DRAGON WEEKLY 
Friday, September 21, 2018
 Coming Up This Week and Next

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

Monday, October 1
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Spirit Week Begins!

Tuesday, October 2
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Board of Directors Meeting-5:30PM

Wednesday, October 3
  • LATE START DAY:
    • MS Driveline: 10:30AM
    • MS Start Time: 10:45AM
    • ES Driveline: 10:45AM
    • ES Start Time: 11AM
  • COLORADO COUNT DAY

Thursday, October 4
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Friday, October 5
  • Dragon Dash Fun Run

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

Dear Dragons,

We are off and running with a fantastic year at Flagstaff! Everyday I have the pleasure of greeting our  Dragons at the door as they arrive for school, and watch as staff and students make connections with one another. At our last professional development inservice, our elementary school staff spent a session discussing the importance and benefits of building relationships with students, mapped out student and staff connections, and shared practical ideas on how to deliberately build and cultivate those relationships. This kind of concerted effort is central to creating the positive school culture and learning environment that we all value and is a big part of building our family of Flagstaff Dragons.

This year, a major academic focus for the elementary school is our mathematics instruction. We've adopted the enVision 2.0 curriculum. Staff and students are settling in and adjusting to the new expectations and rigor of the content standards. In teaching the Colorado Academic Standards, teachers are helping students develop  mathematical understanding as well as procedural skill, with both treated as equally important.  We're excited to have this new resource that supports students in achieving what they should know, understand, and accomplish in order to be prepared for high school and beyond -- preparing them for the deeper thinking and reflection required of 21st century learners.  

This week, teachers will be including more detailed information in their newsletters about math instruction and parent resources to help your student at home. One new resource that's available right now is the enVision 2.0  BOUNCE app . This app will give you a better idea of the step-by-step instruction students are receiving for each lesson. You will also have access to the "Another Look" and "Visual Animation Plus" videos. 

As always, thank you for your support and partnership, as we strive to improve experiences and outcomes for all of our students.   

I look forward to connecting with you at the Fall Festival tomorrow!

Gael Lester
Acting Principal, K-2

ATTENTION: October Count Day/Late Start

Wednesday, October 3rd is a LATE START DAY for Flagstaff Academy!

We are aware that many of you with students in the SVVSD have been receiving emails about Wednesday, October 3rd. While we know that SVVSD has cancelled the late start day for district schools, this day is still on our calendar as a LATE START DAY for our students. 

As this is also the State of Colorado's official Student Count Day, it's very important for your children to attend school on October 3rd. Our state operating revenue is determined from our student count. Please support our school by ensuring your child's attendance, unless they are sick.
Student Council has put together a fun (and VERY colorful) way to show your Dragon Spirit!
 
Tuesday
 
Business Wear on Top/Party Wear on Bottom
Wednesday

PJ Day
Thursday

Crazy Hair or Hat Day
Friday

Crazy Sock Day
Monday: Grade Level Colors
Prek: Rainbow
K: Red
1st: Orange
2nd: Yellow
3rd: Green
4th: Blue
5th: Purple
6th: White
7th: Black
8th: Tie Dye
    













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

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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!

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: 

PTO-Dragon Dash Fun Run Volunteer: Assist with the annual all school fun run on Friday, October 5, when our entire Dragon community walks, jogs, or runs to raise funds for the Flagstaff Academy PTO. 

Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres at jtorres@flagstaffacademy.org.
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Middle School Boys Basketball Information - 
Please read registration process thoroughly!

There are only 25 SPOTS available for the Boys Basketball Team!
  • Monday, September 24th registration opens for 8th grade only
  • Should there be remaining spots, registrations will be accepted on Tuesday, September 25th for 7th and 8th graders. 
  • The process will continue on Wednesday, September 26th for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, if there are remaining spots and only on a first come first served basis. (In this case, interested players should line up outside the west vestibule doors behind the designated orange cone in the morning before Middle School Start Time. Registrations will be collected by Mrs. Salgado ONLY starting at 7:45 a.m.) 
  • Again, there are only 25 spots available and registration will close when that number is reached.
  • Only a complete registration form that includes jersey size and short size with a check to Flagstaff Academy for $55.00 will be accepted. Discounted athletic registration may be available for households qualified for free and/or reduced lunch priced meals.  Please email the Business Office Assistant at khagenrapp@flagstaffacademy.org for more information regarding reduced or waived athletic fees.
  • Registration forms can be found on the Dragon's Athletic website section, picked up from Mrs. Salgado, or downloaded and printed here. 
The season is six (6) weeks long and practice begins on Monday, October 1st. Practices are Monday-Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. There are four (4) games (2/home, 2/away). The season ends with a tournament on Sat., November 10th. 

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

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

If iinterested, 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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Fall Festival
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.

Go Buffs for the PTO!

Come watch the CU Buffs vs. UCLA football game on Friday September 28th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 with $5 of each ticket going to the Flagstaff Academy PTO! Bring your friends and family and support our school!


Dragon Dash Fun Run Goals: 
100% of families get pledges from donors + 5 pledges per student = 
$45,000
to help fund the PTO Annual Budget!

These funds go directly back to our school to pay for amenities not found elsewhere in the district.
Additionally, this year, 10% of net donations will go straight back to your student's classroom!
Last year, donations helped fund the Innovations Lab, coding software, a digital piano, posture chairs for music, library books, the bouldering wall, Colorado Mountain Club Outdoor Education, Chromebooks and many more awesome items!

The easiest way to help us reach our goals is through the SHARE feature on  funrun.com!
  • Make a Student Star video to share with Facebook Friends
  • Copy and paste the email template and then send to family, friends, and local businesses
  • Go to funrun.com from your mobile device, click share, and send texts to friends and family
EVERY PLEDGE COUNTS. THANK YOU!

Interested in Volunteering at Dragon Dash Fun Run on Friday, Oct. 5th?
Click here to sign up by Wednesday, October 3rd!

Many thanks to our Silver Sponsors:  Red Line Athletics Mr. Green Thumb, and  Todd Roby, DDS .
  
       

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 "Did you know that when you select  "Flagstaff Academy Parent Teacher Organization," our school will receive 0.5% of the price of all your eligible  smile.amazon.com purchases?   Bookmark this link!

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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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