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Summer Archers in Action ~ Updated June 13, 2024

News, Events & Announcements

 

News from Ms. Loy, Headmaster

 

Happy Summer! This week's AiA is full of information you will need for the summer and for the beginning of school in the fall. August 14th will come very quickly!

It takes hard work and diligence during the school year to “train the mind” and “improve the heart”,  and although periods of leisure and rest are healthy and necessary, those periods can erode the habits students have developed over the school year. Below are some ideas that may be helpful to you as you encourage rest over the summer without letting the habits and knowledge your students have acquired over the year wane. We recognize that many students prefer to watch tv and play video games and read books from popular culture in their free time. The goal is that they would prefer to read beautiful literature and to learn something new. As with food, the more we eat something, the more we crave it. If they read enough beautiful literature, they will begin craving those stories. 

 

  • “Improving the heart” 
    • Chores-it is good for your children (and the rest of us) to practice doing the hard (undesirable) thing, but the good thing. It is a habit that needs to be developed and practiced. After all, as adults, we still go to work when we are having a bad day, or we don’t eat. Here is an article that explains how important it is for all of us to make performing duties a daily habit: https://circeinstitute.org/blog/wise-woman-beauty-duty/ 
    • Students should read daily over the summer, and as Paul of Tarsus said, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, contemplate these things.” Students receive a mixed message when we let them “take a break” from beautiful literature to read stories that do not embrace the ideals of beauty and goodness. Below are lists of literature that are recommended from websites that support classical education. In the past, I have encouraged students to join the local library’s summer reading program. However, unless you as a parent are vigilant, the books that are recommended to children, in some cases, are not in keeping with our mission. If you go this route, I would encourage you to have your children pick books from the lists below to check out from the library:
    • https://www.classicalreader.com/
    • https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

 

  • Limit screen time and especially, social media. Alternative activities::
    • Develop a hobby: painting, knitting, playing the recorder, drawing nature, reading to younger siblings (or the dog), creating scavenger hunts, friendship bracelets, chess, etc.
    • Puzzles (sudoku, logic puzzles, wordle, spot the difference)
    • Legos and coloring
    • Outside activities ( build a fort, make a dam, climb a tree, swing, take an aimless walk, swim, etc.

 

On a final note, it is okay for your student to be bored. You do not have to (nor should you) entertain them, and it is not their right to be entertained. It is good for them to wait, to sit with their own thoughts, to have to figure out how to entertain themselves without screens. During the school year, it takes the ability to pay attention to learn the important things they need to learn. As with anything, they need to practice attending. The habit of waiting or attending should be practiced over the summer. Here is an article on how to entertain kids on a car trip without using electronics (and there are some great ideas for home, too!): https://runwildmychild.com/screen-free-road-trip/

 

Archers, aim high!

Headmaster,

Ms. Loy

 

 
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Save these Dates!

➶ July 23 - Archers Council Summer Social (6PM-8PM)

➶August 5-7 Supply Drop-Off Days (9AM-3PM)

➶ August 7 - Back to School Night (Grammar/K-6th grades)

➶ August 8 - Back to School Night (Upper/7th-12th grades)

➶ August 9 - New Upper Student Orientation (7th-12th grades; 4:30PM-6:00PM)

➶ August 14 - First Day of the 2024-2025 School Year

➶ August 14 - BooHoo Breakfast for Kinder and 12th Grade Parents

➶ August 20 - New Family Orientation

➶ August 28 - Grammar School Curriculum Night (K-6th grades)

➶ August 29 - Upper School Curriculum Night (7th-12th grades)

 

Scroll to the calendar section below for more information on these and other events.

 

New, Announcements & Reminders

 

 
summer hours

Office Summer Hours through August 2

Summer office hours will be 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Thursday through August 2, 2024. The school offices will be closed on Friday's and the week of July 1 through July 5. Please contact the office during summer business hours.

 
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Boys Six-Man Football sign-ups have begun!  Practice starts August 5th. 

After a successful spring training camp, Boys Six-Man Football sign-ups have begun! Practice starts August 5th, and we need your commitment by 7/1 to order uniforms and equipment. If you need more information, please email Robert Tavarez [email protected] Brian Sherwood [email protected] or Athletic Director Coach McClallen.


Official football signup: https://forms.gle/rTrMitPQrh64iLSj6


In addition, we are raising funds for our inaugural season and are trying to reach beyond our Funds for Founders community to avoid competition with our regular giving. Please forward this link to relatives and friends who would be interested in supporting our start-up costs. We offer sponsorships, so if you have a company to whom you believe we should reach out, contact Robert Tavarez at [email protected].


Our donation site:  https://givebutter.com/ArchersFootball

https://www.facebook.com/share/r/w6Z3tYD5pQQCJLTL/

 

 

 Summer Social

Summer Reading~ Required for All Founders Students

Summer reading is a required assignment for all students. Upper School students should turn in their written assignments on the first day of school so that they can be graded. Grammar students should use the provided log to document reading and math fact practice.. Discussions about summer reading will take place in the first few days of the new school year. Click here to view all grade level assignments and download the grammar reading/math log.

 

Summer Social: Free Snocone with Completed Grammar Reading/Math Log ~ July 23

As a reward for reading and practicing math facts over the summer, grammar students may turn in their reading and math logs for a free snocone at the Summer Social on July 23 from 6pm to 8pm, on the campus grounds. A Slip-n-Slide and ice cream truck will add to the fun. This event will provide an opportunity to pick up pre-purchased yearbooks as well. Click on the link above to download the grammar reading & math facts log.

 

 

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Get a Head Start on School Supplies (Order deadline June 19)

Parents have these options:

1) Buy a Pre-Packaged Supply Kit by June 19 (school planner sold separately)

Parents can skip the lines this summer by purchasing school supplies through the SchoolKidz supply kit program which offers pre-packaged, school supply boxes filled with the exact items requested by your child’s teacher. Use this link www.shopttkits.com and enter our school account number 68440 to buy your kit. Or use the QR code on the flier.

Click here to access the flier with QR code.

 

2.) Order Your FCA School Planner by June19

Reserve your 2024-2025 school planner by using this form. Planners are required for students in 2nd-12th grades. Grammar and Middle School students 2nd-8th grade will receive the large planner. High school students 9-12 will have the option for a large planner or a small planner. Cost is $10 per planner. 

Fees will be assigned to Skyward beginning in August. Payments can be made through Skyward or via check.

 

3.) Shop Using Grade Level Supply Lists

K-6th Supply Lists - Click here! (Note: See information below about a Grammar Art supply fee.)

7th-12th Communal Supply List - Click here!

 

Grammar Art Supply Fee ~ $5 ~ New This Year (Correction on fee amount)

In grammar school, instead of purchasing art supplies individually, each student will pay a suggested $5 fee to cover the cost of program needs. This will help our grammar art teacher ensure she has the quantity and types of resources needed for various projects. This suggested fee will be assigned in Skyward beginning in August. Payments can be made through Skyward or via check.

 

 

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K-12 Sports Camps Available at Camp Artemis

Various summer sports camps for K-12 graders will be offered beginning in early July. Sign up now to take part in the fun. Click here to sign-up!

 

SPORTS CAMPS AVAILABLE:  

K-2 multi-sport camp 

3rd-5th multi-sport camp 

MS & HS girls volleyball 

MS & HS boys flag football 

MS & HS boys and girls basketball

MS & HS boys and girls soccer 

 

A CURRENT SPORTS PHYSICAL IS  REQUIRED: A current sports physical is required to participate in athletic camps and any sports at Founders Leander. Sports physicals are valid for one year and must be submitted before starting camp.

Get a sports physical form here --> https://drive.google.com/file/d/13si7XdttI_ctkHF4GCMy1Af6bKUkv-Zl/view?usp=sharing

Email completed forms to [email protected] in advance of the camp.

 

 

 

 

run club

Participate in the Summer Run Club!! All are Welcome.

June 3 - Aug 9  - - The Summer Run Club meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 6:30am -7:30am at Brushy Creek Sports Park, basketball court next to the skateboard park. The day starts with dynamic stretching, a run, and then some core work.

Free to attend, and don't miss the famous Round Rock donuts every Wednesday morning.

Founders High School and Middle School Cross Country team members are strongly encouraged to join, and welcome to bring friends and family of all ages. Contact Eric Wachsmann with any questions.

 

 

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Yearbook Distribution

Families who ordered a yearbook will receive an email when the books are available for pick-up. After that time, yearbooks may be picked up at the Building 3 office during summer business hours* or at the July 23 Summer Social from 6PM to 8PM.

 

Volunteer Applications for the 2024-2025 School Year will open in mid-July. Watch for more details on when and how to apply. Volunteers must be approved every school year regardless of when previous applications were approved.

 

Reminder: Request a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Form if Applying for a Driver’s License or Permit 

Students must present a school issued Verification of Enrollment (VOE) when applying for a Texas driver’s license or permit. A VOE dated the last 5 days of school is valid until the first day of the next school year. NOTE: Allow two weeks for your request to be processed. Complete the VOE request form here.

 

Tommy Hilfiger Uniforms - Back to School Promotion ~ June 17-23

SAVE THE DATE! Our school’s exclusive 10% off Back-to-School promotion is scheduled June 17 - 23, 2024.

 

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CG Victory’s IGNITE Day Camp ~ June 17-21

Great news! CG Victory’s IGNITE Day Camp at COMING BACK to Founders Academy as a FULL-DAY camp! With high-energy team games and competitions, your kiddo is sure to have a blast while personally growing at this faith-based camp! IGNITE is for kids of all ability levels and backgrounds! 

Activities include: Rockwall ~ Obstacle Course ~ Variation Sports ~ Water Games ~ Huddle Groups ~ and more! 

Camp dates at Founders: June 17-21

*Camp is now FULL-DAY 8:30am -3pm, Monday-Thursday and Friday 8:30am-noon.*

Click here for MORE INFO and to REGISTER! Or call/text Joey Kelly with questions at 512.699.9155!

 

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Help Spread the Word! Seats Available in Grades 11th & 12th for 2024-2025 School Year

Do you know a high school age student who is looking for a tuition-free classical education? We’ve got 11th and 12th grade seats available for the 2024-2025 school year! Encourage those you know to apply at foundersleander.com. Help spread the word.
 
 
 
 

2024-25 calendar

2024-2025 DRAFT Academic Calendar

Here is a DRAFT copy of the 2024-2025 academic calendar. The official calendar will be finalized soon.

 

 
 

join us

 

Volunteer Applications for the 2024-2025 School Year will open in mid-July. Watch for more details on when and how to apply. Volunteers must be approved every school year regardless of when previous applications were approved.

 
Follow us on Instagram @fcarchers for sports and athletic news.
One Team. Run Strong.

 

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.

 

Watch for the 2024-2025 FCA Leander Family Handbook to be posted here.
 
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
 
Amazon
 
Daily Spread
 

~ Teacher's Favorite Things ~

2023-2024 Faculty/Staff (as of 05.03.24)

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