Friday, August 26, 2016


Tuesday, August 30
  • SAC Meeting: 5PM
  • Pingree Park Parent Information Meeting: 6-7:00PM

Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1
  • PTO K-Cup Drive- Morning Driveline!

Friday, September 2
  • Pingree Park Payments Due

Monday, September 5
  • No School - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6
  • Board of Directors Meeting-5:30PM

Wednesday, September 7
  • Late Start Day
    • Middle School: 
      • Driveline: 10:30AM 
      • Start Time: 10:45AM
    • Elementary:
      • Driveline: 10:45AM
      • Start Time: 11:00AM

Thursday, September 8
  • School Picture Day!
  • Pingree Park Chaperone Meeting: 6:00-7:00PM
  • No cellphone use while driving on our campus
  • Keep your child buckled until you come to a complete stop
  • Please stay in your car and let us help your child out

  • Stagger your arrival time for Afternoon Driveline

  • No waiting on Sunset Street - if traffic flows past Left Hand Circle, please come back in 5-10 minutes

  • Absolutely no parking in neighboring driveways or parking lots. The ONLY other approved parking lot is at Front Range Community College, directly across the street from our school

  • Be patient as we learn new routines!



Flagstaff Academy has been featured in the Longmont Times-Call 2016 Back-to-School article, "TECH: The Wave of the Future." 


Upcoming Board of Directors Meetings
      • Tuesday, September 6 at 5:30PM in the LMC
Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. All are welcome!

Important Infinite Campus Announcement!

We rely on updated information in Infinite Campus to communicate important messages to our parents and guardians. Please login to IC and check to make sure that everything, including email addresses, phone numbers, and emergency contacts are updated! Thank you for your help in making sure we can keep the flow of communication open!

As the Colorado Department of Education has scheduled the official 2016 October count day on the same day as the normal Late Start Wednesday, October 5, we are following suit with the St. Vrain Valley School District and cancelling the Late Start for that day.

October 5, 2016 will be a regular school day, with normal start times.
Download our updated 2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Middle School Pingree Park Trip
It's hard to believe that our annual Middle School Pingree Park trip is only a little bit more than a month away! Please note the following important dates:
  • Tuesday, August 30: 
    • What: Pingree Park Parent and Chaperone Information Meeting
    • Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.-Parent Meeting/7:00-7:30 p.m.-Chaperone Information Meeting.
    • Location: The Commons
  • Friday, September 2: Pingree forms, payments, and requests for financial assistance are due.
  • Thursday, September 8: 
    • What: Pingree Park Chaperone Meeting
    • Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    • Location: The Commons 
  • Wednesday, September 21-Friday, September 23: Middle School goes to CSU Mountain Campus Pingree Park!
To access the Pingree Park Forms, click here. Payments can be made through RevTrak, or by check (made out to Flagstaff Academy) or cash. 
Save the Date! 
Farm to Table at Ollin Farms

Flagstaff Academy and Ollin Farms are excited to be partnering for our 3rd year with Chef Justin from Niwot Market for a unique farm-to-table experience to benefit our school. Enjoy a menu of freshly harvested Ollin Farms produce with beautiful music alongside the stunning cottonwoods of Left Hand Creek.

Saturday, September 17
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Ollin Farms, 8627 N. 95th St, Longmont, CO 80504

Cost: $65 per person
(A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit Flagstaff Academy)

Babysitting will be provided by our NJHS students!
Time: 4:30-9:00 p.m.
Location: Flagstaff Academy
Fun and Games for Flagstaff Academy children, ages four (4) and up.
Pricing details to come soon!

Smile - It's School Picture Day!
Thursday, September 8

It's that time of year again - to smile and have your child's 2016-2017 school picture taken! 

You can either pre-pay online, or download, print, and turn in your child's form with cash or a check (made out to MJ Thomas Photography). Look for an envelope from MJ Thomas in next week's Friday Folder.

Calling All Dragon Volunteers!

Students love seeing their parents involved and invested in their school community! The good news is that we have many volunteer opportunities for you to be involved. We will be working on getting a volunteer database set up this year, but in the meantime, we will be using Signup Genius as a way for our volunteers to sign up for different volunteer needs. 

Some immediate volunteer opportunities:
  • Library Media Center: Our LMC staff needs help with the checkout counter while the media assistant is teaching the class. If you are computer-savvy and enjoy interacting with students, this is a great volunteer opportunity for you!
  • Health Clerk Office: Ms. Moen, our health clerk, would like to have one or two parents to cover her lunch break from 12:30 p.m.-1p.m. daily. Ideally, she would like the same parent(s) to commit to the same day every week for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Front Office: Several volunteers are needed every month to help with general office help. Volunteer needs include cutting, copying, sorting, inventory, etc.
  • Playground Project: Looking for a parent or volunteer who has good woodworking experience for a playground project. We are looking to refinish/repair our benches with some special touches. Contact Kevin Pugh, Dean of School Culture, at kpugh@flagstaffacademy.org for more information.
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at this link:

We love and appreciate parent and family volunteers because we want to share the joy of teaching and learning with our community. Every hour you spend adds value to your student's experience, and the greater school community. We depend upon your support and leadership to realize our vision. This past year our school benefited from over 10,000 volunteer hours!

Volunteers of the Month
Every month, we recognize our volunteers by holding a drawing for our "Volunteers of the Month." Thank you for everything you do every day, to make Flagstaff a wonderful place to learn!

Contact Jeannie Torres, Volunteer Coordinator, at jtorres@flagstaffacademy.org with any questions.

2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade - 
It's Recorder Time!

To help us sound our very best, this year's 
second, third and fourth graders will all be using the same Yamaha model YRS-24B. If your child has a recorder from last year, please consider the option of buying another so that one recorder may be left at home and one kept at school; It's one less thing to remember on music day! 

Also, to help minimize the impact of the cold and flu season, each student will use their own recorder. We will be implementing a strict no sharing policy

Please look in your Friday Folders this week for the Recorder Order Form. You can also download and print the form and return it with $8.00 cash/check (payable to Flagstaff Academy) before Friday, September 9th. Your student's homeroom teacher will collect the money and recorders will be delivered shortly after.
Important Lunch Room Information
  • Free/Reduced Lunch: The deadline for free/reduced lunch applications is Tuesday, September 27. If an application is not turned in by that date, students will be charged for a full lunch starting on Wednesday, September 28. Access the Free/Reduced Lunch application here.  
  • Cold Lunch Students: Cold lunch students must provide their own spoon or fork. The kitchen only provides utensils for students who purchase a hot lunch.
  • Student Hot Lunch Prices: 2016-2017 meal prices have stayed the same.
    • Elementary: $2.75 
    • Middle School: $3.00  
  • Adult Lunch Prices: Adult lunches have increased to $3.75. There is absolutely no meal charging for adult lunches. 
  • Forget a lunch? No money in hot lunch account? If your student doesn't have money in their hot lunch account, they will not be able to charge meals. Grades 4-8 will have the tray returned, and will be given milk, fruit, and access to the salad bar only. Grades 3 and under will not have tray pulled, but will be given the same if it is caught before getting a meal. Payments for hot lunch accounts are made through MySchoolBucks
  • We follow the same menu as the St. Vrain Valley School District - Download here!
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.

Health Clerk Office

We are in need of the following for our health clerk office:

New underwear and gently used pants for boys and girls sizes 4-8. 

Any and all donations are very much appreciated! Please drop off at the front desk.
2016-2017 Enrollment - Limited Elementary School
Spots Available

We have a few spots left in our elementary school lower grade classes - we always love referrals from our Dragon family!

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

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! 

Fall PTO K-Cup Drive!

What? PTO will be accepting K-Cup donations to stock the staff lounge! 
When? Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1
Where? Morning driveline 

Check off volunteer time while you grocery shop and earn money for our school by using your Flagstaff Academy King Soopers card!

The PTO is relaunching the King Soopers fundraising program - a super easy way to raise money for our school. Purchase a $10 reloadable cash card from PTO reps at the back-to-school events or turn in an order form. Load the card up and then buy groceries or gas at any Kroger locations. 5% of what you spend goes to the school we love. 

For more information: 

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.


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.

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


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Longmont, CO 80501

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