Assemblies & Programs

    2016/2017 Assemblies and Programs at Flatirons


    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 : Reading to End Racism Program in Classrooms
    Lesson: A racial justice program that uses trained volunteers to read to children in the classroom, and through books and personal stories, stimulate an insightful conversation about discrimination.
    The Reading to End Racism project is designed to provide engaging and age-appropriate forums in which to explain and explore institutional racism with students.  Through interactive presentations led by volunteer readers, students have an opportunity  to listen to literature, personal stories and insights regarding racism; participate in discussions about racism; and gain reinforcement about the power of literature.
    During these class discussions, students are encouraged to brainstorm and come up with their own ideas to end racism.  The many ideas generated have included: stick up for other people, learn about other cultures, talk to and educate racist people, and use the news media to publicize the program.
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm  (All Grades) in the Gym: Jump for Life Assembly
    April Vollm is a Las Vegas based Physical Comedic Performer who has traveled the world entertaining audiencess. From acting, singing, and dancing to magic, clowning, and aerial arts, you name it she probably has it in her bag of tricks and she cannot wait to JUMP at the chance to share some of her acquired skills and talents with your school!
    Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:30 am – 9:30 am (All Grades): Jeff and Paige Assembly in the Gym
    Boulder's one and only husband-wife kid's musical duo use original songs, storytelling and costumes to engage kids with nature, music, and movement.Their exciting, live concerts are filled with love of the outdoors and ecology, quick costume changes, loads of audience participation and a bicycle-powered generator. This will be their 5th annual visit to Flatirons. Expect some new material interspersed with a few old favorites.
    Friday, December 2, 2016 -  K/1st/2nd - 8:30 am - 9:10 , 3rd/4th - 9:15 am - 10:10 am, 5th: 10:15 am - 11:15 am:
    Perry Conway Assembly in the Computer Lab
    Perry Conway - Understanding the Annimal Kingdom
    Highlights many of the most exciting wildlife species of this incredibly diverse state.  Behavior, raising of the young, conservation and safety issues are all covered.
    Friday, February 17, 2016  - 8:30 am - 10:00 am  (All Grades) in the Gym:  Boulder Opera Assembly: Firebringers
    Boulder Opera presents a musically compelling and visually stimulating chamber opera for children that takes us on a journey around the world, exploring fire myths of three different cultures. Young audience members will meet a singing rainbow crow, the god of thunder, and a moon-chief, only to name a few! The first scene, "Rainbow Crow," comes from the Lenapé Indians of North America, the second is the story of Prometheus from ancient Greek mythology, and the last one is the world premiere of a new scene, "Iwarame the Caiman," from the Yanomami-Sanema Tribes in Venezuela.
    Friday, March 3, 2017 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am (All Grades)  in the Gym: Boulder Ballet: Steps in Time
    This one-hour program illustrates the history of ballet from its beginnings in the peasant dances of the Renaissance to contemporary ballet. Included are demonstrations of the artful athleticism of ballet, a humorous classical mime scene, and audience participation. An interactive history of ballet from the Renaissance through to the present, with eight professional dancers. It's an impressive, entertaining and humorous show that will expand ones understanding and appreciation of ballet.
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm (All Grades) in the Gym: Skateboard Science
    Professional skateboarders join Science to show off their best stuff and explain the magic and science behind the art of skateboarding. Concepts explored are:
    • Distribution of Force (safety/how helmets and padding work)
    • Center of Gravity (balance)
    • Momentum/Inertia (board and skater motion)
    • Center of Mass (spins/ollies)