of the 2015-2016 school year! At this event, you'll have the opportunity to hear from Ron Evans, Head of School, as he shares the latest TPCA information on our current and future plans for the Academy.

This event is also for prospective parents, so please invite your friends who might want to learn more about Traders Point! Everyone will have a chance to ask questions, fellowship with other TPCA parents, and of course, enjoy some delicious coffee and donuts! See you there!

Nurse's Clinic Update

We are 2 weeks away from our Meijer Flu shot clinic: Please stop by the clinic door and sign up for our flu shot clinic to be held at TPCA academy in the clinic, on Oct. 8th from 4-6pm. The vaccine will vary in cost from $19-$27, depending on numbers. If your insurance plan covers preventative vaccines, then simply bring your insurance card with you, and Meijer will directly bill your plan. This means you do not have to pay out of pocket for this flu vaccine! Please join us in our effort of protecting ourselves, our families, and our community in the prevention of the spread of influenza this year. You may also email me, and I will add you to our growing list (nurse@tpcs.org).

Parents: please submit any updated vaccines to me. I am in the process of making sure that we are compliant with the State of Indiana expectations, and I appreciate your updated information as soon as possible.


As always, for any questions, please call or email me! I am always happy to hear from you and your children!


Monique Clupper, RN, BSN

317-769-2450 x 154

nurse@tpcs.org

Discover Indy Coupon Books for Sale

Our 8th grade students are selling Discover Indy Coupon Books to raise money for their American Heritage Trip to Washington DC and New York in the spring. The cost is $25.00 per 2016 book AND you will get a free 2015 coupon book (as supplies last) AND you will get an access code to be able to access all the coupons on your phone ($20.00 value).


For each book sold, $12.50 will go back into the 8th grader's account that you bought it from. If you buy from the class case of books, the 12.50 will be split among the class.

You can purchase from any 8th grader (specify their name )or see Tina Remender (tremender@tpcs.org) if you want to buy a book from entire class. Purchase soon so that you can use the 2015 books until Dec 1st!

TPCA Blog

On August 31st we began publishing our official Traders Point Blog! We hope you caught it on Facebook. Our first series is titled, “You Belong”, in reference to our 2015-2016 school year theme. We have four posts published now and we will continue to add new posts each Monday (or Tuesday on holiday weeks). Bloggers will present insight into many topics related to Christian education, learning, relationship, spiritual formation – whatever we think will be helpful to our parents and community. Please check it out at traderspointca.wordpress.com. You Belong among our blog followers, so remember to “like” our blogs and share them with others!

Employment Opportunities


Substitute Teachers

TPCA is always in need of additional substitute teachers to add to our roster!

To apply for the position, qualified applicants should complete the Substitute Teacher Application and return to Elisabeth Fischer: EFischer@tpcs.org.


Library Assistant

For a complete job description, click HERE.

To apply for the position, qualified applicants should complete the Miscellaneous Support Positions Applications and return to Shane Schaffer, MS and JH Principal: SSchaffer@tpcs.org.


After School Care Assistant

For a complete job description, click HERE.

To apply for the position, qualified applicants should complete the Miscellaneous Support Positions Applications and return to Kraig Cox, Director of Programs KCox@tpcs.org


Paraprofessional (Instructional Assistant) for Elementary (Grades K-4)

Click HERE for a detailed job description.

To apply for the position, qualified applicants should send a completed Assistant Teacher Application to Mrs. Erica Buchanan-Rivera, Elementary Principal, EBuchanan@tpcs.org



7th-8th Grade Cheerleading Coach

Click HERE for a detailed job description.

Contact: To apply for the position, please submit resume and contact information for three references to: Mr. Adam Stevenson- Athletic Director- 317-769-2456 Ext: 254 / astevenson@tpcs.org


Early Childhood Assistant Teachers (2 needed)

Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00-12:00

Click HERE for a complete job description.

To apply for the position, please submit resume and contact information for three references to: Mrs. Monica Hartman, Early Childhood Administrative Assistant, at mhartman@tpcs.org.


Early Childhood Aftercare Supervisor

Hours: Monday-Friday 3:30-5:00

To apply for the position, please submit resume and contact information for three references to: Mrs. Monica Hartman, Early Childhood Administrative Assistant, at mhartman@tpcs.org.

Order Your Yearbook and Share Pictures with the Yearbook Staff!


TPCA's Golden Eagle Yearbook Staff is eager to get started with all matters of yearbook. With our school's verse being "You Belong," Romans 12:5b, we desire for everyone to "belong" to the contribution of the photos for this year's edition. Simply by creating an account with www.replayit.com, you can easily upload pictures that you take at school-events. Since the yearbook staff cannot be at all events or in all classrooms 24/7, you can fill the gap. Our staff will review submitted pictures, but please note that we could not possibly include ALL submitted photos. So, be selective in the ones you choose to upload. Pictures taken with digital cameras are better, as the resolution on many cell phones doesn't always allow us to resize the photo.


To make sure that you won't miss out on the great moments of the year, be sure to order your copy of the Golden Eagle Yearbook. The sooner you order, the better the pricing!


Ordering is easy with internet access and a credit card. Go to the following link: http://www.jostens.com.


Order by October 31, 2015, and the price is ONLY $25.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Danielle Tooley, adviser, by email at dtooley@tpcs.org.


Thank you!