February 26, 2016

Saturday, February 27
  • Student Council Pancake Breakfast for the OUR Center-8:00AM
  • Scripps Spelling Bee Regional at Boulder High School

Monday, February 29
  • MS Track and Field Registration Begins 
  • Think 360 Arts-Artist-in Residence: 4-8th Grade

Tuesday, March 1
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM
  • Think 360 Arts-Artist-in Residence: 4-8th Grade
  • Board of Directors General Meeting-5:30PM

Wednesday, March 2
  • Late Start Day - 50's Day and $3 Burritos
    • MS Driveline-10:30AM, Start Time-10:45AM
    • Elem. Driveline-10:45AM, 
      Start Time-11AM 

Thursday, March 3
  • Think 360 Arts-Artist in-Residence: 4-8th Grade

Friday, March 4
  • Think 360 Arts-Artist-in Residence: 4-8th Grade
  • Staff Basketball Game-6PM

Sunday, March 6
  • 100-Mile-Club Run at Sandstone-4PM

Tuesday, March 8
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM

Wednesday, March 9
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting-6:30PM

Thursday, March 10
  • Harvest Day - Spinach

Friday, March 11
  • 100-Mile-Club After School "Celebrate Your Culture" Run-4PM
  • PTO Festival of Cultures-6:30PM

Tuesday, March 15
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM

Wednesday, March 16
  • PK-No School
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences-8AM
  • K-5 Parent/Teacher Conferences-4:30PM
  • PTO General Session-6:30PM

Thursday, March 17
  • PK-No School
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences-8AM
  • Coffee with Principal Lowe-8:30AM/2:30PM
  • K-5 Parent/Teacher Conferences-1:00PM

Friday, March 18
  • No School - Schoolwide

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ltrankgreene@flagstaffacademy.org if you're experiencing email issues.

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Safety is Our Priority!

Physical safety is the most talked-about and most visible aspect of safety at a school. Safety is my top priority at Flagstaff Academy. A quality school requires constant attention to the physical, emotional, and intellectual safety of our students and staff.

This part of my role as Executive Director is where I call upon my 18 years of law enforcement and school safety experience to constantly work to improve upon our physical environment and emergency preparedness. Here are some of the things we do to keep our students and staff safe at Flagstaff Academy:
  • We have an on site Emergency Response Team that coordinates everything from incident command, communications, facilities, transportation, and student reunification in the event of an emergency.
  • Our Emergency Response Team coordinates with the St. Vrain Valley School District Safety Department if emergencies go beyond our resources.
  • We conduct monthly fire drills and regular safety drills using the Standard Response Protocol (Lockdown, Lockout, Evacuate, Shelter).
  • We regularly communicate with our neighbors for safety awareness issues including coordination of a full-scale evacuation drill every other year.
  • As a colleague for over 10 years, I communicate with the Longmont Police Department School Resource Officer supervisor and SWAT Team Commander.
  • Last year, I installed a video surveillance system that allows us to monitor our building in real time.
  • We just recently installed a new, modern building access security system that is integrated and allows us greater security and flexibility for our facility. Additional improvements to this system are on the horizon.
  • Our Driveline process is designed with safety as the number one priority. 
  • I am so proud of the diligence and awareness of my staff that is always on the lookout for anything that could be a safety concern for your children so that it can be remedied quickly.
  • Our Facilities Manager is constantly on the lookout for unsafe conditions such as slippery floors, ice, and trip and fall hazards.
  • Our custodial contractor uses high-quality cleaning products and techniques to minimize the spread of disease as much as possible.
These are just a few examples of the efforts our team goes through to keep your children and our guests safe. Once physically safe, the emotional and intellectual safety experts, our teachers, administrators, and counselors, can help develop our children with the social and emotional skills to thrive in our amazing school.

If you have any safety concerns, please be in touch!


Wayne Granger
Executive Director


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
(February/March 2016 Schedule)

Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 23
  • Tuesday, March 1
  • Tuesday, March 8
  • Tuesday, March 15
  • Tuesday, March 22
  • Tuesday, March 29

Thank you for your support of our school!


The Board of Directors will be meeting on Tuesday, March 1 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. 

About the Board of DirectorsThe members of the Board of Directors are volunteers who serve the entire Flagstaff community. Our mission, and the mission of our school, 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." 

All Board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of every month starting at 5:30 p.m. at the school. Please see the School Calendar or the "Board of Directors" section of the school website for scheduled meeting dates. 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. Meeting minutes and public documents are also available on the website

You can contact the members of the board at: board@flagstaffacademy.org.


1950s Spirit Day!
$3 Burritos for sale before school!
Middle School:
Driveline - 10:30AM
Start Time - 10:45AM

Elementary School:
Driveline - 10:45AM
Start Time: 11AM



Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Flagstaff Academy 
Flagstaff's Famous and Fabulous Student Council Annual Pancake breakfast is coming! We'll be flipping pancakes in our own cafeteria, organized and hosted by our very own Student Council. All proceeds will go to benefit the OUR Center. 

Climb the Flagstaff Rock Wall for $1!

Ticket purchases after Friday, February 19th or at the door:
$7.00 per ticket or $20.00 a family.


The Flagstaff Academy Annual Staff Basketball Game is ON!

Come watch Middle School vs. Elementary School staff members as they face off for a fun and friendly game. All proceeds go to benefit upcoming May graduations. 

Date: Friday, March 4 
Time: 6:00 pm.
Cost: $1 at the door

Candy and water will be sold by Student Council and NJHS.

Don't miss this great event!


Parents and Students: Please check the Lost and Found area for items that are missing. All items not claimed will be donated on Tuesday, March 1st.
Thank you!


K to Career Discovery Expo - Rescheduled for Tuesday, March 29

K to Career Discovery Expo 
Date: Tuesday, March 29
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Gym

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've rescheduled our K to Career Discovery Expo so that we can have an even more amazing group of Science or Technology business leaders for our students!

Do you work in a Science or Technology Industry? 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.


Be a part of the future of Flagstaff's digital presence! We're exploring the possibility of re-designing our school website and if you have website experience, either from the design or behind-the-scenes end, we could use your expertise! If you're interested in serving on a committee to help out in an advisory capacity, please contact Lisa Trank-Greene, Communications Coordinator at ltrankgreene@flagstaffacademy.org.
The initial time commitment would be twice a month beginning in March, and then some additional help down the road in April.

Thank you!


We are very excited to announce that the PM Kindergarten Class, starting in the 2016-2017 School Year, is a go! The new offering will reduce overall class sizes throughout our Kindergarten program, as well as fulfill the increased demand for a PM Kindergarten class. 

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


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:
    • Monday and Fridays, 12-2:00 p.m.
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.- Noon. 

We also need help with:
Health Room Volunteer is needed for every other Thursday, from 10-11:00 a.m., starting March 3rd.

Flagstaff Volunteers Rock!


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. 

CORRECTION: Please make checks payable to Flagstaff Academy, with "Baby Ad" in the memo

Send photos and congratulations messages, and questions to lmunnelly@flagstaffacademy.org

Electronic submissions only, please! Deadline is March 1st. 


Kate Salgado
Ms. Salgado
Coach Bellis
Mr. Joe Bellis
The Flagstaff PE Switch Up is On!
We are excited to announce a 4-week PE switch-up! Middle school Physical Education teacher Kate Salgado will be conducting a Climbing Wall unit with our K-5 grade levels from March 7th-April 1st. During this time Elementary Physical Education teacher Joe Bellis will be taking on the Middle School Net/Fielding/Target games classes conducting a Golf unit. We are really looking forward to this and appreciate your support. 

If you have questions, please reach out to Kate Salgado at at ksalgado@flagstaffacademy.org or Joe Bellis at jbellis@flagstaffacademy.org
We are also currently seeking donations for used golf equipment, specifically 9 iron clubs and putters, as well as croquet and bocce ball sets. 
Here's to a fun Switch Up!

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO! 

Middle School Co-Ed Track and Field Season is Here! 
 6th-8th Grade Registration Week: February 29th - March 4th 
 Season starts on Monday March 7th (6 Weeks Long) 
Practices take place Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
***Registration packets due to Coach Salgado with a check for $55.00***
Visit the Middle School Sports Page!
Questions? Contact Coach Salgado at ksalgado@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!

Flagstaff Academy Spring Gala Sponsorships Available!
Reserve Your Sponsorship Position BY APRIL 1.
Present your business to 600+ families daily for as many as 15 full days!
View and download sponsorship information, here.
Contact Leah Herrera at  chipsandsalsa04@yahoo.com
or call 303-834-2701.

What is the Festival of Cultures?
Friday, March 11
6:30-8:30 p.m.
A celebration of cultures of the world and especially those represented at Flagstaff Academy. The Festival of Cultures PTO Committee invites parents and their children to host a "Country Booth." Countries that have been represented in previous years are: China, Ireland, Germany, Philippines, Sweden, Turkey, Colombia, Norway, India, Japan, Hungary, Mexico.
The committee would love to have these and more!
World booklet, country maps, and country signs are provided.
Share the cuisine of the country. Bring a dish or beverage.
Free to attend event.
Could YOU Host a Country?
If so, please fill out the online form found at 


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

Classes on their way to collecting 1,500 Box Tops for a Popcorn Party are: 
Wilkins 1,102 - Cynkar 951 - Slinker 757

Classes on their way to collecting 750 BoxTops to Chew Gum at School are:
Lewis 714, Burnett 679, MacKay/Happel 676

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. To register for any of Dragon Flight's offerings, click here.

Conference Care!
Dragon Flight will be offering care during parent/teacher conferences:
Thursday, March 17
Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Dairy Queen Day!
Cost: $35 per student
(extra money is not needed, but please send lunch and snacks).
Join Dragon Flight for a fun afternoon of games, gym time, arts and crafts, outdoor play, free play, and a special trip to Dairy Queen. 
Friday, March 18
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

$45 per student (lunch is provided; extra money for snacks optional).

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. 

**Students must arrive by 10:30AM.
Fill out the registration form and return to the front office no later than Wednesday, March 9th. After the 9th, the $10.00 drop in charge will be added to all registrations. Please note: the registration is not complete until payment is made online. Please make payment online at https://flagstaffacademy.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=regwerks and choose "Before and Afterschool Care". 

Space is limited, register now!

Current Dragon Flight Classes:
    • Super Science Smorgasbord - K-5
    • Chess Club - K-8
    • Yoga Kids - K-4
    • After School Fitness Fun - K-3
Spring Break Quest with Renaissance Adventures
April 4-8 at Flagstaff Academy
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $389 (Register in February for a $25 discount - Use code S1EARLY 
Register through Renaissance Adventures: www.RenaissanceAdventures.com

Dragon Flight Summer Camp 2016: 
Survivor: Outsmart/Outlaugh/Outfun!
Registration for Summer Camp 2016 is filling quickly! Don't miss out, register today!

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

Haven't registered yet? It's not too late! You can sign-up anytime throughout the year with the Online registrationThe revised 100-mile club schedule, effective January 4, 2016, is as follows:

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! 

*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.
Upcoming Events
100-Mile-Club Run at Sandstone
Date: Sunday, March 6
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Parent or guardian must be in attendance. 
100-Mile-Club After School "Celebrate Your Culture" Run
Date: Friday, March 11
Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
100-Mile-Club Run at Sandstone
Date: Sunday, March 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Parent or guardian must be in attendance. 

Frank Shorter RACE4Kids' 
Health 5K
Date: Sunday, April 10
The school with the highest number of students who completes the 5K wins $250, along with a trophy! 

Have more questions about the 100-mile club? Email Ms. Cynkar for more information at ecynkar@flagstaffacademy.org.
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Longmont, CO 80501

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