I would like to welcome you and
your child to Tempe Christian School. Our
school has been serving the community for 30 years.
Our goal is to teach each child about God and to have a loving
relationship with family and friends.
We learn through art, science, music, computers,
centers and many age appropriate activities.
Each child is encouraged to reach their potential in preschool.
We encourage parent involvement by helping in the
classroom, on the playground, and helping with our fundraisers.
This is a great way for you to help our school at the same time.
We look forward to partnering together in the
learning experience of your child.
A child must be 2 years old by August 31st
to enroll in the two-year-old preschool program and must be completely toilet
A child must be 3 years old by August 31st to enroll in the
three-year-old preschool program.
A child must be 4 years old by December 31st to enroll in the
T-4 preschool program.
A child must be 4 years old by August 31st to enroll in the
1. The registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and covers processing, accident insurance, registration material, textbooks and supplies such as workbooks and paper, and to bring in special guests. This fee is payable prior to the child’s enrollment and the enrollment process is incomplete until the fee is paid. Class placement will not be guaranteed until the registration fee is paid.
All necessary paper work must be received by T. C. S. before enrollment
is approved, including the following:
school records (if applicable)
copy of birth certificate
of cooperation (signed by both parents)
blue medical form
commitment and support form (signed by both parents)
commitment (signed by both parents)
directory information release form
SCHEDULE OF FEES – FALL AND SPRING 2003 – 2004
TUITION AND PAYMENT POLICIES
All tuition is due and payable in
Monthly tuition is due on the 1st of each month. It will be considered late on the 10th of the
month. A late fee of $25.00 will be
For those paying tuition and monthly daycare, no credits or
reimbursements will be issued for days missed, including vacation, school
holidays, illnesses, etc. Those
paying hourly Prime Time (daycare) rates will be charged for the Prime Time
(daycare) actually used.
For students entering after the school year has begun, tuition will be
pro-rated based on the number of days enrolled.
An adjustment fee of $20.00 will be assessed for any changes made to a
student’s schedule and/or account. These
changes are made through the office.
tuition discounts will be given:
A second child receives a 20% discount
A third child receives a 30% discount
A fourth child receives a 40% discount
Payers receive a 5% discount when tuition
fees are paid-in-full for the year by the first day of classes.
Should a refund of pre-paid tuition become necessary, the discount will
There will be a 15% discount for active
church members of Tempe Church of the Nazarene.
No accumulative discount shall exceed 40%
1. All withdrawals, whether before the first day of school or during the year, must be in writing. Forms are available in the bookkeeping office.
Tuition charges will continue to accumulate for 14 calendar days
following written notice of withdrawal. All
accounts are due and payable at the time of withdrawal.
All student accounts must be paid in full before grade cards and student
records are released. In addition,
re-enrollment for the coming year cannot occur unless the student’s account is
paid in full.
PRIME TIME (DAYCARE)
Prime Time is a
service available to parents needing childcare before and/or after school hours.
Due to licensing requirements, we cannot accept drop-ins (or infants).
All daycare children must be enrolled in preschool.
We do not accept children for daycare only, except during summer months
or Christmas and Spring vacations.
plays a major role in the program at Tempe Christian School.
This segment of the program is in session year round: Closed only 10
calendar days per year. Goals for
Prime Time are to keep the children involved, challenged and happy.
Customary activities include arts and crafts, music, sing-a-longs, story
time, table games, science centers, and computer activities, with ample doses of
free play and time outside to round out the day.
Children staying in the afternoon Prime Time program who
are enrolled in the 2’s, 3’s and T-4 classes are required to nap.
Parents of students enrolled in the K-4 program may choose if their child
will nap. The children that nap may
bring a small stuffed animal to nap with them.
T. C. S. provides mats, sheets, and blankets.
Prime Time care commences at 6:30 a.m.
and concludes at 6:00 p.m.
A preschool child registered for Tuition
Only and dropped off before 8:30 a.m. and/or left after 11:30 will be charged
$2.85. Lunch is not provided.
Lunch is provided for Tuition Plus Prime
Time children and for those Tuition Only children who must stay for Prime Time
in the afternoon.
All students registered for Tuition Only
and attending PrimeTime during Prime Time only days are charged $27.00 per full
day and $15.00 per half day. A half
day is considered less than 4.5 hours.
There is a late fee assessed after the
6:00 p.m. pickup deadline. The cost
is $10.00 for the first 15 minutes and an additional $1.00 per minute after 6:15
program is an introductory experience designed to teach young children
structure, interactive play, and pre-kindergarten basics, all centered around
the nurturing environment of a Christian atmosphere. TCS teaches the young child colors, numbers, letters, songs,
Bible verse memorization and proper play with fellow students, preparing them
for entry into Kindergarten.
“All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for
teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that every many
of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” II Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
School is dedicated to helping parents and guardians raise godly young men and
women. We feel, that in partnering
with parents, we can accomplish this goal.
T. C. S. cannot do it alone!
Christian School, we encourage self-control and personal responsibility through
positive reinforcement for acceptable behavior.
However, there are occasions when a student creates a situation at school
which inhibits learning. Since this
is unfair to the other students, such behavior will not be tolerated, i.e.:
Lack of reverence during devotions or
Fighting and quarreling
Discourteous speech and name calling
Destructive acts against school property
Continued disruption of class
Being disrespectful to staff
CONSEQUENCES – PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR'S OFFICE
The following guidelines will be observed for children
brought to the office:
On the first visit to the office,
disciplinary action will be taken and a written notice may be given to the
parent or guardian.
On the second visit to the office, disciplinary action will be taken and
the parent or guardian will be notified by phone.
RECESS AND PLAYGROUND RULES
No child will be allowed to remain inside during a regular recess period, except in the case of chronic asthma. A written request for exception must accompany the child to school.
1. All conduct on the playground is expected to be orderly, courteous and safe for all children.
No student is allowed to stand in swings, double swing or jump out of the
If an object goes over the wall or fence, the playground supervisor or
other personnel will retrieve it. Children
are not allowed to leave the area.
No running on sidewalks or around the buildings.
Students are not to bring personal toys or play objects to school as they
may become lost or damaged.
Throwing dirt, sand, or rocks is not acceptable.
Children are not to climb up the front of the slide.
Children are not to climb the trees.
A whistle being blown signals all children to report to the supervisor
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Children may bring “treats” to class for their
birthday celebrations as long as the teacher is notified in advance and parents
provide a treat for every child in the class.
holidays for class parties are:
End of School
may select four celebrations.
Parents may be
asked to help provide treats for these events and are always welcome to attend.
Please remember, Arizona State regulations require that bakery items must
be store bought, not home baked.
welcome to visit their child’s classroom at any time, although the
administration considers it a courtesy to schedule the visit in advance.
When visiting, please check in at the office first.
School encourages parental involvement in the educational process, therefore we
welcome parents and grandparents on the campus. Our students and their education and safety are our first
concern, because of that we ask that when you visit you do not bring siblings.
Preschool classes will not leave campus for field trips.
Special speakers and activities will be brought to the school.
Tuition Plus Prime Time students are provided lunch each
day they are scheduled to attend. Tuition Only students (8:45 - 11:30) will not
be provided lunch. Lunch is
provided for Tuition Only students if they must stay for afternoon Prime Time.
grandparents are encouraged to have lunch with their children and grandchildren.
This can be arranged by notifying the office first thing on the day lunch
is desired. The current price for
lunch is $2.50 for adults. Prices
are subject to change.
are posted in the office and classrooms on a regular basis.
FIRST AID AND MEDICATIONS
Children are referred to the office for minor injuries
and common aches and pains.
A child who is
ill simply cannot function to the best of his/her ability.
T. C. S. would like to partner with parents and guardians to assure that
every child while at school functions at or near 100%.
Medications must not be left in a
student’s backpack or cubby.
Tempe Christian School administers
prescription medications at noon. Medication
authorization forms are located in the office.
Medication, by law, may not be administered without a completed
The child must have been on the
medication for at least 24 hours.
State regulations require that we do not
provide or administer any non-prescription medications.
Children with a fever of 100 degrees or
higher must be sent home.
A child with vomiting or diarrhea should
not come to school.
A child with “pink eye”
(conjunctivitis) cannot return to school until the condition has cleared up or
the child has been on medication for 24 hours.
A child with a rash of unknown origin
should not attend school until the rash is gone or a note from a health care
provider stating that the child is not contagious and may return to school.
A child SHOULD
NOT attend school if any of the following symptoms are present in the past 24
Rash of unknown origin
must be clear for 24 hours before the child can return to school.
Your child is not well if “drugs” are relieving the symptoms.
emphasize how important it is for all parents and staff to cooperate with this
policy. It is for the welfare of
our children and the health of Tempe Christian School.
No child is permitted to carry medication on his person, or cubby. Any medication sent to school must be in the original container and have the name of the child, the name and prescription number, instructions for administering the medication (including dosage, date and time the medication is to be given), and the reason the medication is prescribed. A “Medication Authorization” request form must be completed. The child must have been on the medication for at least 24 hours. The medicine is to be given to the school secretary. Medication is only dispensed at 12:00 noon. State regulations require that we do not provide or administer any pain reliever (Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.)
Tempe Christian School follows a 9 month traditional calendar, August through May. Copies of the school calendar may be obtained in the school office at the beginning of the school year.
There will be a
weekly chapel service for all preschool classes.
The purpose of these services is:
To stress the importance of worship in
To give the students a personal worship experience.
To provide spiritual unity for our school.
individual students, teachers, pastors and other outside speakers will be a part
of the chapel services. Parents are
invited to attend chapel services at any time.
LOST AND FOUND
A lost and found box will be maintained in the school office area. Articles not claimed after 1 week will be donated to a local charity.
LABEL ALL CHILDREN’S ITEMS
PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF)
Our school has a well organized, active Parent Teacher
Fellowship. This excellent group of
parents and staff sponsor major fund raising activities during the school year.
The proceeds are used solely for the benefit of the school and its
participate in student programs and open forums.
Current information from the Tempe Christian School Board and from the
administration is also a regular part of the PTF meetings.
Check calendar for dates and times of meetings.
Parents need to provide the following items for their children:
2 large boxes of Kleenex
1 change of clothes (labeled in a ziploc
bag) to be left in the child’s cubby
2 large boxes of baby wipes
will provide a specific list of additional supplies needed for his/her
Tempe Christian School’s desire is to honor Jesus
Christ in all things. We believe
that Christianity is a matter of the heart and expressed in outward appearance.
One’s appearance is an important part of his/her testimony.
Clothing should be modest, neat and
Hair should be neat, clean and well groomed.
Shoes must be worn and should have enclosed toes and heels. NO SANDALS OR
Shirts and blouses are to be free of slogans, pictures, words or insignia
that promote violence, pain and injury to others.
Examples: superheros, Power Rangers, Pokemon, etc.
Leggings and bike shorts may be worn with tunic length tops.
Sweat pants and shirts are acceptable but must be free of slogans,
pictures, words or insignia that promote violence, pain and injury to others.
Jackets and outerwear will be removed in classroom.
Shirts/tops are to be worn underneath.
Midriff tops are not acceptable school wear.
If there is any
question in your mind regarding what your child is wearing, the best thing to do
is NOT to wear it.
STUDENT SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT SHEETS
ALL children must be signed in and out by an authorized person. The sign in sheets are posted. Initials alone are not sufficient. No child will be allowed to sign himself/herself in our out. No child will be allowed to wait in the parking lot for his/her parents. These rules apply to all children on a daily basis.
Regular attendance is critical in our child’s
adjustment to school and healthy learning habits.
Attendance is one of the criteria for promotion to the next grade level.
Please avoid tardiness and unnecessary absences.
If your child is absent, it is your responsibility to notify the office.
are frequently tardy begin their day at a distinct disadvantage.
Parents do a serious disservice to their children by habitually bringing
them to school late.
All flyers, hand-outs, open letters and communiqués
intended for distribution on any portion of Tempe Nazarene Church or Tempe
Christian School property, including, but not limited to, parking lot, breeze
way and student cubbies, must be approved by church and/or school
administration, prior to distribution.
Concerns regarding major policy issues should immediately be brought to the attention of school administration. A letter detailing issues should also be submitted at that time for distribution to and consideration by the School Board.
SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS
The school office opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Parents are welcome at any time. However, it is recommended that you make an appointment with the office prior to your arrival.
We ask that you please keep your copies of statements for your Income Tax needs. Additional requests for printed reports from the bookkeeping office are to be in writing. The Tempe Christian School’s tax number is 86-0228493.
Christian School facilities have been equipped to meet the needs of special
Christian School is licensed by Arizona Department of Health.
Tempe Christian School admits
students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights,
privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to
students at the school. It does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the
administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid
programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.
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