The Owl

Weekly News for Fighting Owl Families

May 9, 2021

Founders Family,

Thank you to our wonderful PTO for all of the blessings this past week! Check out our Facebook page for all the gifts and surprises.

The new calendar is out! 2021-2022 dates at a glance are on the website. This is an unofficial calendar, but it should help you plan. (Also, scroll to the bottom of The Owl for a Founders first: an in-color, full year calendar!)

The Art Donation Drive is live! To support your Founders Grammar School, go to and search "Founders". Make sure you sign the guest book with the name of your purchase so we can put a "donated by" nameplate on the frame! All pictures get shipped directly to FCA Grammar already framed. Thank you for your support!

**PTO dates are under their section at the bottom of this newsletter.**

Important Dates:

May 24-27- Upper Finals

May 26- half day

May 27- last day of school and half day

STAAR Schedule
May 6- STAAR Science (8th) and EOC (Biology/9th)

May 7- STAAR Science (5th)

May 7- STAAR Social Studies (8th)

May 11- STAAR Math (3rd-8th) and EOC (Algebra/9th)
May 12- STAAR Reading (3rd-8th)

Measure of Academic Progress

May 17- 5th, 6th Grade MAP
May 18- 4th, 7th Grade MAP

May 19- 3rd, 8th Grade MAP

May 20- 2nd, 9th, 10th Grade MAP

Check here for dates on our website.

Helpful Links:
PTO News-

Spirit Wear-

PE, Hoodies, and Decals -

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Grammar School

Spotlight: Revolutionary Ball was s Saturday the 8th for grades 4-5! It was so great to see everyone in their period specific attire. You looked lovely!

5th graders, start looking ahead to the Upper School announcements. You're almost there!

Volunteers needed!

Volunteers must have a background check. Please fill out this application.

PTO has made a Volunteer Signup page. Click here to help out with various things in the Grammar School. If you are available between 7:30-8am or 3:30-4pm, call the Grammar Campus at 972.899.2521 to help with Car Line.

Newsletters: Newsletters are now at under Parents > Newsletters

Upper School

THIS JUST IN: SPRING SOCIAL is a GO! Thank you to our PTO for hosting this event for our students. ALL Upper School students are welcome to attend! Buy tickets at the door or on the PTO website.

Finals: Before you head out early for summer break, make sure you read the exam schedule. All Upper students are required to take finals. These end of year assessments are not to be missed.

Musicians entering 6th-8th will be afforded the op to audition for the Symphony Orchestra. Interested students, please prepare a 1 minute excerpt to perform for Mrs. Moreno. You may sign up here:

Substitute teachers needed. Please email if you are interested in being a sub, and fill out an application here.

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NEW PLAID ALL girls K-11 will be sporting the new Founders tartan. The kilt is adjustable for years to come, just move the buttons over. All skirts come in regular (16-19") or tall (22") to be worn at the knee or slightly below. As always, khaki and blues are still available. (Lands End plaid will allowed for one more year.)

Boys are welcome to wear oxford shirts or polos, as usual.


The PE uniform will consist of a grey top and navy blue shorts, both featuring the school logo. Each piece is $12, or $24 total. (grades 6-11 only)


Please join us for our next Athletics Booster Club Meeting!

May 17th at 7pm, Zoom info below.

Agenda items to be discussed will include:

2021-22 New Sports

2021 Summer Athletic Camps and Clinics

2021-22 Events and Fundraisers

2021-22 Officer Elections

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 922 2762 3961

Passcode: 645639

One tap mobile

+13462487799,,92227623961#,,,,*645639# US (Houston)

As always, please direct any questions concerning uniforms, or general athletics questions, to OR

Thank you, and GO OWLS!
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PE uniforms:


Societies, Fine Arts, and Clubs

NJHS: BOOK DRIVE OF THE DECADE! Are you ready to see a Founders Library? So are we! Bring Classical, High School appropriate books by the Grammar or Upper office any morning between Wednesday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 18 to support your school. The school with the most participation will win a TOP SECRET prize!

Cookie Friday is a go! Bring $1-2 and support the National Junior Honor Society, while enjoying fun treats during lunch! (1st and 3rd Fridays)

If you would like to donate to NJHS for Cookie Friday, please contact Mr. Houser at


Note: All clubs meet after school and are run independently of FCA.

Counseling Corner

April is Stress Awareness Month

Test anxiety can creep in as early as the first, "Get straight A's!" While intentions are good, stressing is not. Learn how to relieve tension by clicking here. (There is also a new Cognitive worksheet in the Counseling Drive.)

While FCA does not have a campus counselor, we are offered counseling resources through ResponsiveEd. Click here for a folder of helpful activities and tips for students (and parents!) who are feeling stressed, low, or anxious. There is now a section on Behavior as well.

In the event of a larger situation, you may always email for more help from the district counseling team.

Parent Teacher Organization

Click on the flyer to see how you can passively contribute to the PTO today!

Interested in helping with the Silent Auction? Curious about other events? The PTO page is free to join! Click here to join the mailing list so you never miss a beat, and click here for their facebook page.

Upcoming Events

May 15th: General Member Meeting - Tech Safety Talk with FMPD Detective Jenkins and 2021-2022 PTO Board Elections

May 18th: 5th Grade Banquet (R.S.V.P. HERE)

May 27th: 8th grade Banquet