IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
- February 3rd: 1st Grade Field Trip to the Science Center
- February 3rd: 3rd Grade Miss Alaineus Parade
- February 7th: Parent Association Meeting 8:15-9:45AM (Faith Hall 3rd Floor)
- February 9th and 10th: LS Alternative Lunch Days
- February 10th: Father-Daughter Dance 6:30-9:30Pm (Country Club of Orlando)
- February 14th: Valentine’s Day
- February 14th: 2nd and 3rd Grade Field Trip to Orlando Repertory Theater
- February 16th: SSYRA Luncheon for 3rd-6th Grade (11:00-1:00pm)
- February 17th: Student Holiday/Professional Development Day
- February 20th: Student/Teacher Holiday-President’s Day
- February 24th: 5th Grade Field Trip to Oak Haven Farm
- March 1st: 3rd Grade 50’s Day
- March 2nd-3rd: WrAP Testing for 3rd-6th Grade
- March 4th: Lower School Night at the Solar Bears Game 7:00PM (Amway Arena)
- March 7th: 3rd Quarter AR Deadline
- March 7th: Parent Association Meeting 8:15-9:45AM (Faith Hall 3rd Floor)
- March 8th: Grandparent’s Day Rehearsal 11:00AM-2:00PM (Gym)
- March 9th: Grandparent’s Day Rehearsal 11:45AM-2:45PM (Gym)
- March 10th: Grandparent’s Day Program
- March 10th: End of the 3rd Quarter 12:15 Dismissal
CHAPEL VENUES, DATES, & TIMES
The following is a list of upcoming chapel dates and times:
- February 2nd: K4-5th Grade Chapel: Mrs. Fox’s and Mrs. Williams’s Class Presentations 8:30-9:15AM (Faith Hall)
- February 2nd: 6th/MS Grade Chapel: 9:30-9:15AM (Faith Hall)
- February 9th: K4-5th Grade Chapel: Mrs. Cline’s Class Presentation 8:30-9:15AM (Henry Chapel)
- February 9th: 6th/MS Grade Chapel: 9:30-9:15AM (Henry Chapel)
- February 16th: K4-5th Grade Chapel: Mrs. Walton’s Class Presentation 8:30-9:15AM (Faith Hall)
- February 16th: 6th/MS Grade Chapel: 9:30-9:15AM (Faith Hall)
- February 23rd: K4-5th Grade Chapel: Mrs. Camblin’s Class Presentation 8:30-9:15AM (Henry Chapel)
- February 23rd: 6th/MS Grade Chapel: 9:30-9:15AM (Henry Chapel)
- March 2nd: No Chapel Due to WrAP Testing
- March 9th: No Chapel Due to Grandparent’s Day Rehearsal
A NOTE FROM MRS. JACKSON
It’s February and Love is our biblical character trait for the month (how appropriate). We will define love as “choosing to give someone your time and attention, no matter what.”
Jesus replied, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind.’ This is the first and most important commandment. And the second is like it. ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’
Matthew 22: 37‐39
This week, one of my morning devotions had me in the book of Luke reading the story of the Good Samaritan. This is such a perfect example of showing the love that we define: choosing to give someone your time and attention, no matter what. In this parable, a Jewish man is attacked by robbers and left for dead by the side of the road. He is passed by both a priest and a Levite who make a point to pass him on the opposite side of the road. They go out of their way to not be near him. A Samaritan man passes by the injured man and despite the fact that there was great strife between Jews and Samaritans in this time period, he chose to not only tend to the injured man’s immediate needs, but he also took him to an inn and paid for him to stay. There were so many reasons the Samaritan could have used to look the other way but he chose to show love for the injured man. What a great example of love! Check out the parable if you have not read it in awhile HERE.
100th Day of School in Kindergarten
It is winter time in school which means time for one of our favorite traditions! K-Prep, TK, and Kindergarten celebrated the 100th Day of School with a flurry of activity. Kindergarteners enjoyed a dress-up day and came to school looking like they were 100 years old. Students engaged in many math-related activities giving them a chance to fine-tune their counting skills.During January, to help us count our way to 100, families participated in our annual service project to help the First Baptist Church of Orlando’s Center for Pregnancy. Kindergarten collected over 500 cans to fill shelves at the center. K-Prep and TK donated countless baby care items like diapers, wipes, and formula. Participating in the collection and delivery of the items allowed our young students to practice mission-mindedness as they put Service before Self. They offered sweet prayers for the families that will receive their gifts.
During January, to help us count our way to 100, families participated in our annual service project to help the First Baptist Church of Orlando’s Center for Pregnancy. Kindergarten collected over 500 cans to fill shelves at the center. K-Prep and TK donated countless baby care items like diapers, wipes, and formula. Participating in the collection and delivery of the items allowed our young students to practice mission-mindedness as they put Service before Self. They offered sweet prayers for the families that will receive their gifts.Thank you to our parents for partnering with us to instill Biblical character traits in your children. We had a fun time celebrating in many ways and were happy to have you join in the fun!
Thank you to our parents for partnering with us to instill Biblical character traits in your children. We had a fun time celebrating in many ways and were happy to have you join in the fun!
KPrep Service Project
KPrep students demonstrated Service Before Self on Friday. We delivered wagonloads of donated items to the FBC Pregnancy Center. We saw where babies and mothers come to get items they really need. We learned that we can be the hands and feet of Jesus and help friends with needs.
K4 In-House Field Trip with Gatorland
K4 had an in-school field trip from Gatorland. The representative brought many animals in to reinforce our Unit of Study Amazing Animals. We are learning about all the wonderful creatures God made.
Royal Sapphires Perform at FBO Services
JV Sapphires led by Coach Leslie Scott, worship through dance to ‘Holy Spirit’ by Francesca Battistelli at First Baptist of Orlando services last weekend. Keep an eye out for the Varsity team sharing in a few weeks! Praise Him with DANCING! Psalms 150
NEW THIS WEEK
Alternative Lunch Days – February 9th & 10th
Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th are Alternative Lunch Days. Kindergarten through 4th grade students must bring a lunch from home. The Junior Class is offering an alternative lunch for students in grades 5-12.
Thursday’s lunch will be a Chick-fil-A sandwich with chips and water, the cost is $5.50 (an additional sandwich is $3.50). Friday’s lunch will be two (2) slices of cheese or pepperoni pizza and water for $5.50 (an additional slice of pizza will cost $2.00). Please visit our website to order. The deadline to place your order is Tuesday, February 7th, at 3:00PM.
5th-12th grade families should receive a confirmation page after submitting their order. You may need to scroll to the top of the page if your screen goes blank. You should also receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes from Larissa Galloway to verify your receipt of payment. Multiple orders are allowed if you have more than one student in grades 5-12. Food distribution will be in the Gym lobby. 5th and 6th grade students may bring a lunch from home if they prefer not to pre-order a lunch for these two days.
Father Daughter Dance-Purchase Tickets Today
It’s time to purchase tickets for our second annual Father-Daughter Dance. This fun event is open to all girls in 1st through 6th grade. It is a fun night of food, dancing, and even a great photo booth. This event was a great time last year and you do not want to miss it! The cost is $35 for each daughter and $45 for dads and tickets may be purchased HERE.
Extended Library Hours
In an effort to better serve our TFA families, the Boyd-Moline Library will extend their afternoon hours beginning next week. The library will be open until 4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for the remainder of the school year. Students must still be accompanied by parents or guardians in the library after school. Accelerated Reader testing will be available until 4:15pm and book checkout until 4:20pm.
Women’s Bible Study
Erin Warren, the Director of Women’s Ministry at FBCO, is organizing a women’s Bible study for TFA moms! The small groups will read Open Your Bible, over 7 weeks. The Bible study will start the week of January 23, 2017.
This is just a friendly reminder that students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30AM. If you arrive to school prior to that time, we request that students remain with their parents until 7:30AM. The library and the gym are open at that time. Student supervision does not begin until that time.
The Boyd Moline Library will be open until 4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for the remainder of the school year. Students must still be accompanied by parents or guardians in the library after school. Accelerated Reader testing will be available until 4:15pm and book checkout until 4:20pm. It will close at 3:30pm on Friday and at 2:40pm on Wednesdays.
The TFA Calendar is a wonderful way to find the dates of upcoming events. Access our web-based calendar anytime. We recommend that you subscribe to all relevant calendars so you can keep up with all of the events going on around the school.
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 of chaperoning on a field trip.