Flanders News

December 2019

FROM THE DESK OF MR. COAKLEY

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 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 Carla Cole, Flanders' Resource Room teacher, for her nomination for Rotary teacher of the year! 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.

NEWS FROM THE READING CORNER

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PRE-K NEWS FROM MRS. GOACHEE

Prekindergarten will be hosting our annual wreath making day with families on December 12, at 12:30.

KINDERGARTEN NEWS FROM MRS. LACLAIR

Mrs. LaClair's class had fun this month reading a variety of funny stories about crazy turkeys trying to disguise themselves so that they would not get eaten for Thanksgiving. The children then, with the help of their families, disguised a turkey! Thank you so much to all who helped with these great disguises.

KINDERGARTEN NEWS FROM MRS TOPA

Mrs. Topa’s Kindergarten class has been enjoying their books! Each student was sponsored to receive a minimum of one book a month for all ten school months. Scholastic has offered top selling titles at a price that each student has been receiving TWO books a month. Thank you to all the sponsors for this gift that keeps giving! This gift is providing the opportunity for each child to receive books when book orders arrive monthly as well as supporting reading at home for fluency.

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FIRST GRADE NEWS FROM MISS IVES

The Busy Bee classroom has begun the holiday season by discussing the many ways that they can light the world up with kindness this season, as well as what makes each of us unique, and the different ways we each bring something special to our classroom! We are very excited to spend the month of December aboard the Polar Express traveling around the world to learn about the many different holiday traditions!!

THIRDE GRADE NEWS FROM MRS. LACHANCE AND MISS PARKER

Second grade has been learning about Holidays Around the World. We are traveling around the globe to learn about and experience the Holiday traditions of other cultures and countries. So far we have visited The U.S.A., Mexico, Brazil, Ireland, England, and Spain. We will plan on visiting other countries such as Italy, Germany, Africa, China, Australia, and Canada.

FIFTH GRADE NEWS FROM MISS HOLIDAY AND MR. LAFLESH

5th graders in both Mr. LaFlesh and Miss Holliday's class have been putting their reading and writing skills to the test. The students have been creating fractured fairytales in ELA class. Both classes have also started a new unit in Writing. The students will be completing informational stories to teach others about a topic of their choice! We cannot wait to see the finished results!


Miss Holliday's class is starting their Christmas Around the World unit in Social Studies. Students will be exploring and surfing the web while they complete a webquest teaching them about holiday traditions all around the world.

The students are VERY excited to know they will be utilizing the 3D printer once again to create country flags that will resemble a country of their choice for their final project of the unit!




NURSE'S OFFICE with KIM PREMO

There are many myths and “old wives’ tales” regarding children and winter weather. These myths include, “becoming chilled causes colds”, if you have a cold, you shouldn't go outside when the temperature is below 20 degrees”. Unfortunately, these myths tend to keep children from being allowed to play outdoors in the winter. Indoor air becomes dry, stale, germ infested, and full of air pollutants, causing increased respiratory ailments. The outdoor environment provides fresh, clean and humidified air An outdoor activity also allows children to exercise their large muscles which increase their circulation and adds color to their cheeks. The exercise increases their appetite, decreases stress and aggressiveness and allows them to sleep better at bedtime. Direct sunshine on the skin produces Vitamin D necessary for bone growth. Teach them how to get dressed by themselves with winter clothing.


Outdoor play in winter weather is good for children. Promote outdoor play on a daily basis as long as conditions aren’t extreme and children are dressed appropriately. Children will be going outside for Physical Education and recess, please be sure they have appropriate clothing, including hats and mittens/gloves.


If your child has a health condition, a new medical diagnosis, has started a new medication, or needs special care during the school day, please update me in the health office.


Thank you!

Kim Premo

518-483-7803 ext.2

kpremo@maloneschools.org

NOVEMBER PBIS WINNERS

These students consistently exhibited how to be responsible during the month of November.


The behavior focus for December is Safety.

NEWS FROM THE ART ROOM

In Art, after teaching children about line, pattern and shape, there are many different options we could take using the elements of art and principles of design in our curriculum. Our students will be learning all about color next. The lessons are focused on color, but also present wonderful opportunities to show children how line and shape are incorporated into their art to create beautiful colorful work. Also, teaching children about color theory, even the most basic concepts, sets students up with color mixing techniques to be reinforced with later lessons throughout the year.

FLANDERS WINTER CONCERT

When: Thursday, December 12th

Where: Malone Middle School Auditorium

Time: 6:00pm Students are asked to arrive by 5:45pm.


Students should report as follows:


Second Floor:

Grade 4 Room 111

Grade 5 Room 112


Annex:

Grade 1 Room 119

Grade 2 Room 118

Grade 3 Room 120

Grade K Room 117


We look forward to seeing you !

DECEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 12/12 - Flanders Winter Concert
  • 12/19 - Santa Visiting Flanders
  • 12/20 - PBIS Assembly
  • 12/23 - 1/3 Winter Break

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

  • 12/03 Paige Johnston
  • 12/03 Sophie Catlin
  • 12/04 Traeh Paige
  • 12/10 Emma Preve
  • 12/11 Liam Moussette
  • 12/14 Zel Benway-Rawrz
  • 12/16 Zoey Raines
  • 12/17 Charlene Toledo
  • 12/18 Jayce Carter
  • 12/22 Logan Soucia
  • 12/22 Nathan Hadlock
  • 12/26 MacKenzie Saucier
  • 12/28 Addison Metzler
  • 12/28 Harper Dunn
  • 12/30 Darci Funk
  • 12/31 Jaidan Dungey