TCS Newsletter, Week of August 13

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

August 17 & 18 – Upper School Fall Theater Production Auditions
August 17 – Fall Sports Parent Meeting
August 18 – First day of School
August 25 – School Pictures


A Note from Sarah Donovan, Principal of Extended Education Programs
What a joyous year we have ahead! August has brought many wonderful beginnings to our Extended Educational Programs. We welcomed our youngest members of the TFA family back to school. The Early Learning Center students were warmly greeted by their new teachers, while their parents enjoyed a ‘Boo Hoo Breakfast’ together as they said goodbye to their little ones. The First Hope and The Classical School staff geared up for the year ahead during Orientation week. We dedicated this past week to preparing and planning for our student’s arrival. The First Hope students arrived for the first day of school on Wednesday- it is so wonderful to have our classrooms filled with their young hearts and minds!

Thank you!

Sarah Donovan


First Day of School!! We can’t wait for August 18th to get here.
We have been waiting all summer to have your students back in the classroom. It is going to be a GREAT year.

See you all Tuesday at 7:55!


School Pictures – Tuesday, August 25
Make sure your favorite color uniform shirt is washed and ready. IT’S PICTURE DAY!


Middle & Upper School Tardies and Attendance
As we begin the new year, please remember our teachers only have 2 days with your student each week. Being in class, on time and ready to learn is essential for their academic progress. We greatly appreciate your assistance in this area.


Fall Sports Mandatory Parent Meeting
Monday, August 17th, from 6:30 – 7:30pm in the Natalie Thomas Gymnasium. Our staff and coaches feel blessed to serve your family, and we are excited to begin another year of Royals Athletics. Please keep in mind that at least one parent must be present on Monday in order for your student to participate in the fall. Thank you so much for planning to join us. I look forward to our time together.


Upper School Fall Theater Production Auditions
Auditions will take place on Mon, August 17 and Tues, August 18 at 3:30pm in the MS Black Box Theatre. Callbacks will be held on Wed, August 19 at 3:30pm. More information will be provided at our meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Levine:


Immunization Records
New students to TFA and all Kindergarten and 7th grade students must have up-to-date immunization and health records on file. Avoid the rush at the beginning of the school year and drop these off anytime between 8:00am-3:00pm to the TCS Office.


FAN Membership
Dear TFA Family,

Now is the best time to join the Fine Arts Network (FAN) parent organization designed to support the fine arts at TFA. Consider buying ad space in theatre playbills or concert programs this year; these are a great way to advertise your company or create “Break a Leg” messages for your student. Band parents, who attend home games during marching band season, will love our new package designed with them in mind.
Please take time to review the new FAN patron levels and choose the best one for your family. These are exciting days in the Fine Arts Department at The First Academy. We hope to see you at student performances and art exhibits this year. Let’s see our students perform, improve, grow, and excel this year. Go to to learn more.

Thank you for your support!

The FAN Board