IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR TPAAK FAMILIES:

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions:  (970) 226-2800 or info@tpaak.org.

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The following message applies to all students that attend school at TPAAK:

Dragon Mail
Keep an eye out in Dragon Mail for information about what is going on in the TPAAK community!  DragonMail is sent out every Friday and contains important updates for families.  DragonMail is sent directly from our student information system, so always be sure that your e-mail and other contact information stays up to date.


CALENDAR

Click here for our 2017-18 Calendar!


DROP OFF/PICK UP

As we get ready to start the new school year in a new facility, we would like to ask you to spend some time reviewing our attached Drop-Off-Pick-Up-Map-and-Policy before the first day of school.  It will take a few weeks to get used to the flow and work out any kinks, so please plan accordingly.  We will have additional staff members during the first couple of weeks to help facilitate the flow of traffic and students.

Please keep in mind that parents may ONLY park in the furthest north lane on the parking lot that is immediately adjacent to the sidewalk. The other three lanes are reserved for EAN and TPAAK employees only.  Parental escorts are required to use this sidewalk until they reach the crosswalk by the shed, at which point they can cross to enter the playground.

DO NOT CROSS THE PARKING LOT AT ANY OTHER POINT OR DROP STUDENTS OFF ANYWHERE BUT THE DROP OFF PAD.  It is important that all families follow the drop off and pick up procedures carefully to keep our students and staff safe!

The playground and valet line will be staffed beginning at 8:00am. PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR CHILD BEFORE THEN. Parents are welcome to remain on the playground between 8:00-8:10am but may not enter with the students.  Parents wishing to volunteer or that have a meeting with a faculty member must enter through the front of the building and check in at the front desk.

Also, please note that all parents, visitors and volunteers in the building will be required to check in at the front desk using a photo ID that will be held at the front desk for the duration you are inside the building, so please keep that in mind when planning your  trip to TPAAK.

If you have any questions regarding the Drop-Off-Pick-Up-Map-and-Policy, or any other questions, please contact the front desk at 970-226-2800.


COMMUNICATION


UNIFORMS

TPAAK‘s uniform policy has been established to create parity among the students while allowing some artistic expression.

Bottoms

Colors:

Black, Navy or Khaki Tan

Pants:

  • Straight legged or slight flair
  • Twill or thin-wale corduroy
  • Four pockets or less, all pockets near waistline (coin pockets are not counted)
  • Off the ground but to ankle in length
  • Jeans are only permitted on designated jean days
  • Leggings may not be worn as pants

Shorts:

  • No shorter than 4” above the knee

Skirts:

  • May be skirt, skort or jumper
  • No shorter than 3” above the knee
  • Shorts may be worn under skirts, but may not be visible

NO: Cargo pants or short-shorts, hip huggers, bell bottoms, sweat pants, leggings

 

Tops

Colors: Any solid color

Shirts:

  • Turtleneck or mock turtle neck
  • Long or short sleeved collared polo
  • Oxford, cloth, emblems smaller than a fist
  • Girls may also wear solid, button down shirts
      1. Long or short sleeved
      2. Peter pan or straight collar                                                                                 
  • TPAAK logo tee shirts.
  • Solid Color undershirts may be worn under school shirts

NO: Peasant blouses, tank tops, spaghetti straps, or sleeveless items

Outerwear/Overwear

Dresses:

Uniform dress – same parameters as tops for girls including style and color.

Sweaters/Vests:

  • Cardigan, V-neck or vest of flat-knit  weave.
  • Solid colors – no patterns or emblems.

Jackets/Sweatshirts:

  • Sweatshirts – including hoodies – may be worn over dress code shirts
  • Must be TPAAK sweatshirts or solid colors (no patterns or emblems)
  • Jackets/coats (winter coats, etc.) may be worn to school, but must be removed when inside.

Sock/Shoes/Accessories

Socks/Tights/Leggings:

  • May be any color or colored pattern – creativity encouraged!
  • Must be solid weave
  • Socks or tights must be worn for health reasons
  • Leggings are meant to be worn as an under garment

Shoes:

  • Tennis, athletic, dress, boots, or Mary Jane’s acceptable – shoe must be on firmly and be appropriate for daily activities including outdoor recess (see below for winter conditions)
  • Shoes/laces may be any color or pattern
  • Must be close toed and close heeled – 1” heel maximum
  • Winter boots can be worn to and from school and during recess but should be removed when in building. Dress code shoes must be worn indoors when winter boots are removed.
  • Physical Education – appropriate athletic shoes should be worn on gym days

NO: Flip-flops, sandals, open toes, open heels, platform, lights, wheels or sounds.

Belts:

  • Solid, color coordinated with plain buckles – no decorations
  • Belt ends no longer than 6” and tucked in

Personal Grooming

Hair

  • Cleaned and neatly groomed

Nails:

  • Students may wear solid nail polish of any color
  • Should not be distracting

Make-up:

 

  • To be used at parent’s discretion and not brought to school.

 

Scout/Athletic Uniforms:

  • Cub Scout, Brownie, Boy Scout, and Girl Scout uniforms may be worn on meeting days.
  • Athletic team/Spirit uniforms may be worn on game/performance days.

Not Acceptable

  • Clothing that exposes midsection
  • Visible undergarments
  • Clothing/Accessories/Personal Belongings that feature alcohol, drug or gang references
  • Hats of any kind are not worn in the classroom or during instructional times.

Directors or delegated authority has final discretion regarding appropriateness of appearance.


STUDENT FEES

$130 per student (non-refundable)
$70 for ½ day kindergarten students (non-refundable)
$70 for free/reduced students (non-refundable)
$40 for free/reduced ½ day kindergarten students (non-refundable)

School Supplies

For a complete list of school supplies, click School Supply Lists

Our Learning Resource
PowerSchool Link:  http://ncaak.powerschool.com
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LUNCH

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION

You can apply for benefits through a paper application (at your school) or an online application, which will be available mid-late July. Complete one Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application for all students in your household. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. If you apply online, please select the Pinnacle School Food Authority as your school district.

Please click here for Instructions for Applying

English: Apply Now

Spanish: Apply Now

TR Paul Parent Letter 2015-16

Lunches must be ordered and paid for online at michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net at 48 hours in advance.  If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch please contact Jada Kankel at jkankel@tpaak.org after you have set up your account. 

Student Entree            $3.50
Adult                              $4.00 (Includes entree, salad/fruit bar, & drink)

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).


ACADEMY OF ARTS & KNOWLEDGE

2017 – 2018 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST


KINDERGARTEN   
MRS. AMOTT & MRS. JENES

1 Box No.2 pencils, 12 count, pre-sharpened

2 Crayons, 24 count

2 Washable markers, 8 count

1 Washable watercolor set with brush, 8 count

1 Pack Expo dry erase markers, 4 count

16 Glue sticks

1 Blunt-tip scissors, child size

1 Hard plastic supply box

2 2-pocket portfolio with brads

1 ½ inch round ring binder

2 Spiral notebooks

3 Reams white copy paper

1 Pack AstroBrights copy paper, assorted colors, 100 sheets

1 Kleenex box

3 Packs baby wipes, unscented

1 Antibacterial hand sanitizer, 8 oz or larger

Optional donations:

Ziploc bags, sandwich or gallon size

Paper towels

Please note, some items get put into community supply bins for all students in the class to use.

FIRST GRADE     
MS. SLOAN & MR. SMITH

1 Box No.2 pencils, 12 count, pre-sharpened

2 Crayons, 24 count

1 Washable markers, 8 count

1 Colored pencils

1 Washable watercolor set with brush, 8 count

1 Pack Expo dry erase markers, 4 count

8 Glue sticks

1 Glue bottle

1 Blunt-tip scissors, child size

2 Erasers

1 Hard plastic supply box

3 Composition notebooks

4 Reams white copy paper

1 Pack lined writing paper, wide-ruled

2 Kleenex box

1 Pack baby wipes, unscented

1 Antibacterial hand sanitizer, 8 oz or larger

Please note, some items get put into community supply bins for all students in the class to use.

SECOND GRADE   
MRS. PETERSON & MRS. MEYERS

2 Crayons, 24 count

1 Washable marker, 8 count

1 Colored pencils

1 Washable watercolor set with brush, 8 count

1 Pack Expo dry erase markers, 4 count

4 Glue sticks

1 Glue bottle

1 Blunt-tip scissors, child size

2 Erasers

1 Hard plastic supply box

4 Composition notebooks

1 1-inch white binder

5 Pocket folders, red, yellow, green, blue, and your choice

4 Reams white copy paper

1 Pack lined writing paper, wide-ruled

2 Kleenex box

1 Paper towel roll

2 Packs baby wipes, unscented

1 Antibacterial hand sanitizer, 8 oz or larger

Please note, some items get put into community supply bins for all students in the class to use.


THIRD GRADE 
MS. RICHERT & MR. MORDECAI

3 Boxes No.2 pencils, 12 count, pre-sharpened

1 Crayons, 24 count

1 Washable marker, 8 count

1 Colored pencils

1 Washable watercolor set with brush, 8 count

1 Pack Expo dry erase markers, 4 count

4 Glue sticks

1 Glue bottle

1 Blunt-tip scissors, child size

2 Erasers

1 Box eraser caps

1 Ruler

1 Supply box

4 Spiral notebooks, college-ruled

1 1-inch white binder

2 2-pocket folders, any color

4 Reams white copy paper

1 Pack lined writing paper, college-ruled

1 Kleenex box

2 Paper towel rolls

1 Pack baby wipes, unscented

1 Recorder (available at Boomer’s Music)

1 Record book, IT’S RECORDER TIME

Please note, some items get put into community supply bins for all students in the class to use.

FOURTH GRADE    
MRS. HAHN & MS. ROLF

3 Boxes No.2 pencils, 12 count, pre-sharpened

1 Crayons, 24 count

1 Washable marker, 8 count

1 Colored pencils

1 Washable watercolor set with brush, 8 count

1 Pack Expo dry erase markers, 4 count

4 Glue sticks

1 Glue bottle

1 Blunt-tip scissors, child size

2 Erasers

1 Box eraser caps

1 Ruler

1 Supply box

4 Composition notebooks

1 1-inch white binder

5 2-pocket folders, red, orange, yellow, green, blue

3 Reams white copy paper

1 Pack lined writing paper, wide-ruled

3 Kleenex box

1 Pack baby wipes, unscented

Please note, some items get put into community supply bins for all students in the class to use.

FIFTH GRADE     
MS. RUBENTHALER & MS. FRIESZ

3 Boxes No.2 pencils, 12 count, pre-sharpened

6 Black pens

6 Red pens

1 Crayons, 24 count

1 Washable marker, 8 count

1 Colored pencils, 12 count

2 Yellow highlighters

2 Packs Expo dry erase markers, 4 count

4 Glue sticks

1 Glue bottle

1 Child scissors

2 Erasers

1 Ruler

1 Calculator

1 Safety point plastic compass

1 6-inch semicircular plastic protractor

1 Supply box

3 Spiral notebooks

1 1-inch white binder

6 2-pocket folders, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple

3 Reams white copy paper

3 Packs lined writing paper, hole-punched

4 Kleenex boxes

2 Packs baby wipes, unscented

Please note, some items get put into community supply bins for all students in the class to use.

See the full list

Refer a Friend

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