Voice of Faith November 12, 2018

FREE Seminar Series at FCA:  Don’t forget tonight is our first session!

The first session is tonight, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. here at Faith Christian Academy Biology Lab.  This seminar is titled, “Creating Discipline and Structure: Strategies to help your children thrive academically.”

Please use these two links to let us know if you are attending and if you need child care

I plan to attend: Use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ca8ab28aaf58-session

I will need child care: Use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ca8ab28aaf58-childcare2

These links can be used for the two future sessions as well. We will resend this in advance of the other sessions.  We trust that this will be of benefit to you and your family. If you have any questions please let me know.

Faithopoly Auction:  A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out for our 29th annual auction!  Thank you for making it a WONDERFUL SUCCESSFUL event!  We were able to raise $17,000!  Our school is beyond blessed by our families.  Thank you for your support and prayers!  Another thank you to everyone who supported our teachers with a day off.  We were able to give 8 teachers a day off with pay!

One last  SHOUT OUT to  our awesome auction committee.  Without their help we wouldn’t have been able to pull this event together!

April Byers, Lou Eaves, Melody Engler, Abby Hill, Andrea Jenkins, Kristen LeMaster, Michelle Smith, Angie Timberlake, Barbara Tinsman & Damaris Versino!   Thank you ladies!

You can view pictures from the auction on our FB page.  Thank you Loriann Main for capturing the evening for us!

Christmas Bazaar:  Don’t forget this Friday 16th is our annual Christmas Bazaar.  We have special lunches offered by the Junior and Senior Classes.  Lunch slips were sent home last week. The Bazaar will be open to the public from 3:30PM to 7:00PM.  Come out and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping! We have over 34 vendors this year!

Pizza Lunch:  Reminder that there will not be pizza lunch next week, since we are having our Thanksgiving Feast.

E-Learning Day: West Virginia state law allows private schools to make up missed instructional days in ways they deem best. Several years ago we began a policy of making up days from time to time with something we call “Falcon Folders” or “E-Learning.” Because we missed a scheduled day of school on Monday, November 5, we will use a Falcon Folder/E-Learning day on Wednesday, November 21. The school will be closed but attendance will be marked in Renweb based on completion of assignments. Scheduling this day at that time will allow students plenty of time to complete their assignments.  It also seems more desirable than taking a day away from a vacation period such as Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Teachers at all grade levels will create assignments and communicate them no later than Monday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m. Special considerations are given to elementary students who are not independent learners by presenting lessons focusing on reinforcement and integration of skills that are regularly provided during instructional days. Secondary students will be provided with reinforcement and integration of content learning activities, as well as application of skills in all subject areas.

Teachers in elementary grades may use Falcon Folders (physical folders containing assignments) or E-learning activities communicated by email or even through Google Classroom if available for their classrooms. Most secondary teachers will use Google classroom as all secondary students have received Gmail addresses from the school.

All assignments will be due on Monday, November 26 at class time. This will give students an entire week to complete assignments.  If you have questions about this policy feel free to email me. If you have questions about specific assignments please communicate with your child’s teacher(s).

Falcon Band & Orchestra Concert: Make plans to join us for the Falcon Band & Orchestra’s 3rd Annual Fall Preview Concert on Wednesday, November 28th at 2:00 in the FCA gymnasium. This 30-minute concert gives our audience a sneak peek at the great things happening musically in our advanced band and strings classes this year. Upper elementary students will attend the concert, and parents and the public are invited too. Come celebrate the musical talent and hard work of our middle-school and high-school instrumentalists.

Christmas Concert: Please make plans to join us on Monday, December 3rd, at 7:00pm at Airborne Church, 172 Creative Place, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Student performers should arrive by 6:45. Although previously announced the requested attire of “Sunday Best”, we want the students to look good, it’s also important that they be comfortable and that they have full range of motion. Tennis shoes, khakis, and a Christmas-colored sweater may help your student perform more easily than a fancy dress with uncomfortable dress shoes. We are trusting parents to make the best clothing choice for their children; either is acceptable.

At the concert, you’ll be given an opportunity to participate in our Christmas Love Offering. This offering is used to give our faculty and staff a nice Christmas bonus.

Dress for the weather: The weather is turning colder, and students need to be properly dressed for outdoor recess.  We will get the students outside for fresh air as much as possible.

Dates to remember:

  • November 12th – Creating Discipline and Structure Seminar (TONIGHT)
  • November 16th Christmas Bazaar open to the public 3:30PM – 7:00PM
  • November 21st through 23rd – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 28th @ 2:00PM – Falcon Band and Orchestra Concert
  • December 3rd – FCA Christmas Program Airborne Church

Did you know?

This is our 14th Annual Christmas Bazaar!  The money raised from this event goes back into our athletic department to pay for uniforms, equipment, etc.  Our Booster Club is committed to excellence for our Falcon Athletes!

Voice of Faith November 5, 2018

Square 1 Art: Your orders are being processed! The estimated date for orders to be delivered is November 16. If you missed the due date, it’s not too late. There are 3 ways to place late orders: You can order online at Square1Art.com/Shop ; email Customer Care Service@Square1Art.com; or call Customer Care – 888.332.3294. Contact Mrs. Cooper if you have any questions.

No School November 6, 2018:  Election Day!  Go and VOTE!

From the Desk of Coach Hobbs:  Mrs. Hill ran this Saturday in the Battlefield Half Marathon and finished with a time of 1:58:17. This is an excellent time! Great job Mrs. Hill of practicing what you are teaching your students!

FCA 29th Annual Auction:  YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND THE AUCTION. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the auction. https://fcafaithopoly.eventbrite.com  

FREE Seminar Series at FCA:  We have an exciting opportunity for our families this year. There is a local Christian counseling service called, Christian Psychological Services, which is owned and operated by Dr. Jonathan Hartiens. We have partnered with this agency to provide our families with three, one hour seminars designed to strengthen your family and give you strategies to help your children thrive academically and spiritually. These valuable seminars are absolutely free to our families and will be held here at the school with free child care provided for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students!

The first session is going to be held on Monday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. here at Faith Christian Academy.  This seminar is titled, “Creating Discipline and Structure: Strategies to help your children thrive academically.”

Please use these two links to let us know if you are attending and if you need child care

I plan to attend: Use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ca8ab28aaf58-session

I will need child care: Use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ca8ab28aaf58-childcare2

These links can be used for the two future sessions as well. We will resend this in advance of the other sessions.  We trust that this will be of benefit to you and your family. If you have any questions please let me know.

Falcon Band & Orchestra Concert: Make plans to join us for the Falcon Band & Orchestra’s 3rd Annual Fall Preview Concert on Wednesday, November 28th at 2:00 in the FCA gymnasium. This 30-minute concert gives our audience a sneak peek at the great things happening musically in our advanced band and strings classes this year. Upper elementary students will attend the concert, and parents and the public are invited too. Come celebrate the musical talent and hard work of our middle-school and high-school instrumentalists.

Christmas Concert: Please make plans to join us on Monday, December 3rd, at 7:00pm at Airborne Church, 172 Creative Place, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Student performers should arrive by 6:45. Although previously announced the requested attire of “Sunday Best”, we want the students to look good, it’s also important that they be comfortable and that they have full range of motion. Tennis shoes, khakis, and a Christmas-colored sweater may help your student perform more easily than a fancy dress with uncomfortable dress shoes. We are trusting parents to make the best clothing choice for their children; either is acceptable.

At the concert, you’ll be given an opportunity to participate in our Christmas Love Offering. This offering is used to give our faculty and staff a nice Christmas bonus.

Dress for the weather: The weather is turning colder, and students need to be properly dressed for outdoor recess.  We will get the students outside for fresh air as much as possible.

Dates to remember:

 

  • November 6th – No School Election Day
  • November 9th – FCA Faithopoly Benefit Auction
  • November 12th – Creating Discipline and Structure Seminar
  • November 21st through 23rd – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 28th @ 2:00PM – Falcon Band and Orchestra Concert
  • December 3rd – FCA Christmas Program Airborne Church

 

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Picture Retakes:  We will be doing picture retakes on Wednesday, October 31st.  If you plan to have your students picture retaken please send a note to school to their teacher.

Dress for the weather: The weather is turning colder, and students need to be properly dressed for outdoor recess.  We will get the students outside for fresh air as much as possible.

No School November 2, 2018:  November 2nd is a teacher work day and there will be no school.

No School November 6, 2018:  Election Day!  Go and VOTE!

FCA 29th Annual Auction:  YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND THE AUCTION. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the auction. https://fcafaithopoly.eventbrite.com  We need a head count for the caterer. Also please remember all donations need to be in by October 31st (this Wednesday).

We hope that you can join us this year for our Faithopoly Benefit Auction on November 9th at the Holiday Inn from 6-9. We are doing things a little different this year.  We are asking for donations of items that are either new or gently used for the auction. This is a perfect time to recycle that Christmas or birthday gift that you received and get a tax donation at the same time:).  Our committee has put together a list of suggested items for baskets that we are going to put together. If you have something on the list please sign up and drop off your items at the office. Click here for a list of ideas:)

Christmas Concert:  Mark your calendars and plan to attend our Christmas Concert on December 3rd at Airborne Church, 172 Creative Place, Martinsburg, WV.  There will be an opportunity to bid on the Best Seats in the House and Parking for the Christmas Concert at the auction.

FREE Seminar Series at FCA:  We have an exciting opportunity for our families this year. There is a local Christian counseling service called, Christian Psychological Services, which is owned and operated by Dr. Jonathan Hartiens. We have partnered with this agency to provide our families with three, one hour seminars designed to strengthen your family and give you strategies to help your children thrive academically and spiritually. These valuable seminars are absolutely free to our families and will be held here at the school with free child care provided for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students!

The flyer seen below provides the details of each of the three sessions. The first session is going to be held on Monday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. here at Faith Christian Academy.  This seminar is titled, “Creating Discipline and Structure: Strategies to help your children thrive academically.”

Please use these two links to let us know if you are attending and if you need child care

I plan to attend: Use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ca8ab28aaf58-session

I will need child care: Use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ca8ab28aaf58-childcare2

These links can be used for the two future sessions as well. We will resend this in advance of the other sessions.  We trust that this will be of benefit to you and your family. If you have any questions please let me know.

Dates to remember:

  • October 31st – Picture Retakes
  • November 2nd – No School Teacher Work Day
  • November 6th – No School Election Day
  • November 9th – FCA Faithopoly Benefit Auction
  • November 12th – Creating Discipline and Structure Seminar
  • December 3rd – FCA Christmas Program