The Falcon Flyer

Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 24 - 2/25/22

Trimester Two in the Rear View

Today marks the end of the second trimester! We are so proud of our students for their perseverance, thankful to our families for their support, and in awe of the unwavering dedication of the Fletcher Elementary staff. It has been quite the ride so far, and even better days are on the horizon.


This week at Fletcher, our School Site Council voted to approve the budget for the 2022-2023 school year. The budget includes significant financial investments in our before/after school literacy acceleration support groups, increasing Visual and Performing Arts instruction, mental health support, and more opportunities for teacher collaboration. These priorities fit perfectly with the feedback from the survey sent out to families back in January. We also successfully completed an earthquake safety evacuation drill. This time our visual paging system worked perfectly. The entire exercise from evacuation to all clear took approximately eight minutes which is right in line with our goal.


Next week is Read Across America Day and teachers will begin working on Trimester Two report cards. Teachers may also start reaching out to schedule student conferences during the week of March 21st-25th or earlier. Be on the lookout for these communications.





"Whoever hopes

for great things in this world

takes the pains

to attain them."

- Richard Allen

Lt. Kaila Oliver Visit to Fletcher Elementary

Our TK-1st graders had a wonderful time with our final guest speaker of Black History Month, Lieutenant Kaila Oliver. Lt. Oliver is a published children's book author and poet. She read the African folktale, "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" and answered questions from the students. The kids and Lt. Oliver enjoyed themselves so much that we are planning her next visit to Fletcher Elementary sometime in the next couple months.

Kids Heart Challenge Comes to a Close

Congratulations Falcons! We completed our Kids Heart Challenge and celebrated with a jump-a-thon on the blacktop this morning. The final tabulations aren't in yet, so stay tuned for an update next week on our overall total, highest earning class, and most Finn's missions completed winners. Let's see if we get to turn Mr. Friedenberg into an ICE CREAM SUNDAE!

Student of the Week - Adrian!

This week's Student of the Week is Adrian in Ms. Massion's class. Adrian is a constant in his class. He is constantly showing up with a smile on his face and ready to learn. He is always focused, participating in class, and eager to hold onto any content that is shared. He lends a helping hand, supports his classmates, and constantly showing love. Congratulations Adrian, and thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!

California Healthy Kids Survey

Hey families! It's time for the annual California Healthy Kids Survey. This is administered each year to staff members, families, and students to learn more about our areas of strength as a site and areas in which we can grow to better meet the needs of our students and school community. The window for administration is now open and we need your support in trying to reach a 100% participation rate by the end of the month. Please take the time to complete the survey by clicking this link: PARENT California Healthy Kids Survey. Thank you in advance for your support!

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 smyers1@sandi.net 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

Kids Heart Challenge Highlights

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Ten Weeks at a Glance

March


2 - Read Across America Day

21-25 - Student Conferences - MINIMUM DAY WEEK

28- 4/1 - Spring Break - No School


April

6 - All-Staff Meeting

11 - Spring Pictures

13 - PLC's

19 - 5th Grade Panorama Picture

20 - PD Literacy

27 - School Site Council

28 - Spring Open House**

**Subject to Current Health & Safety Guidance


May

4 - All-Staff Meeting

9-13 - Teacher Appreciation Week


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

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Lego Club Is Back!

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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

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.