No School on Monday!
A Message from the Head of School
The purpose of human life is to serve, to show
compassion and the will to help others.
Albert Schweitzer

Dear FA Families,

In our monthly-themed series celebrating the attributes of a graduate as identified by our faculty and staff, last month I wrote on honor. This morning I am choosing to write on compassion.

In its simplest definition, compassion is showing kindness and empathy to others. Saying an encouraging word to another, incorporating “thank you” into one’s daily routine, and helping someone with a task are all everyday examples of compassion that can be and are practiced by all of us. There are also Herculean displays of compassion surrounding and inspiring us as well, the most notable for me of late being related to the first responders and their stories of sacrifice and selflessness recently revisited on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and the thousands of front line healthcare workers answering the unending calls time and again to assist and often save the lives of those suffering during the pandemic. No gesture of compassion -- small or grand -- should go unrecognized or unappreciated; but like many important acts in life, with compassion, the reward is often inherent in the act itself.

At FA, we believe that although exhibiting kindness is a natural impulse in all of us and the expected behavior within our school community, drawing attention to character traits like compassion and empathy that we all prize and aspire to possess can only be a good thing.

This month is National Bullying Prevention Month for schools and an opportune time to influence our culture towards compassion. As a school-wide initiative, we are all participating in the “Compassionate It” movement. The mission of “Compassionate It” is to increase awareness, provide positive and productive solutions, and build strong character through active compassion so that our students of all age can navigate social dynamics in a healthy way both while at school as well as outside school.

Each student and faculty member received a wristband with different colors on each side to wear during the month of October. We start each day on one color. When we “compassionate it” (show kindness, empathy, or positivity), we flip the band over to the other side…and keep repeating all day long. Again, we all know that performing acts of kindness is more than flipping a wristband, but we believe that the band will raise awareness in this fundamental life habit and attitude.

To the development over time of an FA graduate, building a foundation based on honor and compassion seems like an ideal beginning. 


Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School
This Week at FA

Friday Night Varsity Football Game
Click HERE to Sign Up

School Holiday (Fall Break)

Monday (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Senior College Application Workshop
College Counseling Center

FA Gym Closed
(Floor Refinishing)

Tuesday @ 10:00 AM
Upper School Assembly
Corn Hall Steps + Sea Island Green

Tuesday @ 10:00 AM
Middle School Virtual Assembly

Class of 2022
Cap + Gown Order Deadline

Wednesday @ 8:15 AM
Noon Dismissal

Wednesday Morning
Freshman + Senior Retreat
Epworth Ropes Course
Noon Dismissal

Wednesday @ 2:30 PM
Homecoming Meeting
Shuman Conference Room

Wednesday @ 3:30 PM
Upper School Faculty Meeting
Hamilton Hall

Wednesday @ 5:00 PM
MS Volleyball @ Glynn Middle

Thursday Morning
Yearbook Headshot Retakes
Shuman Conference Room

Thursday @ 10:00 AM
Georgia Southern University
College Counseling Center

Thursday @ 1:05 PM
The University of Alabama
College Counseling Center

Thursday @ 3:20 PM
World Language + Culture Club
El Salvador
Mrs. Gallagher's Classroom (C-116)

Thursday @ 4:00 PM
Middle School Tennis
vs. St. Mary's Middle School
@ Camden County

Varsity Cross Country
@ Wayne County
Boys @ 4:30 PM
Girls @ 5:00 PM

Thursday @ 5:00 PM
Middle School Cross Country
@ College of Coastal Georgia

Friday (All Day)
Schoolwide Spirit Day

Friday @ 8:10 AM
Lower School Morning Meeting
Hamilton Hall (Gym Closed)

Friday @ 10:00 AM
Third Grade Field Trip

Friday @ 7:10 PM
Football Senior Night (6 Seniors)

Friday @ 7:30 PM
Varsity Football @ Home
vs. Bulloch Academy

Friday @ Football Game Halftime
Cheerleader Senior Night (14 Seniors)
Cross Country Senior Night (10 Seniors)
Charlotte Floyd Gore
Reading Endowment
At its recent annual Board Retreat, the Frederica Academy Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Charlotte Floyd Gore Reading Endowment.

In consultation with Mrs. Gore's son, Grady Floyd '95, school officials made the recommendation to the Board to use gifts donated to the FA Charlotte Floyd Gore Memorial Fund to establish a permanent endowment. Revenue generated from the endowment, as governed by the school's gift policy, will be used in perpetuity at the discretion of the First Grade teachers and Lower School Director to fund a Lower School Reading program each year.

For more than three decades, Charlotte Floyd Gore was a gateway for helping hundreds of Frederica Academy First Grade students develop a passion and acumen for reading, learning, and loving the important things in life. On February 25, 2021, Mrs. Gore died peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep. Mrs. Floyd, as she was known to her students prior to blissfully marrying "Mr. Jack" shortly before her retirement in 2017, was indeed a cherished member of the FA family.

Click here to learn more about Charlotte Floyd Gore's lasting legacy at Frederica Academy.
October Parent-Teacher Conferences
Frederica Academy parents are encouraged to take advantage of the parent-teacher conference opportunities offered on the evening of Thursday, October 21 (Middle and Upper School) and during the day on Friday, October 22 (All Divisions). School will not be in session for students on Friday, October 22.

First Quarter Report Cards will be posted on October 18; therefore, these conferences will be a chance to meet with each child's teachers and discuss each student's progress to date. It is also a moment to spend time with teachers to ask any questions about the curriculum in general, about issues specific to the challenges confronting your child, or to better understand if he or she is performing as hoped or expected.

We believe that attending your child's conference will be time well invested. Please use the divisional buttons below to schedule your conferences.

Should you have questions about these upcoming conferences, please contact the appropriate teacher or division director.
Knights Table Menu
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Parents, the Bento Box order form and lunch selections have changed. Please download the new form and return to your child's teacher on Monday morning. The Knights Table welcomes your feedback. Please click here to provide any suggestions.

We are also pleased to announce that you can now view the weekly menu in FACTS. It is available on the desktop, and we are working to activate it so that it can also be viewed on the FACTS app. Just click on Lunch Calendar to see the choices for the week. Again, we welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please click here to send your thoughts.
Parent Association News
Save the Date! 

Location: Frederica Academy Upper School Parking Lot
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 

Please join the Parent Association on Tuesday, October 26th, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for a family Halloween Trunk or Treat! 

We will have Trunk or Treating and pumpkin decorating for students in PK-5th Grade. Siblings invited. We encourage students in Grades 6-12 to get involved by volunteering at the event!

We would like to invite families to participate as a Trunk! Please sign up your vehicle to host a trunk to pass out treats. We are encouraging clubs, teams, groups and more to get involved and host a trunk together. Your trunk can be simple, silly, or spooky. We welcome all participation.

Please note all vehicles must be parked by 5:00 p.m. in the Upper School parking lot and be completely set up by 5:30 p.m. Once you are parked, you will not be able to move your vehicle until 7:00 p.m. when all children have left and the site is cleared. Reserve your spot now and sign up by clicking HERE.

We also need parent volunteers to ensure the event’s success and safety. An hour of your time will make a huge impact on our event. Please sign up HERE to get involved.
Flu Vaccine Clinic Huge Success!
The Health and Wellness Club and Nurse Pope partnered with the Glynn County Health Department to host a Flu Vaccine Clinic on campus last week for FA families and employees. In less than three hours, more than 170 people received a flu vaccine. Health Department officials reported that the clinic is the largest in Glynn County. Well done, Health and Wellness Club!
College Application Workshop
PSAT Exam (Grades 10-11)
Freshman-Senior Retreat
Yearbook Photo Retakes
Yearbook headshot retakes will take place in the Shuman Conference Room on Thursday starting at 8:30 a.m.

Students should return the original packet of photos if they want replacement photos printed.

Students who are having their photo taken for the first time this year should bring a completed order form and payment.

Please email Caleb Shorthouse for more information should you have questions.
Volunteers Needed
Lands' End Winter Uniform Sale
Congrats, Whitmarsh Tennant!
Whitmarsh Tennant, a member of the Class of 2023, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Whitmarsh began his scouting career in Cub Scouts, earning the Arrow of Light Award before crossing over into Boy Scout Troop 204. His Eagle Scout service project consisted of leading and coordinating the installation of a new welcome sign on Georgia’s remote Sapelo Island. This new sign replaced one that was destroyed by a hurricane. Whitmarsh's impressive sign includes local historic tabby artifacts.
Ninth Grade Health Class
Ninth Grade students enrolled in Coach Gabriel's Health Class this semester took Lifesaver CPR last week and earned their two year certification. Lifesaver CPR focuses on the steps of CPR outside of a hospital setting and is for non-medical people.

The students each completed the course, passed the exam, and performed a check-off with Nurse Pope. This is a great skill to add to any resume, and we are very proud of each of these freshmen.

Special appreciation to Coach Gabriel and Mr. Temple for incorporating this into the health curriculum.
MS Pink-Out Assembly
Middle School and Upper School Student Council leaders collaborated to design plans to activate the school's Pink Out promotion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Middle School hosted an assembly on Friday, which showcased students in their Pink Out attire. The Middle School Student Council raised $125, which will be donated to support breast cancer research.
S'more Reading!
Time for S'more Reading! Fifth and Sixth Grade students enjoyed making s'mores, reading from independent books, and playing reading Gimkit games on Friday. We are a community of readers. #middleschoolfun
Ancient Egypt Projects
Last week, Jill Smith's Seventh Grade History students learned about ancient Egypt. The students were challenged with a STEM activity involving this region of the world. One group investigated the structures of the pyramid, another explored the importance of Canopic jars, and a third group researched the mummification process using apples, salt, and baking soda. The was an incredible hands-on learning experience.
Morning Meeting Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders from the Lower School After-School Cheer Club performed at Morning Meeting on Friday. They were awesome!
Second Grade Stars
Last week's Second Grade Star Students were Grayson Melnyk and Mac Lavin. They did a wonderful job presenting their decorated All About Me Star posters and interviewing each other. 

Grayson invited Cannon Schlegel, who is a Sixth Grader at Frederica Academy to be his guest reader and Mac invited his Dad, Parker Lavin and his sister, Virginia, who is a Fifth Grader at Frederica Academy to be his guest readers. 

Grayson and Mac shined brightly this week as our Second Grade stars!
Kindergarten Compassion
As the FA Health and Wellness Club helps raise awareness for anti-bullying month, members have committed themselves to spreading the message to Lower School and Middle School and join in the "Compassion It" project. Seniors Ashton Frankel and Thomas Veal visited the Kindergarten classroom on Friday to read "The Story of Ferdinand" and to talk about being kind. The Kindergarten students enjoyed having the seniors visit, and Thomas and Ashton had a great time reading and chatting with the Kindergarteners!
Pre-K Mystery Reader
Sophomore Payton Topp, a member of the Upper School Health and Wellness Club, was the Pre-K Mystery Reader on Friday.
FA Fall Athletic Schedules
October Calendar
October 18
First Quarter Grades Posted

October 19
National Honor Society Assembly
Special MS + US Assembly Schedule

October 20
Worry Free Wednesday
Unity Day

October 21-22
Parent Association Recycled Uniform Sales

October 21
Second Grade Pirate Day

October 21 @ 9:00 AM
First Grade Field Trip
Pumpkin Patch + Petting Zoo

October 21
US Author Visit

October 21
Teacher + Staff Luncheon
Thank you, FA Parent Association!

October 21 (Evening Option)
MS + US Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 22
Parent-Teacher Conferences (PK-12)
No School for Students

October 23
ACT Exam

October 25-29
Homecoming Week

October 26 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
FA "Trunk or Treat"
Middle School Parking Lot
Sponsored by: Parent Association

October 28
GISA AAA Regional One-Act Play Festival

October 29
Varsity Football Homecoming Game
vs. Pinewood Christian
Homecoming Court @ Halftime

November 1
Lower School Storybook Character Day
Parade @ 8:00 AM
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