October 30, 2014 | Kacey Chambers |
IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR NOVEMBER
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are some important dates that you do not want to miss:
• November 5th – K4-6 Alternative Lunch Day
• November 9th – Admissions Open House (2:00-4:00PM)
• November 17th – K4-6 Assembly – Nutcracker Performance (1:30-2:30PM)
• November 21st – No School – Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development Day
• November 24th-28th – No School – Student/Teacher Holiday/Thanksgiving Break
CHAPEL VENUES, DATES & TIMES
Parents, the following is a list of chapel dates and times for November:
• November 5th – Grades K4-6 Veterans Day Chapel 1:00PM (FH)
• November 13th – Grades K4-K Chapel 9:00AM (MWC)
• November 20th – No Chapel – Thanksgiving Events
• November 27th – No Chapel – Thanksgiving Break
JACK GRIFFO, TFA ALUMNI
Theater students from the 6th-12th grades were proud to honor “one of our own” in a mini-workshop during their theater classes on Tuesday, October 23rd. Jack Griffo, a former TFA student and now a regular on Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans” came to share his experiences and suggestions to our budding theater students. Jack now lives in Los Angeles and has had several roles in series, movies and commercials. TFA’s theater students (and many others) were extremely excited to have Jack visit.
NEW THIS WEEK
K Storybook Pumpkins on Display (Boyd Moline Library)
Kindergarten Storybook Pumpkins have been on display in the Boyd Moline Library all week. The children are extremely excited about the wonderful world of reading; they worked with their parents to decorate a pumpkin like a character from one of their favorite books. Be sure to visit the library this week to see these wonderful creations!
Shoeboxes for Haiti (Deadline Extended to Monday, November 3rd)
Parents, we did not meet out goal of 500 shoeboxes for Lower School. We currently have 300 shoeboxes. We are extending the donation deadline to Monday, November 3rd, would you help us meet our goal and be God’s hands for meeting the needs of our little ones in Haiti? If you haven’t donated a shoebox as yet, please pray as to how your family can help donate to the Haiti Shoebox project. Click HERE for more information.
Veterans Day Chapel (Wednesday, November 5th)
K4-6th grade students will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 5th. Please plan to attend our Lower School Veterans Day Chapel service beginning at 1:00PM in Faith Hall. A special service has been planned to honor our veterans as well as provide our younger students information on why we celebrate this day. We will pay tribute to TFA family members who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. The K4-6th grade dress for this day is red, white or blue tops without logos and TFA bottoms (no jeans). Students are expected to adhere to the dress code guidelines.
Alternative Lunch Day
Parents, Wednesday, November 5th is a K4-6th grade Alternative Lunch Day. K4-4th grade students must bring a lunch from home. The Upper School SGA is offering a Chick-Fil-A meal for 5th and 6th grade students. The cost of the lunch is $5.00, the meal will include:
1 Chick-fil-A sandwich – $5.00
Extra sandwich – additional $3.00
To order, please visit https://thefirstacademy.org/about/lunch/. Kindly submit your order by 3:00PM on Monday, November 3rd, 2014. Food distribution will be in the gym lobby. 5th and 6th grade students are welcome to bring a lunch from home if they do not like this meal option.
Parents, as we head into cold and flu season please note the following ways that you can help us:
• Know when to keep your child home. Vomiting, diarrhea, fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), and conjunctivitis are automatic “stay home” events. If your child has more than one of the following symptoms, they should also stay home: cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, rash, stomachache, headache or exhaustion.
• Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they are symptom free, without the use of medication.
• Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. You can set a good example by doing this yourself.
• Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food or utensils, and to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues. Covering up their coughs or sneezes using the elbow, arm or sleeve instead of the hand when a tissue is unavailable, is also acceptable.
• Do not send children to school if they are sick. Any children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.
Prospective Families Can Text TFA!
Did you know that prospective families can text the letters TFA to 292929 and Admissions will call them? Thank you for sharing why you love TFA and helping us connect with future Royals!