DRAGON WEEKLY 
Friday, November 16, 2018
 Coming Up This Week and Next

Monday, November 19-Friday, November 23

  • Thanksgiving Break-NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 26
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Daytime Tour-9:00AM

Tuesday, November 27
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • SAC Committee Meeting-5:30PM

Thursday, November 29
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Dragon Cafe-8:30AM

Friday, November 30
  • MS STEM Fair-9AM

Saturday, December 1
  • 2019-2020 Enrollment Application Opens ONLINE-7AM
  • 2019-2020 Intent to Return Form Opens ONLINE-7AM

Monday, December 3
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Daytime Tour-9:00AM
  • Hour of Code Week Begins

Tuesday, December 4
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Board of Directors Meeting-5:30PM

Wednesday, December 5
  • Late Start
    • MS Driveline-10:30AM
    • MS Start Time-10:45AM
    • ES Driveline-10:45AM
    • ES Start Time-11AM
  • Spirit Day-Ugly Sweaters!
  • Spelling Bee-11AM
  • Intro to Middle School Night-6PM

Thursday, December 6
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Kindergarten Music Concert-6:30PM

LeadershipLetter 
LEADERSHIP LETTER: Gael Lester, Acting Principal, K-2

Dear Dragon Families,

As I write this, fall is fading and winter is arriving. Elementary students have finished the first trimester, and middle school students are well into their second quarter. We have become accustomed to new teachers, made new friends, and learned the routines and expectations. When walking the halls and visiting classrooms, I've been impressed with how well students are following the CHAMPS expectations set out by their teachers. Classrooms feel respectful and are busy hubs of learning and cooperation.

Thanksgiving break is here! This break can offer much-needed downtime to relax and recharge. Some of you may be traveling over the break, and some of you may be having a low key vacations at home. Either way, I recommend squeezing in a trip to the library at the start of break to grab reading material or audio books just for fun! If you are sticking around, I recommend a few family game nights to enjoy laughs and togetherness. You can also help your child arrange time with friends. Encourage them to play, build forts, make art, or turn their playspace into a makerspace. While it can be easy and fun for students to enjoy screen time to play games, or watch movies, challenge them to use their imaginations to create something new over the break. Whether in the kitchen, the yard, the workshop or playroom, their imaginations can be the key to home entertainment!

This is also the season of gratitude. Listening to the stories of loss surrounding the fires in California have been a poignant reminder to me to acknowledge and focus on what I do have, and to share my gratitude with others. While I know we all come from different backgrounds and places, and have different stories to tell, the one thing we do all have in common is our school community. I'm so grateful for a wonderful school that has been part of my life for the past nine years. Not only were my own children educated here, but it's been home to my passion for education, first as a parent, then as a teacher, and now as an administrator. I'm extremely lucky to find my home here with the caring, talented, and dedicated staff, involved and supportive parents and families, and the most wonderful children. They make me smile and laugh every day, and are my true source of inspiration. I send you all my best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."  -- William Arthur Ward
Gael Lester
Acting Principal, K-2
glester@flagstaffacademy.org

Attention! Activity Fee Payments for the 2018-2019 School Year were Due as of October 1, 2018.   

Elementary School Activity Fees - $240
Middle School Activity Fees - $285


Our activity fees pay for student workbooks, software licensing for technology programs, buses and tickets for field trips, elementary specials program materials, middle school electives/ essentials, and  educational guests. The fees are also used to purchase community supplies (copy paper, sanitizing wipes, Kleenex, etc.), so families don't have to!  If you've already paid your child's activity fees, thank you!

If you have yet to pay, please do so now.  Payments are accepted online at RevTrak  via credit card or echeck, by cash or check payable to "Flagstaff Academy." Check payments are accepted at the school or can be mailed to: Flagstaff Academy, 2040 Miller Drive, Longmont, CO 80501, Attention: Business Office. Activity fees payments are non-refundable.

If making the full payment represents a hardship, partial payments can be made as well. Families eligible for Reduced/Free Lunch are eligible for reduced or free activity fees.  Thank you!

How Activity Fees Help our School! 
Activity Fees

2019-2020 School Year

We're getting ready for the 2019-2020 Enrollment season!
Our Daytime Tours  continue on Monday, November 26th at 9:00 a.m.

2019-2020 New family enrollment applications will be accepted as of Saturday, December 1st at 7:00AM (MST). 

For more information, visit www.flagsta.ffacademy.org.

If you know of a family who would benefit from our amazing educational environment, please share this information with them!

2019-2020 "Intent to Return" forms will also be live as of Saturday, December 1st, so look for an email after Thanksgiving Break!
Join school administrators for a lively conversation!

Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 8:30AM
Topic: TBA

Bring your mug and we'll provide the coffee, tea, and hot cocoa!


Middle School
Driveline-10:30AM
Start Time-10:45AM
Elementary School
Driveline-10:45AM
Start Time-11AM

Spirit Day - Ugly Sweater Day!
 Volunteer Greetings, Dragon Volunteers!

This is a great time of year to sit back and reflect on the growth we've seen in our Dragon Volunteer program. In this month of thanks, I would like to personally express my gratitude for your continued dedication and support of our school and its staff members. 

Please know that you're giving such an important gift all year long - your time! Material gifts only stay with us for a short time, but the memories you share with your student's school community last a lifetime! Our students, teachers, and staff benefit from your service as a volunteer. I hope you, as parents and members of our community, benefit as well! 

My sincere gratitude,

Jeannie Torres
Flagstaff Academy Volunteer Coordinator
2018-2019 Preschool Openings - Only Colorado Shines Level Five Rated Preschool in SVVSD and BVSD!

We have a few openings in our Flagstaff Academy Preschool for PK4. Students must be 4 years old by October 1, 2018 for PK4. For more information, please contact Patty Quinn, Preschool Director, at pquinn@flagstaffacademy.org


Congratulations Candy Climb Winners!

We collected 404.5 pounds of candy, which was all donated to the American Legion Post 32!
  • 1st place goes to FIRST GRADE with 81.1 pounds - Congratulations on passes to Longmont Climbing Collective!
  • 2nd place goes to PreK and Kindergarten with 72.8 pounds - Congratulations on a free class to Warrior Playground!
  • 3rd place goes to FOURTH GRADE with 67 pounds - Congratulations on a special PE obstacle course with Mr. S!
AND we have a bonus prize -  4th place goes to THIRD GRADE with 65.8 pounds -  Congratulations on a Hot Wax for your ski or board at Angles Ski Shop.
 
We estimated that our students are healthier this year because they did not ingest:
      • 2,074,792 calories
      • 61,369 grams of fat
      • 573,731 grams of sugar, which equals 143,433 teaspoons, which also equals 2,988 cups
GO DRAGONS!

for BOOKS Night!

Come play Bingo with your friends and family, but wait -- there is a twist!!
Everyone will leave a winner!!

Date: Friday, December 14
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Location: The Commons

6:00-6:30: View all the books available to win!
6:30-8:00: BINGO!!
Popcorn, snacks, and drinks available for $1

How does Bingo for Books work?
  • To play, everyone has to bring at least one (1) book (new or gently used)!
  • Win a game, Pick a Book!!
  • Everyone will leave with a new book!
**All students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for entire evening.**

Questions? Contact Jolene Rodemich at jrodemich@flagstaffacademypto.org


It's that time of year again! Holiday parties, family dinners, cookie exchanges...REMEMBER to use your Flagstaff Academy PTO King Soopers Reloadable Card!


Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Flagstaff Academy PTO when you holiday shop at  smile.amazon.com

 DragonFlight DRAGON FLIGHT

Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes

Parents' Night Out
Friday, Nov. 16

November Non-School Days
Nov.19, 20, 21
December Late Start Care
Wed., Dec. 5th

New Enrichment
Private Piano Lessons
Young Rembrandts
Choir
Group Ukulele Lessons

Science Matters
Copters & Spy Planes

Mountain Kids Yoga
Chess Champs
Fencing
Renaissance Adventures
Learn more here!

  SupportFlagstaff SUPPORT FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Flagstaff Academy when you holiday shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/02-0688420.

Purchas es at American Furniture ANYTIME support our school. Just mention Flagstaff Academy  at checkout and show them this flyer!!

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

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