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Newsletter | December 10, 2020


The Stanley Cup Visits Tampa Prep

The Tampa Prep community came out to see Lord Stanley on Wednesday Morning.
Congrats Bolts and thank you to the NHL! βš‘πŸ†


QUICK LINKS πŸ”— for the Week Ahead

 πŸŽžοΈ Arts Reel Webinar: TONIGHT, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. (join with this link!)

 πŸ“– Yearbook Tribute Deadline: Tributes must be purchased by TOMORROW Dec. 11

βœ‰οΈ Reminder: Check your mailbox in the coming week for the COVID Community Report

πŸ—“οΈ No Classes - Writing Days & Faculty Meetings Dec. 16 –18

πŸ—“οΈ  School Closed - Winter Break Dec. 21 – Jan. 1

πŸ—“οΈ  Classes Resume - Jan. 4 

πŸ—žοΈ Links to recent newsletters are in the Parent Portal under the Newsletter tab.

For upcoming event info (including Zoom links!), click here to view the School  calendar! 

Missed a virtual event? Watch recorded webinars here.


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Join us for Arts Reel webinar TONIGHT

Kevin Plummer and the Arts Department  invite you to pull back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look at how Tampa Prep’s Art teachers have developed innovative in-person and remote lessons to ensure students fully leverage our hybrid model.

Join us for a Webinar to Learn More


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Tributes must be purchased by Tomorrow, Dec. 11

As a tradition, the Tampa Prep yearbook, Talisman, provides a venue for parents to congratulate their graduating senior, the graduation of an 8th grader into the Upper School, or simply congratulate a son or daughter on their academic or athletic success. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are asking families to design their tributes at home using the Balfour AdBuilder. Tributes can be purchased, designed, and submitted online. It is as simple as visiting, creating an account, and designing your tribute!

We are asking that tributes be purchased by TOMORROW, December 11 and finished designs be submitted by January 20.

Click here to see a demo video on how to design your tribute

Click for more information!


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Final Days of TPPA Lunch next week!

Check the schedule πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘‰

The TPPA is pleased to announce that we are providing Fall Lunch to students during the weeks of Dec 7 & 14. Full details can be found on the TPPA Upcoming Events page in the parent portal.

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Upcoming TPPA Events



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Winter Spirit Days πŸŒ²β„οΈβ›„

Students Showed their Holiday Spirit with Sweater Day and Pajama Day











Student goes above and beyond for Donation Drive

Derek Stiglich '25 embraced Tampa Prep's Meals on Wheels Holiday Gift Drive as a way to work toward a higher purpose than self, one of our core values. Derek created his own flyer for the service project and requested donations from neighbors and friends. His community, inspired by his leadership, responded beautifully with hand trucks full of items purchased just for the Meals on Wheels Holiday Gift Drive.

Thank you to everyone in the Tampa Prep community who donated to this year's drive!


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French Students Travel to International Holiday Festivals

Dr. LainΓ©'s French students learned about holiday celebrations from around the world engaging in immersive virtual reality using Oculus Go VR headsets.
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Dec 2020 Blood Drives

Blood Drive was a Success!

Students and faculty donated 40 units of blood Tuesday and Wednesday. Each donation can help up to 3 people, which means Tampa Prep helped save anywhere from 40-120 lives as a result!


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Advanced Physics Students Study Newton's Laws

Students in Mr. Brian Williams' Advanced Physics class used a pulley and trolley to measure an unknown mass in the physics lab. This experiment is a demonstration of Newton's Second Law which states that the net force acting on an object is directly proportional to its acceleration.

Click the video above to watch the lab in action! 


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Holiday Music from Middle School Ukulele

Click the video above to enjoy a Holiday sampler of Ukulele music, performed by my Ms. Calandra's Middle School Band!


Being Earnest: Our School Blog

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The Library in the Time of COVID 
By Diana Rendina, Media Specialist

During the 2020-2021 school year, our library (and the way our students check out books) looks a little bit different.  To help manage social distancing throughout the school, one area of our library is serving as an Upper School U.S. history classroom, while in the back area we’re storing excess furniture that can’t fit in our spaces.  Because of this, students are only allowed to come to the library to check out books, study and use the printer before school, during passing periods and after school.  Since access to the physical space of the library is more limited this year, I’ve been working on finding ways to bring the library to our students.

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Reminder: Students can shop at the school store and items purchased can be charged to their student account!