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Denton Classical Academy - January 9, 2022

Denton Classical Academy

Our Mission

Seek to provide an excellent and distinctively classical education that pursues knowledge, promotes virtue, and prepares students for prosperous lives in a free society.

ResponsiveEd Mission

To provide hope for students through educational options that promote a free society and cultivate moral and academic excellence.

What's Happening at DCA

*New or UPDATED information


3-28 - Transfer requests accepted for 2022-2023 school year

10 - Reenrollment begins for current K-4 students for 2022-2023

12 - DCA Spirit Night at Chipotle

17 - Student / Staff Holiday

20 - Coffee / Tea with the Director

*21 - Fun Food Friday

*26 - 100th Day of School

*28 - Re-enrollment window for current K-4 students ends

*28 - Transfer Request Window for K-5 students ends

31 - St. Jude Math-a-Thon


3 - PTO Meeting

11 - Fun Food Friday

*11-Family Preview Night at the Book Fair

14-18 - Scholastic Book Fair

17 - Coffee With The Director

21 - Student/Staff Holiday

22 - MEC Health Screenings

Re-enrollment Window: January 10-28


On Friday, January 7, parents of current K-4 students should have received a notification from Parent Square with their child(ren)'s Student ID. You will need this ID in order to re-enroll. We will be using a new enrollment system called SchoolMint. Parents will need to set up an account with their student ID in order to re-enroll.

During the week of January 10, parents of current K-4 students will receive an email from ResponsiveEd with a link to re-enroll for the 2022-2023 school year. The link will take parents to SchoolMint for parents to set up an account and re-enroll their students. Re-enrollment will last a little over two weeks this year and will close on January 28. Please do not procrastinate or your child will be in danger of losing his/her seat.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS OF 5TH GRADERS: Parents of DCA Fifth Graders will NOT re-enroll at this time. Instead, fifth graders who plan to transfer to another RES school will need to submit a paper Transfer Request through the DCA front office. You may request a transfer in person through Mrs. Garretson. (Please see information below about fifth grade transfer requests.)

Transfer Requests for Next Year


Parents of K-4 students who wish to request a transfer request to a different RES school for the 2022-2023 school year may do so during the re-enrollment window, January 10-28. All K-4 students MUST FIRST RE-ENROLL at Denton Classical before requesting the transfer. Transfer Request Forms are in the school office; please see Mrs. Garretson


Unfortunately, there is no continuing grade at Denton Classical for our fifth graders. Founders Classical Academy of Corinth holds a guaranteed sixth grade seat for each of Denton Classical's fifth graders who wish to transfer to Corinth. (Parents may also apply for a transfer to a different RES school, but seats are not guaranteed.) NOTE: ONLY A TRANSFER REQUEST IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. Denton's fifth graders will NOT be sent a re-enrollment link during the re-enrollment window. Also, parents should NOT submit an application for admission to another RES school (it will be discarded). See Mrs. Garretson BEFORE January 28 to complete a transfer request.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Garretson.

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We are Hiring!

We are hiring a Special Education Aide for this school year! Visit to learn more and apply!

Lego Club

Is your student interested in joining Lego Club? Lego Club is open to students in 1st - 5th grades and will be held on Thursdays from 3:40 pm - 4:30 pm beginning on January13th to February 17th.

*In order to make room for everyone, please do not sign up if you student has already participated this year.*

The club is limited to the first 15 students to join and sign up here. If your students name is on the sign up genius, please send your $5 fee to PTO's Venmo account @DentonClassical-AcademyPTO. Be sure to include your student's name, grade, and a parent email address.

Fun Food Friday

Our first Fun Food Friday of 2022 will be on January 21st! We’re starting off with a student favorite - Chickfila!

  • 8 count Nuggets, chips and cookies - $7.00
  • 8 Count Grilled (GF) Nuggets, chips and GF dessert - $8.00
  • No vegetarian option is available

Order through VENMO @DentonClassical-AcademyPTO.

Please state student name, teacher name and Regular or Grilled in the description.

**Orders due no later than Wednesday, January 19th at 10:00 AM**

2021-2022 Yearbook Art Contest

DCA is holding an art contest for the 2021-2022 yearbook cover. Please see the details below. Printed flyers will be sent home with all students.
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5th Grade Baby Photos

The yearbook team requests a baby photo for all 5th grade students. Please send your photo to Mrs. McClay at

The deadline to submit your photos is Friday, February 4th.

Recess Monitors

We are looking for volunteers to sign up to be recess monitor, here. This is a great way to give teachers extra time to lesson plan and prep for their classes.

In order to sign up you must to be an approved volunteer. You may apply to be a DCA volunteer HERE.

Lunch Visitors

Beginning January 10th, DCA is re-opening the option for parents to join their students on campus for lunch.

Generally, students eat outside when the weather is nice. This is the best time to enjoy lunch with your student and their friends.

During inclement weather, students eat in their classrooms. Since classroom space is limited, there will be a designated alternate area in the main building for parents to eat with their students during inclement weather.

Chess Club Volunteers Needed

PTO is looking for 2-3 volunteers to facilitate the chess club once a week after school. Please contact PTO at if you are interested in volunteering for this club.
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Yearbook Photos

The 2021-2022 yearbook team invites you to upload photos from recent events to be considered for this year's yearbook. Click here for links to our various events.

Interested in Being a Substitute Teacher?

We're hiring Substitute Teachers at our campus here at Denton Classical Academy. We invite you to visit here to learn more and apply!

DCA Student Calendar in Google

For those who use the Google suite, we have created a DCA Student Calendar. Please use the below link if you wish to add this calendar to your Google Account:

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Volunteering at Denton Classical Academy

We LOVE our volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include Field Day, field trip chaperone, Book Fair, Fun Food Friday, class parent, class parties, etc.

Each year our parents, grandparents, and other adults who wish to volunteer are required to submit their application to be a DCA volunteer. Once the background check is finished, we will inform you of your status. You may apply to be a DCA volunteer HERE.

DCA Parent Teacher Organization

DCA's PTO is a non-profit group of parents, teachers, and staff dedicated to improving the educational experience of all students. Connect with us on Facebook. Join our email list to gain access to the PTO online calendar, receive email updates, and more!

Venmo - @DentonClassical-AcademyPTO

This Week In History - January 9, 1958

Toyota and Datsun make their first appearances in the United States at the Imported Motor Car Show in Los Angeles, California.