DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, April 27, 2018


Friday, April 27
  • Non-Student Contact Day-NO SCHOOL
  • New Family Night-6:30PM

Saturday, April 28
  • 7th and 8th Grade District Track Meet @ Longmont High School

Monday, April 30
  • No School (Teacher In-service)
  • Girls Leadership: Brave Goals, Balanced Friendships-6PM


Tuesday, May 1
  • Special "Coffee with the Principal"-8:30AM

Wednesday, May 2
  • REGULAR SCHOOL DAY-NO LATE START
  • Spirit Day: Star Wars vs. Harry Potter

Thursday, May 3
  • Board of Directors Meeting-5:30PM
  • SVVSD Middle School Geography Bee/College and Career Fair-5:30PM

Friday, May 4
  • College Friday/College-themed Spirit Wear

Monday, May 7
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9AM
  • 5th Grade District Field Day
  • Girls Leadership: Brave Goals, Balanced Friendships-6PM

Tuesday, May 8
  • PTO Restaurant Fundraiser at Marco's Pizza-All Day!

Wednesday, May 9
  • Elementary Band and Advanced Band Concert-6:30PM

Thursday, May 10
  • Mom Day at Evereve Boulder-10AM
  • 5th Grade Overnight Trip to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo


CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal


Dear Flagstaff Families,

This week students were able to spend time with the renowned John Fielder, who is a naturalist, conservationist, and nature photographer. Mr. Fielder critiqued photos of the advanced art students from Middle School. He carefully looked at each picture and told students everything that he saw in the photo that worked well (rule of thirds, focus, leading lines, pattern repetition, geometry, color and contrast).  He found something exceptional in every picture and then something to strive for in the next photo shoot. Students listened intently and were thrilled to hear his encouragement and acknowledgement of their work.

But the most important part of the day was John Fielder's slide shows in which he showed how he travels in the mountains with llamas carrying his supplies to take his pictures. The amazing story of his life was quite poignant and the most important thing that he told students was the time as a young man that he left his job as an accountant to pursue his passion and life's dream of being a photographer here in Colorado. He was so determined to succeed, he said, that he just didn't consider the risk of doing this courageous act. He also shared that his decision was based on the influence of an important teacher while he was in Middle School.

This message to the students is important, as it is to our excellent teachers, who make a difference every day in the future of each child. Having opportunities to spend time with experts is one of the most important learning experiences available to us, and we are glad that we were able to provide this for Flagstaff Academy students.

Have a great weekend,


Sharon Aguina
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy

4/27-related School Schedule Changes

A reminder of the following changes to our school schedule due to the Friday, April 27th Non-Student Contact Day and Teacher Rally. 

Date
Existing Schedule
New Schedule
Friday,
April 27th
Regular School Day

New Family Fun Night 6:30 p.m.

Non-Student Contact Day 


Staff PD 7:45-10:30 a.m.

Dragon Flight care for full day available for $20 based on space availability


New Family Fun Night 6:30 p.m.

Monday, April 30th
Non-Student Contact Day

Staff PD Day- Math training with outside trainers travelling to Flagstaff
No Change
Wednesday, May 2nd
Late Start-
Staff PD 7:45-10:30 a.m.
Regular School Day
No Late Start

 




 
      

  
       Flagstaff Academy
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Wednesday May 16
6:30pm-8:30pm


Join Us!

































We need several more volunteers to help with our 7th and 8th Grade District Meet this  Saturday, April 28 ! Please consider signing up for this fun volunteer opportunity.  You can sign up   for an hour or the whole day! We hope to see you there! 

Questions?  Contact Jeannie Torres , Volunteer Coordinator
Special Coffee with the Principal!

Date: Tuesday, May 1
Time: 8:30-10:00 a.m. 
Featured discussion on "Gifted Education for Pre-K through Middle School" with guest speaker  Catherine Zakoian, MA, NCC, LPC   

Catherine Zakoian, MA, NCC, LPC, is a child and family psychotherapist, as well as an educational, leadership, and organizational development consultant to gifted and profoundly gifted organizations and communities.

We will be discussing identification of Giftedness and how to cultivate excellence for your child.
Please Join Us!
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. 


Download here, or on our website


It's time to order your 2017-2018 Flagstaff Yearbooks! 

Orders will be submitted online only. Visit mymjthomas.com, click on "Yearbooks" and enter the code Flagstaff1718 to place your order. Please note that yearbooks are hard cover only and can only be ordered online.
  • Orders placed between now and April 27th will cost $31.00/book
  • Orders placed between April 28th and May 23rd can still be made, but will increase to $40.00/book
Please complete the necessary information on the website to ensure your student(s) get their yearbook at the end of the year! 

If you have questions, please contact MJ Thomas directly at support@mymjthomas.com or 1.800.219.0199, or contact Mrs. Munnelly
at lmunnelly@flagstaffacademy.org.

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

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.
Last PTO Restaurant Fundraiser of the School Year!
MOMS! COME OUT TO JOIN EACH OTHER FOR A STYLE SOCIAL

In honor of Mother's Day, come spoil yourself at Evereve Boulder - 
Start your wish list at evereve.com for a good cause!

Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 10:00am-9:00pm  
Evereve
29th Street Mall
1750 29th Street, Boulder, CO
 
15% OF PURCHASES* BENEFIT Flagstaff Academy PTO

GIRLS' NIGHT JUST GOT BETTER!

*Because we expedite payment to your organization, purchases are subject to exchange or store credit only.


Visit the PTO website: www.flagstaffacademypto.org
Classes in the lead for Kickball (2,400 Box Tops)
Preschool 1,900 - Shaffer 1,216

Classes in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Box Tops) :
Townsend 1,184 - Thompson 824 - Jamieson 698


Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Box Tops):
Smith 532 - Gudmundson 484 - Symond 479


Remember the class with the MOST Box Tops at the end of the year receives a Pizza Party! Keep Collecting!

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. 

 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! 

New Dragon Flight Classes include Digging for Dinos, Beebots, Junior Robotics, Fencing, Flag Football, Street Hockey, and Junior Soccer!

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

2018-2019 School Year Dragon Flight Registration is Now Open!
     
                
Questions?  Contact Jeanna Peppler at jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org ,
303-217-6764.

  SupportFlagstaff SUPPORT FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY


We've raised over $4000 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 at Amazon! Bookmark this link! 

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2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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