From the Principal's Desk

November 9, 2020

Hello Fabulous FWAFA Families -


I am happy to report that for the week of November 9, we are in Stage 2 - MITIGATION - Up to two confirmed cases(s) of COVID-19 at either TCA+A campus.


In Stage 2, MITIGATION, the following procedures are in place:


  • Person(s) in "close contact" of an individual with confirmed case of COVID-19 advised to self-quarantine. (No "close contact" was confirmed in this instance).
  • Affected area cleaned
  • Limited visitor access


A big thank you to everyone for embracing and adhering to the TCA+A Six Core Health Practices.


Our school is committed to providing a quality education for all students and to recognizing the essential role of parents and the value of their input. As we close out the second six weeks, I want to take a moment to address our At-Home Learning students and families to reinforce TCA+A administration's expectations which will dramatically increase the likelihood of success for students in the online environment.


Parents and Families - please partner with us to ensure the following expectations are met each day:


  • Students will attend ALL Zoom classes. If for some reason your student is experiencing technical difficulties at any point, please reach out to the teacher ahead of time to let them know.
  • Students will arrive on time and stay for the entire class meeting.
  • Students will be dressed appropriately and ready to learn with the appropriate books and materials.
  • Students will keep their cameras on during Zoom lessons so that the teacher can check for engagement, understanding, and participation.
  • Students will maintain a similar decorum as expected in a traditional classroom setting. For example, Zoom class time is not the time to bounce baby brother on the knee, pet the dog, or have hair combed by mom. You may laugh but these are all real-life examples.


If there is anything that we can do to help and support your At-Home Learner or ANY of our learners for that matter, please reach out to me. We all want to partner with you for your student's greatest achievement and learning.


Creatively yours,


Dr. Jackson

Student Council Wants Your Feedback!

Student Council works for our students. Please complete the following form link to let them know what's on your mind and what's important to you about our great school.


Student Council Input Form

Beautifying Our School: Cafeteria Mural Project

As a campus principal, I have witnessed the power of student agency in promoting student engagement and achievement. Student agency refers to learning through activities that are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests, and often self-initiated with appropriate guidance from teachers. To put it simply, student agency gives students voice and often, choice, in how they learn. With that philosophy in mind, I am happy to announce a special project that our Student Council and National Art Honor Society students have been working with me on for months - the Cafeteria Mural Project.


In a nutshell, the project will turn our four blue walls in the cafeteria into an art space that conveys the hard work, drive, and passion that our students have for their arts areas.


Our Student Council and National Art Honor Society invite all students to participate in generating ideas for a painted mural in our school cafeteria. The mural content will represent all of the arts at FWAFA. StuCo and NAHS are seeking more input following our latest StuCo Town Hall.


Complete the form link below to submit your ideas. We encourage you to submit a drawing or a piece of art, but if you don't, fill out the form so we have ideas for sketches. Deadline to submit your ideas is November 16 at 11:59pm.


Once ideas and submissions are received, a committe that includes teachers, TCA+A administration, parents, and students will work to refine the ideas into a final project. Painting by students will follow later this school year.


Mural Project Submission Form

Raising "Monster Money" for our Art Department

The Monster Art Show is our largest fund raiser for the Visual Art Department each year. Each of the accompanying high school students’ artworks are available for purchase for a minimum donation of $25 each for families who would like to own the original, one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, truly too cool artworks that go with the 3rd grade images. The monies raised each year from the sale of the high school monster artworks goes directly to the visual art department’s budget—for art supplies, art equipment, art field trips, and more!



**Please contact andrea.ervin@fwafa.org to purchase an artwork**


Deadline to Purchase Artwork:
Starting tomorrow, we will open the sales of the accompanying high school work to our high school families to purchase the pieces for their students.


Click here to view the online gallery.

Cafeteria and Lunch Procedures

The Cafeteria is now open for hot lunches. The menu is available on the FWAFA website. Prices are as follows:


Grades 3-6 - $3.00; Grades 7-12 - $3.50


To access your student's lunch account or to put money on the account, please use the following steps:


1. Before you begin, you will need your student’s lunch number which is a 4 digit number. It is NOT the school ID number. If you do not have this information, please contact our Child Nutrition Manager at cheryl.demeyere@fwafa.org


2. Go to the FWAFA website and click on Resources. Click on Cafeteria and then Lunch Account.


3. You will enter your student’s last name and the 4 digit lunch number.


4. Then click on Pre-Pay. It will take you to Rev-Trak where you can add money or setup a new account.


If you get an error on Rev-Trak, please contact Ms. DeMeyere at the email listed above.


You may also go to mymealmoney.com and enter Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts.


The balance on My Meal Money is the correct balance. The Rev-Trak balance is not correct for at least 48 hours.


Information from Rev-Trak is imported every morning, so it takes usually 24 hours to show in the cafeteria.


If anyone has a problem with the lunch account, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. DeMeyere at cheryl.demeyere@fwafa.org or 817 924-1482 x119.

Thankful Loaves Tradition Continues

A Message On Behalf of Our PTSO Staff Appreciation Committee


A tradition here at FWAFA is a little thing we call "Thankful Loaves." As a Thanksgiving Treat, we are offering to bake loaves of bread for our amazing staff. What better way to tell our teachers and staff how thankful we are for them, than by making homemade bread!

So, we need your help! Please sign up below to bake a loaf (or more) of bread to donate.
We need pumpkin and banana bread (Full Size Loaves).


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4da9ac23a4fd0-thankful


You can drop off your bread on WEDNESDAY November 18th by 8:00am in the FWAFA Conference Room.


Staff Appreciation truly appreciates your help!


Date: 11/18/2020 (Wed.)


Time: 8:00am CST

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G Bee! Dates Announced!

We are preparing to host the FWAFA Spelling Bee, and it has to look a good deal different than it ever has before. We want to do everything we can to keep your students safe as we encourage and celebrate their achievement.


The study materials have been posted to JupiterEd under the School Office tab. If you need help locating them, please feel free to contact our English department chair Mrs. Cook at leslie.cook@fwafa.org.


For students who have chosen in-person learning, English teachers will be conducting classroom bees on November 5th and/or 6th.


For students who have chosen at-home learning, we are asking that you complete the registration form attached and meet us at the school on Saturday, November 7th at 9:00 AM. We will conduct a written test in the cafeteria or in several classrooms to allow for social distancing.


If your student qualifies for the school spelling bee, they will compete first in an oral round in the auditorium against other qualifiers in their grade. This will allow us to social distance and make space for family members to attend and social distance. These dates are:


Monday, November 16th: 6th grade at 12:30 p.m.


Wednesday, November 18th: 3rd grade at 12:30 p.m. and 4th grade at 1:15 p.m.


Friday, November 20th: 7th grade at 10:30 a.m., 8th grade at 11:30 a.m., and 5th grade at 12:30 p.m.


Spelling Bee participants are allowed to invite up to 4 family members. Families are required to wear a mask at all times and follow all TCAA Back-To-School Health Guidelines.


Then there will be a second school bee round where the winners at each grade level will compete against one another. With only six students competing across grade levels, we will again be able to social distance and welcome families who would like to watch. Stay tuned for the announcement of that date.

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Thursday, November 12 - FWAFA Fashion Day for $5.00

Mark your calendar for FWAFA's first free fashion day for $5.00 of the school year. Bring your style and your $5.00 on Thursday, November 12. Cover everything that is covered by your school uniform and jeans without holes. Students can purchase their wristbands at the door on Thursday, November 12, from PTSO.
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Mark Your Calendar!

11/10 - First Day of 3rd Six Weeks


11/12 - Free Dress Day for $5.00 (PTSO Fundraiser)


11/13 - Report Card Distribution

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