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Upper School Blog, Week of Oct. 20th

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

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

RECOGNITION

Varsity Football Dominates Trinity Prep

The varsity football team defeated Trinity Prep last week with a final score of 48-24. Junior Chance Bush had 4 touchdowns along with a pass interception. Click here to check out the Orlando Sentinel article. Come out this Friday night to support the team in our homecoming football game at Payne Stewart Athletic Complex, 7:00pm, against North Florida Ed. Institute.

NEW THIS WEEK

Homecoming Dance Location

The homecoming dance has been moved to Faith Hall Stageside. Drop off is available in the loop by Faith Hall, and parking is available on the Bruton Blvd. side parking lot directly across from Faith Hall.

Box Tops for Education Deadline is October 21st

The first collection due date for this year’s Box Tops for Education is this Friday, October 21st.  This program will help our school earn money, but more importantly help teach our students how joining forces with each other can accomplish great thing.  This project allows our children to choose service before self and participation as a way of life.  No need to trim anything neatly, just tear them off and turn them in to the collection bucket located at the Upper School front desk.

REMINDERS

US Fall Musical – Cinderella

Come experience TFA‘s enchanted version of Cinderella, presented by our Upper School performers.  Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 7th for $15 each and can be purchased HERE. Premium tickets are available for $30 for the Saturday show, which includes your ticket for show admission and a tea Party with Cinderella, the Prince, and friends! The pre-show tea party (5pm) is sure to excite and will feature tea and pastries, cast meet and greet, photograph with Cinderella, and a special souvenir. The show runs October 27th-29th at 7pm nightly, with the pre-show tea party at 5pm on Saturday.

Please direct any ticketing questions to cherylbynum@thefirstacademy.org.

Upper School Attendance

All emails regarding attendance can be sent to our receptionist, Lyn Maxime, at usattendance@thefirstacademy.org. If your student is arriving late, will be dismissed early or absent from school, please email Lyn at usattendance@thefirstacademy.org.

Upcoming College Visits

University Representatives from all over the country will be traveling to TFA to visit our 11th and 12th-grade students starting this month! College visits will be posted on Naviance, and students must sign up in Family Connection in order to attend. Meetings will be held during Upper School lunch, and the representatives will give a presentation in a teacher’s classroom, then take the time to answer any questions from students. Juniors and Seniors, be sure to sign up! Please, note, students must bring their own lunch.
Upcoming Visits

Thursday, October 20th

Queens University of Charlotte

Monday, October 24th

Florida Atlantic University

Tuesday, October 25th

US Air Force ROTC

Thursday, October 27th

Hillsdale College

Tuesday, November 1

Johnson & Wales University (Providence)