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
- 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.
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:
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.
On the Prowl
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
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.
ROOM PARENT UPDATE
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 email@example.com.
AUTUMN MUM FUNDRAISER
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!
FAMILY NIGHT AT PORTILLO'S
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 YEARBOOK NOW - 10% DISCOUNT
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!
PTO MEMBERSHIP/ONLINE DIRECTORY FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
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 fsd79.membershiptoolkit.com 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.