All-School Note

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TPSA Family Day at SCEE. Our Family Day at The Schuylkill Center for a Environmental Education (SCEE) will be this Sunday, September, 21 from 1 to 3pm. There will be a wildlife presentation by a SCEE educator in the amphitheater at 1:00pm, after which you will receive an animal scavenger hunt activity and map so you can explore on your own.  If it rains, SCEE day will be canceled.  For directions, go to  

High School Fair: Representatives (including TPS alumni) from more than a dozen high schools will be at our High School Fair in the gym on Monday, September 22, from 7:15 to 9pm. Eighth grade families are encouraged to attend; 7th grade families are welcome, but there will be a fair next year, too.

Back-to-School Nights: 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.

Classroom presentations will begin at 7 pm. Both evenings will be kicked off by a TPSA-sponsored "Meet and Greet" for parents in the Garage (5:30 to 6:45 pm); please stop by for refreshments, to pick up your name tag and schedule for the evening, and to hear a few words from your child's Associate Head (6:35-6:45pm).  Please rsvp to TPSA  to let us know if you will be attending the Meet and Greet so they can plan accordingly.  

Girls' Math Club (grades 3-5). Please note that the girls' math club, which will meet onTuesdays at lunch/recess and on Thursdays after school, will start  the week of September 29 (not next week, as previously announced).

Fall Service Jobs. Jobs were announced for 4th through 8th graders in class on Thursday. If your student is completing a fall term job, service will begin next week, starting Monday, September 22. If you have any questions, please email co-chair Jess Ford at [email protected].

TPS Website: Have you seen the new faculty and staff pages? Wonderful staff photographs by Philadelphia photographer JJ Tiziou will help you attach names to faces!  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.  

Morning Drop-Off Lanes: Please do not park in the drop-off lanes (the western curbside) on 25th Street; these lanes are reserved for families who are dropping off children and not getting out of the car. A staff person will help the children out of the cars. Please note that we will be enforcing this next week; please plan to park elsewhere if you intend to get out of the car with your child. For more information, refer to pages 9 and 10 of the TPS Family Handbook.

TPSA Tuesdays: For all TPSA-related information, check the blog and website every Tuesday for the "TPSA Tuesday" note.  This is where you will you will be notified of upcoming TPSA event - such as the TPSA Meeting in the Garage on Tuesday, September 16, 6-7:30 pm. 

Google Calendar: Here's the link.

Have a great weekend. See you on Monday.