Principal’s Perspective for Saturday, August 19, 2017

First Week of School

The first week of school was a wonderful success! I commented to a number of individuals that, while it wasn’t without it’s difficulties, I believe that this was the best “first week of school” we’ve had in a number of years. – Pastor Campbell

Sickness

One of the difficulties that we had this past week was with sickness. Again, please abide by our sickness policy that you will find in the SCBA Handbook. (You can find the handbook in the “Resource Document” section of ParentsWeb.

South Charlotte Baptist Church

We would love for you to learn more about South Charlotte Baptist Church. We would love to invite you to join us tomorrow, Sunday, August 20, for our Sunday services. Click here for the service times. Click here to read our bulletin online!

Sliding Rock, NC

Our junior and senior high will participate in our fall retreat this coming Friday. The students, along with some of the staff, will leave at 8:30 AM on Friday, August 25, and will return that afternoon by 4:00 PM. They will enjoy a fun day at Sliding Rock, NC and the Pisgah National Forrest near Brevard, NC. This is a required field trip for the students. A permission slip was sent home on Friday with the students. Please be sure to fill that permission slip out and send it back to school.

“I Can Do It Myself”

We want to stress with our parents that one part of the educational process is teaching the students – even the K3 preschool students – to do things for themselves. Please don’t carry your child into school; teach them to walk – even if they are tired or grumpy. Make the student carry their own belongings into school. Simple things like this will go a long way in helping your children mature and get the most from the educational process.

Making Home Work

Raising kids and building families is tough these days. We live in a broken society that celebrates sin and minimizes family relationships. Is it possible for Christian parents in today’s society to raise emotionally healthy kids who love God and are equipped to do God’s will for their lives? Yes. Emphatically, yes. Click here for more…

Follow Us

If you use social media, we want to encourage you to “follow us!” You can find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/SCBCpineville; on Twitter at Twitter.com/SCBCpineville; and on Instagram at Instagram.com/SCBCpineville. These are convenient and enjoyable ways to stay informed with what’s going on at South Charlotte Baptist Church & Academy!

 

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The First Day of School @ SCBA!

 

 

 

 

This morning we began our 14th year of South Charlotte Baptist Academy! At last count, we have 105 students enrolled at SCBA this year! Praise the Lord!

This morning, we held a brief all-school assembly where we sang the song, “The Wonderful Word of God.” We have adopted it as our school hymn.

I have a precious Book, it’s the Word of God.
It’s the only Book that God has giv’n.
As I read, God speaks to me,
I see Christ and Calvary.
The Wonderful Word of God.

Forever it will stand as the ages roll,
It’s the living and eternal Word.
It’s my guiding light each day,
and without it I would stray;
The Wonderful Word of God.

Dear Lord may I each day read Thy precious Word.
May I love it and obey it too.
May I grow to be like Thee.
May my friends see Christ in me.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Later in the day I had the opportunity to walk one of our new students – a sixth grader -to class. As we were walking I asked him why his parents wanted him to attend SCBA. (He has previously attended a public school in another part of Charlotte.) He responded, very mater-of-fact, “They wanted me to learn more about the Bible.

We endeavor to stand alongside parents and families who not only want their children to receive a solid education but who want their children to do so in an environment where the child will be encouraged and challenged to have a foundation of faith – faith in God and God’s Word! – Pastor Campbell

“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;” 2 Peter 1:5

The First Day of School!

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SCBA Student Drop Off Procedures

“Thank You”

I want to thank all the families that attended our orientation meetings this past Thursday and Friday nights. However, there were a number of families that did not attend. As a reminder, parents and students are expected to attend the scheduled programs and activities (such as orientation) that have been scheduled throughout the course of the year. We seek to do our best to make you aware of these activities well in advance so that you can arrange your schedules. We realize that your time is valuable just as our time is valuable.

“What time do classes begin?”

Don’t forget that classes begin at 8:30 AM on Monday morning, August 14. As was mentioned during orientation, “To be on time is to be late; to be early is to be on time.” The students should arrive at school before 8:30 so that our teachers may begin classes at 8:30 AM.

“Car Line”

While many of our students/families are returning students, many students/families are new to SCBA. We ask that everyone exercise patience and be cautious as they both drop their children off in the mornings and as they pick their children up in the afternoons.

We would ask that each of you watch this video which explains how to drop and pick your children up and also explains our procedures for “Rainy Day” drop off and pick up.

SCBA “Car line” Procedures from South Charlotte Baptist Church on Vimeo.

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Reminders from SCBA, 08/08/17

The teachers are busy preparing their classrooms for the beginning of the school year! As a staff, we have already had a wonderful time together this week. It is our desire to serve and minister to each student and parent this year!

Please take note of the following reminders:

  1. Orientation Preschool and Kindergarten Orientation will be held this Thursday evening beginning at 7:00 PM in the main auditorium of South Charlotte Baptist Church. Elementary through High School Orientation will be held on Friday evening beginning at 7:00 PM in the main auditorium of South Charlotte Baptist Church. At least one parent or guardian should attend orientation with the student.
  2. First Day of School The first day of school is next Monday, August 14. Classes will beginning promptly at 8:30 AM.
  3. Parent/Student Handbooks Current parent/student handbooks are available for download from ParentsWeb in the “Resource Documents” section of the “School Information” section. If you would like a “hard” copy of any of the handbooks, please stop by the Academy office during regular business hours. We will also make them available during orientation. Our junior and senior high will be going over their handbook during the first week of school to make sure that each student is well aware of what is expected of them.
  4. Stay in Touch! You can stay in touch with South Charlotte Baptist Church & Academy in several ways. Find us on Facebook (SCBCPineville)Twitter (SCBCPineville,) and Instagram (SCBCPineville).
  5. Immunizations If you have not already turned in your child’s immunization record (which must be completed by a physician), you must turn that information in to the Academy office by September 15, 2018. By North Carolina law, your child will not be allowed to continue attending school without the Academy having that information on file.
  6. Medical History For all new students, we must have a completed “Medical History” form on file for the child. This form can be filled out by a parent.
  7. Medical Release Form All students must have, on file, a notarized medical release form. This form is filled out by a parent but it must be notarized. (Typically, you should be able to have that form notarized at your local bank.)

If you need any of the above forms, please contact the Academy office either by phone or email and we will be more than happy to send those forms to you via email so that you can print them off and fill them out. You may also stop by the Academy office during normal business hours to pick up any of those forms.

If we can be of any help to you as you prepare for the start of school, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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SCBA students score above grade level in national testing!

Each year our students (kindergarten through high school) participate in nationally administered standardized testing. This testing allows us the opportunity to compare our student’s progress against thousands of other students across the country in both private and public schools.

Our students participated in this testing just a couple of months ago and we have received the results from those tests. (Each family should have already received the results from their child’s tests. If you have not received those results yet, please contact the Academy office at 704-544-7323.)

We are pleased to report that our students did an outstanding job this year in taking the Iowa Assessment tests! On average, our students scored, on the tests, a full grade level above their current grade!

  • Our Kindergarten (K5) students scored, on average, a full grade level above their current grade!
  • Our Elementary students scored, on average, a full grade level above their current grade!
  • Our Junior High students scored, on average, a full grade level above their current grade!
  • Our Senior High students scored, on average, two full grade levels above their current grade!

While there are always areas where improvement can be made, you can be assured that your students are receiving a solid academic education built upon a solid Biblical foundation while they are students at South Charlotte Baptist Academy!

For those of you who have not yet re-enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year, please click here, log in to your ParentsWeb account, and complete the re-enrollment process today. If you currently do not have a student enrolled at SCBA, click here to begin the application process.

If you have any questions, please contact the Academy office at (704) 544-7323!

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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!

Click here to download the South Charlotte Baptist Church Mobile App!

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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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