February 6, 2019
To our new bookkeeper Mrs. Kimberly Witt. She has two children here at the Academy – Brady in kindergarten and Alex in third grade.
We are so happy to have her join our FBA family.
Continue to send in your enrollment forms. We will have some classes
that will fill quickly. Enrollment opens to the public
this Friday, February 8th, so don’t delay.
Reminder: Tuition payments need to be paid separately from Enrollment fees.
Also, if you paid your enrollment fee in thirds then please look at your bill carefully as the amount due will appear more than your monthly tuition because of the other two enrollment fee payments that are due by the end of March and April.
Thank you to all those who submitted your paperwork to request enrollment forms and those who have already officially enrolled. We want to express to you how much thought goes into preparing the budget each school year, as it directly affects our students, families, and faculty. While it has been trying financially for our school to adjust to lower enrollment over the past couple of years, we also know it is a sacrifice for many of you to continue to give your children a Christian education. Therefore, after prayerful consideration, the tuition was only increased by 1.5% this year. We hope that this offers some financial relief to you with the assurance that we trust God to take care of His school. Also in an attempt to make it easier for you in determining fees, the gym fee, Praxi fees, and Pre-k supply fees were already rolled into the tuition, so you will not pay those out separately any longer. It is our prayer that we get to serve all of you again for the 2019-2020 school year. It is truly our pleasure!
One last thing… Please spread the word to your friends that Open Enrollment for next year begins this Friday, February 8th. However, if you know anyone ready to make the switch to First Baptist Academy for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year, we are ready for them too and are waiving the enrollment fee for this school year.
K3 – 5th Grade will have Western Day on Tuesday, February 12th.
Come to school in your best western duds.
Hey Little Pardners, no guns please. Yee Haw!!
Pre-K 3 through 8th grade students may wear a Valentine themed shirt to school on Thursday, February 14th. Shirts may be worn with school approved jeans.
FBA THEATRE ARTS PRESENTATION
"A Party to Murder"
Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019- the house opens at 5:30PM with dinner being served until 6:25PM. The show begins at 6:30PM. Tickets are $25 a plate.
Friday, Feb. 15- house opens at 5:30PM and performance begins at 6:00PM. All tickets are $5. Pay at the door, no reserved seats.
Email Sharon Manacapilli at email@example.com to request tickets, understand seating choices, find out about payment, or to have any other questions, related to this production, answered.
There will be no school or ELS on Monday, February 18th
in observance of President’s Day.
FBA families, if you have relatives or friends looking for a school please pass this information on to them. We would love for them to join us.
Open House on February 21st from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. for K-3 -12th grade.
Sunday, February 24th the Praise Band will perform during the second service and the K5 – 2nd grade will be recognized during the third service.
Enroll Now for 2019-20 Dual Credit Program
Dual Credit- Earning college credit and high school credit at the same time.
Students wanting to enter the Dual Credit program for the Fall of 2019: The application process must be started now and steps completed by February 15. Please see Mrs. San Roman as soon as possible or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Box Top Winners:
January Monthly Winner
Mrs. Gray’s classroom came in 1st place with 680 points for the month of January.
Mrs. Gray’s 5th grade special spirit day is “Pajama Day” on February 26th.
Winter Incentive Winner
It was a really close race for the November – January 2019 Winter Incentive but Mrs. Gray’s classroom pushed hard and won the Most Box Tops points with 1,291. Super job on the double win!
Mrs. Gray’s students win two tickets to the Middle School play being presented in April 2019. Passes will be handed out during the last week of March.
Honorable Mention also goes out to Mr. Evans and his 9th grade class (2nd place with 1,207 points). Mrs. Barnhouse’s 2nd grade class (1,123 points).
School Year – Overall Ranking (…so far)
Hmm, who will win with the most Box Top points this year? We’ve got some serious contenders with Mrs. Barnhouse’s 2nd graders in the lead with 3,901 points, followed closely by Mrs. Gray’s 5th graders with 3,590 points and then Mr. Gray’s 12th graders with 2,616 points.
FBA has collected 6,094 actual Box Tops towards our goal of 10,000 Box Tops!
Submission Cutoff Dates:
February 22nd, March 29th and April 17th *
*Last date for this year’s program.
Many Box Tops expire March 1, 2019. Please remember to check your Box Tops and submit them before they expire. Box Tops for Education is not able to reimburse for expired Box Tops.
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 28:1)