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The First Academy Preschool, Week of September 28

IMPORTANT EVENT DATES FOR  SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

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

Message From Mrs. Grayson Merritt,  Preschool Principal

Preschool Spotlight:

 See-You-At-The-Pole 2017

Wednesday, September 27th our 3’s participated in a nationwide school celebration.  Our 3’s met at our flagpole outside our preschool to pray and worship together.  Our line leaders held our flags and led us through the pledge of allegiance; pledge to the Christian flag and worship songs including Jesus Loves Me and He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.  We finished our time together by praying for our families, students and our teachers.  It was such a special reminder of how blessed we are to be able to pray at our preschool together.

       

Colton and Friends say the pledge                                                                 Cross on Christian Flag

   

Praying together as a school                                  Jesus is strong!

Community Helper Day

Horses, Dolphins, Firefighters, Pastors, Oh My!!  What an amazing morning we had here at the preschool.  We were so blessed and thankful for Morgan Taylor, Andi Cippolone, Pastor JD Cope and Matt Hurlebaus.  They were so sweet to take time out of their mornings to come and bless our preschool by sharing about their work in our community.  We even had a real horse come today and got to see a really big toothbrush to clean the horses teeth!!  Miss Andi talked to us about how she helps train dolphins and showed us her special whistle.  Miss Grayson even got to pretend to be a dolphin and be trained.  Firefigther Matt came and let us try on his hat and feel his jacket.  He even gave out special badges and firefighter hats.  Pastor JD talked to us about how special we are and how much Jesus loves us. He gave us special coloring sheets and even taught us a special prayer for us to remember.  It was such a fun morning and we are so blessed by our parent volunteers!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun With Firetrucks

    

Miss Melanie’s Class                                              Miss Kim’s Class

    

Police Office Brad                                                   Miss Andi teaches us about Winter

   

Miss Morgan and her horse Posie                    Elle loves petting the horse

      

Colton’s heart beat                                Eliza Kim learns about Posie           Pastor JD and his Dr. Finley

Upcoming Events:

*Green Meadows Field Trip:  2’s & 3’s classes will be going to Green Meadows on Thursday, October 12th.

The cost for this trip is $10.00 per child and per parent.  In order for your child to participate, they will need at least one adult (18 or older) attending with them.  This adult will assume all responsibility/liability for the child during the field trip.  If you cannot attend, you may coordinate with a fellow parent to be responsible for your child throughout this field trip.

PLEASE NOTE: This field trip is designed as an opportunity for you to spend some quality time with your child, alongside his/her friends, in an educational and fun venue!

**Deadline for accepting money will be Friday, October 6th.**

To register for this fun-filled farm day, please visit the link below to make your online payment.

https://thefirstacademy.org/academics/preschool/curriculum/

*Homecoming 2017:

Also, we are so excited for all of our families to attend the 30th-Anniversary Carnival just prior to the Homecoming football game on Friday, October 20 from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Upper School lot. The carnival is a free event, with the only cost to our families being purchases made at the food trucks that will be at the event. Please RSVP HERE for this event. Your RSVP will help us to accurately plan for the best carnival experience for all who attend. Here are some of the exciting activities we already have planned for the carnival:

  • Food trucks: 4 Rivers, La Empanada, Kona Ice, and Southern Home Bakery
  • Face painters, caricature artists, and balloon twisters
  • Midway style carnival games with prizes
  • Bumper cars
  • A “Tot Lot” for our littlest Royals with small bounce houses and games
  • The V4 bungee, giant “Hungry Hippo”, and Ultimate Obstacle Course
  • The “Reckless” spinning and swinging ride for all ages
  • Dunk tank with Mrs. Jackson, Mr. Mayberry, and Mr. Sullivan available for dunking!
  • A DJ spinning for a fun dance party
  • Photo booth with props
  • And more!

Again, you can RSVP at https://thefirstacademy.org/blog/30th-anniversary-celebrations/ for this awesome event. We hope to see you there!

*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.

SCHOOL FAMILY CELEBRATIONS

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

Teachers
9/7 – Shirley
Students
Sadie Martinez- 9/2
Jaana Williams- 9/12
Nicole Booth- 9/12
Ella Lewis- 9/13
Kaden Oerther- 9/13
Bryce Pettiet- 9/18
Ellie Richart- 9/18
Noah Barits- 9/20
Jillian Hazzard- 9/23
William Hewett- 9/25
Eliza’Kim- 9/29

Welcome New Friends to Our School Family:

Welcome Brantley                             Welcome Andre