Middle School Newsletter, Week 11/19

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for November/December.
Nov 23-27: Thanksgiving Break MS Office Closed
December 1: PA Meeting
December 2: Launch 2020- Rising 9th Students
December 3: Launch 2020- Rising 9th Parents
December 4: Middle School Haiti Boxes Due
December 7 & 8: Haiti Box Packing/Sorting


Thinks & Thoughts from Dr. Luci Higgins
Psalm 95:2
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!


1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!


The TFA Royal Marching Band performed at Epcot this week- here are just a few pictures from their performance

Band1 Band


The School Store
The TFA School Store will have extended hours from Dec. 1-17. We will open every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30a to 3:30p. We have lots of jackets including several new styles in stock. Our newest items include several new tumblers, coffee mugs, water bottles, foam footballs, pom poms and many new long sleeve t-shirt styles for both youth and adult. We have lots of great ideas for stockings. Don’t forget to wrap up some TFA spirit for all of your favorite people. Orders placed online will be delivered to your student within 48 business hours. Contact us at 407-206-8829 for assistance with your shopping needs.


Thanksgiving Break
Enjoy a wonderful week with family and friends as TFA will be closed for the week of Thanksgiving 11/23-11/127. Happy Thanksgiving!


PA Meeting
The December PA Meeting will be held in Faith Hall 301 beginning at 8:15am on 12/1. Please join us to learn more about upcoming events at The First Academy.


Launch 2020- Rising 9th Grade Student Event-
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, all 8th grade students will attend the Rising 9th Grade Student Event-Launch 2020 (your child’s graduation year) during middle school lunch. We’re excited to share information about your child’s transition from Middle to Upper School. Your 8th graders will get to participate in an interactive game and hear valuable information from our Upper School administrators and guidance team.

Chick-fil-a sandwiches will be provided for lunch; we encourage students with allergies to bring their own lunches.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Gooseman: or 407.206.8659.


Launch 2020- Rising 9th Grade Parent Event
We look forward to partnering with you as your son/daughter begins his/her transition to the Upper School at The First Academy!

Please save the date below and join us for an informative event called Launch 2020 (your student’s graduation year!). Launch 2020 will help you learn more about our Upper School and all that it has to offer as your son/daughter prepares for college. Each year since TFA’s first graduating class in 1994, 100% of our students have been accepted to multiple colleges of their choice. The Class of 2015 was awarded $17.2M in scholarship offers as well!

When: Thursday, December 3rd
Time: Speakers begin at 1:30pm. Event concludes at 2:30pm.
Where: Upper School Band Room

Agenda: Insightful information will be shared by the US Principal, Directors of Christian Leadership, Guidance and College Placement, US Students and a Parent. Then, student-led tours will take you to through the Upper School to learn about 9th grade classes with a curriculum overview by the respective teachers.


Haiti Boxes Deadline
The MS deadline for the Haiti Shoebox drive is December 4th. Our wonderful PA MS Parents will be packing and sorting boxes on Monday/Tuesday 12/7 & 12/8.


Middle School/Upper School Carline
Right Lane is for drop off and pick up–Left Lane is for Leaving
All cars are expected to pull up to the designated area (on the Student Center side ) of the drive thru lane (we will utilize the entire loop). This will enable us to stack many more cars and get them off of the tennis area and JYP/PSAC roadways.
To facilitate student safety, we will only permit drop off and pick up from the right lane. The left lane is for leaving.*The only exception for not pulling through all the way to the designated point would be on bad weather days.