Friday, December 7, 2018
 Coming Up This Week and Next

Friday, December 7
  • Hour of Code

Monday, December 10
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Tuesday, December 11
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Wednesday, December 12
  • Holiday Treat for Staff Drop Off-AM Driveline
  • PTO General Meeting-7PM`

Thursday, December 13
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Winter Band Concert-6:30PM

Friday, December 14
  • PTO Bingo for Books-6PM

Saturday, December 15
  • MS Winter Dance-6PM

Monday, December 17
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • 2019-2020 Daytime Tour-9AM

Tuesday, December 18
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Wednesday, December 19
  • Dragon Cafe-8:30AM

Thursday, December 20
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Candy Cane Sale-7:30AM
  • MS Holiday Party

Friday, December 21
  • NO SCHOOL-Teacher Inservice

Monday, December 24, 2018-Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7
  • No School-Teacher Inservice

LEADERSHIP LETTER: Wayne Granger, Executive Director

Hello Dragons,

What an amazing seven days we have had. As if it wasn't enough seeing the amazing, creative, and inspiring STEM Fair entries from our students last Friday, this week we also got to see our young minds in action in our annual Spelling Bee, our VEX Robotics teams taking home multiple awards and already qualifying for the State Competition, our youngest Dragon Kindergartners in their first concert, lunch served by the principals, as well as a very special visit from author Kim Tomsic, whose book The 11:11 Wish is a huge hit in fifth grade. As well, today our CyberPatriots program is participating in a competition! But one of my favorite activities, and one that has grown enormously, is our Hour of Code program.

Hour of Code Week, now in our third year at Flagstaff, is a worldwide initiative to expose children to computer programming and computer science. Our students, who excel at coding, participate in this worldwide event. But what makes this week so special is that our middle school programming students teach coding to every grade level, from kindergarten to their own peers. The ultimate sign of mastering a topic is to teach it and seeing the way our youngest Dragons look up to their middle school mentors is truly where the magic happens. 

Here are some highlights from the 2018 Hour of Code Week: 
  • 70 middle school programming students taught either their peers during the December Late Start day, or the elementary students from grades K-5th during the rest of the week.
  • Fifth graders have requested that "Hour of Code" be added to "The Daily Five" (one hour of their choice of reading activities).
  • Local business StickerGiant provided stickers for every participating student for the third year, showing great community support.
  • Mr. Pugh led a classroom management team for all the middle school student teachers, which included CHAMPS and how to handle classroom disruptions.
  • Flagstaff Academy student population is one of 683,146,552 students in 180 different countries who participated in the 2018 Hour of Code Week.
Thank you to our incredible students and staff for supporting this program, as well as all the rest of the remarkable array of activities that occur throughout the building.

Go Dragons!

Wayne Granger
Executive Director

Our 2019-2020 Intent to Return forms are now LIVE on our website! Fill your's out today!

If you have a new student to Flagstaff Academy, you'll need to fill out the  2019-2020 Online Application.   This also applies to new/current preschool students, and those current students entering Kindergarten. 

For more information, visit www.flagstaffacademy.org .
StuCo presents the

MIddle School Winter Dance!  

Date: Saturday, December 15
Time: 6:00-8:00PM
Location:  The Gym
Cost: $5 entry fee
Attention! Activity Fee Payments for the 2018-2019 School Year were Due as of October 1, 2018.   

Elementary School Activity Fees - $240
Middle School Activity Fees - $285

If you have yet to pay, please do so now.  Payments are accepted online at RevTrak  via credit card or echeck, by cash or check payable to "Flagstaff Academy." Check payments are accepted at the school or can be mailed to: Flagstaff Academy, 2040 Miller Drive, Longmont, CO 80501, Attention: Business Office. Activity fees payments are non-refundable.

If making the full payment represents a hardship, partial payments can be made as well. Families eligible for Reduced/Free Lunch are eligible for reduced or free activity fees.  Thank you!
 Volunteer Greetings, Dragon Volunteers!

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.
2018-2019 Preschool Openings - Only Colorado Shines Level Five Rated Preschool in SVVSD and BVSD!

We have a few openings in our Flagstaff Academy Preschool for PK4. Students must be 4 years old by October 1, 2018 for PK4. For more information, please contact Patty Quinn, Preschool Director, at pquinn@flagstaffacademy.org

LOVE and LOGIC:  Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!®

WHEN:  5 Thursday evenings, 5:30 to 7:45 PM,  January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2019
WHERE: Flagstaff Academy, 2040 Miller Drive, Longmont CO 80501
COST: $150 per family (one or two people), $10 per book

Flagstaff Academy presents Love and Logic with Cyndi Goldfarb, Love and Logic instructor. This exceptionally enjoyable class from the Love and Logic Institute is designed for parents of children of infancy through age 10 years old.  This parenting class will help you...
  • Show kids that whining, arguing, and disrespectful behavior does not pay
  • Put an end to misbehavior in public, and get you off the "entitlement bandwagon"
  • Reduce morning and bedtime conflicts
  • Calm sibling bickering and battling, and remove you from the middle of disputes
  • Teach problem-solving and responsibility
  • Increase the odds that the teenage years will be fun instead of frightening
  • Stop yelling, pleading and bribing, and put the fun back into parenting!
REGISTRATION: Cyndi.goldfarb@gmail.com; pre-payment necessary - mail checks (made out to Cyndi Goldfarb) to PO Box 3503 Boulder 80307. Please include email address so you can receive a confirmation email. 

Babysitting is available and provided free of charge by middle school students in Flagstaff Academy's National Junior Honor Society. 
Congratulations to PreK! With 2,085 Box Tops they won a Popcorn Party!

Congratulations to Mrs. Light, Mrs. Naramore, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Saam's Classrooms! They all won Chew Gum at School!
Classes in the lead for a Popcorn Party:
Light 1,099 - Naramore 1,055 - Miller 748
Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School:
Farrell 548 - Nielson 498 - Reid 490
Every classroom/homeroom has chance to earn prizes throughout the year.  The classroom/homeroom that brings in the most  Box   Tops  for the year will win a Pizza Party!

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.
Download December's Collection Sheet here (they will be in next week's Friday Folder)

PTO December General Meeting is Wednesday, December 12 at 7PM in the LMC - Everyone is Welcome!

Drop off your Homemade Holiday Treats for Faculty and Staff!
When: Wednesday, December 12th
Where: LMC/Morning  Drive Line

Join us in showing our amazing team of faculty and staff how much we appreciate them this holiday season. How can you help? We're asking our Flagstaff families to donate 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. 

Sign up here:  

Please provide a family-sized serving (a plate full of cookies, a loaf of bread, a pie) on a disposable plate/tin covered in clear plastic wrap.
Please attach a card/tag with your family's name and any pertinent allergy information. If you would include the recipe for your treat that would be wonderful, but not required. 
The PTO's Hospitality Committee will wrap each treat in holiday cellophane and ribbon. The treats will then be placed in the LMC on Wednesday, December 12 for the staff to come in and select one. Questions? Elizabeth O'Hara at ejmorris22207@yahoo.com
Thank you!
PTO Hospitality Committee

for BOOKS Night!

Come play Bingo with your friends and family, but wait -- there is a twist!!
Everyone will leave a winner!!

Date: Friday, December 14
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Location: The Commons

6:00-6:30: View all the books available to win!
6:30-8:00: BINGO!!
Popcorn, snacks, and drinks available for $1

How does Bingo for Books work?
  • To play, everyone has to bring at least one (1) book (new or gently used)!
  • Win a game, Pick a Book!!
  • Everyone will leave with a new book!
**All students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for entire evening.**

Questions? Contact Jolene Rodemich at jrodemich@flagstaffacademypto.org

It's that time of year again! Holiday parties, family dinners, cookie exchanges...REMEMBER to use your Flagstaff Academy PTO King Soopers Reloadable Card!

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Flagstaff Academy PTO when you holiday shop at  smile.amazon.com


Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes

December Non School Days
Dec. 21, 26, 27, 28
January 2, 3, 4, 7
Parents' Night Out
Friday, Dec. 21

After School and New Enrichment
Crescendo Private Piano Lessons
Crescendo Choir
Crescendo Group Ukulele Lessons
Afterschool Movie on the Big Screen - ELF!

Thursday, Dec. 20
 Learn more here!


Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Flagstaff Academy when you holiday shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/02-0688420.

Purchas es at American Furniture ANYTIME support our school. Just mention Flagstaff Academy  at checkout and show them this flyer!!
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Longmont, CO 80501

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