The Freedom Flyer


Hudson Grant

Don't forget to vote for the Hudson Foundation Grants!


Next year there will be a new Teacher Evalution System used by the district. It is called T-TESS. See the link below to find out more information. This is the last year for PDAS.

A Note from Social Committee

The Social Committee is providing a Cinco de Mayo themed lunch on Monday, May 4th from 11-1 PM catered by On the Border. If you still have not paid your social dues, it’s not too late you can still pay by cash or check (made out to FRES) and turn your money into Heather G. The social committee funds are used to provide supplies for Wednesday treats, paper products and decorations for themed potlucks (ie. Valentines and opening day baseball), send get well wishes to employees and our Cinco de Mayo lunch. We could not do all of this without the support of our Freedom Team.


Congrats to Andrea Pollock for receiving the Award of Excellence for the PTA Brag Book she created! We are so proud of her!

Congratulations to Kristi Wright and her son! He is in the Top 12 of his graduating class at #11 and plans to attend UT in the fall! We are so excited for Kristi and what this means for her family!!

Good Luck

Best of luck to Torie Davis and Faith Harris as they are recognized tomorrow night for being amazing teachers!! We are so lucky to have such fabulous teachers here at Freedom representing us!!

Hearts at Work

Congrats to Andrea Pollock and Adriane Lovern for winning our jeans passes this week! Your passes will be in your boxes. Keep recognizing your peers!!

11 Lessons for Graduates and You

Graduation is a time when many contemplate their future and purpose. It can be both a time of great excitement and worry. I certainly remember the anxiousness I felt after graduation. So whether you are graduating high school or college, know a graduate or perhaps you are graduating to the next level of your life and career I wanted to share 11 lessons from The Seed that I hope will empower and inspire you on your journey.

1. You are here for a reason and the most important thing you can do in life is to find, live and share your purpose. It’s the one thing in life that truly matters and if you don’t pursue it, everything else is meaningless.

2. Follow your passion. It so often leads you to your purpose. You may not know what your passion is right now. That’s ok. The important thing is to make it your life mission to find it, live it and share it. To help find your passion, seek out jobs and experiences that allow you to use your strengths and gifts. Do what energizes you. [Tweet That]

3. Beware of hobbies. Just because you love spending time on Facebook doesn't mean you would enjoy working for the company. And just because you love to cook doesn't mean you would enjoy owning a restaurant. For example, I owned restaurants but I realized I didn't love the food business. I loved the service and marketing aspect of the business.

4. Quit for the right reasons. Don't quit because work is hard or you're experiencing challenges. Quit because in your heart you know there is something else for you to do. Quit because you are not benefitting yourself or the organization you work for. Quit because you are absolutely certain you are no longer supposed to be there.

5. Learn from every job and experience. Every job, good or bad, prepares you for the work you were ultimately born to do.

6.Your current job may not be your ultimate purpose but it can serve as a vehicle to live and share your purpose.

7. Whatever job(s) you take after graduation simply decide to serve. When you serve in small ways you'll get more opportunities to serve in bigger ways.

8. Your dream job is likely not the one you dreamed about. So often we end up in amazing careers that have nothing to do with our college degree or childhood dreams.

9. The quest for your purpose is not a straight line. It is filled with mystery, signs, obstacles, victories, dead ends, delays and detours. Your job is to stay optimistic and faithful on your quest. [Tweet That]

10. Don't rush the future. There is a process that seeds must go through in order to become all they are destined to become, and you must go through this same process to become the person you are meant to be and do the work you are meant to do. You may want things to happen NOW but more than likely if you got what you wanted NOW you wouldn't be ready for it. The purpose process prepares you, strengthens you, shapes you and grows you to be successful, not in your time, but in the right time.

11. Be the Seed. Seeds surrender themselves to the ground so they can be used for a greater purpose. Wherever you work, decide to plant yourself where you are and allow yourself to be used for a greater purpose. When you plant yourself and make a difference you grow into the person you were born to be and produce a harvest that will benefit others and change the world.

Stay Positive!


EOY Push


This is an end of the year push to see how much progress we can make with our kiddos. Please be intentional with your teaching and planning.

  • Guided Reading should be taking place daily.
  • Use the Comprehension Toolkit with fidelity.
  • Write in all Content Areas.
  • Students should be explaining their thinking through writing in all content areas.

Upcoming Dates

Nurse Appreciation Week all week

Monday- 4th Grade visit to PHI/Staff Cinco de Mayo Lunch/ELA Module 3 3:20-4:20 PM- Brief Dynamic Duo Meeting after/Kinder Orientation 6-7 PM

Tuesday- 4th Grade Play Day

May 7th and 8th Book Fair Preview

May 8th- Last day for students to check out books from the library

May 11th- Book Fair Open Late until 7:00 PM/ELA Module 4 3:20-4:20 PM

May 12th- 4th Grade Play Day Rainy Day Make-Up Day if needed

May 15th- Field Day

Week of May 18th- Custodian and Cafe Appreciation Week

May 18th- ELA Vertical Team Planning in AM/ELA Module 5 3:20-4:20 PM/PTA Board Meeting at 5:30 PM/PTA General Meeting at 6:30 PM/Choir performs at 6:30 PM

May 19th- PTA Treats/6:00 PM- FRES Students lead pledge at Board Meeting in Rock Gym

May 22nd- PBIS Planning 1/2 Day in PM/Carnival at 5:30 PM

May 25th Staff and Student Holiday

May 29th- Volunteer Breakfast in Library at 8:00 AM/Letterland Training AM for Kinder/PM for 1st Grade/DRA due with sticky notes in data room/pink and blues due/EOY Dance 6:00 PM

June 1st- Kinder Graduation at 9:00 AM/3rd Grade Field Trip/ELA Module 6 3:20-4:20 PM

June 2nd- 1st Grade Awards- Holt and Thorson 12:30 PM/1:05 PM Wright/Harris/Dunn

June 3rd- 2nd Grade Awards- 10:00 Linder, 10:45 Bolton, 1:00 Richey, 1:45 Main

June 4th- 3rd Grade Awards- 11:00 delValle, 1:00 Wyman, 1:40 Graves, Parker, Davis

June 5th- SOAR Assemby at 8:00 AM in gym/4th Grade Awards 10:30/11:30 ish 4th Grade Clap Out/Early Release noon/1:00 PM in library- Staff Lunch