Fleming Flyer 10/16/2020
Tuesday, November 3rd: No School-Election Day
November 23rd: Parent Teacher Conferences
November 23rd-26th: Thanksgiving Break
December 23rd-1st: Early Winter Break
It was another great week at Fleming filled with fun, laughter, learning and of course Pajama Day! I am really excited to have our students here for their first full week of school next week! Students continue to do a great job with masks, physical distancing, and expectations related to safety. Our teachers and support staff are all absolute rock stars and have done such a great job, please share your gratitude with them. Their hard work makes it all possible.
I want to thank the entire parent community for keeping your children home when they have any symptoms. Your efforts and attention to this are commendable and helping to keep all of our students and staff safe. Thank you!
Thank you to everyone for your adaptability with our changing pick-up procedures. Yesterday was the first day we had two lanes in part of the loop behind the building and it seemed to go well! The reason for the change is to prevent the line of cars from getting all the way back to the street which then blocks traffic. We will continue to monitor pick-up time so we can determine the best long term solution to this problem. In the meantime, thank your for your patience and understanding.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Throughout this newsletter, there are lots of pictures from Pajama day! Everyone had such a comfortable day at school!
Students are now earning our next celebration for being Kind, Safe, Respectful and Responsible. When we hit our 20 egg goal, (which equates to 2000 falcon feather cards collected), they will be having Character day here at school! Stay tuned for more information later!
Thanks again to the Essex Rotary Club and the Fleming PTO for supporting our students!
Parent Teacher Conferences
COMPUTERS AND CHARGERS
The district asked us to remind all families that while the district was able to give every student k-12 a computer and charger they also do not have a lot of extras on hand due to this. They are having a lot of computer screens and chargers get broken since the start of the year. If you need either of these replaced they asked us to remind families that there will be a fee to replace these items. We talk to the kids constantly about taking care of their computers and keeping their chargers in their backpack when not charging it to keep things safe. All of the Burton backpacks have a computer sleeve to keep the computer safe so please help us to remind your child that is where it should be stored when not in use. We are also having a lot of computers come in not being charged. The problem is we do not have enough seat spots with electrical outlet access to let everyone charge at the same time. If you could also help us remind the kids to charge their computer each night and make it part of their nightly routine we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for all the tech help at home!
Dressed for the Weather
What's happening in Art!
Visitors in School
If you need to see the nurse for any reason, such as dropping off medication, please call the Health Office at 857-7789, she will arrange a time to meet you outside, in front of the building.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate the new norm for this school year. We can't wait for the time that it's ok for parents to come back in and volunteer at school, and connect in person!
A Note from Ms. McClintock
For the Past 7 years Fleming School has raised money as a community for a special friend named Elisha who lives in Tanzania. Elisha is one of the students who Ms. McClintock works with in her travels to Tanzania in the summer. The school she works with provides an education for orphans and street kids. The program that is run works hard to find support for every child that is a part of the program, and lucky Fleming- we have been working hard to support Elisha. As a school we are looking to raise $600.00 for him. This will cover his education for a year, food for a year, his school uniform, and a doctors appointment. He has grown to be a very special part of the Fleming community, and this year once again we are hoping to hit our mark in supporting him. Students in their first health class will be learning more about Elisha, and the school Ms McClintock works with. It is such a fun global connection we have been able to make.
Reading Long and Strong in 4th Grade!
Brownell library is now open for appointments to residents of Essex Junction and Essex. Sign up for an appointment at calendly.com/brownellvt/browse
We are also still offering curbside check-outs. To request curbside:
- place books, DVDs, etc on hold at https://brownell.kohavt.org/
- call us at (802) 878-6955
- email us at email@example.com.
Pick-up hours are 10am-6pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 12pm-8pm on Wednesday. Materials will be available in the back library vestibule. We will call you when your request is ready.