DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, March 16, 2018


Friday, March 16
  • 2017-2018 SAC Parent Survey Ends
  • Staff Basketball Game-6:30PM

Monday, March 19
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9AM

Tuesday, March 20
  • SAC-5:00PM
  • Board of Directors Mtg-5:30PM
  • MS Choir, Inter. Band, Adv. Band, Jazz Band Concert-6:30PM

Wednesday, March 21
  • Track and Field Meet @Silver Creek HS-3:30PM
  • PTO General Meeting-6:30PM

Thursday, March 22
  • 3rd Grade Music Concert-6:30PM

Friday, March 23
  • Voting Ends for "Best of Longmont
  • NO SCHOOL-Teacher Inservice

Monday, March 26-Friday, March 30
  • SPRING BREAK

Friday, March 30
  • Deadline for Board of Directors Election Applications-5PM

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal


Dear Flagstaff Community,

One of the most important goals of Flagstaff Academy is to provide a positive and supportive learning environment in which our students feel safe, secure, have maximum opportunities to learn, and build strong relational and problem-solving skills.

Based on the 2016-2017 SAC (School Accountability Committee) Survey Results, parents indicated their desire to have more information about the Flagstaff Discipline Plan.This provided an excellent opportunity for us to revisit our processes for student discipline and to work with staff on refining our process.

In November, staff received a training showing the Flagstaff Discipline Plan with clear parameters for addressing student behavior in a proactive manner. On February 27th,  Mr. Pugh presented a Discipline overview for the SAC Committee. On March 15th , Mr. Pugh and myself held a parent coffee to review the discipline plan. Based on popular request, parents thought the information was useful and asked that we send the highlights from our session out to all our families.

To provide some important background, one of the best attributes of Flagstaff Academy is the warm and caring culture at our school. This does not happen by accident, but is an intentional characteristic based on our relation-based discipline. We believe that student behavior is a reflection of needs. This is the opportunity to teach students how to relate well to others and to learn how to make positive, character-building choices.

The word discipline comes from disciple, which means "one who learns." As we look at adult models, many people can be talented and motivated, but those who can solve problems and act with strong character even in difficult circumstances are most successful in life. Our discipline plan is a three-pillared process set on a solid foundation of best-practices in education and relationships. The three pillars are:
  • Prevention through the use of restorative practices and positive behavior supports;
  • Equity through fair and consistent responses to harmful and unacceptable behavior;
  • Restoration of positive relationships through empathy, forgiveness, conflict resolution, and follow through.
Our Restorative Discipline Plan includes these proactive structures and supports:

All School Proactive Instruction
  • CHAMPS School-wide Expectations and Strategies
  • Core Virtue Monthly
  • Connection Circles
  • Character Lessons
Components of Student Discipline
  • Discussion With Student
  • Offering Replacement Behaviors
  • Re-teaching and Coaching Positive Behavior Choices
  • Mediation/Agreements
  • Restorative Conferences
  • Natural Consequences
Code of Conduct Warning and Referrals
  • Code of Conduct Warnings are a means of communication to parents and serve as a warning
  • Code of Conduct Referrals involve Administrators to tailor a solution for students
Please find links to our school-wide Restorative Discipline Plan and our Behavior Flowchart that demonstrate how discipline concerns are addressed throughout the school. It is important to understand, that teaching strong relational skills, problem solving strategies, and the tenets of good character takes time. While structure and specific parameters are important, know that each child and situation needs to be handled on an individual basis.
2018 Education Foundation Encore Awards
Deadline is Sunday, April 1!

Please take the time to recognize our hardworking teachers! 

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 hope to pay tribute to the accomplishments of all teachers. The Encore Awards are presented annually at the Tribute to Teachers celebration. The recipient receives $100 for classroom use, and the recipients and finalists all receive a certificate of recognition at Tribute to Teachers in May.

For more information on this awards program and to nominate a teacher, please  click here or on the logo below!

Sincerely,

Sharon Aguina
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy


2017-2018 Flagstaff Academy Parent Survey

On Monday, February 26th, you received an email from Dr. Josh Packard and the Social Research Lab inviting you to take the 2017- 2018 Flagstaff Academy Parent Survey. The Social Research Lab helps to ensure that survey responses are aggregated and kept anonymous.


Please take 5-10 minutes to provide us with your valuable feedback to continue improving Flagstaff Academy to serve your family. THE SURVEY PERIOD CLOSES TODAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH.

We have some really fun incentives for classes who have the highest survey return rates - the top elementary and middle school classes will get to have a "Free Dress" day.  Finally, make sure to login to Infinite Campus to make sure we have the correct email for you!

We count on your feedback and thank you! Go Dragons!

2018-2019 Board of Directors Elections 

Join the Board of Directors!

The Flagstaff Academy Board of Directors Elections Committee is now accepting applications for Board of Directors positions. At the end of this year, we will be saying goodbye to two members, Chris O'Hara and Brendan Meuse, who have dutifully served for three years. We are thankful to each of them for their many hours of service and the role they each have played in shaping Flagstaff Academy. 

Members of the Board of Directors are volunteers responsible for providing oversight and governance for Flagstaff Academy in accordance with the mission and charter of the school. Board members help set and approve the school's annual budget, define school policies, help guide the academic mission, and oversee the work of the Executive Director and Executive Principal.

This year we are seeking two (2) new members to join the Board of Directors. We have a particular need for Directors who have legal, financial, or educational expertise. But most importantly, we are seeking people who have a passion to serve, work well as a team, think critically, are willing to learn, and will make decisions for the betterment of the school as a whole. We have had men and women from all walks of life serve successfully as members of the Board.

Serving the Board of Directors can have a very meaningful impact on our school, so please consider applying! Applications are available on the school's website, and are due by Friday, March 30, 2018 at 5:00PM. If you have any questions about the elections process, please email Paul Shoning, Vice President/Elections Chair at pshoning@flagstaffacademy.org.

Go Dragons!
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Volunteer    Dragon Volunteer

HURRAY FOR OUR SUPERHERO VOLUNTEERS!

We will be putting out a variety of treats in our Front Office Lobby to thank our volunteers from  April 9-13. Please stop by and enjoy!!

In addition, mark your calendars for  Thursday, April 12th , when the Flagstaff Academy staff will show our appreciation and gratitude by serving you, our volunteers, a SOUP-ER delicious dinner. 

Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Location:  The Gym

We'll also be giving away special awards and honoring our amazing volunteers to thank you for all you do!

Complimentary childcare will be available, as well as a light snack for the kids. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 


Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres, Volunteer Coordinator. 
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It's time for our annual Staff Basketball Game!

Date: Friday, March 16
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Gym
Cost: Game Entry - $1

StuCo will be at the game selling water and candy for $1 a piece.

All proceeds go to support our May graduations!

Remember -- It doesn't matter who scores the most baskets because we're all Dragons!

Vote for Flagstaff Academy in the Longmont Times-Call Best of 2018! 
Mark your calendars - Voting begins Monday, March 12!

Click here to learn more and THANK YOU for your support of our school!


Go Dragons!

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.


Aluminum Drive for March!

Date:
Friday, March 16
Time: 2:30-4:00PM
Location: West lot of the Tasty Weasel

Visit the PTO website: www.flagstaffacademypto.org
CONGRATULATIONS! With 1,216 Box Tops Mrs. Shaffer's Classroom won a Popcorn Party! With 611 Box Tops Mrs. Light's Classroom won Chew Gum at School!

Classes in the lead for Kickball (2,400 Box Tops):
Preschool 1,831 - 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

Specialty Camps Announced!

  • Dinosaurs/Paleontologist Camp
  • Garden Camp
  • Babysitter's Bootcamp
  • LEGO Mindstorm
  • Girl Empowerment
  • Makerspace
  • And so much more! 


New Dragon Flight Classes for March and April include Mountain Kids Yoga, Renaissance Adventure, and Chess Champs!

March Late Start and Spring Break Care!
    
                
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

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!


Amazon Smiles-  3x your impact!  From  March 12-31 , 2018 Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first  smile.amazon.com  purchase! 

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Longmont, CO 80501

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