Written by Dr. Steve Whitaker, Head of School

We are almost there… just one more week until Thanksgiving break. Disney has decorated for Christmas, and Santa has arrived at the Millenia Mall. Each year, the holidays seem to arrive sooner, and we all are in the fast and furious push toward the end of the year. At The First Academy, it offers an opportunity to make lots of sweet memories. We get to see our KPrep, TK, & Kindergarten students do the turkey tango, we all enjoy ‘decking the halls’ around campus for the Christmas season, and we delight in the achievements of our students in the many programs & Fine Arts performances.

I invite all of our families to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy this special season with us. Let’s pause to spend time with family & friends, count our blessings, and celebrate our Savior. Below I have listed some of the most important events that take place between now and the end of the calendar year. I hope that you will mark your calendars and plan to attend as many of the events listed below as you can. I look forward to celebrating the season with you.

  • November 11: First Open House
  • November 12: Winter Sports Parent Meeting
  • November 14: Moms’ Prayer Time
  • November 14: NLI Fall Signing Ceremony
  • November 14: 2nd Grade Thanksgiving Writing Showcase & 4th Grade Thanksgiving Day Feast
  • November 15: K4, TK, & K Thanksgiving Celebration
  • November 15: 3rd Grade Thanksgiving Presentation
  • November 15: 1st Grade Thanksgiving Presentation
  • November 15: TCS Thanksgiving Family Feast
  • November 15-17: US Thespian District Festival
  • November 16: No School/Teacher Workday
  • November 16: Varsity Football Regional Semi-Final
  • November 19-23: Thanksgiving Break
  • November 29: Lower School “Deck the Halls”
  • November 30-December 1: MS District Thespian Festival
  • December 3-6: US Visual Art Winter Exhibit
  • December 5: Parent Association Meeting & Royal Parent Roundtable
  • December 8: Snowball Express Service Opportunity (For MS/US Students)
  • December 10: MS/US Choral Concert
  • December 10-13: MS Visual Arts Winter Exhibit
  • December 11: TFH Holiday Shop
  • December 12: Lower School Christmas Program
  • December 19-22: TCBI Tournament
  • December 19: End of the 2nd Quarter
  • December 20 -January 7: Christmas Break