Hello TCS families. I trust you have had a good week. Psalm 84:10 says, “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked”. It is truly a blessing for us as Christians to be children of God and to serve Him on a daily basis. Here are a few news items that we wanted to share with you. Have a great weekend!
Witness Wear Day:
We will be having a Witness Wear Day on Wednesday December 6th. This date was not on the original school calendar, so we wanted to let everyone know well in advance.
Varsity Boys Basketball Season Begins:
The varsity and j.v. boys open their 2017-18 season at Ottoville tonight, Friday Dec. 1st, at 6:00 P.M. The Pioneers will then be at home this Saturday night Dec. 2nd vs. Continental at 5:00 P.M. Saturday is also Hall of Fame night.
Hall of Fame Night:
On Saturday night Dec. 2nd, Temple Christian School will be honoring Jeannine Zwiebel who dedicated 25 years of service to the TCS music department from 1976-2000. Mrs. Zwiebel served as a general music teacher, choral director, and band director during her tenure at Temple. Her commitment to the lives of her students and her love for music education will forever be remembered here at TCS.
Community Christmas Performances:
The TCS high school choir will be doing a variety of Christmas performances in our community. Thanks to Mrs. Brokaw and the students for getting out and blessing our community. Please note the following performance locations and dates:
Friday, December 1 – Allen County Museum’s Christmas Tree Festival (2:00-2:45 P.M.)
Thursday, December 7 – WTLW‘s Holiday Music Festival Recording
Thursday, December 14 – Elderberries‘ Christmas Dinner at the Old Barn Out Back
Elementary Christmas Program:
The elementary Christmas program is scheduled for this coming Thursday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 P.M. Students should arrive by 6:15 P.M. in their respective classrooms. For students who have costumes, it is preferable that they come with their costume on and ready to go.
K5 and 1st grade- The students in these classes are angels. They should wear white shirts/tops and white or khaki pants. Girls may wear white dresses.
2nd grade – Wear shepherd costume.
3rd, 4th, and 5th- Wear nice Christmas clothing unless you have a special part with a costume. If you are wearing a costume, dressy clothing is not needed underneath. Just wear what looks good with the costume and is comfortable.
Elementary Christmas Ministry/Giving Opportunity:
For their Christmas project this year, elementary students have the opportunity of blessing two local organizations with items that allow them to minister to needy individuals and families in our community. Students were given a handout with specific items requested by Guiding Light Ministry, which is a faith-based organization for women who need help becoming self-sufficient. The organization provides shelter, education, guidance, and faith. The handout also includes items collected by the GAP Pantry. This is a ministry, here at Lima Baptist Temple, which provides household items for those who are less fortunate in our community.
Christmas Tree Festival:
The K4 and the 4 year old preschool students had the opportunity to visit the Christmas Tree Festival at the Allen County Museum this past Wednesday. The kids had a great time singing, visiting the Talking Christmas Tree, working on crafts, and participating in a variety of other fun activities.
Order your 2017-2018 Temple Christian School yearbook. Our student-created yearbook is $40 and optional name personalization is $5. Order forms were sent home with students. Please return the order form with cash or check payable to Temple Christian School (memo line: yearbook) to the Elementary Office or to Mrs. Searcy in the high school. You can also order online at www.jostens.com.
Toys for Tots:
We have Toys for Tots collection boxes in both buildings. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy to help a needy family. The Salvation Army will be picking up donations the week of December 4.
Temple Christian School is in need for additional qualified substitute teachers. If you possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and you believe you have the qualities to be a substitute teacher, please contact Amy Link in the elementary office.
Fri. Dec. 1 Varsity/JV Boys Basketball at Ottoville 6:00 P.M.
Sat. Dec. 2 Varsity/JV Boys Basketball at home vs. Continental 5:00 P.M.
Sat. Dec. 2 H.S. Bowling @ 20th Century Lanes – Spartan Classic 9:00 A.M.
Fri. Dec. 8 Varsity/JV Boys Basketball at Perry 6:00 P.M.
Dec. 7 Elementary Christmas Program 6:30 P.M.
Dec. 19 MS/HS Christmas Concert 7:00 P.M.
Dec. 20 Early Dismissal 1:00 – Christmas Break Begins
Jan. 3 School Resumes
Lunch Menu for the Week of December 4th
Monday Mini Corn Dogs, Funnel Cake, Carrots & Celery w/ Ranch
Tuesday Pizza $1.00/Slice
Wednesday Chicken Patty Sandwich w/ Lettuce, Pickle, Tomato; Yogurt Parfait
Thursday Salsbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Corn
Friday Pizza $1.00/Slice