Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16
  • Pennies for Patients Fundraiser 
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer Training-6PM

Friday, February 17 & Monday, February 20
  • Presidents' Day-NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 21
  • Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

Wednesday, February 22
  • Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

Thursday, February 23
  • Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

Friday, February 24
  • Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

Monday, February 27
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM
  • Shakespeare Practices-4PM
  • PTO Restaurant Fundraiser:

Tuesday, February 28
  • SAC Meeting-5PM

Wednesday, March 1
  • Late Start:
    • Middle School
      • Driveline-10:30AM
      • Start Time-10:45AM
    • Elementary School
      • Driveline-10:45AM
      • Start Time: 11AM
  • Spirit Day: Twin Day!

Thursday, March 2
  • 8th Grade Junior Achievement Finance Park Trip

Friday, March 3
  • Junior Achievement in a Day
  • 100 Mile Fun Run-4PM
  • Staff Basketball Game-6PM
  • PTO Restaurant Fundraiser: Culvers-4-6PM/7:30-9PM


Dear Parents,

One of the pleasures I have in my job is getting to see the exciting things that are going on in our classrooms. I walk through classrooms informally and also complete formal observations of our staff. I can't tell you enough what an incredible staff we have!  

In math, I see manipulatives being used, along with critical thinking and group work. In language arts, I see students working through the writing process - from Kindergarten through 8th grade, and reading for pleasure (what a concept!!). Watching the expectations unfold from grade level to grade level and watching the students progress is truly amazing.

So, be sure to give a shout out to your child/children's teacher(s). I promise you that they are all working tirelessly to give their very best to the children in their classes.

Have a wonderful four day weekend! Enjoy your time with your family and find time for yourself as well.

Robin Lowe ,
Executive Principal

Health Clerk Office
It's  Still Cold and Flu Season!

With the winter weather being as fickle as it has been, it's hard to remember that we are in the middle of cold and flu season. Please take care of yourselves and your students by drinking plenty of fluids, getting lots of rest, and washing your hands. If you wonder whether your student is well enough to attend class, visit the When to Keep Your Child at Home page on the Flagstaff Academy website. Stay warm and healthy this season! 

State Mumps Alert
Upon advice of our Nurse Consultant with Children's Hospital, we are providing this notice. Please note that there are not any cases of mumps at Flagstaff Academy; this is merely a notice to make parents/guardians aware of the outbreak in our state. 

The state of Colorado is experiencing an outbreak of mumps. There is a letter from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment available on the Health Clerk page of the Flagstaff Academy website under the heading State and Local Health Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please Renee Moen, Health Clerk at (303) 651-0900 ext 211 or rmoen@flagstaffacademy.org.

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley 2017 Encore Awards

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley has scheduled the 10th Annual Tribute to Teachers for Friday, May 5. We encourage our entire Flagstaff Academy community to nominate our excellent educators for this prestigious award! 

About the Encore Awards
This awards program, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, provides the opportunity for students, parents, community members and business partners to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K-12 levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District who exemplify excellence in teaching. By paying tribute to the achievements of teachers who have an extraordinary impact on the achievements of students, the Foundation and the community hopes to pay tribute to the accomplishments of all teachers.

Award Winners
One teacher from each St. Vrain Valley School will receive Encore recognition. At least two other teachers from each school will be honored as finalists. The Encore Awards are presented annually at the Tribute to Teachers celebration.

Nominations are due no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Nomination forms can on the Education Foundation website, or at the front office. 

Remember to tune in next week to watch our Dragon News Staff on Rocky Mountain News PBS "Super School News"! 

The newscast will air the week of  February 19th  on:

Tuesday, February 21 at 2:55 p.m.

Thursday, February 23 at 10:55 a.m.

Saturday, February 25 at 2:55 p.m.

Accessing our Super School News Taping Online (available after the airing):

Video link  ( www.rmpbs.org/ssn/ssnvideos) - this is a corrected link!

It's Time for Spring Track and Field!

2017 Track and Field Sign-Up Information: Track registrations are open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. 

Registration Week:
Monday, March 6-Thursday, March 9

Please complete a registration form that includes jersey top size with a check to Flagstaff Academy for $55.00. Registration forms can be found here, on the Dragon's Athletic website or can be picked up from Mrs. Salgado.  There is no practice/meetings during Spring Break, March 27-31. You can also find the most current season schedule on the Dragon Athletic Website.

The season is six weeks long and practice will begin on Tuesday, March 14th. 
2016-2017 Yearbook orders are in full swing! Orders can be placed online through mymjthomas.com using the access code fsayb201617. You can also order with order forms, which are available at the front office. Please place only ONE ORDER PER ENVELOPE or one or more orders ONLINE. Middle School yearbook orders should include the student's advisory teacher name. Yearbook orders need to be received by Monday, April 24th.
2016-2017 Activity Fees are Still Being Accepted!

Yes, your Annual Activity Fees were due on October 1st, but if you haven't paid them yet, we will continue to accept payments! Annual Activity Fees go toward purchasing essential items such as:
  • Student workbooks
  • Consumable classroom supplies
  • Software licensing for technology programs
  • Buses and tickets for field trips
  • Elementary specials program materials
  • Middle School electives
  • Special educational guests
  • Community school supplies
  • (copy paper, tissues, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, etc.)
Pay Fees Online through

Or 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.

Late parents will be charged $1.00 per minute/per student that they are late. After 15 minutes, they will be signed into Dragon Flight, and required to pay the annual registration fee and $20 drop-in fee. Please consider volunteering to help the after school runs! 

We are looking for individuals and companies to help sponsor the 100-Mile Club! What will the funds go towards? 
      • Lanyards and QR codes for students
      • The annual cost of the scanning program each year
      • Additional scanners
      • Staff to help make the 100-Mile Club continue to be a safe place for kids
      • Scholarships for students in need
Want to know more? Click here to learn about 100-Mile Club sponsorships. To sign up for Sponsorship opportunities, fill out this form or contact ecynkar@flagstaffacademy.org 

Walk/Run around McIntosh Lake!
Date:  Friday, February 17
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Location:  1929 Harvard Street, Longmont 80503
Cost:  Free!

Come out for this free walk/run around McIntosh Lake! Families can pick up a credit slip at Flanders Park any time between 10-11AM

 Friday Afternoon Runs - Please note that the February Fun Run date has been changed: 
3/3, and 4/21 from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Morning Practices  are
M, T, Th, and F from 7:15 - 7:45 a.m. 

About the 100-Mile Club: The 100-Mile Club is a club open to all students at Flagstaff Academy. The 100-Mile Club gets students moving before, during, and after school with the end goal of reaching 100 miles by the end of the year. After they register, students are welcome to come to any and all practices!  

Parents and Guardians! 
In order for 100-Mile club to be successful we are in need of parent volunteers. Please sign-up here to help! 
  Happy Camper Scholastic Book Fair!

On your way to parent-teacher conferences? Stop by the LMC to check out Happy Camper Book Fair! 

Wednesday, March 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 9, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

We are looking for volunteers to help run the cash register. Short shifts available! To help out sign-up here!   
Pennies for Patients - One more week to donate!

Check your pockets, car, and sofa cushions for any spare change for Pennies for Patients, sponsored by our Student Council!  The fundraiser runs through Friday, February 24th.  

Money will be collected in each classroom and donated to the local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Colorado. 

The winning grade level will receive a pizza party!
The PTO executive board would like to thank all parent volunteers for helping to build and strengthen the Flagstaff Academy community through your participation in the PTO. Participating makes all the difference to the parents, teachers, staff, and children at our school!

Flagstaff Academy PTO Festival of Cultures

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

What is the Festival of Cultures?
This yearly event is a celebration of the cultures of the world and especially those represented at Flagstaff Academy. The Festival of Cultures PTO committee invites parents and their children to host a "Country Booth."

Country hosts and performers needed! Share a country with Flagstaff Academy!
Deadline to submit is Sunday, February 12, 2017
      • No experience necessary!
      • Multiple families may host a country
      • World booklet, country maps and country signs are provided
      • Share the cuisine of the country - bring a dish or beverage.
      • If you hosted a country last year, you can host it again!
      • You can choose any country or culture!
      • Share a country you lived in, visited or know about!
Examples of countries previously represented:
Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Native North America (Kiowa & Chickasaw), Nepal, Peru, Philippines and Scotland.
To learn more or host a country: http://www.flagstaffacademypto.org/festival-of-cultures.html or email Valerie Hittle at valerie.hittle@gmail.com . In the email, please list the country you are interested in hosting or type of performance.

*We're also looking for middle school students interested in volunteering for the festival to help with planning, advertising, world booklets, set-up, and clean-up*

Visit Smashburger on Monday, February 27th!
Time: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Location: 965 S. Hover Street, Longmont (next to King Soopers)

Tell them you're from Flagstaff Academy. and they'll donate 20% of your purchase back to the school!! 

Having Trouble Receiving PTO Emails? 
In most cases, the email address we received for you has a typo or you may have unsubscribed to a previous email. If you suspect this is the case, please send a message to the Email Coordinator [ ajpkallal@gmail.com] to make sure we have the most current information for you. You can also set up a filter in your email account to help ensure our messages do not end up in your Junk or Spam folders. Instructions on how to do this for your Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail account can be found  here.
Keep Clipping...
Every Box Top Collected is $0.10 for the School.
To date, we have collected over 12,000 Box Tops!!
Classrooms/Home Rooms in the lead for  a Popcorn Party (1,200 Total):
Slinker 1,045 - Preschool 946 - Nielson 715

Classrooms/Home Rooms in the Lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Total):
Nagle 553 - Shaffer 531 - Gianetti 502

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.

To register for after school enrichment classes, late starts, and non school days, please go to  http://tinyurl.com/FSADragonFlight .  

New and Fun Classes for February and March!

Science Matters Under the Sea!
Mondays starting 2/21
Cost: $65
Young Rembrandts
Wednesdays starting 2/22
Cost: $45
Capoeira Canavial
Fridays starting 2/24
Cost: $65
100-Mile Club
Monday-Friday mornings
Cost: $20 per semester

Hip Hop: Can't Stop the Feeling!
Fridays, starting 3/3
Cost: $78.00

Computer Programming
Little Coders
Fridays starting 3/3
3:25-4:45 p.m.
Grades: K-2
Cost : $169

Video Game Development
Mondays starting 2/27
3:25-4:45 p.m.
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $169
Game Development in Python I/II
Tuesdays starting 2/28
3:25-4:45 p.m.
Grades: 6-8
Cost: $169

Register here!

  • All students should meet in the cafeteria at 3:25 p.m. 
  • Every student should bring an afternoon snack to eat in the cafeteria during roll call. 
  • Students should wait on the white wall in the cafeteria after class for their parents to pick them up. Dragon Flight staff will sign each student out to their parents. 
  • Please use the cafeteria doors to pick your child up. You will need to fill out the door code waiver in order to receive a private code for entrance. Staff and other parents will not be letting people in. 
  • If there is no school, there are no classes. For questions, please contact Jeanna Peppler at 303.217.6764 or jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org
Late Start Care
Wednesday, March 1

March Late Start Care registration is happening now!

Please note: Due to supplies, ratios, and planning, late registrations/drop-ins will be charged an additional $10.00! Late start registration ends at midnight, the Friday prior, February 27th. Registrations after February 24th will incur the $10.00 late fee.

Conference Half Day/Non-School Day Care
Thursday, March 9th and Friday, March 10th

Thursday, March 9th:  $35.00, Lunch and Dizzy's Family Fun Center
Friday, March 10th:  $45.00, Lunch and Putt Putt Golf
(After 3/3, price will increase to $55.00)

To register for after school enrichment classes, late starts, and non-school days, please go to http://tinyurl.com/FSADragonFlight.  


Wow! Our King Soopers program has already raised $5074 for the Flagstaff Academy PTO. Keep up the shopping and remember to re-load your gift card. As a thank you, one lucky active user is going to receive a $25 gift card to Santiagos in Longmont!!  Thank you to Santiagos for their generous donation and support of the program.    

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? Bookmark this link!  
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