Weekly Newsletter

TCS Newsletter – Friday May 17, 2019

Hello TCS families. I hope everyone has had a good week. It is hard to believe that we are down to our last week of school. I trust everyone enjoys the last few days of the year. Here are a few news items that we wanted to share with you.


Welcome to TCS:

Temple Christian School would like to welcome Mr. Christopher Hartman to our TCS family.  Mr. Hartman has been hired to teach 3rd grade next year.  Mr. Hartman was born in Holland, Ohio. He attended Toledo University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Mr. Hartman taught 2nd grade at Toledo Christian School before moving away from the area. He moved to Lima approximately one year ago. Over the past year, he has substituted at Temple, along with various other public and private schools. He is married to Kara Hartman. They are expecting their first child later this summer. Mr. Hartman attends Harvest Baptist Temple in Wapakoneta. He is a sports fanatic and enjoys working with technology. Mr. Hartman loves the Lord and has a passion for ministering to young people. Welcome to TCS Mr. Hartman!


Senior Music Accomplishments:

On Tuesday, Senior Dakota Clay was one of thirteen area students honored by the Lima Kiwanis Club at a luncheon for the 2019 John Philip Sousa award winners. Recognized for musicianship, leadership, and dedication to their school band programs, the students enjoyed a catered meal with their parents and teachers and then received trophies and certificates in honor of their accomplishments. A news feature covering this event can be viewed at the Hometown Stations website. Dakota has also been selected to be featured on WLIO’s “Scholastic Arts Spotlight,” and his story will be aired on FOX News at 5:00 and 10:00 PM on Tuesday, May 28th.


Student Government Elections:

The following students have been chosen by their peers to represent their classes and the student body by serving as the TCS Student Government for the 2019-2020 School-year.

7th Grade – Emma Engle and Malachi Menke

8th Grade – Leyton Chambers and Brianna Smith

9th Grade – Ilona Szuch and Kaylee Linhart

10th Grade – Darrick Clay and Anthony Mayer

11th Grade – Joseph Engle, Michael Engle, and Audrey Powell

12th Grade – Lydia Bassett, Allison Durst and Carol Smith


Third Grade Field Trip:

On Wednesday, the third grade went to Sauder Village for their year-end field trip. Students discovered what it was like to be a pioneer in the Black Swamp region of Ohio. It was a great day full of train rides, carriage rides, ice cream, and, of course, souvenirs.


Second Grade Field Trip:

On Thursday, the second grade took a field trip to Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo. We had an excellent time learning about the different animals and exploring the areas of Africa, Australia, and the Indonesian Rainforest . We also had a great time riding the train and having a picnic lunch.  Thank you to all of the parents that helped with transportation and chaperoning. You helped make this a wonderful trip!


Physics Class Experiment:

The Physics class decided to put their knowledge of momentum, impulse, and force to the test by constructing an egg drop experiment on Wednesday. Dakota Clay used an accordion style of folding in order to cushion the egg on impact, and Jonathan Acklin utilized a cone shape with folded cushions to maximize time and distribute force. The students then tested their models by dropping their eggs from increasing heights. Although neither egg survived through the end of the experiment, Dakota and Jonathan designed well-thought-out catching structures that were very practical and used the “Laws of Physics” to their advantage. The students enjoyed the critical thinking and application process of Physics.

Senior Chapel:

Wednesday was the seniors’ last chapel service at TCS! The class of 2019 enjoyed a fun game of Win, Lose, or Draw. They then led everyone in worship. Seniors shared their favorite high school memories and advice for younger students. Finally, the staff and student body prayed over this wonderful group of seniors. May the Lord richly bless each of you!


Middle School Hero Day:

The Middle School P.E. classes enjoyed an afternoon at The Hero Day at the Lima Mall on Wednesday. The kids had a great time running through the inflatable obstacle courses, completing physical challenges, and doing relay races. Several kids won free passes to return. The staff was so interactive and friendly. It was great to see many smiling and sweaty faces!


Medication pickup:

If your child has medication at school, please be sure to stop by the office in your child’s building on the last day of school to pick it up.  Medication cannot be picked up by students. Medication not picked by the end of school will be discarded.


2019-2020 Immunization Requirements for 7th and 12th grade students:

Incoming seventh graders for the 2019-20 school year will be required to have a Tdap vaccination and the Meningococcal vaccine prior to the start of the school year. The Meningococcal vaccine is also required for students entering 12th grade in the fall of 2019. These are state requirements. Students without proof of vaccination can be subject to exclusion from school. One option that families have is a Teen Immunization Clinic for students entering grades 7 and 12, held at the Allen County Health Department on August 21st from 2:00pm-5:00pm. You can call the Health Department at 419-228-4457 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.


Summer Volleyball Camps:

The TCS volleyball program will be hosting camps July 29-31.  There will be a camp for 3rd-5th graders from 12:00-2:00 P.M. and 6th-8th graders from 3:15-5:15 P.M.  Cost of camp is $30.00.

TCS Volleyball Camp


Fall Sports Registrations:

Fall sports registrations are open for K-8 Fall Sports. There is a $5.00 discount for those that register in May! All Registrations online at the following link:



Allen County Fair, August 16 – 24, 2019:

Your help is needed at the Allen County Fair! Before you know it, the Allen County Fair will be here and Temple Christian School will once again have an information booth in the merchants building. Volunteers are needed at the booth to hand out TCS brochures and to speak with people about TCS. Would you be willing to help? Contact Richard Jueckstock, Director of Development at 567-224-8846 or email jueckstock68@gmail.com.


TCS Golf Scramble:

The TCS Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday May 25th at 9:00 a.m. at the Hidden Creek Golf Club.  To register online, go to: https://tcsgolfouting.eventbrite.com. Contact Athletic Director, BJ McPheron at mcpheronbj@tcspioneers.org for more information. Sunday, May 19th is the final day to register.


Booster Mulch Sale:

The Booster Club Mulch Sale is under way. Order forms are available in both offices. Email Peter White peterwhite002@gmail.com for questions or stop by the offices to get more information. The sale will continue throughout the summer. Summer orders must be emailed to Peter White at  peterwhite002@gmail.com.

2019 TCS Mulch Sale Order Form


Lost and Found:

We have several items, including coats, sweatshirts, and a pair of black prescription eyeglasses in the elementary office. These items will be available to be claimed until the last day of school.


New Family Recruitment:

Please assist us with the recruitment of new potential families. There is a $300 discount for referring a family that is accepted and stays at least half of the 2019-20 school year. See the elementary office for more information.


Athletic Events:

May 18       H.S. Track and Field District Meet at Spencerville @ 11:30 A.M.


Important Dates:

May 19-22          Senior Trip

May 21               Kindergarten Graduation

May 22              K4 – 5th Grade Field Day

May 22              Middle School Awards Assembly 2:15pm

May 23               High School Awards Assembly 1:30 pm

May 23&24         MS/HS Final Exams 1:00 Dismissal

May 24               Elementary Awards Ceremony – K4 – 5th grade – 12:00pm (LBT Sanctuary)

May 24               End of 4th Quarter – Last Day of School 1:00 Dismissal

May 24               H.S. Graduation – 7:00pm (LBT Sanctuary)

May 25                TCS 6th Annual Golf Outing – Hidden Creek Golf Club – 9:00am

May 27               Memorial Day – School Closed

May 28               Faculty In-Service (H.S. Cafeteria)


Lunch Menu for the Week of May 20

Monday                     French toast sticks, Sausage links, Fruit

Tuesday                    Pizza  $1.00/Slice

Wednesday              Hot dogs, Tater tots, Popsicle

Thursday                   Chicken strips, Nachos & cheese, Veggies w/ ranch

Friday                         Pizza  $1.00/Slice

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