TPCA Weekly Update


Calendar of Events

November 17: J-Term Mission Indy Parent Meeting at 6:00 PM in Room A113

November 18-Parent Coffee and Prospective Family Meet and Greet 8:30 AM

November 19: Annual Thanksgiving Lunch

November 19: TPCA Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

November 23-24- Early Childhood Parent/ Teacher Conferences (No School for EC)

November 25-27- Thanksgiving Break/ No School

Parent Coffee on Wednesday, November 18

All parents of TPCA students in Early Childhood through high school are invited to join us for the next Parent Coffee on Wednesday, November 18 at 8:30 AM in the JK Stevens Commons. Parent coffees are a great way for you to learn about the latest TPCA developments directly from our Head of School, Ron Evans. This Wednesday, Mr. Evans also plans to share the timeline of the new high school building. We promise to have plenty of delicious coffee and donuts for you to enjoy while you mingle with other parents and TPCA administrators before and after Mr. Evans' presentation. See you there!

Share Thanksgiving with the TPCA family!

The annual Traders Point Christian Academy Thanksgiving Feast tradition continues! Mrs. Session and her team are planning a delicious Thanksgiving Feast for our students, parents and grandparents at lunch time on Thursday, November 19! We are so excited to have you join us! Please RSVP via this link:
CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR THANKSGIVING LUNCH so that we can be sure to prepare enough food for all who would like to attend. Guests will be charged $5 for lunch that day, and it will be billed to the student's lunch account.

The menu this year includes:

  • Sliced Turkey with Gravy
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Peaches
  • Sweet Potato Pie

We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you this year!!

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Check Out Our Newly Wrapped TPCA Bus!!

Our buses will have a beautiful, new customized look thanks to the generosity of our donors during the Fund-A-Need portion of our annual auction last Friday night. The $20,000 raised for the bus wraps will allow us to complete all the necessary body work (rust removal, sanding, etc) to paint and wrap our buses with the Traders Point Christian Schools branding. Our buses are constantly on the road for athletic events, school field trips, service opportunities, events, and programming. With their new, branded look, they will now serve as rolling billboards for TPCS throughout the state of Indiana!

TPCA Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on Nov 19

Take the night off from cooking and join other TPCA families at the Chick-fil-A by the Pyramids on November 19!! Be sure to bring the flyer below (on your phone or a paper copy) with you, so that TPCA will receive a portion of the sales that evening. See you there!!
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ISTEP Update

Dear Parents of last year's 3rd-8th grade students,

As you are aware, the Department of Education has released preliminary test results from last spring's ISTEP+ testing for students in grades 3-8.. You should have received a letter from DOE earlier this week and sent by the school which provided login information to access your child's scores.

After a six-month delay in releasing scores, many schools across the state are reporting that their students' scores are lower than previous years for various testing issues. The State Department of Education has had many discussions with lawmakers about this issue and they will be adjusting scores to compensate for the issues that the test had in its delivery and content. If you are not familiar with the issues that the Spring ISTEP+ test had, I would encourage you to do a Google search for "Indiana ISTEP+ test issues or problems". It is important to note that FINAL test results for each student will be available Dec. 22, again through the Parent Network. We will communicate with you about that release date as it approaches.

While we see the ISTEP+ test as a tool to assess student's academic knowledge, we also see it as only one part of a complex process of evaluating and assessing student academic progress. Our teachers will also compare this information with NWEA testing results throughout the year as well as classroom assessments. Along with your help at home, we will continue to add to and enhance your child's curriculum to help them grow in their academics as well as their faith in Christ Jesus.

Thank you for partnering with us in your child's education and future!

Ms. Julie Harris, School Counselor

Winter Sports Concession Stand Workers Needed!

Our Winter Sports teams are in action, and we need your help to be great hosts to all of our guests for our sporting events! Please consider signing up to work our concession stand, which you can do below. Training will be provided, and this a great way to fulfill many volunteer hours! For more information, and to sign up, click