Thursday, December 14, 2017

12-14-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Dear FSE Families,
It has been a busy week at Flagstone! Teachers are finishing up their first semester units and preparing report cards to share your child's progress. Report cards will be live in your parent portal account on Saturday, December 23rd. If you forgot your parent portal account please call the office PRIOR to December 21st because after that our office will be closed. Please see below for directions on how to access student report cards.

I have included some pictures of all the hard work your students participated in this week, wow! Please take a minute to check out #oneflagstone on Twitter if you haven't yet, it is full of hard work and learning!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Kelli Smith, FSE Principal

Upcoming events:
Thursday, December 14th
  • Spirit night at Chick-Fil-A (4-8pm)
Friday, December 15th
  •  Spirit assembly 3:30 PM  Gym
Friday, December 15th  
  • Nov/Dec Golden Ticket Winners Milk and Cookies with the Principals
Monday, December 18th
  • YESS program for 6th grade with Officer Lewis   Learning Commons
Thursday, December 21st Festive Sweater Day
December Friday, 22nd- Sunday, January 5th
  • Winter break

Elementary School Progress reports
The Fall 2017 Elementary Progress Report (EPR) will be available beginning Saturday, December 23 via the EngagED Parent Portal. In an effort to alleviate any frustration with accessing your student's EPR, we are requesting that you validate your log in credentials for the portal at engaged.dcsdk12.org ahead of the Dec. 23 release. These credentials are the same username and password that you use for accessing the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Should you encounter any log in issues, please visit www.dcsdk12.org/elementary-progress-report for detailed instructions. You may also contact the IT Support Center by email (parenthelp@dcsdk12.org) or phone (303-387-0001).  

Festive Sweater Day
Back by popular demand we will have festive sweater day this coming Thursday. This is a day where students and staff dress in their best winter/festive clothes! This has become a tradition at FSE so we encourage all to participate!

Little Red School House
Please spread the word that outside our little Red School House is not a place to put unwanted items. The purpose of this is to put recyclable items that fit through the little house door.  When items are placed  outside the house it does not look nice for our school, and this is the first thing people see upon entering our lot. Please help us enforce this policy so we can keep our school looking nice Thanks for you attention to this matter.


Mesa Middle School


Community:


FSE Happenings!
Everyone is a teacher!


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These students genius hour project was a success! They made something that would clean the tables.


RT : Today we started our geography unit focused on cultures. First stop...Mexico!





We participated in hour of code and loved it!




5D KINDNESS ROCKS to spread in our community!





Comparing and contrasting with digital puppet shows! We 💗 Puppet Pals!



Practicing our critical thinking and problem solving strategies by figuring out how circuits work!

Student-led research projects! I love the spontaneity!



Go check out the art show at the Wilcox building in Castle Rock! Let’s support our Flagstone artists 😊


Top story: : 'Molecule model building in the 5/6. # ' , see more




Thursday, December 7, 2017

12-7-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming events:
Friday, December 8th
  • Spirit assembly  3:30 pm - Gym
Tuesday, December 12th
  • YESS program for 6th grade 10 am-12 pm  Learning Commons
Thursday, December 14th
  • Spirit night at Chick-Fil-A   4-8pm
Thursday, December 21th
  • Festive Sweater Day - Wear your most creative and festive holiday sweater!
Friday, December 22nd - January 8th
  • Winter Break



Student Council Updates:

All Student Council students have a meeting tomorrow, Friday, December 8th at 8:15 in the Learning Commons.  Student Council reps are encouraged to wear their black FSE t-shirt every Friday.
If you chose to purchase a Wish Week t-shirt for your student and have not already paid the $10 please do so as soon as possible.  You can give cash or a check, made our to DCHS, to the front office.  

Kindergarten Registration!!
Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be on December 12th, 13th and 14th from 10am-2pm.  All of the registration paperwork can be found on our website under the Registration tab here.  If you have any questions please contact Kellie McKenzie in our front office.


Winter Weather is Here!
Our doors open for student supervision at 8:55 a.m.  Please do NOT drop  your child off prior to this time because it is very cold and they will be waiting outside.  I also want to encourage all parents to make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  We have seen many shorts and no jackets this week and it has been cold!  We use Weather Bug to monitor the weather during the day and if the ‘feels like’ temperature is around 20 degrees we keep students inside for recess.  


Intent to Return
In order to plan for enrollment and have your child placed in a class next year we need all parents (if you have not done so already) to fill out our intent to return.  Click here for the form.


Are You Receiving Text Alerts?
Even if you signed up for text alerts you need to opt in to text messaging in order to receive them.  If you are unsure how to do this please call the office and we will help you.  This is very important as it will be our first line of communication should we have an emergency.


Updates:
  • If you are wondering what your child’s teacher's favorite things are please see this attachment Staff Favorites
  • Our student’s art will be featured in a personal art show at our district office on Wilcox Street.  The show will be from Dec. 1st to Dec. 13th and you can view your child’s artwork from 8:00-4:30 Monday -Friday during those dates.
  • Apple Awards are BACK!  Nominate Staff here Apple Award link.
  • We still have a parent representative opening our school accountability committee. Please email Rossana Urbina if you are interested here rossanaurbina@comcast.net.



Flagstone Elementary School
Fall 2017 book fair results:
Books Sold 2743
Reading Minutes 493787

Thank you to Mrs. Petrillo Mrs. Davey and all the parent volunteers that made this event such a success!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

11-30-17 FSE Thursday Blast


Upcoming events:
Friday, December 1st
  • Spirit assembly  Gym @ 3:30pm
December 5th - 7th
  • Holiday Shop
Thursday, December 14th
  • Spirit night at Chick-fil-A (4-8pm)

Kindergarten Registration!!
Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be on December 12th, 13th and 14th from 10am-2pm.  All of the registration paperwork can be found on our website under the Registration tab here.  If you have any questions please contact Kellie McKenzie in our front office.

Book Fair Success!
Thank you to all of our students, staff, and families for their support of our
fall Scholastic Book Fair. This was one of our most profitable book fairs in
the past few years with $13,700 in sales! We raised $1,072 in All for Books
which means our classrooms and library at FSE received that amount in
books, along with children in need receiving the same amount in books
from Scholastic - great job Flagstone! Ms. Hurley’s 5th-grade class came in
as the winner in All for Books donations with just over $138 and will enjoy a
pizza lunch in the Learning Commons soon. The money we raised through
the fair will allow us to purchase new books for our FSE library.
We thank all of you who worked with us on this fair. Your help in setting
up, decorating, running registers, helping students, and tearing down the
fair is so much appreciated – we could not have been successful without all
of you. Thank you so much, and we look forward to seeing you all at our
spring fair beginning May 7th!

PTO

Community:

Enrichment:

Updates
  • If you are wondering what your child’s teacher's favorite things are please see this attachment Staff Favorites
  • Our student’s art will be featured in a personal art show at our district office on Wilcox Street.  The show will be from Dec. 1st to Dec. 13th and you can view your child’s artwork from 8:00-4:30 Monday -Friday during those dates.
  • Apple Awards are BACK!  Nominate Staff here Apple Award link.
  • We still have a parent representative opening our school accountability committee. Please email Rossana Urbina if you are interested here rossanaurbina@comcast.net.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

11-16-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Thursday Blast 11-16-17

Upcoming events:
Thursday, November 16th
  • Spirit Night at Tokyo Joe’s (4:30-8pm)
Friday, November 17th
  • Donuts with Dad (8-9:am) Dining room
  • Dress Like your Dad Day
Friday, November 17th
  • Spirit Assembly (3:30 pm) Gym
November 20th-24th
  • Thanksgiving Break

Thank you to Mrs. Petrillo, and all our fabulous parent volunteers who ran our book fair this week!  All proceeds go to our library to keep it up to date with books for our kids!  Your support is much appreciated!

Updates
  • Our student’s art will be featured in a personal art show at our district office on Wilcox street.  The show will be from Dec. 1st to Dec. 13th and you can view your child’s artwork from 8:00-4:30 Monday -Friday during those dates.

  • Student Council voted on a spirit day for this Friday, November 17th.  In celebration of Donuts with Dads they voted to "Dress like Dad" on Friday.  Can’t wait to see all the ‘Dad’s’ here!

  • 2018-2019 ENROLLMENT CONFIRMATION
It's hard to believe, but we will be starting the planning process for next school year soon.  In order to assist us in this planning, complete the enrollment confirmation survey for your child(ren) by Friday, November 17th.  Please click here for the enrollment survey.  This will help ensure your child's classroom placement for the next year.
  • Apple Awards are BACK!  Nominate Staff through the Link Below

PTO



FSE Happenings












Thursday, November 9, 2017

11-9-17 FSE Thursday Blast


Upcoming events:


Friday November 10th
  • Veteran’s Day Assembly - 3:15 PM  Gym:  All Veterans please join us!


BOOK FAIR ALL WEEK in the LC
Monday, November 13th
  • SAC 4:15pm in the LC
Wednesday, November 15th
  • PTO meeting  - 7:00 PM   Music room
Thursday, November 16th
  • Spirit Night at Tokyo Joe’s 4-8:30 PM
Friday, November 17th
  • Donuts with Dad - 8-9:00 AM    Please bring your dad or special someone to enjoy breakfast. You can take dad to the Book Fair and show him around the school.  We will have a raffle at 8:50am for our dads/special people!  See you there!
November 20th-24th
  • Thanksgiving break


Reminders/Updates:
2018-2019 ENROLLMENT CONFIRMATION
It's hard to believe, but we will be starting the planning process for next school year soon.  In order to assist us in this planning, complete the enrollment confirmation survey for your child(ren) by Friday, November 17th.  Please click here for the enrollment survey.  This will help ensure your child's classroom placement for the next year.


Nutrition Services
If you have signed up for our Thanksgiving feast (November 15th) please send a check in to the office made out to FSE NS. Thank you.


Apple Awards are BACK!  Nominate Staff through the Link Below


Student Council:
All Student Council representatives have a meeting tomorrowFriday, November 10th at 8:15 in the Music Room.


FSE Spelling Bee
We are excited to announce the FSE Spelling Bee. Any students grades 3-6 may participate. The written portion will take place on Tuesday, November 14th at 4:15pm in the Learning Commons. The top 15 spellers will then participate in the school Spelling Bee Tuesday, January 9th at 4:15pm in the gym. The school winner will have the opportunity to compete in the district Spelling Bee Saturday, February 10th. We can't wait to see you there!
-Mrs. Sprigg, Miss Valdez and Miss McGuire


Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented
Please click this LINK for timely information from Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented (DCAGT) about the following events:

  • DCAGT Board Meeting
  • Discovery Program Information for 2018-19
  • Parent Education Opportunities
  • Twice-Exceptional (2E) Parent Group