DRAGON WEEKLY 
Friday, January 11, 2019
 Coming Up This Week and Next

Monday, January 14
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • 2019-2020 Daytime Tour-9AM

Tuesday, January 15
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Wednesday, January 16
  • 2019-2020 Intent To Return Form Deadline
  • PTO General Meeting-7PM

Thursday, January 17
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Love and Logic-5:30PM

Monday, January 21
  • No School - Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Thursday, January 24

  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Love and Logic-5:30PM

LeadershipLetter 
LEADERSHIP LETTER: Wayne Granger, Executive Director
Dear Dragon Families,

Welcome to 2019! I remember when I thought it was going to be weird to write a "2" in front of a date. I can't believe that now we've been doing this for almost twenty years! I hope that 2019 proves to be a fantastic year for our school and your families. I'd like to start off the new year with an update on our Elementary Counselor position, as well as an invitation to join us for our Dragon Cafe:


Elementary Counselor Update:
I've recently received feedback that some parents have expressed confusion about whether we were eliminating the elementary counselor position. To clarify, this has never been our intention. The social and emotional health of our students is critical to their success. We've been looking to make sure the duties and responsibilities continue to meet our needs, and we are committed to maintain this important student support position.

Since early December, we've been reviewing applications. The position has been posted on multiple job boards and websites, including school mental health professional associations, the school district, and the Colorado League of Charter Schools jobs board. The new year has brought in more applications and we're scheduling interviews for early next week. When we find a qualified candidate, we will make a hire as soon as possible.
 
Our former monthly "Coffee with the Principals" has been renamed "Dragon Cafe"! At Dragon Cafe, any member of our team may be on hand to discuss issues relevant to our school. Please join us for the January Dragon Cafe in the LMC Cafe on Wednesday, January 30th, at 8:30 a.m. We'll have pastries, coffee, tea, and juice. 

This month, topic is funding. I'll be sharing how school funding works for Flagstaff Academy, and how that funding impacts everything from salaries, facilities, and field trips. I'll also be discussing the importance of helping us close the charter school funding gap through fundraising and our Annual Activity fees. 

Thank you for being a part of our amazing educational community. We value your input, ideas, and commitment to Flagstaff Academy. 

Here's to a terrific 2019!

Wayne Granger
Executive Director

wgranger@flagstaffacademy.org


Our 2019-2020 Intent to Return forms are LIVE! Please fill yours out and submit it by Wednesday, January 16, 2019. 

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 .
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!
Join us for the January "Dragon Cafe" -
an informal forum on relevant school topics!
(formerly known as "Coffee with the Principals") 

Date: Wednesday, January 30
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: LMC
Topic: Funding and Annual Activity Fees

We'll have coffee, hot tea, juice, and pastries - Bring your ideas and input!
We all feel so lucky to be associated with such a wonderful group of volunteers! As we start the new year, we want to take this opportunity to thank you each and everyone for your time, your support, and your care in making Flagstaff Academy the great school that it is. We know several of you have made your New Year resolutions, and since we're sure they included volunteering more this year, we want you to know we're here for you!! Here are some great ways to get going on your Dragon Volunteer New Year resolutions with these terrific opportunities:
If you have not registered as a Dragon Volunteer, please  click here  to register. 
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

From the Health Office

Did You Know: 
The highest incidents of lice in any school are when students come back from summer break and winter break? 

Please encourage your student to hang or keep their coats/scarves/hats away from other students outerwear. It's also important to encourage students to NOT share hair brushes, hats, or headbands. As well, the popularity of "selfies" have give lice a new avenue to roam.  

Flu Season Continues...

We are at the height of cold and flu season. If your student is under the weather, please keep them home until they feel better. If you are unsure as to whether your child should stay home, please look at Flagstaff Academy guidelines: " When to Keep Your Child Home." 

Thank you for helping to keep our school healthy!

Congratulations to Mrs. Naramore's Class! With 1,246 Box Tops, they won a Popcorn Party!

Classes in the lead for a Popcorn Party:
Light 1,099 - Miller 777 - Saam 700

Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School are:
Farrell 548 - Nielson 544 - Dix 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 your January Collection sheet here, or look for it in this week's Friday Folder!

PTO January General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, January 16
Time: 7PM
Location: LMC


Make it your 2019 New Year's Resolution to to use your Flagstaff Academy PTO King Soopers Reloadable Card!



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 DragonFlight DRAGON FLIGHT

Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes

January Parents' Night Out

Friday, January 18

January Non School Days

Monday, January 21
Chuck E. Cheese

After School and New Enrichment
Crescendo Private Piano Lessons
Crescendo Choir
Crescendo Group Ukulele Lessons
Art in History
Robotics for Little Coders
Beginning Animation
Science Matters-Radical Reactions
Chess Champs
Dragons & Catapults
Mountain Kids Yoga
Renaissance Adventure Quest
Soccer Shots
Fencing
Learn more here! 

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Longmont, CO 80501

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