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Denton Classical Academy - March 14, 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


March

**17 - St. Patrick's Day

17 - Deadline to Buy Yearbook


April

2 - Bad Weather Make Up Day

6-9 - STAAR Testing - 4th and 5th Grade

19-23 - Spring Map Testing - 2nd and 4th Grade

26-30 - Spring Map Testing - 3rd and 5th Grade


May

3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

11-14 - STAAR Testing - 3rd and 5th Grade

27 - Last Day of School

From our Headmaster...

Dear Denton Classical Academy Families,


I hope everyone had a relaxing and wonderful Spring Break! I am looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and finishing up our third quarter! We have two more weeks until the fourth quarter begins (March 29th). Prior to spring break, you should have received an email through Parent Square that requested your decision for fourth quarter learning (in-person or remote learning). This is due by March 16th. Please reach out to me with any questions regarding this process.


Due to the winter weather and the following week of repairs that the building needed, we have put in a waiver with the TEA to not have to make up these days. If our waiver is accepted, we will not have to use our bad weather day in April and/or need to extend the school year. Once I have final confirmation on if the waiver has been approved by the TEA, I will communicate that with the community.


As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a great rest of your break.


Best,

Kaila Baer

Headmaster

Denton Classical Academy

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St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. To celebrate, students may wear a green shirt and jeans that day.

2020-2021 Yearbooks - Final Week To Purchase Your Yearbook

Now is the time to buy your 2020-2021 DCA yearbook. Go to the below link to place your order. https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/DCA2021


Yearbooks may be purchased through Wednesday, March 17th.

Student Art Packs

Mrs. Patras has put together an art pack for all students. Packs have been distributed to all in-person learners. Parents of remote learners, packs are available for pick up anytime during normal school hours.

Chromebook and Hotspot Return

If your student borrowed a Chromebook and/or hotspot for remote learning, please be sure to return all devices this week. Thank you.

GaGa Ball Tournament

DCA will be hosting our first GaGa Ball tournament. Anyone from kindergarten to adulthood may participate. The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 16th. GaGa Ball rules may be found here.


Friday, April 30, 2021 at 3:45 PM

DCA GaGa Ball Pitt

$5 per entry - Cash Only (No refunds)


Send your entrance fee to Coach Butler in an envelope with the participant's name. Please contact Coach Butler at mbutler@responsiveed.com with any questions.

Protective Measures for this week

Each Friday, the county risk for Covid 19 is assessed by our Home Office and modifications of protective measures are implemented for the following week, if needed. At this time, the first page of our website states: "Our campus will adopt the protective measures found under 'Substantial Activity' in our ResponsiveEd Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines this week. Among other practices, this means that students in Grades PK - 12 will wear face coverings when it is not feasible to maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from other individuals, including in classrooms. Thank you for your partnership in the safety of the students and staff on our campus." For more information, please refer to our website: https://denton-classical.responsiveed.com/home.

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: March 14, 1995 - First Time To Have 13 People In Space

On March 14, 1995, a record number of thirteen people were in space at one time. Seven of them were Americans that were on the STS 67 Endeavour, three cosmonauts were on the Mir space station, and an astronaut from the United States, along with two cosmonauts, were aboard Soyuz TM21.


Since then, we've had 13 people in space twice - March 2009 and July 2009.