Our Deepest Condolences
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 Thursday, February 25, Charlotte 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.

Mrs. Floyd's son, Grady, is a member of Frederica Academy's Class of 1995. He is married to Fiona Kehoe. They are both physicians and live with their daughters, Farah and Fallon, in Thomasville, Georgia.

Please use the buttons below to access Mrs. Floyd's obituary, a collection of photos, and a link to the online giving platform for the Charlotte Floyd Gore Memorial Fund. Charlotte's family has graciously asked friends and loved ones to consider making a donation to Frederica Academy in lieu of flowers. These funds will be used, in consultation with her family, to enrich the students and teachers on Happy Hall, a place she called home for 34 years.

We asked one of her favorite former students, Cate Seymour, to share in her words why Mrs. Floyd was such a memorable and extraordinary teacher. We refer to Cate in this context because Mrs. Floyd had an uncanny ability to make every one of her students feel special to the point that each one thought he or she was her favorite. Cate is a senior this year and will attend Washington and Lee University this fall.
A Student Tribute
It is with a heavy heart that I write about the passing of Mrs. Charlotte Floyd, a kind and wonderful teacher, mother, wife, grandmother, and friend to all whoever met her. I was fortunate to have Mrs. Floyd as one of my first grade teachers, and numerous others had her as well during her thirty-four-year career teaching at Frederica Academy. Charlotte Floyd was a special kind of teacher, someone who could find the hidden talents in her students. Someone who cared so deeply for her students being the best possible version of themselves. It’s what made her such a great individual.

Most of Mrs. Floyd’s students had either a slight suspicion or a firm belief that they were her favorite student. But the reality is Mrs. Floyd didn’t have a singular favorite student; she loved all of her students so much, none above the other. She made all her students feel valued and intelligent. The idea that so many students have the assumption they were her favorite illustrates how big Mrs. Floyd’s heart was. She connected us all. My uncle also had Mrs. Floyd when he attended Frederica Academy. Even though he was fifteen years older than me, we both had stories about Mrs. Floyd’s suitcase with stickers from all of her and her students' vacations, her teddy bear she had when she read stories, and many more. Her affection for her students and her acts of kindness were timeless and enduring.

It was in first grade that I read the book All About Dogs and Puppies and took my first AR test. This began my pleasure of reading, and I can confidently say that it was indeed Mrs. Charlotte Floyd who helped build the foundation of that enjoyment. Mrs. Floyd helped make my first grade year at Frederica a bright and happy one. But it wasn’t just my first grade year that she would greet me with a smile, or ask how I was doing. With each passing year, she would still remember my name and ask about me and my family. She remembered all of her students' names. Charlotte Floyd had a genuine soul that demonstrated unconditional love to all of her students, from the moment they stepped foot into her classroom.

I am forever grateful to have had the chance to have teachers in my life like Mrs. Floyd. It is one of the many things that makes Frederica Academy unique and special, and for that I am thankful. In so many ways, Mrs. Floyd personified the best of the Frederica Family. She was not only just a one-of-a-kind teacher, she was an amazing friend to those she met, including families like my own. She was a great and helpful colleague to those she worked with before and after her retirement. Mrs. Charlotte Floyd was a wonderful, beautiful woman who will be deeply missed in not only the Frederica community, but in all the countless lives she has touched along the Georgia coast and beyond.


Cate Seymour
Frederica Academy Class of 2021 
Re-Enrollment Deadline

Frederica Academy’s administration and staff are looking ahead and making plans for next school year. In preparation for the start of 2021-2022, please take time this weekend or Monday to complete your child's re-enrollment for next year in order to meet the March 1 deadline.

To complete the online re-enrollment process, you should access the Family Portal through your existing login. If you do not have a login, please follow the "Creating a Family Portal Login" Instructions.
This Week at FA
Varsity Cheer Banquet


Monday @ 9:00 AM
Varsity Golf at Jekyll
Frederica Invitational

Monday @ 10:00 AM
Upper School Advisory

Monday @ 3:20 PM
STEM Club Meeting
Mrs. Bradford's Classroom

Monday @ 4:00 PM
Middle School Faculty Meeting
Hamilton Hall

Tuesday @ 10:00 AM
Middle School Assembly

Tuesday @ 1:00 PM
FCA Leaders Meeting
Mrs. Graham's Classroom

Tuesday @ 1:00 PM
US Cultural Awareness Club
College Counseling Center

Tuesday @ 3:45 PM
Yoga Club
Terry Thomas Room

Wednesday @ 10:00 AM
US Virtual Assembly

Wednesday @ 1:00 PM
University of Georgia - Tifton
Virtual Visit
College Counseling Center

Wednesday @ 3:30 PM
All-School Faculty Meeting
FA Gymnasium

Thursday @ 1:00 PM
US Student Council Meeting
Mr. Jobe's Classroom

Thursday @ 2:00 PM
Varsity Golf @ Forest Heights
vs. Bulloch Academy

Thursday @ 3:00 PM
Varsity Tennis @ Retreat
vs. St. Andrew's

Thursday @ 3:30 PM
US Model UN Club
Mrs. Bradford's Classroom

Thursday @ 4:30 PM
Varsity Track (Distance Runners)
Brunswick High School

Friday - All Day
MS Model UN

Friday @ 8:30 AM
Third Grade Field Trip
Oatland Island, Savannah

Friday @ 1:00 PM
US Tall Ship Sailing Trip MEETING
Sea Island Green Tent

Friday @ 2:00 PM
MS + US Outdoor Concert
Magnolia Manor

Friday @ 5:00 PM
Varsity GIRLS Soccer @ Home
vs. Robert Toombs

Saturday - All Day
Varsity Golf @ Jekyll
Johnny Paulk Invitational
Knights Table News
Attention, Middle School and Upper School Students!

The Knights Table is pleased to announce that it is adding a third pizza topping option (in addition to cheese and pepperoni) on Fridays. The Knights Table Team wants to know your favorite pizza topping! Please use the buttons below to review the Mellow Mushroom options and to submit your suggestions via email. Thank you!  
Visiting Artist Week a Success!
Many thanks to all who made the Ellen E. Fleming Visiting Artist Week such a success. Painters and artists Kevin and Britney Bongang enriched our school by sharing their talents with students and teachers across all divisions.

The final artwork culminates in five panels representing the values that Miss Fleming held dear: Equity, Justice, Tolerance, Acceptance, and Friendship. Later this spring, the panels will be installed on the north outer wall of the Been Library.

Special thanks to the members of the Ellen E. Fleming Visiting Artist Committee: Tess Nielsen, Laura Edenfield, Jordan Taylor, Phoebe Rolland, Mandy Etheredge, Ashley Zimmermann, Danielle DiCenzo, Maria Gallagher, and Jody Bradford.

We appreciate the FA Parent Association for providing refreshments during the week: Martha Eckert, Meredith Flagstad, Megan Helms, and Jenn Hagfors.
Parent-Teacher Conferences (K-12)
  • School will not be in session on Friday, March 12.

  • Childcare will be available for Lower School parents during their parent-teacher conferences.

  • KiX will not be offered on Friday, March 12.
US Sailing Adventure
Upper School students who are interested in joining Mrs. Nevins and Mr. Riggs for a day aboard the Tall Ship Lynx should sign up on the door of the College Counselor Center. Space is limited.
8th Grade Parent Session
All Eighth Grade parents should have received a Paperless Post invitation earlier this month to attend a session on Thursday, March 18, at 8:15 a.m., which is an introduction to Frederica Academy's Upper School.

Please use the online invitation to RSVP.

For more information, please click here to email Laura Nevins.
Lower School Field Day
FA Junior-Senior Prom
FA Campus Blood Drive
Sea Island Summer Jobs
World Language + Cultures Club
During last week's Upper School World Language and Cultures Club meeting, David Garcia discussed the social, political, and economic problems that exist in Venezuela. David shared poignant stories based on his extended family's personal experiences.

The World Language and Cultures Club will hold a used clothing and toy drive in March to collect goods for the children in his aunt's town in Venezuela. Please stay tuned for more information.
Middle School Science Bowl
Frederica Academy's Sixth Grade Science Bowl Team, pictured above, advanced to the Round of Eight in this year's first-ever, online State Middle School Science Bowl Tournament. They were competing against sixth grade, seventh grade, and eighth grade students from all over Georgia and fell just short of making it to the Final Four. Congratulations, Sixth Grade FA Knights!

We also congratulate the following Middle School students who advanced last week in order to compete in this weekend's Round of Sixteen: Noah Falken, Kate Head, Amelia McGlaughlin, Mahir Patel, Audrey Shingler, Elizabeth Temple, and Emily Wyrick.
Middle School Spanish
Last week, Middle School Spanish students read about two hunters named Jon and Peter. While in the woods, they come across not one but two angry bears when the story ends on a cliffhanger. Students were charged with writing an original ending to the story before acting it out in front of their classmates. Students used new vocabulary and enjoyed role playing and acting out their skits. 
Fourth Grade Garden Project
Fourth Grade students had a wonderful time playing in the dirt last week! Actually, they worked hard weeding and planting in the school garden, but it felt like play. Jenn Hagfors, one of FA's new moms (her two sons enrolled in January) bought the seeds and orchestrated the planting. In a couple of months, the students can expect soy and pole beans, Japanese pumpkins, potatoes, flowers, and atomic red and Chablis yellow carrots. They can’t wait!
Third Grade Jigsaw Discussion
Last week, Third Grade students participated in a Jigsaw discussion to consider central ideas in Grandfather's Journey.
Second Grade Garden Project
Second Grade students also had a wonderful time clearing and planting in the school garden on Friday afternoon. A special thanks to Jenn Hagfors for leading our students in this project! The students are excited to watch their lettuce, purple carrots, cucumbers, and honey bee mix grow!
Tinker Time After-School Club
Lower School students enjoy building and creating with each other in the Tinker Time after-school club!
March + April Events

March 7 @ 1:30 PM
Alumni vs. Varsity Golf Match
Brunswick Country Club

March 10 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
FA Employee
First COVID-19 Vaccination

March 11
Q3 Grades Posted

March 11
Fifth Grade Musical
+ Cast Party

March 12
Parent-Teacher Conferences (K-12)
No School for ALL Students.
Childcare available for LS parents.
KiX will not be available on March 12.

March 12
US Lynx Tall Ship Adventure
Sign Up with Mrs. Nevins

March 13
SAT Exam @ FA

March 14 @ 3:00 PM
Coastal Symphony
FA Sea Island Green

March 17 @ 8:15 AM
FA Parent Association Meeting
Hamilton Hall

March 18 @ 8:15 AM
Parent's Guide to Upper School
FA Eighth Grade Parents
Terry Thomas Room
Ralston Fine Arts Center

March 18
Teacher + Staff Luncheon
Thanks, FA Parent Association!

March 19
Division Field Days
MS + US Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
LS Dismissal @ Noon
KiX will not be available on March 19.

March 21-23
SAIS Re-Accreditation Team
Campus Visit

March 22-26
Science Fair

March 25
Rotary Student of the Month

March 25 @ 1:30 PM
Eighth Grade Move-Up Session
Introduction to Upper School
Terry Thomas Room

March 26
Fourth Grade
Lynx Tall Ship Field Trip

March 25-27
MS + US Musical
Hamilton Hall

April 2
Good Friday - No School

April 5-9
Spring Break

April 13 @ 8:00 AM
Second Grade Dad Breakfast
Sea Island Green Tent

April 13
Junior Class Meeting
Sea Island Green Tent

April 14
Auburn University Virtual Visit
College Counseling Center

April 14 @ 3:30 PM
All-School Faculty Meeting
FA Gymnasium

April 15 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
FA Employee
Second COVID-19 Vaccination

April 15
Rotary Student of the Month

April 17
ACT Exam at FA

April 17
FA Junior-Senior Prom

April 19
Q4 Progress Reports Posted

April 20
Varsity Region Tennis Tournament
Coastal College of Georgia

April 20
Arts Alumni Hall of Fame
Senior Showcase
Tri-M Presentations

April 21
Varsity Region Track Meet
@ Bulloch in Statesboro

April 22
FA Parent Association
Teacher "Grab + Go" Breakfast
Gym Lobby

April 26
Varsity State Tennis
Individual Tournament in Macon

April 26
Varsity State Golf Tournament
Brunswick Country Club

April 28
Senior College T-Shirt Day
Senior Honors Virtual Ceremony

April 28 @ 5:00 PM
PPE Night (Grades 4-11)
Gym Lobby

April 29-30; May 1
Varsity State Track Meet
@ Bulloch

April 30
Red Cross Blood Drive
FA Gymnasium

May 1 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Derby Day
Sea Island Retreat Clubhouse
Spring Athletic Schedules
2021 Summer Programs
US Summer Opportunities
Derby Day 2021
FA Social Media
FA Quick Links