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School Updates

May 2022
 
5/3 Update
Last week, we were notified that Founders Classical Academy - Bentonville is the number two high school in the state of Arkansas, according to U.S News and World Report. Rankings are based on several factors, including college readiness and graduation rates.  We are excited about this recognition and the hard work of our students and staff! Thank you for helping make our school a great place!

General Information
Summer Enrichment Camps-Deadline to sign up Friday
Founder's Classical Academy will be offering Summer Enrichment Camps for the summer of 2022.  These week long camps will provide fun themes that will consist of STEM activities, snacks, and fun games. The Camps will be Monday through Friday 8am-12pm.  Cost is $100 a week
Weeks:
June 13-17 Luau/Beach,
June 20-24 Around the World,
June 27-July 1 Space,
July 11-15 Disney,
July 18-22 Decades,
July 25-29 Adventure
To sign up: Summer Enrichment Camp Signups

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 2nd-6th is Teacher/Staff Appreciation week! Our PTO has planned a fun week for staff to thank them for their hard work and dedication to our students.  This week is made possible through Spirit Shirt sales as well as money for teacher appreciation from school fundraisers.  
See attached flyer for more details

Student Travel During School Year
ALL students, including those who have chosen virtual instruction, must be in Arkansas in order to remain enrolled at our school.  We cannot accommodate overseas travel, as it is not in alignment with state rules regarding attendance. Students absences exceeding 10 days results in students loosing their spot at Founders Classical.

Students Absences
To report absences, parents need to email  [email protected]com

HAC (Home Access Center)- Accessing student Grades 
To check student's grades  http://hac20.esp.k12.ar.us
If you need to reset your password, email [email protected]responsiveedar.com

New Payment System
Here is the link to our new school payment system: https://osp.osmsinc.com/responsiveed

School Contact emails
Admin Team  [email protected]
Attendance  [email protected]com
Nurse  [email protected]


Car line reminders:
Morning drop off for the front and back car line ends at 7:45 for K-6 grade students.  7-12th grade students can continue to be dropped off at the front of the High school building until 8am.  Arriving after these times will require you to sign your child in at the office.

Upcoming Events
Night For The Arts
Join us May 7th as our 6th-12th grade students showcase their talents!
 

Cultural Day- May 14th
Founders Classical Academy will be hosting a Cultural Fair Saturday May 14th.  We would like to invite families to host a booth about a culture or country that they would like to share more information about.  This is a great opportunity for families to research their family's history with their students and share with others.
 To sign up to host a Table, please see attached flyer. Sign up
RSVP to attend  

7-12 Activities Banquet
Who: 7-12th students who participated in one or more of the following: athletics, esports, choir, art club, or theatre
When: May 13, 5:00-7:30 pm
Where: Cafeteria
What: Dinner and awards to honor all the hard work students and parents have put into our extracurricular activities this year!
Please RSVP for your family using the link below   RSVP link: https://forms.gle/J9pWypucsBLzb2EW6 

Mark Your Calendars- Awards Ceremonies/End of Year Celebrations 
  • K-6 Field Day May 23rd
  • Kindergarten Graduation- May 24th 1pm
  • 1st Grade Awards Ceremony- May 24th at 8:15
  • 2nd Grade Awards Ceremony - May 24th at 10am
  • 3rd Grade Awards Ceremony - May 25th at 1pm
  • 4th Grade Awards Ceremony - May 25 at 8:15 am
  • 5th Grade Awards Ceremony - May 25th  9:45 am
  • 6th Grade Awards Ceremony - May 25th at 11:15am
  • 7th-11th Grade Awards Ceremony - May 26th at 8:15am
Parking is limited, we ask that families ride together to ensure there is enough parking.  

Volunteer Opportunity
All on campus volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application  and be approved before volunteering at the school
If you are interested in volunteering at FCA please fill out the PTO Volunteer google form, https://forms.gle/9gyyWHvyGEKbAShQA
Ways to help at the school
Recess Coverage-  Must be an approved volunteer to volunteer around students
Make Copies for Teachers

Fundraisers
Spartan Fun Run-May 6th
                        
PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTERhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfneZikwtn3VPGtbuco8X0BCkn8Uxtgdowr5dEXrp6pI5Njpw/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Discount Card Sales 
Spartan Athletics and Choir are selling Discount Cards to local and nationwide businesses!  


 
Cards cost $20 and $13 returns to the Spartan Athletic and Choir Programs! The Discount cards can be used until 2/1/2023! Discounts on the cards can be used repeatedly (each discount can be used 1 time each day)!

Discounts include:
  • $10 off at Shoe Carnival
  • $15 off an Oil Change at Firestone
  • Buy 1 sub get one free at Jersey Mikes
  • 10% off Zaxby's 
  • 10% off First Watch
  • 10% at Gusano's
  • $10 off Old Chicago
  • And much more
To Purchase:  
Direct Link: PLEASE CLICK HERE
QR Code:
 *In Comments PARENT NAME, STUDENT NAME and Homeroom Teacher
Cards will be delivered to students homerooms.

Athletics
Volleyball Open Gym!
Who: Any 7-12th graders (ladies and gentleman)
What: An hour of loosely structured free-play. Learn the rules, build interest before girls tryouts for the Fall 22 tryouts, and have fun!
When: Thursdays 3:30-4:30. Starting March 10
Where: Main gym. Pick up in the back
What to wear: Athletic clothing and shoes that follow dress code guidelines

Important Dates
Schoolwide events
5/6 Spartan Fun Run
5/7 Spartan Fine Arts Night
5/14 Cultural Day
5/23 Field Day