DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, March 9, 2018


Saturday, March 10
  • "Cheers to Flagstaff"-6:00PM
  • Parents Night Out Childcare-5:30PM

Monday, March 12
  • Voting Begins for "Best of Longmont"

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

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

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal


Hello Flagstaff Families and Happy March!

The winter months are rapidly coming to an end. We've been extremely fortunate as we've endured a relatively mild winter thus far . Spring is around the corner and learning is in full swing here at Flagstaff Academy. As you may know, this is the time of year when students make the most academic and social learning gains. It is also an important time for reminders about healthfulness as we want all children here, on time, every day to maximize their potential.

On the academic front, we have just finished making a selection to renew math materials with EnVision 2.0 for students K-5. This series offers classic math foundations including math facts, but also has the problem-solving required of 21 st century math thinking. Teachers are thrilled to have these materials and parents will have access to online tutorials, games, and more as we move into next year. We are already seeing increases in math for our students based on our work this year looking at the new trends in math questions and tasks. Having state-of-the-art math materials is a BIG DEAL to our hardworking teachers. To see the thinking and skills that students need and parents can easily reinforce at home, please visit this informative website: http://www.rbbcsc.k12.in.us/document-library-list-view/parents/383-working-with-the-ccr-instructional-shufts/file

We will be holding a parent committee to discuss parents' perspectives on math grouping for students in grades 1-5. If you would like to attend the first meeting, please email me at saguina@flagstaffacademy.org  (if you have not already let me know of your interest).

March 23 and April 4
Math Teachers will discuss and determine Math Pathways and Advanced Math
March 22, April 5, April 19 A Parent Committee will be convened to discuss and give input on Math Pathways and Advanced Math

If you would like to provide your ideas, insight, or feedback on math grouping, please answer a brief survey at the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/f4Hw4RjAMJhal6mN2.

I hope you can join me for my monthly Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, March 15 at 8:30AM. We'll be discussing the Flagstaff Academy  Discipline Plan. I look forward to seeing you there!

Lastly, I cannot thank the school community enough for their continued support and help in making this year a fantastic experience and a solid foundation to build upon. Each student, parent and staff member is invaluable to our collective success.

Sincerely,

Sharon Aguina
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy

Cheers to Flagstaff 2018 is here!

Date:  Saturday, March 10
Time: 6:00-11:30PM
Location:  Oskar Blues "Oak Room"
The Flagstaff Academy PTO has a fun evening planned including a silent auction for Foo Fighters, MGMT, David Byrne, teacher experiences, and wine tasting for 20!

Join our community for a GREAT evening and support our wonderful school!
Click here for a map to The Oak Room!

A Huge Thank You to Our Wonderful Sponsors





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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!
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Volunteer  Dragon Volunteer Opportunities!

Here are some other ways you can get involved:
  • Health Office Lunch Hour-Daily from 1:00-2:00PM; select the day that works best for you! 
  • Festival of Cultures-Host a booth, entertain, emcee, or join the committee! These are just a few needs for the festival this year on Friday, April 6th

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

Classes in the lead for Kickball (2,400 Box Tops): Preschool 1,790

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 528 - 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 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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