The Tiger's Den
Freeman Family Newsletter
A note from the principal
Freeman families are committed to education! It doesn't stop at academics...you truly value the whole experience!
As the principal, I am truly fortunate to have families like you who prioritize the success of all students, staff and families. We are blessed by each of you.
We are excited in the month of September to host:
- Helping Hands
- Watch Dogs
- Fall Picture Day
- Family Lunch
As we continue to embark on this new academic journey, I want you to know that your support are pillars to our success. We promise to continue providing an educational experience that prioritizes hard work, learning and social emotional growth!
September Dates for Freeman
4th- Labor Day: Student/Staff Holiday
6th Helping Hands Training 9-10 am
10th Grandparents Day
13th Watch Dogs Orientation for Dads/Dudes
15th Parent Lunch 2/5
15th Ranchview Homecoming
20th Fall Individual Photos
22 Parent Lunch 1/4
29th Rally Assembly
Volunteer- Follow the Steps
Take care of those steps by clicking here!
We love our volunteers!
Helping Hands-Helping Teachers
Children whose parents are involved in their schools do better. Research has shown that children of a school volunteer make better grades and perform better on tests. They’re also better behaved, have better attendance, and are more likely to graduate and continue their education. The more parents participate at school, the more successful their children will be.
We will be offering a variety of ways for parents to get involved in our school that fits your schedule. Please read the information below to learn more about one way you can get involved.
To learn more about how you can be a Helping Hands Volunteer- Please see Mrs. Campbell's ParentSquare message on Saturday, Sept 2nd.
Are you a Watch Dog?
WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative.
There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program:
- To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
- To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
We believe that all of us want the same things for our kids and these values unite us. This program serves to bring communities closer together based on these values-based goals. Ultimately, our purpose is to change the country for the better by doing our small part to provide support to our educators and encouragement to our children.
National Read a Book Day
Fall Individual Pictures for ALL students. This is the yearbook photo!
MAP Testing Window
Grade levels teachers will share more specific dates as they get closer.
Reminders to Families:
A few helpful reminders...
- Have your child eat a good breakfast and get plenty of sleep the night before the test.
- Make sure their device is charged AND updated the night before.
- Talk with your child about the importance of trying their best and taking their time tomorrow! A growth mindset and focus is important!
- Check out the Family Toolkit for family resources can be found here!
- The MAP test is designed to give questions based on the student's level. Therefore, everybody's test will be different. The questions are designed to get more challenging as they go to show where growth is made and where area of focus should be next.
Reading- September 6-13
Math- September 13-20
Science- 4th and 5th grade September 18-22
Reading Fluency- Kinder and 1st September 25-29
Families, you will find lots of information about the importance of the MAP test here. Click to read more.
Dress Code Reminders
Please write your child's name in ALL clothing items. Our lost and found begins to grow quickly!
We are still seeing many students in the following items which are not allowed as part of our dress code:
- Open Toe Shoes
- Crop Tops
Please be mindful as your child leaves for the day to help them make choices that follow our dress code at Freeman!
Parent Self Serve
With Parent Self Serve you can access:
- Health records
- Class schedule
- Contact teachers
- Online Enrollment
We do not print report cards at Freeman. Make sure you are set up on PSS to access important documents and information for your child!
Click on the button below to get set-up today!
September is Attendance Awareness Month
We will celebrate with fun dress up days!
Extended Leave and Absences
- Family Emergency
While we understand travel and extended time away is necessary for your family, school attendance is mandatory by the State of Texas. As a campus, we follow rules for attendance, enrollment and leave.
If your family is planning extended leave, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your options. Your choices are limited, but you need to plan ahead.
Mrs. Campbell is not able to give permission for special circumstances or situations. As a campus, we will follow the guidelines established by the State of Texas for extended leave and absences.
Evelyn Lucas 4th
Chamu Krishnaswamy 9th
Yesenia Mendoza 10th
Meredith Hollis 27th
Megan Galvan 11
Savoy Maneice 14
Jaime Bove 24
David Zamora 24
Holles Adams 30
Lisa Yaklin 30
1/4 Student Holiday- School Closed for Students
6 9-10 am Helping Hands Training
10 Grandparents Day