Friday, September 30, 2022
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Message From Mrs. El-Amin
Good Evening TLA Family,
This week was packed with many great opportunities. From athletic events, to career exploration, and academic endeavors, scholars were thoroughly immersed in joy and learning. We have a few updates for you this week.
If you have not returned the Registration Forms Packet by this upcoming Monday morning, your scholar will be held from class. You will receive a phone call, requesting that you come in and complete the form, in order for your scholar to attend classes. This is a vital part of the registration process. Please make sure you stop into the main office if you have any questions.
Please make sure you remove any sharpies and any other permanent marker from you scholar's school supplies. Sharpies/permanent markers are not allowed at TLA. We have been gifted an amazing facility and want to continue to treat it with care. Let's help remove this barrier for our scholars, by ensuring they do not bring them to school. If brought they will be confiscated.
Check your emails Monday for Progress Reports.
This upcoming Thursday, October 6th is our LOCKDOWN Drill. Scholars have all been trained in Standard Response Protocol and have brought home a handout to help you prepare them for the day. Remember this is only a drill.
In just over two weeks, October 15th, we will host our first dance of the year, the Fall Dance, for high school scholars. They will receive a handout with the dance guidelines and expectations this upcoming week.
Our upcoming literacy night has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 26th. This will ensure we have space for parking, and will also allow parents to participate in the varying Trunk or Treat activities within the community.
Please remember to return borrowed uniforms. We have a set number of uniforms to use in emergencies. There were quite a few accidents to start the year and our inventory is almost empty. Be sure to return them so that another scholar can receive the same care your scholar received. K4 & K5 families make sure your scholars have a back-up uniform at school.
Enjoy your weekend.
Together we can make this the best year yet. GO Lions!!
Priscilla El-Amin, Principal
PORTRAITS ARE READY!
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You must log in using your email address on file in Skyward to see your child’s portrait.
Picture Retake in October 7th. Scholars who missed portrait day or would like their picture retaken will be photographed on retake day. Retakes can be requested online at JostensPix or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Rigor with Ms. Riddle
CKLA small groups have begun in K5-3rd grade! Scholars will be receiving literacy instruction tailored specifically to their attainment level along with time for partner reading as well as independent skills practice.
The first content/ class assessments are approaching (or have already taken place)! Scholars have put in a lot of work these first four weeks and it’s time for them to show what they know. This is also a good time for teachers to recognize who needs additional support with a particular skill or content.
This week we are celebrating the A Team in AP History Short Writing Assessment: Katie M., Vito G., Lillian S., Emma H., and Evelyn H. Way to go learners!
Developing Character with the DOS
Classroom Homework Shoutouts!
We want to highlight three of our 1st - 10th grade classes that have had 100% homework completion this year.
Ms. Swanson & Ms. Brown 1st grade
Ms.Busse & Ms. Hathaway 2nd grade
Ms. Frost & Mrs. Cruz-Morales 6th grade
Way to be responsible and work hard!
Virtue Wrap-Up - Respect
Career Chat with Mrs. Benisch
Mechanical Room Visits
It is never too young to start learning about careers. Our elementary scholars visited the first floor mechanical room to learn more about the equipment in the room and how it runs. A representative from 1901 talked to the scholars about HVAC careers and other construction jobs. Scholars now understand how our building keeps us cool during warm days and warm during the cold days.
Construction Panel at CareerTek
Middle and high school scholars interested in construction careers attended a construction panel at Hendricks CareerTek. Scholars has the opportunity to speak with representatives from Batterman, Rock Road, and Home Fire Sprinkler. They learned how to use surveying tools and demo a VR sprinkler system simulation. Representatives talked about the different career paths available in their field and what they love about their jobs
Healthcare with Beloit Health Systems
Jodi Moyer, EMS Coordinator and Emergency Management Coordinator at Beloit Health Systems, came to speak with our middle school scholars in Healthcare Exploratory. Jodi shared her wealth of knowledge and experience about healthcare careers with the scholars. Scholars will be certified in CPR, first aid, and Safe Sitter by the end of the quarter in this course.
Athletic Update with Mr. Clothier
Congratulations to Theresa N. on placing 2nd in the Duck Pond Invitational and 2nd at the Jefferson Invitational in the JV Girls division! Julian M-C. and Iain H. continue were the top two placers for the TLA JV boys, placing 16th and 30th, respectively. Each hitting a new personal record!
This past week JV girls volleyball had their first home games of the year. On Tuesday, the team notched their first win of the year, winning in three sets vs. One City Academy. On Thursday, the team lost hard fought matches vs. Palmyra-Eagle. The team has shown great improvement!
Upcoming action in TLA Athletics:
Thursday, October 6th - MS Cross Country @ St. Williams Invitational (Janesville) departs 3:00 pm. Race starts at 4:15 pm. Expected time of return to TLA around 6:00 pm.
Upcoming Events Calendar
Career Focus - Manufacturing
10/3 - Progress Reports Sent Home
10/3 - 10/28 - Character Virtue - COOPERATION
10/6 - LOCKDOWN Drill
10/7 - Picture Retake Day
10/10 - 10/14 - Spirit Week
10/15 - High School Fall Dance (7:00 - 10:00 pm)
10/18 - PLC Meeting (4:30 – 5:30 pm)
10/26 - Literacy Night (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
10/28 - NO SCHOLAR ATTENDANCE - Records Day /Quarter 1 Ends