Archers in Action

Monthly newsletter for enrolled families. Information is updated weekly.

June 2018

Office News

New Fine Arts Program for 2018-2019

Our Fine Arts department is starting a new program in the fall. This new program will allow students to begin developing their skills in art or music while in middle school, in preparation for Studio Art and Orchestra in high school. Please click hereto download the letter from our Fine Arts department.

FCA Orchestra Program

Archers Support Committee Thank You

The Archers Support Committee Officers would like to give a huge THANK YOU to our fabulous Committee heads who worked so hard this year to serve our school in a variety of ways. We know that they put in countless unseen hours of work to serve our school and its many families. We would like to recognize Michelle Warner(Fundraising Events and Box Top Collection), Evan Sherwood (Spirit Nights and Teacher Appreciation), Marion Wachsmann (School Supplies and Communication), and Sandy Ewald (Uniform Closet). We are humbled and grateful to serve with you!

2018-2019 School Supply Kits

The Archers Support Committee has worked with SchoolKidz to prepare kits for our Grammar School for the 2018-19 school year. We would like to thank Marion Wachsman for her hard work as the committee head to get this done! All orders must be placed by June 15 at 11:59pm. Here is the information to order your kits:


Account Number: 68440


There are a few remaining yearbook​s. They may be purchased for $35 at the front office until we are sold out. Yearbooks must be paid by check or cash and not online through K12 payment center. Please make checks payable to Archers Support Committee.

Archer Hours Update & Summer Volunteer Opportunities

We are very excited to report on the overwhelming success of the Archer Hours program! 233 families of our 285 families participated in the program. That's 82% of our community. Collectively we have logged 5,325 hours for the year. We are very appreciative of our Founders families. Thank you for an amazing year! This informatin on can be found on the Archer Hours Annual Report.

If you are interested in getting started on your Archer Hours for the 2018-2019 school year, please use the following sign up: Summer Volunteer Opportunities. We will continue to add more projects throughout the summer.

Helpful Links


House Points

  1. Newton - 1,093
  2. Beethoven - 1,040
  3. Herodotus - 1,012
  4. Shakespeare - 957
  5. Da Vinci - 946
  6. Euclid - 875

(Updated 6/1/2018)

Upcoming Events

Please click on the following link to view the Founders Public Calendar for future events.

June-August 2018, FCA Camp Artemis

Check out the summer line up from our Founders faculty and staff! There are sports camps and academic camps that run from June until August. Camps are open to returning and incoming Founders students. Grade levels refer to the student's enrollment in 2018-2019.

For a full list of summer camps and prices, download the Camp Artemis 2018 flyer or please visit the FCA Summer Camps page.

Please complete the online registration form: Camp Artemis 2018 Registration.

Athletic Camp Line Up

  • Summer Run Club (5th-12th)
  • Upper School (6th-12th) Girls Volleyball
  • Upper School (6th-12th) Boys Flag Football
  • Upper School (6th-12th) Boys & Girls Basketball
  • Upper School (6th-12) Boys & Girls Soccer
  • Grammar School (1st-4th) Boys & Girls Exercise Camp
  • Grammar (4th-5th) Boys & Girls Basketball
  • Upper School (6th-12th) Boys & Girls Spirit Camp

Academic Camp Line Up

  • June 11-15
    • Cursive Handwriting Boot Camp (2nd-5th)
    • Rome Alive (5th-8th)
    • Improv Camp (5th-9th)\
  • June 18-21
    • Math Facts (1st-3rd)
    • Cursive Handwriting (5th-12th)
  • June 25-29
    • Persuasive Writing (7th-12th)
  • July 9-13
    • Expository Writing (5th-12th)
  • July 23-26
    • Math Facts (1st-3rd)
    • Cursive Handwriting (2nd-5th)
    • Vyasa & the Vikings (8th-12th)
    • Research & Writing (5th-12th)
  • July 23-August 3 (two weeks)
    • Sentence Diagramming & Analyzing (2nd-5th)
    • Riggs Boot Camp - New students (1st-5th)
    • Riggs Boot Camp - Currently enrolled (1st-2nd)
    • Latin Boot Camp (6th-8th)
  • July 30-August 3
    • Debate Research & Argumentative Writing (9th-12th)
    • PreCalc Boot Camp (Students entering PreCalculus)
    • Study Skills (6th-8th)

Please only pay for the camp if you are certain of your student’s ability to attend – refunds will not be issued. You must make your payment using the K12 Online Payment system to complete your registration. All camps will be held on campus at Founders Leander except the Summer Running Club, which will meet at the Brushy Creek Sports Park. For any additional questions please contact the front office at (512) 259-0103.

August 14, Back to School Social

Mark your calendar for our Back to School Social on Tuesday, August 14 in the evening. We will make plans throughout the summer so check back here later for more information.

August 16, First Day of School

We look forward to seeing all our students on Thursday, August 16 for the First Day of School!

House News

House of Herodotus: Color Walk-A-Thon Thank you

The House of Herodotus thanks everyone who participated in this years Color Walk-a-Thon! It was warm and windy, but a great time was had by all!! We more than tripled our participation this year by having 60 participants!!

We are going to move the Walk-a-Thon to Friday November 2, this next school year. Helping Hand Home for Children is celebrating their 125th year helping abused and neglected children get ready to be adopted. Representatives from Helping Hand Home for Children will give us a short presentation before the Walk-a-Thon in November so students and parents can see why and how our fundraising is helping children in need.

The money will be brought to Helping Hand next Wednesday morning at 11:00. Helping Hand is offering a tour for anyone 18 years old or older. They cannot allow younger children to come at that time for the sake of the children at the home. If you would like to come to the tour, please contact Dr. McIntyre so families can all carpool from FCA.

Thank you to everyone who has donated. The registration kits for the Color Walk-a-Thon generated $2 each for Helping Hand, which totaled $106. Thank you to those who walked for pledges and who gave donations which raised $1030. The House of Herodotus also donated $100. Our goal was to raise $950, but we surpassed our goal raising $1230!

Thank you to the students and parents who walked, to the parents for your support, to the House of Herodotus students who put on the event, and for the help of the ladies in the office who helped with all the behind the scenes details for making the Walk-a-Thon such a success. It was truly a community effort benefiting the community!

The results of the Walk-a-Thon are a testimony to the great folks we have here at Founders!

Archer Games winners

On the last day of school, with a few minutes until dismissal and soaking wet from field day, the whole student body gathered in the gym for one last All School Assembly.

Congratulations to the House of Herodotus for winning the academic games. Congratulations to Euclid for winning the academic games. And Congratulations to the House of Newton for their victory in the year long competition. Hard earned and very well deserved!

For more information regarding the House System, please visit our website at /foundersleander/house-system/

Athletic News

Please visit our website for team information and a complete calendar of athletic events: Founders Archers Athletics