The Classical School Newsletter, Week of April 7


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

“Cherish the children marching to the beat of their own music. They play the most beautiful heart songs.” Fiona Goldsworthy. April is Autism Awareness Month- a time to celebrate and recognize all the unique gifts of children. Patty Myers, Assistant Principal of The First Hope, and Lindsay Graham, The First Hope parent, are spotlighted in this month’s special edition of Orlando Family Magazine. Their insight, experiences, and wisdom are shared in overcoming Learning Disabilities. They did a stellar job representing The First Hope, and most importantly are helping families along their journey with learning disabilities.

Check out the article in the April 2016 issue via the link below:



Food Drive

Thank you all so much for your help with the canned food drive this month! We collected 420 canned food items that will be sent to Matthew’s Hope in Winter Garden, FL. (Mrs. Crawford’s first period class collected the most cans! They had a total of 72!) Through this experience, may we be reminded of Matthew 5:16, which says, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” This was a great way to show the love of God to our outside community and we are so thankful for your support! Go Royals!

– SGA 2015-16



Standardized Testing

Please be reminded that we have Terra Nova Testing on the following dates-

April 21st               8:15-9:30

April 26th               8:00-1:30

April 27th               8:00-1:30

April 28th               8:00-12:00

For the tests, students are responsible to bring two sharpened no. 2 pencils. 3-8th grades have the option of bringing a calculator for the math section. The calculator may not be on a phone, tablet, or computer. It also may not be a scientific or graphing calculator.

Work Hard, Sleep Well – A Devotional from PJ Wehry

One of my favorite books of the Bible is Ecclesiastes. As I was looking through Ecclesiastes 5, I came across this verse, “People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich seldom get a good night’s sleep.” Now in context, the author of Ecclesiastes is specifically condemning those who love money, and he points to the insecurity that a love of money brings as a natural punishment for this improper love. “Hoarding riches harms the saver. Money is put into risky investments that turn sour, and everything is lost.” Of course, we all deal with money on a regular basis, but as I look at an academic setting, I all too often see people who fall in love, not with money, but with success. As we near the end of the school year, remember this. If our security is found in our academic success, we will be disappointed. Work hard, sleep well. Trust in God for the result.



FBCO Cafeteria Closed on Certain Dates

Please note that the FBCO Cafeteria will be closed on May 3rd. Students will have to bring their lunches from home. Thank you.