Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
The following is a list of upcoming chapel dates and times:
We are so excited to have our grandparents and special guests on campus Friday for our annual Grandparent’s Day event. The American Grandparents Association has a great list of reasons kids love their grandparents. We believe many of these to be true.
Mrs. Camblin’s 5th grade class closed out February’s Chapel theme of love by focusing on Mark 12:30. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…” A panel of students and teachers helped explore the question of what it means to love God with your whole heart. Several 5th graders performed skits and ask the student audience to determine if loving God or loving self was being demonstrated. Other 5th graders shared personal stories of what loving God looks like lived out every day. Students left chapel challenged to live for God and not for themselves, by sharing with those in need, being humble, helping others who are hurting, trusting God in pain, having courage in hard situations, using kind words, in praise and worship, and being a Christ follower. The 5th graders led well and God was indeed honored.
K4 is celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading one of Dr. Seuss’ book Wacky Wednesday. The students were able to dress “Wacky” on Wednesday! They also dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2. There were many other “Seussical” craziness taking place in the classrooms to honor one of our famous authors, Dr. Seuss.
Kindergarteners love to learn. Just recently they finished a unit on famous Americans which included our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. These boys were so excited to learn that Lincoln Logs were named after the log cabin president, Abraham Lincoln.
East Region (1st and 2nd Grades):
*WINNER: Smith’s Cincinnati Bearcats!
*WINNER: Dowling’s Louisville Cardinals!
*WINNER: Makar’s St. Mary’s Gaels!
Bye week: Williams’ Miami Hurricanes
West Region (3rd and 4th Grades):
*WINNER: Rowley’s UCLS Bruins!
*WINNER: Walton’s Maryland Terrapins!
Bye Week: Combs’ Xavier Musketeers
Midwest Region (5th and 6th Grades):
*WINNER: Bell’s FSU Seminoles!
*WINNER: Parmer’s Notre Dame Fighting Irish!
*WINNER: Pastis’ Duke Blue Devils!
*WINNER: Camblin’s UNC Tarheels!
It’s that time again. Our 2nd Annual Mother/Son Boot Camp is scheduled for Friday, March 31st beginning at 6:00pm. You don’t want to miss this fun social event. Purchase your tickets HERE.
The TFA library is excited to announce the beginning our 3rd quarter reading incentive program for K Prep, TK, and Kindergarten students. The Catch a Dragon by the Tale Reading Incentive Program will last from February 21st-April 7th. Each week, students can fill out a Catch a Dragon by the Tale reading record form. Extras are available on the library webpage at www.thefirstacademy.org/academics/library. After you read a story with your child, or your child reads a book independently, fill out the reading record. After ten books are read, please return the reading record to your child’s teacher. Students will then be able to choose a prize during their class library time. We’re excited to see how many books our youngest readers can read over the next several weeks!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.