Flanders News

October 2018

Start of School

As the first month of school has come to an end, I reflect back and am so happy with the amazing start of the school year. The hallways and classrooms have been full of excitement as students meet new friends and teachers, become reacquainted with old friends and teachers, the practicing of school routines, and utilizing the new concepts and skills that have already been taught. We have spent time on reviewing and doing safety drills all month and will continue practicing them.

Nurse's Corner

Vision Screening

Vision, height, and weight screenings have been completed. Vision screening is conducted by Lion's Club with a program called SPOT. Spot is a revolutionary automated vision screening technology that has been developed to quickly detect indications of the most common treatable sight threatening conditions in children. A referral form was sent home for those students having difficulty with vision screening. Please have your child return the form once it is completed by the eye doctor.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me any time at 518-483-7803, ext 2.

Flu Season Information

Children with the flu should be isolated in the home, away from other people. They should also stay home until they have no fever without the use of fever-control medicines and they feel well for 24 hours. Remind your child to protect others by covering his or her mouth when coughing or sneezing. You may want to send your child to school with some tissues, and a hand sanitizer.

Please visit health.ny.gov/flu for more information.

Counseling Connection with Mrs. Henning:

Hello everyone and welcome back to school! I am very much looking forward to spending time with your children this year! At this time I am preparing some correspondence to send home with students. This will consist of information regarding Lunch Bunch groups that will be offered this year. There will also be a permission slip included. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions.

Here is a little tip to help your child develop healthy self-esteem:

Notice when your child has done something well and tell them!

They should hear 5 positives for every 1 negative thing you say.


October is fire safety and awareness month...don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

AIS Parent Meeting and Open House


Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 5:00-6:30 pm



More information

For those interested there will be a brief AIS (Academic Intervention Services) and Title I informational meeting in room 210. Our AIS providers will give an overview of the program and answer any questions that you may have.

Come have dinner with us! We will be serving a baked ziti dinner in the cafeteria from 5:00-6:30.

There will also be several community groups set up throughout the building to share some helpful information on their services.

5th Grade news from Mr. LaFlesh

5th graders have just completed writing letters to Mr. Allen Tourville and Mr. Phillip Poulin, as they will be taking part in the "Honor Flight" from Plattsburgh, NY to Washington, DC to check out the monuments and on the return flight will receive our students letters when "Mail Call" is announced. The "Honor Flight" is a wonderful program that provides the opportunity for Military War Veteran's to visit the War Memorials in Washington, DC.

We had a great time on our Field Trip for "Conservation Day" to the 4-H Camp in Mountain View, NY. and were happy to show our support for a classmate by "Wearing Orange for Cassidy".

Mrs. LaChance and Miss Parker's 3rd Grade

Mrs. LaChance's class would like to thank the donors for our first scholastic book order!

All of third grade has been busy working on different kinds of communities in social studies.

2nd Grade

The second-graders enjoyed team building activities during the first week of school.

Mrs. Hazen's Kindergarten

We are off to a great start! We have been busy getting to know one another, learning school rules and having fun. We have been working on our names, counting and learning letter sounds with some fun songs!