S.O.A.R Weekly

Freedom Park Newsletter 15 April 2018


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Gifted Testing

Due to the May GMAS Testing Window the Gifted 'testing window’ is also adjusted.

Gifted Testing

Grades 3-5 will be tested April 12-27th.

Grades K-2's will be tested May 7th - 31st.

Itinerant teachers will be coming to your school to test the 771 K-2 students.

Middle School Sports Banquet

Middle School Sports Banquet- April 26th 6:00-8:00, FPS Auditorium

Month of the Military Child

“Purple Up! For Military Kids” is a day for DoDEA Communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Wearing purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue all thought to combine together as a single color, purple.

Kindergarten Purple Up Commissary Tour - April 18th

The kindergarten classes will be participating in a tour of the commissary April 18th. This is in celebration of Purple Up Day.

April 30th - Freedom Park Purple Up Celebration

Although the national celebration is April 26th, we will participate in Purple Up Day, April 30th! Every Friday, we will honor our children in a special way. Last week, cupcakes! This week, I can't wait to see.
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Middle School Masquerade Ball - May 19th

Please join us May 19th for a great time. We are so proud of our middle school. They have worked so hard and deserve this celebration. Please let us know if you would like to help.

Middle School Challenge Day - May 22nd

The middle school students will participate in Challenge Day May 22nd.

When is Honors/Awards Day?

The following is the information we have so far regarding Honors/Awards Day. Some grade levels are still working on a schedule and we will update you as we get the information.

PreK - TBA

Kindergarten - May 25th (time TBA)

1st Grade -TBA

2nd Grade - May 22nd @ 1:30 pm

3rd Grade - May 24th @ 9:30 pm

4th Grade - May 23rd @ 9:30 am

5th Grade - May 23rd @ 1:30 pm

6th & 7th Grade - May 21st @ 11:30 am

8th Grade - May 21st @ 10:00 am

No Students Before 8:20 AM!

We need your help. Middle School students who walk to school are getting to school early and hanging out in the cafeteria. There is no one to monitor them at this time. The custodians are in the building but are cleaning and not monitoring them. If you have a middle school child, please do not allow them to leave for school before the duty schedule of teachers. The duty schedule starts at 8:20. No student should arrive at the school before this time.

Bus Loading Zone

Please do not drop students off in the bus loading zone. All areas marked with a yellow curb are considered the bus loading area. Please park in an available parking spot and walk with your student. You may also use the car line at the rear of the school.


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Autism Awareness

The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Autism prevalence is now one in every 68 children in America. Show your support for people with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon – as a pin on your shirt, a magnet on your car, a badge on your blog, or even your Facebook profile picture – and educate folks on the potential of people with autism!

Gifted Education - Gifted or Smart? Hmmm

How can I identify if my child is gifted? Take a look at this video. It can be really hard to identify if your child is "bright/smart" or "gift". Fair warning, this is a "real" mom so you may see some kinda gross real mommy stuff (mucus from a child). For those who are interested in the difference, view this interesting video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K8ddfbXGGU

IB MYP Updates

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IB Profile of the Month - Knowledgeable

Knowledgeable students learn about themselves and their world, they try to learn many different things, and use what they know to solve problems in life.


Freedom Park Passport

Welcome to FPS passport to knowledge. Student's use their cellphone to scan the QR codes to learn about different countries. Its a big small world.

IB Country of the Week - Israel

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Are you a new family?

We would like to welcome all new families to Freedom Park and the Augusta area. Please visit the following website to find out more information about the school: https://www.rcboe.org/Domain/10160

Curriculum Corner


Georgia Milestones Schedule

Milestones Study Guides

Summer School 2018

Summer school will only be held during the month of June and students will attend Monday through Friday (no alternating days) – 8:30AM – 3:00 PM.

There are 6 Middle School sites (GHMS, Hornsby, Langford, Morgan Road, Murphey & Pine Hill) which will house middle and elementary school students. Our students will be assigned to Morgan Rd.