January 29 2018
This week is the start of FALA’s Enrollment Info Sessions. This is required in order to begin the admissions/application process with FALA. 
January 30th 2018
5:30-6:30 PM
Coconino Center of the Arts
2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ
February 1st, 2018
5:30-6:30 PM
Coconino Center of the Arts
2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ
February 7th, 2018
5:30-6:30 PM
Coconino Center of the Arts
2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

2018-2019 Enrollment Applications are now being accepted. Please visit our FALA Enrollment Page
FALA Inspires
FALA Students Working with EL Sauce, Nicaragua Community

During a debrief with Dean Crawley, FALA students described what they learned from being immersed in the small Nicaragua community of El Sauce.  

It was hard to keep up with each student's enthusiastic reports. Heather, Micah, Chandrah, Maya, Maryalee and Anneliesse would smile and nod in agreement as each shared a thoughtful insight. (Ziv was not able to attend the lunch interview with Dean Crawley, but was anxious to say that so much was learned.)

The students were a part of the community - living with host families who were either “very rich or very poor, there is no middle class.” FALA students were also quick to point out that the community came together despite this economic difference.

Students said that, “strong faith and emphasis on family united the community.” There was no judgement. There was music and there were animals everywhere. 

The students reported that you might see more visible garbage, but there was very little waste. Water use was very conservative, even in the affluent households. There was one night a week when wifi was accessible and that also brought the whole community together. 

El Sauce embraced our FALA ambassadors. Our students enjoyed helping with the classroom art project, saying that the students were “cute, sassy, expressive and comfortable.”

The other service project was to build a simple home for a family whose home was mostly made of plastic sheets. 

The family needed to make sure their children attended school in order to qualify for the new home, which was four walls and a roof. Everyone in El Sauce was appreciative of the new home and what it meant for one family to be safe from the elements and protected from earthquakes.

Students pointed out that the trip allowed them to better understand and appreciate their own privilege. Through this opportunity, they discovered that having things is not what brings fulfillment. 

Thank you Ms. Henes for your dedication to providing service and experiential learning for and with our FALA students. 
FALA at the Violas
Special belated recognition of FALA Music Instructor Craig Yarbrough “Grand Canyon Guitar Society”! FALA Student Ember Crowley and FALA Alum Daniel Stigmon for Emerging Artists - Rich Krueger for Excellence in Science Education - Betsy Hamill and Leslie Baker for Excellence in Arts Education.   2018 Viola Award Nominations
Deadline Approaching
7th Grade S.H.A.R.E. (Sexual Health and Relationship Education)
The 7 th grade course of study at FALA includes 8 classes of the S.H.A.R.E. (Sexual Health and Relationship Education) curriculum. The classes are taught by Rachel Billowitz, MPH, from North Country HealthCare. We have found this curriculum to be very valuable to our students. 7th grade parents/guardians were emailed more info and a permission slip. If you did not receive this email, please contact us to get the permission slip, and please check to see if we have the correct email on file. Classes will begin on Feb. 12th in Will Beckett’s Liberal Studies class and March 26th in Nadege Neta’s Liberal Studies class. Students will only be able to participate in S.H.A.R.E. classes if parent/guardian permission is given.

Permission must be granted by Feb. 7th. Rachel will offer a parent meeting on Wed., Jan. 31st from 5:30-7:00 pm in FALA Room 10. She will discuss the content of the curriculum, and also offer tips to help parents talk with their kids about puberty, sexuality, and relationships. If you plan to attend the program, please RSVP to Gessica Neilson at gneilson@flagarts.com by 1/29. (You may certainly attend even if you do not RSVP.)
Ways to Give to FALA
1) Arizona Public School Tax Credit - You can designate your public school tax credit for 2017 until April 15, 2018. You can donate your 2018 public school tax credit from now until April 15, 2019. Currently individuals can donate up to $200.00 and married filing jointly up can donate up to $400. 
2) Cash Donations - Did you know that FALA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization? Please consider FALA as one of your monthly or annual charitable donations. Contact:  Tanya Buckley, Business Manager tbuckley@flagarts.com
3) Attend FALA Fundraising Events - Support FALA by attending performances, FALA GALA Extravaganza, or other sponsored opportunities.
4) Non-Cash Donations - Volunteering - Supplies - Materials - Space for Events
5) Remember FALA when Estate Planning

Note: FALA always needs tissues and paper. Thank you!
Chairs for Change is Coming!
Chairs for Change is coming!
FALA needs your furniture donations

Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy Art Exhibit
The first snow of the year came in with a bang resulting in delayed start to school. Everyone was very excited to finally see snow!   Remember FALA starts at 10:00am on Delayed Snow Days   FALA Bell Schedule  
Lunch Menu
Mozzarella Sandwich $3.50
Chicken Caesar Wrap $3.50
Garden Salad $2
Mac n Cheese $3
Pasta with Meat Sauce $3
Fried Chicken Sandwich $4
Veggie Fried Chicken Sandwich $4
Turkey Sub $4
Salad $2
Fettuccine Alfredo $3
Mac and Cheese $3
Loaded Tots $3
Creamy Potato Soup $3
Mozzarella sandwich $3.50
Chicken Caesar Wrap $3.50
Garden Salad $2
Bean and Cheese Enchilada Casserole $3
Cheeseburger $4
Veggie Cheeseburger $4
Mac and Cheese $3
Turkey Sub $4
Salad $2
Nachos $2.50
Mac and Cheese $3
Creamy Potato Soup $3
Bean and Cheese Burrito $3
Loaded Tots $3
Mozzarella Sandwich $3.50
Chicken Caesar Wrap $3.50
Salad $2
Pesto Cheese Pizza $2
Mac and Cheese $3
Various chips $.75
Chocolate chip cookies $.25
Brownies $.50
Rice Krispy Treats $.50
Gluten Free Vegan Brownies $1.50
Water $1
Soda $1
AZ Tea $2
Gatorade $2

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