The Learning Center charter school has long been known for selling beautiful mums each fall to the community. It’s that time of year again!
Locally grown by Robert Gouglar of Sunshine Mountain Farms, the mums are larger and longer-lasting than what local chain stores are selling them for. They cost $12 each and come in a gallon sized terra cotta colored pot. Brilliant colors of red, white, orange yellow and pink/purple are available.
The annual mum sale is coordinated by the school’s parent group, Parents Involved. The group uses the proceeds from the sale to purchase school supplies for the school.
The mum sale runs through September 12th and buyers then pick up their mums on September 18th or 19th from 2:30-5:30 at The Outdoor Learning Center on the school’s campus at 945 Conaheetta St. in Murphy. Look for directional signs on mum pick up days.
To buy a mum, call the school at 835-7240 or purchase directly from a school student.
For 18 years, Field Day has been the hallmark event signaling the end of the school year at The Learning Center Charter School. This year’s event was held May 18th on the campus of the school.
Always thinking out of the box, the school’s Field Day is water based and includes events such as water brigade, slip n’ slide, and everyone’s favorite, mud pit tug-of-war.
This year the school’s parent organization, Parents Involved, rented inflatable water slides that students in kindergarten through eighth grade fully enjoyed. There was music, bubbles, water, mud and fun had by all.
Physical education teacher, Shelley Farmer, who organizes the annual event said, “We introduced water activities to Field Day several years ago and it was such a huge success. I can’t imagine Field Day any other way. Our students have a blast!”
The Dome Theater visited our campus on March 6, 2018. The Dome Theater is much more than a traveling planetarium. Developed by Rice University, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and supported by NASA, the Dome Theater is 16ft x 16ft wide and reaches 10ft tall.
Traveling all over the nation, this interactive giant features highly innovative, educational and entertaining programs.
All students viewed hour long educational Dome Theater programming during the school day.
Students and staff enjoyed having the Dome Theater on campus!
Thank you to PI (Parents Involved) for making this event possible.
At the beginning of each school year, TLC students sell mums as a fundraiser for Parents Involved (PI.) This year, students with the most sales won gift cards. 603 mums were sold school wide and the funds will be used by PI to help pay for school supplies.
The annual Parent Fair was held August 17, 2017 from 1:30-6:00 pm and served as way to inform and to provide parents of enrolled students with all of the “start-up” details for the upcoming school year. It also provided an opportunity for parents and the community to explore the full range of Learning Center offerings.
So much of what happens at TLC could not happen without the support of community businesses and partners. Our very own Parents Involved organization donated the above pictured school supplies valued at $1,500. Furthermore, our local BB& T Bank provided all the items pictured below with a value of $355. These generous donations will be put to good use in every classroom across our campus. Thank you PI and BB&T partners!
May 3rd — 7th
8:00-noon on Sat. the 7th.
*** All plants from local Sunshine Mountain Farm. Also, great plants for Mother’s Day gifts.
Proceeds build class trip funds for students and the playground project.