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Carrie Beth Tigges, Principal
What a wonderful first semester we had here at TFCA! God’s blessings and faithfulness abounds and our students have really excelled so far this year. Our fall sports teams had successful seasons! Our winter sports are in full swing and plans are already under way for spring teams (baseball, MS and Elementary soccer, golf) and next fall (possible additions of volleyball and girls softball). Academic teams are preparing for middle school and elementary competition with KAAC Governor’s cup districts around the corner. Our 6th grade Showcase academic team placed 3rd overall (schools from Franklin, Scott, and Bourbon county all competed) and we had several students take home individual medals! Enrollment is holding steady at 360 students and we have two new families in the process of transferring this week. Last night we hosted our first Admissions Open House for 2015. We will have other open houses each month (Feb. 5th is next one) and also host Shadow days. We had a lot of success with our shadow days last year where prospective students came and spent the day with one of our students, going to classes, meeting students and teachers and really getting a feel for our school environment. Please encourage friends, families, neighbors, and church members you know that are considering our school to come to an open house. For attending an open house and/or shadow day, new families re1 1
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ceive $50 off the enrollment fee. Our re-enrollment period is open to current students. On February 19, we will open to new student enrollment. Last year, we filled up preschool classes and had to put time stamps on applications! If you know someone contemplating enrollment, encourage them to not wait to the last minute. Many of our current classes could only add a few students before we would need to cap their class due to our smaller class size limits. How exciting it is to know so many families in our surrounding community are choosing Christian education for their students! We love having parents and students here to help at Open Houses. If you are willing to help with an admissions open house or be a Parent Ambassador, please contact Mrs. Dulaney (Dulaney@mytfca.org). Our mission here at TFCA is to partner with Christian parents to provide a biblically integrated education which equips students to embrace biblical truth, to strive for academic excellence and to exemplify Christ-like servanthood in homes, churches and commu2
The TFCA high school boys’ basketball team has been invited to participate in a special day, “Court of Life”, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, on Tuesday, January 27th. You will see the Indiana Pacers continue their quest for an NBA Championship, sit together, and see our school’s name in lights on the ribbon board at halftime! It will be an experience you’ll never forget. Prior to the Pacers game, TFCA will play the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg in a Varsity Boy’s and JV double header! * Tipoff at 12:30pm—Junior Varsity game * Tipoff at 2:30pm—Varsity Boys game * Tipoff at 7:00pm—Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors * The Pacers game ticket gains you access to the Pacers game and the high school games. If you would like to purchase a ticket for all three games or if you have questions, please contact Paul Sims. Cross Country Season 2014 Fall “We had a fantastic cross country season this fall. Sixteen runners competed on the team this year ranging from grades 2-7. All of our runners did an awesome job in the meets and met all the goals the coaches set for them. We ran at the meets held at the Archives every Wednesday and also competed
nities. I pray you and your family are committed to this mission and that you are seeing the benefits of our commitment to this mission statement in the individual growth of your students. More than any other thing we impart to our students here at TFCA, we want them to know Jesus on a personal level and choose to do everything they do for the glory and honor of His kingdom. I pray 2015 is our best year yet! Thank you for partnering with us as we “educate for eternity”. May God bless you and your family richly in this new year.
in the Danville Christian Academy meet, the Woodford County meet, and the Franklin County Meet of Champions. Bobby W. had an outstanding season, clocking at 5:46 as his best time and also receiving first place in two meets. Many of the runners improved their time each race and William W. even cut 3 minutes off his best time. Both coaches are very proud of the team this year and all that they have accomplished.” - Ashlie Cox, head Cross Country coach Golf Season 2014 Fall “The Fall golf season began Aug 19th at lake View Springs Golf course with (9) players, (4) of which were new to the game of golf. We worked on fundamental golf skills, golf etiquette, rules & scoring. Practices continued Tuesdays with the team dividing into (3) groups for individualized attention\instruction. Golf matches began Sept 9 th with (4) matches total before cold weather set in. Stand-out players this season were Will D. and Alec A. Will was able to compete with students much older than himself. Alec played “lights-out” when he set his mind to it and concentrated at the task at hand. The fall golf season finished up Oct 21st with an alternate shot match with parents at Lake View Springs golf course.” - Rick Woodruff, head Golf coach Soccer Season 2014 Fall “Wow! What an exciting soccer season for TFCA and what a fantastic group of kids to coach. Coach Carl Doolin and myself started the season amazed at the interest and excitement that was shown as our roster grew to 24 players. This was the most we have ever had sign up for Fall varsity soccer. At that point we decided to have a varsity team and a JV team to create more opportunity for our younger players to play. Our varsity schedule of 17 games was a very challenging one compared to most teams in the KCAA that had schedules of only 9 to 12 games not counting the state tournament. We were also able to add a 6 game JV schedule. As the season went along an excellent team immerged. We finished strong by winning our last four varsity games. The kids did not just develop in to a team but they also became a family with five special seniors. Our seniors are Daniel E., Daniel C., Noah C., Danielle L. and Robbie S. Varsity finished the season with a record of 8-7-2 and JV finished 3-3. GO ROYALS!” - Killis SInkhorn, head Soccer coach
Volleyball Season 2014 Fall
We had three students participate with Good Shepherd School’s middle school volleyball team, Natalie W., Sophie H., Kate P., and Lily P. Winter sports are well underway and we are enjoying a great season for the archery, dance, basketball and cheerleading teams! Come out and support the Royals! You can watch for live basketball updates on Twitter by following @TFCAAthletics!
As you may have read in my previous email, we are moving forward with the installation of the HVAC systems to cover the gymnasium, locker rooms, science lab and additional classroom space. Currently, we are out of space! We have two teachers that are “floating” between classrooms, two teachers in “temporary” classrooms and the projection of needs for additional classroom space next year. To completely fulfill all the needs, we need to raise additional money. Here is the breakdown of our needs:
Complete new Science Lab – $125,000 Complete Locker rooms-$90,000 Complete Gymnasium –$80,000 Finish four additional classrooms-$50,000 each -$200,000 total
I issued a challenge in my last email and I am happy to say a few families have already given! If each student in our school would donate or raise $100, that would be over $36,000 and we could build one classroom with student funds! I’d love to see that happen and have en-
thusiastically given $400 on behalf of my four boys! We will be keeping track of donations and updating you on our progress.
Business choice partners
On December 3, 2014 faculty and staff worked together to judge “Joy”-themed classroom doors at T.F.C.A. Announced the week before Thanksgiving, T.F.C.A decided to hold a door prize contest. The first place winner for the best theme got breakfast from Mrs. Tigges and a dress down day pass for each student in the homeroom winning class. Mrs.Tigges, Mrs.Woodruff, and office staff filled out a judging sheet for the doors and eventually reached a consensus. There were the three winning categories: most creative, best theme, and overall design. The winner of the most creative category was Mrs.Cravens, a preschool teacher. For the best theme, the winner was Mrs.Barnes, a Middle school/High school teacher. The 3 Year Old Preschool classrooms won for Overall Design.
Thank you to our Business Choice Partners for their support of our school! When purchasing a product or service, remember our Business Choice Partners!
Bluegrass Cardiology Consultants H.G. Mays Corporation Art’s Electric Bobby Casey Lawncare Capital City Christian Church Harrod & Associates, P.S.C. Stockton Mortgage Corporation Bauer’s Candies Capital City Rentals Capital Family Physicians Christian Assembly Church CLS Screen Printing & Embroidery Community Trust Bank Farmers Bank First Assembly of God—Frankfort Graviss McDonald’s Restaurants Harrod Brothers Funeral Home Raymond James (Tom Current) Splatter Inc.
Mrs.Weeks, a substitute Spanish teacher, who came in second place in Best theme said “…Mrs.Barnes’ door was very pretty, so she deserved to win, but I am happy my class got second because they worked hard to be creative and incorporate culture”. This was a fun activity that included teamwork, creative, and leadership.