The Classical School Blog, Week of October 6th


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

Did you know the tradition of Homecoming started at alumni football games at universities in the 19th century? This tradition still stands strong today, and has officially arrived at TFA! We have been celebrating Homecoming week from the Preschool to the High School students with our themed dress up days. New to our Homecoming celebration this year is the first TCS Homecoming Court, King, and Queen. The King and Queen will be crowned at TCS this week. Please join me in praying for a fun-filled and safe Homecoming weekend for our students.

A Message from Joe Fana,  Principal of The Classical School

October.  It quite possibly could be my favorite month of the year.  Maybe it is due to a potential change in weather from our oppressively hot summers.  Maybe it is because baseball begins its postseason play (Note:  I cannot contain my excitement knowing that my Chicago Cubs are in the playoffs.)  Maybe the reason I love October so much is because the leaves begin to change to vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds – everywhere north of Florida at least. Maybe Homecoming, the time where all of our school – past and present – come together celebrating our Royal Nation, is why this season means so much to me.  No matter what the reason, there is much excitement that comes with October – it is truly a season of celebrations and changes.


This year, TCS is celebrating the 2016 Homecoming with something new! For the first time, TCS has its own Homecoming Court, consisting of Seniors only, and a king and queen were selected through voting by all high school students. Congratulations to the TCS Homecoming King Chris Olsson, and Queen Melisa Mason! We will get a chance to see them in the parade on Friday, so come out and cheer them on!


The first TCS Homecoming court pictured together, including the king and queen. TCS Homecoming King, Chris Olsson, and Queen, Melisa Mason.


This week we are highlighting Charlotte C., an 8th grader at TCS. Charlotte has been a student at TCS since the 4th grade. She is involved in several activities at TFA, including the Royal Sapphires (see them in action at TFA home football games!), the Royal Guard, and she loves to participate in the various theatre productions at TFA. She is also a part of a dance team at her church and the worship leader in the children’s church. Charlotte is grateful for the friendships that she has made at TCS, as well as what she has learned spiritually and academically. Since being a student at TCS, she has seen the school grow and build over the years, which she has loved being part of as this has inspired her to grow as well. A few of her favorite teachers are Mrs. Kelly (previous 4th-grade teacher) and Mrs. Talley, our Art teacher. A verse that is near to Charlotte’s heart is Psalm 139:14, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

Charlotte Crawford photo for student spotlight.



1st Grade Science Lab

The 1st-grade class learned about living and non-living things in their Science Lab with Mrs. Gentry.

1st grade students participating in a lab on living and non-living things.

Kindergarten Friendship Salad

The Kindergarten had fun created this yummy Friendship Salad!

Kindergarten created a friendship fruit salad.



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

We are now collecting Box Tops to 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 run from September 6th – October 24th. Start cutting those box tops and sending in with your student.


All students in 8th – 11th grade will be taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 19th. Please note that this will be a Self-Study Day for those students.

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