Middle School Newsletter, Week of 10/29

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for November.
November 3: MS Parent Association Meeting
November 4: Veterans Day 10am Faith Hall
November 4: Alternative Lunch
November 6: No School- Professional Development/FCIS Convention- TFA Faculty
November 8: TFA Open House
November 10-13: 8th Grade PAL- DC Trip
November 12: No Chapel


Thinks & Thoughts – Dr. Luci Higgins
“Perfection is not only the enemy of the good: it is the enemy of adulthood.” -Julie Lythcott-Haims

“How To Raise An Adult- Break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kids for success.”


MS Art Show

As a teacher, nothing excites me more than watching our students succeed in their creative efforts, this year’s work is outstanding.
Mark your calendar for the Middle School Fall Art Show, December 8-15th in the Library.
There is some exceptional work from our Middle school artists and the Fall Art Show is a display of their personally chosen “BEST”!.


Pastor Appreciation Month

The Middle School SGA officers celebrated Pastor Appreciation Month (the month of October) by giving gift cards and handwritten notes of encouragement to the Pastors at First Baptist Church of Orlando.


The First Academy will be having an alternative lunch on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. The Upper School Royal House is offering an alternative lunch for faculty, staff and students in Grades 5-12 to purchase that day. The lunch includes a Chick-fil-a meal for $5.50:

1 Chick-fil-a sandwich
Extra Chick-fil-a sandwiches will be available for an additional $3.50.

To order, please visit Please submit your order by Monday, November 2, at 3pm.
Once your order has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation page and an email within 15 minutes from Larissa Galloway confirming receipt of payment. You do have the option of ordering for multiple students. Food will be Distributed in the Natalie Thomas Gymnasium lobby.


Parent Association
The monthly TFA PA meeting will be held on 11/3 starting at 8:15am in the First Orlando Student Center.


No School/Teacher Professional Development
Students will enjoy a long weekend on 11/6th-11/8th. Our faculty will be attending the FCIS Convention for Professionals Development.


TFA Open House
Invite neighbors and friends to our first TFA Open House of the 2015-2016 school year – November 8th from 2pm-4pm.


8th Grade PAL DC Trip
November 10th-13th many of our 8th graders will be traveling with faculty and staff to Washington DC for our Patriotism and Leadership trip.


November 12th we will NOT be having our weekly Chapel due to the DC Trip.


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.