February 13th, 2020

| February 13, 2020
Invite Your Friends To Open Day 2020Do you know a family who would make a great addition to TC Christian?  Invite them to Open Day 2020.  It’s a golden opportunity to tour the school, meet the team, and ask their questions, all while their children shadow in the classrooms.  It’s a complete TCCS experience.  So please, put your thinking caps on. 

To help you make the invitation, your children will be bringing home a couple of pre-printed postcards you can pass on to anyone you think might be interested.  More will be available in the front office if you need them.  
News In BriefCold and Flu Season  We know it’s not easy diagnosing your child’s health in the morning, especially when they complain of a stomach ache or headache.  Some children complain often; others not at all.  Ultimately, you make your best judgement on whether to come to school and 9 times out of 10 it’s the right call.  But sometimes it doesn’t work out.  Thanks for your grace when we call to advise of the need to pick up a sick child.  If you feel your child’s health is questionable, can we ask that, in order to prevent passing illness on to others, you keep your student home.  The following symptoms are key (unless advised differently by a physician):
Fever – A temperature of 100.1 degrees. With fever at this level, even if your child doesn’t have additional symptoms, he or she may have an infection. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Vomiting – Two or more times within 12 hours. Usually a child will feel better immediately after a vomiting episode, but within an hour may have symptoms again. Please do not send a child to school if they have been vomiting until you are sure that the cause has definitely passed.
Diarrhea – Watery or loose stools mean you’re likely dealing with a virus, meaning you should keep your child at home.
Coughing/Trouble breathing – Coughing spreads infection. A cough (or breathing trouble) that keeps your child up at night means he/she will be too tired to learn the next day.
Rash – A rash is reason to keep your child at home. Check with your doctor to determine whether or not a rash is contagious before sending your child to school.
Time to De-Clutter The Double Edge trailer will be at TCCS next Wednesday morning, February 19, during drop off to receive your excess, lightly-used furniture, clothing, toys, sports equipment, electronics, and more.  We’d love to fill the trailer with donations during that time and friendly Double Edge staff will be on hand to help unload.
Interested in Subbing?  Do you enjoy working with students?  Would you enjoy supporting the students and staff at TCCS?  Do you have 60 semester credit hours from a two- or four-year accredited college or university? If you said yes to all three….you may want to consider being a substitute teacher for TCCS.  We are currently in the need of substitute teachers to add to our pool.  If you’re interested please contact Anne in the front office for more information.   
WinTerm Reminder February 24-28 sees the return of a TC Christian favorite: WinTerm.  Students have selected their classes and we’re excited to see what new learning occurs during this unique educational opportunity.  Note to parents: Please remember, all Middle and High School students will need a sack lunch that week as hot lunch will not be available.
Open Position  TC Christian is seeking a Middle School Boys Cross Country Coach (Fall 2020).  Contact Athletic Director, Micah Gallegos for details.
TCCS At Academic World Quest 

(L to R) Katie Boyd, Clint Walker, Ella Wendell, Olivia Connor, and Ashlyn Hagelstein
Several Juniors from Nathan Weemhoff’s US History class entered the regional competition of Academic World Quest for the first time this year.  ,Academic World Quest is a national program designed to test players’ knowledge of current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures.  The regional competition was held at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City and attracted teams from around Northern Michigan.  The Sabres, appearing in their first World Quest, performed well with a score that put them just outside the Top 3.  Great work, team!
Congratulations To The Following Students:
 Honor Roll
Middle School
Alyson Boven
Christian Brower
Caleb Chinland
Judah Cole
McKenna Gelinas
Elizabeth Hoy
Paige Jenneman
Sophia Karczewski
Hattie Leggett
Lorena Martin
Madeline Mead
Austin Miller
Emma O’Farrell
Kacy Palmer
Emeline Phelps
Hunter Smith
Lily Stanton
Brady Stoops
Kyle TrierweilerHigh School 
Bria Anderson
Rachael Burch
Izzy Hagelsein
Emma Mirabelli
Nathan Mustard
Nick Rampe
Sophie Rampe
Brie Slikkers
Reilly Slikkers
Abby Stacy
Chloe Stanton
Taylor Tebben
Ella Trierweiler
Cole Wierda
Students with a grade point average of 3.3 or higher in the marking period with no individual grade lower than a B-
High Honor Roll
Middle School
Evelyn Appier
Elijah Bauer
Brant Blodgett
Eden Boeve
Reece Broderick
Rebekah Burch
Ethan Ehlert
Naomi Elenbaas
Adaline Gelinas
Isabel LaFranier
Jonah Moon
Meghan Polzien
Eleanor Slator
Lydia Tebben
Jake WierdaHigh School 
Kaia Beebe
Carter Blodgett
Katie Boyd
Sydney Broderick
Abbey Brower
Julianna Brower
Lydia Brower
Emily Cherkasova
Hannah Elenbaas
Hunter Haldaman
Lucy Leggett
Meredith Mead
Faith Phelps
Simeon Popa
Adam Rasmussen
Emily Rasmussen
Brooke Smith
Ellie Visser
Clint Walker
Ava Wendel
Ella Wendel
Katie White
Students with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher in the marking period with no individual grades lower than an A-
Balancing Broom: Truth Or Fiction?The Wisdom Discerners from 6th Grade Science shed light on the balancing broom claimsSocial media exploded earlier this week with images and videos of brooms standing up by themselves.  The claim was that due to the Earth’s current position in its orbit, the tilt of the earth was perfect, allowing for the exact gravitational pull needed to make a broom balance and stand on its own.  TC Christian 6th grade students, who are currently studying Astronomy, went to work to prove or disprove this idea.  What did they find???  

The TCCS 6th grade Scientists proved the theory to be FALSE based on two important factors:The 6th Grade has learned the tilt of the earth does not change.  It is 23.5 degrees all day, every day, regardless of its position in its orbit. They have also learned that gravitational pull is based on the mass of an object.  Therefore, the gravitational pull on our earth is constant and does not change based on the Earth’s orbital position. If your broom was able to stand on its own today, it will be able to stand tomorrow….and every other day this year.  Way to go, Wisdom Discerners!   
Donuts With Dad A Hit!
Thanks to our PTO for organizing a great morning of fellowship for Dads and their kids.  Guys, you were a hit.  Click here for more pics.
Are You Missing Your Glasses?

Found sometime after ‘Donuts with Dad’.  Call the office for details.
Today Only At Double Edge In light of the up coming holiday, Valentines Decor is 50% off TODAY! The Edge is open until 6PM.  Also, the Mavericks Corner is 50% off!  All proceeds at Double Edge Thrift on Garfield goes to support TC Christian students
Can You Help Out?
The TCCS Burger Flipprs: (L to R) Olga Postaychuk, Doug Mirabelli, April EhlertThe three fantastic people above are just a slice of the incredible team that goes into making lunch happen at TCCS.  Olga, Doug, and April are prime examples of three very different people coming together to serve and have fun in the process.  How about you?  Can spare an hour or two once a week to prep food, cook food, or serve food (or all of the above).  If yes, we could really use your help.  Please contact Pete Moon, Food Services Director, at your earliest convenience.
Sports Calendars
Varsity Girls BowlingVarsity Boys BowlingJV Girls Bowling (White)JV Girls Bowling (BlackMS Girls Basketball JV Boys BasketballVarsity Boys Basketball

Sabre Winter Sports Heating Up
Snow Girls?!

Olivia Strehl and Avary Ehlert do their best WWE battle pose in this week’s fresh snowfall
Free Trip To DC?

If you are a Cherryland Electric Co-op member and have a high school Junior or Senior next year, this opportunity is for you.  Cherryland Electric is sponsoring a trip to Washington, D.C. in June to explore monuments and museums, meet with members of Congress, and make lifelong friends with other students from across the country. All expenses paid by Cherryland.  Interested?  Click here for details
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2019/2020 TC Christian Board Minutes

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