Principal’s Notes 5-15-17

Principal’s Notes 5-15-17

School Calendar

May 16 PTO General Meeting, 7:30 a.m., Multipurpose Room

Secondary Awards Presentation, 1 p.m., Multipurpose Room

Choir Concert, 6 p.m., Multipurpose Room

May 24-26 Semester Testing, Half-Days, School Dismissed for all grades at 11:15 a.m.

May 25 High School Graduation, 6 p.m., Multipurpose Room

May 26 Kindergarten Graduation, 8:30 a.m., Multipurpose Room

Hot Lunch Menu—May

Monday- 5/15- Corn Dog & Fries, 5/22- Chicken Fingers w/ Fries & Ranch

Tuesday- Pizza

Wednesday- 5/17- Chicken Fingers w/ Fries & Ranch, 5/24- No Lunch

Thursday- 5/18- Taquitos & Nachos, 5/25- No Lunch

Friday- 5/19- Pizza, 5/26- No Lunch

Choir Concert

The end-of-year choir concert will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Please come and enjoy a wonderful concert presented by our students.

Track Meet Results

We do not have results in from last weekend’s track meet. We will be positing that in next week’s newsletter. Please come out and support our students as they represent Founders Academy. All meets are held at Chaparral High School, 3850 Annie Oakley Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121, beginning at 9 a.m.

May 20 May 27

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Due to the grading process in Infinite Campus, parents and students will not be able to access the Parent and Student Portal beginning Thursday, May 18 and running until report cards are completed, approximately the 2nd week in June.

Upper-School Awards Presentations

We will hold our upper-school (grades 7-12) Awards Presentations on Tuesday, May 16 at 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. If your child is receiving an award you have received an invitation to this presentation. Elementary Awards presentations will be conducted in the elementary classrooms. Teachers will be notifying parents.

Senior High School Graduation

We will be holding our first graduation ceremony on May 25 at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. We are very proud of our seniors and wish them much success and happiness in their future endeavors. We would like to invite all parents to attend this ceremony and show support for these students as they move on to the next step in their lives.

Health Office Information

Parents, please be sure to pick up all medications, inhalers and epi-pens from the health office by the end of the school year. The students who take lunch time meds will not be taking them the last 3 days of school, due to half days.

The Norovirus has become an issue in several schools across the Las Vegas valley. Founders Academy has not experienced any cases; however, if you would like more information concerning this virus, information can be obtained from our Health office.

PTO News

The Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast is tomorrow, May 16, at 7:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room. The last general PTO meeting will follow.

There are still Board positions available for next year. If you are interested, please see a current Board member at the meeting tomorrow or email the PTO at

Champions Information

Registration for Champions for next fall is taking place now. If you would like to register your child for before and/or after-school child care you may do so by contacting Champions at 800-246-2154. You can also visit their website at

Staff Transition:

Dr. McAfee will not be returning to Champions next year. We wish him the best in his next adventure and thank him for his time with us this school year. Miss Britnee Arline, our current Site Teacher, will be stepping up as Site Director for Champions at Founders Academy for the 17-18 school year, and our wonderful Miss Sandy LaFortune will also be returning to support us in the afternoons.

Important Dates:

Tuesday May 23rd Early Dismissal 11:15 please send a sack lunch with your child to Champions

Wednesday May 24th Early Dismissal 11:15 please send a sack lunch with your child to Champions

Thursday May 25th Early Dismissal 11:15 please send a sack lunch with your child to Champions

Friday May 26th Last Day of School – Early Dismissal 11:15 Champions will be CLOSED to pack up our program. Please pick up your child(ren) from the school

Champions Summer Camp:

Option 1: Coral Academy of Science Centennial Campus, 7951 Deer Springs Way. Las Vegas, NV 89131, Start Date: June 5th, Times: 6:00am 6:00pm

Option 2: Imagine at Mountain View, 6610 Grand Montecito Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89149, Start Date: June 12th, Times: 6:30am 6:00pm

If you are already enrolled in Champions Summer Camp at Founders Academy, please let me know which location you prefer and I will be happy to transfer your enrollment for you.

If you have not yet enrolled, please visit our website, and enroll in one of those locations.

We have an EPIC Summer planned so we hope to see you there!

Next School Year:

We are proud to announce that we will be partnering with Founders Academy for the 17-18 school year in their new location! We look forward to seeing you all next year at the Open House on August 11th and will be open for business at 6 am on August 14th, the first day of school!

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your great support of Champions in your school!

Conegame Camp

June 5 – June 9 9am – 3pm

Boys and Girls in grades 1 – 8 for 2016 2017

Location: Founders Academy Gym 4025 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89130

A bout the CONEGAME……..The sport of Conegame is simply dodgeball with a twist! It is both an educational & physical education activity (both aerobic & an-aerobic) that promotes & provides various levels of movement, critical thinking, & competition. For Example: locomotor & non locomotor movements, fine & gross motor skills, problem solving, & strategic thinking. The Conegame is in fact a sport with its own unique terminology & equipment. The Conegame provides services such as entertainment & recreation.

Camp Director: Coach J – Physical Education Teacher

For registration information & any questions please contact Coach J



Ultimate Conegame Camp Activities Include.. Indoor sports such as Volleyball, Soccer, Capture the flag, Basketball, Matball, Hunger Games, Star Wars, Floor Hockey and Conegame tournament play. Other Conegame Camp features include:

Free Popcorn ~ Free Gatorade ~ The “Shack” Snack Bar ~

Camp favorite “Rice Cup” ~ Ironman Trophy ~ Scholarship Award ~

Skills & Drills Competitions ~ Pace Test ~ Wall Sit Competition ~ Dance Contest ~ Prizes ~ Prizes ~ Prizes!!!