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ETCA 2 Minute Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, September 10th   


Picture Day is coming- Yearbook picture day is Tomorrow.  You may order online by visiting and use the order code 42892EB. Online orders must be placed by tonight. Paper order packets were sent home last week with your child tomorrow- if you’re ordering through this means please send them to school with your child tomorrow.  Senior tux/drape pictures will be Oct 2nd- Seniors must still take a yearbook picture tomorrow for school ideas.

Security Upgrades- As many of you have seen, we have upgraded the entry control system in the gym and elementary buildings. This provides us greater oversight and ability to monitor our campus.  You will see many other security changes being implemented over time (such as the gate at the entrance, thank you Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Wells) as we ensure the safety of our students is of our utmost concern.  Currently staff will be issued keycard access, and in the near future secondary students will be given the opportunity to purchase their own keycards if desired.  This will be an optional feature and students are welcome to continue to use their passcode to enter buildings.  No keycards or codes will be given to elementary students.

Homecoming Week- Homecoming is Saturday, Sept 28th.  See attached flyer for Spirit Week themes- these are celebrated school wide (PreK-12th) and will have prizes for class participation.  There is a school wide blackout pep rally Friday 9/27 and parents are welcome to attend.

Powder Puff Game- On Saturday, Sept 28th prior to the Homecoming football game we will have a Powder puff game at 11am.  This provides an opportunity for our Middle and High School girls to compete with one another in a friendly (competitive) game of flag football.  Middle and High School girls MUST SIGN UP and submit permission slips with $15 fee to Mrs. Jackie by THIS FRIDAY (9/13).  The $15 fee includes a Powderpuff tshirt.  If a parent wants to order a PP shirt ($15) please let Jackie know and include it on your child’s permission slip.  (see attached for form).

Athletic Discount Cards- All MS & HS students who have not returned their athletic cards and/or $50 MUST do so by tomorrow.  Everyone was told during chapel today if they have not done so yet.  I will email all parents tomorrow whose children have not turned them in. We are closing out this fundraiser and it is very important all money or cards are returned.

Student Council – Yesterday our Middle and High School students met together to discuss student councils.  Next Monday chapel will consist of a speaker from ACU, followed by StuCo elections.   

See you at the Pole- Two weeks from tomorrow is the nationwide movement for See You at the Pole.  Students from all over the country will meet at their school flag pole at 7am to pray for their school and the nation.  Parents and students of all ages are welcome- however if you child is PreK-2nd grade we ask you to accompany them to this event instead of dropping them and leaving. 

Praying Moms of ETCA- Moms please join us to pray for the students, faculty, staff, and administration of ETCA.  We will meet on the third Thursday of each month, beginning on September 19th.   They will meet in C1 at 6pm. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Contact Amanda Thornton for more information (903) 203-8801 or 

German Exchange Students- We are still in need of a few more host families to house 8 German Exchange students from Oct 13 through November 3rd. If you are interested in hosting a German student, please contact Mrs. Manley at

St. Jude’s Archery Shootout- On Sept 30th ETCA NASP Archery Team will host a St. Jude’s archery fundraiser during Chapel and Panther Time.  Students grades 5-12th will have the opportunity to shoot and parents are welcome to come participate as well. The cost will be a $10 donation per archer.  More info will be coming soon, but mark your calendars now.



HOME V Soccer @ ETCA vs LCS at 5:30

HOME V Volleyball @ ETCA vs Harvest Time at 5:30


HOME V Volleyball @ ETCA vs Tyler HEAT at 6:00


HOME Football vs Allen Academy at 4:30


V Soccer @ Athens at 5:00 (gate charge)

HOME V Volleyball vs Frankston at 4:30


Homecoming & Powder Puff- September 28th

St. Jude NASP Archery Shoot- September 30th

Spring Creek Spirit Night- October 8th

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