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The First Hope Blog, Week of August 18th

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

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

PARENT RESOURCES

Special Needs Parenting Blog:

www.specialneedsparenting.net

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

Picture a big family reunion. Everyone arriving with hugs of joy, cheesy t-shirts, and comments of ‘Oh my goodness, he’s grown so much.’ You are excited to meet the new family members and reminisce on memories with the familiar relatives. This is the feeling that fills my heart during the first weeks of school. I love watching our teachers arrive, hearing their summer stories, and experiencing the anticipation of the students’ arrival. I love hearing the laughter of the students filling the hallways and seeing the foundation being laid for their growth this school year. Our school family has arrived and we are off to an amazing start!

CLASS AND STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

The First Hope opened a special needs preschool program this year. We are so excited to welcome our first preschooler, Rikki Shill, to our program.  Jennifer Stilling MS, CCC-SLP is serving as the lead teacher. We can’t wait to see the wonderful growth these two will make together! We currently have 2 spots still available in the class for two three-year-olds. Please contact us if you or a family you know might be interested in providing your special little one with a loving and enriched environment.

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT

A. Moore

Welcome, Amy Moore! While Orlando is her family’s home, Amy lived and grew up in many places in Florida and in North Georgia. Amy attended Truett-McConnell University and received her B.S. in Education.  This will be her fourth year teaching, having taught second, third, and kindergarten in the past years. When she isn’t teaching, she enjoys Disney, traveling Florida and the world, serving at her church (First Baptist Orlando), drinking Chick-Fil-A sweet tea while reading a good book, and spending time with her very large extended family. Amy is very excited and blessed to join The First Hope family and to see God work in the lives of the children, families, and staff as we grow and learn together.

 

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

We made it into E2!  After months of planning with the church, we finally moved in on Monday.  The new carpet and paint make the rooms so fresh for the start of a new school year.  I am so grateful to FBO for working together with us to make this all happen.  All of The Extended Educational Programs are now under one roof: TFA Preschool 1st floor, TCS 2nd floor, and TFH 3rd floor.  We have many families who have siblings in different programs and it is great when they get to see each other at times throughout the day.  Our own 2nd grade student, Clayton Perryman, took a “first day of school” photo with his sister Mackenzie who is attending our TFA Preschool.  Go Royals! Love that TFA spirit.

Patty Myers

Perryman

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