September 25, 2015

Calendar Reminders
Saturday, September 26
  • Parents Night Out - 4:30-9:30PM
  • Farm-to-Table Fiesta - 5:00-9:00PM
Monday, September 28 
  • Middle School Boys Basketball Registration Begins
Thursday, October 1
  • State October Count Day
  • Middle School Boys Basketball Registration Ends
  • School Activities Fees Due
  • Middle School Conferences Open House - 4:00-6:00PM
Tuesday, October 6
  • Board of Directors Meeting - 5:30PM
Wednesday, October 7
  • Late Start Day
Monday, October 12
  • No School - Teacher Inservice
Friday, October 16
  • Dragon Dash Jog-a-Thon

HELLO FROM EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL LOWE

What a Great First Six Weeks!

As we end our sixth week of school (can you believe it?), I am excited to say that my husband and I are all moved in to our home in Firestone! Our daughter, Stephanie, flew in last week and helped us unpack boxes and hang pictures. I have no idea what we would have done without her help! Stephanie came alone without our grandkids, who stayed behind with their dad and our son-in-law, Alan. This was probably a good thing because I wouldn't have gotten much work done with them around! It does feel good to be settled in here in Colorado - now I can start worrying about those winter months!

Before signing off, I would like to take a moment to thank a few groups:
  • Our elementary teachers - with a brand new curriculum to implement with Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) and having goal setting conferences a full month earlier than usual, I know you have had a lot on your plate, but you guys are amazing! Thank you for the long nights and weekends preparing for your students and your conferences. And special thanks to Terri Long for providing you with the support and guidance needed to ensure our students' needs are met. You all are so appreciated!!
  • Our middle school teachers - Pingree Park - enough said! What an incredible undertaking that is - the planning, the organizing, the preparation - I take my hat off to each of you for giving our students this awesome opportunity to bring learning to life! And special thanks to Katie Gustafson and Kevin Pugh for their leadership in pulling off taking over 300 folks to the mountains for three days. Wow - what a feat!
  • Our PTO - for organizing our Fall Festival and bringing some good old fashioned fun for our families to enjoy, as well as the k-cup delivery, and feeding our elementary school staff during conferences. Thank you for all that you do!
Next week, I'll review discussions from the Principal Coffees. Thank you to those who attended!  

Have an great three day weekend!

Warmly,

Robin Lowe
Executive Principal

2015-2016 STUDENT ACTIVITY FEES DUE OCTOBER 1

 
Your Child's Activity Fee Makes All the Difference in
Their Classrooms!

Student Activity Fees help purchase these items for your child:
    • Student workbooks
    • Consumable classroom supplies
    • Software licensing for technology programs
    • Elementary specials program materials
    • Middle School electives consumables
    • Community school supplies
    • Buses and tickets for field trips
Flagstaff Academy depends on these fees as a part of our operational budget. When fees aren't received it impacts how much we can spend in classrooms.

Student Activity fees were increased by $10 for the 2015-2016 school year. This is the first and only increase in over ten years. The $10 increase allows Flagstaff to purchase the community supplies previously included on school supply lists such as tissues, disinfectant wipes, copy paper and paper towels.

Elementary Student Activity Fee
$240
Middle School Student Activity Fee
$285

Payment is due October 1, 2015
Student Activity Fees Payments are Non-Refundable

Pay Fees Online through RevTrak
 
 
You may also pay by cash or check at the school.
Checks should be made out to Flagstaff Academy. 

Free and Reduced Lunch eligible families are eligible for adjusted student activity fees. To apply, go to:
 
Please submit a copy of acceptance letter to Flagstaff Academy Business Office.


Questions? Contact Kim Rapp, kim.rapp@flagstaffacademy.org


2015 OCTOBER COUNT

 
The 2015-2016 State October Count will be taking place from Monday, September 28-Friday, October 9

Flagstaff Academy participates in the state-wide October count and your child's attendance is essential to our receiving proper funding for our school. Every school day matters, and during this two-week period, your child's attendance is very important! 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance!

IMPORTANT DRIVELINE MESSAGE


There has been been a noticeable increase in distracted driving in our parking lots. For safety of all our children, please no cell phone use in moving vehicles on our property. 

Thank you for your continued commitment to keeping our students safe.
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

Parents' Night Out 
Go to the Farm-to-Table Dinner - or just go out! 
For Everyone!
 
Saturday, September 26
4:30-9:30 p.m.
Drop off and pick up at Flagstaff, in the Commons
Cost: $15/first child; $10/each additional child

Provided by the Flagstaff National Junior Honor Society

For Current Flagstaff Students Only


Join Flagstaff Academy, Ollin Farms, Chef Justin from Niwot Market, and Gravity Brewing 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 paired with fresh Gravity Brewing craft beers
  • Salsa music provided by D.J. Manólis from Puente Fuente Productions
Cost: $65.00 per person
Includes dinner and beer tasters, courtesy of Gravity Brewing! 
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. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATES 


Middle School Conferences Open House
Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: In the Commons 

Conferences for Flagstaff's Middle School are designed to be on demand, and at the point of need, to best serve our students. For parents wishing to meet and do a short check in with teachers, we will be hosting a Middle School Conference Open House on Thursday, October 1st, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Commons. 

If you are needing more than a five minute check in regarding your student's progress, please email the teacher directly and request
a meeting.

Questions? Email Katie Gustafson, Acting Middle School Assistant Principal at kgustafson@flagstaffacademy.org.

Pingree Park Pick Up:
Friday, September 25 between 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Remember, there is no school on Friday, September 25 
and there will be no access to the building.

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Boys Basketball is Coming Up! 
Registration for the season will be from
Monday, September 28th-Thursday, October 1st. 

Registration forms can be found on the Dragon's Athletic Web Site or can be picked up from Mrs. Salgado. The team is limited to 30 participants. Eighth grade boys will have the priority, followed by seventh, and finally sixth grade, to complete the roster limit. Any class that takes the roster limit above the 30 maximum limit will be entered into a lottery for a spot. 

Only a complete registration form that includes jersey and short size and has a check to Flagstaff Academy for $55.00 will be accepted. The season is six weeks long and practice will begin on October 5th. The coaches will be Ms. Rooks and Mr. Debenport.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Salgado at ksalgado@flagstaffacademy.org

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!

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

Jog-a-thon is Back . . . to the Future! 
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 
The 6th Annual Dragon Dash is a PTO fundraiser and school-wide athletic event. Donation Packets will be going home on Oct. 2nd. Be sure to visit FlagstaffAcademyPTO.org to volunteer and learn more about how your student can "Run for Flagstaff's Future" on Oct. 16th. 

If your business would like to become a Corporate Sponsor, see the flyer in your Elementary Friday Folder and please contact Leah Herrera at chipsandsalsa04@yahoo.com

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100 MILE CLUB AT FLAGSTAFF
 

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

Haven't registered yet? It's not too late. You can sign-up anytime throughout the year with the Online registration.

Students are welcome to attend as little or as many practices as they can.
 
Upcoming 100 Mile Club Events:

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Race Against Domestic Violence at McIntosh Lake

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Hot Chocolate Run 
(must sign-up) 
Time: 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 11, 2015
100 Mile Club event at Sandstone Ranch
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Free and open to all!


Saturday, October 17, 2015
100 Mile Club Event at Sandstone Ranch
Time: 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Hosted by Flagstaff 
(Free and open to all)
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Longmont Turkey Trot
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
(must sign-up, but 100 Mile Club members received a reduced rate)

IT'S BOXTOPS TIME!

Box Tops 
Congratulations to Greta in Ms. Cynkar's 5th Grade Class! She won a $25 Itunes Gift Card for being the closest at guessing the number of EXPIRED BoxTops at the Fall Festival to win! Her guess was 1,578 and the actual EXPIRED BoxTops were 1,584. That is $158.40 that the school was unable to collect! Please turn your BoxTops in right away so we can collect ALL the money!

Classes in that have already started clipping and are on their way collecting 750 BoxTops to Chew Gum at School are:

Lewis 420, Mehus 255, Cynkar 228

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!!!



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 registration is happening now. New classes will be starting over the next few weeks. 


For more information, please contact Jeanna Peppler, jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org
Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501