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This Week at Faith Academy:
 April 3-7, 2017

Dear Faith Families,

Thank you for your volunteer service to get our campus in tip-top shape for this week's events. Everything looks (and smells) great! On Monday, we welcome the AdvanceED accreditation team that will be here through Tuesday to visit with parents, students, and staff as part of our re-accreditation process. Please extend a warm welcome to our visitors if you come across them on campus!

These last weeks of school continue to be exceptionally busy, and often stressful, especially, for our graduating seniors. My prayer is for us to be in constant communion with the Lord, and to remember His promises.  Philippians 4:19 says, "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."

In the busyness of this season, let us focus on Him, and encourage one another. Have an incredible week!

In His Service and at yours,
 
Joe

Know. Grow. Go.

Announcements & Information: 
HS Girls' Bible Study: Sophie McCannon and Marissa Perea are leading a HS Girls' Bible study on Monday, April 3rd at 7:00-8:30PM in the Student Center. For more information, contact Marissa at 830.613.8670.

Terra Nova Testing Information for Parents: Students in 2nd through 11th grade will be taking the Terra Nova achievement tests the week of April 10th-13th.  Elementary students will test on Tuesday and Thursday (11th & 13th) and Secondary students will test on Monday and Wednesday (10th & 12th).  An email will be sent out at the beginning of the week with all of the information you will need.  Any student that misses a testing day(s) will be required to make the tests up.  Parents, please begin talking to your students about the importance of this test.  This data is used by the school to make improvements in all areas of our academics.  It also shows us how your child is progressing from year to year. We would really appreciate your help in encouraging your child to do their very best.  If you have questions, please contact Nicole Poage at npoagefamf@gmail.com
Volunteers are needed ASAP for Terra Nova: If you would like to help with Terra Nova testing, there will be a lot of preparation going on the week of April 3rd-7thPlease contact Nicole Poage at npoagefamf@gmail.com for ways you can help us get ready for testing week.

College Fair | April 6th at 6:00-8:00PM in the Student Center: All 9-12th grade students and parents are invited to come visit with various college reps! Over 15 colleges and universities will be here to talk to you about their school and programs offered. This is a great opportunity to learn about them and see which school would be a great fit for you!
Class of 2018 Meeting: Juniors and parents who want to learn about the college admission process, what they can do over the next year, financial aid, SAT/ACT testing, and more should attend our Class of 2018 meeting on Thursday, April 6th at 6:00 PM. They will have the opportunity to attend the College Fair after the meeting.
Sophomore and Junior Students and Parents:  If you have not set up a meeting with Mrs. Poage to go over your PSAT results, please email her at npoagefamf@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.  This is a good opportunity to see your scores and to find ways to improve your PSAT and SAT scores for future testing.  We will also look at our wonderful college planning tool called Naviance that is free to all Faith Academy students.
2nd Grade Field Trip: On Thursday, April 6th the 2nd grade class will take a field trip to Inks Lake State Park. Meet at school at 8:00AM to transport by school van to the park. Anyone under 4' 9" under 80 lbs (regardless of age) must bring a backless booster seat to comply with driving laws. Please wear a Faith Academy t-shirt and jeans or shorts (modest) with closed- toe shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Bring a sack lunch, drink, and sunscreen in a zip lock bag with your child's name on it in a small backpack.  For more information, see 2nd Grade Field Trip Letter and 2nd Grade Field Trip Permission Slip, or contact Royann Williams at raw1@famf.org.
Junior High Dance Party: The JH Dance Party will be held on Friday, April 7th from 7:00-9:00PM in the Student Center.  Come in casual dress ready to dance and play games! For more information, please contact Rhonda Coleman at rc_mfac@yahoo.com.

Junior High Mission Trip Meeting: Join us for the JH Mission Trip meeting to be held on Monday, April 10th at 6:00 PM in the Student Center. Current 6th - 8th grade students have an opportunity to participate in Mission Waco on May 15-17, 2017. Anyone interested in participating or learning more about Mission Waco, please attend our meeting! For more information, please contact Rusty Freeman at drrustyfreeman@gmail.com or 830.220.4696.


Important: "Porn and Your Child:  The scourge of pornography in our society and in our schools" presentations and discussion on Monday, April 10th immediately following the JH Mission Waco information meeting noted above. Students are welcome to attend at the discretion of their parents.
New Student Information Meeting:
Our next new student information meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18th at 7:00PM in the Student Center! If you know of anyone interested in learning about being part of the Faith family, please encourage them to attend this meeting!
NHS Peanut Butter Drive:  NHS will be collecting jars of peanut butter for the Blessings in a Backpack community project.  We are asking everyone to please donate at least one jar of peanut butter to this project and drop off in the student center in the decorated box. Donations will be collected through April 21st. On April 21st, we will have our final push with a dress down day. $3.00 with a peanut butter donation OR $5.00 without donation to participate in the dress down day.  (Adhere to dress down rules). We want to bless these kids outrageously! For more information, please contact Patti Henderson at academic@famf.org.

SENIORS! Very Important Dates:

  • Senior Dinner - Tuesday, May 9th  at 6pm
  • Powder Puff Football Game - Thursday, May 11th
  • Graduation Friday - Friday, May 12th at 7pm; Rehearsal at NOON: Be on time and dressed appropriately with cap and gown. 
Keep up the great work with your scholarships!  Mrs. Poage sent out an updated scholarship list on 3/21/17 with details and deadlines.  Please contact her before the due date if you need help and she will be more than happy to assist you. For assistance, please contact Mrs. Poage at npoagefamf@gmail.com.
FACTS Tuition Payment Plans & Scholarship Application: The 2017-18 FACTS Tuition Payment Plan and Scholarship Application instructions for online enrollment are now available! ALL families must create a FACTS account to process tuition payments for the 2017-18 school year. The FACTS system will either debit from your bank account (checking or savings) or charge your credit card by the dates you select on your chosen payment plan - monthly, semester, or yearly. The Faith Academy student enrollment fee will also be processed through your FACTS account. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Lauren Fields at lfields@famf.org or call 830.798.1333.
Parker Uniforms Sale Information:

2017 Spring Spruce Up!  
A few of us were able to get out last weekend and get the playground mowed, as well as the areas around the E, S, and early elementary buildings.
 
We have a lot of work still to be done to make the campus shine, the more help the better!  Tasks that need to be done:
  • Additional mowing in playground area
  • Trimming areas in playground area where mowers cannot access, including the sand volleyball pit, soccer goals, gaga pit
  • Weeding of flower beds
  • Weeding of gravel beds in the center of campus
  • Sweeping or blowing gravel off of sidewalks and back into gravel beds (center of campus)
  • Mowing the field between the football field and 143
Please help out where you can!  As you can see not all of the tasks require you to haul a mower to the school, and even the kids can help out with the weeding. For more information, please contact parent volunteer Mark Lunsford at 210.287.1525 or markdavislunsford@gmail.com for more information.

It's Time to Order Your Yearbook: Order your Faith Academy 2016-2017 Yearbook today! If you have any questions or need assistance with ordering, please contact the school office at aburcham@famf.org or 830.798.1333.

Want more day-to-day news about Faith families and friends? Check out our Facebook page!
This Week's Calendar at a Glance:
  • Monday, April 3rd
    • AdvancED Accreditation Team Visit
    • 6:30PM - Math League Competition
    • 7:00PM - HS Girls Bible Study in the Student Center
  • Tuesday, April 4th
    • AdvanceED Accreditation Team Visit
    • 9:30AM - Cheer Tryout Practice in the Gym
  • Thursday, April 6th
    • 8:00AM - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Inks Lake State Park
    • 9:30AM - Cheer Tryout Practice in the Gym
    • 6:00PM - Class of 2018 College Meeting & College Fair for 9th-12th Grade Students and Parents in the Student Center
  • Friday, April 7th
    • 9:10AM - Friday Bell Schedule- 8th-12th grades Assembly and 6th-7th grades Discipleship
    • 4:30PM - Cheer Tryout in the Gym
    • 7:00PM - JH Dance Party in the Student Center
  • Saturday, April 8th
    • Botball Tournament in Houston
Athletics Calendar:

Congratulations, Lady Flames Varsity Tennis Team!
TAPPS 4A District Champs! State Bound!
  • Monday, April 3rd
    • Golf @ Ambleside Fredricksburg Tournament
    • 4:30PM - (JV) Baseball @ Austin Royals
  • Tuesday, April 4th
    • 2:00PM - Softball vs. Reicher
    • 4:30PM - (V) Baseball @ SMA
  • Thursday, April 6th
    • 4:00PM - (JV) Baseball vs. Austin Royals at YMCA in Burnet
    • 4:00PM - Softball vs. RR Concordia
  • Friday, April 7th
    • 3:00PM - (V) Baseball vs. Brentwood
  • Saturday, April 8th
    • (JH) Track @ RRCA
    • (V) Track @ RRCA

Elementary & Junior High News
JH Students Set to Compete in BotBall Tournament: Since 2007 Faith Academy students have competed in a program called Botball. Botball is an international robotics program that has teams of middle school and high school students who participate in competitive robotics. Our team is led by Faith Academy science teacher Barbara Parmeter. Even in the early years of Botball’s logged decade, the team won numerous  awards. And despite not placing in the top three teams every year, they achieved some hard earned Judge’s Awards.

The team members competing this year are Mitchell Elwartowski, Layton Pratt, Sarah Murphy, and Hannah Jordan ( 8th grade students); Danny Holland and Ben Wilson ( 7th grade students);  Brady Elwartowski and Bryce Holubec (6th grade students). Our 7th grade students have proven their skills invaluable for their next year, and our 6th grade students show serious promise. Though there is not a high school team at Faith, our 8th grade students are primed and ready to head out with a bang at next weekend's competition. Faith Academy is returning to the competition with pride having won 1st place overall in 2016. They hope to go for the gold again. 

The 2017 Texas Regional Tournament is slated for Saturday, April 8th at the Westchester Academy for International studies in Houston. Come out to support the Faith Academy Botball Team this year!


PHOTO ABOVE 1: L-R - Ben Wilson (7th grade) and Layton Pratt (8th grade) preparing for the Botball competition.

High School News

Congratulations, Faith Academy Girls' Varsity Tennis Team wins TAPPS District 4A Championship! STATE BOUND!

District 1st Place Doubles - Karson Cain & Allison Stallard
District 2nd Place Doubles - Kiley Magerkurth & Christian Glosson
District 2nd Place Singles - Christian Wilcox
District 4th Place Singles - Nikki Salinas

"Our team did awesome today at the district tournament. The competition and the strong wind made playing conditions really tough today. But, they pulled through and all of our girls qualified to play in the State tournament in Waco on April 10-11. I couldn't be prouder of the team," said Faith Academy tennis coach Michelle Stallard.

PHOTO ABOVE: L-R: Allison Stallard, Nikki Salinas, Karson Cain, Christian Glosson, Asst. Coach Dave Marsh, Kiley Magerkurth, Christian Wilcox, and Head Coach Michelle Stallard.


The Lady Flames Softball team was victorious over Brentwood with a final score of 17-2! GREAT JOB! "This is a very good start to district. It has also been reported that the Lady Flames have been ranked 5th in TAPPS 4A State. We're very excited!" said Coach Bobby Tipps.


Faith Academy Juniors showing off their creativity in World History:  Faith Academy 11th grade World History students presented their special WWII team projects! Keirstin Pratt created an awesome mosaic of her grandfather's combat items to include an award he received from his unit during WWII. Thank you, teacher Michael Williams, for making this class fun and interesting!


Hey Baseball Fans! Want to follow Faith Academy baseball online? Keep up with the Flames Varsity and JV games on the GameChanger app!


Thank you students and parent volunteers for making this
year's prom a wonderful and memorable affair!





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