Lower School Newsletter, Week of 11/20

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

November 21st – No School – Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development Day
November 24th-28th – No School – Student/Teacher Holiday/Thanksgiving Break
December 10th – K4-6 Alternative Lunch Day (Students Bring a Lunch)
December 11th – K4-6 Alternative Lunch Day (Students Bring a Lunch)
December 12th – K4-6 Alternative Lunch Day (Students Bring a Lunch)
December 12th – All School Christmas Program (WC)
December 19th – LS Christmas Chapel (K4-6th) & Pancake Breakfast (FH)


Parents, the following is a list of chapel dates and times for November & December:

November 20th – No Chapel – Thanksgiving Events
November 27th – No Chapel – Thanksgiving Break
December 4th – 4th-6th Grade Chapel (HC)
December 12th – All School Christmas Program (WC)
December 18th – No Chapel
December 19th – LS Christmas Chapel (K4-6th) & Pancake Breakfast (FH)


‘A life not put to the test is not worth living.” -Epictecus

“The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.” -David Jordan

During this Thanksgiving holiday, we are deeply thankful for the courage of all of those who came before us, who demonstrated their determination to make a positive difference in the lives of those they would never see.
Thinks & Thoughts,
Dr. Luci Higgins


Kindergarten Thanksgiving Double Bubble Map

K Double Bubble Map
Kindergarten students drew a Double Bubble map displaying the items that they are thankful for.






The Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker - 2 The Nutcracker - Central Fl Ballet









K4-6th grade students enjoyed Central Florida’s “most entertaining” “Nutcracker” – adapted for students to a one-hour, narrated show on Monday, November 17th. The story was based on a fairytale in which the Nutcracker doll came to life as an enchanted prince who saved the pretty young maiden Maria, from distress. TFA 2nd grade student, Chantal Pringle was among those who performed.


The First Academy Christmas Program (December 12th)
The First Academy cordially invites you to our annual All-School Christmas Program on Friday, December 12th at 10:00AM in the Worship Center of First Baptist Orlando Church (FBCO). This year’s program is entitled “Light Has Come.” The program will feature K4-6th grade students, the LS Choir-MS-US Ensembles, LS-MS-US Steel Drums and MS-US Bands. Friends and family members are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

K4-6th Grade Alternative Lunch Days
Please mark your calendars! The following is a list of upcoming Alternative Lunch Days for this month:
December 10th
December 11th
December 12th
K4-6th Grade students must bring a lunch from home as they will not eat lunch at FH on the above-mentioned dates.


School Closed/Teacher Work Day/Thanksgiving vacation/ (November 21st, 24th-28th)
The First Academy will be closed November 24th-28th for Thanksgiving Break. The Admissions Office will however be open for tours November 24th, 25th and 26th.


Lower School Parking Lot
Parents, please use our carline for morning drop-off. The Lower School parking lot is for parking and going into a building only. Also, the handicap parking is designated for families or visitors who have a handicap parking sticker/sign. Please do not park in the handicap parking area if you do not have a handicap parking sign.


Prospective Families Can Text TFA!
Did you know that prospective families can text the letters TFA to 292929 and Admissions will call them? Thank you for sharing why you love TFA and helping us connect with future Royals!