DRAGON WEEKLY 
Friday, September 14, 2018
 Coming Up This Week and Next

Friday, September 14
  • MS Chromebook Insurance Payments DUE
  • Gifted and Talented Nominations are Due-5PM
  • No School-Teacher Inservice Day

Monday, September 17
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Tuesday, September 18
  • PTO Restaurant Fundraiser at Smashburger-All Day!
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Wednesday, September 19
  • MS Pingree Park Trip
  • PTO General Meeting-7PM

Thursday, September 20
  • MS Pingree Park
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Dragon Cafe-8:30AM

Friday, September 21
  • MS Pingree Park Trip

Saturday, September 22
  • Fall Festival-4PM
Monday, September 24
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • MS Boys Basketball Registration Begins

Tuesday, September 25
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Dragon Dash K-2 Pep Rally-1:20PM
  • Dragon Dash 3-5 Pep Rally-2PM
  • Dragon Dash MS Pep Rally-2:40PM

Thursday, September 27
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Friday, September 28
  • PTO CU Buffs Fundraiser-7PM

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LEADERSHIP LETTER: Abby Bok, Acting Principal, 3-5
Hello Dragon Families!

September has always been my favorite month. The weather starts to cool, leaves begin changing and the classrooms have found their groove. Relationships are such a huge part of the culture at Flagstaff Academy. During the first five weeks of classes, teachers have been building those relationships within the classroom on an individual level and with the new class, as a group. A positive classroom environment is such a critical element for students to feel safe, connected, and successful.

I spent a great deal of my summer reading, and the one quote that stood out to me the most came from Culturize, a book by author and educational leader, Jimmy Casas. In the book Casas writes, "Let's remember to strive to make each month, throughout the school year, as positive as August." Those high fives, warm smiles, and positive greetings should never stop. Remember those first days of school, as your child was so eager to see their friends and teachers, and continue to be as excited and supportive as you were, and we will do the same.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Flagstaff Fall Festival next weekend, Saturday, September 22nd. This family-focused PTO event is the first social event of the new school year and is always a crowd pleaser for our entire school community. Let's continue building those relationships with our new families, and strengthening those already established.

See you there!

Abby Bok
Acting Principal, 3-5

October Count Day/Late Start Update

After thoughtful consideration of the associated impacts of changing our October 3rd Late Start to mirror the St. Vrain District, we have decided that we will keep our originally planned Late Start schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 3rd. The professional development we have already planned for our staff that morning is valuable and tied to our academic improvement efforts. This is also during our Spirit Week leading up to our Dragon Dash on Friday, Oct. 5th and I know there are fun activities planned to support this amazing PTO fundraiser for our school.

As this is also the State of Colorado's official student count day, it is very important for your children to attend school on October 3rd. Our state operating revenue is determined from our student count. Please support your school by ensuring your child's attendance, unless they are sick.

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.
Meet Your Administrators at the "Dragon Cafe"!

Join us for a new and improved approach to monthly conversations with your Principals, Dean of School Culture, Executive Director and more, to discuss important topics about our school!

Date: Thursday, September 20th
Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: The LMC
Topic: CMAS Results and Communications

We'll have coffee and tea! Bring your questions and your mugs and let's connect!
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 PK2 and PK4. Students must be 3 years old by October 1, 2018 for PK2 and 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!

Calling all Dragons!  There are several volunteer opportunities available!  Please visit our  Dragon Volunteer Site  to sign up! 

Highlight Dragon Volunteer Opportunity of the Week: 

 

2018-2019 Morning Late Passes: Help by writing down the names of the students, as well as handing out late passes. This is a fast-paced opportunity; plan to be here around 20 minutes!

 

Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres at jtorres@flagstaffacademy.org.
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COACHES NEEDED!

The Middle School boys basketball team is currently seeking two coaches for the upcoming season. The season begins on Monday, October 1st. The season is 6 weeks long and includes 4 games (2 home/2 away) and 1 Saturday tournament to end the season. Specific dates can be found on the Dragon Athletic site at: https://bit.ly/2NbVuQv

Practices are held after school on Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Coaches are required to be First Aid and CPR certified and take a free online concussion training course. These are paid positions

If you're interested, please email Kate Salgado ksalgado@flagstaffacademy.org with your coaching background, philosophy of coaching middle school aged boys, and knowledge of sport. 

 We hope to fill these positions as soon as possible.
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General Meeting, Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00PM in the LMC

Fall Festival is Coming!
When:  Saturday, September 22 
Time: 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff Academy

 Please go to the PTO page at https://www.flagstaffacademypto.org/fall-festival.html  to order your meals and tickets.

Flagstaff Academy Restaurant Fundraiser!

Date:  Tuesday, September 18th - All Day
965 S. Hover St., #A-1, Longmont 
20% Back to Our School
Dragon Dash FUNdraising STARTS on Tuesday, 9/18!

Dragon Dash - the PTO's largest fundraiser - will take place on Friday, October 5th. As always, this year's event will offer every student the opportunity to run, jog or walk in order to raise money for our school. Our goal is to raise $45,000 this year. Fundraising will be easier than ever this year as it's moving online! Here is what you need to know:

Parent Action Steps:
  1. Register your student(s) on FUNRUN.COM starting on Tuesday, 9/18.
  2. Reach out to family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors by sharing your pledging link.
  3. All pledges and payments are made online.*
  4. Cheer on your student at the Dragon Dash Fun Run on Friday, 10/5!
*Cash and check payments will still be accepted. Must be turned in by 10/18/18 in an envelope clearly labeled with your student's name. Your student will still get credit for the donation.

"Run and Done" Collections:
  • EASY for everyone! Donors only have to sit down once to pledge/donate and pay!
  • Donors can either make a pledge per lap or a flat donation! If they make a pledge per lap, their credit card is charged after the Dragon Dash Fun Run on Friday, 10/5!
Many thanks to our Platinum Sponsors: Family Pet Hospital and Boulder Neurological & Spine Associates!   
  
    
Load up your shoping cart AND your King Soopers gift cards in support of the Flagstaff Academy PTO.  http://www.flagstaffacademypto.or


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?   

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Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes

Parents' Night Out
Friday, Sept. 21
Movie  Night: Early Man
Friday, Sept. 28

New Enrichment Classes!
Pulley Engineers
Little Coders
Magic
Junior Video Games
Musical Theater
Hip Hop Dance
Project Runway
Mountain Yoga
Chess Champs
Soccer Shots
Renaissance Adventure
Fencing
Learn more here!

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