Weekly Updates from Turning Point Academy Public Charter School - Friday, February 5, 2016

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 Updates from Turning Point Academy Public Charter School

Friday, February 5, 2016

Our Character Principle for February is Leadership! "I am a leader through asking the best of myself and the best of others.

8th gradeThere will be an 8th grade informational meeting Monday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be about the 8th grade dance and trip. Please come out! The 8th grade end of the year field trip will be to Great Wolf Lodge/ Busch Gardens in April. PTO will let you know the actual date along with the itinerary and payment plan. Parents who are planning to attend this field trip need to get a background check at Prince George’s County Public School Board of Education located at Sasscer Administration Building 14201 School Lane, Room 124 Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772. Hours of Operation 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Commercial Background Check is $7.26. Please go to the link below to complete the online commercial background application and submit payment. https://www.myschoolbucks.com/links/storecatalog.jsp?clientID=MCS_2400510 .   After fingerprinting, please bring a copy of the form to the school.  The date for the 8th grade dance is May 20, 2016. Please contact Ms. Sherry Howard, PTO President at turningpointacademypto@gmail.com  or at 240-421-3572 for more information.

talent showPTO is hosting a Talent Show this year Friday, April 22, 2016. The first practice date will be Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Contact Ms. Sherry Howard, PTO President at turningpointacademypto@gmail.com or 240-421-3572

school playParents, guardians, family and friends: Please join the 5th graders as they present "Brother’s Keeper" on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the multi-purpose room. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

 report cardReport cards will be distributed Thursday, February 11, 2016. Please be sure to review it with your child.

fashion clubTPA Fashion Club is starring in the 3rd Annual Roc the Runway Competition at Charles Herbert Flowers High School! Please come out and support the TPA Fashion Club, Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6 p.m. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!  Ticket price is $15. Deadline to submit payment has been extended to Thursday, February 11, 2016.

 alertschool's in sessionClasses will be in session for all PGCPS students and staff on Friday, February 12, 2016.

school closedSchool will be closed, Monday, February 15, 2016 for President’s Day.

honor rollSecond Quarter Honor Roll Assembly will be Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in the multipurpose room at 8:30 a.m. (K-4th) and 9:45 a.m. (5th - 8th).

chat and chew Tuesday, February 16, 2016 we will have a Principal Chat and Chew at 6 p.m. Parents and/or Guardians please come out and share your suggestions for TPA and concerns with Principal Clomax while having a bite to eat!

reminder Parent Discovery/Math Night will be Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.mAll parents are encouraged to be in attendance. This is a requirement which fulfills the parent attendance for the TPA/CHARTER GOAL. Please sign attendance roster when you enter the building.

valentine's day danceSGA is hosting a Post Valentine’s Day dance for Middle school students only (6th- 8th graders), Friday, February 19, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. in the multipurpose room. The cost is $8. Money is due to Ms. Thompson by Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Money will not be accepted at the door.  Adult Chaperons NEEDED!  Please contact Ms. Thompson if you are interested in supporting this special event at 301-552-0164 or karen.thompson@pgccps.org SPECIAL NOTE:  Doors will not open until 6:00 p.m. and all students must be picked up by 8:15 p.m.  The building will close at 8:30 p.m.  Students who are not picked up by 8:30 p.m. will not be allowed to attend future after school dances.

YearbookDon't forget to order your 2015-2016 Yearbook! The price is $22. Any questions about the yearbook, please contact Ms. Mitchem @ 301-552-0164 or at jennifer.mitchem@pgcps.org Don't miss out......

EdusercIf you are looking for an After school program for your child (ren), sign up for the Young Innovators afternoon industry enrichment program located at Turning Point Academy Charter School. This program is offered as a daily after-school program that supplements options for aftercare, yet provides a greater value for student interaction and involvement with industry learning. Students concentrate in industry projects in STEM, Culinary, Business, Fashion and other areas. For more information visit www.eduserc.org/turningpoint or call 301-498-2899. You can also go to the TPA website to print out the application for the program.

school playParents, guardians, family and friends: Please join the 4th graders as they present "Leadership" on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the multi-purpose room. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!


Remember, at Turning Point Academy Public Charter School, "Each person has a unique purpose in life. We will help people discover, develop and fulfill this purpose."


Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Ms. Rhonda Clomax Principal, Turning Point Academy Public Charter School


Mrs. Tauheedah Lewis Academic Facilitator, Turning Point Academy Public Charter School t.lewissimmons@pgcps.org