Friday, September 28, 2018
 Coming Up This Week and Next

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

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

Tuesday, October 2
  • Spirit Week-Business Wear/Party Wear
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM
  • Board of Directors Meeting-5:30PM

Wednesday, October 3
    • MS Driveline: 10:30AM
    • MS Start Time: 10:45AM
    • ES Driveline: 10:45AM
    • ES Start Time: 11AM
  • Spirit Week-PJ Day

Thursday, October 4
  • Spirit Week-Crazy Hair/Hat
  • 100 Mile Club-7:15AM

Friday, October 5
  • Spirit Week-Crazy Socks
  • Dragon Dash Fun Run

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

LEADERSHIP LETTER: Katie Gustafson, Middle School Principal

Dear Dragon Families,

I'm excited to report another successful trip to Pingree Park! Every September, our middle school moves to the mountains for three days of experiential learning, environmental stewardship, and community building. This is one of the most anticipated experiences each year for our students and teachers. We are so grateful to the army of staff members and parent chaperones who helped us embark on a new adventure this year: two locations! Not only did our staff put in countless hours in preparations and teaching in the mountains, we enjoyed the expertise of the Colorado Mountain Club, and amazing experiences on both high and low ropes courses for all of our students. We can't forget to acknowledge the contributions from all of our parents in working ahead of time to prepare their children both physically and emotionally for a trip like this. Thank you for supporting our efforts!

_photo courtesy of Kevin Pugh_
(photo courtesy of Kevin Pugh)

We know the research shows that teachers are one of the most influential factors in the success of students in school. We are so fortunate to have excellent teachers throughout our building. As we venture into October, we look forward to the connections you will also build with our amazing faculty at the Dragon Dash and Parent Teacher Conferences. Whether your child attends preschool, eighth grade, or somewhere in between, we celebrate the community and connections that are so unique to Flagstaff Academy. Thank you for being part of what makes our school so special.

Have a great weekend!

Katie Gustafson
Middle School Principal

Yes, Wednesday, October 3rd is a

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

Student Council has put together a fun (and VERY colorful) way to show your Dragon Spirit!
Business Wear on Top/Party Wear on Bottom

PJ Day

Crazy Hair or Hat Day

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

GO Dragons!
Board of Directors October Meeting

The Board of Directors will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd at 5:30 PM at the school in the LMC. The meeting is open to the public.
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
Thursday, October 11

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"

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.

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 Weekend Challenge!

Dragon Dash Fun Run - the PTO's largest fundraiser - is underway!  This weekend, your student has been issued a Weekend Challenge! If a student receives a total of $2 per lap in new pledges (or $60 in flat donations) over the weekend, they'll receive a special prize!  Check out the details and enter pledges at funrun.com to qualify.

Haven't Registered Yet?  It's not too late!

1. Register your student(s) on  FUNRUN.COM
2. Reach out to family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors by sharing your pledging link.
3. Pledges and payments are made online*
4. Come out to cheer your student on at the Dragon Dash Fun Run on 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.

We still need Volunteers to make Dragon Dash Fun Run on Friday, October 5th a success! Please click here to sign up by October 3rd!

Many thanks to our Platinum Sponsors: Family Pet Hospital and Boulder Neurological & Spine Associates!


The West parking lot will only be open to vehicles on Friday, October 5th during driveline from 7:30-8:15 a.m. and will re-open by 3:00 p.m. for afternoon driveline. Please see the Dragon Dash Fun Run Driveline and Parking Map.
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
Italian Sausage Extravaganza
Thursday, October 11
Chili Night

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


Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes

Late Start Care - Pumpkin Decorating
Wednesday, Oct. 3

Parent's Night Out
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!


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Purchas es at American Furniture ANYTIME support our school. Just mention Flagstaff Academy  at checkout and show them this flyer!!
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Longmont, CO 80501

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