Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, October 28

  • 100-Mile Club Fun Run-4PM
  • Spookie Boogie Bash Family Dance-6:30PM

Monday, October 31
  • Halloween Parade-8:45AM
  • Donation of Lost/Found Items

Tuesday, November 1
  • Class Pictures-School Hours
  • Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, November 2
Late Start Day
  • MS: Driveline- 10:30AM/Start Time-10:45AM
  • Elem: Driveline-10:45AM/Start Time-11AM
  • Boys Basketball Home Game-3:30PM

Friday, November 4
  • MS Dodgeball Night-6:30PM

Wednesday, November 9
  • 8th Grade High School Info Night-6:30PM

Friday, November 11
  • School Pictures Retake Day

Monday, November 14
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM
  • Girls' Basketball Registration Begins-8th Grade
  • Middle School Band and Choir Concert-6:00PM

Tuesday, November 15
  • Girls' Basketball Registration Begins-7th Grade
  • Open Enrollment Open House-6PM

Wednesday, November 16
  • Girls' Basketball Registration Begins-6th Grade
  • PTO General Meeting-7PM

Thursday, November 17
  • Principal's Coffee-8:30AM
  • Harvest Day-Beets!
  • Kindergarten Concert-6PM

Friday, November 18
  • 5th Grade State Celebration-2PM
  • 100-Mile Club Fun Run-4PM

November 21-24
  • Thanksgiving Break-NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 29
  • SAC Meeting-5PM
  • PTO Fundraiser-Modern Market-5PM

Wednesday, November 30
  • 2016-2017 Open Enrollment Open House-6PM

WGranger 16
Happy Fall! 

I can't believe it's still in the 80's over Halloween weekend, but I have a feeling this is our last gasp of summer heat.

I don't have to remind anyone that it is election season. While personalities tend to dominate the airwaves, one thing that may be overlooked are local issues such as Question 3A, the St. Vrain Valley School District's bond measure. I want to take a minute to explain the general issue and Flagstaff Academy's involvement so that you can make an informed decision.

Traditional schools fund their facilities and capital needs by issuing bonds. Per Pupil Revenue (PPR) is received from the State of Colorado to fund school operations. As a public charter school, we pay for our facilities and capital needs out of our PPR. Historically, we are not included in St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) bond initiatives; however, this has changed in 2016. SVVSD has included charter schools in the 2016 bond issue. I have been working with SVVSD since December 2015 to seek consideration of our capital needs as part of the overall district needs.

After months of work by a district-wide committee, Flagstaff Academy is being included in the bond measure for the first time ever! We are included for a total of $860,000, should the SVVSD voters authorize the tax increase. These bond dollars would benefit Flagstaff Academy with the following allocation:

  • Repair to aging HVAC systems- $65,000
  • Security Camera system- $80,000
  • Complete hard surface around gym (ADA Access)- $15,000
  • Security and Efficiency Improvements to Entrance/Lobby- $300,000
  • Increase Driveline capacity (wrap around back of campus)- $400,000
For information regarding the impact this tax increase would have on your family, please view the SVVSD 2016 Bond Measure Facts page. 

I hope this gives you the information needed to make an informed decision on or before Tuesday, November 8th.

Thank you for your time.

Wayne Granger
Executive Director
Flagstaff Academy

Join us for
Flagstaff Academy's   High  School  Information  Night!

8th Grade parents - It's almost time for your student to start highschool and we're here to help with this important decision-making process!

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 6:30-8:00PM
Location: In the Gymnasium

You and your student(s) can meet representatives from area  high   schools, hear  about their offerings, as well as consult with middle s chool  staff who will be on hand to help your family make an educated decision on the best fit.

Questions? Contact Aubrie Tarantino, Middle  School  Counselor at 

Due to a delivery delay of school pictures for several families, we are moving the School Picture Retake Day to Friday,  November 11th

If you have not received your children's pictures, please call MJ Thomas Photography Customer Service at  1-800-219-0199.

Class pictures will be taken on Tuesday,  November 1st as scheduled.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. 
We're getting ready for to kickoff our 2017-2018 Enrollment season! In addition to the Enrollment Open Houses, our
Weekly Daytime Tours will begin on Monday, November 14 at 9:30 a.m. If you know of a family who would benefit from our amazing educational environment, spread the word! And look for information on the 2017-2018 "Intent to Return" forms - they're coming soon!

2016-2017 Girls Basketball is Registering!

The registration process has changed, so please read carefully!

There are only 28 spots available for the Girls Basketball Team.  

On Monday, November 14, registration will open for 8th grade only. Should there be remaining spots registrations will be accepted on Tuesday, November 15 for 7th graders. The process will continue on Wednesday, November 16 for 6th grade, only if there are remaining spots on a first come first served basis. 
Again, there are only 28 spots available and registration will close when that number is reached. 

Only a complete registration form that includes jersey and short size with a check made out to Flagstaff Academy for $55.00 will be accepted. 

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

Financial assistance is available, please contact Kim Rapp, Business Office Assistant at kim.rapp@flagstaffacademy.org

Questions? Contact Coach Salgado at ksalgado@flagstaffacademy.org
MIddle School Report Cards
Middle School report cards are ready to view! We'd like to share the very simple process to view your child's report cards  on Infinite Campus. Follow the directions below, or in the included screen shot.

Infinite Campus Directions for Report Card Viewing: 
  1. After you log in click on which child you want to view at the top of your screen.
  2. Click on Reports on the right side of your screen.
  3. Click on the grade level report card that applies to your child. The report card will open automatically in your PDF viewer.
If you have any questions or problems contact Sheila Strukel, Registrar, at  sstrukel@flagstaffacademy.org

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

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.
PreK2 Opening!

We have an opening in our PreK2 class! The class meets:
    • Tuesday-Thursday Two-day Morning Program for 3 & 4 year old children (must have turned 3 by 10/01/16)
    • Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Tuition: $200.00/month
An annual registration fee of $85 is due upon enrollment. 
For more information on enrollment, click here

Questions? Contact Patty Quinn, Preschool Director, at pquinn@flagstaffacademy.org

We'll be donating Lost and Found items on Monday, October 31!

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 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! You can still register for the 100-Mile Club!

First Friday PM Run:
Friday, October 28
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. 

Meet Ms. Cynkar in the Commons when the bell rings!

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! 

Volunteer News: Hearing and Vision Volunteers Needed!

                • Training provided
                • Build new friendships
                • Learn new skills
                • Lunch will be provided  

Please sign up for this and other volunteer opportunities using our signup genius page. 


Thank you!

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!  

Middle School Dodgeball Night: Teachers vs. Students!
When: Friday, November 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Gym  

Test your mettle against your favorite middle school teacher! We hope to see you there -- it's going to be a ball! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. We're also looking for volunteers to help with the event; contact Mary Huonder to volunteer at maryh600@gmail.com.

Thank you for Making 
Jog-a-thon a Success!

Thank you, Flagstaff Academy Families!  Your outpouring of donations during the Jog-a-thon is a clear illustration of your belief in our students and the exceptional curriculum we have at Flagstaff Academy. Watch for new items in our classrooms funded by your generosity. We don't have a deadline for Corporate Matching, so submit your paperwork to your HR department before the end of 2016. Tax Receipts are in Elementary Friday Folders or  click here for a 2016 Tax Receipt   to download a copy for your records. We will announce our fundraising total next week. Prizes will be delivered to classes before Winter Break.
We are also grateful for our Volunteers ! Our team consisted of over 70 parents, plus teachers and staff who encouraged students the whole way. We appreciate all the time and devotion you put into this school-wide fitness and fundraising event! Contact: FlagstaffDragonDash@gmail.com

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 456 - Townsend 355 - Slinker 316

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!!!


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.

Please take a survey about Thanksgiving and Winter Break Care to help us find out if there is enough interest to offer Dragon Flight. 

New Classes!
  • Extreme Electronics 2 
  • Spanish Class - La Ventana Verde
  • Lights, Camera, Action
  • Totally Toyriffic - Science Matters
  • Extreme LEGO: Catapults and Dragons
  • Adventure Quest - Renaissance Adventure
  • Chess Club
  • WeDo Robotics
  • and more!

Register Today!

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. 


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! 
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Longmont, CO 80501

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