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Upper School Blog, Week of September 28

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:

RECOGNITION

AP Mannequin Exhibit

AP Mannequin students pray before their exhibit Steel drum students play during recharge AP students display their artwork AP students model their work AP students model their work

Last week, TFA rscaped into the art culture dimension to stroll through live sculpture! Mrs. Collins’ APStudio Art 3D class exhibited their ‘wearable art’ in a Live Mannequin Exhibit during Royal Recharge. Mr. McKey’s Advanced Steel Drums Band played to set the mood, Mrs. Moseler’s AP Studio Art 2D class brought out their drawing boards, and Dunkin Donuts were served to students, parents, teachers, staff, and administration while they enjoyed the exhibit.

NEW THIS WEEK

PSAT Testing – October 11 – 8th-11th Grade

Dear TFA Families,

The semester is already flying by and the Collegeboard’s Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is right around the corner on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 The PSAT are highly relevant to student’s future success as it focuses on the skills and knowledge through measurement of what they learn in high school and what they need in college.

The PSAT is a practice test for the official SAT.  Students should be aware that:

Here are some important reminders and tips to get ready for test day:

Please let your College Advisor know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

College Guidance Team

Uniform Donations

Uniform donations will be accepted 9/28 & 9/29. The drop-off areas are the Lower School Lobby, Upper School Lobby, and Student Center. Only Dennis Uniforms will be accepted.

Raw Footage

Digital cinema class Digital Cinema class 2

Raw Footage is the weekly US news segment produced by Mrs. Morabito’s Digital Media classes. Click here to check out this week’s edition of Raw Footage!

College Guidance Office

DISCOVER DUKE

Admissions officers from Duke University will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid, and much more.

ORLANDO NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Orlando National College Fair is quickly approaching! Free and open to the public, NACAC fairs connect students and families to hundreds of college and universities in one location.

COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS

College admissions representatives from Harvard University Princeton University, University of Virginia, Wellesley College, and Yale University will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions, and financial aid for the respective schools.

Check out the the latest Upper School blog for the colleges visiting TFA this Fall!  Juniors and Seniors must sign up through Naviance: Click Here!

REMINDERS

College Visits

If you want to speak to representatives from these colleges, sign up in Naviance to speak to them when they’re on campus.

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.