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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
The 2020 Census counts for TSC
The TSC receives more than $2 million a year in federal funding to support the hiring of additional classroom aides, EL (English Language) learning materials, school resource officers and community outreach activities.

Census 2020
TSC addresses growing concerns about Coronavirus
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is getting a lot of attention in the news. The TSC recently sent a letter to parents and staff to let everyone know we are closely monitoring this situation and following guidance from the Tippecanoe County Health Department and Indiana Department of Health.

While there are no suspected or confirmed cases in our schools, we have activated enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures and nurses are carefully watching for symptoms associated with the virus.

Read more .  

Change in INPRS fees
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the monthly administrative fee for member defined contribution accounts will increase to $3.75 from $3.00. The increase affects all retirement savings plans administered by INPRS, including the Public Employees' Retirement Fund (PERF) and Teachers' Retirement Fund (TRF).

Click here to learn more.

Free financial wellness resource
The Financial Wellness Center at TSA Consulting Group is an excellent resource to help you take control of financial issues. Click here to learn more.

Tax withholding estimator
Employees are encouraged to use the Tax Withholding Estimator to estimate 2020 income tax to decide whether to change withholdings.
If you have questions, check out this link to frequently asked questions.

The FAQs cover:
  • Where to enter information
  • How to account for certain deductions and adjustments
  • How to qualify for certain credits
  • Understanding the results

March - Mindfulness: meals
Do you fully enjoy your meals? Click  here  to learn mindful practices that will help you enjoy and appreciate the blessings of food.

TSC State of Mind
with Megan Ulrich
The TSC’s Social Emotional Leadership Team (Brain Brigade) hosted the first Conscious Discipline Book Study this past Wednesday with over 200 certified staff participating. The study will last over the next year and a half and will focus on the Conscious Discipline Framework (Dr. Becky Bailey), specifically tools and resources to be used in the classroom. It is not too late to join this amazing journey. Contact me if you are interested.

TSC State of Mind
#TSCINtegrate Award
The #TSCINtegrate Award recognizes employee efforts to help promote healthy living principles (nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress management, mindfulness, etc.) through personal example, influencing peers and/or students, and/or serving the community within the Lafayette area.    Nominations are due by Friday, March 20.  

Click  here  to learn more about the inaugural #TSCINtegrate Award. 
Click  here  to nominate a peer for the #TSCINtegrate Award.

2020 local and TSC events guide
Registration is now open for the Cupcake Run/Walk to benefit the Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County. Click here to learn more about the race September 20. Early bird pricing is in effect until March 20.

For more events, check out the 2020 TSC Events Guide . Contact Bryce Lindsay if you want to add something to the list.

Check for Google Chrome updates
To make sure you're protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome can automatically update when a new version of the browser is available on your device. With these updates, you might sometimes notice that your browser looks different.

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. But if you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update. This article reviews how to check for and apply Chrome updates.
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with Kathy Nimmer

"All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step." - Paulo Coelho

This quote could have been written for me! Teachers ask students to pay attention daily. Adults are not great models of that skill, however. Consider how much we miss in this world simply because we do not notice what is there. Much of what goes unseen is what could have made a positive difference. We might all be better off if we adjust our vision to absorb more of what really matters.

Cindy Kelley
Employee Name: Cindy Kelley
Years with TSC: 4
Position: Food Service Assistant, Battle Ground Elementary School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Cindy is always smiling. She loves being around the students and is always willing to help fill in wherever needed.

Cheryl Cook
Employee Name: Cheryl Cook
Years with TSC: 9
Position: Literacy Aide, Cole Elementary School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Cheryl is described as a whirling dervish. She founded the Library Helpers program and is always helping and tutoring students.


March 13 - End of third nine weeks
March 23-27 - No school, spring break
April 22 - Staff Recognition Night
May 26 - Last student day