MSA Parent Update

May 10, 2019

The End of the School Year is coming quickly

As we approach the end of the school year, please read carefully. There are many end of the year activities and programs that will be coming up soon. The last day of school is May 30, 2019.

Last Day of School - May 30, 2019

It has been a year of exciting events, amazing performances both on the stage and in the classroom, and great representations in local, statewide and national competitions. We are so proud of the work our students have done this year, and we look forward to next year!!



May 30th will be an early release day at MSA. We will be dismissing all students at 1:30.


An important note, backpacks are not allowed on the last day of school. Please do not send your child to school with a backpack on May 30th. Backpacks brought to school will be confiscated in the morning and returned after school if a student brings a backpack to school.


MSA dismisses early ONLY on the last day of school.


Please contact us if you have any questions... thanks!!

MSA Recognized as a Charter School Honor Roll school!!

Charter School Capital has announced that THREE Florida charter schools made the Charter School Honor Roll this year! Currently in its second year, the Charter School Honor Roll is a celebration of charter schools nationwide that exemplify exceptional accomplishments in any of the following categories:


• School growth
• Student achievement
• Community service
• School leadership
• Positive school climate

The Florida selected schools include:

East Tampa Academy
• Imagine Schools-Chancellor Campus
• Manatee School for the Arts

We are very proud to have received this special recognition!!

Parent Portal on Your Phone

Download the Parent Portal app on your phone for quicker and easier access to your child's grades. Search on Google Play or App Store. Please see the attachment linked below for more details!


Parent Portal App Information

Yearbooks

For those who did not pre-order them, a limited supply of yearbooks for High School and Middle School students are for sale in room 203. They will be sold on a first come first serve basis. They are $60.00 cash only.

State Testing Dates

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Golden Herald Awards

Josh Roberson and Cassidy Schmidt were recognized at the 2019 Golden Herald Awards for their academic accomplishments and service to their community. Josh was nominated in the Drama category and Cassidy was nominated in Speech.

Attention Thespian Parents

Please mark your calendars for Saturday May 18 th . @ 2:00 PM


Both Thespian classes have been working on creating mini musicals. They have worked

very hard, even composing music- rewriting lyrics-choreographing dances, really good

work.


On that Saturday, we need to have students at school by 1:00 and we will start plays at

2:00. More on the schedule as plays are completed and we have accurate times. After the plays we will have a short break for kids to change into dress clothes and we will do Induction/Awards ceremony. More details to follow.

Tae Kwon Do Students Qualify for National Tournament

Congratulations to four members of our Tae Kwon Do Competition Team who took 1st or 2nd place in the national qualifying tournament this weekend.


John Acevedo

Roree Claprood

Don Tran

Lily Seibert


All four of these students have been invited to compete in the Elite World Nationals held at the ESPN Center in Orlando, this coming October. This competition will be televised live on ESPN3.

Print your pictures and support the school

Have any pictures or photo projects to print? We have an exciting opportunity through our photo partners, Lifetouch and Shutterfly, and we wanted to let you know about it. If you use our special "storefront" in Shutterfly, the school gets a donation of 8% of what you spend on the site. A little from everyone adds up to a lot!! Click the link below to purchase some cool products and to support MSA!!


MSFTA.SHUTTERFLYSTOREFRONT.COM


Graduation and the end of the school year are coming up - show your love to your special student or family member through a nice photo gift!!

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Patel Summer Programs

As part of our partnership with Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center in Tampa, we wanted to share their summer program brochure. Looking for an outstanding performing arts summer program. Click the link below!!


Patel Summer Programs

Parent Pickup Reminders

It is important to note that the proper pick-up procedure at the end of the day is through the parent pick-up circle at the front of the school property. Picking up your children off of school property is not safe, and it violates our neighbors' private property areas.


The entrance of Riviera Dunes, the bank, rehab center, the furniture store or the Courtney are not places that students may be picked up at the end of the day.


We have great relationships with our neighbors and we can't interfere with their businesses or the daily function of their clients. All surrounding businesses have been advised to call local law enforcement if they continue to have problems with parents picking up on their property.


Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Students - Ride the County Bus over the Summer for $25

For more information about this program, please click on the link below


Discounted Bus Rides for the Summer - Page 1

Discounted Bus Rides for the Summer - Page 2

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Florida Studio Theatre Summer Programs

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ATTENTION 6TH GRADE STUDENTS - SHOT UPDATES REQUIRED BEFORE STARTING 7TH GRADE

All 6th Grade Students must get more shots before 7th Grade.


The State of Florida requires proof of immunization for all students entering 7th grade each year. This proof must be on the official State of Florida Immunization Form (DH680... the Blue Card) which is obtained from your doctor's office or the Health Department. The following immunizations must be documented on this form:


* Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) - This is the update shot that you need for 7th Grade.

* Hepatitis B vaccine series

* Varicella vaccine or the year of disease

* Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)


Please see your doctor or the Health Department for more information and to assure that your child has met these requirements. This documentation must be submitted to the school before the first day of school next year (August 13). Students will not be allowed to come to school until these shot requirements are met. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Checking School Announcements

Be sure to check out the school's website (www.msfta.org) for important information. The daily school announcements are posted on the website, with a link on the left hand side of the homepage!


Please be sure to keep up with what is going on here at MSA!

Upcoming Events

May 2019


10 - Musie Awards - 6:00

11 - TKD Testing - 10:00 AM

13 - Graduation - 7:00

18 - Thespian Mini-Musicals - 2:00

15 - Musical Theatre Workshop "Under the Stars" - 6:00

23 - Final Exams Begin (for High School Courses)

23 - Guitar Concert 6:00

27 - No School - Memorial Day

30 - Last Day for Students - Early Dismissal

Help us get the word out

Help us get the good news out to friends and family about what's going on at MSA. At the bottom of this message is a forward link. Our students are doing amazing things, and we would appreciate you forwarding this message on to others. Thank you for all your support.