Archers in Action

FCA Leander newsletter for enrolled families.

Information is updated weekly.

January 2020

Office News

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winner!

Please help us congratulate 4th grader Gabriela R. for winning our spelling bee last week! Way to go Gabriela!!

Spring Club Registration

The spring club season will begin on Monday, February 3 and run until Friday, May 1 (12 weeks). The cost for each club is $60 which includes materials and supplies unless noted otherwise. There are a variety of clubs offered to students in 2nd-12th grade. The club descriptions that are on the registration form to determine which ones interest you: https://forms.gle/j35hj6asF8TxP4tL9

Registration deadline is Sunday, January 26.

Product Label Fundraiser

The first product label collection of 2020 will be Thursday, January 16. Please send in product labels for Box Tops, My Coke caps & pull tabs and Tyson Project A+. Product Labels will be collected after school. Remember to download the Box Tops Bonus App to scan your grocery receipts for automatic box top credit to the school’s account. Once you set up your account, you simply just scan your grocery receipt’s to earn Box Top credits for our school! Please click here to set up your Box Tops Earn & Scan account.

Help a Founders Family in Need

One of our Founders families suffered an unexpected loss over the holiday break. We have set up a Care Calendar to provide this family with meals over the next several weeks. If you are able, please sign up to provide a meal for 2 adults and 2 children. The family does not have any allergies or meal preferences. All meals can be brought to Ms. Lunetta in the grammar office before 3:30. Thank you for your kindness and support!

To access CareCalendar page, visit https://www.carecalendar.org/logon/288705 and enter the following information in the appropriate spaces:

  • Calendar ID: 288705
  • Security code: 4129

K12 Payment Center Changes

Please note that you will no longer be able to pay random fees in K12 Payment Center. Beginning in November, the school office will assign the required fees to your student account. If you have not yet created your account, please click here and follow the instructions. Your K12 ID can be found in Jupiter under "Settings". It is the same ID listed under your students name.

Yearbook Sales & Photos

Yearbooks are sold online at www.balfour.com for $30 while supplies last.

Share your photos with our yearbook staff to FCALyearbook@gmail.com.

Amazon School Rewards

If you are an Amazon shopper, please consider using our campus website link, our school will receive a donation of 4-10% of your purchase. Please click here or on the Amazon button to the right before you begin shopping. Bookmark the link so every Amazon purchase gives back to our school. You may also share the link with family and friends. Thank you for your support of Founders Leander!

Volunteer Opportunities

We appreciate the support of our wonderful volunteers! We could not do it without your support and dedication! If you are an approved volunteer and have time during the school day, please consider volunteering for any of the following: Campus Volunteer Opportunities

Additional volunteer jobs are set by date and event. There are two Fine Arts Boosters events coming up in February - Family Valentine's Dance, February 13 and Movie Night, February 28. If you are interested in helping plan and work these events, please contact Mrs. Wells.

Volunteer Awards

Check out the Leader Board and hours logged to date on our Archer Hours Progress Report. You can log your hours any time on the Track It Forward website or download the app to log it from your phone! Thank you for all your support of our school!

Congratulations to these families who have recently completed their Archer Hours: Guntner & Wingert

Congratulations to the Brousseau & Walker/Edge family for completing the Bronze Award (50+)

Learn & Earn Archer Hours

Earn your Archer Hours by completing an online course with Hillsdale College all from the comforts of your own home! After you complete the course, log your time in Track it Forward for Archer Hours credit. Click here for the complete Course Catalog.

Helpful Links

House Points

Updated 1/8/20
  1. Shakespeare - 481
  2. Beethoven - 519
  3. Da Vinci - 396
  4. Euclid - 405
  5. Newton - 391
  6. Herodotus - 391

Q3 House Meeting Dates and R&R Weekends

  • January 17
  • January 31
  • February 13 (Thursday)
  • February 28
  • March 12 (Thursday)

Q3 Spirit Friday Dates

  • January 10
  • February 7
  • March 6

Q3 Assemblies

  • January 8 - All School
  • January 15 - Grammar only
  • January 22 - Grammar only
  • January 29 - Grammar only
  • February 5 - All School
  • February 12 - Grammar only
  • February 19 - Grammar only
  • February 26 - Grammar only
  • March 4 - All School
  • March 11 - Grammar only

Upcoming Events

January 15, How to Research and Choose Potential Schools

Kendall Guess returns for a presentation on search criteria and techniques to employ in choosing the schools you will apply to. She will cover the process of building a college list with specific information about several schools Founders students have typically been interested in. This presentation is targeted for high school juniors, but all are welcome. RSVP HERE if you plan to attend. The presentation will be held at 7:00pm in the upper school library.

January 16, Product Label Collection

Bring your Box Tops For Education, My Coke Rewards, and Tyson Project A+ labels and help your class win the trophy & a chance for a pizza party. Collection bins are in each grammar classroom & house classroom.

January 17, Pizza Friday

The House of Herodotus will host this Pizza Friday to raise funds for their house sponsored event. Pizza will be sold during all lunch periods for $2/slice and drinks are $1.

To make our Pizza Friday delivery more efficient please pre-order your pizza using this form: Pizza Friday Order Form. You will still need to bring cash to purchase your pizza the day of delivery. Pre-ordering will guarantee we have enough pizza. We will always order a few extra just in case you missed the ordering window. Pre-orders are due by the end of the day on Wednesday, January 15.

January 17, Registration for School Day SAT Due

SAT school day will be March 25. See registration details below on College Counseling page.

January 20, Martin Luther King Holiday - No School

Campus will be closed for Martin Luther King Holiday.

January 24, Lost & Found Clean Out

Lost & Found items not claimed by the end of the day will be donated to a local charity.

January 25, Jellyfish Ball

The House of Herodotus will host the Jellyfish Ball for upper school students (7th-12th grade) on Saturday, January 25 from 7:00-10:00pm. They are serving up root beer floats, brownies, great dance music and an under the sea motif! Tickets go on sale Monday, January 13 for $10 each. Ticket price will be $12 at the door. Photos are $1. More details regarding dress code will be on the flier.

January 29, FCA Public Lottery

Save the date for our public lottery for the 2020-2021 school year.

FCA Leander Public Calendar

Please use the school calendar below to view future events. You can click on any event and use the "Copy to my calendar" link to add the event to your own Google calendar.

College Counseling

Testing Dates, College Admissions Visits and Events

Please visit the College Counseling page for more information.

College Admission Planning Series

January 15 - How to Research and Choose Potential Schools

Kendall Guess returns for a presentation on search criteria and techniques to employ in choosing the schools you will apply to. She will cover the process of building a college list with specific information about several schools Founders students have typically been interested in. This presentation is targeted for high school juniors, but all are welcome. RSVP HERE if you plan to attend.

February 6 - Application Specifics and the Senior Year

Formerly known as Junior Parent Night, Junior parents & students are requested to attend a presentation on senior year traditions and the role of rising seniors and their families in continuing these traditions. Also, Kendall Guess will present on the specifics of College Applications. This presentation will include timelines, what type of application to use, and what happens after you hit “submit”. This presentation is for Juniors and their parents.

School Day SAT March 25

Sign Up Deadline This Friday 01/17

SAT School Day gives students the opportunity to take the SAT (with or without essay) here at FCA on March 25, 2020.

Students report having less anxiety when they can test in a place they know, and are also better rested and prepared when they can test on a regular school day. All 11th graders are encouraged to register for this SAT administration. Seniors may test as well. Participation in this administration is optional, and is paid for by the student.

Cost:

  1. SAT test including Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: $49.50
  2. SAT test plus optional Essay: $64.50
  3. Fee waivers are available. Fee-waiver requirements can be found HERE. If you are eligible and would like to request a waiver, please notify Mrs. McCarthy.

How to register:

  1. Complete the Registration Form by this Friday, January 17
  2. Wait for a K12 payment link to be sent to you (January 20)
  3. Pay for the test via K12

Class Specific News

SENIORS - Look for a Jupiter message about Senior Committees. You need to be meeting with your fellow seniors so that committees can present proposals at the next Senior Meeting, February 5.

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS - Get started on completing your YouScience profile. Your access code was sent to your student email. YouScience is a great way for students to learn more about themselves, explore high-demand careers that are a good fit for them, and gain a better understanding of how their unique talents are needed in the economy.

Click HERE to learn more about YouScience and what it means for your student.

YouScience is available for parents to take as well. Profile access codes may be purchased for $29 each at youscience.com

SAT/ACT/CLT Test Dates

SAT ACT CLT

3/14 2/8 2/12*

3/25* 4/4 2/29

5/2 6/13 4/25

6/6 7/18


*School Day administration at Founders. All other tests are administered at other locations.

Go to collegeboard.org or act.org or cltexam.com to register for tests.

Test Fee Waivers-Request by Dec. 31

Parents of Juniors/Seniors: If your student qualifies for fee-waiver benefits, contact Mrs. McCarthy. Fee-waiver requirements can be found HERE.

Athletic News


Please direct questions to the Athletic Director, Nathan McClallen.

Athletic Survey

If you are interested in participating in Archers basketball or a spring sport, please complete this survey:

If you have already completed the survey in the fall you do not need to express your interest again.

Sports Physicals

Before a student can participate in Founders Classical Academy’s after-school athletics program, the student must undergo a physical exam with a licensed physician, and his or her family must complete several sports participation forms. Physicals must be passed once every calendar year, whereas sports participation forms must be completed each school year.

If you are the parent of a student in 6th-12th grade who intends to compete in athletics, please schedule your student's physical during the summer. The required athletics forms are available to athletes through TeamSnap. The physical form is also available through Jupiter or click here to download a copy.

Basketball Games

Please see the athletic calendar on the right for the basketball schedule. Come out to support your Archers!

Spring Soccer Tryouts

  • UPDATED! January 16 & 17 - High School Girls
  • January 21 & 22 - Middle School Boys & Girls
  • March 2 & 3 - High School Boys

Spring Track Season Begins in January

  • January 27 - High School Track begins
  • February 18 - Middle School Track begins