Fleming Flyer

March 24,2017

Fleming Flyer: March 24


Event Rescheduling:

Due to the two consecutive snow days last week, the following events have been rescheduled:


  • Fine Arts Night Instrumental Rehearsal at EHS: Monday, March 27 9am-11:30am
  • Fine Arts Night: Monday, March 27 from 5:30-8:30 at EHS



Fine Arts Night Rescheduled Snow Date!

Fine Arts Night “Celebrating Creative Minds” has been rescheduled for Monday, March 27th from 5:30-8:30pm at Essex High School. This evening will be an opportunity to introduce our new superintendent, Beth Cobb, as well as thanking our outgoing superintendents, Judy DeNova and Mark Andrews. Fleming instrumental students will be attending the district wide rehearsal on Monday 3/27 from 9:15-11:30 at EHS.

If you are able to donate a healthy snack for the event please drop it off at the EHS Guidance Lobby.

Instrument students will be taking a trip to EHS that morning from 9-11:30am to rehearse prior to their performance at Fine Arts Night. We will honor permission slips from our initial trip — parents and guardians are encouraged to reach out to their student’s instrumental instructor with questions or concerns.

Come and enjoy an evening of the arts!


Endeavor and Synergy 4th grade families: Parent/Guardian Feedback Requested  

We are approaching that time of year when 2017-2018 classroom placement discussions begin. We invite participation from parents/guardians of Endeavor or Synergy 4th grade students by responding to the “Learner Characteristics: Parent/Guardian Perspective” form that was sent home with students . 5th grade students will receive a letter from ADL soon with a similar form to fill out, and Mountaineer 4th grade students stay with their current teachers for 5th grade.

Information provided by 4th grade families in the Endeavor or Synergy House on this form will be included with school-based information to be considered in the process of assigning students to 5th grade classrooms within their current House for next year. We value your perspectives about your child as a learner, and appreciate the time you will take to share your knowledge of your child by filling out the “Learner Characteristics” form. Please return this form by Friday, March 31, 2017 to your child’s current classroom teacher.  For more information please consult the CCSU website, http://www.ccsuvt.org/policies/policy-jeco.


STEAM Museum, and Call for Volunteers!

On Wednesday, April 19, Fleming School will host a visiting STEAM Museum for the day. Mobile Ed, the team behind the STEAM Museum, will convert the gymnasium into a state-of-the-art hands-on children’s museum focused on STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). With guidance from the Mobile Ed team and parent volunteers, students will be encouraged to explore the museum at their own pace and manage their time between stations that appeal to their individual interests. View more about this event on the Mobile Ed website: http://www.mobileedproductions.com/steam-museum. It will truly be an innovative day!

We are calling for parent/guardian volunteers to assist during this activity. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit a volunteer application and call the main office to sign up for the event.


STEAM Class Schedule:

9:15 – 9:55 am Siracusa/Guilmette
10:00 – 10:40 am Hopper/Songer
10:45 – 11:25 am Coviello/Auch
LUNCH BREAK: 11:30-12:30
12:35 – 1:15 pm Downing
1:20 – 2:00 pm Kenny/Lemnah
2:10 – 2:50 pm Guntulis/Lee


Second Trimester Progress Reports

Progress Reports went home with students last Friday. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about your student’s learning progress . While there are no formal end of trimester conferences planned ,we know close communication between home and school is very important in support of each learner’s success. We value this partnership.


Geo Bee Champion goes to State Finals!

Fleming School’s Geo Bee Champion, Nirmal Lamichhane took the National Geographic Geo Bee Qualifying Exam back in January. We are very proud to report that he was one of the top 100 scores of students in Vermont, and has been invited to compete in the 2017 Vermont National Geographic State Geo Bee! The State Competition will be held at Castleton University on Friday, March 31.

The winner of the Vermont Geo Bee would then go to Washington DC and compete in the National Geographic National Geo Bee and compete for a $50,000 college scholarship! Good Luck to you, Nirmal!


Main office Substitute Announcement

Miss Wilder, Fleming School’s main office secretary, will be taking temporary leave up until April Break. While she is away, Mrs. Sturm will be filling this position. Community members may be familiar with Mrs. Sturm, as she is a regular substitute at Fleming School and our other district schools. Mrs. Sturm will be using all of Miss Wilder’s channels of communication, so families can continue to communicate with the Fleming Main office in their preferred method.


Lost and Unclaimed Clothing

The lost clothing bins are overflowing here at Fleming School. We encourage you and your students to look through the bins and claim and retrieve any clothing that belongs to you. We plan to pack up the clothing and donate to GoodWill if not claimed by the end of March.


Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run, a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running, has returned to the Fleming School. The team practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:45 pm in the Fleming Gym. There will be no sessions on days that school is closed.

Right now the team is full. All students who register at this point will be placed on the waitlist in the event a space opens up on the team.

The coaching team will be: Jessa Karki (Head Coach), Sandy Karki (Assistant Coach), and Lucius Karki (Junior Coach). The 5k walk/run for the girls and their families will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction.

All general questions regarding the program can be directed to Jessa Karki at 802-318-0365 or jessakarki@yahoo.com.


Storybook Tea Time at the Brownell Library

ADL teens have organized a Storybook Tea Time for grades K-4 on Tuesday, March 28 from 3:30-4:30 at Brownell Library. They will dress in costume and read books they have chosen. After a snack (it is a “tea” time after all), they will act out a reading of If You Give a Moose a Muffin.  


Upcoming events of Note:


  • Monday, March 27: Fine Arts Night at EHS
  • Thursday, March 30: Professional Development Day; no school for students



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 CCSU to prohibit the unlawful harassment, hazing and bullying of students. Fleming School/CCSU 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.