Thursday, February 15, 2018

2-15-18 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, February 15th
  • Crazy for Kindness Day, wear crazy hair and crazy clothes
Friday, February 16th
  • No School-Professional Development Day
Monday, February 19th
  • No school, Presidents Day
Wednesday, February 21st
  • PTO Meeting from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Learning Commons
Thursday, February 22nd
  • Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A from 4:00-10:00 pm
Friday, February 23rd
  • Spirit Night at Chipotle from 4:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday, February 27th
  • Lifetouch class picture day - Gym


FSE Enrichment programs:

Community:

Volunteers needed:
If you would like to volunteer for spring class picture day, please contact Kellie McKenzie at Kellie.McKenzie@dcsdk12.org.  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

2-8-18 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, February 8th
  • Rink at the Rock Night from 4:00-8:00 pm
Friday, February 9th
  • Spirit Assembly-3:30 pm in the gym
Monday, February 12th
  • Feeder SAC Meeting from 5:00-7:00 pm Douglas County High School
Monday, February 12th-Friday, February 16th
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week
Thursday, February 15th
  • Crazy for Kindness Day, wear crazy hair and crazy clothes
Friday, February 16th
  • No school-Professional Development Day
Monday, February 19th
  • No school, Presidents Day


Student Safety
Please remember that if you are on campus to sign in at the office and get a visitor badge,
this includes the playground.  Please also remind your child that they should not run
up to the kiss and go lane during their recess time if they see you picking up a sibling.  
Thanks for your attention to this matter.


Flagstone School Accountability Committee
We have an opening for one parent liaison on our Flagstone School Accountability Committee (FSAC).
Flagstone  SAC is an advisory committee, not a governing body, that advises the principal on school
performance, budget priorities and parental engagement. The purpose of the committee is to inform,
encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the input of
planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.  
Each SAC is comprised of parents, community members, principals and teachers.
Topics discussed at FSAC include:
Parent Engagement
Flagstone Budget Priorities
Flagstone Unified Improvement Plan (UIP)
FSAC meetings are held quarterly or as needed/determined by our committee.  They begin at 4:15 and last
an hour or so.
We invite you to join us as we strengthen our school and community together!
  • Learn more by attending the DC Feeder  Accountability Committee meeting this Mon. Feb. 12th
at DCHS 5 - 6:30.
---Flagstone Elementary SAC


Student Council Reminder:
All Student Council Representatives have a meeting tomorrow, Friday, February 9th, at 8:15 in the
Learning Commons.   Please encourage your student to wear their Student Council t-shirt every Friday.


We Want Your Input!
It is that time of year where we are planning our school budgets for the next school year.  Our staff,
and school accountability committee, have both weighed in on what they would like to prioritize for our
school budget for the 18-19 school year, and we wanted your input too. Our staff selected the following
four priorities as the most critical to consider and our school SAC agreed.  They are:
1. Writing Curriculum (the investigation and purchasing of a comprehensive program)
2. Class size  (staffing to keep them as low as fiscally possible)
3. Completion of our instructional student books (this was started by PTO with our fun run money but not
finished)
3. Intervention support (reading, math, and behavior) for students that need extra support.


Please let us know what you think about these recommendations or other ones that you might have.  As you
know, our budgets are limited, so if we prioritize one idea or program, another idea or program would need
to be reconsidered.  On another note, our specials programs will continue the same as this year, including
full-time teachers for these important parts of our curriculum.

FSE Enrichment programs:


Thursday, February 1, 2018

2-1-18 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, February 1st-Friday, February 2nd
  • Last 2 days of 2nd Annual Backpack Program Food Drive
Friday, February 2nd
  • Go Red Day-WEAR RED to increase awareness of having a healthy heart
  • Spirit Assembly-3:30 pm in the gym
Tuesday, February 6th
  • 2:30 Fire Drill
  • Battle of the Books 5 and 5:30
Wednesday, February 7th
  • Battle of the Books-FSE vs DC
Thursday, February 8th
  • Rink at the Rock Night
Friday, February 9th
  • Spirit Assembly-3:30 pm in the gym
Monday, February 12th
  • Feeder SAC Meeting from 5:00-7:00 pm Douglas County High School
Monday, February 12th-Friday, February 16th
  • Kindness Week


We Want Your Input!
It is that time of year where we are planning our school budgets for the next school year.  Our staff, and school accountability committee, have both weighed in on what they would like to prioritize for our school budget for the 18-19 school year, and we wanted your input too. Our staff selected the following four priorities as the most critical to consider and our school SAC agreed.  They are:
1. Writing Curriculum (the investigation and purchasing of a comprehensive program)
2. Class size  (staffing to keep them as low as fiscally possible)
3. Completion of our instructional student books (this was started by PTO with our fun run money but not finished)
3. Intervention support (reading, math, and behavior) for students that need extra support.


Please let us know what you think about these recommendations or other ones that you might have.  As you know, our budgets are limited, so if we prioritize one idea or program, another idea or program would need to be reconsidered.  On another note, our specials programs will continue the same as this year, including full-time teachers for these important parts of our curriculum.
Link to TWO question survey

Choir!!
3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Grade Choir starts next Friday!
4th, 5th & 6th Grade Drama club starts the Monday after that and there is still time to sign up.

WISH WEEK!
Thanks for all your donations to our Wish Week Fundraiser.  FSE raised $1883 dollars for the Make a Wish Foundation.  We contributed to the total amount collected by the Douglas County High School Feeder for a total amount of $47,000!  What an amazing community event!  This money will go to grant 7 wishes for children across Colorado.


DCSD Open Enrollment Round Two
If you live outside Flagstone’s boundaries and have a younger sibling to register you much
complete Open Enrollment.  If you did not complete Open Enrollment during first round,
you will be able to apply for Open Enrollment now, this window opened on January 22nd.
 If you have a current  6th grader and live outside Mesa/DCHS boundaries, you must open
enroll to attend Mesa in the fall.  Please contact Kellie McKenzie in the office should you have
any questions regarding this process.


Community:

Thursday, January 25, 2018

FSE Thursday Blast 1-25-18

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, January 25th
  • Spirit Night at Cafe Rio from 4:00-8:00 pm
Friday, January 26th
  • Last day of Wish Week-Superhero Day
  • Spirit Assembly-3:30 pm in the gym
Monday, January 29th-Friday, February 2nd
  • 2nd Annual Backpack Program Food Drive
Tuesday, January 30th
  • SQUIRM 3rd Grade Choir Concert- from 3:15-4:00 pm in the gym and again in the evening at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, January 31st
  • FSAC Meeting-4:15-5:15 pm in the Learning Commons
Friday, February 2nd
  • Go Red Day-WEAR RED to increase awareness of having a healthy heart
  • Spirit Assembly-3:30 pm in the gym


Backpack Program Food Drive
Next week student council will be hosting the annual food drive. This year we will be doing a dinner drive by donating items that would be served at dinner.   Please see this link for more information.


FSE Happenings
















Thursday, January 18, 2018

1-18-18 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, January 18th
  • Passport to Mesa (6th graders) 6:15-7:15 pm at Mesa Middle School
Friday, January 19th
  • Spirit assembly 3:15 pm in the Gym-Wish Week Kickoff
Monday, January 22nd-Friday, January 26th
  • Wish Week Spirit Days
~Monday: Hat Day, bring in $1.00 to wear a hat all day. Penny Wars starts so bring
in your coins!
~Tuesday: Mustache Day.
~Wednesday: Color Wars. Wear your grade’s color to show spirit.
(Pre-K=Yellow, Kindergarten=Green, First=Red, Second=Orange,
Third=Purple, Fourth=Blue, Fifth=Black and Sixth=White)
~Thursday: Crazy Sock Day.
~Friday: Superhero Day. Last Day of Penny Wars.

  • Thursday, January 25th:  Spirit Night at Cafe Rio from 4:00-8:00 pm


FSE Updates
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 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.

Lunchroom Protocols
  • We have tweaked the lunchroom procedures for grades 1-5 to ensure our students are maximizing their time to eat, and are following the safety rules in the lunchroom.  Students are eating with their classrooms and have an EA assigned to support them during this time.  Fridays will be open seating for all grade levels.  We will continue these procedures until students are able to move back to open seating while still following all procedures.
  • Feeder SAC (School Accountability) Meeting
    • The Douglas County Feeder School SAC’s are hosting a joint SAC meeting on February 12th at 5pm at Douglas County High School.  We hope you can attend.  The agenda will be forthcoming.
Student Council Updates:
All Student Council Reps have a meeting tomorrowFriday, January 19th at 8:15 in the Learning Commons.  



District Updates
The DCSD Board of Education needs your help in the search for our next permanent
superintendent! Attend a Community Input meeting on Jan. 23 or 24, and/or take a
short online survey. https://www.dcsdk12.org/superintendent-search