From the Principal's Desk

October 3, 2022

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Greetings FWAFA Family,

Hope your week is off to a great start! Looking forward to seeing all of our 3rd grade and high school art students this week at the Monster Art Show and 3rd/4th Grade Theatre Performances and at the elementary Fall Fair Doo-Dah on Thursday after school. It is hosted by the Sophomore class and sounds like they have a lot of fun activities planned.

Please look for teachers sending out their Sign-Up Genius link to sign up for a parent conference this Thursday after early dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

Have a magnificently Magical Week!

Creatively yours,

Dr. Jackson

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October 6 - Elementary Fall Fair Doo-Dah

On October 6th, the sophomore class is having a Fall Fair themed Doo-Dah for 3rd-6th grade. The fun begins at dismissal on Thursday and goes until 3:15 p.m. We will dance, play games, and have face painting for the first half of the Doo-Dah, and then we will watch a movie for the last hour and a half.

There will be a $20 fee to attend. Fee includes two slices of pizza and a water bottle. There will be more pizza, snacks, and drinks for sale. $10 extra should be more than sufficient for extra items.

You can bring $20 to your homeroom teacher or pay online. The permission slip was emailed through Jupiter Ed.

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Monsteriffic: Monster Art Show & Theatre Performance

Sponsored by FWAFA National Art Honor Society

Oct 5 | 5PM

The Monster Art Show is a FWAFA Favorite. This annual tradition connects our youngest artists to our high school students in a collaborative effort to raise money for the FWAFA Art department.

Third grade students spend time designing and creating a monster straight from their imagination. High school students then take that creation and bring it to life with their phenomenal artistic skills. Monster artwork can range in medium, anywhere from paintings to digital renditions, to glass sculpture, to crochet.

Third grade parents will have the opportunity to purchase their child's monster to take home. There will also be additional monsters to purchase and some fun trinkets for anyone to purchase. All proceeds will go to the Visual Arts Program, benefitting our budding artists.

Theatre Performance:

"Calling All the Monsters or You're Going to be in Big Trouble!"

Starting at 6:30 p.m. in the FWAFA auditorium, "Monsteriffic" is a combined performance for our 3rd & 4th grade Theatre students. "Monsteriffic" will showcase poems and stories by our 3rd grade students, group scenes by our 4th grade students, and a combined performance with both grades. This should be a scary good time!

Event is FREE and appropriate for all ages.

RSVP Here:

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Goosebumps: FWAFA Combined Choirs Fall Concert

Buy Tickets:

Calling all foolish mortals: join the FWAFA Choral Department and special guests from FWAFA Dance for a spooktacular concert celebrating all things October!

Come celebrate the season with TBC as they take you through the incantations of the Wayward Sisters or ride along with CCT as they conjure up the sights and sounds of the Great Hall at Hogwarts. Maybe you'll even travel on the back of an Alebrije to cross the Marigold Bridge with SGT and FWAFA Dance as they explore the culture and beauty of Dia de Los Muertos!

Dress up in your favorite costume, get on your broomstick, and fly in to see "Goosebumps" on Friday, October 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Birchman Baptist Church. There will even be a few sweet treats for the ghouls and ghosts who show their spooky spirit!

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PTSO Membership Drive - Pizza Party!

Drum roll please.... 3rd graders are the winners of the PTSO Membership Drive. Congratulations! More details about the pizza party coming soon. Way to go!

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders!

We are moving and grooving along into this school year. The safety of our students and teachers is top priority! We’d like to offer some reminders about arrival and dismissal procedures.

Drivers should NOT use electronic devices while dropping off or picking up children. Cell-phones and other devices create an unsafe situation. Drivers should drive the posted speed limit on Hulen Street and decrease speed as they enter the FWAFA parking lot.


· Students may arrive at 7:20 a.m.
· Students will not be admitted to the building prior to this time, unless part of a morning tutorial with one of their grade level teachers.
· Students must stay in their vehicle until they have been admitted into the building.
· Drivers should pull their vehicles all the way to the exterior doors to help with the flow of traffic.
· Students should be ready to exit the vehicle as soon as it comes to a stop.
· The back East doors close at 7:55 a.m. After 7:55 a.m., students should use the front door to enter the building.
· For the safety of students, drop off in the morning is one lane. In the back, students should only be let out in the right lane, so they do not cross through traffic. In the front, students should be let out in the left lane.
· Students arriving after 8:05 a.m. must be checked in through the front office.


· No early dismissals allowed after 3:15 p.m.
· Drivers should follow the designated lanes, divided by grade level
· Drivers may not park in the front and come into the building to wait for their child(ren).
· After 4:00 p.m., students who are late pick-ups should be picked up from the back (East side) of the building.

Before/After School Rules:

· Students must stay with their parent/guardian if they have been released from the teacher.
· Students are not allowed to walk around the building without supervision, even with parent permission.
· Students and parents are not allowed in teachers’ rooms before or after school without a teacher or administrator present.

We want to thank you all for following these procedures. There have been some recent accidents at dismissal involving teachers being hit by drivers in the pick-up line. We have recently consulted with a safety and traffic professional that will allow us to make some changes to our dismissal procedures. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

What's for Lunch?

Tuesday, October 4 - Meatball and marinara sandwich, side salad, fruit

Wednesday, October 5 - Orange chicken, rice, side salad, fruit

Thursday, October 6 - Early Dismissal

Friday, October 7 - School Holiday

Monday, October 10 - School Holiday

Tuesday, October 11 - Fajita chicken, soft tortillas, side salad, fruit

Wednesday, October 12 - Tuna salad sandwich, side salad, pudding

Thursday, October 13 - Mac & cheese with bits of broccoli, side salad, fruit

Friday, October 14 - Pizza, side salad, fruit

Elementary Red/Blue Day Calendar

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Attendance Notes to

If your student is tardy or absent, please send notes to Also, a student needs to bring in a doctor or parent note within 3 days after the absence for an unexcused absence.

Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, October 3 - TBC Poinsettia Sale Starts

Wednesday, October 5 - Monster Art Show at 5:00 p.m., 3rd and 4th grade Performance at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 6 - Early Release at 12:15 p.m., Parent Conferences (more details coming soon), Sophomore Class Sponsored Doo Dah for Elementary Grades 3-6 (more details coming soon as well)

Friday, October 7 - School Holiday

Monday, October 10 - School Holiday

Tuesday, October 11 - APEX Fun Run Kick-Off for Elementary Students

Wednesday, October 12 - PSAT for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade

Thursday, October 13 - PTSO Fashion for $5.00 Day

Friday, October 14 - Goosebumps - Fall Combined Concert, End of 3rd Week

Monday, October 17 - National Honor Society Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat Food Drive starts

Wednesday, October 19 - Progress Reports Distributed

Friday, October 21 - Junior Class Sponsored Boo Bash for Elementary from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 22 - Middle School Dance/Haunted House from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., High School Dance/Haunted House from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Monday, October 24 - National Honor Society Red Ribbon Week starts

Thursday, October 27 - High School Musical Oklahoma at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 28 - Literary Character/Work of Art Day, High School Musical Oklahoma at 7:00 p.m.

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