FBA Newsletter 9-12-18


September 12, 2018



Thank you to EVERYONE who came to the BBQ. ​​ 

It was a great evening of food and fun.

The Bake Sale was a success and it was so nice to see the fellowship amongst all the families.


School pictures are coming 
home today!!!
To avoid a late fee, please have your picture order in by September 20th.

Makes checks payable to​​ 

Signature Photography, Inc.




https://saintjohngoshen.org/pictures/2017/12/Yearbook%20Club%20Clip%20art%20small.jpgUPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS

Attention Upper School Students: Yearbook Club Informational Meeting - this Thursday 9/13​​ at​​ 3:45​​ p.m.​​ after school in the Band Hall UNTIL 4:15​​ p.m.



Parents, we have observed many cars speeding through the parking lot. ​​ We should not have to ask you to not SPEED.​​ Speed Limit is 5 mph.

Please help us keep EVERYONE safe by SLOWING down. ​​ 

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.rSgHE4M2J3PU7QILfC3SpAAAAA&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300It is​​ EXTREMELY important that you are not on your cell phone while you are dropping your child(ren) off in the mornings or picking your child(ren) up in afternoon. This is for everyone’s safety.




If you wanted a spirit shirt and we did not​​ have​​ your size,​​ now is your time to come and get one. ​​ We received a new shipment of shirts yesterday. ​​ Come by the school office to purchase one.



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Parents, it is very important that you LOCK your cars and not leave valuables in sight. ​​ Even if you think, you are only going to be away from your car a few minutes – that is all it takes for someone to take something from your car. ​​ 

AND please, NEVER leave your child(ren) in the car while you come into the school office or ELS. Our parking lots are very open and large and have lots of traffic. ​​ 

 ​​​​ PHONE CALLShttp://weclipart.com/gimg/26E994B83D012CE4/telephone-vector-phone-clipart.jpeg

If you receive a phone call from the school,​​ PLEASE​​ check your phone for a message before you call back. ​​ With many staff and faculty, those of us in the office that answer the phone have no way of knowing who might have called you.





 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ REMINDERS FROM MRS. SAN ROMANhttp://www.clker.com/cliparts/1/I/W/5/t/G/red-apple-1-hi.png

9/13       11th​​ grade - Balfour will return to collect class ring orders

9/14       11th​​ grade – Lunch with the Counselor (bring your lunch to P101 for dessert and college readiness information)

9/18       3rd​​ – 8th​​ Math Olympics in-class tryouts​​ 

9/25       College Information Night at 6:00 pm in P102 – just past the school office

9/21       9th​​ – 12th​​ Meca Sportswear will be here to check sizes and take orders for new letter jackets as well as patch applications to existing jackets.


High School students who are not currently enrolled in the dual credit program and would be interested in taking online dual credit classes in the Spring of 2019​​ need to contact Mrs. San Roman to start the application process.  St. Philips will open up the enrollment process on September 15th.​​ 



I pray that everyone has had a great start to the school year. ​​ Athletics is in full swing and to help keep everyone up to date on what is happening in our athletic department….visit our athletic website at ​​ www.fbaathletics.com​​ 

All athletic information such as schedules, important announcements, game or practice cancellations, score updates, will be posted on the athletic website. ​​ So, if you are a teacher or parent and want to know how our teams did, or if you are wanting to go to a game you will find it on the athletic website.​​ 

When you visit the website, SIGN UP to receive email updates. ​​ This is a great resource for parents to stay in the loop. ​​ On the left side of the website click on the section that say “email updates…follow your team” and enter your email address. ​​ Make sure that you click to receive messages from the athletic director and all the sports that your child will be participating in. ​​ The athletic director and coach will post all information and communication on the website and if you have signed up you will automatically get an email detailing what was posted. ​​ 

If you have a question about practices or games, you can contact the coach directly through the athletic website…just click on coach tab at the top and you will see all of our FBA coaches. ​​ Click on their name and you will have access to their contact information.

The website even has all the forms that your student will need in order to participate in athletics. ​​ Click on the LINKS/FORMS tab and you will see the following forms that can be printed:

  • 2018-2019 Athletic handbook

  • The addresses of our away games

  • HS or MS athletic forms that your son/daughter will need to have filled out and turned in depending on their grade level

One last note to mention is the sport/activity drop down menu.  ​​​​ Here you will find every sport that FBA offers. Once you have picked the sport that your child​​ is,​​ participating​​ in​​ you will see the following option at the top of the page: News, Announcements, schedule, roster, photo gallery, and videos.​​ 

Please make sure to view each section as there is important information. ​​ The schedule section will tell you what time the games begin and where they will be played. Scores will be posted here as well so you can see how your team did.​​ 

And if you want to show your spirit and support your team at games,​​ you can click on the “Spirit Gear” tab and find all kinds of goodies to show your FBA spirit!

Thank you for supporting FBA athletics and I pray the athletic website makes life just a little bit easier for you!!


Rodney Rodriguez

Athletic Director



Ice Cream​​ on FRIDAYS!!!



PUNCH CARD: 14 Ice Creams for $10 (that’s one ice cream FREE)

You can still pay with cash each week​​ (75 cents), but if​​ you buy a card we will keep the card​​ at the Ice Cream “Stand” at each lunch period and punch the card for each use: that way the kids don’t have to remember their money each week…or lose any money!





WE are off to a great start. ​​ FBA has collected​​ 1,235​​ actual​​ Box Tops​​ towards this year’s goal.  ​​ ​​​​ Please remember to continue to save your Box Tops and ask friends and family to help too. ​​ 



Mrs. Lodge’s​​ classroom came in 1st​​ place (635 points) for the month of August, beating out the Gray’s who seem to be in strong competition!  Mrs. Gray’s 5th graders (594 points) came in 2nd place. ​​ Mr. Gray’s 12th graders (500 points) came in 3rd​​ place.


Mrs. Lodge’s 1st​​ grade students special spirit day of Pajama Day is​​ Tuesday, Sep 25th ​​​​ 





HEB is partnering with Box Tops for Education and is offering bonus Box Tops certificates between now and Sep 18th.  The two offers from HEB:

  • When you buy​​ 15 Box Tops​​ for Education products in a single transaction (single receipt), a​​ 100 Bonus Box Tops certificate​​ will automatically print out at checkout.

  • OR When you buy​​ 10 Box Tops​​ for Education products in a single transaction (single receipt), a​​ 60 Bonus Box Tops​​ certificate​​ will automatically print out at checkout.




In addition to the monthly classroom winners and end of year winners, we are adding some extra incentives ~  


  • The classroom with the most Box Tops points from Aug through the Oct monthly cutoff (Oct 26th, 2018) will win a pass for a FBA home game.  Each student in the winning classroom will earn admission for 4 guests to attend any home basketball game (Varsity or Middle School) Jan - Feb 2019.  

  • We are hoping to add another incentive, that  runs from Nov - Jan (specifically Oct 27th, 2018 - Jan 25th 2019) time frame. Stay tuned for details in early October.

  • The winning classroom at the end of this school year’s program (April 17th, 2019) will receive a trophy to proudly display in their classroom!


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