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NEWSLETTER 2nd Quarter: 2011

Achievement Ceremony You are cordially invited to Fairhaven Christian Academy’s Achievement Ceremony.

Acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of our students and celebrate the graduation of our 2011 senior class. vv New Hope Community Church 10438 Oro Vista Ave., Sunland, CA 91040 ALL GRADES CELEBRATION


v Our 8th Grade Graduates: Abigail Ahlers Sofia Barcenas Aidan Burmester Audrey Covian Christopher Küsel C. Belen Lopez Christopher Markham Douglas Markham Julie Morton Anastasia Snyder Joel Speakman Brendon Sylvester

v 2011 Graduating Class: William Brock Raymond Garcia Kyle Kennelly Jansen Lefever Jacob Morton Jamie Speakman Wesley van der Klomp

June 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

June 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.



READY, SET, BAKE!…COOKIE BAKING DAY DATE & TIME: Thursday, June 2, 10 a.m. LOCATION: Wendy van der Klomp 10801 Kurt St. Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 818-434-5628 AGES: All FCA girls, grades 8-12, are invited to participate. COST: FREE LENGTH: Please allow 3-4 hours We will be making the refreshments for our Achievement Ceremony. Basic baking supplies will be provided. If you have a favorite recipe, please bring it, along with any special ingredients it may require. Please bring cookie sheets if you can. See you there!!

BEACH DAYS DATE & TIME: Thursday, June 16, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. LOCATION: We will meet in front of the lifeguard headquarters at Will Rogers State Beach. (Enter the parking lot at PCH & Temescal and go left) AGES: All ages COST: FREE LIMITATIONS: Please remember that all moms are responsible for their own children. ABSOLUTELY NO DROP-OFFS! LENGTH: 4 hours Summer is coming … let’s make plans to get together! Who’s ready to ride some waves and enjoy the sun? Pack your own lunch, sand toys, chairs and lots of sunscreen. Look for an Evite as we get closer to the dates listed above.

SUMMER POOL PARTY DATE & TIME: Thursday, July 7th, 1 – 4 p.m. LOCATION: The Durboraw Home 10221 Oak Park Ave. Northridge, CA 91325 (818/717-9283) AGES: All ages COST: FREE LIMITATIONS: Please bring a snack to share and your floaties. LENGTH: Please allow 3 hours Come dive on in! The Durboraw family has invited us over for a swim. Please remember that all moms are responsible for their own children. You are their personal lifeguard!

BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY DATE & TIME: Thursday, August 18, 12 noon – 3:30p.m. LOCATION: The Durboraw Home 10221 Oak Park Ave. Northridge, CA 91325 (818/717-9283) AGES: All ages COST: FREE LIMITATIONS: Please remember that all moms are responsible for their own children. You are their personal lifeguard! LENGTH: Please allow 3 hours Mark your calendars today! How do you start the school year off right? With a pool party, of course! Please join all your Fairhaven friends for a fun day of swimming, laughter, food and fellowship as we reconnect for the 2011/2012 school year! **More Details to Follow Later**

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CHILDREN’S HUNGER FUND DATE & TIME: Thursdays, June 23rd, July 21st and August 25th from 8:50a.m. - 11:30p.m. LOCATION: 12820 Pierce St. Pacoima, CA 91331 COST: FREE FCA has chosen to take part in this ministry by CONTACT PERSON: praying and sending 50 volunteers most months Teri Sheffer to work a 2 1/2 hour shift in the CHF ware818-395-2538 | house. CHF Feeds the hungry around the world, spiritually through the love and hope that is only found in Jesus and physically through food and necessities.





ANNOUNCEMENTS SEMESTER EVALUATIONS & ATTENDANCE RECORDS DOCUMENT CHECK LIST 9 Re-Enrollment forms were due by May 1st, 2011. Thereafter, $25.00 fee is required to re-enroll

9 Family page for yearbook due May 31st, 2011 9 Order yearbook by June 4th, 2011


Congratulations to all FCA Readers who completed the SIX FLAGS SIX HOUR READING CLUB this year. We had 20 children earn a free pass to SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN. Tickets will be distributed at the Achievement Ceremony. Contact Patti Loebs if you will not be attending the Achievement Ceremony to have your tickets mailed to you. CONTACT PERSON: Patti Loebs 818-429-1465

9 FCA Account paid in full by June 15th, 2011 9 Semester evaluations and attendance records,

As the days get longer and the temperature starts to rise, there is a general sense of excitement growing among our kids and ourselves. Another school year is coming to an end and summer is fast approaching. But before you all kick off your shoes and take that well needed and well deserved break from those 3R’s, please remember that your school year does not officially end until all semester evaluations and attendance records are completed and received by Fairhaven. Semester evaluations and attendance records are mandatory forms required to be maintained by the school for state requirements but we want to encourage you to look at this process not just as a mandated chore but as a time of celebration and a time of remembrance. Use this process to see where the children have been...where they are today...and where they are headed. You can download forms for both elementary and junior/senior high school at our website, www., or copy them from the Fairhaven Parent Handbook. If you have any questions or confusion about how to complete your evaluations, please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Markham 818- 434-7533 or 818-353-2632. We have all had questions about how to evaluate the progress of our children.

due June 21st, 2011

9 Newly enrolled elementary child Report of Health Examination form and immunizations submitted before Fall, 2011


Current and in-coming 7th-12th graders have proof of the Pertussis Whooping cough vaccine before Fall, 2011

KINDERGARTNERS & 1ST GRADERS Children who will be six ON or BEFORE December 02, 2011 must be enrolled in school for the 2011/2012 school year. For children who have never enrolled in a private or public school and who are now officially enrolling in Fairhaven this year, a Report of Health Examination and information regarding immunizations are required. The Report of Health Examination form can be copied from your Parent Handbook or you can request a form from Fairhaven. Please schedule a medical appointment with your child’s pediatrician and be sure to take the health form to the appointment for the doctor to complete. CONTACT PERSON: Ruth Markham 818-353-2632 |

Special thanks to Wendy Van Der Klomp for once again overseeing the SAT Testing and thank you to all of the proctors who assisted. Great Job!



Thank you to all of the families who submitted Box Tops this year. We made over $220.00 for our summer Back to School Party. Congratulations to the Dufour, Markham and Seal families who won our annual box Top Contest.

Claudia Moreira 818-951-4568

DATE & TIME: MAY 31st REQUIRED: Yearbook Family Page must be in PDF format COST: The first page is free and if you would like an CONTACT PERSON: additional page the cost is $4. Families with five Angelica Naccarati or more children get the second page free. (818)248-7600 |

DATE & TIME: June 15th REQUIRED: Communication on your account is very important to us. COST: The Accounting Department needs to see all FCA Accounts paid in full by June 15th 2011.

TUITION FEE INCREASE FCA tuition fees have not been raised in many years though costs have steadily increased. Starting with the 2011-2012 school year tuition fees will be as follows:


Send your completed forms in by June 21, 2011. MAIL TO: P.O. Box 4246, Sunland, CA 91041

Full Payment

2 Payments

4 Payments

10 Payments

Record Keeping Families Campus Day 1-2 Students

$220.00 $450.00

$115.00 x 2

$60.00 x 4

Campus Day +3 Students


N/A $50.00 per month $55.00 per month




Summer is almost here! Yeah! No more school work, trips to the beach and those much needed vacations will soon be upon us. However, so will next year. As you have fun this summer and take your break please keep next years classes in mind. A planning meeting will take place in August to help get our fall classes in order. If you are planning on attending Campus Day, and we hope that you are, you are required to be at this meeting!


Recently a story was shared with some of us about a tribe in Zimbabwe who would not allow anyone to come and teach about God. However, after some time Operation Christmas Child was eventually allowed in. A lesson was shared with everyone present about the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ. When the lesson was over the children began opening their shoe boxes and as they did, the adults who had been sitting around the edge of the room, started to draw near. OCC staff noticed the parents and children were both getting excited and crying. Finally the Chief came to one of the staff and said, “You gave them lined paper! Do you know how expensive lined paper is? We can’t afford lined paper here. Any God who would supply lined paper to our children, can be my God.”

If you have any questions or already have a class idea, please feel free to call Ruth Markham. A tentative date of August 15th is being planned for our meeting, however please check your e-mail and the following newsletter for possible changes.

A simple gift of lined paper, which seems to us like nothing, meant so much and showed how our God will supply all of our needs. Through Operation Christmas Child He can use each one of us to reach people we may never know and bring the message of Christ to them. Join us this fall to make this our biggest “Wrap Party” ever! We can’t do it without your help and although the summer is coming quickly please keep Operation Christmas Child in your prayers. As you’re doing your day-to-day shopping grab a few extras for those in need. God knows what’s needed so let Him guide you. Be sure to remember to save those shoe boxes and pray for those who will be receiving them.

CONTACT PERSON: Ruth Markham 818-353-2632 | 818-434-7533

Contact Ruth Markham at 818-353-2632 to make other arrangements. We would love to see all our families participate this year! Please do not bring the following: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or perishable food; out of date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.


7TH -12TH GRADE MANDATORY VACCINE DATE & TIME: REQUIRED for FALL 2011 registration AGES: 7th - 12th Graders both in-coming and current SUMMARY: The State of California has passed a new law Fairhaven Christian Academy is requiring all incoming 7th graders and current not exempt from this mandate and 8th-12th graders to have the Pertussis Whooping may not enroll any student, in the cough vaccine also known as Tdap. Please call listed grades, beginning in fall 2011 your physician to verify that your child has rewho are not in compliance. ceived this vaccine. Proof of compliance must be received prior to school starting in September. If CONTACT PERSON: your child has not had this vaccine yet, be sure to Ruth Markham schedule an appointment soon, as many doctors’ 818-353-2632 | will fill up quickly.

FEBRUARY: Hats, gloves, scarves (hand knitted or crocheted are great!!). MARCH: APRIL: MAY: JUNE: JULY: AUGUST: SEPTEMBER: OCTOBER: NOVEMBER:

Combs, brushes, hair items Socks, t-shirts, jewelry, sunglasses Washcloths and bars of soap (Wal-Mart is great for this), deodorant Balls, dolls, jump ropes, yo-yo’s, small cars, cards Band aids, tissue, lip balm (Chapstickr) Pencils, pens, crayons, coloring books, pads, pencil sharpeners Scissors, sticks of glue, calculators, rulers, journals, etc. Hard candy, toothbrush and toothpaste Toys!!! ie: slinky, puzzles, etch-a-sketch, etc.

Use your imagination each month and have fun!!

REQUIRED TESTING FOR GRADUATING SENIORS Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year all seniors must pass the CHSPE in order to receive a Fairhaven Christian Academy diploma. More information on the CHSPE can be found at CONTACT PERSON: Ruth Markham 818-353-2632 |



CALENDAR JUNE 2011 6/02 Teen Girl Cookie Baking 6/04 2 PM Achievement Ceremony 4 PM Senior Graduation Ceremony 6/16 Beach Day 6/21 Grades Due 6/23 Children’s Hunger Fund

JULY 2011 7/07 7/15-16 7/21 7/28

Swim Party CHEA Convention Children’s Hunger Fund Beach Day

Fairhaven Christian Academy is a religious educational institution. It is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. The school admits students of any race, color, national and ethical origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administrated programs.

PO BOX 4246 Sunland, CA 91041

AUGUST 2011 8/15 Teachers’s Planning Meeting 8/18 Back to School Party 8/25 Children’s Hunger Fund

SEPTEMBER 2011 9/06 Mandatory Parent’s Meeting 9/08 Picture day/Class registration/proposed course of study due 9/15 LA County Fair 9/22 Campus Day 1 9/29 Children’s Hunger Fund

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