Fremont Focus

September 13, 2023

Kicking Off Parent University

Fremont School District 79 is excited to introduce Parent University, an opportunity to further connect our Fremont families to their students' educational experience. In partnership with the PTO, the District is offering programming on a variety of topics related to the District's goals that might interest our parent community.

This year's focus will be on student safety, math, social-emotional health and wellness, technology use, and more. It is not required to RSVP, however, we ask that you please do so if you plan to take advantage of childcare, which will be provided by Fremont Middle School students for individuals ages 3+.

We sincerely hope that you will take advantage of these engagements to strengthen our partnership.

Parents’ Guide to School Safety ALICE Drills

Tuesday, Sept. 26 • 7:00 p.m. • Middle School DEN

45-minute presentation, Q&A to follow

In order to be properly prepared in the event of human-caused emergencies such as crimes of violence, Fremont School District 79 students and staff participate in ongoing ALICE training. District administrators, along with representatives from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, will outline what students and staff are taught to do, while providing tips to parents on how to discuss these serious topics in an age-appropriate manner with their children. (RSVP form)

Supporting our Children in their Hardest Moments

Monday, Oct. 16 • 6:30 p.m. • Middle School DEN

1-hour presentation, Q&A to follow

Our children are struggling emotionally in unprecedented ways and often, as parents, we struggle to know how to respond to their most challenging moments. Over the past several years, research has helped us understand these challenging moments better and have given us new tools to help our children when they are struggling. Psychologist and educator, Dr. Doug Bolton, will provide us with new ways to understand children's meltdowns and provide us with strategies for supporting them in their hardest moments. (RSVP form)

📅 Important Dates

Please read the following newsletter for detailed information, but here is a summary of key dates for quick access:
  • September 13 - Early Release Schedule (MS dismissed at 2:13 p.m.; ES/IS dismissed at 3:08 p.m.)
  • September 18 - Board of Education meeting (live stream); 7:00 p.m. (Middle School Media Center)
  • September 20 - Early Release Schedule (MS dismissed at 2:13 p.m.; ES/IS dismissed at 3:08 p.m.)
  • September 21 - Lincoln Early Learning Center Curriculum Night, 6:30 p.m.
  • September 22 - Lincoln Early Learning Center - Students Not In Attendance
  • September 25 - Students Not In Attendance (All schools)
  • September 27 - Early Release Schedule (MS dismissed at 2:13 p.m.; ES/IS dismissed at 3:08 p.m.)

September Board of Education Meeting Preview

The next meeting of the Fremont School District 79 Board of Education will be held Monday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fremont Middle School Media Center. The regular meeting will be preceded by a Public Hearing to review the FY24 Budget. The regular meeting will include the following presentation:

  • Annual Student Growth and Achievement Report

A live video stream of Monday’s meeting will be available via the District’s YouTube page. The stream will go live shortly before the start of the meeting. Recaps of previous Board meetings can be found here. The Board meeting agenda and materials can be accessed here. Board materials are available by noon on September 18.

Mundelein High Homecoming Parade

The Fremont Middle School band did an awesome job at the Mundelein High School Homecoming parade last Friday. It's always a highlight of the school year!

Sept. 13 - Session 2 Right at School Deadline

Session 2 of the four-week Wednesday after-school (3:08 - 4:08 p.m.) childcare program for K-5 students runs over the following Wednesdays: September 20, September 27, October 4, and October 11. Please review the following two-step registration process:

For Childcare

To participate, families must register via the Right at School website by Wednesday, September 13.

For Bus Transportation

If 4:08 p.m. bus transportation home is necessary, parents must complete this form for every child needing bus transportation by Wednesday, September 13. These bus routes are run similar to activity buses with neighborhood group stops.

If you do not register your child(ren) for bus transportation, you are committing to picking your child(ren) up each week.

It is important to note that requests made after September 13 cannot be accommodated due to our need to devise a safe supervision and transportation plan.

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Watercolor Art

The students in Mrs. Miska's middle school art classes were very hands on making watercolor washes using salt. It creatives a beautiful effect by absorbing the color in places the salt is sprinkled and leaving the color where the salt is not.
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On the Prowl

The main entrance doors to the elementary, intermediate, and middle schools are getting a makeover with branding of our new District mascot logo. Fremont Middle School was first to get the fresh new look.
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The Fremont PTO would love to see you at our meetings this year! Meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month in the Middle School Den at 6:00 p.m. Our next meeting is on September 20. Here is the list of all meeting dates for the 2023-2024 school year.


All volunteers were notified of the Room Parent selection. If you were selected to be a Room Parent, please remember, there is a MANDATORY meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:45 pm in the Middle School Den immediately following the PTO meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Stacie Brown at


Our Autumn Mum fundraiser is going on NOW! Grab your beautiful fall mums now through September 13 with a pick-up date at the Elementary school parking lot on September 23! There are 5 colors to choose from and are only $12 each! Order yours today!


Ditch your kitchens on Wednesday, September 20 and support YOUR PTO at the same time! Join us at the Vernon Hills Portillo's from 5-8 p.m., and 20% of sales will benefit FSD79. Check out the flyer for the order code and more information.


Order your student's 2023-2024 yearbook by September 30 and get 10% off. Use the correct school code from our flyer when you order!


If you already have an account in Membership Toolkit, thank you for creating and/or updating your Membership Toolkit account last year. All accounts have been rolled over for the 2023-2024 school year but you do need to update/confirm your account information to activate your account. If you do not update/confirm your family information and directory preferences by November 1st, your account will be removed from Membership Toolkit.

If you don't have an account in Membership Toolkit, set it up now for free! Once you have created an account in Membership Toolkit your child will appear in the online directory immediately (that's if you choose to do so). To create an account, go to and follow the directions in the attached form (Online Student Directory Set Up Instructions 2023-2024).

To gain access to the Online Student Directory your account must be active and you must pay the $15 PTO Membership Family Fee. If you paid your PTO Membership fee thru your TeacherEase account before June 15th, your payment has been confirmed and you currently have access to the Online Student Directory. If you didn’t pay your PTO Membership Family Fee before June 15th, you can pay the $15 PTO Membership Family fee thru Venmo @Fremont-PTO; or by bringing or sending the attached form with your cash payment or check made payable to Fremont PTO to any school front office. The option to pay the PTO Membership Fee thru your TeacherEase account is no longer available. Once we receive confirmation of your payment, we will give you access to the online directory. Please note it may take up to one week to be granted access to the online directory.

Don't forget to download the FREE Membership Toolkit app to your smartphone-search "Membership Toolkit" in your app store.

Virtual Backpack

FSD79 offers local groups and organizations the opportunity to advertise their upcoming events in the Virtual Backpack. To submit your group's event for consideration, please submit a PDF flyer to Current offerings include:

The next edition of the Fremont Focus will be distributed on Wednesday, September 27. This will be in addition to the weekly e-newsletters sent on Fridays from principals at the school level.

Fremont School District 79

Address: 28855 North Fremont Center Road, Mundelein, IL

Phone: (847) 566-0169



Twitter: @FSD79

Instagram: @FSD79