Jingle Bell Celebration

The Jingle Bell Celebration will be the evening of Thursday, December 1, and will feature musical performances from Grades 1-4. Photos with Santa are open to all members of the FA community. Following the event, photos will be shared on the school's Flickr site and be available to download for free.

Students in Grades 1-4 should report to their respective classrooms by 5:45 p.m.

Lower School Student Attire:

  • Girls – please wear a dress or skirt; holiday themed is acceptable
  • Boys – please wear dress pants with a button-down shirt; holiday themed is acceptable

Lower School Holiday Activities

Check the pictorial schedule below for dress-up day themes for Friday, December 9 - Thursday, December 15!

Thursday, December 1

Jingle Bell Celebration

Friday, December 2 @ 8:15 AM

Morning Meeting

Hamilton Hall

Thursday, December 8 @ 8:30 AM

Pre-K Holiday Program

Hamilton Hall

Friday, December 9 @ 8:15 AM

Morning Meeting

Hamilton Hall

Friday, December 9

Third Grade Holidays Around the World (Day 1)

Third Grade Classrooms

Friday, December 9

First Grade Jekyll Island Field Trip

Wear Green Uniform Shirt

Monday, December 12

Third Grade Holidays Around the World (Day 2)

Third Grade Classrooms

Tuesday, December 13

Third Grade Holidays Around the World (Day 3)

Third Grade Classrooms

Wednesday, December 14

Kindergarten Christmas Activity Day

Sign Up Genius Coming Soon!

Wednesday, December 14 @ 10:00 AM

Third + Fourth Grade Field Trip

Ritz Theatre (Downtown Brunswick)

Wednesday, December 14 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM

First Grade Gingerbread House Party 

Sign Up Genius Coming Soon!

Wednesday, December 14 (After Field Trip)

Third Grade Holidays Around the World (Day 4)

Third Grade Classrooms

Thursday, December 15 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Third Grade Christmas Breakfast

Third Grade Classrooms

Thursday, December 15

Fourth Grade Christmas Breakfast

December 15 @ 10:00 AM

Lower School Giving Tree Ceremony

Hamilton Hall

Every year Frederica Families get together to celebrate the season by purchasing gifts for children helped by local service organizations. Enlisting your children to help you shop for these items is a wonderful way to share the lessons of compassion and generosity.

Pre-K will support Coastal Coalition for Children (ages 0-5)

The items requested include: toys (Play-Doh, shape sorters, chunky cars/ trucks, wood puzzles, blocks, etc), books, and art supplies.

K - 1st will support Glynn Community Crisis Center (ages 0-18)

The items requested include: socks- all sizes/ boys and girls, t-shirts (boys and girls, s – xl), boxer briefs (boys all sizes), bras/camis (s-xl). 


2nd - 3rd will support Boys and Girls Club (ages 5-12)

The items requested include: pencils, crayons, markers, construction paper, colored pencils, and kid scissors.

4th will support Safe Harbor Children’s Center (ages 5-18)

The items requested include: new underwear and socks (all ages/sizes/genders), deodorant, new fleece throw blankets, stuffed animals, gift cards (Target, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Dicks, Bed Bath and Beyond, or Ross).

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support. Gifts should be sent in unsealed gift bags with tags that identify the organization that is being supported. Please have gifts to your child’s teacher before December 15. Thank you for sharing your blessings this holiday season.

 MS Exam Information

Details on Middle School scheduling and exams for the week of December 12-16 were shared on Thursday. Please click HERE to review the communication from Mr. Nelson.

MS December Holiday Activities

MS Holiday Service Project

The Middle School Student Council is partnering with Safe Harbor, a local non-profit, to lead the Middle School in a service learning project this Holiday season. Safe Harbor's mission is to provide services that promote security and stability for at-risk families, children, and individuals.


Each Middle School advisory group will be assigned two local youths who have holiday wish lists. The Middle School will conduct a cash donation drive for the entire FA community. The money raised will be distributed equally among the advisory groups. Students will then take a field trip during school to shop for their newly adopted friends. The Seventh and Eighth Grades will go to Target on Monday, December 5, during their Directed Study class, while the Fifth and Sixth Grades will go to Target on Tuesday, December 6, during their elective class.


The donation drive started on Monday, November 14. We have donation boxes set up in both Benefield and Fleming Halls. Any amount you feel comfortable giving will be incredibly helpful and will go a long way towards helping local students.


Our hope is that our students learn to empathize with those who are less fortunate and that they learn that their collective efforts can make a huge difference in our community.

US Exam Schedules

Upper School Holiday

Celebrations + Noteworthy Dates

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - Monday, December 12, 2022 

“Exam Review Days”

Students will be reviewing for their semester exams in class.  New course material will not be presented during this time. 

Friday, December 9, 2022

“No Phone Friday”

In an effort to focus on exam preparation and to fully embrace the end of semester festivities, Upper School students will be asked to turn in their cell phones upon arrival in the morning.

Friday, December 9, 2022

“US Holiday Door Decorating Contest”

Upper School students will have two weeks to decorate their advisor’s classroom door in a holiday movie theme of their choice.  The winning advisory will receive a special breakfast on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Friday, December 9, 2022

“US Movie Night”

Upper School students are invited to attend a screening of Elf on the Windolf-Johnston Performance Plaza.  Students should bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.  The Parent Association will be providing hot chocolate and cookies!

Monday, December 12, 2022

“US Locker Clean-out Day”

Upper School students should remove perishable and personal items from their locker.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Science Exam

9:00-11:00 AM

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Math Exam

9:00-11:00 AM

Thursday, December 15, 2022

World Language Exam

9:00-11:00 AM

The FA Health and Wellness Club will be adopting a family again for Christmas this year! The family that we have adopted has a nine-year-old boy, a precious seven-year-old boy with a few serious health issues, and their very hard-working mother. Here are our plans:


Sunday afternoon, November 27, we will decorate the family's house for Christmas! 


Sunday, December 4, a group will take older son to Pinball Palace or Brunswick Adventures for a fun afternoon, another group will be with Nurse Pope and the younger son for some fun activities with him, and the mom will be pampered with a “mani/pedi!”


The seven year old has a condition called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. This is a severe form of epilepsy, which causes multiple types of seizures daily, sometimes up to one hundred a day. Because of the severity of this condition, his bedroom has to be properly set up to prevent injuries from falls. This is an ongoing process as he grows. His floor and windowsills must be padded and he has to have all shelves up extremely high. We have been in contact with his mother and are planning a day to work around the house to update anything that she might need done.


Last year, individual families sponsored a child in the family we selected and bought the gifts for that child. We are hoping to have a great response again this year! Here are the wish lists!


Nine-Year-Old Boy: shirts - size 10; pants - size 8; socks - size 8-9.5; pajamas - size 8-10; and jacket - size 10. Wish List: a lemon slicer; a chess set (a few of our members have volunteered to give him chess lessons); anything MindCraft; loves football and the Georgia Bulldogs; electric toothbrush; and anything Treasure X.


Seven-Year-Old Boy: shirts - size 8; pants - size 7; socks - size 8-9.5; pajamas - size 8; and jacket - size 8. Please note that he needs a special type of shoes to accommodate leg braces. The price of these shoes run about fifty dollars. Nurse Pope has more information. Wish List: He loves the Wiggles; soft toys - anything multisensory; touch and feel books; small musical instruments - he loves music; and Aveeno Daily Wash and Shampoo.


Mom: only request is an electronic deadbolt with push code for the front door.


Family Wish List: an artificial Christmas tree; Christmas decorations; Publix gift card; big, fluffy towels; and Chick-fil-A gift card.


The FA Health and Wellness Club now has its own Venmo account! If you would like to donate money for this worthwhile holiday project, it is so very easy!  


Venmo: @knights_wellness


For questions, please contact Nurse Pope or Mr. Riggs.


Eliana McMahon

FA Health and Wellness Club Secretary


Briley Johnson

FA Health and Wellness Treasurer

FA Parents Night Out

Email Nurse Pope for More Information