October 30, 2015

 Friday, October 30
  • Annual Preschool to Elementary School Costume Parade - 8:45AM
  • Middle School Party - 2:15PM
  • Freaky Friday K-5 Family Fun Dance - 6:30-8:30PM
November Previews
Sunday, November 1
  • Daylight Savings Ends! Set your clocks ONE hour back!
Monday, November 2
  • Canned Drive Begins!
Tuesday, November 3
  • Invite a Family! Weekly Daytime Tours with Principal Lowe Start - 9:30AM
  • Board of Directors Meeting
    5:30PM 
 Wednesday November 4
Late Start:
  • Elem: 
    • Driveline-10:45AM
    • Start Time-11AM
  • MS:
    • Driveline-10:30AM
    • Start Time-10:45AM
Thursday, November 5
  • Invite a Family! 2016-2017 Enrollment Open House -
    6:00-7:30PM
Friday, November 6
  • Canned Food Drive Ends
Monday, November 9
  • Hearing & Vision Screening
Tuesday, November 10
  • Hearing & Vision Screening
  • Invite a Family! 2016-2017 Enrollment Open House -
    6:00-7:30PM
Wednesday, November 11
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting-6:30PM 
Thursday, November 12
  • Harvest Day - Turnips!

HELLO FROM EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL LOWE


Hi Parents,

This weekend many of our students will be out and about trick or treating or attending parties.  This is a time for us to remind them of those safety tips that will keep them from harm during this fun and exciting time. Not only do we have Halloween, but we also have the end of Daylight Savings Time, so don't forget to set your clocks back. We want to make sure everyone is on time to school on Monday!

Middle School parents - First Quarter grades have posted to Infinite Campus, so be sure to log in and check on your child's progress. Elementary parents - the First Trimester will close on November 6th and grades will be ready to view on Infinite Campus by Friday, November 13th.

If you have any concerns regarding your child's academic progress, please contact your child's teacher directly. If you feel you need additional assistance, please reach out to either Ms. Long in Elementary or Ms. Gustafson in middle school. Of course, I am always here to provide support as well.

Take care and have a spooktacular weekend!

Robin Lowe,
Executive Principal

NOVEMBER LATE START REMINDER

Late Start - Wednesday, November 4

Elementary School
Driveline - 10:45AM
Start Time -
11:00 AM
Middle SchoolDriveline - 10:30AM
Start Time -
10:45AM

Join Crackpots and Dragon Flight on November Late Start to make
a one-of-a-kind ceramic leaf bowl!

https://sites.google.com/a/flagstaffacademy.org/after-school-care-and-enrichment/

OUR VOLUNTEERS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!



Did you know that 42% of those who volunteer on a regular basis report that they are happier? We know that our Flagstaff volunteers make us very, very happy!

Our volunteers really do make all the difference in our school! We have a number of opportunities available and would love you to join our community of wonderful volunteers! We welcome parents, guardians, grandparents, Flagstaff alumni, and extended family! 

Upcoming Group Volunteer Opportunity!
 
Do your kids love hopscotch and foursquare? We are in need of SIX volunteers to he
lp repaint the hopscotch and foursquare lines on our playgrounds. We have the paint,
the tape, and all we need is YOU! 

BTW...the Broncos game start time is 6:30 p.m. 

Come for as much, as little as you can!
  
Contact Kristie Rollman at 
krollman@flagstaffacademy.org to let her know you're coming


Most Immediate Volunteer Needs:

 Front Office Volunteer

We also need help with:
Workroom/Inventory Volunteer


Flagstaff Volunteers Rock!

2016-2017 NEW FAMILY ENROLLMENT OPEN HOUSES


We are starting our 2016-2017 Enrollment Open Houses and Weekly Tuesday Tours in November! The Open Enrollment Application process for new families will take begin on Saturday, December 5. Intent to Return notifications will be sent out to current families after the Winter holiday break. 

Please share this information with a family who would benefit from our educational approach and culture - RSVP and Enrollment Information

November Open Houses
 
Thursday, November 5 at 6-7:30PM
Tuesday, November 10 at 6-7:30PM

Families will get a chance to meet our teachers, experience our classrooms including our science, technology, and Spanish offerings, as well as the arts at Flagstaff! We'll also have parents and students on hand to talk with families about their Dragon experience.

Weekly Tuesday Tours with Principal Lowe
(November/December 2015 Schedule)


First Tuesday of the Month
9:30AM
  • Tuesday, November 3
  • Tuesday, November 10
  • Tuesday, November 17
  • Tuesday, December 1
  • Tuesday, December 8
  • Tuesday, December 15

Principal Lowe will be leading our weekly tours, joined by other members of our wonderful staff. Weekly Tuesday Tours run from November 2015-May 2016.

Thank you for your support of our school!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

"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."

Upcoming Board Meeting

The Board of Directors will be meeting on Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:30PM at the school in the LMC. The meeting is open to the public.

The Board will be hearing updates on operations and the state of the business from the Executive Director, updates on our academic programs from the Executive Principal, and updates from various Board subcommittees. The discussion will also likely include: an update from Rex Whisman from BrandED on the school's marketing and branding initiative; an update on finances; and a discussion about the school's mission statement.

ROCK WALL PARENT VOLUNTEERS WANTED!



Do you love to rock climb? So do our students! We're looking for a few parent volunteers for Flagstaff's Rock Climbing program, so more of our students can take advantage of our great Rock Wall!

We'll provide the training and the fun, if you can provide the time! 

Contact Kate Salgado at ksalgado@flagstaffacademy.org to sign up today!


HEALTH ROOM NEEDS


Every school year, we conduct vision and hearing screenings for all K-5 grade, 7th grade, and any new-to-the-district students. The screenings are state-mandated; if you do not want your child screened, please email Kathy Peterson, Health Clerk, at kpeterson@flagstaffacademy.org no later than Friday, November 6.



Vision and Hearing Screening Schedule
 
Monday, November 9
Tuesday, November 10

Would you like to help? 
We need Vision and Hearing Screening volunteers!

Volunteer responsibilities include crowd control and escorting students to and from their classes. It is preferred that all volunteers are able to stay for the entire day. Lunch will be provided. 

Please contact Kathy Peterson, Health Clerk, kpeterson@flagstaffacademy.org for which days you're able to help! 

Thank you for all the generous clothing donations! We're still in need of girls pants and shorts, sizes 6-10, if you are able to help. 

STUDENT COUNCIL CANNED FOOD DRIVE

   
Canned Food Drive benefiting the OUR Center
Monday, November 2 - Friday, November 6



Urgently Needed Items:

Cereal, tomato products, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta, and soup.  Please no dented cans, candy, or sweets.


Important Dates
 
Monday, November 2:
 First Day "Homeroom Can Collection Kick-off Competition" 
The homeroom and K-5 grade level class that donates the most cans that first day will have something special delivered by Student Council.  

Friday, November 6:
This is the last day of the can drive, and the homeroom class/K-5 grade level that have collected the most cans will win a pizza party sponsored by Student Council!

Each year our school collects an incredibly generous amount of cans nearing and in some years surpassing 3,500 items!  

We know our great community can rally together collect and donate even more, so please start bringing those cans in!  


LOST AND FOUND - DOES THIS BELONG TO YOUR CHILD?

          

A reminder that we'll be donating our Lost and Found items to the OUR Center on Friday, October 30, so if you're missing something from your child's closet, please come to the front desk, sign in and claim your items. Even if you don't think you're missing something, we encourage you to take a look!

Also, it helps greatly if you label your child's items with fabric pen markers. 

Thanks for your help and cooperation!

HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT AT FLAGSTAFF



Eighth 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!

Join us for Flagstaff's High School Information Night
Date: Tuesday, November 17
Time: 6:30-8:00PM
Location: In the Gymnasium

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

Questions? Contact Wayne Granger, wgranger@flagstaffacademy.org


OCTOBER IS NATIONAL COMMUNITY BUILDING MONTH 



October is National Community Building Month and the city of Longmont is holding a number of activities to get young people involved in community planning, including both a Scavenger Hunt and a Photo Contest.  

Both contests end on Sunday, November 8, and winners will receive gift cards and t-shirts!
 

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.

November Late Start: 
Join Crackpots and Dragon Flight to make a one of a kind ceramic leaf bowl!
Perfect for Thanksgiving!

*Please note: Due to supplies, ratios, and planning, late registrations/drop-ins will be charged an additional $10.00! 

Late Start registration ends at midnight, tonight, Friday, October 30.

Enrichment registration is happening now. New classes will be starting over the next few weeks. Our new classes are amazing!
      • Chess Club (K-8)
        • Minion Painting Class with Happy Hands! (K-8)
          • Irish Step Dancing (K-5)
            • Outback Expedition (K-5)
              • Goosebumps Science Matters (K-5)

For more information, please contact Jeanna Peppler, jpeppler@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!

Please note that this is a family event - all children must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. 

Parent volunteers needed! Please contact Damon or Elizabeth Lenski 


 
100 MILE CLUB AT FLAGSTAFF 
Remember, all Wednesday afternoon practices have been CANCELLED. 

With so many afterschool opportunities to students, we've determined that Wednesday afternoons are a time that our teachers have the opportunity to learn and develop their own skills. In order to allow all our teachers this opportunity there will be no 100-mile club practice on Wednesday mornings or afternoons. The revised schedule is below:

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

Students are welcome to attend as little or as many practices as they can.
It has been so great seeing your students come out to all the 100-mile club events. We started the year off with a bang! We have over 50 students that have earned their t-shirt and 5 that have hit the 50 mile mark!


Registration is still open! Online Registration is available here!

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Eerie Erie 
Time: 9:30 a.m. 
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!

See how close your classroom is to winning the first BoxTop Prize
at www.flagstaffacademypto.org 

Classes that are on their way collecting 750 BoxTops to Chew Gum
at School are:

Lewis 521, Burnett 476, Veum 416

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!!!
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