Knightly News

Denton Classical Academy - October 11, 2021

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


11 - Student Holiday - No School

*12 - Spirit Night at McAlister's Deli

14 - 3rd and 4th Grade Field Trip

20 - Kindergarten Field Trip

19-20 - Health Screenings

*22 - Fun Food Friday (New date!)

*27 - Spirit Night at On The Border

29 - Classical Character Day

29 - DCA Trunk or Treat


11 - PTO Meeting

*12 - Spirit Night at Mooyah Burgers

17 - Thanksgiving Family Feast

19 - Early Release Day

22-26 - Thanksgiving Break


9 - Coffee In The Car Line

16 - Early Release Day (12:30 pm)

17 - Early Release Day (12:30 pm)

17 - Class Parties

17 - End of 2nd Grading Period

20 - Christmas Break Begins

From our Director...

Hello Knight Families,

This last week you may have noticed that the winds were shifting. There was a coolness in the morning air. Autumn may be here on the calendar, but this is Texas, so we hold on to summer as long as we can. It is apparent that Autumn truly is just around the corner now. This is the season when family and friends come together. Traditionally this is the time of the harvest and the celebration of the bounty. In our more suburban lifestyles we have added other reasons to come together. We go to Fall Festivals, Homecoming football games, and more. What do all of these things have in common? Community! This is a wonderful community of families that are seeking to make a difference in their children’s lives.

Community is a way of connecting with others. Community is a safe place to share and encourage one another. While the staff and students are a community, we encourage families to join our community too. We have several opportunities to get connected with the school community.

Joining our PTO is the best way to get connected. The PTO is always helping to build that community spirit. Whether it is arranging Spirit Night Food Events like the McAllister’s event tomorrow or Back to School Bashes to have meet ups.

The school also has volunteer opportunities throughout the year to connect within our community. You can chaperone a field trip, sign up to help make copies, become a substitute teacher for our campus. We encourage you to join us in our growing community.

E Pluribus Unum

(Out of Many, One)

Mrs. Scott

Campus Director

DCA Spirit Night at McAlister's Deli

On Tuesday, October 12th the delicious and generous McAlister's Deli (1931 South Loop 288) is donating back 20% of Takeout, Delivery, Drive-thru & Pick up orders to support a great cause -- Denton Classical Academy of Denton PTO!

On behalf of Denton Classical Academy PTO you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization but to show one of your Denton restaurants some love too!

We ask that you RSVP here: (even if you’re not completely sure) so McAlister's Deli knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details.

We hope you will participate. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. Thanks in advance for your support!

Denton Classical Academy of Denton PTO

Trunk or Treat

We hope you will join us for DCA's first Truck or Treat on Friday, October 29th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Trunk or Treat is an event for our students to spend time at a safe location with their school friends and community outside the normal school hours.

However, we do need help to get this going. There is a link to a signup genius below. Please sign up for what you can volunteer for. We need volunteers at trunks and donations of candy and drinks.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Car Line - No Cell Phone Zone

It is imperative that parents/guardians are not on their cell phones during the car line. This is for the safety of our students and staff.

Also, be sure to close any gaps while in line so we do not back up onto Country Club Road.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

PTO Cash Calendar Fundraiser

PTO's October Cash Calendar Fundraiser is in full swing. Please refer to the information that was sent home Friday, October 1st in your student's take-home folder. Here's an image you can use for social medial purposes.

Please contact DCA PTO at with any questions.

Fun Food Friday - Friday, October 22nd

Our next Fun Food Friday will be Friday, October 22nd.

Jason's Deli Box Lunches - $8.00 includes:

  • Sandwich (ham, turkey or veggie on a croissant)
  • Chips
  • Cookie
  • Pickle

Gluten-free box lunches are available, as well. (Be sure to note gluten-free if desired.)

Order and pay on Venmo @DentonClassical-AcademyPTO. Include student name, teacher, and sandwich choice - ham or turkey. The deadline to order is Wednesday, October 20th, at 10 am.

Uniform Reminders

Please make sure your student adheres to our uniform policy.

  • Bottoms may not have fringe or of "cut off" nature
  • Grades 3-5 must wear their shirts tucked in with a belt (the exception would be a skirt/skort that does not have belt loops)
  • Girls are to wear knee socks with their skirts

Our full uniform policy can be found on our website. Please contact the Front Office should you have any questions.

Yearbook Photos

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

Spirit Week:

GaGa Ball K-2

2nd Grade Fall Field Trip

Big picture

School Pictures

A link to view your student's school pictures has been sent to all parents/guardians. Be sure to view the photo packages on a desktop/laptop versus a mobile phone.

If you have any questions regarding the photos, please reach out directly to our school photographer, Tod Margolis, at

We will schedule a time soon for students who missed the original school picture day to have their photos taken.

K12 Payment Center

Denton Classical Academy is transferring to a cashless campus for the 2021-2022 school year. Payments for school-related fees will need to be made through This includes field trips, athletic fees, etc.

Letters have been sent out to all students on how to set up a K12 Payment Center account. We encourage you to create a K12 Payment Center account for your student now as a few field trip fees are due soon.

When creating an account you'll be asked to pick your district. Be sure to choose Texas College Prep Academies.

If you have further questions, please contact Mrs. McClay at

Interested in Being a Substitute Teacher?

We're hiring Substitute Teachers at our campus here at Denton Classical Academy. We invite you to visit 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:

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 Day In History: October 11, 1901

President Theodore Roosevelt officially changed the name of the president's residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. from Executive Mansion to the White House.