DRAGON WEEKLY 
Friday, October 12, 2018
 Coming Up This Week and Next

Friday, October 12
  • NO SCHOOL (Building Closed)

Monday, October 15
  • NO SCHOOL-Teacher Inservice

Tuesday, October 16
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Wednesday, October 17
  • PTO General Meeting-7PM

Thursday, October 18
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Portugal/Spain Info Meeting-4:45PM
  • LAST Day to Turn in Dragon Dash Pledge Money

Friday, October 19
  • Class/Group Photos

Monday, October 22
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Panoramic All School Picture

Tuesday, October 23
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • PTO Restaurant Fundraiser at Modern Market-5PM

Wednesday, October 24
  • Dragon Cafe-8:30AM

Thursday, October 25
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Friday, October 26
  • Ghoulish Ghoul Halloween Party-6:30PM
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LeadershipLetter  
LEADERSHIP LETTER: Counseling Team

Dear Dragon Families,

As school counselors, we are committed to preventing and addressing bullying at our school. We want our school to be a safe place for all our students. Flagstaff Academy promotes  a safe and secure learning environment in which students are able to learn, grow, and develop. As part of our continued effort to provide awareness against bullying, we first teach students what bullying is and what bullying is not.

According to our Family and Student Handbook, bullying is repeated conduct that meets the following criteria:
  • directed at one or more students;
  • substantially interferes with educational opportunities, benefits, or programs of one or more students;
  • adversely affects the ability of a student to participate in or benefit from the school's educational programs or activities by placing the student in reasonable fear of physical harm or by causing emotional distress; 
  • may be based on a student's actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic  or is based on an association with another person who has, or is perceived to have, any of these characteristics,
  • characterized by a power imbalance between the targeted student and the student who is engaging in bullying behavior.
Bullying is NOT...
  • Not liking someone (you don't have to like everyone)
  • Choosing not to play with someone
  • Accidentally bumping into someone
  • Asking or persuading other kids to play or do things a certain way
  • A single act of telling a joke about someone
  • Arguments/Conflict
  • Isolated expressions of unpleasant thoughts or feelings regarding others
  • Isolated acts of harassment, aggressive behavior, intimidation or meanness (often a result of a student's still-developing social skills, lack of impulse control, and/or lack of social graces)
We encourage you to talk with your student(s) about these situations and reach out for help when you are concerned. Our students understand what these behaviors look like and are encouraged to label a situation accurately (rude, mean moment, conflict, or bullying). We teach lessons on how to resolve conflicts peacefully and help facilitate restorative mediations and/or solution circles after conflict has occurred.

If you are worried that your child is being bullied, look for changes in your child. However, be aware that not all children who are bullied exhibit warning signs.  According to stopbullying.gov , some signs that may point to a bullying problem include:
  • Unexplainable injuries
  • Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry
  • Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick, or faking sick or illness  
  • Changes in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating
  • Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch
  • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
  • Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school
  • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations
  • Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem
  • Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide
For more information, we recommend these resources:
Please reach out to us if you're concerned that your child is being bullied. We are here to help. With your support, we hope to foster a safe, educational school environment where all students learn about the harms of bullying, the importance of stopping bullying, and supporting increased awareness.

Jantrey Meyer
Middle School Counselor

Paula Mulholland
Elementary School Counselor

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

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Class and Group Photos

MJ Thomas Photography will be here on Friday , October 19 for Classroom/Group Photos. Retake photos will be rescheduled for a future date. 
 
Forms have been sent home in Friday Folders and handed out in Middle School Advisory. Download the forms for  Class/Group and Panoramic

Panoramic School Photo is scheduled for Monday, October 22 (subject to change, dependent upon weather). 
Portugal and Spain Trip - November 2019!
     
Informational meeting about the next Portugal and Spain Trip!
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 4:45 p.m.
Location: The LMC

Put your foreign language skills to good use in the amazing countries of Portugal and Spain. We will be embarking on a nine-day adventure exploring the cities of Lisbon, Algarve, Seville, Granada, and Costa del Sol. Over the course of our trip we will admire the Mosteiro Dos Jerónimos, Pena Palace, Capela Dos Ossos, Algarve Coast, Cabo de São Vicente, Maria Luisa Park, Alhambra, and enjoy a Flamenco show!

Want to know more about the trip?

**Please note -- This trip is not sponsored by Flagstaff Academy.
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

 Volunteer Dragon Volunteers!

What a great time of year! We have several fun events planned for the next few months. These events mean
awesome volunteer opportunities! Check out our  Dragon Volunteer Site to get involved. Our immediate needs:
  •  2018-19 Science Lab: (all school year) Support students with activities, experiments, writing, drawing, and using the outdoor garden.  
Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres at jtorres@flagstaffacademy.org.

Job Posting

We're looking for a full-time Paraprofessional with a focus of working with the Elementary Specials Team! To learn more and to apply, click here
Final Dash to the Finish Line!

Last Friday, our Dragons did an awesome job at the Dragon Dash Fun Run!

The Fun Run may be over, but there is still time to FUNDRAISE! The long weekend ahead is a great opportunity to help your student(s) collect donations from family, friends and neighbors. Don't forget that flat donations can be made securely at FunRun.com until midnight on October 18th. Any cash and/or check donations can be sent to school in an envelope clearly labeled with your student's name and teacher. All donations are due by Thursday, October 18th.  Prizes earned between October 5th and October 18th will be delivered before Friday, October 26th.

Thanks to all our volunteers, teachers, staff, students and sponsors for making this a great event!


Ghoulish Gala Halloween Party
Date:  Friday, October 26
Time:  6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Gym

Come join the Flagstaff Academy PTO for an evening of ghoulish fun and dancing. We'll have snacks, beverages, and lots of ghoulish glow gear for sale. Costume contest! Games! Face Painting! AND Limbo!

The party is Frighteningly Free!



Load up your shopping cart AND your 
King Soopers gift cards in support of the Flagstaff Academy PTO. 



Did you know that when you select Flagstaff Academy PTO as your "Amazon Smile" organization, our school will receive 0.5% of the price of all your eligible 
smile.amazon.com  purchases?



 DragonFlight DRAGON FLIGHT

Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes

Parent's Night Out - Kids Costume Party!
Friday, Oct.19
November Late Start
Crackpots!
Wednesday, Nov. 7

New Enrichment
Private Piano Lessons
Young Rembrandts
Choir
Group Ukulele Lessons
Science Matters
Copters and Spy Planes
Renaissance Adventures
Mountain Kids Yoga
Chess Champs
Fencing

Learn more here!

  SupportFlagstaff SUPPORT FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY

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  

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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