DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, February 16, 2018
CORRECTED DATES and LINK - Apologies for the inconvenience!


Friday, February 16
  • NO SCHOOL-Teacher Inservice

Monday, February 19
  • NO SCHOOL-President's Day

Tuesday, February 20
  • Board of Directors Meeting-Budget-5:30PM

Wednesday, February 21
  • PTO General Meeting-7PM

Thursday, February 22
  • PTO Restaurant Fundraiser: China Gourmet-11:30AM
  • Regional STEM Fair at CU Boulder-11AM

Friday, February 23
  • Junior Achievement in a Day

Monday, February 26
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9AM
  • Track and Field Registration Week

Tuesday, February 27
  • Track and Field Registration Week
  • SAC-5PM

Wednesday, February 28
  • Track and Field Registration Week
  • Elem. Parent/Teacher Conferences-4:30PM
  • Paws for Books Book Fair-1PM


Thursday, March 1
  • Elem. Parent/Teacher Conferences-1:30PM
  • Paws for Books Book Fair-1PM
  • Middle School Conferences Open House-4PM
  • Track and Field Registration Week
  • ALL SCHOOL NOON DISMISSAL

Friday, March 2
  • NO SCHOOL

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal


Dear Flagstaff Families,

This week I met with parents at the Principal's Coffee and our topic was focused on Standardized Testing. Our students take the CMAS (Colorado Measure of Academic Standards) based on the PARCC Platform and aligned to Colorado State Standards derived from Common Core State Standards.

We discussed where the new standards came from and why and how those influence the state test students take in April. The test is important because it shows how well our students at Flagstaff Academy are doing, and it also shows the high level of thinking that students are able to apply. We are hoping for a 95% participation rate in our CMAS testing this year!

Parents found the discussion and information shared today to be valuable. They requested that I begin sending this to our families along with some tips of easy to do ideas for parents at home.

Please find attached a brief PowerPoint Presentation on the new Academic Standards initiative with a film clip telling you a bit more about them. Below is a description of the shifts in instruction that are a part of instruction and part of state testing:
  • Colorado and State standards are an effort by states to define a common core of knowledge and skills that students should develop in K-12 education so they will graduate from high school prepared for college or careers. The standards were first released in 2010; as of 2014, more than 40 states plus the District of Columbia have adopted the standards. 
Key shifts for English language arts and literacy:
  • Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction
  • Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from text (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Regular practice with different kinds of complex text across all the content areas
Key shifts for mathematics:
  • Greater focus on fewer topics. 
  • Coherence: Linking topics and thinking across grades
  • Rigor: Pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency, and application with equal intensity

Download the "Guide to Success" parents' resource on what you can do with your student to help them prepare. 

Thank you for partnering with us!

Sharon Aguina
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy

Our upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences for mat has been created to provide more accurate and individualized information, as well as more prompt testing feedback. 
Please sign up with your Homeroom teacher ONLY. Appointments are also available with specials teachers. 

Your child's teacher will go over progress towards school year goals based on winter term assessments, observations from the teacher, and conversations with your child.  
 
Thank you again for partnering with us for your child's success!  

Elementary School Parent-Teacher Conferences
Date: Wednesday, February 28
Time: 4:30-8:00PM
Date:Thursday, March 1
Time: 1:30-8:00PM
Click here to sign up with your Homeroom, as well as Specials teachers. 

Middle School Conferences Open House
Date: Thursday, March 1
Time:
4:00-6:00PM
Location:
The Commons 

Drop in and meet with your student's teachers for a quick check in! If you require a longer conference, please reach out to your student's teacher(s) to schedule.

ALL SCHOOL NOON DISMISSAL on Thursday, March 1st

NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 2nd

Dragon Flight Conference and Non-School Day Care

Thursday, March 1st and Friday, March 2nd


Thank you again for partnering with us for your child's success!  
                              DRIVELINE TIP

Please remember to NOT bl ock driveways and access to our neighboring businesses. The ONLY parking lot approved for waiting for your students is across the street at Front Range Community College. Help us be good neighbors! 

STUDENT PERSONAL CELLPHONE AND EMAIL USE

In order to ensure your child's safety and streamline communication, students who are experiencing illness or not feeling well must FIRST see Ms. Moen, the Health Clerk. If you receive a text or an email from your student, please instruct them to go to the Health Office, who will be in touch if you need to pick up your child from school. 

Going through the proper channels in this way assures that when students leave campus, there is a proper process and documentation for everyone's safety, as well as for school and state compliance.  

Please remind your student to not use personal cellphones or email for unexpected pick-ups from school. For your child's safety, we ask that you speak with your child and coach them in regard to this protocol.
Volunteer  Dragon Volunteer Opportunities!

Here are some other ways you can get involved:

Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres, Volunteer Coordinator. 

Paws for Books Book Fair! 
When: Wednesday,  February 28 from 1:00-8:00PM and 
Thursday, March 1 from 8:00AM-8:00PM

Make sure to stop by "Paws for Books" Scholastic Book Fair during Spring Conferences. All proceeds benefit teacher classrooms. Donations will be collected for the Longmont Humane Society! We're so excited, we'd wag our tails (if we had them)!



2018 Middle School Co-Ed Track and Field Sign-Up Information  

Track registrations are open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders! 

 Registration Week: Monday, February 26th-Thursday, March 1st.  

Please complete a registration form that includes jersey top size with a check made out to "Flagstaff Academy" for $55. Registration forms can be found on the Dragon's Athletic webpage or can be picked up from Mrs. Salgado. 


The season is seven weeks long and practice will begin on Monday, March 5th from 3:30-5:00PM. There is no practice/meetings during Spring Break. You can find the most current season schedule on the Dragon Athletic 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.


Cheers to Flagstaff 2018
Date: Saturday, March 10 
Time: 6-11:30PM
Location:The Oak Room at Oskar Blues Brewery off of Sunset and Pike Road. 
Cost: Tickets $35/person, $10 for staff and staff guest. 
Enjoy yummy appetizers, drinks, silent auction, raffles, DJ and dancing. 

Great items to bid on:

Childcare available at the school through Dragon Flight. 

Get your tickets today! 

Visit the PTO website: www.flagstaffacademypto.org

Classes in the lead for Kickball (2,400 Box Tops): Preschool 1,548

Classes in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Box Tops):
Shaffer 1,118 - Townsend 1,033 - Thompson 814


Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Box Tops):
Keeslar 566 - Jamieson 541 - Light 499


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

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.
 
 

New Classes include:
Science Matters, Video Game Development, Gear Engineers, Extreme STEM, Project Runway, and Private Piano Lessons.

Plan now for Spring Break Care!

March Non-School Day Care: 
Thursday, March 1
Half Day - Dairy Queen Field Trip
Cost: $35
Friday, March 2
Full Day - Chuck-E-Cheese
Cost: $45
 

Cheers to Flagstaff - Parents' Night Out!
Date:
Saturday, March 10
Time:
5:30 p.m.-Midnight
Cost: $25 per child
Multi-children families: $20 for second child and $5 for each additional child. Younger, potty-trained siblings are welcome too!

Based on enrollment, activities may include:
Movie Night, Dance Room, Outdoor Play, Face Painting, Crafts and more! Bring your PJs, stuffie, sleeping bag, pillow and toothbrush!

Snacks will be available (at an additional cost)

Prices go up $5 per child after March 2nd.

                       
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 the school year round:  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!


Did you know that  when you select Flagstaff Academy as your "Amazon Smile" organization,  we receive 0.5% of the price of the eligible  smile.amazon.com  purchases? B ookmark this  link!   
Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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