All-School Weekly Note

Thanksgiving Break: TPS will be closed from Wednesday through Friday, November 26-28.

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. Tuesday is a regular school day, with after school activities.

7th Grade "Rock Band" Performance: The band will perform in the Garage twice on Tuesday morning - at 9:15am and 10:15am. What a fun way to end a unit on geology!

TPSA Book Fair This year's TPSA Book Fair, which runs from December 2-6, is going to be the best ever, including a Tuesday evening "Out of this World Celebration" and a Saturday Festival with a variety of activities, such as a workshop with a comic artist/graphic novelist. We need volunteers for late afternoon shifts during the week (your child can go to ASEP if you work one of these shifts.) Register for the Tuesday evening event and sign your child up for the Saturday workshop, by clicking on the Book Fair blog post.

THE SNOWFLAKES ARE COMING! This holiday season TPSA will once again be participating in a gift drive for the Family Care Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Family Care Center provides medical and psychosocial care for almost 300 children born to HIV positive mothers. About half of these children are HIV-infected themselves. Snowflakes will be hanging in both of our lobbies starting December 1st. If you would like to participate, please bring all gifts, UNWRAPPED AND WITH THE SNOWFLAKE ATTACHED, to the main lobby by December 15th. If you have any questions, please call or email Dorothy Novick: 267-872-5600 or dnovick@mac.com.

Wintry Weather Information: An email was sent home yesterday about school closing because of extreme weather. 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. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT FALL CLUBS: End dates for fall clubs were posted last week.

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.