The Eagle's Eye: K-6 Newsletter

“Training Scholars, Making Disciples, Graduating Leaders.”

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR K-6 PRINCIPAL - MR. MYLIN

Greetings TPCS Families, Sep. 13, 2019


It was wonderful to see the interactions of parents and teachers during Wednesday's Parent/Teacher Conference Day. Thoughtful, effective communication is part of the culture at TPCS, and we are thankful for the privilege of partnering with you and experiencing together the adventure of educating children. Speaking of which, please check out some of the exciting hands-on education that is happening inside, and outside, of our building!


Outdoor and Environmental Education

First graders have been building a rather large, concrete block worm composting structure. I was just visiting it today, and the first graders who were in Mrs. Smith's art room were so excited to see me checking out their work, that she had to open her outside door and let them give me a cheerful hello! The pride on their faces at their hands-on accomplishment was absolutely precious.


Second graders are raising monarch caterpillars, and they are discovering that they need to give these special creatures daily attention. Students are learning about the importance of milk weed, and as young scientists, they are recording observations and growth measurements in data tables.


New Computers have arrived!

As you probably have experienced, it is not easy to keep up with technology these days. Things continue to forge ahead so quickly. We can always use more and newer computers, which is why I am excited to announce the arrival of 25 new touchscreen Chromebook computers that arrived this week! This will help enhance the way we deliver curriculum, especially math and reading, in the lower school.


We have also been able to re-allocate 26 ipads to use during rotative math/reading work stations in k-2 classrooms.


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

As part of the TPCS Scholar Project initiative, Project Lead The Way STEM curriculum and science materials/equipment have been purchased for all TPCS classes grades pre-K through 12. We are very thankful for families who continue to contribute to help grow us in these areas. If you are interested in donating to any of our school initiatives, please reach out to Mr. Ryan Gallagher at rgallagher@tpcs.org.


At TPCS, we are all about delivering a rigorous, engaging education in a heartfelt Christian atmosphere where we can freely worship and pray daily. If your child is enjoying a particular topic, project, or class at this time, please reach out and let me know at nmylin@tpcs.org.


Kudos to all of our teachers as they continue to teach creatively, engage your children, and motivate our students to love learning and love the Lord!


Prayer

Dear Lord, We thank you for the privilege of being in a place where we can practice being a true family in Christ. Thank you for hard-working, caring teachers, who love the children in their charge and go above and beyond in so many ways each and every day. Amen


Prayer at the Pole!

Please join us for worship and "Prayer at the Pole" on Wednesday, September 25, at 7:45 a.m. at the flag pole in front of the school.


Blessings,


Nate


REMINDER: Please arrive at school no later than 8 a.m.

To give your child(ren) the best of starts each morning, with the necessary time to organize themselves and get ready for the day, please arrive to school by 8:00 a.m. each morning. Thank you!


Spirit week is next week and there will be a pep rally on Friday! Encourage your child to join in the fun each day!

Monday: Hat Day

  • Wear your favorite hat today!

Tuesday: Crazy, Fun Hair Day

  • How crazy and fun can your hair be? Let's see!

Wednesday: Wacky Socks and/or Tie Dye Day

  • Go with some wacky socks today and add some tie dye fun!

Thursday: Inside Out Day

  • Today is the day to wear your clothes inside out!

Friday: Spirit Wear Day

  • Show your Traders Point pride by day. Come cheer on our Knights football team tonight and dress in Knights spirit wear at the game! (Golden Eagles spirit wear is fine, too!)

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:

September 16-20 - Homecoming Week! (see below for more details!)

September 26-27 - 5th grade Twin Lakes Overnight

October - 2-3 - Fall Hayrides (PreK-6)

October 3 - Grade 1-4 Shadow Day

October 4 - Donuts with Dads - Academy

October 10 - Day of Giving

October 11 - First Quarter Ends

October 14-18 - Fall Break (NO School)

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CONGRATULATIONS MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TEAM!

The Middle School Volleyball Team took 2nd place at the annual Greenwood Christian Academy Invitational. The MS Volleyball Team tied for 1st place and had the go to the 3rd tie breaker to concede to GCA by a few defensive points. As coach of the MS Volleyball team, I am very proud of their effort and we have come a long way since tryouts in early July. Thanks to the Families for their support and the girls for their commitment to TPCA and our mission. We are also proud of their sportsmanship during this invitational. Way to go girls.

A MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE

We are in need of boys clothes! These do not have to be new. If you are cleaning out closets and have some boy pants, underwear, shirts, etc. to donate for "accidents" that would be great! Please wash all items before dropping off in the Academy front office.


Thanks You,

TPCA Nurse

WE LOVE TO SEE FAMILIES SERVING! 5th GRADE STUDENT, MORIAH, AND HER MOM, PACKED OVER 1000 MEAL FOR BAHAMAS RELIEF!

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FUTURE GOLDEN EAGLES ALERT!

We want to celebrate our future GOLDEN EAGLES! If you are a TPCS family and you've recently had a baby let us know, we'd like to congratulate you with a Golden Eagles sippy cup! Just email Mindy Johnson mjjohnson@tpcs.org and she'll make sure you get one!

CONTACT THE K-6 ADMINISTRATION

K-6 Principal - Nate Mylin (nmylin@tpcs.org)

K-6 Principal Assistant - Chantel Smith (csmith@tpcs.org)

K-6 Admissions - Emily Collier (ewiltse@tpcs.org)

K-6 Outdoor Education - Jon Wassner (jwassner@tpcs.org)