DRAGON WEEKLY
April 29, 2016

           


Week-at-a-Glance

 Monday, May 2-Friday, May 6
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 2
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM

Wednesday, May 4
  • Late Start:
    • MS Driveline-10:30AM;
      Start Time-10:45PM
    • Elem. Driveline-10:45AM; Start Time-11AM

Thursday, May 5
  • Fifth Grade Band Concert-6:30PM


Please do not park in any neighboring businesses to pick up your walker students. The only lot authorized for parent parking is the FRCC lot directly across the street. Please help us be good neighbors and respect their property.

HELLO FROM PRINCIPAL LOWE


Hi Parents,
This week we received notification from the St. Vrain school district that SIX of our teachers have been named finalists for the district Encore Awards and will be honored at the Ninth Annual "Tribute to Teachers" on May 6, 2016.

Flagstaff is such an excellent school with an outstanding staff, but it is so heartwarming to see our teachers recognized at the district level!  Please join me in congratulating these teachers:
      • Tracy Applehans - Kindergarten
      • Erin Cynkar - 5th grade
      • Katie Jamieson - 3rd grade
      • Jennifer Lockwood - 2nd grade
      • Kate Salgado - Middle School PE and Athletic Coordinator
      • Jay Willis - 7th and 8th grade Science
Have a great weekend!

Warmly,

Robin Lowe
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy
rlowe@flagstaffacademy.org 

MAY LATE START AND SPIRIT DAY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DRIVELINE: 10:45AM
START TIME: 11AM

MIDDLE SCHOOL
DRIVELINE: 10:30AM
START TIME: 10:45AM

SPIRIT DAY: Dress Like A Pirate!

  

Parents! Want to be able to help your students with those devices they are bringing home? Help them with that paper they are writing for Language Arts? Or set-up a family calendar? Come join us for a day of Google!
 
When: Saturday, April 30
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Flagstaff Academy LMC
Cost: Free!

 Session Schedule:
        • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Intro to Chrome 
        • 8:30 - 9:30 Gmail 
        • 9:30 - 10:30 Google Docs & Drive 
        • 10:30 - 11:30 Calendar 
        • 11:30 - 12:00 Google Takeout

8th GRADE CHROMEBOOK INTENT TO PURCHASE

 
We'd like to provide our graduating 8th graders with the opportunity to purchase their Chromebooks at the low cost of $5. If you'd like to purchase your child's device, please fill out the "Intent to Purchase" form and submit it by Wed., May 4th. 

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Gustafson, Middle School Assistant Principal, at kgustafson@flagstaffacademy.org.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING DANCE


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MIDDLE SCHOOL MASQUERADE DANCE

Hosted by: MS Social Committee
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff Gym
Cost: Dance cost is $5 per person
 Candy, Drinks, and Mask will be available for purchase.

Questions? Please contact Committee Chair: Kathleen Meuse at big_b_and_little_k@yahoo.com

Permission slips MUST be filled out/turned in to participate.
Slips will be available the evening of if you forget!

DRAGON SUPPORT FOR THE MITCHEM FAMILY


Dear Flagstaff Dragons,

Legend has it that dragons are a very connected species. They are well-known to support each other through any challenge. When we talk about our "dragon family", it is this kind of spirit that we are acknowledging. Many of you may have heard that 4th grader, Odin Mitchem, has been very ill since Spring Break. He has been in the ICU at Children's Hospital as they help him battle viral pneumonia. The healing takes time, and is a slow process. The doctors have Odin in a medically-induced coma so his body can rest while healing. As you might imagine, this is a difficult time for the whole Mitchem family. His parents, Robert and Shannon are splitting their time with Odin and his 2nd grade sister, Leilani.

A friend of theirs has set up a GoFundMe page to help them tackle the growing medical bills, significant extra driving, missed work, eating out at the hospital, etc. We are sharing the link with you, our Flagstaff family, knowing that many of you may want to offer some support in the form of a donation to their fund. We also invite you to keep the Mitchem family in your thoughts, and send them some powerful dragon energy for Odin's recovery.

Thank you for you consideration!

Kevin Pugh, 
Dean of School Culture
Flagstaff Academy

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE SURVEY

 
This year, the School Accountability Committee (SAC) implemented a new parent survey with a third party administrator.  Now that the survey period is completed, SAC would like to know how you felt about the survey.

Please know this survey is coming directly from SAC, not the third party. We will be discussing the results, along with the results of the parent survey, to try to improve our process for next year. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us feedback!


BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS - VIEW THE "CANDIDATE FORUM" VIDEO


Dear Parents,

Our Board of Directors Elections are just around the corner! Look for your ballots in your Friday, May 6th Friday Folder, as well at the school, online, and in the Dragon Weekly. In the meantime, I encourage you to visit Flagstaff's Board of Directors YouTube Channel. You may also view the videos, as well as the candidate applications, on the Board of Directors Election webpage.

Thank you for your support and participation in this great process.

Debbie Nelson, 
Vice President and Elections Chair
Flagstaff Academy Board of Directors

PM KINDERGARTEN IN 2016-2017 - LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

 
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.

LOST AND FOUND - COME AND GET IT!

 

Our "Lost and Found" area is bursting with coats, hats, gloves, water bottles, and much more!

Please be sure to take a look, as all unclaimed items will be donated next Wednesday, May 4th.



2017 FRANCE AND SPAIN TRIP


France and Spain: November 2017

Hola! Comment allez-vous?

Put your foreign language skills to good use in the amazing cities of Paris and Barcelona. We will be embarking on a seven day adventure across France and Spain. Over the course of our trip we will admire the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysee, Arc De Triomphe, Versailles, the Louvre, Notre Dame, Plaza De Catalunya, Plaza Espana, La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Las Ramblas, and a flamenco dance show. A high speed train will whisk us from our starting city, Paris, to Barcelona.

There is an informational meeting on Wed., May 4, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. 
in Ms Slinker's room B26
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Want to know more about the trip?
Check out the website:

**Please note -- This trip is not sponsored by Flagstaff Academy

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
    • Monday and Fridays, 12-2:00 p.m.
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.- Noon. 
Health Room Volunteer is needed for every other Thursday, from 10-11:00 a.m., starting March 3rd.

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 all the difference to the parents, teachers, staff, and children at our school! 

Join the Flagstaff Academy PTO!

We are so excited to offer the opportunity to our Flagstaff families, staff, and teachers to join the Flagstaff PTO Executive Board for the 2016-2017 school year.

Come join us and help build community, decide where donations to the school are most needed, and show your children you are invested in their education.
If you would like to be a part of our organization or have any questions please contact: Kathleen Meuse at ktmeuse@gmail.com


IT'S BOXTOPS TIME!

 

YEAR END BOX TOP COMPETITION!!!! Classroom that has brought in the MOST will win a Pizza Party.... Keep Sending them in. Only A Couple Weeks Left!


Classes on their way to collecting 1,500 Box Tops for a Popcorn Party are: Wilkins 1,306 - Gianetti 1,199 - Brown 1,162 

Classes on their way to collecting 750 Box Tops to Chew Gum at School are: Applehans 743, Debenport 696, Miller 688

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!

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.
Dragon Flight Summer Camp 2016 - Limited Spots Left!
Week 1: June 6-10
Week 2: June 13-17
Week 3: June 20-24
Week 4: June 27-July 1
Week 5: July 11-15
Week 6: July 18-22
What a great summer we have planned! Look at some of what we have in store for a fun-filled summer!

Upcoming Spring Dragon Flight Classes:

Candy Making and Healthy Snacks (K-5)
My Amazing Flying Machine (K-5)
LEGO We Do Robotics (1-5)
eXtreme electroniX (1-5)
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 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. 
Please dress your child accordingly: gloves, hats, and jackets are important.
 
Remaining Events for the Rest of the School Year
100-Mile-Club Run
Date: Sunday, May 1
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: McIntosh Lake
Cost: Free
Warrior Relay
Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location:Frederick High School
100-Mile-Club After School Fun Run
Date: Friday, May 13
Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff Academy
Cost: Free
Happy Smackah
Date:
 Saturday, May 14
Time:
8:00 a.m.
Location:
McIntosh Lake
Registration required
Last day for 100-Mile Club is Tuesday, 5/17!

NEW DATE for the 100-Mile-Club Celebration Assembly
Wednesday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Stay tuned for more details!
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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