Voice of Faith March 21, 2017

Library Happenings: Happy Spring! Next Monday, March 27th the library is hosting another author visit. The following week is the Book Fair! Book Fair fliers are coming home today—look through them to see what to expect at our Life Way Book Fair. If you would like to help, please contact Mrs. Cooper in the library. Finally, the library is hosting a reading challenge for the month of April sponsored by Chipotle. Look for details next week!

FCA Fine Arts Competition is this Thursday, March 23.  Judging for speech, art, and music will take place in the morning.  Due to limited space, we will be unable to accommodate parent spectators at the school fair.  Please note that all artwork and digital photography entries must be handed in on Wednesday, March 22 so the projects can be set up that evening.

Any student who earns 1st, 2nd or 3rd place on Thursday will have the opportunity to represent FCA at the Local Christian Schools Fine Arts competition on April 28th.  Parents are invited to attend the April 28th fair which will be hosted by Grace Academy at Maugansville Bible Church.  More details will be sent home after Thursday’s school competition.

Mentoring: This Thursday, March 23 is our next mentoring day.

Grandparent’s Day:  The invitations have been sent to grandparents.  March 30th is for 2nd through 12th grade and March 31st is for Pre-k through 1st grade.  The time is 12:30pm to 2:00pm each day.  Please know that both days are the same program.  Feel free to dress in Red, White and Blue or Service Uniform. Students are allowed to wear jeans both days. Secondary students performing will be told how to dress for their performance.  Photographs will be taken again this year with the students and their grandparents.

Auction is April 1st: We are just two weeks away!  We have some great items:  WV Tickets, Orioles vs Red Sox tickets, Hawaii Vacation package, Myrtle Beach Vacation, Bethany Beach Vacation, excursions, fishing, golfing and of course “Our Class Projects”. We are looking forward to a great event!  There is still time to donate an item or two!  Check out our link for more ideas. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ca8ab28aaf58-help

We are also looking for help with parking that morning from 11am to 1pm.  Contact Jen Stanley if you are able to help 304-676-8530. 

Re-enrollment:  The re-enrollment fee is now $100 and spots in classes are also open to new families.

Carpool Request:  Rebecca Tiffany Rayburn a graduate of FCA will be bringing her daughter her for kindergarten and is looking to carpool. She lives between Charles Town and Harpers Ferry.  If you interested in carpooling give her a call 304-268-4139.

 Juniors & Seniors:  Mark your calendars for the annual Junior / Senior banquet.  The banquet will be held on April 29 from 6:00-8:30 at Heritage Hall in Inwood.  Watch for invitations and more details in the coming days.

Lost & Found: We found a ring that was left on the ledge in the office.  Please stop in and see Mrs. Walls if this is yours.

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  faithchristianacademy.net to place your order.

Sicknesses:  In an effort to clear up the germs and viruses, we are asking that if your child experiences any of the following symptoms to please keep them home for the day. Symptoms include:  Runny nose with yellow/green discharge, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, chills or fever, diarrhea or any other conditions that might be contagious.  A student should be fever free for 24 hours (without medication) before returning back to school.

Upcoming Events

Mar 23              FCA Fine Arts Fair

Mar 30 & 31    Grandparent’s Day 12pm – 2pm

April 1               FCA Annual Auction 11:30am – 3pm

April 5-6          Book Fair

April 17-21      Spring Break

Voice of Faith March 15, 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! March 20th. Invite your friends and family. Click here for our flyer.

Pizza & Panda Express Lunches: Due to the snow day these lunches will be rolled over to next week.

Library News: Erin Mackey, the author of The Sleeping Flower and Laurel Hill: New Beginnings, read to our students this Monday and talked about the writing process. What a treat for all involved! Another author, Ellen Bryan Obed, will be visiting on Monday, March 27. And don’t forget about our book fair—it’s just 3 weeks away. Watch for information to come home soon with a list of titles to consider. It is not an order book fair as in the past; students will buy and take home their purchases. Please contact Mrs. Cooper if you have questions or would like to help.

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

Re-enrollment:  The re-enrollment fee is now $100 and spots in classes are also open to new families.

Track and Field: After practice on Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th at 5:30pm, Coach Grim will be meeting with any family members that have questions about the upcoming track season.

Math Field Day: Congratulations to Antony Lee for winning 2nd Place in Berkeley County and 8th Place at Regionals. He will be competing at the State Level on Saturday, April 22nd at WVU.

Grandparent’s Day: The invitations have been sent to grandparents. March 30th is for 2nd through 12th grade and March 31st is for Pre-k through 1st grade. The time is 12:30pm to 2:00pm each day. Please know that both days are the same program. Feel free to dress in Red, White and Blue or Service Uniform. Photographs will be taken again this year with the students and their grandparents. We are in need of some items for grandparents day. Click here to sign up for an item.

Save the Date: Our 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. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ca8ab28aaf58-help

 Juniors & Seniors: Mark your calendars for the annual Junior / Senior banquet. The banquet will be held on April 29 from 6:00-8:30 at Heritage Hall in Inwood. Watch for invitations and more details in the coming days.

Lost & Found: We found a ring that was left on the ledge in the office. Please stop in and see Mrs. Walls if this is yours.

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: In an effort to clear up the germs and viruses, we are asking that if your child experiences any of the following symptoms to please keep them home for the day. Symptoms include: Runny nose with yellow/green discharge, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, chills or fever, diarrhea or any other conditions that might be contagious. 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

Mar 20                        Open House 9am – 6pm

Mar 23                        FCA Fine Arts Fair

Mar 30 & 31              Grandparent’s Day 12pm – 2pm

April 1                         FCA Annual Auction 11:30am – 3pm

April 5-6                    Book Fair

April 17-21                Spring Break

Weather Announcement

Faith Christian Academy will be operating on a two hour delay on Wednesday, March 15. Panda Express Lunch is cancelled this week. All Chick-Fil-a orders are due by noon on Wednesday.