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  • Fleming Flyer 12/1/17

    Posted by Jillian Aldrich on 12/1/2017

    Fleming Flyer 12/1/17

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    Upcoming Dates:

    • December 8th-First Trimester Progress Reports Go Home
    • December 13th-PTO Meeting-6:30 PM
    • December 14th- Holiday Meal at School
    • December 25th-January 1st-Winter Vacation
    • January 31st-Winter Instrumental Concert


    Trimester One Completed

    Hard to believe that we have completed one third of our school year. Learners and educators have done an outstanding job during the start of this new school year.The implementation of PBIS practices continues to make a positive difference in our school climate and culture. Over 3000 Fleming Falcon cards were awarded to students during the month of November! With five eggs in the Falcon nest we are well on the way for meeting the goal for a December PBIS school celebration. We are grateful that Ms. McClintock and Mrs. Guntulis have stepped up as Fleming’s PBIS coordinators and are helping us lead the PBIS continuous improvement action goals we have set for this first year of implementation.

     Zumba Spring Village Cookie Making Spring Village 2 Spring Village 3

    Getting involved in our Community

    Fifth grade students in Mrs. Auch and Mrs. Coviello's classrooms went to Spring Village this morning as part of the Endeavor House service learning project. Typically, 4th and 5th grade students take turns visiting each month. The service project allows for senior citizens and Students to build relationships. Students get to meet with the residents and do fun activities such as, decorate sugar cookies, play games, carve pumpkins, Students even created a dance for the residents to watch, and residents did the same! The Residents of Spring Village have also come here to school for assemblies or special events we have going on at school as well.  Students, Teachers, Staff members and residents really enjoy their time together

    Cold Weather Reminder:  Winter Clothing

    Just a reminder now that the weather is getting colder, that students should dress accordingly for the day. Students will still be waiting outside in the morning for the Bell to ring, as well as spending at least a  half hour a day outside for recess, unless it’s raining, or bitterly cold out, students should be prepared to spend time outside. Bitterly cold is a wind chill reflected temperature of 10 degrees or below.

    Winter Clothing Drive

    There is still Time!!!

    The Fleming PTO and Student Council are inviting you to donate winter clothing to use for students at school or to donate to families in our community who have a need for warm clothing for their children as we enter the winter months. We have winter clothing donation bins set up at school to accept your clothing donations. PTO members will sort the clothing by type and size. If your family has a need for clothing please contact our school nurse, Kathleen Ready with numbers of children and size information. Today was certainly a day to pull out last year’s winter clothing. A perfect time to donate those boots,coats,snow pants, hats and mittens that are too small.

    AMusic Note from Mr. Oquendo

    I am excited to announce that the music department here at Fleming has received a grant of $1800.00 from the people at Drive for Education. Drive for Education is a grant that Berlin City Auto group provides for schools in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. This money will be used to buy 30 ukuleles for the general music program. I couldn't have done this without the help of the Fleming PTO. Fleming is lucky to have a community that is supportive of the school and the arts. We plan to send a representative group of students to accept this grant award on December 14th.

    From Ms. Guntulis

    We wanted to send out A Special Thank You to Maplehurst Florist for donating flowers to the 4th grade for their science experiment. We love the support of our community!

    News from the Center of Technology

    The Cosmetology II program is once again collecting non-perishable food and pet food items.

    With a donation you can receive a free haircut and style or manicure or shampoo and style.

    All donations will be given to the 'Heavenly Pantry" here in Essex Junction.

    Our future professionals are excited to give back to the community that supports them.

    For an appointment please call 857-7454


    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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