Voice of Faith August 28, 2017

High School Retreat:  The retreat is Thursday and Friday, August 31st & September 1. Students will be leaving Thursday morning and back by dismissal on Friday.

Drop/Add Classes:  High school students can drop or add classes through Friday, September 29th.

After-Care:  After care ends promptly at 5:30 p.m.  Students not picked up at that time are billed $10 per half hour or portion thereof from that time on.  After-Care will be billed monthly.  Parents will receive an email statement the 1st week of the month for previous monthly billing.

Chick-fil-A Senior Lunch: Due to the high school retreat, Chick-fil-A lunch will not start until the third week of school.  The first CFA lunch will be Thursday, September 7.  Lunch order slips will be distributed before the seniors leave for the retreat. The only change to CFA lunch this year is that bottled water will be served with every meal.  There will be no other beverage option.

Attendance:  Absentee notes can be emailed to Mrs. Joy Hobbs at joy.hobbs@faithchristianacademy.net.  Please be aware that parents will not be notified if a note is not submitted.  It is the responsibility of the parent or student to communicate with the teachers concerning absences and make up work.

FCA Good Neighbor Golf Classic:  Dust off your golf shoes and join us on the greens, September 18th at Whitetail Golf Resort.  We need players, teams, tee sign sponsorships and door prizes!  You can register online at faithchristianacademy.net or click here to register.  For questions email jen.stanley@faithchristianacademy.net See you on the greens!

Annual Fall Festival:  Mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Fall Festival September 30th!  We are looking for volunteers to help that day to flip pancakes, work the festival games, help man stations and collect money.  Email or call jen.stanley@faithchristianacademy.net or 304-676-8530.

Carpool Opportunities:  Diana Daubert is looking to carpool.  Her address is 195 Cardinal Knoll Lane Shenandoah Junction.  It’s a rural area off of French Road, which connects to Route 230 and Flowing Spring Road. Mrs. Daubert’s cell number is (703) 431-8315.

Katia Marchesini is also looking for carpool opportunity.  Her address is 134 Harness Race Drive, Martinsburg.  She lives in the subdivision near Eagle School Intermediate.  Mrs. Marchesini’s cell number is 571-521-9655.  

Rachel Deavers is also looking for carpool opportunity. Her address is 228 Betts Way, Martinsburg. Her cell is 410-967-2972.

Guidance Information: There is a Guidance Department bulletin board in the HS hallway outside of Mr. Keppley’s room. Any scholarship/internship and other related opportunities will be posted to this board. Check in periodically if you have interest in these items.

Elementary Parents:  Only parents of Pre-K students, signing in, may walk down the elementary hallway in the morning before school.  All other students are expected to walk down the hall by themselves.  Please understand that at 8:05 ALL parents need to be out of the building.  At that time the doors will be locked.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Drop Off:  Please note that families will not be charged for before-care for students entering the school after 7:45 a.m., however, they must report to the gymnasium until before-care dismissal.  Parents who accompany their students into the school in the morning must remain in the entry area and not proceed into the elementary hallway until teachers and students are dismissed from before-care.  All other students must report to the gym.  This is the devotional time for our faculty and they are in prayer for our school and students.  All teachers attend this devotional and should not be interrupted.  

Pick Up:  If you have students in both elementary and middle/high school, please have your MS/HS students come to the elementary wing for pick-up.

Traffic Flow:  Be sure to follow the traffic flow pattern indicated on the map in order to keep dismissal running smoothly and for the safety of our students.  Please keep your pick up number displayed until your child gets in your vehicle so we know where to direct the students.  If your child needs to be strapped into a car seat or booster seat, please pull forward into an open space out of the traffic flow and strap in the seat.  This will keep the traffic flowing.  If you have a very young child, you may want to consider pulling in the lane next to the school so that your child does not have to cross in front of other vehicles.

Clubs for 6th-12th Grade Students:  Students in grades 6-12 will have an “Enrichment Period” on Thursdays throughout the school year.  This period will be used for class meetings, tutoring opportunities, and clubs.  The “Enrichment Period” period will begin each Thursday at 2:45 and end at 3:15 unless special arrangements are made with the club sponsor and club members.  

Medication:  Medication cannot be administered to students, nor can students use inhalers, unless a “Physician Statement of Need” is completed by your doctor.  This includes Tylenol, Advil, and all other over-the-counter medications.  Also, prescribed medication must be in its original container and have the Physician Statement of Need form completed (a prescription container is not sufficient).  Please note that this is a state regulation that we must follow without exception.   

Physical Education Uniforms for Middle and High School:  Students in 6th – 12th grade who have physical education must have a ‘Faith Christian Academy’ t-shirt for gym class. It’s can be purchased from our “Falcon Spirit Shop” on our website www.faithchristianacademy.net.

Part-Time Job Opportunity:  Help wanted for a part-time kennel assistant at Ark Animal Clinic.  Job description cleaning and helping take care of the animals.  Hours are after school and every other weekend.  Send resume to PO 1746 Hedgesville, WV  25427.

Dates to remember:

  • August 31st & Sept 1st – HS Retreat at Camp Sandy Cove
  • September 4th – Labor Day No School
  • September 9th – FFBC Scrapbook Crop
  • September 18th – FCA “Good Neighbor” Golf Classic
  • September 20th – Fall Student Pictures
  • September 22nd – “Pink Out” Praying for a cure on the FCA soccer field
  • September 30th – Fall Festival