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The First Academy Preschool, Week of October 31st

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

“God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above”
These words from God Bless America remind us that the true light comes from above. During the turbulent election times, let us be reminded of these words. On Tuesday, November 8th, TEEP students (Preschool, TCS, and The First Hope) are invited to show their patriotism by dressing up for ‘God Bless America Day’. This recognition is in dedication to Veteran’s Day and Election Day. Please ensure your students do not display political viewpoints from their outfits, but rather a love for our Lord and the country He blessed.

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.

During November, we will have 3 different opportunities for your family to “give back”.

*Shoebox For Haiti:  During the week of October 31, each classroom will also be joining both First Baptist Orlando and The First Academy in filling “Shoeboxes For Haiti”.  Your teacher will be sending home specific items they will be collecting to fill a shoe box that will be sent from your child’s class to Haiti.  Most items can be conveniently purchased at Dollar Tree or Walmart. These items are due on Friday, November 4th.

*Baby Item Donation:  Monday, November 7-Friday, November 11 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 on Thursday, 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.

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.

Every TFA family should have received an official invitation email from RightNow Media which includes FREE access to their content.  Once you receive the email, simply click the link, sign up for an account, and you’re all set to explore more than 12,000 videos.

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!

Matt Chandler https://vimeo.com/68088839

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 3’s joined Pastor Derrick Skelton (First Baptist Orlando Children’s Pastor) last Wednesday for a time of worship and chapel

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Praying with Pastor.                                             Worshiping with Pastor Derrick

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God’s word reminds us to not be afraid.           Pastor celebrates friends who have birthdays in October.