Thursday, March 30, 2017

3-30-17 FSE Thursday Blast



Upcoming Events

  • Monday, April 3rd: PARCC Testing Begins in grades 3-6
  • Friday, April 7th Colorado Rockies Day: Wear your gear!
  • Friday, April 7th FSAC Meeting: 8:00am in the LC
  • Friday, April 7th FSE Spring Carnival 6:00-8:00pm
  • Monday, April 10th Spring Conference Week Begins
To Do
  • FSE 17-18 School Supply Kits are available for purchase now:  Please see this link to order your kit.  Our school PTO received $4.00 per kit!
  • Earbuds:  Our headphones are starting to break and we are in need of some more, if your child could bring earbuds to school to use for their devices at school that would be great.

Upcoming Events
  • DCSD Art Show: FSE students will have their art displayed at the DCSD Art Show this weekend from 10am to 8pm at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1050 Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch.
  • FSE Spring Carnival:  Buy your wristbands now!  Click here for more information.
  • Welcome to the first Annual HUSKIE CHALLENGE! This event is brought to you by TRAIN OC LLC on behalf of the Douglas County High School Track Team.  The HUSKIE CHALLENGE is open to the Douglas County High School Students, Parents and Community.   The HUSKIE  CHALLENGE is a sprint obstacle course that includes 25 obstacles and several fitness challenges along the way.  The race is approximately 3.1 miles in length and will have you climbing, crawling, lifting, dragging and sprinting your way to the finish line.  All for a great cause!!  Proceeds from this event will go directly to the Douglas County High School Track Team.    Please see this link for more information
  • FSE Talent Show Info:
    • Do you know how to make people laugh? Can you make things appear out of thin air? Do you sing, dance, or act? Flagstone wants to see it!​
    • If you are interested in performing in Flagstone's Got Talent, please sign up for an audition time ​HERE
    • All participants must complete the Talent Show Audition Form  and turn it in at their designated audition time. Auditions will be held in the Flagstone Elementary Music Room. Please arrive promptly at your audition time, and wait for your name to be called.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brooke Basner at bmbasner@dcsdk12.org, or Denise Sprigg at dlsprigg@dcsdk12.org.
  • Just Between Friends Sale!
    Help raise funds for FSE PTO.  The Just Between Friends sales is April 6-9, and every time a postcard is turned in along with their receipt for total amount of money spent from each family at our sale,  5% of those sales goes  directly to the school!  Be on the lookout for the FREE ADMISSION postcard coming home with your child over the next few days.  For more information on the Just Between Friends sale, click on the following link  http://www.douglascounty.jbfsale.com/

Spring/Summer Activities
  • Dumb Friends League Critter Camp: (Scholarships Available!)
    • Critter Camp runs for two weeks: July for camp. July 11th-14th and 18th-21st9am-3pm each day at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock.
      “Kids entering third, fourth and fifth grades can come to explore the amazing world of animals. From pets to local wildlife, we’ll cover it all! Your child will learn how to be safe around animals and work hands-on with ambassador dogs to learn training techniques. Experienced and enthusiastic staff, guest speakers and some critters will give your child a week of learning through activities, games and crafts.”
  • Camp Invention--we are still have open spots!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

3-16-17 FSE Thursday Blast


3-16-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Calendar Updates
  • March 17th :No School
  • March 20-24th: Spring Break
  • March 27th: Fire Drill
  • April 3rd: PARCC Testing Begins
  • April 7th: FSE Spring Carnival
  • Conferences the week of April 10th
FSE Updates
  • Please see this link for PARCC information and schedules
  • Upcoming Spring Carnival see flier here
  • Yearbook orders here
  • Spring conference sign ups will be coming home this week if they have not already been sent to you.  Please make sure to sign up for a time, your children have a lot to celebrate with you!

Enrichment
Camp Invention --Camp Invention Sign up
Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Flagstone Elementary School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades K-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on July 10, 2017 with Marleigha Lossin serving as Director of the Launch program!
Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:
  • Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations
  • Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets
  • Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air
  • Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operatio
  • All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!
  • Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.
  • Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

FSE Happening



















Thursday, March 9, 2017

3-9-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events
  • Friday, March 17th No Students Teacher Comp Day
  • Monday, March 20th through March 24th Spring Break
  • Monday, March 27th, School Resumes
  • Monday, March 27th, Fire Drill
  • Wednesday, April 5th @ Chaparral High School: Personalized Learning Community Resource Fair.  See link here for more info.
  • April 10th: Conference week
FSE Community Survey
We would love feedback on how we are doing and things you would like us to consider for next year.  Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey, we value your input!

FSE Updates
  • Jump Rope for Heart: Thanks for all who participated FSE raised $3326.00.  Way to go jumpers!
  • PARCC
    • 3rd-6th Grade Families-Testing Info
    • Please read the state mandated testing letter for information about PARCC and CMAS assessments this spring by clicking here.
    • PARCC Schedule
  • PTO 17-18 Board Openings.  Please contact Jenn Kerrigan our current PTO Chair if you are interested in serving on our PTO board for the upcoming school year.  Her email is: kerrigan1212@msn.com
Enrichment/Summer Activities
  • Camp Invention
    • Camp Invention is coming to Douglas County School District RE-1 (CO51)! Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary! In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Flagstone Elementary School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades K-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on July 10, 2017 with Marleigha Lossin serving as Director of the Launch program!
    • Here is how young innovators will be spending their time: 
      • Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations
      •  Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets 
      • Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air 
      • Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operations 
    • All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun! 
    • Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children. 
    • Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!
  • Spring Break Golf Clinic for 6th graders
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BOOK CHARACTER DAY!


















Thursday, March 2, 2017

3-2-17 FSE Thursday Blast

3-2-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, March 3rd: Book Character Dress Up Day
  • March 6-10 FSE Breakfast Challenge!  Come and join us!
  • Wednesday, March 8th: 7pm FSE PTO Meeting (this is a NEW date)
  • March 10th, 8:15 am Student Council in the LC
  • Wednesday, March 15th @ 6:30pm Screenagers at DCHS:  See ticket info below
  • Friday, March 17th No School
  • Monday, March 20th Spring Break Begins
  • Monday, March 27th School Resumes

Screenagers a MUST SEE Movie

  • Please join some of our staff in the viewing of this movie at Douglas County High School on March 15th at 6:30.  Please see link here for information.  A powerful movie about the effects of screen time on our kids.

Other Information

FSE Happenings!