The Classical School Blog, Week of January 12th



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

A Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of Extended Educational Programs

“Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.” This mantra from my Girl Scout days reminds me of the cycle of admissions. Our doors are open to serving new families academically and spiritually, always. There is something just as special as seeing a family return to our programs. Both are gold to us! During re-enrollment, I wake up in the early hours every day to see who is returning to our school family. It is truly such an exciting time! Serving the students and families at TFA’s Extended Educational Programs is truly a calling and I am honored at the privilege of continuing to serve you all during the upcoming school year.


A Message from Joe Fana,  Principal of The Classical School

We are living in a day and time where it is quite difficult to assess the appropriateness of the entertainment that is all around us.  Long gone are the days where a PG rating for a movie would give you a general sense of what to expect, while reviews that you will find in the newspaper will only give you a synopsis and the writer’s opinion on the quality of the film.  How can we dig deeper to know what our children are taking into their hearts and minds?  Focus on the Family has built a superb free resource to assess entertainment reviews of such content for movies, TV, music, games, and books.  For instance, the movie review will analyze the positive elements, specific inappropriate content, a general conclusion, and a “content caution” for kids, teens, and adults.  Visit to learn more about this free resource.



TCS Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the students below who won the TCS Spelling Bee! These students all have the opportunity to attend the District ACSI event in February (grades 5-8) and March (grades 1-4).

First Grade

1st- Katie Covey
2nd- Rebecca Haines


Second Grade

1st- Emily E.
2nd- Kennedy G.


Third Grade

1st- Sarah S.
2nd- Gabbie R.


Fourth Grade

1st- Chantal P.
2nd- Molly S.


Fifth Grade

1st- Kiley G.
2nd- Travis F.


Sixth Grade

1st- Emily P.
2nd- Will R.


Seventh Grade

1st- Kristina D.
2nd- Mia R.


Eighth Grade

1st- Nicholas R.
2nd- Abby C.


Scripts Spelling Bee Winner

We also held the Scripts Spelling Bee this week, and our champion was 8th grader Nicholas R. with 20/20 words spelled correctly. Congratulations Nicholas! He moves on to the Orange County District Bee.



Over the break, these students volunteered their time at Second Harvest Food bank as a field trip opportunity.  They were given jobs of sorting produce and meat.  Thank you, students for sharing your time with those in need.

TCS students volunteer at a food drive over the Christmas break.



Valencia Dual Enrollment Meeting

On Thursday, January 19th, high school students (9th – 11th grades) will be attending a meeting hosted by Valencia College on Dual Enrollment options. The meeting will start at 10:50 a.m. and will be about 30 minutes long. TCS students will be on a chapel schedule that day. High school parents are invited to attend this meeting as well. Dual Enrollment provides students with a way to earn both high school and college credits. We already have several students taking advantage of this option and hope to add more in the future.





Re-enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year officially began this week. Remember to take advantage of the payment reduction that ends this week. Starting January 16th, the payment will be $400 per student. Directions for re-enrollment and payment will have been sent to the email address on file.

Please use all resources available to take advantage of the discount during the first week! Grade and age level positions are not held until we have received submission of both re-enrollment contract and payment. We are looking forward to another great school year!

TCS and TFH Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Parents: Please click here to see how you can volunteer around TCS and TFH. We are so thankful for our parent volunteers and appreciate any help you can provide!

High School Volunteer Hours

High School students need 75 or 100 hours to qualify for Bright Futures scholarships, depending on which type of scholarship the student qualifies for. Students should go here to print the form. Please do not submit the online form, as this will go to TFA Upper School. Please print the PDF version and then turn in to Mrs. Mayberry.

College Acceptance

Seniors: Please remember to keep Mrs. Mayberry updated with your college acceptances via email. We want to celebrate with you!


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