Freedom Newsletter

February 1, 2016

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PTSA Looking for Nominations for the Board

The Freedom PTSA is looking for nominations for next year's executive board. Please send any nominations to Victoria Garcia at v2703g@yahoo.com.

Attention 8th Grade Families

All 8th graders brought home a list of important 8th grade dates and deadlines for fees with their progress report. Please review these with your student. All of the information can be found here as well.

Technology and Learning Survey

Dear parents and/or guardians of students at Freedom Middle School ,


We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research and analytics company, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning.


We are reaching out to ask you to take part in our SMART D100 questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in our students’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy and they will help your child's school choose the right technology for their classrooms. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.


The last day to complete this questionnaire is Monday, February 08, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Please go to BBYT.ES and enter in your 5-character code below:

www.BByt.es/Y72CP


Thank you for taking part in this important initiative!
Sincerely,
SMART D100


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Queridos padres y / o tutores de los estudiantes de la Escuela Freedom,


Nos estamos asociando con BrightBytes, que es una compañia de investigación y análisis de la educación, con en proposito de aprender más sobre la escuela y tecnologia. Para el uso y el aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes en el hogar.


Estamos pidiendo que participen en nuestro cuestionario de D100 SMART. Su participación es esencial para ayudarnos formar una imagen más complete del uso de la tecnologia para el aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes. Sus respuestas se mantendrán en el anonimato para proteger su privacidad. Este proseso ayudará a la escuela de su hijo a elegir la tecnologia adecuada para sus aulas. Tomará aproximadamente 5 minutos para completer.


El ultimo dia para completer este cuestonario es Lunes, 08 de Febrero 2016 a las 4 de la tarde. www.BByt.es/Y72CP
Gracias,
SMART D100

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Valentine's Day Dance

The Freedom PTSA is sponsoring a Valentine's Day Dance on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 3:30-5:00PM. Tickets for the dance will be sold before and after school starting Monday, February 8th.


If you are interested in helping out, please contact Victoria Garcia with the PTSA at v2703g@yahoo.com

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The Berwyn South School District 100 Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Stan Fields

Mary Havis appointed as interim Superintendent Bill Davini appointed as interim Principal at Irving

STOP!T Bullying Reporting and Prevention

We are excited to inform you that our school has enrolled with STOPit!


STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying and cyber abuse, consisting of an app and a backend incident management system for school administrators.


Our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.


Report can be used by students to report incidents to school contacts (anonymously, if the student so chooses) and/or to trusted contacts the student selects.


Get Help can be used to engage in two-way communication with school contacts or to access a 24/7, 365 talk-or-text Crisis Center.


Please read the letter home to families and attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, December 9th at 6PM if you would like more information.

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Safe Drop off and Pickup

Just a reminder to parents that students can only be dropped off/picked up at the GREEN locations on this map. We understand that when the weather is colder you don't want your student to be out in the cold, but we cannot have parents picking up students in the bus lane due to safety concerns. Thank you for your cooperation!