Thursday, September 29, 2016

9-29-16 Flagstone Elementary Thursday Blast


Calendar Updates
September 30th 5-8 pm Brite Night at FSE
October 7th:  No School Teacher Work Day

Student Council Update:
The 2nd Student Council meeting is tomorrow at 8:15 in the Learning Commons.  If your child is planning to run for an officer position we will be video taping their speech tomorrow during our meeting.  We will be using the green screen to record their speech so please ask your child to wear a shirt that is not green.  The "election" will be next week.  Let Karen Allen know if you have questions.

Flagstone School Accountability Committee Opening

FSE is Planning the First Annual Halloween Parade


Thursday, September 22, 2016

9-22-16 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, September 23rd No School Staff Development Day for Teachers
  • Friday, September 30th 5-7pm FSE BRITE Nite: Please RSVP by FRIDAY, September 22nd.  The rsvp form is on the Flagstone website's front page.
  • Wednesday, October 5th.  Flue Clinic at FSE 3:45-4:45


BRITE Nite
Our FSE Family Fun Night for the Brite family is Friday, September 30, please RSVP by tomorrow on our website here.


School Accountability Committee


2016-2017 School Accountability Committee (SAC)

SAC Purpose

The Flagstone School Accountability Committee (FSAC) is a state required committee that leads school improvement. The FSAC is comprised of school stakeholders including the principal, school staff, parents and community members. 
The SAC meets on a quarterly basis and is open to the public.
  1. The SAC advises the principal on its school priorities for spending school moneys including state, federal and discretionary funding. 
  2. The SAC advises the principal regarding school improvement plans. 
As we move into the new school year, I would like to invite you to consider an opportunity here at Flagstone. Colorado state law encourages parent representatives to participate on a School Accountability Committee (SAC).  The SAC would be responsible for general oversight of the school progressing toward its school-wide goals. This group will recommend to the principal 1) priorities for spending school moneys and 2) advise the school regarding the school improvement plan.  The committee will discuss school improvement on a quarterly basis. Meeting times will be determined with new members. 
Currently we have one position open on the committee. I invite you to consider this opportunity to serve Flagstone. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please fill out the interest form here and submit it by Wednesday, September 29.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 303-387-5225 or email Mrs. Smith atkmsmith1@dcsdk12.org or stop by the main office.
Thank you for you continued support. We are looking forward to a great year!
Kelli Smith

Thursday, September 15, 2016

9-15-16 FSE Thursday Blast



9-15-16 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events
Friday: 9-16 Student Council in the LC at 8am
Friday: 9-16 FSE Expedition Fun Run
Wednesday: 9-21 FSE PTO Meeting 7-8pm in the LC
Thursday: 9-22 FSE SAC Meeting in the LC 8-9:30 am
Friday: 9-23-16 NO SCHOOL: Teacher staff development day.
Friday: 9-30-16 FSE Family Fun Night 6-8 pm.  ALL proceeds go to Detective Dan Brite's family.  More info to come on Monday!!

Thank You!
  • Grandparents Day
    • A huge THANK YOU to the Waffle House and to the Wiskus family for putting on an extremely successful Grandparents Day.  Thank you also to the Valley family, Weyand family and Mrs. Brown who helped a ton too!  The day was awesome and the kids and special folks had a great time!  We received a lot of positive feedback on this event.
  • Picture Day 
    • Misty Lovelace
    • Margaret Hickey
    • Khristina O'Connor
    • Michelle Warren
    • Krystal Silva
  • Hearing and Vision 
    • Thank you so much to the folks below that helped screen our kids!  We appreciate you and could not do it without you!
    • Michelle Warren
    • Krystal Silva
    • Margaret Hickey
    • Jamie Zapien
    • Khristina O'Connor
    • Laura DeLapp
    • Susan Weitkunat
    • Elizabeth Cadwallader
  • FSE EXPEDITION
    • Thank you to PK electrical for the donation of our fun run shirts!
    • Castle Rock Smiles Pediatirc Dentistry for water bottles
Halloween Survey
The community survey around wearing costumes to school had close to 300 responses so we are moving ahead with what the majority of our community voted for with over 90% of members wanting to wear costumes to school

FSE Phone App
We are not using the FSE app this year.  Last year it was free and this year there was a significant fee attached so we opted to use twitter and our blasts to communicate school news.  Don't forget to check us out at #oneflagstone

Thursday Blast Links
Flagstone Flu Clinic-Sign up in front Office

Thursday, September 8, 2016

9-8-16 FSE Thursday Blast

9-8-16 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, September 9th 8:00am to 9:00am Grandparents Day in the dining room
  • Friday, September 16th FSE Expedition
  • Thursday, September 22nd, SAC 8:00am - 9:30am in the Learning commons

Parent Notifications--Important!!
Please check to make sure that you are signed up for email and text alerts in parent portal. We utilized this to send out our weekly updates via email and use the text and phone alerts for emergencies. Go into parent portal and select contact the preferences tab, you will then be able to select all the options you would like. Please click here for more detailed directions on how to do this.

PTO Updates--Click Here



FSE Expedition Running Times --Please let your child's teacher know if you would like to volunteer.
9:30am     2nd and 1st
10:30am   K and 3rd
1:30pm     4th and 5th and K-pm
2:45pm     6th grade Color Run

Help Needed!
We need a crossing guard at the corner of Mickelson and Turnstone.  This is a paid position. If you are interested please email Jennifer Talley at jennifer.talley@dcsdk12.org

Donations Needed
Our weekend backpack program desperately needs packaged breakfast items, easy lunches, grab and go snacks, and any canned goods. If you would be willing to donate some items, please put them in the basket by the front office or bring them to Mrs. Brown's room! We greatly appreciate your generosity!


Thursday Links




Thursday, September 1, 2016

9-1-16 FSE Thursday Blast

9-1-16 FSE Thursday Blast

Calendar Updates
9-2-16 6th grade arrives back from Outdoor Education approximately 12:30pm
9-5-16 Labor Day No School
9-7-16 FSE Expedition Kick off at 3:00 pm in the Gym
9-9-16 8-9 am Grandparents Day in the Dining Room

Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Our school believes strongly that along with academic standards our children need to be taught how to be good digital citizens.  Mrs. Petrillo along with our classroom teachers teach the following citizenship lessons in the following grades: Click here.  Our students learn how to be safe on the internet, what cyberbullying is and what the rings of responsibility are when using technology among many other lifelong skills.  Please ask your child's teacher or Mrs. Petrillo if you are interested in hearing more about this curriculum.

Morning Start
PLEASE make sure you are dropping your children off in the kiss and go lanes in the morning.  ALL students need to enter through the front door, even our students in the mobiles.  We do not have supervision on the street at Lovington for drop off so please help us keep our students safe and enter through the front door.

FSE Expedition Coming Soon!
Parents! This year’s main fundraiser is the FSE Expedition! It’s a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Sept 7th. Then families will have time to get pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on Sept 16th. With our big goal to raise funds for hanging projectors, a new engineering curriculum, and creative spaces, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, BACKYARD BOX OFFICE! It’s a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. Our students will learn from five REAL kid difference-makers. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, these five kids will inspire our students to practice the five “Character Acts” and make a difference in our community.

Donations will go toward our fundraising items, and to the entire 9-day experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support--FSE PTO

FSE Expedition Running Times --Please let your child's teacher know if you would like to volunteer.
9:30am     2nd and 1st
10:30am   K and 3rd
1:30pm     4th and 5th and K-pm
2:45pm     6th grade Color Run

Help Needed!
We need a crossing guard at the corner of Mickelson and Turnstone.  This is a paid position. If you are interested please email Jennifer Talley at jennifer.talley@dcsdk12.org

Donations Needed
Our weekend backpack program desperately needs packaged breakfast items, easy lunches, grab and go snacks, and any canned goods. If you would be willing to donate some items, please put them in the basket by the front office or bring them to Mrs. Brown's room! We greatly appreciate your generosity!

Thursday Blast Links