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The First Hope Blog, Week of August 11th

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR AUGUST

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

UNIFORM UPDATE

If an item your family ordered from Dennis Uniforms is on back order, your child may wear non-Dennis uniform bottoms until that item arrives. Dennis Uniforms provided a comprehensive list of families whose items are on back order and are assisting with expediting these orders as soon as possible.

PARENT RESOURCES

This is a great article on how Hilfiger has created a line of clothing that meets your child’s sensory needs.

 http://usa.tommy.com/shop/en/thb2cus/runway-of-dreams

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

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. Isaiah 43:2. Last spring, our programs experienced a flooding of water. And the water ran deep, and God was there. Out of this flooding of water, came news of a restored, renovated, and refreshed building. And the blessings ran deep, and God was there. We learned that all of The Extended Educational Programs would move to the E2 building from 1st floor to 3rd floor. And our school family ties ran deep, and God was there. Words cannot describe how blessed, humbled, and excited we are to welcome you all to the newly restored E2 building and home of all TEEP programs on Monday, August 15th!

CLASS AND STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

It was a wonderful Meet the Teacher for our First Hope families.  Our many new and returning parents were welcomed by their child’s teacher and given a brief overview of what to expect in the upcoming year.  With school supplies delivered and schedules set, we are ready to begin what is sure to be a very promising new year.

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT

TFH Staff Preplanning

 

Last week, Grayson Merritt graced our teachers and staff with a wonderful professional development opportunity. We learned about Conscious Discipline and how we can make meaningful and effective connections with our students by properly adopting the principles of eye contact, presence, touch, and playfulness. We are so blessed and truly honored to be a part of every student’s life! Thank you for letting us serve your student and family!

 

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

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I am humbled every year when my Faculty and Staff take the time to go to every single room and pray for all our teachers, paras, administrators, students, and families.  It is one of my favorite parts of pre-planning week.  We were able to do this on Monday and what a joy it was to pray for each individual student and their teachers/paras.  Our staff has been here over a week working so hard to prepare for your children to arrive.  We are so excited that year 8 has begun.  We are committed to making measured changes in your child and your family with God’s help and guidance.  Let us have a great year of growth!

Blessings,

Patty Myers

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