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The Classical School Newsletter, Week of 8/6

Important Dates:

All Family Worship
August 10, First Orlando Worship Center, 6 PM

You don’t want to miss this wonderful event! We expect all of our families to attend for a time of praise and worship with the entire TFA family, a special message from our Head of School, and time of prayer for parents, students, and teachers.

 

Day of Prayer
August 11

We are asking our families to set aside a few minutes to offer a prayer on behalf of our school. You can pray from anywhere, at anytime, asking the Lord’s blessing on our school year. Please pray especially for our faculty, as they partner with parents to “train a child in the way he/she should go.”

 

Mandatory Parent Training
August 11, E2 Classrooms
8-Noon, Grades K-5
Parents Only

This training is for all parents in grades K-5 to meet the teachers regarding elements of TCS’s classroom and expectations. It’s important to attend this event as it prepares you as the home school teacher for your child. This is a required event for parents only in grades K-5.

Grades K-5

8:00-8:40

Kindergarten

9:20-10:00

Second Grade

10:00-10:40

Third Grade

10:40-11:20

Fourth Grade

11:20-12:00

Fifth Grade

**Please note that the First Grade parent training will be on August 13 from 10:20-11:00. Students are welcome to come to this training for it will coincide with the Meet the Teacher on August 13.

 

Mandatory Parent/Student Training
August 13, E2 Classrooms
8-Noon, Grades 9-12
12:30-3:30 PM, Grades 6-8

This training is for all students and parents in grades 6-12 to meet the teachers regarding elements of TCS’s classroom and expectations. It’s important to attend this event as it prepares you as the home school teacher for your child. This is a required event for all parents and students 6-12.

Grades 9-12

Grades 6-8

8:15-8:40

Period 1

12:30-12:55

Period 1

8:45-9:10

Period 2

1:00-1:25

Period 2

9:15-9:40

Period 3

1:30-1:55

Period 3

9:45-10:10

Period 4

2:00-2:25

Period 4

10:15-10:40

Period 5

2:30-2:55

Period 5

10:45-11:10

Period 6

3:00-3:25

Period 6

 

Meet the Teacher
August 13, E2 Classrooms, 8-11 AM, Grades K-5

This is the time set aside for students to meet and greet their teachers and see the classrooms. Families can come and go as they please between 8-11 AM.

**Please note that the First Grade parent training will be on August 13 from 10:20-11:00. Students are welcome to come to this training for it will coincide with the Meet the Teacher on August 13.

 

First Day of School
August 18, E2 Classrooms, 8:00 AM

 

High School Parent Meeting
August 25, 11:00-12:30 PM

This is a required event for all High School parents.

Recognition – TCS Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

We’re excited to introduce our new team members. Please take a moment to welcome them to the Upper School.

Joe Donaldson – MS/US History
Dannette Kelly – Program Assistant
Kadejah McCoy – US Spanish
Ashley Stephens – Second Grade
Jennifer Tower – US Math
PJ Wehry – Bible; Academic Advisor
Jennifer Wixtrom – First Grade

 

Reminders:
Immunization Records
New students to TFA and all Kindergarten and 7th grade students must have up-to-date immunization and health records on file. Avoid the rush at the beginning of the school year and drop these off anytime between 8:00am-3:00pm to the TCS Office.

 

Uniforms:
Our uniform provider is Dennis Uniforms. Items can purchased online or in store at 1101 N. Keller Road, Suite G-3 , Orlando, FL 32810. Students can purchase bottoms from other providers but they must be similar in style, color and length to Dennis Uniforms. PE uniforms can be purchased from the school store online or on campus, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30am-12:00pm.

 

New Calendar Items:
Fall Sports Mandatory Parent Meeting
Monday, August 17th, from 6:30 – 7:30pm in the Natalie Thomas Gymnasium. Our staff and coaches feel blessed to serve your family, and we are excited to begin another year of Royals Athletics. Please keep in mind that at least one parent must be present on Monday in order for your student to participate in the fall. Thank you so much for planning to join us. I look forward to our time together.

 

Theater News
Our fall theater parent meeting will take place on Wed, August 12 at 3:00pm in the MS Black Box Theatre.

All students who plan to audition for the Upper School fall theater production must be present, along with at least one parent.

Auditions will take place on Mon, August 17 and Tues, August 18 at 3:30pm in the MS Black Box Theatre. Callbacks will be held on Wed, August 19 at 3:30pm. More information will be provided at our meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Levine: kyonalevine@thefirstacademy.org.

 

 

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