A Message from Miss Fleming


Dear Frederica Family,

Welcome back!

We are pleased to be safe and sound in our own homes. It has been a real adventure that helped us realize how much we have to be grateful for in the midst of the confusion. The fact that our school community evacuated and can reunite tomorrow morning without serious injury to soul, self, or school is a blessing.

Please join us on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. as we briefly gather in the gym to reflect on what is truly important and how thankful we are to be a part of such a loving family. The Reverend David Yarborough will join us to share some inspiring words with us.

Sincerely,


Ellen E. Fleming
Interim Head of School


This Week at Frederica Academy



ALL WEEK
Lunch Menu Click HERE to view cafeteria lunch menu (Grades 1-12).
Click HERE to view cafeteria lunch menu (Grades PK + K)

ALL WEEK
Music Class
Tuesday
10:00 AM School-Wide Assembly in the Gym
Speaker:  Reverend David Yarborough

Wednesday
ALL DAY Q1 Progress Period Ends

Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Faculty + Staff HOS Listening Session in Hamilton Hall

Thursday
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Parent HOS Listening Session in Hamilton Hall

Thursday
7:00 PM Middle School and Varsity Swimming Meeting in the Athletic Conference Room (Gym); Interested Parents + Students should attend

Friday
ALL DAY School-Wide FA Spirit Day

Friday
8:00 AM Fathers, Faith, and Frederica in the Athletic Conference Room
Special Guest Speaker:  Coach Brandon Derrick

Friday 8:10 AM Lower School Morning Meeting

Friday 7:30 PM Home Varsity Football Game - SENIOR NIGHT
The Booster Club needs parent volunteers. Please click HERE to sign up if you are available to help.  Go Knights!



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.
  • Monday, October 9 - School will be in session on Columbus Day.
  • 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.

We've made some additional calendar adjustments to optimize classroom learning and student assessments. For example:

  • Thursday, October 19 - We will offer evening sign-ups for Middle School and Upper School parents as an alternative option to parent-teacher conferences taking place on Friday, October 20.
  • Friday, October 20 - Lower School and Middle School students will not attend school on Friday, October 20, in order for teachers to participate in parent-teacher conferences. Upper School students will be in session until noon on Friday, October 20. Students in Grades 9-11 will take the Pre-ACT and students in Grade 12 will attend the Senior Health Seminar.


Middle School Carpe Vitam Parent Meeting

The Middle School Carpe Vitam Parent Night Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, will now take place on Thursday, September 28, at 6:00 p.m. and will start in Hamilton Hall before dividing into grade discussions.


Chris Smith's Saturday Night Performance



Chris Smith joined Frederica Academy in August as the Fine Arts Director. He will lead the Middle School and Upper School music and theater programs.

Mr. Smith will be performing at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick on Saturday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m.

Click HERE to learn more about Mr. Smith's impressive career as a concert pianist and HERE for information regarding how to purchase tickets to his performance on Saturday night.



Lower School Fall After-School Programs


In addition to the Sea Island FA Junior Golf Program on Monday afternoons and the Lower School Good News Club on Wednesday afternoons, the following after-school programs are now being offered:



Click HERE to view the master schedule.

Click HERE to email Kaitlyn Cenicola should you have questions or want more information.



KGIB School Recycling Challenge








Frederica Academy is participating in the Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB) School Recycling Challenge. Collection boxes will be available on campus for the following items:
  • Cereal Bags
  • Writing Items (Pens, Markers, Highlighters, etc.)
  • Oral Care Products
Last year, Frederica Academy participated in the challenge and won Third Place. Our prize was a Recycling Container.



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.



Savannah Independent School College Fair



Frederica Academy Upper School students attended the Savannah Independent School College Fair just prior to evacuating in advance of Hurricane Irma.





 
Fall Chess Tournaments at Frederica Academy


Saturday, October 21, 2017 (NEW DATE)
Saturday, November 18, 2017
 
Online Pre-Registration : www.chessregister.com
Online Pre-Registration Fee:  $18 per player

Day of Tournament Registration ( 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM)
Day of Tournament Registration Fee:  $20 per player

 
10:00 a.m. -  Round  1 Begins
If players arrive after 9:30 a.m., they may still enter the tournament, but will have to sit out during Round 1.
 
Section 1:  Primary (Kindergarten - Grade 3)
Section 2:  Elementary (Grades 4-5)
Section 3:  Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Section 4:  High School (Grades 9-12)
 
Sections 1-3 will be Game in 30 minutes, with 5 Rounds.
Section 4 will be Game in 45 minutes, with 4  Rounds .
 
Please visit www.grayknight.net for additional details, and pre-registration instructions.
 
Questions or concerns regarding the tournament?
Please email Donny Gray (donny@grayknight.net) or call 706-589-8131.


 
Community Volunteer Opportunities

The Saint Simons Food and Spirits Festival (October 4-8) and the Taste of the Golden Isles (November 17) are looking for adult volunteers to help with their upcoming community events. Click HERE for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

FA students who are interested in volunteering should click HERE to email Kelly Smith for more information.



America's Second Harvest Volunteers Needed!

Please click HERE to email Kalista Morton if you are interested in helping at America's Second Harvest on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.




September Calendar

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 25
Faculty + Staff Head of School Search Listening Session
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center)

September 25 Parent Head of School Search Listening Session
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM in the Terry Thomas Room (Arts Center)

September 25
Q1 Progress Reports Posted (Evening)

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 26
University of West Georgia Admission Representative at FA
Nash Academic Center during Upper School lunch

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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2017-2018 FA Master School Calendar

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