Middle School Newsletter, Week of Feb. 10

Please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you don’t want to miss for February.
February 11-12: Student Holiday/Teacher Workday
February 15: TFA Closed
February 16: Classes Resume
February 18: MS Chapel
February 21: TFA Open House
February 24: 8th Grade Pictures
February 24-26: Alternative Lunch
February 25: MS Chapel



“All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M Schulz



Our junior thespians had a “superior” showing at their first Florida State Junior Thespian Festival on February 6th. 4000 middle school students gathered from across Florida to participate in this year’s festival. The students enjoyed watching their fellow classmates perform as well as other students from across the state.

The results included:
Solo Musical
Kinsey Campbell- Superior
Audri Duncan- Superior
Benny Englund- Superior
Kendall Parmer- Superior
Kate Pickens- Superior

Duet Acting
Melissa Bell & Mackenzie Wadsworth- Superior
Audri Duncan & Jessica Kovie- Superior

Ana Kostowski- Excellent
Brooke Ramsey- Good
Faith Woods- Excellent

Congratulations Junior Thespians!


Alternative Lunch
We will be having an alternative lunches on Wednesday, February 24th through Friday, February 26th. The Junior Class is offering an alternative lunch for students in grades 5-12 and faculty to purchase those days. Kindergarten through 4th grade will have separate arrangements and will need to check with their teachers for information.

Here are the options for those days.

Wednesday, February 24
Chick-fil-A Sandwich with chips & a water for $5.50. Extra Sandwich for $3.50

Thursday, February, 25
2 slices of Papa John’s cheese pizza and a water for $5.00, Extra slice for $200

Friday, February, 26
Panda Express Bowl with a water for $5.50
Side options: Fried rice, white rice, chow mein or vegetables
Main meat options: Orange Chicken, Broccoli with Beef, Teriyaki Chicken

To order, please visit to order this lunch if interested. Please submit your order by Monday, February 22nd at 3pm. You are able to order for all three days at the same time.

When you submit your order, you should receive a confirmation page. You may need to scroll back to the top if your screen goes blank. You should also receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes from Larissa Galloway confirming receipt of payment. You do have the option of ordering for multiple students. Food distribution will be in the gym lobby.

Please remember that if you don’t like this option then you are welcome to bring something from home.

8th Grade Celebration Chapel
May 19th
9:30am-10:30am Faith Hall

Celebration includes:
8th Grade Video
8th Grade Keynote Presentation
Performances by our Middle School Ensemble and Royal Steel
Middle School Teacher of the Year
Christian Leadership Awards: Timothy & Ruth
Student Government Recognition


8th Grade Promotion Photos
The 8th grade celebration chapel (9:30 am-10:30 am May 19th in First Orlando’s Faith Hall) is just around the corner and in preparation for the big celebration, each magnificent 8th grade student will have his/her photograph taken on Wednesday February 24th. We are requesting that students dress in a nice top/shirt of their choosing along with jeans. The students will be taking a class photo as well that day.
You will have the opportunity to purchase photos from our photographer Michelle Moreman at a later date. All photos will be taken during 8th grade bible class.


MS Chapel
Join us for our weekly MS Chapel on 2/18 at 9:30am in Faith Hall. We will be welcoming guest speaker Brandon Farris from First Baptist Orlando Student Ministry.


TFA Open House
We will be hosting our 3rd Open House of the year on February 21st from 2pm-4pm. Make sure to invite your friends and neighbors. This open house is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the wonderful things that The First Academy has to offer.


Purchase Your Yearbook Today
Your 2015-2016 TFA Legacy Yearbook is almost complete! Hurry while supplies last and purchase your book today at As always, our book covers Lower, Middle, and Upper School students.


New Uniform Item Available
Want to stand out from the crowd? Dress blazers are now available for all 6th-12th grade students (male & female). Step up your wardrobe game and come to school dressed to impress! Blazers can be purchased in person at the Dennis Uniform Store (1101 N. Keller Road, Suite G-3 , Orlando, FL 32810) or online here: