Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday, May 19

  • Lost and Found Final Pick Up Day

Monday, May 22
  • Field Day
  • MS Award Ceremony-8:10AM
  • End of Year Picnic, Talent Show and Book Fair-6PM

Tuesday, May 23
  • Field Day (Rain Date)
  • 100-Mile Club Assembly-8:30AM
  • Colorado Adventure Camp Parent Meeting-5PM
  • 8th Grade Graduation, Reception and Dance Party-6:30PM

Wednesday, May 24
  • 8th Grade Elitch's Trip-8AM
  • Kindergarten Graduation-8:30AM
  • 5th Grade Continuation Ceremony-10AM

Thursday, Friday, May 25-26
  • Offices closed to begin construction

Monday, May 29
  • Office closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30
  • Office Re-opens-8AM

Wednesday, June 21-
Monday, July 31
  • Offices Closed for Summer Break

IntheNews  Hello from Principal Lowe

Dear Parents, 

I can't believe we've come to the end of our school year, and the end of my time here at Flagstaff Academy. I can't tell you how much I am going to miss this amazing educational community. A few of things I'll miss most...
       ...greeting our students at the front doors each morning - it has been such a joy to see them come in every day so eager, and so happy;
      ...collaborating with our incredible staff members - they are truly the most dedicated group of people I have worked with;
                                         ...working with you, our wonderful parents - you have been so supportive and for that, I am forever grateful.

Please know that now, as a member of the Dragon family, your children and our staff will forever live in my heart. Once a Dragon, always a Dragon!!

Have a wonderful summer!

Robin Lowe
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy

Hello Dragons Volunteers! We have new volunteer opportunities on our  Dragon Site ! Here is what we need help with for the end of this year, as well as for the start of 2017-2018:

8th grade graduation-Assist front office with diplomas
Start Date:  5/22/2017

Assist front office with putting diplomas in envelopes and labeling them accurately by name (project can be done at home).
8th grade graduation-assist students with cap/gown
Start Date:  5/23/2017

Assist students with getting their caps/gowns as they arrive at school, in preparation for ceremony to begin at 6:30 p.m.
8th grade graduation-reception hospitality
Start Date:  5/23/2017
Reception hospitality in Commons: keep drink container filled, serve cake, etc.
8th grade graduation set up
Start Date:  5/23/2017

Work on setting up chairs and decorations in the gym (after school, but may start earlier, possibly around 2:30 p.m.). Student Council members will also be there to help.
BOGO Book Fair
Start Date:  5/22/2017

The BOGO Book Fair will be held during the Year End Picnic/Talent Show, to say thanks for helping us raise over $8000 in books for the teachers during the 16-17 school year.
17-18 School Picture Day
Start Date:  9/12/2017
It's School Picture Day! We need volunteers to help classes get to the gym to take their individual pictures. 

From the Health Clerk Office

Immunization Information

Please review the immunization information on the health clerk page at the Flagstaff Academy website to ensure your student is current on all vaccinations.

If you're filing a religious or personal exemption, a new form must be signed every year for a student to remain compliant. We cannot accept a personal letter of belief; we must have a form from the State of Colorado on file. State exemption forms can be found HERE.

Medications Pick Up and Drop Off
  We're setting up times/dates for medication pick up for the end of this school year and drop off for the beginning of next. Please mark these dates in your calendar:
Due to the front office construction taking place over the summer,  all medication in the health office must be picked up by Tuesday, May 23rd, the last full day of school. All medication not picked up by May 23rd will be disposed of on May 24th.
Appointments for medication drop off will begin the week of August 7th-August 11th. Appointments are REQUIRED to ensure each family can have the health clerk's undivided attention to go over all forms and answer any questions you may have. Please note the following important information:  
  • You will be able to begin booking appointments on August 1st. Look for an email later in the summer to sign up. 
  • Due to heavy foot traffic in the front office on the first day of school, no medications will be accepted on Tuesday, August 15th. 
  • All medical forms can be found on the health clerk page at the Flagstaff Academy site by clicking HERE.
  If you have any questions,  please call  (303) 651-7900, ext. 211  or email Renee Moen, Health Clerk, at  rmoen@flagstaffacademy.org.

LMC Amazon Wishlist!

If you're purchasing summer reads for your student, or at any time of the year, please visit the Flagstaff Academy Library Wish List

All books purchased from this list go to the Flagstaff Academy LMC. The books are available for student use K-8. Thanks for helping us grow our library and keep the best new books in the hands of our students!

Go Dragons - Keep on Reading!
Elementary School Field Day Reminders
Monday, May 22
(rain date is Tuesday, May 23)

Mr. Sumnicht has a fantastic field day planned for our elementary school students! To make the most of the day, please remember to send the following with your student:

A hat, sneakers, sack lunch, water, and sunscreen (student may bring sunscreen, but must put it on themselves.)


For questions about the day's schedule, check with your child's teacher!

Thank you!

Flagstaff Academy, Student Council, and National Junior Honor Society invite you to the End-of-Year Picnic, Talent Show and BOGO Book Fair!

Date: Monday, May 22
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff Field
And don't miss the Scholastic Book Fair we'll be hosting in the gym during the duration of the Talent Show! Not to mention the chance to "splatter paint" your favorite teachers as a fun way to "thank" them for all their hard work this year! 
(Prepare for it to get MESSY, so have your kids in play clothes!)

Our wonderful PTO will be on hand selling Dragon spirit wear. You'll be able to order the new 2017-2018 spirit wear bundles! They would love to talk to you about upcoming summer Dragon gatherings and 2017-2018 volunteer opportunities. 

Also, yearbooks will be for sale at the end of the year picnic! They will be available for purchase for $35.00. Cash or check only. NO CREDIT CARDS!
This is first come, first serve. There is no wait list to purchase yearbooks at the picnic. There is a limited amount of extras for purchase and only available at the End of Year Picnic.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Laura Munnelly at  lmunnelly@flagstaffacademy.org  .

We look forward to seeing you there!
Year End 100-Mile Club Assembly!

Join us as we'll be recognizing the students who have worked hard all year long at the 100-Mile Club!

Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: The Gym

Congratulations to all who participated!
Parent's Meeting-New Date and Time!
Come and learn all about this amazing adventure!
Date: Tuesday, May 23
Time: 5-5:30PM
Location: Carly Veum's Classroom

Take advantage of all that Colorado's Front Range has to offer on this 6-day adventure summer camp. Over the course of the trip, campers will experience hiking trails, backpacking, camping, summiting one of Colorado's infamous 14ers, white water rafting, and rock climbing. Through these activities campers will gain team-building, self-reliance, and wilderness skills that can translate to so many real-life situations - not to mention there will be lots of fun!
Colorado Adventure Camp
Dates: June 8-13
Cost: $700 
Grades: 6-8
  Middle School Announcements:

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

You are cordially invited to Flagstaff Academy's 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony.
Date: Tuesday, May 23
    • 5:45 p.m.Graduates in pods for caps/gowns & class photo
    • 6:00 p.m.: Doors open
    • 6:30 p.m.Graduation ceremony begins in gym
    • 7:30 p.m.: Cake/punch reception 
    • 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.Graduates stay for Graduates-only Dance Party
Other Graduation Information:
8th  Grade Elitch Gardens Trip
Date:  Wednesday, May 24
Cost: $43
(Lunch is catered, but please send money for extra drinks and snacks.) 

What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a fun  8th  grade trip to Elitch Gardens??
    • 8:00 a.m.: Students arrive at school - don't be late! Please meet at the Middle School playground!
    • 8:15 a.m.: Buses depart
    • 4:00 p.m.: Depart Elitch Gardens
    • 5:30 p.m.: Estimated return to Flagstaff Academy
*Please note that the Water Park will not be open. 
** Please contact Kevin Pugh, Dean of Culture, at kpugh@flagstaffacademy.org, if you need financial assistance for the trip. If you'd like to donate toward a student going to Elitch Gardens, please send with your payment. 

8th Grade Graduation Portraits!

MJ Thomas Photography will be at graduation taking a portraits of our graduates receiving their diplomas! 

They provide three (3) easy ways to order:
  1. Return the MJ Thomas Photography envelope to the photographer on graduation day. They will be available with your student's advisory teacher. 
  2. Mail in your envelope to MJ Thomas Photography.
  3. Visit mymjthomas.com and enter the code: Flagstaff2017. They will be ready for viewing/ordering on Friday, May 26th

End of School Lunch Room Announcements

Parents! Tuesday, May 23rd will be the last day for the lunch cashier to accept cash and/or checks to pay for lunch fees! Options to pay include RevTrak, School Bucks, drop off at the front office and, or send it with your student. 

Lunch menu for Thursday, May 18-Tuesday, May 23:
  • Thurs., May 18: BBQ Ribs, Tomato Soup, Baked Beans, Strawberries
  • Fri., May 19: Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches, Fresh Veggies, Fresh Pear
  • Mon., May 22: Cheesy French Bread, Marinara Sauce, Broccoli, Apples
  • Tues., May 23: Sloppy Joes, Oven Potatoes, Fresh Carrots, Fresh Strawberries
2017-2018 Academic Calendar!
Download and Print!
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

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.
Preschool has won the Pizza Party! They brought in a total of 1636 Box Tops!!

Second Place goes to Ms. Slinker's Classroom with 1502 Box Tops!

Third Place goes to Mrs. Nielson's Classroom with 1125 Box Tops!

KEEP CLIPPING over the Summer!

For the 2016-2017 School Year, we collected a total of 19,521 Box Tops, which adds up to $1,952.10 for our school!!

Way to go, Dragons!

New 2017-2018 Spirit Wear and Spirit Wear Backpack Bundles!
Taking orders NOW!
Our PTO has come up with a wonderful new collection of cool and stylish spirit wear for the new year! Order backpacks and backpack bundles by July 15th and pick-up on the following days:
    • Meet the Teachers (1st-5th): Thursday, August 10
    • New Middle Schoolers Day: Monday, August 14
    • Kindergarten Camp: Tuesday, August 15
    • 1st Day of School (1st-8th): Tuesday, August 15th
For all backpack and backpack bundle orders, please provide the two initials you want embroidered on the backpack. All backpacks come with a full color embroidered Flagstaff Academy Dragon logo. 

All Spirit Wear info can be found at:


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 - Specialty Camps!
All Specialty Camps run from 8:00-11:00 a.m. with an optional lunch/recess from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Camps are $175 with optional extended care from 7:00-8:00 a.m. for an additional $5 per day and from 12:00-6:00 p.m. for an additional $15 per day. All of the camps are designed to accept campers entering or exiting the specified grade ranges. Specialty camps include:
  • Makerspace (Traditional and Engineering)
  • Babysitter's Bootcamp
  • Ahoy Matey - Pirate Drawing Camp
  • Growth Mindset
  • Anatomy Academy
  • Ocean Life Drawing
  • Super Summer Sports
  • Chefs in the Making
  • Fables with Characters
  • Horse Drawing and Pastels
  • Garden Camp
  • Dominion
  • Capoeira Canavial
  • Girl Empowerment
  • African Safari Drawing
  • Forensics
  • Messy Mad Scientists
  • Apps and Video Game Drawing
  • Manners
  • Dinosaurs/Paleontologists
  • Rocket Science
  • Fashion, Faces and Flowers
  • Kindergarten Camp
Teen Specialty Camps
When: June 8 - June 13
Cost: $700

Colorado Adventure Camp 2017 
Take advantage of all that Colorado's Front Range has to offer on this 6-day adventure summer camp. Over the course of the trip, campers will experience hiking trails, backpacking, camping, summiting one of Colorado's infamous 14ers, white water rafting, and rock climbing. Through these activities campers will gain team-building, self-reliance, and wilderness skills that can translate to so many real-life situations - not to mention there will be lots of fun! 

To register for after school enrichment classes, late starts, and non school days, please go to  http://tinyurl.com/FSADragonFlight .  


Wow! Our King Soopers program has already raised over $8000 for the Flagstaff Academy PTO. Keep up the shopping and remember to re-load your gift card. 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.  http://www.flagstaffacademypto.org/king-soopers-fundraiser.html

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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