The Classical School Blog, Week of September 22nd



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

Student safety is our number one priority at The Extended Educational Programs of the First Academy. I refer to our faculty and staff as ‘lifeguards’- always watching and protecting our students. Safety starts from the moment the family pulls onto campus until the moment they are safely picked up at car line. Here are some safety tips to ensure all of our TFA students and families arrive home safely:

A Message from Joe Fana,  Principal of The Classical School

The Classical School is excited to reveal our new TCS logo!  A compass represents the new logo.  Merriam-Webster defines a compass as “a device that is used to find direction by means of a needle that always points north”.  In all that we do, our desire is for TCS to be used as a tool that points our direction towards Christ.  A compass is typically comprised of four points – our compass represents the four main elements to our program:  on-campus, home, virtual, and extracurricular activities.  Stay tuned for offerings from the School Store.



The new logo for The Classical School, showing the monogram of TCS.              The new TCS logo, which includes the words "The Classical School of The First Academy"




Check out our TCS Cheerleaders who cheer at the TFA football games each week! You can see them and our football team in action this Friday at the Payne Stewart Athletic Complex starting at 7 p.m.


TCS cheerleaders who cheer at football games.





Mindquest Field Trip

Mission accomplished! A group of our brave middle and high school students embarked on an escape game team building outing to complete one of four missions. MindQuest Live presented The Bomb, the Mad Scientist, Cyber Hack and the Diamond Heist for a chance for these students to work together.

Please click here for information on future field trips.

TCS students visited Mindquest for a field trip.

Homecoming Float Building

High school students – please join us on Saturday, October 1st to build the TCS Homecoming float. Parents, we also need you to help supervise the use of power tools. More details to come!


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!

Homecoming – Oct 3-7


(K-8)- Spirit Day – Wear jeans and your 2016 Homecoming T-shirt. If you didn’t get a Homecoming T-shirt, the uniform is blue jeans and a blue, gold or white TFA T-shirt.

(9-12) – Theme Day: Sunglasses, flower crown, tie-dye shirts, denim, conservative hipster wear, toms/ cowboy boots.


Grades K – 4th: Crazy Hair, Socks, and Glasses Day

Grades 5th – 8th: Florida Sunshine State Day: Flip Flops, Sunglasses, T-shirts or Tropical Hawaiian Shirts. Wear with jeans or uniform bottoms.

Grades 9th – 12th: All American Day: all things patriotic, red, white, blue clothing (appropriate)

Thursday: HC Pep Rally for all grades: 6:00pm–7:30pm at PSAC

Friday: Donuts at the Student Center, 10:30 AM. Parade begins at 11 AM.

Saturday: Homecoming Dance (9th – 12th Grade), 7:30 PM


High School Community Service Hours

Students can find the PDF form for submitting service hours on the TFA website (Upper School, >Guidance, >Community Service Hours) or by clicking here. Please do not submit the online form, as this goes to the TFA Upper School. Please print the form and turn it into Mrs. Mayberry.

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