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 the date of our next PIE Night and a list of our speakers and topics:
PIE Night Dates for 2023/2024
November 30, 2023 (Thursday)
February 27th, 2024 (Tuesday)
April 9th, 2024 (Tuesday)
PIE Nights are from 6pm – 8pm
6:00 – First Session of PIE Night – Adams and Jefferson Buildings
7:00 – 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!
LINCOLN MEN GRILL OPEN FOR DINNER @ 4:30 PM
Brisket, BBQ Ribs, Burgers & Hot Dogs Available!
Cash or Card accepted
Cup of Joy Coffee Cart will be open alongside the Lincoln Men Grill!
* Please bring cash/card for these vendors.
Classical Education: “Where Three Roads Meet” – Mr. Michael Borg
If you want your children to conform to the norm; to cuddle up to culture; to cultivate sympathies for cynicism, relativism, or pragmatism; to be controlled by progressivism; to confuse information with knowledge; to curtail reason; to circumvent virtue; or be conditioned for a life of ignorance—then classical education is not for you. But if you desire more for your children, come and entertain the ideal form of classical education and learn why this pedagogical approach is the needed bulwark in the American educational system. We will look at the history, head, heart, and holistic approach of classical education as it seeks the counter-cultural ideal of creating lifelong learners.
What is the Communist Manifesto? Is it Relevant Today? – Mrs. Jean Gutsche
What is it about the Communist Manifesto that has invited reactions from head-nodding agreement to horror over the last century? Is it true that, “Communism is a good system, it just hasn’t been properly tried”? This was a popular phrase starting in the 1960’s and continues even to today. Let’s take a look at the Communist Manifesto, a 39-page pamphlet that has changed the course of history.
Nutrition for Life – Mrs. Kayla Christie
Do you feel frustrated by some of the confusing mixed messages around diet and health? Do you find yourself second guessing if you should feed your child that new product in the grocery store? Are you looking for some new meal/snack ideas for your family? Do you want to learn how to regulate your child’s blood glucose levels so they’re able to thrive? If that’s you, then you’re in for a treat (not literally)! I absolutely love helping families feel empowered in their decisions around nutrition. I can’t wait to share my knowledge and shepherd families willing to create a ripple effect around both campuses.
Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics – Mr. Nathan Loomis
Are you a good person? Are you living a good life? How do you know? What criteria should you use to decide? Is a good life a life of pleasure and enjoyment? Is it the pursuit of wealth? Or respect and status? Is it a life spent in contemplation? Come join Mr. Loomis for an introduction to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, the first known book in Western Civilization to explore what the “good life” is and how to live it.
Top Gun – Mr. Glenn Johnson
Come hear the inspiring story of a small- town boy, who, through grit and hard work, became a pilot of the highly classified F-117 stealth fighter. Glenn Johnson began flying at the age of 17 and after graduating in the top 10% of his pilot training class was given the choice of airplane assignments. He started his career in the F-4 phantom and over the next 13 years flew five different fighters. His story his entertaining and educational, for students and parents alike. There will be plenty of time for Q and A as well.