November 6, 2015

Monday, November 9
  • Hearing & Vision Screening
Tuesday, November 10
  • Hearing & Vision Screening
  • Weekly Daytime Tour - 9:30AM
  • Invite a Family! 2016-2017 Enrollment Open House -
Wednesday, November 11
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting-6:30PM 
Thursday, November 12
  • Harvest Day - Turnips!
Friday, November 13
  • Last Day of Student Council Canned Drive!
Tuesday, November 17
  • Weekly Daytime Tour - 9:30AM
  • SAC - 5:00PM
  • High School Information Night - 6:30PM
Wednesday, November 18
  • PTO General Session - 6:30PM
Thursday, November 19
  • PreK Parent/Teacher Conferences - No PreK Classes
Friday, November 20
  • PK Parent/Teacher Conferences - No PK Classes
  • Aluminum Can Drive (last one for 2016!)

Monday, November 23-Friday, November 27
  • Thanksgiving Break


Hi Parents,

Fall is definitely in full swing - it was exciting for me this week to wake up to a dusting of snow at our home!  I sent a picture to our children and my son who lives in Chicago said, "Aww, I remember my first snow."  Even when they grow up they can be facetious!  

We had our first Weekly Daytime Tour and Open House this week for prospective parents.  There was a great turnout and lots of excitement in the air.  Gearing up for enrollment season is exciting!

Stay warm this weekend - enjoy the sunshine.  

Robin Lowe,
Executive Principal


We have started our 2016-2017 Enrollment Open Houses and Weekly Tuesday Tours! The Open Enrollment Application Kickoff 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.

Upcoming Open House
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)

Every Tuesday at 9:30AM
  • 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!


Every single Flagstaff volunteer makes a difference every day for our school. 

Our October winners for the monthly drawing are:

Aleksandra Collins, Nikki Dorsey, and Jennifer Becvar

You too can become a part of our fun, caring, and connected community of volunteers!

Most Immediate Volunteer Needs:

 Front Office Volunteer

We also need help with:
Workroom/Inventory Volunteer

Flagstaff Volunteers Rock!


It's Time for Tasty Turnips!

On Thursday, November 12, we are hosting our 2nd Harvest Day highlighting Hakurei Turnips from Ollin Farms.

Flagstaff earned a grant from Project Produce this year to encourage children to try produce they help grow in our greenhouse. This gives students an opportunity to learn about the food we eat from seed to harvest to sampling.  We hope this will develop life long positive food behavior.

Keep an eye out for the bookmark in Friday Folders. Students can share the recipe they sampled and learn more about these delicious turnips.


Join us for Flagstaff's High School Information Night

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!

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,




The registration process has changed, so please read carefully.

There are only 28 spots available for the Girls Basketball Team.

Registration will open for 8th grade only on Monday, November 16th. Should there be remaining spots, registrations will be accepted on Tuesday November 17th for 7th graders. The process will continue on Wednesday, November 18th for 6th grade, only if there are remaining spots, and only on a first-come first-served basis. Again, there are only 28 spots available and registration will close when that number is reached.

Only a complete registration form that includes jersey and short size and includes a check to Flagstaff Academy for $55.00 will be accepted.

The season is six weeks long and practice will begin on Monday, November 30, and run Monday-Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m. The season runs both December and January but there are no practices or games during winter break. The season ends with a tournament on Saturday, January 23rd. The coaches will be Ms. Rooks and Mr. Debenport.

 If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Salgado at


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 to sign up today!


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 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, 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. 


Canned Food Drive benefiting the OUR Center

Urgently Needed Items:

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

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!  

We know we "CAN" do it and reach our goal!


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.
Current Enrichment Classes include:
Crackpots - Create a Bud Vase!
Chess Club
Minion Painting Class
Mountain Yoga Kids
Science Matters "Goose Bumps"

Register at: 

Thanksgiving Break Care
If there is enough interest, Dragon Flight will be offering care on Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00pm. Must arrive by 9:00 a.m. and will return by 4:00 p.m. 

For more information, please contact Jeanna Peppler,
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 for more information. 
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PTO November Meetings
Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. in the LMC

Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. in the LMC

The PTO meetings are open to the general members of Flagstaff Academy and the public. Parents, guardians, and grandparents
are encouraged to attend these meetings. 

Dragon Dash Jog-a-thon
Fundraising Total $45,351.26!

The numbers are in, and together, we exceeded our goal! Thank you for making our fundraiser a success. Watch for new items in the halls of our school next year, funded by your generosity. Prizes will be delivered to students before Winter Break.

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!

As the weather starts to turn colder, please remember to have your children dress in weather appropriate gear!
Upcoming 100 Mile Club Events:

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)


See how close your classroom is to winning the first BoxTop Prize

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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