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Upper School Blog, Week of Oct. 27th

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:

NEW THIS WEEK

Alternative Lunch – Wednesday, November 9

Upper School will have alternative lunch on Wednesday, November 9. Students may bring their lunch or purchase lunch:
Zaxby’s Lunch – $6.50
4-count chicken strips with Zax Sauce – includes bag of chips, water bottle, and cookie
Additional 4-count strips for $4.50
Order online at https://thefirstacademy.org/about/lunch/
Orders must be placed by Monday, November 7 at 11:00am.

Veterans Day Service

Please join us for our combined MS/US Veterans Day Service on Wednesday, November 9 at 10:00am in Faith Hall. All parents are invited, and students are encouraged to invite veterans and current members of our military.

Veterans Day Service Information

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 27th

Hillsdale College

Tuesday, November 1

Johnson & Wales University (Providence)