February 5, 2016

First Baptist Academy

"Partnering with Parents to Equip a Godly Generation with Hearts that Seek God and Minds that Pursue Truth"


REMINDER - NO SCHOOL February 12 & 15th

2016-17 Enrollment - If you have not notified the office yet whether you will be leaving or returning next year, please do so as soon as possible. Early enrollment for FBCO and Creation Corner is next week with open enrollment beginning February 16th.

K-8th grade Skate Night - From 6-8pm on Thursday, February 11, 2016, we will have our K-8th grade family skate night at Fun Spot in Belleville. This is a GREAT night of family fun. Admission: $1 plus skate rental. Watch for more information soon!

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - First Baptist Academy's Spring Dinner Auction: Mark your calendar and join us for a wonderful time! There is still room for you to join in the fun and help with the Auction. If you are interested in helping with this year's auction, please contact Cathy Donnel, cdonnel1@att.net. More information will be coming soon.

Cinderella Breakfast April 23, 2016 - Beginning on Tuesday, March 15th tickets will go on sale for the Cinderella Breakfast. The breakfast will be from 9:00-10:30 in Gym room 1 and tickets are limited. Cost: $10 per ticket.

April 28, 29, & 30th - Cinderella is coming! Our students are hard at work learning and preparing for the musical and we would love for you to mark your calendars to join us for a special night! More information will be coming your way in the future.

Tuition Assistance Form - If you are in need of filing for tuition assistance for next year, forms are available in the office. All forms for consideration are due on or before April 30, 2015. New forms must be filled out each year.

SCRIP Program: Our next Scrip order is due in the office by noon on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

Box Tops Contest: Our next box tops contest ends on February 11th. Please send in those box tops with your students and help us raise money for our school. Box tops can be sent in all year long so keep those box tops coming!!

FBA Yearbook - Yearbook order forms will go home soon so don't forget to order. What a great memory book for the students in the years to come.

School Cancellation Due to Weather -In case of bad weather, remember to check for First Baptist Academy O'Fallon, IL school closing on KSDK, Channel 5, KMOV Channel 4 and KTVI Channel 2. If you have signed up for our emergency texts, you may receive school closings by text message.

FBA Athletics News

The annual Players-Coaches basketball game will take place Thursday, Feb 18th from 3:30-5:15. Gym doors will open at 3:10 and admission is $2. Come support your high school basketball players as they square off against the coaches. Bring a friend and come ready for an entertaining game!! Hot dogs, Pizza, drinks, and more available for purchase!

Middle School Track begins Feb 22nd. Come run, jump, sprint, or throw for FBA! For more information, contact Coach Hull at rhull224@gmail.com .

Are you a 5th-12th grader and are interested in FBA baseball? Let Mr. Munton know, or tell Mrs. Billingsley in your PE class! We are currently feeling out interest for spring club baseball this spring, middle school baseball for August, and high school baseball next spring.

If you're interested, please leave a check, along with your size(s) with Sheri at the front desk. Club baseball players will receive a hat along with their athletic fee and do not need to pay extra. These are high quality, flexfit hats and should hold up well. DUE Feb 11 - I am placing the order then, as since they are custom they will take a month+ to get in. These cursive "E" hats are truly one of a kind and will help promote FBA baseball! Order form available on website.



Spring Finals Schedule for 9-11th Grade Thursday, May 12 8:20 - 9:50 3rd Hour Final 9:55-11:25* 5th Hour Final *(5th hour English students complete their final at 12:00) High school students are dismissed after their last final for the day.

Friday, May 13 8:20 - 9:50 2nd Hour Final 9:55-11:25* 4th Hour Final *(4th hour English students complete their final at 12:00) High school students are dismissed after their last final for the day.

Monday, May 16 8:20 - 9:50 6th Hour Final 9:55 -11:25 7th Hour Final