S.O.A.R Weekly

Freedom Park Newsletter 25 March 2018


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When is Honors/Awards Day?

We are aware that families need to schedule travel plans and work schedules for our Honor's Day celebrations. We are in the process of scheduling dates and times. We will update you as soon as possible.

Field Day!

Field Day, March 29th. Please contact Coach Todd if you can volunteer.

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.


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Anxiety in Children

Severe anxiety problems in children can be treated. Early treatment can prevent future difficulties, such as loss of friendships, failure to reach social and academic potential, and feelings of low self-esteem.

Check out this video about anxiety using the movie Inside Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNsTy-j_sQs

Raising a Child w/ADHD

If you are like me, and raising a child with ADHD, it can sometimes be a lonely place. Here is a link that I have used in the past, to help get me through some of the trouble spots. It is entitled "5 Trouble Spots and How to Avoid Them": https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/add-adhd/avoiding-adhd-trouble-spots?view=slideview

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 - Principled

Principled students are honest, try to do what is right, are fair, follow the rules, and are responsible.

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Irish-American Heritage Month

Irish-American Heritage Month is celebrated by proclamation of the President and Congress in the United States to honor the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants living in the United States. It was first celebrated in 1991. The heritage month is in March to coincide with Saint Patrick's Day, the Irish national holiday on March 17.


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.
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Curriculum Corner


Milestones Study Guides



TypeTastic is an interactive, game-based program designed to help K-5 students build typing proficient, one fun-filled game at a time.


Look! This is another great app. News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper for elementary and middle school students, delivered electronically. Each story comes with Common Core-aligned questions for students to answer. News-O-Matic is available via iOS, Android and Kindle Fire apps. Talk to your kids! Ask them what they think. They are some very bright and amusing young people. Can you tell I love my job!

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ELK Hoop Shoot Competition

Freedom Park's Chance Allen is the winner of the local ELK Hoop Shoot Competition (8-9 Year Old Male). He was honored March 20th during the monthly board meeting. Congratulations Chance.

Parenting and Childhood Development



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.

Morning Drop Off - Safety First

Parents we really need your help. We still have parents driving through the parking lot and dropping their students off. Students then walk across the parking lot, unattended. This is a very dangerous practice. It also blocks people we are parked and need to back out. Please help us to teach students the importance of being a good community member by following the rules. As always, safety is first.