This Week at Frederica Academy


ALL WEEK
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

Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Gym

Monday 6:00 PM
6:30 PM
Class of 2022 Moving Up Night Pizza Dinner in Hamilton Hall
Class of 2022 Moving Up Night Program in Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center)

Tuesday ALL DAY National Spanish Exam

Tuesday ALL DAY Internet + Wifi ALERT - limited access on campus due to National Spanish Exam

Tuesday 7:30 AM Middle School Faculty Meeting in MS Academic Center

Tuesday 10:15 AM Fourth Grade Field Trip to Saint Simons Island Lighthouse

Tuesday
1:05 PM
National Guard Recruiter in the College Counseling Center

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

Wednesday 1:05 PM Upper School FCA Leaders Meeting in Mrs. Graham's Room during lunch

Wednesday 4:00 PM Upper School Faculty Meeting in Mr. Willis' Room

Thursday ALL DAY National Spanish Exam

Thursday ALL DAY Internet + Wifi ALERT - limited access on campus due to National Spanish Exam

Thursday
Sixth and Eighth Grade Scoliosis Screenings

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

Friday 8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Saturday ALL DAY South Georgia Regional Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Tournament
Hawkinsville High School

Saturday 9:00 AM Eastern Zone Rotary Speech Contest
Good luck, Alastair Campbell!


Thank You, Student Ambassadors + Parent Volunteers!

Dear FA Family,

We had a wonderfully successful Open House on Saturday! In just two hours, we had over twenty guests representing a dozen prospective students in a variety of grades ranging from PK to 11th grade. Our guests were greeted by extraordinary student and parent volunteers before heading off on excellent ambassador-led tours to meet faculty and administrators along the way. I can't say enough amazing things about all of the volunteers who made yesterday such a success!
 
A huge thank you to faculty and administrators Miss Fleming, Julie Ackerman, Leigh Toomey, Mike Temple, Laura Nevins, Rachael Lee, Christy Manor, Susan Jobe, Phoebe Shelton, Roxana Bush, Claudia Schneider, Tom Willis, and Steve Jobe! We were also joined by our dedicated Board Chair, Sandi Channell.

Student Ambassadors included Constance Sullivan, Britton Sullivan, Spencer Sullivan, Gillian Sullivan, and Alastair Campbell. Parent Volunteers included Dana Carter, Kristi Harrison, Alisha Seymour, and Tracey Tennant. Thank you for taking time out of a beautiful Saturday to share our school with visitors. Our guests were so impressed and will not forget the impression you made. My heart is so full with gratitude.
 
We are organizing similar outreach opportunities for prospective families off campus and exploring the possibility of hosting another Open House on campus before the end of the school year. Please contact me if you know of a family who would be a good fit for our school community or if you are interested in helping co-host or volunteer at a future Admission Office event or activity.
 
Gratefully,

Helen C. Rentz
Director of Admission
912.638.9981 x106 (o)
912.617.2004 (c)
 

Class of 2022 Moving Up Night - MONDAY



Class of 2022  Moving Up Night

Monday, March 19, 2018

Pizza Dinner:  6:00 PM (Hamilton Hall)
Program:  6:30 PM (Arts Center)

Learn about the Upper School's  curriculum, grading, expectations,
and the extracurricular activities  available to students.

Eighth Grade Parents + Students  please RSVP via evite!


Sixth + Eighth Grade Scoliosis Screenings - THURSDAY


Dear Sixth and Eighth Grade Parents,
 
In conjunction with the Glynn County Health Department, Frederica Academy will conduct a scoliosis screening to identify children with suspected curvature of the spine.
 
The date of the screening is Thursday, March 22, 2018. The procedure is a simple 30-second test in which the screener (School Nurse and/or Health Department Nurse) looks at the child's spine in the standing position and the forward bending position.
 
If your child has a suspected curvature, you will be notified and asked to take him or her to your family physician, pediatrician, or an orthopedist for further evaluation.

If you do not want your child to be screened, please email or call me before Wednesday, March 21.
 
Thank you.

Deirdre H Byers RN BSN
School Nurse
912 638 9981 x 492
 
deirdrebyers@fredericaacademy.org


Haiti Jubilee School Care Package Deadline - FRIDAY

Dottie Barrow, L aura Edenfield Catherine Squire , and 
Curran Squire   will travel to Haiti over spring break to work with the teachers and students at Jubilee School.

They are collecting needed school supplies to take with them.

If you would like to contribute, please drop your donation off in the Media Center by this Friday. Thank you for your continued support of our sister school.

Items needed:  dry erase markers,  pens, three -ring binders,  prizes for prize box,  glue sticks,  liquid bottle glue, hand-held  pencil sharpeners,  gorilla glue,  staplers,  AA batteries,  CD players, and  used karate outfits (20 for ages 6-14).

For more information, please click HERE to email Dottie Barrow.



Up With People Performances - MARCH 27 + 28

A few cast members from the internationally renowned group Up with People will perform for Frederica Academy Lower School students (Grades 1-4) on campus on Tuesday, March 27,  between 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Click HERE to learn more about Up with People.

The entire cast will perform for the Golden Isles community on Wednesday, March 28, at Brunswick High School. Click HERE for details.




Click HERE to read a recent article in The Brunswick News about Up with People's quest to identify host families for their upcoming visit. FA families interested in hosting a cast member should contact Rani Rombauts, a promotion representative for Up with People, by calling (720) 434-9270. Click HERE for more information.


Rotary Student of the Month:  Zachary Anderson

Congratulations to Zach Anderson, the March Rotary Student of the Month!




Zach was joined at the lunch by his parents, Daniel and Wendy AndersonMr. Temple, and Mrs. Boatright.


Upper School Gathering Place Assembly

Judge Alex Atwood, a parent of a Frederica Academy alumnus, spoke at the Upper School Gathering Place Assembly last Wednesday morning.






Middle School REACH Honorees



Lily Najawicz, Sixth Grade; J.J. Briggs, Seventh Grade; and Josephine Brock, Eighth Grade were honored as this month's REACH students at last week's Middle School Assembly.


Middle School Assembly - Greta Johnston

Eighth Grader Greta Johnston gave a heartfelt speech at the Middle School Assembly on Wednesday as students gathered to honor those lost or injured in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy last month.

Here is an excerpt from Greta's speech:

"Kindness, respect , and understanding should be the defining traits of not only this middle school and the communities that encircle it, but the golden rule of society. Since the terrorist attack that was Sandy Hook in 2012, 142 school shootings have been recorded with one on average per week. Yet something so simple as being kind might have prevented so many of these attacks. In the US one in every three students have said to have been bullied and not surprisingly, most bullying happens in middle school."

Click HERE to read Greta's entire speech.


Lower School Leprechaun Green Smoothie Challenge

Lower School celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a Leprechaun Green Smoothie Challenge.







Fifth Grade Students Design + Build Play Props

In addition to learning lines and rehearsing their performances, Fifth Grades students have been actively involved in helping create the props and set pieces for their upcoming Willy Wonka play.







Fourth Grade Visits Fort Frederica



Our Fourth Graders spent last Wednesday discovering the remnants of the families that lived at Fort Frederica in the 1740's. They were excited to learn about several families of English settlers that lived at the fort.  The trip is an extension of their archaeology unit. They have studied five periods of significance in St. Simons Island history. A trip to the St. Simons Lighthouse is next on the list of exciting local places to visit.







Fourth Grade Pi Day Activities

Last Wednesday, Fourth Grade students celebrated Pi Day with a few fun math activities.  They measured the circumference of different objects, including chocolate chip cookies and their wrist.  Later, they created  pi bar graph sky lines.


Click HERE to see and download Fourth Grade Pi Day Photos.











Second Grade Moms' Breakfast
 
Click HERE to see and download photos taken during the Second Grade Moms' Breakfast.










Kindergarten Special Guest Reader



Miss Karagan Royer, a special friend to Frederica Academy, came to visit our Kindergarten class this past week!  Karagan, adoped from China as a baby, has experienced bullying in her life. She is now Miss Southeast Georgia's Outstanding Teen. She is using this platform to encourage all to appreciate one another's similarities and differences. Karagan shared two books with the class that emphasize her message of kindness and friendliness.  We wish her the very best as she makes an amazing difference in our world!






Kindergarten Plot to Catch a Leprechaun





Kindergarten was an especially busy place on Thursday as the children celebrated an early St. Patrick's Day!  They created their own leprechaun traps using a variety of materials and a lot of creativity in hopes of catching the mischievous little man.  However, upon returning from recess, they discovered that he not only slipped in and out of the classroom unseen, but created quite a mess and left treasures to enjoy!
 
It was a great day to be a "green " knight in Kindergarten!
 




Click HERE to see and download more Kindergarten St. Patrick's Day photos.







Thank You, Fourth and Sixth Grade Parents!



FA's teachers and staff extend their heartfelt appreciation to the Fourth and Sixth Grade parents for the amazing luncheon they provided last week.




Golden Isles Ballet Company Golden Gala


March + April 2018 Calendar

March 27
BoxTops Collection Deadline

March 27
Fifth Grade Move-Up Day

March 27
Up with People Lower School Performance in Hamilton Hall (9:30 AM - 10:15 AM)

March 27
Fourth Grade Field Trip to Epworth Tabby House (Archaeology Dig)

March 28
May Court Fittings at 10:00 AM  (Contact:  Brooke Ackerman)

March 28
Good News Club Year-End Finale Meeting

March 28
Up With People Performance at Brunswick High School at 7:00 PM

March 29 Pre-K Easter Egg Hunt + Picnic

March 29 Divisional Field Days
LS (K-5): 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; MS: 9:00 AM - Noon; US: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NOTE:  Early Dismissal for Middle School and Upper School Students.

March 30 School Holiday in observance of Good Friday 

April 2-6
Spring Break 

April 9
Varsity Tennis Region Tournament

April 10
Rising Ninth Grade Moving Up Day

April 11
Fifth Grade Play Dress Rehearsal in Hamilton Hall at 8:45 AM

April 11 NHS Special Olympics Community Service Project (8:30 AM - Noon)

April 12
Parent Association April Meeting in Hamilton Hall at 8:15 AM

April 12 Fifth Grade PlayWillie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in Hamilton Hall at 7:00 PM

April 13
Derby Day T-Shirt Day

April 13
Lower School Morning Meeting - April Birthday Celebrations

April 13 FA Board of Visitors Meeting (9:00 AM - Noon)

April 13 Upper School Talent Show in Hamilton Hall at 6:00 PM

April 13
Krazy Kindergarten Kamp Out in Kindergarten Classroom (Relay for Life)

April 14 ACT Exam at FA

April 16-17
GISA AAA State Individual Tennis Tournament in Macon

April 18 MS + US Assembly Schedule (45-minute classes); Upper School Gathering Place Assembly

April 18-20 Fifth Grade Ebenezer Trip

April 19
Faculty + Staff Appreciation Luncheon in Gym Lobby
Thank you, Kindergarten, Second Grade, and Third Grade Parents!

April 19 Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month at the Brunswick Country Club

April 20
Derby Day T-Shirt Day

April 20 Glynn County Relay for Life at Golden Isles Church of God

April 21 FA Junior-Senior Prom

April 23
GISA AAA State Golf Tournament at Sapelo Hammock

April 24
GISA AAA State Team Tennis Tournament in Macon

April 25 PPE Screenings in Gym Lobby (Rising 6th - 12th Grade students) between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM

April 25
Q4 Progress Reports Posted

April 26-28
GISA AAA State Track Meet in Albany

April 27 Upper School Honors Day

April 27
Grandparents Day + May Day Celebration
Click HERE for Lower School May Day Information.

April 27 School-Wide Noon Dismissal

April 27 AP Mock Exams (1:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
World History - 10th Grade; US History - 11th Grade; and Literature - 12th Grade

April 30 AP Exam Pre-Administration Session



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