Fleming Flyer: A Weekly Newsletter

  • 1/6/2018 Fleming Flyer

    Posted by Jillian Aldrich on 1/5/2018

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    Upcoming Dates:

    • January 10th-PTO Meeting
    • January 15th-MLK Day-No School Inservice Day
    • January 17th-GeoBee Finals 7 pm
    • January 31st-Winter Instrumental Concert 7-8pm
    • February 9th-Dance Off!
    • February 21st-PTO Meeting (SCHEDULE CHANGE)


    Welcome Back! We hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday Break! Our first week back, although it was a short one, was a great start to the New Year! Students have already started working on collecting Falcon Cards for being Safe, Kind, Respectful and Responsible, which in turn, allows their classroom to earn eggs! We have reached 5 eggs this week and on Monday, will get their first clue about our upcoming PBIS celebration! Stay Tuned!



     Knitting Club is an after school opportunity for students and   adults to learn a new skills and   enjoy each other’s company.  We welcome students and adults who want to learn to knit and  need adults who know how to knit and can assist beginners. Students are asked to come to the first meeting with knitting needles (size 7 or 8 needles are easy for beginning knitters to handle).  We have plenty of yarn for students to choose from for their project.  We will meet Thursdays from 3pm to 4pm on February 1st,8th, 15th and 22nd. Please ask your child to sign up at the health office.  If you can be a knitting mentor, or would like to join the group to learn to knit, please    call Ms. Ready at 857-7276.

    Girls on the Run Coaches Needed

    Girls on the Run is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running and personal development.  We hope to offer this 10-week program 2 days a week after school from 3:00 to 4:30 again this year and are in need of coaches to support the program.  

    You do not have to be a runner to be a coach and you do not need to be able to attend every practice.  Any adult who enjoys being with students can be great coach and support the goals of the program.  If you are interested, please contact Kathleen Ready in the Fleming Health Office (857-7672). You may go to the Girls on the Run website for information and contact their staff directly. http://gotrvt.org/becoming-a-coach/

    Thanks for considering becoming a coach, it’s really fun!

    GeoBee News:

    The winners of the Semi-Finals will compete again on January 17th at 7pm. Family is welcome to attend.  Our School Geo Bee Finalists are:


    4th Grade and 5th Grade are:

    Benjamin Edwards Thomas Miller Newt Bowker

    Jacob Law Tennyson Miller Cameron Stultz

    Sophia Lu Ben Lewis

    Julia Smith Toren Esselstrom

    News from the Brownell Library

    The library is partnering with ADL to show "Screenagers", a film that explores the impact of screen time on kids and offers solutions on how we can help kids find balance. I hope you will let your Fleming parents know about this opportunity, so they will be able to talk about screen time with their kids, who are growing up in the digital age. The showing will be at ADL, on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30pm and it's free!


    If you want to find out more about it, visit screenagersmovie.com.

    A Note from EJRP

    EJRP has partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Vermont to bring a 14-week Nurturing Parent Program to Essex Junction. The program is free and open to the first 12 families that enroll. Below is a link to a more detailed description of the program.


    If you know of any K-5th-grade families that might benefit from this program, please let them know about this offering.  The program runs from 1/30/18 through 5/01/18 and is on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at Maple Street Park.


    Dinner and childcare are provided at each meeting.


    How does the district make its decision to close schools?

    The EWSD makes the decision to open or close schools due to weather issues based on the following:

    • Information on road (and parking lot) conditions from maintenance personnel and from the police
    • The amount of snow/ice accumulated
    • Weather forecast - is precipitation expected to continue?
    • Building conditions - do we have electricity and heat?
    • The conditions of sidewalks and surrounding areas
    • Temperature and wind chill - some of our students walk to school and some must wait outside for the bus
    • We must also consider that some high school students drive to school
    • Consultation with other local superintendents

    More information can be found on our Website at EWSD.org in the district Headlines


    Bullying and Harassment Protocol


    We are committed to providing all of our students and staff with a safe and supportive school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with respect. It is the policy of EWSD to prohibit the unlawful harassment, hazing and bullying of students. Fleming School/EWSD shall address all complaints of harassment, hazing and bullying and shall take appropriate action.

    The following employees of Thomas Fleming School have been designated to receive complaints of bullying, hazing, and/or harassment:


    Fleming School Mission Statement:

    Provide an education which challenges, nurtures, and supports each learner as a whole person, and offers them broad opportunities to engage in learning in a creative, safe, healthy, and equitable learning community.

    Please Note: In effort to be more Green this year, we are going to distribute the Fleming Flyer solely by Email and on our our website (EWSD.org/fle). We understand that this method may not work for everyone. .. it would be better for your family to continue to receive a paper copy, please contact the office, and we would gladly do this for you.

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