From the Principal's Desk
December 14, 2020
Hello Fabulous FWAFA Families -
Hope everyone has a GREAT last week of the fall semester! Just a few reminders as we close out this week before Winter Break.
- In order to be marked present, all At-Home Learners (including our Temporary At-Home Learners) will respond to their Attendance Check questions each day. MS/HS students will respond to the classes that they have on their schedule that day. Elementary students - see your academic teacher emails or Google Classrooms for instructions.
- Friday, December 18 is a half-day. Dismissal is at 12:15 p.m.
- First day of the spring semester is Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
- If you would like to make a schedule change request, please see the JupiterEd email from Ms. VanDyck with the link to the form.
Hope everyone has a safe and healthy winter break!
Dr. Jennifer Jackson
Tuesday, December 15 - Holiday Dress Day for $5.00
We encourage students to embrace the theme of “Winter Holidays” - ugly holiday sweaters, Santa hats, elf costumes, etc.
Please refrain from wearing holey items, tank tops, crop tops, and short shorts or skirts, and please abide by general dress code rules (i.e., if it is covered by your school uniform, It should be covered by your Holiday outfit as well). Failure to comply will result in a Silent Lunch Detention, whether a student purchased a pass or not. If a student does not purchase a pass, they must be in uniform.
Holiday Dress Day Passes will be sold at each entrance Tuesday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. when the doors open.
All funds raised go to the Class Of 2021 to help pay for end of the year activities. Thank you for supporting them and taking part in our Holiday-Themed Fashion Dress Day!
NAHS will be selling their annual winter coloring books online this year!
All pages are original and hand-drawn by our members. Be sure to get yours today!
Pickups for online orders will be on Friday, December 18th, time TBA.
Combined Choir Concert - Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m.
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.
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 email@example.com. All other board positions will be recruited for in the spring for the 2021-2022 school year.
Gear up! FWAFA Spirit Items Still Available
FWAFA items are still available in limited quantities.
· Sweatpants $20
· Ball caps $15
· Blankets $18
Place your order here, https://forms.gle/DkovRsfw7kVdsNmg7 before supplies run out. You can select to have the items delivered to your student in class before Winter Break or to pick up after school at the South entrance on Thursday, December 17.
December 17: Violin Sale
Gently-Used ~ Intermediate Quality
Sizes: 1/2 (6-10 year-olds), 3/4 (9-11 year-olds), and 4/4 (11+ years & Adults)
$125 / Violin (cash or check)
$130 / Violin (credit card)
December 17, 2020
4:00 – 5:00pm
Also available: 1 French horn and 1 Trombone
*Contact Penny Clay 817-766-2390 with questions*
Each year our awesome PTSO helps teachers and grade level teams put together Amazon Wish lists. If you would like to show some appreciation to our hard working teachers and provide needed classroom materials and supplies, you can find all of their wishes here.
Gift the Gift of Dance this Holiday Season!
Creative Movement | Ages 3-4
Our youngest students are introduced to the fundamentals of dance through imaginative play, which enhances self-confidence and strengthens cognitive skills, coordination, rhythm, spatial awareness, and gross motor skills.
We still have spaces open both in-person and online at ArtsAcademics.org/Conservatories
Mark Your Calendar!
Tuesday, December 15 - Holiday Fashion for $5.00
Thursday, December 17 - Violin Sale in Cafeteria from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 17 - Combined Choir Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 18 - Last Day of 3rd Grading Period; Early Release at 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday, January 5 - Student Holiday/Professional Development for Teachers
Wednesday, January 6 - Spring Semester Begins
Monday, January 11 - PTSO Uniform Resale