At TPS we extend our country classroom into the city for our preschoolers and kindergarteners through our lush organic Garden on our South Street property. The Garden puts the natural world at our preschoolers and kindergarteners fingertips by providing a living laboratory where life's lessons are experienced and learned; it deepens their sense of connections, seasons, and place as well. They plant seeds, pull weeds, water vegetables, observe butterflies, and dig for worms. These activities give our young students a rich context for exploring science, nutrition, social studies, math, language arts, while creating a sense of responsibility and service to other living things.
This year we are having two Back-to-School Nights!
The first is for parents of children in preschool through 3rd grade on Tuesday, September 23.
The second is for parents of children in grades 4 through 8 on Wednesday, October 1.
This year, in addition to hearing from your child's classroom teachers, you will have an opportunity to meet some of the specialists and learn about the art, music, PE, and Spanish programs. Classroom presentations will begin at 7 pm. However, both evenings will be kicked off by a TPSA-sponsored "Meet and Greet" in the Garage for parents (5:30 to 6:45 pm).
The 8th grade unveiled with flair this year's theme - The Cosmos - at our Friday morning assembly in the gym. Their entertaining, original skit involved intricate step dancing, star-inspired poetry, and multi-century time travel. The presentation closed with students heading out to the yard to explore the night sky in planetaria designed and built by a team of 8th graders.