Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Happy new year! I hope you and your family enjoyed the holidays and some good leisure.
You may know that the word January has Latin roots. It comes from Januarius of the Roman god Janus who presided over doors and beginnings. It is a fitting word for the first month of the year as we can peer through the door at the previous year and look ahead to the one before us…
Wisdom, one of the chief virtues, comes to us by way of experience and formal knowledge. We can look back and learn from past experiences, both positive and negative, and from the knowledge we have assimilated, and put them to good use. When we do this we become wiser and our walk becomes richer. As we look ahead to the remainder of this school year, I am nothing but excited about our future course. Our students have acquired a great deal of knowledge and valuable tools of learning, and they have benefited from numerous experiences over the months that have helped make them more prudent and even stronger students. Meanwhile, our faculty members have also grown and have sharpened their saws so to speak; their passion for your children and the content they teach is strong. With this in mind, let us parents resolve to continue to support our children in school the way only we can: to bring them to school well-prepared each day and on time, to provide sacred space/time for homework, to monitor their progress, to communicate with and support their teachers, and to encourage them when they struggle or grow weary. Sursum et Prorsum ad Excellentium!
Something new for 2016 – If you have not visited our web site recently, there have been some updates. In the “Campus Information” dropdown is where you will see most of the changes. You may be particularly interested in all the faculty and staff bio’s on our “Faculty and Staff” page. I shared a number of them with you via e-mail messages during the first semester and now you can read all of them and see individual photos as well right here. Thanks to Mr. Gnadinger for loading all the faculty and staff content.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Re-Enrollment: The deadline to reenroll your child for next year is this Friday, January 8th. Current FCA families should have received a re-enrollment e-mail from our corporate office before the break. If you have not done so already, please complete the brief intent to reenroll form online. After you submit the form, you should receive an e-mail confirmation, and in the spring you will complete the full reenrollment form. Completing this process will ensure that your child has a spot at Founders Lewisville for the 2016-2017 school year.
Spirit Day: This Friday is Spirit Day. Students may wear any approved spirit wear t-shirts, including shirts approved for extra-curricular clubs, honor societies, fine arts performance groups, and FCA sports teams. Students that do not wear spirit shirts must wear school uniform shirts. Students may wear Blue Jeans without holes, without slits, and must be free of decorations or embellishments; students may not wear skinny or baggy jeans, or leggings. If students are not wearing spirit wear they must be in uniform.
Track & Field: An informational meeting will be held in Miss Frost’s room on Thursday, January 7th, from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The first day of practice will be held Monday, January 11th.
PE Uniforms, Grades 6-12: We have a new vendor for PE uniforms right here in Lewisville, The Uniform Store. An e-mail will be coming soon with ordering details.
Early Release Day & Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday: Mark your calendar. On Friday, January 15th, grammar schools students will be released at Noon, and upper school students at 12:15 p.m. After Care will not be available on this date and faculty and staff will not be available to meet with students or parents. Monday, January 18th, school will not be in session in observance of the federal holiday.
Winter Wonderland High School Social: Save the date! A high school social will be held on Saturday, January 16th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Founders Gymnasium. Open to all 9th – 12th grade FCA Students. DJ, dancing, photo booth, food and fun! See the flyer at the bottom of this message for details. Volunteers are needed for this event, click the link to sign up today: HS Winter Social Parent Volunteer Sign Up.
Athletics: To view this week’s basketball schedule, scroll to the bottom of this message. Keep up with FCA athletics by visiting TeamSnap where you can find schedules and team information.
FCA Volunteers: There are many opportunities to volunteer. You will find some on the FCA PTO, FCA Boosters, and Watch D.O.G.S. websites. For all other volunteering opportunities you can find them at FCAVolunteers.com. These volunteer opportunities include: car line, grammar lunch, middle lunch, upper lunch, upper office, and after school care. To volunteer, please complete a RES Volunteer Application and pick a volunteer spot.
Dates to Remember, Semester Two: Click here to view and / or download the semester two calendar.
Online School Calendar and Founders Mobile App: Keep up with Founders activities and events here. iPhone users may also download the “FCA Mobile” app to access the school calendar and other key Founders information.
Headmaster, Founders Classical Academy
Basketball Schedule – Listed by Team
|Basketball 4-6th Grade Boys||Mr. Grzesiak||January 09, 2016 3:00 PM vs. Texas Heat|
|Basketball 4-6th Grade Girls||Mrs. Morris||January 09, 2016 11:00 AM vs. FCA 7th Grade Girls|
|Basketball 7th Grade Girls||Ms. Griffeth||January 09, 2016 11:00 AM at Basketball 4-6th Grade Girls|
|Basketball JV Boys||Mr. Straus||January 14, 2016 7:00 PM vs. ILT Garland|
|Basketball JV Girls||Ms. Griffeth||January 05, 2016 5:30 PM at Harmony Carrollton|
|Basketball MS Boys||Mr. Fanning||January 06, 2016 6:30 PM vs. Imagine International CANCELED|
|Basketball MS Girls||Ms. Griffeth||January 06, 2016 5:30 PM vs. Imagine International|
|Basketball Varsity Boys||Mr. Foster||January 05, 2016 7:00 PM vs. Winfree Lewisville|
|Basketball Varsity Girls||Mr. Gray||January 05, 2016 5:30 PM vs. Luna Prep|