The First Hope Newsletter, Week of Jan. 14

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
Monday, 1/11- Sunday, 1/24 Re-enrollment for 2016-2017 School Year
Friday, 1/15/16 Early Dismissal for Students at 12:00 PM-Teacher/Para Workday
Monday, 1/18/16 No School-Student/Para Holiday-Teacher Workday
Tuesday, 1/19/16 FH Mom’s Fellowship 8:00 AM, Cafe on the Rock
Monday 1/25/16 – Thursday 1/28/16 Q2 Parent Conferences


A Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of Extended Educational Programs
Re-enrollment has officially begun and we are so blessed to welcome so many TCS, TFH, and Preschool families back for the 2016-2017 school year! Be sure to secure your spot for the upcoming year during the re-enrollment period of January 11th-24th. There is a discounted re-enrollment deposit/fee during the first week. All re-enrollment will be completed online via RenWeb (instructions sent via email). Students may wear spirit wear for the next two weeks (Jan. 11th- 22nd) in recognition of re-enrollment too!

Sarah Donovan


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The middle and high schoolers, along with their teachers, Coach de la Fe, and several Dads, took to the greens at Grand Cypress Golf Resort to practice their swing. A great time was had by all and it appears that The First Hope may have a future golfer or two!
-Jennifer Pinckney
Program Support Coordinator


Kelly Rapp
Program Assistant

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Kelly is an Orlando native. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2012 with a degree in Organizational Management. She is passionate about bringing her organizational and servant leadership skills to the workplace. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, biking, and traveling. She recently returned from a month of backpacking in Europe with her husband Taylor. Kelly is greatly looking forward to the new challenges and triumphs of working at The First Hope.


Hard to believe but we are already in the second half of the year. I am amazed to watch and see God work in these students lives. As we embark on re-enrollment for the next 2 weeks I review each student and look towards next year already. It makes me reflect on progress and also what we still need to help them with and how we will get there. My team is amazing! They work so hard and are so dedicated. We have meetings about students, what is best for them and how we will reach our goals for them. This is in collaboration with OT/ST as well as the Lead Teacher and Leadership Team. This is why God has me here. He gives me His vision and he lets me execute it. I am humbled that I get the great opportunity to do this. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds as I work on new things for next year to continue to make this program so unique and amazing!
-Patty Myers