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The Classical School Blog, Week of November 17th

IMPORTANT DATES

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

A Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of Extended Educational Programs

It’s truly challenging to put into words how thankful I am to lead such an incredible group of leaders, teachers, staff, and students. Everyday I see sparks of amazing in the classrooms, in interactions with parents, and among teammates. It’s truly a blessing. When I first came to TFA, I knew that I would grow as a leader, but did not expect how exponentially I would grow as a Christian and parent too. I dedicate my Thanksgiving gratefulness to all of you- for reminding me daily that lifelong Christian leadership takes place in His word and through experiences with those who are true at heart. Blessings for an abundance of love this Thanksgiving season.

 

A Message from Joe Fana,  Principal of The Classical School

On October 20, 1864, one of our most revered Presidents, Abraham Lincoln, declared a proclamation to all Americans.  Below is an excerpt, of which I believe is still valid today.

 

Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may then be, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the Universe. And I do further recommend to my fellow-citizens aforesaid that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the Great Disposer of Events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union, and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.”

 

May our Lord continue to shower you with his blessings of goodness and peace this Thanksgiving.

 

 

RECOGNITION

God Bless America Day

What a great day! Students dressed in patriotic wear last Tuesday in honor of Election Day. All students in grades K – 12 were also given the option to participate in a mock vote. Students voted for their favorite candy – chocolate or sour. The winner was chocolate, so all students received a bag of M&M’s on Thursday!

 

TCS student dressed in patriotic wear.Student dressed in patriotic wear on Election Day.Student dressed in patriotic wear on Election Day. TCS student votes for his favorite candy.Middle school students dressed in patriotic wear on Election Day.

 

 

NEW THIS WEEK

Kindergarten

Look at these sweet Kindergartners showing off their projects on famous explorers! Students celebrated Curiosity Day the previous week, so this project expanded off of that. Each student did an oral report in front of the class and shared about the explorer they researched.

Kindergarten student showing his explorer project on Marco Polo.Kindergarten student shows her explorer project on an astronaut. Kindergarten student shows her explorer project on a famous astronaut.Kindergarten student shows her project on the explorer Amelia Earhart.

 

 

REMINDERS

RightNow Media

We’re excited to share that our school now has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media.  It’s the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

The best part is that every TFA family can access this service for FREE!  If you haven’t already received your invitation to register please let us know you’d like to get your FREE access by sending an email to rightnowmedia@thefirstacademy.org.

We hope that RightNow Media is a blessing to you and your family.  Check out the link below for a sample of the content.  Thank you for partnering with us!

Click here for the sample content for families with elementary age students.

Click here for sample content for families with middle and high school students.

No Shave November

This fun event is sponsored by the National Honor Society this month. During this time, high school gentleman may purchase a No Shave Wristband for $15 and let their beards grow all month and support local cancer research. Sponsors may join in the fun by sponsoring their favorite guy for $10. Rewards will be given for “Best Student Beard” and “Most Sponsored Beard”. The two winning students will be allowed to keep their beards for the rest of the semester! Wristbands and sponsorships are now on sale and may be purchased from Mrs. Mayberry.

TCS and TFH Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Parents: Please click here to see how you can volunteer around TCS and TFH. We are so thankful for our parent volunteers and appreciate any help you can provide!