Lower School Newsletter, Week of 3/5

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are some important dates that you do not want to miss:
March 5th & 6th – 3rd-6th Gr. WrAP Testing (Classrooms)
March 11th & 12th – K4-6th Gr. Alternative Lunch Days (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 8:30AM-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)


Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

“The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you’ll go.” – I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!

“Think left and think right
And think low and think high.
Oh, the THINKS you can think up
If only you try!” – Oh the Thinks You Can Think!”

“So you see!
There’s no end
To the things you might know,
Depending how far beyond Zebra you go!” – On Beyond Zebra

I Had Trouble Getting to Solla Sollew is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books. It focuses on dealing with problems and the importance of confronting them.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” –James 1:2

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss - THING 1 & THING 2 - Dr. Higgins

K-Prep/K4 Wacky Wednesday Dress-Up Day
Our K-Prep/K4 students celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading one of his famous books, Wacky Wednesday. They even decided to dress “wacky” on Wednesday, March 4th as a fun learning experience. Way to go K4 students!

K4- Williams - Wacky Wednesday Wacky Wednesday - pic # 2 Mrs. Connell's Wacky Wednesday - K4 Class


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


March Madness Reading Tournament
It’s March Madness in the library! The TFA library is hosting a March Madness Reading Tournament for our K-8th grade classes, and we are blown away by how many AR points our students are earning! Congratulations to the following classes who won their brackets during round one and earned a spirit wear day for today!!!!
Mrs. Dowling’s Arkansas Razorbacks
Mrs. Fox’s SMU Mustangs
Mrs. Fran Williams’ UNI Panthers
Mrs. Chavalas’ Duke Blue Devils
Mrs. Agan’s Ohio State Buckeyes
Mrs. Smith’s Murray State Racers
Mrs. Bell’s Butler Bulldogs
Miss Rowley’s UNC Tarheels
Miss Bufton’s Michigan State Spartans
Mrs. Fitzgerald’s West Virginia Mountaineers
Mrs Hurlebaus’ Maryland Terrapins
Mrs. Parmer’s Wichita State Shockers
Mrs. Gordon’s FSU Seminoles
Mrs. Rymer’s Villanova Wildcats
Mr. Grosshans’ Florida Gators
Students, remember that each week the classes start fresh for a new round and a new opportunity to win a Free Spirit Wear day on Thursday! The class who wins the most matches in their division throughout the course of the tournament will win a pizza party!!! You can follow the progress of your class on the TFA library website. Happy reading!!!

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Upcoming 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 Faith Hall on the above-mentioned dates due to rehearsal for Grandparents Day.


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.