IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR DECEMBER
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
- December 2-7: US Fall Visual Art Exhibit – Library
- December 3: US Chapel – Speaker: Joe White, Kanakuk – Student Center, 9:28am
- December 4: US Fall Visual Art-Meet the Artist-Hot Cocoa Reception – Library, throughout the school day
- December 7-11: Rise Campaign Give Week
- December 7: Give Week Dress Up Day: blue
- December 8: Give Week Dress Up Day: college/pro team
- December 9: Give Week Dress Up Day: yellow/gold
- December 10: Give Week Dress Up Day: sports hero/coach
- December 11: Give Week Dress Up Day: TFA spirit wear
- December 10: US Chapel – Student Center, 9:28am
- December 10: Senior Recharge – Alumni Commons, 10:35am
- December 18: All School Christmas Program – Worship Center, 10:00am
- December 18: 12:15pm dismissal
- December 21-January 4: Christmas Break – No School – Offices Closed
- January 5: Start of 3rd quarter
Thespians Earn Best in Show & Superior Ratings
Congratulations to the Thespians of Troupe 5165. They competed at districts November 19-21 at Dr. Phillips High School, earning many Superior and Excellent ratings, as well as one Best in Show. Students will move on to compete at the state level in March.
BEST IN SHOW – MONOLOGUE
SUPERIOR – MONOLOGUE
SUPERIOR – SOLO MUSICAL THEATRE
SUPERIOR – DUET MUSICAL THEATRE
SUPERIOR – LARGE GROUP MUSICAL
SUPERIOR – COSTUME DESIGN
SUPERIOR – PUBLICITY DIRECTION
SUPERIOR – TECH ONE ACT (12 ANGRY JURORS)
NEW THIS WEEK
You are invited to a Hot Cocoa Reception!
Meet the Artists of TFA’s Fall Visual Art Exhibit 2015
Throughout the school day on Friday, December 4th in the Library
The exhibit is open during school hours Wednesday, December 2 through Monday, December 7. Reception is Friday only.
Mrs. Collins’ and Mrs. Gegerson’s students are learning to host and develop a community exhibit, fulfilling several key points from the Florida State Sunshine Standards of curriculum for Visual Art. They exercised critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve aesthetic spacial relationships to provide an attractive public display for visitors. Visual artists are the ‘silent performers’ who receive their ‘applause’ through a viewers’ time spent looking at their piece.
Mrs.Collins’ Ceramics I students will be drinking their Hot Cocoa from their own homemade Ceramic mugs! They learned how to make these mugs food safe by using special glazes and processes.
Join The First Academy in finishing the Rise Campaign for the new TFA Field House! We will host our Give Week December 7-11, focusing on completing our goals of 100% TFA family participation and $10.5 million raised for the new facility. If you have not already participated in the campaign, Give Week is a great time to jump on board! In support of the campaign and Give Week, students can dress up following these guidelines next week:
Monday – Blue
Tuesday – College/Pro Team
Wednesday – Yellow/Gold
Thursday – Sports hero/coach
Friday – TFA spirit wear
Mark your calendars today for Give Week!
Community Service Opportunity
Haiti Shoebox Drive
Each year The First Academy students, families and staff raise hope and help for Haiti. Show your support this year by filling a box!
Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack the shoeboxes. Click here to sign up.
Important change: In lieu of sending in checks or money with your shoeboxes, please use this formstack to pay for shipping costs for each shoebox ($7 per box). Donations are also welcomed. Click here to submit payment.
Upper School shoeboxes are due on December 4. Remember, National Honor Society members are required to submit 2 boxes as part of the service requirement to maintain membership each school year.
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