Weekly Updates

Dec 6, 2018 -- Posted by : admin

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, December 10th
    • SNOW DAY
  • Tuesday, December 11th
    • SNOW DAY
    • 11:59pm: Lunch Orders for January DUE on MyPaymentsPlus.com
  • Wednesday, December 12th
    • 3rd  Grade Classroom Spelling Bee
    • Middle Campus Angel Tree gifts DUE
    • 5:30pm: Calendar Commitee Meeting @ Elementary Campus Boardroom
  • Thursday, December 13th
    • 6:30pm: Middle Campus Band Concert @ Shearer Hall, Mitchell Community College, 500 W. Broad St., Statesville
  • Friday, December 14th
    • ​​​​​​​Last day for 5th Street Ministries Supply Drive

Latest News

Limo Ride Reward for Discount Card Fundraiser

Our Limo Rides have been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 11th! We are still working out details on the DJ Dance and will share more information as soon as it's available.

Car Line Reminder

Students who have not entered our buildings by 7:55am are considered tardy. If this happens, please be sure to park near the front door and sign in your student. In some cases, your student may be marked absent until they have been signed in. The state requires that we account for every instructional minute in our school day, and it's important for all students to be ready to learn at the same time. Thank you for your attention to this matter!

"Calls from Santa" Volunteers

Our friends at Iredell County Parks & Recreation are in need of volunteers for their "Calls from Santa" program! There are current openings in the evenings on December 10th-13th. They run one-hour shifts from 5:30pm-8:30pm, and the busiest day will be Monday. If you're interested, visit their website to sign up!

Elementary Campus Mitten Tree

Our Elementary Student Council is hosting a Mitten Tree for Fifth Street Ministries! We are accepting adult items only — mittens, gloves, scarves, beanies, tobaggans, socks, etc. — until December 19th! Please contact caroline.ciampanella@arsnc.org with any questions.

Fifth Street Ministries Supply Drive

The Supply Drive has been extended until Dec. 14th! The Middle Campus Student Council is hosting a supply drive for 5th Street Ministries. There are boxes at the Elementary Campus front office and at the front and back doors of the Middle Campus. Please consider picking up an extra item next time you go to the store to donate! Items needed include:

  • paper towels
  • toilet paper
  • laundry detergent
  • stain remover
  • bleach
  • air freshener
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • feminine hygiene products
  • towels / washcloths
  • 33/55 gallon trash bags

Middle Campus Angel Tree

Thanks to the students and families who have adopted an angel to provide Christmas gifts this year! The new, unwrapped gifts for the angels need to be put in 1 bag (per child) with the card attached and brought back to the middle campus no later than Dec. 12. All the angels have been adopted, but there is a need for monetary donations to help fill some of the angel's wishes. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please send that in care of Mrs. Berkley. Please include your name on the envelope. Please direct any questions to Cathy Berkley — cathy.berkley@arsnc.org.

Great Wolf Lodge

Join us at our annual ARS family night at Great Wolf Lodge on Thursday, January 10, 2019. To make reservations go to www.greatwolf.com/concord or call 1-866-751-9653 and use code 1901ARS for the discounted room rate. Rates are $119.99 + taxes/fees for the standard room and $159.99 + taxes/fees for the themed suites. Reservations must be made by December 21, 2018 in order to receive the special rate. For more information please contact rap@arsnc.org. We look forward to see you all there!

Yearbook Orders

Get your 2018-2019 yearbook now! Books are now $30 for a limited time. Don't miss out on this discount! Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to place your order today. Please remember that yearbook orders can only be placed online; do not send orders to the school as we are unable to process them.

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Amazon Smile

Did you know your purcahses can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to American Renaissance School when you do your holiday shoping at smile.amazon.com/ch/56-2143711.

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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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