Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1
  • Alumnimum Can Drive-2:30PM
  • 2018-2019 Enrollment Applications Are Live
  • 2018-2019 Intent to Return Forms Are Out

Monday, December 4
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9AM

Tuesday, December 5
  • Board of Directors Mtg-5:30PM
  • PTO Gingerbread Competition-6:30PM

Wednesday, December 6
  • Late Start:
    • MS Driveline-10:30AM
    • MS Start Time-10:45AM
    • Elem. Driveline-10:45AM
    • MS Start Time-11AM
  • Spirit Day: Ugly Sweater Day!
  • StuCo Breakfast Burrito Sale-10:20AM
  • NJHS Hot Cocoa Sale-10:20AM
  • Intro to Middle School Night-6:30PM

Thursday, December 7
  • First Grade Fall Music Concert-6:30PM

Friday, December 8
  • Coffee with the Counselors-8:30AM
  • Middle School Winter Dance-6:30PM

Monday, December 11
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9AM

Wednesday, December 13
  • Girls Basketball Game @Westview MS- 3:30PM

Thursday, December 14
  • Coffee with the Principal-8:30AM
  • Elem. Band, MS Beg. Band, MS Intermediate Band Concert-6:30PM

Friday, December 15
  • StuCo Candy Cane Sales-7:30AM

Saturday, December 16
  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair-9AM
Monday, December 18, 2017-Monday, January 1, 2018

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal

Dear Dragon Families,

We so appreciate you taking the time to fill out our Intent to Return form for the 2018-2019 school year at Flagstaff Academy. Of course, we look forward to having you return for another great year at our school. If you have concerns that might impact your decision, we're more than happy to discuss them with you and to provide support.

We've had a wonderful response from new families interested in attending Flagstaff Academy, and we'd like to let them know as soon as possible if there is room for their children. Your timely help in filling out and returning this form by Tuesday, January 16, 2018 will assist us in this process.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and your support. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at saguina@flagstaffacademy.org , or Sheila Strukel, Registrar, at enroll@flagstaffacademy.org .

Attention Preschool Parents/Guardians: Current preschool students entering kindergarten must fill out the Enrollment Application form on our website, if not already filled out.

Also, please do not add students on this form who are not currently enrolled at Flagstaff Academy.

Enjoy the weekend!

Sharon Aguina
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy
Core Virtue for December: Generosity and Service
The Gift of Giving

Giving - the best gift of all. December's core virtue is Generosity/Service . When we focus on these virtues, we teach that generosity means giving with an open hand and open heart, without thinking of getting something in return. Service is tied to generosity because we should give generously of ourselves, not just give stuff. It also means giving your time, attention, hard work, patience, kind words, and talents to help and encourage others. It is not always easy to treat other people kindly or respectfully, but a generous person does not let others' actions define their own. They choose to be generous instead of stingy, and kind instead of hateful, no matter how the other person responds and acts.
Helping others with a cheerful heart is generous service

Click here to view some slides used in school , which includes a link to a great TED-talk related to this topic.

Throughout the year, but especially at this time of year, parents often share their concerns about our "give-me" generation, and ask, "how do I help my children to enjoy giving instead of always receiving?" Here are a few suggestions from the Center for Parenting Education to make the concept and the act of giving a part of your regular interactions with your children. The linked article shares some strategies for teaching generosity through patience and modeling. The goal is to make the practice of giving a natural part of our children's lives. Speaking of which - Middle-school students, now is the time to apply for National Junior Honor Society, where you'll help to make the world a better place through your generosity and service!

December Dinnertime Discussion Prompts:
  • "Why do you think it's important to be generous?"
  • "What are some good motives to be generous? Bad motives?"
  • "How do you feel when you make a difference for others?"
Warm wishes to you and your family!

Kevin Pugh
Dean of School Culture
Flagstaff Academy

Don't Delay! The form only takes minutes to complete! We value every member of our Dragon Community and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here for you. 

We'd greatly appreciate receiving your Intent to Return form by no later than January 16, 2018. 
Volunteer  Our Volunteers ARE AWESOME!

We have several volunteer opportunities ready for sign up! If you would like to become even more involved in your child's school check out our  Dragon Volunteer Site.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator,  Jeannie Torres.
Volunteer  Board of Directors December Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 5:30PM in the LMC

Everyone is welcome! Meetings are open to the public.

Middle School Information Night

Date:  Wednesday, December 6
Time:  6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: The Gym

Incoming 6th Grade Parents and Students - This night is dedicated to you!

Come meet our teachers, hear about our amazing elective opportunities, learn about our modified block schedule, and receive the 2018-2019 Course Selection Catalog. After a brief overview in the Commons about what to expect in Middle School, you will spend time visiting with current students and teachers, learning about what amazing elective choices you have - from Foreign Language offerings to Robotics to Animation to Coding to Creative Writing and the list goes on and on!!  

Questions? Contact Katie Gustafson, Middle School Assistant Principal at  kgustafson@flagstaffacademy.org

2018-2019 Enrollment Season!

Our Weekly Daytime Tours are happening every Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. 

Tell A Friend!
Due to popular demand, we're adding a second Enrollment Infomation Night on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m. 

New family enrollment applications will be accepted as of Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.  

For more information, visit  www.flagstaffacademy.org

If you know of a family who would benefit from our amazing educational environment, share this information with them! If the family becomes a Flagstaff Academy family, you'll be entered into our Dragon Referral Program!

2018-2019 " Intent to Return" form is now available to fill out!
StuCo and NJHS Present the Middle School Winter Dance!

Date: Friday, December 8
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Gym

Celebrate Winter with a fun dance! Permission slips are available outside Mrs. Gustafson's office and will be online as of Monday, December 4th! 

Flagstaff Academy Class Group Photos are Ready
to Order!

Click on: ORDER HERE
                   2017-2018 Activity Fees!

    See how your activity fees help our school!

You may also 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.
              Gingerbread House Contest!

Date: Tuesday, December 5
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Theme: Favorite Movie!

Please join the PTO in the Commons with your Gingerbread Creation! There will be hot chocolate, cookies, and a fun winter craft. All creations must be edible for the fun-filled (and yummy) annual family event. 

To see the contest rules and for more information, visit 

Holiday Treats for the Faculty & Staff!

When: Friday, December 8th 
(drop off during drive line or deliver to the library by 10:00 am)

 Sign up at:
Please join us in showing our amazing team of faculty and staff how much we appreciate them this holiday season. How can you help? We are asking our Flagstaff families to donate your favorite homemade holiday treat (cookies, bread, fudge, party mix, etc.). We need 110 treats so that every member of our Flagstaff team can take something home for the holidays. We will be collecting items during drive line the morning of Friday, December 8th.

Flagstaff Academy PTO Barnes & Noble Holiday Bookfair 
and Cheesecake Sale!

Date:  Saturday, December 16th
Time:  9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Location:  Barnes and Noble Boulder, 2999 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80301
     A percentage of cheesecake and Barnes and Noble sales go to support Flagstaff Academy PTO (in-store and online).

In-store events include   Art display from students   Crafts
  Author signings    Readings    And more to come!

Look for the order form in Friday Folders, or download it here.
If you'd like to pay by credit card, you must do so at 

Visit the PTO website: www.flagstaffacademypto.org
With 721 Box Tops Mrs. Shaffer's Classroom has won
"Chew Gum at School"!

Classes in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Box Tops): 
Preschool 1,101 - Thompson 849 - Shaffer 721

Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Box Tops):
Jamison 464 - Gianetti 413 - Light 405

Important Reminders:
  • Please remember to put the student's name, grade and TEACHER in with all Box Tops in a sealable bag/envelope. Box Tops with no teacher name will be included in the general Box Top fund. 
  • Please continue to trim the Box Tops prior to submitting them.
  • Please only include NON EXPIRED Box Tops. Box Tops do expire!!!
  • Please note that eBox Tops will not count towards these totals! Although, we appreciate all eBox Top submittals, there is no way to track all of them to a specific classroom. eBox Tops will be included in the school totals, so please submit them. Only actual Box Tops that are turned into the teacher will count towards these classroom awards. 


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.

December Late Start - Wed., December 6th  
      • 7AM Bell: $25/Child
      • 8AM Bell: $20/Child
      • Drop-in: $10/Child in addition to above fees
Children must be enrolled in Dragon Flight. A $40 fee will be applied to 7AM late-start care. No registration fee will be applied to 8AM late-start care. 

Questions?  Contact Jeanna Peppler at jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org , 303-217- 6764.


Remember -- You can continue to use your King Soopers Card all summer long! It continues to make money for the PTO year round. Remember to reload your King Soopers gift cards in support of the Flagstaff Academy PTO.  http://www.flagstaffacademypto.org/king-soopers-fundraiser.html

Shopping for toys? Grandrabbits Toy Shoppe will donate 5% of each purchase back to our school through their "Bunny Bucks" Program. It's super easy - simply mention Flagstaff Academy when you check out and you'll be added to the school's account. Plus, they have special "Double Bunny Buck Days" too! Support local business that give back to the community!

Getting ready for the holidays? 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!   
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2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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