As the year quickly draws to a close, we continue to work towards being safe, kind, respectful and responsible. Our continued work around responsibility comes with a specific focus on ‘perseverance’ and ‘problem solving.’ These are skills we use every day at Fleming School! We hope that for those students who practice perseverance and use healthy problem solving skills here at school, they will be able to incorporate these choices into their everyday lives at home and out in the community. Please ask your child how they have become more responsible citizens this year.
On the last day of school, Friday, June 14th, all 5th graders will be starting their day at ADL for New Beginnings Day.Our transitioning grade five students will be there from 8:15-9:30 am. Students are expected to get there on their own, and they will return to Fleming by bus. Students should not arrive at ADL before 8:00 am since there is no supervision before that time. They also need to either walk to ADL or get a ride, as scooters and bikes will not be allowed on this day. Mrs. Bigelow and other Fleming staff will be there to greet them.
If your student will not be going to ADL next year, please read! We have several students who will not be attending ADL next year. There are a couple of choices for those students: 1) they may arrive at Fleming at 9:40 am once the busses return from ADL or 2) they may arrive at Fleming at 8:00 am as usual, and Mr. Ryan will have a nice farewell breakfast with them. Please email Mrs. Bigelow (email@example.com) or Mrs. Aldrich (firstname.lastname@example.org) with what your student will choose to do that morning of June 14th. Please also make the school aware if your student will be leaving Fleming prior to this final school day of June 14th.
The Thomas Fleming 5th grade Spelling Team did a fantastic job at the 5th/6th grade VPA Regional Spelling Competition this past Saturday against 5 other teams at Waitsfield Elementary School!
While we did not win, it was a very close contest the entire time, and we are so proud of our team: Jacob Law, Ryan Alamatouri, Holden Friesel, Emma Hodgson, Sophia Lu and Drea Shepard. Thank you to Spelling Coach Amy Bigelow for her valuable coaching work with this group of outstanding fifth grade spellers.
A steering committee was formed in the fall of 2016 called Voices for Education (VFE). Made up of students, teachers, school administrators, community members, and school board representatives, VFE is in the process of being actively involved in helping to facilitate dialogue and other engagement opportunities to help the EWSD. Learn more about VFE and the activities that they are taking part in.
FMS students designed instruments out of recycled materials that could play between two and five different notes programmed in Scratch and then when connected to the Makey Makey and their Chromebook, could play many different songs!
Wounded Warrior and para-athlete Christy Gardner, her service dog Moxie, and school therapy dog in training, Lucky Tim, visited Founders Memorial School on April 18.