Thursday, December 15, 2016

12-15-16 FSE Thursday Blast


Dear FSE Families,
I hope you all have a wonderful break and a very safe and happy holiday with your families and friends.  This past year has been an incredible one at FSE, and I feel so fortunate to be the leader of such a wonderful staff and group of students.  Our students, your children, continue to amaze me each day with their love of learning and kindness towards each other, so thank you for sharing them with us and with me, they keep me laughing and loving my job everyday.  I continue to be grateful for the incredible group of teachers, staff and parents that dedicate their days to making Flagstone great by volunteering in classrooms, running our PTO and putting on our numerous afterschool events.  It takes and entire community to create a great school for kids so I thank all of you for being a part of that work.  I wish you all the best this holiday season and hope you all enjoy this break.  See you all back here in 2017!

Happy Holidays!
Kelli Smith, FSE Principal


Upcoming Events
  • Friday, December 16th- Monday, January 2nd : No School
  • Tuesday, Jan 3rd school begins
  • Monday, Jan 9th 4:15 FSE School Spelling Bee in the gym
  • Friday, Jan 13th No School: Staff Development Day for Teachers
Elementary Progress Reports Live on Dec 17th!
Your child's progress report will be released in your parent portal account on Saturday, December 17th.  You will be able to access your child's EPR by following the directions below:
  • Go to the FSE Website
  • Select the Parent Links Tab
  • Select Elementary Progress Report then follow the links
  • Use your Parent Portal credentials to log in
  • Then click 'view Elementary Progress report' under your child's name
School Start Time
Please remember that school starts at 9:10, students are coming to school and waiting in the cold as early as 8:40.  Our doors do not open until 8:55 so please make sure your children are getting here between the window between 8:55 to 9:10.  We do not have supervison for students prior to 8:55.  If you have a preschool child and enter the building early please do not let other students into the building as you enter. Our policy continues to be that we do not open the door and let anyone in the building, they must ring the bell and sign in at the office.  Please let the office know if you have any questions.

Kindergarten Registration

Upcoming Event!
I am very excited to let you know that extreme adventurer Colin O'Brady will be coming to DCSD and Flagstone on January 18th to speak to our students about setting goals, persevering and accomplishing your dreams with hard work and determination.  He set the world record by climbing all the continents highest peaks and hiking to the north and south pole in just over 100 days.  If you are interested in hearing about this impressive young man here is a link to an interview that he did with CBS Sunday Morning back in March.

FSE Happenings
FSE Admin Team served staff a holiday lunch!  Super fun!



Miss Gallo and her 3rd and 4th Graders ROCKED their choir performance this week!




Festive Sweater Day to end the week!



Golden Mustang Celebration with the Principal Smith and Assistant Principal Radford
Making snowmen!




Fourth Grade Virtual Field Trip to a real Dinosaur excavation site!











Thursday, December 8, 2016

12-8-16 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events
Friday, December 9th 8:15 AM Student Council in the Learning Commons
Friday, December 9th : 6-10 pm Parents Night Out has been CANCELLED--low interest
Friday, December 9th: Assembly for K-6 on stranger danger with our School Resource officer Kerry   Lewis.
Wednesday, December 14th: 3rd/4th Grade Music Program
Thursday, December 15th: Spirit Day: Festive Sweater Day
Friday, December 16th- Monday, January 2nd : No School

Elementary Progress Reports Are Coming SOON!
Your child's progress report will be released in your parent portal account on Saturday, December 17th.  You will be able to access your child's EPR by following the directions below:
  • Go to the FSE Website
  • Select the Parent Links Tab
  • Select Elementary Progress Report then follow the links
  • Use your Parent Portal credentials to log in
  • Then click 'view Elementary Progress report' under your child's name
If you do not remember your log in information please call Kellie Mckenzie in our office PRIOR to December 15th to get it reset.

Box Tops for Education
Please support our student councils efforts!  This first round they raised over 300 dollars to support our school!  


Kindergarten Registration--See info below

FSE Happenings                                           
                   Coding in Kindergarten and First Grade!


    Science in First Grade!

    Science in 2nd Grade

ENRICHMENT CLASS INFORMATION

Thursday, December 1, 2016

12-1-16 FSE Thursday Blast


Upcoming Events

  • Friday, Dec 2nd FSAC Meeting in the Learning Commons
  • Friday, Dec 9th Parents Night Out 6-9pm see info below.
  • Wednesday, Dec 14th 6-7 pm 3rd/4th Grade Music Program for Families
  • Friday, Dec 16th - Jan 2nd Winter Break -- No School
FSE Choir Performance
Information on Third and Fourth Grade Performance--Click Here

FSE Holiday Store
The Holiday shop is a place for students to spend a few dollars buying gifts for the holidays for their families.  It begins Tuesday, December 6th and ends Thursday, December 8.  We Need volunteers to help support this service for our students.  If you are interested, see below.
  • Flagstone Holiday Shop Volunteers--Click Here
  • The Holiday Shop starts Tuesday, December 6 and ends Thursday, December 8. We also need help with set-up on the Monday, December 5 and take-down on Thursday afternoon. This is a great chance for Flagstone kids to shop without their parents for small holiday gifts. It's fun, easy and a time to get to interact with many different kids and other parent volunteers. We can't run this without volunteers. High School Students are welcome to help and hours count toward community service hours. Thank you!

Lost and Found:
The lost and found will be donated on December 16th.  Please check for missing items before 4:00 on December 15th.  

S
​tudent Council:
​The next Student Council meeting will be Friday, December 9th at 8:15 in the Learning Commons.  

Box Tops for Education:
Please continue to send in your Box Tops for Education.  We have a friendly competition going on between classes.  Help your student's classroom pull ahead!​



Apple Awards Nominations--Click Here
The Douglas County Educational Foundation has the nomination window open for Educator(s), School Employee(s) and/or Administrator(s) that you believe deserve to be an Apple Award Representative. 

As you make your nomination, please consider your nominee's performance beyond his/her area of expertise and how they advance the four (4) priorities of Douglas County School District’s Strategic Plan: Safety, Choice, World Class Education, and System Performance. 


Douglas County School District's open enrollment window begins November 1 for families interested in requesting enrollment at a school of their choice. Using the EmpowerED Choices web tool, families can identify matches to their preferences based on location, calendar, type of curriculum, teaching philosophy, athletic programs available, specialized programs available and more...Read more

PTO Sponsored Parents Night out




FSE Happenings

Hour of Code is coming to FSE





















Thursday, November 17, 2016

11-17-16 FSE Thursday Blast



Upcoming Events
Nov 18           Donuts for Dads 8am in the dining room, book fair open
Nov 23-25     Thanksgiving Break
Nov 28           Fire Drill/Shelter In Place Drill
Dec 6-8          Holiday Store--Please see info below
Dec 9              6-10pm Parents Night Out--see info below


Calling all artists!
Flagstone is looking for an amazing student-created cover for the 2016 - 2017 yearbook! This year, we are going with a ROCKS traits theme! The cover should also have a spot to display that this is the 2016 - 2017 school year! If you are interested in creating your design please turn them into Mrs. Mallory’s classroom (Blue Pod Room 107). All covers are due before Thanksgiving break!

BOX TOPS
We need your help!  Flagstone's Student Council has begun collecting Box Tops.  Please neatly cut out any Box Tops you may have at home, check the expiration date, and then either glue or tape them to the Box Tops sheet your student brought home last week.  You may also put the cut out Box Tops in a bag.  Make sure to send the Box Tops back to school with your student!  We are having a school-wide friendly competition to see which class can collect the most Box Tops each month!  Each Box Top is worth 10¢, so it will add up quickly!  At this time we are only collecting Box Tops, and are not accepting Labels for Education.  Thanks so much for all of your help!
~Student Council  

Non Smoking Campus
The below signs were just hung around our campus. All schools are smoke and vapor free zones.  This includes our kiss and go and parking lot areas.  Please adhere to these policies.


PTO Parents Night Out
On December 9th PTO along with our BASE director will be hosting a Parents Night out. The purpose of this event is to provide parents a safe and fun place to drop their kids off while parents enjoy a night off, while fundraising for our PTO.  The fee will be 25 dollars per child and will include pizza, popcorn, activities and a movie.  More information will be coming in regards to reservations and payment so be on the lookout!

Help our school by buying groceries!
Purchase a $5 preloaded King Soopers Gift Card by clicking here.  Or look for our booth at Donuts With Dad.
Ask the King Soopers cashier to load money on your card before you buy groceries, then use the gift card to pay.  Every time you load money on the card, you help our school, without paying extra money out of your pocket!

**Please note, if you have purchased a card in the past, but the balance has been $0 for more than 90 days, your card has expired, and you must buy a new card.

HEALTH NEWS


FSE Holiday Shop
Our PTO will be hosting a holiday shop again this year for students to purchase small items as holiday gifts for their families.  We are encouraging 5th grade parents to volunteer in the shop as the proceeds from this event will go to offset the cost of 6th grade camp that will be coming up in the fall of 2017.  A volunteer sign up will be coming soon.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

11-10-16 FSE Thursday Blast

FSE 11-10-16 Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events
Nov-11-16     Veteran's Day Recognition at our Spirit Assembly 3:30
Nov-14-18     FSE Book Fair in the LC
Nov 15           Spelling Bee-Written Portion--Gym
Nov 16           PTO Meeting 7pm Music Room
Nov 16           Book Fair Read Aloud 6-7 pm open until 7:30 pm
Nov 18           Donuts for Dads 8am in the dining room, book fair open
Nov 23-25     Thanksgiving Break

Student Safety
Please help us keep our kids and staff safe.  We have had several drivers speeding through our crosswalks and texting while driving around our school.  Please be aware of students as they are traveling to and from school.  We appreciate your support in this ver important safety issue.  Our local law enforcement officers are supporting us in this concern.

Book Fair
The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be arriving soon.  The fair opens on Monday, November 14th, and runs through Friday, November 18th.  We are looking for parents, grandparents, or high school students to assist with this event.  Volunteers are needed to help with set up and decorating (Friday, 11/11), running a cash register, helping students complete a wish list, assisting students in shopping along with restocking product.  Please consider joining us - the link to the sign up is below.  Contact Debbie Petrillo (debbie.petrillo@dcsdk12) with any questions. All profit from this event benefits Flagstone's library.  We're looking forward to seeing you there!

On Wednesday,11/16,  there will be a Read Aloud in the Galleria from 6-7 p.m. Come join us as Mrs. Sprigg, Mrs. Zellmer, and Ms. Johanna share some of their favorite books.  Kids can wear their pj's and enjoy a cookie during the read aloud.  We will be open until 7:30 p.m. for late night shopping!


Calling all artists!
Flagstone is looking for an amazing student-created cover for the 2016 - 2017 yearbook! This year, we are going with a ROCKS traits theme! The cover should also have a spot to display that this is the 2016 - 2017 school year! If you are interested in creating your design please turn them into Mrs. Mallory’s classroom (Blue Pod Room 107). All covers are due before Thanksgiving break!

Spelling Bee Information
If you are interested in trying out for this year's Spelling Bee, please attend the written portion on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. in the Flagstone gym. From this written portion, the top twenty five will be chosen for the school-wide spelling bee on January 9, 2016. There is no registration necessary, so if you are interested, please just head to the gym after school. Thank you!
Please email Brooke Basner at bmbasner@dcsdk12.org, Lynn Robnett at lrobnett@dcsdk12.org, or Adriann Valdez at adriann.valde@dcsdk12.org with any questions or concerns.




BOX TOPS
We need your help!  Flagstone's Student Council has begun collecting Box Tops.  Please neatly cut out any Box Tops you may have at home, check the expiration date, and then either glue or tape them to the Box Tops sheet your student brought home last week.  You may also put the cut out Box Tops in a bag.  Make sure to send the Box Tops back to school with your student!  We are having a school-wide friendly competition to see which class can collect the most Box Tops each month!  Each Box Top is worth 10¢, so it will add up quickly!  At this time we are only collecting Box Tops, and are not accepting Labels for Education.  Thanks so much for all of your help!
~Student Council  


Thursday, November 3, 2016

FSE Thursday Blast 11-3-16


Upcoming Events
November 7th and 9th  Conferences--See info below
November 8th--NO SCHOOL Staff Development Day
November 14th Book Fair Week

November 15th 4:15 pm in gym Spelling Bee written portion
November 16th Thanksgiving lunch at school.  See below for info
November 18th Donuts for Dads
November 23rd-25th Thanksgiving Break


Updates:
  • SAFETY CONCERN
    • Please make sure to abide by our crossing guards signs and rules.  We have had several cars run through the intersection while the crossing guard is out in the street, putting our students and staff in harms way.  If you are turning right you still need to wait until everyone is out of the cross walk.  We have had several parents texting when they are driving, causing last minute emergency stops.   Our local law enforcement checks in daily and will be following up.  Please help us keep our students and staff safe. 
  • Conference Night Dinner sign up for Staff
  • Thanksgiving Lunch
    • On November 16th during your child's lunch a thanksgiving themed lunch will be served.   The charge for the meal is 4 dollars, enrolled students will use their lunch accounts, adults and non-school aged children will need to pay for the meal if they are eating with the student.  Please sign up on the following link by Wednesday, November 9th (Please click here to register/pay)  if you will be eating.
  • Upcoming Castle Rock Parenting Classes
  • BOOK Fair
    • The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be arriving soon.  The fair opens on Monday, November 14th, and runs through Friday, November 18th.  We are looking for parents, grandparents, or high school students to assist with this event.  Volunteers are needed to help with set up and decorating (Friday, 11/11), running a cash register, helping students complete a wish list, assisting students in shopping along with restocking product.  Please consider joining us - the link to the sign up is below.  Contact Debbie Petrillo (debbie.petrillo@dcsdk12) with any questions. All profit from this event benefits Flagstone's library.  We're looking forward to seeing you there!  https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/e2Bor5iUP
  • Veterans Day
    This year we will be celebrating Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 during our weekly Friday afternoon assembly. As a special way to honor our veterans, the student council would like to create a slideshow of veterans related to FSE students. You may send photos electronically to Radford or send in a copy by November 9. Please label the photo with the veteran’s name, branch of service, and years of service. If you sent in pictures last year, your family's photos will be included in the slideshow automatically (unless you notify Radford otherwise).
  • Student Council:
    Our November Student Council meeting will be tomorrowNovember 4th, at 8:15. There is also a Junior Recess Coach meeting at this time.  Student Council will meet in the tech/video lab and Junior Recess Coaches will be in the Learning Commons. Please encourage your student to wear their Student Council shirt tomorrow.
    Remaining Student Council Meetings
    November 4th
    December 9th
    January 20th
    February 10th
    March 10th
    March 31st
    April 28th
    May 19th
Parent Information
  • Check out this document that teachers put together to help parents know how they communication and some things they should know at this time of the year. If you have questions regarding any of this please ask your child's teacher.
Other Information
LEAP season starts on November 1st.  LEAP is the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program to help low-income families pay the costs of heating bills November - March.  I have attached some information about LEAP.  Families can get LEAP applications from Human Services starting on November 1st.
LEAP Link

FSE Twitter Happenings













Happy Halloween!














Thursday, October 27, 2016

10-27-16 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events
Friday, October 28th--Trunk or Treat CANCELLED
Monday, October 31st--FSE Halloween Parade 3:20 outside the school.  See below.
November 7th and 9th  Conferences--See info below
November 8th--NO SCHOOL Staff Development Day
November 14th Book Fair Week
November 18th Donuts for Dads
November 23rd-25th Thanksgiving Break

FSE Happenings!





















Halloween
Please remind your children that they are not to wear costumes to school on Monday.  They need costumes that can easily be put on prior to the parade. Please see this link for our Halloween guidelines if you have questions.

Halloween Parade
Please see this map for the route.  Students will be coming out by grade level and lining up in the areas indicated on the map.  The parade will start at 3:20 on the sidewalks around the school.  Parents please line up on the grass areas next to the sidewalks.

Conference Information
Your child's teacher sent home a link to sign up for conferences this week. Please make sure that you sign up for a 30 minute block of time.  This will be the time where students will be able to share their work and the teacher will give you specific data on your child's progress in their academic areas.  If you are requesting additional time to meet with the teacher you can sign up for an additional 15 minute slot.  As always, teacher are available to meet at anytime throughout the year for parent questions and check ins, this is a time for celebration on your child's growth.  Let your child's teacher know if you have any questions.

FSE Book Fair
The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be arriving soon.  The fair opens on Monday, November 14th, and runs through Friday, November 18th.  We are looking for parents, grandparents, or high school students to assist with this event.  Volunteers are needed to help with setup and decorating (Friday, 11/11), running a cash register, helping students complete a wish list, assisting students in shopping along with restocking product.  Please consider joining us - the link to the sign up is below.  Contact Debbie Petrillo (debbie.petrillo@dcsdk12) with any questions. All profits from this event benefits Flagstone's library.  We're looking forward to seeing you there!
https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/e2Bor5iUP

Spelling Bee Information
If you are interested in trying out for this year's Spelling Bee, please attend the written portion on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. in the Flagstone gym. From this written portion, the top twenty five will be chosen for the school-wide spelling bee on January 9, 2016. There is no registration necessary, so if you are interested, please just head to the gym after school. Thank you!
Please email Brooke Basner at bmbasner@dcsdk12.org, Lynn Robnett at lrobnett@dcsdk12.org, or Adriann Valdez at adriann.valdez@dcsdk12.org with any questions or concerns.

Other Information
Babysitting Classes