The First Academy Preschool Newsletter, Week of April 4th


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

Message from Sarah Donovan,  Principal of The 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:

Note from Mrs. Grayson Merritt, Director/Assistant Principal

Arts In April

Please be sure to check out our halls on Wednesday, April 20th and Thursday, April 21st in both the E1 and E2 building.  We will be showcasing precious pieces of artwork that our teachers have selected to showcase all of the hard work that has been taking place in their classrooms!  Several of the 2’s and 3’s art work choices are from the unit we did in February where we focused on famous artists including Van Gogh, Matisse, Michelangelo and Pollack.  We are so excited to share these with you and so proud of our little friends and all their hard work!

Summer Camp Registration

Summer is right around the corner!  We have begun online registration for summer camp.  There will be 2 sessions with 2-day, 3-day and 5-day options:  Session I (Monday, June 6th-Thursday, June 30th) and Session II (Tuesday, June 5th-Friday, July 22nd).  Please register today so we can hold your spot!  For more information and pricing, visit our website:


Classroom School Spotlight-Infants

Our sweet infant friends experiencing circle time.  This experience includes music, fun with instruments, play time with bubbles and a prayer.  Such a sweet time!

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