DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, October 27, 2017


Friday, October 27
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • Ghoulish Glow Gala-6:30PM

Monday, October 30
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive

Tuesday, October 31
  • School-wide Costume Parade-8:45AM
  • Grade Level Halloween Parties-2:30PM
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive

Wednesday, November 1

  • Late Start
    • MS Drive Line: 10:30AM
    • MS Start Time: 10:45AM
    • Elem. Drive Line: 10:45AM
    • Elem. Start Time: 11AM
  • Late Start Spirit Day - PJ Day!
  • Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Thunder Valley-3:30PM
  • France/Spain Info Mtg-4:30PM
  • Halloween Candy Contest

Thursday, November 2
  • Halloween Candy Contest

Friday, November 3
  • Hearing and Vision Screening-9AM
  • Halloween Candy Contest

Monday, November 6
  • StuCo Canned Food Drive
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • Daytime Tour-9AM

Tuesday, November 7
  • StuCo Canned Food Drive
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • Board of Directors Mtg-5:30PM

Wednesday, November 8
  • StuCo Canned Food Drive
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • Picture Retakes and Class Pics
  • Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Mead-3:30PM
  • High School Info Night-6:30PM

Thursday, November 9
  • StuCo Canned Food Drive
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • Kinder Fall Concert-6:30PM

Friday, November 10
  • StuCo Canned Food Drive
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • MS Dodge Ball-6:30PM

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal

Dear Dragon Families,

Because of the importance of good school attendance, we are currently reviewing and improving our internal practices for this critical area.  Numerous studies have shown that absence and school tardiness has a negative impact on learning outcomes. Researchers found that students who are frequently late to school or leave early often miss out on important directions that occur at the beginning or end of class and that this affects cumulative learning over time.

Arriving on time to school every day and learning the responsibility of getting to class on time is an integral part of preparing students for lifelong success. In our school, instructional time is viewed as a precious resource. Consequently, being absent or tardy interrupts the flow of instruction for other students and can affect a student's understanding of important concepts and skills.

We will be instituting a flow of communication to families in order to show our commitment and caring for students and their present and future success.

Communication Flow for Absences:
  1. At 3 or more absences, parents will receive a letter that reviews student absences.
  2. At 6 absences, parents will receive a call for a problem-solving discussion regarding absences.
  3. At 9 absences, parents will be asked to come to an Attendance Conference to put an agreed plan into place.  
  4. Excessive absences can request and/or require a doctor's note for absences.
Communication Flow for Tardies
  1. At 5 tardies, parents will receive a letter that reviews student tardies.
  2. At 10 tardies, parents will receive a call for a problem-solving discussion regarding tardies.
  3. At 15 tardies, parents will be asked to come to an Attendance Conference to put an agreed plan into place.  
As we move through this process, we want to thank you for your support in ensuring that students have good school attendance and make maximum use of class time and learn to be punctual. School begins at 8:00 a.m. in Middle School and 8:15 a.m. in Elementary School and students are expected to be in their classroom at this time. If you're dropping off your Middle School student, you are welcome to drop off your Elementary School student at the same time. Our Commons area has staff supervision as early as 7:45 a.m. and Elementary School students can attend on any day. For a minimal fee, students can register and attend Dragon Flight from 7:00-7:45 a.m.

Good school attendance and getting to classes on time is important and contributes to habits that build lifelong success. Please feel free to call me with any questions, concerns, or comments.

Have a great weekend!

Sharon Aguina ,
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy


Dear Dragons,

Throughout October, we've been focusing on the core virtue of Stewardship ...caring well for the gifts given to us - our life, our world, our talents, and those entrusted to our care. With our recent Dragon Dash Jog-a-thon, there are some great connections to make!

As Dragons, we are all stewards of our school. As part of this great, big, wonderful Dragon family, we all share the responsibility and obligation of looking after our school and the people who make it what it is. One big way we have done that is to do our best to gain pledges and donations for Jog-a-thon. Dragons who've come before us have raised funds that have provided support for us. 

We had a big goal this year - $45,000! We crushed it...over $50,000 was raised from this year's Jog-a-thon! Congratulations, and thank you for doing your part!

Why are we making such a big deal about this? Two reasons: first, the funds directly benefit the school (Chromebooks, climbing wall, LMC Makerspace, robotics, etc.) and second, it's a powerful way to practice stewardship.

Dinnertime discussion prompts: "Stewardship is a step towards ownership...what responsibilities at home can you "own"?" and "What can we do as a family to be good stewards of our community?"

Thank you to our entire community for embodying this important Core Virtue. Go Dragons!

Kevin Pugh,
Dean of School Culture
Flagstaff Academy


National Junior Honor Society 
Winter Coat Drive

Dates:
Monday, Oct. 23-Friday, Nov. 17

Drop new and gently used coats off in the bins in your student's hallways



We're getting ready for our annual Costume Parade! 

Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: 8:45AM




Here are some friendly reminders to make the day as safe and fun as possible! 
  • The K-5th Grade Costume Parade begins at 8:45 a.m. Parents and family members are welcome to line up alongside the school to watch students parade past in their costumes. Bring your cameras for lots of cute moments, but please post or share only photos of your own children. 
  • Dress Code for the Day: Costumes are welcome, with the following exceptions:  
    • No Masks
    • No Blood or Gore
    • No Weapons of any kind!
  • Classroom Parties: All grades (including Middle School) will hold parties during the last hour of the school day. Please remember that our school is an "Allergen-Aware" campus. 
Thanks for helping us make the day a real "treat"!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Elementary School
Drive Line: 10:45AM
Start Time:  11AM
Middle School
Drive Line:  10:30AM
Start Time:  10:45AM

Late Start Spirit Day Theme is PJ DAY!

Halloween Candy Weight Contest and Treat forTroops!

Dates: Wed., November 1-
Fri., November 3





This year, the Flagstaff Academy PTO is teaming up with one local dentist and one local orthodontist (Dr. Tim Nichols & Dr. Steph Ross) to buy back the excess Halloween candy from your children. No kidding! Earn money for Flagstaff Academy, help your student earn a prize for their grade-level with the "Candy Weight Contest," rest easier about their dental health, and help send our troops a sweet treat of appreciation. Win-Win-Win! Students can turn candy in to their teacher to put in their grade level box for THREE DAYS ONLY after Halloween from Monday,  November 1st through Friday, November 3rd.

Find the full details here.
From the Health Office

Vision and Hearing Screenings are being held on 
Friday, November 3!

Questions, please contact Renee Moen, Health Clerk at 

If you're interested in volunteering for this fabulous event, please click on this  LINK to sign up. 
Student Council Canned Food Drive

Dates:
Mon., November 6 - Fri., November 10th

Flagstaff Academy Student Council (StuCo) is sponsoring a canned food drive to benefit the OUR Center of Longmont. Please bring in your non-perishable food items and place them in the bins throughout the school. 

The class that collects the most items will win a pizza party!

Go Dragons!
We're getting ready for the 2018-2019 Enrollment season! Our Daytime Tours will begin on Monday, November 6th at 9:00 a.m. Our first Open House is on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. New family enrollment applications will be accepted as of Friday, December 1, 2017.  

For more information, visit  www.flagstaffacademy.org

If you know of a family who would benefit from our amazing educational environment, share this information with them! 

2018-2019 "Intent to Return" forms will be sent out on Friday, December 1, 2017, so stay tuned!


2017-2018 Girls Basketball Information: Please read the registration process carefully. There are only 28 spots available for the Girls Basketball Team
  • On Friday, November 10th, registration will open for 8th grade only. 
  • Should there be remaining spots, registrations will be accepted on Monday, November 13th, for 7th and 8th graders. 
  • The process will continue on Tuesday, November 14th, for 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade, if there are remaining spots, on a first come first served basis. (In this instance interested players should line up outside the west vestibule doors behind the designated orange cone. Registrations will be collected ONLY by Mrs. Salgado, starting at 7:45 a.m.)
  • Again, there are only 28 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 made out to "Flagstaff Academy" for $55.00 will be accepted.
  • Registration forms can be found on the Dragon's Athletic Web Site or can be picked up from Mrs. Salgado. Registration Form Link 
  • The season is 6 weeks long and practice will begin on Monday, November 27th. The season ends with a tournament on Saturday, January 20th.
Go Dragons!
Volunteer  Calling all Dragons! 

Hello Dragons! We have several fun events planned for the next few months and that means lots of awesome volunteer opportunities!  Check out our  Dragon Volunteer Site  to get involved! Current volunteer needs include:
        • Copy Request Volunteer
        • Lost and Found
        • AM Playground Monitor
        • Middle School Halloween Party
        • Middle School Winter Dance
        • MS Dodge Ball
Thanks in advance for volunteering at Flagstaff Academy!
                   2017-2018 Activity Fees!


    See how your activity fees help our school!

  
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.

Student Activity Fees payments are non-refundable.

MS Dodgeball - Students vs.  Teachers

When: Friday, Nov. 10th
Where: The Gym
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m
Cost: FREE!


Mark your calendars! The Middle School Social Committee invites you to this year's Dodgeball Game - Students against the Teachers. Entry to the event is free. Snacks and drinks will be available for sale in the Commons. 

Every student who comes to the event needs a signed permission slip. Please print the form and have your child hand it in to their advisory teacher or to the front office.
Visit the PTO website: www.flagstaffacademypto.org
CONGRATULATIONS! 
Classes in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Box Tops): Preschool - 941

Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Box Tops): 
Shaffer 451 - Light 405 - Jamieson 387

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. 

 DragonFlight DRAGON FLIGHT

Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes

Flagstaff Academy's in-house Dragon Flight program provides on-site before and after school care and enrichment classes. Dragon Flight provides students a warm, enriching environment while maintaining Flagstaff Academy's standards and values.


Current classes include: Hip Hop, Private Piano Lessons, Lights Camera Action, and Creek Companions, a special mentorship program providing social, emotional, and academic support for 3rd and 4th graders!


November Late Start with Crackpots!

Wed., November 1
7:00-10:45 AM  $25
8:00-10:45AM  $25

Register by Oct. 27 to avoid drop in fees

November Non-School Days

Monday, November 20: 
Mid Air Adventures

Tuesday, November 21: 
Dizzy Family Fun Center


                       
Questions?  Contact Jeanna Peppler at jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org , 303-217- 6764.

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Remember -- You can continue to use your King Soopers Card all summer long! It continues to make money for the PTO year round. Remember to reload your King Soopers gift cards in support of the Flagstaff Academy PTO.  http://www.flagstaffacademypto.org/king-soopers-fundraiser.html

Shopping for toys? Grandrabbits Toy Shoppe will donate 5% of each purchase back to our school through their "Bunny Bucks" Program. It's super easy - simply mention Flagstaff Academy when you check out and you'll be added to the school's account. Plus, they have special "Double Bunny Buck Days" too! Support local business that give back to the community!


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? B ookmark this  link!   
Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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