Weekly Newsletter

Friday – March 9th 2018

Hello TCS families. I hope everyone has had a good week.  Philippians 1:6 says, “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”. This is a great encouragement that the Lord is not finished with any of us; He continues to mold and shape us  for the great plans He has for us. Here are a few news items that we wanted to share with you.

Creation Museum Trip:

 Temple Christian’s Senior Class is visiting the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky today. Thanks to all of those who donated Creation Museum Passes to alleviate the costs for our students. This is an awesome experience for our seniors.

Reading Month:

Reading month is in full swing here in the elementary. We are having tons of fun with our tropical adventures. Today, students enjoyed a movie and snack as a fun reward for their reading. We will continue to partake in fun tropical themed activities in the classrooms and as a school each Friday in March. We are still in need of parent volunteers to help make our big reading month finale a success. If you would like to help, please email Mrs. Lawrence at lawrencej@tcspioneers.org.

Meet the Author Day:

We have a Meet the Author Day scheduled for March 14.  Karen Seelenbinder will share her books with our elementary students and walk them through the writing process she uses.  She will also visit their classrooms to work with them on their own short stories. Copies of her books can be pre-ordered so that she can autograph them while she is here.  Order forms and payment are due on 3/12/18. For more information, check out her website at www.karenseelenbinder.com.  

Scholastic Book Fair:

Our Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success!  Our total sales were $4704.31, which allowed each elementary classroom to choose $230 in free books.  Thank you to all of our volunteers, parents and grandparents for their support!  

Maple Syrup Tour:

On Wednesday, grades K4-5 went to Teddy Bear Park to learn about maple syrup.  As they walked a trail, students stopped at stations to find out facts.  One stop showed them how Native Americans used hot rocks to boil sap down to maple sugar.  Another stop showed students how the early settlers used kettles to boil the sap to make maple syrup.  Then, they discovered how it is done today.  Students had the opportunity to taste sap, sugar, and a small pancake with syrup on it.  It was a cold day, so students were able to finish their day with a cookie and hot chocolate.  It was a great trip.

Junior Class Visits Art Show:

The TCS Junior art students attended the Kewpee Art Show @ Art Space Lima on Wednesday. They also enjoyed an excellent lunch @ Hunan Gardens.

Basketball Post-Season Honors:

Congratulations to the following players for their post-season basketball honors/awards:  Brody Bowman (Northwest Central Conference Player of the Year ; 1st Team All District 8, and 2nd Team All Northwest Ohio);  Noah Howell (2nd Team All Northwest Central Conference and District 8 Senior All Star Game); Dakota Clay (Honorable Mention Northwest Central Conference); Dawson Draper (Honorable Mention Northwest Central Conference).

Spring Sports Information:

Spring Sports informational packets and registration information was emailed out last week regarding Junior High Track, High School Track, High School Baseball, and K-6th Grade Track and Field. Youth Track and Field Registration for K5-6th grades closes March 16th. You can register at: http://sports.bluesombrero.com/templechristian

Junior High Track and Field:  

We would like to welcome Mr. Chad Kinnear as our new junior high track and field coach. We appreciate Mr. Kinnear taking over the program.

Yearbook Order Opportunity:

Don’t miss out on capturing the memories! Order your 2017-2018 Temple Christian School yearbook before 3/30/18 and you can receive the signature package, including your TCS yearbook, name personalization, color autograph section, and 8 multicolor signing markers for $53.00! If you prefer the yearbook only, cost is $40 and optional name personalization is $5. Please return the attached order form with cash or check payable to TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (memo line: yearbook), to the Elementary Office or to Mrs. Searcy at the high school, by 3/30. You can also order online at www.jostens.com.

School Safety Drill:

Temple Christian School conducts safety drills each year so that our teachers and students can be prepared for an emergency situation where we must lock-down the building and classrooms in order to ensure our children’s safety.  We will be conducting a school safety drill on Wednesday, March 14th.

Parking Lot Safety:

We would like to ask for everyone’s help in keeping our parking lot a safe place for our children and other drivers.  We are asking that everyone please drive slowly as you enter and leave the parking lot. Thank you for helping us with this important matter.

Re-Enrollment:

 Re-enrollment for the 2018-19 school year has begun. Registration packets have been emailed and are available on our TCS website. Hard copies are available in the elementary office.  Please remember that re-enrollments fees are $100 before March 31st and $150 after. We look forward to the opportunity of continuing to minister to your family in the upcoming school year. Thank you for choosing Temple for your children.

Important Dates:

Mar. 13  High School Winter Sports Banquet at 6:00 P.M.  (Cafeteria)

Mar. 16  End of 3rd Quarter

Mar. 21  Witness Wear

Mar. 22  Early Release for Faculty Development  1:00 P.M.

Mar. 23  Grade Cards Sent Home

Mar. 27  Reading Month Finale

Mar. 27  Early Release for Easter Break  1:00 P.M.
Mar. 28-April 2  Easter Break

Apr.  3 School Resumes

Lunch Menu for the Week of March 12th

Monday         Cheeseburger, Hot Pretzel Sticks, Fruit

Tuesday         Pizza $1.00/Slice

Wednesday   Breakfast Sandwich w/ Sausage, Egg, & Cheese; Hashbrown, Fruit

Thursday        Sweet & Sour Chicken, Rice, Fruit

Friday             Pizza $1.00/Slice

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