IMPORTANT EVENT 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:
- Tuesday, October 31-Thursday, November 2 Preschool Scholastic Book Fair
- Tuesday, October 31 & Wednesday, November 1 Dress-Up Favorite Book Character (Parade @ 9:30am)
- Wednesday, November 1-Friday, November 17 TFA Preschool Gives Back
- Wednesday, November 1 3’s Chapel With Pastor Derrick
- Wednesday, November 8 Library/Story Time 10:00am
- Thursday, November 9 Preschool Parent University @ 9:15am (Parent Conscious Discipline Training)
- Sunday, November 12 TFA Admission’s Open House @ 2:00pm (Field House)
- Monday, November 20-Friday, November 24 Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Message From Mrs. Grayson Merritt, Preschool Principal
Preschool Spotlight & Reminders:
*Preschool Scholastic Book Fair: Join us for our 2nd Annual Scholastic Book Fair. All proceeds from the book fair will go to benefit and help build our preschool library. The book fair will be Tuesday, October 31st-Thursday, November 2nd. You will be able to shop before school, during drop off and after school until 4:45pm.
The online book fair has already been open so if you would like to shop ahead of time and beat the crowds, shop online:
We will be celebrating our Book Fair by having a Favorite Book Character Dress Up Parade. Come dressed as your favorite book hero, princess or character on Tuesday, October 31st and Wednesday, November 1st. We will having a parade around the preschool halls at 9:30am after morning greeting.
Preschool Volunteer Opportunity: If you have some time on Monday, October 30th and can help us with set-up of the book fair or on Friday, November 2nd to break down the book fair, we would love to have you. We will be working from 9:00am-1:00pm both days and would love the extra hands. Thank you!
*First Baptist Orlando E2 Roof Repairs: Starting Monday, October 30th, the church will begin work on the roof of our building. This will impact our world so I wanted to be sure to let you know about some temporary changes that will be helpful:
-Parking will be limited in front of our building. E1 has additional parking to help with overflow. Our current parking lot will be used for cranes for the roof and for equipment.
We are thankful to First Baptist for allowing us to serve in such a wonderful facility and are willing to be helpful during this time of transitions. If you have any concerns, please contact the Preschool office (4.07) 206-8704.
TFA Preschool Gives Back
During the month of November, we will be focusing in the classroom on the theme of serving others. We feel it is important, especially with the holidays coming up, that we teach the children how important it is to serve and help others as well as others to be the hands and feet of Jesus. As a school family we want to be sure we model how to serve and show gratitude to those who have helped us and who don’t have what we do.
During November, we will have 2 different opportunities for your family to “give back”.
*Baby Item Donation: Monday, October 30-Friday, November 10 we will be collecting items for the First Baptist Pregnancy Center. Please consider donating any gently used baby items or new packages of diapers/wipes and formula for the pregnancy center. These items may be dropped off in the Preschool Office.
*Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Food Donation:
-Canned Items: green beans, gravy, cream of mushroom soup, cranberry sauce, corn, pie filling, pumpkin, yams, chicken stock
-Boxed Items: French’s French Fried Onions, stuffing, mashed potato flakes, quick bread/corn bread mix
-Gift Certificate for turkey ($10 gift card for Publix or Walmart)
We will be collecting these items in the Preschool Office. The last day to drop off items will be on Wednesday, November 15th. We will be delivering our collected items (in collaboration with TFA’s Varsity Lacrosse team) to help with thanksgiving dinner baskets for local elementary schools for families in need this holiday season.
*Called to Serve: Are you a mama with a background in education or have a love for children and a passion to serve others? We are always looking for substitute teachers and would love to chat with you if you might be interested in helping at the preschool.
We are in need of a couple of items so thought we would ask our parents first in case you have “outgrown” or have an “extra” around your house:
-Gently Used Baby Blankets
-Baby Play Mat
-Gently Used Crib Sheets (For nap mats & Infant Room)
Crazy sock and Glasses Day
Homecoming Parade-So much fun!
Crazy Hat Day
Crazy Hair Day with Miss Kim Preschool Leadership leading the way!
SCHOOL FAMILY CELEBRATIONS
Happy Birthday to our Preschool Friends During the Month of October:
Welcome New Friends to Our School Family: