The Falcon Flyer

Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 28 - 3/25/22

Spring Is Here!

Welcome to Spring Break 2022, Falcons! When we come back the final 10 week countdown will begin. There are a ton of exciting experiences on the horizon. On May 4th, our mural team will begin the painting on the library façade. ArtReach even offered to repaint the concrete in the outdoor reading space underneath the trees right outside the library for free! The official ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will take place the next week on the 11th. Time TBD.

We also have a very important staff meeting scheduled the first week back. In this meeting, our team will start planning the Spring Open House event. New health and safety guidance allows us to hold this event with families and students on campus! Stay tuned for an official time and date to be announced in April 8th's Falcon Flyer.

Our students will be recognized for their philanthropic efforts with the Kids Heart Challenge during an all-school assembly on April 20th. We completely obliterated our fundraising goal. The top fundraisers will get to make Mr. Friedenberg into an ice cream sundae. Ms. Massion and Mrs. Sperry's classes get to enjoy a dance party at lunch that day too for being the top two classes.

Thank you all for a wonderful year so far, and the best is yet to come.

“More than anything,

be consistent.

Go at it. Go at it. Go at it."

Antonia Novello

We are celebrating Women's History Month in the Falcon Flyer with an inspiring quote from women throughout history who have made an impact. Learn more about Antonia Novello here:

Indoor Mask Guidance Update

As you may have heard, SDUSD will no longer be requiring students or staff to wear masks indoors starting on April 4th. Students and staff are still allowed to wear masks wherever and whenever they feel necessary. This updated guidance is the result of collaborating with top pediatric experts and epidemiologists at UCSD. San Diego County has recently been placed in one of the lowest COVID exposure risk categories. With the current downtrend in cases and hospitalizations, the expectation is that we will be in a much better place after Spring Break. Prior to break, your student will be provided with at-home rapid antigen tests and recommendations for when to take the test prior to returning to school. Stay tuned for more details.

Running Club Totals

As of Wednesday of this week, our Falcons have run a combined total of 2,972 miles! Thats the distance of driving from San Diego to Boston. It's a total of 13,386 laps around the track. So far the 4th grade class is in the lead with 845 miles, followed by 2nd grade with 605. Incredible!

Best Wishes Mr. & Mrs. Quaal

This past weekend, our very own, Ms. Monge tied the knot with the love of her life, Eric. We at Fletcher wish the two of them all the best and a lifetime of health and happiness. Their honeymoon plans include relaxing and celebrating on the island of Maui over spring break.

2022-2023 PRIMETIME Application Now Open

The application for our before/after school program, PrimeTime, went LIVE on Monday, March 7th, 2022 on the district website, at 6:00AM.

The PrimeTime Application is open to all families. Not just the families attending PrimeTime.

In order for applications to be processed during the initial application period they must be submitted by 9:59PM on April 15th, 2022. Applying for the program does not guarantee you a spot in the program.

Attending the Program during the 21/22 school year does not guarantee you a spot in the 22/23 school year program, you must submit a new application every year. Applications will be processed on June 17th, 2022 and families will be notified of their status in the program at that time.

Student of the Week - Malcolm!

This week's Student of the Week is Malcolm in Mr. Catacutan and Ms. Scales's class. Malcolm is an incredible student who works hard and has made tremendous growth this year in UTK. Mr. Catacutan notes that he's a positive role model for his peers with his even keel attitude and great effort.

Congratulations Malcolm, and thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!

Highlights from the Week

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Open Call for PTA Board Positions

Interested in joining the PTA Board? We currently have several opportunities for families to get involved in this essential partnership. Email our ESA, Sarah Myers at for more information.

Why join?

  1. Support Students - Research shows that participating in your child's school helps them perform better academically.
  2. Benefit the School - PTA performs support for teachers, staff, and students which creates a positive and caring atmosphere in the school.
  3. Make Connections - Get to know the teachers and staff better. Make life-long friends with other parents at the school.
  4. It's Good for You - Socializing with other parents and volunteering to do good for your child's school is fun, healthy, and rewarding.

Even if you don't have the time available to join our PTA Board, you can join the organization by clicking HERE: Fletcher Elementary PTA Sign-Up

LEVEL-UP SD - Summer School Enrollment Now Open

San Diego Unified is bringing back the LEVEL UP SD academic summer experience and enrollment is now open for all grade levels. Here is the link to all the schools hosting summer experiences and their bell times: LEVEL UP SD HOST SCHOOLS. The enrollment window is now open until February 28th. Below you will find links to the online enrollment forms:

English-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Spanish-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Vietnamese- UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Tagalog-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Somali-UTK-12 Google Enrollment Form

Spring Break Weather Forecast

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Eight Weeks at a Glance


28- 4/1 - Spring Break - No School


4 - Student Mural Paint Day

6 - All-Staff Meeting

11 - Spring Pictures

13 - PLC's

13 - Mural Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

19 - 5th Grade Panorama Picture

20 - PD Literacy

27 - School Site Council

28 - Spring Open House**

**Subject to Current Health & Safety Guidance


4 - All-Staff Meeting

9-13 - Teacher Appreciation Week

11 - PD - Literacy

18 - School Site Council

25 - PLC's


*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.

Click HERE for a link to the Online Absence Reporting Form


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.

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