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  • Fleming Flyer 2/22/2019

    Posted by Jillian Aldrich on 2/22/2019

    Fleming Flyer 2/22/2019

    Upcoming events of note:

    Friday, February 22nd-Student Council @ 7:45 am

    Winter Vacation 2/25-3/3- Have a great break!

    March 4th-NAEP make up day for 4th graders

    March 8th- District Wide Flannel Friday

    March 13th- PTO meeting

    March 14th & 15th-Maple Days at CTE

    March 22- Student Led Conferences  (Non Student School Day)

    All dates are now located on the Main Page of our new website at EWSD.org/FLE


    March Conferences will be student led conferences

     This will be a celebration of each students learning growth. Each student will prepare a comprehensive presentation of their learning across the curriculum. Teachers will provide guidance and support to students to capture their learning best artifacts and present this learning portfolio to their parents/guardians.


    Box Tops Update:

    Our Box top competition has wrapped up for this round. Thank you for everyone that has collected and turned in the box tops to the school. The funds collected help in many ways around the school, but most importantly our PBIS Celebrations! The winner is for this round of Box Top Collection is……… Amy Downing’s Class! Thank you for everyone participating in this event! This round we collected $167 for our school. School total so far this year is:  $555.00. Great Job everyone!


    Lost and Found

    Lost and Found is starting to build up again. We will have it on display in the Main lobby for the concert Wednesday night, please stop by and check to see if you recognize anything. On February 21st, all left over clothing will be donated.

    News from the Mountaineer Team!

    We are fifth graders writing from the Mountaineer Team at Fleming School. Our class has been researching the effects of plastic on the environment. We have learned that our reliance on plastic has gone too far, and we need to make some serious changes in our lifestyles. As responsible citizens, we need to use reusable bags when shopping and start recycling the plastic bags we currently use.


    We created two videos to bring awareness to the problem, and to teach others how to help.


    We also wrote essays and mailed them to local politicians to encourage them to ban single-use plastic bags from Essex and Vermont grocery stores!

    PBIS News

    Whew!  What a ride it has been these last few weeks...lots of challenges in our pursuit of healthy choices and loads of FUN!  

    Students spent a week practicing the art of yoga. Can you do a downward dog? The Tree? Our students learned to calm their bodies using these techniques.  They also used Mind Yetis to practice guided meditation and learn how to calm their minds in the midst of noise and activity.

    Last week brought us “I Love to Read and Write” week.  We had so many activities around this theme, and we found out we know a lot about books and writing!

    The annual Dance Off was held a day late due to the snow day, but that didn’t diminish our energy, enthusiasm and talent!  What an amazing display of skill! The moves, the choreography, the celebrity judges...and who doesn’t love to see the staff try out their “Floss!” Congratulations to Mrs. Guntulis’ and Mrs. Coviello’s classes on winning the 4th and 5th grade prizes respectively. If you would like access to the video from your student’s class dance, please email their teacher, who has the link to share with you!

    We ended February with a trip to the the tropics for “Tropical Island” day.  Each class selected a different island and decorated their doors according to that theme.  As we visited other classrooms, we learned facts about the geography, wild life, plant life and the natural beauty of wondrous places around the world. To finish up our festivities, we engaged in “A Minute To Win It” assembly at the end of Friday:  Staff vs. Students. Games galore!

    Wow - time for a rest.  Enjoy your time with family and friends during February break, and remember, vacation is a great time to practice being Safe, Kind, Respectful and Responsible!

    Before School Drop Off

    Just a reminder that before school supervision starts at 7:40. Students dropped off before that time, will be outside unsupervised regardless of the temperature. The only exception to this rule, would be if a student has a before school obligation in a group or activity.  For those students the door opens at 7:30.

     After School Pick Up

    A reminder to parents that there are 2 ways to pick up your child at dismissal. Entering the driveway and continuing all the way around the building, and pulling up in front of the school, if space allows. Do not park and pick up in any no parking signed areas. Not across the road or in the driveway entrance. Police will be asked to return to respond to this problem if it persists.

    Please do not angle park or parallel park against the east side of the school. This blocks the traffic for those trying to drive around the school, it’s the fire lane for emergency purposes, and a safety issue in the winter with the falling ice. This is also the fire lane for the school.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    Volunteer Opportunities:

    We are currently looking for a Parent Volunteer as a Student Council Advisor. Student Council meets every other Friday starting at 7:45 am and ending around 8:15 am.


    Community News:

    Girls on the Run is Seeking Coaches for Fleming:

    There are ten girls already waitlisted for Fleming’s Girls on the Run team. They won’t be able to participate unless we find more coaches. Who wants to help out??

    It’s an amazing experience for the girls and for the coaches, too! You don’t need any coaching experience and you don’t even need to be a runner, it also doesn’t matter if you’re male or female. You just need to bring your enthusiasm and positivity to hang out with some awesome girls a couple afternoons a week!

    If you know anyone who might be interested, Please feel free to reach out to Jillian Aldrich in the office! I’d be happy to tell them what’s involved.

    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.

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