DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, March 2, 2018


Friday, March 2
  • NO SCHOOL
  • 2018 Board of Directors Election Applications Now Open!

Monday, March 5
  • 2018-2019 Weekly Daytime Tour

Tuesday, March 6
  • Board of Directors Mtg-5:30PM

Wednesday, March 7
  • Late Start
    • MS Drive Line-10:30AM
    • MS Start Time-10:45AM
    • ES Drive Line-10:45AM
    • ES Start Time-11AM
  • Spirit Day: Favorite Character

Friday, March 9
  • Coffee with the Counselors-9AM
  • EFT Spring Break 2019 Trip To Greece Info Meeting-4PM

Saturday, March 10
  • "Cheers to Flagstaff"-6:30PM
  • Parents Night Out Childcare-5:30PM

Tuesday, March 13
  • PTO Restaurant Fundraiser at Chipolte-4pm

Thursday, March 15
  • Coffee with the Principal-8:30AM
  • Author Visit with Sarah Aronson-9:45AM

Friday, March 16
  • 2017-2018 SAC Parent Survey Ends
  • Aluminum Drive-2:30PM
  • Staff Basketball Game-6:30PM

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal


Dear Flagstaff Families,

It is my pleasure to tell you that Teacher-Parent Conferences have been an uplifting experience for all of us. Conferences are an important time when teachers and staff join together in saying we are happy to have you as part of our school family. One of our biggest goals for the year is to help your child feel successful and achieve academic excellence. By working together, we can build a foundation or lifelong learning. We welcome your participation and support and enjoy  celebrating the achievements of our students with you.

Teacher-Parent Conferences gives you an opportunity to increase communication between school and home, keeps you informed about your child's progress, and develops a plan for your student's future. One of the best features of Flagstaff Academy is the high level of parental involvement. When children see their parents involved at school, it sends the message that there is an expectation that the entire family is invested at school and as a result, the children do well.

Here are some reminders about how to cultivate your high expectations at home. Every parent should know what is going on in their child's daily school life. Try to do the following things every day:
  • Ask your child how their school day went. Engage in conversation about what they learned, whom their friends are, what they had for lunch, etc.
  • Make sure your child has time set aside to complete homework and be there to answer any questions or assist when needed.
  • Read all notes/memos sent home from the school and/or teacher, both paper and electronic. Notes are the primary form of communications between a teacher and parents. Look for them and read them to stay up-to-date on events.
  • Contact your child's teacher immediately if you have any concerns.
  • Value your child's education and express the importance of it every single day. This is arguably the single most valuable thing a parent can do when it comes to their child's education. Those that value education often thrives and those that don't often fail.
In addition, we want to also thank our PTO for working hard to make our Teacher-Parent Conferences a success by providing dinner for our hardworking teachers, as well as having a table to tell parents about our upcoming "Cheers to Flagstaff" event.
Flagstaff administration and faculty value the many important contributions families make towards our students' success in school.  
 
We want to thank everyone for your continued support of our students, teachers, and school as we collectively strive to provide optimal opportunities for learning each and every day.

Thanks for showing your Dragon Pride,

Sharon Aguina
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy


SAVE TIME! DEADLINE TO PURCHASE EVENT and RAFFLE TICKETS ONLINE
IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH. 
Tickets will be available at the door at the event. 


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 is open through 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!
Volunteer  Dragon Volunteer Opportunities!

Here are some other ways you can get involved:

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!

Greek Isles EFT Trip - Spring Break 2019

What are you doing for Spring Break 2019? Imagine cruising the Greek Isles!
You could be this time next year!

Join an informational meeting Friday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. in Ms. Ledbetter's room. A special discount is being offered for those who sign up in the next two weeks. The trip is open to 5th graders, all current middle schoolers, and alumni of Flagstaff Academy!

5th Grade - Next year in 6th grade you will be studying ancient Greece and reading both The  Iliad and the  Odyssey . What better way to reinforce your learning by visiting Greece and seeing history for yourself?  

*Please note that this trip is independent of Flagstaff Academy. 

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 683 Box Tops Mrs. Jamieson's Classroom has Won Chew Gum at School!

Classes in the lead for Kickball (2,400 Box Tops): Preschool 1,742

Classes in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Box Tops) :
Shaffer 1,156 - Townsend 1,087 - Thompson 824


Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Box Tops):
Smith 532 - Light 499 - Symond 466


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.
 


2018 Dragon Flight Summer Camp is Now Registering!

May 29-July 27, 2018
Don't Delay - Filling Up Quickly!


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!


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!   
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Longmont, CO 80501

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