FJA Tech Squad won the Judges Choice Award twice in a row! They also qualified for the state competition. What an inaugural year for our middle schoolers competing against high school students. Kudos to Mr. Chee, our parent volunteers, and the middle school robotics team!
Thank you to our thoughtful PTG for delivering lunch to each campus for staff today. With family conferences till evening, it was nice to just enjoy the delicious meal and not have to plan ahead/bring food!
Flagstaff Junior Academy is relocating and expanding its Middle School Campus for the 2024–25 school year. So far, we've raised over $40,000 of our initial fundraising goal of $150,000! Learn more and make a pledge today by visiting: https://givebutter.com/giveFJA
FJA is looking for a talented, experienced grant writer to help tell our school story and secure funding for the many programs and resources we want to offer our students and families! Please share this linked request for proposals with others: https://5il.co/2dy8u
Friday 2/9--Drop the kids off for pizza, crafts, and a movie while you enjoy the night off! $25 per child, 4:45 -8:00 p.m. Space is limited, so register your child now!
Spread the word: FJA's Annual Open Houses are next week! Prospective families should attend to tour our campuses, have questions answered, and meet our staff. Cedar Elementary Campus Open House is Wed 1/24 at 6 p.m. and Bonito Middle School Campus Open House is this Thur. 1/25 at 6 p.m.
It's hard to believe, but our FJA eighth graders are almost high schoolers! Flag High is hosting their annual 8th Grade Family Night for prospective students on February 13th. Click on the link below for more information: https://5il.co/2bhct
Our PTG showered us with kindness this December! From hosting a Parents' Night Out to coordinating staff end-of-semester feasts at both campuses to heading to the forest and donating trees to our school and families, they made sure we felt the love. Thank you to this small but mighty group for making our holiday season lighter and brighter!
Thanks to all students, families, and staff who supported the Winter Arts Showcase at Bonito! The art on display and musical performances were excellent and 6th grade students raised approx. $1,600 in chili sales for Camp Colton.
Thanks to Graham Hagerty and Andrew See of NAU's Maker and Extended Reality Lab for recently hosting our Robowolves First Lego League Team. It was truly inspiring! Good luck to the Robowolves and the FJA Tech Squad as they both compete tomorrow in their first Robotics Competition at Coconino High School!
The property closing for our new middle school campus went super smooth. Thanks to all the families who came out last Thursday to toast the future of FJA! For more details about the middle school campus relocation project, read the press release by clicking on this following link: https://5il.co/2a5p0
It's official--today we close on the property for our new middle school campus! We're inviting staff, past and present families, and our extended FJA community to come celebrate with us at our Bonito Campus this evening at 5:30 p.m. Hope to see you tonight!
Ms. Kacie Sloan, an FJA 3rd/4th Grade Teacher, is a Nominee for the Coconino County Rookie Teacher of the Year Award! Ms. Kacie is a wonderful teacher who has brought so much joy and light to our school in her short time with us. Whether it's lending a thoughtful ear, taking time to help a student who isn't in her class, or sharing more than her load on projects, Ms. Kacie does it with a kind heart and bright smile. We are fortunate and thankful to have her as part of our team of caring and talented educators. Congratulations, Ms. Kacie!
This week's Mountain Bike Club ride spanned four grade levels and three generations! Thanks to club sponsor Neil Ross, as well as Adam Paquette, Sabrina Carlson, and all the other guest riders who have been sharing their passion for riding with our FJA students this semester!
Thanks to Ms. Donatell's Community Service class and Mr. Williams' Music Improv class for making our Thursday fun! Baked goods and good music--a great way to start the 3-day weekend!
The cold temps have arrived. Ms. Barbara's students enjoy the season with apple picking and homemade applesauce!
Thanks to Cedar students and parents who participated in Bike to School! We had a great turn out and hope to have another Bike to School event in the spring. Thanks also to PTG for providing breakfast for all riders!
Creative, fun costumes all around at tonight's 5th/6th grade Halloween Dance! Thank you to Ms. Mitchell, Mr. Cola, Mr. Irwin, Ms. Carrie, Ms.Ellisha, and Student Council for hosting. And another special thank you to the best school-dance DJ ever--parent Michael Felts!
Thank you to W.L. Gore and Associates for awarding our school with a $2,000 grant to put towards students' experiential learning opportunities. We can't wait to spend the money in our efforts to extend learning beyond classroom walls!
Thanks to Ms. Jessica and the Flagstaff Public Library for bringing the Palsmobile to our youngest students. The students look forward to this day each month and love picking out new books!