FA Community Bulletin – February 27, 2019

In This Issue:


FROM THE DEPUTY HEAD OF SCHOOL’S OFFICE

Dear Faith Community Member,

In the life of a school, two weeks before the end of each quarter often coincides with staff members working hard to complete a list of tasks that need to be completed. Likewise, this can be a busy and pressured time for the students. Please encourage your kids to plan well, stay on top of their assignments, and help them to finish the quarter well.

It has come to my attention that road construction near to Faith Academy is bringing an added challenge to the task of getting to school, and may continue for a while. Please take this into account and adjust your morning schedule so that you can still get to school on time.

Please pray for our Faith Academy seniors and the chaperoning staff members who are leaving for this year’s senior trip from Thursday until Sunday. Pray that this time away together will prepare them well for the transition ahead and be a quality time in regards to their relationships with one another and with our Lord.

Also, be advised that starting

Wednesday

March 4 vehicles without 2019 Faith Academy stickers will be stopped by the guards at the gate and issued visitor passes. If you have not yet purchased your sticker you can buy it from the business office.

Blessings,

Peter Winslade

Deputy Head of School


The Week At A Glance:

Thursday,
February 28

  • Regular school day
  • ESD International Week
  • Senior Trip
  • Swim Club
Friday,
March 1

  • Regular school day
  • ESD International Week Parade
  • Senior Trip
Saturday,
March 2

  • Senior Trip
Monday,
March 4

  • Regular school day
  • All Instrumental Concert
  • The Well
Tuesday,
March 5

  • Regular school day
  • ESD/MSD Chapel

RIGHTNOW MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION

I’m excited to share that our school now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

We believe that RightNow Media will be a tool to serve our community in living out our faith at school, at home, at work, and in ministry activities. RightNow Media has videos for everyone—kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals—all aimed at helping you grow.

You will soon receive an official invitation email to give you FREE access to RightNow Media. If you don’t receive it within the week, be sure to check your mail filter for a message from RightNow. 

Once you find the email, simply click the link, sign up for an account, and you’re all set to explore more than 20,000 videos. 

We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing for you and your family!

Tom Hardeman


ESD INTERNATIONAL WEEK

This week it is International Week in the Elementary Division.  Come watch the annual tradition of our amazing elementary students parading around the circle in their international costumes.  It will be a delight to see.  Friday, March 1 at 8:00 am.


2019 PRS BASKETBALL

Good Day Parents,

Here is the link to register for 2019 PRS Basketball:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMhcC-Kaejj-jH-kUSajAJang9hnREVLsd_K_07SL42tpb_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

PRS Basketball is for boys and girls, grade K-8, who want to learn the game in a fun environment.  There is casual to competitive divisions for all sizes and skill levels.

PRS Basketball is open to Faith Students, home school students, your children’s friends from the community, children who your ministry impacts, and anyone else who wants to have fun and learn the game in a friendly setting.

*Children who cannot abide by generally acceptable behavior guidelines in regards to facilities and safety on and off the court will be asked to take a week off.  If behavior persists, repeat offenders will be prohibited from participation.

 IMPORTANT DATES:

PRS Basketball ALL parent meeting and player registration will take place this Saturday, March 2 in the Hardeman gymnasium

We will meet with each age group separately:  If your child is on the edge, and you would like to put them in a different division, based on size or skill, we are happy to accommodate.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about that.

Beginners Division (K – 2nd Grade) 9:00 am

Intermediate Division (3rd – 5th Grade) 10:00 am

Advanced Division (6th – 8th Grade) 11:00 am

The plan is for the season to run from Saturday, March 9 through May 11, with school breaks and holidays for 2 straight Saturdays in the middle (March 16, March 23).  Faith Academy Facilities will often affect this, so it is subject to change.

8 Saturdays of training, coaching and playing, plus an awards ceremony and pizza party for all participants on the final weekend.

The early registration cost for PRS is 800 pesos, plus 500 pesos for the uniform.  1300 pesos total with parent commitment (see below).

Late Registration will be 1000 pesos, plus 500 Uniform, plus parent commitment.

PRS stands for PARENT RUN SPORTS.  Each basketball division relies heavily on parent involvement.

As a parent, we either need you to volunteer, or we need you to help us fund a student volunteer (200 pesos).

We are in need of: Coaches, Referees, Scorekeepers, Skills Teachers, Registration Assistants, Uniform Organizers, Team Managers, etc.

Thanks for considering if and where you can help!

If you have any questions of concerns, please feel free to email me:  [email protected]

Won by One,

Joshua Manthe


TUESDAY PRAYER GROUP

We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer. It surmounts or removes all obstacles, overcomes every resisting force and gains its ends in the face of invincible hindrances. ~ E.M. Bounds

Friends, let’s come together and pray for our school and our community!

Tuesday mornings at 7:15 am in the Tipunan Prayer Room


“O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer”

Cast your burden on the Lord,    and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

FA Community Bulletin is a weekly publication of Faith Academy. Articles may be submitted to Rita Quimboy at [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Tuesdays or you can call 651-7100 ext 120