The First Hope Newsletter, Week of March 31


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



The final slide to summer has officially begun! We are well into the 4th quarter as we continue to support our students’ spiritual and academic growth. We prayerfully strive for all of our students, faculty, staff, and leadership to finish strong. Please continue to support your children at home in encouraging them to work just as hard in the final weeks as they did at the beginning. There is still so much to learn and do- and we can’t do it without you. It is always so amazing to see the growth that has taken place from the start of the year to the end. Thank you for being such a strong support in our school-home family partnerships.
Sarah Donovan



Grandparents Day at The First Hope

FullSizeRender (3)Mason Weinberg and his grandparents

IMG_4613Griffith Schrimsher and his grandparents

IMG_0952Harrison Talley and his grandma


IMG_1768Grandparents Day at The First Hope was a wonderful celebration of family. The lovely reception, photos, and opportunity for the students to share their classroom, friends, and work brought smiles to everyone. These are just a few of the many grandparents that came to be appreciated and to spend time with their grandchildren.

Jennifer Pinckney

Program Support Coordinator


Speech Therapist

Jennifer Stilling


Jennifer Stilling is one of our wonderful Speech Therapists at The First Hope. Jennifer helps students develop their communication, reading, and writing skills through play activities, peer interaction, and use of academic materials. The goal during therapy is to facilitate student growth through their communication skills at school, home, and in their community. According to Jennifer, the best part of her job is the interaction with her students, as well as having the opportunity to share the message 0f God’s love.

Kelly Rapp

Program Assistant


Last week was a great break for me, spending time with my family.  What can be better?  Now we are back into the swing of things.  It is that time again, our Quarterly Parent Conferences.  We have had several days already seeing all 37 parents and reviewing the data of the changes being made in each of your child’s lives.  Our staff are in prayer over these conferences and spend hours getting all the data and information ready to share in the conference.  These conferences are to review the Quarter and progress reporting data.  You can always request another conference to discuss other matters.  We just have a short time to review the data for the quarter.  We are winding down the year and are already having conversations about next year and what that looks like for each of our students.  I love this part when I get to review each student, evaluating again their needs and struggles.  I love to make those things better.  I love the challenge to help a student be independent with different skills or help them with their behaviors if they are struggling there as well.  God put me here to serve and I am still so grateful.  Thank you for partnering with us to help your child.

Patty Myers