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The First Hope Blog, Week of November 17

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

After School Sports Program – Spring Semester

The After School Sports Program is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM. The cost for the spring semester is $900.

Register Online:   https://thefirstacademy.org/academics/first-hope/resources/

RightNow Media

We’re excited to share that our school now has access to an extensive video library called RightNow Media.  It’s the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

The best part is that every TFA family can access this service for FREE!  If you haven’t already received your invitation to register please let us know you’d like to get your FREE access by sending an email to rightnowmedia@thefirstacademy.org.

We hope that RightNow Media is a blessing to you and your family.  Check out the link below for a sample of the content.  Thank you for partnering with us!

 

https://vimeo.com/68088839

TFH/TCS PARENT ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

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

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

It’s truly challenging to put into words how thankful I am to lead such an incredible group of leaders, teachers, staff, and students. Every day I see sparks of amazing in the classrooms, in interactions with parents, and among teammates. It’s truly a blessing. When I first came to TFA, I knew that I would grow as a leader, but did not expect how exponentially I would grow as a Christian and parent too. I dedicate my Thanksgiving gratefulness to all of you- for reminding me daily that lifelong Christian leadership takes place in His word and through experiences with those who are true at heart. Blessings for an abundance of love this Thanksgiving season.

CLASS AND STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

The TCS and TFH Parent Association sponsored a Box Tops for Education collection contest first semester. With a total of 2,156 collected, 43% of our yearly goal, one class from each program was recognized as a winner. For The First Hope, Ms. Johnson’s and Mrs. Katrina’s Transition+Primary class was the winner with a grand total of 346 collected. In TCS, Mrs. Morrill’s 3rd grade was the winner with 388 collected. Both classes  were super excited to celebrate with a pizza and ice cream party sponsored by our Parent Association.  As you stock up on groceries for this Thanksgiving, be sure to cut off and send in the Box Tops to your child’s class for the second-semester collection contest!

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Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Katrina’s TFH boys are all smiles!

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Mrs. Morrill’s TCS 3rd grade, including Ms. Rowley’s FH Inclusion students, celebrate their win

 

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

 

I am so thankful forchoose-to-be-grateful The First Hope.  I am grateful for the vision that God has given me and many people to create and grow The First Hope.  This is a time of year where we usually are able to stop and really think of the things we are grateful for and let others know.  I am grateful for the great staff we have (32 Faculty and Staff, including therapists).  I am grateful for the donations given to our program so that we are able to buy needed curriculum and sensory based equipment to help our students.  I am grateful for the many leaders you have brought to The First Hope to build it stronger every year.  I am grateful that weekly our students are making progress.  I am grateful for our wonderful parents that work so hard each and every day to help their children and partner with us.  I am grateful the most for God almighty as He guides and directs this program.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving break and week off!

-Patty Myers

REMINDERS

Sign your child’s communication sheets nightly

Send in your Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels