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TFA Preschool Weekly Update, Week of October 19th

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:

Message From Mrs. Grayson Merritt,  Preschool Principal

Preschool Spotlight & Reminders:

*Ready, Set K-Prep:  Calling all 3’s!!  Come join us for on Tuesday, October 24th at 9:15am in the TFA library for a morning of PreK readiness and an introduction to TFA’s Kindergarten Preparatory (K4) Program.  You will have the opportunity to hear from TFA’s K4 teachers on what you can be doing at home to ensure your little one is ready for next year’s PreK and beyond.  You will also have the opportunity to tour a KPrep classroom as well as hear from admissions as to how to simplify the enrollment process for your family for next year.

Please RSVP by clicking here, https://thefirstacademy.org/admissions/events/

*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 school 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.

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.

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 in front of the E1 Building.  Our current parking lot will be used for cranes for the roof and for equipment.

-We will be using the side door of our building (doors closest to the toddler playground and by the 2-year old hallway) as our main entry.  Miss Jenna will move her check in station over to that door as well to welcome you.

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.

*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.

*Preschool Donations:

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:

-Baby Gates

-Gently Used Baby Blankets

-Bottle Warmer

-Baby Play Mat

-Infant Glider

-Gently Used Crib Sheets (For nap mats & Infant Room)

 

Classroom Spotlight:

Miss Ashley’s 2’s

Here are some pictures of the highlights of our week. The kids really had a lot of fun talking about the farm. We talked about all the animals that live on the farm, food that comes from a farm, and the different equipment you see on a farm. We love pretending to be tractors when holding the rope and singing “Old Macdonald Had a Farm.” It was also fun painting feet to make footprint tractors and painting hands for handprint chickens. We learned how God made all the animals.


The biggest highlight of the week was the trip to Green Meadows Farm. That was so much fun and nice getting to know some of the parents better.

SCHOOL FAMILY CELEBRATIONS

Happy Birthday to our Preschool  Friends During the Month of October:

Teachers
Alexis Patterson 2nd
Students 
Jaden Lancaster 3rd
Grayson Thomas 7th
Annika Kirkland 8th
Alyvia Ogden 10th
Keely Denham 19th
Ella Cooling 24th
Gemma Cipollone 29th
Connor McCabe 30th

Welcome New Friends to Our School Family:

Aiden

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