Student Council

Book Drive Donations Reaching Kids

The Student Council Book Drive collected more than 1,000 children's books, and many have already been distributed to local public schools that need books for their classrooms.

Several boxes of books were delivered to the new Science Leadership Academy Middle School, where former Junior Unit teacher Hilary Hamilton teaches fifth grade. Thank you, TPS parent Bob Prischak for making the delivery.

We need help delivering books. If you can help, contact Student Council co-advisor Lois West.

Don't Miss the TPS Pumpkin Chunkin’ Event

Join the Student Council on

Saturday, November 5; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

at the TPS Early Childhood Education Center, 2501 South Street

for the 3rd Annual TPS Pumpkin Chunkin'

Friends, family, and neighbors are invited to stop by and BRING their pumpkins to this unique Student Council fundraiser. For a modest donation, you can select the fate of your gourd!

The Student Council has decided that all proceeds will go to the Red Cross
toward hurricane relief efforts in Haiti.

$2.00 = It's Hammer Time!
Pumpkins will be subjected to energetic kids with mallets. All ages can take a swing (or two or three...).

$3.00 = Time for T-Ball
Three strikes and you’re puree! What is your batting average for gourds? Come find out!

$3.00 = Shot Put
Are you as good as the 2016 Olympians?

$5.00 = Pumpkin Meteors
Donate your pumpkin to a gourd-geous display of gravity.
At 1:45 and 2:45 p.m., we will launch all Pumpkin Meteors from the top of the Garage and celebrate their messy demise.

Composting for the event will be provided by Bennett Compost, a local organization that partners with residents and businesses to reduce landfill waste and to promote healthy soil and gardens throughout the city (www.bennettcompost.com). 

Spring Fling!

More than 85 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders spent early Friday evening here in the TPS Garage and Garden at the 3rd Annual Middle School Spring Fling. They played ping pong, they decorated the parking lot and walkways with sidewalk chalk, they danced to music deejayed by Sanaa and Arthur, they tossed balloons, and more. (What they did not do is use their phones – except to text their parents about arrival and dismissal information! Now that is success!)

Thanks go especially to our chaperones –  Dan Lai, David D'Altorio, Cecilia Genzlinger, Hilary Hamilton, Justine Hoffman, Katrina Jones, and Terry Maguire. Isn't chaperoning scores of middle schoolers exactly what teachers want to do on a Friday night? Thanks also to the Facilities Team for setting up and to Student Council advisors Virginia Friedman and Lois West for helping the students organize the event. 

All of us should be especially proud of our Student Council, who helped out throughout the evening and, from we could tell, had as much fun as everyone else!  And through the $1 suggested entrance fee, they raised funds for Philabundance.

Thanks to everyone in the TPS community for supporting Student Council initiatives throughout the year. Enjoy the photos below.

Pumpkin Chunkin' Time

Brought to you by the TPS Student Council . . .

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015; 1-3PM
PUMPKIN "METEOR" SHOWERS AT 1:45PM AND 2:45PM.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER, 2501 SOUTH STREET

Friends, family, and neighbors are invited to stop by and donate their fall pumpkins to this unique and unusual Student Council fundraiser. 
For a modest donation, you can select the fate of your gourd!

$2.00 = It's Hammer Time!

Pumpkins will be subjected to energetic kids with toy mallets. All ages can take a swing (or two or three...).

$3.00 = Pumpkin Dunkin’

How good is your aim?
Can you make a pumpkin free throw?

$3.00 = Time for T-Ball

There strikes and you are puree. What is your batting average for gourds. Find out.

$5.00 = Pumpkin Meteors

Donate your pumpkin to a gourd-geous display of gravity. At 1:45pm and 2:45pm, we will launch all Pumpkin Meteors off the Garage staircase and celebrate their messy demise.

Student Council will donate proceeds to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS PA), which is working to relocate Syrian refugee families to Philadelphia.

Composting for the event will be provided by Bennett Compost, a local organization that partners with residents and businesses to reduce landfill waste and to promote healthy soil and gardens throughout the city (www.bennettcompost.com). They will be on hand to talk about their services if you are curious!




Grand Opening!

Student Council launched the TPS  School Store this week with great success! Special thanks to executives RJ D., Shirin K., and Ryan J. for their work on this initiative. Items range in price from 5¢ to $3. Thanks, too, to the many students who purchased items. We almost sold out!  

We will be restocking over the weekend! The store is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:00-8:20 a.m., in the Lombard school yard. Come check it out! 

Crazy Hat, Hair, & PJ Day

Tomorrow, Monday, April 20, is Crazy Hat, Hair, and Pajamas Day at TPS!  Don't forget to remind your TPSer! (Remember, children can certainly opt out - many do.) No slippers, please, or pajamas with feet (unless shoes can fit over them).