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Upper School Blog, Week of December 7

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.

NEW THIS WEEK

MS/US Chapel Recap 11/30

By Kaylie C. – Class of 2018

Last week, we were blessed to have Pastor Danny De Armas, Senior Associate Pastor of First Baptist Orlando, teach us from Mark 8 and John 2:3-5. He pointed out in Mark 8 that the disciples were worried about not having enough food while on the boat. Jesus replied to them by saying, “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand?” This passage shows that the disciples were worried and didn’t realize how great Jesus was and that He will always provide for them. Pastor De Armas then questioned us by saying, “Why should we worry when we will always have Jesus to rely on?”

Pastor De Armas then showed in John 2:3-5 that Mary knew that the reason Jesus existed was for us. She didn’t question Him when they had no wine, instead she told the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.” A beautiful comparison he made during the service was that people today read scriptures and sing worship songs so often that they become mundane and we forget what Jesus did for us. He closed by challenging us to be like Mary, not the disciples and that we may never forget what Jesus did for each and every one of us. Jesus wants a personal relationship with you, He cleared you of your sins and paid your debt.

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REMINDERS

Attendance

All attendance notifications and questions should be communicated directly to Ms. Lyn Maxime, Upper School Receptionist. All Upper School students who are tardy to campus must check in with Ms. Maxime in the Upper School office when they arrive at school. You may contact Ms. Maxime concerning your student being tardy or absent at 407-206-8630 or email her at usattendance@thefirstacademy.org.

WT Cafe – New Lunch Program

We are so excited to be partnering with WT Care for our school lunch program. Many of you were able to sample some of the offerings during New Family Orientation. The process for Lower School Instructions for registering your account and adding funds:

Parent Volunteer Background Check

If you are a new parent and would like to volunteer in your child(ren)’s classroom(s) or chaperone on field trips please complete our free background check. Please note that the background check site only works on Internet Explorer or Firefox on a desktop computer. Safari and Chrome are not supported by the site. Approvals take a few weeks so plan ahead! All parents must have a completed background check before volunteering in the classroom or chaperoning on a field trip.

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