The Classical School Blog, Week of October 20th


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

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. A love of books is the best of all.” Jacqueline Kennedy Next week, TFA’s Preschool is hosting their first Scholastic Book Fair. Putting books in the hands of our littlest Royals and their families is invaluable to growing future readers, and ultimately leaders. Children learn to read in the laps of their parents…and teachers! We are excited to grow our Preschool library through this event. The Preschool Book Fair is being hosted on October 25th-27th at 8:00-10:00am and 3:00-5:00pm at the Preschool (FBCO Campus, E2 Building-1st Floor). The book levels will range from Preschool – 5th grade. We are opening the book fair to TFA Lower School families on Wednesday, October 26th from 2:45pm-5:00pm. All TEEP families gain special admittance and are welcome during the open Preschool Book Fair at all times! If you can’t make the event, good news- click below to shop online 🙂

Click here for online shopping.
Happy Reading!

A Message from Joe Fana,  Principal of The Classical School

I had the privilege to speak with our Lower School students about trust this past week in Chapel.  Trust can be a difficult concept, especially if you have been wronged in any way that caused you to lose trust in someone or something.  The book of Genesis addresses trust through the story of Abram (Abraham’s name before God changed it).  “The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”  It is amazing how Abram did not question God’s call; rather it says, “So Abram went”.


What I love most about this story is how Abram was able to put all past experiences of mistrust he may have experienced, to allow for God to lead him down the path he should go.  We too must strip away some of our preconceived notions and experiences to truly put our full trust in anything – especially God.



Geography Fair

Check out various projects from the Geography Fair. Students did a fabulous job on these projects!

The TCS 1st grade class shows off their projects from the Geography Fair.          TCS 3rd grade students at the Geography Fair 3rd-geo-fair        rivera-geo-fair       aa-geo-fair



 2nd Grade

Students in 2nd grade learned about the difference between a fact and an opinion and identified them while giving a spider its eight legs.

TCS 2nd grade students learned about fact and opinions.


American History

Middle and high school students in Mrs. Shipley’s American History classes learned how to churn butter as a fun wrap up for the Colonial unit.


Middle School students learn to churn butter.



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!

Box Tops for Education

Don’t forget to collect those Box Tops! This will help raise money for TCS and The First Hope. We have a goal to raise 5,000 box tops, which is $500. The TCS class that brings in the most box tops will receive a pizza and ice cream party, courtesy of the Graham Family. The first collection contest will end on October 24th.

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