DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, May 18, 2018


Monday, May 21
  • 18-19 Weekly Daytime Tour-9AM
  • End of Year Picnic, Talent Show, and BOGO Bookfair-6PM

Tuesday, May 22
  • Elementary Field Day

Wednesday, May 23
  • 8th Grade Graduation-6:30PM
  • 8th Grade Dance-8PM

Thursday, May 24
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - NOON DISMISSAL
  • 8th Grade Trip to Elitch Gardens-7:45AM
  • Kindergarten Graduation-8:30AM
  • 5th Grade Continuation-10AM
  • Middle School Year-End Party-10AM
  • All Lost and Found Items Donated

Friday, May 25
  • NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal


Dear Flagstaff Families,

As we reflect on the 2017-2018 school year, please join me and the Flagstaff Academy staff in acknowledging and celebrating the many spectacular learning experiences and educational opportunities that have taken place for our students in creative and innovative ways. O ur minds and hearts are filled to the brim. It's been such an outstanding year! Together we've learned much and shared experiences that will remain with us in the years to come. The strength of our community and wholehearted passion to make our school the best place of learning for our children is what makes Flagstaff Academy a special place.

Together we have planned and executed exemplary teaching practices and held students to high standards and expectations. Flagstaff Academy's unique character, excellence in teaching, and the tremendous dedication and talent of our staff continues to make it a special learning environment.

For the next school year, we have many things to look forward to. We will be focusing on strengthening curriculum development and implementation for Science, Gifted and Talented Education, and our new STEM lab. The new EnVision 2.0 math for Kindergarten through Grade 5 will offer many more opportunities and resources to our children and parents.

You will receive the iReady student profile coming home with your child prior to the last day of school. This report tells what areas your student knows well and what areas they need to explore next in math. iReady instructional programs in math and reading are available to our students all summer.  I will be sending information about the new math website resources soon after the end of this school year.

In order for you to sample the new elementary math resources, below is the access to for a demo account that is like the one that will be assigned to you and your student for next year. This demo is for the third grade and you can access a variety of resources. Next year you will receive your student's login and be able to see what your student sees. The video will walk you through everything available and where to find a variety of resources.
Username: FlagstaffStudent1
Password: Pearson1

Check out the short video below for an overview of the student resources:

Special thanks to our parents who have contributed in small, large, and unimaginable ways! I would also like to thank ALL our hard working and caring staff members who have made a huge difference to our students. Their commitment and dedication are commendable, and our kids are the beneficiaries.

In closing, I take this opportunity to congratulate all students of Flagstaff Academy!
I wish you all a very happy, safe, and enjoyable summer.

Sincerely,


Sharon Aguina
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy
saguina@flagstaffacademy.org

 


Thanks again to all our WONDERFUL Dragon Volunteers! Here are a few photos from our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WS5A97mMFqG6mw317

We have a few end of year opportunities: 
 Thank you in advance for your help!
Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres, Volunteer Coordinator. 
Lunch Room Schedule and Menu for Last Week of School

Monday, May 21, 2018
Chili w/ bread stick
Grilled Cheese w/ goldfish
Apples
Corn 
Garden Greens

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Fish Treasures
Turkey Sandwich
Oranges
Green beans
Veggie Patch

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Grilled Cheese
Cheese Quesadilla
Strawberries
Garden Greens
END OF YEAR PICNIC

Flagstaff Academy, Student Council, and National Junior Honor Society invite you to the End-of-Year Picnic, Talent Show and BOGO Book Fair!

Date: Monday, May 21
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff Field

And don't miss the Scholastic Book Fair in the gym during the duration of the Talent Show! Not to mention the chance to "splatter paint" your favorite teachers as a fun way to "thank" them for all their hard work this year! 
(Prepare for it to get MESSY, so have your kids in play clothes!)

Our wonderful PTO will be on hand selling Dragon spirit wear. They would love to talk to you about upcoming summer Dragon gatherings and 2018-2019 volunteer opportunities. 

And we'll be honoring our first ever class of K-8th grade graduating Dragon Seniors!

* In case of inclement weather, the event will move inside to the Gym and the Commons
Elementary School Field Day Reminders
Tuesday, May 22
(rain date is Wednesday, May 23)

Mr. Sumnicht has a fantastic field day planned for our elementary school students! To make the most of the day, remember to send the following with your student:

A hat, sneakers, sack lunch, water, and sunscreen (students may bring sunscreen, but must put it on only themselves and no one else.)

For questions about the day's schedule, check with your child's teacher!

Thank you!
End of Year LOST AND FOUND

Please make sure to look into Lost and Found bins on or before Wednesday, May 23, 2018! And remember, putting your child's name on their items really helps!

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 all remaining items will be donated and bins will be emptied.

Thank you! 
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

You are cordially invited to Flagstaff Academy's 8th Grade  Graduation Ceremony!

Date: Wednesday, May 23
Schedule: 
5:45 p.m.: Graduates in pods for caps/gowns & class photo
6:00 p.m.: Doors open for gym seating
6:30 p.m.: Graduation ceremony begins in gym
7:30 p.m.: Cake/punch reception 
8:00 -10:00 p.m.: Graduates stay for Graduates-only Dance Party

Other Graduation Information:

8th Grade Elitch Gardens Trip
What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a fun 8th grade trip to Elitch Gardens
Date: Thursday, May 24
(Lunch is catered, but please send money for extra drinks and snacks.) Schedule: 
7:45 a.m.: Students arrive at school - don't be late! Meet at the Middle School playground!
8:15 a.m.: Buses depart for Elitch Gardens
4:00 p.m.: Depart Elitch Gardens (park closes)
5:30 p.m.: Estimated return to Flagstaff Academy

*Please note that the Water Park will not be open.

8th Grade Graduation Portraits!

MJ Thomas Photography will be at graduation taking a portraits of our graduates receiving their diplomas!

They provide three (3) easy ways to order:
  1. Return the MJ Thomas Photography envelope to the photographer on graduation day. They will be available with your student's advisory teacher.
  2. Mail in your envelope to MJ Thomas Photography.
  3. Visit mymjthomas.com and enter the code: Flagstaff2018. They will be ready for viewing/ordering on Friday, May 25th. 

Download the information flyer!

Always a Dragon - Flagstaff Academy Alumni
Calling all Dragon Alums! Check out our new website section dedicated to you! 

Do you have a Flagstaff Academy alumni in your family? We'd love to reconnect with them and see what they are doing in the world! And if your Dragon alum is a graduating senior, we'd like to invite them to our End-of-Year picnic on Monday, May 21 to honor our first graduating senior class. We'll even have some special spirit wear as a graduation gift! They can  RSVP here and we'd love to hear from them. 

On the site, alumni can sign up for Dragon volunteer opportunities, which can go toward service hours, and future alumni ambassadorships. We've also created an alumni Facebook group and alumni parents are welcome to join as well! We'll be sharing stories, as well photos, and more. 

Help Wanted!

We're hiring an Instructional Aide for the 2018-2019 School Year. Interested? Check out the job posting on our website!

Thank you!
 
2017-2018 Yearbooks - There's Still Time to Order!

There's still time to order your 2017-2018 yearbook. Visit mymjthomas.com, click "Yearbook" and enter the code Flagstaff1718 to place your order! Online orders exclusively - Hard Cover Only! 

Orders placed between April 28th and May 23rd can still be made, but cost is $40.00/book. 

Questions? Please contact Laura Munnelly at lmunnelly@flagstaffacademy.org
 
Download here, or on our website

      2017-2018 Annual Activity Fees:
If You Haven't Paid Yours Yet, There's Still Time!!

The items we purchase with Annual Activity Fees are utilized throughout the school year, so your payment MATTERS for the school year we're currently in. 

    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.
There will be NO PTO meeting in May!
 
Fall Event Chairs
We are looking for event chairs for the Fall Festival and the Halloween Dance.  Please email Jolene at  jrodemich@flagstaffacademypto.org  if you would like to help!

King Soopers Cards!
We have raised over $15K for our school from everyone using their King Soopers Card, please continue using them over the Summer!!

Visit the PTO website: www.flagstaffacademypto.org

 DragonFlight DRAGON FLIGHT

Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes and Summer Camp

Flagstaff Academy's in-house Dragon Flight program provides on-site before and after school care and enrichment classes, as well as summer camp. Dragon Flight provides students a warm, enriching environment while maintaining Flagstaff Academy's standards and values.
 
2018 Dragon Flight Summer Camp is Now Registering!
May 29-July 27, 2018

  Camp Activity Calendars Now Available!
 
Specialty Camps include
  • Dinosaurs/Paleontologist Camp
  • Garden Camp
  • Babysitter's Bootcamp
  • LEGO Mindstorm
  • Girl Empowerment
  • Makerspace
  • And so much more! 

Parents' Night Out - Friday, May 18th - 6PM

Half Day Care on Thursday, May 24
Cost:
$35
**No care on Friday, May 25th - We'll be setting up for Summer Camp!   
2018-2019 School Year Dragon Flight Registration is Now Open!
 
DRAGON FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP IS HIRING!

Dragon Flight is looking hiring summer camp counselors for this summer, specifically high school (age 16 and up), college, and older with experience. The pay is competitive and the schedule flexible. Summer Camp will run from 5/29-7/27. 

Interested? Contact Jeanna Peppler, Dragon Flight Director at jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org ot (
303) 217-6764.
 
  
Questions?  Contact Jeanna Peppler at jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org
303-217-6764.

  SupportFlagstaff SUPPORT FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY


We've raised over $15K for the PTO! Thank you for all your King Soopers shopping with the PTO-linked re-loadable gift card. We can always use more shoppers, so grab one for relatives or for yourself and get started in the program. It is a "sooper" easy way to support our school:  http://www.flagstaffacademypto.org/king-soopers-fundraiser.html

Great News! Purchases at American Furniture ANYTIME will support Flagstaff Academy. Just mention our School ID:  FLAG92 (or our school name) at check-out. 

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!


Remember Flagstaff Academy when you're shopping for Mother's Day at Amazon! Bookmark this link! 

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2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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