Hello TPS Families - the Update for the coming week has landed in your in-boxes! It's full of a lot of important information as we begin our all-virtual week together. Please read through it carefully. Wishing you a beautiful and safe Sunday. We look forward to connecting with your kiddos on Monday!
TPS Families & Staff - As we begin our Thanksgiving break, we want to express our deep appreciation for each and every one of you... for your kindness, compassion, understanding, patience, grace, and resilience. We are humbled to have such a powerful community of individuals using their hearts, minds, and voices to care about our community. We wish you all a week filled with as much rest, peace, safety and good health as possible.
TPS Families, we have just sent all of you an important email message regarding our determination to transition temporarily to an All-Virtual learning format following Thanksgiving break. You will find the letter in your in-boxes, but you can also access the full text here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1013751/nov_17_announcement_of_virtual.pdf. We promise to continue our full and transparent communication with you in the days ahead. We wish everyone safety and peace in these upcoming days.
Our month-long fundraiser with Global Gifts continues thru Friday of this week. This is a wonderful way to support two important local organizations, while getting a jump-start on unique, beautiful and socially responsible gifts. Click to learn about shopping Global Gifts for TPS! https://www.theprojectschool.org/article/322435
Two more days to order gear from the TPS store, to receive in time for the holidays. Click to check it out! https://www.theprojectschool.org/article/337301
Hello TPS Families! A mid-week update has just landed in your in-boxes. Please take a look for a handful of quickly approaching deadlines. We'll have one additional communication this week before heading into Thanksgiving break. Be safe!
Happy Sunday, TPS Families - this week's Update has now landed in in-boxes. There is a lot of important information. We want to especially draw your attention to the first item, which provides our current thinking regarding the concerning increase in COVID numbers. Please take a look at your earliest convenience. Wishing you a beautiful and safe day.
To celebrate its new location at 3930 S. Walnut Street, German American Bank is generously giving back to Bloomington nonprofits! You can vote for your favorite nonprofit to receive part of the $10,000. We hope you’ll vote for TPS! Stop by the new office either in person or through the drive-thru now through Dec 19 to submit your vote (one vote per person). The three nonprofits with the most votes will each win $3,333!
Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, December 1 (#GivingTuesday), Noodles & Company in Eastland Plaza will be hosting a dining event for us from 4-8p. Using code GIVING50 will earn us 50% of your purchase. We hope that you will make plans to dine safely in support of our school. Spread the word!
Our tremendous thanks to the local Anthem Medicaid office for donating all kinds of helpful PPE for our school, including gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, thermometers, and other goodies. We are so grateful!
Check out the two exciting professional opportunities that have opened up at TPS! We are looking for ideal candidates for both our Support Services Internship and our Teaching Fellowship! Both opportunities offer competitive pay, outstanding benefits, and the chance to be mentored by an exceptional team of educators. https://www.theprojectschool.org/article/303121
Our next TPS Zoom Q&A will be happening on Tuesday! This experience is designed for prospective families interested in checking out TPS for next academic year. Pre-registration is required in order to be sent the Zoom link. Use this registration form to sign up, or share it with those you know who would be benefit from learning more about TPS! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmYMtRjiacpGLivw6dzGBLouZhtjLdqNW_85GQtOHpFoUlRQ/viewform
Hello TPS Families! This week's Update has just landed in in-boxes. It's full of a lot of important information for the coming week. We hope that you have a chance to read it today. And we hope that you are enjoying a peaceful day!
Our thanks to all of the generous families who responded so quickly to our email call-out for a microwave donation for our TPS2 classroom building. We have now received one. We are so touched to have heard from so many kind families!
We are so excited to announce that we have received a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County that will allow us to create a full-time, paid Support Services Internship. The intern will be mentored by both our Life Skills Coach and our Social-Emotional Learning Specialist, to help us build capacity to provide both trauma-induced and ongoing mental health supports for students and families. This grant is made possible through the Foundation's visionary new Resilient Community Mental Health grant program. This is the third grant we have received from the Community Foundation since the start of the pandemic. They previously supported our efforts to assist food insecure families through their Rapid Response Grant, and our expansion of technology for virtual learning through their LEARN Fund. We are honored to have our heart-mind-voice work in the age of COVID recognized by the Community Foundation, and we are inspired by all of the generous and innovative ways they are stepping up to address community need in these unprecedented times. Click to learn more about the position and application process: https://www.theprojectschool.org/page/current-openings
Good morning, TPS families! The latest Update has reached in-boxes this morning. We hope that you will check it out for important and interesting news for the week to come. Wishing you a beautiful Sunday!
Did you know??? Even in the age of COVID, there are still substantive opportunities for prospective families to learn about TPS. Virtual Tours are happening approximately every two weeks between now and the end of February. Pre-registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link, so that the experience will be safe and productive for all participants. The lottery will open in a few short weeks, so spread the word and encourage interested folks to sign up for a tour today. Click below to learn more! https://www.theprojectschool.org/article/305378
We are so proud of our outstanding faculty and staff! Many of our educators have received recent recognitions and have been invited to make panel and conference presentations, including: Kandi, Kalei, Chris, John and Kate. Some of our beloved former teachers, too! Click below to read all about their excellent heart-mind-voice work! https://www.theprojectschool.org/o/tps/page/2020
IU Science Fest is coming this Saturday! We love this annual event, and are so grateful to all of the many IU departments that create exciting science experiences for the children of our community. This year's VIRTUAL Science Fest website will go live this Saturday at 9a, and will remain open for the remainder of the school year! Visit sciencefest.indiana.edu. Have fun exploring!
Buckets decorated, and ready for service! Our thanks, once again, to all of the donors who made our new outside buckets possible. Students have personalized them, and are ready to use them for bringing lunch and supplies outside, and to use as seating and also little tables for outside learning! Our special deep appreciation to Cincinnati Container Company for making this all possible.