Friday, September 23, 2016


Saturday, September 24
  • PTO Fall Festival- 4:00PM

Monday, September 26
  • MS Boys Basketball Registration Begins-8th Grade

Tuesday, September 27
  • MS Boys Basketball Registration Begins-7th Grade (if there is still room)
  • Galapagos Spring Break Trio Mtg- 4:15PM
  • SAC Meeting-5:00PM

Wednesday, September 28
  • MS Boys Basketball Registration Begins-6th Grade (if there is still room)
  • Harvest Day-Sweet Peppers!
  • Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences-4:00-8:00PM
  • Scholastic Book Fair-4-8PM
  • PTO Fundraiser at Chilis - ALL DAY!

Thursday, September 29
  • Schoolwide Noon Dismissal
  • Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences-1:00-8:00PM
  • MS Conferences Open House-
  • Scholastic Book Fair-1-8PM

Friday, September 30
  • Lost and Found Items Donation to OUR Center
October Preview

Saturday, October 1
  • 2016-2017 Annual Activity Fees Due

Monday, October 3
  • 5th Grade YMCA Trip Payment Due

Tuesday, October 4
  • Board of Directors Mtg-5:30PM

Wednesday, October 5
  • Staff/Parent Dress Code Mtg: 4PM
  • Staff/Parent Dress Code Mtg: 4PM


Dear Parents,

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Colorado Measures of Academic Sucess (CMAS) scores were recently released for the 2015-2016 school year. I am pleased to announce that Flagstaff Academy students scored in the top 3 schools in the district on 7 out of the 12 assessments - quite an achievement for a school who focuses on the Core Knowledge sequence and not the Common Core (which are tested by PARCC and CMAS). The links below will take you to our scores and how our students fared against the district and the state.
As a reminder, PARCC is administered for reading and math to all students in grades 3-8 and CMAS is administered for science in grades 5 and 8.  

CMAS for social studies is administered in grades 4 and 7; however, last year the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) chose to test students in this area only once every three years. Our students did not test last year nor will they test this year. This means our next year's fourth and seventh graders will take the CMAS test for social studies for the 2017-2018 school year.

The individual student scores arrived on Tuesday, September 20th. For elementary students, if your child tested with us last year, then you will receive a copy of the scores during your individual conferences next week. For middle school students, we will have a table set up in the Commons during our Middle School Conferences Open House, on Thursday, September 29 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for you to pick up your child's iReady and PARCC/CMAS scores. The teachers will also be available to meet with you at that time.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope you enjoy your weekend!


Robin Lowe
Executive Principal

Elementary School Goal Setting Conferences

Our Goal Setting Conference format has been created to provide more accurate and individualized information, as well as more prompt testing feedback. 

Elementary School Goal Setting Conference Schedule:
Wednesday, September 28
4:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 29
1:00-8:00 p.m.

All School Noon Dismissal on Thursday, September 29

Your child's teacher will meet with you to go over goals for the school year based on Fall 2016 Assessments, observations from the teacher, and conversations with your child.  

Thank you for partnering with us for your child's success!
Conferences for Middle School are designed to be on demand, and at the point of need, to best serve our students. For parents wishing to meet and do a short check in with teachers, we invite you to our Middle School Conference Open House.

If you're needing more than a five minute check-in regarding your child's progress, please email the teacher directly and request a meeting. 

Questions? Email Katie Gustafson, Middle School Assistant Principal at kgustafson@flagstaffacademy.org.

Thank you for partnering with us for your child's success!

2016-2017 Middle School Boys Basketball Registration

The registration process has changed, so please read carefully!
There are only 30 spots available for the Middle School Boys Basketball team.
  • Monday, September 26: Registration will open for 8th grade only. 
  • Tuesday, September 27: If there are any remaining spots, registrations will be accepted on Tuesday, September 27 for 7th graders. 
  • Wednesday, September 28: Again, if there are any remaining spots, registration will continue on Wednesday, September 28 for 6th grade. 
Again, there are only 30 spots available and registration will close when that number is reached. Only a complete registration form that includes jersey and shorts size with a check made out to Flagstaff Academy for $55.00 will be accepted. (Financial assistance is available, for free/reduced lunch program students. Please contact Kim Rapp, Business Office Assistance, at kim.rapp@flagstaffacademy.org)   

Registration forms can be found on the Dragon's Athletic website or can be picked up from Mrs. Salgado at the athletic office. 

The season is six (6) weeks long and practices begin Monday, October 3rd and run every Monday-Thursday, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Games begin Wednesday, October 19. 

The season ends with a district-wide tournament on Saturday, November 12th.

Questions? Contact Coach Salgado at 
2016-2017 Activity Fees Due October 1st!

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.

Student Activity Fees payments are non-refundable.
LMC is Looking for Books!

The LMC is looking for the following popular books for our library to replace copies that have been lovingly read (and re-read) and that now need to be replaced: 

2017 Guinness World Records and Minecraft

They would also be very happy to receive any year World Record books that you have or can find!! 



Please drop off the LMC and thank you for your support!

Harvest Days 2016-2017!

Sweet Peppers!

We are so excited for another year of Harvest Days at Flagstaff Academy! Partnering again with Ollin Farms and the St. Vrain Valley School District Nutrition Services, we'll be offering local and seasonal fresh vegetables throughout the year. 
During lunch on Wednesday, September 28, we'll be highlighting delicious Sweet Peppers, both in fresh, raw form, and in a delicious "Allergen Aware" sweet pepper hummus!

Dragon Flight is Hiring!

Our Dragon Flight is hiring! They are looking for the following talented people:
    • Dragon Flight Business Assistant - Part Time
      • Combination work-from-home and onsite office duties
      • Hours will vary, but will most likely be 12-14 hours per week
      • Responsibilities: Accounts receivable, purchasing, human resources, general office assistance.
    • Dragon Flight Aide: 
      • 2 hours a day and non-school days
      • M-F - 3:15-5:15 p.m.
      • Must be 16 years old or older - Perfect for High School students who are great with kids!
    • Dragon Flight Group Leaders:
      • 2-3 hours a day and non-school days
      • M-F - 3:00-5:00/6:00 p.m.
      • Must be 18 years or older
Join a fantastic team! If you're interested, please visit Flagstaff Academy's Employment page for the full job descriptions and how to apply. 

Volunteers of the Month
Every month, we will be recognizing our volunteers by holding a drawing for our "Volunteers of the Month."  The Volunteer Drawing Winners for August are:
Anna Sagarra-McCracken
(Kira's mom)
Classroom helper (among other things) this year. Thank you, Ana!!

Kea Toothaker
(Kendall, Kye, and Carly's mom) 
Flagstaff Academy's "Queen of Laminating," Kea comes in every week to work on our many laminating requests, and always with a smile!
Timmy Conrad, 
one of our awesome community volunteers. He serves as a mentor to our middle school students and as a track coach.

Thank you for everything you do every day, to make Flagstaff a wonderful place to learn!

Interested in volunteering? Contact Jeannie Torres, Volunteer Coordinator, at jtorres@flagstaffacademy.org with any questions.
Charting the Galápagos Islands
Spring Break 2017

The Galápagos Islands are most famous for the profound discoveries of Charles Darwin. Carry on that scientific tradition as you learn about the unique species of birds and other animals that call the islands home...many of which can't be found anywhere else in the world. On mainland Ecuador, experience the local culture in Quito. Independence Plaza and the Intinian Museum provide social context to the biological wonders of this fascinating country.

Come to the first informational meeting about this trip:
When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 4:15 p.m.
Where: Mrs. Ledbetter's room D24. 

Only 6 spots left and there will be a price increase as of October 1! Locking in your reservation now ensures the lowest possible price!

Want to know more about the trip? Check out the website:

*Please note that EFTours are not Flagstaff-sponsored trips.
A New Year for 100-Mile Club!
It's not too late to still sign-up for 100-Mile Club! You can enroll anytime throughout the year. Want those Jog-a-thon laps to count? Be sure to sign up before Friday, October 14th!

Upcoming Events
Saturday, October 1
Lake McIntosh
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Grab a slip and run the loop - almost a 5k!
Saturday, Oct. 29
Eerie Erie at
Erie Middle School

Saturday, Nov. 12
Longmont Turkey Trot

About the 100-Mile Club: The 100-Mile Club is a club open to all students at Flagstaff Academy. The 100-Mile Club gets students moving before, during, and after school with the end goal of reaching 100 miles by the end of the year. After they register, students are welcome to come to any and all practices!  

Morning Practices are M, T, Th, and F from 7:15 - 7:45 a.m. 

Parents and Guardians! 
In order for 100-Mile club to be successful we are in need of parent volunteers. Please sign-up here to help! 
 Ahoy Book Mateys!
Our next Scholastic Bookaneer BookFair is right around the corner! 

Wednesday, September 28, 4:00-8:00 p.m.  Thursday, September 29, 1:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: LMC 
Stop by before or after your parent/teacher conference to check out all the terrific books!

We'll also have fun stationery items like spy pens, erasers, bookmarks, and posters for sale!

Calling all Bookaneer Volunteers!
Sign up and help this BookFair sail to success!

2016-2017 Enrollment - Limited Spots Available

We have a few spots left in our Elementary 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! 

Date: Saturday, September 24
Time: 4:00-6:30 p.m.  
Join us for the annual community event!
We'll have carnival games. bounce houses, petting zoo, barrel train, Canyon Critters, face painting, climbing wall and lots of fun.

We still need volunteers are needed!
Cake walk donations are needed! 
Contact Patricia Bicknell to sign up at bicknell@indra.com  

 Dragon Dash is Flagstaff's Be Fit Fundraiser!
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Limited Edition Jog-a-thon Shirts!
Check your Friday Folder today or click here to order your Dress Code approved Spirit Wear. Orders are due by Wed., October 5th. 

Donation Packets will go home on Wednesday, September 28th.

Visit FlagstaffAcademyPTO.org for all things Dragon Dash!

Help Provide Dinner for Our Teachers During Elementary Goal Setting Conferences!

The PTO's Hospitality Committee needs your help providing dinner for our amazing teachers on evenings of the Elementary School Goal Setting conferences, Wednesday, Sept. 28 & Wednesday, Sept. 29th. 

We've created two SignUpGenius links for the meals that we have planned for each evening. Please click on the images below for a detailed list of what we need your help providing. 
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth O'Hara: ejmorris22207@yahoo.com 

 Thanks in advance!

CHILI'S Flagstaff Academy Fundraiser

Wednesday, September 28
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Chilis, 1245 South Hover Road, Longmont 80501

Present the "Give Back Event" flyer from your Friday Folder (and linked here) and Chili's will donate 15% of the event day sales back to our school! (Sale cannot be included in donation amount with flyer.) Offer only valid on the date and location stated above. Donations will not be given on sales made prior to or past this date.

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.
Classroom and Home Room Contests for the 2016/2017 School Year: 
600 Box Tops = Chew Gum at School 
1,200 Box Tops = Popcorn Party 
2,400 Box Tops = Kickball Party  

Classrooms and Home Rooms in the lead for Chew Gum at School: 
Slinker 227 - Hamilton 189 - Veum 164

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR TEACHERS NAME ON THE SUBMISSION! Submissions without a name go into a general pool and do not count towards the classroom and homeroom totals! 

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 


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.

Conference Care is available on September 29-30th!
      • Thursday, September 29: 
        • Half Day Care, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
        • $35.00 Lunch and Movie at Village at the Peaks
      • Friday, September 30: (NO SCHOOL DAY)
        • Full Day Care, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
        • $45.00 Field trip to Warrior Challenge Center and Dizzy's Family Fun Center

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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