Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:

  • Monday, October 9  No School (TFA Preschool Staff Development Day)
  • Thursday, October 12 Green Meadow’s Field Trip (2’s & 3’s Only)
  • Monday, October 16-Friday, October 20  Homecoming Week (See Below)
  • Tuesday, October 17 Preschool Parent Sunshine Committee (9:15am)
  • Tuesday, October 17 &  Wednesday, October 18 Black & White Picture Day
  • Thursday, October 19 & Friday, October 20 “Donuts With My Dad”
  • Friday, October 20 Homecoming Parade @ 9:30am
  • Monday, October 23-Wednesday, October 25  Talk Time Speech Evaluations
  • Tuesday, October 24 Ready, Set KPrep @ 9:15am (Lower School Library)
  • Tuesday, October 30-Thursday, November 2 Preschool Scholastic Book Fair

Message From Mrs. Grayson Merritt,  Preschool Principal

Preschool Spotlight & Reminders:

October is such a busy month here at the preschool.  I will be highlighting special events to make sure that you have all the details for each upcoming event.

*Monday, October 9th:  No School

*Thursday, October 12th:  Green Meadow’s Field Trip

9:15 Arrive at Green Meadows (They will not let us in unless the whole group is present.  Please plan to meet at the entrance no later than 9:15am)


1368 South Poinciana Blvd.

Kissimmee, FL 34746

Phone:  407-846-0770

The last day to register for this fun-filled farm day is Friday, October 6th.  Please visit the link below to make your online payment.

*Homecoming 2017:

Monday, October 16th:  Crazy Hair/Hat Day (Wear crazy wig, hair or hat)
Tuesday, October 17th:  Sock Day  (Wear funny socks).; Black and White Picture Day

Wednesday, October 18th :  Glasses Day  (Wear fun glasses); Black and White Picture Day

Thursday, October 19th:  Lions, Tigers, & Bears OH MY! (Dress up as your favorite animal) /Donuts For Dads 9:15am (See below for schedule)

Friday, October 20th :  Blue & Gold Day/ Donuts for Dads 9:15am/Homecoming Parade Walk 9:30am/TFA School Carnival (5:00pm)  (See below for information)

*“Donuts For Dads”   Calling all dads (or a special grandfather, uncle or friend to your child) make plans to join us for a special morning!

Thursday, October 19th 9:15am-10:15am

Please plan to visit your child’s class for a special morning together to include a special snack and circle time.

(Miss Judy, Miss Hiliana, Miss Eden, Miss Ursula, Miss Casey, Miss Kim,

Miss Karina, Miss Melanie)

Friday, October 20th  9:15am-9:30am*  (9:30am-10:00am Homecoming Parade)

On Friday, those dads who are able to join us for Donuts For Dads will be getting to participate in the annual Homecoming Parade with us by walking in the parade.  All infants, toddlers, and two’s will be riding in buggies.  Our 3’s will be walking with their class.  We would love to welcome parents to share in this special time together with our preschool family.

(Miss Judy, Miss Hiliana, Miss Eden, Miss Lawanda, Miss Casey, Miss Ashley,

Miss Kim, Miss Shirley)

*Talk Time Screenings:  Talk Time Speech Therapy will be at our preschool to screen children with any possible speech delays.  Please find the Talk Time form in your child’s backpack this week and return with your payment and inquiry form by Friday, October 13th.  The screenings will take place the week of Monday, October 23rd.

*Ready, Set K-Prep:  Calling all 3’s!!  Come join us for on Tuesday, October 24th at 9:15am in the TFA library for a morning of PreK readiness and an introduction to TFA’s Kindergarten Preparatory (K4) Program.  You will have the opportunity to hear from TFA’s K4 teachers on what you can be doing at home to ensure your little one is ready for next year’s PreK and beyond.  You will also have the opportunity to tour a KPrep classroom as well as hear from admissions as to how to simplify the enrollment process for your family for next year.  Sign up will be coming out soon so save the date!!

*First Baptist Orlando E2 Roof Repairs:  During the month of October, the church will begin work on the roof of our building. This will impact our world so I wanted to be sure to let you know about some temporary changes that will be helpful:

-Parking will be in front of the E1 Building.  Our current parking lot will be used for cranes for the roof and for equipment.

-We will be using the side door of our building (doors closest to the toddler playground and by the 2-year old hallway) as our main entry.  Miss Jenna will move her check in station over to that door as well to welcome you.

We are thankful to First Baptist for allowing us to serve in such a wonderful facility and are willing to be helpful during this time of transitions.  If you have any concerns, please contact the Preschool office (4.07) 206-8704.

*Called to Serve:  Are you a mama with a background in education or have a love for children and a passion to serve others?  We are always looking for substitute teachers and would love to chat with you if you might be interested in helping at the preschool.

Classroom Spotlight:

Miss Shirley’s 3’s

It’s been such a fun week in Mrs. Shirley‘s Class! On Monday we joined students around the nation by participating in See You at the Pole. We prayed and worshiped around the American and Christian flags.

We’ve been learning about Community Helpers and how their services contribute to our lives. Friday we got to meet some of the people we’ve been learning about all week!


Happy Birthday to our Preschool  Friends During the Month of October:

Alexis Patterson 2nd
Jaden Lancaster 3rd
Grayson Thomas 7th
Annika Kirkland 8th
Alyvia Ogden 10th
Keely Denham 19th
Ella Cooling 24th
Gemma Cipollone 29th
Connor McCabe 30th

Welcome New Friends to Our School Family:


Jonah                                           Beau                                                 Zelda