Weekly Updates

Dec 13, 2019 -- Posted by : admin

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, December 16th
    • B Day for middle campus students
    • 6:30pm: Middle Campus Winter Concert @ Shearer Hall, Mitchell Community College
  • Tuesday, December 17th
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​4:00pm: Middle Campus Basketball vs. St. Mark's @ 14750 Stumptown Road, Huntersville
  • Wednesday, December 18th
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​1st grade Kaleideum Payments DUE on MyPaymentsPlus.com
  • Thursday, December 19th
    • Quarter 2 ends
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​HALF DAY
      • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​K-2 Dismissal @ 11:00am
      • 3-5 Dismissal @ 11:15am
      • 6-8 Dismissal @ 11:30am
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​3:30pm: Middle Campus Basketball vs. LCS @ 1875 Simonton Rd, Statesville
  • Friday, December 20th
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Winter Break begins; NO SCHOOL until January 6, 2020!

Save The Date

  • 3rd Annual Students vs. Teachers Basketball Game @ Statesville Fitness Center — Thursday, January 23rd, 6:00pm
  • 2nd Grade to see Charlotte's Web in Winston-Salem — Friday, March 13th

Latest News

Lost & Found

The lost and found at both campuses is overflowing! If your student is missing something, please check for it in the lost and found. Please remember that it's very helpful for parents to write their student's name inside any coats or hoodies. Any items not claimed by the last school day in December will be donated to our clothes closet or to Goodwill.

7th Grade OBX Trip & 8th Grade NYC Trip

We still have a few seats left on the big trips for 7th and 8th graders! Sign up at www.MyPaymentsPlus.com ASAP. Both trips are limited to a maximum of 50 students, so pay the deposit now to secure your spot! Once the deposit is paid, a fee for the remainder will be added to your account, and you can make additional payments of any amount on your own schedule as long as the full balance is paid by March 2, 2020.

School Counseling Parent Focus Group

The School Counseling Parent Focus group will have its first meeting on Monday, January 13th, at 2pm at the elementary campus. For more information, please contact tai.mcmiller@arsnc.org.

Calendar Committee

The ARS Calendar Committee will convene for their first meeting in January. Stay tuned for details and a sign-up link next week!

ARS Summer Care & Summer Camps

Stay tuned for information on ARS Summer Care and Summer Camp for 2020! We're excited to share with you.

K-8 Yearbooks

Yearbook needs your pictures! If you have pictures from school events, sports, field trips, or visits, please submit them to the ReplayIt App or email them to teresa.brown@arsnc.org.

Yearbooks are currently priced at $35. Order now at jostensyearbooks.com!

If you are the parent of an 8th or 5th grader, don't forget to order your personal ad for you student!

8th Grade Graduation Slideshow

As is tradition, we're beginning to work on the 8th Grade Graduation Slideshow! Please send all pictures to Tina Farewell either via email to tina.farewell@arsnc.org or text to 704-832-5603. When sending pictures, please be sure to include your student's name in the subject line. We need all pictures by February 14th. Thank you!

3rd Annual ARS Invention Convention

Are you creative, brilliant, and brave? If so, join us for the invention convention! All inventions must follow the rules below. First prize is principal for the day; second prize is teacher for the day; third prize is a trip to Andrea's Ice Cream; and fourth and fifth prizes are extra recess with a friend.

  1. It has to be original! No copying

  2. Put your name on the back or bottom.

  3. Turn in February 3, 2020.

  4. Staff will vote by top secret ballot.

  5. Judges will select winners and announce Thursday, February 6, 2020

Box Tops for Education

Please continue to clip and send in Box Tops with a date. Download the Box Tops app and scan your receipt to help earn free money for ARS!

  1. Continue to clip and send in paper Box Tops that have dates on them — just like last year!
  2. Download the Box Tops for Education app and choose American Renaissance School. This allows you to scan your receipt each time you shop, and the money goes directly to our school. We receive a check in December and April.

Standing News

Alumni Database

We're working diligently to create the first-ever ARS alumni database. We hope this will allow us to more easily keep up with our alumni, as well as give us the data we need to create an alumni showcase feature on our website. If you or someone you know is an ARS alumnus, please ask them to fill out this survey and submit a current headshot. We're especially interested in hearing from those who have started their careers and can serve as inspiration for our current students and prospective new families; however, we welcome any and all alumni contributions. Thank you!

Annual Fund

As a public charter school, ARS relies on the support of its community. Please consider setting up a recurring donation this year! You can choose to give as little as $5 per month, and this is easier for many families than making one big donation per year. Visit the Annual Fund page on our website to learn more and sign up!


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