DRAGON WEEKLY 
Friday, October 5, 2018
 Coming Up This Week and Next

Monday, October 8
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Tuesday, October 9
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Wednesday, October 10
  • Scholastic Book Fair-12PM
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences-4PM

Thursday, October 11
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Noon Dismissal Grades K-8
  • Scholastic Book Fair-12PM
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences-1PM
  • MS Conference Open House-4PM

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

Friday, October 19
  • School Picture Retakes

LeadershipLetter  
LEADERSHIP LETTER: Wayne Granger, Executive Director

Hello Dragon Families!

Earlier this week, I was at the Colorado Safe Schools Summit presented by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center. Governor Hickenlooper issued a proclamation designating October as Safe Schools Month. As I was surrounded by hundreds of professionals from education, law enforcement, emergency management, and mental health, it was a great reminder about how much thought and energy our schools invest in keeping our students safe on a daily basis. It also reaffirms what a great job we do at Flagstaff Academy putting forth effort to create a safe environment for our students and staff.

As I have always said, my law enforcement background proves valuable in this area, but I'm always looking to get better. I also know that this is a team effort of our staff, students, and parents to work as a community to support each other and we work together everyday with the same goal - to make our school the safest it can be. These are just a few of the ways we work to foster a safe environment for our students and staff:
  • A modern access control and video monitoring system
  • Regular staff training and practice drills for emergencies
  • Driveline - Yes this is a safety program!
  • Two full-time Counselors and a Dean
  • CHAMPs classroom management training and support
  • Restorative Practices
  • Character Education
  • A well-trained and dedicated staff and volunteer base
  • Safe2Tell and Report A Concern systems
  • Ongoing partnerships with Longmont Police and Fire Departments
Throughout this month, you will hear from members of our team on the amazing work going on daily at Flagstaff Academy. I am so proud of the dedication of our leadership team, student support team, and of course our teachers and paraprofessionals, who work hard every day to make Flagstaff Academy a positive, safe, and encouraging environment where learning thrives.
WEST FIELD UPDATE -  OPENING MONDAY, 10/8!

Thank you to everyone for your patience regarding the unavailability of our West field. This project has spanned over a year with the subcontractor hired by SVVSD as part of the SVVSD Bond Project  failing to complete the job correctly or fix the  problems through the warranty process.

After numerous meetings with the district, the contractors involved, and the  Board of Directors, I am opening the West field for recess starting Monday, October 8th.

Needless to say, this has been a frustrating process exacerbated by the fact that Flagstaff Academy did not directly hire the contractors involved. There are still problems with the field that will require work next Spring and late into the Fall. 

Thank you for your understanding and continued patience.

Wayne Granger,
Executive Director
Flagstaff Academy
www.flagstaffacademypto.org

YOU DID IT!

Congratu lations, Dragons - you did it! We're grateful to all students for giving it their all at today's Dragon Dash Fun Run and to the nearly 45 volunteers who helped at the event. Thanks also to teachers and staff for goin g above and beyond their regular duties and to all the fans that came out to cheer. What an AMAZING day!

The Fun Run may be over, but please keep fundraising until Thursday, October 18th! Flat donations are still accepted on FunRun.com through midnight on October 18th. Any cash and check donations (payable to Flagstaff Academy PTO) can be sent to school in an envelope clearly labeled with your student's name and teacher. Donations received between now and October 18th will count towards prize totals. Any prizes your student earns between now and October 18th will be delivered before October 26th. Questions? Please email FlagstaffDragonDash@gmail.com.

Many thanks to our Platinum Sponsors: Family Pet Hospital and Boulder Neurological & Spine Associatesand to all our other fantastic sponsors, Mr. Green Thumb, Todd Roby, DDS, Red Line Athletics, Mountain View Orthodontics, Dental Horizons and Get Air.
  
       

Fall Elementary Goal Setting Conferences and Middle School Conference Open House 

Elementary School Goal Setting Conferences

Our Elementary School Goal Setting Conference format has been created to provide more accurate and individualized information, as well as more prompt testing feedback.  Please sign up with your Homeroom teacher ONLY. Your child's teacher will meet with you to go over goals for the school year based on Fall 2018 Assessments, observations from the teacher,  and conversations with your child.  


Elementary School Goal Setting Conference Schedule:
Wednesday, October 10
4:00-8:00PM
Thursday, October 11
1:00-8:00PM

Middle School Conferences Open House
Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: The Commons

Drop in and meet with your student's teachers for a quick check in! If you'd like a longer conference, please reach out to your student's teacher(s) to schedule.

All School Noon Dismissal on Thursday, October 11

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 (Building Closed) AND MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 (Teacher Inservice)


Thank you for partnering with us for your student's success!

Join us for the Fall Scholastic "Enchanted Forest" Bookfair 

Dates: Wednesday, October 10 & Thursday, October 11
Time : Noon to 8:00 PM
Location: The LMC, aka "The Enchanted Forest"

The PTO's Hospitality Committee Needs Your Help!

Parent/Teacher Conferences are soon and we need your help providing a dinner for our amazing teachers. We've created a SignUpGenius for the meals that we have planned for each evening. Please see the links below for a detailed list of what we need your help providing. Sign up today!

If you have any questions, contact Elizabeth O'Hara at  ejmorris22207@yahoo.com.

Thanks in advance - Flagstaff Academy PTO Hospitality Committee

Wednesday, October 10

Thursday, October 11

2018-2019 Activity Fees are Due by October 1st!

Pay Fees Online through
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.

How Annual Student Activity Fees help our school! 
Activity Fees

Student Activity Fees payments are non-refundable.
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!

Flagstaff Academy wants to make your involvement in your student's academic career easy and rewarding. Students become more vested in their education when they see significant adults from their lives involved at school. Please visit our  Dragon Volunteer Site  to view and sign up for our current volunteer needs. 
Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres at jtorres@flagstaffacademy.org.
Every classroom/home room that brings in the following 
amount of Box Tops will earn a prize:
600 Box Tops = Chew Gum at School
1,200 Box Tops = Popcorn Party
2,400 Box Tops = Kickball Party

Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School are:
Preschool 461 - Naramore 262 - Reid 163

Every classroom/homeroom has a chance to earn prizes throughout the year.
The classroom/homeroom that brings in the most Box Tops for the year will win a Pizza Party!

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.
October Box Top Collection Sheet is in your Friday Folder and can be downloaded and printed here

Keep Collecting!

 DragonFlight DRAGON FLIGHT

Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes

Parent's Night Out - Kids Costume Party!
Friday, October 19

October Half Day and Non School Day Care
Half Day, Thurs., Oct. 11
Small Foot at Village at the Peaks -  $35
Full Day, Fri., Oct. 12
Dizzy's Family Fun Center -  $45
Full Day, Mon., Oct. 15
Spend the Day at Miller Farms -  $45
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!!



Load up your shopping cart AND your  King Soopers gift cards  in support of the Flagstaff Academy PTO. 
Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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