What's important?

By Heidi Blokland

What is important at TCS?

What is unique about being a student at TCS?

What do you like about TCS?

Those questions were the focus of our recent Community Circle. During a Community Circle we all gather together as a school community to talk about some important issues. We want everyone to have a voice and for everyone’s ideas to be heard.

This process often includes lots of sticky notes and giving students a chance to write or draw their response. From our big circle, students break into small circles with their Kingdom Building Groups.

Students thought of lots of amazing things about the school and what is important to them. Some of their ideas were:

  • caring teachers
  • books
  • small classes
  • singing songs about God
  • reading the Bible
  • building our faith with people
  • we have Fab Fridays
  • we have a gaga ball pit
  • buddies in the whole school
  • our friendly atmosphere

From there, we sorted their ideas into 3 piles …. things that build knowledge, things that build faith, and things that build community.

We closed our Community Circle by giving thanks to God for his faithfulness to the school. We pray that everyday we will love God and love others.

Thursday, November 28 is our Fall Membership Meeting. During the meeting we will be asking you the same questions as we develop our core values: What is important at TCS? What is unique about being part of the TCS community? What do you like about TCS?

Plan on coming to the meeting to have your voice and ideas heard about what is important at TCS.

The meeting begins at 7pm in the school gym. We hope to see you there.