FACTS & Mobile Devices

It has been brought to our attention that there might be some awkward issues with mobile devices.

I experienced a difficulty when trying to select ****** grade from a drop down list which actually opened/displayed way far down at the very bottom of the page unbeknownst to me. The middle to bottom of the page was all white space requiring quite a bit of scrolling to actually reach the page bottom.

We contacted our FACTS rep regarding registering with mobile devices:

When they log in with their mobile devices it will automatically update to mobile for them. If they have any issues please have them call the help line at 866-441-4637.

If you still have trouble please email Kim or Tammy.

Thank you so much for your patience during this transition 🙂

New Tuition Payment System

Dear Parents:

In preparation for the upcoming school year we are making plans for improving the content and quality of our programs while increasing the efficiency in the office. In a review of our operations, we have been studying our method of handling tuition payments.

Since the stability of our school and the quality of its programs are of the utmost importance, we are always seeking ways to make improvements to benefit everyone.

After much research and investigation, we have contracted with FACTS Management Company to help us manage our tuition payment program. FACTS is used by over 6,000 schools nationally. We are excited to be working with them and are confident this program will lead to greater financial stability for the school.

Please note the following advantages in using the FACTS system for tuition payment handling:

♦ Convenient online payment plan sign-up
♦ Maintain your demographic and financial account information online
♦ Receive e-mail payment reminders before your payment is due
♦ Increased affordability
♦ Online Tuition Payments
♦ Multiple payment options
♦ Web-based interface for account viewing
♦ More Info from FACTS available HERE

Please take the time to visit our FACTS page and sign up.  Once there are enough families signed up, we can start loading the tuition balances for those signed up. Please note that we will no longer be accepting tuition payments through PayPal or in the office.  There are no sign up fees for you with this service.

As always, we thank you for your continued loyalty to Brookwood Christian School and for your support in our efforts to fulfill the mission of exemplary private education for our students.

Sincerely,

Kim and Tammy

Social Media

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In light of recent social media news stories we plan to make more of an effort to keep parents informed of current social media concerns.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in their report Clinical Report—The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families, 84 percent of adolescents in America have a Facebook account. In the article “Social media networking: Parent guidance required” published in the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter, Aditi Hajirnis M.D. states that over 60% of 13 to 17-year-olds have at least one profile on social media, with many spending more than two hours a day on social networking sites.

Although there can be benefits to teens and preteens using social media, there can also be serious downsides to all this online sharing.  The AAP states:

“The intensity of the online world is thought to be a factor that may trigger depression in some adolescents. As with offline depression, preadolescents and adolescents who suffer from Facebook depression are at risk for social isolation and sometimes turn to risky Internet sites and blogs for “help” that may promote substance abuse, unsafe sexual practices, or aggressive or self-destructive behaviors.”

With so many preteens and teens having devices which potentially give them unlimited access to social media, we want to keep parents informed of developments and news so you can discuss these with your child and take any necessary measures to protect your child, after all, you know them best!

We will share news as we get it on Facebook, so following us on Facebook will be the best place to stay current and updated.

Parenting Magazine also has great tips for social networking and online safety tips to protect your children on the internet.

The graphic below is a handy guide to current age restrictions on many of the main social media sites.

Links to recent stories we shared on Facebook:

Snapchat Location Settings

Music.ly Location Settings & Pedophiles

Blue Whale Game and its Dangers

Lake Day Changes

Today we were able to assess conditions at the lake. The current conditions, a lot of standing water and flooding, combined with the amount of rain expected today & tomorrow (almost 1.5″), and Thursday’s forecast of wind & cool temps along with 50% chance of rain, we do not see any chance for conditions to improve.

We will have movie day at the school and order pizza instead.

End of the Year Odds & Ends

Dates to keep on mind:

Tuesday, May 23: Senior grades are due

Thursday, May 25: Lake Day! Drop off & pick up at Cauble Park (near prom location)

Friday, May 26: Last day of School

Friday, May 26: Graduation at 6:00 pm
Friday, May 26: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Friday, May 26: School Street, Acworth GA 30101
Friday, May 26: Please have Graduates there by 5:30 pm

2017 Graduation

In order to accomadate the large number of guests for this year’s graduation, we will be having the ceremony at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the oldest churches in Historic Downtown Acworth, and featured on our annual History & Southern Charm Tour.

Date:  Friday, May 26
Time:  6:00 pm

Location:  4826 School St
Location:  Acworth GA 30101

 

We hope to see you there!

  

Congratulations Aaron!

Aaron will be participating in the International Futbol X-change Program (IFX Soccer) after graduation! Plans include living with a host family on the Isle of Wight and in 2 years earn what they call a level 3 diploma (similar to an Associates Degree) in Physical Education. Aaron will also practice and play with an AFC Bournemouth League Team. Currently Bournemouth is a member of the Premier League and they have farm teams under that level.