Weekly Updates

Jan 17, 2020 -- Posted by : admin

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, January 20th
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — NO SCHOOL
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tuesday. January 21st
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​B Day for middle campus students
    • Middle Campus Ski Trip
    • 12:00pm (noon): Lunch Orders for February CLOSE
    • 4:00pm: Middle Campus Basketball 1st Round Tournament Game @ TBD
  • Wednesday, January 22nd
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​4:00pm: Middle Campus Basketball vs. Statesville Montessori @ 1012 Harmony Dr, Statesville
    • 4:00pm: Middle Campus Basketball Tournament Semi-Final @ TBD
  • Thursday, January 23rd
    • 6:00pm: Students vs. Teachers Basketball Game @ 1875 Simonton Rd, Statesville
  • Friday, January 24th
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​4:00pm: Middle Campus Basketball All-Star Game @ TBD

Save The Date

  • 3rd Annual Students vs. Teachers Basketball Game @ Statesville Fitness Center — Thursday, January 23rd, 6:00pm
  • School-Wide Spelling Bee @ Elementary Campus Donovan Cook Center — Monday, Feburary 3rd, 8:30am
  • 4th Grade to see Harriet Tubman — Monday, February 10th
  • 2nd Grade to see Charlotte's Web in Winston-Salem — Friday, March 13th

Latest News

Dismissal Reminder

Please remember that you MUST display your car tag if you are coming through either the elementary or middle campus car line — even if you check in using the app. It is essential that your car tag hang from your rear view mirror so that it's easily visible to all of our car line staff. If you need a new car tag, please email lindsey.henderson@arsnc.org. You can read more about our entire drop-off and pick-up process on our website. Thank you for your cooperation!

Valentine's Day Candy Grams

Valentine's Day Candy grams are on sale now!  Elementary campus students can see their teacher and middle campus students can see a member of the Beta Club to order. They are $2.00 a piece or 3 for $5.00. The deadline is February 7th, and the candy grams will be delivered on February 14th. Please contact jennifer.lloyd@arsnc.org with questions.

Notes from the Guidance Counselor

Board games are needed for our school. Please bring your gently used board games to Mrs. McMiller's office.

The backpack program is in need of paper bowls and microwavable vegetables.

Girl Scouts Troop #13084 has just begun COOKIE SEASON! Cookie season ends March 1st. Be sure to see a girl scout for cookies! Each box is $4 and all of your favorites are BACK: Lemonades, Caramel Delights, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thin Mints, Shortbread, Thanks-a-lot, S'mores, and gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip ($5). We will have girl scouts at the walker door and carline areas on Mondays starting 1/27 for all of your cookie needs! <3 Please support our troop as we hope to sell 10,000 cookies this cookie season! Thanks to all of the volunteers and parent helpers for their support of this great organization! 

Thanks to all of those that attended the quarterly Parent Focus Group meeting! We had a great introductory meeting! Our next meeting will be Monday, March 2nd at 5:30PM in the DCC. All new and interested parents are welcomed to attend! 

4th Grade Harriet Tubman Trip

Fourth grade will be going on a field trip to Reynolds Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 10th to see the play Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Students will be leaving after announcements and will be returning to school by lunch time. Please make your payments on MyPaymentsPlus. Thank you!

5th Grade Catawba Science Center Trip

Fifth grade will be going on a field trip to Catawba Science Center on Friday, February 14th. Please submit payments on MyPaymentsPlus by January 31st.

Middle Campus Ski Trip

The middle campus ski trip has been planned for Tuesday, January 21st at Sugar Mountain. The cost is $58 for either skiiing or snowboarding, payable on MyPaymentsPlus. Parents are welcome to attend as well!

6th Grade Mountain Trail Outdoor School Trip

6th Graders will travel to Mountain Trail Outdoor School April 20-22, 2020. The deposit and financial assistance forms are due by Feburary 5. Financial Assistance forms need to be turned in to Mrs. Berkley. All deposits and payments can be made to MyPaymentsPlus. Here is a link to the information. Parent Information Sessions will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the MS science room. Parent Session #1 3:30-4:00, Parent Session #2 4:30-5:00

7th Grade OBX Trip & 8th Grade NYC Trip

NYC and OBX partial payments are due. If you are having any trouble making payments, please contact the school for information.  Both trips must be paid in full by March 2, 2020.

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 five pictures of your student growing up 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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