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TKA News and Events: February 12, 2016
- February 12, 2016
- Posted by: Jerry Atchley
- Category: News and Events
~No School on Monday, February 15, 2016~
Announcements regarding school closings and early dismissals due to inclement weather are sent to members of the TKA family via the RenWeb Parent Alert text message system. Closing and dismissal status may change fairly quickly due to shifts in weather patterns. Classes are considered to be on regular schedule if no Parent Alert text message is received.
TKA T-SHIRTS ORDERS DUE FRIDAY, February 12 (TOMORROW)
Order your official TKA t-shirts to show your TKA Pride! Shirts are available in long and short sleeves. A brand new parent shirt is available as well. Click on the link at the bottom of this message to download an order form. All orders must be received by Friday, February 12. All t-shirts are $15.00 each and are approved for Friday dress-code.
TKA BASEBALL FUNDRAISING BANQUET: Saturday, February 13
TKA Baseball is hosting a fundraising dinner this Saturday, February 13 at 5:00 pm in Ashe Cafeteria on campus. Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased in the HS office or from Coach Gann. Dinner will feature chicken, pork, 3 sides and dessert. There will be several drawings for door prizes which include the following: 2-night cabin rentals (from Volunteer Cabin Rentals and Old Mill Lodging), Ripley’s Aquarium tickets, Country Tonight tickets, $100.00 gift cards to Home Depot or Dick’s, $50.00 gift cards to Calhoun’s, $25.00 Visa gift cards, $50.00 gift card to TKA school store, custom baseball hat, Home Depot grill, St. Somewhere spa gift basket and more! You do not have to be present to win. Tickets will be available at the door. You may also text Coach Gann to order tickets or ask questions: (865) 804-3050.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Have you been saving up your Box Tops? Please place the Box Tops in ziploc baggies in bundles of 50 and write your child’s name and his/her teacher’s name on each baggie. The class with the most Box Tops submitted by Tuesday, February 16 will win a pizza party!
SPRING SPORTS TRYOUTS
The high school tennis team will have try outs on Tuesday, February 16 at 4:00 at the TKA tennis courts. Anyone interested should come at that time. You will need a racket, tennis shoes, and water. In the event of inclement weather, tryouts will move to Thursday, February 18. See you on the court! -Coaches Webb and Hall
Any middle and high school students interested in being a part of the Track team should meet in front of the cafeteria on Tuesday, February 16 at 4:45 p.m. to depart for practice at the Seymour High School Track. Practice will be from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Practice and meet schedules will be discussed at this time. -Coach Tyre
HIGH SCHOOL PROM: Saturday, April 23 7:30-11:30 p.m.
This year’s high school prom will be held at The Square Room in Downtown Knoxville. Tickets will be sold during high school lunch on the following dates:
March 10, 17 & 24 ($35 per person)
April 7 & 14 ($40 per person)
Please note that ticket prices increase $5 per person if purchased in April. No tickets will be sold the week of prom. TKA’s prom is open to grades 9-12 only.
Dress guidelines and formal dress code are detailed in The King’s Way student handbook. Dress check dates are posted on the RenWeb calendar.
More prom details coming soon!
TKA YEARBOOK ORDERS
Please click on the link at the end of this email message for ordering instructions for the 2015-2016 TKA yearbook. There will be two separate yearbooks this year – one for elementary school and one for middle & high school. Visit www.balfour.com and search “The King’s Academy Seymour, TN” for the middle/high school yearbook or “The King’s Academy Elementary Seymour TN” for the elementary yearbook. Reduced pricing for a standard yearbook is available through the end of February: $25 for elementary and $35 for middle/high. Prices increase by $5 on March 1, 2016. If you have questions, please email Emily Tyre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TKA TERVIS TUMBLERS
Mrs. Polk has authentic Tervis Tumblers with the official TKA logo. Large tumblers and coffee mugs are available for $20 each. These durable cups are a great way to show your TKA spirit on the go! Please contact Mrs. Polk to purchase your TKA Tervis Tumbler – email@example.com. The supply is limited, so get your tumbler today!
NOTEWORTHY EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR for the month of February
February 11 – College Knowledge Night for current 11th grade students, Woody Auditorium, 6 p.m.
February 15 – Presidents’ Day Holiday – No School
February 20 – Science Olympiad Regional Tournament @ Lee University
February 23 – ACSI Music Festival, Woody Auditorium
February 24-26 – 8th Grade Class Trip to Ohio
February 25-March 4 – Senior Class Trip
February 27 – Daddy-Daughter Dance for Girls in Grades K4-5
February 28 – Spring Info Session for prospective families, 1:15 p.m., Ashe Cafeteria
- TKA Student Art Selected for Sevier County Art Show on
- TKA Students Finish Strong at Science Olympiad Competition on
- Kaiyi Jiang Named Finalist for the Dongrun-Yao Science Award on
- Weeds or Grass: Principles from the Principal on
- Around the World and Home Again – TKA Alumni Share Global Experiences with Current Elementary Students on