In This Issue:
Dear Faith Academy Community Member,
We continue to function as a community in the midst of the impending potential eruption of Taal volcano. It is a daily journey, wondering when the situation may change and what direction events will take us. It would be easy to slip into a fearful mode and be consumed with worry over something we have no control over. Thankfully we serve a God who is more than just aware. He is in charge of all that takes place on our planet and specifically, in our lives. As a result, we choose as a community of Christ-followers to live out the words of Philippians 4:6&7 “6Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Let’s continue looking to the Lord and asking for His mercy and grace not only for our lives, but for all of those who have been displaced by Taal’s current activity. Then we can experience that supernatural peace God offers…Sounds pretty good to me! 🙂
On the practical side, we continue to monitor the daily forecasts for wind direction, updates on volcanic activity and any pertinent information regarding Taal’s activity that might impact our community.
Faith Academy is partnering with First Love International to help provide relief to people recently displaced by Taal volcano. We are reaching out to alumni and to our community to be involved in this effort. If you would like more information, please see the article submitted by Don MacKay further down in this bulletin.
As a result of the ongoing volcanic activity and resulting closure of this area, our Middle School has had to cancel plans to have our annual week of Outdoor Education (OE) at Taal and surrounding area. We have been using this site for over 30 years now as one of our rotation sites. There was one other time several years back where we had to make alternative plans, and that was when Subic became one of our rotation sites. A few years later Taal came back into the rotation. Time will tell if this will be the case with this cycle of activity. Just recently the Middle School announced that the new plans are to partner with Rizal Re-Creation Center as the site for this year’s OE. This will enable Middle School to stick with the original dates and move ahead, rather than postpone for several months and try to make it happen later in the year. Please pray for all of the logistics to come together in a timely manner. Much has yet to be accomplished.
This week Faith Academy will host the annual Hardeman Basketball Tournament starting on Thursday. There will be 16 teams coming on campus for this event. Come on out and cheer on all four of our Vanguard teams! This is a wonderful opportunity for our teams and community to be a witness and a testimony both on the basketball courts and in the stands. Let’s let this thought guide us as we cheer and interact throughout the tournament.
Prayer please: Next week is Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW) for the High School. Pastor James Aiton, Senior Pastor of Favor Church, will be the speaker for the week. This is a tremendous opportunity for the Lord to be at work in the lives of our students and staff. Please pray for Pastor Aiton as he prepares, and pray for all of those who will be in attendance, that God will prepare hearts to not only hear the message, but respond as well.
Serving with you,
Head of School
REMINDER: The last day to settle the $100 registration fee is on January 31 together with the application of your child. Many have submitted the application but have not paid. Starting February 1, the fee automatically goes up to $150.
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:
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 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
2. FOR NEW STUDENT APPLICATIONS
New Student Registration Fees:
Boarding Registration Fees New Students – $90
For questions or clarification, please contact the Registrar at [email protected]
2020 VALLEY GOLF VEHICLE STICKERS
Dear Faith Community,
The 2020 Valley Golf vehicle stickers are now selling at our FA Business Office. The price remains at 1200 pesos for each vehicle. Please bring a copy of your OR (Official Receipt) for each vehicle. If you have not previously purchased a sticker for your vehicle, we will also need to have a copy of your CR (Certificate of Registration). For those who have recently purchased a vehicle, please bring the Deed of Sale and copy of the OR.
Faith Academy Security will be reminding drivers of the need to purchase the 2020 sticker. Beginning February 3, 2020, the Faith Academy security guards will begin the process of reminding drivers without stickers to purchase and place the sticker on the outside of the windshield of your car or on the front of your motorcycle.
For those of you who are not aware, Faith Academy purchases a special blue-colored sticker from Valley Golf and Country Club as required for passing through the Valley Golf area. While the Golf Club sells other stickers, the blue one, is unique to Faith Academy and is used for entrance onto the Faith campus as well as entry at the Penny Lane gate for access to Faith Academy.
Every two years Faith Academy conducts a climate survey to gather the opinions of our community members. The school uses this feedback to determine what things are going well and what opportunities exist for improvement and growth. Your opinions are highly valued, so please invest a few minutes to complete this important survey.
페이스 아카데미는 공동체 여러분의 의견을 듣기 위한 설문 조사를 2년마다 실시합니다. 어드민과 이사회는 이 조사 결과로 어떤 일이 잘 진행되고 있는지를 알아볼 뿐만 아니라 개선 및 성장을 위한 기회로 삼습니다. 설문 조사에 시간을 내 주셔서 감사합니다. 가치있는 귀하의 의견에 감사드립니다.
Thank you for your participation and feedback!
Come and enjoy a Taco-in-a-Bag while you come to support your amazing Vanguard Basketball teams. We are selling in front of the Hardeman Gym from 4:30 – 6:30 on Friday, January 24, 2020.
The Class of 2021 will be selling the following items:
Faith Academy’s World Famous Taco-in-a-Bag – P150
Mexican Corn r Elote in Cups – P60 (Shredded sweet corn in a spicy mixture of mayonnaise, butter, chili powder, and cheese)
Desserts – P60 (An assortment of bite-sized desserts and fruit cups)
Assorted Drinks P50
We will also have popcorn available to munch on while you cheer!
Come on out to support the Vanguards and the Class of 2021!
The Faith Academy Community, Faith Alumni, and First Love International are joining to bring relief to victims of the Taal eruption.
We are partnering with local pastor, Vic Fajardo, whom Outdoor Ed Staff and Students have worked with for several years. His congregation is from the affected Taal area, and are included in the 130,00 people sheltered in evacuation centers.
Locally, we will be collecting goods to distribute in the area. We welcome Faith Academy families to collect goods and bring to the box in front of the High School Office. We will supplement these goods with financial gifts given from around the world. When we deliver the items, church members will also invite friends who do not know about Jesus. We Plan to bring Tagalog Scriptures so spiritual needs can be met alongside physical needs. We will also be needing trucks to deliver the goods.
3 Ways to Give Finances-
Checks noted for Taal Relief to First Love Internation PO Box 15836 Loves Park, IL 61132 USA (815) 229-3065 Or You can Donate online at: http://www.firstloveinternational.com – Look for the Donate button of Taal Relief.
For further questions contact: [email protected]
Goods to Donate:
“To all life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish, but nought changeth Thee”
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psa. 139:14