Come to our HOME Volleyball games this week! Thursday, September 7th @ 6pm vs.
Governor French, Friday, September 8th JV and Varsity 6pm vs. Panthers. $2 for
students and $3 for adults.
Join us for our 2nd annual HOME Cross Country Meet next Monday, Sept 11th. The races
will begin at 4:00 pm on Leininger Field (the baseball field at school). GO EAGLES!

COACHES NEEDED! Would you be willing to invest in the students and share your
time/energy/expertise? We are looking for great coaches who have a passion for our students.
We have open opportunities in baseball, track, and basketball, but most pressing is middle school girls basketball and high school boys basketball. If you’re interested in more information, contact the AD at

Parents in Prayer – If you would be interested in praying for our students, school and families, please contact Kim Tinge, for more information. There is a group who meets at 8:15 on Monday mornings to pray or you can be on an email list to receive prayer requests. I covet your prayers!

Library Volunteer Helper needed – Do you love books and love children??? Then we have a place for you!!! We are looking for some parent helping hands in our library to work with Mrs. Hooks on a weekly basis or whatever you can give. If you would be interested please contact the office, 618 726-6040, or Mrs. Hooks directly,
Forms Due: Remember medical forms (K, 6, 9th grade and all new Homeschool/out of state students –physical, immunization, dental, eye forms; 2nd grade – dental only) were due to the office by September 1. If you have not turned in your forms please contact Pat immediately with the date of your scheduled appointment.

Lunchroom/Classroom Request – Please notify the office 24 hours prior to having lunch with your student. It helps so much in our ability to know who is coming and to be able to notify our lunchroom supervisors. Just call Pat, 726-6040, to make arrangements on the day before you would like to join your child for lunch. Also, always check in with receptionist when needing to speak with or drop something off to your child/office. We will be most happy to facilitate your needs. Please do not enter classroom when class is in session. Thanks for your help in this matter.

Box Tops for Education Contest– Next Box Top contest begins now - October 15th. Please be sure to send in those box tops during that time to your child’s homeroom teacher. The classroom with the most box tops collected will earn special recognition. The box tops money helps us expand and keep our playgrounds safe for student use. We collect box tops all year round and we are grateful for all your help in making this happen!

FBA Yearbook – Monica Munhofen has facilitated (and excellently so) our K-8 yearbook for the past several years and is stepping down from leadership this year. SO many thanks to her for all the faithful support and heart to record memories as a keepsake for our students. That said, we need a Coordinator/Chairperson for our K-5th grade yearbook this year. If you have an interest or need more information please contact the office and let us know. We would love to be able to continue to offer a yearbook for our youngest students. Most of the work can be accomplished at home and there is a team of experienced people ready to help they just need a leader. Will you consider stepping forward to lead?
*6-12th yearbook will be created by our yearbook elective staff, facilitated by Mrs. Christensen, Please help us by submitting any interesting pictures of classes/group events. You can send them directly to her email.

K-4th grade Fall Musical presentation – THE DATE HAS CHANGED! Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 for our K-4th grade musical @ 7:00 in the Worship Center. More info coming soon.

Scholastic Book Fair – Mark your calendars for Monday, November 13th -Friday, November 17th 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. More information will be coming home soon.

Picture Day – Mark your calendars for picture day on Friday, November 3rd.
Weather Changes/Appropriate Dress: Please be sure that your child comes to school with appropriate clothing for outdoor play. We will be going outside whenever possible even in cold weather and the children will be expected to have clothing that is appropriate for outdoor conditions. Please make sure they come prepared to stay warm. Thanks for your help in this matter.

Fundraising Opportunities - Please help our school this year by participating in our on-going
Scrip (forms available in office)
Box Tops (drop off in box top box located by FBA offices or classrooms) Helps with playground cost/upkeep.
Paper Recycling, (drop off in large green bins located by playground or 7 hills parking lot)
Recycling money helps to purchase copy paper when we need to replenish
Schnucks eScrip Card Program (if you shop Schnucks this is a way to help make money for
our school. Be sure you identify First Baptist Academy as your school. Cards are available in the folder outside the FBA office or fundraising bulletin board in the elementary hallway.

Tuition Payments – Thank you for being so prompt with your tuition payments! It is greatly appreciated! Remember late charges, $25, will be applied to all late tuition payments.
Be looking for a letter home concerning our Emergency Plans and our reunification site. Please do take time to read this important information!

Week of September 11 1st Quarter Progress Reports
Monday, October 9 Columbus Day (No School)
Thursday, October 12 All K-12 Early dismissal @ 11:15 (No lunch)
Friday, October 13 End of 1st Quarter
Thursday, October 26 Report Cards
Friday, October 27 Parent Teacher Conference (No School)
** Lunch Order forms available on 10/30 and due back NLT 11/3 @ 3:15
Friday, November 3 Picture Day (tentative)
Week of November 6 *2nd Quarter Progress Reports (if needed)
Friday, November 10 Veteran’s Day (No School)
Tuesday, November 14 K-4th grade Fall Musical (date change)
Monday, November 13- Friday, November 17 Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, November 22--Friday, November 24 Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)