“Partnering with Parents to Equip a Godly Generation with Hearts that Seek God and Minds

that Pursue Truth”

**Lunch Order for December and January now availableonwebsite**

The forms are due back NLT 3:15pm on Thursday, November 4th.


Box Tops for Education Contest Winner– 10th Grade!  Congratulations to these students and thanks to all who participated in this fundraiser.  Please keep those box tops coming all year long.


16-17 Winter Final Schedule -  The finals schedule for 9-12th  grade is  posted on the website, www.fbaofallon.org,  click calendar tab and look at December.  Please be sure to check times/dates. All 9-12th grade students are required to be at final exams


Scholastic Book Fair - Mark your calendars for Monday, November 14th-Friday, November 18th for our Scholastic Book Fair.  Last year our profit from the book fair provided money for books for our students and our on-line library checkout system.   If you are interested in helping, please contact Kristi Arnolds, mkarnolds@yahoo.com.


Sports Calendar – Basketball has begun!  Please come and support your students and the FBA teams.  Please check the website, www.fbaofallon.org, for game locations and times.

13th Annual Holiday Outreach Mission Project for O’Fallon Food Pantry - Our mission focus for Christmas will begin next week. The collection jar will be located outside the FBA office for all coin/money donations. We want to encourage you to allow the students do special projects around the home to make money to contribute toward the purchase of food for the O’Fallon Food Pantry. The students from each class will then shop at Schnuck’s for the food on December 9th and our Student Council students will deliver the food.   

Willie Wonka Auditions – Audition packets are available in the office beginning Tuesday, November 1st.    In order to audition, the completed packet is due back in the FBA office NLT Monday, November 21, 2016.  Auditions will take place for 3-6th grade students on Thursday, December 8th from 3:15-4:30 pm and Friday, December 9th for the 7-12th grade students from 3:15 –4:30

FBA Yearbook- We will do our “All School Picture” for the yearbook on Thursday, November 3rd. Please have your students wear FBA apparel or Navy shirts.  Keep those pictures coming!  Thanks to so many of you who are sending them to us.  Your help is greatly appreciated. If you are interested in helping or sending pictures please contact: (K-8th ) monicamommy@yahoo.com, and (9-12th ) Rachel.christensen@firstbaptistacademy.net.


Scrip Order -   Three more opportunities to order SCRIP before Christmas.  Our next SCRIPorder is due in the office by noon on Tuesday, November 8th .  Let Pat know if you have any questions, 726-6040.


School Cancellation Due to Weather – When weather is such that we need to close school,  School closings will be listed on KSDK Channel 5, KMOV Channel 4, and KTVI -FOX News Channel 2.  Emergency text messages will also be sent to those who have signed up to receive those texts.


Picture Day – Friday, November 4th.  Retakes are on Thursday, December 8th.


Host Home for Foreign Exchange Students:  We have an opportunity to host foreign exchange students at FBA in the near future.  If you would be willing/interested (or know someone who would) in hosting a student for a semester please contact Jackye, jackye.biehl@fbaofallon.org, or Josiah Munton, josiah.munton@fbaofallon.org


Dates to Remember

**Lunch Order forms available on 11/1 and due back NLT 11/4 @ 3:15

Friday, November 4                                            Picture Day (tentative)

Week of November 6                                          *2nd Quarter Progress Reports (if needed)

Friday, November 11                                          Veteran’s Day (No School)

Monday, November 14- Friday, November 18       Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, November 23-                                  Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

         Friday, November 25

Tuesday, December 13-Thursday, December 15     Finals Week (9-12th grade)

 Friday, December 16                                          End of 2nd Qtr. (full day)

Monday, December 19-                                       Christmas Break (No School)

Tuesday, January 3        

Tuesday, January 3                                             Teacher Institute (teachers only)

Wednesday, January 4                                         School Resumes

** Lunch Order forms available on 1/9 and due back NLT 1/13 @ 3:15

Monday, January 9                                             Report Cards                 

Monday, January 16                                           Martin Luther King’s Birthday (No School)

Friday, January 27                                              All K-12th grades – Early Dismissal 11:15 a.m. (No lunch)


Week of February 5                                            3rd Quarter Progress Reports (if needed)

Tuesday, February 7                                           K-2 Musical7:00 Worship Center

Friday, February 17                                            Parent Teacher Conference Week – (No School)

Monday, February 20                                          Presidents Day (No School)

            ** Lunch Order forms available on 2/27 and due back NLT 3/3 @ 3:15


Friday, March 10                                                3rd Quarter Ends

Friday, March 17                                                All K-12th grades – Early Dismissal 11:15 a.m. (No lunch)

Report Cards


Friday, April 7-Wednesday April 12                     Standardized Testing

                                                                        4th Quarter Progress Reports (if needed)

Thursday,  April 13-Monday, April 17                  Easter Break (No School)

Thursday, April 20                                             FBA Auction

Thursday, April 27, 28, 29                                   FBA Musical


Friday, May 5                                                    Last Day for Seniors

Monday, May 8                                                  Zoo Trip – K-5th grade (tentative)                                    

Wednesday, May 10                                           Last Day for 8th grade

Thursday, May 11 - Monday, May 15                   Finals Week - 9-11th grade

Friday, May 12                                                  High School Graduation                                     

Monday, May 15                                                8th Grade Graduation

Tuesday, May 16                                                Field Day – (K-5th only - tentative)          

Wednesday, May 17                                           Last Chapel and Awards Day – Last Day

Early Dismissal 11:15 (no lunch)


 ** Lunch Order forms will be available on the website, www.fbaofallon.org. No forms will be accepted after the deadline