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Lions Weekly: December 6, 2023

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A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

As we embark on the final week before our well-deserved Christmas break, it's awe-inspiring to witness the enthusiasm and commitment our students and staff bring to each day. Amid the fast-paced nature of the season, let's not lose sight of the profound significance of this time. It's a season to reflect on the greatest gift of all, the birth of Jesus Christ, and to let the light of His love guide our actions and interactions.

In this busy season, may we be steadfast in equipping ourselves to share the love and joy that Christmas embodies. Hebrews 13:21 reminds us that God equips us with everything good for doing His will, and as we strive to be Christ-like, let's extend that warmth and kindness to everyone around us. Whether it's a smile, a kind word, or a helping hand, our actions can be a reflection of the love that God has showered upon us. Let's embrace the opportunities to share the true meaning of Christmas with others, both within our TKA community and beyond.

As we approach the holiday break, let's cherish these moments with loved ones, expressing gratitude for the blessings we've received and the strength to carry our faith into the new year. May the spirit of Christmas fill your homes with peace, joy, and the love that transcends all understanding. Wishing each of you a blessed and joyful Christmas season.

In Christ,

Jeremy Sandefur
President/Head of School

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2023 Christmas Advent Devotions

It has been encouraging to see and hear our teachers sharing devotions with our students every morning! Please continue to share these devotions with your students over the weekend and during break!

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Forged Men's Prayer Group

Friday at 6:30 AM

Don't miss out on the Forged Men's Prayer Group meeting this Friday at 6:30 AM in the Ashe Cafeteria. Join us for a time of fellowship, prayer, and devotion led by the wonderful Greg Wolfe. All men in the community are invited to share in this blessed time together. See you there!

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Important: Parade Updates!

Saturday, December 9th at 3:00 pm

The Seymour Christmas Parade is quickly approaching. We have had a great response and we are so grateful! The parade is on Saturday, December 9th at 3 pm. Details about arrival and outstanding needs are below.

We have 13 vehicles in the parade this year. What a blessing! If you have a vehicle you need to arrive at Valley Grove Baptist Church between 12-1 pm.

If you are walking, you can arrive around 1:00/1:30 but NO later than 2:00 because they close the roads at 2:00.

We still have a few needs:

1. Candy, candy, candy! Pick up a bag or two this weekend at the grocery store and give it to Ms. Gioioso or Ms. Reed.
2. A duo, trio, or quartet would love to play instruments and/or sing on the float.
3. Walkers. Come walk and support TKA!
1. Candy, candy, candy! Pick up a bag or two this weekend at the grocery store and give it to Ms. Gioioso or Ms. Reed.
2. A duo, trio, or quartet would love to play instruments and/or sing on the float.
3. Walkers. Come walk and support TKA!

We are looking forward to seeing all of those who are participating on Saturday, December 9th!

-PTF

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Spirit Wear Next Week

Exciting news for next week! Elementary students can enjoy Spirit Wear with jeans from Monday to Thursday (See Ms. Sonya's letter for concert dress-up attire), while Middle School and High School students have the whole week (Monday to Friday) to show off their school spirit with Spirit Wear. Read below for some special dress-up days for Wednesday and Thursday! Let's rock our Lion pride!

All attire must adhere to dress code standards.

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Christmas Sock Day

December 13th

Get ready to show your festive spirit! Next Wednesday is Christmas Sock Day at TKA. Let's fill our halls with holiday cheer by donning our most colorful and jolly Christmas socks. Don't miss the chance to spread some joy with your festive footwear!

All attire must adhere to dress code standards.

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

December 14th

Get ready to unleash your festive fashion! Next Thursday is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day at TKA. Dig out those delightfully tacky sweaters, and let's make our school a winter wonderland of holiday hilarity!

All attire must adhere to dress code standards.

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Support TKA With Everday Purchases

Raise Right

Our festive Raise Right program, formerly known as Scrip, is here to make saving on tuition merrier than ever. Purchase gift cards from 975+ businesses and spread the holiday cheer. Join us each Friday from 7:45-8:15 in person or sleigh right into online orders. Your support means the world to us!

Get started today by downloading the Raise Right app from your app store! Contact Cindy Tucker, 865-804-1924, with any questions!

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Potluck Cancelled

Ho-Ho-Hold the potluck plans! The Sunday Potluck on 12/10 has been cancelled. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to festive gatherings in the future!

TKA's 2023 Christmas Program!

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Legacy Matters: Conversations on Faith, Family, and Future

Episode 8 is out now!

Head of School Jeremy Sandefur shares an exclusive "Update from Recruiting and Alumni Relations Trip to China." It's a podcast you won't want to miss!

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Save The Date! 3rd Annual Love Gala

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Save The Date! High School Prom!

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High School Students Only. More info will be shared soon!

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2023-2024 TKA Basketball Schedules!

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Home Athletic Ticket Purchases

Get ready for an exciting season of TKA athletics this Winter! We're thrilled to offer a convenient way to purchase your tickets for all our home events. The GoFan link below provides options for season tickets covering all our fall sports, as well as individual tickets for specific games. As part of our efforts to provide a safe and streamlined experience, we're aiming for cashless transactions at the gates. Please share these links with your families and friends to help ensure a smooth entry to our games. Remember, all TKA students get in for free. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.
-Coach Jones

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Upcoming Lunch Menu

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Important information for the 2023-2024 School Year

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