From the Principal's Desk

January 5, 2021

Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a relaxing time with your families over the holidays. I am excited to see everyone in-person and online tomorrow. If you thought first semester was jam-packed with great art making and performances, hold on to your hat! Second semester is brimming with performances, school events, and activities.

The kick-off to the spring performance season is our dance concert Reimagine, a concert of ten dance films featuring Academy Dance Company and Academy Dance Company Trainees. The concert is available from January 8 through January 15. Tickets to watch online are pay what you can or you can join us across the street at Doxology at 6:30 p.m. Friday night (1/8) for a drive-in showing. Get streaming access or drive-in tickets at

COVID-19 Update:

If you have any reason to believe your child was exposed to someone with COVID-19 over the break, please stay home. Students can switch to At-Home Learning to quarantine or wait on test results at any time, and then switch back after the quarantine period is complete. Please email Nurse Kay Armstrong at, when this happens so we can keep you connected to everything you need.

January 11-15: Homecoming Week Hosted by Class of 2021

The week of January 11th-15th is Homecoming Week! All of the seniors encourage you to dress up and have fun!

  • Mickey Monday - Disney day! Dress up as your favorite Disney character or icon.
  • TMZ Tuesday - Dress up as your favorite celebrity or give us your best Hollywood fashion.
  • Which is Which Wednesday - Twin day! Find a friend (or a few) and wear a matching outfit.
  • Throwback Thursday - Give us your best look from any decade. Whether you love Y2K, Renaissance chic, or anything in between - show us your best.
  • Friday Night Lights - Show us your school spirit! Wear your FWAFA 2021 spirit shirt and your best pep rally accessories, OR dress up like a cheerleader, football player, etc.

Please remember that anything you wear during Homecoming Week should comply with the FWAFA Dress Code. At-Home Learners - Join us on Zoom and post to FWAFA social media.

We look forward to seeing all of you dress up!

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Attention Dancers!

If you are interested in auditioning for FWAFA Dance's Middle School and High School Company II or Elementary Junior Company this information is for you!

We will be holding auditions on January 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Junior Company and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Company II.

Members of both companies will be featured in a performance opportunity in late April/early May alongside Academy Dance Company and Academy Dance Company Trainees.

Below you will find the link to two separate audition forms: One is for Junior Company and the other for Company II. Please select the one that applies to you.

Once you have completed this form, click submit.

You should hear back from either Ms.Jaramillo (Junior Company Director) or Ms.Rodriguez (Company II Director) soon after with more information.

Junior Company Audition Form

Company II Audition Form

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January 11: PTSO Uniform Resale

Don't miss PTSO's next uniform resale on Monday, January 11

Looking to replace those lost or outgrown uniform parts or official outerwear garments? Skirts, polos looking ratty? Missing a dance shoe?

PTSO will hold another school uniform/spirit wear/dance wear/etc. resale on Monday, January 11, starting at 3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The event will conclude as business curtails.

Sizes and selections vary but are subject to availability. Chances are you can stock up for a fraction of the usual retail cost. As always, if you find lost items labeled with your student's name that were not intended for resale donation, they will be returned to you at no charge.

Also, please continue to donate outgrown, unused or unwanted uniform items to the PTSO donation box in the cafeteria. These items go to resale and help us support FWAFA students, teachers, staff and programs. Happy shopping and thanks for your support!

Wanted! PTSO Executive Board Positions

Would you like to be more involved at FWAFA? – The PTSO is currently recruiting for the 2021 Family Ambassador Coordinator and VP of Membership. These positions run from January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021.

The Family Ambassador Coordinator matches new families coming into FWAFA with existing FWAFA Families. The FWAFA Family Ambassador Coordinator helps identify FWAFA Family Ambassadors to help transition new families to our school.

The VP of Membership is responsible for the annual PTSO membership shirt, membership tiers, and the School Directory.

If you are interested in serving on the Board or would like more information about the Board positions, duties and responsibilities, please contact Ashley Clingenpeel at All other board positions will be recruited for in the spring for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Mark Your Calendar!

Wednesday, January 6 - Spring Semester Begins

Friday, January 8 - Reimagine at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, January 8 - Reports distributed during 8th period for In-School Learners. At-Home Learner report cards will be mailed the following week.

Monday, January 11 - PTSO Uniform Resale

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