The Early Learning Center Newsletter, Week of 9/24

October Dates
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
•*Date Change* Tuesday, October 6th: Community Helper Day 9:00am-11:30am
•*Date Change* October 5th-12th: Assessments
•Thursday, October 8th: Green Meadows Field Trip (More info to follow; Only 2-yr old and 3-yr old classes to attend)
•Monday, October 12th-Friday, October 16th: Homecoming Week (See section below for dress-up day schedule, parade information, etc.)
•Thursday, October 15th: 9:15am-10:15am “Donuts For Dads” (The following classes will celebrate on Thursday: Miss Hope, Miss Lesslie/Abigail, Mrs. Ashli (Toddler/Young 2’s), Mrs. Lawanda; Miss Vanessa; Miss Yolanda, Mrs. Jennifer, Miss Kim)
•Friday, October 16th: 9:15am-10:15am “Donuts for Dads” (Miss Judy, Mrs. Abigail, Mrs. Ava, Mrs. Ashley (2’s), Mrs. Ebony, Mrs. Melanie, Miss Kim)
Note From Mrs. Grayson (Director/Assistant Principal)
•*Date Change* October 19th-23rd: Conferences


A Note from Principal of Extended Educational Programs
Fall is in the air and there are many exciting events ahead in our Extended Educational Programs. Thursday marks an inaugural event at TCS, as students will be inducted into the National Honor Society. Homecoming will be celebrated during the week of October 12th-16th. All programs will have the opportunity to participate in Homecoming celebrations, which are included in each program’s TFA Today and email communications. Please continue to pray over our ever- growing programs. New families are contacting our families each week, and we are so blessed to have the opportunity to invite them into our school family.

Sarah Donovan


Homecoming is less than a month away and we are so excited about this year’s them….”A Night at The Academy”. T-shirts are on sale now and can be purchased for a limited time on The First Academy website.

We will be participating in the dress up days as listed below.
Monday, October 12th: Red Carpet Day
(Come dressed to impress!! Wear your Sunday best with lots of bling)
Tuesday, October 13th : Sock Day
(Wear funny socks).
Wednesday, October 14th : Glasses Day
(Wear fun glasses).
Thursday, October 15th : Hat Day
(Wear a fantastic fun hat)
Friday, October 16th : Blue & Gold Day
(Students wear your homecoming shirt or royal blue and gold spirit wear).


Homecoming Week Events:
Thursday, October 15th/Friday, October 16th (See specific class schedule above)
Dads, Grandpa, or Special Friend: Spend an hour in the classroom with your sweet child while they serve you donuts and share some fun with you in the classroom.

Friday, October 16th 1:45pm
Please make plans to join us for our inaugural Homecoming Parade as The Early Learning Center of The First Academy. Come dressed in your best TFA flair, bring a stroller and plan to walk with us in the homecoming parade. We will have a banner and look forward to being a part of this special tradition of TFA!!

Mrs. Grayson Merritt


Classroom Spotlight:
Mrs. Melanie’s Class
Theme: Transportation Week


Going for a ride on the bus uses my motor planning and imagination skills.


I can use my imagination to fly an airplane


Building tracks to play with my cars uses my imagination, fine motor and reasoning skills.


Painting with cars uses my fine motor skills as well my creative skills.