Assemblies & Programs

    2017/2018 Assemblies and Programs at Flatirons


    Wednesday, September 6, 2017: 8:30 am - 9:00 am: Flatirons 5-Year Green Star School Assembly
    Superintendent Cynthia Stevenson and the Boulder County Commissioner will be speaking at the Flatirons 5-Year Green Star School Assembly on the sustainability accomplishments of our school.

    Thursday, September 21, 2017:  10:00 am - 11:00 am (All grades) -JLine Dance Crew: Make the Difference Assembly in the Gym
    This assembly will feature a 30 minute non-stop interactive showcase of intricate choreography that involves and entertains the students, while also conveying a positive message followed by a 15 minute lecture period which discusses the negative effects of bullying, how we can learn to respect each other in and outside of the classroom and why it is everyone's responsibility to take care of themselves and those around them. Setting clear life goals and overcoming obstacles is also heavily emphasized. 
    Friday, October 20, 2017 : Reading to End Racism Program in Classrooms
    8:45 am – 9:30 am: Reading to End Racism Reader in 3Crawford
    8:45 am - 9:30 am: Reading to End Racism Reader in 3Rutkovskis
    9:00 am – 9:30 am: Reading to End Racism Reader in KAM Spear
    9:45 am – 10:45 am: Reading to End Racism Reader in 5Strife
    9:45 am – 10:45 am: Reading to End Racism Reader in 5Chamberlain
    12:15 pm – 12:45 pm: Reading to End Racism Reader in 1st/2nd Hadlow
    12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Reading to End Racism Reader in 1st/2nd De Fries
    12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: Reading to End Racism Reader in 4Schaefer
    12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: Reading to End Racism Reader in 4Spear
    12:45 pm – 1:15 pm: Reading to End Racism Reader in KPM Spear
    12:45 pm – 1:15 pm: Reading to End Racism Reader in 1st/2nd Payne-Mead
    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.
    Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (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 6th annual visit to Flatirons. Expect some new material interspersed with a few old favorites.
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Perry Conway Assembly in the Computer Lab
    1:00 pm – 1:25 pm: KG  in the Computer Lab
    1:35 pm – 2:30 pm: 1st/2nd in the Computer Lab

    Thursday, December 7, 2017: Perry Conway Assembly in the Computer Lab
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: 3rd/4th Perry Conway Assembly in the Computer Lab
    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: 5th Grade 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.
    Thursday, January 18, 2018:  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (All grades) - LMNOPuppets in the Cafeteria
    Big Ben Bermuda, the world’s greatest thief, has stolen your school's most beloved item. Under the guidance of world famous detective Jessica Gumshoe, it will be up to your elementary students (who play junior detectives on their first case) to use their critical thinking skills and follow Big Ben around the world, solving clues and completing tasks in order to track him down and regain their beloved item.

    Better Bust Big Ben Bermuda is an immersive theater experience which means K-5th grade students aren't just passively watching a show, they're active participants tracking down the world's most infamous thief. The show teaches geography and English language arts in an extremely fun, interactive way and includes handouts to continue the learning back in the classroom.
    Monday, February 5, 2017 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: (All Grades) - Colorado Children's Chorale Assembly in the Gym
    Since 1974, the award-winning Colorado Children's Chorale has brought its artistry, charm and unique theatrical spirit to audiences throughout the world. In this 45 minute assembly, members of the chorale will perform select songs from the Chorale's wide repertoire for Flatirons elementary students.  

    The Colorado Children's Chorale annually trains 500 members between the ages of seven and 14 in seven choirs, including three non-auditioned community choirs. Members attend more than 175 different schools from across the metro area. The Chorale regularly performs with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, Colorado Ballet, and the Aspen Music Festival.
    Thursday, March 8, 2018: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (All Grades) - Boulder Ballet: Steps In Time Assembly in the Gym
    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.

    The Assembly Performance Program, Steps in Time, is performed by Boulder Ballet professional company members. The troupe travels with its own Marley dance floor and professional sound system, allowing them to present the highest quality performance, complete with pointe work and full costuming. Venues include gymnasiums and school auditoriums.
    Thursday, May 3, 2018: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (All Grades) - Mad Science: Sounds Like Science Assembly in the Gym
    Have you ever been curious about what happens when a pickle reacts with electricity? Students will learn the answer to this question and many more in this fun and educational event.  Students will also have the opportunity to meet a pipe that sings and create an indoor thunderstorm.  Be sure to bring your "listening ears" because this show Sounds Like Science!
    Monday, May 21, 2018: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (K-4) - Hip Hop & Parkour: Superhuman Academy & Block 1750 Assembly in the Gym
    Parkour and hip hop are two of the hottest trends nationwide.  Local experts will demonstrate their skills to the kids and may even teach them a few moves.