S.O.A.R Weekly

Freedom Park Newsletter 9 September 2018

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Sock Hop

Our students had a great time at the Sock Hop Friday (Sept. 7th). Thanks to all who helped out. The students had a great time.

Grandparents/Very Important Person Day

We had a wonderful time on this special day. Our guest had a great meal, a chocolate kiss, and an opportunity to visit some of the classes. Thanks to all who volunteered and/or participated.

Freedom Park Diagnostic Benchmark

Freedom Park has completed the Beginning of the Year Benchmark (BOY) assessment for our students. Please speak with your child's teacher about scheduling a meeting to discuss your student's results.
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Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group's heritage and culture.

Wednesday November 8th - Jeans for Troops Day.

Freedom Park loves our troops and are dedicated to helping the veteran community. Freedom Park teachers will participate in a fundraiser to raise money for the GI Go Fund. Each teacher who donates $5.00 has an opportunity to wear jeans November 8th. Our goal is to raise $100 for the GI Go Fund. To join up and show your appreciation for our troops, simply donate $5 or more to GI Go Fund and wear jeans to work along with your program sticker on Jeans for Troops Day! Jeans for Troops Day will be celebrated nationwide on Wednesday, November 8th. Please consider donating for this very worthy cause! Click on the link below to donate directly online. I will give you a sticker to wear your jeans on November 8th! While this is a faculty event, everyone is welcome to participate in this worth cause. Please follow the link to learn more: https://gigo.org/teams/freedom-park-elementary-school-fort-gordon-ga

Hassle Free Dismissal

Hassle Free Dismissal Tips

The following are tips to make your dismissal experience pleasant.

Dismissal by Surname

  • If your last name begins with A-L please arrive at 3:50 for the car line or walk-ups and wait patiently in your car or at the entry to the gym. Students will be released promptly at 4 pm. All students from A-L should be gone before 4:08 and the parking lot will be clearer and have available parking for the next group.
  • If your last name begins with M-Z please arrive at 4:05. The lines will be much shorter and you will have less time to wait in your car or outside.

Again, if you are not using the car line, you must park in a designated parking spot. Do not create one. Do not park in any area with a yellow curb these are the bus loading zones. You must walk to the gym. Do not leave other children or pets in your vehicle.

Doors Locked @ 3:50 pm

The front door is locked at 3:50 pm each day throughout the school year. We will not open the door until after dismissal has begun and students are safely in their designated area for dismissal. We also will not call students for dismissal after this time. We do this for several reasons:

Student Movement

All students are moving around the building to their dismissal locations at this time. We do not want people standing in the hallways, walking the hallways, or grabbing students out of line. This is unsafe for our student due to the high traffic and lack of security. This has been an issue in the past, but we will continue the process because it is what is best for the students in our care.

Classroom Interruptions

Constantly calling rooms for dismissal so that individuals can “beat the lines” interrupts the last minutes of instruction and confuses our students. It is also hard for students to hear all calls due to the movement in the building.

Poor Attendance - Its the Law

Checking student out early results in a tardy even if it is a few minutes before dismissal. Three tardies results in an absents. Please help us to keep a great attendance record.

Arrival Procedures and Tips

Arrival Procedures

Arrival Time:

Please do not drop students off before 8:20 am.

Arrival - Parking and Walk Ups

Arrival - Parking and Walk Ups

If you are not going to use the car line, you must park in a designated parking spot and walk your students to the front door. Please do not stop behind other cars and let your children run across the street. Please do not enter the bus lane.

Arrival - Car Line

Arrival - Car line

Please pull as far up to the end as possible. This helps to alleviate congestion and keeps cars off the street.