Lower School Newsletter, Week of 3/12

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

March 12th – K4-6th Gr. Alternative Lunch Day (students must bring a lunch)
March 13th – K4-6th Gr. Grandparents Day (Gym)
March 13th – 12:15PM Dismissal (End of 3rd Quarter)
March 30th-April 6th – Easter/Spring Break


The following is a list of chapel dates and times for March:

March 13th – K4-6th Gr. Grandparents Day 8:20AM-11:00AM (Classrooms & Gym)
March 19th – 2nd-4th Gr. Chapel 9:00AM (HC)
March 19th – 5th & 6th Gr. Students Attend MS Chapel at 9:35AM (HC)
March 26th – K4-1st Gr. Chapel 9:00AM (MWC)


“Progress comes from caring more about what needs to be done than about who gets the credit” – Dorothy Height


Mrs. Fitzgerald’s Tech Sci class celebrated a student led teaching week. Each group created a lesson plan, rules and directions. This was a STEM based problem solving activity called the hamster wheel. By trial and error each team had to figure out how to get the hamster wheel moving without stepping outside of the paper or breaking it. What a wonderful way to learn!

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Grandparents Day Student Attire:
Parents, Grandparents Day student attire is as follows:
1st-6th grade students: field trip attire (royal blue field trip shirt with khaki bottoms) – this includes students involved in band, steel drums and choir
K4/TK/K students will be dressed as centenarians


Spring/Easter Break
Please be reminded that The First Academy is closed for Spring Break/Easter Break Monday, March 30th – Monday, April 6th.


Alternative Lunch Day
Thursday, March 12th is an Alternative Lunch Day. K4-6th grade students must bring a lunch from home as they will not eat lunch at Faith Hall tomorrow.


Grandparents Day
Grandparents Day is Friday, March 13th from 8:20AM-11:00AM. Our students are looking forward to having their grandparents or special guests in attendance. There will be much to look forward to including highlights from the music class, special rendition from our steel drum players, P.E. presentation of skills and much more. We look forward to seeing you there!


Health Clinic Reminders
Parents, the following are health clinic reminders from the Parent-Student Handbook:

Please keep your children home if they are sick. They may return once they have been symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of medication. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, or fever (p. 66)

Students are NOT to transport medications to or from school. Parents must deliver the medications to the Clinic Aide and fill out the appropriate form(s) (p. 67)

The clinics do not administer medication unless it has been provided by the parents (p. 67)

Services provided by the clinics include first aid, managing medical emergencies, and monitoring ill students until a parent arrives to pick them up. If your child needs a medical evaluation, please take them to their pediatrician (p. 66)


Parent Volunteer Background Check
If you are a new parent and would like to volunteer in your child(ren)’s classroom(s) or attend upcoming field trips please click HERE to submit your information for a free background check.


TFA Calendar Link
The TFA Calendar is a wonderful way of finding the dates of upcoming events. Please click HERE to access the TFA Calendar on our website.