From the Principal's Desk

August 23, 2022

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Greetings FWAFA Family,


A BIG thank you to all of our students, teachers, and families for an absolutely GREAT first week of school. Thank you for your patience as we worked through the transition to MySchoolBucks on the cafeteria side. It is now operational, and you can sign up for an account, link your student to the account, and add funds to the account from our school website.


We have two BIG events this week at FWAFA.


Tuesday, August 23 (tomorrow) is Meet the Teacher for middle school and high school. 7th graders to 12th graders were given an extra copy of their schedule from their English teacher today. You can use this schedule to move from class to class through the bell schedule. You can also find your student's schedule in Jupiter Ed. We will start 1st period class at 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 25 is Meet the Teacher for elementary school. All families will start in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m. to meet the Fine Arts teachers and then move to your student's homeroom class. After that, you will rotate from academic teacher to academic teacher.


Creatively yours,


Dr. Jackson

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Howdy Week

Tuesday - Tacky Tourist Tuesday (Dress up as a tacky tourist with your favorite Hawaiian shirt and a pair of binoculars!)


Wednesday - Walt Disney Wednesday (Dress up as your favorite Disney character!)


Thursday - Throwback Thursday (Give us a throwback into your favorite decade!)


Friday - Field Day Friday (Get your creative juices flowing and dress up as a cheerleader, a football player, or perhaps show your support to your favorite sports team!)


On Friday, September 9th, the Senior Class will also be hosting a Doo-Dah (grades 3rd-6th), a Middle School Dance (grades 7th + 8th), and a High School Dance (grades 9th-12th). Come party with the Seniors!


We will have online payment for dance and doo dah by September 1 (hopefully sooner)

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Student Choreography Concert - Auditions Coming Soon!

FWAFA's annual Student Choreography Concert auditions are coming up!


Dancers and Choreographers that would like to take part in this concert will need to audition their works. Auditions will be held Wednesday, August 24th at 4:00PM at the FWAFA auditorium, and all students are welcome to participate.


Click the link below to sign up for an audition slot

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054ea5a823a7f85-student


Please review the rehearsal/performance schedule:

Tech Rehearsal – Wednesday, September 21 - 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Dress Rehearsal – Thursday, September 22 - 4:00 – 8:00 PM

Performance – Friday, September 23 - Stay after school, performance at 7:00PM


Please see additional audition and SIGN-UP details at the link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-5NG1-PJy3AbMi25Dsqz24nMPUqWQr4Z/view?usp=sharing


This concert will be performed live onstage in the FWAFA auditorium in September of 2022.


Student Directors and Faculty Sponsors will rehearse these student-choreographed works for a live in-person performance Friday, September 23! Sign up with the link above!

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Picture Day Details

The student's name that will be in the yearbook is the name that is listed as his/her/their "legal" name.


If your child prefers a different name, you can email Ryan.wiggins@fwafa.org and let her know to change it for the yearbook. Your child can also let the yearbook helpers or the photographer know, and we will change it on the notecards they hold up while taking their picture.


3rd-11th grade will be photographed in their school uniforms. No sweatshirts or fleece jackets allowed in pictures.


12th graders - these are your silly pictures for ID's only. You can wear whatever you want, including hats, etc. You must be in dress code the remainder of the day.

If you have any questions, you can email Ryan.wiggins@fwafa.org

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Volunteer with PTSO

Our FWAFA PTSO does so much to support our school everyday. Sign up here to volunteer throughout the year at various events.
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Did you miss our table at all the fun events over the last week or so?


We have you covered!


Follow this link to join our amazing team!


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!

Lockers for Grades 7-12

Here is a link to a form to request a locker for grades 9-12. We will issue your locker to you this week on a first come, first served basis.


Please remember that lockers are optional for grades 9-12. If you do not plan to use your locker on a daily basis, please do not sign up for a locker. Thank you!

New Cafeteria Accounts - My School Bucks

We are nearing completion of the migration to MySchoolBucks for meal purchases. We anticipate being fully ready to go for lunches today - Monday, August 22.


Most students are in the system, and we've spent the weekend finalizing those that are not in the system. There are some students that show last year's grade. Do not worry about that, we will get it corrected on our end, but that will not prohibit you from uploading funds or your child being able to purchase meals.


For the meals this past week, any amount that they had accrued will be applied to the funds uploaded. We have done our best to keep track of what is owed. If you believe it is incorrect, please let us know, and we will do our best to get it fixed.


If you are not able to upload funds to your child's account today, please reach out to Cheryl deMeyere at cheryl.demeyere@fwafa.org. She should be able to get anything corrected.

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Logging Into Your @mytcaa.org Google Account

If you are new to FWAFA, part of the enrollment process is for us to create a @mytcaa.org Google account for you. The login is your first name (period) last name @ mytcaa.org.


When you login for the first time, your password is Finearts2022. Then it will prompt you to change your password.


For returning students, your login and password are the same as when you left in May. If you cannot remember your password, you can reset it yourself.

Elementary Red/Blue Day Calendar

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Spirit Shirts on Sale Starting August 8

FWAFA Spirit and Outerwear is on sale now!


Please use the link below to view the list of products and links/QR codes to purchase them online.


All Spirit and Outerwear Orders/Payments must be submitted no later than Friday, September 2.

Order Here.


Outerwear and Fleeces will be delivered in late September to early October.

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FWAFA highlighted by Fort Worth Report

The Fort Worth Report highlighted FWAFA's STAAR scores in a recent article. You can check it out here.
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Right Around the Corner: TCA+A Gala

We are excited to announce that our in-person TCA+A Gala will return on August 27. We have missed celebrating with you all and look forward to gathering again at the Greatest Show in Fort Worth. This event is our largest fundraiser of the year benefiting all of TCA+A’s great organizations like FWAFA.


Tickets are on sale now! Click here. In addition to purchasing tickets, there are a variety of ways our families can get involved. We need sponsors, auction items, and volunteer support. If you would like to help, look for more information on our website or email lauren.whitson@artsacademics.org.

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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!

Tuesday, August 23 - DATE CHANGE - MS/HS Meet the Teacher Night - 6 p.m. to 7:41 p.m.


Wednesday, August 24 - Student Choreography Concert & Senior Solo Exhibition Auditions -

4 p.m.


Thursday, August 25 - Elementary (Grades 3-6) Meet the Teacher - 6 p.m. to 7:24 p.m., Assembly starts for grades 9-12 and grades 3-5


Saturday, August 27 - TCA+A Gala - 6 p.m.


Wednesday, August 31 - Picture Day in uniforms, National Honor Society Blood Drive


Thursday, September 1 - Picture Day in uniforms


Monday, September 5 - Labor Day - School Holiday


Tuesday, September 6 - Howdy Week Begins (See details above).


Wednesday, September 7 - Campus Tour for Prospective Family, Progress Reports Distributed


Thursday, September 8 - High School Musical Auditions - 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Friday, September 9 - Howdy Doo Dah - 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Middle School Howdy Dance - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Cafeteria) - High School Howdy Dance - 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Auditorium)

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