FBA Grove Gazette 1-31-18


January 31, 2018


-Valentine Gram-

Send a Valentine Gram to a special person.  Parents may have a Valentine gram sent to their child.  You and your child may also send a valentine gram to FBA friends, teachers, and staff members.  Each recipient will receive one of two options: #1) An Adorable 5.5” Plush Pizza slice (with heart pepperoni); #2) A Cute 6” Long-arm Plush Valentine Zoo Animal (assorted variety such as giraffe, monkey, and tiger);  Each will be accompanied by the Valentine gram and delivered to the classroom Wednesday, February 14.  


Order forms will be available in the FBA main office, on our school website, on the counter outside the Upper School office, and in the Band Hall. All funds will benefit the FBA Band program and their participation in the District & State Music Contests. 

Payment and form due to the school office by Fri., Feb. 2nd:  $4.00 per Valentine Gram.  




On Monday, January 29, 2018 eight of our students from third grade to eighth grade participated in the ACSI Spelling Bee.  It was an exciting day filled with fast paced spelling rounds and lots of emotion.  We are proud to announce the following winners:

Evelyn Grayson- Participant Award

Melani Dalton-  Participant Award

Ayden Bendele- Participant Award

Sydney Rhumann- Participant Award

Louis DeLuna- Participant Award

Samuel Choi- Second Place Winner in Preliminary Round One

Carl Duhart- Fourth Place Winner in Preliminary Round One 

Olivia Torres- First Place Winner Overall Winner- Progressing on to Regional Spelling Bee in Dallas, Texas.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 ACSI Spelling Bee Participants and Winners. We are all very proud of your hard work and perseverance!  We are praying for Olivia Torres as she represents First Baptist Academy at the Regional ACSI Spelling Bee in Dallas, Texas May 2018.




PreK-3 through 5th grade students wear your best western duds, hats and boots to school on Thursday, February 8th for Western Day.  PLEASE:  no guns or spurs.


Community College & Career Readiness Opportunity :

FBA students, parents, faculty and staff are invited to the launch of “Time is Now to Educate, Engage and Empower YOU: Let’s Talk College & Career Readiness”.  This is the first collaborative partnership with Judson ISD, Randolph Field ISD and Joint Based San Antonio School Liaison Office.  The event will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Judson High School from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  They are striving to reach every student, including the military connected students enrolled in our school district, neighboring school districts and the surrounding JBSA military installation schools, to educate, and prepare them for college. 

Individuals from Universities, Colleges, Corporations, United States Armed Forces (Navy, Air force, Army, Marines) and Joint Based San Antonio are teaming up with us to make “Let’s Talk College & Career Readiness” a success.  We are also excited to coordinate this event with the Special Education Department Transition Fair.





FBA has collected 6,874 actual Box Tops towards our goal.  Please remember to save your Box Tops and ask friends and family to help too.  Thank you!!!

Upcoming Monthly BOX TOPS Cutoff:  Feb 23rd 



We had two classrooms tie for January! 

Both Mrs. Brown’s and Ms. Aberle’s classrooms earned 1,286 points each (over 250 Box Tops each!).  

Thank you to both classrooms for your hard work!


Mrs. Brown’s 4th grade students special spirit day of Inside Out Day (wear your clothes inside out) is Tuesday, Feb 6th 

Ms. Aberle’s 11th grade students special spirit day of Civies Day is Wednesday, Feb 7th 

School year update:  

Mrs. Brown is in the lead (4th grade - 2,113 points)

and is being pursued closely by 

Mrs. Cooper (1st grade - 1,923 points)

Ms. Hancock (3rd grade  - 1,887 points) 

Ms. Aberle (11th grade - 1,782 points)  

See chart below for a breakout of all the classrooms




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