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The First Hope Blog, Week of September 29th

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

CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) Conference in Orlando

-The purpose of this annual statewide conference is to provide information on state-of-the-art practices in areas that promote best practices in education, early intervention and quality community-based lifestyles for individuals with autism, deaf-blindness, and related disabilities.  Early bird registration ends 9/30/16.

http://www.cardconference.net/

 

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

The hustle and bustle of the fall season is upon us and the events are lining up! On Thursday, TFA’s Preschool is hosting their Community Helper Day. Firefighters, dental hygienists, and police officers will make a special appearance for our littlest Royals. It is also a very special day for a select group of The Classical School and TFA 5-Day students. The Upper School National Honor Society induction is taking place and we are bursting with Royals pride for these students. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. And we will wrap up this week with the TCS/TFH Homecoming float building event on Saturday. Keep those calendars close and get your Royals flare ready- homecoming season is officially here!

 

CLASS AND STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

It was a night of celebration at the TFA Royals football game as Mason W. was recognized for his outstanding achievement in the Special Olympics State Golf competition. Mason earned a bronze medal and was one of the few who earned a spot on the podium. Mason is seen below accepting the congratulations of the TFA cheerleaders while stopping to pose for a picture with them and his two brothers. A heartfelt congrats to Mason!  Keep swinging!

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT

 

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Jennifer Stilling

Preschool Teacher

Jennifer Stilling is The First Hope’s Preschool teacher. She earned her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin.  She has been working as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist for almost 20 years in various settings including public schools, pediatric hospitals, and private clinics.  For the past 4 years, Jennifer has been working as a contract Speech Language Pathologist at The First Hope. She is married and has 2 daughters, Cassidy and Emily, who attend TCS.

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

I received a video the other day from one of my teachers, Ms. Bachman.  It shows Abby F decoding independently card after card.  You see Abby can do many skills in isolation, but putting it all together is a huge skill for her.  I am so proud of her and so blessed to be able to hire such a great Living Curriculum teacher as Ms. Bachman to help teach our students great skills and show them the love of Christ.  It is a win, win.  This is why I am here.  This is why I am leading The First Hope.  I love to see progress and changes in students.  This is just one of the sweet examples we get to see and experience at The First Hope.  Thank you, Lord!

Abby Reading Video

-Patty Myers

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