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  • PRECIOUS BLESSING ACADEMY

    ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

    THE PRE-SCHOOL OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

    MISSION STATEMENT

    Precious Blessing Academy is a high quality, non-profit Christian, college preparatory institution of academic instruction-committed to educating today's youth for tomorrow's society as scholars, intellectuals, academicians and leaders.

    Our total mission is to nourish and cultivate the intellectual, spiritual and social need of children by providing the very best academic instruction in a safe, secure and loving environment conducive to total learning ,critical thinking, and encouraging each child to attain their highest God-given potential and personal aspirations.

     

    PHILOSOPHY

    Precious Blessing Academy operates with a traditional and Biblical approach to education. We know a moral standard and a value system based on the Bible best prepares a student for fulfilling his/her responsibilities as a member of society.  Education is a means God uses to bring the student into a relationship with Himself through Christ.  Christian Education develops a Christian mind so that the student can fulfill God's will in his/her life vocationally and personally.  We adhere to the following beliefs about education.

    § The family, school and church are to be complementary in the education of the student for a life of fellowship with God, service to man and development of a sense of self-responsibility.

    · Prayer by parents, teachers, administrators and students is a significant factor in affecting the lives of students.

    · Our curriculum is Christ-centered, teaching spiritual truths and morality as well as secular knowledge.

    · The curriculum is paced for the average and above student.  However, it is the teacher’s responsibility to teach the student according to his/her abilities and achievement levels. We will move the student forward at their pace. This school is passionate in its belief that education must be individualized learning.

    · Drill work and memorization are key tools in instruction.

    · Reading is taught using

    · phonics

    · Math is taught in a traditional manner.

     

     

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    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Applications are accepted Monday-Friday in the office.  There is a non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 for new students. For PBA 2020-2021 returning students the registration fee is $100.00.

     

    FEE POLICY

    The tuition fee and transportation fees (if applicable). See fee schedule for the entire school year monthly, bi-weekly or weekly. This fee is due on the first day of the week that payments are due.   Payments will be expected on Monday of the week payments are due by 9am. Your tuition is due for each week prior to that week. If your child does not attend you are still responsible for the full week regardless   Any payments not paid on the due date will incur a late fee of $50.00.   If the tuition is not paid nor satisfactory arrangements are not made with the school by Wednesday of the week payments are due your child may not return to P.B.A.until satisfactory arraignments are resolved.  If your bill is not paid in full within thirty days it will be turned over to our attorney for process.

     

    HOLIDAY’S AND VACATIONS

    Although we allow parents to pay on selected payment schedules, please be remember that during the Christmas and Spring Break fees are still due for each week in full. LATE FEE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASONS IS $60.00.

     

    RETURN CHECK FEE

    If your check is returned there will be a $50.00 return check fee.  After a first check is returned we will only accept cash, money order or credit card payment. If a credit card payment is rejected after receiving payment we will no longer accept credit card payment.  If at any time after payment is made on a credit card the payment is withdrawn we will seek legal process to retrieve the revoked funds.

     

    WITHDRAWAL POLICY

    A written month (30 day) advance notice is required for the withdrawal of your child from PBA so that children on our waiting list can be notified. You will still be responsible for payment for the full Semester fees remaining. All fees must be paid in full before a child can be withdrawn and no forms or paperwork or books will be given out.

     

    CONTACT WITH PARENTS

    ALL PARENTS MUST BE ACCESSIBLE BY PHONE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SCHOOL DAY. WE WILL TEXT YOU IF YOU REQUEST BUT WE MUST HAVE A QUICK RESPONSE.

     

     

     

     

     

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    THE PRECIOUS BLESSING ACADEMY PRE-SCHOOL CURRICULUM

     

    We offer the Abeka Christian Education Curriculum known internationally to cause students to progress 2-5 years ahead of Public Schools, along with our own PBA curriculum based on 19 years of ACADEMIC ACHEIVEMENT. The PBA curriculum strongly emphasizes individual learning. The PBA Preschool Academic Focus will INCLUDE: BIBLE STUDENTS WILL LEARN A SCRIPTURE EVERY TWO WEEKS. STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO REMEMBER AND RECITE THE SCRIPTURE.  STUDENTS WILL LEARN THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.  ALPHABET: STUDENT WILL LEARN THEIR ALPHABET, RECOGNITION OF ALPHABET IN AND OUT OF SEQUENCE, LETTER SOUNDS AND VOWELS. WRITING SKILLS: STUDENTS WILL LEARN HOW TO HOLD A FAT PENCIL, HOW TO TRACE AND WRITE THEIR LETTERS AND NUMBERS.STUDENTS WILL RECOGNIZE AND WRITE THEIR NAME.  NUMBERS: STUDENT WILL LEARN THEIR NUMBERS UP TO 100; STUDENT WILL ACQUIRE THE KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR NUMBERS IN AND OUT OF SEQUENCE AND RECOGNITION OF THEIR NUMBERS. COLORS & SHAPES: STUDENTS WILL LEARN THEIR COLORS AND SHAPES AND BE PROFIENT AT RECOGNIZING THEM.  SPANISH:  STUDENT WILL LEARN BASIC SPANISH WORDS, SOCIAL SKILLS: AL’S PALS, A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PUPPET PROGRAM THAT TEACHES GOOD SOCIAL SKILLS. HISTORY CLASS; STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT CULTURES AND WHAT THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. SOCIAL STUDIES: STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT PROFESSIONS. COMPUTER STUDIES: STUDENTS WILL HAVE COMPUTER STUDIES EACH WEEK. READING: STUDENTS WILL BE TAUGHT USING TOOLS SUCH AS “BABY CAN READ”, “HOOKED ON PHONICS FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS” AND READING, SINGING ALONG WITH MUICAL INSTRUMENTS AND DANCING TIME WITH THE LIBARIAN FROM THE RICHMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY.

     

    TIMES OF OPERATION

    The PBA PRE SCHOOL AGES 3 YEARS – 4 YEARS OF AGE ACADEMY is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday-Friday. Breakfast is served from 7:00am to 7:45am, Mid Morning snack is served at 9:30am, and afternoon snack is served at 4:00pm.  

     

    WHAT IS THE STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO?

    We average a 15:1 maximum ratio to ensure that each child receives a quality education and the individualized attention each one may need.

     

     

     

     

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    ENROLLMENT

     

    REQUIREMENTS: Precious Blessings Academy offers a full day PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM. Children are enrolled on a first come first serve basis.  When all vacancies are full, new comers will be placed on a waiting list and will be enrolled in the order in which their applications are received.  An initial visit by the parent and child is required before the child is enrolled.  All required forms must be submitted before any child may be accepted at PBA.  We must have a Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, and Immunization Record, Yearly Physical form from your child’s doctor, PBA application, contract and Picture ID of parent before a child may enter PBA.  These are required by the STATE OF VA AND FEDERAL LAW.

     

    UNIFORMS:

    Uniforms may be purchased at any department store.  Girl’s uniforms consist of a navy blue jumper, skirt or pants, white polo shirt, white tights, stockings, skin tone or white, socks, navy blue or black shoes, navy blue suit blazer, suit jacket or sweater for ages 2 ½ - 3rd grade only.  Boy’s uniforms consist of navy blue pants, white polo shirt, black shoes and black socks, navy blue blazer or suit jacket.

    Navy blue blazer, navy blue suit jacket, and or blue sweater are required during the winter months. Complete and clean uniforms must be worn each and every day or your child will be sent home.

    School

    SCHOOL  PATCHES  NEW THIS YEAR every student is required to have a school patch on sweater, suit jacket, blazer.

     

    UNIFORM REQUIREMENT MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY WEAR YOUR DRESS UNIFORM

    TUESDAY AND FRIDAY = GYM UNIFORMS

     

    POST-TESTING OF STUDENTS FOR RECOGNITION OF KNOWLEDGE

    WHILE MOST PRIVATE SCHOOLS REQUIRE PRE-TESTING TO ACCEPT A STUDENT INTO THEIR SCHOOL, WE AT PBA DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS POLICY.  PRECIOUS BLESSING ACADEMY IS A SCHOOL OF ADVANCE LEARNING. DUE TO OUR HIGH LEVEL OF EDUCATION, ALL NEW STUDENTS AFTER ACCEPTANCE TO PBA WE WILL ACCOMPLISH AN ACADEMIC & SOCIAL  ASSESSMENT TESTING PROCESS TO ESTABLISH THE STUDENTS PROPER INDIVIDUALIZED LEVEL OF LEARNING PLAN, ONCE THEY ARE ENROLLED. THIS MAY OR MAY NOT CHANGE THEIR GRADE LEVEL BUT WILL ASSIST OUR SCHOOL TO INCORPORATE THEIR ASSESSED INDIVIDUALIZED ACADEMIC/SOCIAL NEEDS.

     

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    SCHOOL TESTING OF STUDENTS-REPORT CARDS

    ALL PRESCHOOL PBA STUDENTS WILL BE TESTED ON A BI-WEEKLY SCHEDULE. PARENTS WILL RECEIVE A BI-WEEKLY REPORT CARD ON THE WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING TESTING.

     

     

    HOMEWORK

     

    Hello Parents,

               We have found after years of educating that homework accomplishes two main positive goals. Number one, homework gives the parent a complete look at the day’s school efforts. Number two; it reinforces what the student has learned that particular day and week. This is why homework has been established at PBA as an intricate part of our curriculum and is graded. We at PBA believe in a team approach. The Parent(s), the Student, the Teacher and the Principal. All working together for the Academic well meaning of the student.

     

    Homework sheets will be given to student Monday-Thursday. If a student is attending Bible study homework will not be given out on their bible study evening.

    Parent should notify the teacher in the beginning of the school year in writing.

     

    1. Homework will not be excused because student was absent. Homework will be accessible by Remind.com

      

    2. If missing homework becomes a consistent problem parent(s) will be   

     

    Contacted to huddle (meet) with staff for a workable solution.

     

     

    ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES

    Each child under the age of 10 years old must be signed in/out by the parent or guardian each day, Students must be picked up no later than 6:00pm.  After this time a late fee of $15.00 is applied for each 15 minutes of lateness. This is equal to a $1.00 per minute.

     

    SCHOOL ABSENCE

    When a student will miss school for any reason we must be notified that first day and each day they are not attending school. If a child misses more than one day of school they must have a doctor’s note. By law we must know why a student is tardy or absent from school.  We report to the State and Federal Department of Education.

                                                            

     

     

     

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    PRECIOUS BLESSINGS ACADEMY AND RHEMA PREP ACADEMY

     

    EXERCISE IS PROVING MORE AND MORE TO BE VER IMPORTANT TO THE HEALTH AND MENTAL WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. MINDFULNESS HAS PROVEN TO ASSIST IN RELIEVING THE MANY STRESS OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ASSISTING IN FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION.EVERY TUESDAY &FRIDAY EXCEPT TESTING FRIDAY(WHICH ARE EVERY THIRD WEEK) STUDENTS MAY WEAR THEIR GYM UNIFORMS ON EVER FRIDAY EVEN IF IT IS A TESTING FRIDAY.

     

    GYM UNIFORMS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS OF ALL GRADES

    SCHOOL NAVY BLUE GYM UNIFORM MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH THE SCHOOL GYM COMPANY.THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING IN AUGUST.

     

     

     

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    PRECIOUS BLESSING ACADEMY

    DISCIPLINE POLICY

    2021-2022

     

     

    Actions taken for disrespect to an Adult or other Student including: calling names of student or family member or a staff person.

    1st offense --Verbal correction and a written assignment on respect. 

    2nd offense —1 week in school in suspension

    3rd offense ---In school suspension for 2 weeks and a written assignment

    4th offense ---Expulsion

    Foul language will produce immediate in/school suspension

     

    Stealing:

    1. Will produce In School Suspension for one week and replacement by student of stolen article.

    Cheating:

    1. Cheating on test will produce failing of that test subject for that day.

     

    Hitting, Bullying or threatening another students or staff

    1st Offense: If a student hits another student in anyway student receives a warning and parent(s) are notified. Student will have a class from Al’s Pals (social behavior program).2ND Offense: If a student hits another student again the student will receive a written warning.  Another class on Al’s Pal’s (social skills program) and student will have to meet with the school social worker.

    3rd Offense: The student will have to receive suspension. Number of days to be determined at the time of the incident.

     

    BLEEDING OR INJURY

    1st Offense: If a student hits a student and causes bleeding or injury the student will receive a written suspension (the time of suspension to be determined depending on the severity of the incident. Al’s Pals (social skills training class). A meeting with parent(s) and the school social worker is required.

    2nd Offense: School suspension. Number of days to be determined depending on the severity of the incident. Al’s Pals classes continue. Meeting with parent(s), Principal Social worker and parent is required.

    3rd Offense: Meet with parent(s), Al’s Pals continues, meeting with Principal, Social Worker and Staff. Offer outside counseling.

    4th Offense: Expulsion

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    ILLNESS

    We want to stop the spread of any kind of infections as much as possible.  To help with that effort we are asking all parents not to bring a student to school with a fever, chills, open sores, ringworm, colds, pink eye, lice, vomiting, early stages of chicken poxes,

    Severe coughing or excessive and constant runny nose.  If the child has a pink eye and it is allergy related please let us know.  If the pink eye is weeping we will send the child home. If any symptoms appear contagious we will call you immediately to come and pick up your child.  THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY BY PHONE. IF WE CAN ONLY TEXT OR WE NEED TO SPEAK WITH A SUPERVISOR PLEASE INFORM US. IF THERE IS A MEDICAL OR SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL NEED WE MUST HAVE FULL IMMEDIATE CONTACT. THIS IS THE LAW…

     

    AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

    The After School Program begins at 3:30pm and ends at 6:00pm each school day. All pre-school students may attend this program. The cost for preschool students is included in your tuition payment. First Grade to high school there is a fee. Please check the fee schedule included in this packet.

     

    IF A PARENT FAILS TO PICK UP HIS/HER CHILD BY 6:45 PM AND DOES NOT CALL THE SCHOOL THE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES WILL BE CALLED.  THIS IS A REQUIREMENT WE WILL NOT BEND…PLEASE COMMUICATE WITH YOUR SCHOOL…

     

     PICKING UP OF STUDENTS

    ANYONE PICKING UP A STUDENT MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR APPLICATION YOU CAN ADD OR REMOVE A PERSON’S NAME AT ANY TIME. BUT ONLY THE CONTRACTED PERSON MAY CHANGE THE NAMES ON THE APPLICATION PACKET LISTING. YOU MUST SEND A NOTE SPECIFYING WHO WILL PICK UP THE STUDENT AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE PERSON. THE PERSON MUST BRING STATE OR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION WHEN THEY COME TO PICK UP THE STUDENT.  ANY PERSON’S NAME WHICH IS NOT ON YOUR PICK UP LIST WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE STUDENT FROM THIS BUILDING.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL AND ASK US TO RELEASE THE STUDENT TO SOMEONE YOU HAVE NOT LISTED OR SUBMITTED A NOTE PRIOR TO THE PERSON ARRIVING TO OUR SCHOOL.  ONCE AGAIN WE WILL NOT COMPLY WITH THIS REQUEST UNLESS THEY ARE APPROVED ON YOUR LIST OR YOU HAVE SUBMITTED A NOTE IN WRITING. THEY MUST BRING A STATE I.D., DRIVERS LICENSE OR PASSPORT PICTURE I.D. THIS WILL BE SCAN INTO YOUR CHILD’S RECORDS ON A SECURE COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM.

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    LICENSURE

    We are under the religious exempt licensure of the State Social Services of the State of Virginia.  Our maximum total capacity is 100 children.  Each class will have a total maximum capacity of 10 -15 children per class.  We are members of the International Association of Christian Schools which is an accredited organization governing Christian Schools across the world since 1972.

     

    HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR STAFF

    Every staff member has received an annual physical by a practicing physician to assure they are free from any disability, which would prevent them from caring for your child.

     

    HANDWASHING PROCEDURES

    All employees have gone through a class on proper hand washing procedures.  Our schedule for hand washing schedule is as follows:  Before and after each meal, and after each toileting.  After they return from outdoor play and when hands have been in contact with any body secretion (nasal or oral).  Each child will be instructed as to proper hand washing procedure.  All staff will wash there hands upon entering the center, before and after serving meals, each time they use the bathroom and any time they come in contact with body secretions.

     

    STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

    Each staff member is screened by education, previous employment, basic Educational testing, city and state criminal background checks are accomplish on all employees. Each selected staff member must complete our complete training program after acceptance of employment.  Each employee is requires to continue their education each year.  

     

    PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

    PBA is covered by liability insurance

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    PRECIOUS BLESSING ACADEMY

    FEE SCHEDULE 2021-2022

     

    APPLICATION/REGISTRATION FEE…NEW STUDENTS………………$150.00

    APPLICATION/REGISTRATION FEE (RETURNING STUDENTS)…….. $100.00

     

    TUITION FEES

     

    PRESCHOOL – GRADE K……………………………………………………. $80.00

     

    GRADES 1-5 ………………………………………………………………….…$85.00

     

    GRADES 6-8……………………………………………………………………..$90.00

     

    GRADES 9-12……………………………………………………………………$95.00

     

    BEFORE AND AFTER – PRESCHOOL INCLUDED WITH TUITION

     

    BEFORE AND AFTER – GRADES 1-12TH……………………………………. $35.00

     

    XEROX FEE (DUE ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH)………………………$20.00

     

    TRANSPORTATION FEE…DEPENDENT ON THE LOCATION

     

    PAYMENT DUE DATE: MONDAY BY 9AM OF THE WEEK PAYMENT IS DUE

    RETURN CHECK FEE: $50.00 AFTER (1) RETURN CHECK WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT A CHECK

     

    LATE FEE: THE LATE FEE IS $50.00

     

    ANY BALANCE THAT IS NOT PAID BY WEDNESDAY OR ARRAIGNMENTS MADE BY THE WEDNESDAY THE PAYMENT IS DUE STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THE ACADEMY UNTIL SATISFACTORY ARRAIGNMENTS ARE MADE

     

     

                                                                                                                  

                                                                      

     

     

     

     

     

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    PRECIOUS BLESSING ACADEMY

    DISCIPLINE POLICY

    2021-2022

    Actions taken for disrespect to an Adult or other Student including: calling names of student or family member or a staff person.

    1st offense --Verbal correction and a written assignment on respect.

    2nd offense —1 week in school suspension

    3rd offense ---In school suspension for 2 weeks and a written assignment

    4th offense ---Expulsion

    Foul language will produce immediate in/school suspension

     

    Stealing:

    1. Will produce In School Suspension for one week and replacement by student of stolen article.

    Cheating:

    1. Cheating on test will produce failing of all test subjects for that day.

     

    Hitting, Bullying or threatening another students or staff

    1st Offense: If a student hits another student in anyway student receives a warning and parent(s) are notified. Student will have a class from Al’s Pals (social behavior program).

    2ND Offense: If a student hits another student again the student will receive a written warning.  Another class on Al’s Pal’s (social skills program) and student will have to meet with the school social worker.

    3rd Offense: The student will have to receive suspension. Number of days to be determined at the time of the incident.

     

    BLEEDING OR INJURY

    1st Offense: If a student hits a student and causes bleeding or injury the student will receive a written suspension (the time of suspension to be determined depending on the severity of the incident. Al’s Pals (social skills training class). A meeting with parent(s) and the school social worker is required.

    2nd Offense: School suspension. Number of days to be determined depending on the severity of the incident. Al’s Pals classes continue. Meeting with parent(s), Principal Social worker and parent is required.

    3rd Offense: Meet with parent(s), Al’s Pals continues, meeting with Principal, Social Worker and Staff. Offer outside counseling.

    4th Offense: Expulsion

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    HOMEWORK

     

     

    Hello Parents,

               We have found after years of educating that homework accomplishes two main positive goals. Number one, homework gives the parent a complete look at the day’s school efforts. Number two; it reinforces what the student has learned that particular day and week. This is why homework has been established at PBA as an intricate part of our curriculum and is graded. We at PBA believe in a team approach. The Parent(s), the Student, the Teacher and the Principal. All working together for the Academic well meaning of the student.

     

     

    Homework sheets will be given to student Monday-Thursday. If a student is attending Bible study homework will not be given out on their bible study evening.

    Parent should notify the teacher in the beginning of the school year in writing.

     

    1. Homework will not be excused because student was absent. Homework will be sent home on the next day the student returns to school.

    2. If a student misses school due to illness and is convalescing at home the parent(s) may request homework.  We will email or give to the parent the assignments.

     

    3. If missing homework becomes a consistent problem parent(s) will be   

                Contacted to huddle (meet) with staff for a workable solution.

     

    TESTING

            

    All PBA students are tested on a Bi-weekly Schedule.  Parent(s) will receive a         Bi-weekly report card.
    All PBA students will have a final exam as the school year reaches May.


     

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    0 – TOLERANCE FOR ACTIONS BELOW:

     

     

    1) Violence to staff or another student that results in serious injury or death

    2) Weapons of any kind

     

            If the above situations arise pertaining to one of our students, the authorities will be    

            Alerted immediately.  Regretfully the student will be expelled and we will follow all  

             Legal measures.

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