The First Hope Blog, Week of April 27th


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


Summer Camp Ideas

Learning Rx:

Sports Hangout Camp with Mr. Matt:



 TEEP’s Royal Reach Referral Program for all Extended Educational Programs is a great way for us to celebrate current families who refer their friends and extended family for the 2017 – 2018 school year.

Here’s how it works: When a student applies and successfully enrolls with any Extended Educational Program, the referring family receives a $150 per child in all age and grade levels at TFA’s Preschool, The Classical School (TCS), and The First Hope. The applicant must name you as their referring family on the student application. Every year, close to 80% of our new families enroll at The First Academy due to a current teacher, staff member, or TFA family recommending our school. We know that a recommendation from YOU carries much more credibility than any print ad can say, and we are grateful!

Please help remind your friends to apply early and save their spot for 2017 – 2018! Together we can experience what makes our Extended Educational Programs of The First Academy so special and bring additional mission-appropriate families to share in the excitement of TFA’s Extended Educational Programs.

For more information on TFA’s Extended Educational Programs, please visit the links below:

The First Academy Preschool (Ages 8 Weeks- 3 Years Old)

The Classical School of The First Academy (Kindergarten-12th Grade)

The First Hope of The First Academy (PreK- 12th Grade) 










It is Terra Nova Standardized Testing week for our students and, while I am sure most of them do not share in Buddy’s excitement, they do look forward to the fun brain break activities incorporated into their day.  Because there are so many different ways in which our kid’s process information and share what they know, the Terra Nova is just one measure used to assess the academic strengths and weaknesses of our students. With the support of their parents and teachers and a gentle reminder to just “do your best”, we know our kids will have a great test week!


Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

The Lord is constantly reminding me to look to Him, to trust Him, to talk to Him. Last school year I typed up a sign and put it by my desk: “Get out of my way, Patty- God”.  I need that reminder to get out of His way. When I don’t fully trust Him to supply all of my needs, to comfort me, to guide me and direct me I get in His way.  He is perfect and has the perfect plan for my life.  I never want to get in His way.  Maybe this week you can put a sticky in your car or a note on your mirror to remind you, “_____ get out of my way- God”.  Let Him take control fully and rest in Him.  I am working on this today.  I hope it encourages you too.

-Patty Myers


If any medicine changes occur please communicate this to your teacher

Sign your child’s communication sheets nightly

Send in your Box Tops and Campbell’s Labels