The First Hope Newsletter, Week of March 17


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

Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of The Extended Educational Programs

Every year I start Spring Break with a large to-do list in hopes of accomplishing all the items that get pushed aside throughout the year. While these items have their importance, the time with my family far surpasses these tasks. This year, I am putting family and prayer time at the top of the list. I encourage you as students, faculty, staff, and families to enjoy this gift of time. Let go of the ‘to do’, and spend precious, uninterrupted time with loved ones and our Almighty Father. Blessings for a Spring Break filled with laughter, love, and loads of fun!



Michael Calvo has talents outside of The First Hope


Michael Calvo, a 10th grader in Mrs. Lewis’ class, recently competed in a piano recital at the University of Central Florida. Michael earned Superior in both piano solos and sight reading. He will be competing at the state level in May. Congratulations to Michael for this amazing accomplishment! Your First Hope family is so proud of you and are praying for your continued success.

Jennifer Pinckney

Program Support Coordinator


Principal of The Extended Educational Programs

Sarah Donovan

This is Sarah Donovan’s first year at The First Academy and we couldn’t be happier to have her! Not only is she the hardworking and dedicated leader of The First Hope, but also The Classical School, and The Early Learning Center. She juggles a lot of responsibilities and always exemplifies grace under pressure. Sarah’s love for the Lord is demonstrated in the way that she carefully listens and thoughtfully responds to the needs of others.  We are so thankful to have such kind and strong leadership at The First Hope!

Kelly Rapp

Program Assistant



Spring Forward!  Did you remember before you woke up last Sunday morning?  This is one of my favorite times of year.  I get to do more outside activities after work, more time to bike, something that I love to do.  I know for our kids though it is challenging because any transition for them can be tough.  I look at the time change as a new start.  Do you need a new start?  Do you need to be refreshed?  God is crazy about you and wants you to lean and rely on Him for all your changes and new starts.  Just writing these words I feel refreshed and renewed.  I hope next week you will be able to take some time for yourself to reflect and renew, as well as rest.  Have a great Easter break!

Patty Myers