TCAPS Appreciation Week at Sam's Club—Oct. 23-29
Sam's Club donates $20,000 to the TCAPS LEAP program.
In appreciation of TCAPS staff and student families, Sam's Club is proud to announce TCAPS Appreciation Week this Sunday, October 23rd through Saturday, October 29th. Kicking off the week is a TCAPS Appreciation BBQ with free hot dogs and cupcakes on Sunday, October 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
TCAPS staff and student families can get a non-member temporary card for a free shopping day any day during appreciation week to explore and take advantage of the "savings made simple." Come out on Sunday to Sam's Club (2401 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI) and look for local Club Manager, Jesse Gauna behind the grill. Sam's Club is a proud TCAPS Partner In Education, helping to support the students we serve every day.
Swingshift and the Stars: Boosting TCAPS Music Programs
Swingshift dancers Philip Leete and Wendy Nienhouse with students wearing the Music Boosters t-shirt.
TC West Senior High School's robotics and dance teacher, Philip Leete, and Traverse City Central mom and TCAPS mega-fan, Wendy Nienhouse, are competing in the 2016 Swingshift and the Stars to benefit Traverse City Music Boosters. The Traverse City Music Boosters support TCAPS’ prek-12 music education program.
Did you know?
- TC Music Boosters has supported TCAPS' music programs for over 50 years.
- Each year, 18 scholarships are awarded to students.
- These scholarships are $350 each and are given to students in choir, orchestra and band.
- There are also 10-12 mini-grants awarded to classroom music teachers to help purchase materials not covered by district funds.
The goal is to raise $100,000. The funds will be used to help sustain student music scholarships and support other music program activities. Please consider making an online donation to Traverse City Music Boosters.
The competition runs September through December. The events are ticketed and open to the public. Doors to City Opera House open at 6:30 p.m. with an audience dance lesson following at 6:45 p.m. Each evening’s show begins at 7:15 p.m. Wendy and Philip will dance each month to earn donations from audience members and online contributions.
Want to wear your music program pride? Consider purchasing a “Boost Your Music” t-shirt. Download t-shirt order form. All profits directly fund student scholarship and music education grants. Order Deadline: Monday, October 24, 2016. Call the TCAPS Music Office for info: 231.933.7570.
Yes, I'm Shopping for TCAPS: Shop Your Community Day—Nov. 12
Shop downtown Traverse City on November 12th and help raise funds to support TCAPS' Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP).
For every purchase made at certain stores
during Shop Your Community Day, simply tell the sales associate “I’m shopping for TCAPS!”and 15% of your entire purchase will be donated to STEP.
You can also show your support by visiting the Michigan Blood Mobile downtown, between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For every person that attempts to give blood and says "I'm Giving Blood for TCAPS," $10 will be donated back to STEP.
STEP serves students, ages 3-20, who may be experiencing homelessness and lack fixed, regular and adequate housing. Your support will help ensure students' school stability while in transition and remove barriers to their educational success.
Community Gives Back
Books-A-Million General Manager Bob Ashley drops off books to be donated to TCAPS elementary schools.
Thank you to Books-A-Million for selecting TCAPS to be the beneficiary of their summer book drive. Large boxes filled with books and many book sets were delivered to TCAPS elementary schools. Special thanks to General Manager Bob Ashley for coordinating this terrific event.
The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City recently held a school supply drive and delivered four large boxes of supplies to Traverse City West Middle School and Traverse City East Middle School. Overall, 500 items where collected plus many pens and pencils. Special thanks to Deacons Andrew Shotwell and Eileen Mikulski for spearheading the drive!
TCAPS Partner In Education Program: An opportunity to support schools, teachers, programs, teams and clubs!
The TCAPS Partner In Education (PIE) program works to connect community members, businesses and organizations to our schools through sponsorships, financial contributions, in-kind donations or givebacks. Your sponsorship or donation can benefit the school, teacher, program, team or club of your choice. Sponsor space is available at all TCAPS schools, Thirlby Field stadium and electronically via our e-newsletter. Contact Karyn Hertel at 231.933.5654 | firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tcaps.net/PIE to learn more.
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