Archers in Action

Monthly newsletter for enrolled families. Information is updated weekly.

July 2018

Office News

Summer Hours

The front office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00am-3:00pm. The office phone number is 512-259-0103. We will be closed July 2-6 . We look forward to seeing everyone at the Back to School Social on Tuesday, August 14. The First Day of School is Thursday, August 16.

New Archers in Action format

The Archers in Action is now published on our school website. This will help our families quickly find the information they are looking for. To help you navigate, on the right side of the page we have created helpful links for the most commonly used applications, forms and information.

Online Scavenger Hunt

We have many new updates on our school website. We want to challenge our parents and students with our Online Scavenger Hunt. If you answer all 15 questions correctly your name will be entered for a prize drawing. All forms must be submitted by August 10 and the winner will be announced at the Back to School Social. Good luck Archers!

Pre-Order your FCA Planner

Cultivating good habits for success begins with organization. In the words of Mrs. Walley, Upper School Science Teacher, “Don’t just have a planner–please use it!” You can pre-order a beautiful Founders planner for only $8. It is customized for our school and you will find it very helpful for tracking weekly assignments, planning your academic year, and keeping track of your time.

Planners are required for 2nd-12th grade. Please complete this order form and make your payment using the K12 Payment Center:

2018-2019 FCA Planner Order Form

  • Grammar school planners (K-5th) will be delivered to the classroom for the first day of school.
  • Upper school planners (6th-12th) will be available to pick up at the Back to School Social.

Transcript Requests

If your student requires a transcript, please fill out a Transcript Request Form. This form may be found in Jupiter, online, or picked up at the front office. You may email it to the Registrar, Mrs. Cunningham or drop it off at the school office. Emailed requests will not be accepted without a Transcript Request Form. Please keep in mind that transcript requests require a two-week notice.

Withdrawing a Student

We are always sad to see families leave, but we also understand that life happens and plans change. If your child will not be returning to Founders next year, please plan a convenient time to meet with Mrs. Cunningham to sign an official Withdrawal Form. This should only take about two minutes of your time. Please note that this is not the Withdrawal Notice that may be found online, but instead an official form that must be signed. For your convenience, please use the Student Withdrawal Checklist to ensure the process is complete. The best way to ensure that your child's records are prepared and sent to another school before the 2018-2019 academic year begins, please be sure to complete the withdrawal process by July 26th.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Our office staff and administration are busy preparing for our next school year and we could use your help. If you are interested in getting started on your Archer Hours for the 2018-2019 school year, please use the following sign ups:

Summer Volunteer Projects - odd jobs and projects

School Supply Drop-Off - sort and organize school supplies. Students are welcome to help.

Bulletin Boards - use your crafting skills to prepare bulletin boards for Back to School

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

  • All Summer at Brushy Creek Sports Park, Summer Run Club (5th-12th)
  • July 30 - August 3
    • Middle School (6th-8th) Boys & Girls Basketball
    • Upper School (6th-12th) Boys & Girls Spirit Camp
    • Grammar (4th-5th) Boys & Girls Basketball
    • High School (9th-12th) Boys & Girls Basketball
    • Spirit Camp (6th-12th)
  • August 7-10
    • Upper School (6th-12) Boys & Girls Soccer

Academic Camp Line Up

  • 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)
    • 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 pay for the camp if you are certain of your student’s ability to attend – refunds will not be issued. only 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 1, Uniform Exchange

Our fall Uniform Exchange/Sale will have everyone ready for back to school! It will take place on Wednesday, August 1 at 12:00-1:30 in the Upper School Cafeteria. They accept all like-new or gently used, uniform approved polos, oxfords, pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers, belts and ties. Please bring all items laundered and folded neatly. Check-in begins at 12:00 and the exchange opens at 12:15. Please download the flier here for complete details and commonly asked questions.

August 1-3, School Supply Drop-Off

This year we would like to offer our families the option to drop off their school supplies from Wednesday, August 1 to Friday, August 3 and Monday, August 6 from 10:00am-2:00pm. We will take the grammar school classroom and communal supplies as well as the upper school communal supplies. All supplies will be delivered to the building 2 gym.

If you would like to volunteer to help sort and organize the supplies, please use this sign up: School Supply Drop-Off. Students are welcome to help.

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

Please click on the following link for more information regarding the House System.

Athletic News

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