The Classical School Blog, Week of November 2


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

These continue to be difficult times in Haiti.  Enduring years of devastation from natural disasters, where over three quarters of the population lives in poverty, Haiti continues to struggle with the basic needs for survival.  It’s been over a year since Hurricane Matthew left a wake of destruction, including the loss of over 1,000 lives.  What can we do to help during this arduous time?


For the past several years, TCS has supported New Missions and their Shoebox Drive campaign.  We will continue this tradition, with hearts filled with Christ’s love for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.  Please consider assembling a box gift for a child in Haiti.  A printable packing list can be found at  We will be collecting the boxes in our office until Tuesday, November 7.

Photo of Haiti children (with New Missions) receiving Christmas shoeboxes.




3rd Grade

Mrs. Morrill’s 3rd grade students learned about comparing and contrasting the main characters of biographies in class last week.


TCS 3rd grade learning to compare/contrast characters of biographies.


2nd Grade

In 2nd grade, Mrs. Stephens class has been busy with all sorts of learning activities. During Homecoming Week, students reviewed life cycles and then created their own life cycle (all while looking adorable in their crazy hats, glasses, and socks!). In class last week, students dumped out a variety of coins, sorted them, and then counted to find the total amount.

TCS 2nd grade students learn about life cycles. TCS 2nd grade students learn about life cycles. TCS 2nd grade students count and sort coins. TCS 2nd grade students count and sort coins. TCS 2nd grade students count and sort coins.





Bring a Friend

We would love to have you share your ‘bring a friend’ photos and stories! Please note that this can be for any church!

1. Invite and bring a friend/s to church on Sunday, November 5th, 2017

2. Take a photo (selfie, group shot) of you and your friend(s) at church. Feel free to add a comment or story  with the image, such as “The Donovan’s loved having the Smith family at First Baptist with them today! #TFAFriendSunday”

3. Post the picture on your social media page/s and “tag” The First Academy.


4. Tag the photo with #TFAFriendSunday.

We look forward to seeing the photos of your friends and family on ‘Bring a Friend Sunday’! All families who participate in #TFAFriendSunday will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to The Royal Store.


Thanksgiving Feast

On Thursday, November 16, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, we will be celebrating our annual Thanksgiving Family Feast! This is a time where TCS families gather together for a Thanksgiving lunch and TCS students in grades K-5 put on a presentation. The Thanksgiving Feast is open to all TCS Families K-12. This will be an entirely ticketed event, and all those who wish to attend must purchase a ticket. Your ticket includes a plated lunch and the program. No one in your party will be admitted without a ticket. We will distribute the tickets at the door of the event.

Please register below.

$14.00 Adult Ticket (Traditional Turkey Dinner)

$8.00 Child Ticket (3 Chicken Tenders and Fries)

If your child would like the Traditional Turkey Dinner, you may purchase an adult ticket for them.

The deadline to order tickets is Tuesday, November 7.  Please follow this link to purchase tickets for the Thanksgiving Family Feast.

We look forward to sharing this very special time of the year with our TCS family. All students that do not buy a ticket and do not plan on staying for lunch on November 16, 2017, will be dismissed for the day at 11:00am.


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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