IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR APRIL & MAY
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
- April 29: US Spring Visual Art – Meet the Artist Lemonade Reception – Library, throughout the school day
- April 29: US Senior Chapel – Student Center, 9:28am
- April 29: US Senior Theatre Showcase – Black Box Theatre, 7:00pm
- May 2: AP Exam – Chemistry – NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus, 8:00am
- May 2: AP Exam – Environmental Science – NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus, 8:00am
- May 2: AP Exam – Psychology – NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus, 12:00pm
- May 3-6: Alternative Lunch – order here: https://thefirstacademy.org/about/lunch/
- May 3: AP Exam – Computer Science – NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus, 8:00am
- May 3: AP Exam – Spanish Lang – TFA Upper School, room 151, 8:00am
- May 3: AP Exam – Physics 1 – NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus, 12:00pm
- May 4: AP Exam – English Lit – NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus, 8:00am
- May 5: National Day of Prayer
- May 5: AP Exam – Calculus AB – NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus, 8:00am
- May 5: AP Exam – Calculus BC – NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus, 8:00am
- May 6: AP Exam – Studio Portfolios Due
- May 6: AP Exam – US History – NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus, 8:00am
- May 6: AP Exam – European History – NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus, 12:00pm
Special Guest Visits Mrs. Keyes’ Class
NEW THIS WEEK
Senior Theatre Showcase
Friday, April 29 at 7:00pm
TFA’s Black Box Theatre
Please join us for the Senior Showcase featuring our 16 senior thespian students. Students are performing monologues or songs of their choosing. No tickets required.
All library books are due back to the library by Friday, May 20th. Thank you for your consideration.
YOU ARE INVITED to a LEMONADE RECEPTION!
Meet the Artists of The First Academy’s
Spring Visual Art Exhibit 2016
On Friday, April 29th
In the TFA Library
Ceramics I, II, III, IV, Exhibit is open
This Wednesday through May 2nd
In the TFA Media Center
during Media Center hours
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 1 students will be drinking their Lemonade from their own homemade Ceramic mugs! They learned how to make these mugs food safe by using special glazes and processes.
For more information, please contact:
Alternative Lunch – May 3-6
The First Academy will have alternative lunches Tuesday, May 3 through Friday, May 6. The Junior Class is offering an alternative lunch for faculty, staff, and students in Grades 5-12 to purchase those days. The options for the lunches are:
Tuesday, May 3
Papa John’s Pizza
Two slices of cheese or pepperoni & water for $5.00
One extra slice for $2.00
Wednesday, May 4
Panda Express – $5.50 – includes meat/side & water
Meat options – Orange Chicken, Broccoli with Beef or Teriyaki Chicken
Side options – white rice, fried rice, low mein, vegetables
Thursday, May 5
Jason’s Deli – $5.50 – includes sandwich, chips & water
Meat options – ham or turkey
Bread options – croissant or telera bun
Friday, May 6
Chick-fil-A – $5.50 – includes sandwich, chips & water
Sandwich options – CFA sandwich, spicy CFA sandwich, or chicken salad sandwich
Extra CFA or spicy CFA sandwich for $3.50
To order, please visit https://thefirstacademy.org/about/lunch/. Please submit your order by Monday, May 2 by 9:00am.
Once your order has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation page and an email within 15 minutes from Larissa Galloway confirming receipt of payment. You do have the option of ordering for multiple students. Food will be distributed in the Natalie Thomas Gymnasium lobby.
If students are not interested in these options, they are welcome to bring something from home.
AP Exam Reminders – May 2016
With your AP Exams starting next week, please be sure to plan accordingly!
- Remember that our AP Testing location will be at NOVA Southeastern Orlando Campus (you must be outside of the testing room by no later than 7:45 am for 8 am testing & 11:45 am for 12 pm testing
- Address: 4850 Millenia Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839
- AP Testing room assignment details will be sent next week
- If you are taking two exams in one day, please pack your lunch!
- Cellphone/backpack rules: https://professionals.collegeboard.org/testing/ap/test-day/bring
- Calculator policy: https://professionals.collegeboard.org/testing/ap/test-day/calculators
- Dress code: Jeans and TFA Spirit-wear
Plastic Bottle Cap Collection
Our Upper School AP Environmental Science students have been invited by Sea Life Aquarium (at Orlando 360 on I-Drive) to construct a small mural made of bottle caps that will be displayed by their education department. Sea Life Aquarium is actively involved in turtle rescue and beach clean-up efforts so this a great joint effort. Thousands of sea birds, turtles and other marine organisms die because they swallow bottle caps and other pieces of plastic that clog their digestive system and leach toxins into their bodies, so we are excited about having the student body join in this educational effort by contributing caps to our collection.
In order to create this mural (see attached picture), the AP Environmental Science students NEED HUNDREDS OF PLASTIC BOTTLE CAPS OF EVERY COLOR no more than 2″ across. Please make sure the lids are clean of all food particles.
These plastic lids can include those from all types of beverage containers (including the paper containers with plastic spouts), condiment lids (ketchup, squeeze mayo etc), flimsy caps from spray cans such as PAM or hairspray, lotion caps, pull up liquid detergent style caps, oval stick deodorant lids, and even spray nozzles (the small ones like spray paint). We especially need blues, greens, reds, yellows and oranges, but all the other colors will allow us more variety in our coral reef. If it is a cap that is around 2 inches, it has to be flimsy enough so we can cut it (laundry caps are too thick to do this).
All lids can dropped off in Mrs. Wasylik’s classroom, US room 231, by Friday, May 6.
Thanks for your help!
-Mrs. Wasylik and the AP Environmental Science students
Save the Date – End of Year Events
Rising Senior Parent Meeting (at least one parent is required to attend) – Saturday, May 14, 9:00am – Student Center
Senior Step Up – Monday, May 16, 7:00am – Faith Hall Parking Lot
Graduation Ceremony – Friday, May 20, 6:45pm – First Baptist Orlando Worship Center
Class of 2017- Prep, Prep, Prep!
As the Junior year comes to a close, it is very important that all of you are planning on (re)taking the SAT & ACT. There are a few more test dates coming up and it will benefit you to take the time in preparation for these important tests. Please take advantage of these great programs!
SAT: Personalized free study program- https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
ACT: Free study guide: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html