The Classical School Blog, Week of December 7


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



A Message from Joe Fana, Principal of The Classical School

Last week, we explored the concept of Advent.  A lit candle represents a unique concept symbolizing Christ’s arrival each week leading up to Christmas.  The first candle symbolized the prophesy of Christ’s coming in the Old Testament.

The second candle, sometimes referred to as the Bethlehem candle, represents the preparation of receiving the Lord.  This candle reminds us of the preparation Joseph and Mary took to welcome Jesus into our world.  We find in Luke 2 that there was to be a census of the entire Roman Empire, so Joseph, a descendent of King David, was required to return to Bethlehem.  May we find gratitude this Christmas that our great King on High, humbled himself to be born in a lowly Bethlehem manger – for us, the Children of the Lord.




8th Grade

We held our annual Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting on Tuesday. This year, we also had a lunch meeting with the students, where we went over what to expect in high school and how to start preparing for college. Students wore their favorite college shirt, and TCS Middle and High School teachers wore their alumni shirts. We had a great day celebrating our 8th graders!

TCS teachers wearing their college alumni shirts.

6th Grade

Mrs. Nabors snapped a few photos of her 6th graders working hard in English class recently!

TCS 6th graders working in English class. TCS 6th graders working in English class. TCS 6th graders working in English class. TCS 6th graders working in English class.


TFH Christmas Shop

The annual First Hope Christmas Shop will be held on Tuesday, December 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The TFH Christmas Shop is operated by the Transitions+ Secondary students from The First Hope alongside parent volunteers. These students gain valuable, real-life experience running the shop as students from TFH & TCS visit with their classes during the day. All students K-12 will have the opportunity to buy small gifts for family, friends, teachers and even pets! It’s an amazing event that the students really enjoy and 100% of the proceeds go directly back to The First Hope.



Cold Weather Policy

Our policy for coldweather dress is as follows:


School uniform and school-approved outerwear must be worn on campus at all times. During extreme cold weather, the school will notify students and parents of Spirit Wear dress. Girls may not wear sweat pants, warm ups, etc. under skirts.


Please do not assume it’s a coldweather dress day;  You will be notified by the school the evening before if you are permitted to wear Spirit Wear on a non-Spirit Wear school day.  

Parent Volunteers

If you are interested in signing up for various volunteer opportunities, please click here. We are so grateful for all of our volunteers!

Field Trips

Information for TCS field trips can be found here. All students and parents are welcome, but some have limited space.

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