Voice of Faith February 14, 2017

Open House Dates:  Our last open house of the year will be March 20th.  Mark your calendar and be sure to spread the word!  Invite your family and friends. Click here for our flyer.

Re-enrollment:  Current FCA families re-enroll during February. Re-enrollment forms have been mailed to parents. You will be asked to update demographic information on Renweb according to the instructions in the letter and return the re-enrollment form and re-enrollment fee to your child’s homeroom teacher.

Taco Lunch:  The JV and Varsity Volleyball teams will sponsor a taco lunch on Friday, February 24th!  Orders are due by Wednesday February 22nd.  Tacos – $1.50 each; Taco Salads – $4.50.  Let’s Go Falcons!

Track and Field sign up:  Sheets are posted in the gym on the white board. Practice will begin for High School on Thursday, March 2nd and Middle School will start on Thursday, March 16th.  Practice will be from 3:30-5:30. Any High School athlete that will not be involved in the basketball tournament should be at practice on March 2nd. Those that are involved in the Basketball tournament will start practice March 6th unless other arrangements were made with Coach Grim.

Participants will meet in the gym bleacher area and should have proper dress for practicing outside as well as proper footwear. A physical must be completed before an athlete can begin practice. Practice and meet schedules will be given to the participants and e-mailed. Schedules will also be on the school athletic calendar.  Contact Coach Darin Grim for any questions.

E-mail  dlgrim78@gmail.com

Home  301-432-4184

Cell     304-283-8987

Library News:  Students are working hard to win the reading contest. Third and Fourth grades are neck and neck. There are just 2 more weeks to see who wins. Just over a month after the reading contest, the book fair will take over the library. If you would like to help with the library, please contact Mrs. Cooper.

Yearbooks:  Yearbooks are now on sale.  They can be purchased online with a credit card at YBPay.lifetouch.com using school code: 10715017.  Deadline is Friday, February 17.

Feb 20 at 4:00 p.m. – Step-Up Orientation:  This is an orientation geared for students in 5th-8th grades rising to middle school and high school and their parents.  This orientation will be a guide to help make the switch from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school an easier process for not only the students, but also the parents.  It will give the students and parents an opportunity to meet with teachers ask questions and have a better understanding of how the middle and high school operate.

Feb. 20 –  Early Dismissal & Parent/Teacher Conference:  Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled for February 20th are by invitation only.  Parents do not need to call the school office to schedule an appointment.  Teachers will contact parents directly with whom they need to schedule an appointment.  Parents who desire an appointment may contact their child’s teacher to see if an appointment time is available.  Dismissal is at 11:30 with no lunch and no after-care!

Save the DateOur Auction is April 1st .  Looking forward to a great event!  Contact Jen Stanley jen.stanley@faithchristianacademy.net or 304-676-8530 if you are interested in joining the committee.

We are looking for items for the auction: furniture, antiques and unique items.  Did you happen to receive something as a gift during the holidays that you don’t have a use for? Repurpose your item and donate it for the auction! Also check out our link for more ideas.


Elementary Parents:  As the cold weather approaches, we make every effort to get the students outside for fresh air.  If the Real Feel temperature is above 32 degrees, we keep the students outside for about 30 minutes.  When the Real Feel temperature is right around 30 degrees, we take the students outside for at least 15 minutes.  If the Real Feel temperature is below 30 degrees, we usually keep the students inside for play.  With this in mind, please make sure your child wears a heavy, warm winter coat to school.  A hat, gloves, and scarf are also beneficial.

Faith Spirit Shop:  Don’t forget to order your Falcon apparel!  You can order your Falcon apparel from our website.  A portion of the money comes back to our school!  Visit us at faithchristianacademy.net to place your order.

Sicknesses:  Please remember that a student should be fever free for 24 hours (without medication) before returning back to school.

School Emergency Closings:  In case of inclement weather, please be advised that we do not always follow the Berkeley County Public Schools emergency closing schedule! Faith Christian Academy will always have its own announcement regarding school closings and delays.  We will place announcements in the following media:

School website: www.faithchristianacademy.net  (“Quick Notes” along right side of home page)

Radio stations: WEPM (1340 AM) and Lite 97.5

Television: NBC News 25

E-mail: An e-mail will be sent through the Renweb data base – all parents will receive an e-mail alert

Phone Message: Call the school and enter extension 223 for weather related messages

Every attempt will be made to make a call by 6:00 a.m. on the morning of a cancellation or delay. If a two-hour delay is called then parents need to check back and see if a second announcement is made. Again, every attempt will be made to make a call as quickly as possible.  On days where weather may prompt an early dismissal, please do not call the school office.  Check your email frequently when inclement weather occurs or listen for the radio announcement.  The school phone lines are needed for emergency purposes.

Upcoming Events

Feb 16             Mentoring

Feb 20             Early Dismissal (11:30 a.m.) & Parent Teacher Conferences

Feb 20             Step-Up Orientation 4pm-5pm

Feb 24-25        MDCC Varsity Basketball Tournament at Berkeley County Parks & Rec

Mar 1               Spring Pictures

Mar 23             FCA Fine Arts Fair

Mar 30 & 31    Grandparent’s Day

April 1             FCA Annual Auction

April 5-6          Book Fair