Upper School Blog, Week of 1/28


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


TFA Students Support Trinity Prep’s John Michael Night

John Michael Night, a senior at Trinity Prep, was a star athlete who had committed to Mercer University to play lacrosse. While he sat in class taking an exam before Christmas break, he began to experience pain and knew something wasn’t right. The pain resulted from a stroke that left him unable to move anything but his eyes. The condition, called locked-in syndrome, left him paralyzed, although he has full brain function and is completely aware of what is going on around him. Read more about his story here:

Our boys lacrosse team will travel to Trinity Prep for their first match of the season on Monday, February 8 at 6pm. Upper School students are planning to rally around Trinity Prep and honor John Michael in a special way by wearing shirts specially designed with his number. Students must sign up ahead of time through their mentor groups in order to get a shirt. All students and parents are encouraged to attend the game and show our support for John Michael and his teammates.

Varsity Boys Lacrosse

TFA vs. Trinity Prep

Monday, Feb. 8 at 6:00pm

At Trinity Prep: 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park, FL 32792




Date Change – Senior Ski Trip Parent Meeting

The ski trip parent meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 26 at 7:30am in the Student Center. At least one parent is required to attend along with the student. See Mr. Kavanagh if you have any questions.

Reminder – Lunch Deliveries

We are unable to have students or parents order lunch and have it delivered to the Upper School front desk. To protect academic time, we cannot call students out of class to sign receipts, nor can we sign receipts on behalf of you. If your student forgets their lunch, feel free to drop off a lunch in the front office.

Purchase Your Yearbook Today

Your 2015-2016 TFA Legacy Yearbook is almost complete! Hurry while supplies last and purchase your book today at As always, our book covers Lower, Middle, and Upper School students.

Tardy Policy Reminder

From the Parent-Student Handbook: Grades 7-12 – The seventh and subsequent tardy to the first period of the day during a semester, will result in discipline consequences regardless of the reason (page 36).

With the beginning of the second semester, tardies are reset to zero and students do not face discipline until the 7th tardy. Please reserve these for emergencies and make every effort to be in class by 7:50am.

New Uniform Item Available

Want to stand out from the crowd? Dress blazers are now available for all 6th-12th grade students (male & female). Step up your wardrobe game and come to school dressed to impress! Blazers can be purchased in person at the Dennis Uniform Store (1101 N. Keller Road, Suite G-3 , Orlando, FL 32810) or online here: