Teacher Appreciation Week is coming soon!

Teacher Appreciation week is May 1st- May 5th!

This is a wonderful opportunity to teach our children the importance of giving and sharing. Our staff is dedicated to all aspects of growth for our little ones and in order to make this week a success, we need your help! We have planned a fun week and each day will bring a smile to our teachers faces! Details for each day of the week are provided below:

Monday Chocolate Covered Strawberries! Students will be able to purchase these strawberries for $2.00 each in the Academy lobby as they arrive for school. Please send in cash with your children on this day. Students can buy any amount desired for their teachers and staff! (Half dozen and dozen orders are available)

Tuesday Gift Cards! Please bring in a $5.00 gift card to any desired store or restaurant. This act of kindness will be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday Breakfast! Biscuits will be served to all staff members. Parents, we encourage you  to have your child design and bring in a “Thank You” card. Our teachers work so hard throughout the year, so a big THANKS is well deserved.

Thursday Snack Day! A list of your child’s teacher’s favorite snacks will be sent home at the beginning of the week.  Use this list as a guide for shopping for the perfect treat!

Friday Lunch On You! We will have a pot-luck style lunch. We ask that each family sign-up to bring their best dishes! Cultural dishes are greatly appreciated! Click here to sign up to bring your favorite dish to share with our teachers!

Thank You in advance for your kindness and generosity!

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Happy Friday, March 10, 2017

This morning, I had the opportunity to greet our students and parents as they dropped their children off for the start of the school day. It was a pleasure greeting each of you. Everyone – including the students – seemed to be smiling this morning. Maybe that was because it’s FRIDAY! – Pastor Campbell

“Around the World”

Our 2017 winter formal is coming up next Friday, March 17. This is the time when we have honored our graduating seniors. We would love to invite everyone, whether you have a graduating senior in your family or not, to attend this event. The cost is $10 per person which includes a delicious meal. This year’s event will be held at the Regal Manor Clubhouse in Regent Park. You may purchase tickets by contacting the Academy office at (704) 544-7323.

Spirit Week

Just a reminder that the 2017 SCBA Spirit Week begins on Monday, March 20. You can find additional information by clicking here. We want to encourage everyone to participate in this enjoyable week!

Full Enrollment

Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is well underway! If you have not already done so, we want to encourage you to re-enroll your student for next year. Re-enrollment is accomplished via ParentsWeb. If you are not able to access your ParentsWeb account, please contact the Academy office for assistance. Officially, we had an enrollment of 96 students this year. We have 63 students already enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year. Please pray with us that God would give us a “full enrollment” for next year.

Nine-Weeks Exams

Our junior and senior high will begin taking their nine-weeks exams next Monday. Please ensure that your students get adequate rest this weekend and spend time in preparation for those exams. Mid-term report cards will be sent out on the Friday of Spirit Week!

Sickness

There has been a lot of sickness going around. We have had a number of students that have missed several days recently because of it. We have also had a number of staff members that have been sick also. (Mr. Rideout has been out of the office the past two days because of being sick!) Please ensure that your students are getting plenty of rest, washing their hands frequently, and eating well. Also, take the entire family outside when it is nice to enjoy the sunshine and get some fresh air!

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“Around the World” – 2017 Winter Formal

You are invited to attend this year’s SCBA Winter Formal, “Around the World.” This is the time of the year when we honor our high school graduating class. This year we have 5 students that are graduating from South Charlotte Baptist Academy!

This year’s event will be held on Friday night, March 17, beginning at 7 PM at the Regal Manor Clubhouse in Regent Park. The cost for this event is $10 per person. To purchase tickets, please contact the Academy office at (704) 544-7323. This is a formal event so please remember to dress up!

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The Importance of South Charlotte Baptist Academy

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Where Should I Send My Children to School?

When I became old enough to go to school, my parents only had two choices – either the local public school or a Christian school that operated in our town.

Parents now have many options when it comes to the education which their children receive these days – public school, private school, Christian school, charter school, homeschooling, online school, and the list could go on. It can therefore be a difficult decision to make. In making the decision as to where to educate your children, you need to keep Biblical principles in mind.

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD;
And in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Psalm 1:1-2

Apply this passage of Scripture to your choice of your child’s education.

  • Will they be exposed to un-Biblical teaching and instruction?

“Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.” Proverbs 19:27

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

  • Will they be taught in an environment that is hostile to God, to God’s Word, and to the Biblical principles which you have sought to teach your children?

“(For that righteous man [Lot] dwelling among them [Sodom and Gomorrah], in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)” 2 Peter 2:8

  • Will the education that your children receive undo all that you have tried to Biblically instill in the heart of your children?

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

  • Will they be taught by instructors who do not have the fear of the Lord?

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge:
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7

Many times parents will choose a school for their children based upon finances or upon convenience. Choose a school based upon Biblical principles. God can/God will provide the resources and the blessings of following Biblical principles will always far out-weigh any inconvenience!

We would love to invite you to learn more about South Charlotte Baptist Academy. Contact us at (704) 544-7323.

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Preparing Your Child for School – Teach Them to Listen!

One of the greatest things that you can do for your children, in preparing them for school, is to teach them to listen.

“A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.” Proverbs 13:1

As most parents will probably understand and agree, the ability to “hear” is not a character trait that children are born with. They need to be taught how to listen. In doing that, you will also be training them to be a wise son! How do you teach them to listen?

  1. Start when your children are young! While it is not impossible it is definitely more difficult to teach a 10-year-old how to listen than it is to teach a 2-year-old how to listen. For those who may be getting a “late start,” don’t fret. It is not impossible, you will just need to be that much more determined!
  2. Make sure they look at you when you speak to them. Demand – Yes, demand – that they give you their attention. Too many parents try to speak to their children while their children are paying attention to the TV or an iPad. And, before you begin to blame the TV or the iPad just ask yourself, “Who allowed them to have the TV or the iPad?” Typically the answer to that question will be, “I did!” Mom and Dad, sometimes we create our own problems!
  3. Don’t allow them to ignore you. While they are not born with the ability to “hear;” most children can do a wonderful job at ignoring their parents! This goes back to #2. Make sure they look at you when you speak to them. If they cut their eyes away to the TV or iPad, stop, and make sure to get their attention again.
  4. Make sure that they understand what you have told them. That will necessitate that you ask them questions to verify that they heard you and understood what you told them. Don’t simply ask, “Did you hear me?” or “Do you understand?” Children will typically just nod their head in response to those questions. Instead, ask them, “What did I just tell you to do?”
  5. “Inspect what you expect!” Make sure to follow-up with them to be sure they followed through with what you told them!
  6. Be determined! As a parent, you need to be more determined to teach your children to listen then they are determined to ignore you. Don’t give up! Much of parenting is a matter of “Who’s going to give up first!” It’s a battle of the wills. Be determined that you are going to win and that you are going to teach them how to listen!
  7. Set the right example! Mom and Dad, you need to be a good listener as well. Do you pay attention to your authority? Do you listen to your pastor? Do you listen to God?

“A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.” Proverbs 15:20

We often bemoan the fact that so many young people today will not listen to their teachers, police officers, or other authority figures. But, If you do not teach your child to listen, they are not going to listen to these others. More importantly, if they do not learn to listen to you, they will not listen to God when He seeks to guide and direct them. You will never regret taking the time and expending the energy necessary to teach your child how to listen. And, I can tell you from personal experience, your child’s teacher will thank you for it!

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ABC’S FOR SCHOOL PARENTS IN 2017

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2017-2018 Re-enrollment for Current SCBA Students has begun!

SCBA Families,

You should have already received an email informing you of the fact that re-enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is now open for current students. (Open enrollment for new students will begin on February 1, 2017.) Re-enrollment is once again being accomplished via ParentsWeb.

Click here for instructions on how to complete the re-enrollment process! (These instructions were created last year but are still applicable this year.)

We want to encourage you to re-enroll your students for next year and continue to build upon the foundation that has been laid in this current year. To encourage that, the re-enrollment fee from now until January 31st is only $150 (plus a $10 administrative fee). Beginning February 1st, the enrollment/re-enrollment fee will go up to $300.

We are going to have several Open Houses (in the pre-school and lower elementary) to give you the opportunity to see the next class that your student would be going to.

  • Friday, January 13, 9:30-11:00 AM – K4 Preschool and 1st grade Open House
  • Friday, January 20, 9:30-11:00 AM – K3 Preschool and Kindergarten Open House
  • Friday, January 27, 9:30-11:00 AM – K4 Preschool and 1st grade Open House
  • Friday, February 3, 9:30-11:00 AM – K3 Preschool and Kindergarten Open House

At each open house you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered regarding the upcoming school year!

We look forward to serving your family in the years to come as you seek to “train up” your children in a Godly manner!

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Learning About South Charlotte Baptist Academy w/Pastor Campbell

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Plan Ahead for the 2017-2018 School Year!

Although it is not 2017 yet, it is still important to begin planning ahead! Here at SCBA, we have already begun planning for the next school year! And, we want to encourage our Academy families to do the same!

Re-enrollment

Re-enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on Friday, January 6, 2017. Re-enrollment will once again be accomplished online via ParentsWeb. For several weeks during the month of January, our current Academy families will be able to enjoy 50% off of the usually re-enrollment fee.

Open House

In preparation for the 2017-2018 school year, we will be hosting several “Open Houses” during the month of January for our preschool and lower elementary classes. Stay tuned for specific information!

North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Grant

A number of our families have been able to take advantage of the NC Opportunity Scholarship Grant this year to be able to significantly reduce their educational costs. Those families who received that Grant this year will need to renew their scholarship beginning in February, 2017 if they wish to continue receiving that assistance. (Be sure to be on the lookout for information pertaining to your renewal in the coming months.) Those families who are not currently receiving the OSG  and who have children who 1) are going into our K5 or 1st grade program or 2) will have been in a public school the semester before enrolling at SCBA may apply for the OSG beginning February 1, 2017. Click here to be taken to the NC OSG website for further details.

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