Lower School Newsletter, Week of 1/29

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are some important dates that you do not want to miss:
February 5th-7th – MS Fine Arts Production of Shrek Jr
February 11th-13th – MS Fine Arts Production of Shrek Jr
February 16th – Student Holiday (School Closed)


Parents, the following is a list of chapel dates and times for February:
February 5th – 2nd – 4th Grade Chapel at 9:00AM (HC)
February 5th – 5th & 6th Grade Students Attend MS Chapel at 9:35AM (HC)
February 12th – K4-1st Grade Chapel at 9:00AM (MWC)
February 12th – 5th & 6th Grade Students Attend MS Chapel at 9:35AM (HC)
February 19th – 2nd-4th Grade Chapel at 9:00AM (HC)
February 19th – 5th & 6th Grade Students Attend MS Chapel at 9:35AM (HC)
February 26th – K4-1st Grade Chapel at 9:00AM (MWC)
February 26th – 5th & 6th Grade Students Attend MS Chapel at 9:35AM (HC)


Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up.


K-Prep/K4 On-campus Gatorland Field Trip
K-Prep students had a blast last Thursday when Gatorland staff visited their classrooms for an on-campus field trip. Here are a few pictures of the wonderful time they had.

K- Prep Mrs. Williams Class - Gatorland K-Prep - Gatorland - 1 pic K-Prep Students - Mrs. Connell's class


















Kindergarten 100th Day of School
Tuesday was the 100th Day of School! Our kindergartners celebrated their 100th Day at TFA dressed as if they were 100 years old! The children have learned so much since their first day of school, it was a joy to celebrate their 100th day at TFA.

100th day pic - use this one K 100th Day - Burns - use this one K-100th Day pic 1 - use this one K100th Day - Cline - use this one


















Geography Bee
A group of ten 6th graders proudly represented the Lower School last Friday during the Geography Bee, sponsored by National Geographic. These students competed with fellow students from 7th and 8th grade, answering a variety of questions about locations from around the globe. Our enthusiastic group of 6th graders (Lily Anderson, Lauren Spalding, Drew Middleton, Nicole Learner, Katie Erickson and Grace Abbott) made it through several rounds of competition. Tyler Crump, Alan Chen and Cecil Latta made it into the top 10. Let’s hear it for these amazing group of learners!


K4-6th Grade Alternative Lunch Days
Parents, please mark your calendars. The following are upcoming K4-6th Grade Alternative Lunch Days:
Wednesday, March 11th
Thursday, March 12th
K4-6th grade students must bring a lunch from home as they will not eat lunch at FH on the above-mentioned dates due to rehearsal for Grandparents Day.


Open House (February 8th)
Tell A Friend! Prospective Family Open House is Sunday, February 8th from 2:00pm-4:00pm! RSVP on our website or call 407-206-8602. Do you have a future TFA Royal? Student Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are available on our website for Early Enrollment! Space is limited!

Shrek Jr., The Musical
The First Academy Middle School proudly presents Shrek Jr., The Musical! All shows will be held in the Black Box Theatre, which is located on the second floor of the TFA Middle School. To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

Show times and dates for Shrek Jr., The Musical are as followed:
February 5 at 7:00p.m.
February 6 at 7:00p.m.
February 7 at 3:00p.m. (Matinee)
February 7 at 7:00 p.m.
February 12 at 7:00p.m.
February 13 at 7:00 p.m.

There will also be a student only matinee on February 11 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets for this performance will be $5 with student ID. Ticket sales will occur just prior to show time (no online or presales for this performance).

Will Call tickets can be picked up at the Upper School reception desk beginning 30 minutes prior to each show. All ticket sales are final. If you have any questions, please direct them to


Student/Teacher Holiday (February 16th)
Parents, Monday, February 16th is a student/teacher holiday. Please be sure to add this date to your calendar.


Grandparents Day (March 13th – Save the Date)
Parents, please save the date! Friday, March 13th promises to be a wonderful day for Grandparents, family and friends. Stay tuned for further information.