New places to explore
Testing out the new playground high on To Do list

Students waited in anticipation as Mrs. Darby and Mrs. Pigott cut the ceremonial ribbon celebrating the opening of the new playground last spring. They were able to enjoy the place for two whole days before the world was shut down with the coronavirus pandemic.  Now students will finally be able to explore the different areas and find their new favorite … Read More

100th day of school
A celebration for hard work

– by Ava J, junior – FBTA students completed 100 days of school on Jan. 31. The preschool students celebrated the 100th day with fun activities, having a theme of 100 with their parties and games. Mrs. Bradford hid 100 pennies around the halls of the elementary, and her K4 students enjoyed searching until they found them all.     … Read More

K4 celebrates crazy sock day!

The K4 students love dressing up, and Mrs. Bradford makes class fun, even with something simple like colorful silly socks.

A Mother’s Day to remember

– by Sri Shakti, freshman – A mother’s love is one of the most important things in a child’s life. Some earliest memories are often of a mother’s kisses or the sound of her soft voice.  It goes without saying, that the K4 students were elated to show their mothers how much they appreciate them at their Mother’s Day Brunch on … Read More

A day full of surprises
Easter egg hunt

– by Ava J, junior – Easter is one of the most important stories in the Bible. The preschoolers were able to learn more about this day while doing fun activities. The teachers were able to incorporate the story of Jesus’ resurrection into simple activities.  Mrs. Bradford had her K4 class start with an edible activity that captured the scene … Read More

Christmas filled with music
FBTA students perform three separate concerts

– by Caleb P, sophomore – Splitting our annual Christmas concert into three separate events would seem at first to not be a good idea during an already  stressful month. But this was not the case. More time to prepare for the concert and less time for each concert were both beneficial and the advantages were seen during each concert. … Read More

K4 makes lemonade

Mrs. Acosta, preschool teacher, knows how to make learning fun with many hands-on projects, such as making applesauce, and this time, lemonade, depending on which letter of the week they are learning. 

Perfect pumpkin picking
Preschoolers visit Ticonderoga Farms

– by Ava J, sophomore – Last month, the preschoolers went to their annual pumpkin picking. This year they went to The Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga. Excitement filled the air while the parents and students boarded the bus and traveled to their destination. When the children saw the farm, a scream of thrill ran through the whole bus. After … Read More

Mud, fun, and run!
Students from K3-12th gear up for the Patriot Pace

– by Alyssa R, junior – On Oct. 16, FBTA held the annual Patriot Pace! It ended up being a sunny day, but a muddy field with all the rain from the night prior. Every year the students collect pledges for new equipment, music instruments, useful tools, etc. for the school. The entire student body goes up to the soccer … Read More

All about apples:
K4 classes experiment with making applesauce

Mrs. Bradford teaches her K4 students how to smell cinnamon … not too closely! Mrs. Acosta helps her K4 students measure and pour sugar into the crock pot filled with apples. Later, they enjoy the “fruits” of their labor by sampling the delicious applesauce for their afternoon snack.