This Week at Frederica Academy

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

ALL DAY FA Admission Office Shadow Day


10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Gym

10:00 AM Middle School Basketball Cheerleader Organizational Meeting

12:10 PM
MS Math Team Meeting in MS Academic Center during lunch

6:00 PM Upper School Boys Basketball Parent Meeting
Athletic Conference Room (Gym)

8:30 AM Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program in Hamilton Hall

Tuesday 10:00 AM Middle School Assembly in the Terry Thomas Room

12:10 PM Middle School Lip Sync Contest in Hamilton Hall during lunch period

3:00 PM LS Mini-Session After-School Program Registration Deadline

Wednesday -

FA Thanksgiving Holiday Break

7:00 PM
Alumni Oyster Roast at Gnat's Landing

2017-2018 Frederica Academy Directory

Click HERE to access a DRAFT of the 2017-2018 Frederica Academy Directory.

The FA Directory will be finalized and printed following the Thanksgiving holiday break. Please click HERE to email Brooke Ackerman to provide edits or updates to the Directory. You will receive a link for an electronic format of the Directory once it is corrected and finalized.

Parents, please click HERE to email Brooke if you want a hard copy of the Directory mailed to you. Directories will only be mailed to parents who request them.

Thank you!

Monday - FA Shadow Visit Day

Click HERE to contact Helen Rentz for more information.
Mrs. Rentz can also be reached at (912) 617-2004.

Wednesday - FA Alumni Oyster Roast

Click HERE for details.

Sparrow's Nest Thanksgiving Drive

The Community Service clubs in each division are sponsoring a Thanksgiving collection drive on behalf of Sparrow's NestCollection bins are located in Happy Hall, Benefield Hall, and Corn Hall.

Please donate the following items: canned vegetables, canned soup, canned fruit, pastas, and toiletries.

Parent Association Box Tops Program

Thank you to everyone who turned in Box Tops for our first collection and we are already starting to save for our February submission. Just a reminder that as we are all preparing for our Thanksgiving meals over the next week, don't forget to be on the lookout for Box Tops. You never know where you will find them. Click HERE to see all the items that contain box tops and an easy cut and paste sheet. Middle and Upper School, a little baggy works just perfectly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lower School After-School Mini-Session Program

Click HERE for an overview of the mini-session offerings and schedules.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 21.

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FA Sea Island Junior Golf After-School Program

Frederica Academy is partnering with the Sea Island Golf Performance Center to offer another series of golf clinics for students in Lower School and Middle School, starting after the Thanksgiving break.

Click HERE for the Lower School information and HERE for the Middle School information.  Click HERE to register.

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Program

The Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Program empowers the next generation of leaders by building a global community and designing interdisciplinary programs that foster intellectual curiosity, deepen understanding and inspire creative action across all borders.

The program offers summer sessions in Politics, Law, & Economics, International Affairs & Security, Applied Science & Engineering, Frontiers of Science & Technology, Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship, and Biological & Biomedical Science.

Applicants must be in Grade 10 or Grade 11 at the time of application. 

Click HERE to learn more about the program and to complete an application.

FA College Financial Aid Night

College Financial Aid Night will take place in Hamilton Hall on Tuesday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m.

A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will share information on the HOPE Scholarship and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

All Upper School students and parents are invited and encouraged to attend. 

FA Hour of Code (December 4-8)

Frederica Academy will participate in the Hour of Code again this year the entire week of December 4th. This is a global movement reaching millions of students in over 180 countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

Click HERE for more information.

FA Media Center Book Fair (December 4-8)

The FA Book Fair will take place in the Media Center on December 4-8 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

In addition, the book fair will be open on December 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the Jingle Bell Celebration.

Students will visit the Book Fair with their class to shop and create a wish list that will go home with your child. Parents are welcome to shop any time that the book fair is open.

Approximately 20% of the gross proceeds from the book fair go to the library. Thank you for your support!

Parker Speaker Series - Jamil Zainaldin

On Friday, students in Grades 8-12 attended the first session of a new initiative at Frederica Academy. Thanks to support and inspiration from Dana and Patrick Parker, the school has launched a new Speaker Series which will feature prominent experts selected in collaboration with the Frederica Academy Board of Visitors. The first speaker of the series was Jamil Zainaldin, a highly regarded  Franklin D. Roosevelt scholar and lecturer.  Dr. Zainaldin spoke about the power to "dream big" and how FDR did so after contracting polio.

Click on the video below to watch Dr. Zainaldin's talk on Friday.

Lower School Christmas Card Artwork Winners

2017 FA Christmas Card Winning Artist:    Jackson Byrd (5th Grade)

Mrs. Cathey's Class
Wyatt Johnson

Mrs. Dyer's Class
Jake Posavetz

Mrs. Albright's Class
Davene Dixon

Ms. Schneider's Class
Sophie McGlaughlin

Mrs. Bumgartner's Class
Libby Certain

Mrs. Waters's Class
Emerson Pickens

Mrs. Squire's Class
Maggie Dorminy

Mrs. Payne's Class
Mary Ford Fitzjurls

Mrs. Smith's Class
Jordan Lee

Mrs. Howell's Class
Mavry Driggers

A Message from the Humane Society Teen Board

The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia Teen Board would like to thank everyone who participated in the bake sale and made it such a success! More than $400 was raised during Friday's bake sale!

- Gigi Gerhart and Sara Seckinger

FA Hosts RSM Wiffle Ball Classic

The RSM Wiffle Ball Classic returned to the Frederica Academy Baseball field this year.  This fun event for PGA Tour players, their spouses, and students from Altama Elementary continues to raise money for Blessings in a Backpack.  Click HERE to see more photos.

Middle School Golf Passion Assembly

The Middle school has selected "Passion" as the theme for its November assemblies. Chrissy Felton and Daniel Gray, senior golf instructors at Sea Island's Golf Performance Center, were featured speakers at the Middle School Assembly last week. They shared stories about their passion for golf!  Click HERE to see their PowerPoint presentation.

Frederica Academy is again partnering with the Sea Island Golf Performance Center to offer another series of golf clinics for students in Lower School and Middle School, starting after the Thanksgiving break.  Click HERE  for the Lower School information and HERE for the Middle School information.  Click HERE to register.

Fourth Grade Reading Project

Last week, fourth grade students worked on a reading project using Legos and an iPad Story Visualizer app. The project began with the reading of a short play in the classroom. After discussing the skill of cause and effect, the students found cause and effect situations in the play. They also created storyboards with illustrated cause and effect events.

Fourth Grade Aloha! Aloha! Performance

Fourth Grade students performed their play Aloha! Aloha! during morning meeting on Friday. Inspiration for the play came from beginning of the year interest surveys and the study of volcanoes and the fifty states. The surfboard backdrop for the play was created in art class. The script was written by Ms. Shelton and researched by the students. The students celebrated in the classroom after the play with a Hawaiian luau provided by their wonderful parents. 

Click HERE to see more photos.

Coastal Georgia Historical Society  FA Visit

Last Tuesday, Second Grade students enjoyed a visit from Coastal Georgia Historical Society representatives.  The guest speakers shared their knowledge about the history of pirates with the students. 

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader

Last week's Pre-K Mystery Reader was Ashley Lavallee, Harper's mother. Mrs. Lavallee read Llama Llama Home with Momma by Anna Dewdney.

Middle School Community Service Class

November Faculty + Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Thank you, 7th and 8th Grade Parents!

707 Gift Wrapping Community Service Project

Click HERE to contact Ashley Lavallee for more information.

The Nutcracker - December 2nd + 3rd

November + December Special Event Calendar

November 29
Upper School FCA November General Lunch Meeting in Mrs. Graham's Room

December 1
Lower School and Middle School "Sneak Preview" Nutcracker Performance in the Gym presented by the Golden Isles Ballet Company

December 2
SAT Exam at Glynn Academy

December 4-8
FA Book Fair in the Media Center between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM

December 5 College Financial Aid Night in Hamilton Hall at 6:00 PM

December 6
Middle School FCA Meeting in Coach Derrick's Room during MS Lunch

December 6
FA Faculty Meeting in the Shuman Conference Room at 4:00 PM

December 7 Jingle Bell Celebration + Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:00 PM (Toddlers at 5:30 PM)

December 9 ACT Exam at Glynn Academy

December 11-15 Middle School + Upper School Science Fair

December 14 First Grade Field Trip to Jekyll Island
Depart FA at 8:30 AM; Depart Jekyll to FA at 12:15 PM

December 14 Middle School Locker Cleanout Day

December 14 Pre-K Christmas Program in Hamilton Hall at 8:30 AM

December 14 Third + Fourth Grade It's A Wonderful Life performance at the Ritz Theatre

December 14
Science Fair Award Presentations at 10:00 AM

December 15
Kindergarten sings Christmas Carols at the Benton House at 10:00 AM

December 15 Annual Fund Benefield Society Party hosted by Abigail + Steve Hoover

December 18 Middle + Upper School Exams (English) / Early Dismissal

December 19 Middle + Upper School Exams (Math) / Early Dismissal

December 19
Kindergarten  Polar Express + PJ's + Hot Chocolate Celebration

December 20 Middle + Upper School Exams (Foreign Language) / Early Dismissal

December 20 Lower School Giving Tree Ceremony in Hamilton Hall

December 20 Lower School Noon Dismissal

December 21
Teacher and Staff Work Day - No Students

December 21 -
January 2

Student Christmas Holiday Break

December 22 FA Administration Building Holiday Hours:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

December 27-29 FA Administration Building Holiday Hours: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

December 29 First Semester + Q2 Report Cards Posted

January 2 FA Administration Building Holiday Hours:  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

January 3 First Day of Second Semester

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2017-2018 FA Master School Calendar

Click HERE to  access
and  download the
Frederica Academy
2017-2018  School Year

2017-2018 Master Calendar Updates

To offset some of the school days lost to Hurricane Irma, we've made the following adjustments to the 2017-2018 Master Calendar. Click HERE to access and download the REVISED 2017-2018 Master Calendar.
  • Wednesday, December 20 - School will be in session on Wednesday, December 20. It will be a half day for all divisions. Lower School will adjourn following the traditional Giving Tree program. It will be the last day of exams for Middle School and Upper School students. Friday, December 15, will be the last exam review day and exams will take place on December 18, 19, and 20. Thursday, December 21, will be a Teacher Work Day.
  • Wednesday, January 3 - The Second Semester will start on Wednesday, January 3, instead of Thursday, January 4. All students and teachers will return on January 3.
  • Friday, February 16 - School will be in session on Friday, February 16. We will observe Presidents' Day as a school holiday on Monday, February 19.