The First Academy Preschool, Week of September 29th


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

The hustle and bustle of the fall season is upon us and the events are lining up! On Thursday, TFA’s Preschool is hosting their Community Helper Day. Firefighters, dental hygienist, and police officers will make a special appearance for our littlest Royals. It is also a very special day for a select group of The Classical School and TFA 5-Day students. The Upper School National Honor Society induction is taking place and we are bursting with Royals pride for these students. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. And we will wrap up this week with the TCS/TFH Homecoming float building event on Saturday. Keep those calendars close and get your Royals flare ready- homecoming season is officially here!

Message from Mrs. Grayson Merritt, Principal of the Preschool

This morning our school family  got to share in a very special time with our 3-year old classes.  Today we joined the nation in celebrating “See You At The Pole”.  We gathered together around our flag pole and talked about both the American and Christian Flag.  We prayed together for our school, our friends and our leadership.  We sang “Jesus Loves Me” and “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands”.  It was such a simple time together but I know God was smiling!  We are blessed to be a Christian school and to be able to share this time together each morning where we can freely pray and sing about our faith.

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3’s Celebrate “See You At The Pole”    American and Christian Flag

Upcoming Events

TFA Preschool Parent University:  Parents, please make plans to join us for our first ever Preschool Parent University where once a month you can attend a free workshop to learn more about topics that are imperative about parenting.  Topics over the next couple of months will include Conscious Discipline, Spiritual Formation at Home, Childhood Development and more!

We are excited to share with you that our first “Parent University” class will be led by one of our amazing mom’s, Georgia Leacox (owner of Learning RX). Brain Smart Start, Mommy & Me is a do-it-yourself approach to brain training. Smart Start teaches you how to work at home with your child, doing fun mental exercises that will train your child’s brain with the skills it needs to think and learn. Smart Start works on attention, memory, logic & reasoning, auditory processing, visual processing, and more!  Mark your calendars to join us on Thursday, October 6th from 9:15am-11:00am in E2 Room 134 to come learn more about Brain Smart Start, Mommy & Me.

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

Please see the spirit schedule below 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” (Thursday, October 6th & 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.  The following classes will celebrate on Thursday:  Miss Hope, Mrs. Lawanda, Miss Vanessa, Miss Kim and the following classes will celebrate on Friday:   Miss Judy, Miss Hope, Miss Hiliana, Miss Ava, Miss Ashli, Miss Ashley, Miss Ebony, Miss Melanie, Miss Kim.

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.

To sign up for Tailgate, click on this link.


Scroll down the page until you see and click on the “Register Now” button to sign up your family!

Preschool Homecoming Tailgate

Please make plans to celebrate Homecoming on Friday, November 7th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm with your school family for our first ever Tailgate Supper. Bring your family and a blanket to the green space between Faith Hall and the Worship Center for dinner and family fellowship. Dinner will include Pizza, Chips, Apples, Water, Juice and Cookie for your family. Looking forward to seeing you there!


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:

Maria                                                                                                  Jordan

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Big Brother/Big Sister Celebrations:

Big Brother Mateus welcomes baby Noah




Miss Vanessa’s Class Celebrates Community Helpers

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Palmer is a fireman!                            Kipton is mailing a letter!             Miss Vanessa and Derek             Caitlin is a firefighter

Toddler Fun on the Playground

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Leah loves to drive the boat!            Bailey on the playground!           Neo loves to play!