October 2, 2015

Friday, October 2
  • Jog-a-thon Packets Go Home
Tuesday, October 6
  • Board of Directors Meeting - 5:30PM
Wednesday, October 7
  • Late Start Day
Monday, October 12
  • No School - Teacher Inservice
Tuesday, October 13
  • Coffee with Principal Lowe  8:45AM and 2:30PM
Friday, October 16
  • Dragon Dash Jog-a-Thon
Monday, October 19
  • Photo Retake and Class Group Photo Day
Friday, October 30
  • Annual School-wide Halloween Preschool - Elementary School Costume Parade- 8:45AM 
  • Freak Friday Family Dance -
    6:30-8:30PM

HELLO FROM EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL LOWE


Hi Parents,
 
Next week we have a late start for all students on Wednesday, October 7. I wanted to share with you the rationale behind the late starts. By having our students arrive a couple of hours later than normal, we are able to provide Professional Development (PD) for our teachers within the course of the school day. This year, through a teacher survey, we have identified four strands, or areas of focus:
            • Differentiation/Instructional Strategies
            • Technology Integration
            • Classroom Management
            • Restorative Practices  
Our teachers will self-select their strand and receive instruction, as well as ongoing support throughout the school year. We wanted you to be aware of how we use this extra time each month with our staff!

Thanks to all the parents who came out for our first parent coffee this month. It was a great time to ask questions and hear what our plans are for the school year. Next month we're moving our parent coffee to Tuesday, October 13th. I will be in Columbus, Ohio, presenting a seminar on adolescent development at the national conference for the Association for Middle Level Education. Several of our middle school staff members will be attending with me. We are looking forward to this opportunity to hear what is happening at the national level and bring back what we learn to our school! 

I do hope to see you at the October 13th coffee - either at 8:45 a.m or 2:30 p.m.

Warmly,

Robin Lowe
Executive Principal

LATE START DAY - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7

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

2015-2016 STUDENT ACTIVITY FEES REMINDER

 
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


MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

  
Effective October 1st, Middle School students must bring lunch money or have money in their accounts to receive hot lunch. 

No meal charging will be allowed after this date. 

Thank you!

2015 OCTOBER COUNT

 
The 2015-2016 State October Count continues through 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!

GOOGLE & CHROMEBOOK WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS



BOOTCAMP for PARENTS
Want to be able to help your children with those devices they are bringing home? Help them with that paper they are writing for Language Arts? Or set-up a family calendar? Come and join us for a day of Google, led by Ms. Cynkar!

When: 
Saturday, October 24th

Schedule:
      • 8:00-8:30 a.m.: Intro to Chrome
      • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Gmail
      • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Google Docs & Drive
      • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Google Calendar
      • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Question & Answers 1:1

     All sessions will be held in the Library Media Center (LMC).


To learn more and for the RSVP form, click here

SEPTEMBER VOLUNTEERS OF THE MONTH

What an incredible start to our school with our Parent Volunteers! For the month of September, we had 254 amazing volunteers support our schools! To show our appreciation, every month we pull three names from our name tag bowl for a monthly drawing of a gift card. 

Our September Winners:

Jeanne DworakHeather HughesJodie Popma

All of Flagstaff says THANK YOU for EVERYTHING YOU DO!

Stay tuned for ways you can volunteer!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

"Our mission is to develop students who are equipped to be well-rounded, ethical leaders in the world community with a foundation based on science
and technology.
"

Board of Directors October 2015 General Meeting
 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. 
The meeting is open to the public.

Meeting agendas are posted no later than 24 hours in advance of the meeting in the display case outside the front entrance of the school (the official posting location), and on the school website.

 Please join us!

HEALTH ROOM NEEDS


 The health room is in need of NEW underwear (girls and boys/sizes K-5), as well as gently used pants and leggings (K-5) for unexpected "accidents." 

If you're able to help, please drop off your items at the front desk. 

Thank you for your help!

AN ARTISTIC TRIBUTE TO SENOR SLAVIN

An Artistic Tribute to Senor Slavin 

Senora Wood's Spanish classes have created an altar in honor of Senor Jack Slavin that will be featured in the 2015 Longmont Museum and Cultural Center's annual cultural Dia de los muertos exhibit. 

The exhibit will run from October 10 - November 18 and admission is free. We hope you can visit the exhibit and see the students' touching work.

Learn more about the Museum's website and the exhibit.
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 

Friday, October 2 is the official start of the Dragon Dash season! Check your child's backpack for the Jog-a-thon Donation Packet.

The fundraiser will continues even after the event until Oct. 28th, so students can collect their donations after the Dragon Dash is completed and their jogging stats are complete.


Help "Name Our Droid" Contest!
Drop your name idea in the jar at the Front Desk. Contest runs through Thursday, November 8th.
 
 
Visit the PTO website for all things Dragon Dash: 
      • Online Credit Card Donations 
      • Volunteer Signup 
      • Forms and Info
      • Sponsorship Opportunities


Stay in the know on the Flagstaff PTO Facebook page and receive notifications, such as the time your Student is running on event day. 

Thank you to our Legacy Sponsors for making our event possible: 
        • Santiago's Mexican Restaurant
        • AAA Health Centered Dentistry
        • Niwot Youth Sports
        • Laurell Richey of Re/Max
        • Mountain View Orthodontics 
 
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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 

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