We ask that at least one parent from every TCA family attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to build community and learn about topics which the staff of TCA are passionate about.
Parents have the opportunity to attend TWO talks. Below is the date of our next PIE Night and a list of our speakers and topics:
PIE Night Dates for 2022/2023
September 22, 2022 (Thursday)
November 15, 2022 (Tuesday)CANCELED
February 16th, 2023 (Thursday) – Topics and Speakers announcing soon!
April 27th, 2023 (Thursday)
PIE Nights are from 6pm – 8pm
6:15 – First Session of PIE Night – Adams and Jefferson Buildings 7:15 – Second Session of PIE Night – Adams and Jefferson Buildings
*Childcare will be provided for 5th grade and under. *Students in 6th grade and above can choose 2 lectures to sit in on.
*All ages under Kindergarten will be checked in back in the pre-school pre-k hallway with the respective teachers. There will be a sign-in card and name tag. You will fill out and hold onto the card, and then turn it in at the end of the night to “check out” your child. The sign-in card will match their name tags.
They will have stations, a movie, water, etc.
*All ages Kindergarten through 4th/5th will be checked in at the gym with the respective teachers. There will be a sign-in card and name tag. You will fill out and hold onto the card, and then turn it in at the end of the night to “check out” your child. The sign-in card will match their name tags.
They will have rooms with LEGOS, drawing/coloring, a movie, water, etc.
*Please consider donating to the teachers and staff that have volunteered their time for the night. We will have a donation jar at each check-in station.
*MAKE SURE that your child eats BEFORE they are checked in! We will ask that you keep them outside and finish eating before they can enter childcare.
Thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding. With the growth we have to take extra precautions and measure to adequately accommodate with excellence!
FOOD TRUCK VENDORS
Food Trucks will be available at 4:30 PM – In the round-about in front of TCA * Please bring cash/card for these vendors.
Food Trucks at 4:30pm | Pre-PIE Night 5pm-6pm
PIE Night Talks Begin at 6:15pm
Parent Information and Enrichment NIGHT!
We ask that at least one parent from every TCA family attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to build community and learn about topics which the staff of TCA are passionate about.Parents have the opportunity to attend TWO talks. Below is a list of our speakers and topics:
PIE Night Talks
Speaker: Mr. Alexander Vanston Major, USMC (Ret.)(Upper School Professor)
Title:POW/MIA Recovery Efforts
Alex Vanston served as a Recovery Team Leader and Executive Officer of Detachment 4, of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (predecessor to DPAA). From 2006 to 2009, Alex planned and lead missions to recover remains from missing service members from Austria to Vietnam. During this talk he will show planning documents, photos, and share his experiences.
Speaker:Mrs. Jean Gutsche (Upper School Professor)
Title:Words of Courageous Men in Dire Times – Part 1
We are living in dangerous times. It seems the bedrock of our American Judeo-Christian Western cultural foundations are being shaken to the core. Gender grooming, critical race theory, destruction of the family, lack of academic standards, substitution of hysterical arguments for reasoned thought and lack of simple civility are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Will we lose this generation of students?
In May of 1940, Winston Churchill faced a deadly situation. His nation was directly threatened and it seemed the whole world would collapse under a rising tide of evil.
What wisdom can we gain from Churchill?
Speaker:Mrs. Amy Olsen (Latin Professor)
Learn why Latin is a vital component to an outstanding education, and why we teach it from Kindergarten on up here at TCA. A simple grammar lesson will be included so that you can help your own students at home!
Speaker:Mr. Micah Kelley(Director of Student Culture)
Title:Frames and Filters
In a world utterly plagued by hurry, anxiety, confusion, and division we must inculcate rest, peace, clarity, and unity. The greatest tool? OUR families! We have the amazing God-given opportunity to be radically intentional in our day-to-day lives with each member of our individual families. We can create family teams that are guided by rhythms and equipped by pillars in order for us to carry out the ultimate vision/mission we want to see fulfilled in this world.
Speaker:Mrs. Jen Loomis(Assistant Dean)
Title:Les Miserables: The Beauty of the Book to Stage
We are going to explore pivotal scenes from the book and show how Hollywood and Broadway adapted and interpreted the words of Victor Hugo.
Speaker:Mr. Bill Eppell – (Upper School Professor)
Title:Rule the Waves
There is a saying within the merchant fleets of the world: the sea is selective, slow in recognition of effort and aptitude, but fast in sinking the unfit. This phrase holds true for not just the sailors abord the world’s fleets, but the nations that have sought to rule the waves throughout history. Nations who could command the high seas either though the weight of gold or the barrel of a gun have become the most powerful nations of their time from the early days of the Spanish Empire to the modern might of the United States. This presentation will explore the influence the sea has on the course of world history, the relationship between the modern world and the oceans today, and what the future could hold for us.
Speaker:Mrs. Maria Dent-Reynolds(Middle School Teacher)
Title:Crazy for Curls
Even though 65% of the population has curly, coily or wavy hair, very few people know how to take care of it and/or style it. Curly hair is unique and can be difficult to manage, but once a person learns how to properly “handle” it, he/she can embrace the beauty that frames their face. Humidty?… No problem.
Frizz?…No problem. Finding the right products?… No problem. Whether you or your child know that the struggle is real, I would love to have you join me in learning how to not only live with but learn to love the beautiful curls God has blessed you with.
Speaker:Mrs. Bethany Ulrich(Lower School Teacher)
Title: TCA Parent 101
New to TCA this year? Unsure of how to best support your child with a new curriculum? Come find out how to set your child up for academic success in the classroom! Learn practical tips for helping them with homework, bedtime, and more!
Speaker:Mr. Nathan Loomis – (Upper School Professor)
Title: The Meaning and History of the 2nd Amendment
Explores the Founding Fathers’ understanding, important Supreme Court Decisions, recent laws, and the future of the right to keep and bear arms.