HAPPY NEW YEAR, FLAIM FAMILY!
We are so excited to start the new year! All of us are ready to have the most successful semester we have ever had. Our students are poised to complete this year with a BANG!
Our extended day program is going through changes this semester. First of all, Madame Sizemore is stepping down as extended day coordinator. She has worked so hard and has made our extended day very successful, for which we are all so appreciative. She will be working as a teacher in extended day, so you will still see her here. In her place we have two new faces...yes, it takes two to replace Madame Sizemore. Madame Tomson will be handling extended day fees and paperwork, and Ms. Jeanne Louque will be working with homework teachers and the activities. I am certain that we will continue to have an outstanding extended day program. Please be mindful of the next statement:
There are a few things I do need to remind everyone of before we really begin to roll. For some of you these may seem unnecessary, however, for some reminders are needed.
I have been noticing that many of you, especially primary, are arriving late for school. Students must arrive by 8:30. Students are getting into class at that time and morning activities have begun. It is NOT your child’s fault if you are late and occasionally things happen which we have no control over and we end up being late. However, we have children who come in late habitually. Our immersion teachers begin immediately with class, and our ELA teachers begin pulling students for small group work.
WE, AS ADULTS, MUST INSTILL IN OUR CHILDREN THAT SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT AND BEING ON TIME IS IMPORTANT.
Please make sure that you arrive on time.
EARLY CHECK OUTS
Before the holidays we were getting parents coming in to check out students early. We teach until the end of the day...most of the immersion teachers are having language lessons during the last part of the day. PLEASE STOP CHECKING OUT YOUR CHILDREN EARLY...THEY ARE MISSING CRITICAL SUBJECT MATTER. We clear carpool in about 10 or 15 minutes at each campus, so quit trying to beat being the carpool line, please.
AGAIN, WE, AS ADULTS, MUST INSTILL IN OUR CHILDREN THAT SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT AND BEING ON TIME IS IMPORTANT.
Please DO NOT DROP YOUR CHILD OFF ON THE STREET OR AT THE END OF THE DRIVEWAY. If you park on the street you may walk your child up to the front. Supervision of your child must be adequate. We cannot adequately monitor your child unless they are dropped off in the driveway. This is for your child’s safety, and we all want our children to be safe.
Please put any water bottle your child may bring to school on the outside of their bookbag. We have water being spilled in bookbags that is ruining library books and other student materials. SO, NO MORE WATER INSIDE OF BOOKBAGS, PLEASE!
Flaim parents have always been the most involved, caring parents that we have ever had the honor of working with. We cherish your children and really want what is best for them just as you do.
Report cards are coming home today. If you need to have a conference with your child’s teacher, please send them a note or call the school. If you do not hear back from them, please call me, Ms. McBride, or Ms. Borruano. We can always assist in getting conferences scheduled.
Attached to this update you will find our FLAIM purpose, vision and mission. I just wanted to remind you of where we are headed with your children.
We have many activities during the second semester. The biggest, of course, is testing and International Festival. I am sending a list of events as they stand now. Some may change...as life changes, but you will have an idea of just what to expect in the coming months.
Thanks for all that you do and allowing us to educate your children. Our doors are always open. Drop by and visit anytime or call. We would love to see you.
Expanding Minds Through World Languages
Our vision is for students to be culturally diverse, independent learners with the skills for success in the global community and a tolerance and respect for our world.