Thursday, August 31, 2017

8-31-17 FSE Thursday Blast


Upcoming events:
Friday Sept 1st, Spirit Assembly 3:30 pm - Gym
Monday Sept 4th, No school Labor Day
Friday Sept 8th, Grandparents breakfast 8am-9am-Dining Room
Monday Sept 11th, Fun Run Kick-off  (Western dress-up day)
Friday Sept 15th, Thank an Officer Day (Wear blue)
Monday Sept 18th SAC Meeting 4pm. (School Accountability Committee) meeting: nominations are still being accepted through Sunday. Please email Rossana Urbina at if you or someone you know are interested.
Tuesday Sept 19th CRAVE Spirit Night and Book Character Dress Up Day
Wednesday Sept 20th Stamped To Read Fun Run

The week of September 11-15, all Flagstone students in grades 3 and 6 and any “referral” students in grades 1, 2, 4 or 5 will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to determine strengths and possible identification for gifted programming.


Parent information:

FSE Prevention Framework
Our school psychologist and school interventionist will begin teaching in classes this month around our September theme of Bully Prevention.  The first lesson is around identifying the difference between bullying and normal conflict to help students identify the difference.  They will then teach students how to understand the difference between tattling and bullying so they will know how to report bullying behavior.  Please see the below charts to help with this discussion at home.

From Your Nutrition Services Team

Welcome back for the 2017-18 school year!

To all Students and Parents:

We will start up our snack program on Tuesday, September 5th. Students can only purchase snacks/a la carte items from their account if they have money available or with cash, if they prefer.  

If you would rather your child not purchase snacks or seconds on entrees, please fill out the "Extra Food Form" on the FSE website. Send completed form with your child and have them turn it into the kitchen. 

Annual CO Proud Day Menu
Wednesday, September 13th

Boulder Sausage Bratwurst
CO grown Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
MM Local Zucchini Bread & Butter Pickles
"Froozers" Frozen Fruit Tubes
Harvest Bar
Milk or Water
FSE Happenings

Thursday, August 24, 2017

8-24-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Dear FSE Parents,
We are hoping that all parents can come to our Back to School Night tonight from 6 to 7 pm.  We will have two sessions one from 6:00-6:25 pm and one from 6:30-7:00 pm in each classroom.  If you do decide to bring younger siblings please be mindful of the noise level when the teacher is presenting the material.  We hope to see all of you here!

  • This year we adopted a new math program called enVision.  After much research and discussion we felt that this program was the best fit for our students based on feedback from parents and the achievement of our students. Your child's teacher will give you access to the online games and materials to help your children at home with their math achievement.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher should you have any questions regarding this new program.
  • ROCKS: We have refined and updated our ROCKS curriculum to focus more on a growth mindset rather than punitive measures in our teaching of these important character traits.  Your teachers will talk to you about in more detail at Back to School Night tonight.  
  • Stampede To Read:  Our annual fundraiser is coming!  Please be on the lookout for more information on how you can help us support the updating of our bookroom.

  • If your child has to take medication to outdoor education the deadline for bringing the medication to school is this Monday.  Please drop it off with our health assistant, Cindy Rychlick.
  • Please remind your children to not arrive at school prior to 8:55, there is no supervision.
  • Please remember dogs are not allowed on campus.  

Upcoming events:
Thursday August 24th, Spirit night at Freddy’s 4pm-6pm
Thursday August 24th Back to School Night 6pm-7pm
Monday Sept 4th, No school Labor Day
Aug 30-Sept 1 6th Grade Outdoor Education
Friday Sept 8th, Grandparents breakfast 8am-9am

We still have spots available in our Sticky Fingers cooking class. See link below.

Spirit wear information:

Community activities:
(Reminder, deadline is August 28th)

Join us at Sky Ridge Medical Center for Sleep Hygiene!
One in four children are misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD when they are experiencing sleep deprivation. Depression, Dementia and other ailments have been misdiagnosed for the same reason. Learn more about how you can help improve the quality of your students' in order to function at their best!

Wednesday, September 13, 6pm
Sky Ridge Medical Center

Classroom Happenings!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

8-17-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming events:
August 18th, Fire Drill 9:30 am
August 23rd Shelter in Place Drill
August 24th, 4pm-8pm FSE Spirit Night at Freddy’s
August 24th, 6pm-7pm FSE Back to school night
September 8th at 8:00 am Grandparents Day

The Great American Eclipse-- August 21, 2017
On Monday, August 21, FSE students and staff will be given the amazing opportunity to view the solar eclipse via live streaming in their classrooms.  For the safety of all students, all recesses will be held indoors on this day.  We are asking that parents of our part-time kindergarten classroom pick up their children in the classrooms to avoid the temptation of looking up at the sun while waiting for pickup.  While the length of the eclipse will last from 10:23am to 1:15pm that day, the maximum viewing time will be at 11:47am.  If you would like to live stream the eclipse, visit  We hope you’ll talk to your children about this once-in-a-lifetime event! If you would like to check your child out during the eclipse to view it you certainly can and it will not affect their attendance, just sign them out in the office.

We will be at 92% totality in Castle Rock, CO.  

Flagstone SAC
We have three parent openings for our school accountability committee please see this link for more information.  If you are interested in one of these positions please contact the office or email Kelli Smith at

Stampede to Read
Below are pictures of our current book room.  We are hoping to earn enough money to update this 15 year old room with current texts for our teachers to use for instruction in their classrooms.

Spirit Wear Orders
Due Sept 29th

Enrichment opportunities:

DCSD Parent Guide--click here

Community Activities
As a reminder of the prizes:
Four winners will get their poster on the side of a fire truck for a year.
One winner will get an ice cream social for their entire class with special guests, Castle Rock Firefighters. This means, the more entries each class turns in, the better their chances!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

8-10-17 FSE Thursday Blast-- First Day of School!


It was a GREAT first day of school today.  Students and staff were very excited to be back and everything went very well!  We are excited about this school year and thrilled to have all of our families back at FSE.

Upcoming events:
Spirit Assembly - August 11th  Gym, 3:30pm
Picture Day - August 14th  Gym, 9:15am - 3:45pm
PTO meeting - August 16th , 7pm-8pm in the Learning Commons
Back to School Night, August 24 6-7 pm


  • Please remember to not park in kiss and go this is a drop off area only.  Here are the arrival and dismissal guidelines.
  • We will have our rolling start tomorrow, Friday, students will go directly into the building (front door only) from 8:55 to 9:10.  If students are eating breakfast they may enter at 8:45.
  • Don't forget to complete your express check in.  The deadline is August 15.  All students must register through Online Express Check In Click here to login.

Flagstone SAC
We have three parent openings for our school accountability committee please see this link for more information.  If you are interested in one of these positions please contact the office or email Kelli Smith at

Fall Fun RUN: Stampede to Read
Mark your calendars for our annual PTO fun run on September 20th.  More information will be coming soon!

Fall enrichment classes:

Picture day volunteers needed:
Our picture day is August 14th, starting at 9am and ending at 3:45pm. If you would like to volunteer to help out, please email Kellie McKenzie or call the office. 303.387.5225, kellie.mckenzie@dcsdk12org. Thank you!

Nutrition Information

5-24-18 FSE Thursday Blast

UPCOMING EVENTS: Friday, May 25th             - 6th Grade Continuation from 9:20am-11:00am in the gym             -Kindergarten Award Cer...