Fleming Flyer 10/30/2020

Upcoming Dates

Sunday, November 1st: Daylight savings. We gain an hour of sleep!

Tuesday, November 3rd: No School-Election Day

Friday, November 6th: PBIS celebration: Character Day!

November 23rd: Parent Teacher Conferences

November 23rd-26th: Thanksgiving Break

December 23rd-1st: Early Winter Break

An Update On Chromebooks And Backpacks

Starting today and over the next few school days we will be making a change so that students will only need to transport one backpack. We will be asking students to use their own backpack to bring their Chromebook and charger home each day. All of their other materials will stay at school in their Burton backpack in their homeroom. IF your student wants to carry all of their materials in their Burton backpack and only use their Burton backpack, or if they want to continue to use two backpacks they can. Please note that if materials are regularly forgotten or lost, we may ask that the Burton backpack and materials are left at school.

We decided to make this change so that students have less to carry back and forth, and to reduce the traffic during drop-off and pick-up times. With this change we are encouraging families to have students walk to school if they are able to since they will have fewer materials to carry back and forth. We will also still be able to continue education and learning if either a class, team, or the entire building needs to switch to a remote model with short notice.

Between now and Thanksgiving break we will be monitoring to see if there is any increase in damage that would warrant us looking into purchasing covers for the Chromebooks.

If the school were to need to switch to either hybrid learning or fully remote learning, students would bring both backpacks home with their school materials in one, and personal belongings in the other.

If a team or the entire school were to be notified in the evening hours or over a weekend of a switch to fully remote learning for an extended period, the school will create a supplies pick up schedule so that students will have access to all of their materials in addition to the Chromebooks.

Thank you all for your support with this and for encouraging students to walk to school since they have fewer materials. We hope this will be a positive change for students and families.

Have a great weekend!

- Matt


Students have earned our next celebration day by earning 20 Falcon Eggs! That equates to 2000 feathers handed out, for being kind, safe, respectful and responsible! Great job kiddos!

On Friday, November 6th we will be having Character Day! Come dressed as your favorite character!

Dressed for the Weather

Vermont fall and winter weather is upon us. We have had conversations with the kids about being prepared each day and dressing in layers. We will be going outside each day for recess and sometimes PE no matter if it is sunny, rainy or snowing. We talked about how right now the weather is cool and sometimes rainy so best to bring an extra layer or even rain boots or an umbrella for the wet days. Any help with reminding your child about what the weather is for the day and items they may need before they leave for school would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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. Please call the front office ahead of time at 802-878-1381. Ms. Aldrich from the office, will come to the front door with a clipboard for you to sign your child out.

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!

Last Call for Falcon Gear!

It's that time again! We are offering our fundraiser through Kevin Smith's sports for families that might be interested in ordering Fleming Falcon Gear! Fleming school gets a portion of each sale, that directly supports our PBIS efforts, and school wide celebrations.

If you are interested, you can order now, through October 31st. The plan is to try and have things arrive before early winter break.

Please follow the link below, if you would like to check it out and see what's available or place an order!


Falcon Exchange (Formerly Emily's Closet)

Fleming School hosts a clothing closet for families and students here at school. We are looking for donations of clothing in good condition. We are in the most need of children's clothing at this time. Preferably season appropriate.

Arrangements to drop off clothing can be done through our Howard Center Clinician Ali Fallon at Afallon@ewsd.org or by calling the office.

Thank you!

A Note from Ms. McClintock

Students have been learning about a special student in Tanzania named Elisha, and what life can be like in Tanzania! For the last 7 years the Fleming community has raised money for Elisha. Elisha is an orphan and the money raised covers his schooling for a year, food, clothing, and doctors visits. Ms. McClintock met him 7 years ago through Neema International program she works closely with. She visits frequently and has loved the friendship this program and the Fleming community has made. We are just $130 away from reaching our goal this year.

Community News

Tween Center Update

The Essex Teen and Tween Center Is Open!

While we work to get the space ready we want to hear from families about what you are expecting from us and to get an idea on who will be joining us this year.

Here's our new schedule!

Operating hours: 3:30-5:30pm

Tween Center: Monday, Friday (Fleming Students)

Teen Center: Tuesday, Thursday

Students are allowed to come their first day without a permission form, but after that, have to have a permission form turned into the Tween Center.

Thank you!

Nancy Tessier

Teen and Tween Center Coordinator

Pronouns: She/her

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Brownell Library

Brownell library is now open for appointments to residents of Essex Junction and Essex. Sign up for an appointment at calendly.com/brownellvt/browse

We are also still offering curbside check-outs. To request curbside:

Pick-up hours are 10am-6pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 12pm-8pm on Wednesday. Materials will be available in the back library vestibule. We will call you when your request is ready.