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Upper School Blog, Week of September 21

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

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

RECOGNITION

Service Before Self

Seniors collect food for Millennia Elementary

Class of 2018 students, Luke, Annie, and Ben dropped off boxes of food collected from the Upper School to serve students at Millenia Elementary!

NEW THIS WEEK

Raw Footage

Digital cinema class Digital Cinema class 2

Raw Footage is the weekly US news segment produced by Mrs. Morabito’s Digital Media classes. Click here to check out this week’s edition of Raw Footage!

College Guidance Office

Dear Students,

It’s never too early to get started on researching college options! We will be hosting our annual Christian College Fair and we highly encourage all students in grades 9-12 attend. Meet with college admission representatives from over 20 different colleges and hear about their admissions process and scholarship opportunities!

It’s never too early to get started on researching college options! We will be hosting our annual Christian College Fair and we highly encourage all students in grades 9-12 attend. Meet with college admission representatives from over 20 different colleges and hear about their admissions process and scholarship opportunities!

This event is open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend!

Christian College Fair

Monday, September 25th

First Baptist Church of Orlando-Faith Hall

6:00 – 7:30pm

Funding for College Sessions (Faith Hall-3rd floor Room 301D)
Session I – 6:00-6:40 pm
Session II – 6:45-7:30 pm

NACAC College Fair (National Association for College Admission Counseling)

Sunday, October 15th

Orange County Convention Center

1:00 – 4:00pm

http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Orlando-National-College-Fair.aspx

Check out the the latest Upper School blog for the colleges visiting TFA this Fall!  Juniors and Seniors must sign up through Naviance: Click Here!

REMINDERS

College Visits

If you want to speak to representatives from these colleges, sign up in Naviance to speak to them when they’re on campus.

Attendance

All attendance notifications and questions should be communicated directly to Ms. Lyn Maxime, Upper School Receptionist. All Upper School students who are tardy to campus must check in with Ms. Maxime in the Upper School office when they arrive at school. You may contact Ms. Maxime concerning your student being tardy or absent at 407-206-8630 or email her at usattendance@thefirstacademy.org.

WT Cafe – New Lunch Program

We are so excited to be partnering with WT Care for our school lunch program. Many of you were able to sample some of the offerings during New Family Orientation. The process for Lower School Instructions for registering your account and adding funds:

Parent Volunteer Background Check

If you are a new parent and would like to volunteer in your child(ren)’s classroom(s) or chaperone on field trips please complete our free background check. Please note that the background check site only works on Internet Explorer or Firefox on a desktop computer. Safari and Chrome are not supported by the site. Approvals take a few weeks so plan ahead! All parents must have a completed background check before volunteering in the classroom or chaperoning on a field trip.