Thursday, January 26, 2017

1-26-17 FSE Thursday Blast


Upcoming Events
  • Friday, Jan. 27th Penny Wars Ends and Disney Day for Wish Week
  • Jan 30th- Feb 3rd: Super Bowl-- see flier
  • Monday, Feb 6th Jump Rope for Heart Begins
  • Friday, Feb 17th: No School Professional Development Day
  • Monday, Feb 20th: District Holiday: No School
Missing IPADs:
We are hoping families can help us in our search for several missing ipad minis.  Over the course of the last several weeks we are missing six ipads from various classrooms.  We have searched and searched and they are not at school.  If your child took one home by chance please bring it back to the office.  We are not looking at anyone being in trouble for this we are just hoping to recover them as this is close to 2000 dollars in missing tech that our kid use everyday.  If you see them or have any knowledge of them please let me know!  Thanks--Kelli

FSE News
  • Jump Rope For Heart!  It’s Jump Rope for Heart time at Flagstone!  Will you please contribute to our school’s efforts to fight the No. 1 killer of Americans: heart disease. Visit www.heart.org/jump to join our school team. We are trying to reach our goal of $6,500 and we are on our way, but still need help!  We are so proud of our students for helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association while learning to keep their own heart healthy. Thank you for your support!
  • Kindness Campaign:  Our campaign will be kicking off soon!  Here is a great article about raising kind kids.  Great read!

FSE Needs
  • Crossing Guard: We are still in need of a crossing guard before and after school.  It is a paid position so if you are interested please contact the office.

Enrichment
Girls on the Run will start the week of March 6th.  Girls on the Run inspires girls to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan. We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school.  Open to all 3rd through 6th grade girls.  Registration opens February 6th.  For more information about the program go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org.  Questions?  Contact: Marleigha Lossin at mmlossin@dcsdk12.org

FSE Happenings




















Thursday, January 19, 2017

1-19-17 FSE Thursday Blast

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, Jan. 20th: Student Council Meeting 8:15am.
  • Friday, Jan 20th: Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff at 3:30pm @ spirit assembly
  • Monday, Jan 23rd: Wish Week:  See below for more info
  • Friday, Feb 17th: No School Professional Development Day
  • Monday, Feb 20th: District Holiday: No School
FSE News
  • Please use this link to fill our your enrollment confirmation for next school year. 
  • Spirit Wear:  We will be placing one more spirit wear order for this school year.  Please use this order form to place your order.  Completed orders with money can be submitted to the front office.   Email karen.a.allen@dcsdk12.org with questions.
  • WISH WEEK: Student Council is excited to announce that FSE will be participating in the DCHS 2017 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 a 13 year-old boy named Cory.  His wish is to go to Disney World!   As a Douglas County Feeder, we are striving to pass our goal of $40,000 with the help of Castle Rock businesses and other DCHS feeder schools.
  • Throughout the week Student Council has planned different spirit days to help Cory get to Disney World!  
    • Monday, January 23rd- Penny Wars! Classes are encouraged to bring in their loose change/coins.  
    • Tuesday- Everyone wear red!  Red is Cory’s favorite color! From 3:00-3:30 DCHS students will lead an assembly for students. Penny Wars continues!
    • Wednesday- Students are encouraged to donate a dollar to wear a hat all day. Penny Wars continues!
    • Thursday- Students are encouraged to wear basketball/football shirts (Cory’s favorite teams are the Broncos and the Lakers). Penny Wars continues!
    • Friday- Disney World Day! Students are encouraged to dress as their favorite Disney character or wear Disney attire. Last day for Penny Wars!
    • Wish Week Restaurants--visit these restaurants
  • Kindness Campaign Update


Enrichment


We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have had a successful return to the second half of the school year.  The weather has certainly made that return challenging!

A flier went out today to Flagstone families announcing the return of LEGO Robotics Club for Jan/Feb.  We will be signing up young LEGO Engineers next week, Thursday, Jan 19th, right after school while launching our return to club meeting with the kids.  For all you who were in first semester robotics, your children have first priority for a spot to attend Flagstone LEGO Robotics Club.  If you have friends who are interested in the lcub for their children, be sure to send them this email and tell them to send us a note.

Because you have already filled out the paper work, to hold a spot in the LEGO Robotics Club for the next 6 week session, please respond to this email by Tuesday, Jan 17th, and plan to bring your club fee of $75 to the first meeting next Thursday, Jan 19th.  As before, checks will be made out to Robotics. how.  

We will sign your child up and plan for them to attend the first session next Thursday, a dynamite kick off for the kids!

Have an awesome weekend and we look forward to hearing from you.


Matthew and Kathy Collier
Robotics.how


FSE Needs

  • Crossing Guard: We are still in need of a before and after school crossing guard.  If you are interested please contact the office.
  • The FSE Backpack Pantry food supply is running low!  We are looking for any non-perishable food items including:
    • -breakfast foods
    • -canned fruits
    • -canned vegetables
    • -canned beans
    • -non-perishable condiments (peanut butter, jelly, ranch, mustard, mayo, etc.)
    • -rice
    • -pasta noodles
    • -pasta sauce
    • -snacks (bars, pudding, pretzels, fruit snacks, apple sauce, etc.)
  • Anything else you are willing to donate is much appreciated. You can leave the items in the silver cart by the office. Thanks so much :) 
--Mrs. Brown



FSE Happenings
We were so lucky to be able to to hear Colin O'Brady speak to our staff and students this week about setting goal and achieving them.  Check out twitter at #oneflagstone to see all our pics.  He is a truly amazing young man with an important message for all!  Thank you Colin for sharing your time with us!  We are inspired!  #whatisyoureverest






















Thursday, January 12, 2017

1-12-17 FSE Thursday Blast


1-12-17 FSE Thursday Blast
Dear FSE Families,
I hope all of you are doing well and getting a back in the the swing of your schedules after the holidays!  We are definitely back in the swing of things at FSE and loving our time with your kids! This week we were able to bring out our virtual google glasses again to go on some virtual expeditions to Mt. Everest and the North and South Pole, both places our guest adventurer that is visiting us next week trekked to.  Students are working on crafting questions to ask that are thoughtful and as experienced based as we can get!

Another upcoming event that we are working on is a Kindness Campaign that we are planning on rolling out around February.  As a staff we are finding it more important then ever to teach our students what kindness looks like inside and outside our school.  As we are planning for this campaign I ran across this wonderful article that I wanted to share with everyone, it struck a cord with me as a parent and as an educator.  My take away, kids are watching even when we don't think they are!  So important in this digital age where it is easy to hide behind a computer and cast judgement.  Be kind, and model this kindness. If you are interested in helping with this campaign please let me know!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Kelli Smith, FSE Principal
Check us out by searching #oneflagstone on twitter

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, January 13th: No School: Teacher Professional Development Day
  • Monday, January 16th: No School
  • Wednesday, January 18th: Colin O'Brady Assembly 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 18th: 6 p.m., 5th Grade Outdoor Ed Information Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 18th: 7 p.m. PTO Meeting in the Learning Commons 
  • Friday, January 20th: 3:30 p.m. Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff
  • January 23rd-27th DCHS Wish Week

FSE News
  • Crossing Guard Needed: We are in need of a crossing guard at the corner of Michelson and Mitchell before and after school.  The hours would be 8:30 to 9:15 and 3:40 to 4:20.  If you are interested please call the office at 303-387-5225.
  •  Please fill out our enrollment confirmation survey to help us in planning staffing for next year.  Please fill out for your current 6th grader too.  Thank you!  Please use this link to fill our your enrollment confirmation for next school year. 
  • Opt In to Receive Text Messages
    Be sure your info is current by logging on to Parent Portal and updating your contact preferences. Make sure Text (SMS) is checked for any phone number/message type that you want to receive texts for. Opt in your phone number with School Messenger. Text ‘Y’ to 68453
  • Broken Traffic Sign on Lovington: The city had been notified and is working to fix the sign that was blown over in the wind this week.  We do not have an estimate as to when it will be fixed, hopefully soon!  Please remind your children to stay away from the sign so they don't get hurt.  We will keep you posted.
  • Book Fair Success!!--Please read from Scholastic: Your Book Fair Chair Debbie does an outstanding job keeping your kids excited and engaged in the fair. Here at Scholastic we like to measure success not by Dollars and Cents, but by Books and Reading minutes; your book fair is truly a one-of-a-kind literacy event. Based on your most recent book fair; your school community walked away with approximately 2,644 books, which equates to 475,920 independent reading minutes. These are numbers that should be celebrated and shared with your families and staff!  Shout out to everyone that supported the FSE Book Fair!
  • Spirit Wear:

    We will be placing one more spirit wear order for this school year.  Please use this order form to place your order.  Completed orders with money can be submitted to the front office.  All orders are due to the front office by Friday, January 20th.  Email karen.a.allen@dcsdk12.org with questions.
  • Student Council is excited to announce that FSE will be participating in the DCHS 2017 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 a 13 year-old boy named Cory.  His wish is to go to Disney World!   As a Douglas County Feeder, we are striving to pass our goal of $40,000 with the help of Castle Rock businesses and other DCHS feeder schools.
    Throughout the week Student Council has planned different spirit days to help Cory get to Disney World!
    Monday, January 23rd-
    Penny Wars! 
    Classes are encouraged to bring in their loose change/coins.  

    Tuesday-
    Everyone wear red!  Red is Cory’s favorite color!
    From 3:00-3:30 DCHS students will lead an assembly for students.
    Penny Wars continues!

    Wednesday-
    Students are encouraged to donate a dollar to wear a hat all day
    Penny Wars continues!

    Thursday-
    Students are encouraged to wear basketball/football shirts
    (Cory’s favorite teams are the Broncos and the Lakers).
    Penny Wars continues!

    Friday-
    Disney World Day! Students are encouraged to dress as their favorite Disney character or wear Disney attire.

    Last day for Penny Wars!
Enrichment
Community Events

FSE Happenings























Thursday, January 5, 2017

1-5-17 FSE Thursday Blast


Upcoming Events
  • Monday, January 9th 4:15 Spelling Bee in Gym
  • Friday, January 13th No School: Teacher Professional Development Day
  • Monday, January 16th No School: District Holiday
  • Wednesday, January 18th 9:30 assembly with Colin O'Brady

FSE News
Update on Letter Sent Wednesday Morning
Thank you to all the parents that reached out to me personally in regards to their questions around the two bullets found on our campus late Tuesday afternoon.  After much investigating it has been concluded that no other bullets were seen or have been found.  Of the half dozen students that were around the area when the bullets were found only three saw them while the rest did not.  My staff and I are continuing to be vigilant and will continue to follow up on any leads should they come up.  

Please continue to reach out to me at anytime for questions or concerns. My direct phone line is 303-387-5230 and my email is kelli.smith@dcsdk12.org.  I check my email regularly (up until I go to bed each evening) and any messages on my direct line go to my email.  

Other ways to see what is happening at FSE are:

I would encourage all FSE families to ensure you are getting your information on official FSE or DCSD social media sites, private sites and unofficial sites many times do not have accurate information and unnecessary confusion results.  Again, I am available and make every effort to respond promptly to any requests so please do not hesitate to reach out.

--Kelli Smith, FSE Principal



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. 


Student Council Update:
The FSE Student Council will be participating in the Douglas County High School Wish Week from January 23rd-27th.  Here is a little information about what Wish Wish is:
Every year, Douglas County High School puts on an event called "Wish Week". Wish Week is a community wide fundraiser where we partner with the Make-a-Wish foundation to grant the wish of a child with a terminal illness. This year we are sponsoring a 13 year-old boy named Cory.  His wish is to go to Disney World!  Our aim as a Douglas County Feeder this year is to pass our goal of $40,000 with the help of Castle Rock businesses and DCHS feeder schools.
​Student Council is currently deciding on how FSE will participate.  More details will be communicated to families soon.​

Fellow 4th grade parents: Don't forget to register your child for the Every Kid in a Park program, a free pass for all of the national parks for 4th grade students and their families, valid until August 2017. 


FSE Happenings!








Interesting Article!!