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Upper School Blog, Week of September 7

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR SEPTEMBER

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

RECOGNITION

12th grade English students study Beowulf. 12th grade English students study Beowulf. 12th grade English students study Beowulf.

12th Grade English Classes

Senior English students in Mrs. Penny’s class have been studying the oldest English literature story ever written, Beowulf.  Students were excited to learn about Beowulf’s super-human feats and enjoyed writing a resume for him and acting out the interview process with King Hrothar, as Beowulf “applied for the job” of killing the monster Grendel.  The students did a great job and had fun learning about Anglo-Saxon traditions.

NEW THIS WEEK

Save the Date – US Coffee with the Principal

Upper School parents are invited to join Mr. Garry Sullivan, Middle & Upper School Principal, for coffee and light refreshments next Wednesday, September 20 at 8:15am in the Cramer Family Field House Lobby.

REMINDERS

Student Picture Day

Student pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 12. Order forms were sent home with students this week. To order online, visit mylifetouch.com and use picture day ID: FT207005Q1. Order forms should be sent in with the students on picture day. If you order online, it is not necessary to send in the form.

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.

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