Flanders November Newsletter

From the Desk of Mr. Coakley

Happy November! November 2nd marks the end of the first quarter. We will have our first quarter Report Card Conference Day on Wednesday, November 7, 2017. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. in order to provide conference time. A conference request form will be going home for you to indicate the time that is best to meet with your child’s teacher. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact the Flanders School office at 483-7803. The parent –teacher conference is an important part of your child’s educational program. Report cards will be given to parents at that time.

Just a reminder that the weather is changing. Please remind your child to bring the appropriate winter gear (hats, coats, snow pants, gloves, and boots) to ensure that he/she is adequately dressed for the conditions. Please put your child’s initials and grade on all winter clothing tags just in case they get misplaced, we can return it.

Kindergarten News

Mrs. Hazen's kiddos did an awesome job performing their poem about manners at the September PBIS assembly!

We had a fantastic time picking apples and pumpkins at Apple Jacks.

We continue to work hard and are making great progress with our reading skills.

3rd Grade News

During October, Mrs. LaChance's class has been building structures in Science class. We used team work to create structures that are strong enough to hold text books and 15 washers. We received our second months book order from our donors and have enjoyed reading during out spare time. Our class will begin Mystery science in November and learn about the Power of Plants.

5th grade news

Mr. LaFlesh and Mr. Gordon's class building Eco-Columns in Science!
Our 5th graders in both classes have transformed into inventors the last few weeks! They have used their knowledge of technology and the advancements in science to help format models for future inventions! Their creativity shined through this project and the end results were incredible!

Open House Survey

We would like to thank everyone who came to Open House. It was so nice to see many of our families. We hope that you were able to obtain some valuable information from the various agencies in our community. We invite you to take a quick survey to help us obtain feedback. It is very short and would be very helpful to us. Please click on the following link:


September PBIS

These students worked extra hard on using their best manners! Congratulations to all.

November Health News

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Talk to your health care provider about the risk factors in your family, take precautions and support the people you know with Diabetes! Continue to say “BOO” to the Flu! Centers for Disease Control advise everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu shot during the months of October and November. Talk to your doctor. Please keep all sick children home from school especially if they are exhibiting respiratory and stomach symptoms. If you are unsure call your healthcare provider or school nurse for advice. Allergy and Asthma season is hitting us HARD this year. Monitor all symptoms closely and follow your healthcare provider’s advice. If your child has asthma, it is extremely important to keep an inhaler at school or medication for a nebulizer treatment. Cough drops are considered a medication. For the safety of our students, please do not send in bags of cough drops for your child’s desk. Cough drops can be a choking hazard and are a short term fix for soothing a cough. Sending in a water bottle for your child to sip on throughout the day is a more effective way to comfort an irritated throat.

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.

Students have been going outside for Phys Ed and recess. Please remind children to bring jackets to school along with hat and mittens too!

We can protect and strengthener own immunity by eating nutritious foods, taking daily walks, sleeping 8-10 hours a night, reducing stress, and smiling daily. :)

Thank you for your cooperation! Feel free to call me if you need any assistance or have any questions.

Kim Premo RN,BSN

Flanders School Nurse


You ask what is PTO? PTO stands for Parent-Teacher Organization, consisting of parents and teachers working together to support and enrich all students. We support school staff, help promote student self-esteem, and assist in efforts to solve school needs through volunteering and funding.

What is the PTO and who can be a Member? The PTO is made up of officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, not to mention our wonderful school staff and volunteers. So, who can be a member? If you’re a father, mother, protector, guardian, and/or a person who teaches or instructs at Flanders...If you answered YES, then we would like you to become a member!

PTO Programs & Fundraising Our primary objective as a PTO is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources, and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child and to benefit the school. To meet this important objective, we fund-raise. Here are a few programs that we sponsor and/or support: Transportation for the Ski program, 5th grade end of the year gifts and awards, the school store, decorations for the concerts, Open House and the Parent Appreciation dinner, and more!

Become a Volunteer….Why YOU should get involved! As you can see, we are a small and busy group. This is where you can come in! We need your help, and so do your children! Here at Flanders, we strive for excellence and what better way than to become involved today. We are in need of growth and are seeking volunteers to continue re-establishing the organization. We are hoping to plan some exciting events this year in hopes to get more parents involved in their children’s education. The PTO is a team effort in which we cannot succeed on our own. Please come and join us on November 1st, or send an email to Bridget Schack, our school PTO liaison, that you are interested in helping out... bschack@malonecsd.org

Important Dates

*November 1 - PTO meeting

*November 2 - First Quarter ends

*November 4 - Daylight Savings Time ends

*November 5 - Picture retake

*November 7 - 11:00 Dismissal - report card conferences

*November 9 - Go Home drill

*November 12 - No School - Veteran's Day

*November 14 - Middle School Musical

*November 20 - Flannel Day

*November 21-23 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving

* November 30 - PBIS assembly - Flanders Pride Day

November Birthdays

Jaxson LaBare

Jacob Murdock

Cooper Pannhurst

Olivia Cox

Lilly Thompson

Ellie Dudash

Brycen Russell

Payne Dewey

Lost and Found

We have several items in the lost and found. If your child is missing something please remind them to check in the lost and found for it.