Weekly Updates

Oct 19, 2017 -- Posted by : admin

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, October 20th
    • Teacher Workday
    • 4:00pm: Middle Campus Soccer All-Star Game @ 7834 Galway Ln., Denver
    • 4:00pm: Middle Campus Volleyball All-Star Game @ 205 Yellow Wood Circle, Mooresville
    • 5:00pm-7:00pm: ARSYAA K-6 Basketball Registration @ Elementary Campus
  • Monday, October 23rd
    • A Day for middle campus students
    • 8:00am-3:30pm: Book Fair open @ Elementary Campus
  • Tuesday, October 24th
    • 8:00am-7:00pm: Book Fair open @ Elementary Campus
    • 5:00pm: Afterschool program closing early
    • 5:30pm: Haunted Band Concert @ Middle Campus
    • 6:00pm: ARS Fall Festival @ Cooper Street
  • Wednesday, October 25th
    • 8:00am-3:30pm: Book Fair open @ Elementary Campus
    • Report Cards go home via email
    • Limo Ride to Daylight Donuts for students who sold 10 discount cards (Permission Form required!)
  • Thursday, October 26th
    • 8:00am-3:30pm: Book Fair open @ Elementary Campus
  • Friday, October 27th
    • 8:00am-3:30pm: Book Fair open @ Elementary Campus
    • Box Tops for Education turn-in date
    • 5th Grade to Catawba Science Center

Latest News

Downtown Trick-or-Treat: Candy donations requested!

We have groups at the elementary and middle campus gearing up to hand out candy for Downtown Trick-or-Treating on October 31st. They would love your help in donating bags of candy to use to hand out at the event. Please drop those items off in the container at the front desk of either campus by Oct. 27. We appreciate your help!

ARSYAA Fundraiser @ Balloon Fest

ARSYAA will park cars for the Balloon Festival on Oct. 21-22 to raise money to support the youth sports programs at ARS. Funding from this event will help to support the financial assistance program and other expenses not covered by registration fees. We need 8 volunteers for each of four shifts to help us park cars. Volunteers will direct cars to designated free parking areas at the Iredell County Fairgrounds (630 N. Main Street, Troutman) for the Balloon Festival shuttle. Click here to volunteer for a shift.

Fall Festival

We're excited to announce the first ARS Fall Festival! We hope you'll join us for this event on October 24th from 5:30-7:00pm. Most events will take place on Cooper St., which will be closed for us that evening!

  • 5:30 - 6:00 - Haunted Middle School Band @ Middle Campus
    • The 7th and 8th grade band will perform at the middle campus. Performers: please arrive by 5:15!
  • 6:00 - 7:00 - GAMES, FOOD, MUSIC & BOOK FAIR @ Cooper St.
  • Halloween Costume Contest and Photo Booth
  • Enter the book fair raffle for a free room at the Great Wolf Lodge RAP Event!
  • Clothes Closets open in both buildings!

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

The bookfair is set up and ready for students thanks to some great volunteers! We do still need some volunteer slots filled. Please click here to sign up to help!

Book Fair Schedule

Thursday, Oct 19 Student preview day

Friday, Oct 20-Faculty/staff day-teacher wish list

Monday, Oct 23-Friday, Oct 27- The bookfair will be open from 7:30am-3:30pm daily. On Tuesday, Oct 24, the bookfair will be open all day from 7:30am-7:00pm.

Reminder: School Start and End Times

Quick reminder: school starts at both campuses at 7:55am. Students arriving after 7:55 are considered tardy and must be signed in at the front desk. K-2 dismissal begins at 2:45, 3-5 dismissal begins at 3:00, and 6-8 dismissal begins at 3:15. Thank you for ensuring your student arrives and departs on time!

According to NC state statues, a student must be present a minimum of half a day to be counted present at school. For ARS, students signed out before 11:35 or dropped off after 11:35 will be considered absent for the day.

6th Grade to Appalachian State University

6th grade students will be Field Trippin' to ASU on Monday, November 13th. Permission forms and payment information will be coming home with your student today. More information will be sent out soon!

Middle Campus Crosby Scholars

The Middle School Crosby Scholars will meet on the second Friday of every month from 11:40 - 12:30 in the Band/Chorus room. In November, they will meet on the 17th, because we do not have school on the 10th due to Veteran's Day.

Morgan Franklin Fellowship Educational Opportunity

The Morgan Franklin Fellowship Foundation, Inc. (MFF) was founded by Peter Morgan in 2014. MFF is a unique student educational program designed to give youth ages 12-20 the opportunity to learn financial literacy. For more information and a copy of the application, see the post on our News page.

Elementary Campus Spirit Week: October 30 - November 3

The elementary campus student council is hosting a spirit week for all elementary students. Spirit week is FREE for all students to participate! We can't wait to see all the creativity for each day. Lets see who can show the best school spirit. Students are encouraged to dress for up each day. There will be posters displayed at all drop off and pick up locations.

  • Monday, October 30th: Wacky-Tacky Day
  • Tuesday, October 31st: (Halloween) Book Character Day
  • Wednesday, November 1st: Western Day
  • Thursday, November 2nd: Twin Day
  • Friday, November 3rd: Hippie Day

Middle Campus Spirit Week: October 30 - November 3

The middle campus student council is hosting a spirit week for all middle students. Spirit week is FREE for all students to participate! We can't wait to see all the creativity for each day. Lets see who can show the best school spirit. Students are encouraged to dress for up each day. There will be posters displayed at all drop off and pick up locations.

  • Monday, October 30th: Pink Out Day
  • Tuesday, October 31st: Halloween Costume Day — No accessories (knives, swords, guns or similar items). Face paint and hats should not distract from the learning environment. A teacher or staff member may ask you to remove them at any time.
  • Wednesday, November 1st: Wacky-Tacky Day
  • Thursday, November 2nd: Sports Team Day
  • Friday, November 3rd: Free Dress

Elementary Campus Halloween Activities

Keep an eye out for information from classroom teachers regarding Halloween parties! These will take place between 2:00pm and 2:45pm on Halloween. Our traditional K-5 Halloween Parade through downtown Statesville is happening again this year! The parade will start around 1:00pm on Halloween.

Standing News

Backpack Program

Our Backpack Program is in need of food donations all year! Please send in non-perishable food items to the front desk of either building. Our fabulous backpack team will prepare care packages for families in need every Friday and before long school breaks.

Thank you for all your donations so far! However, please remember that we are unable to accept items that are bulk packaged or that must be prepared on the stove or in the oven. We especially need canned goods and individual servings of things like Chef Boyardee, mac and cheese, beanie weenies, oatmeal, grits, etc.

K-8 Yearbook

Yearbooks are now $30! Don't miss out — order yours today. Simply visit our Jostens ordering page to order online. All the yearbooks will be hardback this year and come with many fun new options to personalize the front cover - from monograms, names, to special decals. We will also be available at the Fall Festival to take orders!

5th and 8th grade parents: Order your student's personal ad today! Contact brownt@arsnc.org for details.

ReplayIt App for Yearbook Photos

This year, for simplicity and ease, we are accepting photos taken by you for the yearbook! Any photos you take throughout the year of school activities or your student can quickly and easily be uploaded to us through the free ReplayIt app for both Apple and Android. Download it today, and start sending photos to the yearbook staff! To learn more, visit ReplayIt.com.

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!

Publix Partners

By scanning our Partner Card, a percentage of every Publix purchase can support ARS. Cards were distributed at the end of last school year. If you need a card, stop by the school next week or ask your child's teacher during open house.

Amazon Smile

Don't forget to use AmazonSmile next time you order online! Simply visit http://smile.amazon.com instead of the regular site, select American Renaissance School as your organization, then order as usual.

Local Sharing Tree

Don't forget — you can get a great deal from a local retailer AND support your school at the same time! Simply visit LocalSharingTree.com and choose ARS at checkout. In one fell swoop, you've supported local businesses, supported your school, and supported your own budget.


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