TPCA Weekly Update
Calendar of Events
May 29 Quarter 4 ends/Last day of school, K-12
May 31 High School Graduation @ 4PM @ Zionsville Presbyterian Church
July 13 5th Annual Golden Eagle Golf Outing @ Golf Club of Indiana
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER BREAK!!!
Summer Tutoring Options
Subject: All Subjects
Grade Level: Students entering grades 4 and 5
Contact: email@example.com or 317-241-0337
Grade Level: Students entering grades K-4
Location: Zionsville Library/ Monday-Friday
Contact information: 765-639-6486; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Math and Reading
Grade Level: Students entering grade 3 and up.
Times and Days: Flexible
Grade Level: All
Location: Pike Library Tues, Wed OR Thurs at TPCA
Flexible hours to be determined with parent
Contact: Cell 317-531-2351, Call or text
Lisa Thomas Mais
Subject/ Grade Level:
· Reading and Writing Intervention: Grades K-8
· Math Intervention : Grades K-4
30 and 60 minute blocks available
M, T, W mornings
Cost: $30 for 1 session/week or $50 for 2 sessions/week
Contact: email@example.com/ 317-378-0555
Grade Level: All
$40-50/hr Group Rates available.
Congratulations TPCA Class of 2015! We are SO PROUD of You!!!
Traders Point Christian Academy invites you to celebrate our 2015 graduating seniors at their commencement on Sunday, May 31st. The 4 pm ceremony will take place at Zionsville Presbyterian Church, located at the southeast corner of 116th and Michigan Road. Please bring your family and join us in recognizing our graduates and all of their accomplishments!
NEW Athletics Job Openings
As we prepare for Summer Break we wanted to share some opportunities for coaching at TPCA that we have available. We are looking to hire Varsity Coaches in the following sports- Track & Field, Baseball, and Cheer. TPCA Athletics wants to thank Coach Rae Schaffer (Track), Coach Darin Grice (Baseball), and Coach Leslie Kowal (Cheer) for all of their hard work in building their respective programs. All three coaches plan to remain in their current professional roles with TPCA, but are stepping away from their Head Coaching roles. Coach Schaffer will continue to be the Head of the Cross Country program. Please offer a big thank you to these coaches when you see them for all of the work they have done at impacting our student-athletes in a positive way!
To view the Varsity Cheer Coach position description , please click HERE.
To view the Varsity Track and Field Coach position description, please click HERE.
To view the Varsity Baseball Coach position description, please click HERE.
All applicants should agree and abide by our Athletic Purpose Statement, which reads:
Traders Point Christian Academy is committed to developing and maintaining an athletic program that is Christ centered, comprehensive, competitive and allows each athlete a unique venue to be a witness for Christ by using his or her God given talent to move and play.
Please contact Adam Stevenson, Athletic Director, AStevenson@tpcs.org with questions.
Amazon Smile-Earn Cash Back for the Academy
Annual Golden Eagle Golf Outing July 13
TPCA Summer 2015 Camp Options
Spring Hill Camp
Students Entering Grades 1st-5thCLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SpringHill Day Camp
Sonshine CampJune and July Session Available
Ages: 3 years old to not yet in Kindergarten
For complete camp description and details including dates and registration information, please click HERE.
Christian Youth Theatre-Youth Camp
Ages 4-7 (9:00-12:00)
Ages 8-12 (9:00-3:00)
Christian Youth Theatre-Teen Camp
Students Entering Grades 1st-6th
Boys’ Basketball Camp
Entering Grades 1-4 (8:00-12:00)
Entering Grades 5-8 (1:00-5:00)
Cost: $125 (TPCA Students $150 (Non TPCA Students)
Youth Football Camp
Entering Grades 1-6
5:00 PM -7:00 PM
Girls entering 5-8th grade: July 13-15
Girls entering high school: July 13-17
Renovate Dance Camp
July 20 – 24
9:00 AM-12:00 PM-Ages 4 and 5 (as of June 1)
1:00-4:00 PM -Ages 6-9 (as of June 1)
Cost: $ 155
3D Design & Printing Camp
July 13 – 17 and July 20 – 24
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Entering Grades 3-11th
Dr. Tom Ho's TPCA Technology Update
Personally, sixth grade is very special to me because I attribute much of my subsequent academic success to MY sixth-grade learning experience and the amazing teacher (Mr. Nitta) who I was so fortunate (including the FOUR times he paddled me during the school year :-P) to have. Hence, I wanted our sixth graders to have a transforming learning experience as well!
I shared some of their work samples with my daughter who just finished her freshman year in college and who also attended TPCA until the eighth grade. She saw the Google Slides presentations and claimed that she also learned how to make PowerPoint presentations in school. What she failed to realize is that she did not possess the same degree of information literacy in the sixth grade, but she may not even currently have the same degree of information literacy as a high school graduate who did not have the opportunity to use the bibliographic citation tools like EasyBib which were so easy to provide to the students with the administrative console of Google Apps. Of course, Ms. Mais deserves even more credit for asking me to make EasyBib available to her students and for teaching them how to use it to judge the reliability of their sources and to cite them correctly.
Furthermore, the students learned the valuable lesson of collaboration because it was so easy for them to work on their presentations together. I'm sure there's so much more that Ms. Mais can say about the advantages of using Google Apps so I will encourage her to share that. I'm sure that among what she shares will be her gratitude to no longer have to deal with flash drives due to the unlimited space provided to her students by Google Drive!
SGO Giving - and Receiving – Opportunity
Update: Great news! We are getting closer to reaching our goal to funding every student who qualified for the SGO. We only need $4,000 more to meet our need of $151,000. There is still nearly $500,000 remaining in the state tax credit fund. It's not too late to take advantage of this great opportunity to earn 50% of your gift BACK! Please consider helping us achieve our goal.
What Is the SGO Giving Opportunity? Three years ago, TPCA established a scholarship fund through Sagamore Institute called the SGO. The SGO is a result of the Indiana School Tax Credit Program and is a special scholarship that helps qualifying families better afford to send their kids to the school of their choice. Traders Point Christian Academy awards SGO Scholarships to qualifying families. Then both Sagamore and Traders Point work throughout the year to raise these scholarship funds through donations. However, there are two more partners involved; the state of Indiana and you, the donor.
Every year Indiana allocates $7.5 million in tax CREDITS for SGOs to offer individuals and businesses as INCENTIVES for funding these scholarships. This means a gift to Traders Point's SGO fund entitles you to at least 50% off your gift (more savings through federal deductions if you itemize and depending on your tax bracket)!
For example, let's say you owe the state $1,500 in taxes. If you give a gift of $3,000 (double what you owe), you will receive $1,500 back in tax credit. Your out of pocket is still only $1,500, but Traders Point receives a $3,000 gift (less a 10% fee from Sagamore)! In fact, with the additional federal deduction, your gift could cost you less than $1,500!
If you have state tax liability, this opportunity is quite valuable. It gives you the ability to provide a substantial gift to the school, provides benefit regarding your tax liability, and most importantly, gifts our students with an education that will impact them for eternity!
True Cost Example of a $1,000 gift:
Need Some Golden Eagle Gear?
SCRIP- Shop to Earn Cash Back for Tuition!
With scrip fundraising, families can easily earn cash for tuition for their own children (80%) and for the school (20%) while they shop. (Credit percentages are based on the rebate amount earned and varies per retailer.)
Scrip is simple. Order gift cards, e-cards, reloadable or printable certificates for many places at which you shop, dine and play already and a percentage of what you spend comes right back to you as a credit on your student account. Simply use scrip gift cards for everyday purchases, and earn a rebate on each one at no additional cost.
Scrip is much easier than in the past. Families will purchase all orders online – no checks, no submitting order forms to the school -- and your cards/certificates are available either instantly for print, redemption on your Smartphone, or as reloadable gift cards. For more information, visit the Scrip website at www.shopwithscrip.com.
To sign up you will need our Traders Point enrollment code. However, we are unable to publicly publish our enrollment code for security reasons. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for this code and further directions.
We pray this will be a blessing to all of our Traders Point families in the New Year!
Important News … We’re Starting FRESH!
The Marsh Fresh Ideas for Education program has been in existence for over nine years. During that time thousands of shoppers have registered their Fresh IDEA, OMalia’s CouponPLUS and MainStreet Market Reward$ 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!