DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, February 2, 2018


Friday, February 2
  • MS Ice Skating Party at Roosevelt Park-6:45PM

Friday, February 3
  • SVVSD VEXiq Robotics Tournament-8AM

Monday, February 5
  • 2018-2019 Weekly Daytime Tour-9AM

Tuesday, February 6
  • Board of Directors Mtg-5:30PM

Wednesday, February 7
  • Late Start:
    • MS Drive Line-10:30AM
    • MS Start Time-10:45AM
    • ES Drive Line-10:45AM
    • ES Start Time-11AM
  • Spirit Day: Mythical Creatures
  • 5th Grade "Move to Middle School" Pancake Breakfast-8AM

Friday, February 9
  • Sunshine Dental Clinic-9AM

Monday, February 12
  • 2018-2019 Weekly Daytime Tour-9AM
  • Raising Resilient Girls-6:30PM

Wednesday, February 14
  • StuCo Flower Sale-7:35AM

Thursday, February 15
  • Coffee with the Principal-8:30AM
  • 2nd Grade Music Concert-6:30PM

Friday, February 16
  • NO SCHOOL-Teacher Inservice

Monday, February 19
  • NO SCHOOL-President's Day

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal


Dear Flagstaff Community,
 
Thank you again for all the families and Board Members who came to our Math Curriculum Coffees. On February 7th our teachers and Math Team will review the final round of possible renewal curriculum resources. Do know that our teachers were so happy when they realized they would be able to have state-of-the-art math curriculum at their fingertips, and that they were given online access to try the resources in their classrooms before they will provide their final input!
 
We appreciate all the feedback from our parents to consider.
 
Please see below the timeline of our K-5 Math Renewal Activities:
NOW Materials to Be Showcased in the LMC during February
February 2018 Final Ratings of the Curriculum by Curriculum Math Team by February 8th
End of February 2018 Formal Decisions and Announcement to Staff and Community

March 2018
  • Math Teachers will Discuss Math Pathways and Advanced Math
  • Parent Committee Formed and Convened to Discuss and Give Input on Math Pathways and Advanced Math
April and May 2018 Initial Training for Teachers During Professional Development (PD) Days -- Late Starts on April 4th and May 12, Full PD Days on March 23rd and April 30th
April 2018 Arrival of Beginning Materials

May 2018
  • Utilization of New End-of-Year Assessments to Determine Math Pathways and Advanced Math
  • Clear and Consistent Communications to Parents About Mathematics and Math Groups

May and June 2018
Constellation of a Mathematics Curriculum Webpage on the Flagstaff Website that Includes Specific Curriculum by Grade Level, Curriculum Resources, and Advanced Pathways Information
Summer 2018 Additional Staff Development as Needed and Appropriate

Fall 2018-Spring 2019
  • Monthly PD Days for Math
  • Refinement of Math Pathways and Advanced Math

Please find attached four Power Point presentations showing our process and our considerations for renewed materials.
If you wish to provide any insights or comments about math, please provide your ideas at the following link. You can also indicate that you'd like to serve on our parent committee for Math Pathways and Advanced Math:
 
 
Thank you for showing your Dragon pride and have a great weekend!

Sharon Aguina
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy


February Late Start
Wednesday, February 7



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

StuCo Spirit Day: Come as Your Favorite Mythical Creature!
(remember, no masks, weapons or gore)
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:00PM
Location: Flagstaff Academy
Cost: $10 -  Register here!

Eager to learn about the pressures that are unique to being a girl in 2018 and how you can help girls navigate these challenges with confidence?
 
We invite you to join Girls Leadership's Colorado Senior Educator, Kim O'Malley, as she guides parents and teachers in how to help girls practice assertive self-expression, emotional intelligence, and healthy relationships, preparing them for a life of personal and societal leadership. Kim's engaging presentation is based on the nationally recognized presentation given by Simone Marean, Founder and Executive Director of Girls Leadership, teaching girls to be brave, resilient, and connected from kindergarten through high school.

This event is for adults, only. No childcare provided. 
Keep Your Wheels in Your Shoes at School!

We've seen an uptick in students wearing heelie's (shoes with wheels) in the hallways on on campus. Heelie shoes are fine at Flagstaff Academy as long as the student is not riding on the wheels. Riding on the wheels is unsafe anywhere on our campus and is not allowed. Repeated violations may be documented as unsafe behavior.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students safe!
School Lunch Changes for Monday, February 5 and
Monday, February 12

Due to delivery issues, on Monday, February 5, the lunch room will be serving Italian Stuffed Shells instead of Mac N Cheese. On Monday, February 12, the lunch room will be serving Mac N Cheese.

Thank you!
Volunteer  Dragon Volunteer Opportunities!

We are in immediate need of Junior Achievement in a Day volunteers for Middle School on Friday, February 23 - lunch is provided! Sign up here!

Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres, Volunteer Coordinator. 
      2017-2018 Annual Activity Fees:
If You Haven't Paid Yours Yet, it's Time To!!

The items we purchase with Annual Activity Fees are utilized throughout the school year, so your payment MATTERS for the school year we're currently in. 

    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.

Middle School 
Ice Skating  Party!

Flagstaff Academy Middle School Social Committee will be hosting an Ice Skating Party for Flagstaff Academy M iddle School students only .

Date : Friday, February 2nd 
Time: 6:45 - 8:45 PM
Where: Longmont Ice Pavilion at Roosevelt Park, 725 8th Avenue
Cost : $5.00 (includes skate rental)

***$1.00 Concession items will be offered at the rink by the Middle School Social Committee. Hot cocoa will be complementary. Hand and toe warmers are recommended .

Any questions please contact Raelene Navulur at (303) 549-3928 or Teresa Marney at (720) 684-8828.

Cheers to Flagstaff Spring Gala! Save the Date!
Date: Saturday, March 10
Time: 6:00-11:30 p.m.
Location: Oskar Blues Oak Room, 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO 80501
(west side of the Tasty Weasel building) 

Look for weekly messages about exciting classroom baskets and more! 

Babysitting with Dragon Flight at Flagstaff Academy - Details to Come!

Become a Flagstaff Academy PTO "Cheers to Flagstaff" Sponsor!

Introduce Your Business to 600+ Local Families from Longmont, Erie, Boulder, Niwot, Frederick, Firestone, Lafayette, Louisville, Dacono, and Berthoud.

Visit  http://www.flagstaffacademypto.org/cheers-to-flagstaff.html to learn more about the various sponsorship levels and their extensive promotional benefits.

If you have an employer, own a business, or know a group/person that can contribute to our cause, ask them to become a sponsor! Sponsorship is a great way to introduce your business to the Flagstaff Community!

Visit the PTO website: www.flagstaffacademypto.org

Classes in the lead for Kickball (2,400 Box Tops): Preschool 1,531

Classes in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Box Tops):
Shaffer 1,105 - Townsend 1,033 - Thompson 814


Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Box Tops):
Keeslar 566 - Jamieson 541 - Light 499


Remember the class with the MOST Box Tops at the end of the year receives a Pizza Party! Keep Collecting!

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.
 

New Classes include:
Science Matters, Gear Engineers, Extreme STEM, Project Runway, and Private Piano Lessons.

Plan now for Spring Break Care!

Upcoming Late Start Care and Non-School Day Care:
February Late Start
Date: Wednesday, February 7th
Times: 7:00-10:45AM - $25 (plus Dragon Flight registration fees)
8:00-10:45AM - $20
Registration Due by February 2nd to avoid drop fees. 

February Non-School Day Care:
Date: Friday, February 16th
Time: Full Day!
Activity: Dizzy's Family Fun Center
Cost: $45
                       
Questions?  Contact Jeanna Peppler at jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org ,
303-217-6764.

  SupportFlagstaff SUPPORT FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY


We've raised over $4000 for the PTO! Thank you for all your King Soopers shopping with the PTO-linked re-loadable gift card. We can always use more shoppers, so grab one for relatives or for yourself and get started in the program. It is a "sooper" easy way to support the school year round:  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,  we receive 0.5% of the price of the eligible  smile.amazon.com  purchases? B ookmark this  link!   
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2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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