October 23, 2014 | TFA Communications |
IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss
October 30th – Middle School Chapel 9:35am Henry Chapel
October 31st – Haiti Boxes due
October 30th & 31st – Godspell Performance
November 3rd & 4th – Shrek Jr. Auditions
November 5th – Veterans Day Chapel
November 6,7 & 8th – Godspell Performance
November 10th-13th – PALS DC Trip (8th Grade)
A NOTE FROM DR. LUCI HIGGINS
“GREAT THINGS NEVER COME FROM COMFORT ZONES.” – UNKNOWN
As the 8th grade students prepare to begin their new book, Call of the Wild, we took some time to get out of the classroom so that the students could have a small taste of what it would be like to be a sledge dog that has to transport hundreds of pounds of material across Alaska in the freezing cold. Or rather, in our case, 90-130 lbs. across a small grass field in 85-degree weather. Joining us for this adventure was a special guest, Lady, a spaniel who came to show us not only her good looks, but also what it takes to be a
dog. – James Grosshans-8th Grade Language Arts Instructor
The Middle School Football team finished the 2014 season with an undefeated season and they were the Greater Orlando Athletic Conference Champions. This is the sixth straight year that the middle school team has been crowned conference champs. – Coach Steve Schultz
NEW THIS WEEK
Middle School Chapel
Join us for our weekly chapel at 9:35am 10/30 in Henry Chapel. We will be welcoming guest speaker Ruth Williams for a very special chapel time. Mrs. Williams will be speaking on biblical organization.
Our annual TFA service project is underway and the time is now to bring in your shoeboxes for Haiti. What an incredible opportunity for our school to make an impact on the children in Haiti, and most importantly to help spread the gospel. Please assemble as many shoeboxes as possible and turn them into your student’s Biblical Studies instructor. Students may earn service hours for each box.
Service Hours for Haiti Boxes
2 hours per box with $7 shipping money included
1.5 hours per box without shipping money
Last year our Middle School assembled well over 700 boxes. We are hoping to make a similar impact this year! Don’t forget the deadline to turn in boxes is Friday, October 31st.
Veterans Day Chapel
The First Academy’s Wounded Warrior club is proud to honor “Our Heroes” of the United States Armed Forces. The Veterans Chapel will include a special recognition of our Vietnam War Veterans. Join us on November 5th 10am- Faith Hall.
Patriotism and American Leadership – DC Trip (8th Grade)
Our outstanding 8th grade students will be traveling to Washington DC on November 10-13.
Our Upper Theater Department will be presenting Godspell on October 30,31 and November 6, 7& 8th. Visit the TFA website for ticket information.
MS (7-8 grade) auditions will be held in the black box located in the MS wing on November 3 & 4 from 3:30-5:30pm.