Weekly Newsletter

TCS Newsletter

Hello TCS families. I trust you have had a good week. Thank you for your continued prayers for and support of Temple Christian School. Here are a few news items that we wanted to share with you. Have a great weekend!

Note from the Nurse:

Influenza has been very prevalent in our community this winter. We are also seeing a rise in stomach viruses and various illnesses. Reminder to parents: Keep your student home if fever and/or symptoms are present. Our policy is that students may not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications and 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting and/or diarrhea if they are experiencing those symptoms. This 24-hour rule applies to after school activities as well. If your child is home sick from school or sent home with the above symptoms or other illness, they should not attend school sponsored after school activities. Please also reinforce healthy habits with your child(ren). It is important to get plenty of rest and eat healthy; cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing; wash hands OFTEN with soap and water; and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Thank you for helping us keep our students healthy!

National Honor Society Food Drive:

This month we are having an exciting challenge! The Temple Christian National Honor Society Chapter is sponsoring its second annual food drive! Proceeds will go to New Life Church International Food Pantry, and we encourage TCS families to be involved. It is a friendly competition between the classes in the school (k4-12) and is a great way to get involved in the community! The drive will be held Feb. 17-27, with our goal being 4000 cans! Let’s meet our goal!

Senior Night:

This Saturday February 11th, the J.V. and Varsity boys’ basketball teams will be playing Jackson Center at home beginning at 6:00 P.M. This night will be our annual senior night where we honor all of our winter sports senior athletes. The ceremony will take place in between games at approximately 7:00 P.M. We would like to invite you to come out and enjoy the night with us! Congratulations seniors!

Host an exchange student for the 2017 -2018 school year:

We are looking for families interested in hosting an exchange student in their home for 2017-2018 school year. To begin the application process, go to www.phs.asse.com. In order to be able to bring exchange students to Temple Christian School, we must have host families. A monthly stipend is available for each student hosted. If you have any questions, please contact Jodi Callahan at callahanj@tcslima.org or 419-227-1644.

Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart:

We will be wrapping up our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser next Friday, Feb. 17.We would love to reach our goal of $1,000! We are currently at about 65% of that. Be sure to get your money in next week sometime in the morning between 7:40-7:55. All of the prizes earned by your children that were not immediate gifts (the three animal trinkets on the lanyards) will get ordered and shipped here within a few weeks after we end the fundraiser. To celebrate, each class K4-5th grade will get to have a little party during their gym class. We’ll have music, healthy snacks, and some heart-pumping contests with prizes in class! Thanks for all of your support and prayers during these last few weeks.

Elementary Parents At Lunch:

We would like to invite our Elementary parents to come and eat lunch with your child(ren) at our Parents at Lunch Days. The 3rd-5th Grade Parents at Lunch will be held in Room 10 in the high school on February 16th at 11:00 a.m. We have rescheduled the K4-2nd Parents at Lunch event for February 21st. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. Parents may pack a lunch, bring in a lunch, or order a lunch here at Temple for yourself and your child(ren). If you are ordering a Temple lunch, you must send in your order with your child in the morning. We must have all orders by 8:15 a.m.

T.R.I.P. News:

Tuesday Feb. 21 is the next order day. You must place your online order by 8 A.M. and have your check in by 8:30 A.M. on order day.

Reading Month:

We are quickly approaching reading month, which takes place each March in the elementary. We are looking forward to a fun filled month of themed activities and incentives that encourage students to read. Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held February 28th-March 2nd. If you are interested in assisting with the book fair, please contact Amy Link in the elementary office.

Temple Christian Booster Drawing:

The TCS boosters are holding a winter drawing for a Cruise for 2 to the Bahamas for 6 days, which includes a $500 Visa Gift Card! You can enter the drawing by purchasing tickets at any home basketball contest this winter or by going online to www.tcsboosters.eventbrite.com to purchase your tickets and a chance to win this fantastic trip!

The Winner will be drawn at Halftime of the Varsity Boys’ Basketball game on Saturday February 11th.

The drawing will take place live on “The Cube” and the winner posted on social media. The winner will have 1 week to claim the Prize.

Girls Varsity Basketball OCSAA Tournament:

The Varsity girls will be playing in a post-season tournament starting Thursday, February 16th @ Calvary Christian School 5:30pm. The game will take place at “Union Station” 613 Hamilton St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Important Dates:

Feb. 10th J.V./Varsity Boys’ Basketball @ Perry at 6:00 P.M.

Feb. 11th J.V./Varsity Boys’ Basketball at Home vs. Jackson Center @ 6:00 P.M. – Senior Night

Feb. 15th Witness Wear Day

Feb. 16th 3rd-5th Grade Parents at Lunch (In room 10 in the high school at 11:00 A.M.)

Feb. 16th Varsity Girls’ Tournament Game @ Calvary Christian School (Bellefontaine)

Feb. 17th 3rd Quarter Midterm

Feb. 18th J.V./Varsity Boys’ Basketball @ Ada at 6:00 P.M.

Feb. 20th Presidents Day – No School

Feb. 22nd 3rd Quarter Midterms sent home

Lunch Menu for the Week of February 13th:

Monday Beef Nachos, Cookie, Fruit

Tuesday Pizza $1.00/Slice

Wednesday Sloppy Joes, Potato Wedge, Fruit

Thursday Mashed Potato Bowl (Chicken, Corn, Gravy), Pudding, Fruit

Friday Pizza 1.00/Slice

Have a great weekend everyone!

Bruce Bowman

Interim Superintendent/H.S. Principal

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