August 21, 2015


Monday, August 31
K-8 Assessment Day Students Last Name M-Z
**Now includes Kindergarten
Student Last Name A-L No School

Help your child have a great assessment day:
      • Eat a low sugar, high protein breakfast
      • Get a good night's sleep!
      • Relax and do your best!
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, September 1
5:30 p.m. in the LMC
Open to the Public

Late Start - Wednesday, September 2
MS Driveline: 10:30 a.m. MS Start Time: 10:45 a.m.

Elem. Driveline: 10:30 a.m.
Elem. Start Time: 10:45 a.m.

PTO Special Session Meeting
Wednesday, September 2
6:30 p.m. in the LMC

Super Hero Spirit Day! 
Wednesday, September 2 
Dress as your favorite superhero
(no masks, no blood, no weapons)

The 100 Mile Club is a club open to all students at Flagstaff Academy. The 100 Mile Club gets students moving before, during, and after school with the end goal of reaching 100 miles by the end of the year. Students are welcome to come to any and all practices!

Afternoon Practices: M, T, W, and Th from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Morning Practices: M, T, Th, and F from 7:15 - 7:45 a.m.


Interested in volunteering? Email Erin Cynkar at

Don't Miss the 100 Mile Club Kickoff Event
Date : Saturday, September 5, 2015
Time:  10:00 a.m. - Noon

Flagstaff Goes Around the World (almost!)

At Flagstaff, we are committed to prep aring our students to be active members of the global learning community. Over the years, our students have traveled to Spain and Costa Rica and have brought back new perspectives and appreciation of the world we share. The EFTour trips (not Flagstaff-sponsored) are for students 12 years old and up, as well as teachers, staff, and parents. 

For travelers enrolled on the 2015 Spain trip, there will be an informational meeting after school on  Wednesday, September 2, 4:30pm in the LMC

While the meeting is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that those enrolled attend. Mrs. Wood will be discussing  items needed to prepare for the trip: passports, spending money, packing list, etc.  Please email any questions to Mrs. Jessica Wood at  ¡ Muchas gracias!

We are excited that one of our STEM teachers, Lori Ledbetter, will be leading a group of students, staff, and parents to the Galápagos Islands during Spring Break 2017. 

Charting the Galápagos Islands
Spring Break 2017

The Galápagos Islands are most famous for the profound discoveries of Charles Darwin. Carry on that scientific tradition as you learn about the unique species of birds and other animals that call the islands home...many of which can't be found anywhere else in the world. On mainland Ecuador, experience the local culture in Quito. Independence Plaza and the Intinian Museum provide social context to the biological wonders of this fascinating country.

Come to the first informational meeting about this trip:

When:  September 2, 2015 at 4:10 p.m.
Where:  Mrs. Ledbetter's room (Middle School hallway). 

Locking in your reservation now ensures the lowest possible price!

Want to know more about the trip? Check out the website:


Dear Parents,

Thank you for the great response for our Back-to-School nights - it was great to see so many new faces and reconnect with our Dragon family. 

We are so excited to be launching our second year of the 100 Mile Club! On Tuesday, September 1, we'll be holding an exciting all school 100 Mile Club assembly, joined by Karen Lubin, the inspiring founder of the 100 Mile Club. She had her team will be on site to pump us up for another great year!  Thanks to everyone for making the start of the school year so wonderful.


Terri Long
Elementary School Assistant Principal

Dragon Snap - Thanks for a Great Week!

This kindergartner from Mrs. Gudmonson's class puts the
smile in STEM with this adorable drawing of "Cheeto."

Thanks for a wonderful week! Have a great weekend!


Pingree Park Registration Packet

The annual Middle School Pingree Park trip is Sept. 23-25. Cost is $105 per student. Click here for the full registration packet and forms.

Parent chaperones
Interested in being a parent chaperone? Let Dean Pugh know -

Scholarship donations: Each year we assist students who may not be able to afford the trip by offering needs-based scholarships. If you'd like to contribute, please let us know -

Dragon Flight

Before and After School Care and Enrichment Classes

Flagstaff Academy's in-house Dragon Flight program provides on-site before and after school care and enrichment classes. Dragon Flight provides students a warm, enriching environment while maintaining Flagstaff Academy's standards and values.

For more information, contact Jeanna Peppler,

We're happy to announce that Dragon Flight is offering care for all of the 2015-2016 late start dates. Registration is available online on the Dragon Flight webpage
Other Updates!

Due to supplies, ratios, and planning, late registrations/drop-ins will be charged an additional $10.00! For the month of September, late start registration ends at midnight, August 28th.

Enrichment Classes will be starting mid-September. Please check Friday folders and the Dragon Flight webpage for class descriptions and registration information.

Care for assessment days is not available due to space. Dragon Flight will run regular hours of 3:25-6:00 p.m.

The  PTO executive board would like to thank all parent volunteers for helping to build and strengthen the Flagstaff Academy community through your participation in the  PTO. Participating makes a difference to the parents, teachers, staff, and children at our school!

Mark Your Calendar:
September 2015 Special Session and Regular Meetings
  • The first general PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the LMC. This is a special session that is expressly to review and approve all PTO committee budgets.
  • The regular day and time for general PTO meetings will be the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the LMC. (This is a change from last year.) 
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Fall Festival Sponsorships Available!

Only 10 Spaces Left - Reserve Your Sponsorship Position Today!

September 9-19
Present your business to 600+ families daily for 10 full days,
including the highly attended Fall Festival for only $300!

Sponsorship includes:
  • Fence banner* placement on the most prominent display area of the schoolyard fence, facing toward the parking lot/driveline and street.
  • Individual promoted posts (one individual post per sponsor per day) to the PTO
  • Facebook page with logo, website link, and our thanks.
  • Logo, website link, and thanks posted to the PTO website homepage

*Banner provided by participating business

Contact us today!
Leah Herrera,
Karen Doolittle,

The Amazing Flagstaff Race...With a Techie Twist

Race Day is Saturday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m.

The popular Amazing Flagstaff Geocaching Race is back again this year! Embracing the techie vibe at Flagstaff, the Amazing Flagstaff GeoCaching Race is an event for Flagstaff Academy families/friends, teachers, and staff. It is designed to be a fun-filled afternoon of teams working together to find ten (10) geocached items or challenges along the race course throughout Longmont.  

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, September 16!
Registration forms can be found here.
Farm-to-Table Fiesta at Ollin Farms
A Latin Feast to Celebrate Flagstaff!

Second Annual Farm-to-Table Fiesta at Ollin Farms

Saturday, September 26
            5:00 - 9:00 p.m.             

Ollin Farms, 8627 N. 95th St. Longmont 80504

Join Flagstaff Academy, Ollin Farms, and Chef Justin from Niwot Market (and more!) for a unique and fun farm-to-table experience to celebrate
and benefit Flagstaff Academy. The special evening will include:
  • Latin menu of freshly harvested Ollin Farms produce prepared by Chef Justin
  • Salsa music provided by D.J. Manólis from Puente Fuente Productions
Cost: $65.00 per person
Includes dinner and beer tasters.
Additional beer and wine may be purchased.

Reserve Your Spot Now! 
*A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Adam J. Burton Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides direct financial support to Flagstaff Academy students for academic and school events.

Flagstaff's National Junior Honor Society will be providing babysitting
at Flagstaff! Details to come.
Building Community, One Meal at a Time!
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Longmont, CO 80501