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SHABACH! Christian Academy provides an excellent Christ-centered academic program for students in Kindergarten through grade Eight. We believe that it is the responsibility of the Christian school to teach truth, foster intellectual development, employ Christian educators, and operate all school practices and policies with integrity.


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   May 6, 2010

  • MUFFINS FOR MOMS:  We will host our annual “Muffins for Moms” event on Friday, May 7th in honor of Mother’s Day.  We will have a table set up in the lobby with muffins, juice, tea, and coffee, as well as curb-side service for those mothers who choose to remain in their cars with juice and muffins only. 
  • HALF-DAY DISMISSAL AND DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, May 7th, school will close at 11:45 am in observance and celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day. 

Please note:  NO AFTERCARE.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 12:00 PM.  The fee is $1.00 per minute after 12:00 noon.

  • GRADES OFFERED AT SCA FOR THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR:  SCA will offer grades kindergarten through 8th grade for the 2010-2011 school year.  We will no longer offer grades K – 12.
  • ACCREDITATION UPDATE:  Volunteers are still needed for subcommittees that will begin in June.   
  • PROGRESS REPORTS:  Progress Reports will be distributed Thursday, May 13th. 
  • FROM THE BUSINESS OFFICE:  April is the last month for payments for the 2009/2010 school year.  Payments for the new school year begin June 1st.  If you have not already done so, May is a good month to pay enrollment fees for the 2010/2011 school year. 
  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is open to everyone - The 2010-2011 Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and they are available on-line.  
  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT:  (K-8) packets are available in the front lobby.
  • DANCE CLUB RECITAL – Thursday, May 20th:  In the main sanctuary at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend.  Please come out and enjoy.
  • LIBRARY BOOKS:  Thursday, May 20th will be the last late opening for the library.  Reading counts will need to be done in the classroom or during class library time.  In addition, all library books need to be returned by Friday, May 14th.  Missing/lost books will be charged to June invoices.
  • LAST DAY FOR AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS:  The week of Monday, May 17th – Friday, May 21st  is the last week of afterschool clubs and tutoring.
  • REMINDER- THE BUSINESS OFFICE DOES NOT TAKE CASH (THIS IS ALSO TRUE FOR HERSHEY PARK PAYMENTS

 

   April 29, 2010

  • ACCREDITATION UPDATE:  Volunteers are still needed for subcommittees that will begin in June.   
  • FROM THE BUSINESS OFFICE:  April is the last month for payments for the 2009/2010 school year.  Payments for the new school year begin June 1st.  May is a good month to pay enrollment fees for the 2010/2011 school year, if you have not already done so. 
  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is open to everyone - The 2010-2011 Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and they are available on-line.  
  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT:  (K-8) packets are available in the front lobby.
  • DRESS DOWN DAY: Friday, April 30th. 
  • CINCO DE MAYO – WEDNESDAY MAY 5TH:  NEXT WEEK ONLY - SPAGHETTI  WILL BE SERVED ON TUESDAY AND TACOS WILL BE SERVED ON WEDNESDAY.  Also, students are welcome to wear red, white and/or green and other Spanish apparel (hats, ponchos, maracas, etc.) If students do not have the items listed above, please have them dress in the regular uniform scheduled for the day.  This is not a dress down day.  
  • PARENT UNIVERSITY:  “PREPARING FOR TRANSITION” – HELPING YOUR CHILD NAVIGATE CHANGE WEDNESDAY MAY 5TH – 8:00 AM, 3:00 PM AND 6:00 PM:  For parents who have students transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, 5th to 6th, 8th to 9th and all parents of high school students.  Transitions, though a normal part of life, can be difficult.  Come and learn how to help your student as they transition to the next academic level.  Change can become an opportunity for personal growth and insight. 
  • TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK:  May 3rd – May 7th.  Tokens of appreciation are welcome each day.  This is a good opportunity to show the teachers how much you appreciate them. 
  • HALF-DAY DISMISSAL AND DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, May 7th, school will close at 11:45 am in observance and celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day.

Please note:  NO AFTERCARE.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 12:00 PM.  The fee is $1.00 per minute after 12:00 noon. 

  • REMINDER- THE BUSINESS OFFICE DOES NOT TAKE CASH (THIS IS ALSO TRUE FOR HERSHEY PARK PAYMENTS.

 

 

   April 22, 2010

 

  • ACCREDITATION UPDATE:  Volunteers are still needed for subcommittees that will begin in June. 
  • PROCTORS NEEDED FOR SAT TESTING – SAVE THE DATE:  April 26th – April 30th.  The Additional sign-up sheets are located in the front office. 
  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is open to everyone - The 2010-2011 Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and they are available on-line.  
  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT:  (K-8) packets are available in the front lobby.
  • PTO MEETING:  Monday, April 26th at 7:00 pm.  The SPTO will host the 1st annual “Family Night”.  An evening designed to engage and inform parents of preschool and school-age children on various topics specific to your child’s education at SCA.  Come and hear from SCA administration and staff and enjoy a light snack while you listen. 
  • TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK:  May 3rd – May 7th.  Tokens of appreciation are welcome each day.  This is a good opportunity to show our teachers how much you appreciate them. 
  • PARENT UNIVERSITYPREPARING FOR TRANSITIONS – HELPING YOUR CHILD NAVIGATE CHANGE - WEDNESDAY, MAY 5TH:  For parents who have students transitioning from 5th to 6th, 8th to 9th and all parents of high school students.  Transitions, though a normal part of life, can be difficult.  Come and learn how to help your students as they transition to the next academic level.  Change can become an opportunity for personal growth and insight. 
  • HALF-DAY DISMISSAL AND DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, May 7th, school will close at 11:45 am in observance and celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day. 

(Please note:  NO AFTERCARE.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 12:00 PM. 

 

 

 

   April 15, 2010

  • ACCREDITATION UPDATE:  Volunteers are still needed for subcommittees that will begin in June.   
  • PROCTORS NEEDED FOR SAT TESTING – SAVE THE DATE:  April 26th – April 30th.  The Additional sign-up sheets are located in the front office. 
  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is open to everyone - The 2010-2011 Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and they are available on-line.  
  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT:  (K-8) packets are available in the front lobby.
  • SPRING BOOKFAIR:  Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th – 3:15 – 6:30pm daily. 
  • TAKE YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY:  Thursday, April 22nd – School Closed – Teacher Planning.
  • PTO MEETING:  Monday, April 26th at 7:00 pm 
  • TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK:  May 3rd – May 7th. 

 

 

   April 8, 2010

 

  • ACCREDITATION UPDATE:  Volunteers are still needed for subcommittees that will begin in June.
  • THANK YOU:  Easter Baskets for seniors and Children – We would like to thank all of the parents and children from the Preschool and the School Age departments who donated items for the Easter Basket drive.  We were able to donate 40 baskets to local seniors and children in need.
  • MENU CHANGE:  The snack category has a slight change and a copy of the adjusted menu is attached.
  • NEW REPORT CARDS DISTRIBUTION DATE:  Monday, April 12th. 
  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is open to everyone - The 2010-2011 Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and they are available on-line.  
  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT:  (K-8) packets are available in the front lobby.
  • SPRING BOOKFAIR:  Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th – 3:00 – 6:30pm daily.  We are still looking for volunteers.   Contact Mrs. McEaddy if you have time to support this project. 
  • PROCTORS NEEDED FOR SAT TESTING – SAVE THE DATE:  April 26th – April 30th.  The Sign-up sheet is attached and additional copies are located in the front office. 
  • TAKE YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY:  Thursday, April 22nd – School Closed – Teacher Planning.
  • PTO MEETING:  Monday, April 26th at 7:00 pm 
  • FAMILY DAY – END OF THE YEAR FIELD TRIP:  June 3rd.  Extra forms are located in the front office.  We need to get a head count of who plans to attend by April 9th so that we can plan accordingly with Hershey Park, the bus company and students who are not planning to attend; therefore, please inform the school either by putting a note in your child’s Thursday Folder or e-mail the teacher.

 

   March 25, 2010

  • ACCREDITATION UPDATE:  See attached
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 26TH – PHONE SYSTEM TEMPORARILY DOWN:  The entire building’s phone system is being updated and the phone system will be down from 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. this Friday the 26th.    
  • EASTER CELEBRATION:  The Easter Celebration is Friday, March 26th at 7:00pm.   The attire is “dress up”.  Boys should wear suits w/ties & dress shoes or they can wear slacks, dress shirts and ties, with dress shoes.  Girls should wear special dresses with dress shoes.  Please arrive by 6:30pm and report to rooms 105-107. 
  • EASTER BREAK:  Monday, March 29th – Monday April 5th.  Classes will resume Tuesday, April 6th.
  • NEW REPORT CARDS DISTRIBUTION DATE:  Monday, April 12th. 
  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is open to everyone - The 2010-2011 Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and they are available on-line.  
  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT:  (K-8) packets are available in the front lobby.
  • FAMILY DAY – END OF THE YEAR FIELD TRIP:  June 3rd.  Revised informational sheet and payment forms are attached.  Additional forms are located in the front office. 
  • PROCTORS NEEDED FOR SAT TESTING – SAVE THE DATE:  April 26th – April 30th.  Sign-up sheets are forthcoming. 
  • SPRING BOOKFAIR:  Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th.  See the attached flyer for further details. 

 

REVISED COPY

2010 Annual Family Day

 

 

 


DATE:                                              June 3, 2010

DEPARTURE TIME:                     8:00 AM

ARRIVAL TO SCA:                                   7:00 PM

 

Adults/non-SCA students - $70.00 per person

(riding the bus)

Adults/non-SCA students - $50.00 per person

(not riding the bus)

SCA Students - $50.00 per student Deadline – May 21st  

 

Anyone needing tickets after May 21st will need to purchase their tickets at the gate (still under the SHABACH name) at the rate of $55.00, which includes ticket and meal and ($22.00 if riding the bus, if space is still available on the bus).

 

  • All students in grades K-1 must have a parent/guardian accompany them on the trip OR the parent/guardian may assign someone to be responsible for their child.  Our recommended ratio for     K – 1 is one adult to two students.
  • All students in grades 2 – 5 must have a parent/guardian accompany them on the trip OR THE parent/guardian may assign someone to be responsible for their child.  Our recommended ratio for      2 – 5 is one adult to three students.
  • All students in grades 6 and up must have a parent/guardian accompany them on the trip OR the parent/guardian may assign someone to be responsible for their child.  Our recommended ratio for grades 6 and up is one adult to four students.
  • In the event you cannot assign another parent to be responsible for your child, we will have limited staff that we will assign to students.  We will assign the staff per grade level and keep within the above ratios.  Students needing chaperones will be assigned on a first come, first assigned basis.
  • All chaperones must be 21 years of age or older.
  • If your child is not attending the field trip, there will be staff assigned at school to supervise them. 
  • There will be limited staff attending the field trip to supervise any students who do not have a chaperone. 

 

We need to get a head count of who plans to attend by April 9th so that we can plan accordingly with Hershey Park, the bus company and students who are not planning to attend; therefore, please inform the school either by putting a note in your child’s Thursday Folder or e-mail the teacher.


 

 


HERSHEY PARK TICKET ORDER FORM

 

Child’s name: ________________________  Parent’s/Guardian’s Name: __________________________

 

Grade/Teacher: ________________________________ Daytime Phone # ________________________

 

Are you accompanying your child on the field trip?  Yes_________   No______________________

 

If no, who will be chaperoning your child on the field trip: ________________________________

 

Is the person chaperoning your child on the field a parent at SCA?  Yes___________ No___________

 

Number of adults tickets being purchased __________

 

Number of SCA student tickets being purchased ____________

 

Names of people riding the bus___________________________________________________

 

                                                ___________________________________________________

 

                                                ___________________________________________________

 

                                                ___________________________________________________

 

                                                ___________________________________________________

 

 

Adults/non-SCA students - $70.00 per person (riding the bus)

Adults/non-SCA students - $50.00 per person (not riding the bus)

SCA Students - $50.00 per student

After May 21st - $55.00 per person for ticket and meal and $22.00 for bus if space available. 

 

If paying before May 21st - Payment in full must accompany this form

To purchase your admission and meal ticket and (if needed) bus.

If paying after May 21st

tickets are purchased at the gate and this form is not needed at the gate. (However, if space available on the bus) and you are riding the bus,

please turn this form in so that we can do a bus count.

 

 

I agree to release SHABACH! Christian Academy and its employees and sponsors from all legal responsibility on this field trip.  In case of emergency, I give my approval and authorization for first aid treatment and any medical treatment needed by local physicians and/or hospitals.  I agree to accept responsibility for payment of all charges incurred during medical treatment. 

 

Parent/Guardian Signature ________________________________________________

Destination Book Fair!

Read Around the World

SHABACH! Christian Academy Book Fair

Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16, 2010

 

Sponsor:  SHABACH! Christian Academy Parent Teacher Organization

 

Why should you participate at the Book Fair?  The Book Fair is an opportunity for children to get excited about reading.  It is an opportunity for parents to purchase books for their children; contribute to the SCA library; and/or donate books to the classroom library by purchasing books off of the Teachers’ Wish List.

 

Schedule:

Monday, April 12, 7:30 am -6:30 pm (Preview for Teachers, Academy Students and Book Sales)

Tuesday, April 13 8, 3:00-6:30 pm (Book Sales)

Wednesday, April 14, 3:00-6:30 pm (Book Sales)

Thursday, April 15, 3:00-6:30 pm (Book Sales)

Friday, April 16, 3:00-6:30 pm (Book Sales and last day)

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 

 

We need Volunteers for set-up and break down, cashiers, and for helping Shoppers during the Fair.  This is a great way for parents of school-age students to earn parent service hours.

 

Parents of Middle/High School students – Note that your student could earn community service hours by volunteering to support the effort. 

 

Who to Contact:

Monica McEaddy (301) 577-2273 or monicamceaddy@yahoo.com

 

WEB PAGE:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/publish/shabach

March 18, 2010

 

  • ACCREDITATION UPDATE:  ALL POINTS BULLETIN: We are on the look-out for sub-committee members who may be in hiding or operating undercover. This rhyme is just for you:

 

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

 

Sign up or accreditation won’t get very far.

 

We need your prayers and a little elbow grease.

 

Without volunteers, our efforts will cease.

 

Our first two sub-committees have been formed.  The Philosophy and Mission Committee is comprised of four members from our Steering Committee:  Carla Watts, Diane Pinkney, Yvonne Kankam-Boadu and Nicole McNeil.  The second sub-committee, the Community Study Committee, is comprised of four members from our Steering Committee:  Mitzi Thornton, Anita Gibson, Andrea Williamson, and Yolanda Stancil.   This is not an ideal situation that the Steering Committee has to serve in dual roles.  This only occurred because of lack of volunteers.

 

These committees will meet on Mondays at 5:00 PM for the next 4 to 8 weeks.  There will also be conference calls and e-mail correspondence as needed which may take the place of the actual meetings. If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please email us at etlee@shabachministries.org.

  • SCHOOL CLOSED:  Friday, March 19th – Staff Development.
  • SPRING PICTURES:  Students may take spring pictures on Thursday, March 25th.  If you desire your student to take pictures, please complete and return the picture form (no payment required until the pictures come back) and students may dress in spring attire.  Forms were sent home today and extra forms are located in the front office. 
  • EASTER BASKET DRIVE:  We are bringing happiness & joy to our Seniors & Children by filling an Easter basket with some of these items:  For Seniors: toothbrush, toothpaste, blanket, brush comb, head bands, hair clips, nail polish, Q-tips, air freshener, hand sanitizer, wet-naps, tissues, coupons for over the counter medication, stationary, postage stamps, first aid kit, plastic utensils, house slippers, crossword puzzles, magazines, canned fruit/juices with pull/pop tab tops, applesauce, snack food and teas. Please bring in travel sizes.  For Children: coloring books, crayons, DVD movies, fast food gift cards, puzzles, board games, microwave popcorn, applesauce, and juices.  SHABACH!  will provide the Easter baskets.  Please help us bless someone(s) and make their Easter special.  Deadline: March 24, 2010
  • PTO:  March 22, 2010 at 7:00pm.
  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCS:  Week of March 22-26th: 7:30-7:45 am and 3:00-4:00 pm.  You may sign up for your conferences in the book located in the lobby.
  • EASTER CELEBRATION:  The Easter Celebration is Friday, March 26th at 7:00pm.   Attire is dress up.  Boys should wear suits w/ties & dress shoes or they can wear slacks, dress shirts and ties, with dress shoes.  Girls should wear special dresses with dress shoes.  Please arrive by 6:30pm.
  • EASTER CELEBRATION REHEARSALS:   Pantomime and dance rehearsals will be held after school on Thursdays from 3:30-4:40 March 11th, 18th & 25th.  If you have additional questions feel free to contact Mr. Vaughn at 301.772.8590.   
  • SNOW DAYS:  Prince Georges County, along with several other counties in Maryland waived all of the snow days; therefore, SHABACH! Christian Academy will do the same.
  • EASTER BREAK:  Monday, March 29th – Monday April 5th.  Classes will resume Tuesday, April 6th.
  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is now open to everyone - The 2010-2011 tuition & fees are not changing.  Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and are available on-line.  
  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT:  (K-8) packets are available in the front lobby.
  • MOBILE DENTISTS:  On April 15, 2010 the Mobile Dentist will be returning to do 6 month check-ups for those children who had check-ups earlier this school year. They will also provide initial check-ups for those who wish to have their children’s teeth examined. Forms were distributed today and are due back no later than Wednesday, March 24th.
  • FAMILY DAY – END OF THE YEAR FIELD TRIP:  June 3rd.  See the informational sheet attached.  Forms will be distributed next week. 

 

     

March 11, 2010

  

  • ACCREDITATION UPDATE:  See attached.
  • PTO:  March 22, 2010 at 7:00pm
  • EASTER BASKET DRIVE:  See attached flyer.
  • EASTER CELEBRATION:  The Easter Celebration is Friday, March 26th at 7:00pm.   Attire is dress up.  Boys should wear suits w/ties & dress shoes or they can wear slacks, dress shirts and ties, with dress shoes.  Girls should wear special dresses with dress shoes.  Please arrive by 6:30pm.
  • EASTER CELEBRATION REHEARSALS:   Pantomime and dance rehearsals will be held after school on Thursdays from 3:30-4:40 March 11th, 18th & 25th.  If you have additional questions feel free to contact Mr. Vaughn at 301.772.8590.   
  • SNOW DAYS:  Prince Georges County, along with several other counties in Maryland waived all of the snow days; therefore, SHABACH! Christian Academy will do the same. 
  • EASTER BREAK:  Monday, March 29th – Monday April 5th.  Classes will resume Tuesday, April 6th.
  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is now open to everyone - The 2010-2011 tuition & fees are not changing.  Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and are available on-line.  
  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT:  (K-8) packets are available in the front lobby
  • MOBILE DENTISTS:  On April 15, 2010 the Mobile Dentist will be returning to do 6 month check-ups for those children who had check-ups earlier this school year. They will also provide initial check-ups for those who wish to have their children’s teeth examined. Forms were distributed today and are due back no later than Wednesday, March 24th. 

 

   

March 4, 2010

  

  • Accreditation Update:  Many thanks to the parents who volunteered to be a part of the Steering Committee.  We will randomly select two names on Friday and those parents will be notified.  The remaining names will be contacted and asked to chair one of the subcommittees.  This is an exciting time of self-discovery as we enter phase one of the self- study the first week of March.
  • PROGRESS REPORT DISTRIBUTION:  Progress Reports distributed today.
  • OPEN HOUSE:  Tuesday, March 9th – 9:00 am to 12:00 with ½ hour tours and Thursday, March 11th – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  This is a good time to come in and visit the next grade and teacher(s) that your child(ren) will be going into next year.  Seeing these classrooms in action will help you to know how to begin to prepare for next year!   Welcome!
  • LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY FOR READING COUNTS:  On Thursday, March 11th the library will be closing at 5:30 instead of 6:00 due to open house, please plan accordingly.
  • EASTER CELEBRATION:  The Easter Celebration is March 26th at 7:00 pm.    
  • SHABACH! Christian Academy is getting ready for our 2010 Easter Celebration on March 26th.  If your child is interested in ministering by leading a song, performing pantomime or dance, they are invited to come out on March 4, 2010 from 3:30-4:40 and audition.  Pantomime and dance auditions are for students in 6th grade and up.  All elementary students will perform in our special Easter Celebration Choir. A sign-up sheet will be located in each homeroom February 26 - March 2, 2010.  Pantomime and dance rehearsals will be held after school on Thursdays from 3:30-4:40 March 11th, 18th & 25th.  If you have additional questions feel free to contact Mr. Vaughn at 301.772.8590.
  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is now open to everyone - The 2010-2011 tuition & fees are not changing.  Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and are available on-line. 
  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT:  (K-8) packets available in the front lobby.
  • CAREER DAY:  Wednesday, March 10th.  We are in need of participants for Career Day.  If you are available to share your career with our students, please complete a Career Day form, which is located in the front office.  Students may dress in career attire.  (Please be sure your child does not wear attire that is revealing, see through or tight.  Also, no sports or cheerleading attire please.
  • MOBILE DENTISTS:  On April 15, 2010 the Mobile Dentist will be returning to do 6 month check-ups for those children who had check-ups earlier this school year. They will also provide initial check-ups for those who wish to have their children’s teeth examined. Forms were distributed today and are due back no later than Wednesday, March 24t
  • SCA ATHLETICS:  The SHABACH! Christian Academy athletic department is in need of coaches for flag football (grades 5-8) and track and field (grades 4-12).  If you are interested please call 301-772-8590 ext. 331 or e-mail edavenport@shabachministries.org.

 We are opening the track and field to grades 1-3.  For this to happen there must be a 1:5 coach to student ratio.  If you are interested in coaching or assisting to help reach this ratio, please call 301-772-8590 ext 331 or e-mail edavenport@shabachministries.org.   Spring sports practices begin March 15th. 

   

February 25, 2010

  • Accreditation Update:  Many thanks to the parents who volunteered to be a part of the Steering Committee.  We will randomly select two names on Friday and those parents will be notified.  The remaining names will be contacted and asked to chair one of the subcommittees.  This is an exciting time of self-discovery as we enter phase one of the self- study the first week of March.
  • OPEN HOUSE:  Tuesday, March 9th – 9:00 am to 12:00 with ½ hour tours and Thursday, March 11th – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  This is a good time to come in and visit the next grade and teacher(s) that your child(ren) will be going into. 
  • EASTER CELEBRATION DATE CORRECTION:  The Easter Celebration is March 26th not the 24th as stated on the calendar. 
  • SHABACH! Christian Academy is getting ready for our 2010 Easter Celebration on March 26th.  If your child is interested in ministering by leading a song, pantomiming or dance, they are invited to come out on March 4, 2010 from 3:30-4:40 and audition.  Pantomime and dance auditions are for students in 6th grade and up.  All elementary students will perform in our special Easter Celebration Choir. A sign-up sheet will be located in each homeroom February 26 - March 2, 2010.  Pantomime and dance rehearsals will be held after school on Thursdays from 3:30-4:40 March 11th, 18th & 25th.  If you have additional questions feel free to contact Mr. Vaughn at 301.772.8590.
  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment is now open to everyone - The 2010-2011 tuition & fees are not changing.  Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and are available on-line.  
  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT:  (K-8) packets will be available Monday March 1, 2010 in the front lobby.
  • DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, February 26th.  (This is not a ½ day). 
  • CAREER DAY:  Wednesday, March 10th.  We are in need of participants for Career Day.  If you are available to share your career with our students, please complete a Career Day form located in the front office.  Students may dress in career attire.  (Please be sure your child does not wear attire that is revealing, see through or tight.  Also, no sports or cheerleading attire please.)
  • PARENT UNIVERSITY:  Wednesday, March 3rd - Two sessions:  3:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  - ALL AGE GROUPS: Topic:  Nutrition and the Brain: Are you creating a smart brain or a dull brain?  Come out and learn how the foods your child eats contributes to the growth of the brain or stymies brain growth.  Learn how to feed your child a “brainy breakfast” so they can stay alert in class.  Find out what foods are making them sleepy and unable to comprehend new learning.  Come learn what foods you can eat to avoid dementia and Alzheimer’s.  This will be a fun interactive session for parents of preschool and k-12.  Childcare and refreshments provided.  Wednesday, March 17th –6:00 pm only (4th – 12 grade).  Topic:  How to teach your child about sex.     
  • MOBILE DENTISTS:  On April 15, 2010 the Mobile Dentist will be returning to do 6 month check-ups for those children who had check-ups earlier this school year. They will also provide initial check-ups for those who wish to have their children’s teeth examined. Forms will be forth coming so be on the lookout.
  • SCA ATHLETICS:  The SHABACH! Christian Academy athletic department is in need of coaches for flag football (grades 5-8) and track and field (grades 4-12).  If you are interested please call 301-772-8590 ext. 331 or e-mail edavenport@shabachministries.org.

We are opening the track and field to grades 1-3.  For this to happen there must be a 1:5 coach to student ratio.  If you are interested in coaching or assisting to help reach this ratio, please call 301-772-8590 ext 331 or e-mail edavenport@shabachministries.org

Spring sports practices begin March 15th. 

 

   

February 18, 2010

  

  • SCA Accreditation:  SCA has officially entered into the accreditation process.  This will be an exciting, exhilarating and exhausting journey as we go through a time of intense scrutiny.  We are in the process of forming a Steering Committee to help keep the accreditation activities on track.  We would like one of our SCA parents to be a part of this process by volunteering to serve on the Steering Committee.  If you would like to serve, please send an e-mail to etlee@shabachministries.org.  In reply, a FAQ regarding serving on the Steering Committee will be forwarded to you.  We are hoping to have our first Steering Committee meeting by the end of next week, so please respond promptly.

 

  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  The 2010-2011 tuition & fees are not changing.  Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and are available on-line.   

 

  • PTO:  Monday, February 22nd at 7:00 pm.

 

  • SCIENCE FAIR:  Attention Parents, our Annual Science Fair is Thursday, February 25th.  Parents are welcome to come and view the interesting and creative projects that our students have completed between the hours of 3:00 – 5:30 pm.  (Also, Parents we are in need of judges.  Please see the attached flyer for further details). 
  • DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, February 26th.  (This is not a ½ day). 

 

  • CAREER DAY:  Wednesday, March 10th.  We are in need of participants for Career Day.  If you are available to share your career with our students, please complete a Career Day form located in the front office.  Students may dress in career attire.  (Please be sure your child does not wear attire that is revealing, see through or tight.  Also, no sports or cheerleading attire please.)

 

  • EASTER CELEBRATION DATE CORRECTION:  The Easter Celebration is March 26th not the 24th as stated on the calendar. 

 

  • MOBILE DENTISTS:  On April 15, 2010 the Mobile Dentist will be returning to do 6 month check-ups for those children who had check-ups earlier this school year. They will also provide initial check-ups for those who wish to have their children’s teeth examined. Forms will be forth coming so be on the lookout.

 

  • SCA ATHLETICS:  The SHABACH! Christian Academy athletic department is in need of coaches for flag football (grades 5-8) and track and field (grades 4-12).  If you are interested please call 301-772-8590 ext. 331 or e-mail edavenport@shabachministries.org.

 We are opening the track and field to grades 1-3.  For this to happen there must be a 1:5 coach to student ratio.  If you are interested in coaching or assisting to help reach this ratio, please call 301-772-8590 ext 331 or e-mail edavenport@shabachministries.org.   

Spring sports practices begin March 15th. 

 

 

FROM THE DESK OF THE SUPERINTENDENT:

 

This is an excerpt from the March 2010 Essence where President Barak Obama is speaking on “Teaching Our Children”:

 

Essence:  Mr. President, in preparing for our questions, we talked to Edmund Gordon, cofounder of Head Start, a former Yale professor and a cocreator of a study that brought the education gap to the forefront in 1999.  He said you focus a lot on reform-and that’s important.  But Gordon and others worry you are shying away from talking about parental responsibility also.  While studies show families and community involvement are very important in closing the education gap, how comfortable are you placing so much focus on school reform?

 

The President: I’ll give you all the education speeches I’ve given not just since I’ve been president but since I was a candidate, and I think what you’ll see is I’ve never been shy about talking about parents.  It remains absolutely true that you can have all the money in the world, you can have the fanciest classrooms in the world, the best computers in the world, nicest textbooks in the world, but you are not going to succeed if parents aren’t instilling in their child at a very early age –“We are going to set high standards for you.  I’m going to check that you do your homework.  I’m going to read to you until you get to the point where you’re reading on your own, and then I’m going to make sure that you’re reading books instead of watching TV and playing video games.  I’m going to constantly talk to your teacher.  I’m going to look at your report card and make sure that you are not settling for Cs when you could be getting As.”   Without that, we’re not going to be high performers.  And frankly we have lost that sense of urgency in a lot of our schools.  And this is something that I will not shy away from talking about.  Sometimes when I talk about it, it’s made people uncomfortable.  My attitude is that if we know that’s what it takes to succeed, it would be a crime – I would be committing political malpractice-not to say the truth.  I know in my own life it’s only because I was pushed and prodded by my folks that I was able to succeed.

 

Essence:  Speaking of your own life, you and the First Lady are role models for parents across the country.  Parents want to know what you and Mrs. Obama do to encourage Malia and Sasha to love education.  Are there specific things you can share that parents can emulate?

 

The President: Here are some specific things that Michelle and I do: The girls don’t watch TV during the week.  Period.  They have a set bedtime. Sasha goes to bed at 8:30 and Malia goes to bed at 9:00 so that they are not tired when they are going to school.  When they come home from school, the first thing they do is their homework.  They don’t do anything else until they do their homework.  So if they get home at 3:30, 4:00, from that time until 6:30 at night, all they’re doing is homework; they have dinner with Michelle and me; and after we’re finished they go back and keep on doing homework until they’re finished with it.  We help them with their homework.  We expect them to ask questions if they don’t understand something.   Once they’re done with the homework, since they can’t watch TV they can read until they go to sleep.  I have not missed a parent-teacher conference since I’ve been president, and I didn’t miss a parent-teacher conference when I was a candidate for president.  And Michelle goes to all those activities.  We stay in constant contact with their teachers.  Very early on, we set expectations for Malia and Sasha in terms of them taking responsibility for their own education. When they were 4 years old, they got an alarm clock so they started walking up on their own, making their own beds.  They’re responsible for making sure they get to school on time.  I mean, we monitor them.  But they are expected to be prepared to learn when they go to school.  And the last thing I’ll say in terms of setting high expectations, Michelle and I read to them from the time they were babies and always encouraged them to think about education not as a chore or a burden but as a great privilege.  Malia will tell you, my attitude was if she came home with a B, that’s not good enough because there’s no reason why she can’t get an A.  So those are all things that any parent can do.  There’s no doubt that Michelle and I have more resources and privileges compared with a lot of parents.  We understand that.  But I don’t care how poor you are – you can turn off the television set during the week.

 

If you would like the entire article please get the March 2010 issue.

 

 

The Scientists

  Are At Work!

 

SHABACH! Christian Academy will host a Science Fair on Thursday, February 25, 2010.  We need judges.  Persons with a math and/or science background are preferred.  Judges are not limited only to parents of SCA students, (grandparents, other relatives or acquaintances are welcome).  We are also in need of volunteers for set-up and clean-up.  Remember this counts towards service hours.  If you can assist us, please fill out the form below and return it to the school (front office) by February 22nd, 2010.

 

 

________ I am available for setting up the Science Fair - 8:00 am-9:30 am.

 

________ I am available for cleaning up after the Fair – 5:30pm-6:30pm.

 

________ I am available for judging – between 9:00 am – 2:00pm.

 

Parent’s Name __________________________________

 

Child’s Name ___________________________________

 

Parent’s Phone Number __________________________

 

 

 

CAREER DAY   2010

 

 

February 18, 2010

 

Dear Parents,

 

Our Career Day is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 2010.  We would like to have our parents or other interested persons come in and share their occupation in some of the classrooms.  If you are interested, please complete the form and return it to your child’s teacher or fax (301) 773-6282 no later than March 3rd.  The time frame for presenters is from 8:30am - 12:30pm.  Presentations should be 15 minutes in each class. Classroom assignments will be given the morning of Career Day.  Please make your presentation interactive and student friendly. This is an opportunity to earn parent service hours.  Thank you.

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Career Day Information

 

NAME OF PARTICIPANT _______________________________________________


CONTACT NUMBER(S) and E-MAIL _____________________________________

 

_______________________________________________________________________

 

STUDENT NAME: ______________________________________________________

 

OCCUPATION: ________________________________________________________

 

ITEMS NEEDED (tables, chairs, etc.): ______________________________________

 

AV NEEDS (powerpoint, etc.): ____________________________________________

 

WHICH GRADES WOULD YOU PREFER TO SPEAK WITH?

___PreK3-4                    ___K-3rd           ___4th-6th                        ___7th-8th          ___9th & up     

                           

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at (301) 772-8590

 

 

SHABACH! Christian Academy

Career Day Planning Team

Bernadette Richardson (brichardson@shabachministries.org)

Anita M. Gibson (amgibson@shabachministries.org)

 

 

January 28, 2010

  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  The month of January officially begins our re-enrollment period for the 2010-2011 school year.  Early enrollment is open only to current families enrolled in the academy and the families of 4-year old SCA’s pre-school.  Members of FBCG have priority enrollment beginning January 25th.  As of February 1st, enrollment is open to the general public.  The 2010-2011 tuition & fees are not changing.  Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and are available on-line.   
  • WRITE-A-BOOK PROJECTS:  January is Write-A-Book month.  The due date for projects is Monday, February 8th.
  • DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, January 29th.  (This is not a ½ day). 
  • SKI-TRIP:  The annual Ski-Trip is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2010 for all grades.  Those students not going on the ski-trip will go to the Baltimore Aquarium. 
  • SCHOOL CLOSED FOR STAFF RETREAT:  The entire school, preschool, before and aftercare and all day care will be closed Wednesday, February 3rd – Friday February 5th, for our annual staff retreat. 
  • EASTER CELEBRATION DATE CORRECTION:  The Easter Celebration March 26th not the 24th as stated on the calendar. 
  • AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS:  Afterschool clubs are open for the second half of the school year.  If you would like to put your child in an afterschool club please fill out the form.  The form is on line and located in the front office.  The clubs offered are Dance, Art and Scrabble.  Please see form for the days of the club.  Those already in the clubs do not have to re-register.

 

  

January 21, 2010

  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  The month of January officially begins our re-enrollment period for the 2010-2011 school year.  Early enrollment is open only to current families enrolled in the academy and the families of 4-year old SCA,s pre-school.  Members of FBCG have priority enrollment beginning January 25th.  As of February 1st, enrollment is open to the general public.  The 2010-2011 tuition & fees are not changing.  Registration and “tuition & fees” forms are located in the front lobby and are available on-line.   
  • HOMEWORK ONLINE:  There is a computer virus on Headmaster Pro which is currently enabling teachers from downloading homework.  Therefore, until further notice, parents will not be able to view homework online. 
  • WRITE-A-BOOK PROJECTS:  January is Write-A-Book month.  The due date for projects is Monday, February 8th.
  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Report cards were distributed today. Parent teacher conferences will be held from Friday, January 22nd – Friday, January 29th.  The sign-up sheets are located in the front lobby. 
  • NO DANCE CLASSES:  Because of parent/teacher conferences dance classes have been cancelled for Monday, January 25th and Thursday, January 28th. 
  • PTO:  Monday, January 25th at 7:00 pm.
  • DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, January 29th.  (This is not a ½ day). 
  • SKI-TRIP:  The annual Ski-Trip is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2010 for all grades.  Those students not going on the ski-trip will go to the Baltimore Aquarium. 
  • SCHOOL CLOSED FOR STAFF RETREAT:  The entire school, preschool, before and aftercare and all day care will be closed Wednesday, February 3rd – Friday February 5th, for our annual staff retreat. 
  • EASTER CELEBRATION DATE CORRECTION:  The Easter Celebration March 26th not the 24th as stated on the calendar. 

 

   

January 7, 2010

  • RE-ENROLLMENT:  The month of January officially begins our re-enrollment period for the 2010-2011 school year.  Early enrollment is open only to current families enrolled in the academy and the 4-year old SCA pre-school.  Members of FBCG have priority enrollment beginning January 25th.  As of February 1st, enrollment is open to the general public.  The 2010-2011 tuition & fees are not changing.  Registration forms and tuition & fees forms are located in the front lobby and are available on-line.  (Forms were also sent home in Thursday Folders today). 
  • WRITE-A-BOOK PROJECTS:  January is Write-A-Book month.  The guidelines for the write-a-book project will be distributed, e-mailed and posted on the website tomorrow.  The due date for the projects is Monday, February 8th.
  • HALF-DAY DISMISSAL:  January 15th is a ½ day with dismissal at 11:45. 
  • SCHOOL CLOSED:  Monday, January 18th in observance of The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. 
  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Report cards will be distributed on Thursday, January 21st, therefore conferences will be Friday, January 22nd – Friday, January 29th.  The sign-up sheets will be located in the front lobby beginning Tuesday, January 19th.  PTO:  Monday, January 25th at 7:00 pm
  • PARENT SATISFACTION SURVEYS:  The surveys were distributed today in the Thursday Folder, e-mailed, and are posted on our website.  Please complete the school and teacher surveys and return them by dropping them in the box located across from the front office no later than Friday, January 15th.  The survey results will be shared with the parents at the January PTO meeting on Monday, January 25th at 7:00 pm. 
  • SKI-TRIP:  The annual Ski-Trip is scheduled for February 2, 2010 for all grades. It’s not too late to sign up for the ski-trip however, please contact the office if you are still interested in attending, so that we will know if we need to get another bus.  All payments must be made by January 15th.
  • SALE AT CAMPUS OUTFITTERS:  Campus Outfitters is currently having a 35% off sale on all in-stock merchandise (in store only – excludes prior sales) until January 16th.  Store hours Tuesdays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Wednesdays – Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

 

December 17, 2009

  

  • CHRISTMAS PLAY:  Please join us on December 18th at 7:00 pm.
  • DRESS DOWN DAY:  Wednesday, December 23, 2009 is dress down day.
  • CLASSROOM CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES:  On Wednesday, December 23rd, all classrooms will have pizza, juice and cookies at a cost of $7.00 per student for Kindergarten – 2nd grades and $10.00 per student for 3rd – 12th grades.  Students have the option of purchasing the pizza, bringing a bag lunch or having lunch from the cafeteria (as a hot luncher or with a lunch ticket).  Money is only being collected on the morning of the party, Wednesday, December 23rd.  (If your child will be having a hot lunch on that day, please inform your child’s teacher, no later than Monday, December 21st, so that we can let the cafeteria know how many lunches to prepare.)
  • CHRISTMAS BREAK:   December 24th – January 1st (Classes resume January 4) 
  • SKI-TRIP:  The annual Ski-Trip is scheduled for February 2, 2010 for all grades. It’s not too late to sign up for the ski-trip, all payments must be paid by January 15th.
  • SALE AT CAMPUS OUTFITTERS:                Campus Outfitters is currently having a 35% off sale on all in-stock merchandise (in store only – excludes prior sales) until January 16th.  Store hours Tuesdays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Wednesdays – Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed December 24 – January 1st. 
  • H1N1 VACCINATION:  Our second H1N1 clinic is scheduled for December 23rd.   If your child received a vaccination on Friday, November 20th, they will receive their second dosage on this day.  If your child did not receive a vaccination on Friday, November 20th, they can receive their first dosage on this day.   We plan to give confirmation notification by December 18th based on the health department availability; however, given that we had such short notice of the previous vaccination, this may not be possible.  Please be postured to be available on December 23rd between 2:00 – 5:00 PM if you or your child needs to be vaccinated.
  • A third H1N1 clinic will be in January approximately one month after the December clinic for students who received their first dose of the vaccine in December.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our school nurse, Ms. Mia Waldron.  (Please keep in mind that Mrs. Waldron is part-time, so you may need to leave a message and she will contact you when she returns).  Forms are located at the front office. 
  • PARENT UNIVERSITY TESTIMONIALS:  Have you attended any of the sessions of Parent University offered this year?  We are looking for parents will to give us testimonials about the impact that these unique training opportunities have had on your family and/or your partnership with SCA.  If you are willing to share your story with us contact Rochalle Brown at rbrown@shabachministries.org.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please note that the Community Services Division of SHABACH! Ministries, Inc. is often looking for volunteers for the many outreach activities that they run. Contact Community Services @ (301) 322-9593 if you are interested in volunteering, for more information.
  • WRITE A BOOK PROJECTS:  January is Write-A-Book month.  The guidelines for the write-a-book project will be on our website and e-mailed no later than December 23rd.  Hard copies will be available upon request at the front desk once they are finalized and e-mailed. 

    

December 10, 2009

  • BOOKFAIR:  December 7th – December 11th, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. 
  • EARLY PRE-SCHOOL & AFTERCARE CLOSING:  In order to allow SHABACH! Staff to enjoy our Christmas Fellowship, the Preschool and Aftercare will be closing at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 16th.  A late fee of $1.00 per minute will apply after 5:00 pm. 
  • CHRISTMAS PLAY:  Please join us on December 18th at 7:00 pm.
  • CLASSROOM CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES:  On Wednesday, December 23rd, all classrooms will have pizza, juice and cookies at a cost of $7.00 per student for Kindergarten – 2nd grades and $10.00 per student for 3rd – 12th grades.  Students have the option of purchasing the pizza, bringing a bag lunch or having lunch from the cafeteria (as a hot luncher or with a lunch ticket).  Money is only being collected on the morning of the party, Wednesday, December 23rd.  (If your child will be having a hot lunch on that day, please inform your child’s teacher, no later than Monday, December 21st, so that we can let the cafeteria know how many lunches to prepare.)
  • CHRISTMAS BREAK:   December 24th – January 1st (Classes resume January 4) 
  • SKI-TRIP:  The annual Ski-Trip is scheduled for February 2, 2010 for all grades. It’s not too late to sign up for the ski-trip, all payments must be paid by January 15th.
  • UPDATING ONE-CALL AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES:  If you have not been receiving Thursday announcements through e-mail but would like to receive them, please complete the attached form and return it to the front office.  Also, if you did not receive a call on Friday, November 20th, regarding the administration of the H1N1 vaccination, then you do not have a current number in our one-call system.  Please submit this information to the front office as soon as possible.  The one-call system is used to inform parents of school closings due to inclement weather and for other important announcements. 
  • STUDENT SERVICE HOURS:   Reminder – Students in grades 6-8 are required to complete 5 service hours per year; and students in grades 9-12 are required to complete 7 service hours per year. 
  • SALE AT CAMPUS OUTFITTERS:                Campus Outfitters is currently having a 35% off sale on all in-stock merchandise (in store only – excludes prior sales) until January 16th.  Store hours Tuesdays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Wednesdays – Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed December 24 – January 1st. 
  • REQUEST FOR STUDENT RECORDS:  Just a reminder that any request for student records is a 48 hour turn-around. 
  • H1N1 VACCINATION:  Our second H1N1 clinic is scheduled for December 23rd.   If your child received a vaccination on Friday, November 20th, they will receive their second dosage on this day.  If your child did not receive a vaccination on Friday, November 20th, they can receive their first dosage on this day.   We plan to give confirmation notification by December 18th based on the health department availability; however, given that we had such short notice of the previous vaccination, this may not be possible.  Please be postured to be available on December 23rd between 2:00 – 5:00 PM if you or your child needs to be vaccinated.
  • A third H1N1 clinic will be in January approximately one month after the December clinic for students who received their first dose of the vaccine in December.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our school nurse, Ms. Mia Waldron.  (Please keep in mind that Mrs. Waldron is part-time, so you may need to leave a message and she will contact you when she returns).  Forms are located at the front office. 
  • PARENT UNIVERSITY TESTIMONIALS:  Have you attended any of the sessions of Parent University offered this year?  We are looking for parents will to give us testimonials about the impact that these unique training opportunities have had on your family and/or your partnership with SCA.  If you are willing to share your story with us contact Rochalle Brown at rbrown@shabachministries.org
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please note that the Community Services Division of SHABACH! Ministries, Inc. is often looking for volunteers for the many outreach activities that they run. Contact Community Services @ (301) 322-9593 if you are interested in volunteering, for more information.

  

December 3, 2009

  • BOOKFAIR:  December 7th – December 11th, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.  Flyers were sent home today. 
  • EARLY PRE-SCHOOL & AFTERCARE CLOSING:  In order to allow SHABACH! Staff to enjoy our Christmas Fellowship, the Preschool and Aftercare will be closing at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 16th.  A late fee of $1.00 per minute will apply after 5:00 pm. 
  • CHRISTMAS PLAY:  December 18th at 7:00 pm.
  • CHRISTMAS BREAK:   December 24th – January 1st (Classes resume January 4) 
  • SKI-TRIP:  The annual Ski-trip is scheduled for February 2, 2010 for all grades. It’s not too late to sign up for the ski-trip, all payments must be paid by the final payment date of January 15th.
  • UPDATING ONE-CALL AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES:  If you have not been receiving Thursday announcements through e-mail but would like to receive them, please complete the attached form and return it to the front office.  Also, if you did not receive a call on Friday, November 20th, regarding the administration of the H1N1 vaccination, then you do not have a current number in our one-call system.  Please submit this information to the front office as soon as possible.  The one-call system is used to inform parents of school closings due to inclement weather and for other important announcements. 
  • STUDENT SERVICE HOURS:   Reminder – Students in grades 6-8 are required to complete 5 service hours per year; and students in grades 9-12 are required to complete 7 service hours per year. 
  • SALE AT CAMPUS OUTFITTERS:                Campus Outfitters is currently having a 35% off sale on all in-stock merchandise (in store only – excludes prior sales) until January 16th.  Store hours Tuesdays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Wednesdays – Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed December 24 – January 1st. 
  • REQUEST FOR STUDENT RECORDS:  Just a reminder that any request for student records is a 48 hour turn-around. 
  • H1N1 VACCINATION:  Our second H1N1 clinic is scheduled for December 23rd.   If your child received a vaccination on Friday, November 20th, they will receive their second dosage on this day.  If your child did not receive a vaccination on Friday, November 20th, they can receive their first dosage on this day.   We plan to give confirmation notification by December 18th based on the health department availability; however, given that we had such a short notice on the previous vaccination, this may not be possible.  Please be postured to be available on December 23rd between 2:00 – 5:00 PM if you or your child needs to be vaccinated.
  • A third H1N1 clinic will be in January approximately one month after the December clinic for students who received their first dose of the vaccine in December.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our school nurse, Ms. Mia Waldron.  (Please keep in mind that Mrs. Waldron is part-time and so you may need to leave a message and she will contact you on her next scheduled day to work).  Forms are located at the front office. 
  • PARENT UNIVERSITY TESTIMONIALS:  Have you attended any of the sessions at Parent University offered this year?  We are looking for parents will to give us testimonials about the impact that these unique training opportunities have had on your family and/or your partnership with SCA.  If you are willing to share your story with us contact Rochalle Brown at rbrown@shabachministries.org by Thursday, December 10th. 
  • CHRISTMAS PLAY COSTUME AND REHEARSAL FLYERS:  Please see attached for details. 

   

November 19, 2009

   

  • THANKSGIVING FEAST:  Due to an unforeseen circumstance our catering for the Thanksgiving Feast will be done in-house.  We still plan to have a wonderful day.
  • THANKSGIVING BREAK:  School closed November 23rd – November 27th, classes resume Monday, November 30th.   All day care is available Monday – Wednesday.  Please sign up in the waiting room across from the front office if interested. 
  • PTO:  Monday, November 30th at 7:00 pm.
  • PICTURE RETAKE DAY:  All pictures that were pre-purchased were sent home today.  If your child was absent or you purchased pictures and would like to have them retaken please have your child in their dress uniform on Wednesday, December 2nd.  (Please return entire packet of pictures if your child is retaking their pictures).  Forms are forthcoming.  No class pictures will be retaken
  • BOOKFAIR:  December 7th – December 11th.
  • CHRISTMAS PLAY:  December 18th at 7:00 pm.
  • SKI-TRIP:  The annual Ski-trip is scheduled for February 2, 2010 for all grades.

 

BASKETBALL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • Opening High School basketball game will be Friday, November 20th at the Lab School of Washington at 4:30 pm.
  • The Middle School girls will open their season on Saturday, November 21st at the Holy Trinity Madness Tournament.  See the website below for times. 

               For more details go to www.shabachministries.org/athletics.htm.    

 

November 12, 2009

 

  • VISION AND HEARING SCREENING:  Vision and Hearing Screening forms were distributed today.  If you wish to have your child screened please complete and return this form along with payment no later than Monday, November 16th. 
  • THANKSGIVING FEAST:  We are planning a "Thanksgiving Feast" which will be held during lunch time on Fri., Nov 20th. 

Elementary student's lunch will begin at 12:00pm in the student's classroom and secondary student's lunch will begin at 1:00pm in the cafeteria. 

The cost is $5.00 for Kindergarten - 3rd grade and $10.00 for 4th grade -12th grade.

Volunteers are needed to help make our day a success. This is a great way to gain additional parent service hours.   If you would like to volunteer, please come to the front office and place your name on the volunteer list. 

Parents may also purchase lunch at the cost of $10.00.  Please turn all money in to your student's homeroom teacher.  No cash please.  Checks should be written out to SMI.  All money must be received by Wed., November 18th. 

If you choose to not have your student participate, please send a bag lunch on that day (if your child is a monthly hot luncher or has a lunch ticket and does not wish to participate, lunch will be provided by the cafeteria).

  • THANKSGIVING BREAK:  School closed November 23rd – November 27th, classes resume Monday, November 30th.   All day care is available Monday – Wednesday.  Please sign up in the waiting room across from the front office if interested.   
  • PTO:  Monday, November 30th at 7:00 pm.
  • SKI-TRIP:  The annual Ski-trip is scheduled for February 2, 2010 for all grades.

BASKETBALL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Opening High School basketball game will be Friday, November 20th at the Lab School of Washington at 4:30 pm.
  • The Middle School girls will open their season on Saturday, November 21st at the Holy Trinity Madness Tournament.  See the website below for times. 

              For more details go to www.shabachministries.org/athletics.htm.

 

November 5, 2009

 

  • READING COUNTS:  Parents – A copy of your child’s current progress in Reading Counts has been sent home today.  This report shows your child’s progress in Reading Counts as of Wednesday, November 4th.  All tests taken after that date will be reported when we print the next Reading Counts reports.  The library will be sending updated reports in three week intervals. 
  • SCHOOL CLOSED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH:  For Parent Teacher Conferences (Reminder: Parents may sign-up for all day care in the waiting room across from the front office). 
  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Wednesday, November 11th, school will be closed for Parent Conferences.  The sign-up book for conferences located in the front lobby.  First come, first served. 
  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  Again this year, the SHABACH! Christian Academy Programs are in partnership with Chick-Fil-A to participate in “Operation Christmas Child”.  This is a mission's project sponsored by Samaritan's Purse.  We are teaching the students about sacrificing and giving to others. For each shoe box that is submitted to Chick-Fil-A on November 10th, Chick-Fil-A will give the students a coupon for a free chicken sandwich.   A reminder was sent home today in your child’s Thursday Folder.  Please contact the Before and Aftercare office for further details. 
  • VISION AND HEARING SCREENING:  Vision and Hearing Screening forms were distributed today.  If you wish to have your child screened please complete and return this form along with payment no later than Monday, November 16th. 
  • THANKSGIVING FEAST:  The Thanksgiving season is upon us.  We are planning a "Thanksgiving Feast" which will be held during lunch time on Fri., Nov 20th.  The meal is being catered by “Rob’s Catering”.  The menu is turkey, stuffing, gravy, greens, macaroni and cheese, rolls, cranberry sauce, sweet potatos or apple pie.  Elementary student's lunch will begin at 12:00pm in the student's classroom and secondary student's lunch will begin at 1:00pm in the cafeteria.  The cost is $5.00 for Kindergarten to 3rd grade and $10.00 for 4th grade -12th grade. Volunteers are needed to help make our day a success. This is a great way to gain additional parent service hours.   If you would like to volunteer, please come to the front office and place you name on the volunteer list.  Parents may also purchase lunch at the cost of $10.00.  Please turn all money in to your student's homeroom teacher.  No cash please.  Checks should be written out to SMI.  All money must be received by Wed., November 18th.  If you choose to not have your student participate, please send a bag lunch on that day (if your child is a monthly hot luncher or has a lunch ticket and does not wish to participate, lunch will be provided by the cafeteria).
  • THANKSGIVING BREAK:  School closed November 23rd – November 27th, classes resume Monday, November 30th. 
  • PTO:  Monday, November 30th at 7:00 pm.
  • SKI-TRIP:  The annual Ski-trip is scheduled for February 2, 2010 for all grades.  Flyers are being sent home today with further details.

 

October 29, 2009

 

  • H1N1 FLU VACCINATIONS:  SCA will be offering H1N1 vaccinations to all students ages six months and older.  This will be done in cooperation with the P.G. County Health Department. The immunizations will be done at SCA by a nurse.   The date for the vaccinations will be determined once we collect signed permission slips and have received the information that tells us when the schools can pick up the vaccines from the Health Department.  A fact sheet about the H1N1 vaccination, a letter from the health department, and a permission slip were already distributed.  Additional forms are located in the front office.  If interested, please return the forms no later than 3:30 pm on Monday, November 2nd. No forms will be accepted after Nov 2nd and we will only receive a vaccine supply equal to the number of consents; therefore, if you are unable to return your consent by the due date your child will not be able to be vaccinated at SHABACH.    
  • DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, October 30th. (No costumes, please).
  • SPTO: The SPTO is having their Fall Membership Drive until October 30th.  The class with the highest parent memberships in Preschool, Elementary and Middle/High School will receive a pizza party.  Membership must be at least 50% of the class.  Family membership is $12.00.  Applications are available in the lobby and on the website. 
  • SCHOOL CLOSED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH:  For Parent Teacher Conferences (Reminder: Parents may sign-up for all day care in the waiting room across from the front office). 
  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Wednesday, November 11th, school will be closed for Parent Conferences.  The sign-up book for conferences located in the front lobby.  First come, first served. 
  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  Again this year, the SHABACH! Christian Academy Programs are in partnership with Chick-Fil-A to participate in “Operation Christmas Child”.  This is a mission's project sponsored by Samaritan's Purse.  We are teaching the students about sacrificing and giving to others. For each shoe box that is submitted to Chick-Fil-A on November 10th, Chick-Fil-A will give the students a coupon for a free chicken sandwich.   Details were sent home last Thursday."  Please contact the Before and Aftercare office for further details. 
  • SKI-TRIP:  The annual Ski-trip is scheduled for February 2, 2010 for all grades.  Flyers are being sent home today with further details.

 

October 22, 2009

 

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  • H1N1 FLU VACCINATIONS:  SCA will be offering H1N1 vaccinations to all students age six months and older.  This is in cooperation with the P.G. County Health Department. The immunizations will be done at SCA.   The date for the vaccinations will be determined once we receive the signed permission slips to vaccinate your child.  A fact sheet about the H1N1 vaccination, a letter from the health department, and a permission slip was distributed today to all students. 
  • SCHOOL CLOSED FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23RD:  Teacher planning day.  (Reminder: Parents may sign-up for all day care in the waiting room across from the front office). 
  • PTO MEETING:  Monday, October 26th at 7:00 pm.
  • PARENT UNIVERSITY: Our next session of Parent University will be held on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009, for MIDDLE & HIGHSCHOOL PARENTS ONLY.  The topic for this session is “Discipline That Strengthens.”  The times for the sessions are 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  Each session is one-hour in length.  There will be free after care available for students whose parents would like to attend the 3:00 PM session.  There will also be childcare for parents who would like to attend the 6:00 PM session.  Light snacks will be served for students and parents at both sessions.  If interested please sign-up at the front desk.  
  • REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION:  Report Cards will be distributed Thursday, October 29th. 
  • DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, October 30th.
  • SPTO: The SPTO is having their Fall Membership Drive until October 30th.  The class with the highest parent memberships in Preschool, Elementary and Middle/High School will receive a pizza party.  Membership must be at least 50% of the class.  Family membership is $12.00.  Applications are available in the lobby and on the website. 
  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  Again this year, the SHABACH! Christian Academy Programs are in partnership with Chick-Fil-A to participate in “Operation Christmas Child”.  This is a mission's project sponsored by Samaritan's Purse.  We are teaching the students about sacrificing and giving to others. For each shoe box that is submitted to Chick-Fil-A on November 10th, Chick-Fil-A will give the students a coupon for a free chicken sandwich.   Details were sent home last Thursday."  Please contact the Before and Aftercare office for further details. 
  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Wednesday, November 11th, school will be closed for Parent Conferences.  The sign-up book for conferences will be in the front lobby beginning Monday, October 26th.  First come, first served. 
  • SERVICE HOUR REMINDER:   Parents just a friendly reminder, per the Student Handbook,  you are required to complete 15 service hours before the end of the school year of which 10 of those hours must be in the classroom. 
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS:  REMINDER - All middle school students must complete 5 community service hours per year.  All high school students must complete 7 community service hours per year.  (All high school students must have a total of 43 community service hours in order to graduate). 

 

October 15, 2009

 

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  • PARENT UNIVERSITY: Our next session of Parent University will be held on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009, for MIDDLE & HIGHSCHOOL PARENTS ONLY.  The topic for this session is “Discipline That Strengthens.”  The times for the sessions are 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  Each session is one-hour in length.  There will be free after care available for students whose parents would like to attend the 3:00 PM session.  There will also be childcare for parents who would like to attend the 6:00 PM session.  Light snacks will be served for students and parents at both sessions.  If interested please sign-up at the front desk.   
  • PTO MEETING:  Monday, October 26th at 7:00 pm.
  • SCHOOL CLOSED FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23RD:  Teacher planning day.  (Reminder: Parents may sign-up for all day care in the waiting room across from the front office).
  • BIRTHDAY REQUESTS:  Parents, please be sure to make your requests for birthday parties at least one week in advance. This will give the kitchen the opportunity to prepare for your child’s party and make it an enjoyable experience.
  • SHOES FOR AFRICA: SCA is supporting the ministry activity of FBCG in collecting shoes for children and adults in Africa.  The shoes may be new or used.  If the shoes are used, we ask that you clean and deodorize them before you send them to school.  The shoe drive will commence on Monday, October 5th and go through Friday, October 16th.  All sizes and types of shoes are welcomed!!!  Shoes may be dropped on in the lobby in the box labeled SHOES FOR AFRICA.
  • SPTO: The SPTO is having their Fall Membership Drive until October 30th.  The class with the highest parent memberships in Preschool, Elementary and Middle/High School will receive a pizza party.  Membership must be at least 50% of the class.  Family membership is $12.00.  Applications are available in the lobby and on the website. 
  • SCHOOL UNIFORMS:  CAMPUS OUTFITTERS HAS INFORMED US THAT ALL ORDERS HAVE BEEN FILLED; THEREFORE, STARTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH THE PROPER UNIFORMS and DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS WILL BE IN FULL EFFECT.
  • BASKETBALL SIGN-UP HAS BEGUN:  Consent forms can be picked up from the front desk or on-line at www.shabachministries.org/athletics.  Forms are due October 22nd.  Tryouts begin October 26th. 
  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  Again this year, the SHABACH! Christian Academy Programs are in partnership with Chick-Fil-A to participate in “Operation Christmas Child”.  This is a mission's project sponsored by Samaritan's Purse.  We are teaching the students about sacrificing and giving to others. For each shoe box that is submitted to Chick-Fil-A on November 10th, Chick-Fil-A will give the students a coupon for a free chicken sandwich.   See further details in the Thursday folder."

 

October 8, 2009

 

 

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  • LEARNING EXPO:  Come join us for SHABACH! Homeschool's "Learning Expo" on Saturday, October 10, 2009.  It's an opportunity for parents to gain knowledge that will enhance their ability to support, encourage and develop their children's lives academically, physically and spiritually.  This is a Homeschool event but the topics covered will be helpful for all parents.  If you are curious about homeschooling then start your day at the 9:00am-10:00am session and stay until 3:00pm.  If not, please join us at 10:00am and stay until 3:00pm.  You'll be glad you did.  Cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Lunch is included.  Registration sign up located at the school receptionist desk.

Schedule:   9:00am-10:00am - Homeschooling 101

                10:00am-12:00pm  - "How Your Child Learns"

                12:00pm-12:30pm - Lunch

                12: 30pm-2:30pm - "Experience That Enhances Achievement"

                2:30pm-3:00pm - Question & Answer Session

 

  • PARENT UNIVERSITY: Our next session of Parent University will be held on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, for ELEMENTARY PARENTS ONLY.  The topic for this session is “Discipline That Strengthens.”  The times for the sessions are 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  Each session is one-hour in length.  There will be free after care available for students whose parents would like to attend the 3:00 PM session.  There will also be childcare for parents who would like to attend the 6:00 PM session.  Light snacks will be served for students and parents at both sessions.  If interested please sign-up at the front desk.   
  • FALL PICTURE DAY:   All Students must dress in their dress uniform so that we may also take class pictures. (Even if it is a scheduled PE day).   Thursday, October 15th is picture day.  The forms for pictures are in your child’s Thursday folder(today).  If you would like to purchase your child’s pictures, please complete and return this form along with payment by October 14th.  (You may also pay on-line and write the payment code on your order form). 
  • OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday, October 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and Thursday, October 15th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm SCA will host an Open House for prospective students for the 2010-2011 school year.  Please invite friends and family who have children who may be interested in attending SCA.
  • NEW FALL MENU:  Our new fall menu is in your child’s Thursday Folder.  Please review it carefully to assess if there are any foods that your child in allergic to that we need to provide an alternate menu (if you purchase hot lunch).
  • PTO MEETING:  Monday, October 26th at 7:00 pm.
  • BIRTHDAY REQUESTS:  Parents, please be sure to make your requests for birthday parties at least one week in advance. This will give the kitchen the opportunity to prepare for your child’s party and make it an enjoyable experience.
  • SHOES FOR AFRICA: SCA is supporting the ministry activity of FBCG in collecting shoes for children and adults in Africa.  The shoes may be new or used.  If the shoes are used, we ask that you clean and deodorize them before you send them to school.  The shoe drive will commence on Monday, October 5th and go through Friday, October 16th.  All sizes and types of shoes are welcomed!!!
  • SPTO: The SPTO is having their Fall Membership Drive until October 30th.  The class with the highest parent memberships in Preschool, Elementary and Middle/High School will receive a pizza party.  Membership must be at least 50% of the class.  Family membership is $12.00.  Applications are available in the lobby and on the website. 
  • SCHOOL UNIFORMS:  CAMPUS OUTFITTERS HAS INFORMED US THAT ALL ORDERS HAVE BEEN FILLED; THEREFORE, STARTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH THE PROPER UNIFORMS and DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS WILL BE IN FULL EFFECT.
  • BASKETBALL SIGN-UP HAS BEGUN:  Consent forms can be picked up from the front desk or on-line at www.shabachministries.org/athletics.  Forms are due October 22nd.  Tryouts begin October 26th. 

 

October 1, 2009

 

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  • GRANDPARENTS’ DAY: Grandparents’ Day, Friday, October 2, 2009 from 8:30 – 11:00.   HALF-DAY Dismissal at 12:00 noon.   (This is NOT a dress down day).  (No PE classes on this day; therefore, Elementary students must dress in their regular uniform even if this is their PE day.  Middle and High School students must dress in their chapel uniform. 
  • FALL PICTURE DAY:   Thursday, October 15th is picture day.  The forms for pictures are in your child’s cubby.  If you would like to purchase your child’s pictures, please complete and return this form along with payment by October 14th.  (You may also pay on-line and write the payment code on your order form). 
  • LEARNING EXPO:  Come join us for SHABACH! Homeschool's  "Learning Expo" on Saturday, October 10, 2009.  It's an opportunity for parents to gain knowledge that will enhance their ability to support, encourage and develop their children's lives academically, physically and spiritually.  This is a Homeschool event but the topics covered will be helpful for all parents.  If you are curious about homeschooling then start your day at the 9:00am-10:00am session and stay until 3:00pm.  If not, please join us at 10:00am and stay until 3:00pm.  You'll be glad you did.  Cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Lunch is included.  Registration sign up located at the school receptionist desk.

Schedule:   9:00am-10:00am - Homeschooling 101

                10:00am-12:00pm  - "How Your Child Learns"

                12:00pm-12:30pm - Lunch

                12: 30pm-2:30pm - "Experience That Enhances Achievement"

                2:30pm-3:00pm - Question & Answer Session

 

  • NEW FALL MENU:  Our new fall menu is attached to this correspondence.  Please review it carefully to assess if there are any foods that your child in allergic to that we need to provide an alternate menu.

  • SHOES FOR AFRICA: SCA is supporting the ministry activity of FBCG in collecting shoes for children and adults in Africa.  The shoes may be new or used.  If the shoes are used, we ask that you clean and deodorize them before you send them to school.  The shoe drive will commence on Monday, October 5th and go through Friday, October 16th.  All sizes and types of shoes are welcomed!!!
  • SPTO: The SPTO is having their Fall Membership Drive until October 30th.  The class with the highest parent memberships in Preschool, Elementary and Middle/High School will receive a pizza party.  Membership must be at least 50% of the class.  Family membership is $12.00.  Applications are available in the lobby and on the website. 

 

September 24, 2009

  

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Ms. Nicole McNeil Appointed SCA Principal 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Nicole McNeil as the principal of SHABACH! Christian Academy. Ms. McNeil has a Master’s of Secondary Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  She brings more than 20 years of experience to her role as principal.  For the past year, she has been responsible for providing training and coaching for the staff of SHABACH! Christian Academy. Ms. McNeil is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.  She is passionate about service and is committed to the notion that children are empowered when the adults that affect their lives are strengthened.    

  • DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, September 25th. 
  • PTO MEETING:  Our first PTO meeting of the year will be held on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM.  A general session will be held from 7:00- 7:30, and classroom sessions will be held from 7:40 – 8:15. 
  • GRANDPARENTS’ DAY: Grandparents’ Day, Friday, October 2, 2009 from 8:30 – 11:00.   HALF-DAY Dismissal at 12:00 noon.   (This is NOT a dress down day).  (No PE classes on this day; therefore, Elementary students must dress in their regular uniform even if this is their PE day.  Middle and High School students must dress in their chapel uniform. 
  • Parents please send in pictures of your children with their grandparents.  The High School technology class is preparing a special presentation.  Please place the pictures in a labeled envelope so we may return them to you.
  • PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: If your high school student received information this week about taking the PSAT test, please make sure you review this information with your son/daughter.
  • AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS SPACES STILL AVAILABLE:  Spaces are still available for afterschool clubs in the following areas:
  • NEW!!!! Science & Math Enrichment Club: Improve your child’s science and mathematics learning and experience with innovative hands-on activities: COST: $10.00 per weekNEW! ART CLUB: Learn how to draw!  Students will learn advanced drawing principles and more!  COST: $5.00 per weekSCRABBLE CLUB:Open to 4th - 8th grade.  COST: FREE.DANCE CLUB:Open to 1st – 8th grade.  COST: $10.00 per week
  • INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS:There is a fee for this program that you will be paying directly to the company
  • AFTERSCHOOL LIBRARY ON THURSDAYS:  All students in aftercare who would like to take a Reading Counts exam should have a note from their parents.  Please send the note on Thursdays and the student can give it to their homeroom teacher.  Mrs. Gomillion will retrieve the notes from the teachers and pick up those students from class and bring them to the library and escort the students to aftercare when they are finished in time to still receive their snack by 3:40.   
  • Come Join us for SHABACH! Homeschool's  "Learning Expo"  on Saturday, October 10, 2009.  It's an opportunity for parents to gain knowledge that will enhance their ability to support, encourage and develop their children's lives academically, physically and spiritually.  This is a Homeschool event but the topics covered will be helpful for all parents.  If you are curious about homeschooling then start your day at the 9:00am-10:00am session and stay until 3:00pm.  If not, please join us at 10:00am and stay until 3:00pm.  You'll be glad you did.  Cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Lunch is included.  Registration sign up located at the school receptionist desk.

         Schedule:    9:00am-10:00am - Homeschooling 101                

                          10:00am-12:00pm  - "How Your Child Learns"               

                          12:00pm-12:30pm - Lunch                

                          12: 30pm-2:30pm - "Experience That Enhances Achievement"                  

                            2:30pm-3:00pm - Question & Answer Session  

 

 

 

3600 Brightseat Rd. Landover, Md. 20785

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MEMORANDUM

 

TO: PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF SCA STUDENTS K -8

FROM: ETRUIA R. LEE, EDUCATION DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT

RE:  SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS

DATE: SEPTEMBER  18, 2009

 

This memo is to inform you of schedule changes that will go into effect this coming Monday, September 21, 2009.  After four weeks of school, a few adjustments were needed to make the students’ and staff’s days flow easier.

 

The major impact is in the P.E. schedule, as this affects which days your student will wear their P.E. uniform to school.  The changes in the P.E. schedule are listed below, and the new schedules are in an attachment to this e-mail and are posted on our website.

 

P.E. Schedule:

8th  Tues & Fri,

7th : Unchanged: Mon. & Thurs.

6th Unchanged: Tues & Fri.

5th: Tues and Fri

4th Mon & Wed

3rd Tues & Thursday

2nd  Boone Wed & Fri

2nd  Willis Mon & Wed

1st Mon. & Thursday

K: Tues & Fri

 

September 17, 2009

  

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  • MOBILE DENTIST:  We have a mobile dentist called the Smile Program coming to SHABACH! on September 25th.  If you are interested please pick up a form from the front office and complete and return it to the school no later than September 10, 2009. 
  • DRESS DOWN DAY:  Friday, September 25th. 
  • PTO MEETING:  Our first PTO meeting of the year will be held on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM.  A general session will be held from 7:00- 7:30, and classroom sessions will be held from 7:40 – 8:15. 
  • GRANDPARENTS’ DAY: Grandparents’ Day, Friday, October 2, 2009 from 8:30 – 11:00.   HALF-DAY Dismissal at 12:00 noon.   (This is NOT a dress down day).  (No PE classes on this day; therefore, Elementary students must dress in their regular uniform even if this is their PE day.  Middle and High School students must dress in their chapel uniform. 
  • THURSDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Thursday announcements will no longer be sent home in paper form, they will be e-mailed and posted on-line at shabachministries.org.  If you are reading this on-line but did not receive an e-mailed copy please e-mail Mrs. Reid at cdreid@shabachministries.org so that she can add you or correct the current e-mail address that she has for you.  Occasionally flyers will need to be distributed if they are from an outside source, such as picture and ski-trip flyers. 
  • Parents please send in pictures of your children with their grandparents.  The High School technology class is preparing a special presentation.  Please place the pictures in a labeled envelope so we may return them to you.
  • AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS SPACES STILL AVAILABLE:  Spaces are still available for afterschool clubs in the following areas:
  • NEW!!!! Science & Math Enrichment Club: Improve your child’s science and mathematics learning and experience with innovative hands-on activities: COST: $10.00 per weekNEW! ART CLUB: Learn how to draw!  Students will learn advanced drawing principles and more!  COST: $5.00 per weekSCRABBLE CLUB:Open to 4th - 8th grade.  COST: FREE.DANCE CLUB:Open to 1st – 8th grade.  COST: $10.00 per week
  • INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS:There is a fee for this program that you will be paying directly to the company
  • AFTERSCHOOL LIBRARY ON THURSDAYS:  All students in aftercare who would like to take a Reading Counts exam should have a note from their parents.  Please send the note on Thursdays and the student can give it to their homeroom teacher.  Mrs. Gomillion will retrieve the notes from the teachers and pick up those students from class and bring them to the library and escort the students to aftercare when they are finished in time to still receive their snack by 3:40.   

 

September 10, 2009

 

  • PARKING ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH:  On Friday, September 11, the parking lot at FBCG will blocked off in the upper area to prepare for SMI Ministry Day on Saturday, September 12.  All parents dropping off their children will need to park in the lower lot.  For your child’s safety, please park in the lower lot and walk them to them building.  This request applies to all ages.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • SHABACH! COMMUNITY DAY:  Saturday, September 12th is SHABACH! Community Day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm here at 3600 Brightseat Road.  SHABACH! Ministries has set aside this day to reach out to