Weekly Updates

Sep 15, 2019 -- Posted by : admin

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, September 16th
    • ​​​​​​​A Day for middle campus students
    • 4:00pm: Cross Country Meet @ Mac Anderson Park
  • Tuesday, September 17th
    • Elementary Campus Student Council Applications DUE to Mrs. Ciampanella
    • 12:00pm: Lunch Orders for October DUE on MyPaymentsPlus.com
    • 3:30pm: Middle Campus Volleyball vs. CSD @ 404 Armour St., Davidson
    • 4:00pm: Middle Campus Soccer vs. CSD @ 19000 Davidson-Concord Rd., Davidson
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​6:00pm: AIG Parent Meeting @ Donovan Cook Center
  • Thursday, September 19th
    • 4th Grade Recorder Orders DUE on MyPaymentsPlus.com
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​4:00pm: Middle Campus Soccer vs. Langtree @ Statesville Soccer Complex
    • 4:00pm: Middle Campus Volleyball vs. Langtree @ Statesville Rec Center
    • 6:30pm: Boy Scouts Parent Meeting @ Donovan Cook Center
  • Friday, September 20th
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​LAST DAY to order yearbook for $25 @ JostensYearbooks.com

Latest News

SAVE THE DATE: 3b Music Festival — Saturday, October 12th

Tickets for 3B will go on sale soon! Contact john.saunders@arsnc.org if you would like to sponsor or become a vendor for this year's festival.

SAVE THE DATE: Fall Festival brought to you by Griffin Insurance — Thursday, October 24th

SAVE THE DATE: Middle Campus Student Led Conferences — Friday, November 1st, 3:00pm-6:00pm

K-5 Walker Dismissal

Please remember to come up to the door and display your car tag when picking up students from the walker door at the elementary campus. Even if you Announce yourself on PikMyKid, we need to be able to see you easily to ensure students are being picked up by authorized adults only. Thank you!

K-8 Yearbook Orders NOW OPEN!

Yearbooks are on sale now! Order before September 20th to take advantage of our best price of the year. Simply go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to place your order before this amazing deal ends.

Girl Scouts Volunteers

We are in need of Girl Scouts Volunteers. If you would like to mentor girls grades K-5, please visit girlscoutsp2p.org.

Backpack Program Donations

The Backpack Program is desperate need of water enhancers and other nutritional items. Please consider donating weekly to our program. Contact tai.mcmiller@arsnc.org with any questions.

K-5 Original Works Fundraiser

Students in grades K-5 have started working on their art projects for our Original Works fundraiser. Artwork will be sent home Oct. 15 and orders will be due by Oct. 22.  More information will be forthcoming. Please contact amy.mccachren@arsnc.org with any questions.

2nd Grade Science Fun for Everyone!

Payments for the 2nd Grade Science Fun for Everyone assembly are due by September 30th. This is a program focusing on weather for 2nd grade students only. The cost is $10, payable on MyPaymentsPlus.com.

4th Grade Student Recorders

It is time to order our recorders and books! Please make payment by Thursday, Sept. 19th on MyPaymentPlus.com. If your child already has a good quality recorder and does not need a new one, please choose the book only option for $8.00. If your child needs the recorder and book, please order both for total of $14.00. If you have already paid, thank you!

Crosby Scholars

Any student grades 6-8 may enroll by going to www.crosbyscholarsiredell.org and filling out the application. Deadline is 10/1/2019. The first meeting for 6th and 7th graders is September 13 at 11:30 and for 8th graders October 11th at 11:30.

Crosby Scholars is hosting an Orientation on Thursday, September 26, from 5-7 pm. The event will be held at The Unity Center, 1145 Salisbury Road, in Statesville. New Crosby Scholars are invited as well as the general public. There will be informational sessions about the benefits of college and about the Crosby Scholars program. Community partners will be present to talk about volunteer opportunities. Snacks will be served and t-shirts will be available for new Scholars. See www.crosbyscholarsiredell.org for more information.

Box Tops for Education

ARS is participating in the Box Tops program again this year! There are two ways to participate:

  1. Continue to clip and send in paper Box Tops that have dates on them — just like last year!
  2. Download the Box Top 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.

Thank you for your continued support of this program!

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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