News Of the Week
*Friday, March 19 – 4-H Horse Project, SFA Beef Center, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
*Monday, March 22 – April Hot Lunch Money Due
*Tuesday, March 23 – 4-H SFA Forestry Invitational, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, March 23 – Pizza Lunch
*Tuesday, March 23 – Women in STEM Luncheon, The Fredonia Hotel, 12:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, March 23 – JH Track Meet, Brook Hill School, 2:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, March 23 – Track Practice, McMichael Middle School, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
*Wednesday, March 24 – Class Pictures
*Wednesday, March 24 – Orchestra, 2:40-3:30 p.m.
*Wednesday, March 24 – Robotics, 3:45-5:00 p.m.
*Thursday, March 25 – HS Track Meet, Brook Hill School, 2:30 p.m.
*Thursday, March 25 – Track Practice, McMichael Middle School, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
*Friday, March 26 – Chick-fil-A for Lunch
*Friday, March 26 – Orchestra, 2:50-3:30 p.m.
*Friday, March 26 – 4-H Dog Show, 5:00 p.m.
*March Scripture: Review – Heart Check Scriptures, Philippians 2:1-14
Announcements & Reminders
*Save the Date
*Thursday, April 1 – Noon Release for Easter Break
*Friday, April 2-Monday, April 5 – Easter Break
*Friday, April 9 – BIG Serve
*Friday, April 16 (Tentative) – Regents Got Talent, Calvary Baptist Church, 6:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, April 27 – Spring Concert, Grace Bible Church, 6:30 p.m.
*Friday, May 7 – Athletic Banquet
*Tuesday, May 11-Monday, May 17 – Third Trimester Tests
*Tuesday, May 18 – Last Day of School, Field Day & Noon Release
*Thursday, May 20 – Academic Awards Ceremony
*Friday, May 21 – Graduation
**Important 2021-22 Academic Year Dates
**Thursday, August 24 – First Day of School
**Friday, December 17, 2021-Sunday, January 2, 2022 – Christmas Break
**Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11 – Spring Break
**Tuesday, May 17 – Last Day of School
**Friday, May 20 – Graduation
*April Lunches – Due by Monday, March 22
It’s almost time to pay for April lunches. April hot lunch money is due by Monday, March 22. April Tuesday Pizza lunches are $23.00 per person. April Friday lunches are $17.25 per person. April Tuesday & Friday lunches are $40.25 per person. Lunches may be paid for in the school office or online using E-Funds.
*4-H Horse Project – Friday, March 19
All are welcome to attend the 4-H Horse Project from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the SFA Beef Center. Jim Kitchens and “Jubilee the Magic Horse” will be the program, and you should bring a camp chair. Park in the lot in front, and text Mrs. Cunyus an RSVP if you plan to attend.
*Class Pictures – Wednesday, March 24
Next Wednesday, March 24, will be our class picture day. Order forms went home this week. One order form is needed per family. Checks should be written to “Portraits by Trecia,” and money is due by Monday, March 22. Please send your students to school well-groomed and in proper dress uniform on picture day. Please comb hair and make sure that girls wear hair accessories that complement the uniform colors. If you have any questions, please consult the uniform code in the Parent-Student Handbook or call the school office.
*4-H Dog Show – Friday, March 26
The Regents Academy Annual 4-H Dog Show will be held Friday, March 26, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the school. This year, the proceeds from this annual fundraiser will go to the Heartbeat Pregnancy Center here in town. The price is $5 per person and $25 per family, which will include your hamburger or hot dog meal and drink for the evening. There will be several activities including a presentation from the Agility Dog Program, as well as several dog competitions. We’d love for any and all to come—invite as many family members and friends as you can! If you’re interested in entering your dog in a contest, entry forms are located at the front office. If you are interested in just bringing your dog, but not competing, we only ask that you provide proof of a current rabies vaccination for your dog at the check in booth on the night of the dog show. It will be a fun evening and we’re excited to see you there!
*BIG Serve – Friday, April 9
It’s BIG Serve season! Have you checked out our BIG Serve Fund Easy page (available here: TheBIG Serve 2021 | Event Page (ministrysync.com))? We’ve already raised over $56,000.00! For those of you who are new to the school, the BIG Serve is both our yearly school wide service project and our school’s biggest fundraiser. This year will be our 12th Annual BIG Serve! BIG stands for “Blessed In Giving.” As your family seeks sponsors for your child’s service, you are helping provide for our school and further its classical Christian mission here in East Texas. Every dollar donated to the school gets used to improve the campus and support the school’s mission. Also, your fundraising offsets your family’s Legacy Fund fee.
Have you sent out letters? Have you shared your Fund Easy page on Facebook? If you want any BIG Serve brochures, etc., please reach out to Mrs. Gilbreath.
Here are the top three ways we want every family to be involved with the BIG Serve:
- Send out ten fundraising letters and invite friends and family to support the students as they participate in their service project(s). Please take the time to prepare your support letters this week and next. If everyone sends out letters and invites friends on social media to support our school, we can meet our school goal of $95,000. More information about FundEasy can be found below.
- Become a corporate sponsor. Many families and local businesses give to the school through corporate sponsorships of $500 or $1,000, and these sponsorships count toward families’ Legacy Fund fees. For more information about corporate sponsorships, please contact Mrs. Nicole Alders at (936) 552-6240.
- Come serve alongside students and staff on Friday, April 9. We serve because it is more blessed to give than to receive. We need parent drivers on the day of the BIG Serve, and we love for parents to come serve with us. More information about specific projects will come out later.
Last year Regents Academy raised more than $107,000 through the BIG Serve, and we believe we can do it again, with your help!
Thank you in advance for your service, parents. We hope to see everyone on Friday, April 9, serving alongside our students!
FundEasy is an exciting tool we use for the BIG Serve! FundEasy is a website where your family and friends can make online payments to sponsor you in the BIG Serve. Every family in the school has been registered for FundEasy. You should have receive an email that says, “Thanks for registering as a RegentsFamily” when your FundEasy account has been set up. If you have a Gmail account, sometimes your confirmation email goes under the promotions tab. You can view the FundEasy page by visiting The BIG Serve 2021 | Event Page (ministrysync.com). Here is the link to the 2019 BIG Serve video: https://youtu.be/VAaRJ3hl47o. There is no 2020 video, as we were unable to have the BIG Serve due to COVID. Please take a few minutes to enjoy the video, which previews how much fun and joy we have on BIG Serve day! BIG Serve day is a day the students look forward to all year.
Directions to customize your personal FundEasy page are in the BIG Serve packets and were attached to the BIG Serve email that went out before Spring Break. If you are having trouble with your FundEasy page, Mrs. DeKerlegand will try to help. You may email her at email@example.com or text her at 936-645-0812 with any questions. We encourage you to personalize your FundEasy page with a picture of your family or students and share your personal FundEasy Page on Facebook. We have already raised over $56,000.00!
*FACTS Grant & Aid – Deadline to Apply (Wednesday, March 31)
We are now using FACTS for Grant & Aid Assessment. Families who are in need of tuition assistance must fill out an application online, which requires a $35 fee. Grant and aid applications can be accessed now through this link (https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4N8FG). We are asking that families with demonstrated need complete their applications by the end of March.
*Regents Got Talent – Friday, April 16
Do you have a talent or skill you would like to show off? Then come and sign-up for the 2nd Annual Regents Got Talent sponsored by the class of 2021! Sign-up sheets are located in the office. There will be 3 divisions: 1st-5th Grade, 6th-8th Grade, & 9th-11th Grade. There will be a $5 entry fee for each contestant per entry. Prizes will be awarded for 1st – 3rd places in each division. The talent show will be April 16, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church at 6:00 p.m. The proceeds from this event will go towards the seniors’ graduation party. If you have any questions, please contact one of the seniors or Mrs. Gilbreath.
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