Friday, September 20, 2019
LEADERSHIP LETTER: KEVIN PUGH, DEAN OF SCHOOL CULTURE
Dean of School Culture
Dear Dragon Families,

“I have no doubt that the survival of the human race depends at least as much on the cultivation of social and emotional intelligence, as it does on the development of technical knowledge and skills. Most educators believe that the development of the whole child is an essential responsibility of schools, and this belief is what has motivated them to enter the profession.” (Darling-Hammond, L. in Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning:Research and Practice , 2015).

We are excited to introduce a new component to our ongoing commitment to character education. This summer we acquired a new curriculum to bring a specialized focus on social-emotional learning into our character education program. After careful research and analysis of our needs, we found that the 7 Mindsets curriculum masterfully addresses the social-emotional learning needs of our students across all grades. It also supports our classroom teachers in the delivery and facilitation of effective character education lessons.

The curriculum is built on Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning and 10 Social and Emotional Competencies . Everything fits together under our PRIDE umbrella of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and is aligned with our Core Virtues and guiding principles of restorative practices. The 7 Mindsets Curriculum is taught during character education time, which is built into both the elementary schedule (mornings) and middle school schedule (Advisory). 

7 Mindsets has a robust website which also offers resources for parents who are interested in engaging with this material and reinforcing it at home. I invite you to check it out, and let us know what you think.

Thank you for partnering with us in the development of your student’s character and social-emotional competencies. Ask your student about 7 Mindsets...they’ve already gotten the introduction to the mindsets and will be digging deeper into each mindset throughout the year.

Yours in character education,

Kevin Pugh
Dean of School Culture
SCHOOL-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS
DRIVELINE TIP
MORNING DRIVELINE: WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED!
We know that it's hard to say good-bye to our Dragons in the morning!

If you feel you have to either help your student out of your vehicle, or you both need an extra hug (or two!), we ask that you park on the street and walk your student on to campus. Our expectation is that students being dropped off in driveline are independent enough to get out of the car on their own.
This helps the flow of morning driveline traffic and gets everyone in the building on time. As well, it's safer when you are behind the wheel and in control of the vehicle.  

Remember - Our students' safety is our number one priority. We've got you covered!

Thank you for your cooperation!
DRAGONS IN THE COMMUNITY: JOIN US AT ARTWALK LONGMONT!

We can't wait to see you!
Join us at Artwalk Longmont - one of the best family-friendly events in town!

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 4:00-8:00PM
Location: Downtown Main Street - Our booth will be near the Pumphouse Brewery

Dragon Flight will be there with fun activities, giveaways, and more!
SAC WANTS YOU!
We're looking for a few good Dragons to join SAC, the School Accountability Committee . Mandated by the State of Colorado, the SAC serves an important role in overseeing Flagstaff Academy's achievements and provide recommendations to the Administration. SAC's first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 24 at 5:30PM in the LMC. Meetings last between 60-90 minutes.

SAC's role is to:
  • Evaluate - school program effectiveness, student achievement, parent satisfaction, and school safety
  • Monitor - goals set and progress toward the school's strategic plan and school improvement plans, and the school's accreditation status
  • Report - on summary data, school survey results, and goal progress reports
  • Recommend - goals and targets for improvement, needs assessment, and resource allocation.
If you're interested, please email Wayne Granger, Executive Director, at wgranger@flagstaffacademy.org .
DRAGON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Dragon Volunteers

Dragon Volunteer Opportunities!
Flagstaff Academy relies on the volunteer efforts of our families for all of the exceptional academic and non-academic programs and events that occur during the school year. Being involved in your child’s school is a win-win proposition. Our school benefits from your time and talents, while you provide an important community service for your children and their peers. Thank you so much for considering these volunteer opportunities. Here's what we could use some help with:


Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres, Volunteer Coordinator at jtorres@flagstaffacademy.org .
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
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Registration Begins Monday, September 23rd!
There are only 25 spots available for the Boys Basketball Team.
*Please read registration process carefully*

On Monday, September 23rd , registration will open for 8th grade boys only. Should there be remaining spots, registrations will be accepted on Tuesday, September 24th for 7th and 8th graders. The process will continue on Wednesday, September 25th for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders if there are remaining spots on a first come, first served basis. (In this instance, interested players should line up outside the west vestibule doors behind the designated orange cone. Registrations will be collected by Mrs. Salgado ONLY starting at 7:45 a.m.). Again, there are only 25 spots available and registration will close when that number is reached.

Only a complete registration form that includes jersey size and short size with a check made out to Flagstaff Academy for $55.00 will be accepted. Discounted athletic registration may be available for households qualified for free or reduced lunch. For financial assistance, please email Kim Hagen Rapp, Business Office Assistant at khagenrapp@flagstaffacademy.org for more information regarding reduced or waived athletic fees.

Registration forms can be found on the Dragon's Athletic Web Site or can be picked up from Mrs. Salgado.

The season is six (6) weeks long and practice will begin on Monday, September 30th. Practices are Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:00 p.m.. There are four (4) games (2/home and 2/away). The season ends with a tournament on Saturday, November 9th.
Go Dragons!
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 .
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.)
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
DRAGON DASH PLEDGING OPENS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17!

OUR GOAL IS $70,000!
IMPORTANT DATES

PLEDGING IS NOW OPEN!
  1. Go to Funrun.com and register your student(s).
  2. Reach out! Share your pledge link with friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. Every dollar matters to Flagstaff Academy.
  3. Our goal is $70,000. With 5 pledges from every family in the school, that is more than attainable!
Remember - if we get pledges from ALL 50 states , our leadership will be leading the Halloween parade on scooters and big wheels! Who doesn't want to see that!

Tuesday, September 24:  Pep Rally

Friday, October 4:  Elementary Fun Run/ Middle School ​Color Run

Visit the  Dragon Dash page  for more information, run times, and more!
KING SOOPERS CARD CLASS CONTEST
Two weeks left to win cash for your child classroom

The PTO is running a contest to gauge participation in the King Soopers Community Rewards program. Classrooms who receive an 80% response rate will be entered to earn up to $1000 in prize money. All you have to do is complete this short TWO question survey ( link ) by 9/30/19. (You can find detailed contest rules here ).

The King Soopers Community Rewards program allows you to help support Flagstaff with the shopping you already do. By linking your loyalty card to Flagstaff, King Soopers will make a donation based on what you already spend.
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!