Archers in Action

FCA Leander newsletter for enrolled families.

Information is updated weekly.

July 2019

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 1-5 . We look forward to seeing everyone at the Back to School Social on Tuesday, August 13. The First Day of School is Thursday, August 15.

2019-2020 School Calendar

The 2019-2020 school calendar has been approved. Please click here to download a copy.

Uniform Policy

We have updated the 2019-2020 Uniform Policy to clearly outline the required clothing. Please click here to download the updated policy. The dress code will be strictly enforced this upcoming school year. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the policy. Here are a few of the new changes to note:

  • No hoodies will be worn inside. Indoor wear will be knit sweater only
  • Belts must be worn in grades 3-12
  • Girls will wear pleated skirts and not jumpers starting in 3rd grade
  • New tie option for Upper School students in 7th-12th
  • Required PE Uniform for 6th-12th grade
  • Spirit wear will be worn once a month on Friday. House Shirts are not spirit wear

2019-2020 School Supply Lists

Please click here to access the supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year. Please consider using the Amazon School Rewards program for your order. More information below.

Amazon School Rewards

For every purchase on Amazon.com using our campus website link, our school will receive a donation of 6-10% of your purchase. Please click here or on the Amazon button 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!

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 $10. 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.

Please complete this order form and make your payment using the K12 Payment Center:

2019-2020 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.

Summer Reading

Please click on the link below to see the summer reading assignments for students in Grades K-12. Summer reading is a required assignment for all students. Students in grades 3rd-12th should turn in their written assignments on the first day of school so that they can be graded. Discussions about summer reading will take place in the first days of each new school year.

Summer Reading K-12 2019-2020

Parent Access to STAAR Portal

On June 12, parents can access their child’s STAAR results and a suite of other resources to support summer learning at home by visiting TexasAssessment.gov. Fill in your student's information, and log into student portal. If you don't already know your student's Unique Student Access Code, click on the "Find My Access Code" link and fill in the required information on the Look Up Unique Access Code page. You will need: Student's First Name, social security number and Student's birth date. Click Go. You can record the Access Code for future reference, and then click Go again. That will take you to the student portal. Click here to download the flier.

Paper copies of the STAAR Report Card (SRC) will be distributed to parents over the summer.

Note from Registrar: Withdrawing a Student & Transcript Request

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 email Mrs. Cunningham as soon as possible to begin the withdrawal process. Early notification is requested so that we may ensure all necessary documents are put together for you at your desired time frame. For your convenience, please use the Student Withdrawal Checklist to ensure the process is complete.

If your student requires a transcript, please complete the Transcript Request form and submit to the front office. Please note that final transcripts will not be made available until mid June.

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!

Yearbooks

There are a few remaining yearbook​s. They may be purchased for $40 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.

2019-2020 Important Dates

The school calendar is pending RES Board approval. However, we would like to share the following important dates with our families in preparation for the next school year:

  • First Day of School - August 15, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 25-29, 2019
  • Christmas Break - December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 (January 6-7 are Staff Development days)
  • Spring Break - March 16-20, 2020
  • Last Day of School - May 29, 2020

New Box Tops for Education program begins June 2019

Beginning in June 2019, the Box Tops program is changing. Save time clipping labels and scan your labels with the Box Top for Education App. It's easy to do! Download the app and register. Be sure to select Founders Classical Academy of Leander. Box Tops are worth .10 each! Please also continue to collect My Coke Caps and Pull Tabs, these are worth .05, .15, and .20 cents each! Don’t forget about Tyson product labels too. Tyson labels are worth .24 each! Tyson product labels are found in the frozen food section of grocery stores.

Summer Checklist

  1. Uniform
  2. School supplies & planner
  3. Summer Reading

To be ready for the new school year, students should review the updated Uniform Policy, purchase school supplies and a planner, and complete their summer reading. Detailed information for each of these items can be found in Office News. You can also download the information per your grade here:

Helpful Links

House Points

Updated 6/4/19

  1. Beethoven - 1,219
  2. Euclid - 1,120
  3. Shakespeare - 1,093
  4. Herodotus - 1,048
  5. Da Vinci - 877
  6. Newton - 858

Upcoming Events

June-August, Camp Artemis 2019

Summer camps are being finalized and fees are being added to K12 Payment Center. You will be notified via Jupiter if the camp has enough registrants and that the fee is available to pay. Please contact the front office if you have any questions.

You may pick up a camp brochure in the office or click here to download a copy. Camps are open to returning and incoming Founders students. Please register students individually: Camp Artemis 2019.

July 8 - 12, Chess (3rd - 6th)

July 15 - 19, Historical Board Games (9th - 12th)

July 29 - August 2, High School Girls Basketball (9th-12th)

July 29 - August 2, Middle School Basketball (Boys and Girls 6th-8th)

July 29 - August 2, Grammar Basketball (Boys and Girls 4th - 5th)

July 29 - August 2, Cursive Handwriting (2nd - 5th)

August 7 - 13 (weekdays only), Upper School Boys & Girls Soccer (6th-12th)

August 10 - 11 (weekend), Upper School Girls Soccer (6th - 12th)

July 31, Uniform Exchange/Sale

Did your student grow over the summer? Do you need a few uniform pieces to get you started for the new school year? Here's your chance to exchange your outgrown uniforms or pick up a few new items. The Uniform Closet accepts 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. The event begins at 6:00pm in the Upper School cafeteria.

If you are unable to attend the exchange, please contact Ms. Lunetta . The closet will be open year round to meet the growing needs of your student.

August 13, Back to School Social

Mark your calendar for our Back to School Social on Tuesday, August 13 in the evening. We will make plans throughout the summer so check back here later for more information.

August 15, First Day of School

We look forward to seeing all our students on Thursday, August 15 for the First Day of School!

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.

Athletic News


Please visit our Founders Archers Athletics page for team information and a complete calendar of athletic events. Please direct questions to the Athletic Director, Nathan McClallen.

Camp Artemis 2019 - Athletic Camps

Registration information above.

June 3-August 16: Summer Run Club

June 3-7: Middle School Girls Volleyball

June 10-14: High School Girls Volleyball

July 29-Aug 2:

  • Middle School Basketball (Boys & Girls)
  • Grammar Basketball (Boys & Girls, 4th & 5th grade only)
  • High School Boys Basketball

Aug 7-13: Upper School Boys & Girls Soccer (6th-12th)

Aug 10-11: Upper School Girls Soccer (6th-12th)

College Counseling

Please visit the College Counseling page for more information.