Fleming Flyer 4/15/22

Upcoming Dates

Mon-Friday, April 18-22-Spring Vacation - No School

Tuesday, April 26th-Fine Arts Night at 5pm @ EHS Hockey Rink

Monday, May 30- Labor Day No school

Wednesday, June 8th-Fleming Concert 6:30 pm

Monday, June 13th-4th grade goes to Maple St

Wednesday, June 15th- 5th grade goes to Maple St

Thursday, June 16th-Step up day and the last day of school! More details to come later!

Principal's Message

Happy Friday!

There have been so many great things happening here at Fleming over the past few weeks! The students have been working so hard doing some incredible things with their teachers! I have listened to podcasts created by students with music embedded into them, I have heard podcasts from students in our EWSD Reads program, some students made amazing interactive posters, programmed robots, and most are currently studying up for our poetry assembly! On top of all of that, students have also made really creative pottery during Art class! I even got a chance to meet with a couple of elected class presidents and vice presidents on the Endeavor team to discuss important issues to improve our school. Hats off to the entire Fleming faculty and staff for engaging our students in such cool learning opportunities! I am amazed buy what our students are accomplishing each day.

I hope you all have a joyous April Vacation!

- Matt

PBIS Updates

This month we are valuing differences - recognizing what makes each person unique. We learned greetings from around the world and got to test our knowledge during our March PBIS assembly. We celebrate the many cultures represented in our school, and every week we are treated to a “trip to another country” from Ms. McClintock. Ms. Lucia and students have created world maps tracing the many countries represented here at Fleming.

Our SEL lessons focus on problem solving and trying to see issues from the other person’s perspective. We are working on empathy and listening to others. We have discussed having a growth mindset - being open to new ideas and challenges.

Our most recent data shows we are working on being respectful and not disruptive. We have greatly improved in the area of bathroom behavior!

Thank you for supporting your students in taking care of themselves, taking care of each other and taking care of our community.

Enrichment Classes at Fleming

Students in Ms McClintock's enrichment classes recently completed a project centered around the quote "Be the Change You Want to See in The World." Check out the video below to see what each project entailed, and then at the end check out what that quote meant to students. Students did an amazing job with this project and should be so proud of all their incredible work in making the world a better place. Ms McClintock is so proud of them all! Classes that took part in this enrichment program were Mrs Osborne, Ms Guntulis, Ms Songer, Mrs Hopper and Mrs Youngs class. View the video below!


“The Importance of Representation in the Media,” April 28, 5-6 PM via Zoom

Join the Essex Westford School District and Akshata Nayak, Founder of Little Patakha and Nutritionist at Alternative Roots Wellness Center, as she leads this workshop geared toward caregivers about "The Importance of Representation in Media." Representation can be defined as the ways in which societal aspects such as race, gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, and social issues are introduced and made visible. We know that diverse representation is critical in informing how young children build their perspectives on their own ethnic-racial group, gender identity, socioeconomic status, etc. as well as that of others.

As a holder of two Master of Science degrees, in Biochemistry and Applied Clinical Nutrition, a woman and BIPOC business owner, and a mom, Akshata offers a unique perspective on the importance of accurate and altruistic representation in media through the eyes of a business patron as well as a business owner. With a scientific, data-based, and personal approach, Akshata will discuss cultural competency, empathy and representation in media, the psychological effect of media on children, and will answer the question “Why is it important to have representation in media?”.

Register to attend the workshop here! Questions? Contact Sarah Warrington at swarrington@ewsd.org or 802.857.2007.

Meet Our Student Teachers!

We have been lucky to have 3 amazing student teachers from UVM this year. Their dedication to the students and the school has been a gift! Thanks to students from Ms. Songer’s group who conducted the interviews. Here they are:

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Where are you from and where do you attend college?

I am from Long Island, NY and attend UM.

Why do you want to be a teacher?

I like working with younger children, and I think school is fun.

What is a favorite school memory of yours?

I remember going on a field trip to a colonial museum where we got to churn butter.

How are you enjoying your time at Fleming?

Fleming is great! I am enjoying this school so much.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I lost one of my front teeth and a new one never grew in so I have a fake tooth.

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Where are you from and where do you attend college?

I am from Colchester, VT and attend UVM.

Why do you want to be a teacher?

I love to see students grow and challenge themselves as learners.

What is a favorite school memory of yours?

I loved going on field trips to local farms and museums. Hands-on learning is my favorite.

How are you enjoying your time at Fleming?

I have loved my time here. The students and staff are so welcoming, and they make coming to school each day so fun.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I play club lacrosse at UVM. I did a community service project in Costa Rica for 3 weeks.

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Where are you from and where do you attend college?

I am from Bradley Beach, NJ and attend UVM.

Why do you want to be a teacher?

I loved playing school as a kid, and I enjoy having fun helping other people. Kids are so much fun to be around, and I love working with other adults who feel the same.

What is a favorite school memory of yours?

In 8th grade, my language arts class put on a wax museum where we all researched a historical figure of our choice. I chose Princess Diana and got to dress up like a princess in school!

How are you enjoying your time at Fleming?

Fleming has such a great community of teachers and staff that I feel so fortunate to work with this year. Getting to know students here has been so much fun and incredibly rewarding.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I taught ski school lessons at Mt. Snow in West Dover, VT for 5 years.