Partners Through Faith


Welcome to the 2017-2018 Faith Academy school from Partners Through Faith (PTF)! We want to know our families and provide ways to foster relationship building. To accomplish this, we need to spend time together. What better way to do this than by working side by side for the benefit of our children and their Christian education.

As a parent and a volunteer, you are priceless to the faculty and staff of Faith Academy. Never underestimate the importance of volunteering! Without your participation, we could not do many of the activities that support our students, teachers, and administrators. We sincerely appreciate you for your time, effort, and commitment in helping to enrich our programs at Faith Academy.

Our Family Ministry at Faith Academy exists for the following:

  • To provide opportunities for families to connect with one another
  • To offer support for new families as they transition into the UMS model of schooling
  • To provide resources and training for equipping as parents and co-teachers
  • To minister to families in need or in a time of crisis

Faith Academy encourages all parents to be involved in Partners Through Faith (PTF.)


PTF Mission:

Serve students, staff, and parents by promoting fellowship and volunteerism while glorifying our Lord. PTF strives to build strong relationships and serve the Faith community, supporting each other to Know, Grow and Go the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


PTF Coordinators:

  • Zakk Revelle                (512) 734-1429          zsr1@famf.org
  • Carol Griffin                (512) 913-0748          marycarolgriffin@gmail.com
  • Stacy Elwartowski      (830) 613-6768         stacyelwartowski@gmail.com
  • Dawn Madigan            (512) 589-2474         dmadigan2356@gmail.com
  • Kim Hansard              (512) 698-4033          kgh1@famf.org

AREAS OF SERVICE

Grounds Team: 

Staff Contact:  Bobby Tipps                (512) 592-1737            bobbytipps@yahoo.com

Team Leader:  Mark Lunsford           (210) 287-1525           markdavislunsford@gmail.com

  • Mowing/Weed-eating
  • Pick up trash
  • Empty trash cans
  • Various projects on campus

Hospitality Team:

Staff Contact: Patti Henderson          (830) 385-6723           academic@famf.org

Team Leader:  Mary Beth Glosson    (512) 462-1936            mbglosson@sbcglobal.net

  • Provide family meals if there is a need
  • Dads and Donuts
  • Moms and Muffins
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Mentoring Team:

Staff Contact: Amy Cozby                   (830) 385-7142        asc1@famf.org

Team Leader: Stacy Elwartowski     (830) 613-6768        stacyelwartowski@gmail.com

  • Wisdom Wednesdays (Bring Some, Take Some)
  • Pairing families new with seasoned families for support
  • Parent Support for Families Struggling with the UMS Model
  • Grade Parents

Special Events – Student Life Team (Student Council):

Staff Contact:  Zakk Revelle               (512) 734-1429      zsr1@famf.org

Team Leader: Dawn Madigan           (512) 589-2474      dmadigan2356@gmail.com

  • Homecoming Dances (JH & HS)
  • Prom
  • Bonfire
  • Promote Student Leaders

Stakeholders / Booster Club Team (Academics):

Staff Contact:   Tricia Frantz             (512) 755-0075       tpf1@famf.org

Team Leader:   Carol Griffin             (512) 913-0748      marycarolgriffin@gmail.com


Calendar of Events for Volunteer Participation:

August 2017:

  • 5 – Prep Day for volunteers to help teachers set up rooms
  • 10-11 New Parent Training – Aug. 10 – 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Aug. 11 – 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • 14 – Back to School Blast
  • 17 – New Parent Training, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

September:

  • __ – Kinder Field Trip to Police Station/Fire Station/Care Flight
  • 13 – Moms & Muffins
  • 20 – Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • 24-26 High School Retreat
  • 26 – Teacher In-service
  • __ – Pictures – volunteer to assist the photographer to hand out cards & take envelopes of payment
  • __ – Vision/Hearing Screening

October:

  • __ – 3rd Grade Field Trip to LBJ Ranch
  • 4 – Dads & Donuts
  • Fall Festival
  • 11 – PSAT – set up (10th & 11th grade)
  • 11 – Jr. High Retreat
  • 13 – Homecoming
  • 18 – Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • 25 – Pancake Breakfast

November:

  • __ – 4th Grade Field Trip to Alamo
  • 2 – Gong Show
  • 10 – Veteran’s Day Celebration
  • 15 – Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • 23 – Thanksgiving Celebration
  • 28—December 1 – Book Fair (Setup, cashiers, breakdown)
  • __ – Math Olympics – make copies, score completed tests (?)

December:

  • 1 – Book Fair (Continuation)
  • 6 – Happy Birthday Jesus Party

January 2018:

  • __ – New Parent Training 6:00 & 7:00 p.m. (TBD)
  • __ – District Spelling Bee — prepare school/judges packets, set up, judges, re-set classrooms

February:

  • __ – 1st Grade Field Trip to HEB and the library
  • 3 – JH Dance Party
  • 7 – Moms & Muffins
  • 14 – Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • __ – Valentine’s Celebration

March:

  • 2 – Texas Independence Day
  • 6 – Academic Showcase
  • 7 – Dads & Donuts
  • __ – Art Competition
  • 21 – Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • 28 – Easter Celebration

April:

  • 3 – Math League – make copies
  • 3 – 5th Grade Field Trip to Pacific War Museum (TBD)
  • __ – 2nd Grade Field Trip to Inks Lake (TBD)
  • 9-10 – Terra Nova testing – check answer documents
  • 13 – Elementary Field Day
  • 18 – Staff Appreciation Lunch

May:

  • 4 – Secondary Field Day
  • 4 – National Day of Prayer/End of Year Activities
  • 10 – Powder Puff
  • 11 – Graduation Class of 2018
  • __ – Staff Appreciation Dinner

Information & Sign Up Forms: