FBA Newsletter 10-2-19

FBA GAZETTE

October 2, 2019

Thursday, October​​ 3rd​​ is Senior Soccer Night​​ http://www.clker.com/cliparts/X/6/G/l/A/N/soccer-ball-hi.png​​ 

Thursday, October​​ 10th​​ is Senior Volleyball Nighthttps://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/5968332/il_fullxfull.242061440.jpg

​​ Come and cheer​​ http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/yTk/dq4/yTkdq4bTE.jpegthe teams​​ on.

 

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Our Fall Book​​ Fair​​ will begin on Monday, October 7, and end on Friday,​​ October 11. ​​  

You may also browse our Book Fair​​ on line​​ and order at​​ www.i55bookfairs.com/shop​​ 

Monday: ​​ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm  ​​​​ Tuesday: ​​ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm  ​​​​ Wednesday: ​​ 7:00 am – 8:30 pm

Thursday: ​​ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm  ​​​​ Friday: ​​ 7:00 am – 1:00pm

 

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First Baptist Academy of

Universal City

Invites you to a Benefit Night

At Taco Cabana

1533 Pat Booker Road

On

Wednesday, October 9th​​ from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

You must mention the benefit night at the time of​​ ordering to earn credit your​​ organization.

Not valid for on line orders.

20% of proceeds earned will go to your organization.​​ 

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Friday, October 11th​​ from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Special Performances – Classroom Visits

Opportunity for Grandparents to visits the Book Fair with their grandchild

Students will​​ only be dismissed to:

Grandparents/Grandfriends on their pickup list.

Parents, please help us by sharing your child’s grade and teacher​​ 

with the visiting grandparent.

Parents, if you have not sent or handed out the invitation yet, please do so.

http://media4.s-nbcnews.com/j/streams/2014/November/141110/1D274907192859-today-sundae-141110-01.today-inline-large.jpgIce Cream​​ Sundaes available after school on Friday, October 11th. ​​ Price: ​​ $3.00 – CASH ONLY

Proceeds will benefit the Washington DC trip in the Spring

There will be 2 ice cream stations:

  • By the elevator located across from ELS

  • Outside the school office  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

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October 11th​​ is an early release day. ​​ Students in grades 6th​​ – 12th​​ will be dismissed at noon and dismissal will remain as normal. ​​ If​​ your K5 – 5th​​ grade student is not being released to a grandparent or going to ELS, they may be​​ picked up from the lunchroom at noon. ​​​​ There will be​​ no car pool.​​ There will be NO HANGTIME.

 

 

 

Notes from the Counselor's Office:

PSAT tests will be administered to all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders on October 16th from 8:10 am until 12:30 pm.  12th graders will have a regular schedule that day.

 

Students NOT currently in Dual Credit wanting to take online classes: Applications and ACES modules for Spring Dual Credit must be completed by October 18th.  Course selections due October 25th. Test scores are due by November 8th.  

 

Student currently in Dual Credit wanting to take online classes:  Course selections are due to Mrs. San Roman by October 25th.

 

Upcoming College Fairs:

San Antonio Christian Schools: ​​ October 7th​​ from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Student Life Center

SCUCISD - October 26th from 6 pm - 8 pm at Steele High School Cafeteria  

NEISD - October 30th from 6 pm - 8 pm at Blossom Athletic Center

 

Middle School and High School Attendance

As we approach the end of the first semester, please take note FBA's attendance policy.  It is located on page 46 of the Upper School Student/Parent Handbook:

 Attendance at the Academy is a primary factor in mastering the curriculum. In compliance with Texas Education Agency guidelines, and at the discretion of the administrator, middle school students obtaining 18 or more days of absenteeism (based on class hours missed) in a school year may not be eligible for advancement to the next grade level, and high school students might not receive graduation credit for any class with 9 or more days of absenteeism per semester. Final determination for advancement or graduation credit is reserved for the Administrator.

 

Students with too many absences may be required to attend Saturday School to recoup lost classroom time.

As we approach the end of the first quarter, please take note FBA's attendance policies.  

Elementary Attendance 

Page 22 of Elementary Student/Parent Handbook:

Students arriving to school between 8:15am - 8:30am will be considered tardy.
Between 8:30am-3:30pm, students missing up to 4 hours will receive a half day absence.
Students missing more than 4 hours within the school day will receive a full day absence.
In compliance with Texas Education Agency guidelines, and at the discretion of administration, students obtaining 18 or more days (based on class hours missed) of absenteeism in a school year may not be eligible for advancement to the next grade level, and high school students might not receive graduation credit for any class with 9 or more days of absenteeism per semester. 

 

Elementary Tardies 

Page 21 of the Elementary Student/Parent Handbook:

Any student who is unexcused receives a zero on any work missed. Elementary students who accumulate five (5) unexcused tardies in one grading period are sent to after school detention. If the administration feels students are excessively tardy (excused or unexcused), a written warning will be issued notifying the parent that the student will be required to attend after school detention for every tardy thereafter.

Middle School and High School Attendance

Page 46 of the Upper School Student/Parent Handbook:

Attendance at the Academy is a primary factor in mastering the curriculum. In compliance with Texas Education Agency guidelines, and at the discretion of the administrator, middle school students obtaining 18 or more days of absenteeism (based on class hours missed) in a school year may not be eligible for advancement to the next grade level, and high school students might not receive graduation credit for any class with 9 or more days of absenteeism per semester. Final determination for advancement or graduation credit is reserved for the Administrator.

Students with too many absences may be required to attend Saturday School to recoup lost classroom time.

Upper School Tardies

 Page 45 of the Upper School Student/Parent Handbook: 

When a student is late to class without an excuse, they will be assigned an unexcused tardy in the PraxiSchool discipline system. If being tardy to class becomes a repeated offense, the student will counsel with the principal for corrective behavior. The work will still be required of the student. Middle School students who accumulate 5 unexcused tardies in a quarter earn a Detention  for every other subsequent tardy in that quarter. High School students who accumulate 3 unexcused tardies in a quarter are sent to Detention for every other subsequent tardy in that quarter. Tardies do not count against other consequences; they are a separate category that focuses on the students’ responsibility to be on time to where they should be as a necessary life skill.

High School Semester Exam Absence and Tardy Requirements:  page 29 

Eleventh and twelfth graders will be exempt from semester tests if the following qualifications are met. The student must have a 90 average or above for the semester in the class. The student can miss no more than 3 times and be tardy no more than 3 times for the class. The student cannot be suspended off-campus nor be assigned an ISS during that semester. There are no exemptions for Dual-Credit courses.

 

National Hispanic Program Scholar

Congratulations​​ to our FBA Senior Matthew Saenz!  He has been officially named a College​​ Board National Hispanic Scholar. Matthew scored in the top 2.5% of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region for 2019.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

TMEA Region 11 held auditions September 28 for All-Region Choir.

Auditioning makes our choir members stronger musicians, and earning

a place in the region choir is a huge honor. To God be all the glory for

giving us strength, skill, and His peace during auditions! I am so blessed

by everyone from FBA who auditioned. FBA has a few students

representing our school this year. They are the following:

 

Region 11 Mixed Choir (and also Pre-Area)

Ethan Daugherty

Megan Daugherty

John Hartman

Amy Hernandez

McKenzie Pleas

Olivia Torres

Region 11 Honor Choir

Natalie Huth

Brian Kilwy

Samantha Rios

Please pray for the students above as they prepare for their All Region

Concert at East Central High School’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) on

November 2, and as they also prepare for pre-area auditions November

12 and in January to make it all the way to TMEA All-State Choir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FBA Mission: ​​ Educate students for time & eternity by presenting God’s truth in all areas of education and character development.

FBA Vision: Teach the Way, Train in Truth, Live the Life (Jesus)​​ John 14:6

FBA Philosophy: Kingdom Education with a Biblical Worldview

FBA Goal: ​​ Honor/Glorify God (dominion/Gen1:28); Love (Mt 22:37-39); Go (Mt 28:18-2)

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