Fleming Flyer 4/2/2021

Upcoming Dates

April 14th-PTO Meeting. 5:30 pm

April 19-April 23rd: Spring Vacation

May 31st: Memorial Day, no school

June 15th: Last Day of School

Information About Possible Remote Learning on Tuesday 4/6

Dear Fleming Families,

At Fleming, there is a sizable number of staff members that are getting their 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, April 5th. Based on our knowledge for potential side effects, we want to be prepared in the event that we do not have enough staff members available to safely run the building on April 6th. We will do everything we can to creatively staff our classrooms; however, in the event that we cannot, we wanted to give you all advance warning that we may need to call a remote learning day.

Students will be sent home with their Chromebooks on Monday, April 5th, and we will make the call for Tuesday, April 6th as soon as we have sufficient information to do so (either the evening of the 5th or early morning on the 6th). If April 6th becomes a remote learning day, it will model our remote Wednesday plan. If you do not hear from the school about Tuesday April 6th, it means we will be in person.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we do our best to plan for students.


Matthew Roy, Principal

Slides From Our Parent Information Night

Please see the link below to the slide deck that contains information and resources shared during our parent information night on March 31st. The night focused on parenting strategies for reducing screen time, and internet and social media safety. Information from Dr. Joelle van Lent is included on the last slide.

Parent Information Night Slides

Transition / Placement Parent Input Forms (4th grade families)

Parent input forms for the 4th to 5th placement process were originally communicated as being due on 4/2. This deadline will be extended to Wednesday, 4/7.

A note from the office

Just a friendly reminder, that if you child will be out for a day, please notify the office as soon as possible.

Also, if you need to pick up your student early, please let the office know. This helps to locate the student, and make sure they are ready for pick up, especially if they are out at recess.

Thank you!

Fleming PTO Meeting

PTO meetings are a great way to connect with Fleming Schools and way to get involved to the school community. Mr. Roy also gives updates as to what is going on around school and as well ask questions you may have.

We will have board positions available in the Fall as two members will be moving on to ADL.

If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please do not hesitate to reach out to the board via email at flemingpto@ewsd.org. We look forward to seeing you all!

Thank you,

Liz Miller, President

Pat Murray, Vice President

Beth Knox, Treasurer

Mary Towle-Hilt, Secretary

Topic: Fleming PTO Meeting

Time: Apr 14, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 840 0224 5127

Passcode: 0000

What's Happening Around School

Team Synergy 5th Grade

For the past 10 weeks Mr. Kenny's students have been programming robotic vehicles to accomplish a wide range of challenges. Those challenges included programming their robots to move in a figure 8 and a square, to go in and out of chair legs and around rulers and navigate through a maze. As a culminating activity students were given the task of programming a dance routine that would make their robots move to the beat of a particular piece of music. In this video you can see what many of the students were able to accomplish and a single class period.

Robot Dance Video

Big picture

5th Grade Team Endeavor

Team Endeavor's 5th graders have been studying economics this year to engage in some real-world applicable learning as they get ready to transition to middle school. These hard workers submitted job applications with letters of recommendation, engaged in interviews, and all earned important "employment" opportunities for their school community that allows them to bring home some earned coupons. Today, these hard workers got to participate in a Live Auction to bid on items that they want to buy for themselves or as gifts for others, and the excitement was out of this world!

A small video of the auction

Awesome job, Team Endeavor 5th Graders!

Important Outcomes for Equity in the EWSD

Students, teachers, school leaders and community members are invited to participate in focus groups to help the EWSD continue to make progress towards becoming an equitable, anti-racist school district.

District leadership wants to be able to best tell the story of where we are succeeding and where we need to continue to change and grow. As we look to issue an annual equity report, we need community input to decide what information goes into the report, how best to present it, and how to make sure it is helping us reach our vision.

We hope you will join us for one of the upcoming focus groups on April 29, May 3 or May 11 from 5:30-7PM. (All groups will be held virtually via Zoom.) Click here to register.

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont


Your child is taking part in the We Care Elementary Program. This program is a sexual abuse prevention program that promotes healthy relationships at an age appropriate level for 4th and 5th grade students. The program includes a classroom curriculum and training for staff, and information for parents and caregivers. We Care is part of The Healthy Relationships Project, a series of three programs (Care for Kids, We care Elementary, and SAFE-T) provided by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAV) serving children ages 3-13, their families, and schools. For more information about the healthy Relationships project, please visit Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.


All healthy relationship Project Programs include a common approach to prevention. Central to the healthy relationship project approach to prevention are the following beliefs:

  • Adults are responsible for protecting children and adolescents from abuse.

  • Violence can be prevented through helping students build healthy relationships.

  • Comprehensive prevention includes victim and victimizer prevention and bystander engagement.


4th Grade

  • Introduction to safe spaces

  • Trusted Adults and Asking for Help

  • Recognizing Feelings in Ourselves

  • Personal Boundaries

  • Mixed Up and Confused

  • Wrap Up


  • Introduction to Safe Spaces

  • Empathy

  • Recognizing Others’ Boundaries

  • Asking for Permission

  • Coping and Accepting No

  • Wrap Up


In 2009, the Vermont legislature passed Act 1, requiring that all school staff be trained in child sexual abuse prevention and that all parents be givent he opportunity to receive sexual abuse prevention information. In addition, the law requires that sexual abuse prevention education be part of comprehensive health education K-12. The law went into effect for schools on July 1, 2011 and PCAV has partnered with schools to assist them as they work to meet these requirements across the state.

Education is the best way to provide communities with the tools to prevent and respond to sexual abuse. PCAV provides training, curriculum materials, resources, and co-teaching support in your child’s school.

For more information on curriculum being taught to 4th and 5th grade students, please contact your School Counselor, Coori Sellers, at csellers@ewsd.org or 857-7701.

Bus Drivers Needed!

Come work for STA/Mountain Transit!

This is a great job for parents of school-aged kids, folks looking for a partial-retirement job, individuals looking to grow a career in the commercial driving industry, or anyone who wants to give back to our community.

Let Mountain Transit tell you why:

  • Paid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) training: Class B license with Passenger and School Bus endorsements. To get this license on your own can cost up to $7,000, here we will pay you. The only thing we do not pay for is your physical license.
  • Great Pay: After you get your CDL and endorsements, the minimum pay at Mountain Transit is $20.50 per hour. Yes, that is right, starting at $20.50 an hour!
  • Newer vehicles: All vehicles used here are 10 years old or newer, this keeps down mechanical repairs.
  • Earned time off: You will earn time off that will accumulate.
  • Safety: Safety is our main goal, including in these unusual times, CDC protocol is followed to a T.

Our goal is to get the working force working again. In South Burlington there are 256 people collecting unemployment, Burlington there are 689, Essex 266, Colchester 288, Milton 166, and Winooski 155. We need you and you need us. Come and see what we are all about here at Mountain Transit.

Click on this link, then click 'Vermont,' then click 'Milton.' Hiring for the Essex garage site starts at the Milton offices. Or you can also call 802-893-1334 if you are interested.

Falcon Exchange

Fleming School hosts a clothing closet for families and students here at school. We are looking for donations of clothing in good condition. We are in the most need of children's clothing at this time. Preferably season appropriate.

Arrangements to drop off clothing can be done through our Howard Center Clinician Ali Fallon at Afallon@ewsd.org or by calling the office.

Thank you!