January 13, 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 on January 18th *

Athletics News

Congrats to the middle school boys on a great season- they finished their season with a win last night. The middle school girls will be going to Regionals tonight in Germantown. Good luck girls!

Our high school teams have home games upcoming on Jan 15,19, and 22 all starting at 6pm. Come join us in support of our teams!

Track Bake Sale - January 20th. Bring your quarters (during all lunch hours) and help support our track teams.

High School track starts Monday, January 25 and Middle School starts Monday, February 22nd . Email Coach Hull, rhull22@gmail.com., or Mr. Munton, josiah.munton@firstbaptistacademy.net, for more information.

2016-17 Enrollment -Please pay special attention to the early registration deadline dates for current FBA families, February 1st-5th . Please let us know if your student will be returning next year or contact us if you have any questions. If you know that you are not returning next year, please notify the office as well. Open enrollment begins February 16th and we will fill classes at that time with new students.

Spirit Week - January 19-22nd - See daily schedule below:

Spirit Week for K-5th

Join the Fun and show your School Spirit by dressing up in the theme each day!

Tuesday Crazy Hair Day Wednesday Salute our Soldiers Day Thursday Future Career Day Friday FBA/Eagle Spirit Day

Spirit Week for 6-12th Grade

Tuesday Hat Day Wednesday 80's Day Thursday Nerd Day Friday FBA/Eagle Spirit Day Free admission to Friday's home game for all Students ONLY wearing FBA Spirit Wear* * All clothing must conform to the FBA dress code.*

Welcome to the Jungle - Mark your calendars now for the K-2 musical on Tuesday, February 2nd @ 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center - Should be a wonderful journey through the Jungle!! Come and enjoy

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.

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, 2016. New forms must be filled out each year.

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 - We would love for you to submit pictures from any activity, classroom, playground, parties, special events, or other, for consideration in our yearbook. If you do have pictures, please contact Monica Munhofen- K-8th, monicamommy@yahoo.com or Rachel Christensen -9-12th , Rachel.christensen@firstbaptistacademy.net. We'd love to have your pictures!!

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.

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 High school students are dismissed after their last final for the day.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. High school students ONLY SHOW UP for morning classes in which they have a final exam or classes in which finals are given.

  2. Students will remain in classrooms until the scheduled time of finals has ended (bring a book to read if you finish early).

  3. Students MUST leave school when finals have ended.

Dates to Remember:

Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King's Birthday (No School)

Week of February 1 3rd Quarter Progress Reports (if needed) Tuesday, February 2 K-2 Musical 7:00 Worship Center