Archers in Action
Archers in Action ~ Week of February 28, 2024
News, Events, Reminders & Announcements
➶ We are thankful for all the hard work on the part of students and staff this quarter, and in honor of Texas Independence Day, we will allow spirit wear on Friday, March 1st. Additionally, 6-12th grade students may wear non-torn jeans and cowboy boots.
Archers, aim high!
➶ March 1 - A Special Spirit Wear Friday
➶ March 1 - Pizza Friday
➶ March 4 - Austin Brass Band Spring Concert (Free admission)
➶ March 8 - Muffins in the Morning, Spirit Friday
➶ March 8 - Crazy Socks Day (St. Patrick’s Day)
➶ March 11-15 - Spring Break (School Closed)
➶ March 21 - Dodge Brawl
➶ March 22 - Student Holiday/Parent Teacher Conferences
➶ March 28 - Crazy Socks Day (Easter)
➶ March 29 - Good Friday (School Closed)
➶ April 1 - Easter Monday (School Closed)
Scroll to the calendar section below for more information on these and other events.
Each time your student goes to the library to check out a book these extraordinary volunteers welcome students upon arrival and assist them in finding that perfect book. They also make sure the library stays organized by checking books out and in and then returning them to their spot on the shelf.
Grammar students say our library volunteers are “compassionate, outgoing, soft-hearted, wonderful and kind.”
- “The volunteers make it easy to find books I enjoy.”
- “I love reading books, especially poetry. It’s like music.”
- “The library is my favorite part of the school.”
- “There are sooo many things you can learn from books.! It is like you live in a world of words when you read.”
- “Librarians, thank you for volunteering. (Including my mom.)”
The library team is made up of 20 amazing classroom volunteers who coordinate with the teacher leading up to and during classroom visits to the library. We want to extend extra gratitude to four of those who have taken on extra tasks. Tsui-chin Hsu-Smith, who has repaired damaged books and is always willing to step in a sub when someone is absent. Nara Ha, created a visual Dewey Decimal organization system for the Non-Fiction books to make it easier for the students to find non-fiction books of interest. Meredith Idais, is a great problem solver and is leading a team to add in new library books. Finally Amber Chesser, our library team lead, none of this would be possible without her vision and leadership.
THE WINNING UPPER SCHOOL TEAM WILL EARN 1 HOUSE POINT FOR EACH STUDENT ON THE WINNING TEAM AND A PIZZA LUNCH FROM MR. CARLISLE!!!
Admission is free to spectators. The cost is $10 per individual player or $100 for the entire team! You may register as an individual, partial (at least 3 players), or full team! Organizers will place individual players onto partial teams to create complete teams with 10 players. Register and pay by using the QR code link on the promotional flier by March 15th.
Please contact Meghan Anderson at [email protected] with any questions!
Contact Ms. Lunetta at [email protected] if you have any questions.
News from the Athletic Department
Coach Munoz and Coach Chambless
A Reminder from Ms. Loy
We have noticed that some Upper students who are picking up their siblings in Grammar are not supervising them closely, which has created some unsafe situations. If one of your Upper students picks up their sibling while waiting for you, please make sure they wait under the canopy between B1 and B2. No students should be wandering around campus, and no students should be in the back by the playground unless a parent (not a sibling) is with them. Also, parents cannot send students to the back lot or playground to meet them. Students have to wait in front between B1 and B2 until they get in your car, or you pick them up from the walkup line.
Additionally, if you have students in tutoring from 3:30-4, please park to wait for your student if you arrive before 3:55--do not wait in the carline. It takes up room and prevents parents who aren't waiting for tutoring to end from picking up their students.
- School Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FoundersClassicalLeander
- Archers Council Family Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ArchersCouncilFCALeander (A private group for Founders Families of currently enrolled students.)
- Archers Council Instagram page @fcarcherscouncil
- Athletics Instagram page @fcarchers
- School News App (See more details under the reminder section below.)
Be a School Lunch & Recess Hero! Sign-up today!
🌟 School Lunch & Recess Hero! 🌟Hey there! Ready to spread smiles and make a difference? Join our awesome volunteer team for school lunch and recess coverage. Whether you're passionate about nourishing young minds during lunchtime or creating fun-filled recess moments, your warm presence matters. Flexibility, training, and heartwarming experiences included. Interested? Sign up here! Reach out to our volunteer coordinator with any questions at [email protected] and let's bring more joy to our school days together!
Mental Health Resources
RES Parent Resource Site
The RES Mental and Behavioral Health team provides RES Parent Resource Site where links can be found for all current Counseling Site Videos as well as documents to help with communication between parents and children.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Here you will find helpful answers to your frequently asked questions, as well as resources and ideas for parents to support their child's learning outside of the classroom.
Calendars ~ Public, Athletics, College Transitions
➶The FCA Leander Public calendar contains all school sponsored events.
➶The Archers Athletics calendar contains the game schedules and tryout information.
➶The College Counseling calendar has information about testing dates, college admissions visits, and other college events.
Shower a teacher or a staff member on their birthday, for appreciation, for the holidays, or maybe just to bring them a smile and brighten their day.
(Click on the title for access.)
Do YOU want to be our
FAV of the day?
Are you looking for a way to connect with the Founders community? Are you an approved volunteer? If so, why not consider being our FAV of the day! We have several small jobs and projects around campus that could use a special volunteer. To name a few:
You decide the days and times you can serve, then use this link to claim your spot:
Thank you for your support of Founders Classical Academy!
Volunteer Applications & Toolkit
Each school year, ResponsiveEd requires that every volunteer undergoes a background check and signs a confidentiality agreement before being allowed to work on a campus. Applications remain active for each current school year. Volunteers must reapply each new school year. Applications open in mid to late July. Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing of your application.
For more information about our Archer Hours program, please visit our Volunteer Toolkit.