Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, January 20
  • 100 Mile Club Fun Run-4PM
  • MS Ice Skating Party-7:30PM
  • Deadline for Intent to Return Forms
  • Deadline for AHC Committee Applications-8PM

Monday, January 23
  • Weekly Daytime Tours-9:30AM
  • Shakespeare Tryouts-4PM

Tuesday, January 24
  • SAC Meeting-5PM
  • Board of Directors Meeting-6PM

Wednesday, January 25
  • PTO Chipolte Restaurant Night-5PM
Monday, January 30

  • Weekly Daytime Tours-9:30AM
  • Shakespeare Practice-4PM

Wednesday, February 1
  • Late Start Day:
    • Middle School
      • Driveline: 10:30AM
      • Start Time: 10:45AM
    • Elementary School
      • Driveline: 10:45AM
      • Start Time: 11AM
  • 5th Grade "Welcome to Middle School" Pancake Breakfast-8AM
  • Spirit Day: Favorite Team Spirit Wear!

Monday, February 6
  • Weekly Daytime Tours-9:30AM
  • Shakespeare Practice-4PM

Tuesday, February 7
  • Board of Directors Meeting-5:30PM

Thursday, February 9
  • Second Grade Concert-6PM


Dear Parents, 

Hope things are going well with the start of the new year. Just a reminder that this is the peak of cold and flu season and we are beginning to see more cases here on campus. The number one preventative to stress with your family is hand washing. There is nothing more effective than washing with good old soap and water.  

One of the favorite things I've learned from our youngest students is to sing the ABCs while I wash my hands. I walk down the hall and I can hear students singing the ABCs at the sinks and it brings a smile to my face!

So practice those hand washing skills and let's all stay healthy during this cold and flu season!!

Enjoy the weekend!

Robin Lowe,
Executive Principal

Administrative Hiring Committee for Executive Principal

The Administrative Hiring Committee (AHC) is tasked with running a recruiting process for a new Executive Principal (EP) and recommending candidates to be approved and hired by the Board of Directors. AHC members will be approved by the Board. Flagstaff parents, staff, and community members with applicable expertise such as human resources, education, organizational leadership, and supervision are preferred, but not required -- the most important qualification is a passion to serve our school.

Applications are available on the school's website and are due by Friday, January 20th, at 8:00 p.m. (MST). The Board plans to approve AHC members at a special late January meeting. 

Please email any questions and all completed applications to:  board@flagstaffacademy.org.

A reminder that our  2017-2018 Intent To Return Form  is now available online! When filling out the form, please put in your child's future grade level for the 2017-2018 School Year. 

If you'd like to enroll non-Flagstaff Academy students for the 2017-2018 School Year, you will need to fill out an Enrollment Application, which is also now live. As a current Flagstaff Academy family, your application will be given priority status.

If you have a PreK-2 student returning for PreK 3 or PreK4, please fill out the Intent to Return for that student. 

If you experience any technical difficulties, or have questions, please contact Sheila Strukel, Registrar, at  enroll@flagstaffacademy.org720-864-9090

Thank you for being a part of our amazing Dragon Family!

Middle School Reports Cards

Middle School report cards have been finalized for 2nd Quarter. 
Please find instructions below on how to access them. 

"Hear Ye, Hear Ye!" 
Calling All Budding Actors and Actresses!
All 3rd through 5th grade students are invited to  tryout for Flagstaff Academy's production of Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" - there are 21 parts!

Flagstaff Academy will be is participating in the SVVSD Shakespeare Festival. 

*The Macbeth script has been edited and created for younger actors/actresses; however, please keep in mind that it is still Shakespeare with some higher level content including violence.  
  • Students must pick up an audition piece from Ms. Cynkar beginning on Friday, January 13th. 
  • Tryouts will be held immediately after driveline on Monday, January 23rd in Ms. Cynkar's reoom
  • Students will participate in three performances: one for elementary school, one for middle school, and one at the Shakespeare Festival. 
  • Practices: Monday's 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., January 30-May 1 in the portables. 
  • We need 2-3 parent/high school student volunteers for practices. Please email Ms. Cynkar at ecynkar@flagstaffacademy.org if you are interested. 
  • Final performance at the Shakespeare Festival: Friday, May 5. 
Please contact Ms. Cynkar with questions: ecynkar@flagstaffacademy.org  

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley 2017 Encore Awards

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley has scheduled the 10th Annual Tribute to Teachers for Friday, May 5. We encourage our entire Flagstaff Academy community to nominate our excellent educators for this prestigious award! 

About the Encore Awards
This awards program, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, provides the opportunity for students, parents, community members and business partners to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K-12 levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District who exemplify excellence in teaching. By paying tribute to the achievements of teachers who have an extraordinary impact on the achievements of students, the Foundation and the community hopes to pay tribute to the accomplishments of all teachers.

Award Winners
One teacher from each St. Vrain Valley School will receive Encore recognition. At least two other teachers from each school will be honored as finalists. The Encore Awards are presented annually at the Tribute to Teachers celebration.

Nominations are due no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Nomination forms can on the Education Foundation website, or at the front office. 
2016-2017 Activity Fees are Still Being Accepted!

Yes, your Annual Activity Fees were due on October 1st, but if you haven't paid them yet, we will continue to accept payments! Annual Activity Fees go toward purchasing essential items such as:
  • Student workbooks
  • Consumable classroom supplies
  • Software licensing for technology programs
  • Buses and tickets for field trips
  • Elementary specials program materials
  • Middle School electives
  • Special educational guests
  • Community school supplies
  • (copy paper, tissues, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, etc.)
Pay Fees Online through

Or 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.

Late parents will be charged $1.00 per minute/per student that they are late. After 15 minutes, they will be signed into Dragon Flight, and required to pay the annual registration fee and $20 drop-in fee. Please consider volunteering to help the after school runs! 

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, January 21
Lake McIntosh - meet at Flanders Park
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11
Longmont Heart Throb 5k at Sandstone Park
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Registration required

 Friday Afternoon Runs - Please note that the February Fun Run date has been changed: 
1/20, 2/10, 3/3, and 4/21 from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Morning Practices  are
M, T, Th, and F from 7:15 - 7:45 a.m. 

About the 100-Mile Club: The 100-Mile Club is a club open to all students at Flagstaff Academy. The 100-Mile Club gets students moving before, during, and after school with the end goal of reaching 100 miles by the end of the year. After they register, students are welcome to come to any and all practices!  

Parents and Guardians! 
In order for 100-Mile club to be successful we are in need of parent volunteers. Please sign-up here to help! 

Great things are coming our way! 

We are working on a new and improved way for our volunteers to  sign up, sign in and view our volunteer opportunities. We're preparing the "soft launch" for the week of January 30th-February 3rd when we'll be launching a new  Volunteer Management Software System!  

Our volunteers will be able to view our volunteer opportunities, sign  up, and enter their hours from their mobile device, tablet, laptop or desktop! Stay tuned for more details!  

The PTO executive board would like to thank all parent volunteers for helping to build and strengthen the Flagstaff Academy community through your participation in the PTO. Participating makes all the difference to the parents, teachers, staff, and children at our school! 

PTO General Meeting
Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Middle School Ice Skating Party!

Flagstaff Middle School Social Committee is hosting an Ice Skating Party for middle school students only.  

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017        
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Ice Pavilion at Roosevelt Park, 725 8th Ave.,  Longmont, CO
Cost:  $5.00 (includes skate rental)

We need chaperones for this event! If you can help, please  contact Kathleen Meuse at (303) 718-4679 or email ktmeuse@gmail.com.

*Concessions ($1.00 each) will be offered at the rink by the MS Social Committee. Hot cocoa will be complementary. Hand and Toe Warmers are recommended.

Support Flagstaff Academy at Chipotle!

Date: Wednesday, January 25
Time: Between 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite B, Longmont

Visit Chipotle Mexican Grill in Longmont on Wednesday, January 25th between 5:00-9:00 p.m. Bring in your flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting Flagstaff Academy, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our school!

Go Dragons!

Having Trouble Receiving PTO Emails? 
In most cases, the email address we received for you has a typo or you may have unsubscribed to a previous email. If you suspect this is the case, please send a message to the Email Coordinator [ ajpkallal@gmail.com] to make sure we have the most current information for you. You can also set up a filter in your email account to help ensure our messages do not end up in your Junk or Spam folders. Instructions on how to do this for your Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail account can be found  here.
Congratulations to Mrs. Nielson's Classroom!
With 633 Box Tops they won Chew Gum at School!

Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Total): 
Slinker 1,045 - Townsend 647 - Nielson 633
 Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Total):
Miller 571 - Nagle 553 - Keeslar 544 

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.


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.

You'll "Fall in Love" with these New and Fun Classes for February!

Become a Magician!
Mondays starting 2/6
Cost: $72
YEL LEGO WeDo Robotics
Wednesdays starting 2/15
Cost: $72
YEL EXTREME LEGO: Wheels and Axles
Thursdays starting 2/9
Cost: $72
Fencing II
Fridays starting 2/3
Cost: $72
100-Mile Club
Monday-Friday mornings
Cost: $20 per semester

Non School Day Care - February 17 & 20th
Field trips to be determined
Cost: $45.00
Time: Must arrive by 9:00 a.m., will return by 5:00 p.m.
Students will need two snacks! 

More information on next week's Friday folder flier. 
*Care will only be offered provided there is enough interest. Please email Jeanna at jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org to voice your needs.

Dragon Flight is excited to offer Kid's Night Out. Please mark your calendars for the 1st Friday of every month starting February 3rd. From 6:00-10:30 p.m., students will be in a safe, fun, and friend-filled environment.
Parents/Guardians can enjoy a night in or a night out on the town.  Students are safe and in a comfortable environment. 

We will have opportunities for (based on enrollment):
    • Arts and Crafts          
    • Science                                    
    • Cooking                              
    • Chromebook time                 
    • Games
    • Bounce House                        
    • Prizes                          
    • Gym Games                
    • Dance Room 
    • Movie Room                  
    • Face Painting                                  
    • Snacks (Additional Cost)    
    • Plus more....
Only $17.00 per student!
(Cost will increase the Friday prior to $22.00 per student)
Includes: Dinner and Drink

*Registration deadline without price increase 1/27. 


Did you know that  when you select Flagstaff Academy as your "Amazon Smile" organization, our school receives 0.5% of the price of your eligible  smile.amazon.com  purchases? B ookmark this  link!   

Thank you Flagstaff PTO Supporters! Your efforts to support our school through this great program are paying off in just the first month. Keep using your cards and remind your friends and family to get one and use it too! 
Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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