September 4, 2015


Labor Day Weekend - No School on Monday, September 7

Staying in town? 
See you at the 100 Mile Club Kickoff Event!
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
(we'll meet at the Flanders Park, located on the north side
of the lake - look for the Flagstaff banners!)

Driveline Tips

Please note that the business directly west of Flagstaff Academy is no longer vacant. Do NOT PARK THERE,
or in any other businesses in our area. 

Only the Front Range Community College lot directly across Miller Drive is available for parking.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Office Hours During Driveline
Please remember that our office is closed from 3:15 p.m. to help with Driveline. 
If you need to pick up your child before the end of the school day, you must be here 
before 3:15 p.m., or wait until driveline ends. 

Thank you!

Health Clinic Message

Immunization Records Reminder

Remember that Tuesday, September 15th is the deadline to provide your child's updated immunization records or an exemption letter.

For new students, we will need a complete list of all immunizations.

Inhaler Use Policy
  • All inhalers must have the pharmacy label attached to the actual inhaler.
  • If your student has the necessary orders and permissions to carry inhalers, then the inhalers are required to be with your child at all times and not in their backpacks. In the event of an asthma attack, it is critical that the inhalers are with them. We also need to insure that the inhalers are not accessible to other students.
  • Please download and return the "Permission to Carry Inhaler Form" found on the form section of the Health Clerk webpage
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Peterson, Health Clerk, at 303-651-7900, ext. 211, or


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. Students are welcome to come to any and all practices!

Afternoon Practices: M, T, W, and Th from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Morning Practices: M, T, Th, and F from 7:15 - 7:45 a.m.

Interested in volunteering? Email Erin Cynkar at

Don't Miss the 100 Mile Club Kickoff Event
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Meet up in Flanders Park, located on the north side of the lake.

Project Produce is Coming To Flagstaff!


Flagstaff Academy is proud to be a recipient of a 2015-2016 Project Produce: Fresh Fruit and Veggie Grant from the Chef Ann Foundation! 

The grants help schools increase kids' access to fresh fruits and veggies, as well as nutrition education. As part of this wonderful opportunity, Flagstaff is working with the SVVSD and local farmers on four Harvest Days:

September 17: Tomatoes
November 12: Hakurei Turnips
January 21: Winter Squash
March 10: Spring Carrots
(produce and dates subject to change)

Students will sample the fresh produce, as well as a delicious and simple prepared taste featuring the monthly vegetable. Stay tuned for more details!


It's BoxTops Time!

Box Tops 
Last year Flagstaff Academy was ranked #3 in Longmont for the most BoxTops collected. Let's get clipping and make it to #1.

This year all classrooms have the opportunity to win BoxTop awards for submitting the following amount of BoxTops:

750 BoxTops = Chew Gum at School
1,500 BoxTops = Popcorn Party
3,000 BoxTops = Kick Ball Party

Please remember that the classroom that brings in the most BoxTops for the year will win a Pizza Party!

Thanks to the following classrooms that have already started clipping and are on their way to chew gum at School:

Cynkar 106, Applehans 95, Lewis 79

Please note that eBoxTops will not count towards these totals! Although, we appreciate all eBoxTop submittals, there is no way to track all of them to a specific classroom. eBoxTops will be included in the school totals, so please submit them. Only actual BoxTops that are turned into the teacher will count towards these classroom awards.

Important Reminders:

Please remember to put the student's name, grade and TEACHER in with all BoxTops in a sealable bag/envelope.
BoxTops with no teacher name will be included in the general BoxTop fund.
Please continue to trim the BoxTops prior to submitting them.

Please only include NON-EXPIRED BoxTops. BoxTops do expire!!!

The Aluminum Can Drive is Back!

And the Results for 2014-2015 Can Drive are In:

Flagstaff Academy came in #2 in Colorado!

What does that translate into?

We recycled 1,740.28 pounds of aluminum (double last year's total) and made $725.00 for the school!

Thanks to all the families for saving your aluminum!!!! 
Aluminum Can Drive 2015-2016

We'll meet at the Tasty Weasel parking lot,
1800 Pike Rd, Longmont, CO 80501, 
(the paved lot on the very west side) 
at 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the following days:
  • Friday, September 11 (bring all of the aluminum you saved over the summer)
  • Friday, October 16
  • Friday, November 20 (last one of 2015)
  • Friday, January 8 (bring holiday aluminum, like recyclable trays)
  • Friday, February 19 (first available Friday since the Super Bowl - which is on February 7)
  • Friday, April 15 (The final Can Drive for the school year)


The annual Middle School Pingree Park trip is coming up on September 23-25! Cost is $105 per student.
Deadline for forms and payment is Friday, September 4th. 

Please note that you can make your Pingree Park payment online
at Infinite Campus.

If your child uses and carries an inhaler, you must fill out and return the "Permission to Carry Inhalers Form," which can be found on the Health Clerk Webpage

Dining at Pingree Park
Wondering what's on the menu at Pingree Park? Concerned about dietary restrictions and/or food allergies? Visit and select "CSU Mountain Campus" to access the information, which includes detailed nutritional and ingredient data for each meal.

In general, the facility does well with most of the basic allergies, and they do provide an allergy-free table; however, there are limited gluten-free options. Please note that for dinner there is always a vegetarian option, a fresh green salad bar,as well as fresh veggie and fruit salads; for breakfast fresh fruit is available. Lunches are sack style (sandwich, fruit, veggies, chips, cookies) for two days.

If a student has severe or restrictive dietary needs or preferences, you may want to consider sending up a small cooler with your student's name on it and supplemental meals (breakfast and dinner only) that can be easily heated in the microwave by one of CSU's staff members. The facility is not able to prepare individual special meals for students. 

If you have more specific questions for your child, please contact CSU Dining Services Manager, Larry Hennessy,at

Parent chaperones
We are in the process of contacting those who've expressed an interest and will be holding a parent/guardian chaperone meeting very soon - details to come. If you're still interested in volunteering, please contact Kevin Pugh at

Scholarship donations
Each year we assist students who may not be able to afford the trip by offering needs-based scholarships. If you'd like to contribute, please let us know -

Dragon Flight

Before and 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.

Enrichment Classes will be starting mid-September and we've got some wonderful classes, including Renaissance Adventures, Irish Step Dancing, Jump it Up and more! Please check Friday folders and the Dragon Flight webpage for class descriptions and registration information.

Conference Care:
Dragon Flight will be offering care on the September 24th from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and on September 25th from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please fill out the registration packet and waiver, and return to the front office no later than Friday, September 18th. Due to staff scheduling/ratios, late registration may not be accepted.

(If there is not a minimum of 30 students signed up by September 18th, the field trip will be cancelled. Families will be notified, and payments will be returned.) 
Space is limited, register now!

For more information, please contact Jeanna Peppler,
Farm-to-Table Fiesta at Ollin Farms
A Latin Feast to Celebrate Flagstaff!

Second Annual Farm-to-Table Fiesta at Ollin Farms

Saturday, September 26
            5:00 - 9:00 p.m.             

Ollin Farms, 8627 N. 95th St. Longmont 80504

Join Flagstaff Academy, Ollin Farms, and Chef Justin from Niwot Market (and more!) for a unique and fun farm-to-table experience to celebrate
and benefit Flagstaff Academy. The special evening will include:
  • Latin menu of freshly harvested Ollin Farms produce prepared by Chef Justin
  • Salsa music provided by D.J. Manólis from Puente Fuente Productions
Cost: $65.00 per person
Includes dinner and beer tasters.
Additional beer and wine may be purchased.

Reserve Your Spot Now! 
*A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Adam J. Burton Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides direct financial support to Flagstaff Academy students for academic and school events.

Flagstaff's National Junior Honor Society will be providing babysitting
at Flagstaff! Details to come.
Building Community, One Meal at a Time!
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 a difference to the parents, teachers, staff, and children at our school!

Mark Your Calendar:
September 2015 Regular Meetings
  • Upcoming General PTO Meeting - Wednesday, September 16

Regular day and time for general PTO meetings will be the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the LMC. (This is a change from last year.) 

Visit www.flagstaffacademypto.comfor more information.
 Also, please "like" us on Facebook to receive our posts and stay connected!

The Amazing Flagstaff Race...With a Techie Twist

Race Day is Saturday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m.

The popular Amazing Flagstaff Geocaching Race is back again this year! Embracing the techie vibe at Flagstaff, the Amazing Flagstaff GeoCaching Race is an event for Flagstaff Academy families/friends, teachers, and staff. It is designed to be a fun-filled afternoon of teams working together to find ten (10) geocached items or challenges along the race course throughout Longmont.  

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, September 16!
Registration forms can be found here.
Fall Festival Advanced Tickets are Available!
Check your Friday Folders for information

When: Saturday, September 19
Time: 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Our Fall Back-to-School Celebration is gearing up! We'll have carnival games, a petting zoo, climbing wall, and of course, our deliciously fun cake walk. 

Want to volunteer to help? We'd love to have you! 

Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501