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The First Academy Preschool, Week of November 10th

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR NOVEMBER

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

 

Message from Mrs. Sarah Donovan, Director of The Extended Educational Programs

“Seven more weekends until Christmas.” This reminder brings out both excitement and angst. As I try whole heartedly to focus on the “reason for the season”, I cannot ignore my ever-growing holiday to-do list. Family pictures for Christmas Cards, gift shopping, house decorating, find where I packed the Elf on the Shelf, then hide him again…it could last me until July! I want to send out some encouraging words that I recently read that have helped me to focus on the Lord our Savior, rather than the endless holiday list.
  • Be grateful- this is the time of year to think of all the blessings you and your family have all year round. We all have so much to be grateful for if we take the time to look. 
  • Be generous- this does not have to be a monetary gift. It can be a generosity of patience and love during the holiday season.
  • Give the gift of time- it can be as simple as assisting your child’s teacher with holiday prep or as big as serving a holiday meal to a family in need. 
January 2017 will be here before you know it- take time to enjoy and give during this holiday season.

Message From Mrs. Grayson Merritt,  Principal

Upcoming Events

TFA Preschool Gives Back  During the month of November, we will be focusing in the classroom on the theme of serving others. We feel it is important, especially with the holidays coming up that we teach the children how important it is to serve and help others as well as others to be the hands and feet of Jesus. As a school family we want to be sure we model how to serve and show gratitude to those who have helped us and who don’t have what we do.

There is still time to help us “give back.”

*Baby Item Donation:  Monday, November 7-Wednesday, November 16th we will be collecting items for the First Baptist Pregnancy Center.  Please consider donating any gently used baby items or new packages of diapers/wipes and formula for the pregnancy center.  These items may be dropped off in the Preschool Office.

*Non-Perishable Food Drive:  Lastly, please send in non-perishable food items (canned vegetables, canned fruit, rice, beans, etc.)  We will be collecting these items in the Preschool Office.  The last day to drop off items will be onThursday, November 17th.  We will be delivering our collected items (in collaboration with First Baptist Orlando) to help stock local food pantries for those in need this holiday season.

Black & White Photos:
The online gallery from the photographs taken by Katie Crawford, is ready.  Packets will be coming home soon in backpacks but I wanted to send you a “sneak peak”.
Please follow the link below if you would like to view and order online:
GALLERY LINK:
ACCESS CODE:
TFAPRESCHOOL2016
Contact information for photographer:
Katie Crawford
www.katiecrawfordphoto.com
katie@katiecrawfordphoto.com
 
c: 407.230.3237
o: 407.574.4852

Wishing you and your family a safe weekend!

Blessings!

Mrs. Grayson Merritt

NEW THIS WEEK

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!

 

It Starts at Home https://vimeo.com/128271003

SCHOOL FAMILY CELEBRATIONS

Happy Birthday to our Preschool  Friends During the Month of November:

Taylor  (1)
Venisa (2)
Miss Jenna (3)
Miss Nicola (4)
Charles (7)
Adler (11)
Mateus (13)
Demi (14)
Caleb (20)
Chloe (28)
Elijah (30)

Welcome New Friends to Our School Family:

Big Brother/Big Sister Celebrations:

Big Sister Annika welcomes Baby Regan

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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT:

Our Toddlers are learning about families and how to take care of a baby.

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Miss Nicola shows us how to wash a baby.                        Elle takes a turn.

 

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Washing a baby is fun!                                                       Bailey learning how to wash her baby.