Dear Parents and Guardians of the Flushing Manor Community,

Hope everyone had an opportunity to get some fresh air and activity over the weekend! As we enter the new month there is much to look forward to! Here are some updates along with a monthly calendar to help our families keep organized!

Monthly Instructional Topics: Beginning this month teachers will share the instructional topics that will be taught each month. The topics are subject specific and will be sent via parent square and posted in the google classroom. This will provide information about what your child is learning each month and in each subject area.
Virtual Monthly Student Recognition Ceremonies Begin:
Virtual student recognition ceremonies will begin in October and take place each month to support and recognize our children for their accomplishments. Each month each classroom teacher will select 2-4 students to recognize. All students will have had the opportunity to be recognized by June. Parents of students recognized for the month will receive letters with details about the virtual event.

Lexia Updates: Lexia information was distributed this week to families in K-5 via backpack. Lexia is a research based instructional resource that supports literacy development. It is designed for all learners and has shown to improve reading performance. Depending on the initial placement assessment, administered in school, readers are given a weekly goal of minutes on the program. Please encourage your children to complete their weekly Lexia minutes. Other Beginning of the year assessments continue to be administered this week.

Devices: We continue to await the arrival of ipads from central DOE. We currently have some school-based ipads and can provide them to those families who do not have devices for their children to use in the event there is a need for remote instruction. Please complete the survey in order to be put on the list for technology distribution. Someone from the school will contact you for device pick-up.

Monthly Calendar: We are pleased to provide this Link to the monthly calendar to help our families with planning and organization.

Important Dates include:
October 7, 2021-SLT (Virtual)
October 11-Italian Heritage day/Indigenous Peoples Day
October 18- 7:00 PM Student Recognition Ceremony (Virtual)
October 20-Unity Day-Pick a Pumpkin Day (Details to follow)
October 25-6:00 PM-Grade 5 Committee Meeting
October 25-7:00 PM-PTA Meeting
October 29-Wonderwalk March of Dimes Fundraiser (Details to Follow)

Anna Dimilta