DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, March 24, 2017


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

Wednesday, April 5
  • LATE START
  • Middle School:
    • Driveline-10:30AM
    • Start Time-10:45AM
  • Elementary School:
    • Driveline-10:45AM
    • Start Time-11AM
  • Spirit Day: The Beatles!
  • AHC Executive Principal Finalists Parent Meet and Greet-5:00PM

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

Monday, April 10
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM
  • PARCC/CMAS Testing Begins
  • Shakespeare Practices-4PM

Tuesday, April 11
  • SVVSD Art Show-10AM
  • Board of Directors Mtg 5:30PM

Wednesday, April 12
  • SVVSD Art Show-10AM
  • Deadline for PreK-4th Gr. Parent Input Form

Thursday, April 13
  • SVVSD Art Show-10AM

Friday, April 14
  • SVVSD Art Show-10AM
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Saturday, April 15
  • Student Council Pancake Breakfast-8AM

Sunday, April 16
  • SVVSD Art Show-10AM

IntheNews  HELLO FROM PRINCIPAL LOWE


Dear Parents,

When we return from spring break, we start our CMAS and PARCC testing for 2017. Our testing window begins on Monday,  April 10th and ends on Tuesday,  April 18th. Click here to see the complete testing schedule for PARCC and CMAS. If you have any questions about testing, please contact  Abby Rooks, our Assessment Coordinator at arooks@flagstaffacademy.org

While there are many pros and cons to state testing, the data truly does give us good information on how our students are doing in relation to their peers across the state, as well as information regarding our current curriculum and practices. If you are unclear how we use this data, I would be more than happy to discuss it with you. So, make sure your kids get enough sleep and a hearty breakfast on testing days so we can get an accurate measure of where we stand as a school.

But enough about testing for now, it's spring break!  Whether you are staying home and spring cleaning, or traveling during the break, we hope you enjoy your time together and we will see back on  Monday, April 3, 2017.

Warmly,

Robin Lowe ,
Executive Principal



Thank you to everyone who has signed up for our new Dragon Volunteer system!

It's super easy to sign-in from your device, tablet and computer to log and track your hours, as well as to see what volunteer opportunities are available! 
      • Sign in with your username and password
      • Click on the Volunteer drop down arrow 
Go Dragon Volunteers!


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 increase by $5 per student as of 4/1). 

"Cheers to Flagstaff" needs volunteers on the evening of the event!
To sign up: 
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4aaea72daafe3-cheers

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.


Meet the Executive Principal Candidate Finalists!

Date:  Wednesday, April 5
Time: 5:00-5:45 p.m.
Location: LMC

On  Wednesday, April 5th, from 5:00-5:45 p.m., parents will be provided with an informal, conversational meet and greet opportunity with the Executive Principal Finalists. You may fill out a feedback form on your impressions of the Finalists.  

That same evening, the Board of Directors will interview the Finalists, and along with staff and parent feedback, make a recommendation for the position. If all goes as planned, our new Executive Principal for next year will be known by later that week.

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Granger, or one of our AHC parent representatives: Sandeep Bushan, Patty Cragg, Neal Enssle, and Patti Miller. While we cannot share candidate information, we are happy to share information on the process or hear your feedback.

Your input for this critical position is very important! 


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!

 
Middle School Parents and Guardians

3rd Quarter Report Cards are now ready to view in Infinite Campus. In order to view them, please follow these simple instructions below:


Dear Parents,

As we are moving toward Spring Break, it is hard to imagine that we already need to think about next year.  We take placement of students extremely important at Flagstaff Academy. An environment where each child can be the most successful is optimal.  Please take a moment to fill out this short survey  to help assist with the best placement of your child for next year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at  tlong@flagstaffacademy.org and I'm happy to help.
 
The survey will close on  Wednesday, April 12

Thank you so much,

Terri Long
Elementary School Assistant Principal
If it's Spring, it must be time for the annual "Unframed Art Show," featuring our elementary and middle school student art! 

Tuesday, April 11-Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Artists' Open House Night:
Thursday, April 13 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501

"Unframed" is a collaboration between SVVSD and Arts Longmont.

Student Council presents: 

All Proceeds Benefit the OUR Center of Longmont

Date: Saturday, April 15
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: The Commons

Buy Your Tickets Today!
Early Bird Cost: $5 per person/$15 per family (purchased by Thursday, 4/14)
Day of the event Cost: $7 per person/$20 per family

Download this form and turn in with money to Ms. Herman.
 
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.
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 
CONGRATULATIONS!!! With 1,068 Box Tops Mrs. Saam's Classroom has won Chew Gum at School! With 601 Box Tops Mrs. Shaffer'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) :
Saam 1,068 - Preschool 999 - Nielson 937 

Classrooms/Home Rooms in the Lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Total):
Gianetti 531 - Gourley 525 - 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. The $25 gift certificate from Santiago's in Longmont goes to Ramesh Cherthedath!  Thank you to Santiago's for their ongoing support of Flagstaff Academy.  Remember to reload your King Soopers gift cards in support of the Flagstaff Academy PTO. 

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!  
Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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