January 8, 2015


 

Tuesday, January 12
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM
  • Open House-6PM

Wednesday, January 13
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting
    6:30PM

Thursday, January 14
  • Middle School STEM Fair

Friday, January 15
  • Middle School STEM Fair Awards Ceremony-8AM
  • Broncos Spirit Day
  • RESCHEDULED Aluminum Can Drive Day

Monday, January 18
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 19
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM

Wednesday, January 20
  • Harvest Days-Winter Squash
  • PTO General Session-6:30PM

Friday, January 21
  • Coffee with Principal Lowe
    8:30AM and 2:30PM

Tuesday, January 26
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM
  • SAC Meeting-5PM
  • Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night-6:00PM
  • Additional BOD Meeting-6PM


HELLO FROM EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL LOWE


Hi Parents,
Welcome to 2016!  This school year is totally zipping by - my head is actually spinning at my desk right now (okay, so a little exaggeration, but there are times when I think it is about to start spinning!)

For this semester, I am continuing our principal coffees, but I'm excited to be adding two evening book studies. The dates and times are listed below, along with the book titles to help you. If you're interested in the topic, but find it hard to get the books read, I still encourage you to attend the evening sessions. It's so helpful to have discussions with parents who may be in the same situation you are (the fact that our children don't come with owner's manuals!) and share ideas on how to do the hardest job you will ever face - raising your children.

Our first scheduled date will be Thursday, February 18th, at 6:00 p.m. in the LMC. The book is Building Resilience in Children and Teens, by Kenneth Ginsburg.  

The second book study will be on Thursday, April 14th, at 6:00 p.m. in the LMC. The book is Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck.

Both books are readily available online, in bookstores, and at your public library.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend!!

Warmly,

Robin Lowe,
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy

PILOT PM KINDERGARTEN IN 2016-2017!



We are very excited to announce that we are piloting a PM Kindergarten Class, starting in the 2016-2017 School Year. This initiative will reduce overall class sizes throughout our Kindergarten program, as well as fulfill the increased demand for a PM Kindergarten class. 

If you are a current pre-kindergarten parent, you MUST apply for Kindergarten enrollment. As a current Flagstaff family, your application will be given priority preference. To apply for the 2016-2017 school year, click here.

Depending on the response we receive during the Enrollment Application period, we will be able to make an informed decision on whether there is enough interest to fill an afternoon kindergarten class and reduce class sizes. 

If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Strukel, Registrar at enroll@flagstaffacademy.org or 720-864-9090.


2016-2017 INTENT TO RETURN FOR CURRENT FAMILIES



The 2016-2017 Intent to Return forms for CURRENTLY enrolled Flagstaff families will be distributed in mid-January 2016. Look for the email! 

If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Strukel, Registrar,
at enroll@flagstaffacademy.org.   

Thank you!

2016-2017 WEEKLY DAYTIME TOURS & OPEN HOUSE


Our Weekly Tuesday Tours are going strong! Principal Lowe leads our the tours, joined by other members of our wonderful staff, and continue through May 2016.

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

Weekly Tuesday Tours with Principal Lowe
(January/February 2016 Schedule)


Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 12
  • Tuesday, January 19
  • Tuesday, January 26
  • Tuesday, February 2
  • Tuesday, February 9
  • Tuesday, February 16
  • Tuesday, February 23

We'll also be holding an Open House for interested families:

Date: Tuesday, January 12
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Gym

Thank you for your support of our school!

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AT FLAGSTAFF ACADEMY



PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
 
We are happy to be bringing Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain to Flagstaff Academy for grades K-7th for Junior Achievement in a Day on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 for grades K-7th

Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is part of the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides programs for students which focus on three key content areas: entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness. The goal is to teach concepts through experiential learning, allowing young people to put their new knowledge and skills into practice. 

Junior Achievement's Mission: To prepare young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy.

We will need a volunteer in every classroom. Junior Achievement provides the training, including an online option if needed. Click here to download the flyer about the volunteer processPlease email Principal Lowe with your interest: rlowe@flagstaffacademy.org

To learn more about Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, visit their website at http://www.jacolorado.org/.

K TO CAREER DISCOVERY EXPO EXHIBITORS WANTED!

Exhibitors Wanted! 
K to Career Discovery Expo 
Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Gym
 
Do you work in a Science or Technology Industry? The Flagstaff Academy K to Career Discovery Expo is an opportunity for our students to see live, interactive demonstrations of how different careers and industries use science and technology, every day. We are looking for exhibits where students can get hands-on interaction and connect their science and technology knowledge from Flagstaff Academy to the real world. Industries may include robotics and automation, space exploration, health care, computer science, forestry and environmental sciences, energy, entertainment and the arts, and education --just to name a few! 

If your company would like to participate, please contact Wayne Granger, Executive Director, at wgranger@flagstaffacademy.org, for more information.


8TH GRADE PARENT APPRECIATION ADS FOR YEARBOOK


Parents can purchase ad space for their student(s) in the 2015-2016 Flagstaff Yearbook! These can be messages of congratulations, well-wishes, etc. as our 8th graders leave Flagstaff for high school. Ads are $20.00 per 1/4 page. Cash or check accepted. Please make checks payable to MJ Thomas Photo, and include "Baby Ad" in the memo. Send photos and congratulations messages, and questions to 
.
Electronic submissions only, please! 
Deadline is March 1st. 

2015-2016 MIDDLE SCHOOL STEM FAIR 
ALL SCHOOL VIEWING


Our Middle School STEM Fair is happening on Thursday, January 14! 
All families are invited to come to see our 6-8th grade students' amazing display of innovation, creativity, and scientific rigor. 

The STEM Fair is open to the Flagstaff community from 2:45-4:00 p.m.
Be prepared to be inspired!

Winners will be announced on Friday, January 15. 

TODAY'S ALUMINUM CAN DRIVE RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER


Today's Aluminum Can Drive, January 8th, has been rescheduled for FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 due to weather and driving conditions. 
 
We apologize for any inconvenience. 


GET READY FOR BRONCOS SPIRIT DAY!


Broncos Spirit Day!

Let's show our excitement for our Denver Broncos in the playoffs! Next Friday, January 15, students are encouraged to display their support by wearing Bronco gear! 

GO BRONCOS!

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 slots are available for Monday-Thursday, 12-2:00 p.m.

We also need help with:
Health Room Volunteer for additional shifts

Flagstaff Volunteers Rock!
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!

January 2016 PTO Meetings:

PTO Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the LMC

PTO General Meeting
Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the LMC

All PTO meetings are open to the general members of Flagstaff Academy and the public. Parents, guardians, grandparents are encouraged to attend.
 
Flagstaff PTO Seeking Spring Gala Coordinator
  
PTO has a slightly different, less impactful plan for this year's spring Gala and needs a creative, deadline-oriented volunteer to be "Gala Coordinator".

If you love party planning and feel passionate about providing the best educational opportunities for Flagstaff's students, then please contact Raelene, Navulur at rnavulur@msn.com ASAP.

Visit www.flagstaffacademypto.org for more information. 
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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. To register for any of Dragon Flight's offerings, click here.




 
Current Dragon Flight Classes:
    • K-3 Spanish Classes with La Ventana Verde 
    • K-8 Chess Club 
    • K- 5 Science Matters "Soda Slobber"
    • K-5 Hip Hop with new instructor from the UK!
    • K-5 Lights, Camera, Action: Acting for the Camera 
    • Crackpots Valentine
    • Cooking Class
    • Sports
    • Renaissance Adventures and so much more!

For more information, please contact Jeanna Peppler, jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org

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 613, Burnett 549, Cynkar 533, Mehus 473

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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