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Archers in Action ~ Week of February 28, 2024

News, Events, Reminders & Announcements

News from Ms. Loy, Headmaster

 

➶ 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!

Tabitha Loy

 

Upcoming Events

 

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.

 

News & Announcements

 

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We are BUZZING With Gratitude for Our Dedicated Library Volunteers
Did you know that our Founders Classical Academy Grammar library is fully run by volunteers? Our library volunteers are BEEyond amazing!

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.
 
If you see one of these volunteers BUZZing around campus, BEE sure and express your thanks!
 
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Archers Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams Head to the HCAL State Championship game on Saturday, March 2, at Rice University in Houston! Good luck to our student athletes. Aim High Archers! 🏹 🏆🏆🏀🏀
 
 
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Austin Brass Band Spring Concert ~ Monday, March 4
Founders Classical Academy of Leander will host the Austin Brass Band for their Spring Concert. ABB is a local community British style brass band under the musical direction of John Caputo.  This free community outreach event, held in collaboration with our Archers Fine Arts program, will be on Monday, March 4th at 7:00 pm, in the Building 3 Cafeteria, 1303 Leander Dr. The free concert is open to the public.
 
 
dodge5th Annual Dodge Brawl Coming Soon! ~ March 21
The Archer’s Athletic Booster Club is hosting the 5th Annual Dodge Brawl event. This event is open for all students from K-12 who are interested in playing in the tournament. 
WHEN: Friday, March 21, 2024 @ 5pm (Concession sales and team check-in begins at 5pm. Tournament will begin at 5:30pm)
WHERE: Founder's Classical Academy of Leander Gym
WHO: Any FCA student K-12
The Dodge Brawl Tournament will be a double elimination bracket with a two game guarantee. Two Brackets: Grammar School and Upper School. One winner per bracket. Winning team members each receive a Champ t-shirt (Approved for PE and spirit-wear days!) Teams will be made up of 10 players, minimum of 2 GIRLS on each team. Players can only be on ONE team, NO subs, EVERYONE plays, and the tournament will follow Coach Chambless' Dodge Ball Rules.
Team attire is HIGHLY encouraged!! Sweatbands, t-shirts, costumes, etc..

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. 
 
Concessions will be OPEN and a special Meal Deal will be offered! The Meal Deal includes 2 Bush’s Chicken tender rolls, chips and a drink for $6.00. Purchase your Meal Deal(s) by March 15th using the QR code/Square Store link. If the QR code is not an option, you may register a team or buy Meal Deal(s) at this link.
 
We are looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! Please click here to consider donating food items and/or your time!
Please contact Meghan Anderson at [email protected] with any questions!
 
 
 
afterschool
CLUB REGISTRATION DEADLNE EXTENDED to March 1
Have fun while learning something new. Sign-up for a spring club. They will run from February 26 through April 29.*
Clubs offered include: 
1) Role Playing Game Club (9th-12th)
2) Junior Master Gardener (Kinder-8th)
3) Spirit Club (2nd-5th)
4) Spanish Club (1st-4th)
5) FOUNDERS CODING & ROBOTICS CLUB  (Kinder-5th) (*Please note different price and end date)
**Registration deadline extended to Friday, March 1** Please register using this form.
Contact Ms. Lunetta at [email protected] if you have any questions.
 
 
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Congratulations to our Archers girls and boys varsity basketball teams as they head to the HCAL State Championship game on Saturday, March 2, at Rice University in Houston! Good luck to our student athletes. Aim High Archers! 🏹 🏆🏆🏀🏀
 
Soccer and Track & Field teams are in full swing. Support our athletes! Check out the athletic calendar below and come cheer on the Archers. Show that Archer spirit!
 
Please contact the athletic department at [email protected] with any questions or comments.
Follow us on Instagram @fcarchers

Coach Munoz and Coach Chambless
One Team. Run Strong.
 

A Reminder from Ms. Loy

Parents,

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.

Thank you!

 
 
upshot
The Archers Council Upshot newsletter features a wealth of information on how financial donations support your student and the mission of Founders Classical Academy. The meaning of Upshot: “the last shot in an archery competition. Today, ‘upshot’ carries the connotation of ‘the bottom line’, an honest appraisal of results without illusions.” - The Word Detective
Read the latest issue of The Upshot newsletter here or pick up a copy from one of the school offices.
 
 
spiritwear
It's Spiritwear SALE Time! 
Be ready for the next Spirit Friday on March 8. Have you outgrown your spiritwear t-shirt or need a backup? All remaining general spiritwear shirts have been discounted to $10 (a few samples are $8). Available while supplies last. Most orders can be filled overnight. Buy your spiritwear here.
 
 
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School Breakfast
Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM-7:45 AM in the Building 2 gym/cafeteria. Breakfast Packs are available for purchase for $2.50 each. To apply for financial assistance with school meals, please complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application. You can access the form in Skyward or call the school office for assistance.
 
 
Need to Replace a School Planner?
2023-2024 FCA School Planners (large size) are available for sale at the Upper School office. Planners are required for students in 2nd-12th grades. Each is spiral bound and has the Founders logo design on front. Cost is $5 cash per planner. Pick one up at the Upper School office.
 
 

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Check out these Volunteer Opportunities ~ Current & Year-Round 2023-2024 (including Lunch & Recess spots)

 

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!

 

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.

 

The 2023-2024 FCA Leander Family Handbook, along with other related resources, can be found at foundersleander.org under the For the Families/handbooks tabs.

 

 

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.

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.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Archers Shopping

Click on the images below.
 
Spirit Store
 
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Daily Spread
 

2023-24 Faculty & Staff Favorite Things

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.)

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Toolkit

 

Click on the following links to volunteer your time, talents, and treasure:
 
 
 

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:

➶ Office helper
➶ Lunch monitor
➶ Student escort
➶ Making copies
➶ Laminating
 

You decide the days and times you can serve, then use this link to claim your spot:

FAV of the Day!

 

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.

 

Volunteer Application

Driving Application

 

For more information about our Archer Hours program, please visit our Volunteer Toolkit.

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook:

School Facbook:

https://www.facebook.com/FoundersClassicalLeander

Athletics:
@FCArchers 

Archers Council: @fcaarcherscouncil

Travel Groups:
@archersaimfar