From the Principal's Desk
October 17, 2022
Greetings FWAFA Family,
Hope your week is off to a great start!
Under guidance from the Governor, the Texas Education Agency has put into place a state-wide Intruder Detection audit program. FWAFA was contacted by a Texas Education Agency designee from Region 11 that we will be audited sometime in October.
During the audit, 3 random doors will be checked that they are locked. The auditor will not pose a threat during the audit. After the initial 3 doors are checked, the auditor will walk the campus with the Principal and School Resource Officer to check the remaining doors. The auditor will have a yellow clipboard so that they are easily identifiable.
We have talked to our students extensively in assembly about the Intruder Detection Audit, the importance of keeping all doors closed at all times, and the importance of not opening the door for anyone.
Please help us reinforce the importance of school safety as it relates to door closure at home with your student.
Lots of fun things happening at our school in the upcoming weeks! Check it out below.
Have a magnificently Magical Week!
Jr. Thespians Honoring Teachers in October
Show your support for our amazing teachers by filling out this form!
You can fill out this form as many times as you'd like. Each form you fill out enters your name into a drawing to win a $15 gift card for a fast-food/coffee shop! The winner will be announced at the end of the month!
This form will be open until Monday, October 24th!
This Friday - Grades 3-6 Boo Bash!
On October 21st, the Junior Class is hosting the Boo Bash (a Halloween-themed Doo Dah) for the 3rd-6th grade! It will begin right after dismissal in the cafeteria and end at 5:30 p.m.
We will have face painting, trunk-or-treating, gaga ball, and much more!
You are encouraged to dress up in your Halloween costume and bring a bag to collect your candy.
The fee to attend is $15, including a slice of pizza and a water bottle. There will be more pizza, drinks, and snacks for sale so bring extra money if you would like to purchase those.
Permission slips will be passed out by your homeroom teacher and members of the junior class.
Be sure to turn them in to your homeroom teacher after your parent/guardian has filled out the form and attached the cash/check.
Permission Slip PDF:
Fright Night Dance! - October 22
On October 22nd, the Junior Class is hosting the Fright Night Dance for middle school (7th-8th grade) and high school (9th-12th grade)! Come party with the Juniors in the cafeteria, play Jackbox in the game room, and discover what is hiding in the basement as you walk through our haunted house.
The middle school dance will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the high school dance will be from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The fee to attend is $15 at the door; we will not be selling tickets in advance.
There will be drinks, snacks, and extra rounds through the haunted house for sale so bring extra money if you would like to purchase those.
APEX is HERE!
Our goal is to provide our awesome students with the best education and school experience possible and to make sure they have the necessary tools they need to learn and grow.
With your help, the funds raised this year through our Apex Obstacle Course event will be used for 💙 10% Teacher Giveback & Grants, Teacher Giveback, Student/Teacher Enrichment & Recognition Programs and Other School and PTSO Expenses 💙.
Keep those pledges coming in!
For more information about our APEX events and how to get involved, click here:
FWAFA Chorale Presents: Tidings of Sorrow & Joy
Oct 26 | 7pm
Texas School of the Arts
The FWAFA Chorale is a mixed-voice ensemble with members in grades 7-12. Chorale focuses on the performance of choral music from across a broad musical spectrum. Chorale is non-auditioned and welcomes all singers with a capacity and love for choral singing.
Show is appropriate for all ages.
Limited seating available - seats will be first come, first serve.
Red Ribbon Week - October 24 to October 28
The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week®, October 23rd - October 31st each year.
What Is Red Ribbon Week?
It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23 - 31st . The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America.
Red Ribbon Dress Up Days
Monday, October 24 - There's a Minion Reasons to Be Drug-Free! (dress up as a Minion or any Despicable Me Character)
Tuesday, October 25 - Wake Up Drug Free! (show up in your favorite pajamas!)
Wednesday, October 26 - Band Together Against Drugs! (wear merch from your favorite band or music artist!)
Thursday, October 27 - Crazy About Being Drug Free! (wear a crazy (yet in dress-code) article of clothing)
Friday, October 28 - Literary Character Day/Work of Art Day - a FWAFA Tradition! Click here for the Permission Slip. Have either your Reading/English teacher or your Visual Arts teacher sign off on what you are planning to wear.
Oct 27-29 & Nov 4-5 | 7PM
Nov 6 | 3PM
ASL Interpretation available only at Nov 4 show.
Texas Center for Arts + Academics and Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Present: Oklahoma!
"Oh, what a beautiful day!" Come see the FWAFA stage become O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A-!
As the sun rises on the plains of Oklahoma in 1906, we bask in the warm glow of a budding romance between the charismatic Curly and the lovely Laurey. Living with her Aunt Eller, Laurey catches the eye of farmhand Jud, who will compete with Curly for her hand and her heart. Meanwhile, Ado Annie, an exuberant romantic, falls for both the dashing young cowboy, Will Parker and Ali Hakim, the traveling salesman. The two young women must choose which path to take as tensions rise at the Box Social dance.
Alive with a magnificent score, diverse styles of dance, and a cast of spirited characters, Oklahoma! is a tale for all to see. A classic for years to come!
Show is appropriate for all ages.
*This production contains loud gunshot effects and fog.
FWAFA Dance Celebration Vendor Market Information
Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Department of Dance is hosting the FWAFA Dance Celebration Vendor Market to accompany our annual Fall Performances for students in grades 3-12.
Dance Celebration is a family-friendly event featuring 3 separate performances, providing a wonderful opportunity for our families to come together and enjoy dance, our school, and each other.
If you would like to be a vendor, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/73npSG4QU5uamDd48
We will have two large rooms where vendors can sell their products. These rooms are located between our auditorium and student performer pick up which will ensure that our guests visit the Market.
Vendors can reserve a space (or two) to sell their products. Spaces are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. All items must be family and student-friendly. There is a fee to reserve the space so vendors can keep all profits made from their sales that evening (although donations to our department based on your success would be greatly appreciated).
All vendor fees will go directly to student expenses for our trip to National High School Dance Festival in Pittsburgh in February! Thank you for your support!
- Date: Tuesday, November 15th
- Location: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, 3901 South Hulen Street Fort Worth, TX 76109
- Event Time: 5:00pm -9:15pm
- Set Up for Vendors: 4:10pm-5:00pm
- Break Down for Vendors: 9:15pm-9:55pm
- Space Size: 10 ft wide x 6 ft deep
- Cost of Space Reservation: $50/space
- Optional Add-on Rentals: Tables, $10 each; Chairs: $5 each
- Expected number of guests attending Dance Celebration: 500+
- Deadline: Online contract and payment must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 9th **
- Questions? Contact Flavia Emerim (email@example.com)
We need your help. We have spent 4 months trying to find bus drivers to drive for our events, field trips, and performances. We have tried Facebook ads, Indeed, Linked-In, specific education websites, and nothing has materialized. We've had several interviews and just haven't found the right people.
We need your help. Please, if you or someone you know would be willing to drive the busses for our amazing students, we would love to talk to you.
If we can't find someone(s), then we might be in a position to charge for field trips and performances to rent charter busses.
If you know someone, please forward them our HR Specialist, Mica Wolf's email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position is as-needed because we don't have a normal bus route. The pay is competitive. If you're willing to be trained, we might be able to help pay for your training.
The details are all below. Please, help us make this happen!
Indeed Job Description/Application:
CLD B with S and P endorsement information:
Elementary Red/Blue Day Calendar
Attendance Notes to email@example.com
If your student is tardy or absent, please send notes to firstname.lastname@example.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!
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
Wednesday, October 26 - PTSO Family Game Night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; FWAFA Choral Chorale- Tidings of Sorrow at Joy at TeSA from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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.