Informational Parents Meeting

Dear Parents,

Welcome to another exciting school year at TECA. We expect that your child will have a wonderful time learning what they need to know from caring and knowledgeable teachers, making new friends and cooperating and collaborating with classmates in learning recreational activities.

We would like to invite you to an informational parents meeting on Thursday August 28, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:30. Some topics we will cover at the meeting are:

*Meeting Norms

*Overview of the school year – calendar

*Goals for 2014 – 15

*The new breakfast program and food service provider

*General routines and rules for school, grades and classes

*Protocols for communication

*Student activities and programs

*Uniforms

*How staffing and school organization supports students

*Schedule of other parent meetings for 2014 – 15

*Opportunities for parents in the PTC, Site Council and ELAC

*Opportunities for parents to volunteer at TECA

Thank you. We look forward to seeing you at this important meeting

Universal Breakfast

Dear Parents,

We are happy to inform you that Revolution Foods will be our food service provider for 2014 – 15. Revolution Foods has long been recognized for its delicious and nutritious school breakfast and lunch.  Revolution Foods is innovative and not only provides support and information to schools on how to implement and maintain healthy eating habits among students, but it has a strong parent and community information and education component.

Revolution Foods is also supporting TECA in implementing Universal Breakfast. This program provides a healthy breakfast in the classroom for all students. There is absolutely no cost! No families will have to pay for breakfast. Breakfast at TECA is now free for all students. Breakfast will begin at 8:20 and end between 8:35 and 8:45. A number of local schools have implemented this program successfully. Please keep in mind that students will not be eating breakfast in the cafeteria.

TECA is a Nut Free School. Revolution Foods is a nut free food provider.

As is our responsibility and we have been managing successfully for a number of years, TECA will make sure that any dietary restrictions for your child that you have alerted us to will be will be followed and supported.

The first bell sounds at 8:15. Students line up and arrive in their classrooms by 8:20.

Thanks much,

Olivia Lynch
Executive Director/Principal

Uniform Update

TECA logo1Dear Parents,

On May 19, 2014, I sent a letter to parents in hard copy and posted it on the web stating the outcomes of a meeting about the school that we had with parents that week. The input from the parents present was that for 2014 – 15 we would all purchase and wear the Lands End Uniform.

Some of you have demonstrated some concern. Please try to purchase the Lands End uniform if possible. It’s great for our students to all dress the same. If it is a hardship to purchase Lands End uniforms, you may purchase similar uniforms from another store. The uniforms you purchase should be in the same color and style as the Lands End uniforms. You may purchase patches for these uniforms at the school.

Thanks so much for all. We look forward to seeing your children on August 18, 2014.


Estimados padres,

El 19 de mayo de 2014, me envió una carta a los padres en forma impresa y había publicado en la web indicando los resultados de una reunión sobre los uniformes que hemos tenido con los padres esa semana. La entrada de los padres presentes era para 2014 – 15 que todos compramos y vestir el uniforme de Lands End.

Algunos de ustedes han demostrado cierta preocupación. Entoces les aviso que, por favor trate de comprar el Lands End uniforme si es posible. Es genial para nuestros estudiantes que llevan el mismo vestido. Si es una dificultad para comprar uniformes de Lands End, se pueden adquirir uniformes similares en otra tienda. Los uniformes que usted compra deben estar en el mismo color y estilo como los uniformes de Lands End. Usted puede comprar parches para estos uniformes aquí en la escuela.

Muchas gracias por todo. Estamos deseosos de ver a sus hijos en 18 de agosto de 2014.