Fiedler Falcon News

November & December, 2020

From the Principal

I can hardly believe we are closing in on the end of the first marking period already. Our students have been wonderful about wearing masks, hand washing/sanitizing, and practicing social distancing, which has helped tremendously!


Communication is so important in keeping our students moving forward in their classes. As we head into the second marking period, one thing that seems to be happening is an increase in the number of students who are not engaged with school while learning from home. The assignments and lessons assigned on virtual days, or that are given to online students, are part of the adopted curriculum and help teachers to know what students need next and where they need help.


We know that these are challenging times. Teachers are trying to communicate as much as possible through email, class Dojo, etc. to keep you in the loop. Here are some things you can look for:


  • Hybrid students check the blue take home folder
  • All students - check Google Classroom, the Assignment tab
  • Contact the teacher to find out how they are communicating about assignments.

Please contact your child's teacher if you are having difficulties. Now, more than ever, we need to work together to help our students be successful, especially when so much of their learning is taking place from home.


We have amazing students at Fiedler, and we are looking forward to a successful second marking period. Keep working hard and have a wonderful holiday season.


Respectfully,

Kristina Cummings

Parent Teacher Conferences to be held on Zoom

There will not be in person conferences this fall. All parent-teacher conferences will be held on Zoom, November 16, 17, 18, and 19. Conferences will last approximately 10 minutes. When you enter the teacher's Zoom, you will be in a waiting room. The teacher will admit you when it is your conference time.


We will email and post on Facebook a link to sign up for a conference appointment time starting on November 9th. We will be using MyConferenceTime.com to schedule appointments. Again, all conferences will be virtual through zoom.


During conference week, you are also invited to attend an over view of the Title I services provided at Fiedler. The meeting will be on Monday, November 16th at 4:00 pm.


Join Zoom Meeting

https://kearsleyschools-org.zoom.us/j/89063577918?pwd=WHBDUjNwa2UzbGtRTmh1U2sxSGZtdz09


Meeting ID: 890 6357 7918

Passcode: Fiedler

HOLIDAY BREAK

THANKSGIVING BREAK


School will be dismissed at 11:35 am on November 25th, for Thanksgiving Break. There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th.


WINTER BREAK


Winter Break will begin on December 21st and run through January 1, 2021. School will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021.

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November


9th ~ Kearsley School Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm @ KHS Auditorium

13th ~ End of the 1st Marking Period

16th ~ Title I Parent Information Meeting @ 4:00 pm on Zoom

16th - 19th ~ Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

25th ~ Half Day ~ Thanksgiving Break Begins ~ Dismissal at 11:35 No Lunch Served

26th & 27th ~ No School ~ Thanksgiving Break


December


14th ~ Kearsley School Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm @ KHS

18th ~ 2nd Marking Period Progress Report

21st - 31st ~ No School ~ Winter Break


January

1st ~ No School ~ Winter Break

4th ~ Classes Resume

11th ~ Kearsley School Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm @ Dowdall

29th ~ End of the Semester

Tech Tip Video for Parents: Chromebook and Case Basics

Click on this link for a short video about Chromebook and Case basics!

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Raising money for Kearsley Christmas Charities!

During November, our PBIS initiatives will be focused on raising money for Kearsley Christmas Charities in an effort to show gratitude for what we have and community spirit . Students can donate $1 each time to participate in the following activities:



Week of Nov. 2 - Wear your favorite HAT for $1

Week of Nov. 9 - Chew GUM all day for $1

Week of Nov. 19 - Buy a bag of POPCORN for $1

Nov. 23 & 24 and Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 - Wear your PAJAMAS for $1

Dec. 3 & 4- Buy a bag of POPCORN for $1


All of the money raised goes directly to Kearsley families in need. Thank you for your support!

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Help for the Holidays!

The Kearsley School District recognizes the need many of our families may have during this time of the year. We have teamed up with Old Newsboys of Flint for children in grades K-8 who are in need of new winter coats. They will be accepting Coat appointments beginning October 26th. Parents must call their office directly to be deemed eligible and to set up an appointment. If you are in need of new winter coats or other holiday help, please contact Old Newsboys directly at 810.744.1840.

How to Create Holiday Traditions for Your Children

With the holiday season upon us, here are some ideas to create family traditions that are about love and togetherness:

1. COOKING IN THE KITCHEN: Children love traditions involving food. Is there a wonderful recipe in your family that your mother or grandmother created? Whether it is Christmas cookies or something completely unique, the holidays are a great time to share family foods with your kids. They will enjoy the warm sense of companionship as well as the yummy smells and tastes when they help you prepare a holiday dish.

2. FOOD: If cooking isn't your thing, food can still be a part of the holiday traditions you create. Maybe you have a favorite restaurant where you can share a holiday dinner with your kids, or perhaps your tradition will be exploring a new one each year. Even take-out food that your kids really love can be a memorable meal if you spread out a blanket on the floor and have an annual holiday "picnic."

3. STORY TELLING: The telling and retelling of stories on holidays gives children a sense of history, hope, magic, and continuity. Sharing stories with your children is a tradition they will really appreciate. You can find endless books in your local library or book store. Of course you don't have to rely on anyone else's stories. Be creative and make up your own!

4. THE SOUNDS OF MUSIC: Music enriches any holiday tradition. There are so many holiday songs out there, from sacred and serious to downright silly. It’s easy to find something that both you and your children will like. Your children will enjoy sharing music with you, whether you are dancing to it, singing along or just listening.

5. ARTS & CRAFTS: Children have lots of fun decorating for holidays. You can create your own decorative traditions by including their interests in the decorations. Perhaps your child loves animals. A holiday "animal garden" could be arranged around your tree using plastic animal toys or stuffed animals. The possibilities are endless and you don't have to spend a lot of money.

6. SHARING/GIVING BACK: Giving is an important part of the holidays. You might want to start a holiday tradition with your children of giving to those in need. Maybe you could volunteer together at a shelter or soup kitchen, or take up a collection for a good cause. You can also create a tradition of giving to family and friends which is meaningful to all of you. Homemade gifts crafted with love are often the ones best remembered in years to come. Store bought gifts should reflect an understanding of the qualities that make the receiver special to you.

Warmest Wishes,

Mrs. Michele Eggleston

Fiedler Elementary School Counselor

Ph: 591-1212

Email: meggleston@kearsleyschools.org

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The next PTO meeting...

Parents are invited to attend the next PTO meeting, which will be held on Zoom, November 12th at 5:00 pm. Check the Kearsley Upper Elementary PTO Facebook page for Zoom information.
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FREE MEAL PICK-UP AT KEARSLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Just a reminder....

Meal pick-up is still available every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hybrid students will receive 3-days of meals and Online students will receive 5-days of meals.