Thursday, April 21, 2016

Principal for the Day

Each year, we offer an item at our fall auction that includes a chance to be "Principal for the Day". An individual, family, or group may win with the highest bid. This year, one of our students, Carter A, purchased this opportunity (thanks to Mom and Dad!). 

Carter chose to have today be a "Sports day". All students were permitted to wear a favorite sports jersey or team shirt to school. 

He called some friends to the office for a board meeting and lunch. 

We filled up water balloons for the special extended recess in the afternoon. 

We held a staff vs. students basketball game in the gym complete with our Lion mascot. Students were given foam hands and Pom-poms. 

It was a fun-filled day!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Reading Rewards at Lunch

Mrs. Messenger, our librarian, issued a reading challenge to our students over a month ago. The goal was for them to each read 20 books. At each five book interval, they could earn a reward. One of the rewards for reading twenty books was getting to eat lunch with the Principal.

I have had 9 third grade girls come eat with me so far. I have several kindergarteners and fourth/fifth graders lined up to come eat next week with me.  One day I had five girls together and they wanted to take a picture, so here we are:

I love that our kids want to read. I appreciate that our staff encourage reading at every opportunity. As an avid reader myself, it is so important for our students to develop as strong readers with a desire to be lifelong learners!


On Thursday evening, March 24, we hosted two events simultaneously: an Admissions Open House for prospective families and a STEM/STEAM night for families. Both were successful!

Our middle school science teacher, Mrs. Short, coordinated several STEM projects that students could attempt with their parents. Several of our middle school students helped man the different projects and did a great job. 

Mrs. Cole, our Director of Digital Learning, along with her student STEAM team, led an hour of code and displayed different technology activities for families to participate in and learn more about tech at TFCA.

It was a fun night and we hope next year will be even bigger. Many of our classes focus on STEM concepts and problem solving. This is great way to allow parents to see why STEM is important and also share ways to incorporate STEM thinking and projects at home!