May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20
  • Special Harvest Day-After School
  • Last Day to Purchase 8th Grade Chromebooks

Tuesday, May 24
  • Weekly Daytime Tour-9:30AM
  • School Wide Field Day-8:00AM
  • End-of-Year Picnic/Talent Show- 5:30-8:00PM

Wednesday, May 25
  • Last day of School - PK3/PK4 ONLY
  • 100-Mile-Club Assembly-8:30AM
  • 8th Grade Chromebooks Turned Into Homeroom
  • 8th Grade Graduation and Dance-6:30PM

Thursday, May 26
  • 8TH Grade Field Trip to Elitch Gardens-8:30AM
  • Kindergarten Graduation-8:30AM
  • 5th Grade Graduation-10:00AM

Tuesday, May 31
  • Board of Directors Meeting-5:30PM


Hi Parents,
What an exciting day I've had today! I got to share my job with our "Principal for the Day," Brielle Morales. Brielle's parents donated to our school during the Spring PTO Gala to allow her to have this experience. She helped me give a private tour of our school to a family, sat in on our principal meeting, and most importantly, she got to have a walkie talkie and a key card to the doors!  We had a great time!

So, next week is our last week of school and ends my first year here at Flagstaff. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed it! I love this school - the support from the staff, parents, and community has been incredible. I am so thrilled with our new initiatives and am looking forward to an even better second year.

Thanks to each and every one of you for making Flagstaff the wonderful community it is. We could not do what we do without you because it truly takes a village to raise respectful students who are committed to making the world a better place.

Take care,

Robin Lowe
Executive Principal
Flagstaff Academy

Brielle Morales - Principal for the Day!

I think that being principal for the day is amazing. Mrs. Lowe and Mrs. Long are amazing and so kind. Also, I am so excited for all the things we have planned for today.


Principal Brielle


Upcoming Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, May 31 at 5:30PM in the LMC

Agenda will be posted 24 hours prior to the meeting, on both the Flagstaff website, and by the front entrance to the school. All meetings are open to the public. 

Student Council and NJHS present
The End-of-Year Picnic!
Date: Tuesday, May 24
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff Field

Come celebrate the end of the school year by enjoying a night of good friends, entertainment, splatter paint, and food!!

The highlight of the picnic is the 4th-8th Grade Talent Show, with a very special intermission program honoring Mr. Tim Baldwin and Mrs. Lisa Wilkins, two beloved Flagstaff teachers who are retiring at the end of the year. 

Don't miss the Scholastic Book Fair we'll be hosting in the gym during the duration of the Talent Show! Not to mention the chance to "splatter paint" your favorite teachers as a fun way to "thank" them for all their hard work this year! (Prepare for it to get MESSY, so wear your painting clothes!)

We'll have concessions for sale (limited quantities), so bring some cash to enjoy a selection of Chick-A-Fil chicken sandwiches, chips, candy, and refreshments, or bring your own delicious picnic basket! 

Our wonderful PTO will be on hand selling Dragon Spirit Wear. They would love to talk with you about upcoming summer Dragon gatherings and 2016-2017 volunteer opportunities. 

We look forward to seeing you at this great Dragon community event!
to the Class of 2016!

Graduation date: 
Wednesday, May 25



    • 5:45 p.m.: Graduates in homerooms for caps/gowns & class photo
    • 6:00 p.m.: Doors open
    • 6:30 p.m.: Graduation ceremony begins in gym
    • 7:30 p.m.: Cake/punch reception 
    • 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.: Graduates stay for Graduates-only Dance Party
This year, we are pleased to have MJ Thomas Photography and they are offering graduation keepsake packages to help commemorate this special day. Download the package options, or pick up a flyer in the front office lobby. 

Other End-of-Year Information:

8th Grade Elitch Gardens Trip
Date: Thursday, May 26
Cost: $46
(Lunch is catered, but please send money for extra drinks and snacks.) 

What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a fun 8th grade trip to Elitch Gardens??
    • 8:30 a.m. Students arrive at school - don't be late!
    • 9:00 a.m. Buses departs
    • 4:00 p.m. Depart Elitch Gardens
    • 5:30 p.m. Estimated return to Flagstaff Academy
**Please contact Kevin Pugh, Dean of School Culture, at kpugh@flagstaffacademy.org, if you need financial assistance for the trip. 

100-Mile-Club Celebration Assembly
Wednesday, May 25 at 8:30 a.m.

End of year 100-mile club announcements!

From last school year to this we went from 137 participants to 292, from running 3,530 miles as school to 11,068! A huge WOW and congratulations to all who participated.

Thank you to all of you who helped make this year possible!
Kate Salgado, Lori Ledbetter, Leha Moskoff, Terri Reh, Kat Velarde, Heidi Herman, Katie Nunley, Rachel Clayborn, Rebecca Hassaband, Pamela and Andy Torchalski, Rosemary Bauer, Vicki and Madison Mims, Elia Barraza, Colleen Keller, Erika Hallberg, and of course Paige Jennings! I would also like to thank Mr. Granger, Ms. Long, Mrs. Lowe, Mrs. Gustafson and Ms. Trank-Greene for all their help and support this year!  

Students and Teachers to reach 100 miles: Krishna M., Savannah W., Savannah S., Emma H., Jacqueline P., Hayden R., Cole I., Mrs. Saam, Charlie D., Jordan G., Annika S., Oliver N., James O., Jack O., Sydney T., Ronan W., Ian R., Jeffrey W., Aiden B., Violet O., Miliani B., Jasper A., Henry D., Jackson G., Mrs.Fischer, Noah S., Dakota A., Allegra G., Ronan F., Lexi N., Ryan C., Ian S., Lena O., Mira C., Molly S., and Max P.

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

8th Grade:
Last Day to Purchase Chromebooks!

8th grade parents! If you're still planning on purchasing your student's Chromebook, today, Friday, May 20, is the final day! Cost is $5; cash and checks (made out to Flagstaff Academy) accepted. Also, remember that all LMC fines must be paid in order to purchase the Chromebook. 

If you're on the waitlist to purchase a Chromebook, we will notify you by Tuesday, May 24th if one becomes available, at which point you will be able to make your payment. 
Now Accepting 2016-2017 Activity Fees Payments!

Did you know you could pay your 2016-2017 activity fees now? Annual Activity Fees go toward purchasing essential items such as:
  • Student workbooks
  • Consumable classroom supplies
  • Software licensing for technology programs
  • Buses and tickets for field trips
  • Elementary specials program materials
  • Middle School electives
  • Special educational guests
  • Community school supplies
  • (copy paper, tissues, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, etc.)
Pay Fees Online through

Or pay with cash or check, payable to "Flagstaff Academy." Partial Payments also accepted. 
Families eligible for Reduced/Free Lunch are eligible for reduced or free student activity fees.

To apply, for free/reduced lunch,
click here:

Payment is due October 1, 2016
Student Activity Fees payments are non-refundable.

Harvest Day Survey - Enter to Win Farmers Market Bucks!

Flagstaff Academy has hosted four Harvest Days this school year! These events highlighted locally grown produce from our wonderful partners at Ollin Farms. Students had the opportunity to sample tomatoes, turnips, carrots and spinach in a variety of fresh and prepared samplings.

As part of our last Harvest Day events, on Friday, May 20th your child should have or will be receiving a "Harvest Bag" during afternoon driveline and on the way to Dragon Flight. Each bag includes spinach, radishes, Egyptian walking onions, a recipe idea on how to prepare the produce and some information on our partners Ollin Farms and Boulder County Farmers Markets.

Responses received by Tuesday, May 24 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of three $20 gift certificates from Boulder County Farmers Markets. We will notify winners by Thursday, May 25th. 

Thank you for supporting this fun and healthy program at our school! Stay tuned for details for next year.
2015-2016 Yearbooks are Here Next Week!

The 2015-2016 Yearbooks are set to be delivered to Flagstaff on Monday, May 23. The distribution schedule is as follows:
      • Preschool and 8th Graders-Tuesday, May 24
      • Elementary, 6th and 7th Graders - Wednesday, May 25
The yearbook staff appreciates your patience with yearbook distribution, as it it requires many moving pieces and organization!. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Munnelly at lmunnelly@flagstaffacademy.org
End of Year Lost and Found

It's the end of the year and we have many unclaimed items in our Lost and Found. Please stop by and take a look to see if any of the items belong to your child. 

All unclaimed items will be donated on
Thursday, May 26th. 
2016-2017 PM Kindergarten - 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.


Odin Mitchem's parents have created a Caring Bridge website, where you can go there whenever you want updates on his condition, or to leave messages of support. You will need to create a Caring Bridge account. If you'd like to make a donation, please visit the GoFundMe that has been created to help support his family. 
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! 

Make sure stop by our table at the End-of-Year Picnic on Tuesday, May 24! We'll be selling Dragon Spirit Wear, and are available to talk about the many volunteer opportunities, as well as our fun summer Dragon get togethers!

Having Trouble Receiving PTO Emails? 
In most cases, the email address we received for you has a typo or you may have unsubscribed to a previous email. If you suspect this is the case, please send a message to the Email Coordinator [ajpkallal@gmail.com] to make sure we have the most current information for you. You can also set up a filter in your email account to help ensure our messages do not end up in your Junk or Spam folders. Instructions on how to do this for your Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail account can be found here.
You have brought in a total of 23,490 Box Tops this school year!!!!! That is $2,349.00!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Please continue saving them over the summer so that we can continue to bring in money for the school! 

Please note that eBox Tops will not count towards these totals! Although, we appreciate all eBox Top submittals, there is no way to track all of them to a specific classroom. eBox Tops will be included in the school totals, so please submit them. Only actual Box Tops 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 Box Tops in a sealable bag/envelope. 
  • Box Tops with no teacher name will be included in the general Box Top fund.
  • Please continue to trim the Box Tops prior to submitting them.
  • Please only include NON EXPIRED Box Tops. Box Tops 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.
End of Year Dragon Flight Care!
Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27

Come and join us for Dragon Flight fun! We will have a variety of activities that everyone K-8th th will enjoy!  

Date: Thursday, May 26
Time: End of School Bell -6:00 p.m. (Noon Dismissal)
Cost: $35.00 - Lunch included; please bring PM snack and extra money for movie snack - optional. 

Date: Friday, May 27
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $45.00 - Pack lunch (microwaves available)
Please bring AM and PM snack. 

All payments should be made online by credit card, please no checks or cash. Thanks!

Dragon Flight Summer Camp 2016

Summer Camp Calendars:

For more information, please contact Jeanna Peppler, jpeppler@flagstaffacademy.org
Flagstaff Academy | 303-651-7900 
2040 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

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