TKA ROYAL REMINDERS
September 9, 2022
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In This Issue:
- Current News
- Student & Grade Specific Announcements
- Parent Activities & Resources
- Spiritual Life & Service
- College & Academic Counseling
- Visual & Performing Arts
- This Week in Sports
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
Sept. 13 (Tu): All Service High School Parent Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Theater
Sept. 21 (W): 8th Grade East Coast Trip Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Theater
Sept. 21-23 (W-F): 10th & 11th Grade Fall Retreats - Details here!
Sept. 21-24 (W-Sa): 9th Grade Fall Retreat - Details here!
Sept. 28 (W): See You at the Pole (SYATP), prayer before school at flag pole
Sept. 28 (W): School Photo Retake Day
Sept. 29 (Th): Financial Aid for College Presentation, 7:00 p.m., W Bldg
Oct. 1 (Sa): Knights Annual Fundraiser (parents only), 5:00-9:00 p.m., TKA Quad Purchase tickets here by Monday, Sept. 19!
Oct. 10 (M): SCHOOL CLOSED – Mid-Semester Break
Oct. 12 (W): PSAT Testing for Grades 8-11; SAT Testing Grade 12 (optional)
Oct. 13 (Th): 10th Grade Parent College Night, 7:00 p.m., W Bldg
Oct. 14-15 (F-Sa): High School Play, Our Town, Fri. 3:30 & 7:00 p.m., Sat. 1:30 & 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 15 (Sa): TKA Open House #1 (Prospective Families), 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 21 (F): All School Family Carnival, Quad
Nov. 4 (F): Homecoming
Nov. 11-12 (F-Sa): Jr. High Musical, The Music Man JR, Fri. 3:30 & 7:00 p.m., Sat. 1:30 & 7:00 p.m.
Family Year-At-A-Glance 2022-2023
Protect Our Community from the Spread of Illness
Keep students home if their temperature is above 100.0 F (38.7 C) or they report not feeling well, appear weak or ill. Students MUST be free of all symptoms (i.e. fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.), without using fever-reducing medicines such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, for 24 hours before being allowed to return to school. (Student/Parent Handbook, pg. 37)
TODAY (Friday, September 9) is the LAST day to ADD or DROP a class without a W on your transcript.
All Service High School Parent Meeting: Please join on Tuesday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Theater to hear about the exciting service trips we have planned for Service Week 2022 - 2023. Trip descriptions, costs, and the selection process will be explained. Questions? Contact Donna Quant, Service Coordinator.
Off-Campus Lunch Permission: Parents, students who have been given permission are now able to go off campus for lunch on Wednesday with a staff member. Staff members are required to sign out students through the SAO and will chaperone the students while they are off campus. Staff members may take a group of three or more students. If you have not yet granted or declined permission in the Parent Portal and wish to change that, please do so in advance of Wednesday.
California Scholarship (and Junior Scholarship) Federation: CSF and CJSF membership applications will be available in the Royal Reminder on Friday, September 16. Please check here on the 16th. NOTE: Students will need a copy of their 2022 Spring Report Card. If you do not have one saved, please Email: Registrar@tka.org to request report card or transcript. Provide first name, last name and grade.
Registration for Optional AP Exams - Deadline is Friday, October 28, 2022
Use this Payment Link to register and pay for no more than 3 optional AP Exams. Questions? Contact Cari Bruzelius, Curriculum Director.
- AP Macroeconomics: Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 a.m.
- AP Microeconomics: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
- AP Physics C: Mechanics: Tuesday, May 9, at 12:00 p.m.
- AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism: Tuesday, May 9, at 2:00 p.m.
- AP Physics 2: Friday, May 12, at 12:00 p.m.
Registration for AP Chinese Exam (Students NOT Enrolled in Current TKA Courses): Deadline is September 23, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Use this Google Form to register for the AP Chinese Exam. If more students apply to take the exam than seats are available, a lottery system will be used to randomly select students starting with 12th grade. Questions? Contact Cari Bruzelius, Curriculum Director.
STUDENT CLUBS & GRADE SPECIFIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Students, Interested in Forming a Club? Fill out the charter application or renewal application below. Check out the list of clubs from 2021-2022 for ideas! Submit your application prior to September 16, 2022.
9th Graders Needed for Shadow Hosts! Class of 2026, Did you know that every year a third of our freshman class is new to TKA? Last year we hosted over 80 freshman shadows. We need your help! We are still in need of more 9th grade Shadow Day Hosts! Please take a moment to fill out our Shadow Day form.
Jr. High or High School Students Interested in Speech and Debate: Attend the first meeting every Wednesday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in C-11. It is open to all grades!
Register for the 2023 USA Biolympiad! Do you have a passion for Biology? Are you interested in competing in biology at the national level? Have you registered or finished your Biology or Biology honors course? School and Student Registration for the 2023 USA Biolympiad opened just now, and the online open exam will take place on February 2, 2023. To register for the exam, please join the Biolympiad Club by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (President of the Biolympiad Club).
Afterschool Board Games: Meet twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00 p.m.. A new board game will be taught by Library staff Rachel Silverstein who will introduce beginner games to advanced games.
Senior Woodleaf Kitchen Crew Meeting: All seniors who signed up for the Woodleaf Kitchen Crew, please come to a meeting at lunch on Tuesday, September 13 in the W building. Pizza will be provided. Those on the "Wait List" are welcome to come. No more sign ups are being accepted at this time.
Register to Vote (18-year-olds): Exercise your voting rights.....please register to vote HERE!
Selective Service for Male 18-year-olds: Under current law all male US citizens between 18–25 years of age, born after January 1, 1960 are required to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. In addition, non-US citizen men between the ages of 18 and 25 (inclusive) living in the United States must register. Those who fail to register may be denied student loans, job training, government jobs, and driver's licenses in most states. You can get a Selective Service registration card at your local post office, or you can register online at www.sss.gov. If you have any questions regarding registration, please visit the website or contact the Registrar's Office.
9th Graders! Save the Date for Freshmen Knight at Dave & Busters: Friday, September 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
RSVP here if you are attending
Event is Free!!!!
Each student will be given a $20 play card (more can be added individually) and dinner is provided.
Abigail Pravinata (8th Grade) started a nonprofit organization for underprivileged children in the Bay Area. The organization is called Dance Développé, an organization which teaches dance/ballet to underprivileged children. Abigail explains, "By God's grace, my organization got a warm welcome from East Palo Alto and Redwood City. This coming Saturday will be our first program where we will be featured in Redwood City. We also were invited to perform with the San Francisco Symphony the following day. With God leading the way, I am hoping in the future to recruit more members from TKA." Contact Abigail for more information.
PARENT ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES
8th Grade East Coast Trip Info Meeting: Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 p.m., Theater. Representatives from P.A.C.E. Travel will be present to talk about the trip and details regarding registration, pricing, and parent chaperones. The trip will visit Washington DC, Gettysburg, New York and Boston. Questions? Contact Mr. Lanning, email@example.com.
Mandatory Parent Volunteer Requirements: Any parent intending to volunteer or chaperone for TKA events on or off campus or drive students (other than your own) to TKA activities and athletics, please complete this form as soon as possible so you can volunteer or drive for school events. For questions, contact Gabrielle.Babin@tka.org.
Common Ground Speaker Series Online: The Common Ground Speaker Series presents distinguished speakers in education, parenting and health at venues across the San Francisco Peninsula.
- "Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be with Dr. Becky" on Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety, resilience, and parenting. Details and $10 registration here. Session will be recorded for later viewing to all who register.
Parent-Sponsored/Moderated Facebook & Google Groups: Details for joining here. You are invited to join; participation is completely optional. These are closed groups for TKA parents only.
The $60 per person admission helps defray the cost of the event.
Deadline to register is Monday, September 19
Knights Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, October 1, 2022
"Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."
This is our most important fundraising event and biggest party of the school year for parents! 100% of auction proceeds will go towards financial aid and the endowment fund.
Our theme this year is Ohana Knight. Ohana means family. Family means no one is left behind or forgotten. Help us to make sure that no one is left behind but that every qualified student from every socio-economic background can attend TKA. This festive evening, packed with opportunities to meet other TKA parents, TKA staff and teachers, and the school board, will include inspiring musical and dance performances, a live auction, an online auction, and a Hawaiian style dinner. Unable to attend? Consider a donation to the Knights Annual Fund.
This Week in Jr. High Chapel: We were led in worship by Ms. Reed and a high school student worship team who did an outstanding job. We were also treated to our first hilarious "Hot One's" videos, as Mr. Schoppett was interviewed eating wings with different hot sauces. For the message, Jordan Coss, Bible 7 teacher and Spiritual Life Staff member talked about Jesus' "one thing" as communicated by what he did around Mt. Hermon in Matthew 16-17 after his "Who do you say that I am" question and Peter's confession. Jesus' "one thing" purpose and meaning in life was to destroy anything that stood in the way between humanity and God. Jesus accomplished that at the cross, and Mr. Coss encouraged students to make Jesus our "one thing" in life in response to find our identity, belonging, purpose, and hope.
This Week in High School Chapel: The high schoolers had the privilege of hearing from Campus Pastor Mr. Rob Starke as he laid out the theme and verse for the year, which is Luke 9:20: "He said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?'" The response to this question is perplexing, pivotal, and personal.
Home Group Discussion Questions
- What is one of the more difficult questions you have had to answer?
- What do you think will be the most difficult decision you will have to make?
- Are you perlexed about who Jesus is?
- What do you wish that you knew more about Jesus?
- Which role that Jesus fills is most difficult for you: Prophet, Priest, or King?
- How would your life be different if you lived like Jesus was your Prophet?
- How would your life be different if you lived like Jesus was your Priest?
- How would your life be different if you lived like Jesus was your King?
COLLEGE & ACADEMIC COUNSELING
Seniors - Walk-In College Application Workshops will be offered on several Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the library. The College Counseling staff will be available to help students with any application. Students should bring their laptop. Workshops offered on these Wednesdays: September 14, September 28, October 19, October 26, November 9. Focused UC and CSU workshops will be held on
- September 28 - UC College Workshop
- October 26 - CSU College Workshop
Attention Seniors and Juniors, College Reps are Coming to TKA! Come and meet the College Reps to learn more about their schools.
- Friday, September 9: Baylor University, TX, 12:30 p.m., W Building
- Monday, September 12: Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA, 2:50 p.m., P-4
- Tuesday, September 13: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 12:30 p.m., W Building
- Wednesday, September 14: Menlo College, Atherton, CA, 12:35 p.m., K-7 Knights Conference Room
- Wednesday, September 14: Purdue University, IN, 2:50 p.m., P-4
- Thursday, September 15: University of Puget Sound, WA, 2:50 p.m., P-4
Save the Date!
- Financial Aid for College Presentation: Join us in the W Building on Thursday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m.
- PSAT Testing: On Wednesday, October 12, 8th-11th grades will take the PSAT 7:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Please do not schedule appointments during this time.
Tonight at Football Games - Waffle Roost Food Truck will be on campus serving starting at 5:30 p.m.. Come check out the Snack Shack....and join our Knights Brigade Marching Band as we cheer on our teams! Proceeds from this event support the Instrumental Music Program.
- Tri Tip is Coming!!! At the September 30 football game, we will be serving tri-tip sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and more!
The Music Man JR, Jr. High Musical Tech Crew: Application for the Jr. High Musical Tech Crew will be available in about two weeks. Jr. High Musical Tech crew commitment is:
- Monday through Friday, October 21- November 10, after school
- Saturday, November 5
- All performances November 11 and 12
Contact Mrs. Irwin firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Tech Crew Training Wednesdays: Interested in learning more about Tech Crew? Like to serve behind the scenes? Bring your lunch and join us in the Theater during lunch on:
- Wednesday, September 14 (Stage Crew)
- Wednesday, September 28 (Lighting Crew)
Come to one or all three to learn more about the inner workings of VPA productions! Open to Junior High and High School students with any level of experience. Questions? Contact Mrs. Irwin
Jr. High Early Winter Sports Sign-Ups End TODAY (Friday, September 9). Simply go to Athletics at www.tka.org, click on Sports Sign-Up, select your sport and fill out the form. The form is to be filled out by the student participating, not the parent. Note: There will be a $75 late registration fee for any student who does not sign up during the allotted time period. The sports offered are:
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Soccer
High School Wrestling: Calling all high school men interested in pursuing wrestling this winter, please come to an informational meeting on Thursday, September 15, at lunch in the Team Room (M-Quad). Coach Jeff Schoch will share his vision, expectations, and goals for the upcoming season beginning October 31.
FREE FCA All Ability Multi-Sport Camp
for campers with special needs and disabilities ages 5 - 25
Saturday, October 15, 2022
The King's Academy
TKA is thrilled to partner with FCA for this event and would love to have members of the TKA family participate in it! Details here.
Helpers Needed: Contact Executive Athletic Director, Joe Maemone, email@example.com.
Friday, September 9, 2022
Terra Nova High School
TKA - Football/Soccer Field
Del Mar High School
Del Mar High School
TKA - Football/Soccer Field
Monday, September 12, 2022
TKA- Tennis Courts
Summit Shasta Public School
Summit Shasta Public School
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Valley Christian School - SJ
Notre Dame High School - SJ
TKA - Tennis Courts
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022
TKA - GYM
Friday, September 16, 2022
Santa Clara High School
TKA - Tennis Courts
Hillsdale High School
Hillsdale High School
Saturday, September 17, 2022