This Week at Frederica Academy

Monday ALL WEEK Click HERE for Grades 1-12 Menu
Click HERE for PK + K Menu (Click HERE for PK + K Menu Order Form)

Monday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in Gym

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Senior Portraits in Knights Reading Room (Click HERE for Schedule)

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

Tuesday 10:00 AM Upper School Advisory for Honor Code FormsRetreat Permission Forms

Tuesday 6:00 PM
Lower School Parent Night in Hamilton Hall

Wednesday 10:00 AM Upper School Advisory for Student + Parent Handbook Forms (Page #28)

Thursday 10:00 AM Senior Class College Meeting in Nash Academic Center

Thursday 1:05 PM
SCAD Admission Recruiter in Nash Academic Center

Friday ALL DAY School-Wide FA Spirit Day

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

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

Friday 8:30 AM - Noon
Friday Noon
Upper School Dismissal

Friday 7:30 PM Varsity HOME Football Game vs. Valwood

Saturday Morning SAT Exam at Frederica Academy


A Message from the FA Parent Association President

Dear Frederica Academy Parent Association Members,
 
It was exciting to see everyone at the Back-to-School Barbeque as we kicked off our new school year last week. I want to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who participated in this Frederica Academy tradition.
 
The Back-to-School Barbeque is just one tradition the Parent Association hosts in order to promote community among our Frederica families. We are here to promote a positive atmosphere for our students, faculty, and staff while they embark on fulfilling the school's mission of enriching the Mind, Body, and Spirit. To accomplish this we rely on parents to help with various volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. Volunteering is a fun way to meet new families while supporting your school. Whether you have one hour or many hours to volunteer, we can find a way for you to contribute in order to help Frederica's students. We appreciate every minute of support. Please email us at parentassociation@fredericaacademy.org  if you can help.
 
Volunteering - The Parent Association relies solely on volunteers. There are many different ways to volunteer.  Some include:
  • Poinsettia and Greenery - You can volunteer to sell poinsettias and greenery, unload trucks when they are delivered, and help with distribution.
  • Flu Shot and Smoothies - Nurse Byers can always use help with flu shots: retrieving students from their class; soothing upset children; and returning students back to class.  She also challenges students to try new things with food challenges such as healthy smoothies.
  • Box Tops - You can help count Box Tops and prepare them for mailing.
  • Teacher Luncheons - This is a great opportunity to make your child's teacher feel appreciated and get to know the other parents in your grade.
  • Holiday Cards - Each December parents are needed to stuff, address, and stamp holiday cards.
Fundraising - There are a number of ways to help us raise funds for the school. For example:
  • Poinsettia and Greenery Sale - Buy your poinsettias and holiday greenery from the Parent Association! You will hear more about this soon.
  • Amazon Smile - The school receives cash from Amazon when you select Frederica Academy 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 send them in with your child. It's that easy and Frederica receives cash back!
  • Harris Teeter and Publix - Link your cards to Frederica Academy 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 you prefer to buy gently used uniforms, the FA Parent Association will host uniform sales throughout the year. A donation box for uniform donations is located outside of the Lower School hall.
The Parent Association is glad you are a member of our Frederica Family and hope you will consider getting involved.
 
Sincerely,

Kelly Morgan
FA Parent Association President


Lower School Parent Night:  TUESDAY

Mrs. Pruitt and the Lower School teachers and specialists will host all Lower School parents on Tuesday in Hamilton Hall at 6:00 p.m. for an important informational session. Lower School parents should notify their respective teacher(s) if they are unable to attend.


Youth Leadership Glynn Sign-Up Deadline:  THURSDAY

The Youth Leadership Glynn Program, sponsored by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, is designed to prepare and educate our emerging young leaders on community issues while furthering their knowledge of Brunswick and Glynn County. Juniors and Seniors interested in being considered for the program should sign up on the College Counseling Center's door by Thursday, August 23rd.  Three students will be selected to complete an application and join the program.


Upper School Class Retreats:  FRIDAY

Freshmen
Ropes + Leadership Course with Seniors at Epworth
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors
Ropes + Leadership Course with Freshmen at Epworth

All Upper Students must also submit a signed parent consent form.  Click HERE to access the form.


MS + US Parent Nights:  AUGUST 28 + 30

Middle School Parent Night
Tuesday, August 28, at 6:00 PM
Hamilton Hall
Upper School Parent Night
Thursday, August 30, at 6:00 PM
Hamilton Hall


GreyKnight Chess Tournament:  SEPTEMBER 22


GreyKnight
Chess Association
Tournament

Saturday, September 22
Frederica Academy
Hamilton Hall

Click HERE to Register

Click HERE to Email Organizer



FA Campus Flu Vaccine Clinic:  TBA

When:

During student lunch in early to mid October.  Final date TBA.

Who:





All Students PK-12. Please click HERE to read CDC Vaccine Information Statement for details about who should get a flu vaccine. Parents must register their children by completing a Consent Form and returning it to Nurse Byers. Parents do not need to be present at clinic.

NOTE:  FA Staff, Spouses, and Parents will have a separate vaccine clinic.  Date TBD.

Where:

Gym Lobby

Cost:


There is no cost. The Department will file with insurance companies. Insurance information must be provided on consent form and copy of insurance card must be included.


Thank You, FA Clothing Drive Donors!






Many thanks to the Frederica Community for helping to make our Back-to-School Clothing Drive our most successful ever!  We were able to supply the different service organizations with their specific needs, plus a lot of extras. Kudos to Riley Derrick, Mackenzie Morgan Kelly Quinn , and  Kenny Quinn  for their help and commitment to others!


Opening Convocation Assembly Video

Click HERE to watch a video of the First Grade + Senior Procession which opened Thursday's school-wide Convocation Assembly.


Opening Convocation Photo Album


Click HERE to access the Opening Convocation Assembly Photo Album.












First Day of School Photo Album



Click HERE to access First Day of School Photo Album.








Back-to-School Barbeque Photo Album




Special thanks to the Parent Association and all of the volunteers who helped with this year's Back-to-School Barbeque. We especially want to acknowledge Anna Grace Rowland, Class of 2020, for baking the cake and cupcakes commemorating the opening of school.

Click HERE to access the Back-to-School Barbeque Photo Album.





Lower School New Knights Pottery Party



Click HERE to access the Lower School New Student Pottery Party Photo Album.




PK + K Pool Party Photo Album



Click HERE to access the PK + K Pool Party Photo Album.




Lower School Kandinsky Art Exhibit

Mrs. Schuyler's Art students in Grades 1-5 learned about the Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky last week before creating their own painting inspired by his abstract work.







Fourth Grade First Week Happenings



In Fourth Grade we have had a couple of great days getting to know each other and learning the procedures and practices we need to be successful. One important lesson we learned from a couple of 5th graders and Officer Bobby is how to properly treat the American Flag while raising it and folding it. Patrick Dunn and Jimmy McQuade did a great job with the explanations and demonstration!

- Mrs. Squire and Mr. Roberts





Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader




Mrs. Pruitt, our Lower School Principal, surprised Pre-K students when she joined them on Friday to serve as their first Mystery Reader of the year.  Mrs. Pruitt read Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.


Class Spotlight:  Mrs. Albright's Second Grade Class





Mason Hall
Chloe Barker Jack Hoover Eliza Frazier




Jake Posavetz Cammie Sams Braden Drew Hudson Carter


August + September Important Dates

August 28 Middle School Parent Night in Hamilton Hall (6:00 PM)

August 28
Peach State College Tour at Glynn Academy (6:00 PM)

August 30 Upper School Open House in Hamilton Hall (6:00 PM)

September 3 School Holiday (Labor Day)

September 4 Upper School Clubs Assembly in Gym (10:00 AM)

September 5 Yearbook Picture Day for all students and faculty in Knights Reading Room (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

September 5 School-Wide Faculty Meeting (4:00 PM)

September 6 Senior College Night in Hamilton Hall for Students + Parents (6:30 PM)

September 7 School-Wide Spirit Day

September 8
September 10 2017-2018 Second Semester Upper School Head of School Awards Assembly (9:50 AM)

September 11 2017-2018 Second Semester Middle School Head of School Awards Assembly (9:50 AM)

September 12
Auburn University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (9:10 AM)

September 12
Sewanee: The University of the South Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (1:05 PM)

September 12
Southern Methodist University Admission Officer in Nash Academic Center (2:30 PM)

September 13 Q1 Progress Period Ends; First Semester Drop/Add Deadline (Upper School)

September 13
Savannah Independent School College Fair at Savannah State University (9:00 AM - Noon)

September 19 Q1 Progress Reports Posted

September 19 Bucket Shot Photo at Sea Island Green (8:20 AM)

September 19 Make-Up Yearbook Photos in Knights Reading Room (8:30 AM)

September 19
Jennifer A. Nielsen (Author of  A Night Divided) Campus Visit

September 22
GrayKnight Chess Tournament in Hamilton Hall (Click HERE to register; HERE for more information)

September 24-28 Lower School Golden Isles Youth Orchestra (GIYO) STRING-On Program

September 25 Middle School Carpe Vitam Parent Night (6:30 PM)


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2018-2019 FA Master School Calendar

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