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Upper School Newsletter, Week of 12/4-12/11

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR DECEMBER & JANUARY

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

RECOGNITION

Our Upper School Theatre students in Thespian Troupe 5165 earned high ratings at the district level. Congratulations to all participants!

A special congratulations to Olivia Bennington who earned the Technical Critics Choice Award. This is only awarded to one participant in the entire state, and Olivia is the first TFA student in school history to receive this distinction.

One Act: “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” – SUPERIOR – ACTING & EXCELLENT – TECH
Emma Ausen – SUPERIOR – SOLO MUSICAL
Olivia Bennington – TECHNICAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARD, SUPERIOR – COSTUME DESIGN, BEST IN SHOW & SUPERIOR – MAKE UP DESIGN
Hannah Rose Cash – SUPERIOR – SOLO MUSICAL

Chris de la Cruz – SUPERIOR – SOUND DESIGN
Jon Fitzmartin & Andrew Langford – SUPERIOR – DUET ACTING
Bailey Higgins & Charli Higgins – SUPERIOR – DUET MUSICAL
McKenzie McNeil – SUPERIOR – ONE ACT
Stevie Whitaker – SUPERIOR – MONOLOGUE

NEW THIS WEEK

Visual Arts – Hot Cocoa Reception

The Upper School Fall Visual Arts Exhibit is open in the Library throughout school hours Wednesday, December 3 – Monday, December 8. Students and parents are invited to attend a Hot Cocoa Reception to meet the artists of TFA throughout the school day on Friday, December 5. Our visual arts students, along with Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Gegerson, have worked diligently to prepare for this event.

Shoeboxes for Haiti

The Haiti Shoebox Drive is sponsored by the National Honor Society. All students are invited to participate, and NHS members are required to submit 2 shoeboxes. Shoeboxes must be turned in to Miss Damron (US room 105) by Friday, December 12. Click here for directions on packing your shoeboxes.

REMINDERS

Outerwear

Reminder from the Parent-Student Handbook: School uniform and school-approved outerwear must be worn on campus at all times. In the case of cold weather, winter coats may be worn outside the school buildings. During extreme cold weather, the school will notify students and parents of Spirit Wear dress. Girls may not wear sweat pants, warm ups, etc. under skirts.

TFA outerwear is available for purchase in the TFA School Store.

 

Teacher Blessing Christmas Gifts

As we all prepare our hearts and homes for the upcoming Christmas season, the Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) prepares to honor our teachers with our Teacher Blessing. This parent-initiated gift collection has been a true blessing to our teachers as they strive to meet the needs of their own families or something special for themselves at this joyful time of year.

Our goal is to collect at least $25.00 from each student, but we ask that you contribute only what you can after prayerful consideration. If you are able to give more that would be wonderful! This cash gift is collected and divided equally amongst all of our teachers.

To make a gift, please click HERE.