FBA Newsletter 12-5-18


December 5, 2018


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Monday, December 10th​​ at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. ​​ There will be a reception in the choral suite immediately following the concert.




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The 1st​​ and 2nd​​ grades will be holding their FBA In-Class Spelling Bees next Tuesday, December 11th. ​​ 


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You may​​ wear​​ a Christmas shirt or sweater with school approved jeans to school​​ 

on Friday, December 7th, 14th​​ and 20th.

If you do not want to wear a Christmas shirt or sweater​​ 

you may still wear your spirit shirt to school.





Extra-small arm garter/mum approximately 7” long and a small mum approximately 15” long. ​​ Limited supply. ​​ Place your order now. ​​ Homecoming is​​ January 11, 2019. ​​​​ 

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Order forms are available in the school office.​​ ​​ Deadline to order is December 14th.


Support FBA at Mod Pizza​​ on December 12th


Don’t forget to show your digital or paper copy at the register.

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

PSAT results for 9th, 10th​​ & 11th​​ graders will be available the week of December 10th.  Students who put an email address on their test form will receive an email from College Board with information on how to access their scores.  Mrs. San Roman will also have paper scores available for everyone that will be distributed along with information on how to understand and use score reports.  Free individualized​​ test prep for future PSAT and SAT tests is accessible using these results!

Creative Writing entries for grades 4th​​ – 12th​​ will be due Wednesday, December 12th.  Please make sure entries meet the competition requirements:


Students have freedom in the choice of content. The work does not have to be spiritual in nature, but the teacher should encourage a spiritual application, if appropriate. Students should​​ avoid potentially offensive themes​​ that include racial slurs, deal with the occult (witchcraft, ghosts, haunted houses, etc.), or have excessive fantasy, sexual innuendos, vulgar themes, excessive violence, and bathroom humor. A student may, however, choose one of these areas—ghosts, haunted houses, excessive fantasy, sexual innuendos, vulgar themes, or bathroom humor—and deal with it in a positive, biblical manner. Questionable material will be returned and will not be judged. The ACSI regional office reserves the right to make the final decision on which superior works are published in the annual creative writing publication.


All work must be from the following four categories:

Short Story—The story may deal with a spiritual or historical personality, theme, or idea. The writer must stay within the bounds of moral and acceptable subject matter. The personalities may be of any era. The story may be, but is not limited to, fantasy, mystery, or comedy. It may also be true to life. Each word (a, an, the, etc.) is considered part of the word count.

The following lengths are required (the title should not be included in the word count):

Grades 4–5 300–800 words

Grades 6–8 600–1,600 words

Grades 9–12 900–2,400 words                   ​​ 

Essay—The theme should be pertinent. The writer must develop a definition, concept, or idea. The subject may be a controversial one, but moral and spiritual values must be evident. An essay consists of an introduction, a body including two to five points, and a conclusion. Each word (a, an, the, etc.) is considered part of the word count.

The following lengths are required (the title should not be included in the word count):

Grades 4–5 300–800 words

Grades 6–8 600–1,600 words

Grades 9–12 900–2,400 words

Rhymed Poetry​​ or​​ Free Verse Poetry—Topics may include those relating to nature, spiritual concepts, and the feelings and attitudes of people. The poem should evoke one’s thoughts, imagination, and emotions. Each word (a, an, the, etc.) is considered part of the word count.

The following lengths are required (the title should not be included in the word count):

Grades 4–5 25–150 words

Grades 6–8 25–300 words

Grades 9–12 25–600 words

Note: Haiku is not an option for the poem category.


  • All works must be typed.​​ Handwritten works will not be accepted.

  • Works should be proofread for spelling and grammatical accuracy.

  • Students must save an electronic copy of their work in case their paper goes to regional. This can be emailed to​​ tsanroman@fbauc.com​​ 

  • Short story and essay works double-spaced.​​ 

  • Fonts must be at least size 12.​​ 

  • Each work needs to be identified in the​​ upper right-hand corner​​ 

School name

Student name​​ 

Grade level​​ 

Category (Short story, essay, rhymed or free-verse poetry)


  • A signed participation form which includes the word count, must be completed and turned in with the entry.  These are available from teachers or Mrs. San Roman.




Parents, just a reminder with the number of students we have needing to use the microwaves in the lunchroom we must set a time limit of one minute for reheating items only. ​​ As an example a Macaroni cup takes 3 minutes​​ and cannot be brought.​​ https://de2wfhoo6xqi5.cloudfront.net/size/600/48d/417/35e2980c952c32889869a0d71b1aeb8e1b.jpg

Thank you for helping us with the matter. ​​ We want everyone to be able to warm their lunch and eat in a timely manner.



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  • Maximum file size is 20 MB per image​​ 

The yearbook staff will review all photos & determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book. ​


Image result for early dismissal for christmas clipartNOON DISMISSAL - Thursday, December 20th

Students may wear a spirit shirt or Christmas themed shirt with school approved jeans.

Preschool will dismiss at regular time – 11:15 a.m. ​​ Kinder through 12th​​ grade will be dismissed at noon. ​​ K5 - 5th​​ grade students that don’t leave after the Christmas party​​ with a parent or guardian​​ will need to be picked up the lunchroom. ​​ You will need to park your car and walk up to the lunchroom. ​​ Pick up for Students in​​ 6th​​ – 12th​​ will remain as normal. ​​ No Hang Time. ​​ ELS will be open with reservations. ​​ No hot lunch will be served. ​​ A sack lunch will need to​​ ​​ be​​ sent with your child(ren) if staying in ELS.​​ ​​ 



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The school office will be closed​​ 

Friday, December 21st ​​​​ 

through Friday, January 4th.

ELS will​​ be open​​ December 21st, 27th, 28th, January 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

ELS​​ is closed​​ December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st, and January 1st.

If your child(ren) will be staying in ELS these days you will need to make a reservation with Mrs. Winklemann, Mrs. Parker or Mrs. Woodard.

Casual wear – jeans, sweats, Christmas shirts, sweaters.

Bring a sack lunch and drink.

ELS will be closed December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st​​ and January 1st.

If you have children who do not attend FBA and you need childcare for the Christmas break you may contact the ELS department for details.

School resumes on Tuesday, January 8, 2019






monthly​​ WINNER:

Mr. Evan’s 9th​​ grade​​ classroom came in 1st​​ place with 807 points for the month of November, moving his classroom from 14th​​ postion to 7th​​ place. ​​ Way to work as a team! ​​ 

Mr. Evan’s classroom​​ special spirit day of “Civies” Day is​​ Wednesday, Dec 12th ​​ ​​​​ 


Reminder, please check the expiration dates on your Box Tops. ​​ Next expiration date is Dec 31, 2018.

Upcoming Monthly Submission Cutoff Dates:



Dec 19 (Wed)

Jan 25 (Fri)​​ 


We have collected over​​ 5,000​​ actual Box Tops towards our goal of 10,000 Box Tops!​​ Thank YOU!!



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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