Week of February 12 - 16, 2024
Freeman Frolic - Weekly Student and Family Newsletter
Young Scientist Academy Moves Into Freeman Elementary
Ms. Stiles Makes Friendship Bracelets for Kindness Month
Away for the Day
Families and students,
Lately, we are seeing more cell phone use in our building and on the buses without teacher/staff persmission. This is disrupting learning. R. Freeman has an AWAY FOR THE DAY cell phone policy.
- Cell phones must be silenced or off
- Cell phones need to be safely put away in backpacks
- No cell phone use on the bus to or from school.
If students are on their phones or using their devices without teacher permission, teachers can keep the phone in their desk and return it to the student as they dismiss. If the phone continues to be a disruption to student learning, the teacher can call the parent to come to school and pick up the phone. If there is a need for you to contact your student, please call the school at 910-251-6011. If your students needs to get in touch with a family member or caregiver, teachers, the school nurse, and other adults can help. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
February is Bus Driver Appreciation Month
Share your positive notes!
Happening This Week
ACCESS Testing for EL Students
This week, our first grade EL students will complete their ACCESS Testing with Ms. Andrews. A letter informing parents of this testing was sent home with the students that are testing.
Valentine's Day is Wednesday, Feb. 14th!
If you are sending in Valentine's with your child, make sure they make enough for each student in the class. Use this opportunity to focus on kindness. It makes another feel good to be told nice things, but it also does wonders for the giver.
Young Scientist Academy
Thursdays in 5th Grade Science Classes. This exciting partnership will kick off this week. The YSA will get their own science lab for a few weeks, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity.
Free Dance Workshop 2/20/2024
On Tuesday, February 20, Collage Dance Collective will offer a workshop to young dancers as part of their residency in Wilmington.
Students can register for a free workshop and conversation with the dancers at CAM. All levels are welcome. We will start with a resiliency activity followed by a 45 minute workshop. The dancers will stay for a Q&A when parents are welcome to join. Click the flyer to register your child for FREE!
School Hours and Procedures
School Doors Open at 7:15am
School Starts at 7:40am
School is dismissed at 2:35pm
We understand that the check-in process takes time. The school district requires our start time to be 7:40am. Students who are tardy in elementary school MUST be signed in by the adult bringing them to school. The best way to avoid the line is to be on time. :)
To check in a student in the mornings if they arrive after 7:40, an ADULT must walk them in, sign them in to the computer, print a sticker for them to take to class. This is time consuming! It's easier to just be on time.
To check a student out early, you must arrive before 2pm. You HAVE TO HAVE A STATE-ISSUED ID to check out a student early, and you must be listed as someone who can check out the student.
If you have a transportation change for you child, you MUST call/email this in before 2pm. The school phone number is (910) 251-6011.