TPCS NIFTY NEWS

April 8. 2016

Is God Calling You to Host an International Student In Your Home This Fall?

TPCS hosts international students every year. This year, we hosted 5 from Guatemala for two months (Oct - Dec) and 5 from China for the full year. It is an amazing privilege to share Christ's love with these students and to learn from them about their homeland. We need families who will open their homes and hearts to these students for 2016-2017.


We are looking for 5-6 families for the Guatemalan students, who will be here from Oct 15 - Dec 11 (includes fall break).


We are also looking for 4-5 homes for Chinese students who will be with us for the full school year.


This is an incredible way to impact the WORLD for Christ and help TPCS at the same time. Please contact Mrs. Toni Kanzler, Director of Admission, by April 18th for more information and to find out how you can be part of this ministry.

Yearbook Order Deadline

Hey Folks! If you have not already ordered a TPCS 2015-2016 Yearbook, time is slipping away. The Yearbook goes into production this month, so your last date to place an order online is April 18th. We do not order extras, so don't get caught without a yearbook for your child the last week of school. Just go to www.jostens.com and pick yearbooks.

TPCS Offers RightNow Media to School Community

We have a gift for you! We are always looking for ways to serve you that will help as we encourage the integration of our faith with our learning and living. One helpful resource we've found is called RightNow Media. It's essentially the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" because you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for students, kids, youth, families, pastors, lay leaders, and more. You can view these videos directly from your phone, tablet, or computer. And you can also view them in a group setting through a TV or projector. Click Here for a great video to learn more


You should have received an email invitation last week - please sign up right away for this FREE amazing library of resources to help you and your family grow in your faith. May it be a blessing to you!

Summer Camp Info is Now Available

Yes - it is finally here! Information about TPCS summer camp offerings is now available on our website. Brochures and registration information is also in our front office. There's something for everyone! Check out the full details on the website and in our next TPCS Weekly Update, coming soon. Contact Kraig Cox for more information.

TPCS to Support the Justin Langford Walk/Run May 14

TPCS will be involved in the Hope Fest/Run 4 Hope, a community run/walk that will benefit the Memorial Fund of Justin Langford and the Vanderbilt Scholarship Fund. Justin is the nephew of TPCS family, Kevin & Teri Langford (Abby -5th, Alex - 6th, & Hadley - PS3). Justin lost his life tragically while training for Allison Transmission in Arizona. This event also has a big focus on STEM programs. TPCS is partnering with Zionsville & Lebanon schools along with Roche Diagnostics, Allison Transmission, Boone County 4H, 1st Maker Space, and Dow Agro Science. TPCS along with the other schools and business will be hosting a tent to promote our organizations while having a focus on STEM activities.


Please check out the event website Justin's Run 4 Hope and consider signing up to walk or run to support this great cause. contact Kraig Cox for more information.

REMINDER: Check Out the TPCC Blog

Make sure and regularly check out our TPCS Blog. We just finished a series on the importance of learning environments and covered the intentional, innovative design of our planned high school Learning Center. Our new blog series talks about research on student learning losses during the summer months and how parents can help their child continue learning and not lose academic ground.


Blog posts are written by our TPCS administrators (our version of the "Writers Workshop" model taught to our students). We incorporate our personal experiences and knowledge along with topical research. That means you get to know your administrators better AND you get very practical parenting tips. We hope you will read our blog, published 1-2 times each week at TPCAblog. Login each week or watch our Facebook to read it, and then and share it with friends on Facebook or Twitter. We trust it will minister to you.

American Heritage Trip

Our 8th grade had a blast learning first hand about American History on their recent American Heritage trip. Traveling by bus, they visited New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, West Point, Mount Vernon and Gettysburg. Students shared that their favorite moments were riding the subway in New York, visiting our nation's monuments at night, shopping in NYC/Times square and worshiping by the national monuments at night and having many passersby join in. Student, Avery Fowler, said, "The 911 memorial was so amazing, and I loved the Holocaust Museum - it was so sad but I learned so much."


As they complete their America History studies, students have selected an historical figure from the early American time period to research fully. They will attend the upcoming American Heritage dinner dance later this week in costume and character for the evening to "live" the time period. If you want to have a great time on April 22nd, play like paparazzi and catch the students as they arrive for the 6 pm event. It's such fun to see Thomas Jefferson, Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin, Booker T Washington and others strut their stuff!

Students & Storm Troopers

Several of our band and strings students attended a recent Indiana Wind Symphony concert at the Palladium. It was a Star Wars themed concert, complete with Storm Troopers! After the concert they spoke with the conductor, Dr. Charlie Conrad, to discuss their own instrument playing and with a trumpeter in the symphony - Don Fisher, husband of our recently retired 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Paula Fisher. It was a great experience for our young musicians!

Students participate in the ACSI Music Festival

A very musical group of 7th grade students (and one from high school) represented TPCA at the recent ACSI Music Festival. These students traveled to Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN, to work with clinicians for a day and then perform a concert on Saturday. This is the third year we have attended the band festival and the first time we have taken choir students. We were able to make a few side trips, including a tour of the Conn Selmer woodwind and percussion factory, a visit to the Basilica at Notre Dame, we ate family style at an Amish Restaurant and visited the very unusual Fulton County Historical Museum and the Grissom Air Base Museum.


In their words: "The Band Festival was a great experience that helped my skills as a flutist. I loved that it was not just Traders Point band, but lots of bands from all over the state. We got to meet new people and play with kids that were skilled on their instrument. I think this was a good opportunity to use the gifts that God has given us and to challenge ourselves with those gifts."Nicole Gruesser.

Another take: "Oh, what an experience! Band festival was definitely an experience never to be forgotten. A highlight of the trip was visiting the Notre Dame campus. Never have I seen a college campus that was so beautiful and that has so much history within its very walls. The Basilica was absolutely spectacular! When we went in it, there was a choir rehearsing and they were amazing! Also, the stained glass windows were beautiful! I made so many memories while on the trip and I would never have changed anything, except maybe for not practicing for five hours straight!?" Rachel Croner


Students participating were: Sam Johnson, Caleb Ott, Caleb Probst, Emma Sweeney, Wade Robbins, Caleb Wood, Matthew Miller, Will Jacob, Anna Fischer, Bre Woodard, Izabella Shaul, Makenna Kowal, Sunny Su, Rachel Croner, Claire Akard, Nicole Gruesser, Janki Kuber, Alison Lance, Madison Small, Regina Bour, Ella Clayton.

Dr. Ho & Students Attend HSD Leaders tech conference

Dr. Tom Ho, our Director of Computer Instruction and Integration, recently took three of our student tech team members to the Hoosier Student Digital Leaders student tech conference at Franklin Central HS. Traders Point students Caleb Ott, Claire Akard and Ethan Clupper (pictured here with Dr. Ho) learned tons about new and upcoming technology that will translate to our classrooms.

7th Advanced Math Scale Models

The Traders Point Christian Academy 7th grade Accelerated Math class recently completed a scale model project. Students in Mrs. Mendy Morrison's class chose an object to enlarge to scale using advanced math concepts and computations. Pictured are: Luke Shelton, Eli Martin, Nicole Gruesser, Claire Akard, Graham Shelton, and Matthew Miller. Their projects are in the Eagle's Nest - check out the HUGE scale blowups!

JOke of the Day

It's Spring.

We are so excited we wet our plants!

Rapid Reminders (things we really want you to remember)

  • K-12 Grandparents & Special Persons Day - Monday, April 11th
  • 6th grade trip to Marengo Cave - April 14-15
  • 7th grade trip to Cincinnati - April 28-29
  • TPCS Production of Shrek the Musical - May 20-22
  • Class of 2016 Graduation - Sunday, June 5 @ 4:00 pm at TPCC