IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR FEBRUARY
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
- February 18-22: Fine Arts NYC trip
- February 21: Admissions Open House – 2:00pm-4:00pm
- February 23: Parent Association Uniform Resale – Gym Lobby, 8:00am-9:30am
- February 24-26: Alternative lunch – click here to place your order: https://thefirstacademy.org/about/lunch/
- February 25: US Chapel – Student Center, 9:28am
- February 26: Senior Ski Trip Parent & Chaperone Meeting – Student Center, 7:30am
- February 27: Central Florida College Fair – UCF Student Union, 11:00am-1:30pm
- February 27: Sadie Hawkins Dance – TFA Gym, 7:00pm
Band Students Earn Superior Ratings
Band students in grades 7-12 participated in the Florida Bandmaster Association District Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessment at Apopka HS on Feb 12-13. The students received 42 superior ratings and 2 excellent ratings.
Additionally, 4 students played music of a high enough level of difficulty to qualify them for State Solo & Ensemble: Jack Elkins (9th), Amanda Johns (12th), Jacob McKey (9th) and Natalie Wong (10th). Congratulations, students!
NEW THIS WEEK
The uniform resale will take place Tuesday, February 23, from 8:00-9:30 am in the Gym Lobby.
New Front Desk Receptionist/Attendance Clerk
We are excited to welcome Mrs. Erin Blackwell as our new front desk receptionist. Stop by and welcome her the next time you’re in Upper School. Please direct all attendance emails to her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Ellen Stewart will remain in Upper School to support our college advisors in the guidance office.
Yearbook Order Reminder
Time is running out to get your Legacy Yearbook. Get a piece of TFA 2016 memories while supplies last. The last date to purchase online is March 18th. Go to Jostens.com to buy one today! Remember this book is for ALL students, including Lower, Middle, and Upper School. The yearbook team thanks you for all your support.
Alternative Lunch Feb. 24-26
We will be having an alternative lunches on Wednesday, February 24th through Friday, February 26th. The Junior Class is offering an alternative lunch for students in grades 5-12 and faculty to purchase those days. Kindergarten through 4th grade will have separate arrangements and will need to check with their teachers for information.
National Honor Society Applications
Applications have been sent to qualifying 10th and 11th graders via email (the email was also sent to parents of qualifying students). The deadline to turn in applications is Friday, March 4. Please remember to turn in your application by March 4; applications submitted after the due date will not be considered for acceptance.
Students who are accepted into NHS will be inducted next fall.
9th Grade SCAN Meetings
TFA US College Advisors will start scheduling individual 9th grade students for SCAN (Student, College, Academic, & Naviance) meetings to review our graduation requirements, college-preparation plans, and students’ PSAT results. Parents who have missed the SCAN meetings in the Fall semester are strongly encouraged to join. Meetings will be scheduled during free/elective periods, so please look out for your College Advisor’s email in regards to the meeting!
Central Florida College Fair
Come and meet with College Representatives from over 130 colleges and universities! This college fair is only open to private high school students in Central Florida.
Hosted by the Central Florida Consortium of Private School Counselors