A Message from the FA Parent Association


Dear Frederica Academy Parents,

I hope that your school year is off to a great start! Thank you for joining us at the Back-to-School BBQ. We hope you enjoyed connecting with old friends and meeting new ones at this great Frederica tradition!

Membership and Mission - Every parent or guardian at Frederica is automatically a member of the FA Parent Association. Our mission is to enrich student life by supporting the faculty and staff, promoting a sense of community among our school families and encouraging a spirit of volunteerism. To accomplish this mission we volunteer, raise funds, and host various community-building events. The first such event was the BBQ. The second one is our first Parent Association Meeting on Thursday, September 7. The meeting will be in Hamilton Hall between 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Ellen Fleming will be our guest speaker so please plan to join us for a cup of coffee and the chance to chat with our Head of School and hear the latest news.

Fundraising - There are a number of relatively painless 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 - 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!
  • 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!
Volunteering - The Parent Association runs on volunteer power. By volunteering, you put your skills, talents, hobbies, and interests to work as well as have an opportunity to meet a whole new group of people. There are many different ways to volunteer including baking cookies, serving as a Grade Representative or Board Officer, collecting Box Tops, selling wreaths, and/or helping out at a luncheon to name a few. Whether you are looking for an ongoing role or to just help out every once in a while, we will find a way for you to get involved or get more involved. Every hour of support is greatly appreciated! Please email us at our new Frederica Academy Parent Association address,  parentassociation@fredericaacademy.org, if you can help.

Sincerely,

Barry Kaminer
FA Parent Association President


This Week at Frederica Academy



ALL WEEK
Lunch Menus Click HERE to view August 28-31 cafeteria lunch menu.

Click HERE to view September 1-8 cafeteria lunch menu.

ALL WEEK

Middle School Student Council Campaign Week

Monday
10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in Gym

Monday 12:10 PM Middle School Community Service at House of Hope

Monday
3:20 PM STEM Club Meeting in Mrs. Bradford's Room

Monday
4:15 PM Middle School Student + Parent Volleyball Meeting
Athletic Conference Room

Tuesday All Day Student Flu Vaccine Registration Deadline

Tuesday
1:30 PM Georgia Tech Admission Representative at FA (Nash Academic Center)

Tuesday
3:30 PM
Upper School Model UN Organizational Meeting
Nash Academic Center
For more information, contact Alastair Campbell

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Middle School Parent Board Forum in Arts Center (Terry Thomas Room)

Tuesday
6:00 PM Middle School Parent Open House in Hamilton Hall

Wednesday 12:10 PM Middle School Community Service at House of Hope

Thursday 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Upper School Parent Board Forum in Arts Center (Terry Thomas Room)

Thursday
6:00 PM Upper School Parent Open House in Hamilton Hall

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

Friday 8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting

Sept. 4 All Day School Holiday in observance of Labor Day



Tuesday Deadline - FA Student Flu Vaccine Clinic

When: During student lunch in late September or early October.  Final date TBA.
Who: All Students PK-12. 
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

Steps to register your child for the flu vaccination:
  1. Click HERE to read CDC Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) and HERE to read letter from Dr. Davis, Health Director of the Coastal Health District.
  2. Click HERE to access and complete form for each child. Every question must be completed (incomplete forms will not be accepted).
  3. Make a copy of your insurance card and include with form. If you do not have insurance, indicate accordingly on the form.
  4. Please return completed consent form and insurance card copy to Nurse Byers before August 29.
Registered families will be notified of vaccine date when it is finalized.

Click HERE to contact Nurse Byers should you have questions.


Tuesday Middle School Parent Open House
 

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
OPTIONAL Meet + Greet with Middle School Faculty in Hamilton Hall


6:00 PM - 6:10 PM Welcome + Opening Remarks in Hamilton Hall


6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Grade Team Meetings


7:30 PM - 7:45 PM OPTIONAL Classroom Visits


Thursday Upper School Parent Open House


Upper School Parent Open House
Thursday, August 31, at 6:00 PM
Hamilton Hall

 
Solar Eclipse Glasses Collection Project



A very altruistic and enterprising Lower School student has launched a campaign to collect gently used solar eclipse glasses in partnership with The Astronomers without Borders organization. Glasses will be sent to South America and Asia in anticipation of eclipses which will cross those continents in 2019. Click HERE for more information. Frederica Academy is a designated collection center and glasses can be dropped off in the collection container in Happy Hall (Lower School building).  

 
Class of 2018 College Night - September 5



College
Admission
Representative
Panelists









Tuesday, September 5th, at 6:00 p.m., in Hamilton Hall
 
Senior  College Night, an evening for seniors AND their parents, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5th, at 6:00 p.m. in Hamilton Hall.

We will start the evening discussing the necessary components of a completed college application before turning over the program to the college admissions panel. Panelists will include Admission Representatives from the following schools:
  • Georgia College
  • Georgia State University
  • Mercer University
  • Samford University
  • University of Georgia

These school representatives will participate in an admissions panel, giving important information on applying to their individual colleges, as well as general advice on completing college applications.  Brown University's Dean of Financial Aid will also be in attendance to answer some of the most common Financial Aid questions for students and parents.




Youth Leadership Glynn Program DEADLINE

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 Monday, August 28th.

Click HERE for more information about the Youth Leadership Glynn Program. 


Low Country Independent Schools College Fair

Juniors and seniors interested in attending the Second Annual Low Country Independent School College Fair on Thursday, September 7th, should sign up in the College Counseling Center. Along with other independent and private schools in Savannah, Frederica Academy's students are invited to attend the fair, where over 90 colleges and universities will be in attendance. Transportation will be provided for students interested in attending.

Click    HERE  to see the list of  colleges attending.


Good News Club Volunteer Training:  9.25.17

Frederica Academy is launching a new program for Lower School students (Grades 1-5) this year. The Good News Club is an after-school Bible club that will launch on Wednesday, October 4. It will be offered weekly on Wednesday afternoons between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Participation is voluntary and does not require a fee.
 
Parents, Grandparents, Upper School students in Grades 11 and 12, and other members of the FA family who are interested in serving as Good News Club volunteers should click HERE to contact Aimee Brown for more information.

Interested volunteers are required to attend a volunteer training session on Monday, September 25. The training will take place in the Shuman Conference Room between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. All volunteers must participate in a training session in order to be eligible to be involved with the Good News Club program. Click HERE to register for the September 25 training session.
 
Click HERE for more information about the Good News Club and HERE to learn more about the Child Evangelism Fellowship organization.


August 25th FA Photo Albums



Click HERE for Freshman-Senior Retreat Album.



Click HERE for Sophomore Retreat Album.



Click HERE for Junior Retreat Album.


Click HERE for First Grade STEM Friday Album.


Upper School students participated in Retreat Day on Friday.  Freshmen and Seniors bonded at the Epworth Ropes Course, Sophomores participated in a community service project at Communities in Schools, and Juniors enjoyed a class kayak trip.

Each Friday, First Grade students complete a STEM activity around 12:35 p.m. The students just started their ocean unit, so they learned about oil spills and ocean life this past Friday. Small groups of students explored how to get oil out of the "ocean."  Click HERE for more information.

NOTE:  All photos can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the album link.


FA Photo of the Week




Siblings from the Class of 2018 + Class of 2021 at Retreat Day


Community Service Class Visits House of Hope




Students in the Middle School Community Service Exploratory Class visited the House of Hope in Brunswick last week.


When does the Student become the Teacher?


... At FA, in the Fifth Grade. Frederica Fifth Grade students conducted a tutorial session for Fourth Grade students last week on the procedures and protocols for raising and lowering the American Flag each morning and afternoon at the flag pole in front of the main Administration building. It is a longstanding tradition for Fourth Grade students to be responsible for this patriotic ritual.






Fourth Grade Buoyancy and Density Lesson


Fourth grade students learned about the scientific method by testing the buoyancy and density of Coke and Diet Coke last week.





Pre-K Weekly Mystery Reader Series




Last week, Pre-K kicked off its weekly Mystery Reader series. Mrs. Ackerman was the first surprise Mystery Reader guest. She read Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear, written by Bill Martin and illustrated by Eric Carle.


August-September Calendar

September 4
School Holiday - Observance of Labor Day

September 5 Upper School Assembly - David English (Glynn County Youth Aviation Day)

September 5 Lynn University Admission Representative at FA
Nash Academic Center at 1:00 PM

September 5 Senior College Night - Class of 2018!
Hamilton Hall at 6:00 PM

September 6 Yearbook Picture Day in Knights Reading Room (Grades PK-11)

September 7 Parent Association Meeting
Hamilton Hall at 8:00 AM

September 7 Low Country Independent School College Fair
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

September 8 FA Spirit Day!

September 8
Lower School Morning Meeting
Hamilton Hall at 8:10 a.m.

September 8 Vanderbilt University Admission Representative at FA
Nash Academic Center at 9:00 AM

September 8 Sewanee:  The University of the South Admission Representative at FA
Nash Academic Center at 10:30 AM

September 8 School-Wide Pep Rally in the Gym at 2:30 PM

September 8
Varsity Home Football Game vs. Valwood at 7:30 PM

September 9 ACT Exam at Glynn Academy

September 11 Upper School Head of School List + AP Scholars Recognition Assembly
Gym at 9:50 AM

September 12 Middle School Head of School List Assembly at 10:00 AM

September 12 Upper School Resume Building Workshop
College Counseling Center during lunch

September 12 Boy Scouts Visit Grades 1-5 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)

September 13 Q1 Progress Period Ends

September 14 Upper School College Application Workshop
College Counseling Center during lunch

September 15 Lower School Dot Day

September 15 Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall at 8:10 AM

September 15 U.S. Navy Recruiter in the Nash Academic Center during lunch

September 15
FREE Chess Club Orientation Session in the Shuman Conference Room
Pre-K + Kindergarten at 2:00 PM; Grades 1-5 at 3:00 PM (45-Minute sessions)

September 18-22
HOMECOMING WEEK (NOTE: Homecoming Dance is on Saturday, September 30)

September 18-22 Golden Isles Youth Orchestra String On Program (Fourth Grade)

September 19 Q1 Progress Reports Posted

September 19 Middle School Carpe Vitam Parent Night at 6:00 PM

September 22
Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall at 8:10 AM

September 22 Homecoming Football Game vs. Trinity Christian at 7:30 PM

September 25
Good News Club Volunteer Training Session
Shuman Conference Room (8:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

September 25 Yearbook Photos for School Clubs + School-Wide Bucket Shot

September 25
NCAA Eligibility Center Registration at Athletic Conference Room during lunch

September 26 Yearbook Make-Up Picture Day in the Knights Reading Room (8:00 AM - Noon)

September 26 Middle School Author Visit in the Terry Thomas Room at 10:00 AM
Guest Author:  Lauren Wolk - author of Wolf Hollow

September 26
FACULTY Flu Vaccine Clinic

September 27 College Application Workshop in the College Counseling Center during lunch

September 29 Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall at 8:10 AM

September 29 Wofford College Admission Representative at FA
Nash Academic Center during Upper School lunch

September 30 Homecoming Dance (Upper School Students)


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