News in a Nutshell – Oct 17, 2017

October 17, 2017     Velvet Seaton    

Dear TOCS Family,

I hope everyone had a great fall break.  I pray that each of you carved out some time in your busy schedules for some much needed family time.  I am sure it was a much needed break for all.

I wanted to remind you of a couple of things this week.  First, grade cards come home today.  Please check your student’s folders for their grade cards. Included with the grade card are your student’s achievement test results.  There was a delay in scoring and scores have recently been made available.  Also, please remember our attendance policy as printed on pp. 12-13 in the student policy handbook.  With the first grade card of the year coming home, there always seems to be a need for a reminder of this policy.  If your child is going to be out and you know about it ahead of time, proper procedure is to send in a written request to the office for the absence to be approved; this is not to be done after your child returns to school.  When your child is absent from school a parent should call the SCHOOL OFFICE to notify us of the absence and bring a note to the office the day he/she returns to school.

Please be sure to turn in order forms on time.  Order forms are due no later than noon on the day that they are due.  It is important for getting orders correct and turned in on time due to us having deadlines that need to be met, as well.

Also, please do not call the restaurant directly to request orders be added.  This creates confusion and may cost us the opportunity to continue ordering through them.  We have to turn in orders early in order to allow time to plan and prepare the meals.  We also pay according to the number of orders that we turn in to the restaurant.  It causes them to add orders and us to be unaware that there is an additional order that has not been paid.  We have already had reports of this occurring.

There are a couple of additional order forms with today’s information going home.  There are picture proof and shirt order forms.  The shirts are from the School Store company that recently sent home forms to help fundraise for the school.  Many of you have ordered gift cards for the classroom.  These have been a big hit with the teachers and provided additional funds for our school.  These shirts will also provide additional funds for the school.  Unlike the previous Warrior Wear orders, there are not minimum ordering requirements for this one.  These shirts are authorized to be worn at school and are a little different than previous orders.

Please let me know how I can better minister to you.  I am available and willing to serve.  I continually pray for all of you.

In Christ,

Jimmy Webb                            School Administrator