TPCA Weekly Update


Calendar of Events

September 21- PTF Meeting (6:30 PM in the Media Center)

September 23- Jerusalem J-Term Meeting @ 6:30 PM in the Media Center

September 23- See You at the Pole (SYATP)

September 24- 8th Grade Parent Meeting (American Heritage Trip) 6:30 PM Commons
September 30- Parent Coffee 8:30 AM in the JK Stevens Commons
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-12th 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 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

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See You at the Pole (SYATP) 2015

For the last 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation. SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 23, at 7:30 a.m. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.

Meet at the TPCA Flagpole at 7:30 AM on 9/23:

TPCA Junior High and High School student council are planning this student-led prayer event. All students, parents, and staff are invited to meet at the flagpole in front of the academy to intercede for our schools, our churches and our nation.

Special SYATP Chapel on 9/23 for K-4 students: Parents are welcome to join us on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 8:30-9 AM for a special chapel devoted to SYATP and prayer. This will replace the regular chapel on Monday.
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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!

Jerusalem J-Term Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 PM in the TPCA Media Center for an important meeting regarding the Jerusalem J-Term 2016 trip. This meeting is for ALL parents of seniors- Those who have already signed up for the trip AND those who are undecided and looking to learn more information.

If you plan to attend the meeting on 9/23 , please RSVP to Elisabeth Fischer ( so we can plan accordingly.

The final deadline to register for this trip is September 25. You MUST register your child online, even if you've already paid a deposit. Here is the link to both sign up and learn more info about the trip:

Thank you! We are so excited to be able to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity to your student!

The Jerusalem J-Term 2016 Itinerary is now available! To view it, click HERE!

Nurse's Clinic Update- Flu Shots Oct. 8

Happy Fall!

As we head into our 6th full week of school, I would like to remind you of some important school policies concerning Medication/illness/communicable diseases.

Students will be sent home and will be required to stay out of school with:

  • Fever of 100.0 F or higher
  • Vomiting or 3 or more loose stools/diarrhea
  • Rashes of any sort not caused by allergies
  • Red, irritated eyes with discharge
  • Signs of communicable disease (chicken pox, influenza, strep throat.

Children should remain at home after an illness until all of the following guidelines are met:

  • Fever-free (99.5 or lower) for 24 hours without having taken any fever reducing medicine
  • Free from vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours
  • Antibiotics need to be taken for 24 hours for any contagious disease, including pink eye
  • Diagnosis of skin rash by a physician, and on any prescribed medication for 24 hours, including ringworm
  • Lice (pediculosis): If a student is found to have head lice at school, they will be sent home and can return the next day provided they have been treated with a special lice shampoo and checked by the school nurse upon return to school. TPCA will not exclude a child for the presence of nits, however ongoing monitoring by the school nurse and parents will be expected.

Certain diseases require reporting to the State Board of Health, and we ask that you please let us know immediately if your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease such as chicken pox, influenza, and hepatitis, among others. TPCA reserves the right to require a doctor’s clearance for a student to return to school. Should you have any questions about what to report, just call me and I will be happy to discuss this.

A VERY important reminder: Students of any age are not to carry ANY medication on their person, unless they have a written doctor’s permission- and that written permission MUST be on file in the nurse’s office. This includes over the counter medicines and prescriptions, and even includes cough drops! Please check your student’s backpacks and remind them of this policy, so they are not put into a precarious position while at school. We do provide cough drops, Tylenol and Ibuprofen, and I am always happy to work with you regarding any prescription medication administration here at school.

Reminder for 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.

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

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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 ( if you want to buy a book from entire class. Purchase soon so that you can use the 2015 books until Dec 1st!


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 You Belong among our blog followers, so remember to “like” our blogs and share them with others!

Employment Opportunities

Cafeteria Food Service Worker

Hours: Monday-Wednesday, approximately 8:30-1:30 each day.

Duties: Assist with the preparation and serving of lunch.

To apply for the position, applications should complete the Miscellaneous Support Positions Application and return to Fred Means, Director of Finance and Operations:

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

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,

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 /

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

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

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, 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:

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

Thank you!