DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday, December 2
  • 100-Mile Club Fun Run-4PM

Tuesday, December 6
  • Board of Directors Meeting-5:30PM
  • PTO Gingerbread Contest-6:30PM
  • Lost and Found Items Donated

Wednesday, December 7
  • December Late Start:
    • MS Driveline: 10:30AM
    • MS Start time: 10:45AM
    • Elem. Driveline: 10:45AM
    • Elem. Start Time: 11AM
  • Spirit Day - Dress Like an Animal!
  • Intro to Middle School Night-6PM

Saturday, December 10
  • Middle School Winter Dance-5:30PM

Tuesday, December 13
  • Beginning/Intermediate Band Concert-7PM

Thursday, December 15
  • Principal's Coffee-8:30AM
  • 1st Grade Concert-6PM

Friday, December 16
  • Aluminum Can Drive-2:30PM
  • Barnes and Noble School Fundraiser-All Day!

Monday, December 19-
Friday, December 30
  • Winter Break - No School

IntheNews  HELLO FROM PRINCIPAL LOWE


Hi Parents,

This week we kicked off our 2017-2018 Enrollment season with a new, completely online registration system. So far, we're off to a great start! Also, we sent you a link to let us know if you are intending to return to Flagstaff Academy next year. I know this is earlier than we normally ask you, but this will help us know how many spots we have to offer to new families.

So, it looks like this may be our last weekend without snow. Get outside and enjoy the sunshine because I hear that come  Tuesday, it will be a different weather story! I am so excited - I have been missing the snow!  

Also, a reminder as we get closer to our winter break  - we do have school on Monday,  January 2nd . I know that St. Vrain students do not return until the 3rd, but we are in session on the 2nd, so please plan accordingly.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Robin Lowe,
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy
rlowe@flagstaff.org


A reminder that our  2017-2018 Intent To Return Form  is now available online! When filling out the form, please put in your child's future grade level for the 2017-2018 School Year. 


If you'd like to enroll non-Flagstaff Academy students for the 2017-2018 School Year, you will need to fill out an Enrollment Application, which is also now live. As a current Flagstaff Academy family, your application will be given priority status.

If you have a PreK-2 student returning for PreK 3 or PreK4, please fill out the Intent to Return for that student. 

If you experience any technical difficulties, or have questions, please contact Sheila Strukel, Registrar, at  enroll@flagstaffacademy.org720-864-9090

Thank you for being a part of our amazing Dragon Family!

Attendance Reminder

If your child is absent, please give 24 hours notice to your teacher for gathering homework or classroom materials. Also, if this is an extended absence (several weeks or more) that you know about in advance, please give a minimum of one week to gather the needed materials.  

Remember, your child's teacher is actively teaching and can't be interrupted to prepare for make-up materials. We need to time to ensure we are meeting the needs of the students in the classroom as well as those who are absent.

We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.
New Website Tips

   
Where is Infinite Campus?

1. Go to "Parent" link in the Upper Right Hand navigation
2. Infinite Campus can be accessed either through the icon in the center, or in the right navigation. 

The "Staff" link in the upper right hand corner is the login area for staff only. 

AND--Our Flagstaff Academy App has been updated! Make sure you update yours today!
2016-2017 Activity Fees are Due Now!

Yes, your Annual Activity Fees were due on October 1st, but if you haven't paid them yet, we will continue to accept payments! Annual 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
  • Special educational guests
  • Community school supplies
  • (copy paper, tissues, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, etc.)
Pay Fees Online through
RevTrak

Or pay with cash or check, payable to "Flagstaff Academy." Partial Payments also accepted. 
Families eligible for Reduced/Free Lunch are eligible for reduced or free student activity fees.

To apply, for free/reduced lunch,
click here.

Student Activity Fees payments are non-refundable.
Lost and Found

We'll be donating Lost and Found items on Tuesday, December 6! 

If you're missing something from your child's closet, please come to the front desk, sign in, and claim your items. Even if you don't think you're missing something, we encourage you to take a look! Also, it helps greatly if you label your child's items with fabric pen markers. Thanks for your help and cooperation!


It was so great to see so many of you who came out for the runs over Thanksgiving Break! We have two Winter Break Holiday Runs scheduled - information is below!!

Lake McIntosh Run
Date: Tuesday, December 20
Time: 12- 2:00 p.m.
FREE
Sandstone Ranch
Date: 
Thursday, December 29
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FREE


Late parents will be charged $1.00 per minute/per student that they are late. After 15 minutes, they will be signed into Dragon Flight, and required to pay the annual registration fee and $20 drop-in fee. Please consider volunteering to help the after school runs! 

  Friday Afternoon Runs: 12/2, 1/20, 2/3, 3/3, and 4/21

Morning Practices  are
M, T, Th, and F from 7:15 - 7:45 a.m. 


Upcoming Events

About the 100-Mile Club: 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. After they register, students are welcome to come to any and all practices!  

Parents and Guardians! 
In order for 100-Mile club to be successful we are in need of parent volunteers. Please sign-up here to help! 


Thank you to all our volunteers who helped with our Vision and Hearing Testing this week! We are so appreciative to have so many parent and grandparent volunteers! 

To see our volunteer opportunities, please click here
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 all the difference to the parents, teachers, staff, and children at our school! 

Annual PTO Gingerbread Contest
Date:  Tuesday, December 6
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:  The Commons 
Join us for one of our favorite holiday events -
the Gingerbread Contest!

We're gathering some really great prizes from local businesses for this year's winners. We can't wait to see your favorite book come to life as a Gingerbread creation. Whether you do a traditional gingerbread house or something based on this year's theme, a FUN time will be had by all.

Prizes from:
        


All Day Barnes & Noble Fundraiser for Flagstaff Academy!
Barnes and Noble, Boulder 2999 Pearl Street
Finish your Holiday shopping!!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Join us from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for fun and special events: storytimes, crafts
and robots!
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Craft Table
  • 5:00 p.m. - Reading of the children's book Dreaming of Colorado with author, Grant Collier
  • 5:30 p.m. - Holiday Books Storytime
  • 6:00 p.m. - Storytime with Principal Long
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Demonstration of Robots
  • 6:30 p.m. - Storytime with Principal Lowe
Come eat dinner at the Café!
 *A portion of all sales will go back to the school

Having Trouble Receiving PTO Emails? 
In most cases, the email address we received for you has a typo or you may have unsubscribed to a previous email. If you suspect this is the case, please send a message to the Email Coordinator [ ajpkallal@gmail.com] to make sure we have the most current information for you. You can also set up a filter in your email account to help ensure our messages do not end up in your Junk or Spam folders. Instructions on how to do this for your Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail account can be found  here.

Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Total): 
Slinker 800 

 Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Total): Miller 541 - Nielson 473 - Townsend 394

THE NEW BOXTOP APP AND EARN MORE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL! It's so simple. Download the App, Click on the offers, go shopping and then scan your receipt. All Bonus BoxTops will be deposited into the Flagstaff Academy Account.

Important Reminders: 
  • Please remember to put the student's name, grade and TEACHER in with all Box Tops in a sealable bag/envelope. BoxTops with no teacher name will be included in the general BoxTops fund.
  • Please continue to trim the BoxTops prior to submitting them.
  • Please only include NON-EXPIRED BoxTops. BoxTops do expire!!!

 DragonFlight DRAGON FLIGHT

Before/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.

Winter Break Care - Registration Deadline is Wednesday, December 7!
(If there is enough interest, Dragon Flight will be offering care on
December 19-22 and December 28-30 from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mon., 12/19
Crackpots
$45
Tues., 12/20
Casa Bonita
$45
Wed., 12/21
Children's Museum
$45
Thurs., 12/22
Boulder Dinner Theater
$45

Wed., 12/28
Lunch and Movie
$45
Thurs., 12/29
Dizzy's Fun Center & Warrior Arena
$45
Fri., Dec. 30
Mid Air Adventures
$45

Due to staff scheduling/ratios, late registrations may not be accepted or will be charged a late fee of $10.00. If we do not receive enough interest, you will be notified by Friday, December 9th.

To register for non school days, visit  http://tinyurl.com/FSADragonFlight and go to Before and After School Care. You will need to fill out the door code waiver in order to receive a private code for entrance. Staff and other parents will not be letting people in. 

* If your child requires any type of medication, please let Jeanna Peppler know. With notice, she is able to get a copy of the medical plan from the front office, but will need the medication before your child can attend.  

Winter Break with Renaissance Adventures! 
Adventures, Perils, and Treasure Await!

Winter Break Adventure Quest 
Date: Monday, December 19 - Friday, December 23
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.



Since 1995, Renaissance Adventures has led award-winning programs where kids are the heroes of a mythic quest. Students band together as fantastic characters with unique powers to solve mysteries and puzzles, overcome dynamic challenges, negotiate peace, and battle foes using safe, foam swords.
Register Now!

Location:  Flagstaff Academy, 2040 Miller Drive, Longmont
Cost: $390.00
Ages: 6-16, grouped by age, six per Quest Leader

Dragon Flight December Late Start Care
Wednesday, December 7
  • Option #1: $25.00 (Care from 7:00 a.m. - First Bell)
    • Dragon Flight registration fee required. (If you have already paid the registration fee for before/after school care, you will not be charged this fee again.)
  • Option #2: $20.00 (Care from 8:00 a.m. - First Bell)
    • (No registration fee required) - With this option, students will not be allowed into Dragon Flight until 8:00 a.m. due to state rules and regulations. All students must be signed in by a parent or guardian. 
December Late Start registration deadline without drop-in fee is Friday, December 2nd.  There will be a $10.00 drop in fee for all registrations made after the Friday prior to this date. 

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Did you know that  when you select Flagstaff Academy as your "Amazon Smile" organization, our school receives 0.5% of the price of your eligible  smile.amazon.com  purchases? B ookmark this  link!   

Thank you Flagstaff PTO Supporters! We received our first check from King Soopers for the PTO in the amount of over $2400!!! Your efforts to support our school through this great program are paying off in just the first month. Keep using your cards and remind your friends and family to get one and use it too! 
Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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