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The First Hope Blog, The Week of April 6th

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES

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

PARENT RESOURCES

Summer Camp Ideas

Learning Rx: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/brandpublishing/summer-camps/featured-camps/os-learningrx-brain-camp-20170217-story.html

Sports Hangout Camp with Mr. Matt:  https://thefirstacademy.org/academics/summer-quest/

TFH/TCS PARENT ASSOCIATION SIGN UP

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AALwpE1NELfC-7ZQX3Y2yTJRHIRYYoRlscqbpO2ZLoU/pub

A MESSAGE FROM SARAH DONOVAN, DIRECTOR OF THE EXTENDED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The First Hope of The First Academy is committed to bringing awareness of individuals with Autism to our school community. Standing Tall: The Koby Morgan Story was recently shared with TFA families and reminds us of the important work done at The First Academy everyday.
April is Autism Awareness Month. All TFA students, faculty, and staff were invited to ‘Light It Up Blue’ to support their fellow Royals by wearing BLUE on Thursday, April 6th. ‘Light It Up Blue’ is an initiative to help increase understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder. Thank you to everyone for participating in such a special awareness!
To view Standing Tall: The Koby Morgan Story please visit https://vimeo.com/207645865.
For additional resources please visit http://autismspeaks.org/.
My School Lights it up Blue for Autism.

CLASS AND STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS

As a way of celebrating our students during Autism Awareness Month, each of The First Hope students decorated an oversized puzzle piece to represent their uniqueness. The puzzle pieces are displayed on the large glass window behind the front desk where they can be enjoyed by all who visit. Each one is a reminder of how special our kids are.

Gui and Carlos proudly display their puzzle pieces

 

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

Charlie washing the feet of Coach Matt

 Our students get to get together in 2 different groups (a lower age group and our middle and high school age group).  Mr. Nima and Coach Matt lead our group devotions for our older group and they were talking about being a servant of the Lord.  They asked for a volunteer to come up and wash Mr. Matt’s feet.  Charlie volunteered and all the others gathered around.  Mason was next and washed Mr. Matt’s feet.  After that the students shared some prayer requests and then off back to class they went.  This picture is so awesome to me in that it shows how our programs here at TFA (no matter the challenges of our students) they all can serve and help one another just like Christ served and helps us.  We love to share about Christ and what He does for us now and what He has done for us in the past.  We give all the Glory to Him!     – Patty Myers

REMINDERS

If any medicine changes occur please communicate this to your teacher

Sign your child’s communication sheets nightly

Send in your Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels