The Falcon Flyer

Weekly News and Updates - Volume 2 Issue 30 - 4/15/22

The Dedication, Hope, and Promise

It was one year ago this week that we reopened our doors at Fletcher Elementary School to a limited number of students and staff. Our teachers were educating students in person and those following along at home at the same time. Now we can open our campus to our families! On Thursday, April 28th we're hosting our first Open House in two years! The fun will start at 5:00PM. Families will have the opportunity to have coffee with the Principal, visit classroom showcases, and meet with community partners. More info can be found below.


This week was an incredible celebration of the year-long metamorphosis on campus. We finally broke free of the cocoon and spread our wings. The mural dedication on Wednesday marked this achievement with words of hope from our students, artist, Nazanin Amiri-Meers, and Principal. Area 3 Superintendent, Christina Casillas, members of the ArtReach board of directors, and families joined together in our first public event of the year.


“Art should be something

that liberates

your soul.”

– Keith Haring

OPEN HOUSE - Choose Your Own Adventure! April 28th 5:00-6:30PM

We are so excited to announce our plans for the first Open House at Fletcher in two years! The theme for the night is "Choose Your Own Adventure". Festivities will start off in the lunch arbor at 5:00 with and introduction by Principal, Jeff Friedenberg. Then families will choose their own adventure and have the opportunity to visit six different stations around campus: a chat with the Principal, a healthy cooking lesson, classroom showcase, community resource tables, our beautiful new mural, and the playground. Students will receive a stamp on their activity card at each station. At the end of the night, be sure to turn in your card to be entered into a drawing for a really awesome prize! (Still working on what that prize is, but it'll be cool, we promise!)

Mural Dedication Ceremony

If you weren't able to attend our mural dedication ceremony in person or catch it live on Zoom, you can watch a recording here:


https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/rec/share/nqvUX6BYgXsQspYEEbDctcpMUe5Wrm9OQdEtySoHoloIRjpw4tTeyKSgnZhYSI4c.ysQZnMRKXYcXXpKB?startTime=1649867044000


(Passcode: TsB7f?tt)


This mural commemorates the rededication of the Fletcher campus to our students and is a celebration of growth, hope, and promise.

Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

Hey Fletcher Families,


We're making a yearbook, and it's on sale NOW! All sales are online. Click on the button below:


You will need to register and add your student by name and student ID. Then you can preorder a yearbook for only $10.50 (this includes the processing fee).


The deadline to pre-order yearbooks is April 29th. Hurry up and get your order in ASAP. After the 29th, the price will increase.

Student of the Week - Elias!

This week's Student of the Week is Elias in Mrs. Quaal's (formerly known as Ms. Monge) class. Elias is such a character! He has a great personality, always has a smile on his face, and brings joy to the class community. He also works really hard in class, he is an example for his peers, and often helps others when they need it. Elias loves to participate in class and learn, and especially loves to show off his skills when we play Kahoot.


Congratulations Elias, and thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!

Welcome Mr. RaShad Malloy

Welcome aboard, Mr. Malloy! Today is the first day for our newest teammate, Mr. RaShad Malloy who joins us as our new Education Specialist. RaShad was raised in Winston- Salem , North Carolina, then moved to Chicago in 5th grade. He attended high school in a suburb called Naperville, then attended the University of Iowa, majoring in Art History. After graduation RaShad then began teaching in special education classrooms and discovered his passion for working with students with special needs. He worked for a private therapeutic day school in Chicago offering acute group psychiatric therapy and educational services to special education students. After having his son in 2011 with his wife Martha, they decided to leave the cold Chicago winters and move to San Diego in 2013. RaShad was an Educational Specialist intern at Albert Einstein Middle school for 2 years, then recently completed two years at NewBridge school in Poway, teaching students with dyslexia using the Orton-Gilliangham teaching method. RaShad completed his student-teaching to obtain his Mild/Mod Special Education degree and Multiple Subject Certification from Western Governors University. RaShad is an avid martial artist. He has a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido and has competed professionally in combat sports since 2005. Currently, he teaches boxing, kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts at a gym in North Park. A huge football fan (Go Bears!) RaShad, coaches his son Trent’s flag football team . When he is not working, RaShad enjoys listening to reggae, cooking North Carolina style barbeque, traveling with his family, saltwater fishing, and laying in his hammock.

Highlights from the Week

Mural Dedication Highlights

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The Rest of the Year at a Glance

April

19 - 5th Grade Panorama Picture

20 - PD Literacy

27 - School Site Council

28 - Spring Open House


May

4 - All-Staff Meeting

9-13 - Teacher Appreciation Week

11 - PD - Literacy

18 - School Site Council

25 - PLC's

27 - NO SCHOOL

30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


June

1 - Minimum Day - Report Card Prep

8 - Minimum Day - Report Card Prep

14 - Minimum Day - Last Day of School

14 - 5th Grade Promotion*

15 - Teacher/Staff Check out


*Dates subject to change due to shifts in the academic programming

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Open Call for PTA Board Positions

Interested in joining the PTA Board? We currently have several opportunities for families to get involved in this essential partnership. Email our ESA, Sarah Myers at smyers1@sandi.net for more information.


Why join?


  1. Support Students - Research shows that participating in your child's school helps them perform better academically.
  2. Benefit the School - PTA performs support for teachers, staff, and students which creates a positive and caring atmosphere in the school.
  3. Make Connections - Get to know the teachers and staff better. Make life-long friends with other parents at the school.
  4. It's Good for You - Socializing with other parents and volunteering to do good for your child's school is fun, healthy, and rewarding.



Even if you don't have the time available to join our PTA Board, you can join the organization by clicking HERE: Fletcher Elementary PTA Sign-Up

Report an Absence Online

Although we want students to be in school each day for class, we know that absences will happen. It is important that parents report their student's absence within 24 hours. Absences can be reported via our online form, phone or email. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for your support.


Click HERE for a link to the Online Absence Reporting Form

FREE COVID TESTING SITE - 7 DAYS A WEEK

San Diego Unified School District now has a new testing site for all students and staff. If your student is showing symptoms at home or at school, this new resource will provide a quick and easy way to get test results so they can return to school as soon as possible. Testing will now be available at the Education Center located at 4100 Normal Street, 92103. It's only FIVE MILES away from Fletcher!


The site is open from 7:00AM - 7:00PM MONDAY through FRIDAY and 8:00AM - 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments necessary! Prior to testing, if your student isn't already registered to receive weekly testing on site, families will need to register for a Primary Health Portal account. https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_testing.


Click HERE for a link to the flyer with a map.