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The First Hope Blog, Week of October 13

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

Sign up for our Spring Aftercare Sports Program that Mr. Matt and Mr. Chessie lead.  It is on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 3:00pm-5:00pm.  Get your registration in now.  The first day will be January 3.

Resources

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

Pastors give more of their hearts, souls, and time than arguably any other profession (teachers are way up there too :). In 1992 a missional movement began to uplift pastors, missionaries, and religious workers; so began Pastor Appreciation Day in October.  We now recognize October as Pastor Appreciation Month. I encourage you to take time this month to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to your pastor and their family. Whether it is a simple word of thanks or a small gift, it will surely mean so much to those who have dedicated their lives to ensuring the path is strong and bright in our walks with the Lord. TFA will be celebrating our amazing FBO pastors and staff with a shared luncheon on Monday, October 10th. We are so grateful for their unwavering support and partnership!

CLASS AND STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Hurricane Matthew may have cut short the festivities of Homecoming Week, but both the staff and students made the most of the Crazy Hair and Crazy Hat dress up days.

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT

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Angie Elkins

Transitions + Secondary Music Teacher
Please join us in welcoming our new Transitions + Secondary Music Teacher!  Angie Elkins is a voice and piano teacher and co-directs Summer Music Day Camp for children at First Orlando. She and her writing partners have finished 5 original children’s musical that will be released from LifeWay Worship. Angie has written a curriculum for preschoolers called Music, Mommy and Me, as well as produced multiple children’s worship projects for G3 Worship, G3 Kids. Angie is a worship leader, songwriter and speaker for women’s and children’s music events nationwide. Angie and her husband, Robert, have served at First Baptist Orlando since December of 2009, where he is Pastor of Worship and Music. They have 3 little red-heads: Jack, Audrey, and Foster.

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month.  It is important to focus less on the disabilities aspect and focus more on the incredible abilities these individuals possess as well as to emphasize the phenomenal achievements and important strides so many of these individuals have made.  See below the calendar that LDA (Learning Disabilities Association of America) has shared.  It offers free webinars, links to great apps, and a wealth of information not only about learning disabilities, but additional resources that could be helpful to you and your family.

https://ldaamerica.org/october-is-ld-month/

-Patty Myers

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