Thursday, January 11, 2018

1-11-18 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming events:


Friday,  January 12th.
  • No school,  Teacher Professional Development Day
Monday, January 15th
  • No school, Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday and Thursday,  January 16th and 18th
  • Passport to Mesa (6th graders) 6:15-7:15 pm  Mesa Middle  School
Wednesday, January 17th
  • PTO meeting  (7-8pm)   Learning commons
Friday, January 19th
  • Spirit assembly 3:15pm   Gym:  Wish Week Kickoff


DCHS 2018 Wish Week!
Student Council is excited to announce that FSE will be participating in the DCHS 2018 Wish Week!
Wish Week is a community-wide fundraiser, where the Douglas County community
partners with the Make-a-Wish foundation to grant the wish of a child with a terminal illness.
This year Flagstone will be helping Douglas County High School to sponsor a 5 year-old boy
named Caleb.  His wish is to go on a Marvel Cruise!   As a Douglas County Feeder, we are
striving to help pass our overall goal of $40,000 with the help of Castle Rock businesses and
other DCHS feeder schools. We will kick off Wish Week on Friday, January 19th, with a school-wide
assembly run by DCHS Student Council at 3:15.  


Throughout the following week, Student Council has planned different spirit days to help Caleb get to go on this cruise!  
  • Monday, January 22nd- Penny Wars start! Classes are encouraged to bring in their loose
           change/coins.  
    • Hat Day!  Students are encouraged to donate a dollar to wear a hat all day.
  • Tuesday, January 23rd- Mustache Day!  Penny Wars continues!
  • Wednesday, January 24th- Color War!  Each grade level will be given a color to
          wear to show their spirit. Penny Wars continues!
  • Thursday, January 25th- Crazy Sock Day! Penny Wars continues!
  • Friday, January 26th- Superhero Day! Students are encouraged to dress as their
          favorite superhero. Last day for Penny Wars!
In addition to Penny Wars, there will also be a collection going at Kiss n' Go
each morning the week of January 22nd.  


If you have any questions, please ask Karen Allen or Aly English.

Enrichment classes


Request from our Book Room Committee:
Our new book room is in need of gallon-sized Ziploc brand Freezer Bags. We would
like to use all the money raised from the Fun Run to purchase new books, instead of bags
for storage. We would appreciate any donation of Ziploc brand gallon-sized Freezer bags.
Thank you so much for your support!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

12-21-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Dear FSE Families,
I hope you have a wonderful, safe and relaxing break!  It has been my pleasure to serve this wonderful community of teachers, students, and parents this past year and I am looking forward to another wonderful year ahead!  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Kelli Smith
FSE Principal

Upcoming events:
December Friday, 22nd- Sunday, January 5th
  • Winter break
January 9th, Tuesday:
  • FSE Spelling Bee 4:15pm in the gym.
  • 5th Grade Parent Outdoor Education Meeting in the gym 6-7 pm
Friday, January 12th
  • Professional Development Day NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 15th
  • MLK Day NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, Jan 17th
  • PTO Meeting in the LC @ 7pm

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 login 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).  


FSE Fun!!











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!


Yes, she has! We loved having at !




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!