- PK2 is Tues. & Thur. mornings from 8:30 -11:20 for 3 & 4 year old children
(must be 3 by 10/01/18)
- PK3 is Mon., Wed., & Fri. mornings from 8:30-11:20 for 4 & 5 year old children
(must be 4 by 10/01/18)
- PK4 is Mon., Tues, Wed., & Thur. afternoons from 12:20-3:10 for 4 & 5 year old children (must be 4 by 10/01/18)
Please note the name of your child’s class is PK2, PK3, or PK4 depending on the number of days your child attends preschool. (It is not the age)
- PK2 has 15 students and 2 teachers.
- PK3 has 16 students and 2 teachers.
- PK4 has 17 students and 2 teachers.
Preschool Payment Policies:
- PK2 $225 per year (paid monthly); PK3 $275 per year (paid monthly); PK4 $325 per year (paid monthly) - A non-refundable deposit fee of $100.00 will be charged upon enrollment.
- Contract is effective August 1st, 2018 through May 31st, 2019.
- There are ten (10) preschool tuition payments for the school year. The first payment is due upon enrollment. The remaining nine (9) payments are due the first day of the month, September, 2018 through May, 2019 (a total of 10 payments).
- A $25.00 late fee will be charged for payments received after the tenth of the month.
- All checks returned for any reason will be assessed a returned check fee for the maximum amount allowed by law. The check writer is also responsible for all other check recovery costs including attorney fees, courts, and taxes.
- Preschool students must be picked up on time. After five minutes past pickup time, a $5.00 late fee will be charged and a $1.00 per minute late fee for each additional minute.
If you are paying by credit card there will be a link on the homepage in August. If you have questions contact Kim Rapp at email@example.com or 303-651-7900 X 206.
Yes, however it is different from Flagstaff’s K-8 grades. Some parents with older siblings have chosen to honor the K-8 dress code. (no logos except Flagstaff) Preschoolers must wear tennis shoes or shoes with rubber soles.(no sandals or crocs) Easy clothes for using the bathroom (sweatpants are acceptable) (no belts, no suspenders, no bib-top overalls, no difficult snaps & buttons) Girls are to wear shorts under dresses. (no spaghetti straps on dresses)
Core Knowledge Preschool Curriculum supplemented with Zoo Phonics The curriculum emphasizes social and emotional skills along with kindergarten readiness.
- Arrival: Parents drop off, sign in child, child puts items away, washes hands, circle time.
- Welcome & Circle Time: Attendance, Show & Tell, Yoga, Brief introduction to weekly concepts.
- Socialization & Centers (Play Choices): At least 3 choices including: art, fine motor, building, creativity, dramatic play, exploration, individual help or assessing.
- Clean up, Wash Hands, Snack: Parents drop off, sign in child, child puts items away, washes hands, circle time.
- Outside Play: Children need to be prepared for outside play unless it is below 20 degrees or precipitating.
- Story Time: Parents drop off, sign in child, child puts items away, washes hands, circle time.
- Small Group Activities (2 or 3): These small group activities includes cognitive, motor skills, pre-literacy, science, social studies, and arts or crafts.
- Music and/or Movement:
- Prepare for Dismissal:
*Mondays - PK3 and PK4 have 30 minutes of music with Lacey Wheeler.
*Wednesday - PK3 and PK4 have 30 minutes of Spanish with Kena Guttridge.
2nd Thursday of the month - PK4 has 45 minutes of nutrition class with Jodie Popma.
2nd Friday of the month - PK3 has 45 minutes of nutrition class with Jodie Popma.
No, due to allergies, dietary restrictions and preferences, children bring their own snacks and a water bottle daily. NO NUTS! Children should bring a nutritious snack which includes at least two food groups: Fruit/vegetable, grain/bread, and/or meat/meat alternative. All foods should be a child size portion of finger foods, ready to eat (fruit peeled) and prepared in bite sized pieces in a resealable container (No glass or Ziploc bags - Small plastic containers and velcro snack bags work great.) Plastic spoons are provided for yogurt and fruit cups. Please emphasize to your child we do not share snacks in preschool. Please do not send in drink boxes/pouches as children often do not finish them and they are not resealable. Sending in just water and a couple of snacks, so your child can choose, is best. Adding a small ice pack to an insulated lunch bag helps keep items cool. Using food as a reward and denial of snack as a consequence are both prohibited.
Fresh fruit, raw vegetables, cheese (sticks, slices, cubes), yogurt or Gogurt, edamame, hummus, applesauce, crackers, seaweed, ½ sandwich, pretzels, and healthy nut free snack bars. Click here for more ideas.
Flagstaff Academy is an "Allergen Aware" campus. We ask all Preschool families to follow our "Allergen Aware" policy, to keep all our students and staff safe. You may find our Allergen Aware policy here
Children need to be prepared to be physically active outside daily for 20 -30 minutes. In summer & spring please apply sunscreen to your child prior to preschool. Sun hats & sunglasses are optional. In fall and winter, dress your child appropriately for outside play, include jacket, hat, mittens,(Please no gloves as they are difficult for preschoolers to put on.) boots and (optional) snow pants. Prepare your child to go outside unless it is below 20 degrees or it is precipitating.
Yes, parents and grandparents are welcome to volunteer in the classroom or do volunteer work at home. To volunteer in the classroom click here and see what days are available. Remember to volunteer on a day your child attends and specify am or pm. You can volunteer the entire class time from 8:30 -11:20 or 12:20 -3:10. If you would like to volunteer only part of the time, please specify the exact time. Volunteers need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up the dates. Please be sure Patty confirms the dates. There are additional volunteer opportunities on the website and in the Dragon Weekly. The volunteer schedule will be on the website in September.
Email is the preferable method. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Phone calls do not go through to the classroom during preschool hours. If it is an emergency, call the front desk and ask to be put through to the preschool X229.There is not enough time for lengthy verbal discussions before and after class. If you would like to discuss your child please email staff and we will set up a meeting or a phone call.
12a) The preschool weekly newsletter, Dragon Puff (electronic)- Please note every Friday you will receive an email with a link to the Dragon Puff. Please read this newsletter as it shares the week’s lesson plan and any other important information.
12b) The all school weekly newsletter, Flagstaff Weekly (electronic) - Each Friday you will receive a copy of the Dragon Weekly. Please read this newsletter as it covers all school (K-8) events you may want to participate in. There are also many all-school volunteer opportunities.
12c) A Pocket Folder (written notices) - At the end of the week (Thursday or Friday - pending your child’s schedule) you will receive a pocket folder with written notices for the week. Please take out these papers and send the empty pocket folder back to school with your child on the next attendance day. (Hint - Take out papers immediately and put folder back into backpack).
Visit Dragon Flight's website to learn more!
These lists will also be available on the preschool website at the end of June. You will be notified by email when to bring the supplies to the classroom. All supplies should be in the classroom prior to the Meet New Classmates dates. Please do not label each item with your child’s name as most items are shared within the preschool. Please label the bag or box with the child’s name and session. (John Smith - PK3)
Yes, we have many different cultures and languages. Usually there are some children with limited or no English upon entrance into preschool and several different languages spoken in the homes. We welcome all families to share their holidays and cultures. We welcome any parent, who has an interesting profession, talent, or a culture, that would be of interest to the preschool ages, to volunteer and share their expertise with their child’s class.
It is necessary to enter the front door (west side) and sign in at the front desk. Parents must print a name badge before entering the school corridor. Proceed by walking your child to the preschool classroom and signing your child in on the clipboard on the table outside the classroom.
Flagstaff Academy Preschool does not discriminate against any child. Flagstaff Academy will work with each family to find the best placement for each child.
Call Karen Manning at Child Find (303-772-6649) to schedule a screening.
The District is required to provide Special Education to eligible children when a child reaches their 3rd birthday.
No, the District must provide a Free Appropriate Public Education that meets the individualized needs of the child and sometimes this means attending an appropriate preschool other than Flagstaff. The District has a limited number of preschool programs identified for special education. In this case, another program would be recommended.
Eligibility is determined by Child Find at district Student Services. To schedule a screening appointment call 303-772-6649
This depends upon the special education services that are needed to support the child in reaching his learning goals. No special education supports are offered in the Flagstaff Preschool Program.
es, please bring in an extra set of clothes in a labeled ziploc bag when you bring in supplies. Extra clothes should stay at preschool. (an extra complete set of clothes, top, bottom, underwear, and socks) in case of bathroom accident or a spill. Remember to change out clothes according to the season and child’s growth.
All Personal Belongings - LABEL every item your child brings to school (i.e. backpack, water bottle, all clothing articles, show and tell items)
Each day your child must bring a filled water bottle, healthy (nut free) snack, backpack and appropriate clothing for Colorado weather.
Yes, Colorado state licensing requires all children to have sunscreen on when they are outside during preschool. Each day, parents are required to sign if their child has sunscreen on. The first week of school all parents will sign a permission form to apply sunscreen prior to arrival, provide their own personal sunscreen or have staff apply (Up & Up SPF50 brand). To allow more playground time it is best to apply sunscreen to your child prior to arriving at preschool. Please apply to all exposed skin. Protective sun clothing is recommended. Sun hats and sunglasses are optional, please label.
The preschool classes need room parents for this school year. Room parents are responsible for setting up parties for Halloween and Valentine’s Day. They will also be in charge of organizing a fundraiser for the Gala. It is best if parents work in twos. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about this position.
All children will have the opportunity to have show and tell several times through the school year. For show and tell a child should choose an item from home, that he/she would like to share with the class. It is important to prepare the child prior to show and tell. It should be an item of choice, however, no weapons or violent action figures. Please remind your child that there are both boys and girls in class, so try to choose an item appealable to everyone.
The child presenting must tell the name of the item and three facts about it. Then they are asked to answer three questions from their classmates. If your child has limited English or is reluctant to speak in front of the class please write down the item name and three facts, allowing the teachers to help. This is a choice activity, however it is important to empower your child to speak in front of peers.
In preschool you will receive flyers on Scholastic book orders each month. In the first order you will receive a letter with ordering instructions. Please consider ordering these books as they are great inexpensive treats for your child and gifts for friends. Each time you order the Flagstaff Preschool earns points for free books.
All children will have the choice to receive a birthday crown and have the class sing to him/her. No food is allowed due to allergies and dietary restrictions. It is optional if you want to celebrate your child’s birthday at school with non-edible treats for fellow classmates. (ie. stickers, bouncy balls, play dough, cars, bracelets, anything from the Dollar Store). Please notify staff ahead of time so we can prepare and tell you the # of children in the class.
Any food that is served in connection with a specific holiday or special activity should be healthy and preapproved by the director. All parents will be notified with a list of ingredients prior to the celebration. In the PK3 and PK4 classes learn about beginning sounds of the alphabet