TPCA Weekly Update

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Important Upcoming Events

November 3-7: 5th-8th Grade CPR + (Creating Positive Relationships)
November 6: JH Trip and HS J-Term Parent Meetings
November 10-14: High School CPR + (Creating Positive Relationships)
November 14: PTF Auction
November 14: JH Girls: Dr. Lori Hoffeditz/ Christian Perspective on Self-Image
November 18: Ident a Kid
November 21: Leadership Coffee
November 21: HS Girls: Dr. Lori Hoffeditz/ Christian Perspective on Self-Image
November 22: High School Student Council Fall Dance
November 24-24: Early Childhood Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School for EC)
November 26-28: Thanksgiving Break

More details and information on each event below!

CPR + (Creating Postive Relationships)

November 3-7: 5th-8th grade students

November 10-14: 10th grade(and new 11th-12th grade students)

TPCA has had the privilege of partnering for several years now with an organization based in Carmel, IN called Creating Positive Relationships (CPR). The program's goal is to reduce sexual activity among teenagers. While the fifth grade curriculum mainly focuses on puberty, basic anatomy and hygiene, the focus of the 6th, 7th, 8th and high school messages is that postponing sexual activity until marriage is the healthiest and best choice. Parents, please view a more detailed description of the CPR+ topics and curriculum by grade level by clicking HERE. This program is presented in schools throughout Indiana, the USA and around the world using both a values-based (CPR) or a biblically based (CPR+) format.


The curriculum used with our school (the PLUS in CPR+), is biblically based so students also hear that God's desire is for sexual activity to remain within the boundaries of marriage. Students are helped to adopt a whole person approach in delaying sexual activity, considering the mental, emotional, social and physical aspects of human sexuality.


There are additional parent information handouts on 8th grade and high school CPR + curriculum on Parents Web under Resources. Please contact our guidance counselor, Ms. Julie Harris jlharris@tpcs.org with any questions.

J-Term and Junior High Trips Parent Meetings

We are hosting two important information update meetings on Thursday, November 6th @ 6:30 pm (grades 7 & 8) & 7:00 pm (high school) for families to learn details of upcoming J-Term, internship and Junior High class trips. Please plan for at least one parent per family to attend your appropriate session(s).


High school J-Term will begin right after Christmas break, with students in grades 9 - 12 either traveling , ministering in Indy or participating in an internship. Note: This will be the only planned J-Term info meeting before January 2015.


Junior high trips to Cincinnati and the US East Cost are planned for the spring of 2015 and will be here soon. Begin your planning now.


Students are eagerly anticipating what lies ahead! We are very excited to share plans with you about what your student will experience. Details on Passports and immunizations for international travel, fundraising efforts and costs for trips, and information about student and parent travel or internship responsibilities in preparation will be covered. We want to answer your questions!


JH grades 7 & 8 @ 6:30 pm

8th grade in Media Center - Leslie Kowal, trip coordinator

7th grade in Music room – Jason Klingerman, presenting for Scott Jackson, trip coordinator


HS J-Term options @ 7:00

Nicaragua in Music room – Amy Malott, trip coordinator

Life Calling in Media Ctr – Mark Goins, presenting for Scott Jackson, trip coordinator

Mission Indy in A116 Mrs. Huff's room – Ryan Steuer, Mission Indy (questions to Jason Klingerman)

Internships in A104 Mrs. Meadow's room - Jason Klingerman, presenting for Julie Harris

Today is the LAST DAY to Order Yearbooks for $25!

Step 1: Go to www.jostens.com

Step 2: Click on Yearbooks

Step 3: Click Buy Your Yearbook

Step 4: Enter Traders Point Christian Academy

Step 5: Choose Yearbook Package

**Order your yearbook by Oct. 31st, and the price is only $25! On November 1st the price increases to $30.

*For any questions, please contact Mrs. Tooley at dtooley@tpcs.org

TPCA Annual Fundraising Auction on November 14!

****TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR EARLY BIRD SALES!!!*****

Buonasera!!

This has been an exciting week for TPCA!! The auction items are LIVE!! What does that mean? You can register your phone here and START BIDDING!!! Yes, bid NOW!! Why wait until November 14th?!

Here are just a FEW of the items you will see:

  • Colt's package at the last home game including:
    • $150 gift card to Harry & Izzy's
    • Parking pass
    • 2 suite seats
    • 2 standing room only suite seats
  • Tickets around town including
    • 4 tickets to the 500 Festival Parade
    • 2 tickets to an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Pops or Classical Series Concert
    • Indianapolis Indians Box Seat Tickets
    • 4 Admissions to Conner Prairie
    • 2 tickets to the Indianapolis Zoo
    • …and many more!
  • Gift cards to local restaurants including:
    • $100 gift card to Sullivan's
    • 2 dinner entrees at The Friendly Tavern in Zionsville
    • GT South's Rib House Gift Certificate
    • $20 Gift Card to Greek's Pizzeria
    • …and many more!

Click here daily!! We get new donations every day!!

Be sure to check your inbox next Wednesday for a sneak peak at the menu for Auction Night!

****TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR EARLY BIRD SALES!!!*****

JH and HS Girls: Christian Perspective on Self-Image

Helping Our Daughters Know Who They Are In Christ
Spend just a few minutes viewing any media and you will gain a shocking picture of how our culture views women. What impact is this having on our girls' self-image? How can we help them to value themselves in Christ rather than through the prevalent cultural lies about who they are?


We are very pleased to share that Traders Point is partnering with you to help your daughters learn who they are in Christ by bringing a special speaker to meet with our junior and senior high ladies during Mentor Group time in November about this important topic. TPCA mom Dr. Lori Hoffeditz is a Christian Licensed Mental Health Counselor who loves Jesus, has a passion for TPCA and the heart to help our daughters look toward Christ for their self-image. Dr. Hoffeditz uses biblical guidance, bringing to light any darkness and/or lies that our girls may believe about themselves. We need to come alongside of them as women in Christ and help them fight the lies with truth!


All junior high female mentor groups and leaders will meet with Dr. Hoffeditz on Friday, November 14 during mentor group time.

All high school female mentor groups and leaders will meet with Dr. Hoffeditz on Friday, November 21 during mentor group time.



Bio - Dr. Lori Hoffeditz

Dr. Lori Hoffeditz is passionate about confronting the lies of Satan with the truths of God's Word as it relates to having a positive self-image and behaviors; to help adolescent girls and women define their self-image through Christ. As a loving wife to Dr. David Hoffeditz and a Mom of two children who attend TPCA, Dr. Hoffeditz welcomes the opportunity to speak about relevant topics that face teenagers today. She has enjoyed speaking at Christian universities, conferences, and churches and has also published several articles related to the topics that will be addressed with TPCA girls. Dr. Hoffeditz received her Ph.D. from Liberty University in Professional Counseling in 2004. She graduated with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Wright State University in 2000, and she graduated from Cedarville University in 1997 with an Elementary Education degree.


After serving for three years as a Resident Director of a girls' dormitory at Cedarville University, Dr. Hoffeditz worked full-time in the Counseling Services department at Cedarville University for seven years and taught as an adjunct professor in the Psychology department at Cedarville University and in the graduate program at Wright State University. She has also served as a visiting professor for Liberty University in their Ph.D. program.


Dr. Hoffeditz has worked in the counseling field since 1997 and currently works part-time as a Christian Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Counseling Center at the Crossing in Fishers, IN.

TPCA All School Parent & Staff Survey to Begin Soon

Last year our Board of Directors and school leadership developed a new short-term strategic plan for the academy. This fall they are working to develop a 3-5 year strategic plan for programs as well as a master plan for facilities. As they seek what’s on God’s heart for Traders Point, they want to know our parents and staff member’s thoughts about many different aspects of our school.


To accomplish this, we have contracted with Development Testing Services (DTS) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to conduct an anonymous, full school survey. This will be a comprehensive online survey that will provide us with vital data on many areas, such as: parents and staff commendations & concerns; marketing; financial value and tuition factors; demographics; mission; homework; retention and recruitment; employee related areas (for staff); school culture; suggestions and words of encouragement. DTS has much experience in this area, with Christian schools and with TPCA. They conducted full school surveys for us in 2003, 2007 and 2010, so we will also receive comparative data against those prior surveys. Results will be available within a few weeks of the survey close and will be shared with our parents and staff.


This is the most exciting time in the history of our school, and many important decisions are coming upon us. We want you to be a part of our planning process and your participation in this survey is vital. Yes, it will take some of your time. However, this is your opportunity to voice your thoughts and help Traders Point be the best school possible in every area.


Please plan now to respond fully and promptly when you receive the survey link next week from DTS. As an extra incentive to complete the survey, you can report 1 hour of service time for completing the survey. The survey actually only takes about 10-15 minutes (for each enrolled child you have) to complete. We treasure our partnership with you in providing a biblical worldview, values-based education for your students. Thank you in advance for your time!

SCRIP-Earn Cash Back for Tuition!

Great news! Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, we are launching the Scrip program this month for ALL FAMILIES at Traders Point! With scrip fundraising, families can easily earn cash for tuition for their own children (80%) and for the school (20%) while they shop.


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 tpcascrip@gmail.com for this code and further directions.


We pray this will be a blessing to all of our Traders Point families!

Save the Date: December 15 TPCA Christmas Concerts

It may only be October, but we want to make sure you've got the Christmas concert on your calendar! This year, the K-6 Christmas Concert and the 4th-12th Band Concert will be on the same evening:
K-6 Christmas Concert: 6PM at Traders Point Christian Church in the Worship Center
4th-12th Band Concert: 7:30 PM at Traders Point Christian Church in the Worship Center

TPCA Employment Opportunity: Admissions Assistant

Traders Point Christian Academy is looking for qualified candidates to apply for the position of Admissions Assistant. The Admissions Assistant is responsible for working with the Director of Admissions for the effective management of the details and scheduling of all admission efforts. The candidate should be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative related tasks, comfortable working personally with school constituents and the public and be able to work independently.

QUALIFICATIONS
Educational and Experience Requirements:
HS diploma required; BA degree preferred. Minimum of three years of related experience. Commitment to the mission of Traders Point Christian Academy. Self-assurance, responsibility, positivity, excellent organizational skills; attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure; effective communication skills, both verbal and written; high level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Word, Outlook and Excel; ability to plan, manage and execute admission events; be a creative problem solver.

You will find a detailed job description and instructions on how to apply for the position on the employment page (under About Us) on the school website tpcs.org. Or, to visit our employment page, click HERE.

Fun Volunteer Opportunity: PA Announcers Needed!

The TPCA Athletic Department is in need of one or two people who would be willing to serve as a PA Announcer for our MS & JH Basketball games this Winter. This opportunity will count toward the Volunteer hours, and also comes with a concession stand credit for each game worked. Please contact Athletic Director Adam Stevenson if interested at astevenson@tpcs.org.

Ident-A-Kid Services at TPCA on November 18

Ident-A-Kid Services of America, Inc. has provided the nation’s largest Child Identification Program for almost 30 years. They create child ID cards which provide parents and law enforcement with crucial information should a child become lost or missing. The Ident-A-Kid Program will be at TPCA on Tuesday, November 18th from 8:45 am - 10:15 AM to photograph, fingerprint, weigh and measure children for ID cards. Participation in the program is optional.

Cost per child:

1 card- $8

3 cards + eKid- $ 11

5 cards + eKid -$15.

If you purchase 3 or more ID cards you may have the have the student’s ID card sent to the parents’ CELL PHONE. Parents will receive a laminated wallet-sized ID card (similar to a driver’s license), with their child’s information and picture. An application envelope with additional information about the Ident-A-Kid Program will be sent home with the students one week prior to the program date. Non-TPCA siblings are welcome!

Grandparents' Day Date Change

Grandparents' Day has been moved from the fall to the spring this year. Mark your calendars and let all the wonderful grandparents in your child's life know that we will have a special day planned for them on Monday, April 13, 2015! More details to come...