IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR OCTOBER
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
- October 9: Dress Up Day: House Colors
- October 9: Early Dismissal – 12:15pm; end of 1st quarter
- October 12: No School – Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development
- October 13: Dress Up Day: Dynamic Duo
- October 13: Alternative Lunch – click here to order Jason’s Deli
- October 14: PSAT Testing, grades 8-11 – MS/US building, 7:50am
- JUNIORS: Class Rings – Student Center, 11:00am
- SENIORS: Cap & Gown Group Picture – Henry Chapel, 8:00am
- Graduation Announcements – Student Center, 9:00am
- Senior Thesis Project – Student Center, 10:00am-12:15pm
- US House Competition
- October 15: Dress Up Day: Inanimate Object
- October 15: US Chapel – Student Center, 9:27am
- October 16: Dress Up Day: Homecoming Shirt/Spirit Wear
- Homecoming Parade – Loop Road, 1:50pm-2:20pm
- US Pep Rally – Gym, 2:30pm
- Homecoming Football Game – PSAC, 7:00pm
- Homecoming Court – PSAC, Halftime
- October 17: Homecoming Dance – Student Center, 7:30pm; click here to purchase tickets
- October 20: Picture Retakes – Gym Lobby
- October 21: US Chapel – Special Event: Jim Munroe, MAZE – Worship Center, 9:55am
- October 22-24: US Fall Play, Dearly Departed – MS Black Box Theatre, 7:00pm; click here to purchase tickets
- October 9: University of Connecticut – US Lobby, before school
- October 9: College of Charleston – US Lobby, after school
- October 13: Wofford College – US Lobby, after school
- October 20: Baylor University – US Lobby, after school
- October 29: Florida Southern College – US Lobby, after school
- November 3: Fashion Institute of Technology – Gym Lobby, recharge
Anna Gay Sets New National Water Ski Record
Congratulations to Anna Gay (10th) who competed this past weekend and set a new national record. From USA Water Ski:
Gay set a pending Girls 3 national tricks record of 9,920 points in the second round. If approved by the American Water Ski Association’s Technical Committee, Gay’s score will surpass the current national record of 9,780 points set by Erika Lang in May 2013.
Read more here: http://www.usawaterski.org/default.asp?Display=2264
Alie Hartnett Sets New School Swimming Record
Alie Hartnett (12th) set a new SCHOOL RECORD in the 100 meter breaststroke in the October 1 meet against Melbourne Central Catholic. Congrats, Alie!
NEW THIS WEEK
Alternative Lunch – Tuesday, October 13
Please plan to bring a lunch from home or click here to order Jason’s Deli. For $6, students will receive a sandwich (ham or turkey on a bun or croissant), chips, water, cookie and a pickle spear.
US Fall Play Tickets On Sale
Click here to purchase tickets for the US fall play, Dearly Departed. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 9.
Library Hours on Friday
Due to 12:15 dismissal, the library will be closing at 12:45 on Friday, October 9th.
Save the Date – Veterans Day Service
Please join us for our annual MS & US Veterans Day Service at 10:00am in Faith Hall.
Check out this week’s Raw Footage.
Cafe on the Rock Schedule
Upper School students are permitted to order lunch from Cafe on the Rock according to this schedule:
Seniors: Mondays and Tuesdays
Juniors: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Sophomores: 1st and 3rd Fridays
Freshmen: 2nd and 4th Fridays
Students are required to order online here before 10:00am: https://www.orderstart.com/cafeontherock
Upper School Homecoming Dress Up Days
Start planning your costumes now!
October 9: House Colors
October 13: Dynamic Duo Day
October 14: Regular school uniforms
October 15: Inanimate Object Day
October 16: Spirit Wear/Homecoming t-shirt
Middle School/Upper School Carline Update
Middle/Upper School: To provide a more efficient arrival and dismissal time for Middle & Upper School students, please pull up to the second yellow line to begin drop off and pick up between the hours of 7:30am – 7:50am and 2:50pm – 3:25pm (2:10pm – 2:45pm on Wednesdays). Students must be dropped off and picked up between the two yellow lines. See attached MS/US traffic map. Remember, students are not permitted in the building until 7:30am.
Community Service Project
For information, contact Mrs. Collins: CynthiaCollins@thefirstacademy.org
Harvard, Princeton, UVA, & Yale Information Session in Orlando
Are you interested in applying to these top schools? Plan to attend this information session in October.
Monday, October 19, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside
7499 Augusta National Dr
Orlando, FL 32822
Admissions representatives from Harvard, Princeton, UVA, and Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid. Dr. Holter, a Yale graduate, will also be present. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
For the safety of our students, we cannot accept handwritten notes to excuse students or allow them to leave class early. For all attendance concerns, please email Ellen Stewart at email@example.com. Thanks for your help in keeping our students safe.