TZ Trailblazer

Volume 8 - Issue 4 - August 22, 2018

Forever Moving Forward... NO Learning Limit!

Hours of Operation

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30-4:00


Student Hours:

Monday: 8:45-2:55

Tuesday-Friday: 8:00-2:55

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Fall Fundraiser--August 15-27

Students brought home the fall fundraiser packets on Aug. 15. Please return the packet if you choose not to participate. This fundraiser is an order now and pay when items are delivered. Items will be available for parents to pick up during parent-teacher conference week, Oct. 8-11.


One of the roles of the TZ PTO is to provide support to the students and staff of Tzouanakis Intermediate School through fund raising. The TZ PTO provides many different opportunities for families to help support these efforts. The TZ PTO certainly appreciates any support that the TZ families and community may provide, however, we don't expect families to participate in all of the different opportunities. The TZ PTO tries to provided different options that would appeal to different people. There is always the option to give a direct donation to the PTO, as well. Some of the TZ PTO initiatives include:

  • Box Tops for Education--Send in All Year
  • TZ Night at Local Restaurants--Eat Dinner & Earn Dollars for TZ
  • Fall Fundraiser--Aug. 15-27--Cheese/Sausage/Candles/Trash Bags & More
  • Spirit Wear--Sale Begins Soon
  • SCRIP Gift Cards--If you buy gift cards...this is the fund raiser for you. No extra cost for you, but TZ earns dollars.--November/December
  • Kroger Community Rewards--No Cost to Parent--Just link your Kroger Plus Card to TZ to help TZ earn dollars. (See Trailblazer or TZ Webpage (PTO Link) for more information.)
  • Book Fairs--November & March
  • Santa Shop--December
  • Spring Fundraiser--March
  • Puttin' on the Hits--April


The TZ PTO also has the option for parents that would like to just donate and not participate in any of the fundraising opportunities.


Again, we appreciate any support you may be able to provide, whether that is with your volunteering an event or participating the different fund raising efforts.

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Safety Drills

Dear TZ Parents/Guardians,

This is just a courtesy message to inform you that we completed several safety drills on Thursday, August 9th at school. Each year we are required to practice fire, tornado, man-made occurrence drills (i.e., lock down), and earthquake drills. The goal of the drills is not to alarm the students, but to practice procedures and to be ready if we were to have an actual emergency. We had a fire drill, a tornado drill, and a lock down drill today. Each time there was warning in advance that we were practicing the drill and follow up discussion after the drill. We will have a fire drill each month, along with one more tornado drill and one additional man-made occurrence drill. The school will take part in the Great Central US Shakeout (Earthquake Drill) in October.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding these safety drills.

Respectfully,

Jon Strube

TZ Family Picnic & Ice Cream Social...A HUGE Hit!

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TZ Team Building Day...Cooperation...Communication...Problem Solving...FUN!

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Volunteer in the Classroom, Eat Lunch, or Field Trip--Need Background Check On File--Good for One Year

Greetings TZ Parents/Guardians!

At TZ we appreciate parents/guardians that would like to volunteer to assist in the classrooms and/or go on field trips. As a part of any volunteer activity, we must have a cleared background check on file for each person wanting to assist here at school or accompany a class on a field trip. New this year, we will require anyone going beyond the office that will have any interaction with students to have a cleared background check on file. Also new this year for all GCSC schools, a background check expires at the end of the school year, and a new background check will need to be completed at the start of the new school year.

I wanted to take time to clarify the limited/volunteer background checks. These background checks are free to our volunteers. A limited/volunteer background check is only good for one calendar year. If a volunteer wishes to continue volunteering after one year, they must submit a new application.

A link to the form that needs to be completed and turned in to the TZ office is below. You may also come by the school to complete the form. We do need to have a copy of your driver’s license to process the request.

Again, we appreciate your willingness to volunteer.


Mr. Strube

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School-Wide Behavior Program

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Click on Links Below for Helpful Health Information

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Now is the time to ENROLL or RECONNECT your Kroger Plus Card to Help Earn FREE Dollars for TZ


For those that already have a Kroger account and a linked Kroger Plus Card


Note: Each December you will need to reconnect your Kroger Plus Card to the organization you wish to support. If you have already connected your Kroger Plus Card to TZ, we ask that you take a few minutes to reconnect your card to continue to support TZ.

Are you looking for an easy (no extra cost way) to HELP TZ?

If so...you may send in these to help TZ earn dollars for our school.

We are looking for a few good men to volunteer their time at TZ.

Men can play an important role in the lives of our students. Please consider volunteering an hour of your time each month to help students, and support TZ. We are looking for volunteers to help welcome students as they start their day, provide classroom support, and help with special events and spirit days. If you are willing to help, please fill out the form below. If you have questions, please contact Jon Strube at jstrube@greencastle.k12.in.us. Any men interested in volunteering would need to have a current background check on file. Please request a background check form from the TZ office or you may go to printable forms on the TZ webpage to print your own form.
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Check This Out...How the iPads are being used to enhance instruction and student learning at TZ

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