Head of School Message
“Success is best when it is shared.”
Howard Schultz
Dear FA Families,

This last 2021-2022 weekly email message is dedicated to all FA parents and the partnership that you have forged with the faculty over time. The faculty and staff all got together at Halyards today for our traditional end-of-year luncheon, and I had a chance to thank them and celebrate with them the accomplishments of the year. Having saluted students in my last Sunday message and their campus adult mentors earlier today, I am now turning my attention and my gratitude to our school parents.

Schools succeed or fail in large part because of the quality of the partnership between teachers and parents. As parents, you know your children extremely well in the context of all the shared time and experiences that you have invested in helping them grow up. Our teachers know your children very well in the specific context of school and those school-related group dynamics. When both parties work together, offering observations and listening to the other’s perspective, a sturdy support network is built that encourages optimal development for your kids. It is that simple on one level. Recognizing that we are in this enterprise of raising children together allows us to focus all of our energies on the children. I have been impressed since I first began working here with how FA parents understand and appreciate that our teachers are doing their very best in advocacy for your children. Thank you all for giving the benefit of the doubt to teachers and working alongside them constructively to help your kids.

Secondly, thank you for your generous support of the school in whatever capacity you are able to contribute. It takes time, energy, creativity, hard work, and resources from the parent body to allow a school like FA to flourish. Chipping in with some fashion or form of sacrifice or service synergistically interconnects us all together, and I am very thankful to all of you parents at school for finding value-added niches to contribute to the positive culture of the school.

Finally, nice matters. Coming to campus every day, both the faculty and I are aware that we work for you and your family and that helping you to raise your children is incredibly important work. The fact that you are always respectful and appreciative of our efforts and gestures … never taking us or our work for granted…makes coming to our jobs so much more rewarding and fulfilling. Thank you for being consistently responsive, upbeat, and supportive in your interactions with the teachers, coaches, and staff.

All my best to you for a relaxing and rejuvenating summer with your family and friends. The shared success of all of us this year resulted in an enjoyable and productive school year for your children; that, in the end, matters most of all.

Respectfully,

Scott L. Hutchinson
Head of School
Eighth Grade Graduation
Middle School Teacher Awards
Grades 5-7
Lower School Closing Ceremony
Summer Reading (Grades 1-12)
Summer reading is an important part of the curriculum at Frederica Academy. It provides a common ground on which to stand at the beginning of the school year and keeps young minds active and engaged during the summer.

Please click on the button above to access the Summer Reading assignment tabs for each division, which are posted on the school's website.

We encourage FA students to read beyond the required books. As Dr. Seuss famously wrote: "The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Summer is the perfect time to slow down with a good book.

ATTENTION RISING FIFTH + SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS:
Varsha Bajaj, author of Count Me In (this year's common read for 5th and 6th grades), will host a virtual chat on Friday, July 29, at 3:00 p.m. Read her book, grab a snack, and join her for this great live opportunity to speak with the author! Click here to register.
FA Summer Office Hours
Starting Tuesday, May 31, Frederica Academy's Front Office in the Administration Building will be open throughout the summer between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. with the exception of Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4, when it will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Chromebook Reminder
The school is offering a buy-back program for your used Chromebook. If your Chromebook powers up and has no screen damage, you will receive a $40 credit to your school account. Please turn this into the school's front office by Tuesday, May 31.
 
Please email Dan Redanz at chromebooks@fredericaacademy.org or see him in the Been Library if you have any questions or issues.
Lands' End Uniform Sale
Community Service
Summer Opportunities
Looking for a way to get engaged and serve in our community this summer? Click on the button below to check out several local organizations in need of assistance, and find one to help this summer. Remember to keep a record of the hours you log!
Class of 2024 Reminder
Before starting the 2022-2023 school year, all students entering or transferring into 11th grade will need a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday. The Glynn County Health Department requires Nurse Pope to provide a list of students who fail to provide confirmation of their vaccination.

Please contact Nurse Pope should you have questions or want more information.
Congrats, FA Hoop Knights!
Congratulations to Coach Nash for being selected The News' 2022 Coastal Georgia All-Area Boys Basketball Coach of the Year.

William Jobe was selected as a member of The News' Coastal Georgia All-Area Boys First Team, and Vic Riden earned Honorable Mention accolades.

Please make sure to get the Friday and Saturday editions of The Brunswick News to read about the spring sports awards.
William Jobe
The News' Coastal Georgia
All-Area Boys Team
First Team
Vic Riden
The News' Coastal Georgia
All-Area Boys Team
Honorable Mention
FA Summer Thespians
Case Harrison
Class of 2023
Island Players
Casino Theater
July 13-24
Amauri Mountain
Class of 2023
Brunswick Actors' Theatre
SoGlo Gallery
June 11-26
Lea Maye Smith
Class of 2025
Penguin Project
Ritz Theatre
June 16-19
Please make plans to watch three of our outstanding Upper School Thespians perform in local community theater productions this summer!
Brunswick News Grad Section
Today's Brunswick News includes a special Class of 2022 Graduation section honoring all of Glynn County's graduating seniors. It features advice from Adam Elsharkawi, Frederica Academy's Valedictorian as well as senior updates from Roy Boyd, Hannah Dunlap, and Kate Walbridge.
Roy Boyd
Hannah Dunlap
Kate Walbridge
MS Storytime Project
Check out the FA YouTube channel this summer! This year's Fifth and Sixth Grade students worked hard on a literature project called Storytime. When learning how authors use sentence variety to create rhythm and life in their stories, these students used picture books as mentor texts. They also applied varied sentence structures and lengths when composing their following essay. Videos were made of the students reading their picture books. The intention was to create a playlist of videos for our youngest Knights to enjoy on YouTube. On a rainy summer afternoon, or even if a Lower School Knight must stay home sick during the 2022-2023 school year, the FA YouTube channel will make Storytime available all the time. Enjoy! 
LS Reading Record
Lower School students in Grades 1-4 read nearly 30,000,000 words during the 2021-2022 school year! Well done, FA Knight Readers!

Lower School parents, please be on the lookout for a communication from Mrs. Pruitt next week that will outline more details regarding our AR and STAR assessments and why promoting and tracking these efforts are so important.
LS Talent Show
LS Hot Dog Picnic
Third Grade EOY Field Trip
Third Grade students ventured to iFLY in Jacksonville for their end-of-the-year field trip on Monday. The students learned about how their knowledge of gravity related to force and motion. The best part was they got to experience it firsthand as they went indoor skydiving. It was a blast!
Kindergarten EOY Carnival
Kindergarten's End-of-Year Carnival was a blast! Everyone had a great time celebrating a wonderful and successful year! Mrs. Manor and Mrs. Thornton '07 extend a huge thank you to the Kindergarten parents for making this special event possible.
Pre-K EOY Party
2022-2023 School Calendar
2022 FA Summer Programs
2022-2023 School Uniforms
Given supply chain and embroidery delays, Frederica Academy encourages FA families to order uniforms now for the 2022-2023 school year. Uniforms will be required for all students in Grades PK-11.
FA Social Media