2016-2017 SCBA Parent/Student Orientation

Our 2016-2017 school year got off to a great start on Thursday night, August 11, with our Parent/Student Orientation. It was exciting to see many returning faces as well as a lot of new faces in the crowd. During the evening a lot of information was given out.

If you were unable, for whatever reason, to attend Parent/Teacher Orientation, we ask you to click here to listen to the audio from orientation.

Please give yourself plenty of time on Monday morning, August 15, especially if you will need to take care of any business in the Academy office.

“By Love…Serve” – The SCBA Administration

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Free Logo On Land’s End Polos

The EaglesFor those of you who will be ordering new polos for this coming school year, you may want to take advantage of the following offer from Land’s End:

Your school logo applied free!

Excludes Canvas by Lands’ End

Savings reflected at checkout when you enter
Promotion Code: YOURLOGO
PIN: 9125

Receive your school logo applied free! Offer available to all schools with a logo currently on file with us (excludes Canvas by Lands’ End, Lands’ End Sport, monogramming, Lands’ End Camp and Lands’ End Business Outfitters purchases). Discount will be applied at checkout. This offer has no cash value and is not redeemable for cash. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. 5-7 business day delivery to most addresses. Please allow an extra 3-5 business days for logo applications. Offer valid through 9:59 p.m. Central, July 3, 2016. Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.

Click here to be taken to the Land’s End School Uniform Site. (The SCBA school code is 900167826.)

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Transgenderism To Be Taught to 5 Year Old Children in Washington State Public Schools

According to a report published by WND.com,

“Students as young as five years old – kindergartners – are going to be taught about the ins and outs of “transgenderism” in all public schools in Washington, beginning in the fall 2017 semester.”

Some parents may say, “I sure am glad my family doesn’t live in Washington State!” However, before sending your child to a public school – any public school in any state – you should really take the time to find out what exactly your children will be taught – and exposed to – at that public school.

Parents have been given the responsibility to be the primary teachers for their children. Parents, in sending their children to school, are delegating some of that responsibility to others. Parents must delegate wisely. Listen to the principles of God’s Word:

“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

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

  1. We should choose teachers/schools who give godly counsel.
  2. We should choose teachers/schools who will encourage our students to delight in God’s Word.
  3. We should not choose teachers/schools who will lead our students away from the truth of God’s Word.

At South Charlotte Baptist Academy, our teachers and staff love the Lord and seek to instill that same love into the students. Students will receive a wonderful education that is based upon the truths of God’s Word. Interested in that for your children? Give us a call at (704) 544-READ (7323).

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2016 Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 2-6!

HELLO PARENTS!

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week at SCBA!

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week at SCBA!

We are so excited about Teacher Appreciation week  May 2nd- May 6th! This is a wonderful opportunity to teach our children the importance of giving and sharing. The SCBA staff is dedicated to all aspects of growth for your 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! Please view the schedule and details provided below:

  •  Monday– Each classroom will have a vase provided and we ask each child to bring in a flower to place inside. It can be store bought or picked from your garden!
  • Tuesday– Today will be a sweet tooth day! Please share your favorite candy or dessert with your teacher! Yummy 🙂
  • WednesdayK-3 through 12th grade will be provided a sheet on Monday to complete and turn in today about their teacher. These questions are designed to be funny and from the view point of your child, so please enjoy the humor because our teachers will! Please have your child answer each question sincerely and turn in the sheet today.
  • Thursday– Please send a $10 gift card or gift. This act of kindness will go along way and will be greatly appreciated!
  • Friday– Lunch on us! 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 help with the lunch on Friday!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Academy office.

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2016 Fine Arts Results

Eagle-Mascot(1)-[Converted]Each year our students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Fine Arts and Academic competitions through the North Carolina Christian School Association. (Note: There are 73 Christian schools that are a part of the North Carolina Christian School Association.While our elementary students will not be participating in their Fine Arts until later in April, many competitions have already taken place. Here’s how our students have done thus far:

Note: Please keep in mind that for the Academic Testing there are literally hundreds of students that participate in those tests.

Name Grade Competition Description Ranking/Score Place
Lincoln Jordan 3rd Testing 3rd/Math 31 out of 45 33rd
Rachel Savin 3rd Testing 3rd/English 56 out of 65 22nd
Reese Williamson 3rd Testing 3rd/History 33 out of 58 14th
Rachel Savin 3rd Testing 3rd/Science 33 out of 55 17th
Reese Williamson 3rd Testing 3rd/Science 30 out of 55 25th
Silas Campbell 4th Testing 4th/Math 42 out of 58 38th
Alexis Alexander 4th Testing 4th/English 54 out of 60 2nd
Christian Mercado 5th Testing 5th/Math 38 out of 50 36th
Christian Mercado 5th Testing 5th/History 33 out of 60 32nd
Kayla Mast 6th Testing 6th/History 74 out of 100 5th
Joseph Mast (JJ) Jr High Testing Jr High History/Geo 63 out of 75 2nd
Annadair Thompson Sr High Testing Sr High English 83 out of 100 16th
Stephanie Pretell Sr High Testing Sr High English 81 out of 100 18th
Jeremiah Campbell Sr High Piano Classical Piano II
Mollie Campbell Sr High Piano Sacred Solo II
Ashton Toney/Giancarlo Pretell Jr High Instrumental Ensemble II
Leslie Villeda Jr High Instrumental String II
Titus Campbell Jr High Piano Sacred Solo I 1st
Sr High Small Group Sr High Vocal Ensemble II

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2016 Spirit Week & Penny Wars

DSC_0276We had a great Spirit Week at South Charlotte Baptist Academy! The students enjoyed the different themed days that we had throughout the week. Click here to view some pictures from the week! During the week, the classes had the opportunity to compete in “Penny Wars.” The students (and the parents) really got into the friendly spirit of the competition. The winners of this year’s “Penny Wars” are…

  1. 7th-9th Grades with 62,460 points
  2. 1st-2nd Grades with 23,175 points
  3. K5 Classes with 20,277

After Spring Break these classes will enjoy the sweet savor of their victory! We also had several classes that had 100% for at least 4 of the 5 days of Spirit Week. They were the 3rd-6th grades! We want to thank everyone who participated in this year’s “Spirit Week” & “Penny Wars!”

Enjoy your week away from school but don’t forget that classes will resume on Monday, April 4th!

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“I’m Sorry!”

Sorry-in-BlueHave you every spoken the words, “I’m sorry?” Have you ever told your child that they need to tell someone else – a sibling, a friend, a teacher – “I’m sorry?”

However, is it enough to simply say, “I’m sorry?”

The word, “sorry,” means to feel regret or sorrow. All of us have known the feeling of regret or sorrow when we have done something that we should not have done or said. King David, after his sin with Bathsheba, knew exactly the feeling of regret.

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. Psalm 32:3-4

Often though, particularly when a child or young person says the words, “I’m sorry,” while they may feel regret or sorrow for what they have done, what they really mean is, “I’m sorry that I got caught. Next time, I’ll try to do it in such a way as to not get caught!” After years of working with children and teenagers along with having my own children, I have seen this to be true because often, as soon as you leave the room, the child goes back to doing the exact same thing they were doing before. We’re they sorry? Yes. But only as far as they got caught!

So, if it is not enough to merely say, “I’m sorry,” what should we be teaching our children?

2 Corinthians 7:10 says, “For Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation…

While an individual’s conscience should bother them – They should feel regret for having done wrong – it should not stop there.

  • The child should humbly acknowledge that they have done wrong. When presented with the “facts” the child should be taught to they need to accept ownership for what they have done. They need to admit that what they have done is wrong. They should be willing to say, “Yes, I know that what I did was wrong.” King David, in Psalm 32:5 said,

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

  • The child should then be taught to apologize – to ask for forgiveness from the one they have wronged. Instead of simply saying, “I’m sorry,” the child should, after they have admitted they have done wrong, should then ask, “Will you forgive me?”

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Some parents may be tempted to say, “If I took the time to do all of this with my child each time they did wrong, I’d never get anything else done.” Others parents simply won’t do this because it takes too much effort – too much work. Especially after a hard day in the office! If that is how you look at it, then you are looking at it all wrong!

Now no chastening [discipline] for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Hebrews 12:11

The purpose behind all of this is so that the child or young person will then, at some point in their life, as the Holy Spirit begins to convict them of sin, be willing to acknowledge their sin to God, humbly accept His forgiveness through Jesus Christ and receive the gift of eternal life!

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2016 Spirit Week @ SCBA

 

Eagle-Mascot(1)-[Converted]It’s that time of year again! “Spirit Week” 2016 begins next Monday!

Before we get to all the important information about “Spirit Week,” please read this note about the Bake Sale we will have during the week:

Get your ovens hot! Mom & Dad, We need your help! If you can send in baked goods for our bake sale email Miss Acheson, jenny.acheson@scbacademy.org. Baked goods may be store-bought or homemade and need to be individually wrapped. Items containing peanuts must be clearly marked! Students can purchase baked goods during the week for $0.50.

  • Monday, March 21, is “Fan Day!” Students may dress to show support for their favorite collegiate or professional sports team.
  • Tuesday, March 22, is “Patriotic Day!” Students should dress in red, white, and blue in honor of the United States of America.
  • Wednesday, March 23, is “Twin Day!” Choose a classmate and dress as twins on this day!
  • Thursday, March 24, is “Pioneer Day!” Let’s go back to the days of Little House on the Prairie. Dress like a farmer or a cowboy or cowgirl!
  • Friday, March 25, is “Story Book Day” (Preschool – 3rd grade) and “Blue & Gold Day” (4th grade – High School) Students in the Preschool through the 3rd grade should dress as their favorite storybook character. (If you like Dr. Seuss, dress like a character from one of his books!) Students in the 4th grade through High school should dress in blue and gold which are the official colors for South Charlotte Baptist Academy.

 Additional Information:

  1. Students should abide by these basic dress guidelines during Spirit Week
    1. Clothing fashions should be modest without drawing inappropriate attention to the student.
    2. Clothing fashions should illustrate a Christ-like – not worldly – spirit.
    3. Clothing fashions should be loose-fitting, not form fitting.
    4. Clothing fashions, particularly for the girls should be knee length (below the knee).
    5. Clothing fashions should be appropriate.
  2. Clothing should be neat and in good repair (no holes, worn patches, etc.).
  3. When choosing what to wear each day, students should not wear items that are going to produce an undue distraction in the classroom. Faculty and staff reserve the right to ask students to change if a clothing fashion is deemed inappropriate or is too much of a distraction in the classroom.
  4. Students may wear jeans (boys) or jean skirts (girls) on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Tuesday, “Patriotic Day,” boys (K5-12) should wear casual or dress pants along with a dress shirt and a tie as it is Chapel day. Girls (K5-12) should wear a nice casual or dress skirt.
  5. Students (7th – 12th grades) may wear athletic shoes on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Class Competitions:

  • Class Participation: During the week we will have a competition to see which classes have the most student participation. The top three (3) classes will receive a reward for their participation. The winning classes will be announced on Friday, March 25.
  • Penny Wars: Collect pennies to add points to your class. Give away silver coins to subtract points from other classes.
    • Pennies = +2 points
    • Nickels = -5 points
    • Dimes = -10 points
    • Quarters = -25 points

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Friday Memo for March 4, 2016

SCBA Families,

We trust that you have had a wonderful week! We just want to remind you of a few things as we wrap up this week and head into the weekend…

  • Dress Guidelines –   The weather is changing, and we are moving into spring.  Please be aware that as the weather changes certain dress code violations become more obvious.  Now that warm weather is here, tights and stockings no longer mask the shortness of the skirts.  According to the new policy this year, all skirts are to fall BELOW the knee.  Also, with the warm weather, sweatshirts tend to be worn less.  Please be sure that all ladies are wearing tank tops/camis/undergarments that are either neutral or match the color of the polo/chapel shirt.  In the past, we have seen young ladies with white polo shirts wearing a bright camis/tank tops/or undergarments. The staff dislike addressing dress code as much as the students dislike hearing it; however, it is necessary for us to do so.  We are asking for your help instead.  Please take an inventory of your student’s closet to see if your student has outgrown their uniform.  If so, remove those items so that they do not accidently wear it.  Remember that school uniforms must be purchased from Land’s End.  Contact the Academy office if you have questions about Land’s End.

Click here for the SCBA dress guidelines. Click here to be taken to the SCBA Land’s End website.

  • Car Line – This seems to be a recurring situation. When you are in car line, please do not get out of your vehicle. This has been stressed on several occassions during this school year yet we continue to have parents get out of their vehicle. Also, please use the marked parking spaces if you need to park. Don’t simply move “out of the way.” The parking lot is a very busy place in the mornings and afternoons. Your observance of these items will make the parking lot a much safer place for everyone.
  • Finances – We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Jeanne Kelsey (a faithful member of South Charlotte Baptist Church) has come on staff to help us manage the financial accounts. She is only part time as of now working in the office on Fridays. Some of you have already had the pleasure of speaking with her. Should you have a question about your account, please contact the Academy office. If you call on a day other than Friday, the office staff will forward you to Mrs. Kelsey’s voice mailbox for you to leave a message. You may also contact her via email at jeanne.kelsey@southcharlottebaptist.org. (We are working to be able to allow access to your financial accounts via ParentsWeb. That will be coming soon.)
  • ParentsWeb – There are a number of parents that we know who have not accessed ParentsWeb yet this year. Please do so. It is an excellent way to stay informed and communicate with the school. Click here to log on. If you are having difficulty creating a ParentsWeb account, please contact the Academy office. We can create the initial log on credentials for you and then you can changes those things after logging in to your account.
  • 2016-2017 School Year – The enrollment process for next year is well underway and we have had good response. Our K3 and K4 classes for next year are only a couple of students away from being full. Many of our current families have not re-enrolled for next year. Even if you are not planning to return, please let us know that. Click here to view directions on how to begin the re-enrollment process.  You will need to be able to access ParentsWeb in order to complete the re-enrollment process.
  • Upcoming Dates – Please be aware of the following events that are coming up:
    • ​The 7th-12th grade classes will have their “Nine Week’s” exams the week of March 14th.
    • March 21-25 is “Spirit Week.”
    • March 28-April 1 is Spring Break.

Click here to view the 2015-2016 Academy Calender. Also, an interactive calendar is part of ParentsWeb. Log on to view the calendar on ParentsWeb.

South Charlotte Baptist Church * 12416 Lancaster Highway *Pineville, NC 28134

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Applications for the 2016-2017 NC Opportunity Scholarship are now being accepted!

We know that sending your child to a school such as South Charlotte Baptist Academy is a costly investment.

We wanted to make everyone – who lives in North Carolina – aware that applications are being accepted for the 2016-2017 NC Opportunity Scholarship are being accepted. Click here to begin the application process!

Who is eligible for an Opportunity Scholarship?

To receive an Opportunity Scholarship, a student must meet the criteria below:

The student must meet all of these four criteria:

  1. Live in a household that meets the Income Eligibility Guidelines established by the Program;
  2. Enroll in a participating nonpublic school in North Carolina; (South Charlotte Baptist Academy is a participating nonpublic school.)
  3. Does not have a high school diploma; and
  4. Be 5 on or before August 31.

And the student must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Be assigned to and attend a North Carolina public school for the spring semester;
  2. Have received an Opportunity Scholarship during the previous school year; (If you currently receive the Opportunity Scholarship, you need to reapply for the next year.)
  3. Will be entering kindergarten or the first grade; (This would allow our current students in our K4 & K5 to apply for the NC Opportunity Scholarship!)
  4. Is a foster child; or
  5. Has been adopted within the last year.

Click here for additional “Frequently Asked Questions.”

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the North Carolina Education Assistance Authority at (855) 330-3955.

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