Lions Weekly: January 19, 2022

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A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

Our second semester is in full swing as activities are happening in all corners of our campus life. While we are thankful that we are busy doing the things that schools do, we also seek to be intentional at all we do as we seek to develop servant leaders who will impact the world for Christ. As you visit athletic competitions, our classrooms, and the stages of our Fine Arts program, I desire that you will see young men and women working to hone their God-given gifts and talents in a way that is honoring to Him. I hope that you will be able to join us on campus sometime soon to see all that He is doing.

As we prepare for next year, our priority re-enrollment process is currently ongoing. We are thankful for all of the families that have already committed to partnering with us for the next school year and ask those that have not completed the process to do so soon. We are thankful and blessed to see our waiting pools begin to fill for next year as many families reach out. By completing our re-enrollment process, currently enrolled students can secure their spots in the event that grade levels fill up, also allowing for appropriate planning for our leadership team. We are grateful for your partnership and look forward to partnering for years to come.

In Christ Alone,

Jeremy Sandefur

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Weather Updates

We are closely monitoring the weather for the next few days. If a decision is made regarding school closures or delays, it will be communicated through email and a push notification will be sent out.

We appreciate your understanding and prayers as the safety of all stakeholders is our utmost concern.

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Re-enrollment for 2022-2023

Re-enrollment packets are live in the FACTS Family Portal!

Priority re-enrollment fee of $100 per student (non-refundable, guarantees your child’s spot) will be from January 2nd – February 4th.

Re-enrollment packets submitted after February 4th will carry a fee of $300 per student.

The following are to be submitted:
• Re-enrollment form (through FACTS)
• Payment (any of the following options are acceptable):
1. Cash (submitted to either grade level office)
2. Check (submitted to either grade level office)
3. Payment through FACTS account (families will receive more information regarding how to pay this way. This allows for the use of a card or bank draft as a payment option).

If you have a sibling that will be new to TKA for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact Lori Campbell to begin the application process.

Lori Campbell
Director of Admissions
(865) 573-8321 option 1

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Spread the Word

Winter Preview Night for prospective families will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 6:00 in the Brandes Cafeteria. Please refer friends and family who may be interested in learning more about TKA to join us for a night of information, fellowship, and basketball! RSVP by January 19 by clicking here!

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School Store

The TKA school store will be opening this week to sell snack items during Middle and High school power hour.

All snacks that are sold will be under $5.



TKA vs. FBA basketball games have been rescheduled for Saturday, January 22. The girls game will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the boys game at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you at the games cheering on our Lions!

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Upcoming Spring Dress Up Days

Mark your calendars! Jr. Beta will be hosting dress up days each month to continue to partner with and raise funds for the Isaiah 117 House as we continue to Love Where We Live.
For the donation of $1.00 (or more) per dress up day, students can wear this fun attire. Please remember that all attire must adhere to dress code.

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Love Gala

You're invited to the first annual Love Gala hosted by The King's Academy PTF. The Love Gala will be on February 12, 2022, at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. Plan on joining us for a night of fellowship, an exciting auction with great items, and a time to honor our alumni, teachers, and those who have left a legacy at TKA. All funds raised will help us love on our teachers, students and facilities.

Each ticket purchased for the event will have an opportunity to win FREE tuition for one student for the 2022-23 academic year. Additional tuition remission opportunity tickets are available for purchase at the door for $25 per opportunity. All opportunity drawing tickets are Non-Transferable. Only the student drawn is eligible for tuition remission. Must be present to receive tuition remission.

Love Gala QR Code

To purchase tickets and RSVP for the event, scan this QR Code.


Elementary Spring Clubs

TKA Elementary Families,

We are excited to announce that our TKA Elementary spring club opportunities will begin very soon. The spring section will begin the week of January 31st and end April 22nd.

Each club will include a $20 participation fee to cover resources needed for club activities. Unfortunately, each club has a maximum number of 20 students. Our STEAM and Whiz Kidz Clubs will have a maximum number of 15 students.

Please click on a club to review the club description and registration link. Again, we will select the first participants until the maximum number is reached. For spring clubs, new participants in club areas will be selected first prior to returning students who participated in the fall semester. We ask that you consider all options and register for clubs that fit your schedule for the year. To be fair to our club instructors, we ask that you choose a club where your child will be able to participate and attend 90% of the semester club activities.

All sign up forms will close Friday, January 21st. Our club teachers will be in communication with participant families for their club area by Friday, January 28th to discuss first meeting details and next steps.

We are very blessed to have such wonderful teachers who are excited to provide these enriching opportunities after school hours to further enhance our elementary learning.

Kelly Sullivan

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Book Club (Grades 1-5)

Book Club will provide students with the opportunity to engage with texts deeply in a relaxed fun environment. Through group discussion and hands-on activities, students will practice age appropriate comprehension skills such as character analysis, distinguishing literary themes, understanding the elements of plot development, and using textual evidence. Book club will also provide time for readers to share book recommendations with each other, through book talks and book lists, in order to deepen their self-knowledge as a reader and broaden their range of choice in reading material. Reading choice is vital to developing a lifelong love of reading. Choice of club texts will be determined in the first few meetings of the club so readers can have input and ownership of their experience.

Book Club (Grades 1-2) Registration Link

Book Club (Grades 3-5) Registration Link

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Bible Club (Grades 1-5)

Bible Club will include Bible Drill, Memory Verses, Bible Story Interacting (drawing, drama, games, questions, songs,) . . . and Developing a Personal Quiet Time.

Bible Club (Grades 1-2) Registration Link

Bible Club (Grades 3-5) Registration Link

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K4-K5 STEAM Club

K4-K5 STEAM Club will include a variety of hands-on activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics that are age appropriate for our little lions.

K4-K5 STEAM Club Registration Link

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Music Club (Grades 1-3 only)

Join us as we Create, Perform, and Respond to music in lots of fun ways! A few of the activities we will be doing:

▪ Singing
▪ Playing instruments
▪ Moving to music
▪ Listening to music
▪ Composing, arranging, and performing music
Playing instruments
Moving to music
Listening to music
Composing, arranging, and performing music

Music Club (Grades 1-3 Only) Registration Link

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Whiz Kidz (3-5 grades only)

This STEAM Club will include a variety of hands-on activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics that are age appropriate for our intermediate lions.

STEAM Club (Grades 3-5) Registration Link

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Elementary STEAM Week 2022

This year we will host our 2nd Annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Week for our students during regular school hours the week of January 24-28.

During this special week, a focus on STEAM will permeate the entire elementary school! Elementary classroom doors and hallways will feature STEAM-themed decorations, daily science classes will include special STEAM activities, and even enhancement classes (PE, Music, Art, and Library) will integrate our STEAM focus into their instruction! Also, students will have access to our very own STEAM Store (select hours available) to purchase fun science items (pencils, notepads, folders, erasers, and more) along with a variety of snack items for the cost of $1 each.

We are looking forward to an exciting and engaging STEAM Week!



The next PTF meeting will be Thursday, February 17, from 3:15 PM-4:05 PM in Brandes.

Childcare will be provided throughout the aftercare program free of charge until 4:15 PM for the meeting.

If you haven't joined PTF, no worries, come anyway! Membership forms will be available at the meeting. The fee to join is $25 per family.

We look forward to having you as part of our PTF this year!

Daddy Daughter Dance

2022 Daddy Daughter Dance

WHO: PreK3-5th grade students and their Dad (Grandfather, Uncle, or other important male figure)

WHEN: Saturday, February 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Sevierville Civic Center (200 Gary R. Wade Blvd)

COST: $90 per couple/$45 per additional child (sorry, no refunds) The price includes Dinner and Photo.

Click here to download the sign up sheet. Forms and money can be turned into Mrs. Gioioso in the Elementary office. All forms and money are due by Friday, January 28.

For any questions regarding this event, please email Summer Delius at


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2021-2022 Yearbook

The price for the 2021-2022 TKA yearbook is $55. All grades, K3-12 will have the same yearbook. The slight price increase is because we are only going to have one larger all-school book.

All yearbook orders can be placed online--here is the link.

Senior Tributes and Business ads are available for purchase at the bottom of the link listed here.

For any questions regarding yearbooks, email Mr. Josh Smith at

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Covid-19 Procedures

While we are excited to offer in-person education, we must maintain a safe learning environment for all students, faculty/staff, and additional stakeholders.

To do so, we will be working closely with the Sevier County Health Department regarding Covid-19 protocols.

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