Lower School Newsletter, Week of March 17


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


The following is a list of chapel dates and times for March and April:


Spring Break is almost here.  I find it impossible to believe that when we return from our break we will only have 8 weeks of school left.  Enjoy the 10-day break because once we return, it will be full speed ahead until the end of May.  My hope for all of our families is that your Spring Break would be filled with fun, relaxation, and possibly some good memories.  We will be celebrating Easter at the end of our break.  Many of us will be in our home churches for Easter Sunday.  If you do not have a home church or you want to try something new for Easter, please consider visiting First Baptist Orlando.  You will most likely to see a familiar face from TFA.  Here is the link to their website where you will find the service times:  My prayer is that everyone has a wonderful break and a blessed Easter!

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March Madness AR Reading Incentive – Week 4 Results

We are so excited by how many points our student earned during the fourth week of March Madness!!!  Altogether, the classes who competed this week earned a total of 3,389.5 AR points, almost 700 points more than last week!!!!  The following classes won their bracket for the week and have earned a spirit wear day for today (Thursday, March 17th).

East Division:

  1. Williams’ South Carolina Gamecocks: 19:0
  2. Fox’s USC Trojans: 42.7
  3. Agan’s Oregan Ducks: 36.7
  4. Dowling’s Florida Gators: 96.5

West Division:

  1. Walton’s Texas Longhorn: 105.2
  2. Combs’ Indiana Hoosiers: 112.5
  3. Gooseman’s Arizona Wildcats: 71.4
  4. Rowley’s Baylor Bears 48.2
  5. Lamp’s UCF Knights 41.4
  6. Schuessler’s Purdue Boilermakers: 84.7

South Division:

  1. Camblin’s Kentucky Wildcats: 172.0
  2. Lawson’s Providence Friars: 121.9
  3. Fitzgerald’s  West Virginia Mountaineers 57.9
  4. Bell’s FSU Seminoles: 110.8
  5. Dvorak’s Wichita State Shockers: 35.3
  6. Parmer’s Iowa State Cyclones: 98.3

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3rd Grade Bible Buddies

This week for Bible Buddies the 3rd graders learned about the fruit of the spirit in Galatians 5:22-23.  Each 6th grader encouraged their buddy to to grow in wisdom and produce the kind of fruit that changes lives.

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Grandparent’s Day 

We had such a great time honoring Grandparents last Friday.  Our turnout was fantastic and  it was great to see the students “showing off” in the classroom and the gym.  Many thanks to all of the PA volunteers who gave up their time to help make the day very special.


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“Reading is a Treasure” Reading Incentive Program

At TFA, we strive to develop the love of reading in all of our students.  To help foster that love of reading, student in K4, TK and K will be participating in a “Reading is a Treasure” incentive program.  The “Reading is a Treasure” Incentive Program will last from March 14th-April 29th.

Here are the details:

  1. Each week, students can fill out a reading treasure map reading record form.  Extras are available on TFA’s Boyd-Moline library webpage
  2. After you read a story with your child, fill out the reading record.  After ten books are read, please return the reading record to your child’s teacher.  Students will then be able to choose a prize from the library chest during their library time.

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Have you started making summer plans for your children?  We have camps available for all students ranging from K4 – 12th grade.  Be sure to register as soon as possible, as some camps have a limited number of spots available.

SummerQuest is also open to students who do not attend TFA.  We would love to see students from other schools have an opportunity to visit our amazing campus and experience our wonderful teachers and coaches.  Please feel free to share the link below with anyone who might be interested.

To register, please visit and be sure to select the appropriate grade level for your child to see all available courses.  We look forward to another year of record enrollment in SummerQuest camps.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Doug Cohen, Summerquest Coordinator, at or 407-206-8634.

TFA’s Preschool Summer Camp 2016

Many of our families have preschool-aged children so we want to notify you of a summer camp opportunity here at TFA.  Introducing TFA’s Preschool Summer Camp 2016!  Children ages 8 weeks to 3 years old are invited to join in our summer fun and “dive into reading”.  The first camp session runs from Monday, June 6th through Thursday, June 30th.  The second camp session runs from Tuesday, July 5th through Friday, July 22nd.  Core program hours run from 9:00AM-3:00PM, with wrap around care available 7:00AM-4:30PM.  For more information and to register today, please visit

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Standardized Testing – Mark Your Calendars

Our next round of standardized testing is right around the corner.  Please mark your calendars for the following  testing dates:
Please try to avoid planning any appointments or pre-arranged absences during these important days.


Yearbook Order Reminder

Time is running out to get your 2016 Legacy Yearbook.  There is a limited supply of books and the deadline to order is March 18th.  The yearbook covers all of Lower School, including class photos, individual portraits and special events!  The book is $85 dollars online and is not guaranteed to be available after March 18th.

Go to to secure  your yearbook today! The TFA yearbook staff thanks you for your support.

Calendar Link

The TFA Calendar is a wonderful way of finding the dates of upcoming events.  Please click HERE to access the TFA Calendar on our website. 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 click HERE to submit your information for a free background check. Approvals take a few weeks so plan ahead!  All parents must have a completed background check before volunteering of chaperoning on a field trip.

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