News Of the Week
*Monday, August 20 – August/September Hot Lunch Payments Due
*Monday, August 20 – Junior High Soccer Practice, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, August 21 – High School Soccer Practice, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
*Thursday, August 23 – Forms Due to the School Office
*Thursday, August 23 – High School Soccer Practice, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
*Thursday, August 23 – Junior High Soccer Practice, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
*Friday, August 24 – Mini Field Day, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
*Friday, August 24 – High School AWAY Soccer Game, Athens
*Saturday, August 25 – RESCHEDULED: Regents Academy Fundraiser @ Chipotle, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Announcements & Reminders
*Save the Date
*Tuesday, August 28 – First Pizza Lunch for those who purchased
*Thursday, August 30 – Junior High AWAY Soccer Game, Longview
*Friday, August 31 – Hearing Screenings
*Friday, August 31 – First Friday Lunch for those who purchased
*Monday, September 3 – Labor Day, No School
*Friday, September 21 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, Noon Release
*Wednesday, September 26 – Teacher In-Service, Noon Release
*Monday, October 8 – Columbus Day, No School
Don’t Forget Your Forms:
**Green Sheet: Have you turned in your Green Parent Information Form? We must have one of these from every family. Returning families should complete a new form this year.
**Orange Sheet: Field Trip Permission Form: We need each family to complete one of these orange forms.
**Purple Sheet: Internet Use Policy and Approval Form: We need one of these forms for all 6-12th graders.
**Authorization to Treat a Minor Form & Athletic Medical & Travel Waiver: We need one of these for all of our athletes.
**All forms are due by Thursday, August 23rd.
**If your child is participating in soccer or cross country and you have not paid your athletic fees, please do so as soon as possible. Jr. High sports are $70 per student and High School sports are $95 per student. If you have more than one student in more than one sport, you may pay one fee per month.
**TAPPS Speech and Academics team fees are $60 for the year. If you have not paid this fee, please do so as soon as possible.
**Orchestra fees are $60 per semester. If you have not paid this fee, please do so as soon as possible.
**Fees can all be paid on E-Funds.
*Raise Money for Your School
There are several ways you can raise money for your school!
– Box Tops – Each year we collect Box Tops as a fundraiser. We always have a competition between our Field Day teams and the winner of that competition is awarded a cookie cake with lunch in May. Please send your Box Tops to school and we have jars in the office where we collect them
– Amazon Smile – Do you use amazon.com? Then you can support Regents Academy! Please go to www.smile.amazon.com. Please choose to support Regents Academy and up to .5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated to our school. Thanks for your support!
– Kroger Community Rewards – Do you shop at Kroger? Then you can support Regents Academy! Please go to www.kroger.com. Please go to the Community tab and click on the Kroger Community Rewards tab. There you can enroll. Thanks for your support!
*Chipotle Fundraiser – NEW DATE!
Please visit the Nacogdoches Chipotle Saturday, August 25th, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Regents Academy will get to keep 50% of the proceeds. This is a great way to enjoy some yummy food and support Regents Academy at the same time!
*Drop Off and Pick Up
Please drive carefully and be attentive during drop off and pick up. We would ask you not to talk on a cell phone when you are dropping off and picking up. Also, if you plan to come into the building, please do not leave your vehicle unattended in the drop off or pick up line; instead, park in the parking lot before coming into the building.
*Mini Field Day
Next Friday, August 24th, is a Mini Field Day. This fun-filled event is from 1:00-2:30 p.m. All students will participate. On this day, our seniors will lead their teams in competition. We would like to ask each student to wear modest shorts, athletic shoes, and a t-shirt in the same color as his or her senior to school on Friday. A field day information sheet will go out next week. Please contact the school office with any questions.
We know that in years past we have had the yearbook signing before Mini Field Day. This year, the yearbook won’t be in until September. Watch Regents NOW for a yearbook signing date!
*Parent Volunteer Drivers
All parents who drive students for school events (athletics, field trips, etc.) will need to give the office a copy of their driver’s license and insurance card. All parents should submit this information each year. Parents will also need to submit to a Motor Vehicle Records review. This authorization form went home in “Back to School” packets. Please see the school office if you need another form.
*Background Checks & Motor Vehicle Records Review
Regents Academy’s insurance provider has mandated that the school must complete a criminal background check for any volunteer who has significant contact with students (such as substitute teachers, coaches, and drivers of students). This form must be submitted only once. Additionally, if you plan to drive students other than your own at any time this year (on field trips or for the BIG Serve, for example), please fill out a Motor Vehicle Records Review. This form must be submitted each year. We encourage you to please fill out the authorization forms right away and return them to the school office by September 4.
Please log onto ParentsWeb and take advantage of its many features. With ParentsWeb you can:
**Access Teacher Notes for your Kindergarten-6th grade student
**Access grades for your 2nd-12th grade student
**Access lesson plans for your 7-12th grade student
**Access a school-wide directory
ParentsWeb instructions were included in the information packet that went home the night of Parent Orientation. The instructions can also be found at www.regentsacademy.com under the Resource tab. Click on RenWeb Instructions. Please email Mrs. Gilbreath if you have any questions or problems. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can also download the ParentsWeb App.
Have you liked us on Facebook? Please go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Regents-Academy/194412417259144?ref=hl and “Like” us for updates.
*Athletic Fees are $70 for Junior High sports and $95 for high school sports. If you have not paid these fees, please do so as soon as possible.
*Sport practices have begun. Please see Regents NOW for practice and game times each week.
*The first High School Soccer game is next Friday, August 24th, in Athens.
*The first Junior High Soccer game is Thursday, August 30th, in Longview.
*Tuesday/Friday Hot Lunch
Please send a lunch with your child each day for the first 1½ weeks of school. The hot lunch program will begin on Tuesday, August 28th. August/September Pizza lunches only are $28.75 per student. Friday August/September lunches only are $23.00 per student. August/September Tuesday and Friday lunches are $51.75 per student. Lunch payments are due Monday, August 20th. You may pay for lunches at the school office on online using E-Funds. No late payments will be accepted. A Hot Lunch information sheet was sent home in your “Back to School” packet. Please let us know if you need another information sheet. If you would like to volunteer to serve lunch on Tuesday or Friday, please contact Sylvia Baker at 936-585-3040 to volunteer.
*Piano Lessons with Mrs. Jana Alexander
We are so glad to welcome the Alexander family to Regents this fall. Mr. Ben Alexander is our new Dean of Students, and three of the Alexander children will be attending the school. Mrs. Jana Alexander would like to invite your student to join her piano studio. The beginning of school is the perfect time to begin lessons! Mrs. Alexander is offering a Back to School Special of $20 off the first month of tuition. Lessons will be held next door to the school at GCPC or at Mrs. Alexander’s home studio in Nacogdoches. Please contact Mrs. Alexander at (509) 551-4946.
From the Headmaster: Answering the Big Question
Fritz Hinrichs, in his article “Why Classical Education?”, does a great job of simply yet eloquently answering his question.
We live in the continuum of western history. In order to evaluate this stream of which we are part, we must step back from it and discern the ideas that have shaped it. To attempt to ignore the ideas that have shaped our cultural history is to guarantee ourselves not only cultural irrelevance but also entrenchment in the Christian ghetto. This position will not only lead to our own intellectual poverty but will also disgrace the Sovereign God who needs not be mocked by the cowardice of His children. The King’s children do not hide in the alleys but walk confidently knowing that the sun that shines belongs to their Father.
I would submit that this is a powerful answer to the question of why our school exists and why you and I and so many other parents are sacrificing to send their children to schools like Regents Academy. Our children are the King’s children, and we aim for them to walk confidently and purposefully, to His glory.
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