The First Hope Newsletter, Week of Feb. 18

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
Friday, 2/19/16 Daddy/Daughter Dance Faith Hall, 3rd Floor 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuesday, 2/23/16 TFH Mom’s Fellowship (8:00 AM, Cafe on the Rock)
Thursday, 2/25/16 TFH Prospective Parent Tours
Thursday, 2/25/16 T+ Secondary Classes Equine Angels Horse Field Trip
Friday, 2/26/16 Deadline for Tuition Assistance Applications for 2016-17


A Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of The Extended Educational Programs
Lifelong learning is a goal for our students, teachers, staff, and leadership at TFA’s Extended Educational Programs. Over the past weeks, TEEP’s leadership team has visited and learned from benchmark schools in the Central Florida area. These professional collaborations are key to continued growth for our programs. It creates waves of excitement with new ideas and affirmation of the working being done at the Preschool, The First Hope, and TCS. A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. Proverbs 1:5

Sarah Donovan



Mrs. Chan’s Transition+ Primary students enjoy a sensory break between academics. Spinning, bouncing balls, and shaving cream bring smiles as they release some wiggles and practice their handwriting.
~ Jennifer Pinckney
Program Support Coordinator


Katrina Ileka
Transitions+ Primary Para Professional

This is Katrina’s first year teaching at The First Hope. She is a breath of fresh air and brings such love and joy to all she encounters. Katrina’s favorite part of the day is praying in the morning for our students and school at large. Katrina has a heart for missions and the children of the world. She loves to travel and learn about different cultures.
This school we have been given the most professional development opportunities for our staff to participate in. I am excited for all the different staff that have been able to expand their knowledge and skills to help our students. So far some of the conferences and trainings we were able to attend were: Conscious Discipline, CARD Autism Conference, OCPS Disability Awareness and Reading Trainings, LDA (Learning Disability Association) Conference, FKC (Florida Kindergarten Council) Conference, FABA (Florida Association for Behavior Analysis) Conference and more to come. The First Hope strives to continue to give the supports and training yearly for our staff to keep growing their own skills. We are grateful for each of these opportunities.

-Patty Myers
Assistant Principal