Fleming Flyer 8/27/21

Upcoming Dates

Monday September 6th-No School (Labor Day)

Wednesday September 8th-PTO Meeting at 5:30

Monday September 20th-School Photo Day (Forms will go home Next Week)

Friday October 8th-No School (Parent Teacher Conferences)

Monday October 11th-No School (Indigenous People Day)

Principal's Message

Happy Friday Falcon Families!


What a great start to the year! Despite the heat the last two days, things went really well and the first three days have been a huge success! Students spent a lot of time building community in their classrooms and getting to know one another. It was so fun to see everyone back in the building, these walls really come alive when all students are back!


Please look through the updates and information below and have a great weekend!


- Matt

Drop-Off and Pick-up

A reminder that we are currently not able to accept students until 7:45 am when our school day starts. Students should not arrive prior to 7:45 am unless they are on the bus. We are hoping to be able to welcome students earlier but we do not currently have the staffing to be able to do so.


Please do not drop-off or pick-up students on Summit or Prospect Streets. This creates a safety concern with traffic and at times prevents busses from being able to pull out of our parking lot. All drop-offs and pick-ups should take place on school grounds at the appropriate times. Drop-off is 7:45 - 8:00, pick-up is 2:55 - 3:10. Thank you for your attention to the procedures.

Hello from the Office

For those that have not had a chance to meet me yet, My name is Jillian Aldrich and I'm the office manager here at Fleming. I wanted to take a minute to share attendance procedures with you.



  • If your student is going to be picked up early, be late, or absent for the day, please let me know in the office. By calling 802-878-1381, emailing me directly at jaldrich@ewsd.org, or submitting the online attendance form.
  • If you are picking up your student early, it is really helpful to know that you are picking up your student. Sometimes it takes a while to track them down, as they could be out in the field for gym, having services, etc. If we know a head of time, we will do our very best to have them ready for you to sign out and pick them up.


Thank you so much for your help!

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Teachers on Team Synergy! Mr. Kenny, Ms. Guntulis, Ms. Lemnah, and Ms Osborne

Visitors in School

Just a reminder that we are still closed to having outside visitors here at school. That means we can not currently have parents enter the building. If you need to sign your student out early, for an appointment, or if they are coming in late, parents should still not enter the building.


Ms. Aldrich from the office, will come to the front door with a clipboard for you to sign your child out, and either our nurse, or Ms. A will also come to the front door when students arrive late, to take their temperature checks and send them to their homerooms.


If you need to see the nurse for any reason, such as dropping off medication, please call the Health Office at 857-7789, she will arrange a time to meet you outside, in front of the building.


Thank you for your patience as we navigate the new norm for this school year. We can't wait for the time that it's ok for parents to come back in and volunteer at school, and connect in person!

Fleming Gear is here!

If you would like to order any Fleming Gear for the year our site is now open. It is only open for two weeks so we will send a reminder again next week.


https://kevinsmithsports.chipply.com/TFSCHOOL/store.aspx


Please let us know if you can't not open the link. All Fleming Gear will be brought to Fleming and handed out at school so you do not need to pick up at Kevin Smith's.

PTO Meeting

Our first PTO meeting of the year will be Wednesday September, 8th at 5:30 pm. This is a great way to get involved with our school, meet other parents, and help make activities happen for our students all while supporting our school. All are welcome to attend! This meeting will be held on Zoom, and the link is below:


Topic: Fleming's PTO Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 8, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Community News

News from the TWEEN Center

Hello,


Thank you to everyone that joined us for summer fun!


We are opening for after school drop-in hours next Monday, August 30th.


I have attached the permission form below. Youth are welcome to come the first time without one and we will give them a form to take home.


Schedule:


Monday: Tween Center 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Tuesday: Teem Center 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Wednesday: Teen Center 2:30 - 5:30 PM

Thursday: Teen Center 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Friday: Closed


Tween Center:

On Monday we are open for 4th and 5th grade youth. Tween Center is more structured, here is our schedule.


3:00 - 3:50 Arrive + sign-in, sign-up for activities, snack, free time

3:50 - 4:00 PM Group circle

4:00 - 4:30 PM Activity time

4:30 - 5:30 Free time, sign out


Activities vary each week but generally we make crafts, play active games and use the computer lab.


Teen Center:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we are open for youth in 6th - 8th grade. Teen Center is less structured and activities are tailored to what youth want each day. We make snack together and have circle time while eating.


Clubs:

We will be offering additional clubs throughout the year like Outlet our LGBTQ+ group, Chef's Club and the Essex Youth Empowerment (EYE) Club. I will have more information about when we are offering these in the near future.


Please reach out if you have any questions!


Thank you!

--

Nancy Tessier

Teen and Tween Center Coordinator

Pronouns: She/her

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