Thursday, April 19, 2018

FSE Thursday Blast 04-19-2018


UPCOMING EVENTS:
Thursday, April 19th
            -4th Grade Choir Concert at 3:15pm and 6:00pm in the gym
Friday, April 20th
            -NO SCHOOL: Teacher compensation day for conferences
Friday, April 27th
            -FSE Spirit Assembly at 3:30pm in the gym



CELL PHONE PARENTING
Cell phones have become very common at Flagstone, students as young as second and third grade are coming to school with phones.  Without proper guidance, and parental controls students CAN be exposed to content that is far more advanced than their emotional maturity.  Please take a moment to help educate your child on the safety and use of proper cell phone use.  The below resource is our number one go-to resource site for how to effectively teach technology in schools and home.  The link below will not only direct you to resources for Tweens on cell phone parenting but also to very useful digital citizenship resources to help teach your child.
Common Sense Media site for great information:  CLICK HERE

Bullying through Text
Recently our fifth and sixth graders have had more incidences of using technology inappropriately causing a disruption to the learning processes.  Some of these incidences include mean texting about friends with other friends, causing significant friendship issues to erupt during the school day and beyond, many of which are bullying.  At FSE we take these incidences very seriously and do follow up on any and all incidences of bullying through texting.  At the beginning of the year, we ask all students and parents in grades 3-6  to sign a tech agreement that outlines our rules.  Please help us guide our students in making good decisions by reviewing this agreement.  It can be found HERE. If your child has been a victim of mean or inappropriate texts please contact the office, as this is not tolerated.

CASTLE ROCK REGION MEETING TO DISCUSS DISTRICT FINANCIAL CHALLENGES
Please join Castle Rock Region Principals and SAC chairs on April 30th at 6:00 PM at DCSH for a special meeting to discuss our current financial struggle in Douglas County School District.  Please see the FLIER HERE and information about the event HERE.

PARENTS OF INCOMING 6TH GRADERS:
In preparation for the next school year, a Tdap vaccine is required for 6th grade entry. Click HERE for more details.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We need YOU for the upcoming book fair! More info HERE. Sign up by clicking this link.

CLICK HERE FOR APRIL'S LINKS WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (plus the links from above):
  • 5th Grade Tdap Letter
  • CRPD Medication Disposal Opportunity
  • Book Fair Volunteer Letter
  • 2018-2019 School Supplies--Must order by June 15th a portion of the proceeds goes to the FSE PTO (1st Day School Supplies)
  • Kid2KitLit Camp: Summer camp taught by our very own Mrs. Miller
  • Tri the Rock
  • Camp Invention: Run by our very own Ms. Lossin
  • Overdrive Books
  • Youth Football Camp at DCHS
  • Speed & Conditioning Camp

Friday, April 13, 2018

FSE Thursday Blast 04-12-2018

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Friday, April 13th
            -FSE Spirit Assembly at 3:30pm in the gym
Monday, April 16th
            -SAC Meeting at 4:00pm in the Learning Commons
Tuesday, April 17th
            -Spirit Night at Smart Cow
Wednesday, April 18th
            -PTO Meeting at 7:00pm in the Learning Commons
Friday, April 20th
            -NO SCHOOL: Teacher compensation day for conferences

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:
As you may recall, our Fun Run money went into updating the book room at FSE that teachers use to pull from to teach in their reading groups. We are in the very exciting process of seeing our hard work from the Fun Run come to life. We are in need of parent volunteers who are willing to come and help with the process. This is a very important task as it impacts all classrooms in the building and if you'd be willing to help please contact Chelsey Mallory at cjmallory@dcsdk12.org.

2018/2019 CLASS PLACEMENT:
To learn about the process that we use to create class lists or to find out how you can give input on what type of class you believe your child will thrive in next school year, CLICK HERE.


Rehearsal Dates and Times (Flagstone Elementary Music Room):
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 4:20-5:30
Wednesday, April 25, 2018  from 4:20-5:30 (Dress Rehearsal)

Talent Show Dates and Times:
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
6:00 p.m. - There will be a performance in the gym at Flagstone for all families and friends of the performers.                     

Friday, May 4, 2018

2:30 p.m. - There will be a performance in the gym at Flagstone for all  students.

FUN RUN T-SHIRT DESIGN:
Calling all artists! Help design our next fun run shirts! CLICK HERE for more details.

NEEDED!! GALLON SIZE ZIPLOCK BAGS
We are in need of gallon size ziplock bags for our book room. We store our books in these to keep them nice and would love any and all donations. Thanks so much!

CLICK HERE FOR APRIL'S LINKS WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (plus the links from above):
  • 2018-2019 School Supplies--Must order by June 15th a portion of the proceeds goes to the FSE PTO (1st Day School Supplies)
  • Kid2KitLit Camp: Summer camp taught by our very own Mrs. Miller
  • Success in Middle School
  • Tri the Rock
  • Camp Invention: Run by our very own Ms. Lossin
  • Overdrive Books
  • Youth Football Camp at DCHS
  • Speed & Conditioning Camp
Student Council:
All Student Council representatives have a meeting tomorrowApril 13th, at 8:15 in the Learning Commons.  Please encourage your student to wear their black Student Council shirt.  Our last meeting of the school year will be on Friday, May 18th.  

CAMP INVENTION

Also, I'm still looking for a camp parent. Could this also be posted by camp invention?

CAMP INVENTION NEEDS A WONDERFUL PARENT TO HELP PROMOTE OUR PROGRAM!

OVERVIEW OF CAMP PARENT'S DUTIES 
The Camp Parent is responsible for assisting Directors in promoting their program at a local level. Camp Parents help further the mission of Camp Invention and the National Inventors Hall of Fame by making their local camp a success through increased enrollment. Camp Parents receive one (1) complimentary base price registration for their immediate child in return for their completion of the responsibilities below. 

SOME WAYS CAMP PARENTS CAN HELP: 
• Engage in social media (Facebook and Twitter) 
• Are actively involved in their children’s extracurricular and/or community activities 
• Are committed to getting as many children enrolled in the program as possible 
• Are well connected in the local community 
• Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills with both children and adults 
• Demonstrate enthusiasm and generate excitement when representing the program 
• Display creativity, flexibility and resourcefulness 
• Are self-directed and natural problem-solvers CAMP PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Post on social media sites to gain interest in the program
• Conduct a parent-to-parent e-mail campaign 
• Work with the PTA/PTO council to help further promote the program 
• Distribute flyers and posters in the community, including at the public libraries, grocery stores, coffee shops, etc. 
• Set up a camp booth at community events: swimming lesson signups, Little League or soccer games, school carnivals, kindergarten roundup (many children have older siblings), etc. 
• Distribute flyers and brochures to private schools and schools in other districts 
• Give information to leaders of local Scout troops 
• Arrange for dates to be placed on community bulletin boards including the local newspaper and outdoor displays in the community

Thursday, April 5, 2018

FSE Thursday Blast 04-05-2018

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Friday, April 6th
           -Student council spirit day: All students and staff are encouraged
             to wear their favorite baseball attire to the Colorado Rockies
             home opener!
           -FSE Spirit Assembly at 3:30 in the gym
           -Spring Carnival from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, food trucks arrive at
            5:30 pm (CLICK HERE for details)
Monday, April 9th-Friday, April 13th
           -Spring Conferences
Tuesday, April 10th
           -Talent Show Auditions from 4:15 pm-6:00 pm
Friday, April 13th
            -FSE Spirit Assembly at 3:30 in the gym
Friday, April 20th
            -NO SCHOOL: Teacher compensation day for conferences

CLASS PLACEMENT:
To learn about the process that we use to create class lists or to find out
how you can give input on what type of class you believe your child will
thrive in, CLICK HERE.

SPRING CARNIVAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
If you are able to help, SIGN UP HERE.

FOOD TRUCK MENUS
Don't wait to see what delicious offerings will be at the carnival. Click a link
below to see them here!
BBQ Menu
Thai Menu
Baked Goods/Sweets Menu

FLAGSTONE'S GOT TALENT:
The Flagstone Talent Show is happening May 2nd at 6:00 pm. Sign up to
participate HERE! Auditions will be held on Tuesday, April 10th*, practices
on April 18th and April 25th.
*revised time

FUN RUN T-SHIRT DESIGN:
Calling all artists! Help design our next fun run shirts! CLICK HERE
for more details.

NEEDED!! GALLON SIZE ZIPLOCK BAGS
We are in need of gallon size ziplock bags for our book room. We store
our books in these to keep them nice and would love any and all
donations.  We will have a box at the door for donations at the spring
carnival.  Thanks so much!

CLICK HERE FOR APRIL'S LINKS WITH THE FOLLOWING 
INFORMATION (plus the links from above):
  • 2018-2019 School Supplies--Must order by June 15th a portion of the                                  proceeds goes to FSE PTO
  • Kid2KitLit Camp: Summer camp taught by our very own Mrs. Miller
  • Success in Middle School
  • Tri the Rock
  • Camp Invention: Run by our very own Ms. Lossin
  • Chess Club (Scholarships Available)
  • Overdrive Books
  • Youth Football Camp at DCHS
  • Speed & Conditioning Camp

Thursday, March 29, 2018

FSE Thursday Blast 03-29-18

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Friday, March 30th
           -Last day to order Spirit Wear (order form HERE)
           -FSE Spirit Assembly at 3:30 in the gym
Tuesday, April 3rd
           -State Mandated Testing begins
Wednesday, April 4th
           -Kindergarten Orientation at 9:45 am
Friday, April 6th
           -FSE Spirit Assembly at 3:30 in the gym
           -Spring Carnival from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (CLICK HERE for details)
Monday, April 9th-Friday, April 13th
           -Spring Conferences

STATE MANDATED TESTING INFO:

State Mandated Testing (CMAS) at FSE will begin on April 3rd, 2018.
CLICK HERE for more information.

DCHS FEEDER STATE ASSESSMENT LETTER
HERE is the link to our feeder letter regarding opt-outs for state testing, 
it is the same one that was sent out earlier in the week.

FLAGSTONE'S GOT TALENT:
Does your child know how to make people laugh? Make things appear
out of thin air? Do they sing, dance, or act? We want to see it! The
Flagstone talent show will take place on May 2nd at 6:00 pm. Sign up
to participate HERE! Auditions will be held on April 11th, practices on
April 18th and April 25th.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS:
Help design our next fun run shirts CLICK HERE for more details!

SPRING CARNIVAL
If you are able to help SIGN UP HERE.

NEEDED!!  GALLON SIZE ZIPLOCK BAGS
We are in need of gallon size ziplock bags for our book room. We store
our books in these to keep them nice and would love any and all
donations.  We will have a box at the door for donations at the spring
carnival.  Thanks so much!

CLICK HERE FOR MARCH'S LINKS WITH THE FOLLOWING 
INFORMATION:
  • School Supplies
  • Spring Carnival 
  • Kid2KitLit Camp
  • Mad Science
  • Sticky Fingers Cooking Class
  • Success in Middle School
  • Tri the Rock
  • Camp Invention
  • Chess Club (Scholarships Available)
  • LEGO: Magnets + Motors (Scholarships Available)
  • Overdrive Books

Thursday, March 15, 2018

3-15-18 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, March 15th
Spirit Night at Firehouse Subs until 8:00 pm
Friday, March 16th
FSE Spirit Assembly at 3:30 pm in the gym
Monday, March 19th-Friday, March 23rd
NO SCHOOL-Spring Break
Tuesday, March 27th: Butter Braid Pick up in Cafeteria: 3:15-5:30
Friday, March 30th
Last day to order Spirit Wear
FSE Spirit Assembly at 3:30 pm in the gym


State Mandated Testing Info
State Mandated Testing (CMAS) at FSE will begin on April 3, 2018.  
CLICK HERE for more information.


Upcoming Save the Date!
FSE Spring Carnival: April 6th: Spring Carnival
    Food Trucks arrive at 5:30 and Carnival starts at 6pm to 8pm
Spring Conferences
    April 9-13


Butter Braids
Please pick up between 3:15 to 5:30 on Tuesday, March 27th.  
If you miss this window we do not have a freezer to store them so
they will be donated.


School Supplies: Due June 15
It's now time to place your order with 1st Day School Supplies for
the 2018-19 school year! Visit 1stDaySchoolSupplies.com to get
started! Just a reminder, 1st Day School Supplies kits are the exact
school supplies your teachers requested ...and approved by your
school! This year we are excited to offer Vera Bradley and Jansport
backpacks and lunch boxes to our great selection of accessories!


Flagstone’s Got Talent
Does your child know how to make people laugh? Make things
appear out of thin air? Do they sing, dance, or act? We want to see
it! The Flagstone talent show will take place on May 2nd at 6:00pm.
Sign up to participate HERE! Auditions will be held on April 11th,
practices on April 18th and April 25th.


Spirit Wear
We’ll be placing one last order for Spirit Wear before the end of the
school year! Please turn your orders in to the front office before March 30th.


Summer Literacy Camp at FSE (Mrs Miller’s Camp is BACK!)


FSE Enrichment Programs:


PTO Spirit Nights


Community Events


Thursday, March 8, 2018

3-8-18 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events:
Friday, March 9th
  • FSE Spirit Assembly at 3:30 pm in the gym
Monday, March 12th
  • SAC Meeting at 4:00 pm in the Learning Commons
  • Deadline to register for Mad Science Enrichment Program
Monday, March 12th
  • LAST DAY to turn in butter braid orders. We won't be able to accept any
orders after this date.
Wednesday, March 14th
  • PTO Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Learning Commons
Friday, March 16th
  • FSE Spirit Assembly at 3:30 pm in the gym
Monday, March 19th-Friday, March 23rd
  • No School-Spring Break

Kindergarten Orientation
Kindergarten Orientation is coming up!  Please join us on April 4th from 9:45-10:45 am here
at Flagstone!  Please call or email Kellie McKenzie with any questions at (303)387-5235 or
email kmckenzie@dcsdk12.org.

School Supplies
It's now time to place your order with 1st Day School Supplies for the 2018-19 school year!
Visit 1stDaySchoolSupplies.com to get started! Just a reminder, 1st Day School Supplies kits
are the exact school supplies your teachers requested ...and approved by your school! This
year we are excited to offer Vera Bradley and Jansport backpacks and lunch boxes to our
great selection of accessories!

PTO Fundraiser
Please help PTO raise some money for our wonderful teachers!  All order forms need to be
returned to your child’s teacher on Monday, March 12th.  Pick up for the butter braids will be
March 27th from 3:15 to 5:30 in the cafeteria.  We cannot store them so if they are not picked
up they will be donated.

Student Council:
Student Council will be having a meeting tomorrow, Friday, March 9th, at 8:15 in the Learning Commons.  
Please have your student wear their black Student Council shirt because we will be taking a picture
for the FSE yearbook.  

Access to 1000’s Books at Home
Please see this new resource from our librarian Mrs. Petrillo! OverDrive Online Library

FSE Enrichment Programs:






















FSE Thursday Blast 04-19-2018

UPCOMING EVENTS: Thursday, April 19th             -4th Grade Choir Concert at 3:15pm and 6:00pm in the gym Friday, April 20th   ...