TKA ROYAL REMINDERS
September 23, 2022
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In This Issue:
- Current News
- Student & Grade Specific Announcements
- Parent Volunteer Corner
- Parent Activities & Resources
- Spiritual Life & Service
- College & Academic Counseling
- Visual & Performing Arts
- This Week in Sports
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
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
Oct. 1 (Sa): Knights Annual Fundraiser (parents only), 5:00-9:00 p.m., TKA Quad
Oct. 4 (Tu): Financial Aid for College Presentation, 7:00 p.m., Theater (New Date!)
Oct. 5 (W): 8th Grade English trip to SF Golden Gate Theater for To Kill a Mockingbird, 10:30 a.m. - approx. 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 10 (M): SCHOOL CLOSED – Mid-Semester Break
Oct. 12 (W): PSAT Testing for Grades 8-11; SAT Testing Grade 12 (optional) - Special Schedule - NOT a late start Wednesday for grades above
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. 18 (Tu): TKA Parent Seminar, Ben Tracy from Safe Social Network on "Navigating Life in the Digital Age"
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.
Nov. 17 (Th): 11th Grade College Night, 7:00 p.m., W Bldg
Nov. 21-25 M-F): SCHOOL CLOSED, Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 30 (W): TKA Christmas Faire, lunchtime, Gym
Dec. 2 (F) - Vocal Music Christmas Concert, Joyful! Joyful!, 3:30 & 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 3 (Sa) - Open House #2 (Prospective Families), 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 6 (Tu): Instrumental Music Christmas Concert, Christmas Tidings, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 9 (F) - Advanced Instrumental Music Christmas Concert, A Most Wonderful Christmas, 3:30 & 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 12-15 (M-Th) - 1st Semester Final Exams
Dec. 15 (Th) - TKA Alumni Luncheon
Dec. 15 (Th) - Junior Class Event
Dec. 16 (Th) - NO CLASSES, Staff Workday
Dec. 19-Jan. 2 - SCHOOL CLOSED, Christmas Break
Jan. 3 (Tu) - NO CLASSES, Teachers & Staff Return
Jan. 4 (W) - School Resumes, 2nd Semester
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)
The King's Subjects Blog "Amir Carlisle, Class of 2011, Returns to Coach at TKA!"
California Scholarship (and Junior Scholarship) Federation: CSF and CJSF membership applications are linked here. CJSF Application (8th Grade) ; CSF Application (11th/12th Grades) The membership drive runs through Monday, October 3. If you are in the 8th, 11th, or 12th grade you are eligible to apply. Please remember that you must reapply each semester, so even if you are already a member you will need to apply again. Please provide a copy of last semester's 2022 spring semester report card or your transcript along with the application form. There is a $5 application fee (credit card only) payable online here. No refunds. The deadline for turning in your application is Monday October 3, 2022. Per CSF/CJSF guidelines, "late applications cannot be accepted". Please remit application & report card or transcript to the SAO office by 10/3/22.
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.
High School Service Week Trip Placement Form: View this informational handout or the Service 2022-2023 webpage for details about Service Week 2023. Parents were emailed a Google Form to complete on Sept. 13, in order to provide the information needed for placing students on a service trip. We encourage you to talk with your parent(s) about the service opportunities before they complete the form. The form must be submitted no later than Tuesday, September 27.
Student ID Photo Make-Up/Retake Day: Photo Make-Up is Wednesday, September 28, 7:45-9:30 a.m., in the W Building. This make-up day is for students and staff not photographed during the first photo day or students who purchased a picture package but are unsatisfied with their photo.
- Every student being photographed on September 28 needs to register at gsp-register.com and then show the barcode received to the photographer
Student Photo Orders: It's not too late.You can view your student's photo and order here.
The online code is your student's ID. Questions? Email email@example.com@gsp-photos.com to inquire.
Mark your calendars! Wednesday, October 12, students in 8th and 9th grade will take the PSAT 8/9, students in 10th and 11th grade will take the PSAT, and students in 12th grade had the option to sign up to take the SAT at TKA. It is NOT a late start Wednesday. Please do not schedule appointments for that morning. Special schedule here.
Registration for Optional AP Exams - Deadline is Friday, October 28
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.
TKA, YOU are Our Best Advertising
- Who do you want to see at TKA?
- Please Tell Your Colleagues and Friends About TKA!
- This is an easy way to support TKA!
TKA Open Houses for Prospective Families: Saturday, October 15 and December 3, 11:00 a.m.
Knights Annual Fundraiser Event Attendees: If purchased tickets and are unable to attend, please notify Josephine.Loy@tka.org so we can adjust the catering order or allow others to attend. Thank you!
Knights Annual Fundraiser Online Auction - Everyone Can Bid!
Tuesday, September 27 - Sunday, October 3
You don't have to attend the event to bid in the online auction.
Bidding Opens on Tuesday, September 27 and closes at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2.
- For Students
- Fun with Faculty: For Parents
- Fun with Faculty: For Students
- Go Kings!
- Indoor Plants and Garden
- Museums, Art, and Culture
- Services and Trainings
- Sports and Fitness
Sample Items - Click Link Above to View ALL 150 items!
FUN WITH FACULTY: FOR STUDENTS
- Disc Golf with Three Generations of Palms! (Mr. Palm)
- Plagues, Pestilence, and Pasta Dinner (Dr. & Mrs. Rosé)
- Visit a Cat Café (Ms. Deng & Ms. Su)
- Fridge and Pantry Challenge (Mr. & Mrs. Giese)
- Pottery Painting and Pizza Party for 6 HS Students (Mr. Wilton)
- Hour Voice Lesson (Ms. Tuijt)
- 8 Reserved Seats at 8th Grade Promotion
- One Reserved Parking Space for 8th Grade Promotion
- One Reserved Parking Space for TKA Carnival
- Two Admissions and 100 Tickets to TKA Carnival
- 4 Tickets to All Four JH/HS Theatre Productions
- Reserved Lunch Table at TKA
- Knights Café Student Store Express Pass
STUDENT CLUBS & GRADE SPECIFIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Girls Varsity Volleyball Team will host a Bake Sale in the Main Quad at lunch on Thursday, September 29. Cookies, Cupcakes, and your favorite treats will be there. All sales will be CASH ONLY. So don't forget your wallets!!
Do You Love to Learn about Politics and Debate? Sign up for the Model United Nations team at TKA. It is open to any high schooler! No experience is needed, just fill out this form. If you have any questions regarding the Model UN team email firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Drawing Contest: Draw a 8.5x11 image of any animal and turn it into a library staff member to enter. Imaginary animals are welcome! School-wide voting will choose winners. Prizes will be Animal puzzle erasers, Animal light, Animal crossing stickers and Animal webcam covers! Deadline: Friday, September 30. Winners will be announced on October 7
Attention Sevvies! Come to Friday Fun Night on September 30 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Sevvie Quad. Come and join us for pizza and soda and you will play many fun games with your classmates. Everything is provided so you don't need to bring anything. See you there!
Seniors - Don't Forget to Book Your Senior Portrait! Now & Forever Studios is are official yearbook photographer. Go to NF-Studios.com and make your appointment today! Deadline is October 31 to be included in TKA's Yearbook.
Nicholas Rumford (Grade 10), has earned the Congressional Award Silver Certificate. Nicholas began this national youth program during 8th grade and completed the requirements for the Silver Certificate this summer. This award reflects over 170 hours of self leadership and goal setting in the areas of public service, physical fitness, personal development, and a cultural exploration project. Nicholas volunteered 60 hours between Hope's Corner, a homeless ministry at Trinity United Methodist Church in Mountain View, and Animal Assisted Happiness Farm in Sunnyvale. He spent an additional 60 hours improving his soccer skills and 50 hours learning Japanese. He completed a cultural exploration project on China. Nicholas will continue working towards the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor and achievement. TKA is proud of Nicholas' commitment to service!
Kou Shimizu (Grade 8) who was awarded first place in the 13-14 year old division at Bay Area Piano Summer Competition. Congratulations on your achievement in this competition, Kou!
Open House Helpers & Food Donations: Please help us share our famous TKA hospitality with potential families coming to TKA on Saturday, October 15. We are expecting 400 people! Volunteer on Saturday, October 15, and be part of a great team that day or donate food items (bring on Friday, October 14).
PARENT ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES
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.
This Week in Jr. High Chapel: While most of our high schoolers were at retreat, our junior high Home Groups were paired up for team-building Home Group Competitions! The goal was to fellowship together and build relationships while also helping students to be more socially confident and concerned. Fun was had by all! Ask your child what game they enjoyed the most.
Worship Team Auditions! Are you interested in joining the TKA Worship Team? We will be holding auditions for any instrumentalist or vocalist on Wednesday, September 28, at lunch in the W building. Email email@example.com to sign up for a slot and to learn how to prepare!
COLLEGE & ACADEMIC COUNSELING
Seniors - Walk-In College Application Workshops: The College Counseling staff will be available to help students with any application. Students should bring their laptop. Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.: September 28, October 19, October 26, November 9.
- September 28 - UC College Workshop Focus
- October 26 - CSU College Workshop Focus
Save the Date!
- Tuesday, October 4: Financial Aid for College Presentation: 7:00 p.m., TKA Theater
- Thursday, October 13: 10th Grade Parent College Night, 7:00 p.m., W Bldg.
- Thursday, November 17: 11th Grade College Night, 7:00 p.m., W Bldg.
September & October College Rep Visits: Come and meet the College Reps to learn more about their schools. College rep visits are for students only.
- Monday, September 26: Biola University, CA, 12:30 p.m. in K-7
- Monday, September 26: University of Connecticut, 2:50 p.m. in P-4
- Tuesday, September 27: Westmont College, CA 12:30 p.m. in P-4
- Tuesday, September 27: University of Notre Dame, IN, 2:50 p.m. in P-4
- Wednesday, September 28: Calvin University, MI, 2:50 p.m. in K-7
- Thursday, September 29: Grand Canyon University, AZ, 11:40 a.m. in W Bldg
- Thursday, September 29: Azusa Pacific University, CA, 2:50 p.m. in K-7
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.
- College Admissions in A Persistent Pandemic: A Panel Discussion: Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. Details and $10 registration here (free to educators).
- Panel: Yamilet Medina López, Assistant Dean of Diversity Outreach and External Relations, Stanford University; Olufemi "Femi" Ogundele, Associate Vice Chancellor of Admissions & Enrollment, University of California, Berkeley; Ashley Pallie, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, California Institute of Technology
TKA High School Play, Our Town, Coming Soon!
- Purchase Online Tickets Here!
- $7.00 Adult/Student reserved seating tickets are available online in advance
- $10.00 Adult/Student reserved seating tickets at the door
Synopsis: The story in Our Town follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die. This moving Pulitzer Prize-winning play explores the timeless themes of life, love, death, and eternity, and will stay with you for a long time. "Beautiful and remarkable one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre...A spiritual experience." —The New York Post
The Music Man JR, Jr. High Musical Tech Crew: Application for the Jr. High Musical Tech Crew is due Friday, September 30. Jr. High Musical Tech crew commitment is:
- Monday through Friday, October 31- 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 (Lighting Crew): 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 28 (Lighting Crew). Open to Junior High and High School students with any level of experience. Questions? Contact Mrs. Irwin
High School Winter Sports: Online sign-up is open through Saturday, September 24. Simply go to the Athletics webpage, click on the Sports Sign-Up link, select your sport, and fill out the form. The sports to sign up for in the winter are:
- Boys Soccer
- Girls Soccer
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Basketball
- Boys Wrestling
The form is to be filled out by the student participating, not the parent. There will be a $75 late registration fee for any student who does not sign up during the allotted time period. Questions Contact High School Athletic Director, Kevin Johnson.
All High School Winter Sports Baseline ImPACT Testing: Boys/Girls Basketball, Boys/Girls Soccer, Wrestling
- Tuesday, September 27,12:30 - 1:10 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 28, 12:35 - 1:35 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 4, 12:30 - 1:10 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 5, 12:35 - 1:35 p.m.
Arrive at Room K-11 towards the beginning of lunch time because the test will take roughly 30 minutes to complete. Please email email@example.com to confirm your appointment time.
8th Annual Sunnyvale High School Reunion Game: The King's Academy welcomes Sunnyvale High School Jets Alumni, Teachers & Coaches on Friday, September 30, vs. Gunn High School (one of the Jet's rivals!) for the 7th Annual Reunion game.
SHS occupied our campus January 1956, as part of the Fremont Union High School District, until being closed in 1981. In a nod to the nearby Moffett Field, SHS adopted the "Jets" as its school mascot. Come out and meet the Jets and join us to cheer on our Knights as this new tradition continues!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 26, 2022
Sacred Heart Schools - Middle School
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
TKA - GYM
TKA - Tennis Courts
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Gunn High School
TKA - Softball Field
Thursday, September 29, 2022
TKA - Turf Field
Valley Christian School - SJ
TKA - Tennis Courts
Harker School - Blackford Campus
Valley Christian School - SJ
Friday, September 30, 2022
Harker School - Saratoga Campus
TKA - Football/Soccer Field
Harker School - Saratoga Campus
TKA - Football/Soccer Field
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Half Moon Bay High School