All-School Weekly Note

TPSA Coat Drive: We collected more than 100 coats - and dozens of hats and gloves! Thank you to everyone who supported the drive, which benefits Project Home, the Lutheran Settlement House, and Wordsworth. 

Thanksgiving Feast: A TPS tradition is the All-School Thanksgiving Feast, which takes place on Tuesday, November 25, in the gymnasium. Please let your child's teachers know if he or she will be absent that day so we can plan accordingly.

SAVE THE DATE! This year's TPSA Book Fair, which runs from December 2-6, is going to be the best ever!  More info to come soon - but make sure Saturday, December 6, is on your calendar. Saturday activities include a workshop with a comic artist/graphic novelist – we will be posting a sign-up form soon for your child to participate in the workshop.

Snow Closings: Yes, it is time to make sure everyone knows our policy - and communication procedures - in the event of a weather-related closing. Check out page 21 in the TPS Family Handbook. Rule of thumb: If the School District of Philadelphia is closed because of  snow, so is TPS. This rule also applies to mid-day closings and cancellations of after school activities.


End Dates for Monday Clubs:

  •     Amazing Zoom Dance, Dec 1
  •     Artsy Arts & Crafts, Dec 1
  •     Mandarin Pandas, Dec 1
  •     Rookie Chess, Dec 1
  •     You Go Girls, Dec 1
  •     Filmmaking, Dec 8  

End Dates for Tuesday Clubs:

  •     Karate I, II, & III, Dec 2
  •     Creative Drawing,  Dec 2
  •     Knitting, Dec 2
  •     Book Club with Judith,  Dec 9     
  •     Intermediate Chess, Dec 9

End Dates for Wednesday Clubs:

  •     Basketball with Obvious Choice, Nov 19   
  •     Soccer Shots, Nov 19   
  •     Ceramics A, Dec 3
  •     Tournament Chess, Dec 3
  •     Actors Workshop, Dec 17    

End Dates for Thursday Clubs:

  •     Drama, Dec 11    
  •     Ceramics B, Dec 11    
  •     Mandarin Little Dragons, Dec 11    
  •     Mandarin Tigers, Dec 11    
  •     El Mundo Hispanico, Dec 4
  •     Science Olympiad, Dec 4
  •     MyServe Tennis, Nov 13    

End Dates for Friday Clubs:

  •     Ballet, Dec 12  
  •     Soccer Skills, Nov 19 
  •     Future Engineers I & II, Dec 5
  •     Fashion Design,  Dec 12 
  •     Experienced Chess, Dec 5
  •     Power Bootcamp, Dec 5

School Photos: School photos by Kate Riccardi are now available for order online. The password to the website hosting the photos was sent in an email to families earlier this week.  

Lice Checks at Home: Another quiet week on the lice front. Thanks for doing thorough head checks. Please keep up the good work! Here is a F&Q that should be helpful.

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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

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