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FA Community Bulletin – September 20, 2017

In This Issue:


FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL’S OFFICE

Dear Faith Community Member,

The burning question this week is: Will Faith Academy have school on Thursday!!? This unusual day that President Duterte has dubbed: “A National Day of Protest” has certainly given us pause and made us seriously consider what the best course of action should be. Unlike with weather issues, we do not have reports and updates to rely on as to whether or not we should call off classes. All public schools have been cancelled, but it has been made clear that private schools can make their own decision on the matter. We have reached out to other schools to see what they are doing. We have polled several of our Filipino friends and have prayed and asked for prayers for wisdom in making the right decision. In the end, we are making the call to go ahead and proceed with classes. However, please do what is best for your family and for the safety of your children. If you believe it would place them in jeopardy to travel from the city to the campus and back, please do keep them home for the day.

Thursday afternoon is our first Middle School Concert of the year. Please join us from 3:30 – 5:30 in Cadd Theatre.

Preparation for our accreditation visit in March continues. Please pray for the committees as they wrap up their portions of the report in the next few weeks. Also pray for our Curriculum Director, Brian Foutz, for wisdom and insight as he puts the whole report together and writes the final summation, etc.

Serving with you,

Tom Hardeman

Head of School


The Week At A Glance:

Thursday,
September 21

  • Regular school day
  • MSD Opening Concert
Friday,
September 22

  • Regular school day
Saturday,
September 23
Monday,
September 25

  • Regular school day
Tuesday,
September 26

  • Regular school day

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Our first-semester Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, September 28, and Friday, September 29. Here are the details for each division:

Elementary Division

Elementary students will be hosting their teachers and parents to share goals and exhibit examples of what they have learned. This is an opportunity for parents to collaborate with their child/ren and their teacher for the child’s continued growth at school.  A form (hardcopy) was sent home on the 11th with the schedule for each appointment.  Please note that in addition to core academic areas, teachers of Art, Music, Computer, PE, ELL, Korean, and Tagalog will also be available.

Middle School Division

Middle school conferences will be held at the top floor of the St Clair classroom wing. Rooms S300, S301 and S302 will be set up with conference desks for individualized conferences with teachers. As always, refreshments will be served. Conferences will go from 8:00-11:30 am and 12:30-2:30 pm on both days. Please note that High School conferences are on Friday only. If you cannot make the conferences and wish to meet with teachers at another time, you may arrange a schedule with the individual teacher.

High School Division

High school conferences will take place on Friday only from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm in Tipunan Hall.  All high school teachers will be available during this time, and parents may sign up for 10-minute sessions with any teacher(s) they would like to talk to. Please refer to your child’s grades and class information on Sycamore to help determine which teachers you would like to meet with. Office staff will also be available during the conference time to address questions about high school programs and testing.


MSD OPENING CONCERT

The Faith Academy Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce our opening concerts for the 2017-2018 school year. The Middle School Band, Choir, and Strings will perform on Thursday, September 21 at 3:30 pm in Cadd Theater. The High School Band, Choir, and Strings will perform on Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 pm in Cadd Theater. Don’t miss the opening song, which will feature the combined choirs and band.


REMINDER FROM THE LIBRARY

Parents, please return all library books directly to the library rather than the middle school book drop as that is for middle school students only.  This will ensure we receive your books on time and avoid fines.  Thank you.


SOCCER CLINICS

*Is your child disappointed that they missed the soccer clinic? Don’t worry; we’re offering one more clinic!

*Kindergarten through Grade 8 are invited

*Last clinic will be on September 25 after school from 2:40-4:20 pm

*P200 per child (note if you already registered/paid for both clinics before the first one, no need to do anything else!)

(Note this price is with early registration; additional P50/clinic without)

*Early Registration on September 21-22 @ Elementary Map & MS stone bench 2:15-2:45 pm

*Clinic participants will meet on Sy soccer field

*Can also just show up at 2:30pm on September 25 to join

*Invite your friends! Bring your water bottle, and come have some fun with the girls soccer team!

*Led by Varsity Girls Soccer Team to raise money for their trip to Thailand!


SAT @ FAITH

On Oct 7 (Saturday), from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, we will be administering the SAT exams at CADD 106, 110, 119, 120 and Tipunan Hall. If you are on campus that day please avoid that area and keep the noise level to a minimum as well. Thank you.

Faith test takers are expected to comply with the SAT admission requirements, please bring your Admission Ticket and proper ID.  Read carefully the College Board’s instructions that they sent to you by email!

For the first time we ran out of slots for the Oct. 7 SAT.  Register online for the March 10, 2018 SAT as soon as possible! Take note that SAT Subject tests will not be available on March.  It will be our next and last SAT exam administration this school year.  If you run out of slots you need to take it elsewhere. ~Mrs. Gumpal


PAC CORNER

You Asked, We Checked:

For payments past due, a 2% interest per month is added to our dues.  Why does our Sycamore account need to be frozen then?  Aren’t we penalized enough?

This was discussed by the administration team. They saw the continuance of this practice as important because it relates to the releasing of school academic records based upon payment for services. Parents facing financial difficulties are encouraged to be in dialogue with the business office.

Peter WinsladeDeputy Head of School


 

“Please help me Lord in all I do,

To act and think with motives true

And by Your love reveal to me

Those sins that only You can see!

Search me O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties and see if there is any wicked way in me

Psalm 139:23-24

FA Community Bulletin is a weekly publication of Faith Academy. Articles may be submitted to Rita Quimboy at rita.quimboy@faith.edu.ph no later than 12 noon on Tuesdays or you can call 651-7100 ext 120

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