October 9, 2015

Monday, October 12
  • No School - Teacher Inservice
Tuesday, October 13
  • Coffee with Principal Lowe 8:45AM and 2:30PM
  • Spirit Day: Hat & Sunglasses
Wednesday, October 14
  • Spirit Day: Crazy Hair & Socks
Thursday, October 15
  • Spirit Day: Wear Your Grade Color!
Friday, October 16
  • Dragon Dash Jog-a-Thon
  • Spirit Day: Dragon Wear, Tutus
    & Capes 
  • Aluminum Can Drive Meetup
Monday, October 19
  • Photo Retake and Class Group Photo Day
  • BOD Meeting - 5:30PM
  • Current Parent Marketing Feedback Meetings: 2PM & 6:30PM
Wednesday, October 21
  • PTO General Meeting - 6:30PM
Friday, October 30
  • Annual School-wide Halloween Preschool - Elementary School Costume Parade- 8:45AM
  • Middle School Halloween Party
  • Freak Friday Family Dance -


Hi Parents, 

I am loving these cool mornings and evenings and am so glad that fall has finally arrived. I was thinking maybe I brought the warm weather with me from Texas! I am so impressed with the gorgeous changing colors of the leaves on the trees and the snow caps on the mountain tops - for the first time in my life I think I am experiencing the true nature of fall in all its splendor. In Texas the leaves are green, then they are brown and dead. None of this incredible color. If you have become immune to this, try to see it from the perspective of someone new to the area. Absolutely amazing!

This Monday, we have our fifth graders leaving for YMCA in the Rockies for their Outdoor Education adventure. That same day, the rest of our students will have the day off while we have professional development with our staff. Our elementary teachers will be planning in their teams for Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA), and our middle school teachers will be receiving Professional Development (PD) in adolescent brain development and effective teaming.

Enjoy your three-day weekend, and parents of our fifth grade students - no worries - our teachers are fantastic and they will take great care of your children while they are away!

Take care,

Robin Lowe
Executive Principal


Flagstaff Academy has hired BrandEd, a Denver-based education-focused company to work to continue to improve our admissions and enrollment process, as well as help develop a long term marketing and brand strategy. 

You are invited to participate in a meeting for Current Flagstaff Parents, which will be facilitated by BrandEd. Your input is valuable and will help to shape our future. 

Monday, October 19 at 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Monday, October 19 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
(immediately following the Board of Directors Meeting) 

If you're unable to make either one of these dates, don't worry! We'll be sending out an online survey early next week, so look for that in your email!

As always, we appreciate your support as we continue to grow and improve our wonderful school.

To RSVP for one of the two parent meetings, click here.


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
Middle School Student Activity Fee

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


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!

Saturday, October 24th

      • 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


Our Student Council has organized a fun Spirit Week for our entire school! In preparation for our annual Dragon Dash Jog-a-Thon, every grade is putting in an extra effort to get that school spirit moving!

Tuesday, October 13
Hats & Sunglasses
Wednesday, October 14
Crazy Hair & Socks
Thursday, October 15 
Wear your Grade's Colors!
Prek: Brown  
K: Red
1st: Orange
2nd: Yellow
3rd: Green
4th: Blue
5th: Purple
6th: White
7th: Black
th: Tie Dye!
Friday, October 16
Dragon Wear, Tutus, and Capes

Get your Spirit Week On!


Come and have a BALL playing with staff and faculty!! 
Free Event for all Middle Schoolers!
Snacks will be available for purchase.

Please print and fill out the attached form and bring to the event. We will also have forms available at the event. If you have any questions, please email Jeanna Dworak, jeannedworak@gmail.com.

Sponsored by the Flagstaff PTO Middle School Social Committee.


The LMC is looking for 2-3 copies of the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid books that are gently used. 

We are also looking for any Guinness World Record Books. They are very popular! 

The LMC is also looking for a parent or family member with woodworking skills to build single-sided book bins for our elementary collection. 

If you are able to help, email lmcadmin@flagstaffacademy.org to discuss the details.


"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 Additional Meeting
Monday, October 19, 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!


 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!
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!

 One Week to "Go Time"
6th Annual Dragon Dash Jog-a-thon 
Fri. Oct. 16th

We need your help on Friday, Oct. 16 with everything from leading classes through the different stations of the Dragon Dash to the professional timing chips we use. To volunteer, visit the website for all things Dragon Dash including:  
          • Student Running Schedule
          • Forms and Info
          • Volunteer by clicking here to link to the Google Sign-Up Sheet (Volunteers will receive an email on 10/15 with task assignments) 

Elementary Families!
Your Shout-Outs & "Decorate your Droid" Cutouts are due Tues., 10/13

Sponsor Mr. Pugh!

Last Dragon Dash, Mr. Pugh, our wonderful Dean of School Culture, ran all day to inspire our kids! He clocked an amazing 215 laps, equaling 20.43 miles! To show him our appreciation, we're giving everyone the chance to sponsor Mr. Pugh! Together we can make an outpouring of admiration with cash and even spare change. He's hitting the track again next Friday to "Run for Flagstaff's Future" - our students!

Clean out the car console, laundry jar and that junk drawer in the kitchen that everyone has! Send in baggies of cash and coins, and let's see how much we can raise for his laps. 

We'll have change jars in every homeroom Tues.-Friday next week. Donations will go into general fundraising rather than individual prize calculations.
Thank you to our Dragon Dash Legacy Sponsors for making our event possible: AAA Health Centered Dentistry, Mountain View Orthodontics, Niwot Youth Sports, Laurell Richey of ReMax and
Santiago's Mexican Restaurant.
Contact info: Angelique Plath, Volunteer Coordinator, 303-501-4916

Aluminum Can Drive

We're off to a great start with our 2016-2017 Aluminum Can Drive! Let's keep the momentum going!

Aluminum Can Drive are held at the Tasty Weasel West parking lot, 1800 Pike Rd., Longmont, CO 80501, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the following days: 

Friday, October 16
Friday, November 20
(Final can drive of 2015!) 
Friday, January 8, 2016
(Bring holiday aluminum, like recyclable trays) 
Friday, February 19
(First available date since the Super Bowl is on Feb. 7)
Friday, April 15 (Final Can Drive of the school year)


Parent volunteers needed! Please contact Damon or Elizabeth Lenski
at dlenski@comcast.net.


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:

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 October 24, 2015 
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Save $10 with the code DASH
To Register

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)


Box Tops 
Turn in your BoxTops before they Expire!
School Submission date is October 31, 2015! 

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

Lewis 420, Cynkar 326, Mehus 301

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!!!


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