Flanders December News

From The Desk Of Mr. Coakley

It is hard to believe that it is already December. A special thank you to the First Congregational Church for the use of their facility for the emergency go home drill. Also, thank you to the parents for their patience during this drill. It is very important that we partake in multiple drills throughout the year that way we are prepared for an emergency.

Flanders will again be raffling different Holiday baskets at this year’s Winter Concert. You may purchase tickets outside the office from the reading teachers or at the concert for $1.00 a ticket or $5.00 for 10 tickets. All proceeds will go toward Flanders PBIS.

I would like to congratulate Patty Croteau, Flanders and St. Joe's Art educator, for her nomination for Rotary teacher of the year! It is a well deserved honor. Congratulations from your Flanders family.

This time of year is an exciting time for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at one of the many events planned this month. Have a safe and happy holiday season. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.

Thank You

Flanders would like to give a great big thank you to Maplefields of Malone for honoring us in their Educational Alliance program. The grant we received will be applied to our math and science programs, which will benefit our students.


Prekindergarten will be hosting our annual wreath making day with families on December 6.


Mrs. Hazen's class welcomed student teacher, Miss Nissen. The kids are working hard and enjoying having her in our classroom. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!

2nd Grade

Mrs. Premo’s class performed Text Feature Surgery!

3rd Grade

As the holidays are approaching the students will enjoy learning about Christmas around the World. Each student will research a different country and their holiday traditions. Please remember to send in ski pants, gloves, hats and winter coat on a daily basis. Recess will be outside many days. Have a safe and peaceful holiday season.

4th Grade

The fourth grade students in Ms. Wood and Mrs. LaVigne's class braved the trek up Owls Head Mountain. The view and the leaves were beautiful. Everyone had a great time.

5th Grade

Fifth graders in Miss Holliday's class have been constructing terrariums in science class! In ELA, students have completed their own Fractured Fairy Tales! The amount of creativity and hard work these students showed was truly inspiring! Finally, to end our days before Thanksgiving break, the students got up and roamed the room in order to complete a Thanksgiving themed scavenger hunt!

Nurse's Office

With the snow we have already received, it is hard to believe that winter is around the corner, so it's time to start preparing. Please send your child prepared to go outside for recess with hat, mittens, coat, ski pants, and boots.

Nosebleeds: If your child suffers from winter nosebleeds it may be from dry air. Try using a cold air humidifier in the child's room at night. Petroleum just inside the opening of the nose may help too.

Flu season is upon us. Symptoms may include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. The top 5 most contaminated areas in the home are: 1.Telephones (have you cleaned your cell phone lately), 2. Appliances such as the refrigerator and microwave, 3. Faucets, 4. Light switches and door handles, and 5. TV remote. Remember to teach your children to get plenty of rest and exercise to help boost their immunity to fight the effects of colds and flu, wash their hands frequently and do the "elbow' cough. Enjoy a healthy holiday season!

Mrs. Premo

October PBIS Winners

These kids were caught being super helpful!

December Birthdays

Autumn Potter

John Slayton

Sophie Catlin

Paige Johnston

Brennan Hebert

Peyton Welch

Emma Preve

Olivia Burditt

Adyson King

Charlene Toledo

Logan Soucia

Nathan Hadlock

MacKenzie Saucier

Addison Metzler

Darci Funk

Jaiden Dungey

Alyssa Dibble

Winter Weather

Please be sure to send winter weather gear everyday for outdoor recess.

Important Dates

*December 13 - Winter Concert

*December 14 - STEM last day of session 1

*December 19 - Holiday Festivities

*December 20 - PBIS Assembly

*December 21 - Christmas Break begins