FA Community Bulletin – November 27, 2019

In This Issue:


FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL’S OFFICE

Dear Faith Academy Community Member,

Please be aware, this Thursday, November 28, there will be no activities after school. This does coincide with the American Thanksgiving holiday, but rather than focus on that, we are encouraging our broader community to center on giving thanks and being thankful. We have been abundantly blessed over the years as a community by God in His provision for the school and community. We have so much to be thankful for! Please join us in returning thanks to the Lord.

In case you were wondering…Our boys and girls varsity basketball teams are traveling this week to participate in a special tournament started by Hong Kong International School or HKIS (not to be confused with the Hong Kong International Community School!). Fifty years ago when HKIS started this tournament Faith Academy was one of the teams to participate. Over the years Faith Academy has participated off and on until it was decided the teams were traveling too much with the ACSC and this tournament. HKIS was originally planning to host this special

commemorative 50 th celebration and invited all of the original schools to attend. Even though we had decided not to participate in this tournament on an annual basis any more, the administration agreed to make an exception and allow the teams to join in for this special event. Then the unrest and riots broke out in Hong Kong. As a consequence the whole tournament was moved to a school in Taiwan (another early participant). The airlines were willing to transfer the tickets we had already purchased for Hong Kong to Taiwan, and so our teams will be participating in the 50 th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Tournament…taking place at Taipei American School in Taiwan!  Please pray our students will be Christ-like ambassadors on and off the basketball court.

Serving with you,

Tom Hardeman

Head of School


THE WEEK AT A GLANCE:

Thursday,
November 28

  • Regular school day
  • NO after school activity (American T-giving Day)
  • Varsity Boys & Girls HKIS Tourney
Friday,
November 29

  • Regular school day
  • Swim Club/Team
  • MUN Trip
  • Varsity Boys & Girls HKIS Tourney
Saturday,
November 30

  • Varsity Boys & Girls HKIS Tourney
  • MUN Tour
  • Pool Closed (Phil. Holiday – Bonifacio Day)
  • MSD Christmas Party
Monday,
December 2

  • Regular school day
  • Swim Club/Team
  • MUN Trip
Tuesday,
December 3

  • Regular school day
  • ESD/MSD Chapel
  • ASERT

FROM THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE

REMINDER: The last day to settle the $50 registration fee is on December 14 together with the application of your child. Many have submitted the application but have not paid. Starting December 15 the fee automatically goes up to $100.

A.  The ONLINE Application for RE-ENROLLMENT OF CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS for School Year 2020/21 OPENED LAST NOVEMBER 4.

If your child/ren will continue to attend the School Year 2020/21, ALL must complete the Re-Enrollment process TO SAVE YOUR CHILD’S SEAT NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

Go to https://faith.edu.ph/registration and log on using the Username and Password you used when you registered your student in SY 2019-20.

If you forgot your username please contact the Registrar or IT.   Please do not create a new username account.

Once you are logged on, you must first UPDATE by clicking each step (even if there is no change in your information):

Step 1 – Student information

Step 2 – Parent Information

Step 3 – Employer or Sponsoring Organization (if the Sponsoring Organization was changed, upload the new documents)

Step 4 – Emergency Contact Information

Once you have successfully updated all 4 steps (Steps 1-4 will turn GREEN, nothing in RED) Step 5 will appear.

Step 5 – Click Create Application and choose SY 2020/21 (click the applicable Semesters 1 & 2). Fill up all the fields. Make sure to click the right Grade level.

Step 6 – Click to submit and Pay the Registration fee. You may opt to pay the Registration Fee online or at the business office.

Make sure to do the same process for each child to be enrolled.

Kindly take note of the corresponding registration fees below:

Registration Fees of Submitted Applications On or Before:

November 6 to December 14, 2019, ~ $50 for each child

December 15 to January 31, 2020, ~ $100 for each child

Starting February 1, 2020 ~ $150 for each child

 

Submission of the Online Application and Application Fee MUST be received within the same due date period.

Step 7 Enrollment Requirements – Deadline to submit is July 24, 2020

Online Student Health Form Questionnaire – every year

Child Safety Quiz & Anti-Bullying Act- every year

Medical Exam for Kinder, G3, G6, G9 (downloaded and printed/brought to your Physician)

Boarding and Transportation forms if applicable.

BOARDING

Boarding Registration Fees for Returning Students On or Before:

November 6 to December 14. 2019, ~ Application fee $90

December 15 to January 31, 2020, ~ Application fee $120

Starting February 1, 2020, ~ Application fee $145

B.  FOR NEW STUDENT APPLICATIONS

  • NEW STUDENTS APPLICATION OPENS ON December 1, 2019

New Student Registration Fees:

  • December 1 to February 15, 2020, ~ Application fee $150
  • February 16 – March 31, 2020, ~ Application fee $200
  • April 1, 2020, onwards ~ Application fee $250

Boarding Registration Fees New Students – $90

For questions or clarification, please contact the Registrar at [email protected]


FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

Because of American Thanksgiving and no after school activities on Thursday, the Health office will close at 2:30 on Thursday, November 28.

Thank you!

~ Sandy Varberg


FA CHINESE FAMILIES

Inviting our FA Chinese Families!

“Christmas-Made in the Philippines”

Let’s celebrate together on Friday December 6, @ 3 pm on the Elementary playground.

Bring food to share.

Contact Jojo Chan/Bonnie Chua for more details.

Maligayang Pasko!


TUESDAY PARENT PRAYER GROUP

Come and experience the joy of praying together for our school and our kids! 7:15-8:30 am every Tuesday morning in the Tipunan prayer room.


WHITE ELEPHANT 2020

We are already accepting white elephant donations.  We will be providing a box in the high school office where you can drop them.


Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood

 

For God so loved the world,[i] that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life     John 3:16


 
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