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SAVE THE DATE

4Oth Anniversary Celebration Cultural Dinner

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We just completed another successful fundraiser for Cross-Factor Academy! We raised over $1000 at the Multi-Cultural Dinner tonight! Thank you to all of the friends and families of Cross Factor Academy for supporting the school once again! A special thank you to Mrs. G and Heather Miller the Co-Chairs of this event!! Awesome night forCross-Factor Academy!

2016-17 ANNUAL FUND

KEEP CROSSFACTOR ACADEMY STRONG… Today, Tomorrow & Forever

Your gift to the Annual Campaign will help CrossFactor remain an exceptional Christian institution – an affordable one – for current students and future generations. We have made some recent changes to make the experience of CrossFactor education an even stronger experience:

  • To enhance our Communication program and further expose students to great literature, all students will participate in a school-wide poetry play this winter, GOD’S TROMBONE by James Weldon Johnson – March 11, 2017.
  • Our students have long enjoyed an assembly involving praise and worship, prayer, and a spiritual message. This year, we allowed our high school  to lead our worship. The students and teachers have embraced this time.
  • We have enriched our Academic Club program by increasing the Praise and Worship Team.  Additionally, Ms. Hamilton has expanded the Praise and Worship Team experience by  going out into the community to share their talents.
  • Not every family can afford to pay full tuition at CrossFactor. For the 2016-17 school year, we offered financial support to 75% of our students. We continue to seek ways to make CrossFactor STEM education affordable for as many families as possible.

We realize that our families sacrifice to pay tuition. However, the kinds of changes mentioned above can only carry on with additional support of our community. Please pray and consider how you may help CrossFactor to continue educating the whole child; the child who will grow up well-educated and impact his family, his church, and his community for Christ.

FEATURING THE CFA PRAISE TEAM

The Praise Team is  designed to be an environment to develop gifts of leadership and musicianship.  The Praise Team are challenged to be spiritual leaders, learn practical skills, and develop a mature understanding of worship and their role as worship leaders.  Emphasis is given to promoting the mission and purpose of CFA.​

During the year the Praise Team also leads in worship for all-school chapels and special events.

All are welcome to join us for worship each Wednesday at 8:30am in the Buttery Hall!

TEXT GIVING

Txt to '16173132990' and the amount you want to give.

– Simply send your donation amount by text to 617-313-2990.  The donation amount goes in the Text Message field.
– For the first text you send you will be prompted with a one-time registration screen.
– Simply fill out all the necessary fields on the registration screen.
– You will get a confirmation message for each of your successful donations after the initial setup.

*Works from ANY mobile phone, even flip phones (as long as they support texting or SMS).

If you wish to donate to a specific fund simply type the amount & the fund in the text message field.
For example: ($100).

Giving Opportunities at CrossFactor Academy

It is because of you that our current students and future generations will continue to thrive with rigorous academics.

Thanks to your generosity we are able to provide our students with the exceptional CFA experience.  Your support makes a real difference in the lives of each of our students.

KEEP  CROSSFACTOR ACADEMY  STRONG…

 Today, Tomorrow & Forever

STEM

The Middle school level-Division B Events took place at Assumption College and were 2 weeks ago and we finished 14th place in the state, one spot behind Boston Latin.  Division C is the High School level of Science Olympiad and it was at Framingham State this weekend and it is tough.  We are going against high powered suburban schools Like Newton, exam Schools like Boston Latin and charter schools and the like, with large school populations, high levels of AP courses and resources.  We had only 10 students for a 15 member team, and half of our team was 9th graders, where most other schools bring upper school students in AP STEM courses.   That said, we finished 38th out of 54 teams.  That is a little lower than previous years, but overall we did better in the events we participated in, getting our first medal (3rd place) in Roller Coaster, and 6 top 20 scores, where our highest in previous years has only been 3. One challenge we faced, was that our top events were Trial events which did not factor in our main scoring, but again, despite that we did better than 16 teams overall, and as many as 51 teams in an event.


Here is a chart of our growth since 2013.  We did not have a team in 2015.


In 2013 we had 2 top 20’s and highest finish 13th

In 2014 we had 3 top 20’s and highest finish 11th

In 2016 we had  3 top 20’s and highest finish 10th ( by a Freshman)

In 2017 we had 6 top 20’s and highest finish 3rd (and we only brought 10 students making attending all the events a bit difficult.)

Special Shout outs go out to those who finished in the top 20… this weekend.

  1. You go Sophia and Sima! For Write it do it, they finished 19th this year overall (out of 54 teams) which is up 10 spaces from last year!
  2. You go Donnette and Nicole!  For towers they finished 15th and that is without the bonus they should have gotten (off by less than a cm).
  3. You go Nina and Ana!  For Mystery Architecture you finished 16th.
  4. You go Sima! For Catch it you finished 13th!
  5. You go Chay and Caleb!  Together you finished 13th for Wind Power.
  6. You go Nicole!  For Roller Coaster For Wind Power, you finished with our highest ranking in C so Far- a bronze metal- 3rd Place!
  7. To all of the other students who did their best and grew during this process!  I am so proud of each of them!  For example Daniel who came in 35th in Game on and beat teams like Bedford and Central Catholic and came close to beating some top 10 teams on that event, despite recently learning scratch programming needed for the competition.  David came in 29th in Dynamic Planet and beat schools like Cambridge Rindge and Latin school, and Mystic Valley Charter school!  Congratulations to all of the students who did their best!

CFA Radio Boardcasts


Announcing our weekly radio broadcast featuring staff, students, parents, and events of Cross Factor Academy.  Our very own Ms. Anita L Hamilton, the 1st and 2nd grade teacher, is the host.

Please share the news and tune in every Thursday at 8:00am on WBPG-LP 102.9 FM.

www.bostonpraiseradio.tv, Roku TV, AudioNow (via phone dial 712-432-4402)

Click below to listen to the interviews.

Stephen and Nicole: Nov. 19, 2015

Rev. Dr. Michael Dixon, Head of School: Nov. 29, 2015

Cenafils Family: Jan. 14, 2016

Haverly Family: Jan. 21, 2016

Glasgow Family: Jan. 28, 2016

Cameron Dryden, Board Chair: Feb. 4, 2016

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CFA School Closings Communication


In the event Cross Factor Academy is closed due to weather or for other reasons, the following are the ways you will be notified:

1.  If the school is closed, you will find information posted on local channels 4,7 and Fox 25.

2. The information will be posted on the website at www.crossfactor.org.

3. You will receive an email from the school.

4. You will receive a phone call to the numbers listed in our database with a message that the school has been closed.

Fraternities and Sororities


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STEM Education


According to Connections Learning’s report “STEM EDUCATION: Preparing Students for a Growing Field”

“From a purely economic standpoint, students benefit from better STEM education because the fields are expanding more quickly than any other besides the healthcare industry. By 2018, 1 in 20 global jobs will be STEM-related—an estimated 2.8 million jobs in total. Over 90% of those opportunities will require secondary degrees, and over two-thirds will require a bachelor’s degree. “

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“U.S. students lag behind their foreign counterparts in STEM education, particularly
those in India and East Asia. But perhaps more troublingly, even those American students with STEM interest and talent report declining achievement due to lack of resources. According to the New York Times, 75% of high-achieving math and science students decide not to pursue STEM subjects in college. A 2011 Georgetown University report on the most popular American college majors found that only two of the top ten(Engineering and Computer Science) were in STEM fields.1 And even the three most popular STEM majors—Biology, Computer Science, and Engineering— have fallen in popularity among American undergraduates over the last three decades.

Short Story by over very own ” Cheryl Murphy”


I’ve written a short story you can read. The authors are listed by last name. If you like it you can scroll to the end of the page and vote. Thanks. http://shortfictionbreak.com/winter16/ It’s called “The Passing of Phillip Stanley Westover”

School Re-Opens – Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016


  • Deposits Paid.  ALL families MUST pay a deposit this year unlike last year (unless you are on a voucher).  The main reason is that the school must pay 3 months rent up front as a part of the contract, and the family deposits are necessary to ensure that obligation is met.
  • Signed contracts submitted.  There must be a signed contract on file prior to the start of school.
  • Signed voucher agreements submitted. If your child is on a voucher, there is an additional voucher agreement that must be signed and submitted to Cross Factor.  If you have not received a copy, please contact Jasmine Francis.
  • First payment made. If you are on a monthly plan, your August payment must be received prior to the start of school. Full payment families must pay their contracted amount by the date indicated as well.  Voucher parent fees or weekly payments must be paid NO LATER than the Monday morning of the week charged.
  • Prior balances paid. All families having a prior year’s balance must have that balance paid in full prior to the start of school.

Afterschool


The goal of the Cross Factor Math and Science Enrichment Series is to create a culture of balance between structured hands on problem-solving, where students are willing to become makers building projects and skills while also completing analytical work in an environment that is supportive and mastery based and patient enough to allow students to make mistakes in order to thrive on challenges. Hands-on projects are given to excite and motivate students while giving them skills needed for college level work.

* In addition, our afterschool program (4 pm – 5:15 pm) will be an additional cost. Extended care (5:15 pm – 6 pm) and Before Care (7:30 am – 8:15 am) is still $5 per each event, and you will be invoiced at the end of the week.  Please contact cdixon@crossfactor.org if you desire to roll these costs into your contract.

COMING SOON: GOD’S TROMBONE by James Weldon Johnson


“SAVE THE DATE” A school wide production by Cross Factor Academy on March 11, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
For more information & tickets contact ahamilton@crossfactor.org or call the school at 617-522-1841.

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