The First Hope Newsletter, Week of 11/5

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


A Message from Sarah Donovan, The Principal of Extended Educational Programs
“Love changes everything.” Such strong, truthful words. God’s covenant love fills our hearts each day, so that we can in turn share love with those around us. Acts of love are happening everyday at The First Hope, The Classical School, and The Early Learning Center. It is woven throughout each and every act we share with our students. What a gift to fill our precious students with knowledge, faith, and most of all love.

Sarah Donovan



Some of our Transitions+ students got to experience an effort to increase the love of learning in various methods that have been incorporated to reach that goal, thus the Science Center field trip on Monday.

The Orlando Science Center discovery lab meets Florida State Standards and provides hands-on experience. Our students are taught skills that encourage them to inquire, research, and experience learning outside of their normal thinking. Overall, it is a classroom experience outside of their regular classroom filled with academics and social training. Thank you Orlando Science Center.
– Sherian Stevenson Lead Transitions+ Secondary Teacher


Ms. Zandria Bryant
Lead Inclusion K-1 Teacher


Ms. Zandria Bryant has been with The First Hope for 4 years now. Ms. Bryant has said that she “loves all the support the staff at TFH gives…It warms my heart to see the progress made with our students throughout the year.” Outside of the classroom Ms. Bryant loves to travel–her favorite vacation spot is St. Thomas, Virgin Islands or anywhere she can get on a cruise. While studying for her undergrad at UCF, Ms. Bryant was a Marching Knight for 3 years.


We had a great time last week at our Annual Fall Festival. The students loved sweeping pumpkins in a maze Coach D created, they loved the high school students being in charge of the
rotations too.


It is hard to believe, but yes it is November (even with the 80-90 degree temperatures). Only a few short weeks until we get to attend The Classical School Thanksgiving Program and Feast on Thursday, November 19. This is always a great time to watch our younger students in our Inclusion Program with different skits/songs and also have lunch together. You will be getting information shortly on how to register for the luncheon. This will be for offered to all TFH families. – Patty Myers