The First Academy Preschool, Week of September 15th


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

May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4 Do you and your family set goals? Goal setting as a family can prioritize, motivate, and help build children’s self-confidence. A useful way to make goals more powerful is to use the SMART acronym. S= Significant, M= Meaningful, A= Action-Oriented, R=Rewarding, and T= Trackable. While there are other versions of this acronym for goal setting, this one is tied specifically to family goal setting. This past year my family and I set the goal of renovating a home. While it was a big undertaking, the blessing of the reward was well worth the task we achieved together. There is beautiful power in working together as a family- what will your family goals be this year?

 Message from Mrs. Grayson Merritt, Principal of the Preschool

Upcoming Events

Sunshine Committee Meeting, Community Helper Day, and Homecoming Week, OH MY!  

We have so many exciting opportunities to volunteer coming up and ways for you to help serve our preschool.  Please see below to find out how you can help our preschool and volunteer!

Sunshine Committee (Note Date Change):  Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 20th at 9:15am as we come together to plan a wonderful year celebrating our teachers and staff.  This committee is made up of incredible parent volunteers who will partner with the Preschool Principal to plan monthly “blessings” for our teachers as well as Teacher Appreciation Week in March.  We would love for you to join us!

Community Helper Day:  Parents we need your help! We are gearing up for our Community Helpers unit. If you or someone you know is a police man, firefighter, doctor, dentist, mail man, pilot, chef, etc. and would be interested in coming on Thursday, September 29th or Friday, September 30th  from 9:00-11:00am to share how you impact our community, please contact Grayson ( so we can add you to our Community Helper Day.

Homecoming Week:  We will have several special events during Homecoming Week!

Please click below to order your child a 2016 Homecoming t-shirt to wear to school the Friday of Homecoming Week:

Order your 2016 Homecoming t-shirt now!

The shirts are available for preorder on the TFA School store website:

The deadline for t-shirt orders is on Friday September 16th

Please see below the spirit schedule so you know how to “dress-up” each day.

MondayCrazy Hair Day: Students may wear creative and fun hairstyles.
TuesdaySock Day: Students may wear funny socks.
WednesdayGlasses Day: Students may wear fun glasses of their choice.
ThursdayHat Day: Students may wear a fantastic fun hat.
FridayBlue & Gold Day: Wear your Homecoming Spirit Shirt or any Royals Spirit attire

“Donuts For Dads” (Friday, October 7th) Calling all dads (or a special grandfather, uncle or friend to your child) make plans to join us from 9:15am-10:15am in the classroom with your preschool friend for a special snack and circle time.

Preschool Homecoming Tailgate (Friday, October 7th)-Mark your calendars to join us in the field outside of Faith Hall starting at 5:30pm to have our inaugural Preschool Family Tailgate.  We will have pizza dinner ($25/family) and all the fun of a tailgate before the Varsity Homecoming game.  We will be emailing out a online preorder form soon so that you can purchase dinner for your family!


Mrs. Grayson Merritt


Happy Birthday to our Preschool  Friends during month of September:

Charis (9th); Sammy (12th); Jaana (12th); Tahseen (14th); Jillian (23rd); Eliza’ Kim (29th)

Welcome New Friends To Our School Family:

Keely                                                                                                   Elora

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Big Brother/Big Sister Celebrations:

Big Sister Harper                                                       Big Brother Winward

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Michael cooking for his friends.                       Thalita is so proud of her Potato Head creation!

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Sorting toys can be so much fun!                           I can build with my teacher!


Maddox and Bryce sharing while playing together!