TPCA Weekly Update

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Important Upcoming Events

January 26 Future of the School Address, 6:30 PM @TPCA (JK Stevens Commons)

January 28 Kindergarten Parent Panel at 8:30 AM at TPCC

January 30 Deadline to Register for Kings Ball

January 30 Deadline to Register for Spring Sports

February 2 Deadline to Order 2014-2015 Yearbook

February 03 EC Parent Info Night @ 6:30 PM

February 6 Deadline to Register for Clubs

February 07 The King's Ball @ 5:30 PM at The Palomino

February 10 K-12 Parent Information Night @ 6:30 PM

February 11 K-5 Bump Day

February 16 President's Day No School

February 17 All Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day (No School for Students/ Possible Snow Make Up Day)


More details and information on events below!

Future of the School Address- Monday at 6:30 PM

Don't Miss This Very Important Event!

Please join us on Monday, January 26th, 6:30 pm @ TPCA in the new JK Stevens Commons (our newly remodeled cafeteria) as Ron Evans, Head of School, shares a very important presentation on the future of TPCA covering the topics below:

  • the architectural plans and model for our new High School facilities
  • the support and cooperation of TPCC with the academy
  • an update on our current status and growth
  • an update on our completed and in-progress studies
  • what our recent market study revealed for our future
  • the updated strategic plan for all grades


At 7:30 we will offer two optional breakout sessions covering:

  • a new 7th/8th grade academic plan for 2015-2016
  • results of our recent parent survey


You definitely won't want to miss this important evening!

Register for Spring Sports by January 30 Deadline

The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, 1/30. If a minimum number of athletes have not registered by Monday, February 2nd, then that team’s season will be cancelled. Please make every effort to sign up by this coming Friday for our Spring Sports! If you would like verification that your registration went through correctly, please contact Athletic Director Adam Stevenson @ astevenson@tpcs.org.

School Sports
1.) Register Online for the team- https://www.allplayers.com/g/traders_point_christian_academy_1/register
Note- Please do not just sign up for "Spring Sports." The menu expands, which will allow you to select the specific team that you are registering for.
2.) Make sure your physical is approved and on file.
3.) Fees are $75.00 dollars and will be billed to your student account.

Teams:
• Varsity Baseball
• Varsity Co-ed Track and Field
• MS/JH Co-ed Track and Field
• Junior High Baseball
• Middle School Baseball

Club Sports
1.) Email the contact listed below with your interest, son/daughter's name, and grade level
Note- Club sport fees are determined by the coach of that club and will vary. Club sports are also tentatively programmed and based on # of registrations that we receive.
• Coed Golf Club for grades 5-12- email Athletic Director Adam Stevenson- astevenson@tpcs.org
• Coed Tennis Club for grades 5-12- email coach Duncan Sheriff- sherriffsports@gmail.com
• MS/JH girls Softball- grades 5-8- email Assistant AD Brendon Saget- bsaget@tpcs.org
• HS Softball- Grades 9-12- email Assistant AD Brendon Saget- bsaget@tpcs.org

Sign Up Now for After School Clubs

TPCA is offering some great after school club options for the 2015 Winter/ Spring session.


Registration January 26th - February 6th

Club sessions February 9th - April 24th


Elementary & Middle School Programs:

Pottery, Mad Science, Crouching Tigers, Broadway Dance, Brick 4 Kidz (Lego's), Knitting, & Chess


Jr. High & High School Programs:

Chess, Knitting and Aerospace


The club Registration Form and detailed information on each club, can be found by clicking HERE or under resource documents in ParentsWeb.

TPCA Summer 2015 Camp Options

Traders Point Christian Academy offers fun and engaging learning opportunities each summer that will stretch the mind, strengthen the body, or develop God-given talents.

Below is an overview of our summer camp options. For detailed information on each of our summer programs, please visit our website HERE.

Additional summer camp options will be communicated to you as they are added!


Spring Hill Camp: June 8-12th

Day Camp is 5 days of SpringHill fun for kids who have completed K-4th grade. Camp includes small group Bible teaching, high energy large group sessions, and engaging activities including: archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, water activities, making tye-dye t-shirts and much more! The cost of the camp is $169 and sibling discounts and scholarships are available!

REGISTER FOR SpringHill Day Camp

Camp Invention

July 6-10

9:00-3:30

Students Entering Grades 1st-6th

http://www.campinvention.org/

REGISTER FOR CAMP INVENTION

Camp Invention- New for 2015-The Illuminate program! In the brand new Illuminate program, boys and girls spend time collaborating with teammates to construct a freestyle racing cart, pushing the limits during high-energy games and taking apart electronics to assemble something one-of-a-kind!

Take a look at all the fun your child could have this summer!
Camp Invention – Illuminate Program Overview (2015)
Camp Invention Counselor-in-Training Program: The Camp Invention experience doesn't have to end after 6th grade. Students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grades can join our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program, where they'll learn leadership skills and build confidence while reinventing summer fun!

Christian Youth Theatre- Youth Camp

June 22-26

9:00-12:00

Ages 4-6 and Ages 7-12


Christian Youth Theatre-Teen Camp

July 13th-17th

9:00-5:00 PM

Ages 13-18


Boys’ Basketball Camp

July 6th-10th

8:00-12:00

Students Entering Grades 1st-4th


Boys’ Basketball Camp

July 6th-10th

1:00-5:00

Students Entering Grades 5th-8th

Varsity Boys' Basketball Home Games Schedule

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!!

  • 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

Early Childhood Parent Information Night-February 3

Is Traders Point Christian Academy preschool the best fit for your child? Find out by joining us on Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30 PM for our Early Childhood Parent Information Night at Traders Point Christian Church on our campus. This event is for both current and prospective families.


After an opening session, visit with any of our teachers and classrooms to learn about the exciting, biblically-based education your child will receive. No childcare is available. For more information contact Toni Kanzler, Director of Admissions.

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The King's Ball-Awesome Father/Daughter Event-February 7

On Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 5:30 PM– 9:00 PM, ALL girls of TPCA and friends of our school families are invited to attend this exciting evening as we honor our daughters with a special night of dinner, games, dancing and wonderful Christian fellowship.


Whether you’ve been to The King’s Ball before or you’re coming for the first time, you’re in for a treat. This year, the Ball will be located at The Palomino Ballroom in Zionsville and will include a delicious buffet dinner. Register online at www.tpcadadsclub.com by January 30th! The evening is $65 per couple. Each additional person is $15. Please invite grandfathers, uncles, Bible study group members and all other friends who may be interested in sharing in this special evening.


This is a formal evening with our daughters, so have fun dressing up. Fathers, this is a chance to show them how special they are to us, as well as what it means to be a proper date and Christian gentleman, so they will expect and accept nothing less at the appropriate time!


We also need volunteers for this event as well! If you are interested in serving that evening at check-in, coat check, or any other capacity, please contact the TPCA Dad's Club at dadsclub@tpcs.org.

K-12 Parent Information Night-February 10

Do you want to to learn more about the future of Traders Point, talk with teachers in your child's grade next fall, learn about financial aid and scholarships or high school guidance services? Do you like cotton candy?


Join us on Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30 pm for our winter Parent Information Night event. This is your best chance to check out what school will be like for your child in 2015-2016. After the opening session at 6:30, move to classroom sessions to learn about Traders and have your questions answered by our faculty and staff. For more information contact Toni Kanzler, Director of Admissions

Enrollment for 2015-2016 opens February 1

It's that time of the year again! It's hard to believe, but TPCA is already deep into plans and preparations for the 2015-2016 school year. Re-enrollment for current students for the 2015-2016 school year opens February 1st. Applications for 2015-2016 new students will be accepted online at any time.

SGO Giving - and Receiving – Opportunity

You've likely seen information regarding our SGO giving opportunity, especially this past fall through December. Please know that this opportunity does not end on December 31st! We still have significant need to reach our goal and a contribution made now will simply apply to your 2015 taxes.

How is this also a RECEIVING opportunity? 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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Donate Your Shoes to local families- REUSE Heart and Sole

TPCA will be collecting your discarded/unwanted shoes February 7-17for the REUSE Heart and Sole program. The shoes will be distributed to men, women and children locally, nationally, and internationally.


Please bring in pairs of your gently used matching shoes tied together by the laces or combined with a rubber band. The following shoes are NOT accepted: slippers, roller blades and ice skates, shoes with greater than 2" heels, winter boots, and torn or ripped shoes.


This program is sponsored by the Boone County Solid Waste Management District. Help us reach our goal of 200 pairs of shoes (infants through adults).

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Get your TPCA Spirit Wear online!!

Need some new Golden Eagle gear? ALL KINDS of TPCA spirit wear is available for purchase online. The proceeds benefit the Golden Eagle Booster Club.

http://www.sidelinestores.com/schools/indiana/whitestown/traders-point-christian-academy

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!

TPCA Employment Opportunities

Are you passionate about Christian education and desire to use your gifts, skills and experience to support the mission of TPCA? We have several employment opportunities available and are looking for qualified candidates:

  • 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
  • K-6 School Counselor
  • Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
  • Head Golf Club Coach
  • Head Junior High Baseball Coach
  • Head Junior High Track Coach

For additional information and application instructions for these and other open positions at TPCA, please click HERE to view our employment page.
Kick off the New Year with a special blessing — for our students AND your family! CLICK HERE to make a gift TODAY!

SCRIP- Shop to Earn Cash Back for Tuition!

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 in the New Year!

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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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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.