The Falcon Flyer

Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 12 - 11/12/21

Leaning in to Love

Today at Fletcher Elementary, we leaned in to the opportunity to provide our students and staff a day focused on mental health and wellness. In the morning, students participated in classroom restorative circles focusing on sharing one thing they liked about themselves, and had the opportunity to hear from their classmates on what others like about them too. Throughout the rest of the morning, students created "Peace Paths" on the playground, beautified campus with works of art, and more! After lunch, our 2nd-5th graders watched segments of the movie, Inside Out, paired with break-out session discussions around empathy, Zones of Regulation, and connection, expertly curated by our counselor, Mrs. Hinch.


Huge shoutout to friend of Fletcher, Mrs. Jackie Kabellis, who offered staff members free Breathwork sessions throughout the afternoon. Breathwork is a practice that encompasses a broad range of whole-being therapeutic exercises used to relieve mental, physical, and/or emotional tension. Thank you, Jackie!


"Out of suffering have emerged

the strongest souls;

the most massive characters

are seared with scars.”

— Kahlil Gibran

Report an Absence Online

Although we want students to be in school each day for class, we know that absences will happen. It is important that parents report their student's absence within 24 hours. Absences can be reported via our online form, phone or email. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your support.


Click HERE for a link to the Online Absence Reporting Form

Student/Family/Teacher Conferences - Next Week

Next week, we've set aside the afternoons for student/family/teacher conferences. At this conference, your student's teacher will review the first trimester report card with you and explain the plan for ensuring they meet or exceed grade level standards by the end of the year. Please note, every day during the week of November 15-19th is a minimum day. School will be dismissed at 12:00PM each day.


In preparation for report cards, please set up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account. We are no longer printing report cards and distributing them in person unless requested. Click this link to get started: PowerSchool Parent Portal Setup.

Student of the Week - Jaziel!

All of our students at Fletcher are incredible. An overwhelming majority come to school each day ready to learn and do the right thing- not for a reward, not to avoid a consequence, but because it's the right thing to do. This space in the Falcon Flyer is now dedicated to highlighting one of these students each week.


Our third Student of the Week this year is Jaziel in 4th grade. Jaziel is recognized by his teacher for demonstrating exceptional behavior on a daily basis. His work ethic is phenomenal and he always tries his best in everything he does. He also is an excellent friend to the rest of his classmates. Not only is he helpful, but he is also very kind and respects every individual for who they are. Unfortunately, he wasn't here today to receive the award, but we'll be sure to catch him on Monday and include his picture in next week's Flyer.


Congratulations Jaziel, and thanks for being a phenomenal Falcon!

FREE COVID TESTING SITE - 7 DAYS A WEEK

San Diego Unified School District now has a new testing site for all students and staff. If your student is showing symptoms at home or at school, this new resource will provide a quick and easy way to get test results so they can return to school as soon as possible. Testing will now be available at the Education Center located at 4100 Normal Street, 92103. It's only FIVE MILES away from Fletcher!


The site is open from 7:00AM - 7:00PM MONDAY through FRIDAY and 8:00AM - 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments necessary! Prior to testing, if your student isn't already registered to receive weekly testing on site, families will need to register for a Primary Health Portal account. https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_testing.


Click HERE for a link to the flyer with a map.

JOIN OUR Parent Teacher Association

Looking for an opportunity to become more involved in the success of our school? Join our Fletcher PTA! The Parent Teacher Association supports our school community with the planning and financing of events, classroom activities, field trips, and so much more. There are leadership positions available this year. Contact PTA President, Lara Altic, at laria82@gmail.com if you're interested.

Highlights from the Week

Mrs. Duncan's Class Field Trip to the Old Globe

Big picture

Six Weeks at a Glance

November


15-19 - Student Conferences - Minimum Days

22-26 - Thanksgiving Break


December


1 - School Site Council

8 - PLC's

15 - Professional Development

17 - Minimum Day Staff Development

20-31 - Winter Break


January


3 - School Resumes

5 - All-Staff Meeting

12 - Professional Development

17 - MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL



*Dates subject to change due to shifts in the academic programming