School Newsletter: Week of September 19-24, 2022

From the desks of Mrs. Leluika & Mrs. Cusick

Important Dates:

✔️ September 19th: B day in our rotation for grades 6-8

✔️ September 19th-23rd: NWEA MAP Testing

Monday - 6th-8th grade ELA

Tuesday - 6th - 8th grade Math

Wednesday 4th-5th grade ELA

Thursday 4th-5th grade Math

Friday - Make-ups

✔️ September 20th: Middle School Cross Country at Salisbury Academy 4:00pm

✔️ September 22nd: Middle School Boys Soccer at Sacred Heart Catholic School at 4:00pm

✔️ September 23rd: Yearbook - first purchase deadline for lowest cost of the year! Flyer coming home on Monday(9/19) with information!

✔️ September 24th: JV Football at N. Iredell Middle School at 10:30am

✔️ September now - 26th: October Lunch Ordering open until the 26th at 12:00pm.

✔️ September 26th- 30th: NWEA MAP Testing/Diebels

Monday - K-1st grade ELA

Tuesday - K-1st grade Math

Wednesday 2nd-3rd grade ELA

Thursday 2nd-3rd grade Math

Friday - Make-ups

✔️ September 27th: Middle School Boys Soccer at Statesville Soccer Complex vs. Iredell Charter 4:00pm

✔️ October 3rd - 4th: NWEA MAP Testing Make-ups

✔️ October 12th: Photo retake/make-ups at 8:00am

✔️ October 14th-22nd: Book Fair...Save the date!

View our Full Calendar HERE.

RAP (Renaissance Association of Parents) Corner:

1. Free Dress Friday is available for purchase on MyPaymentsPlus. Pay ahead now for the year for $40.00 or $1.00 each Friday.

2. Ice Cream Friday's for the 2022-2023 school year are still available for purchase. When you purchase Ice Cream Fridays for your child, they will get ice cream every Friday that ARS has a FULL day of school beginning in mid-September. The cost is $40 plus tax per child for the 2022-2023 school year. There is also the option to sponsor a child for ice cream if you are able.

Order Ice Cream here: Ice Cream Friday's

***Please remember to list each child's name & grade in the notes section at checkout***

Opt out of Media:

ARS features photos of students on our website, official social media channels, and in newsletters, in addition to other media.

If you DO NOT want photos, videos, or any other likenesses of your child to be used in ARS's materials, please take a moment to fill out the form to decline permission. Form Link: Click Here

If you consent to photographs, no action is necessary.


✔️ Backpack Program Needs:

-chips/ cookies/ cracker snacks

-juice boxes

-fruit snacks


-can soups

-bottle water

ARS Amazon Wish List

Congratulations to our PBIS Red Ticket Winners:

Samuel DelGado  |  Jurni Bryant  |  Bella Diaz  |  Parker Gilliam  |  Amelia Wall  |  Messiah Martin  |  Sophia Massie  |  Tate Renegar  |  Levi Sadek  |  Trey Campbell  |  Val Dominguez  |  Skylah Chaput  |  Laveah Edwards  |  Logan Shinn  |  Lorelei Troutman  |  Paul Klein  |  Tristan Millsaps  |  Dominic Connolly  |  Gabe Carrender  |  Bostyn Davis  |  Thomas Saunders  |  Aubrey Simpson  |  Jahzara Sims  |  Natalie King  |  Rosemarie Bell  |  Sydney Moore  |  Semaj Feimster  |  Piper Simmons  |  Myles Corker  |  La'Niya Maxey  |  Jaffeth Bautista  |  Kaitlin Burns


✔️ Please DO NOT drop off your student prior to 7:30am at any school unless they are part of the "Before School Program." Middle School students should not be gathering in the back alley between Cooper Street and the back door of the school prior to 7:30am. This is not safe, as staff is not on duty until 7:30am.

✔️ If you arrive after the late bell, you must park and walk with your student into the front door of each building to sign them into school at the "sign-in" computer.

✔️ No outside food or drink items can be brought into school unless it arrives with your child in their lunch box/bag upon arrival. Panic breakfasts and lunches are available at a cost to each family, and will only be available if the staff member is made aware prior to 9:0am each day. Caffeinated drinks are not permitted at lunch. Please pack a healthy drink choice.

✔️Technology Fee on MyPaymentsPlus: Students will not be able to take an iPad home until this fee is paid.

✔️Breakfast/Lunch Ordering:

Breakfast and lunch ordering for October begins on September 15th at 12:00 PM, and ends on September 26th at 12:00 PM. Please be sure to log onto MyPaymentsPlus to order your child's breakfast and lunch.

Did you know that ARS is unlike Iredell Statesville Schools in many ways. One way that we are different- ARS does not have a school cafeteria. All of our breakfasts and lunches need to be ordered in advance. In order to provide your child with a meal, please be sure to log onto MyPaymentsPlus and place your order. If your child/children qualifies for a free/ reduced breakfast and lunch, you still have to place your orders through MyPaymentsPlus. If your child needs a panic breakfast the cost is $3.75, and a panic lunch cost is $5.00.

Did you also know that you and your family may qualify for a free or reduced breakfast and lunch? Please contact Tina Farewell at [email protected], or 704-832-5603 to learn more.

If you have questions pertaining to breakfast/lunch ordering or the free/reduced application process please email Tina Farewell at [email protected] or call or text 704-832-5603.

Join STEM / Robotics Club!

1st-3rd Grade will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month.

4th-6th Grade will meet the 4th Thursday of each month.

Each club will meet from 3:45p-4:45o afterschool on their designated day. Pick up will be at the elementary building.

Email [email protected] or [email protected] for questions.

Club Sign-up:

Drama Club at ARS

STEM Club at ARS

October Lunch Menu:

Pictures and Video: The ARS Activities Center

YouTube video of 8th grade AIG students visiting the job site! Thank you Mrs. Spicer!!

Pictures: New Intermediate School building:

Putting up the inner walls!

Our Mission:

At American Renaissance School (ARS), our mission is to ensure a standard of academic excellence by providing a nurturing environment that allows each child to reach their fullest potential as students and citizens.

We greatly value the feedback of our parents and community. If you have a question or anything to share, please get in touch:


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