DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, March 17, 2017


Saturday, March 18
  • SAC Parent Survey Period Ends

Monday, March 20
  • Weekly Daytime Tours-9:30AM
  • Shakespeare Practices-4PM

Tuesday, March 21
  • Board of Directors Meeting (Budget)-6:00PM
  • MS Band & Choir Concert-6:30PM

Thursday, March 23


  • PTO Mad Greens Restaurant Day-10:30AM
  • PTO Harvest Day-Spinach

Friday, March 24
  • MS Robotics Competition
  • Aluminum Drive-2:30PM

Monday, March 27-Friday, March 31

SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL


Monday, April 3
  • Weekly Daytime Tours-9:30AM
  • Shakespeare Practices-4PM
Tuesday, April 4
  • SAC Meeting-4:30PM
  • Board of Directors Mtg-5:30PM

Wednesday, April 5
  • LATE START
  • Middle School:
    • Driveline-10:30AM
    • Start Time-10:45AM
  • Elementary School:
    • Driveline-10:45AM
    • Start Time-11AM

Friday, April 7
  • Cheers to Flagstaff FUNdraising Event-6:30PM
  • Parents Night Out for Cheers to Flagstaff-6PM

IntheNews  HELLO FROM PRINCIPAL LOWE


Dear Parents,

Are you ready to have some fun? I am!! It's that time of year again and our revamped PTO Gala has been renamed "Cheers to Flagstaff". It is our major fundraiser for the school year and we need your support!

This year's event includes a wine and beer reception, great food, entertainment, and lots of time to socialize with other Flagstaff parents, community members, teachers, and administrators, as well as a fantastic (and affordable) raffle with gift baskets!

So when is this awesome event?  Friday, April 7th, from  6:30-11:30 p.m. at the beautiful Longmont Museum and Cultural Center.

Need babysitting?? We will have Dragon Flight available that evening too! To reserve your space, register here
  
Make sure you get your event tickets before  March 24th because prices will go up after that date! Click here to purchase tickets and to get your raffle tickets for the amazing baskets. 

This yearly event is a huge fundraiser that provides our school with items such as our SMART Boards, wobbly chairs, and so much more!  From student grants to improve our school community to teacher grants for innovation in the classroom, we could not offer what we do without the support of our incredible parents!

I look forward to seeing you at the Museum - Let's raise some FUNds together at Cheers to Flagstaff!

Robin Lowe ,
Executive Principal


Dragon Volunteers!
 Our ne w system launched on Tuesday, March 14! Sign-up is simple a nd c an be   done online. All volunteer hours can be managed through our new system:

  • Create an account with a username and password to sign back in later and manage your account. 
  • Username can be your email address.
  • Passwords must be at least 8 characters long. 
  • Manage hours on a mobile device, tablet, and computer!
  • Your name tag (at the new Volunteer Kiosk) will be ready for you to use within one week of signing up. 

Scan and Sign Up!

Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres, Volunteer Coordinator, at jtorres@flagstaffacademy.org




Raffle and event tickets are available at www.flagstaffacademypto.org .

Need childcare? Dragon Flight is providing a special Cheers to Flagstaff Parent's Night Out! 

Parents/Guardians can enjoy a night in or a night out on the town while students are safe, fun, and comfortable environment. Movies! Arts and Crafts! Bounce House! Dance Room! Face Painting! 

Time:  6:00 p.m.-Midnight
Cost: $25 per student/ $20 for the second student/$5 for each additional student (must be in the same family). 
Includes: Dinner and beverage from Noodles & Company (snacks available at an additional cost)
Location:  Flagstaff Academy

Bring your jammies, a stuffie, sleeping bag, pillow, and toothbrush!

*Registration deadline is 3/31 (prices will increase by $5 per student as of 4/1). 

Cheers to Flagstaff Festivities:
  • RAFFLE of amazing classroom gifts throughout the evening
  • Wine/beer tasting with souvenir glass
  • Live music by Flagstaff's own Mr. Mieras and Mr. Hamilton
  • Wine and beer pull game
  • Heads and tails game
  • Dancing with featured entertainment by DJ Rockstar Aaron!
Raffle tickets can be purchased by anyone and participants do not have to be present to win! This means you, your neighbors, family, and friends anywhere on the planet can buy raffle tickets and enter to win any of the classroom baskets and other prizes. Spread the word! Post to social media!
 
Raffle and event tickets are available at  www.flagstaffacademypto.org.

2016-2017 Flagstaff Academy Parent Survey - Only Two Days Left!

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
On Monday, March 6th, you received an email from Dr. Josh Packard and the Social Research Lab inviting you to take the 2016- 2017 Flagstaff Academy Parent Survey. Please take 5-10 minutes to provide us your valuable feedback to continue improving Flagstaff Academy to serve your family. The survey period is open through Saturday, March 18th.

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!


Flagstaff Academy Board of Director 2017-2018 Elections

We are seeking qualified, enthusiastic, and dedicated applicants for two open Flagstaff Academy Board of Director member positions for the 2017-2018 school year! As board members, you can help to support our school by getting involved - how?
  • Members of the board serve the Flagstaff Dragon community by actively participating in school board meetings and various committees after regular working hours.  
  • Ideal candidates possess a diverse skillset in areas including, but not limited to, legal, education, finance or technology.  
  • We encourage every Dragon family to consider applying, although existing affiliation with Flagstaff Academy is not a requirement.
Applications are due on March 31, 2017, by 5 PM (MDT). 

Please submit completed applications to Brendan Meuse, Board of Directors Vice President/Elections Committee Chair at  bmeuse@flagstaffacademy.org

For more details, please refer to the  Board of Directors Elections webpage

Thank you and Go Dragons!

  The last Harvest Day of the year is here!

Thursday, March 23rd will be our final Harvest Day of the school year. We will be showcasing Spring Spinach during lunch from Ollin Farms. Students will be sampling a tasty spinach smoothie as well as fresh spinach! 
 
2016-2017 Yearbook orders are in full swing! Orders can be placed online through mymjthomas.com using the access code fsayb201617. You can also order with order forms, which are available at the front office. Please place only ONE ORDER PER ENVELOPE or one or more orders ONLINE. Middle School yearbook orders should include the student's advisory teacher name. Yearbook orders need to be received by Monday, April 24th.

Lactose Intolerant Students

If you have a student that is lactose-intolerant, please send a note to Araceli Martinez, Lunch Room manager at  martinez_araceli@svvsd.org, as soon as possible.  

Effective immediately, there will no longer be juice available for K-3rd grade. Students who are lactose-intolerant will get a water, but only if the lunch room has a note from the parent. 4th grade-middle school will still have the juice or fruit option like always. Water will only be available for lactose-intolerant students. Thank you.

We'll be donating ALL Lost and Found items on Wednesday, March 22! 

If you're missing something from your child's closet, please come to the front desk, sign in, and claim your items. Even if you don't think you're missing something, we encourage you to take a look! Also, it helps greatly if you label your child's items with fabric pen markers. Thanks for your help and cooperation!

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
RevTrak

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! 

We will have one more afternoon Fun Run, Friday, April 21st!

Join us for these upcoming runs!
Frank Shorter's Race-Broomfield
Date: Sunday, April 9
Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Last Chance District Event at Longmont High School - FREE!
Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  
We are still looking for individuals and companies to help sponsor the 100-Mile Club! What will the funds go towards? 
      • Lanyards and QR codes for students
      • The annual cost of the scanning program each year
      • Additional scanners
      • Staff to help make the 100-Mile Club continue to be a safe place
      • Scholarships for students in need
Want to know more? Click here to learn about 100-Mile Club sponsorships. To sign up for Sponsorship opportunities, fill out this form or contact ecynkar@flagstaffacademy.org 
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!
 


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!!! With 664 Box Tops Mr. Nagle's Classroom has won Chew Gum at School!
 
Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for  a Kickball Party (2,400 Total):
Slinker - 1,241

Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Total) : Preschool 999 - Nielson 903 - Townsend 768

Classrooms/Home Rooms in the Lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Total):
Shaffer 589 - Gianetti 521 - Brown 517

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.

Dragon Flight Summer Camp 2017 - The Great Escape!

Dragon Flight is proud to present Summer Camp 2017: The Great Escape. We will spend our days decoding, unscrambling, and solving our way through the summer. Campers will become private eyes, investigators, explorers, examiners, inquirers, and analyzers, using Breakout.edu to experience our very own escape rooms. We will also offer a variety of activities including water play, outdoor and gym games, free play, technology, science, cooking, plus so much more.
 
       New this summer - Teen Camp!
We are be offering a Dragon Flight teen camp for students entering sixth grade to age 15, with  teen-specific field trips on Mondays and Wednesdays. They can also join regular summer camp for Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday field trips.

 Look in your Friday Folders for the Summer Camp flyer.  Registration is open -  Registration will fill quickly, so don't wait!

Cheers to Flagstaff Parents Night Out!

Enjoy a night in or a night out on the town! Students will be in a safe and comfortable environment. 

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Cost: Only $25.00 per student!
Multi-student Family:  $20.00 for the second student/ $5.00 for each additional student (Must be in the same family)
Includes: Dinner and beverages from Noodles & Company
Location: Flagstaff Academy

Bring your jammies, a stuffie, sleeping bag, pillow, and toothbrush.

To register and for more information, click here

*Registration deadline without price increase is 3/31.
(Cost will increase $5.00 per student on the Friday prior)
 
 
Enrichment Information:  
  • All students should meet in the cafeteria at 3:25 p.m. 
  • Every student should bring an afternoon snack to eat in the cafeteria during roll call. 
  • Students should wait on the white wall in the cafeteria after class for their parents to pick them up. Dragon Flight staff will sign each student out to their parents. 
  • Please use the cafeteria doors to pick your child up. You will need to fill out the door code waiver in order to receive a private code for entrance. Staff and other parents will not be letting people in. 
  • If there is no school, there are no classes. For questions, please contact Jeanna Peppler at 303.217.6764 or jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org
To register for after school enrichment classes, late starts, and non school days, please go to  http://tinyurl.com/FSADragonFlight .  

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Wow! Our King Soopers program has already raised $5700 for the Flagstaff Academy PTO. Keep up the shopping and remember to re-load your gift card. As a thank you, one lucky active user is going to receive a $25 gift card to Santiagos in Longmont!!  Thank you to Santiagos for their generous donation and support of the program.    

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? Bookmark this link!  
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Longmont, CO 80501

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