The Falcon Flyer
Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 20 - 1/28/22
So Much Awesomeness!
It's been a banner week here at Fletcher Elementary School! Each day has held incredible opportunities for our students to build school community and love learning. On Monday, we hosted Janelle Manzano from the SDUSD Farm to School Program who taught students about healthy eating choices and brought samples of golden kiwis to try at lunch. Our vaccine clinic had a great turnout Tuesday night. Wednesday, our PrimeTime kiddos were treated to a magic show from the Amazing Dave. Thursday, Heartlight San Diego dance pumped up the jams at lunch recess to demonstrate all the fun students can have if they join the after school program starting soon (a flyer went home with your student this week). Mrs. Duncan also hosted a "glow party" to combine fitness skills with students' learning about light.
Happy Lunar New Year in advance to all our families who celebrate! May the new year bring you abundant health and good luck.
Next week marks the start of Black History month. We're putting the finishing touches on finalizing guest speakers and activities to support the educational programming. More to come on that in next week's Falcon Flyer.
Vaccine Clinic Success
Newest Falcons - John and Holly
School Site Council - Budget Priorities Review
Thank you families and staff who responded to our Budget Priorities survey last week. Our family participation was up 20% year over year. Based on the feedback from families and staff, student mental health supports, staffing for small group instruction, and Visual and Performing Arts are the top three priorities for funding next year. Principal Friedenberg will receive his official 2022-23 budget numbers shortly and begin working to sufficiently allocate funding to support these priority areas. On February 23rd, School Site Council will review the proposal for approval. The collaborative budgeting process is how and why we are able to meet the needs of the Fletcher Elementary community.
Student of the Week - Izzy!
This week's Student of the Week is Izzy in Ms. Massion's 2nd grade class! She is is consistently putting in the hard work during class. She follows the class promise, lends a helping hand to others and to her teacher! Izzy not only has the following traits but exemplifies them: helpful, goal-oriented, mature, and diligent. Every day, Ms. Massion looks forward to seeing her face and hearing her thoughts during class. Ms. Massion states, "Izzy is the sweetest soul I have ever met and feel honored to be her teacher this year." Congratulations Izzy, and thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!
Highlights from the Week
Lego Club Is Back!
Nine Weeks at a Glance
4 - Kids Heart Challenge Assembly
9 - 100th Day of School - Keepin' it 💯
Staff mental health retreat
Kearny Cluster Meeting
16 - PLC's
18 - No School - District Recess
21 - No School - President's Day
23 - School Site Council
25 - End of Trimester Two
1 - Read Across America Day
21-25 - Student Conferences - MINIMUM DAY WEEK
28- 4/1 - Spring Break - No School
*Dates subject to change due to shifts in the academic programming
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.
FREE COVID TESTING SITE - 7 DAYS A WEEK
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.
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COVID Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know
Featured Experts: Pediatricians Anna Sick-Samuels, M.D., M.P.H., of Johns Hopkins Children's Center, and Allison Messina, M.D., of Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, answer questions for parents and guardians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 and older.
Safe Schools During COVID FAQ
NEW! I have heard districts are moving to a new 'group tracing approach' for identifying close contacts. What does that mean? San Diego Unified considers the health and well-being of our students and staff a priority. Please be assured that we are committed to facilitating an optimal learning experience while ensuring the safety of our students and staff.
Technology Support for Families
Technology Resources for Families We will continue to work to get educational devices and connectivity options into the hands of students and families to ensure teaching and learning can continue anytime, anywhere, to support teaching and learning to the greatest extent possible. San Diego Unified