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The First Hope Newsletter, Week of May 5

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR MAY

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

A MESSAGE FROM SARAH DONOVAN, PRINCIPAL OF THE EXTENDED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

“The customer’s perception is your reality.” ¬†In the upcoming week all TCS, The First Hope, and Preschool families will be receiving a family survey to complete via email. These anonymous surveys provide program leadership with strong insight, ideas, and feedback on what you love and what we can continue to improve upon. In addition to family surveys, we will also be releasing surveys to our faculty and staff to provide feedback on their experiences, needs, and celebrations. These surveys are created specifically for each, individual Extended Educational Program and are invaluable to the continued growth of our programs. Please take the time to share your heart and thoughts with us. We are listening ūüôā
Sarah Donovan

CLASS AND STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Autism Awareness Month

The First Hope classes participated in a door decorating contest to celebrate Autism Awareness. Every door turned out to be a very creative expression of how special and unique our students truly are.  The decorated doors also sparked students in TCS to ask questions about autism and encouraged them to get to know their fellow First Hope classmates a little better.

 

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Congratulations to Mrs. Christin Lewis and her students on winning the contest!

Jennifer Pinckney

Program Support Coordinator

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Rachel Mangan

Rachel Mangan

Rachel is one of our wonderful Speech Therapists! Rachel comes to us with well-rounded experience in multiple settings including hospitals, schools, private clinics, and home-based therapy intervention. She has provided services treating deficits in Auditory Processing, Neurological Disorders, Feeding Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Articulation, and Global Language Disorders. Rachel is passionate about impacting others through her therapy approach by applying the principles of Awareness Leadership to gain buy-in and build relationships with students, families, and colleagues within the work environment, creating a culture that is focused on expanding together. Rachel is married to Nick Mangan and they have 3 beautiful children. Their son Lantz, is 6, and twin daughters that are 2.  She enjoys music, running and of course doing LIFE with her family.

Kelly Rapp

Program Assistant

ASSISTANT¬†PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

Changes.  Those can be hard.  Transitions.  Those can be challenging.  We are about to finish another year of school and if you are like me, you are thinking about the transition to summer for your child.  What will they do?  How can I keep them in a structured environment?  We are fortunate to be in Central Florida where we have lots of options for our kids.  In our last parent conferences, we will go over some academic items that you can keep working on over the summer to keep their minds working.  The Summer Bridge series are a great start for any of our students.  Get them active, go outside.  I usually plan out the whole summer mixing academic practice with fun outdoor activities.  Start planning now it will be here before you know it.

 

Patty Myers

REMINDERS