2016 Enrollment Extravaganza

April 6th, 2016 @

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Saturday, April 9th is our Enrollment Extravaganza! It will be held in front of the main church building from 9-12 AM. We will have a live radio host, games, sponsors, jumpers, and food. Bring your friends and family to see what First Assembly Christian Academy and Preschool is all about!

Flood Relief

March 15th, 2016 @

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FACA is participating in the flood relief efforts for our community. Below is a list of items that the Burr Ferry community is asking for:

Here’s an updated list if anyone would like to know what’s needed:
Multi-plugs, box fans, brooms, rakes, shovels, first aid kits, peroxide, rubbing alcohol, ice chests, towels, wash clothes, loofahs, mops, brooms, trash bags, clorox bleach, dish washing liquid, washing detergent, fabric softner, dryer sheets, dishes, cat litter, dog and cat food…

We need lots more non-perishable food, snacks, chips, drinks, Little Debbie snack cakes, peanut butter and cheese crackers, juices, Capri-Suns, Pop-Tarts, Lot and lots of Gatorade!

We also need volunteers to prepare food for the people who are working and cleaning up their homes. They are tired and hungry when they come in. Thank to everyone who has helped since this started! Every effort has not went unnoticed!
PLEASE BRING YOUR DONATIONS TO FACA and we will make sure that they get to where they are needed. Thank you

SPIRIT WEEK

March 7th, 2016 @

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IT’S FINALLY HERE!!! Spirit/Re-Enrollment Week 2016
Monday – Sports Day
Tuesday – Super Hero Day
Wednesday – Crazy Day
Thursday – Inside Out Day
Friday – Super Spirit Day

A Beka and Common Core

February 29th, 2016 @

A Beka and Common Core
A Beka Book is committed to providing the finest educational resources for Christian schools and homeschool families. Accordingly, we routinely monitor educational trends in curriculum and assessment to evaluate them in light of traditional Christian values and objectives. Our goal is to continually improve A Beka Book materials by providing the most up-to-date content and best practices in textbooks and curriculum.
Common Core Alignment
Many Christian school educators and homeschool parents are inquiring about the sweeping national education standards known as Common Core State Standards (CCSS). While CCSS have only been written for English language arts and mathematics, they have quickly been adopted by most state departments of education, and future standardized testing appears to be aligning with them. Meanwhile, there is much controversy over the imposition of national standards, the loss of local control over education, and undesirable philosophical implications.
Because A Beka Book has historically met or exceeded recommended content standards, it is not surprising that when compared to current CCSS, the A Beka Book language arts and mathematics objectives were found to already meet almost all Common Core content standards.
However, a few differences were found. For example, in English language arts, A Beka Book fulfills or exceeds many of the standards at an earlier grade level than outlined in CCSS. Further, in mathematics, A Beka Book has chosen a different sequence of topical representation because it is more logical in presentation than what Common Core proposes.
Standards in education are often very useful when they inform content in an effort to ensure that subject matter is age appropriate, sequentially meaningful, and academically rigorous. Unfortunately, some of Common Core goes beyond content and moves into the realm of teaching methodology. Since many of these techniques do not align with our traditional Christian approach, we have purposefully chosen not to add them, but rather to leave it up to the school or individual to make decisions for implementation in keeping with their philosophy and principles of teaching and learning.
Proven Success of A Beka Book
The academic integrity of A Beka Book has been validated by the success of hundreds of thousands of students over decades. Historically, students instructed under our curriculum consistently score above national averages on standardized tests and on college entrance tests. Our skilled researchers and writers do not paraphrase progressive education textbooks; they do primary research in every subject and look at the subject from the traditional Christian point of view.
While it is healthy to be informed by educational trends and performance data, it is not the practice of A Beka Book to adjust or change its curriculum to align with each new reform that is presented in academia. We will continue our commitment to seek content and best practices that provide students with the tools they need for both academic and personal success.

Bippo the Hippo comes to FACA

February 23rd, 2016 @

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Bippo the Hippo is coming to FACA on March 1st. There will be a special assembly where Bippo will tell about good dental hygiene and good foods to eat for dental health. This is in celebration of National Dental Health month. Tooth brushes and tooth paste will be given out thanks to Dr. Rabbit and the Tooth Defenders.

National School Choice Week!!!

February 12th, 2016 @

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National School Choice Week

Open Enrollment will begin March 7th

February 11th, 2016 @

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Open Enrollment begins on March 7th for the 2016-2017 school year. More information to follow!

Read Across America!!!

February 11th, 2016 @

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FACA will be participating in the Read Across America program while celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. We will set up reading challenges and have special guests like The Cat in the Hat!!!

The Body walk at FACA

February 11th, 2016 @

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The Body Walk is returning to FACA. Students get to walk through a huge body starting in the mouth. They then learn about the different body systems as they travel from body part to body part. It is a wonderful way to engage the students and get them excited about learning.

DARE Program at FACA

February 11th, 2016 @

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FACA has the DARE program for our 5th and 6th Graders. Officer Melissa Sweeney is teaching the class and we will have a DARE graduation at our annual awards program in May.