Lower School Newsletter, Week of 1/8

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

January 12th-23rd – Spirit Wear
January 13th – Uniform Exchange 7:45AM-9:30AM (SC) – January
January 19th – Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day

Parents, the following is a list of chapel dates and times for January:

January 15th – 2nd-4th Grade Chapel at 9:00AM (HC)
January 15th – 5th-8th Grade Chapel at 9:35AM (HC)
January 22nd – No Chapel
January 29th – K4-1st Grade Chapel at 9:00AM (MWC)


“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
C. S. Lewis


5th and 6th grade students attending Middle School Chapel.

MS Chapels







Spirit Wear (January 12th-23rd)
Parents, students may wear Spirit Wear in celebration of re-enrollment Monday, January 12th – Friday, January 23rd. Please have your child adhere to the Spirit Wear dress code guidelines.


PTF Uniform Exchange
PTF will have a Uniform Resale on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 7:45am – 9:30AM in the Student Center. We need your used uniforms!! If you would like to make a donation of gently-used uniforms, boxes will be set up this week, January 6th-9th, in the lobbies of the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. Exchanges will be accepted on Tuesday (January 13th) during the sale. *We no longer accept or exchange the middle/upper school girls “A-line” skirts or the old-style blue PE uniforms. If you have any questions please call or email Louise Walsh at 407-341-1118 or


1st Grade Field Trip (Orlando Science Center)
First grade students will visit the Orlando Science Center on Friday, January 30th. The cost for parent chaperones is $10.50 (admission will be free for parent chaperones with a pass). Each chaperone is required to complete a medical release form, please contact your child’s teacher if you are in need of a Parent Chaperone Medical Release Form.


2nd Grade Field Trip (Blue Springs State Park)
The second grade classes will be learning firsthand about endangered animals as they study and observe Manatees at Blue Springs State Park on Wednesday, January 14th. Students will depart at around 9:00 A.M. and return at approximately 1:45 P.M. If you would like to chaperone, please contact your child’s teacher to obtain a letter allowing you to enter the park and verify that your Parent Chaperone Medical Release form is complete. Students should wear field trip attire, bring a sweater or jacket (depending on the weather), and bring a sack lunch. Students may also bring money for the gift store and a recreational toy to play with during recess.


4th Grade Field Trip (St. Augustine)
4th grade parents, our field trip to St. Augustine is fast approaching! Please contact your child’s teacher if you are in need of an additional Parent Chaperone Medical Release Form. Click HERE to sign up for our field trip to St. Augustine if you have not yet done so. Our students look forward to visiting St. Augustine on Friday, January 23rd.