All-School Weekly Note

What a week it has been!  Monday: Crazy Hat, Hair & Pajamas Day. Tuesday: Rainbow Day and Peter Tang Chinese Instrumental Concert. Wednesday: Sustainability Talk with Mayor Nutter. Thursday: Reception for Daniel Traub '85 in Artists Alley. Friday: April Birthday Breakfast, MS Recital, Penn Relays, and Earth Day Celebration.

Penn Relays: Congratulations to our girls relay team for coming in 4th place at today's Penn Relays. We are so proud of Lyla Forman, Sydney Rogers, Sydney Bendesky, and Jillian Yum! Pre-race photo by Victoria Bastian; more photos to come!

TPS Chess Team: Go, Tigers! The TPS Chess Team is competing in Louisville in  the Nationals this weekend. We wish them the very best!

Earth Day Celebration: Activities will be taking place in the Lombard Street school yard from 3:30 to 5pm. Stop by! Have you seen the Earth Day video performed and produced by our student production tech team?

3rd Grade Art Exhibit at the Schuylkill Center: Through May 17, you can visit the exhibit Tiny Acorn to Mighty Oak: Seed Power, featuring the art of our third graders. Click here for more information about this incredible art show.

Photo Books: Class photo books – an EATS tradition – are on sale this year before EATS!  Buy your books online this year and take home the memories of your child's 2014-15 year at TPS. All photo books are designed by TPS parents with proceeds helping to support our Financial Aid program. Purchase here or sign up at Lombard Street or South Street to pay with check. 

EATS Volunteer Opportunities: Please take a moment and sign up to help with set up and break down of EATS! We could really use your help! Click here to pick a convenient time slot.  

Tick Checks:  Please remember to do a tick check as part of your child's evening routine following a day at the Schuylkill Center. If you remove a tick within 24 hours, you can greatly reduce the risk of Lyme disease. For more information, go to page 18 of the School Handbook.

Parent Move-up Meetings: Each spring we hold move-up meetings for parents whose children are moving from one unit to another or from one "stand-alone" grade to another. Mark your calendars for 5-6pm on

  • Tuesday, April 28, Parent Meeting for students entering 1st and 3rd grades
  • Tuesday, May 5, Parent Meeting for students entering Kindergarten & 4th grade 
  • Thursday, May 7, Parent Meeting for students entering 6th, 7th, & 8th grades

We are having two parents-only receptions after two of the move-up meetings - one for kindergarten on May 5 from 6-7:30pm (Garage) and one for 6th grade on May 7 from 6-7:30pm (Garage). Parents should have received an emailed invitation.  

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