The Classical School Blog, Week of September 29th



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

The hustle and bustle of the fall season is upon us and the events are lining up! On Thursday, TFA’s Preschool is hosting their Community Helper Day. Firefighters, dental hygienists, and police officers will make a special appearance for our littlest Royals. It is also a very special day for a select group of The Classical School and TFA 5-Day students. The Upper School National Honor Society induction is taking place and we are bursting with Royals pride for these students. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. And we will wrap up this week with the TCS/TFH Homecoming float building event on Saturday. Keep those calendars close and get your Royals flare ready- homecoming season is officially here!


A Message from Joe Fana,  Principal of The Classical School

Conflict.  We all dislike it, yet it is inevitable.  It has been said that ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me’.  Let us be honest for a moment – words hurt and have much power!   Much of what we experience with conflict is through our words.  How can we move towards life, rather than death through our tongue?  By asking for forgiveness for those we have wronged, seeking God’s forgiveness as well, followed by change.  Proverbs tells us “kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”  Meditate on ways you can show kindness to others through words and deeds – for “death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”


The First Hope student, Mason W, was recognized at the TFA football game last week for his golf achievements in the Special Olympics. Here he is with the TFA cheerleaders, including our own TCS cheerleaders. Way to go Mason!


TFH student, Mason W, with TFA cheerleaders.


Duke TIP

Congratulations to the following 7th-grade students who qualified for the Duke TIP Talent Search:

Talia L.

Kristina D.

Mia R.

Charlotte W.

Ethan K.

Jacob R.

Harrison M.

Konner L.




Lower School Aide

We would like to officially announce Karen Goslin as our new TCS Lower School Aide. Karen’s journey began at TCS when she enrolled her three children in the program. Her son Will is in 4th grade, her daughter, Amelia is in 6th grade, and her daughter, Kasey is in 9th grade. We are so blessed to have her on the TCS team!

Photo of Karen Goslin, TCS lower school aide

Middle School Girls Bible Study

The first Middle School Girls Bible Study was held was last week during lunch. It is led by high school students Janae and Melisa, and the girls will be studying the Fruits of the Spirit. It is not too late if you want to join in! Please see Janae or Melisa for more info.

Hunt for the Gingerbread Man

Last week Kindergarten students searched high and low for the Gingerbread Man. Imagine their surprise when they found him in the TCS office!

TCS Kindergarten students, with Mr. Fana, searching for the Gingerbread Man.




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!

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. Please see previous communications for more details.

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: Disco Donuts Station starts at 10:30 AM, and will be held at the picnic benches by E-2. Parade begins at 11 AM.

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

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