TPCS Weekly Update

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Calendar of Events

January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

January 30 ISSMA Vocal/ Piano

February 02 EC Next Step Open House 6:30 PM @ TPCC

February 06 ISSMA Band/Strings

February 09 K-12 Next Step Open House 6:30 PM TPCA

February 13 The King's Ball 6-9 PM at the Palomino Ballroom

February 15 President’s Day (No School)

February 16 Faculty Professional Development Day-(No School for students)

February 20 ISSMA State Vocal/Piano

February 22 Future of the School Address, 6:30 PM (JK Stevens Commons)

February 24 Spirit Night at Buffalo Wild Wings

February 27 ISSMA State Band/Strings

MLK Day: No School on Monday, January 18

There will be no school this Monday, January 18 as we honor the incredible life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Register NOW for the King's Ball!!

The King's Ball is such an amazing and special event for our dad's (and grandfathers, uncles and friends) and their daughters. This year, we would love to bless other families who are not currently enrolled at TPCA by inviting them to join us and share in this special and fun-filled event. This is a great opportunity to introduce families to our school; therefore, our admissions department would like to sponsor your guests by allowing them to attend the ball with you free of charge.

When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 (6:00-9:00 PM)
Where: Palomino Ballroom, Zionsville

Here is the link for and you and your non-tpca guests to register for the event. You and your guests will need to register separately, so please share this link with them as well.
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J-Term Updates: TPCA Students on Mission to Love and Serve Others at Home and Abroad!

J-Term is an innovative curricular feature modeled after the college January term concept that is designed to increase learning opportunities for TPCS students. Students experience educational options beyond the normal high school curriculum and have the unique opportunity to literally travel around the world through a variety of educational and mission trips.


This year, our students had a variety of options:


1. An overseas mission trip to Nicaragua

2. Local ministry in the Indianapolis area through Mission Indy

3. Life Calling trip out West to Colorado, Arizona, and California

4. Job Shadows and Internships


Check out our Facebook page to view TONS of photos and updates about the trips!!

Spring Sports Registration Now Open!

The time is now to sign up for the Spring Sports Season! Please click on the link below to get your student-athlete signed up! The deadline to register for our Spring teams is January 24th.

Returning Users- If you've already registered for a sport in the Fall or Winter, then simply log in, and click on the additional Spring Sport that you are now registering for. You should not have to re-enter all of your information.

New Users- Please go through entire registration process if this is the first sport that you are registering for this year. Physical forms (can be found at http://www.tpcs.org/co-curricular/docsandforms.cfm) can either be attached on the website while registering, or can be turned into the main office.

As a reminder, student athletes must be registered through this program before they are eligible to compete in a practice or contest for our school.

Spring Sports
MS/JH Track and Field- Grades 5-8
Varsity Track and Field- Grades 9-12
Middle School Baseball- Grades 5-6
Junior High Baseball- Grades 7-8
Varsity Baseball- Grades 9-12
Club Softball Varsity- Grades 7-12 (may split if numbers allow)
Club Tennis-Grades 5-8 (Coed)
Club Tennis- Girls Grades 9-12
Club Golf- Grades 5-12 (Coed)

For questions, Coaches information can be found at:
http://as3.rschooltoday.com/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=983&G5button=863&school_id=3

For more information, please plan to attend the Spring Sport Parent Meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 6:00 in the JK Stevens Commons.

Register Here- https://traderspoint-ar.rschooltoday.com/

Registration for School Clubs Opens January 25

TPCS is pleased to announce a great lineup of clubs and extension programs this semester, and registration is just around the corner!

Session II Club Options:

  • Chess
  • Broadway Dance
  • Indy Science Fun
  • ACTS Eagle Arts
  • Bricks 4 Kids
  • Cheering Cherubs
  • 3D Printing & Design
  • Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) --- Drama 1


Click HERE to view the complete club catalog and registration form. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Kraig Cox: KCox@tpcs.org.

Registration for Session II Clubs:
January 25-February 5
Session II Club Dates: February 8- April 22 (10 weeks)

Testing Windows for ISTEP + and IREAD-3

It's almost that time of year again! Below are the testing windows for the upcoming ISTEP + and IREAD-3 tests this spring.


ISTEP+ 2015-16

Part I Applied Skills: February 29—March 11, 2016

Part II Multiple Choice: April 18—May 6, 2016

IREAD-3

March 14-March 18, 2016

Nurses Clinic Update

Welcome back and happy New Year! I want to remind all families of our school policy regarding carrying medication at school:


Per the policy, students of any age are NOT allowed to carry any medication, including over-the-counter medication on school property, during school hours, unless they have written permission from a parent for OTC medication and/or a physician for prescription medications. This does include cough drops. On 2 separate occasions, loose pills have been found on the floor inside our school building in these last 2 months. Please make sure that your students are not carrying any medication in their backpacks or their pockets, for the safety of all children.


As always, I am happy to collect and administer any medication that your children need, they just need to come through the clinic.


One more reminder regarding immunizations: If you have any updated vaccination records, please let me know so that I can maintain current records in the medical files.


Monique Clupper, RN, BSN

nurse@tpcs.org

Concession Stand Volunteers Needed


If you are still looking to fulfill your volunteer hours, we have had a few cancellations to work our concession stand during home sporting events. Please check the link below, and sign up if you're interested!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094aa8ae2da46-tpca2

Employment Opportunities at TPCS

Traders Point Christian Schools is always seeking qualified, experienced employees who are passionate about joining us in our mission to challenge and educate students within a framework of a Biblical worldview while leading them to a personal faith and transformed life in Jesus Christ.


Click HERE to view the employment page on our website (tpcs.org) for a complete list of current job openings and job applications.


Open Positions


Before Care Assistant

Click HERE for a detailed job description. All applicants need to be available to work from 6:50 – 8:15 AM, Monday through Friday.

Contact: To apply for the position, qualified applicants should complete the Miscellaneous Support Positions application and return to Kraig Cox: KCox@tpcs.org.


Food Service Worker

Click HERE for a detailed job description.

Contact: to apply for the position, applicants should complete the Miscellaneous Support Positions application and return to Mrs. Pat Session, Dining Services Manager: PJones@tpcs.org


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.

School Closings and Delays-Tis' the Season!

In the event of a school closing or delay due to dangerous road conditions this winter, you will be notified via phone call and/or text message through Parent Alert. Parents set their own communication preferences and update their own contact information in Parents Web. Please update your contact information and your Parent Alert contact preferences in Renweb ASAP so we are prepared.


To update your emergency contact information and preferences in Parents Web:

1. Log-in to Parents Web (renweb.com)

2. Click Family Information

2. Click Web Forms

3. Click Family Demographic Form

4. Click Custodial Parent Form

5. Update, if necessary, your contact information

6. Choose your communication preferences (home phone, cell phone, text, etc.) at the bottom of the screen and Save

Golden Eagle Athletics on Display at Buffalo Wild Wings

Have you been to the new Buffalo Wild Wings in Whitestown yet? Next time you go, be sure to look around for all the TPCA Golden Eagles jerseys and helmets on display. Better yet, hang out with all your TPCA friends and raise money for the school by enjoying some wings at BW3's on February 24 for our TPCA Spirit Night! More details to come!

TPCA T-Shirts Still Available

We have TPCA t-shirts from the auction still available for $12 each. They are gray (adult is a little darker gray than the youth), with black letters “TPCA" and white "Traders Point" written across.

If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, please contact Heather Quilhot at hquilhot@tpcs.org.