Knightly News

Denton Classical Academy - August 28, 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


*30 - Solving The Math Mystery with Mrs. Scott (Parents only)


*2 - Early Release Day - Carline at 11:50 am

5 - Labor Day - Student / Staff Holiday

8 - PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

9 - Patriots Day

9 - Fun Food Friday

13 - Grandparents Day at DCA (more info coming soon)

12-14 - Fall Book Fair

20 - Student Picture Day

*23 - End of Period 1

Note From The Director...

Dear Knight Families,

I know that this is just the beginning of school, but as the Director I actually start with the end in mind. What do I mean by that exactly? The Greeks called it Telos. It is the ultimate goal or aim. One of my ultimate goals is that we build a culture of excellence at DCA that is based on the good, the true and the beautiful. We work together to make the most of every moment we have. We emphasize poetry, math songs, and JOY from the first day. We do not believe in wasted time. We believe that procedures are not "rules," they are "expectations of behavior as a human being". The first two weeks of School are about the Procedures, Expectations and Schedule by using Math, Reading, Pledges, and JOY! We believe that to achieve the culture of excellence, we cannot do it alone. We must partner with each family and they with us to truly be OUR BEST. I hope you all have had a wonderful start, the year has just begun!

Best Regards,

Mrs. Scott

Campus Director

Denton Classical Academy

Vaccine Compliance

Parents of students who have deficiencies in their immunization records received paper notifications of needed vaccines in their students' backpacks on Friday. (If your child was absent and has deficiencies in their vaccine record, you will receive your notification this week.) Students are enrolled provisionally and have 30 days from the first day of school to bring their vaccine records into compliance in accord with 2022-2023 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students. If you received a notification in a brown envelope, please do not delay in getting the needed immunizations. Bring or email updated records from a doctor office or clinic to the school office by September 10. We cannot accept records from other schools or entities.

Health Office Aide

We have someone new working in our office taking care of all of those bumps & bruises, upset stomachs and fevers. Be sure and say hi to Mrs. Kinsman next time you are in our office!
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24 Hour Rule

Please remember that your child must be fever free and vomit free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

Note from Coach Butler...

I am so excited about starting up all the different programs I have planned for this year. The initial interest form for the After-school sports, family exercise club, and family running club was off the charts. I am awe-struck by how many people are interested in this. So with that being said here are the official sign-up forms. You will need to fill this one out even if you did the first form.

The first form is the Family exercise class and Family Cardio Club. A parent/guardian must be present for their student to participate. This sign-up is for students in Kindergarten - 5th grade.
Kindergarten - 5th grade Family Exercise Class and Family Cardio Club Google Form:

The second form is for After-school sports. This is for 2nd - 5th-grade students only.
2nd Grade - 5th Grade After School Sports sign-up:

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at

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Must do list

If you have not already, PLEASE complete your required online forms in parents' Skyward Family Access. This includes:

1) SocioEconomic Form

2) Hanbook Signature Pages (Both ResponsiveEd Handbook and DCA Handbook)

If the DCA Handbook signature page does not appear, we will be sending paper copies home for your signature.

Should you wish to apply for free/reduced price breakfasts, please go to the tile on your Family Access page entitled "Food Service Application." To put money on your child's breakfast account or pay their breakfast account, go to "Food Service" and find the "RevTrak" button at the top.

Spirit Jeans Day

Just a reminder that in order to participate in Spirit Day and wear jeans/shorts and Spirit t-shirts on Friday; you must pay PTO $30 for the year. We no longer take a $1 in the office since we cannot accept money in the office.

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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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

Meet Mrs. Hook - Kindergarten

I was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Texas when I was seven years old. Growing up I was an active kid who loved to play outside and explore. Learning did not come easy for me when I was younger and I struggled in school. Nevertheless, these challenges taught me the importance of hard work, perseverance, and not being afraid to ask for help.

I received my bachelor’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, and I am now happily married with two amazing daughters in college. I love my family, faith, music, and good food.

I enjoy anything outdoors, especially going for a good hike. We live on a farm and have had the privilege to house several different animals: horses, chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, cattle, donkeys, a pot belly pig, and a large bunny named Mr. Biggs. However, now that my girls are in college our farm is down to goats and cattle.

I have nine years of experience teaching preschoolers, with the last two years

working at a school in Denton ISD. Why I love working with young children is their endless amount of joy, their inquisitive spirit, and fun-loving attitudes.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” These are words that I try to teach by!

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Amazon School Rewards

Use this link when ordering through Amazon and DCA will receive 4-10% of sales at NO cost to you.

Box Tops for Education

Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.

Coca Cola Rewards

Donate your cap codes with Coca-Cola Give to give back and support teachers in their time of need.

Kroger Community Rewards

This program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Shopper’s Card.