Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6
  • PTO Jog-a-Thon Is Here - Mad Scientists Day!

Monday, October 9
  • Boys Basketball Practice begins-3:30PM

Wednesday, October 11
  • Fire Department Visit for Kinder and 1st Grade
  • Scholastic Book Fair-1PM
  • Elem. Goal Setting Conferences-4:30PM

Thursday, October 12
  • NOON Dismissal for ALL Students
  • NO AFTERNOON Preschool (PK4)
  • Scholastic Book Fair-1PM
  • Middle School Open House Conferences-4PM

Friday, October 13
  • Scholastic Book Fair-1PM

Monday, October 16
  • NO SCHOOL (Teacher Inservice)

Wednesday, October 18
  • PTO Meeting-7PM

Thursday, October 19
  • Coffee with the Principal-8:30AM
  • Parent Education for Preschool-2nd Grade Parents-6PM

Friday, October 20
  • Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal

Dear Dragon Families,

Next week we are holding Elementary Goal Setting Conferences on Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 12th, as well as a Middle School Conferences Open House on Thursday, October 12th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. If you have not signed up yet, we urge you to do this. We know you are busy, but your partnership in your child's education ensures success at school and for your student's future. A key ingredient for educational achievement are the goal setting conferences. Here are some ideas on how to navigate this "All-Important Meeting" designed to set goals for your student's school year here at Flagstaff Academy. We want you to take an active role in your child's education year-round and come prepared on how to discuss how your child can reach their full potential.  

Get Ready . Do your homework prior to the conferences. Prepare by writing notes to yourself concerning:
  • Any questions about the school's programs or policies.
  • Things you can share with the teacher about your child and his life at home.
  • Questions about your child's progress.
Ask Important Questions.  Don't be afraid to engage in a frank conversation with your child's teacher. Your goal is to develop an action plan for your child's success at school. Good questions to ask the teacher include:
  • What are my child's strengths and weaknesses? 
  • How does my child get along with classmates?
  • Is my child working up to his/her ability? Where could he/she use improvement?
  • What can we do at home to support what you are doing in the classroom?
Participate in Setting and Implementing Goals.  Set goals to help your student grow. Start immediately on the action plan you and the teacher put together.
  • Discuss the plan with your child and track progress.
  • Support your student at home with homework and activities that support their goals.
  • Stay in touch with your child's teacher throughout the year with regularly scheduled "report card" conferences that can keep the communication lines open. 
When teachers and parents work together, we can help children to have a successful school year.
Have a great weekend!

Sharon Aguina ,
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy

Goal Setting Conferences

Our Goal Setting Conference format has been created to provide more accurate and individualized information, as well as more prompt testing feedback. 

Elementary School Goal Setting Conference Schedule:
Wednesday, October 11
4:15-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 12
1:30-8:00 p.m.

Middle School Conferences Open House
Thursday, October 12
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Drop in and meet with your student's teachers for a quick check in! If you require a longer conference, please reach out to your student's teacher(s) to schedule.

All School Noon Dismissal on Thursday, October 12
No Afternoon Preschool (PK4) on Thursday, October 12
Your child's teacher will meet with you to go over goals for the school year based on Fall 2017 Assessments, observations from the teacher, 
and conversations with your child.  

Thank you for partnering with us for your child's success!
Howdy Dragons! We're hitching our reading post to the Scholastic Wild West Book Fair!

Saddle up and mosey on over to the LMC before or after your Goal Setting Conferences! And you Middle Schoolers! Check us out before or after the MS Conferences Open House! 

During the Book Fair, the LMC will be raising funds for Ingleside Prim ar y Sc hool in Texas,  to help replace books lost in  Hurricane Harvey.

Book Fair Dates and Times
Wednesday, October 11
Thursday, October 12
Friday, October 13
2017-2018 Activity Fees are Due OCTOBER 1st!

    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.
From the Health Office

There are many reasons a student may need a fresh change of clothes while at school. It happens at all grade levels:
          • Muddy fields
          • Bloody noses 
          • Food spills
          • Bathroom mishaps
The Health Office is in need of gently used clothing for boys and girls of all sizes (PK to Middle School): 
          • Pants
          • Leggings 
          • Underwear
          • Socks
If your students have outgrown some of their school clothing and you're looking to free up closet space, consider dropping off your gently used clothing during front office hours. Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Thank you!
Volunteer  Calling all Dragons! 

Fall is in the air and Volunteering "leaves" you feeling happy!

We have several volunteer opportunities available for sign up. Here are a few opportunities to consider:
        • 2017 Ghoulish Glow Gala
        • Aluminum Drive
        • Bee Bot Mats for Kindergarten Classrooms
        • Board Game Recess Volunteer
        • Fall 1st Grade Music Concert
        • Fall Kindergarten Music Concert
        • Festival of Cultures Committee Chair
        • Friday Folder- Ms. Smith, 3rd Grade
        • Gingerbread House Committee
        • Lost and Found
        • Middle School Winter Dance
        • Vision and Hearing Testing
        • Middle School Halloween Party
Late Pick Up Fees

Flagstaff Academy students must be picked up before the school closes at the end of each school day. School closes 30 minutes after classes end. On regular school days, classes end at 3:30 p.m. and the school closes at 4:00 p.m. On early release days, school closes 30 minutes after classes end.

After 30 minutes, parents will be charged a fee of $5.00 at the 5th minute after the school closes, and $1.00 for each minute thereafter for late arrivals. Fees will be applied to the student's Infinite Campus account. This is effective immediately.

The Dragon Flight after school child care program is available for students who cannot be picked up during regularly scheduled school hours. The Dragon Flight program and registration information is available on the Flagstaff Academy website. Please contact the Dragon Flight Director, Jeanna Peppler at  jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org for questions regarding the program. For families needing financial assistance, Dragon Flight participates in the Colorado Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP). Families must complete the online registration process prior to students attending drop-in care.

In the event of an emergency, please contact the school as soon as possible at 303-651-7900, so arrangements can be made for your student(s).

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
New Lost and Found Process!
Beginning Monday, September 25th, a new lost and found system will be implemented. This system will maximize limited storage space and organize the lost items.

What you need to know:
  • Any item labeled with a legible first and last name will be returned to the student if not picked up by the student within a week.
  • Lost and found volunteers will take a picture of any items without a legible first and last name and post them on the Dragon Lost and Found Google Drive: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6kHSlBUvwGjxbU8Z2
  • Any unlabeled item will be donated to the OUR Center after 7 days.
  • A donation master schedule is available to view at any time through the following link: http://bit.ly/2yiWjuT
  • Date Found refers to the date an item was placed in the lost and found, not necessarily the day it was lost.
  • Any item without a legible first and last name placed in lost and found that is leaking, very stinky, or very soiled will be thrown away immediately. This decision will be made by the lost and found volunteer. An effort to empty food containers, water bottles etc. will be made to keep items from being thrown away unnecessarily.
  • All items found prior to Monday, September 25, will be placed in the purple bin immediately and donated on October 2nd.
  • Mind Map of Process, also with links: http://bit.ly/2wGK7rw
  • Please e-mail questions or concerns to DragonLostAndFound@gmail.com.

Goal Setting Conference Dinners for the Teachers - Sign Up Today!

The PTO's Hospitality Committee needs your help! Our Fall Goal Setting Conferences and Middle School Conferences Open House are coming up 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.
Wednesday, October 11:
Thursday, October 12:
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth O'Hara: ejmorris22207@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance! 

Congratulations Dragons - you did it! We are grateful to all students for giving it their all at today's Dragon Dash and to the nearly 60 volunteers who made today possible. Thanks also to teachers and staff for going above and beyond their regular duties and to all the fans that came out to cheer. What an AMAZING day!

The race may be over, but please keep fundraising until October 18th!  Be sure to help your student collect donations from family, friends and neighbors this weekend. Every cent counts when it comes to keeping Flagstaff Academy the amazing school it is!

Thanks to our "Distinguished Scientist" Sponsor Santiago's and all of our other fantastic sponsors:
Todd Roby, DDS, Green Man, Family Pet Hospital, Warrior Playground, Mountain View Orthodontist, Mathnasium, Dental Horizons, C&D Precision Sound, Village at the Peaks, Blitz Paintball, The Wild Game, Jimmy John's, Sam's Club,  Lucky's, Target, Sprouts, King Soopers, Ozo Coffee and Bliss Pastries!

Visit the PTO website: www.flagstaffacademypto.org
With 859 Box Tops Preschool Has Won Chew Gum at School!

Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School are: 
Shaffer 386 - Light 367 - Silva 270

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. 


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: Creek Companions, Blast into Space, Private Piano Lessons, Robert Munsch,  Capoeira, Parents Night Out!

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


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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