Friday, October 7, 2016

Monday, October 10-Friday, October 14
  • Jog-a-Thon Spirit Week!
    • Monday: Colorado Day
    • Tuesday: Crazy Socks and Hair 
    • Wednesday: Biz Attire
    • Thursday: Throw Back Thursday
    • Friday: Tiaras, Tutus, and Jerseys 

Friday, October 14
  • PTO Dragon Dash Jog-A-Thon

Monday, October 17
  • No School

Wednesday, October 19
  • PTO General Meeting-7PM

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

Friday, October 21
  • Aluminum Can Drive-2:30PM

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


Hello Parents, 

It's October - can you believe it? Personally, I'm counting the days until we have snow because I still can't seem to get enough of it! I get so excited when the flakes start to fall - that's what happens when you've spent all your time in the south!!

So, as the cooler days are upon us, it's a great time to check out our Lost and Found areas. We have one for elementary and one for middle school. Believe it or not, they are both already overflowing. Are you missing a water bottle or a jacket? We even have some pretty cool backpacks in there! You might want to stop by and check out the Lost and Found before you head to the store to replace those missing items.

Have a great weekend!


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

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.
Flagstaff Academy Middle School Mathcounts Competition Team is forming!  

We are now offering an exciting opportunity for our middle school mathematicians to accelerate their interest and achievement in mathematics by engaging in Mathcounts competitions! Mathcounts problems are designed to challenge students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in the areas of Algebra, Probability, Approximation, Geometry, and Statistics. 

When: Practice sessions begin Wednesday, October 19 from 7:00-7:45 a.m. 
The team will start competing in February 2017.
To sign up for Mathcounts, please fill out the following form:

For more information on Mathcounts, visit http://mathcounts.coloradomath.org/.

For questions about the FSA Mathcounts team, please contact Lori Ledbetter lledbetter@flagstaffacademy.org.  
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 at Flagstaff Academy!

Room Parents needed for Ms. Gianetti, Ms. Saam, Ms. Townsend, Ms. Miller, Ms. Reid, and Ms. Mehus

This is a great opportunity to be even more involved and invested in your child's school and classroom! Please let Jeannie Torres know if you're interested in volunteering for these positions or have any questions. If you have a friend who also has a child in these classes, you can buddy up with one or more parents and be co-room parents. 

Thanks in advance for considering this volunteer opportunity!  

Be sure to sign up for the 100-Mile Club before the Jog-a-Thon on Friday, October 14 to count all those hard earned laps!  Register here!  

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

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!  

  Dragon Dash is Flagstaff's Be Fit Fundraiser!
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Visit  FlagstaffAcademyPTO.org for all things Dragon Dash!

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 and Home Rooms in the lead for Chew Gum at School: 
Nielson 346 - Slinker 316 - Townsend 272 - Miller 213

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!!!
After 42 years, the Labels for Education program is winding down. The 2016-2017 school year is the last year to submit any labels!

Have a collection at home? Have cans in your cupboard that have a Label for Education? Send them in! Be sure to put them in an envelope or bag and have your child take them to the front desk. 

Questions? Contact ecynkar@flagstaffacademy.org.


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 Class!

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

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 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 $1000!!! 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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