November 13, 2015

Tuesday, November 17
  • Weekly Daytime Tour - 9:30AM
  • SAC - 5:00PM
  • High School Information Night 6:30PM
Wednesday, November 18
  • PTO General Session, Special Guest, Principal Lowe- 6:30PM
Thursday, November 19
  • PreK Parent/Teacher Conferences - No PreK Classes
  • Coffee with Principal Lowe-8:30AM and 2:30PM
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

HELLO FROM EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL LOWE


Hi Parents,

As we're nearing the Thanksgiving break, we have been working hard on assessing, analyzing, and making recommendations for curriculum updates and changes. Next week you will have two opportunities to provide input to some of these recommendations.

The first will be at the PTO General Meeting, which takes place on Wednesday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the LMC. I'm excited to be the guest speaker and I'll be focusing on talking about curriculum.


 
I'll also be hosting "Coffee with the Principal," which will happen on Thursday, November 19, both at 8:30 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m. in the Commons.


I look forward to seeing you at our PTO meeting next Wednesday and at one of the coffees. Your input is so important to our school. 

Take care,

Robin Lowe,
Executive Principal

UPCOMING SAFETY EXERCISES NEAR FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As safety is my top priority at Flagstaff Academy, I want to inform you know about the second of two upcoming safety exercises being held at businesses in the area near our school in the next week. These exercises will involve actual first responders including police officers, ambulances, and fire trucks with their lights and sirens. Please note that these are only exercises and there should be signs out at the businesses to serve as reminders to the community.

These full-scale training exercises are common and very valuable for first responders to improve their service to the community. However, we know it can be shocking to drive by and potentially see firefighters in full gear, Hazardous Materials trucks, Bomb Squads, and even SWAT Teams in the parking lot near your child's school. I'm sending this notification so that you can be prepared to see these exercises and not be alarmed that your child is in danger. In the event of an actual emergency at a neighboring business, I would be in communication with public safety officials and we would communicate any impact to our school and any action needed. This notice is to avoid alarm due to these exercises. Below is the date, location, and expected time span of the exercises, as well as the impact on traffic flow.


Date: TUESDAY, NOV. 17TH- 9:30-11:30 AM
Site: Front Range Community College- 2121 Miller Dr.-
Training Exercise Location: Classroom building to our south and Administration Building on Corner of Pike and Miller Dr.
Impact: Low. Traffic will not be affected as the exercise will be contained on the property, however, emergency vehicles and personnel may be visible from streets.

I am in regular contact with the business owners and Longmont Public Safety officials throughout the exercises should anything change.

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

Wayne Granger
Executive Director

2016-2017 WEEKLY DAYTIME TOURS

Our Weekly Tuesday Tours are going strong! 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. 

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.

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

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

Every Tuesday at 9:30AM
  • Tuesday, November 17

(No tour on Tues., Nov. 24 due to the Thanksgiving break)

  • 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!

DRIVELINE UPDATES AND APPRECIATION

Thank you for the great team effort!

Due to the cooperation of our Flagstaff families and the efforts of the Driveline Team, Afternoon Driveline is running smoothly and ending before 4:00 p.m. on a regular basis. 


End of Driveline Pickup Awareness

As Driveline is completed, our staff is ready to finish up their work and head home. If you are planning on picking up children at the end of Driveline, please be courteous to our staff by arriving by 3:50 p.m. for the final wave. Recently, there has been an excess of cars arriving after Driveline has ended which holds up staff and causes issues at the front office.

Thank you for your help and cooperation!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UPDATES

Report Cards 
 
Dear Parents and Guardians,

We've been experiencing some technical difficulties with inputting grades in Infinite Campus. Therefore, we will have a slight delay in getting you report cards. We are working with the school district to get this resolved as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience as we work through this. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Warmly,

Terri Long,
Assistant Principal, Elementary School


HEALTH OFFICE

PreK Hearing and Vision
 

Pre K Hearing and Vision Screening  will be held on:

          • Wednesday, December 2, 9:30-10:00 a.m. 
          • Thursday, December 3, 10:45-11:15 a.m. and 12:45-1:00 p.m.  

If you do not want to have your student screened, you must notify Kathy Peterson, Health Clerk at kpeterson@flagstaffacademy.org, by no later than Friday, November 20.

HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT AT FLAGSTAFF


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, wgranger@flagstaffacademy.org


GIRLS BASKETBALL REGISTRATION!

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GIRLS BASKETBALL IS COMING!

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 ksalgado@flagstaffacademy.org

OUR VOLUNTEERS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!


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

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

Most Immediate Volunteer Needs:

 Front Office Volunteer
Volunteer Coordinator

We also need help with:
Workroom/Inventory Volunteer
Health Room Volunteer for Tuesdays only!

Flagstaff Volunteers Rock!

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.

Crackpots - Create a Bud Vase!
Knitting Club
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, 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!
PTO November Meetings

Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. in the LMC - We'll be joined by our very special guest, Principal Lowe, who will be talking about our curriculum.

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. 
Thank you!
 
Thank you to the PTO Hospitality Committee (Co-chairs, Karen Simmonds, Elizabeth O'Hara, and volunteers Van Otto and Angela Nechvatal) for the yummy Salted Caramel and Apple treats! What a sweet way to end our week! 

 
 
And a special thank you to ACE Hardware and Ollin Farms for their donations!

 
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!

*Just a reminder that even though it is chilly outside we will still be running outside! Please dress your child accordingly: gloves, hats, and jackets are important to have. 

Please be sure to pick up your runners by NO LATER than 4:30 p.m.
at afternoon practices. 
 
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)
Thursday November 27, 2015
Thanksgiving Day Runs! 
Participate in one of the below Turkey Day Runs for 100-mile club credit:
  


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, Cynkar 397

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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