Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 14
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week!
  • Girls Leadership: Brave Goals, Balanced Friendships-6PM

Tuesday, May 15
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week!
  • Talent Show Tryouts-4PM

Wednesday, May 16
  • 5th Grade Wax Museum-1:15PM
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week!
  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner-6:30PM

Thursday, May 17
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week!
  • Coffee with the Principal-8:30AM
  • MS Choir, Beg., Interm. Band and Jazz Band Concert-6:30PM

Friday, May 18
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Monday, May 21
  • 18-19 Weekly Daytime Tour-9AM
  • End of Year Picnic, Talent Show, and BOGO Bookfair-6PM

Tuesday, May 22
  • Elementary Field Day

Wednesday, May 23
  • 8th Grade Graduation-6:30PM
  • 8th Grade Dance-8PM

Thursday, May 24
  • 8th Grade Trip to Elitch Gardens-7:45AM
  • Kindergarten Graduation-8:30AM
  • 5th Grade Continuation-10AM
  • Middle School Year-End Party-10AM
  • All Lost and Found Items Donated

Friday, May 25
  • NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal

Dear Flagstaff Parents,
I know that you feel a deep sense of admiration for our teachers and I want to personally thank parents who demonstrated this through words, deeds, and with gifts of flowers from our PTO during this week as we celebrated national "Teacher Appreciation Week."  Teachers are the philosophers, mentors, and guides for the students. Be it helping them with their studies or pointing them towards the right career path, teachers are the 
guiding star for any student

"A teacher affects eternity, they can never know where their influence s
tops." -- Henry Adams

We want to applaud and thank our teachers for all that they do! Their dedication to students is an important gift that makes a lifetime of impact on each child. Teachers put an inordinate amount of dedication, time, and caring into their professional work. When visitors walk through our hallways, you can see children learning, working, smiling, and laughing. We have an warm and welcoming school environment where teachers foster both the learning and friendships that students will draw on as a foundation for their future success. Test scores have now become a way of life in the world of education, but it's vital that we not lose the wonderful moments and memories that happen each and every day. Those memories are because of the teachers that hurry to school each day to be here for our children.

As I look back over this year, we have accomplished much as a school community. I have enjoyed working with students, staff, and families in getting to know one another as we continue to strive for the academic excellence at Flagstaff Academy, every day! And none of the endeavors could be accomplished without our professional teaching staff!

Sharon Aguina
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy


Volunteer Appreciation Week is Next Week!!!!

We will be putting out a variety of treats in our Front Office Lobby to thank our volunteers from Monday, May 14th - Friday, May 18th. In addition, our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be on Wednesday, May 16th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We hope to see you there! 
Don't forget to  RSVP Here!

Calling ALL 7th Grade Families! 

We NEED YOU to carry the torch of our 8th grade graduation! We're looking for volunteers for a number of important roles, which allow our 8th grade families and middle school staff to enjoy the night of celebration. Thanks in advance for considering this volunteer opportunity! Please click on the opportunity to sign up. 

Here's what we need: 
 Thank you in advance for your help!
Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres, Volunteer Coordinator. 
End of Year Picnic Talent Show Tryouts!

Date: Tuesday, May 15
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mrs. Veum's Room (B22)

To try out, you must sign up by no later than Friday, May 11th - space is limited, so sign up early!

 Show Tryout Information:
      • Talent show participants are for grades 4 - 8
      • Acts are limited to 1.5 minutes (90 seconds)
      • Music must be cut to the desired length and is required on a CD at auditions
      • Only 50 acts will be chosen 
5th Grade Wax Museum

Date: Wednesday, May 16
Time: 1:15-3:00 p.m.
Location: Gym
Come see history spring to life! Fifth grade students will host a Wax Museum filled with historical figures from around the world and across time periods. From Catherine the Great to Ulysses S. Grant, the students have researched and composed a speech to bring a figure to life.  

Tour our museum to see for yourself history come alive! You never know who you'll see!

Flagstaff Academy, Student Council, and National Junior Honor Society invite you to the End-of-Year Picnic, Talent Show and BOGO Book Fair!

Date: Monday, May 21
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff Field

And don't miss the Scholastic Book Fair in the gym during the duration of the Talent Show! Not to mention the chance to "splatter paint" your favorite teachers as a fun way to "thank" them for all their hard work this year! 
(Prepare for it to get MESSY, so have your kids in play clothes!)

Our wonderful PTO will be on hand selling Dragon spirit wear. They would love to talk to you about upcoming summer Dragon gatherings and 2018-2019 volunteer opportunities. 

And we'll be honoring our first ever class of K-8th grade graduating Dragon Seniors!

Please make sure to look into Lost and Found bins on or before Wednesday, May 23, 2018! And remember, putting your child's name on their items really helps!

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 all remaining items will be donated and bins will be emptied.

Thank you! 
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

You are cordially invited to Flagstaff Academy's 8th Grade  Graduation Ceremony!

Date: Wednesday, May 23
5:45 p.m.: Graduates in pods for caps/gowns & class photo
6:00 p.m.: Doors open
6:30 p.m.: Graduation ceremony begins in gym
7:30 p.m.: Cake/punch reception 
8:00 -10:00 p.m.: Graduates stay for Graduates-only Dance Party

Other Graduation Information:

8th Grade Elitch Gardens Trip
What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a fun 8th grade trip to Elitch Gardens
Date: Thursday, May 24
Cost: $65
(Lunch is catered, but please send money for extra drinks and snacks.) Schedule: 
7:45 a.m.: Students arrive at school - don't be late! Meet at the Middle School playground!
8:15 a.m.: Buses departs 
4:00 p.m.: Depart Elitch Gardens (park closes)
5:30 p.m.: Estimated return to Flagstaff Academy

Elitch Gardens Trip Permission Slip - Slips must be submitted and payment turned into your student's pod teachers by NO LATER than
Monday, May 14th. Cash or Checks payable to "Flagstaff Academy." 
Please contact Kim Hagen Rapp at khagenrapp@flagstaffacademy.org, if you need financial assistance for the trip. If you'd like to donate toward a student going to Elitch Gardens, please send with your payment. 

*Please note that the Water Park will not be open.

8th Grade Graduation Portraits!

MJ Thomas Photography will be at graduation taking a portraits of our graduates receiving their diplomas!

They provide three (3) easy ways to order:
  1. Return the MJ Thomas Photography envelope to the photographer on graduation day. They will be available with your student's advisory teacher.
  2. Mail in your envelope to MJ Thomas Photography.
  3. Visit mymjthomas.com and enter the code: Flagstaff2018. They will be ready for viewing/ordering on Friday, May 25th. 

Download the information flyer!

Always a Dragon - Flagstaff Academy Alumni
Calling all Dragon Alums! Check out our new website section dedicated to you! 

Do you have a Flagstaff Academy alumni in your family? We'd love to reconnect with them and see what they are doing in the world! And if your Dragon alum is a graduating senior, we'd like to invite them to our End-of-Year picnic on Monday, May 21 to honor our first graduating senior class. We'll even have some special spirit wear as a graduation gift! They can  RSVP here and we'd love to hear from them. 

On the site, alumni can sign up for Dragon volunteer opportunities, which can go toward service hours, and future alumni ambassadorships. We've also created an alumni Facebook group and alumni parents are welcome to join as well! We'll be sharing stories, as well photos, and more. 

2017-2018 Yearbooks - There's Still Time to Order!

There's still time to order your 2017-2018 yearbook. Visit mymjthomas.com, click "Yearbook" and enter the code Flagstaff1718 to place your order! Online orders exclusively - Hard Cover Only! 

Orders placed between April 28th and May 23rd can still be made, but cost is $40.00/book. 

Questions? Please contact Laura Munnelly at lmunnelly@flagstaffacademy.org
Download here, or on our website

      2017-2018 Annual Activity Fees:
If You Haven't Paid Yours Yet, There's Still Time!!

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.
There will be NO PTO meeting in May!
The regular PTO Executive and General meetings on Wedensday, May 16th will instead be a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner celebration. All PTO volunteers are invited! 

Flagstaff Academy Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Wednesday May 16
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to Jeannie Torres.
Fall Event Chairs
We are looking for event chairs for the Fall Festival and the Halloween Dance.  Please email Jolene at  jrodemich@flagstaffacademypto.org  if you would like to help!

King Soopers Cards!
We have raised over $15K for our school from everyone using their King Soopers Card, please continue using them over the Summer!!

Visit the PTO website: www.flagstaffacademypto.org
Thank you! Flagstaff has collected 17,910 Box Tops so far this Year!!

With 2,205 Box Tops Preschool has collected the most in the School! They have won a Pizza Party!!!!  

Second Place with 1,453 Box Tops Mrs. Townsend! 

Third Place with 1,385 Box Tops Mrs. Shaffer! 

 Keep Collecting over the Summer!

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 and Summer Camp

Flagstaff Academy's in-house Dragon Flight program provides on-site before and after school care and enrichment classes, as well as summer camp. Dragon Flight provides students a warm, enriching environment while maintaining Flagstaff Academy's standards and values.
2018 Dragon Flight Summer Camp is Now Registering!
May 29-July 27, 2018

  Camp Activity Calendars Now Available!
Specialty Camps include
  • Dinosaurs/Paleontologist Camp
  • Garden Camp
  • Babysitter's Bootcamp
  • LEGO Mindstorm
  • Girl Empowerment
  • Makerspace
  • And so much more! 

Parents' Night Out - Friday, May 18th - 6PM

Half Day Care on Thursday, May 24
**No care on Friday, May 25th - We'll be setting up for Summer Camp!   
2018-2019 School Year Dragon Flight Registration is Now Open!

Dragon Flight is looking hiring summer camp counselors for this summer, specifically high school (age 16 and up), college, and older with experience. The pay is competitive and the schedule flexible. Summer Camp will run from 5/29-7/27. 

Interested? Contact Jeanna Peppler, Dragon Flight Director at jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org ot (
303) 217-6764.
Questions?  Contact Jeanna Peppler at jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org


We've raised over $15K 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 our school:  http://www.flagstaffacademypto.org/king-soopers-fundraiser.html

Great News! Purchases at American Furniture ANYTIME will support Flagstaff Academy. Just mention our School ID:  FLAG92 (or our school name) at check-out. 

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!

Remember Flagstaff Academy when you're shopping for Mother's Day at Amazon! Bookmark this link! 

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2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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