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THE FIRST ACADEMY

2018 - 2019 School Year Calendar

June 2018

5

Tues

New Family ‘Tips & Tea’ Hosted by Admissions

(10:00 AM, Cafe on the Rock)

6 - 10

Wed - Sun

FBCO Camp Orlando - Middle School and High School

25-29

Mon-Fri

First Baptist Orlando Vacation Bible School (VBS)

26

Tues

New Family ‘Tips & Tea’ Hosted by Admissions

(10:00 AM, Cafe on the Rock)

July

10

Tues

Uniform Resale
(9:30 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

10

Tues

New Family ‘Tips & Tea’ Hosted by Admissions

(10:00 AM, Cafe on the Rock)

23-August 3

Mon-Friday

MS/US Band Camp

24-27

Tues-Fri

International Summer Institute

25-31

Wed-Tues

New Teacher Orientation

31

Tues

New Family ‘Tips & Tea’ Hosted by Admissions

(10:00 AM, Cafe on the Rock)

August

1-3, 6

Wed-Fri, Mon

Faculty/Staff Pre-Planning

2

Thurs

Parent University:  Parent RenWeb Training

(9:00-10:00 AM, Natalie Thomas Gymnasium Lobby)

6

Mon

New Family Orientation

(3:15 PM, Cramer Family Field House)

6

Mon

New Student Orientation

(3:15 PM, LS Lobby (K4-6), US Lobby (7-12)

6

Mon

Meet the Teacher
(4:15 PM New Families, 5:15 PM Returning Families A-M, 7:00 PM Returning Families N-Z, Classrooms)

6

Mon

New Family Dinner
(5:00 PM, Faith Hall Lakeside)

6

Mon

All Family Worship
(6:00 PM, Worship Center)

7

Tues

TFA Day of Prayer
(11:00 AM, Marie Williams Chapel)

8

Wed

First Day of School

8

Wed

Boo Hoo Coffee - All Parents
(8:00 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

9

Thurs

New Family ‘Tips & Tea’ Hosted by Admissions

(8:00 AM, Cafe on the Rock)

9

Thurs

Parent University:  Parent Ren Web Training

(9:30-10:30 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

9

Thurs

Senior Retreat Parent Meeting & Graduation Announcements
(7:30-8:30 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

9-10

Thurs-Fri

Alternative Lunch

9-10

Thurs-Fri

9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Retreats

9-11

Thurs-Sat

Senior Retreat

16

Thurs

New Family ‘Tips & Tea’ Hosted by Admissions

(8:00 AM, Cafe On The Rock)

16

Thurs

Parent University:  Parent RenWeb Training

(8:30-9:30 AM, Natalie Thomas Gymnasium Lobby)

20

Mon

Fall Sports Parent Meeting-Grades 6-12
(6:30-7:30 PM, Cramer Family Field House)

21

Tues

Parent University: Digital Native Series, Part 1
(8:15 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

22

Wed

Volunteer Kick-Off Breakfast
(8:15 AM, Student Center)

27

Mon

Focus NOW Night of Worship
(6:30 PM, Student Center)
*For Student Athletes & The Fine Arts

28

Tues

Uniform Resale
(7:30-9:30 AM, Student Center)

28

Tues

LS Curriculum Night (Grades K4-6)

(2 Sessions 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM, Classrooms)

30

Thurs

Parent University: Digital Native Series, Part 2
(8:15 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

30

Thurs

MS/US Curriculum Night (Grades 7-12)
(6:00-8:00 PM, Classrooms)

September

3

Mon

No School - Student/Teacher Holiday - Labor Day

4

Tues

Walk Through the Bible Event

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(Grades 3-6, Henry Chapel)
(Grades 7-12, Worship Center)

4

Tues

Alternative Lunch

4

Tues

Parent University: Digital Native Series, Part 3
(8:15 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

5

Wed

Parent Association Meeting  
(8:15-9:30 AM, Faith Hall Room 301)
All Divisions

5

Wed

Monthly Prayer Time with TFA Dads
(7:55-8:10 AM, Field House Lobby)

5

Wed

New Teacher Roundtable #1

(3:00-4:00 PM, US Board Room)

11

Tues

Parent University: Digital Native Series, Part 4
(8:15 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

13

Thurs

Christian College Fair
(6:00-7:30 PM, Natalie Thomas Gymnasium)

18

Tues

LS, MS & US Portraits
(Gym)

18

Tues

Parent University: Digital Natives Series, Part 5
(8:15 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

19

Wed

Monthly Moms’ Prayer Time
(7:55 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

18-20

Tues-Thurs

LS Parent/Teacher Conferences
(12:15 PM Dismissal)

19

Wed

MS/US Parent/Teacher Conferences
(12:15 PM Dismissal)

21

Fri

Booster BBQ
(5:30 PM, PSAC)

25

Tues

Uniform Resale
(7:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Student Center)

26

Wed

See You at the Pole
LS/MS/US (7:00 AM, Alumni Commons)

27

Thurs

Parent University: Safety & Security
(8:45 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

27

Thurs

NEHS Induction Ceremony - Grades 4-6
(7:00 PM, Faith Hall)

October

1-31

Pastor Appreciation Month

2

Tues

1st Quarter AR Deadline

2

Tues

ACT Testing
(7:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Faith Hall Room 301)

3

Wed

Parent Association Meeting

(8:15-9:30 AM, Faith Hall Room 301)
All Divisions

3

Wed

Parent University, Royal Parent Roundtables
(9:30 AM, Faith Hall Room 301)

3

Wed

Royal Dads’: A Parent University Event for Fathers
(7:55-8:55 AM, Field House Lobby)

5

Fri

LS Grandparents Day
(8:00-11:00 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

5

Fri

End of 1st Quarter/12:15 PM Dismissal
Teacher Half-Day Workday until 3:45 PM

(42 days)

8

Mon

No School - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday*

Professional Development - Full Day

*
First Baptist/TFA Staff & Faculty Celebration Luncheon

9

Tues

2nd Quarter Begins

9

Tues

Ready, Set, K-Prep!
(9:15-10:15AM, TFA Library)

10

Wed

PSAT Testing (Grades 8-11)

Senior Thesis Project (Grade 12)

10

Wed

Senior Group Pictures
(Cap & Gown - 8:00-9:30 AM, Henry Chapel)

15-20

Mon-Sat

Homecoming Week

15

Mon

Powder Puff Game
(6:30 PM, PSAC)

17

Wed

TFA Visiting School Day

17

Wed

Monthly Moms’ Prayer Time
(7:55 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

19

Fri

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

(During School)

19

Fri

Half-Day
12:15 PM Dismissal

19

Fri

Fall Carnival
(4:00-7:00 PM, Upper School Lot)

19

Fri

Homecoming Football Game
(7:30 PM, PSAC)

20

Sat

Homecoming Dance
(7:30-10:00 PM, Student Center)

23

Tues

Uniform Resale
(7:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Student Center)

23-26

Tues-Fri

8th Grade PAL-DC: Washington, D.C. Trip

30

Tues

Portrait Retakes (LS, MS, US)

November

6

Tues

Election Day - Tardy Amnesty Day

7

Wed

Parent Association Meeting
(8:15-9:30 AM, Faith Hall Room 301)
All Divisions

7

Wed

Parent University, Royal Parent Roundtables
(9:30 AM, Faith Hall Room 301)

7

Wed

Monthly Prayer Time with TFA Dads
(7:55-8:10 AM, Field House Lobby)

7

Wed

MS/US Veterans Day Service
(10:00 AM, Faith Hall)

LS Veterans Day Service (1:00 PM, Faith Hall)

8-9

Thurs-Fri

MS/US Evening of One Act Plays

(7:00 PM, Black Box Theatre)

11

Sun

Parent University, International Host Family
(Time & Location TBD)

11

Sun

Admissions Open House for Prospective Parents

 (2:00-4:00 PM)

12

Mon

Winter Sports Parent Meeting-Grades 6-12
(Time 6:30-7:30 PM, Cramer Family Field House)

14

Wed

Monthly Moms’ Prayer Time
(7:55 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

14

Wed

NLI Signing Ceremony
(10:15 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

16

Fri

No School - Student/Teacher Holiday

Thurs-Sat

US Theatre District Thespian Festival
(Location and Date TBD)

19-23

Mon-Fri

No School - Student/Teacher Holiday - Thanksgiving Break

28

Wed

Open House
(9:00-11:00 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

December

5

Wed

Parent Association Meeting
(8:15-9:30 AM, Faith Hall Room 301)
All Divisions

5

Wed

Parent University, Royal Parent Roundtables
(9:30 AM, Faith Hall Room 301)

5

Wed

Monthly Prayer Time with TFA Dads
(7:55-8:10 AM, Field House Lobby)

5

Wed

New Teacher Roundtable #2

(3:00-4:00 PM, US Board Room)

7

Fri

Rising 9th Grade STUDENT Event - Launch 2023
(MS Lunch)

10

Mon

MS/US Choral Concert
(7:00 PM, Marie Williams Chapel)

12

Wed

Lower School Christmas Program
(10:00 AM, Worship Center)

18

Tues

2nd Quarter AR Deadline

19

Wed

Monthly Moms’ Prayer Time
(7:55 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

19

Wed

MS 1st Semester Celebration
(9:35 AM, Student Center)

19

Wed

End of 2nd Quarter/12:15 PM Dismissal

Teacher Half-Day Workday until 3:45 PM

(46 days)

19-22

Wed-Sat

The City Beautiful Invitational

 Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Thur-Fri

No School - Student/Teacher Holiday -

Christmas Break

January 2019

3-7

Thurs-Mon

US New York City Trip

7

Mon

No School - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

US New Student Orientation
(10:00-11:30AM)

7

Mon

NEW Student Orientation- January Start

(10:00-11:30AM)

7

Mon

International New Student Institute
(8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

8

Tues

3rd Quarter Begins

9

Wed

Monthly Prayer Time with TFA Dads
(7:55-8:10 AM, Field House Lobby)

10

Thurs

Admissions Tips & Tea

(8:00-8:45 AM, Cafe on the Rock)

14

Mon

Re-Enrollment Begins for the Extended Educational Programs

(through January 27)

15

Tues

Continuous Enrollment Opt Out Period
(through Jan 31)

16

Wed

Monthly Moms’ Prayer Time
(7:55 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

17

Thurs

US Poetry Out Loud
(9:25 AM, Faith Hall)

TBD

TBD

Hall of Fame Basketball Game
(TBD, Cramer Family Field House)

21

Mon

No School - Student/Teacher Holiday
Martin Luther King Day

25

Fri

Athletic Hall of Fame Event
(7:00 PM, Cramer Family Field House)

27

Sun

Admissions Open House for Prospective Parents

(2:00-4:00 PM)

28

Mon

Open Enrollment for NEW Students Begins

February

4

Mon

NJHS Induction Ceremony

(7:00 PM, Henry Chapel)

5

Tues

Kindergarten Round-Up
(9:15am, Boyd-Moline Library)

6

Wed

Parent Association Meeting
(8:15-9:30 AM, Faith Hall Room 301)
All Divisions

6

Wed

Parent University: Safety & Security
(9:30am, Faith Hall Room 301)

6

Wed

Monthly Prayer Time with TFA Dads
(7:55-8:10 AM, Field House Lobby)

8

Fri

Lower School Father Daughter Dance
(6:30-9:00 PM, Country Club of Orlando)

11

Mon

Spring Sports Parent Meeting-Grades 6-12
(6:30-7:30 PM, Cramer Family Field House)

12

Tues

TFA Transportation Option Meeting
(7:00 PM, Upper School Room 102)

13

Wed

Admissions Open House
(9:00am-11:00am, Cramer Family Field House)

14

Thurs

TFA Transportation Option Meeting
(8:30 AM, Cramer Family Field House Lobby)

15

Fri

No School - Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development

18

Mon

No School - Student/Teacher Holiday

President’s Day

20

Wed

Monthly Moms’ Prayer Time
(7:55 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

22

Fri

Upper School Dance Marathon
(1:00 PM, Faith Hall)

25

Mon

US NHS Induction Ceremony

(7:00-8:00 PM, Student Center)

26

Tues

Uniform Resale
(7:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Student Center)

26

Tues

Lower School Coffee & College Event
(8:00 AM, Cramer Family Field House Lobby)

March

1

Fri

Middle School Spring Social
(2:00 PM, Natalie Thomas Gymnasium & Alumni Commons)

3

Sun

Admissions Open House for Prospective Parents

(2:00-4:00 PM)

6

Wed

Parent Association Meeting
(8:15-9:30 AM, Boyd Moline Library)
All Divisions

6

Wed

Monthly Prayer Time with TFA Dads
(7:55-8:10 AM, Field House Lobby)

7-8

Thurs-Fri

WrAP Test (Grades 4, 6, 8 & 10)

7-11

Thurs-Mon

Senior Ski Trip

11-15

Mon-Fri

Teacher Appreciation Week

12

Tues

3rd Quarter AR Deadline

13

Wed

Micah 6:8 Conference
(9:00 AM - 2:40 PM, Cramer Family Field House)

15

Fri

Deadline for Tuition Assistance Applications

15

Fri

End of 3rd Quarter/ 12:15 PM Dismissal

Teacher Half-Day Workday until 3:45 PM

(46 days)

18-22

Mon-Fri

No School - Spring Break

25

Mon

4th Quarter Begins

27

Wed

Monthly Moms’ Prayer Time
(7:55 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

28

Thurs

US Humanities Scholar Bowl
(9:25 AM, Student Center)

28-30

Thurs-Sat

7th-12th Grade Musical
(7:00 PM, Garden Theatre, 2:00 PM Matinee on Saturday)

April

1

Mon

MS/US Band Concert
(7:00 PM, Garden Theatre)

3

Wed

8th Grade Maturity Day
(Student Center)

3

Wed

Parent Association Meeting
(8:15-9:30 AM, Faith Hall Room 301)
All Divisions

3

Wed

Royal Dads’: A Parent University Event for Fathers
(7:55-8:55 AM, Field House Lobby)

4

Thurs

Admissions Open House
(9:00am, Cramer Family Field House)

5-6

Fri-Sat

FMEA Steel Drum Festival

6

Sat

Junior/Senior Prom
(6:00 PM, TBD)

8-11

Mon-Thurs

LS/MS Standardized Testing
(Classrooms)

15

Mon

US Royal Academic Awards
(7:00 PM, Faith Hall)

16

Tues

US Senior Thesis Presentation
(9:30 AM, Faith Hall)

17

Wed

Monthly Moms’ Prayer Time
(7:55 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

19

Friday

No School - Student/Teacher Holiday - Good Friday

22

Monday

No School - Student/Teacher Holiday - Easter

23

Tues

MS/US Choral Concert
(7:00 PM, Marie Williams Chapel)

24

Wed

 Admissions 6th-Grade Preview Event
(7:30 AM - Student Shadow Check-In, 8:00 AM - Program Begins, Cramer Family Field House)

25

Thurs

US Senior Awards Ceremony
(9:25 AM, Faith Hall)

25

Thurs

Grades 6-12 Steel Drum Concert
(Evening TBD, Alumni Commons)

26

Fri

Fine Arts Showcase
(7:00 PM, TBD)

May

1

Wed

Monthly Prayer Time with TFA Dads
(7:55-8:10 AM, Field House Lobby)

1

Wed

Senior Brick Laying Ceremony
(8:15 AM, US Flag Pole)

1

Wed

Parent Association Meeting
(10:45-11:45 AM, Faith Hall Room 301)
All Divisions

2

Thurs

National Day of Prayer

3-4

Fri-Sat

LS Evening at the Arts
(7:00 PM, Natalie Thomas Gymnasium)

6-17

Mon-Fri

US AP Exams (Grades 9-12)

13

Mon

Varsity Athletic Awards Banquet
(6:00 PM, Faith Hall)

14

Tues

4th Quarter AR Deadline

15

Wed

Monthly Moms’ Prayer Time
(7:55 AM, Cramer Family Field House)

15

Wed

US Graduation Rehearsal - Juniors & Seniors
(1:30 PM, Worship Center)

17

Fri

Graduation Ceremony
(6:45 PM, Worship Center)

22

Wed

MS Awards & 8th Grade Celebration
(8:30 AM, Student Center)

24

Fri

LS Field Day & End of the Year Celebration Grades K4-6
(Lower School Playground)

24

Fri

End of 4th Quarter/ 12:15 PM Dismissal

Teacher Half-Day Workday until 3:45 PM

(43 days)

27

Mon

Memorial Day

28-30

Tues-Thurs

Post-Planning

29

Wed

New Teacher Roundtable #4

(3:00-4:00 PM, US Board Room)

Number of School Days (Total 177)

Quarter 1 = 42

Quarter 2 = 45

Quarter 3 = 46

Quarter 4 = 43

Student - Teacher Holidays

September 3

Labor Day (1)

November 16-23

Thanksgiving (6)

 Dec. 20-Jan. 4

Christmas & New Years (12)

January 21

Martin Luther King Day (1)

February 18

President’s Day (1)

March 18-22

Spring Break (5)

April 19-22

Easter Weekend (2)

Total Days

28  (Current yr 28/previous yr 26)

Professional Development & Teacher Workdays

July 25 - 31

New Teacher Orientation (5)

August 1-3, 6

All Faculty/Staff Pre-Planning (4)

September 5

New Teacher Roundtable #1

(3:00-4:00 PM, US Board Room)

September 12

All Staff

October 5

End 1st Quarter - ½ Day Teacher Workday (½ )

October 8

Professional Development Day/All Staff (1)

November 14

All Staff

December 5

New Teacher Roundtable #2

(3:00-4:00 PM, US Board Room)

December 12

All Staff

December 20

End 2nd Quarter - ½ Day Teacher Workday (½ )

January 7

All Staff/Teacher Workday (1)

February 15

All Staff/Professional Development (1)

March 6

New Teacher Roundtable #3

(3:00-4:00 PM, US Board Room)

March 15

End 3rd Quarter - ½ Day Teacher Workday (½ )

April 10

All Staff

May 8

All Staff

May 24

End 4th Quarter - ½ Day Teacher Workday (½ )

May 28-30

All Faculty/Staff Post-Planning/All Staff (3)

May 29

New Teacher Roundtable #4

(3:00-4:00 PM, US Board Room)

Total Days

21 - New Teachers (Previous Yr = 22 )

16 - Returning Teachers (Previous = Yr 16 )

Early Dismissal Days

September 18-20

September 19

LS Parent/Teacher Conference Days (3)

MS/US Parent/Teacher Conference Day (1)

October 5

End of 1st Quarter (1)

October 19

Homecoming

December 20

End of 2nd Quarter (1)

March 15

End of 3rd Quarter (1)

May 24

End of 4th Quarter (1)

Total Days

LS - 7                    MS/US - 5

Updated 1-25-2018