Freedom Newsletter

May 4, 2015

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Freedom Fun Fair & 10 Year Anniversary Reunion

Friday, May 15th, 3:30-7pm

3016 Ridgeland Avenue

Berwyn, IL

We would like to invite you to come to Freedom on Friday, May 15th from 3:30-7:00PM for a fun evening of games, food, fun, and community! Our PBIS committee and PTSA are co-hosting our annual Fun Fair event that will include all new games, prizes, an inflatable obstacle course, the Fitness Center, a dunk tank, a chance to climb to the top of the climbing wall, and more! There will be food and refreshments and fun for all ages!

In addition, we will be celebrating Freedom Middle School’s 10 Year Anniversary and are inviting former students and staff to come back to visit and enjoy a fun evening. At 5:30 there will be a small alumni reception, a chance to meet up with old classmates and teachers, tours of the school, and the opportunity for alumni to sign their name on the Freedom mural in the MPR. Check out the event on our Facebook Page!

We are looking forward to seeing you there

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Freedom students will take the PARCC EOY test on May 4th, 7th, 11th, 7th 14th. Students will take 4 total tests, 2 math and 2 ELA

It is very important that your student is at school ON TIME on all testing dates.

D100 has assembled some resources for parents and students regarding the PARCC test. Click here to view.

A few reminders for so that students feel ready and confident during the PARCC Tests:

  • Students should get a good night's rest
  • ALL students will be provided with FREE breakfast on PARCC Testing dates
  • Students must CHARGE their laptops/iPads each night
  • Students must have their OWN pair of headphones to use for the test.

Freedom Students and Staff Run the United Way 5K

Several students and Freedom staff ran the United Way 5K on Saturday, May 2nd at Cantigny Park in Wheaton!

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Staff vs. Student Volleyball Game

On Friday, May 1st the Freedom All-Star Volleyball team played against Freedom staff members in this annual event!
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Laser Tag on Friday Night was Tons of Fun!

The PTSA sponsored event was lots of fun for all!
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Changes in State Funding

Your kids need your help!!

We received a notice regarding cuts that will cut funding for our preschool classes, bilingual programs, reading services, and general programs because the state legislature has chosen to make drastic cuts in districts such as ours that rely on state funding. Our district will lose over $400,000 in funds. Please consider writing an email to your representative, Lisa Hernandez to protest this plan.

Sus hijos necesitan su ayuda !!

Hemos recibido una notificación sobre los recortes que reducirán el financiamiento de nuestras clases de preescolar, programas bilingües, servicios de lectura, y programas generales porque la legislatura estatal ha optado por hacer recortes drásticos en distritos como el nuestro, que dependen de la financiación estatal. Nuestro distrito perderá más de $ 400,000 en fondos. Por favor, que no escribe un correo electrónico a su representante, Lisa Hernández para protestar este plan.

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!