February 03 2019
There's lots in this edition of The Buzz including information about Senior Updates, Activity Fees, Chairs for Change, and more!

Sick at school? Just a reminder that FALA doesn't have a nurse or anywhere quiet to lay down, so if your student falls ill while at school we need a parent to either come for the student or send someone on the pick up list. If parents are not in a place where they can leave work, arrangements should be made for a backup -- a friend or family member -- who can come pick a sick child up. In general, if the student is unable to participate in class, they are too sick to be at school

Activity Fees - Attention Families of Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores
Attention Families of Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores

If you have not yet paid your tax-deductible activity fees, now is the time to please do so. Balances have been updated in  Family Link .  

There are 3 easy ways to pay:

  1. Online at  https://flagarts.com/pay-fees/.
  2. Contacting Brooke, our Business Manager, at bcandelaria@flagarts.com or by phone at 928-779-7223
  3. Dropping off a check or cash.
Activity fees go toward supplies for the classes your students love such as musical instruments and art supplies, plus trip scholarships, AP testing fees, and a myriad of other activities. Please help us to continue to do extraordinary things at FALA.
Please note that if you have an outstanding balance, and cannot pay the full amount right now, payment plan arrangements may be able to be made.  
Activity fee balances for Freshmen and Middle School will be available next week.
CAVIAT Info Night
Wednesday, February 20th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm,  FALA Room 16
Students and/or parents are invited to come hear from CAVIAT about their Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.  CAVIAT  programs are for students in grades 10-12. 
Senior Update
1. Send Dean Crawley an email with full legal name.  This includes first, middle (if they have one) and last name.  FALA only has middle initials in our system. Student diplomas are required to have their full legal name.  During the ceremony if they have preferred name announced, please share this information as well.

2.   Students need to check with their Academic Coach to see if there are any final requirements that are needed for graduation.   Academic Coaches have met with seniors and sent reminders to students about service hour completion and other graduation requirement.

3. If Seniors have not done so already they need to send their yearbook Senior Portrait and Quote to Mr. Borham.

4.   Senior Projects:  Please send you project outlines to Dean Crawley.  

6. Senior Ditch Day is not a FALA excused absence.   Seniors who participate in Senior Ditch Day need to be in good standing with attendance and in their classes in order to participate.  This day cannot conflict with performances or finals.

7.   Graduation Ceremony - At the beginning of February Seniors will be given the Graduation Ceremony Letter.  This letter includes the directions and components of the Ceremony. Each Senior will have a letter read and five pictures displayed while the letter is read during the ceremony.  This is a lovely FALA tradition that makes our graduation ceremony unique and touching.

8. The Graduation Ceremony will be on May 31st.  FALA Seniors help to plan the ceremony. They will discuss the specific time and other elements that include speeches and performances.  Details will be coming soon.
Chairs for Change
Chairs for Change - Furniture Needed
Blues and Brews
It's time again to kick off our search for volunteers at the 2019 Blues and Brews Festival which FALA is once again their charity to benefit from a portion of the proceeds. We are so grateful for this partnership and how much it does for our school. And this year it's TWO days. That means more for us to benefit from. So here it goes . . . we need your help to put our best foot forward at the event and need volunteers. Click on the link below to sign up . We appreciate your contributions to the success of this event. And you get to enjoy the rest of the day before/after your shift. It's an incredibly fun festival! Any questions, contact Heather Pierce.

Link to sign up: http://signup.com/go/YNLscMv
Foreign Exchange Students
Did you know that FALA has students who spend a year with us from countries from around the world?  These students bring culture, new ideas and enrich our school on every level.

If you are interested in being a host family for these highly motivated students please contact Marcia Goebel at   marciagoebel@yahoo.com  (928) 301-9868.
FALA Food Drive
Lunch Menu 2/4 - 2/8
Mozzarella Sandwich $3.50
Garden Salad $2
Mac and Cheese $3
Pasta with Meat Sauce $3
Stir Fry Noodles $3.50
Creamy Potato Soup $3

Garden Salad $2
Mac and Cheese $3
Fettuccine Alfredo $3
Chicken Quesadilla $3.50
Hot Ham and Cheese $3.50
Cheese and Green Chili Quesadilla $3
Bbq Chicken Sandwich $3

Turkey Sub $4
Garden Salad $2
Mac and Cheese $3
Fried Rice $3
Loaded Tots $3
Meatball Sub $4
Vegetarian Meatball Sub $4

Mozzarella Sandwich $3.50
Garden Salad $2
Mac and Cheese $3
Been and Cheese Burrito $3
Spaghetti $3
Chicken Strips $4

Turkey Sub $4
Garden Salad $2
Mac and Cheese $3
Pesto Cheese Pizza $2
BBQ Chicken Sandwich $3

Various chips $.75
Chocolate Chip Cookies $.25
Rice Krispy Treats $.50
Brownies $.50

Various Soda $1
Water $1
Gatorade $2
AZ Tea $2