From the Principal's Desk

September 19, 2022

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Greetings FWAFA Family,


I hope everyone is having a great week! I want to give a BIG shoutout to Joy Bollinger and the Dance Department. Ms. Bollinger was an original member of the Bruce Wood Dance Project and is now the artistic director. She served as a guest artist for our students last week by giving a master class. Thank you, Joy!


Don't miss the Student Choreography Concert this Friday evening. It's not to be missed!


Join us Saturday, September 23, for the Dance Department Yard Sale from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All proceeds will go towards sending students to the National High School Dance Festival in Pittsburgh, PA.


Creatively yours,


Dr. Jackson

After-School Dismissal Safety

In the last 3 weeks, we have had 2 fender benders and a teacher on duty was hit by a car during after-school dismissal. We are working with a safety expert to help us identify trouble spots and take action steps to increase the safety of everyone during dismissal. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.


Please be mindful of these after-school dismissal guidelines:

1. Do not park on Fieldcrest. Keep this street open to move traffic out of our parking lot.

2. Do not make a left from Fieldcrest onto Hulen. Take a right on Hulen and make a u-turn at Arborlawn.

3. When picking up at the back door by the vending machines, pull up as far as you can before loading up your student.

4. Before 3:30 p.m., keep the right lane entering the school open for elementary families who are picking up.

5. Do not leave your vehicle during the pick up process. Keep the line moving.

6. Stay alert and off your phone.


Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe at FWAFA!

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North Texas Giving Day - Thursday, September 22

When you give to our students this North Texas Giving Day, you give with purpose.


NTX Giving Day is this Thursday, September 22, and it is the largest one-day giving event in the world. All donations of $25 or more help us earn bonus funds and increase our chances to win cash prizes. For your convenience, you can schedule your gift today, so you are all set for this week.


Click here to make a North Texas Giving Day gift.

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Student Choreography Concert

Reserve Seats: https://bit.ly/3e0legW


Come join us at the FWAFA Student Choreography Concert! Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. All donations will help support FWAFA Dance's trip to the National High School Dance Festival in Pittsburgh, PA!


Student Choreography Concert features performances choreographed and performed by FWAFA elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, this concert will also feature solos performed by Dance Endorsement Seniors to commemorate their final year with FWAFA Dance.


This is a family friendly performance with something for everyone.


Come see the first FWAFA performance of the 2022-2023 school year!

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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: https://fb.me/e/2INRdEtyp

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Goosebumps: FWAFA Combined Choirs Fall Concert

Buy Tickets: https://bit.ly/3AxWBjo

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 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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We are off and running on our first theatre production of the year, Oklahoma! This production is in collaboration with our dance department, and we can’t wait for you to see the finished product!

Our next step is to start the build of our set the amazing Bob Lavallee has designed for us this year. Bob is helping us to be as frugal as possible by using the same lumber for both Oklahoma, Peter and the Starcatcher and maybe even our middle school musical, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.

THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

Lumber is still so expensive, and we need lots of it for our sets so if you are able to help us with ANY SIZE gift card to Home Depot, we will put it to excellent use. Check those kitchen drawers and see if there just happens to be a gift card you don’t need right now. No amount is too small (or too big)!

You can drop off your gifts at the front desk or send them with your student in an envelope that says SET DONATION. Cash works too or if you want to write a check, you can make it out to TCAA and write SET DONATION in the line item. Please include your name with your gift if you feel comfortable doing that so we can thank you in our program!!

HOME DEPOT GIFT CARDS
Are all greatly appreciated. We do not need donations of actual items at this time as the needs are very specific.

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PTSO Membership Drive - Pizza Party!

Currently, 7th grade is winning for membership enrollment, but 5th and 6th grades are tied for second. If either grade gets just 3 more memberships, they will pull out into the lead!


The number of memberships each grade needs to take the lead are below:


3rd - 6


4th - 18


5th - 3


6th - 3


7th - 1


8th - 11


9th - 21


10th - 16


11th - 6


12th - 8

Join PTSO!

Follow this link to join our amazing PTSO!


Levels of Membership:

Single student membership with free FWAFA directory - $10


Single adult membership with free FWAFA directory - $20


Family memberships:

Family Membership #1 - 1 directory and 1 PTSO shirt - $50

Family Membership #2 - 1 directory and 2 PTSO shirts - $70

Family Membership #3 - 1 directory and 3 PTSO shirts - $100


Please let us know if you have any questions! We are excited to meet all our new members!


The grade level that has the most membership by September 30 will be awarded a pizza party! Join now!

Howdy Week Commercials - For Your Re-Viewing Pleasure!

Elementary Red/Blue Day Calendar

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After-School Conservatory Classes

TCA+A offers after school classes in Dance, Music, and Visual Arts that provide a great way for your student to add to their artistic training. Classes happen after school on both the TeSA and FWAFA campuses.


Click HERE to see class schedules, tuition prices, details, and the link to register.


For any additional questions please contact Sheyna Ferraro at sheyna.ferraro@artsacademics.org.

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Attendance Notes to attendance@fwafa.org

If your student is tardy or absent, please send notes to attendance@fwafa.org. 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!

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