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Upper School Blog, Week of October 19

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:

RECOGNITION

Monday – Theme Day – Circus

Kids at the circus on theme day Seniors in Mr. Harvey's classed dressed up for theme day Bearded ladies on theme day

Tuesday – Group/Duo Day

Angels Michael and Gabriel on group/duo day

Spice Girls on group/duo day

Tozer house mentors use the force on group/duo day

Wednesday – R Day – Anything that starts with the letter R

Robbers on R day

Dress Up Days

We have loved seeing our students in costume for homecoming week!

NEW THIS WEEK

Raw Footage

Check out this week’s episode of Raw Footage.

MS/US Chapel Recap 10/12

By Courtnee, Class of 2018

Last Thursday, the young adults pastor at First Baptist Orlando, Chris Ogden, spoke to us on Philippians 2:5-11. I personally love that he spoke upon a continuation from last week as we continue through Philippians! We helped us work verse by verse backwards through the passage, hitting many points about the character of Jesus. He reminded us that we will all bow before our Heavenly Father one day, but that we should all take heed to make this decision to bow down before Him now before it is too late.

As he went on, he did a fantastic job of giving us the visual in our minds of Jesus on the cross,  choosing to take on flesh, becoming like us in order that he might save us. Personally, anytime the cross of Jesus is discussed, I am overwhelmed just with the grace and mercy of our Lord and hope my peers were just as impacted as I was.

REMINDERS

College Visits

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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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