DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, October 14, 2016


Monday, October 17
  • No School

Wednesday, October 19
  • 5th Grade YMCA Trip
  • PTO General Meeting-7PM

Thursday, October 20
  • 5th Grade YMCA Trip
  • Coffee with the Principal-8:30AM
  • PTO Fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A-5PM

Friday, October 21
  • 5th Grade YMCA Trip
  • Aluminum Can Drive-2:30PM

Tuesday, October 25
  • SAC Meeting-5:00PM

Friday, October 28
  • Volunteer Information Breakfast-8:30AM
  • Spookie Boogie Bash Family Dance-6:30PM

IntheNews  HELLO FROM PRINCIPAL LOWE


Dear Parents,

On Monday, October 17th, you will receive an email with a link to a survey regarding the Dress Code. The survey reflects items brought up during my parent, student, and staff Dress Code meetings. The survey will be administered to parents, students in grades 4th-8th, and staff members.  

The data collected will give everyone an opportunity to have their voices heard and will be used to determine if there should be any changes to the current Dress Code. Should the decision be made to propose changes, they will be discussed at the PTO meeting on Wednesday, October 19th and again at the School Accountability Committee (SAC) meeting on  Tuesday, October 25th. A recommendation will be made to the Board of Directors at the  November 1st meeting. Based on the survey results, the recommendation will made to either keep the current Dress Code intact or to recommend changes.

So, look for the email to come to you on Monday, October 17th and please submit your responses by N oon  on Wednesday, October 19th. Thank you so much for taking the time to have your voice heard!

Have a great weekend!

Warmly,

Robin Lowe,
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy

2016-2017 Activity Fees Due October 1st!

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.
Dragon Flight is Hiring!

Our Dragon Flight is looking for the following talented people:
    • Dragon Flight Aide: 
      • 2 hours a day and non-school days
      • M-F - 3:15-5:15 p.m.
      • Must be 16 years old or older - Perfect for high school students who are great with kids!
    • Dragon Flight Group Leaders:
      • 2-3 hours a day and non-school days
      • M-F - 3:00-5:00/6:00 p.m.
      • Must be 18 years or older
Join a fantastic team! If you're interested, please visit Flagstaff Academy's Employment page for the full job descriptions and how to apply. 
Volunteer 
Volunteer at Flagstaff Academy!

Don't LEAVE things to chance get involved this FALL!! 
  • 100-Mile Club: The 100-Mile Club needs 2-3 volunteers for the afternoon practices! Ms. Cynkar will be at all practices. Practices are on 10/28, 11/18, 12/2, 1/20, 2/3, 3/3, and 4/21 from 3:45-4:45. 
  • Health Clerk Office Volunteer- Volunteering in the health room requires a one hour shift from 1:00-2:00 p.m. We still need one person for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please click here for an overview of this volunteer position. 

Please go to our Signup Genius to see all of our volunteer needs. 
 

You're Cordially Invited!
 
It is getting cold outside, be sure students are coming dressed for the weather. We will still be running outside as long as the weather allows! Join us for some after school Fun Runs! The first one will be Friday, October 28 from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Students will meet Ms. Cynkar in the commons when the bell rings. Parents must pick up by 4:45 p.m. 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! 

 Other Friday Run Runs: 11/18, 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
Saturday, Oct. 29
Eerie Erie at
Erie Middle School
Saturday, Nov. 12
Longmont Turkey Trot

Monday, November 21
Lake MacIntosh
Time:  Come any time between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and get a sheet!

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! 
Aluminum Can Recycling Drive is Here!

Let's aim for 5000 Cans!

Date: Friday, October 21
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: west parking (paved) lot of the Tasty Weasel 

Did you know that last year our school recycled over 3200 lbs. of aluminum cans?  That adds up to 3.82 cans per student and also why we were name d #1 in the entire state of Colorado by the Great American Can Roundup School Challenge!
 
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!  

 Photos from the 2016-2017 Jog-a-Thon! We couldn'd do it without YOU! These are just a few of the amazing volunteers who make this remarkable event so much fun!

Click on the photo to see the slide show!
Thank You to all Our Amazing Volunteers!



 
Flagstaff Academy Spirit Night

 Get "moooving" and join us for Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A Longmont!

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Chick-fil-A will donate 15-20% of our school's ticketed sales to Flagstaff Academy. When ordering at the front counter or drive thru, tell the cashier that you are here to support the Flagstaff Academy Spirit Night. Put your receipt in one of the designated baskets labeled "Spirit Night" at the register, and we will get 15-20% of the receipt's collected that night for our school. The more people we bring in to eat, the more money we will generate for our school.

 Don't chicken out...stop by and bring your appetite!



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.
Classroom and Home Room Contests for the 2016/2017 School Year: 
600 Box Tops = Chew Gum at School 
1,200 Box Tops = Popcorn Party 
2,400 Box Tops = Kickball Party  

Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Total): 
Nielson 373 - Townsend 345 - Slinker 316 - Smith 269

DOWNLOAD 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 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.


Monday, October 17 - Non School Day Care
Chuck E. Cheese's Trip
Cost: $45 per student (includes full day of fun, lunch, and 20 tokens)

Please provide 2 snacks and extra $$ for additional tokens.

Must register by Friday, October 14 - Register Here!
If your child requires any kind of medication, you will need to submit a copy of both the school and prescription forms to Jeanna Peppler, Director of Dragon Flight, prior to the trip.  For more information, please contact Jeanna Peppler,  jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org

New Classes!

Cooking with Holiday Spice Adventures with Thinking Cap, a mobile culinary school that teaches through edible education. 
 
Tuesdays: - 10/7, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15
Time: 3:25-4:45 p.m.
Cost: $55

Young Rembrandts Fall Drawing Class (K-5)
Wednesdays: 10/26, 11/2/,
11/9, 11/16
Time:  3:25-4:45 p.m.
Cost: $44

November Late Start Care
Date: Wednesday, November 2
Cost7:00 a.m Bell - $25
8:00 a.m. Bell - $20
In November, we will be making a fall piece from Crackpots!
Registration is due no later than Monday, October 28 to avoid drop-in fees. 


 SupportFlagstaff SUPPORT FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY


Did you know that  when you select Flagstaff Academy as your "Amazon Smile" organization, our school will receive 0.5% of the price of all 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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