Knightly News

Denton Classical Academy - November 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


November

17 - Thanksgiving Family Feast

19 - Early Release Day (12:30 pm)

22-26 - Thanksgiving Break


December

*10 - First Grade Field Trip

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

A Note From Our Director

Hello Knight Families,

This time of year we are often bombarded with events, commitments and deadlines. We are realizing there are only 48 days left until the beginning of a new year. While we are ushering in a wondrous season, in the moment it can often feel overwhelming.


Sometimes when life feels like it is swirling it is hard to see all that we are blessed with. When the Pilgrims were cold and in need of food, they were supported by Native community around them. But the Wampanoag tribe did more than just give them charity. They came alongside the Pilgrims and taught them the skills that were needed to not just survive in the harsh New England conditions, but to thrive.


I see our amazing teachers as the Wampanoag tribe with our students. Sometimes the teachers may seem to be speaking another language (especially when teaching the phonograms), but they are dedicated to helping all the students thrive for the long term. They teach them study skills, logic skills, and communication skills. Our teachers invest in the students’ morale upbring that will bear fruit for generations to come.


So I would like to ask each of you to take a moment this Thanksgiving season and reflect on the blessings that these teachers are to you, to me, to our community and our future.


Respectfully,


Chari Scott

Campus Director

DCA Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast is this Wednesday! As a reminder, all guests must check in at the Front Office to obtain a guest badge. Make sure you have your driver's license on hand for check-in.


Below is a list of the extended lunchtimes:


10:30 am -11:15 am - Kindergarten

11:15 am - 12:00 pm - 1st Grade

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - 2nd and 3rd Grade

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm - 4th and 5th Grade


If you did not complete PTO's RSVP form, then you will need to send your child with a ready-to-eat lunch. Please contact PTO at DentonClassicalPTO@gmail.com with any questions.

2021 RES Christmas Card Contest

It's time for the 2021 Christmas Card Contest! All students are eligible to enter the district-wide 2021 Christmas Card Contest. Art submissions will be accepted through November 19, 2021.


For contest details, please visit responsiveed.com/christmascard.

2021 DCA Angel Tree

The holiday season is upon us. Each year we set up a DCA Angel Tree to bless a few of our families who could use a helping hand during the holidays. In the past years, the DCA Christmas Tree was filled with Angel Tree ornaments waiting to be picked. This year's Angel Tree wishes are available to "pick" online through SignUp Genius. We ask that you consider adopting one or more Angel to help make the holidays a brighter time.


A few important items to note:

  • The deadline to bring your gift to the front office is noon on Friday, December 10th.
  • Be sure to include a tag with the gift ID# so we can deliver it to the correct recipient. An example of the gift ID is (A1).
  • Please wrap gifts unless otherwise noted.
  • Gifts must be new and in their original packaging. It is okay to place gifts in a box for easier wrapping.


Please contact the office with any questions. Thank you very much for your generosity.

Friday is Early Release Day

As a reminder, this Friday (November 19th) is an early release day. K-2 students will be dismissed at 12:25 pm. Grades 3-5 will be dismissed at 12:35 pm.


Be sure to send a snack and water bottle with your student. There will not be any scheduled lunches for that day.

Chess Club Volunteers Needed

PTO is looking for volunteers to facilitate the chess club once a week after school starting in 2022. Please contact PTO at DentonClassicalPTO@gmail.com if you are interested in leading and/or volunteering for this club.

MEC Health Screening Results

Results from last month's health screenings have been received. Parents/Guardians of students who had a health concern were sent a copy of the referral on Friday of last week via their student's take-home folder.


If your student was given a referral, please follow up with your respective doctor. We need the referral form along with a doctor's note with their updated assessment returned to the office before Christmas break.


Please contact the Front Office should you have any questions.

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Immunizations

Notices have been sent home to parents/guardians of students who are not completely current on their immunizations. Parents/Guardians have 30 days to submit an updated immunization form to the Front Office.

School Pictures

If you haven't ordered your school pictures, it's not too late! To view your student's school pictures, please refer to the link that was sent to all parents/guardians from Tod Marglis Photography. 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 todm@margolisphotography.com.

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 https://responsiveed.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=6011 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:


https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/c_h876u76k6kl0eb7l6cvjdf2m3o%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

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 - November 14, 1851

Harper & Brothers published Herman Melville's masterpiece Moby Dick.


Moby Dick, novel by Herman Melville, published in London in October 1851 as The Whale and a month later in New York City as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. It is dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne. Moby Dick is generally regarded as Melville’s magnum opus and one of the greatest American novels.