Puma Pride Newsletter
April 21, 2021

Save the Dates
Wednesday, April 21 - Administrative Professionals Day
Amanda, Deena, Erika, & Lori

Wednesday, April 21st is Administrative Professionals Day! Help us celebrate Lori, Deena, Amanda, and Erika and thank them for all they do to keep FCA running!
Tuesday, April 27 - Puma Pride General Meeting
Puma Pride General Meeting Zoom Link - CLICK HERE

Friday, April 29 - Principals Day
Jessica Cervantes & Sarah Hotchkiss

May 1st is Principal's Day but we aren't missing our chance to celebrate our principals so we are celebrating a day early! Help us thank our two incredible principals - Mrs. Cervantes and Ms. Hotchkiss - for all they give to Firestone Charter Academy!
We appreciate you!!
May 3-7
Teacher Appreciation Week
Printable Teacher Letter
A note from our Hospitality Chairman, Michelle Rossiter:

Hello FCA families! As we near the end of the school year we would like to celebrate all our amazing staff at FCA with a Hollywood themed staff appreciation week.  We will be celebrating all week May 3-7.  Look for special daily things your kids can participate in at school to come home in Friday folders as well as be posted on the puma pride fb page.  Please check out the sign up to see how you can help donate items to help us make each staff member feel our appreciation this week please have all items dropped off to Erika in the front office either by your kiddo or yourself and let her know it's for staff appreciation week.  Please make sure to have all items turned in no later than Thursday April 29th.
Sign Up Genius to Stock the Break Room for Staff Appreciation
Friday, May 7 - Lunch Hero Day
Anneka, Christina, & Natalie

May 7th is Lunch Hero Day! Help us celebrate our Lunch Heroes (Christina, Natalie, and Anneka) by dressing up like your lunch hero!
Tuesday, May 18 - Speech Pathologist Day
Katie Pepper

Tuesday, May 18th is Speech Pathologist Day! Help us celebrate the incredible Katie Pepper and all she does to help our FCA students succeed!
It's time to start looking toward the 2021-2022 school year!

Are you looking to get involved at FCA? Do you want to volunteer but aren't sure where to start? Puma Pride can help!

These are a few of the volunteer positions available with Puma Pride. If you don't see anything you are passionate about please reach out via email to discuss options.

Join us on Tuesday, April 27th at 7 PM via Zoom for the Puma Pride General Meeting to find out what Puma Pride has been up to, how you can get involved, and how you can make a difference at Firestone Charter Academy with Puma Pride. Be sure to bring your ideas and questions. We hope to see you there!
Puma Pride General Meeting Zoom Link - CLICK HERE
It's almost time to start counting down to summer!
Download Your Printable Summer Countdown HERE
For many schools, not just Firestone Charter Academy, COVID-19 has created staffing issues. For various reasons staff may need help covering their classes (sick days, waiting on COVID-19 test results, quarantine, etc). For those of us who really want/need the kids to be learning in person there is a way some of us can step up and help fill this need: substitute teaching. Obviously not everyone is in a position to help, but some of us are.
It's time to start thinking about the 2021-2022 school year. You can submit you application this summer to become an authorized substitute teacher for the fall. You will need to submit fingerprints and an application for this authorization as well as be able to confirm completion of high school or its equivalent (there is an out of pocket fee for both fingerprinting and the application).
What better way to support our FCA staff through this pandemic than getting into the trenches alongside them and working together to pull our community through this.
For more information on how to become a substitute teacher go to this link:
Become a Substitute Teaher
Select the style of shirt or product you like, choose a logo, and select a size.
Order your Pumawear today!

10% of sales goes directly back to FCA!
Order your Pumawear today!
Remember 10% of sales goes directly back to FCA!
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Golden Apple Awards

Has your child's teacher gone above and beyond? Nominate him/her for a Golden Apple Award! The Golden Apple Award recognizes outstanding achievements of our FCA staff who dedicate their valuable time to make our school wonderful! A winner and a runner up will be announced during assemblies for Grammar Academy and Logic Academy. Please write a brief and specific narrative for why you are nominating a FCA staff member.

Upcoming Assemblies when Golden Apple Awards are Presented:

Grammar Academy:

Logic Academy:
Nominate a FCA Staff Member for a Golden Apple Award
Congratulations to our April Grammar Academy
Golden Apple Award Winners!!!
Congratulations to our 3rd Quarter Logic Academy
Golden Apple Award Winners!!!
Be sure to link your amazon account to FCA through Amazon Smile and our school will get a percentage of the profits from your shopping.

Link your King Soopers card to FCA and the school will get a percentage of the profits from all your normal grocery shopping.

Shop for gift cards through the Raise Right scrip app and have the gift cards delivered straight to your house.

Check out the list below for all the easy breezy ways to earn money for Firestone Charter Academy.
Easy Breezy Fundraisers
  • Box Tops: ICSF
    • Use the App to scan receipts. 
    • Clip Box Tops and place in the Bucket (coming soon) in the office.
    • Online shopping - email your receipts to
  • Amazon Smile:
  • King Soopers: Register your SooperCard for Kroger Community Rewards
    • Imagine Charter School at Firestone 
    • Code: VE076
  • Scrip Cards: order ONLY with the new RaiseRight app
  • Milk Caps: Longmont Dairy Milk Caps
    • Drop them in the bucket in the entryway
  • American Furniture Warehouse
    • Tell them you are with FCA!
    • 2-4% is donated to the school
  • Benefit App: Imagine Charter School
Curious Which Brands You Can Shop? CLICK HERE to see the list!
We Need YOU!
Ways to get involved:
  • Fill out your Volunteer Profile (also listed at beginning of this email)
  • Open Position: Vice-President
  • Open Position: Fundraising Pillar Chairman
Reach out to any Pillar Chairman or board member to find out how you can be involved.
To stay in the loop on ways to volunteer and ways to help support the school this year please fill out a volunteer profile so we can add you to our communication list. Even if you have received emails from us previously, please fill out this form so we can be sure our list is up to date.
Click HERE to Create Your Volunteer Profile
Thank you for everything you do for our students, our staff, and our school. Firestone Charter Academy would not be what it is without all of our amazing volunteers!

-Puma Pride Leadership
"Join Us! Get Involved!! Make a Difference!!!"
Contact us
Puma Pride at Firestone Charter Academy Puma Pride at Firestone Charter Academy
Puma Pride Main Email - Jennifer Rhodes & Sarah Driller Puma Pride Main Email - Jennifer Rhodes & Sarah Driller
Treasurer - Jen Darby Treasurer - Jen Darby
Community Chairman - Brittany Beasley Community Chairman - Brittany Beasley
Fundraising Chairman - Jennifer Rhodes Fundraising Chairman - Jennifer Rhodes
Hospitality Chairman - Michelle Rossiter Hospitality Chairman - Michelle Rossiter
Volunteer Chairman - Melissa Lase Volunteer Chairman - Melissa Lase

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