DRAGON WEEKLY 
Friday, August 31, 2018
 Coming Up This Week and Next

Monday, September 3
  • NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4
  • Board of Directors Meeting-5:30pm

Wednesday, September 5
  • Late Start Day
    • MS Driveline-10:30AM
    • MS Start Time-10:45AM
    • Elem. Driveline-10:45AM
    • Elem. Start Time-11AM
  • Spirit Day: Superheroes

Thursday, September 6
  • Information Night for Greece Trip 2019-5PM

Monday, September 10
  • 100-Mile Club Begins-7:15AM

Tuesday, September 11
  • 100-Mile Club-7:15AM
  • School Picture Day!

Friday, September 14
  • Gifted and Talented Nominations are Due-5PM
  • No School-Teacher Inservice Day

LeadershipLetter  
LEADERSHIP LETTER: Wayne Granger, Executive Director

Dear Families, 

Every spring our students in grades three through eight take the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments in Math and English Language Arts, as well as Science and Social Studies. School assessment data for Math and Language Arts has been released from the state and we are excited to share the results. Flagstaff Academy has earned the state's highest rating, "Performance with Distinction." Our rating does reflect "low participation;" however, we saw increased participation from the previous year which helps to more accurately reflect our high level of academic performance. The ratings are based mainly on achievement on statewide tests and growth from year to year on the language arts and math tests.  

Highlights

Topic
Standard SVVSD Ranking
English Language Arts Achievement*
6th Grade-Tied for 1st
8th Grade-2nd
Math Achievement 6th Grade-Tied for 1st
8th Grade-1st
English Language Arts Growth** All Grades Combined-2nd
4th Grade-2nd
5th Grade-3rd
6th Grade-1st
8th Grade-1st
Math Growth 8th Grade-1st
*Achievement: % students who met/exceeded standards
**Growth: Students who grow from year to year as a percentile compare to State

Flagstaff showed outstanding achievement in the percent of students who met or exceeded grade-level expectations in English Language Arts. We are one of nineteen schools in the District where the number of students Met or Exceeded Expectations in half or more of their tests. Sixth grade tied for first in the district and eighth grade was second overall in the district. In mathematics, our sixth grade tied for first in the district and our eighth grade was first in the district for the percent of students who met or exceeded grade level expectations.

Our students also showed outstanding growth in English Language Arts from the spring 2017 assessment. Overall, Flagstaff Academy was second in the district for student growth in English Language Arts. Both sixth and eighth grade students were first in the district for growth, fifth grade was third, and fourth grade was second in the district. In math, eighth grade student growth was first in the district.

We are proud of our students' growth and achievement; however, we are always striving to improve in order to provide the best possible education for our students. Several areas targeted for improved student achievement include: 
    • Writing across all grade-levels
    • Reading in primary grades
    • Math in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
    • Middle school is also focusing on increasing opportunities for students to write across all content areas.
This year, we've adopted a new math curriculum called EnVision 2.0 in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Our teachers have spent many hours in professional development and curriculum planning in order to be able to hit the ground running. Students have already begun working in the new curriculum and will soon be wrapping up their very first topic. We are thrilled that the great work of our literacy coach will continue to help refine literacy practices and writing opportunities for our students in all grades. Finally, students will again be able to practice math skills via the iReady Math instruction program. You can find links to both the new EnVision 2.0 and iReady on the Flagstaff Academy website  by navigating to Academics and then Elementary School, as well as on teacher landing pages. 

This school year the state assessment window will be open from April 8, 2019 through April 26, 2019.  

For more information on which tests students take at each grade level please visit the Colorado Department of Education's  website .

Enjoy the long weekend!

Wayne Granger,
Executive Director
Flagstaff Academy

Dragons! Great Job on Driveline!

Driveline is going very well, especially this soon in the year! Because everyone is learning their routines so well, we can pull back our AFTERNOON DRIVELINE arrival times by a few minutes so that everyone can be on their way sooner. 

New Afternoon Driveline Arrival Times:
          • RideShare - Prior to 3:24 p.m.
          • Wave 1 - 3:35 p.m.
          • Wave 2- 3:45 p.m.
Driveline is typically finishing around 3:50 p.m. Please be sure you are here prior to 3:50 p.m. as we stop driveline when there are no more waves of cars arriving. If you arrive after 3:50 p.m., driveline may be over and you will have to sign out your student from the front office. 

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the LMC.
Open to the public and all are welcome!
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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

Lost and Found
 
Please remind your students that if they misplace something, to check the lost and found bins right away.  Parents or Guardians are asked to clearly label all personal belongings with the child's name and teacher so that lost items may be returned promptly. Our goal this year is to reduce the number of lost items, as well as increase the FOUND items returned to students!!  

Thank you for your cooperation!
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 5 Star Rated Preschool in SVVSD and BVSD!

We have a few openings in our Flagstaff Academy Preschool for PK2 and PK4. Students must be 3 years old by October 1, 2018 for PK2 and 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!

Hello Dragons! We are off to a great start to our school year! New volunteer opportunities are added almost daily, so please sign in or register on our Dragon Volunteer Site. Thanks in advance for considering these important volunteer opportunities! Here are a few of our immediate needs:
Questions? Contact Jeannie Torres at jtorres@flagstaffacademy.org.

2018 Middle School Pingree Park Trip 

Wednesday, September 19 - Friday, September 21, 2018 at  Colorado State University Mountain Campus and Sky Ranch


Important Dates for Pingree Park

Friday, September 7:
Deadline for Permission Slips, Signed Medical Forms and Payment - Turn  in to homeroom teachers or pay online through RevTrak.

Financial Assistance: We want as many of our middle school students to benefit from this experience. If the cost is a concern, financial assistance is available. Please contact Kim Hagen Rapp, Business Office Assistant, at  khagenrapp@flagstaffacademy.org  for more information by  Friday, September 7th Help make Pingree Park a reality for all our students! Donations now being accepted. 
100 Mile Club at Flagstaff Academy is Back Starting Monday, September 10th!

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays - 7:15-7:45 a.m.
Cost:
$50 per student for the year ($40 Dragon Flight registration and $10 activity fee; includes a challenge accepted card, t-shirt, pencil and more!)

The 100 Mile Club "provides  all individuals the opportunity to experience fitness and TRUE personal success by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school during a single school year." 

Everyone is welcome no matter what the fitness level or grade level! 


For more details or questions, contact Joy Vigil at  jvigil@flagstaffacademy.org.

Check out the 100 Mile Club page on our website!

*For Free and Reduced, there will be NO Dragon Flight registration fee. Opportunities to sponsor a runner at $10 will be available. 
Information Night for Greece Trip 2019

Come learn more about the EF Tours trip to Greece traveling Spring Break 2019!

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: D30-Mrs. Moskoff's classroom

*Please note - this is NOT a Flagstaff Academy-sponsored trip. 
www.flagstaffacademypto.org

Fall Festival - Save the Date!
When:  Saturday, September 22 
Time: 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff Academy

Want to help create the fun?

Dragon Dash Update

Dragon Dash - the PTO's largest fundraiser - will take place on
Friday, October 5th . This year's event will be 'Mind Spark Mystery Lab Fun Run' that offers every student the opportunity to run, jog or walk in order to raise money for our school and its amazing programs.

This week, with just 35 days until the event, we're making our LAST CALL for BUSINESS SPONSORS. If you'd like to get your message out to our community of families with more than 900 students AND support a great cause, visit FlagstaffAcademyPTO.org or contact Jolene Rodemich at 303-818-5311 by  Tuesday, September 4th.

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

Load up your shoping cart AND your King Soopers gift cards in support of the Flagstaff Academy PTO. 
http://www.flagstaffacademypto.org/king-soopers-fundraiser.html

 DragonFlight DRAGON FLIGHT

Before/After School Care and Enrichment Classes

September Late Start Care  -  Registration due by Fri., August 31, 6:00 p.m. to avoid late fees.
   

Coming Up in  September 
Non-School Care Day
Friday, Sept. 14
Parents' Night Out
Friday, Sept. 21
Movie  Night: Early Man
Friday, Sept. 28

Enrichment Classes for September include:
Game Development
Little Coders
Chess Camp
Musical Theater
Hip Hop Dance
Mountain Yoga
Science Matters
Soccer Shots
Renaissance Adventure
Learn more here!

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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!   

Purchases at American Furniture ANYTIME support our school, BUT help us maximixe our next donation by shopping at AFW through August. Just mention our school at check-out. All details are included in this flyer!
Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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