A Message from Miss Fleming

Dear Frederica Families,
As we settle into the second semester with great enthusiasm, there is much to celebrate and spotlight on our campus and beyond. Important and impressive work continues in the classrooms, laboratories, and studios; students are making a difference in their lives and the lives of others through their service learning and community service projects; student-athletes are building wonderful memories and learning valuable lessons through their victories and defeats; and lifelong friendships and connections are being established at every level.
On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to accompany two of our extraordinary students who competed in the St. Simons Island Rotary annual high school speech competition. Alistair Campbell and Ryan McHugh were selected to represent Frederica Academy as they competed against students from Brunswick High and Glynn Academy. I was so proud of them. They were extremely articulate and displayed great maturity, thoughtfulness, charisma, and knowledge about how Rotary is making a difference in our community and communities around the world. I never tire of hearing compliments about our students, and the luncheon on Tuesday was no exception. The Rotarians were effusive in their praise for both young men and the wonderful stories they are hearing about our school and our students. Alastair receiving the First Place award and a $1,000 scholarship made it all even better.
There is much to look forward in the coming weeks. Kindergarten students are tracking the school calendar with great anticipation of the upcoming 100th Day of School celebration. Fifth graders are preparing for their April Willy Wonka performance. Middle School students are enjoying their new Odyssey of the Mind program and the progress they are making in their band and music classes. Our swimmers are eagerly preparing for their upcoming state meet in Atlanta and our varsity girl and boy basketball players are understandably proud of their undefeated records in region play ... highlighted by outstanding road victories against Bulloch Academy on Friday night. Undoubtedly, our seniors have the most to be excited about as they continue to receive notifications about college acceptances and, in turn, begin the process of finalizing their college decisions. It is not surprising that the largest graduating class in the school's history is poised for great success.
As we embrace every moment of this school year, we are also beginning to make plans for the 2019-2020 school year. I am keenly invested in these preparations ... especially now that I will continue to serve as the Interim Head of School through next year. My experiences with our students, parents, faculty, administrators, staff, trustees, and other members of the FA family over the past few months have been heartwarming and invigorating. I feel so blessed to lead such a unique and wonderful school and am very excited about the next eighteen months.
As we begin to look to the future, please click HERE to access and download the 2019-2020 school year master calendar.
Please know that my door is always open should you want to visit with me.
Warmest regards.

Ellen E. Fleming
Interim Head of School

This Week at Frederica Academy

Lunch Periods Click HERE to view Cafeteria Lunch Menu (Grades 1-12)
Click HERE to view  Cafeteria Lunch Menu ( PK and K )
Click HERE to download PK + K Lunch Order Form

ALL WEEK Afternoons Pre-Kindergarten + Kindergarten Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday ALL DAY MS + US Assembly Schedule (45-Minute Classes)

Monday 9:50 AM US Head of School Assembly (First Semester Head of School List)

Tuesday 10:00 AM

MS Head of School Assembly (First Semester Head of School List)

12:10 PM Middle School National Pie Day Celebration during Lunch
Middle School Student Council fundrasier

Tuesday 1:05 PM US Resume Building Workshop in College Counseling Center

Tuesday 1:05 PM JV Math Team Practice in Mrs. Graham's Room during lunch

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Faculty + Staff Appreciation Luncheon in Gym Lobby
Thank you, 9th Grade + 10th Grade Parents!

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Red Cross Student Blood Drive (Age 16+)
Red Cross Adult Blood Drive

Thursday 1:05 PM US Resume Building Workshop in College Counseling Center

Thursday 1:05 PM JV Math Team Practice in Mrs. Graham's Room during lunch

Thursday 3:30 PM Upper School Model UN Meeting in F-8
Mandatory for students attending Statesboro conference 

Friday 8:00 AM Fathers, Faith, and Frederica in Athletic Conference Room

8:10 AM
Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Saturday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM FA Annual Fund Oyster Roast hosted by Laura and Greer Brown
Click HERE to RSVP

Sunday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saint Simons Presbyterian Church

FA Parent Association News

2017-2018 Frederica Academy Parent Association Officers
Front Row (L-R): Monica Linert, Treasurer; and Dana Carter, Volunteer Coordinator.
Back Row (L-R): Kelly Morgan, President-Elect; Barry Kaminer, President;
and Kristen Moore, Fundraising Coordinator.


Frederica Academy Parent Association Meeting
Thursday, February 1
8:15 AM
Hamilton Hall

Happy New Year everyone! Please don't forget about all the easy ways to support our school:
  • Amazon Smile - Frederica receives cash back from Amazon when you select Frederica as the charitable organization you want to support. Just go to www.smile.amazon.com to get started!
  • Mabel's Labels - For great clothing and other labels, go to www.mabelslabels.com and click the Support a Fundraiser tab. Choose Frederica and enjoy your new labels!
  • Box Tops and Labels for Education - Just cut these off of the boxes and cans you probably already have in your kitchen pantry and turn them into the school at the next Parent Association Meeting. It's that easy and Frederica receives cash back. Winter/Spring Collection Deadline- February 26th.  Click HERE and HERE for collection forms. 
  • Harris Teeter and Publix - Link your cards to Frederica to provide cash back to the school. The Harris Teeter card must be re-linked each year but once the Publix cards are linked, they stay linked.
  • Lands' End and the PA Used Uniform Sales - If you want new uniforms, be sure to buy them through Lands' End. If gently used is more your style, The Parent Association will host a uniform sale at each monthly PA meeting. We'll take donations anytime!

Lower School Lost + Found

Lower School "Lost and Found" is located outside of Mrs. Ackerman's office. There are many FA sweaters and jackets that have been turned in without names. Please stop by if your child is missing one of these items.
Please make sure all outerwear is clearly marked with a name so we can return it to its owner.

MS Student Council Pie Day Fundraiser - TUESDAY

Tuesday is National Pie Day and the Middle School Student Council is using it as an opportunity to raise money to support its activities. Students can vote with donations for the teacher they want to see ceremoniously blessed with a pie in their face during the Middle School lunch period on Tuesday.

FA Red Cross Blood Drive - WEDNESDAY

Frederica Academy is hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 24. Students can donate between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Parents and other non-students should donate between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Students (ages 16+) can pre-register for an appointment by emailing Macall Dyer or Gracie Veal.

Adults can click HERE to make an appointment and to pre-register. The sponsor code is fredacd. Click on Frederica Academy to access the sign-up times.

Please click HERE to email Nurse Byers for more information.

FA Oyster Roast - SATURDAY

Annual Fund Oyster Roast

Saturday, January 27, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

At the Home of
Laura and Greer Brown
112 Hampton Point Drive

Parent, Faculty, Trustee, and BOV Donors
to the Annual Fund  are invited to attend ...
regardless of the size of the gift.

Thank you to the Frederica Academy Parent Association  for its continued support of this event.

If you have made a donation to the Annual Fund or plan to give an Annual Fund gift this year, please click HERE to RSVP to the January 27 Oyster Roast.

Click HERE to make an online gift to the Annual Fund or click HERE to email Brad Hutcherson if you are interested in making a pledge commitment to the Annual Fund.

Hands on Frederica Day - Saturday, February 3

Please make plans to join us for the Third Annual Hands on Frederica Day on Saturday, February 3, 2018. 

We will use this day as an opportunity to clean, wash, paint, landscape, and show our campus some love before we host our annual Open House the following week.

We invite all members of the FA community to join us. Please click HERE to sign up. Volunteers can sign up for the first shift (8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.), the second shift (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), or can work both shifts.

Light refreshments will be served during service hours. We will follow up with volunteers in the week preceding the event to provide more specifics on work responsibilities.

2018 FA Open House - February 5-9

We invite you to share our Open House information with family, friends, and neighbors who might be interested in learning more about Frederica Academy.

Please click HERE to email Helen Rentz if you are interested in serving as an Open House or Admission Office Recruitment volunteer.


Monday, February 5

9:00 AM - Noon General Open House and Campus Tours

Tuesday, February 6

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM - Noon
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Parent Coffee and Campus Tours
General Open House and Campus Tours
Varsity Girls Basketball Game vs. Bulloch Academy (Senior Night)
Varsity Boys Basketball Game vs. Bulloch Academy (Senior Night)

Wednesday, February 7

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM - Noon
Lower School Parent Coffee and Campus Tours
General Open House and Campus Tours

Thursday, February 8

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM - Noon
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Middle and Upper School Parent Coffee and Campus Tours
General Open House and Campus Tours
Varsity Baseball Scrimmage vs. Brantley County High School

Friday, February 9

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - Noon
Lower School Morning Meeting
General Open House and Campus Tours

Click HERE to download the Open House schedule.

Prime for Life Risk Education Program

FA St. Simons Rotary Speech Contestants

Ryan McHugh and Alastair Campbell did a spectacular job representing Frederica Academy at the St. Simons Island Rotary High School Speech Contest last Tuesday.

Alastair won First Place in the competition and received a $1,000 scholarship. He was accompanied by his mother, Nicole Campbell '84. Congratulations, Alastair!

Upper School Gathering Place Assembly

The Gathering Place coordinated a special assembly last week as part of its Upper School assembly and advisory program this year. The featured guest speaker was Casey Lavin, Vice President of Operations at Sea Island.

Lucas Ramirez, Executive Director of The Gathering Place, also spoke at the assembly.

The Frederica Academy Gathering Place Advisory Program is coordinated by Madison Roan.

Lower School "White Snowflake Smoothie" Challenge

On Thursday, Lower School students participated in a "White Snowflake Smoothie" challenge. The students had the opportunity to taste delicious smoothies provided by Nurse Byers and Parent Association volunteers.

Second Grade Flat Me Projects

On Friday, Second Grade students mailed their Flat Me's to friends and relatives throughout the country and the Bahamas. After reading the book, Flat Stanley, students created flat versions of themselves and chose a recipient.  With the help of Mrs. Holt, they ran their envelopes through the postage machine and said farewell. Students look forward to receiving updates on the adventures their Flat Me's have out in the world!

Second Grade Amelia Bedelia Reading Project

Mrs. Albright's second grade readers enjoyed working on an Amelia Bedelia reading project. Students learned about idioms. Each student chose a setting from the book and created that scene. Stop by our display in the Happy Hall to see our creations!

Kindergarten Garden Box Project

Kindergarten has enjoyed harvesting our garden box!  Even though the ice storm prevented further growth of our broccoli and carrots, the boys and girls were still able to classify the plants by type and size and examine their similarities and differences with magnifying glasses.

It is always a great day to be in Kindergarten at FA!

Kindergarten Special Guest Reader

Kindergarten's Special Guest Reader last week was Miles' grandfather, Dr. Wayne Rentz. Miles was thrilled to have his Poppa come and share a family favorite with his friends.

Pre-Kindergarten Gingerbread Unit

Last week, Pre-K finished up its Gingerbread Unit. Each day was filled with hands-on learning activities integrating all content areas to make learning more fun, purposeful, and meaningful. Each of the eight selected Gingerbread versions provided an inquiry-based learning approach by bringing forth deeper discussions highlighting geography, cultures, foreign language, cooking, and a wide range of literary elements and skills. Pre-K students invited their Third Grade reading buddies to make cornbread after reading The Cajun Cornbread Boy by Dianne de Las Casas. Other Gingerbread stories read include The Gingerbread Man retold by Mairi Mackinnon, The Gingerbread Man retold by Jim Aylesworth, The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone, The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Ernst, Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman and Snowdude by Daniel Kirck.

Click HERE to see more photos.

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader

This week's mystery reader in Pre-K was Natalie Khurana's mother, Laura. Mrs. Khurana read What Do You Do With A Problem? by Kobi Yamada.

Athletic Shoe Drive - Donation Bin in Front Office

January-February Calendar

January 30 HOPE Scholarship Application Workshop in College Counseling Center during lunch

January 31
Upper School FCA Super Bowl Party in Mrs. Graham's Room during lunch

January 31 Upper School Model UN Team departs to Statesboro (afternoon)

February 1 Q3 Progress Period Ends

February 1
Parent Association Meeting in Hamilton Hall at 8:15 PM

February 3 Third Annual Hands on Frederica Day

February 5-9 Open House Week

February 6 100th Day of School

February 8
Middle School Regional Spelling Bee in Savannah

February 10 ACT Exam at Glynn Academy

February 11 Lower School Good News Club Performance at the Ritz Theatre at 2:30 PM + 6:30 PM

February 13 Second Grade Dads' Breakfast in classrooms

February 13 Naviance Parent Workshop at 6:00 PM

February 15 Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month

February 17
February 19
School Holiday in observance of President's Day

February 21 MS + US Assembly Schedule (45-minute classes)

February 21-22
OLSAT Assessments (Grades 1,3, and 5)

February 21 Faculty + Staff Appreciation Luncheon (Thank you 5th and 11th Grade Parents!)

February 24 MS + US Math Tournament at Georgia Southern University

February 27 GISA Middle School Spelling Bee Finals

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2017-2018 FA Master School Calendar

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and  download the
Frederica Academy
2017-2018  School Year

2018-2019 FA Master School Calendar

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and  download the
Frederica Academy
2018-2019  School Year