March 9, 2023
Have you ever treated yourself to a makeover? Maybe you have upgraded a vehicle or even completed home improvement projects. Realizing through the process there was nothing wrong with the original but you wanted to take time to enhance what was already established. TA Prep has done just that! We have upgraded our website.

Check it out here 

We invite you to take a look at the newly designed website and promotional video. Our goal is to make sure that current TA Prep families continue to experience the TA Prep Difference and that others have an opportunity to learn about the TA Prep Difference. 

Many thanks to Nicholas Brezzell (current TA Prep Parent) for the video production. We are stronger when we join our skills, talents, and experiences. 

Be Blessed,

Principal McCray

Afterschool Conversation Starter: If you had an opportunity, would you skip ahead 10 years to the future?
Congratulations to all participants of the TA Prep Spelling Bee. We are extremely proud of them. Thanks to our announcer, Pastor John Nixon, and judges, Sanjay Thomas (TA Prep Board Chair), Pastor Nashonie Chang( Sligo Children Pastor) and Yasmine Julien (Takoma Academy Principal) for volunteering their time in order to make our spelling bee a success!

Grades 1-3 competed first and grades 4-8 followed. Our top three students from grades 4-8 will represent TA Prep at the Potomac Conference Spelling Bee Sunday, April 16 at TLC Prep (Tree of Life Christian Preparatory School) at 1:00 pm.

TA Prep Spelling Bee (Grades 4-8)

1st Place- Matthew McKenzie 
2nd Place-Aimee Mtolela
3rd Place- Xaden Semakula

TA Prep Spelling Bee (Grades 1-3)

1st Place-Keith Albury
2nd Place- Faith Beckham

Visit our social media pages for additional pictures.
Weekly Birthdays
March 12
Riley Mumford

March 14
Jayla Davis

March 15
Ms. Mirelande Pierre
Carlos Linares-Miranda
Inspiring Children's Books & Activities for Women's...

Help bring Women's History Month to life by teaching kids about some fantastic women from history and today. For each person of significance, read a picture book and try the related activity ideas. We hope that learning about these role models...

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Supporting Small Businesses from our TA Prep Family

Each week we will highlight a different business.
Vin Pale: Therapeutic Services by Mrs. Cloraine Benoit
Specialties include:
Child & Adolescent
Couples Therapy
Family Conflict
Women's Issues
And much more!
What time is it? It's time to reserve your spot!
Early enrollment closes on March 31, 2023.
Financial Aid Scholarship

The Financial Aid Scholarship application is now open in FACTS SIS. The deadline for returning families to submit the application is May 31, 2023.

  1. Click on the apply button.
  2. Complete and submit the application.
  3. Upload all tax documents including W-2s and 1099s to be assessed for the scholarship.

Scholarship will not be awarded outside of FACTS SIS.
The business office is here to assist with your tuition and payments. If you have any questions, please email
March 8: Early Dismissal- Parent/Teacher Conferences (in person)
March 9 and 10: No School- Parent/Teacher Conferences (virtual)
March 10: End of Third Quarter
March 13-17: No School- Spring Break
March 23: STEM Exhibition
March 24: 8th Grade Trip to the Capitol
March 30: Townhall Meeting
March 31: TA Prep Day/ TAPS Awards/Women's History Month Chapel
March 31: Early Dismissal
*Calendar subject to change
No School due to Spring Break March 13-17.

The office will be open from 9 am - 2 pm Monday and Tuesday and will be closed Wednesday - Friday. If you need assistance between Wednesday and Friday please contact Ms. Tastian James or Mrs. Drechelle McCray.

School will resume on Monday, March 20
Auditions will be from March 20-March 24

Sign-ups are in Mrs. Nixon’s Room!

The Talent Show is Thursday, April 13 at 6 pm.
Principal/Academics: Drechelle McCray
Business Office/Rentals: Tastian James
Counseling/Community Service: Raysa Creque
Front Office/Attendance: Sandhya Kalapala
Front Office/Registrar: Maria Revollo
P.E./Athletic Director: Alex Lamarre
Parent and Teacher Association (PATA):
Lunch Orders: Chef George Ray's Catering
Aftercare: Jayneen Jones | 301.422.3858