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Lower School Blog, Week of February 16th

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES 

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:

CHAPEL VENUES, DATES, & TIMES

The following is a list of upcoming chapel dates and times:

A NOTE FROM MRS. JACKSON

Mark your calendars for our annual Grandparent’s Day program on March 10th beginning at 7:50AM.   This is a special day in the Lower School as we honor and celebrate our grandparents and special friends.     Each homeroom will have a special presentation in the classroom.    With the schedule, grandparents will have the opportunity to visit multiple classrooms.   Following classroom presentations, we will have a very special program in our new Cramer Family Field House.   All students in K4-5th grade will take part in the program.    Students in the steel drum band and the beginning band will also perform.     It is early dismissal at 12:15PM.  Be on the lookout for information coming home with students so you can RSVP for all of your grandparents and special guests.

RECOGNITION

Famous Americans-Dr. Mae Jemison

Kindergarten students are studying Famous Americans and have been exploring the life of Dr. Mae Jemison.  They have read books about her and even watched a short video presentation about her accomplishments in the area of medicine, astronomy, and even public service.   One class did a story map or timeline of Dr. Mae Jemison’s life.

Mae’s Life Timeline:

  • Birth
  • Schooling & interest in Science/Astronomy
  • Dancer
  • Medical doctor/Peace Corps volunteer helping people in Africa
  • Astronaut

 

 

Mrs. Cline’s Chapel Presentation

Mrs. Cline helped us continue our look at the biblical character trait of love last week in chapel.

NEW THIS WEEK

Lower School Night at the Solar Bears Hockey Game

Mark your calendars for March 4th.  Lower School will be going to a Solar Bears Hockey game.

Tickets may be purchased HERE.

TFA Summer Preschool Opportunity

TFA’s Preschool is so very excited to welcome children, 8 weeks- 3 years old, back to campus for summer fun! Please see the attached flyer for more information. We love welcoming familiar Preschool families and new families too! Please feel free to pass along to family and friends.  Click HERE for more information or to register.

Extended Library Hours

In an effort to better serve our TFA families, the Boyd-Moline Library will extend their afternoon hours beginning next week.  The library will be open until 4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for the remainder of the school year.  Students must still be accompanied by parents or guardians in the library after school.  Accelerated Reader testing will be available until 4:15pm and book checkout until 4:20pm.

REMINDERS

Morning Dropoff-7:30AM

This is just a friendly reminder that students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30AM.  If you arrive to school prior to that time, we request that students remain with their parents until 7:30AM.  The library and the gym are open at that time.  Student supervision does not begin until that time.

AR HomeConnect

Over the summer, we had an update to our Renaissance Learning program that we use for Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, and STAR Testing.  Many parents like to receive email updates when their children take Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math tests.  You can set your preferences using Renaissance Learning HomeConnect.  If you had this set up previously, you will need to complete the process again.

Library Hours

The Boyd Moline Library will be open until 4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for the remainder of the school year.  Students must still be accompanied by parents or guardians in the library after school.  Accelerated Reader testing will be available until 4:15pm and book checkout until 4:20pm.  It will close at 3:30pm on Friday and at 2:40pm on Wednesdays.

Calendar Link

The TFA Calendar is a wonderful way to find the dates of upcoming events. Access our web-based calendar anytime. We recommend that you subscribe to all relevant calendars so you can keep up with all of the events going on around the school.

Parent Volunteer Background Check

If you are a new parent and would like to volunteer in your child(ren)’s classroom(s) or chaperone on field trips please complete our free background check.  Please note that the background check site only works on Internet Explorer or Firefox on a desktop computer. Safari and Chrome are not supported by the site. Approvals take a few weeks so plan ahead! All parents must have a completed background check before volunteering of chaperoning on a field trip.