DRAGON WEEKLY
Friday, November 3, 2017

Monday, November 6
  • StuCo Canned Food Drive
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • Daytime Tour-9AM

Tuesday, November 7
  • StuCo Canned Food Drive
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive

Wednesday, November 8
  • StuCo Canned Food Drive
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • Picture Retakes and Class Pics
  • Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Mead-3:30PM
  • High School Info Night-6:30PM

Thursday, November 9
  • StuCo Canned Food Drive
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • Board of Directors Mtg-5:30PM
  • Kinder Fall Concert-6:30PM

Friday, November 10
  • StuCo Canned Food Drive
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • Girls Basketball Registration, 8th Grade
  • MS Dodge Ball-6:30PM

Saturday, November 11
  • Boys Basketball Tournament at Trail Ridge MS

Monday, November 13
  • NJHS Winter Coat Drive
  • Girls Basketball Registration, 6th/7th Grades
  • Daytime Tour-9AM

Tuesday, November 14
  • PreK2 and PreK3 Conferences-3:30PM
  • 2018-2019 Open House-6:30PM

Wednesday, November 15
  • PTO Executive Board Mtg-6PM
  • PTO General Mtg-7PM

Thursday, November 16
  • Coffee with the Principal-8:30AM
  • Scholastic Book Ambassador, John Schumacher, Visit
  • MS Advanced Band, Jazz, and Choir Concert-6:30PM

Friday, November 17
  • 5th Grade State Celebration

CoreVirtues  Letter from Sharon Aguina, Executive Principal


Dear Dragon Families,

I just want to say that the best thing about Flagstaff Academy is the caring and ambient atmosphere. I am thankful for our entire school community and deeply appreciate the warm welcome to the Flagstaff Family.

During the month of November, we're showing our entire staff how thankful we are to have them here at Flagstaff Academy. As you see your teachers and other staff, please take a moment to acknowledge them. 

You can say:  "I just wanted to take a moment and say Thank You!"

Other things our staff loves to hear: 

"Thank you for your support!"
"Thank you for your help!"
"Thank you for your understanding and patience."
"Thank you for all your hard work and dedication."

The list can go on, but I think you get the idea.

Here is a timeless quote about teachers by British Lord and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in his book From Optimism to Hope:
 
"Teachers open our eyes to the world. They give us curiosity and confidence. They teach us to ask questions. They connect us to our past and future. We have lots of heroes today- sports stars, super models and media personalities. They come they have their fifteen minutes of fame and then they go. But the influence of a good teacher stays with us. They are the people who really shape our lives."

Have a great weekend!

Sharon Aguina ,
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy


National Junior Honor Society 
Winter Coat Drive

Dates:
Monday, Oct. 23-Friday, Nov. 17

Drop new and gently used coats off in the bins in your student's hallways


Student Council Canned Food Drive

Dates:
Mon., November 6 - Fri., November 10th

Flagstaff Academy Student Council (StuCo) is sponsoring a canned food drive to benefit the OUR Center of Longmont. Please bring in your non-perishable food items and place them in the bins throughout the school. 

The class that collects the most items will win a pizza party!

Go Dragons!
We're getting ready for the 2018-2019 Enrollment season! Our Daytime Tours will begin on Monday, November 6th at 9:00 a.m. Our first Open House is on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. New family enrollment applications will be accepted as of Friday, December 1, 2017.  

For more information, visit  www.flagstaffacademy.org

If you know of a family who would benefit from our amazing educational environment, share this information with them! 

2018-2019 "Intent to Return" forms will be sent out on Friday, December 1, 2017, so stay tuned!

Report Cards
Middle School parents, your student's report card is available for viewing/downloading on Infinite Campus. Elementary School parents, report cards will be available as of Friday, November 10th. Below are instructions on how to view and download your child's report card through Infinite Campus.

Flagstaff Academy's 
High School Information Night!
 
8th Grade parents - It's almost time for your student to start  high  school and we're here to help with this important decision-making process!

Date:  Wednesday, November 8
Time:  6:30-8:00PM
Location: Commons/Gymnasium

You and your student(s) can meet representatives from area  high schools, hear about their offerings, as well as consult with middle  school staff who will be on hand to help your family make an educated decision on the best fit.

Questions? Contact Aubrie Tarantino, Middle  School Counselor at 

2017-2018 Girls Basketball Information: Please read the registration process carefully. There are only 28 spots available for the Girls Basketball Team
  • On Friday, November 10th, registration will open for 8th grade only. 
  • Should there be remaining spots, registrations will be accepted on Monday, November 13th, for 7th and 8th graders. 
  • The process will continue on Tuesday, November 14th, for 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade, if there are remaining spots, on a first come first served basis. (In this instance interested players should line up outside the west vestibule doors behind the designated orange cone. Registrations will be collected ONLY by Mrs. Salgado, starting at 7:45 a.m.)
  • Again, there are only 28 spots available and registration will close when that number is reached. 
  • Only a complete registration form that includes jersey size and short size with a check made out to "Flagstaff Academy" for $55.00 will be accepted.
  • Registration forms can be found on the Dragon's Athletic Web Site or can be picked up from Mrs. Salgado. Registration Form Link 
  • The season is 6 weeks long and practice will begin on Monday, November 27th. The season ends with a tournament on Saturday, January 20th.
Go Dragons!
School Picture Retakes and Class Pictures!

Date: Wednesday, November 8th

For those who missed our first picture day, please bring in your forms. For those wanting a picture retake, it is helpful if you send in the other photos with any notes on what you'd like to have the photographer do differently. 

Thank you!
Volunteer  Calling all Dragons! 

Don't LEAVE things to chance get involved this FALL!! 

There are so many great volunteer opportunities available! Here are just a few and sign up TODAY!
          • Copy Volunteer
          • Lost and Found
          • MS Dodgeball Game
          • Kindergarten Music Assembly
          • 5th Grade State Celebration
Please visit our   Dragon Volunteer Site to sign up or register to volunteer. Thanks in advance for signing up! See you soon! 
                   2017-2018 Activity Fees!


    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.

MS Dodgeball - Students vs.  Teachers

When: Friday, Nov. 10th
Where: The Gym
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m
Cost: FREE!


Mark your calendars! The Middle School Social Committee invites you to this year's Dodgeball Game - Students against the Teachers. Entry to the event is free. Snacks and drinks will be available for sale in the Commons. 

Every student who comes to the event needs a signed permission slip. Please print the form and have your child hand it in to their advisory teacher or to the front office.
Visit the PTO website: www.flagstaffacademypto.org
CONGRATULATIONS! 
Classes in the lead for a Popcorn Party (1,200 Box Tops): Preschool - 951

Classes in the lead for Chew Gum at School (600 Box Tops): 
Shaffer 506 - Townsend 412 - Light 405 

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.


Current classes include: Hip Hop, Private Piano Lessons, Lights Camera Action, and Creek Companions, a special mentorship program providing social, emotional, and academic support for 3rd and 4th graders!

November Non-School Days

Monday, November 20: 
Mid Air Adventures

Tuesday, November 21: 
Dizzy Family Fun Center


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

  SupportFlagstaff SUPPORT FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY


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!   
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2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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