Friday, August 30, 2019
LEADERSHIP LETTER: GAEL LESTER, ACTING PRINCIPAL, K-2
Acting Principal,
K-2
Dear Dragon Families,

What a wonderful start to the new school year! After weeks of preparation, our students arrived and were warmly greeted by our staff. There is such a positive energy in our school that it is palpable. The focus of every staff member and every student is on the positive culture we are strengthening with our PBIS initiative. It is a joy to positively recognize students all over the school who are showing Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy and am so impressed with the many ways in which they are showing Dragon PRIDE!

This year, elementary classrooms will continue our academic focus on mathematics instruction, achievement, and growth. We are in the second year of our new curriculum, enVision 2.0, and working with our updated math pathways . The changes we made support evidence based best practices in mathematics instruction to meet the new expectations and rigor of the Colorado Academic Standards. Daily lessons guide students in developing mathematical understanding as well as procedural skills, and both are treated as equally important. We are excited to have this resource which supports students in achieving what they need to know, understand and be able to do in order to succeed in high school and beyond, preparing them for the deeper thinking and reflection required of 21st century learners... READ MORE
SCHOOL-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS SEPTEMBER MEETING
Date: Tuesday, September 3
Time: 5:30PM
Location: LMC

Board of Directors meetings are open to the public.
All are welcome!

LATE START WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Middle School:

Drive Line: 10:30AM
Start Time: 10:45 AM

Elementary School

Drive Line: 10:45 AM
Start Time: 10:30 AM
STUDENT COUNCIL SPIRIT DAY
September Spirit Day Theme is... Sports Jerseys!
Wear your favorite teams sport jersey and show your Dragon PRIDE!
SCHOOL PHOTOS
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Save the Date!
Get those smiles ready because School Pictures with MJ Photography are just around the corner! We'll have more information next week, including flyers and online ordering links.

When: Wednesday, September 11 (retakes will be on Wednesday, October 30)
DRAGON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Dragon Volunteers

Dragon Volunteer Opportunities!
Hello Dragons! We are off to a great start to our school year! New Dragon Volunteer opportunities are added almost daily, so please sign in or register on our  Dragon Volunteer Site .Thanks in advance for considering these important volunteer opportunities! Here are a few of our immediate needs:


Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres, Volunteer Coordinator at jtorres@flagstaffacademy.org .
HEALTH OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT
IMMUNIZATIONS REMINDER!
Hello Dragon Families!!!

Did you know you can check on your student's immunizations through Infinite Campus? Just click on the MORE button at the bottom of the options list, then click HEALTH on the next page. This is a wonderful tool to make sure your student is compliant with the State of Colorado. 

Also, it's not too late to turn in updated immunization sheets or yearly exemption forms.

Please note that the State of Colorado requires all incoming sixth graders to get the Tdap. This is a different immunization than the required DTaP required in K-5.

If you have any questions, contact Renee Barrowman, Health Clerk at  rbarrowman@flagstaffacademy.org  or 720-864-9100. 

Updated immunization sheets and exemption forms may be emailed or dropped off. 
100 MILE CLUB REGISTRATION
The 100 Mile Club's mission is to "provide all individuals the opportunity to experience fitness and TRUE personal success by accepting the challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school during a single school year.”

100 Mile Club Starts
Tuesday, September 3!
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Time: 7:15-7:45AM


Everyone is welcome no matter fitness level or grade level. We do not compete, but encourage growth and the ability to work towards a goal in an inclusive and positive environment.
DRAGON CAFE IS BACK!
DRAGON CAFE: PBIS
Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 8:45-9:45AM and 4:00-5:00PM
Location: LMC

Our administrative staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding our new PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) system. Bring your mug and have a cup of coffee, tea, or juice and your questions!
ACTIVITY FEES AND PAYMENTS
Pay your Student Activity Fees! They are due by October 1, 2019. You may pay through RevTrak , with cash, or by check (payable to Flagstaff Academy).

Questions? Contact Kim Hagen Rapp, Business Office Assistant at khagenrapp@flagstaffacademy.org .

Watch the video below to see your Student Activity Fees in action!
2019-2020 Student Activity Fees
Our Annual Student Activity Fees go toward purchasing essential items such as:
  • Student workbooks
  • Consumable classroom supplies
  • Software licensing for technology programs
  • Buses and tickets for field trips
  • Elementary specials program materials
  • Middle School electives/essentials
  • Educational guests
  • School supplies (copy paper, tissues, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, etc.)
MIDDLE SCHOOL PINGREE PARK
Wednesday, September 18-Friday, September 20, 2019
We're getting ready for Pingree Park , one of the most unique and amazing aspects of the middle school experience at Flagstaff Academy! Please note the following important deadlines and information:

Payment
Cost to attend Pingree Park is $160 and includes all meals. Payments can be made through RevTrak cash or check (payable to Flagstaff Academy with "Pingree Park" in the memo).
Medications
All medications must be turned in starting  Tuesday, August 27 through Wednesday, September 11 , one week before departure. Remember, no medications will be accepted on the day of the departure. 
Friday, September 6
Deadline for Pingree Permission Slips, Signed Medical Forms, and payment!

Financial Assistance: We want as many of our middle school students to benefit from this experience; therefore, if the cost of the trip is a concern, we have financial assistance available. Please contact Kim Hagen Rapp at khagenrapp@flagstaffacademy.org for more information by Friday, September 6. 
DRAGON FLIGHT BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Dragon Flight offers  before school care  starting at 7:00 a.m.,  after school care   running until 6:00 p.m.,   late-start drop-in care ,  non-school day care , and so much more. Register here!

FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY PTO
SAVE THE DATE -- DRAGON DASH 2019!
Dragon Dash – the PTO's largest fundraiser – will take place on Friday, October 4TH! This year’s event will be "Mind Spark Mystery Lab Wild West" and offers every student the opportunity to run, jog or walk in order to raise money for our school and it’s amazing STEM programs. Watch this space and Friday Folders for more information on how you and your students can get involved. 

We are currently seeking BUSINESS SPONSORS . If you’d like to get your message out to our community of families with more than 900 students AND support a great cause, please visit FlagstaffAcademyPTO.org .

If you have any questions please contact Angela at 608-206-0682 or flagstaffdragondash@gmail.com .

Go Dragons!

Did you know your King Soopers Card can benefit our school? Learn how !
FRIDAY FOLDERS
Friday Folders Survey Says...

We're going GREEN!!!

Over 85% of participants responded that they'd support trying out a paperless Friday Folder program. Stay tuned about our new Friday Folder program in September!
SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY
Did you know that every Amazon.com purchase benefits our school? Learn how your shopping helps to support Flagstaff Academy!

Redecorating? Sending an older sibling off to college? When you shop at American Furniture Warehouse, a portion of your purchase comes back to our school!