All-School Weekly Note

School Closed: Friday, October 10, for In-service; Monday, October 13, for Columbus Day.

ASEP Special Programs: Both ASEP Special Programs are filled for Friday. October 10.

Tick Check: Reminder to check for ticks after every SCEE and Shelly Ridge Day.

Weekly Notes: Several classrooms are not writing notes this week because of the short week and K-8 Shelly Ridge Day.  Check the blog to see some activities from this week.

Schedule Your Specialist Conferences: If you would like to meet with your child's specialist teachers on conference days (November 3 and 4), click here to sign up.  

Long Weekend Challenge: We now have just over 300 subscribers to our blog. Let's see if we can set the "world record" for blog subscriptions over a four-day period! Ready, set, go to http://www.tpschool.org/blog/!

Progressive Talk: The first Progressive Talk of the year will be on Tuesday morning, October 14, 8:30-9:30am, in the Garage. The topic will be "Learning Resources in a Progressive Setting," and our presenters will be Aminah Finney, Coordinator of Learning Resources, and Abbie Segal-Andrews, School Psychologist.  RSVP here.

School Photos: Picture Days are Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17.  The backdrop will be medium blue/purple so students should not wear dark blue; light blue should be fine. Children should bring their own combs - there will be mirrors available for "quick fixes."

Here's the schedule:

Fall Festival @ Schuylkill RIver Park: Come on out to the park on Saturday, October 18, 11am-3pm to have fun and show appreciation of this neighborhood gem that is so important to us at TPS. Our school will have a crafts table - stop by to say hello. 

October 31: The Student Council is planning two events for the morning of October 31. Students may choose between fun Halloween celebrations or fun cosmos-related activities. More info will be available next week, but the Student Council wanted everyone to know that there will be terrific activities for all students on October 31.

Parent Conferences: Advisors and classroom teachers included links to a conference sign-up form in recent Weekly Notes. The specialists would love to speak to you as well – sign up opportunities are below.

• Art

Kait Renna
https://doodle.com/x2narq4mqpr3mgkr

Neesa Becker-Procaccino
http://doodle.com/e646gr58p4rhmqdf

Rick Jacobsen
http://doodle.com/uahrsktcrctvqafc

Catherine Bogart-Rome
http://doodle.com/dxymwwmafwfhghka

• Physical Education

Mike Bonitatibus
https://doodle.com/4zd78crk62svxchf

Akemi Moriuchi
http://doodle.com/h8vxt689cgmzmhi4

• Music

Shannon Coulter
https://doodle.com/9r6f8x4cq36cwi77

Chris Gignac
http://doodle.com/epckfc3qcsh3dyfq

Aaron Picht
http://doodle.com/yvyu9u5an8e8f55g

• Spanish

Maria De Orta
http://doodle.com/47b7qu74k3xriq69

Tiziana Acerbo
https://doodle.com/6feygixmt4y4saz8

Marco Velis
http://doodle.com/kaeywr4h5zrcpiuf

Amparo Stetino
http://doodle.com/r4ac5x4k2hyz4w2h

TPS Website:  A reminder to bookmark the Parent landing page of the site for easy access. 

School Handbook: Please take the time to familiarize yourself (and your child) with the TPS Family Handbook

TPSA Tuesdays: For all TPSA-related information, check the blog and website every Tuesday for the "TPSA Tuesday" note.   

Google Calendar: Here's the link.

Have a great weekend. See you on Tuesday.