A MESSAGE FROM SARAH DONOVAN, DIRECTOR OF THE EXTENDED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The First Hope of The First Academy is committed to bringing awareness of individuals with Autism to our school community. Standing Tall: The Koby Morgan Story was recently shared with TFA families and reminds us of the important work done at The First Academy everyday.
April is Autism Awareness Month. All TFA students, faculty, and staff were invited to ‘Light It Up Blue’ to support their fellow Royals by wearing BLUEon Thursday, April 6th. ‘Light It Up Blue’ is an initiative to help increase understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder. Thank you to everyone for participating in such a special awareness!
As a way of celebrating our students during Autism Awareness Month, each of The First Hope students decorated an oversized puzzle piece to represent their uniqueness. The puzzle pieces are displayed on the large glass window behind the front desk where they can be enjoyed by all who visit. Each one is a reminder of how special our kids are.
Gui and Carlos proudly display their puzzle pieces
Charlie washing the feet of Coach Matt
Our students get to get together in 2 different groups (a lower age group and our middle and high school age group). Mr. Nima and Coach Matt lead our group devotions for our older group and they were talking about being a servant of the Lord. They asked for a volunteer to come up and wash Mr. Matt’s feet. Charlie volunteered and all the others gathered around. Mason was next and washed Mr. Matt’s feet. After that the students shared some prayer requests and then off back to class they went. This picture is so awesome to me in that it shows how our programs here at TFA (no matter the challenges of our students) they all can serve and help one another just like Christ served and helps us. We love to share about Christ and what He does for us now and what He has done for us in the past. We give all the Glory to Him! – Patty Myers
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