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First Baptist Academy
ATTN: Advancement Dept.
7450 Memorial Woods Dr.
Houston, TX 77024

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First Baptist Academy

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advancement@hfba.org
713.290.2521

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First Baptist Academy depends on the generosity of our entire community to sustain and advance our mission. The FBA community helps develop a school of learners that seek to explore, create, challenge, and lead, and understands that we need everyone to contribute in time, talent, and financial resources. Every aspect of our school, from academics to fine arts, athletics to technology, relies on the support and the partnership of our supporters.

Interested in donating to help FBA families, faculty & staff who were affected by Hurricane Harvey? Donate here!

Advancement

Book Fair

The FBA Book Fair is a week-long opportunity to access new books in the FBA Library and is held the week of Grandparents'/Special Friends Day. Come visit for a great opportunity to buy some books for your kids while helping build the FBA library at the same time.

Each year, there is a Family Night complete with games, pizza and access to the Book Fair! Volunteer signups will be posted online to work the cash registers, decorations, and organization.

Grandparents/Special Friends Day

This is a special event that is dedicated to our student's Grandparents and Special Friends! There are all sorts of fun activities planned such as: a special presentation, family photos, and the opportunity to visit student classrooms!

Warrior Day

Warrior Day is FBA's field day at Warrior Field at the end of the school year. Play a game of Family Foosball, race your kids through an inflatable Obstacle Course, show off your skills at the Field Goal Kick competition, all the while fundraising for FBA's local and global philanthropy partnership! Then end your day with a family picnic to celebrate the end of the school year. This exciting day allows both students and parents to participate together in friendly competition with activities at Warrior Field.

First Friends

First Friends serves the school through active parental participation and involvement with faculty, students, families, and the community.The mission of First Friends is to enhance and support the academic, spiritual and social goals of First Baptist Academy.

First Friends has many opportunities for parents and family members to serve the school, faculty, staff and students throughout the school year. From ongoing roles to one-time needs, there are areas for you to serve that will fit your interests and schedule. Sign up here!

Letter from the President

Hello Warrior Families! My name is Kristin Hawkinson and I am excited to serve as your First Friends Parent Association President for the 2018-19 school year.

My husband Chris and I have 2 children who have been at First Baptist Academy for the past 5 years. Our son Hayden will be in 8th grade and our daughter Abby will be in 5th grade. We have enjoyed our time at FBA so much throughout our time here. From all of the special moments/celebrations in Kindergarten to the Texas Tour in Middle School, each year has been better than the last. We have seen our children grow not only academically, but in godly character in their time here at FBA. We couldn’t be more pleased with the leadership and instruction that our children have experienced here. We are proud to call ourselves FBA Warriors!

One of the things I love about FBA is that there are many opportunities to be involved at our school. I have served as room parent many years, helped with different events and most recently served as Vice President of First Friends Parent Association. Volunteering has been a great way to meet other parents, work alongside faculty & staff and help give us a real sense of community here at FBA.

We have a lot of fun events & activities planned for the 2018-19 school year, but we cannot do it without you! I invite you to join us for the Volunteer Breakfast on Friday, August 31st to learn more about how to get involved in FFPA. If you would like more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact me….

I look forward to working with you to help make this an amazing school year!

Regards,
Kristin Hawkinson

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Moms in Prayer is part of a worldwide interdenominational Christ-centered prayer ministry. Prayer brings God's power into our lives, and it is with this conviction that the moms in prayer group gather with purpose to cover our children, school, teachers, and staff in prayer. We meet Tuesdays after morning drop-off in The Garden Room, right outside the church's cafe. You don't have to be there every week, come when you can.

Look for the Moms in Prayer mailbox in the front office of the school, next to the entrance to the Library. This locked box will offer the parents and staff at FBA a safe and confidential opportunity to submit prayer requests. You can include your name or remain anonymous. It will be an honor to lift your needs up to the Father.

Benevolence First Friends wants to reach out to FBA families in their times of need. Please let us know of any needs within our FBA community.

Library Volunteers
We always need library help! Volunteers are needed to read to classes, to check-out books, to check-in books, and to shelve books.

Room & Grade Level Parents
This year, room parents and grade captains will be identified through first come, first served sign up, taking place at Orientation. If you are interested in volunteering in classroom events, contact your room parent.

In the Primary School and Lower School, room parents help with classroom parties during the year, which vary by grade level, but usually include Christmas, Valentine's Day and End of the Year. Room parents are also responsible for organizing voluntary collections for teacher gifts for birthdays, Christmas and end of the year. Giving money to these collections is completely voluntary, but our room parents organize these collections, so that those who want to contribute will have the opportunity to do so. Room Parents and Grade Level Captain may also be asked to help with field trips and other special grade-level activities.

Special Events

Open House
Open House is a fabulous opportunity for you to visit your child's classroom and see what wonderful learning is happening in the room. This event happens at the beginning of the school year. First Friends plans to provide ice cream treats that evening, encouraging some FBA fellowship!

Mother/Son Nerf Wars
Come out for our Mother/Son Nerf Wars event during the fall! This exciting event is at Warrior Field and a fun way for mothers and sons to bond over a competitive event.

Father/Daughter Sweetheart Ball
The special evening is held every spring and is a favorite time for our FBA dads and daughters! The evening is hosted in the HFBC Fellowship Center and includes dinner and a portrait to remember the evening by.

Buckaroo Breakfast
Buckaroo Breakfast is held before school on Go Texan Day and the entire family is invited! Dress in your favorite western wear and join us for some breakfast tacos and treats.

Movie Night
Family FBA movie night is when our families are invited to join us for dinner, mini-movies and a Featured Presentation on a large blow-up screen! This event makes for a great night for our FBA families at the end of the school year. Stay tuned for dates!

Fundraisers

Locker Shelves
Students new to middle school will need a locker shelf - buy yours from First Friends to give back to FBA!

Butter Braids
Our FBA families love these yummy pastries that you can feed to your company over the holidays. They are easy to prepare and delicious to eat!

Box Tops and Labels for Education
First Friends accepts your Box Tops and Labels for Education donations throughout the school year. We will run various competitions to encourage families to clip those Box Tops and Labels for Education from your cereal boxes and other household products. By collecting and turning in these Box Tops and Labels, First Friends raises money for FBA.

School Supplies
In the spring, First Friends offer FBA families the opportunity to order their school supplies from us and avoid the hassle of finding the items on your own. You will save money on your supplies while also raising money for First Friends’ events and activities.

Friends of Fine Arts

Friends of Fine Arts is a parent organization dedicated to helping support the Fine Arts Department at FBA. There are volunteer opportunities to help art, band, choir, drama, and Primary & Lower School music and art. Friends of Fine Arts helps display students' artwork all over the school, coordinate receptions after the Fine Arts performances, helps out with student's hair and make up for each performance, and sets up and decorates the stage for Fine Arts events. They need lots of parental support to make their yearly production successful! Friends of Fine Arts helps the FBA fine arts department in many ways and we would love to have your help.

Booster Club

Booster Club is a way to get involved with FBA Athletics and help support the teams, coaches, and FBA community at games and events. There are volunteer opportunities to get involved with concessions at games, ordering and organizing spirit wear, and help support the Athletics Department at FBA.

Booster Club is a vital support to FBA Athletics and have raised money to fund areas such as athletic uniforms, soccer nets, sports equipment, and the field goal at Warrior Field. The largest fundraiser for Booster Club has been the VIP Memberships. The membership includes an exclusive parking spot at Warrior Field for the football season. Stay tuned to purchase your 2018-19 VIP Membership online for the first time coming soon!