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TFA Performing Arts Presents October 2008

Neil Simon’s October 24th School Closed Home School


Rumors October 31st End of Reporting Period
SACS CASI Accreditation
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October 2008

November 2008

A New Beginning
November 21st, 22nd & 23rd November 7th School Closed
September was a busy month for all at Foundation Academy. Activities included
8:00 PM 8:00 PM 2:00 PM November 10th School Closed several Open Houses, Orientation, first days of school and our first school
picnic. The entire school boarded four school buses and proceeded to Hanna Park
Order your tickets now! November 11th School Closed Home School
in Atlantic Beach. The day was beautiful, the mood light and everyone had fun.
Some students conducted a strenuous football game, some spent time on the
playground while others chatted with old friends and made new friends. Some
904-241-3515 teachers and staff manned the coals and distributed food while others mulled
over the problems of the world. The faculty hope the students enjoyed this I know you will enjoy meeting
relaxing outing as much as they did!
the new faculty at TFA. We are
The National Honor Society and the Student Council held their first meetings in so blessed to have so many great
the last week of September. The Student Council is working on some new projects teachers.
including a haunted house to accompany the school Fall Festival. The National
ONLINE PREDATORS Honor Society hopes to support the local cancer drives. More on both of these I am so pleased that your
organizations in the coming months. children are enjoying their new
According to an article in “Science News”, vulnerable teenagers between the ages of 13-17 are the ones facility. They are respectful and
Other items to monitor include the PSAT on October 15 and the ordering of kind. Keep up the good work.
most frequently contacted by sexual predators. The main goal of a predator is to seduce them into a sexual Senior graduation supplies. Questions on either should go to Ms. Gill
There are many great things
relationship. coming up. Check the calendar
Most people believe that the use of sites such Facebook and MySpace makes teens more accessible. It and be sure you set your
schedule to support your
has been found, however, that this is not the case. The use of instant messaging, chat rooms and e-mail make it children.
more likely that teens will be able to meet and develop intimate relationships with predators. They use the I want to say a special thanks to
promise of a romantic and personal connection to lure them. The teens do not realize that they are being all the volunteers. It is such a
exploited for sex. blessing to see you at school.
Thank you for spending your
valuable time with us.
A new report shows that three-fourths of victims are girls. In online conversations, male victims usually
I know the economic crisis is
characterize themselves as gay or questioning their sexuality. difficult for all of us. But there
is no crisis of love at TFA
Along with teaching children and teens not to reveal personal information online, parents are urged to thanks to you.
monitor Internet use. Teens should be taught how adults can seduce them into sexual relationships, says Janis Dr. Johnson is now at Brooks
Wolak, of the University of New Hampshire in Durham. They should also be taught how to recognize Rehab and working hard to get
better. Please continue to keep
appropriate and inappropriate types of communication from adults. him in your prayers.
While most teens use online forums to chat with friends, new findings show evidence that many teens Please be prayerful also for the
discuss romantic and sexual interests. This exposes them to the attention of predators and offenders. future president of the United
States of America. Be sure to
According to Psychologist Kaveri Subrahmanyam of California University, L.A., “An adolescent not vote and show our children that
interacting online with offline contacts is a red flag of sorts.” In other words, if your child is concentrating their voting is an essential responsi-
time online to talking to people other than their school or neighborhood friends, you should beware. They could bility of a citizen of the U.S.A.
be at risk of communicating with a predator. I also look forward to seeing
So, please, heed the warnings and advice of experts who study sexual predators. Watch your children, you at our fall festival. Come
and have fun with us.
monitor their Internet use, know their friends, and where they are at all times. Be sensitive to unusual behavior.
"I am the Lord, and there is no
Above all, talk to your children. Ask questions. Show an interest in their lives. They may balk, but they will other.
appreciate it. I bring prosperity and create
disaster; I the lord do all these
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Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Fine Arts Series Concert The Foundation Academy has, for years, (since a few years before my son graduated in 2000) spoken of having a new
school building for its students. They have also talked of starting a PTO. Well, the beautiful new facility became reality at the
On Friday September 12th, the elementary went to a concert for the Fine opening of school this year. And in like manner, the PTO has also become a reality. Your 2008-2009 Foundation Academy
Arts Series at St. Paul's By The Sea. The musicians introduced themselves PTO Board of Directors includes: Jeanne Kline, President, Cheryl Snodgrass, Vice President, Jamie Wynn, Secretary, and Maro
and their instruments. The musicians came from New York and they were very Trendel, Treasurer.
young when they started playing their instruments. After they showed us the
Ms. Harwood has accepted the challenge of being chairwoman of our membership committee. Her goal is 100%
cello, violin, piano, flute, French horn and the viola, they played soft
participation. Be on the lookout for your membership envelope. There will be a prize (to be determined at our next meeting)
music, loud music, "Happy Birthday" and they even taught the elementary how
for the first advisor group to have 100% enrollment. We are still looking for someone to chair our corporate sponsors and
to conduct. I thought the trip was a great musical concert and one day you
should go. grant writing committees. And we will make good use of anyone that would just like to volunteer to help out.

Keshawn Bennett, 4th Grade We have a lot of work to do and we have received a number of excellent ideas for projects and fundraisers for the
school this year. Our next meeting will be held at the school on Thursday, November 6th at 5:00. As president, I would like to
personally invite all of you to join us in the effort to help great and wonderful things happen for our children and our school.
Teacher Profile
5th & 6th Grade Girls Jeanne Kline

It is exciting to join The Foundation Academy. My name is Camille Feliberti-Olsen. This is my tenth Teacher Profile
year teaching, but my first year at The Foundation Academy as the 5th and 6th grade girls’ teacher. I American Sign Language (ASL)
have an undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee and a master’s degree in Tracie Inman was born visually impaired and lost her hearing at the
Curriculum Development in Elementary from De Paul University in Chicago. I am certified in Florida, age of 8. She grew up and graduated from the Florida School for the
Pennsylvania and the Department of Defense Schools. My first language is Spanish as I grew up in Deaf and the Blind, and currently is attending Florida Community
Puerto Rico and Spain. Thus, I teach Spanish to all of the 5th and 6th graders. I look forward to the College at Jacksonville. Tracie, who has had more than 30 years
teaching and learning experiences here at The Foundation Academy. exposure to American Sign Language, has taught both individual and
Ms. Camille class lessons. She also has performed music in ASL at Neptune
Baptist Church for the past two years.

Performing Arts Presents: Rumors

Teacher Profile
The Performing Arts department is
3rd & 4th Grades getting ready for the first
I am Lauren Lunsford, Third and Fourth Grade Teacher, and I am very happy to production of the year! On November
be starting at the Foundation Academy this year! I am an alum of the University 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, high school
of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a minor in Women's Studies. I drama students will be putting on
have always enjoyed working with children and am currently a Girl Scout volun- Neil Simon's “Rumors” in the brand
teer and a children's canoe instructor for the America Canoe Association. Music is new Blackbox Theater. This will be
also a passion of mine and I am a mentor for the Youth Music program at the
the TFA theater’s inaugural
Episcopal Church of Our Savior. I feel very blessed to work with such wonderful
faculty and students.
performance and you will not want to
miss it.
Ms. Lauren
“Rumors” is an hilarious farce
written by one of America's best
loved playwrights. As always, our
students are working very hard to
Teacher Profile make this show top quality and we
11th & 12th Grades want to give them a full house every
night! Rumors will run for one
weekend only, so please reserve your
Mrs. Nancy Valdes comes to The Foundation Academy from UNF. She has taught
tickets with the front office today!
elementary school Spanish and then attended the University of North Florida for
advance studies in psychology and education. She is currently teaching American Show Times:
History, Government and Economics to the 11th and 12th grades, as well as
Spanish I and II. Friday November 21st and Saturday
November 22nd @ 8:00 pm
Ms. Nancy
Sunday November 23rd @ 2:00 pm
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