Fleming Flyer

May 26, 2017

Fleming Flyer 


No School on Memorial Day: Monday, May 29

There will be no school on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Have a great long holiday weekend!


Fleming School’s Memorial Day Observance

We would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Sally Madeira, Dave Davidson, Ralph Costanza, and Fleming students and staff for a very moving and memorable Memorial Day Observance Assembly this afternoon. The Boy Scout Color Guard and our guest speaker, Mr. David Arakelian contributed much to this special proud tradition of offering our thanks as a school community and honoring those who served in our armed services and are no longer with us.


Spring Instrumental Concert on Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm

Our band and orchestra students have had a successful year! They are proud to be able to show off their musical accomplishments at our end-of-the-year Spring Instrumental Concert, scheduled on Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm. We would like to extend our appreciation to our band instructors, Mr. Costanza and Mr. Sawyer, and our Orchestra instructor, Mr. Ali, for a fantastic year of music! This will be Mr. Costanza’s and our Fifth Grade students final Fleming concert performance.


Fleming Food Drive: “Yes We Can!”

Fleming Students will be collecting non-perishable canned food to donate to our local food shelf. The canned food drive will begin on Tuesday, May 30th and end on Thursday, June 15th. This is a Fleming Student Council sponsored food drive.

The Student Council has also acted globally by granting loans to needy people in Africa through a Kiva loan account that was established last year when the school sponsored “the Water Project”


Field Trip Permission/Food Service orders

Please be reminded that students are required to have signed permission to participate on field trips. Students who expect to access food service meals to take on the field trips also have to have an order slip submitted to Fleming’s Food Service so that breakfast/snack or lunch can be prepared and ready in advance. Questions? Ask your student’s homeroom teacher. Thank you!


Library Materials due back June 2

This week was the last weeks students can check-out books from our Learning Center. All books and library materials will be due back Friday, June 2nd.


Class Placement Notification:

Letters will be mailed home on June 9th notifying current 3rd and 4th grade students and their parents/guardians of their class placement for the 2017-2018 school year. Due to a significant enrollment increase in fourth grade, we will be adjusting our grade configurations to have six 4th grade classrooms and five 5th grade classrooms for the 2017-18 school year. We now anticipate a total enrollment of 228 students next year.


Attention: 3rd Grade Parents at Summit and Hiawatha! Please join us for 3rd grade Parent Orientation Night at Fleming School on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Mr. Ryan, Principal, and Mrs. Bigelow, School Counselor, will be in attendance to greet you, answer any questions you may have, and take you on a tour. We look forward to seeing you then! We will meet at 6:30 pm in the Fleming Gym.


News From the School Counselor: The last day of school is approaching! On Tuesday, June 20, all 5th graders will start their day at ADL – please make sure your child is there by 7:45am. They will go to the ADL gym, and will have a brief meeting with the ADL staff. They will then go on a tour of the school, and we will return to Fleming by bus – leaving ADL at 9:15 am. Please email or call Amy Bigelow with any questions – abigelow@ccsuvt.org or 857-7000; ext. 2015.


Farewell, Miss Wilder!

Today, we bid farewell to Lee-Ann Wilder and thank her for her outstanding work as Fleming School’s Administrative Assistant. This school community is most grateful for her many contributions and positive spirit. Miss Wilder, we wish you all the best!


Congratulations to Erin Maguire

We congratulate our Director of Student Support Services, Erin Maguire, for being named the Gail Lynk Special Education Administrator of the Year for the state of Vermont. Erin is an incredibly dedicated and talented special education administrator most deserving of this recognition and honor.


Tween of the Month

May’s Tween of the Month is Adam Moehle for his positive cooperation! Find out more about the Essex CHIPS Tween Center here.



Swimming Into Summer!

Ms. McClintock worked with all of our students to create another end-of-the-year music video. This year’s theme: Never say never!

Watch the video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HksBDoFg7NI\


Appropriate Dress Reminders-

Our students are reminded to follow the appropriate and acceptable dress for school guidelines that are clearly stated in our school /district handbook. Beachwear clothing  and flip flop sandals are not acceptable dress. Students will be asked to make a change if their dress is not consistent with these expectations.


CTE Preschool 2018-2017

Do you need 2 hours to yourself? Have errands that are difficult with young children? Want to exercise by yourself? Why not enroll your child in our preschool and give them a fun, educational experience while you get things done?

CTE offers 2 hour morning classes Tuesday-Friday for 4-5 years old and afternoon classes on Tuesday & Thursday for 3 year olds. The cost is very low and we have a beautiful classroom and playground. We offer play and socialization, art and creativity and curriculum in language arts, math, science and cultural diversity. We also take field trips around the Tech Center to see maple sugaring, automotive, dental and more!

The Center for Technology, Essex is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year!

Classes for 3 to 5 year old children. Tuesday – Friday

Please visit our web page at:


Call 879-8150 or email lbogner@ccsuvt.org for more information


Summit School’s Annual Show:” A Friend For All Seasons”

Fleming will host Summit Street students and their families in our gymnasium on June 8 at 1:30pm for their annual end-of-year show, entitled A Friend For All Seasons. Songs, dances, and art will focus on friendship as well as the seasons.  


Upcoming Field Trips

We have many field trips planned for our students before school ends for the year. Volunteers are needed on all of these trips. Questions regarding volunteer opportunities should be directed to the classroom teachers associated with the following trips. All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application if they have not already done so this year, and questions about the application can be directed to the Fleming main office.

June 2 — Shelburne Museum (Guntulis, Lee, Siracusa & Guilmette)

June 2 — Mills Riverside Park (Kenny & Lemnah)

June 5 — Northern Lights (Kenny & Lemnah)

June 6 — Northern Lights (Guntulis & Lee)

June 6 — Mills Riverside Park (Auch & Coviello)

June 6-8,14 — Starbase (Hopper & Songer)

June 8 — Northern Lights (Auch & Coviello)

June 8 — Ricker Mountain (Guntulis & Lee)

June 9 — Northern Lights (Downing)

June 13 — 4th grade goes to Maple Street Park

June 14 — 5th grade goes to Maple Street Park

June 16 — Mills Riverside Park (Downing, Siracusa & Guilmette)

June 16 — Spirit of Ethan Allen (Hopper & Songer)


Upcoming Fleming Events:

  • Monday, May 29: Memorial Day, school is not in session
  • Wednesday, May 31: Spring Instrumental Concert, 7pm
  • Friday, June 9: Placement letters mailed home to current 4th grade families
  • Friday, June 9: Final Student Council Meeting — all student council members invited, 8am in the Learning Center
  • Friday, June 9: Sock Hop Accolade Celebration, 2pm — Families invited!
  • Monday, June 12: Fleming Community BBQ, 11:30am
  • Wednesday, June 14: 3rd grade transition Parent Information Night
  • Thursday, June 15: Olympic Field Day
  • Friday, June 16: Placement Appeal Deadline
  • Tuesday, June 20: New Beginnings Day, Final Day of School! Early Release.


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.